I am an example of some of the workings of the social system
of this illustrious country on the individual native, during the early part of the present century; and, if I may say so without unbecoming vanity, I should like to quote myself for the edification of my countrymen.
That terrifying product of the social system
he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything, looked back at him like a stranger through May Welland's familiar features; and once more it was borne in on him that marriage was not the safe anchorage he had been taught to think, but a voyage on uncharted seas.
Over our whole social system
, complacent Imbecility rules supreme -- snuffs out the searching light of Intelligence with total impunity -- and hoots, owl-like, in answer to every form of protest, See how well we all do in the dark
He ought not to be selfish, but he will continue to be selfish as long as he lives in a social system
that is based on pig-ethics.
At the head of the social system
, as the clergymen of that day stood, he was only the more trammelled by its regulations, its principles, and even its prejudices.
but I am sure you know that the whole social system
is a question of self-interest.
I take it that my business in the social system
is to be agreeable; I take it that everybody's business in the social system
is to be agreeable.
This sentiment has degenerated into a kind of religious superstition in families to which cretins belong; but does it not spring from the most beautiful of Christian virtues--from charity, and from a belief in a reward hereafter, that most effectual support of our social system
, and the one thought that enables us to endure our miseries?
One of my views at present is that Miss Lindsay is more amiable under the influence of hemlock than under that of the social system
which has made her so unhappy.
They don't recognise that humanity, developing by a historical living process, will become at last a normal society, but they believe that a social system
that has come out of some mathematical brain is going to organise all humanity at once and make it just and sinless in an instant, quicker than any living process
While economic power made it possible to master military and ideological means of power, military power was utilised to safeguard economic and ideological resources, while ideology legitimised the social system
De Jong shares the conventional view that in rural Louisiana, as well as the urban south, World War I provided African Americans with an opportunity to challenge the repressive social system