Tuesday, October 26, 2010

the empire never ended



41. The Empire is the institution, the codification, of derangement; it is insane and imposes its insanity on us by violence, since its nature is a violent one.

42. To fight the Empire is to be infected by its derangement. This is a paradox; whoever defeats a segment of the Empire becomes the Empire; it proliferates like a virus, imposing its form on its enemies. Thereby it becomes its enemies.


[Philip K. Dick, VALIS. New York: Random House, 1991. pg. 235]

3 comments:

Sitha said...

"Don't wanna live... don't wanna give
don't wanna be... E-M-P-I-R-E..."

Sara said...

...wow...

ya think greg graffin is a pkd fan?!

purply bunny said...

there is a pub/nightclub in belfast called "the empire" basement is pub, top bit is nightclubby. pub is better though ;)