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  •  Along with a hefty dose (18+ / 0-)

    of Kafka. Such surreal illogical bureaucratic mechanisms in place based on such a ludicrous threat to security. What security? When has life ever been secure? We all need to check ourselves each morning to see if were still human.  

     

    'We have a new type of rule now. Not one-man rule, or rule of aristocracy or plutocracy, but of small groups elevated to positions of absolute power by random pressures and subject to political and economic factors that leave little room for decision.

    They are representatives of abstract forces who have reached power through surrender of self. The iron-willed dictator is a thing of past.

    There will be no more Stalins, no more Hitlers.

    The rulers of this most insecure of all worlds are rulers by accident. Inept, frightened pilots at the controls of a vast machine they cannot understand, calling in experts to tell them which buttons to push.'

    William Burroughs

     

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