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  • Isaac shared from The Outsider by Richard Wright
    Men are more easily and cheaply governed when they fear ghosts more than guns!
    Note: x3
  • Isaac shared from The Outsider by Richard Wright
    Since Herndon’s world considered him only half-human, why did he not, out of spite and in defense of his own human dignity, turn on that world and, with the help of such base and dubious allies as Hilton and Menti, destroy it? But what would happen to him after that world was destroyed…? Would he not be at the mercy of the Hiltons and Mentis…? Hunh? What a black choice…!
    Note: everyday feelings b
  • Isaac shared from The Outsider by Richard Wright
    saw men mobilizing the natural hopes and anxieties of other men for their own selfish ends, he became all but hypnotized by the spectacle.
    Note: this too
  • Isaac shared from The Outsider by Richard Wright
    but he was convinced that bad faith of some degree was an indigenous part of living. The daily stifling of one’s sense of terror in the face of life, the far-flung conspiracy of pretending that life was tending toward a goal of redemption, the reasonless assumption that one’s dreams and desires were realizable—all of these hourly, human feelings were bad faith.
    Note: this is why i think the putsider could be considered goth lit
  • Isaac shared from The Outsider by Richard Wright
    Hell, no! What do you think the Party would be if such happened? We are not Socialists…We are Communists! And being a Communist is not easy. It means negating yourself, blotting out your personal life and listening only to the voice of the Party. The Party wants you to obey! The Party hopes that you can understand why you must obey; but even if you don’t understand, you must obey. If you don’t, then the Party will toss you aside, like a broken hammer, and seek another instrument that will obey. Don’t think that you are indispensable because you’re black and the Party needs you. Hell,...
    Note: exemplary of mad movements