Schlagwortarchiv für: Terror

Though ordi­na­ry ter­ro­rists may occa­sio­nal­ly for­ce con­ces­si­ons from governments by blowing up buil­dings or school­child­ren, roman­tic ter­ro­rists are doo­med to disap­point­ment becau­se of a fun­da­men­tal incon­sis­ten­cy in their approach. You must love me, says the roman­tic ter­ro­rist; I will for­ce you to love me by sul­king at you or making you feel jea­l­ous. But then comes the para­dox, for if love is retur­ned, it is at once con­si­de­red tain­ted, and the roman­tic ter­ro­rist must com­p­lain, If I have only for­ced you to love me, then I can­not accept this love, for it was not spon­ta­ne­ous­ly given. Roman­tic ter­ro­rism is a demand that nega­tes its­elf in the pro­cess of its resolution.
(Alain de Bot­ton – On Love)