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.
posted on 07/10/2010 11:53:03 AM PDT
(The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
I've just completed a re-read of Jamie Glazov's United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror
, and the first few chapters, particularly the first three chapters, are still resonating strongly in my mind. Those who have linked their entire raison d'etre
to the doctrines of the Left - the implicit hatred of humankind, the immanentist view of history that demands the destruction of everything ("burn the old world to reveal the new one," as one anarchist protesters sign read) have been willing to surrender their own lives as well. It's the final destination of those whose personal failures have left them only with a desire to submerge themselves in the totalist whole, surrendering their individuality - and ultimately their lives - to that utopian dream. Which those of us who have even the remotest conenction with reality understand that is a monstrous and evil nightmare.
So, the Will to Power can only succeed when there are enough useful idiots willing to surrender themselves to it. And too few willing to resist it. Otherwise, the monsters have no chance.
posted on 07/12/2010 4:20:20 PM PDT
("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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