I guess it’s time to make my way, at last, through Moby Dick.
Melville’s description of Ahab is a description of the bankers, corporate boards, politicians, television personalities and generals who through the power of propaganda fill our heads with seductive images of glory and lust for wealth and power. We are consumed with self-induced obsessions that spur us toward self-annihilation.
“All my means are sane,” Ahab says, “my motive and my object mad.”
Chris Hedges, “The Myth of Human Progress”