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June 02 2014

c3o
11:32
There is nothing more natural than to accept some or many of the norms and forms of the status quo unconsciously or uncritically... Indeed, the great political advantage of authority is that it tends to operate unconsciously and with an incredible resilience such that resistance to its terms requires intense and ongoing vigilance.
amor mundi: "When is the initiation of physical force justified?"
Reposted bycliffordRKSirenensang

June 10 2013

c3o
00:59
Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and "progress," everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man's refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, "Disobedience was man's Original Virtue."
Never Whistle While You're Pissing by Hagbard Celine from the Illuminatus! Trilogy
Reposted byylem235soberlordminxFreXxX

February 18 2012

c3o
23:04
It's easy to hate authoritarianism when you're the victim. It's easy to champion the freedom of the individual, when you are yourself the oppressed.

It takes a much stronger constitution to fear authority when you have the power. ... When you're the one crushing those who dare offend you, the exercise of power somehow seems much more justifiable. All sorts of excellent justifications somehow leap to mind.
Eliezer Yudkowsky: Guardians of Ayn Rand - Less Wrong
Reposted by02mydafsoup-01Stadtgespenstlotterlebencremelordminxfaselrandoomnichimtakt
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