25th September 2008

“While obsessing about our supposedly important civil liberties, we think nothing of trampling all over the basic rights of others, as long as we can attain our own ends. And while the omnipresent lust for power and control is obviously at play here, what is scarier is the drive that collective self-righteousness lends to this quest. Playing God in the lives of others has become an American value in its own right, whether the control is aimed at other genders, other countries, other sexual preferences, and so on.”

Hannah Shtein