April 28, 2018

Quote: Heinlein - Political Tags

Mr. Heinlein, as well as being a gifted and prolific writer, was also a keen observer of the human condition.

Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.

Robert A. Heinlein (Science Fiction Writer, 1907 - 1988)

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