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  • Doug Belshaw 7:30 pm on February 24, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Étienne de La Boétie, subjection   

    Men are like handsome race horses who first bite the bit and later like it, and rearing under the saddle a while soon learn to enjoy displaying their harness and prance proudly beneath their trappings. Similarly men will grow accustomed to the idea that they have always been in subjection, that their fathers lived in the same way; they will think they are obliged to suffer this evil, and will persuade themselves by example and imitation of others, finally investing those who order them around with proprietary rights, based on the idea that it has always been that way.

    Étienne de La Boétie

     
  • Doug Belshaw 5:31 pm on February 24, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Étienne de La Boétie, Homer   

    I see no good in having several lords: Let one alone be master, let one alone be king.

    Homer

     
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