Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

The fact is that an unscrupulous tyrant mobilizes the suppressed fears and anxieties of those who were beaten as children but have never been able to accuse their own fathers of doing so.  Their loyalty to these fathers is unswerving, despite the torments suffered at their hands.  Every tyrant symbolizes such a father, the figure whom the abused children remain attached to with every fiber of their being, hoping that one day they will be able to transform him into a loving parent by remaining blind.

-- Alice Miller, The Body Never Lies, p. 92

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