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Quote Left When we say our rulers, we mean those who are engaged in the manipulation of symbols. We must consider ourselves a symbolic, semantic class of life, and cannot cease from being so those who control the symbols rule us. Bankers, priests, lawyers, politicians, [and news media] constitute one class [of our rulers] and work together. They do not produce any values but manipulate the values produced by others, and often pass signs for no value at all. Scientists and teachers also comprise a ruling class. They produce the main values mankind has, but, at present, they do not realize this. They are, in the main, ruled by the cunning methods of the first class. Quote Right
Quote Left It is amusing to discover, in the twentieth century, that the quarrels between two lovers, two mathematicians, two nations, two economic systems, usually assumed insoluble in a finite period should exhibit one mechanism, the semantic mechanism of identification -- the discovery of which makes universal agreement possible, in mathematics and in life. Quote Right
Quote Left There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. Quote Right
Quote Left Any proposition containing the word 'is' creates a linguistical structural confusion which will eventually give birth to serious fallacies. Quote Right
Quote Left There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. Quote Right
Quote Left The map is not the territory. Quote Right
Quote Left There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. Quote Right