Saturday, September 15, 2007

Yeah I said it: Tyranny

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind the slime of a new bureaucracy.” – Franz Kafka

tyr – an – ny: noun 1. arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.

You don’t need violent brutalization of people to have tyranny – you only need a government that is compelled to enable the elite and disenfranchise everyone else. You can speak all day of providing for the people but ultimately we see that the actions are contrary to the words. Throw in some bread and circuses and everyone will stop noticing.

I am not against government but against the corruption that seems to pervade it. However, I am also beginning to believe that corruption is indeed the natural state of human governance. I see no historical evidence to the contrary.
- Just a peasant