Alexandre Dumas the elder, The Count of Monte Cristo, 1844Perhaps what I am about to say will appear strange to you gentlemen, socialists, progressives, humanitarians as you are, but I never worry about my neighbor, I never try to protect society which does not protect me — indeed, I might add, which generally takes no heed of me except to do me harm — and, since I hold them low in my esteem and remain neutral towards them, I believe that society and my neighbor are in my debt.
(translated by Robin Buss, 2003)
William Kingdon Clifford (1845-1879)There is one thing more wicked in the world than the desire to command, and that is the will to obey.
If the above doesn’t make sense, listen to “We Hate Everyone” by Type O Negative and pay attention to the lyrics.
The short version is that regardless of ideology, your politics bore me.