Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Highest Goal

First posted in January 2006

For a ruling Bureaucracy, the possession of power is the highest goal, and to keep and strengthen it's power is the paramount aim of it's policy.
Erich Strauss.

I have heard a rumour that the same people who have ordered me not to confront anyone on the psychiatric hospital staff also told that staff not to talk about "It" nor admit to anything. It is further rumoured that this decision came right from the top.

The real problem is what to do with the problem solvers after the problem is solved.
Gay Talese

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.
Erich Fromm, (Psychiatrist)

( I can't help but wonder if one of Erich's colleagues urged an intervention after that "robot" remark?? It sounds dangerously similar to something one of "us" is always saying doesn't it?)

Suggestion from Brendan Francis:

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve It.

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