viernes, 21 de noviembre de 2008

Un diálogo de actualidad

Imaginemos por un momento que NK fuera culto. Esta podría ser una charla

Me: OK, I give up. You win. I just want to know something. What are you looking for? What is the objective of so much power?
NK: The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites.
We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
Me: How do you plan to control the people?
NK: The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy— everything.
Me: The masses will finally overthrow you
NK: Put it out of your mind. They are helpless, like the animals. Humanity is the Party. The others are outside--irrelevant.
Me: But, what is the future you are planning?
NK: There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless.
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face— forever.
Me: Tell me, how soon will they shoot me?
NK: It might be a long time. You are a difficult case. But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you.

1 comentario:

Natalio Ruiz dijo...

Un pasaje de lo que definitivamente es el mejor libro que leí...

Y vos siempre suponiendo!



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