Michael Zeleny (larvatus) wrote,
Michael Zeleny



Je n’aime pas les pauvres. Leur existence, qu’ils acceptent, qu’ils chérissent, me déplaît ; leur résignation me dégoûte. À tel point que c’est, je crois, l’antipathie, la répugnance qu’ils m’inspirent, qui m’a fait révolutionnaire. Je voudrais voir l’abolition de la souffrance humaine afin de n’être plus obligé de contempler le repoussant spectacle qu’elle présente. Je ferais beaucoup pour cela. Je ne sais pas si j’irais jusqu’à sacrifier ma peau ; mais je sacrifierais sans hésitation celle d’un grand nombre de mes contemporains. Qu’on ne se récrie pas. La férocité est beaucoup plus rare que le dévouement.

I do not like the poor. Their existence, which they accept, which they cherish, displeases me; their resignation disgusts me. So much so that I believe that it is the antipathy, the loathing that they inspire in me, which made me a revolutionary. I would like to see the abolition of the human suffering so that I am no longer obliged to contemplate the repugnant spectacle that it presents. I would do a great deal to this end. I do not know if I would proceed to the point of sacrificing myself; but I would sacrifice without hesitation a great number of my contemporaries. Let no one be amazed by this. Ferocity is much rarer than devotion.

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 16 Apr 2017, 09:26

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