Febryary 8, 2012
“The powers that be not only try to control events, but they try to control our memory and understanding of these events, which is part of controlling the events themselves.” — Michael Parenti.
“The struggle of freedom against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” — Milan Kundera.
“Power is going to defend you against the enemy. If you don’t believe in the enemy then you don’t believe in the power.” — Arthur Miller.
“All the power and policy of man cannot continue a system long after its truth has ceased to be acknowledged, or an establishment long after it has ceased to contribute to utility. It is equally vain, as to expect to preserve a tree, whose roots are cut away. It may look as green and flourishing as before for a short time, but its sentence is passed, its principle of life is gone, and death is already within it.” — Anna Letitia Barbauld.
“Take away fear, and the battle of Freedom is half won.” — William Ralph Inge.
“Anyone who shirks the labors, sacrifices, and dangers that his people must undergo is a coward. But no less a coward and traitor is the man who betrays the principles of thought to material interests, who, for example, is willing to let the holders of power decide how much is two times two. To sacrifice intellectual integrity, love of truth, the laws and methods of thought to any other interest, even that of the fatherland, is treason. When in the battle of interests and slogans the truth, like the individual, is in danger of being devalued, disfigured, and trampled under foot, our one duty is to resist and to save the truth—or rather, the striving for truth—for that is our highest article of faith.” — Hermann Hesse.
“A lie may achieve victory when truth is afraid of its own strength.” — Albert Camus.