Technical Language Can Oppress

The people who maintain the structures of science, religion, and politics have one thing in common that they don't share with the rest of society. They are responsible for creating a technical language, incomprehensible to the rest of us, whereby we cede to them our right and responsibility to think. They in turn formulate a beautiful set of lies that lull us to sleep and allow us to forget about our troubles, eventually depriving us of all rights, including, increasingly, the right to live in a livable world.


Vine Deloria (1933-2006) Native American author and activist quoted in an interview with author Derrick Jensen

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 How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating the Earth from Civilization
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Jensen, Derrick (200811), How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating the Earth from Civilization, Retrieved on 2016-02-05