Freitag April 18, 2014 at 22:593 Anmerkungen
“Let no one believe, however, that the “cultivated” Englishman openly brags with his egotism. On the contrary, he conceals it under the vilest hypocrisy. What? The wealthy English fail to remember the poor? They who have founded philanthropic institutions, such as no other country can boast of! Philanthropic institutions forsooth! As though you rendered the proletarians a service in first sucking out their very life-blood and then practising your self-complacent, Pharisaic philanthropy upon them, placing yourselves before the world as mighty benefactors of humanity when you give back to the plundered victims the hundredth part of what belongs to them! Charity which degrades him who gives more than him who takes; charity which treads the downtrodden still deeper in the dust, which demands that the degraded, the pariah cast out by society, shall first surrender the last that remains to him, his very claim to manhood, shall first beg for mercy before your mercy deigns to press, in the shape of an alms, the brand of degradation upon his brow.”
— Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845)
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Donnerstag April 17, 2014 at 17:506 Anmerkungen
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Mittwoch April 16, 2014 at 20:065 Anmerkungen
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Mittwoch April 16, 2014 at 20:0417 Anmerkungen
“In der Treue zur Idee, daß, wie es ist, nicht das letzte sein solle – nicht in hoffnungslosen Versuchen, festzustellen, was das Deutsche nun einmal sei, ist der Sinn zu vermuten, den dieser Begriff noch behaupten mag: im Übergang zur Menschheit.”
— [Theodor W. Adorno, Auf die Frage: Was ist deutsch?] (via negationdernegation)
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Dienstag April 15, 2014 at 14:2953 Anmerkungen
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