Monday, August 10, 2009

all kinds of supernatural powers

Like the artist,
the government has at its disposal all kinds of supernatural powers.
Without anyone telling it anything,
it knows everything. What it can do,
it has not learned. It has
learned nothing. Its education
is sorely wanting, yet magically
it is able to put in a word on everything, to decide everything,
even on matters it doesn't understand.

"The Government As Artist," Bertolt Brecht

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