An interesting quote about authority:
The truth is that any form of authoritarian control—any type of “government,” whether constitutional, democratic, socialist, fascist, or anything else—will result in a set of masters forcibly oppressing a group of slaves. That is what “authority” is—all it ever has been, and all it ever could be, no matter how many layers of euphemisms and pleasant rhetoric are used in an attempt to hide it. – Larken Rose
Whatever you think of the above quote, it’s important that we always question and even challenge all forms of authority in our society. Our system is supposed to make our government our servants – we are never to be subjects or slaves of any system.
But more and more people are feeling that something has gone seriously wrong. The disconnect between those at the top in the ruling class, and everyone else seems to be growing. More and more it seems that our leaders are rulers and the rest of us are subjects.
That’s why we must never forget that the people are always more numerous than any rulers, and by questioning and challenging authority, change is possible.
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