Thursday, April 2, 2009

Quote of the day

"Their philosophy reflects their own world. By their social nature they are intellectual semi-bourgeois. They feed upon half-thoughts and half-feelings. They wish to cure society by half-measures. Regarding the historical process as too unstable a phenomenon, they refuse to engage themselves more than fifty percent. Thus, these people, living by half-truths, that is to say, the worst sort of falsehood, have become a genuine brake upon truly progressive, i.e., revolutionary thought." Leon Trotsky The Priests of Half-Truth, 1938

Referring to The Nation magazine, but equally true of most American "philosophies of Change:" a castrating fear of real revolution.

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