Enslavement Quotes (3 quotes)
If all boys could be made to know that with every breath of cigarette smoke they inhale imbecility and exhale manhood â€¦ and that the cigarette is a maker of invalids, criminals and foolsâ€”not menâ€”it ought to deter them some. The yellow finger stain is an emblem of deeper degradation and enslavement than the ball and chain.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
Nevertheless, it is necessary to remember that a planned economy is not yet socialism. A planned economy as such may be accompanied by the complete enslavement of the individual. The achievement of socialism requires the solution of some extremely difficult socio-political problems: how is it possible, in view of the far-reaching centralisation of political and economic power, to prevent bureaucracy from becoming all-powerful and overweening? How can the rights of the individual be protected and therewith a democratic counterweight to the power of bureaucracy be assured?