Re: good quote!

Graeme Bacque (
Sun, 14 Jun 1998 15:43:08 -0400

At 03:36 PM 6/14/98 -0500, you wrote:

>Pat Myers
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: 12 Jun 1998 08:34:34 GMT
>Resent-From: rich
>Followup-To: alt.activism.d
>"In politics, the central and fundamental problem is the problem of
>power.  Who is to exercise power?  And by what means, by what
>authority, with what purpose in view, and under what controls?
>Yes, under what controls?  For, as history has made it abundantly
>clear, to possess power is _ipso_facto_ to be tempted to abuse it.

Actually, as far as I'm concerned this kind of power involving control over
the lives of other human beings _is _ abusive - period; no ifs, ands or
buts. The issue isn't whether or not abuse will take place because within
this framework it is unavoidable. the only issue is to what degree it will
occur - and in a society which glorifies this kind of power in the way this
one does, you can generally expect the worst. 

Just my $.02 worth... no doubt you'll be wanting change.
Graeme Bacque
(#2226799 on ICQ)
++Question and challenge *all* human 'authority'++