„Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.“

Источник: The Politics of Education (1985), Chapter 10, page 122

Последнее обновление 4 июня 2020 г. История

Похожие цитаты

Hannah Arendt фото

„Persecution of powerless or power-losing groups may not be a very pleasant spectacle, but it does not spring from human meanness alone.“

—  Hannah Arendt, книга The Origins of Totalitarianism

Part 1, Ch. 1, § 1.
The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)
Контексте: Persecution of powerless or power-losing groups may not be a very pleasant spectacle, but it does not spring from human meanness alone. What makes men obey or tolerate real power and, on the other hand, hate people who have wealth without power, is the rational instinct that power has a certain function and is of some general use. Even exploitation and oppression still make society work and establish some kind of order. Only wealth without power or aloofness without a policy are felt to be parasitical, useless, revolting, because such conditions cut all the threads which tie men together. Wealth which does not exploit lacks even the relationship which exists between exploiter and exploited; aloofness without policy does not imply even the minimum concern of the oppressor for the oppressed.

Kofi Annan фото

„Today's real borders are not between nations, but between powerful and powerless, free and fettered, privileged and humiliated. Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another.“

—  Kofi Annan 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations 1938 - 2018

Nobel lecture (2001)
Контексте: Today, in Afghanistan, a girl will be born. Her mother will hold her and feed her, comfort her and care for her — just as any mother would anywhere in the world. In these most basic acts of human nature, humanity knows no divisions. But to be born a girl in today's Afghanistan is to begin life centuries away from the prosperity that one small part of humanity has achieved. It is to live under conditions that many of us in this hall would consider inhuman.
I speak of a girl in Afghanistan, but I might equally well have mentioned a baby boy or girl in Sierra Leone. No one today is unaware of this divide between the world’s rich and poor. No one today can claim ignorance of the cost that this divide imposes on the poor and dispossessed who are no less deserving of human dignity, fundamental freedoms, security, food and education than any of us. The cost, however, is not borne by them alone. Ultimately, it is borne by all of us — North and South, rich and poor, men and women of all races and religions.
Today's real borders are not between nations, but between powerful and powerless, free and fettered, privileged and humiliated. Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another.

Václav Havel фото
Warren Farrell фото
Khem Veasna фото
John Kenneth Galbraith фото
Yousef Saanei фото

„Unfortunately, the source of all this conflict between the Sunnis and Shia is some major powers that do not want religious unity amongst Muslims.“

—  Yousef Saanei Iranian grand ayatollah 1937

The Women’s Mufti: Interview with Grand Ayatollah Yousef Saanei http://www.aawsat.net/2007/04/article55263124, Asharq Alawsat, April 2007.
2007

David McNally фото

„In many respects, the Second World War was a continuation of the First, a conflict triggered by the mismatch between industrial power and imperial reach.“

—  David McNally Canadian political scientist 1953

Источник: Another World Is Possible : Globalization and Anti-capitalism (2002), Chapter 4, The Colour Of Money, p. 150

Theodore Roosevelt фото

„A market is not politically neutral; its existence creates economic power which one actor can use against another.“

—  Robert Gilpin Political scientist 1930 - 2018

Источник: The Political Economy of International Relations (1987), Chapter One, Nature of Political Economy, p. 23

Chinua Achebe фото

„There is a moral obligation, I think, not to ally oneself with power against the powerless.“

—  Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic 1930 - 2013

Источник: There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

Regina King фото

„I didn’t think that I was powerless…But I didn’t think that I was powerful.“

—  Regina King actress 1971

On the pay disparities that she experienced in “It’s Good to be Regina King” https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/02/regina-king-cover in Vanity Fair (Feb 2019)

Ray Comfort фото

„If there is ever conflict between Science and Scripture, the problem must be on the science side.“

—  Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949

Cults, Sects and Questions (c. 1979)

Alexander Hamilton фото

„The rights of neutrality will only be respected, when they are defended by an adequate power.“

—  Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Papers

No. 11
The Federalist Papers (1787–1788)
Контексте: The rights of neutrality will only be respected, when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.

Booker T. Washington фото

„There is no power on earth, that can neutralize the influence of a high, pure, simple and useful life.“

—  Booker T. Washington, книга Character Building

"The Virtue of Simplicity," from Character Building: Being Addresses Delivered on Sunday Evenings to the Students of Tuskegee Institute (1902), p. 41 http://books.google.com/books?vid=0xSIrRTbnYkF0PDougzpPqX&id=DYYMAAAAIAAJ&pg=PP9&lpg=PP9&dq=%22Character+Building:+Being+Addresses+Delivered%22#PPA41,M1

Slavoj Žižek фото
John Quincy Adams фото

„The conflict between the principle of liberty and the fact of slavery is coming gradually to an issue. Slavery has now the power, and falls into convulsions at the approach of freedom.“

—  John Quincy Adams American politician, 6th president of the United States (in office from 1825 to 1829) 1767 - 1848

Journal of John Quincy Adams (11 December 1838),
Контексте: The conflict between the principle of liberty and the fact of slavery is coming gradually to an issue. Slavery has now the power, and falls into convulsions at the approach of freedom. That the fall of slavery is predetermined in the counsels of Omnipotence I cannot doubt; it is a part of the great moral improvement in the condition of man, attested by all the records of history. But the conflict will be terrible, and the progress of improvement perhaps retrograde before its final progress to consummation.

„Man is constantly being assured that he has more power than ever before in history, but his daily experience is one of powerlessness. …“

—  Richard M. Weaver American scholar 1910 - 1963

Источник: Ideas have Consequences (1948), p. 16.
Контексте: Man is constantly being assured that he has more power than ever before in history, but his daily experience is one of powerlessness. … If he is with a business organization, the odds are great that he has sacrificed every other kind of independence in return for that dubious one known as financial.

Warren Farrell фото

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“