“But the impotence one feels today— an impotence we should never consider permanent— does not excuse one from remaining true to oneself, nor does it excuse capitulation to the enemy, what ever mask he may wear.
Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains The Apparatus— the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier or the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers’ enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”
We live in an age of hypocrisy, where the narratives flatter us, and relieve us of the problem of thinking.
Power, control and money— the bullet or the bribe.