When a man says, “I think,” that’s typically not what is happening. It’s more likely that he is being thought, that the culture is cuing him up and telling him what to say.
In abnormal times, normalcy marks the oddball.
“In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away.”
We drink the Kool Aid when our first fealty is not to ourselves.
Institutional violence kills vastly more people than criminals do. War is conceived and executed by the sane and sober, by institutions whose chief feature is conformity.
Is there anything more dispiriting than sameness?
A slave mind seeks to please and placate other minds. It is conformed, domesticated and adulterated, sensitized to reward and punishment. It is “going down into Egypt” and eking out a half-life in the shadow of someone else’s granaries.
“Unless you become again as little children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Little children have free minds. Look at them! They know what they want and they do it.