Sunday, June 5

The Sunday Quote no 112

The Sunday Quote:

To be governed is to be watched, inspected spied upon , directed, law-ridden regulated, penned up, indoctrinated, preached, checked appraised, seized, censured, commanded, by beings that have neither title, knowledge, nor virtue. To be governed is to have every operation, every transaction , every movement noted registered, counted, rated, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed refused, authorised, endorsed, admonished, prevented, reformed redressed, corrected.

Pierre Joseph Proudhon: Confessions d'un Revolutionaire, 1849

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