NYU pkisms

pk versus NYU

2006 09 13
Knatz.com’s quotes folder gathers lots of pk quotes. Here I’ll highlight a couple of particularly apposite ones.

Those who see the Institution’s ass are beneath the Institutions’ notice.

Initially institutions serve their announced purpose: to comfort the dying, to distribute alms, to train the young … to monopolize the water hole …

Next institutions spend more and more resources on growing, on amassing privileges.

Finally institutions’ purpose is to sniff out reformers: strip them, discredit them, shove them down the memory hole.

Every time the citizen goes to the Bureaucracy, there’s a different bureaucrat.

Bureaucrat2 has no knowledge of what you said to Bureaucrat1
(and if he does, the Bureaucracy can substitute Bureaucrat3, Bureaucrat4 …)

So only the Bureaucracy’s [false] records count.

The citizen’s experience gets erased again and again.

Failure to allow the point, failure to see the point, is not refutation.

pk displays his aphorisms in pk blue.


About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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