Friday, December 17, 2010
When the history of these times is written, we may become aware of how close our republic has come to tyranny--the usurpation of private rights and dignities in favor of state manipulation. The obsessive adherence of the current majority--may their hegemony be brief!--to the tools of bureaucracy, propaganda and economic disruption creates a pseudo-justification for an ultimately thuggish totalitarianism that cannot be sated. I'm sure there are some in places of influence who work as the engineers of this process in the name of progressive, scientific humanitarianism. What we see is the work of their amateurish, clumsy, uncentered, uncritical and often unwitting minions. And seeing that is a good thing, for this insidious will to power must betray itself by its own contradictions.