Thursday, June 07, 2012

99% vs 1% - Huxley

«Подумай о том, чего хочет 99% человечества: пищи, жилья, спокойной жизни для своей семьи, а также чтобы никто не вмешивался в их дела. Но, к сожалению, тон здесь задает тот самый 1 процент, который стремится к власти и контролю».

Олдос Хаксли, писатель
via esquire

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The English author Aldous Huxley, in a letter dated 21 April 1947, responded to a request by his brother Julian, Director-General of UNESCO, for his comments on the proposed Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

"...think of what ninety nine percent of the human race want – food, shelter, a secure family life and to be left alone by bosses and busybodies. Unfortunately the one percent who are interested in power and ideals and ideologies are the ones who call the tune."

The quote was posted on a UNESCO webpage in 2005, and was included in an article in the Summer 2011 issue of The Journal of Church and State (distributed June 2011).

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