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To: Lurker
The corollary of the will to power is the desire to submit.

"He [Albert Camus] had noticed a modern impulse to rebel, which had come out of the French Revolution and the nineteenth century and had very quickly, in the name of an ideal, mutated into a cult of death. And the ideal was always the same, though each movement gave it a different name. It was not skepticism and doubt. It was the ideal of submission."
Paul Berman - Terror and Liberalism p46

And thus, the tyranny of the weak...

146 posted on 07/10/2010 10:34:40 AM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Noumenon
The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.— Robert A. Heinlein

I'd go one step further than Heinlein and agree with Camus I think. There is a large percentage of the human population who simply want to be told what and what not to do. They're a real danger. Because as we all know there's another sub-set of humanity that is very, very willing to step into the role of Controller.

147 posted on 07/10/2010 11:53:03 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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