Great power has always been blinding
Great power has always been blinding to those who wield it. Those who follow blindly in the wake of their own power practice hypocrisy by reflex; it is their natural camouflage. And in this age of super machines and super weapons hypocrisy is not only sinful, it is probably suicidal.
Wendell Berry, “A Secular Pilgrimage,” in A Continuous Harmony