sexta-feira, 5 de janeiro de 2007

War is the health of the State

Via A Arte da Fuga: Estado permanente de guerra (1)

"War is the health of the State. It automatically sets in motion throughout society those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the Government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense. The machinery of government sets and enforces the drastic penalties; the minorities are either intimidated into silence, or brought slowly around by a subtle process of persuasion which may seem to them really to be converting them. Of course, the ideal of perfect loyalty, perfect uniformity is never really attained."

War Is the Health of the State, The State, Randolph Bourne

E quem não o perceber (perdoem-me a acidez), faz-me lembrar aquele tipo de auto-proclamado pró-americanismo - do que gosta mesmo é dos porta-aviões.

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