"What defines a relationship of power is that it is a mode of action which does not act directly or immediately on others.. Instead it acts upon their actions: an action upon an action, on existing actions or on those that may arise in the present or the future.. A relationship of violence acts upon a body or upon things; it forces, it bends . . . A power relation (demands) . . . the one over whom power be exercised be thoroughly recognised and maintained to the very end as a person who acts: . . (so that) a whole field of responses, reactions, results, and possible inventions may open up.."
"Think for yourself.. Question authority.. Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities, the political, the religious, the educational authorities who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing, forming in our minds their view of reality.. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open-mindedness; chaotic, confused, vulnerability to inform yourself.."