Saturday, March 31, 2012

during "normal" times, the losers' aspirations to deliverance and self-assertion bend toward individualistic feelings. however, since power is a positional good, the majority of those who make bids for power are doomed to failure. thus the spreading of egocentric sentiments among the lower classes tends to generate rancor, envy and hate. the repression of these sentiments leads to a dense, stationary & parlous condition known as boredom

Illustration by Daniel Clowes