“Upon closer observation, it becomes apparent that every strong upsurge of power in the public sphere, be it of a political or a religious nature, infects a large part of humankind with stupidity. … The power of the one needs the stupidity of the other […]

via Bonhoeffer: “the stupid person …is not independent” — Dover Beach

Or as I said (in longer more vulgar way) in a recent post, “You can only start to be an honest human being when you give up the desire to rule.”

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