The human mind, in taking us down the path of technocracy, has become the adversary of life itself and collaterally the adversary of the human soul.— Konrad Lorenz
Whopping Technocracy quotations
In the hysterical technocracy of modern music, sorrow is sent to the back of the class where it sits, pissing its pants in mortal terror.
The question about progress has become the question whether we can discover any way of submitting to the worldwide paternalism of a technocracy without losing all personal privacy and independence. Is there any possibility of getting the super Welfare State's honey and avoiding the sting?
One would think that by the second decade of the twenty-first century, the intellectual poverty of technocracy and the primacy of politics over it would be a well-established truth in need of no further defense.
Technocracy wants to do everything by machinery.
Machinery is doing just fine. If it can't kill you, it will put you out of work.
A low-energy policy allows for a wide choice of life-styles and cultures.
If, on the other hand, a society opts for high energy consumption, its social relations must be dictated by technocracy and will be equally degrading whether labeled capitalist or socialist.
You talk about American technocracy and you find men on the moon, not once, but several times... and safely home again.
You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios.
In the Middle Ages the king offered protection to his subjects in return for their loyalty, and the subjects were doubly protected, for the church also sheltered them. The need for shelter - for a father image that cares and will hopefully provide and give some meaning to human lives - remains as real as it was in the Middle Ages, but modern technocracy has no place for either the father or the church and provides no substitute.
Capitalism, racism and inhuman technocracy quietly develop in their own way.
The causes of misery are no longer to be found in the inner attitudes of men, but have long been institutionalized.
Europe has lived on its contradictions, flourished on its differences, and, constantly transcending itself thereby, has created a civilization on which the whole world depends even when rejecting it. This is why I do not believe in a Europe unified under the weight of an ideology or of a technocracy that overlooked these differences.
We have on the one hand a desperate need;
hunger, sickness, and the dread of war. We have, on the other, the conception of something that might meet it: omnicompetent global technocracy. Are not these the ideal opportunity for enslavement? This is how it has entered before; a desperate need (real or apparent) in the one party, a power (real or apparent) to relieve it, in the other.