Everything on the Topic of Suffering

2008 January 17

Power and suffering

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertdaoust @ 2:02 pm

From Orwell’s 1984:

(…) ” How does one man assert his power over another, Winston ? ”

Winston thought. ” By making him suffer “, he said.

” Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own ? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. (…) “

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