We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.
Ursula Le Guin

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For art to be ‘un-political’ means only to ally itself with the ruling group.
Bertolt Brecht, A Short Organum for the Theatre

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No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
Buenaventura Durruti

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Power of the People is stronger than people in power.
Wael Ghonim

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Where there is power, there is resistance.
Michel Foucault

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The workers should learn that their power is not in the force of their vote, but in their ability to stop production.
Voltairine de Cleyre

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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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I am bound to the friend by some experience of election, understanding, or decision that implies that the growth of his power entails the growth of my own. Symmetrically, I am bound to the enemy by election, only this time a disagreement that, in order for my power to grow, implies that confront him, that I undermine his forces.
Virginia Wolff

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What is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so.
Bertrand Russell, In Praise of Idleness

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All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

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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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