Thursday 23 April 2020

Quoting Elias Canetti

"There is nothing more base than a certain loathing for the oppressed that goes to great lengths to justify their downtrodden state by pointing to their shortcomings. Not even great and lofty philosophers are entirely free of this failing."
Elias Canetti, The Agony of Flies: Notes and Notations

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    1. Oh yes. And he wrote these words decades ago.
      Thanks for dropping by, Kenneth.

    2. Always a pleasure :-)