Thursday, September 21, 2006

Quote: Repression and Oppression

[T]he unfree individual introjects his [sic] masters and their commands into his own mental apparatus. The struggle against freedom reproduces itself in the psyche of man, as the self-repression of the repressed individual, and his self-repression in turn sustains his masters and their institutions.

-- Herbert Marcuse



rabfish said...


yay superego.

are you reading marcuse? very cool.

Scott said...


No, 'fraid I'm not actually reading Marcuse...the above was quoted in a book by John Holloway that I'm reading at the moment.