Disobedience to authority is one of the most natural and healthy acts.
Antonio Negri

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As naturally as the ruled always took the morality imposed upon them more seriously than did the rulers themselves, the deceived masses are today captivated by the myth of success even more than the successful are. Immovably, they insist on the very ideology which enslaves them. The misplaced love of the common people for the wrong which is done them is a greater force than the cunning of the authorities.
Theodor Adorno, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception

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Patriarchy for it’s effective exercise depends not so much on raw power or legal authority, as on a recognition by all concerned of it’s legitimacy, hallowed by ancient tradition, moral theology and political theory. It survives so long as it is not questioned and challenged.
Lawrence Stone

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If people base their identity on identifying with authority, freedom causes anxiety. They must then conceal the victim in themselves by resorting to violence against others.
Arno Gruen

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All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive, evil thing. Leaders destroy the followers and followers destroy the leaders.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Such is the war that you have to sustain: a war of labour against capital; a war of liberty against authority; a war of the producer against the non-producer; a war of equality against privilege.
Pierre Joseph Proudhon

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One cannot reign innocently: the insanity of doing so is evident. Every king is a rebel and a usurper.
Louis de Saint-Just

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The point is not to stay marginal, but to participate in whatever network of marginal zones is spawned from other disciplinary centers and which, together, constitute a multiple displacement of those authorities.

Judith Butler

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Disobedience to authority is one of the most natural and healthy acts.

Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri, Empire

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There’s a leak, there’s a leak in the boiler room
The poor, the lame, the blind
Who are the ones that we kept in charge?
Killers, thieves and lawyers

Tom Waits, God’s Away On Business

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They must find it difficult … those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority.

Gerald Massey

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