2017-06-16

Tyranni utan en tyrann


»The greater the bureaucratization of public life, the greater will be the attraction of violence. In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one could argue, to whom one could present grievances, on whom the pressures of power could be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is not no-rule, and where all are equally powerless we have a tyranny without a tyrant.«

Hannah Ahrendt, Reflections on Violence, The New York Review of Books, 1969

4 kommentarer:

  1. Ett till, ur samma text:

    "These definitions coincide with the terms which, since Greek antiquity, have been used to define the forms of government as the rule of man over man—of one or the few in monarchy and oligarchy, of the best or the many in aristocracy and democracy, to which today we ought to add the latest and perhaps most formidable form of such dominion, bureaucracy, or the rule by an intricate system of bureaux in which no men, neither one nor the best, neither the few nor the many, can be held responsible, and which could be properly called the rule by Nobody. Indeed, if we identify tyranny as the government that is not held to give account of itself, rule by Nobody is clearly the most tyrannical of all, since there is no one left who could even be asked to answer for what is being done. It is this state of affairs which is among the most potent causes for the current world-wide rebellious unrest."

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    1. "if we identify tyranny as the government that is not held to give account of itself,rule by Nobody is clearly the most tyrannical of all, since there is no one left who could even be asked to answer for what is being done. "

      I sverige finns det inget tjänstemanna ansvar, vilket i kombination med förmyndar attityden och jantelagen skapar en nästan deterministisk grogrund för denna typ av strukturellt tyranni.

      Men fler dödades i badkarsolyckor än när dom försökte fly förbi Berlinmuren, så allt är väl okej.

      Handhjärta!

      Radera
  2. En till...

    "Still, the danger of the practice of violence, even if it moves consciously within a non-extremist framework of short-term goals, will always be that the means overwhelm the end. If goals are not achieved rapidly, the result will not merely be defeat but the introduction of the practice of violence into the whole body politic. Action is irreversible, and a return to the status quo in case of defeat is always unlikely. The practice of violence, like all action, changes the world, but the most probable change is a more violent world."

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  3. Byråkrati vilar alltid på ett öppet eller förtäckt hot om våld. Statens våldsmonopol.
    Våldet är alltså redan här och etablerat!

    SvaraRadera

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