Aphorisms Toward A Cultural Philosophy For The Present Time, #2: State Power.

An edgy essay by Otto Paans

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State Power

12. How State power works. First, give people some goodies (say, money, property, social status, adult toys, etc.) and let them grow attached to them. Second, demonstrate that you can take away their prized possessions at will. Third, prescribe more and more restrictive rules that must be followed in order for the people to be able to acquire and hold onto their goodies. Carry out this process gradually, and see how people will do anything to retain their possessions. This is what happens en masse in the West nowadays.

AGAINST PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY REDUX 590

Formerly Captain Nemo. A not-so-very-angry, but still unemployed, full-time philosopher-nobody.