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Subversive Minorities [Jul. 14th, 2008|04:05 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
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We have no reason to take this threat lightly. Everywhere in the West there are subversive minorities who, sheltered by our humanitarianism and our sense of justice, hold the incendiary torches ready, with nothing to stop the spread of their ideas except the critical reason of a single, fairly intelligent, mentally stable stratum of the population. One should not, however, overestimate the thickness of the stratum.

C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self, 1957, p. 12

[User Picture]From: miss_chance
2008-07-14 07:50 pm (UTC)
hm. So was he speaking politically? or metaphorically about layers of the self?
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-07-15 04:11 am (UTC)
It's pretty much page two, and so part of his spin-up to discussing one's self. He was talking about the overall rationality of the world in the fact of dramatic differences in culture (in this case, "The Iron Curtain") in the face of the looming millennial change.

It introduces a connection between the greater reality and individual conduct.

I was more amused by the year he said it than anything else. It sounds like today's rhetoric, straight out of the box.
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