And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.
It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.
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If you're going to hold someone down you're going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression.
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When we're afraid, we lose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyzes us. Besides, fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators' repression.
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But it's well known that repression makes a religion flourish.
As the many male victims of rape in the regime's disgusting jails can testify, this state-run pathology of sexual repression and sexual sadism is not content to degrade women only.
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...I didn't feel that I was an American at all, with all that suburban ideal and sex repression and general dreary newspaper grey censorship of all our real human values...
Defend myself? I cannot defend the verbal repressions of a boy. A curmudgeonly, cantankerous, ill-tempered, counterfeit boy.
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Love is a kind of symptom that arises through the repression of libido.
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Far from checking the spread of immorality, repression has always extended and deepended it. Thus it is futile to oppose it by rigorous legislation which trespasses on individual liberty.
Human intelligence is nothing but the stupidity acquired through repression.
We all live under some repression; we have to, it's part of the deal.