Is It Safer to be Feared, Than To Be Loved? Machiavelli’s Playbook, series 1

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Academic Porn, Bullies, Fascist Tendencies, Male bodies as objects, Real feminists are actually just great women who defy labels entirely, White Female Privilege

I have been soundly marginalized, ostracized, and outraged; too pummeled to proceed in my normal day to day blog life after encountering what I suspect might be a cult, or worse, the realization that the right wing, and the police state have won, because privacy is worthless even to the progressives

All I have  left is an empty room, choked with the smoke and memories of Machiavelli’s selfish, self serving quotidian totem’s wafting, gasping and chomping around my flue, which is closed.

Where’s that damn lever when I need to pull it? Where’s my axe?? ax, axe, ax ax ax, fasces fascist fascist

Scared child

Power With, or Power Over? If I could only find a friend who will walk me out of here--or should I grab that axe!!*

Niccolo MachiavelliThe Prince
– Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince (1513)
– Nothing feeds upon itself as liberality does.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– To be feared is much safer then to be loved.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.

Niccolo Machiavelli –
– War connot be avoided; it can only be postponed to the others advantage.

Niccolo Machiavelli –
– If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the marjority of men live content.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– …people are by nature fickle, and it is easy to persuade them of something, but difficult to keep them persuaded.

Niccolo Machiavelli –
– War is a profession by which a man cannot live honorably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel.

Niccolo Machiavelli –
– He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– We have not seen great things done in our time except by those who have been considered mean; the rest have failed.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince (1513)
– Hatred may be engendered by good deeds as well as bad ones.

The Arte of Warre, written in Italian by Nicho...

"Hatred may be engendered by good deeds as well as bad" Really??Your f@cking kidding me??

Niccolo Machiavelli –
– There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantages of others.

Niccolo Machiavelli –
– If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– Is necessary to take such measures that, when they believe no longer, it may be possible to make them believe by force.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.

Niccolo Machiavelli – quoted in O Magazine, November 2003
– God creates men, but they choose each other.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– …it is a base thing to look to others for your defense instead of depending upon yourself. That defense alone is effectual, sure, and durable which depends upon yourself and your own valor.

Niccolo Machiavelli –
– Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

Niccolo Machiavelli – Discourse upon the First Ten Books of Livy
– Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.

Niccolo Machiavelli –
– There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.

Fasces

- There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– He who has not first laid his foundations may be able with great ability to lay them afterwards, but they will be laid with trouble to the architect and danger to the building.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince (1532)
– There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
– There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.

 

* the axe is a symbol of socialist revolution. In western, AND Eastern film, the axe represents a pivotal moment between oppression, and liberation, using ones own hands. In fascist symbology, it is a sign of unity of the republicans and the fascist order. fasces

Comments
  1. […] What defines fascism is that it is a unifying force that attempts to define a sense of community based on ‘us versus them mentality’ that precludes, negates, and actively discourages conversation, while ‘electing’ populist leaders; and actively seeks to silence alternative viewpoints with brute thuggery, usually directed at the poor, the marginalized, the homeless, the carpet baggers, and especially, those who don’t pick up the axe when told to do so. […]

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