Friday, June 17, 2005

Distinctions

"...the ...[eccentric] is motivated by personal taste, whereas the latter is moved to action by some intellectual doctrine... The extremist either is part of a larger organisation... or, like the Unabomber, he sees himself as acting in the service of a cause, even a movement, larger than himself."

- The Age of Extremism, James Gardner.

Well, that says what I've been trying to articulate for some time; more accurately, what I've been thinking without words for some time.

It also says that I'm not an eccentric. I'm merely an extremist in an organisation of one.

By RS



1 Comments:

Anonymous Theodore Kaczynski said...

"…(the elite) will see to it that everyone's physical needs are satisfied, that all children are raised under psychologically hygenic conditions, that every has a wholesome hobby to keep him busy, and that anyone who may become dissatisfied undergoes 'treatment' to cure his 'problem.' Of course, life will be so purposeless that people will have to be biologically or psychologically engineered either to remove their need for the power process or make them 'sublimate' their drive for power into some harmless hobby.
These engineered human beings may be happy in such a society, but they most certainly will not be free. They will have been reduced to the status of domestic animals."

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