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Dune Genesis

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FRANK HERBERT

... in the power area of politics/economics and in their logical consequence, war, people tend to give over every decision-making capacity to any leader who can wrap [themselves] in the myth fabric of the society.

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FRANK HERBERT

Don't give over all of your critical faculties to people in power, no matter how admirable those people may appear to be. Beneath the hero's facade you will find a human being who makes human mistakes.

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FRANK HERBERT

It is demonstrable that power structures tend to attract people who want power for the sake of power and that a significant proportion of such people are imbalanced - in a word, insane.

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FRANK HERBERT

It is the systems themselves that I see as dangerous. Systematic is a deadly word. Systems originate with human creators, with people who employ them. Systems take over and grind on and on. They are like a flood tide that picks up everything in its path.

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FRANK HERBERT

Our society, after all, operates on guilt, which often serves only to obscure its real workings and to prevent obvious solutions.

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FRANK HERBERT

Each limiting descriptive step you take drives your vision outward into a larger universe which is contained in still a larger universe ad infinitum, and in the smaller universes ad infinitum. No matter how finely you subdivide time and space, each tiny division contains infinity.

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