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People may start out with an initial prejudice against tyrants; but when tyrants or would-be tyrants treat them to adrenalin-releasing propaganda about the wickedness of their enemies—particularly of enemies weak enough to be persecuted—they are ready to follow him with enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Huxley Brave New World Revisited tyrants treat them to adrenalin-releasing propaganda about the wickedness of their enemies

But those people, they were killing America. They were killing the dream. They were all the Constitution this and the Constitution that. But they cherished only the parts they liked. They didn’t feel it extended to us.

C Robert Cargill, Sea of Rust

Hermetic quote Cargill Sea of Rust killing the dream

Magic was just something people liked to believe in, something they thought they could feel or sense, something that made everything more than just mechanical certainty. Something that made them more than flesh and bone.

C Robert Cargill, Sea of Rust

Hermetic quote Cargill Sea of Rust more than flesh and bone

I was half conscious and in that place where I usually see the faces of people I don’t know melt into dark eyed skulls and other horrors.

Parker Gordon, Parallel Lives

Hermetic quote Parker Lives horrors