I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, that soon only soldiers and bandits will be left.

To them I offer this advice: Whosoever would undertake some atrocious enterprise should act as if it were already accomplished, should impose upon himself a future as irrevocable as the past.

— Jorge Luis Borges, “The Garden of Forking Paths”

For it must be noted that men must either be caressed or else annihilated.

—Niccolò Machiavelli, 1532

meaning derives in the refusal to renounce resistance no matter how intense the suppression and it is in and through art that new models of political action and social understanding can be found.

— paraphrased from Peter Ulrich Weiss, vols I-III, ‘Aesthetics of Resistance / Die Asthetik des Widerstands’, (1975-1981)

 

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