And the three songs that use it:
Three instances of the same sample on three different records released within a five-month span. Surely this is a simple case of serendipity. There's of course nothing wrong with three bands having the same great taste in samples (I bet it'd be tough to find a single line from Scarface that hasn't been sampled on a rap album), and of course this speech is still as chillingly relevant now as it was 30 years ago. A sample can grant an insta-message where otherwise there might be none perceivable, akin to Berlioz or Strauss using published programs to "explain" their works. In heavy metal though, messages are usually so clearly and directly conveyed that samples seem a little pat if they're used for anything other than shock/hilarity, as with Mortician or Graf Orlock. In the case of the instrumental and mostly-instrumental Maybeshewill/Mouth of the Architect songs, can we view the Network sample as anything other than an attempt to imbue meaning where there otherwise is none? And is it a coincidence that the Don the Reader and Mouth of the Architect samples are both accompanied by soupy post-rock guitars, so often used to connote depth?