Ockham’s Razor – Since October 2001 – by Scott Kirwin
The tyrant always talks as if he’s preserving the best interests of his people when he actually acts to undermine them. – Ramman Kenoun
The slave thinks he is released from bondage only to find a stronger set of chains.
Doesn’t the leader who wants to preserve the best interests of his people also talk that way? Seems like it might be tough to discern between them…
Interesting that you pointed that out. After posting that I did some research on Kenoun. I couldn’t find much out there except for other quotes that as you point out could go either way. For example, “The occupation and robbery of a nation occurs under the illusion of freeing its citizens from brutal oppression.” Mkay, but weren’t the Japanese freed by their occupier after World War 2? How about post war Europe – or the the US after the war of independence? Such statements aren’t very helpful; at worst they could be considered nihilistic because they imply that their is no freedom or hope.
Kenoun is only known for his quotes, and at this point I’m tending to think he doesn’t exist – kind of like an intellectual “Kilroy”.
Thanks for pointing that out. It’s been bothering me today.
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