Friday, September 10, 2010

Ignorance feeds bicycle helmet laws

"...the majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives.

What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed."

(Harold Pinter: 'Art, Truth & Politics', Nobel Lecture, December 7, 2005)

...when will we ever learn?


  1. I wonder sometimes if that's why education is so bad in my home country: it makes government far easier if people aren't taught to think. Here in Germany they have to give real reasons for what they are doing and not just soundbytes.