"What we call 'normal' is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection and other forms of destructive action on experience. It is radically estranged from the structure of being. The more one sees this, the more senseless it is to continue with generalized descriptions of supposedly specifically schizoid, schizophrenic, hysterical 'mechanisms.' There are forms of alienation that are relatively strange to statistically 'normal' forms of alienation. The 'normally' alienated person, by reason of the fact that he acts more or less like everyone else, is taken to be sane. Other forms of alienation that are out of step with the prevailing state of alienation are those that are labeled by the 'formal' majority as bad or mad." 

R. D. Laing, The Politics of Experience

søndag den 26. oktober 2008

Projektioner II

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -C.S. Lewis

(Blandt alle tyrannier er en tyranni, der udføres til offerets bedste måske den mest undertrykkende. Det kan være bedre at leve under hensynsløse egoister end under almægtige moralapostler. Den hensynsløse egoists grusomhed kan sove til tider, hans begærlighed kan være tilfredsstillet på et punkt; men de der plager os til vores eget bedste, vil plage os uden ende, for de gør det med deres egen samvittigheds godkendelse.)

1 kommentar:

Harning sagde ...

Et citat umuligt at modsige i dets indlysende klarhed.