But even if we were to disappear, people would still be divided into people and Others. No matter how those Others were different.People can't get by without Others. Put two people on an uninhabited island, and you'll have a human being and an Other. And the difference is that an Other is always tormented by his differentness. It's easier for people. They know they're people, and that's what they ought to be. And they all have no choice but to be that way. All of them, forever.
There are a lot of people in the animal rights movement who can be very passionate and aggressive, and I applaud people's passion, but when people are judgmental and aggressive, all you end up doing is getting other people to turn away in irritation. To change people's minds, you have to respect the people you're talking to.
Do you like people? Most people claim that they like people with, of course, a "few exceptions." When the exceptions are added together it becomes clear that they include a vast majority of the people. It becomes equally clear that most people like just a few people, their kind of people, and either do not actively care for or actively dislike most of the "other" people.
Power to the people' can onlybe put into practice when the power exercised by social elites isdissolved into the people. Each individual can then take control ofhis daily life. If 'Power to the people' means nothing more thanpower to the 'leaders' of the people, then the people remain anundifferentiated, manipulatable mass, as powerless after the revolution as they were before. In the last analysis, the people can neverhave power until they disappear as a 'people.
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