Sunday, March 29, 2015

Coercion Perverts Authority

I've crafted this little re-statement of Lord Acton's "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.": "Authority is good and helpful right up until you think it's ok for authority to use coercion. Then it putrefies into a harmful and addictive drug that creates and intoxicates psychopaths." Or, more simply, coercion perverts authority.

I await input before explaining more, both in the interest of compacting helpful truths into sound-byte-sized chunks appropriate for consumption by the brain-damaged masses (not our fault!) whose attention spans have been systematically shrunk on purpose by those who would control us-  systematically, I say, through the use of coercion, aka "compulsion" as in "compulsory schooling."  John Taylor Gatto, winner of "Teacher of the Year" award on more than one occasion and at both the city and state levels, provides lots of great material for anyone who wants to understand that systematization.

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