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.