in the arsehole of diogenes

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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Thomas Hobbes thought

that horrific human behaviour
was the result of the absurd
and institutional desire for safety and security.

Right on, Tom !

In other words the very idea of security
creates insecurity, hence violence,
hence more insecurity...
 



2 comments:

Karl said...

But Hobbes also thought the state was vital for individual security.

"The principal argument of Snyder’s book is that the Holocaust was made possible by the obliteration of the identity of the state in various countries. While it wouldn’t have been possible without Hitler’s murderous racial beliefs, it would have been far more difficult to implement had not the right political conditions existed in the various countries which the Nazis conquered. Where the state retained its prewar political, bureaucratic and legal machinery far fewer Jews were killed; where it did not Jews saw almost complete obliteration of their communities."

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Earth-Holocaust-History-Warning/dp/1101903457

Oxy Moron said...

"stateless zone of occupation": oxymoron.