Friday, 14 February 2020

All within

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.
Benito Mussolini

Just for fun, suppose we modify Mussolini’s dictum in various ways.

All within the EU, nothing outside the EU, nothing against the EU.

Or more globally

All within the UN, nothing outside the UN, nothing against the UN.

Or more generally.

All within the system, nothing outside the system, nothing against the system.

Or maybe.

All within, nothing outside, nothing against.

Finally we have the core progressive ideal.


Graeme said...

Where does lego fit in?

Sam Vega said...

It's all based on fear, it seems. Some force from outside will spoil what we've got inside, so we need to neutralise it. Let's hope that the supply of outsiders never dries up.

A K Haart said...

Graeme - between Meccano and Plasticine.

Sam - yes, fear seems to be the basis of it. As Jordan Peterson once said, in general people are not particularly courageous.