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Today's Crossword Puzzle Solution

"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight."  Horace.


Does wisdom ever call on force?
Or do we just think it does because we lack wisdom?
Perhaps force in human affairs is the ultimate evil?
The ultimate opiate,

Do those who say: "those people only understand force,"
understand force?
Simone Weil said that force destroys both those who use
it and those who have it used against them.
"The latter it enslaves, the former it intoxicates."

What is the state but a bigger bully?
What are executions and wars but murders by the state?

And what is a bureaucracy but a plutocratic state
using another name.  And what is a corporation but another bureaucracy?

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madman101
Aug. 14th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight." Horace.

My memory and thought are very clouded right now, but this seems to remind me of the same, or similar, maxim that was respected during the Roman empire. And I believe this is what motivated leaders to build civic projects, bathhouses, coliseums, and so on - to enrich the population - ot just give them bread and wine, as the saying goes. Of course, it all became corrupted as time went n and you know where that went.

Perhaps this was something I learnt in Latin class.

It also reminds me of a distinction I made in my last post, between, "the people's state," and, "the tyrannical, national-security state". But,of course, there is no fine line between the two, other than the Constitution. Yes, in most cases, the state is mainly the biggest bully, as, once again:

"War is the Health of the state."
bobby1933
Aug. 15th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for commenting, despite everything.
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