Quote of the Day 11-28-14 (Robert Anton Wilson)

Posted: November 28, 2014 in Anarchist Science Fiction, Politics, Quotations, Science Fiction
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“Those at the top of the authoritarian pyramid . . . must attempt to do . . . the decision-making for the whole society. But a man with a gun is told only that which people assume will not provoke him to pull the trigger. Since all authority and government are based on force, the master class . . . faces the servile class . . . precisely as a highwayman faces his victim. [Honest] communication is possible only between equals.”

–“Hagbard Celine” in Robert Anton Wilson’s and Robert Shea’s The Golden Apple, Book II of the Illuminatus Trilogy

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