Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Food For Thought

Totalitarian regimes justify their existence by means of a philosophy of political monism, according to which the state is God on earth, unification under the heel of the divine state is salvation, and all means to such unification, however intrinsically wicked, are right and may be used without scruple. This political monism leads in practice to excessive prvilege and power for the few and oppression for the many, to discontent at home and war abroad... Hence, the attempt to impose more unity upon societies than their individual members are ready for makes it psychologically almost impossible for those individuals to realize their unity with the divine Ground and with one another.

From the book Perennial Philosphy by Aldous Huxley

--Chuck

2 Comments:

Blogger Puma said...

Chuck, have you ever seen the movie Brazil? (Robert De Niro) - it's weird and fantastic. It came out in 1985 and is more relevant today than it has ever been.

1/26/2005 7:47 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Sarah,

I haven't seen it. Actually I haven't even heard of it. But I will look it up and try to check it out. Thanks.

--Chuck

1/27/2005 10:33 AM  

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