Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kafka Was an Optimist

We no longer have freedom; there is only the appearance of freedom. We are consumed by an endless and vague war on terror in which the perfidiousness of our enemy, whose number, location and nature are never clearly defined, justifies the shredding of constitutional rights, torture, kidnapping, detentions without charges or trials and an occult-like battle against an absolute evil. And if you think the state intends to limit itself to the persecution of Muslims, especially once there is an increase in domestic unrest and instability, you know little about human history.

-Chris Hedges

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Anonymous said...

nice touch that kafka

the middle class makes these things possible by their refusal to look into that abyss, and see themselves...


Spartacus Jones said...

Thanks for your comment, Professor.

Indeed, the middle class (what's left of it) bears a big burden of responsibility.

I find it enlightening, though disturbing, to compare 1930's Germany with the USA today.

Thanks again.


Anonymous said...

i find it disturbing that the masses are soothed by lady gaga: weimarish in a techno-fritz lang kind of way

i understand the desire for security and the need for compliance: tacit approval despite all evidence -

you're welcome - i enjoy your blog