Sums up beautifully his “selfhood”
“The clothes make the man… Naked people have little or no influence in society” – Mark Twain
Very interesting to me. Obviously he's not talking specifically about clothes. I've always thought that he was talking about submitting to society's norms so people will listen to you. You can't be a full rebel and still maintain your influence…
I always have thought that it is a commentary on being open. You lose your mystery when you become completely vulnerable. You have to leave something hidden to maintain the influence…
What do you think?
I believe that line is truer than he meant.
Seems appropriate with CISPA.
“…and that’s the terrible myth of organized society, that everything that’s done through the established system is legal, and that word has a powerful psychological impact. It makes people believe that there is an order to life and an order to a system and that a person that goes through this order and is CONVICTED has gotten all that is due him, and therefore society can turn its conscience off and look to other things and other times. And that’s the terrible thing about these past trials, is that they have this aura of legitimacy, this aura of legality. I suspect that better men than the world has known, and more of them, have gone to their deaths through a legal system than through all of the illegalities in the history of man. 6 million people in Europe during the Third Reich. Legal. Sacco and Vanzetti. Legal. The hundreds of rape trials throughout the South where black men were condemned to death. All legal. Jesus. Legal. Socrates. Legal. All tyrants learn that it is far better to do this thing through some semblance of legality than to do it without that pretense.” – William Kunstler