“Man and his environment act upon each other. Both are altered in the process.” “Some men work upon the external world. The remolding of the earth’s crust in order to make it more congenial to human life, and the use of natural materials to satisfy physical needs are functions of men of action.” “Other men remold human nature. Their attempt is to adapt man to his environment rather than vice versa. The transmuting of the nature of man, the developing of his perceptions so that he is able to attune himself to those inner harmonies which give value to life, the digesting of phenomena so that instead of fear and disgust they give pleasure, and the interpreting of nature’s phases are the province of the artist.”
“To avoid an enormous increase in discontent and misery of the psychological variety, the consequence of multiplying the individual’s leisure, provision must be made for pleasure stimulation. The intermediate period would be particularly difficult.” “The control of anything the appeal of which is subjective, such as the theater, or painting, should not be entrusted to the state. A state may be entrusted with engineering projects, with the production of goods, to a lesser extent, with the preservation of health. Values in these fields are objective and can be tested by trial and error experimentation. Consequently skillful work is easily recognized and successful accomplishment allows of no debate. This is not so with the more subtle longings of the human soul.”
“Il popolo è minorenne, la città è malata, ad altri spetta il compito di curare e di educare.
A noi il dovere di reprimere! La repressione è il nostro vaccino! Repressione è civiltà!”
Per governare globalmente, ovvero su piu’ territori e popoli, e’ piu’ facile agire su cio’ che ci accomuna tutti piuttosto che sulle differenze.
Joker sanctions in global popular culture the citizen who becomes patient.
Joker sancisce a livello di cultura popolare globale il cittadino che si fa paziente.