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"Zealotry of either kind -- the puritan's need to regiment others or the victim's passion for blaming everyone except himself -- tends to produce a depressing civic stupidity. Each trait has about it the immobility of addiction. Victims become addicted to being victims: they derive identity, innocence and a kind of devious power from sheer, defaulting helplessness. On the other side, the candlesnuffers of behavioral and political correctness enact their paradox, accomplishing intolerance in the name of tolerance, regimentation in the name of betterment."
Lance Morrow (more quotes by Lance Morrow or books by/about Lance Morrow)
(1939- ) Essayist, professor
Crime, Drugs, Freedom, Morals, Oppression, Politics, Power, Propaganda, Reason, Religion, Responsibility, Tolerance, Liberty, Agnostic