To live is to feel oneself lost.
I have been a stranger in a strange land. (Exodus 2:22)
There is no alienation that a little power will not cure.
Tomorrow’s workers will have to be even more productive than today’s simply for us to hold our own. We won’t be able to do that if 15-20% of our future labor force is undereducated and socially alienated.
I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.
What have I in common with Jews? I have hardly anything in common with myself.
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
Alienation without must be accompanied by alienation within; that is the law for every social level, even individuals. To harm one’s fellows, even one’s enemies, harms you, takes away some essential element from your self-respect and self-image.
Listen again. One Evening at the Close Of Ramazan, ere the better Moon arose, In that old Potter’s Shop I stood alone With the clay Population round in Rows. And, strange to tell, among that Earthen Lot Some could articulate, while others not: And suddenly one more impatient cried – “Who is the Potter, pray, […]
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead . In the nineteenth century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the twentieth century it means schizoid self-alienation. The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that […]