The eternal tale of divide and conquer, divide and rule by gender and generation.

Writes Rick Rozoff:

As seen by Saint-Exupéry. From the posthumous work titled The Wisdom of the Sands in English. (Citadelle in the original French.) The eternal tale of divide and conquer, divide and rule by gender and generation. I suppose it began in the very beginning, in the garden of Eden.

A trust that no word, no book can transmit. For it concerns attitudes of mind and personal views, impulses and antipathies, the relations between thoughts and things…its secret treasure is not transmissible by words, but by the bonds of love lengthening down from generation to generation. A love that dies, if once you break a link between the generations…if you make a rift between the generations, it is as if you bade a man to start life again in middle age, and having stripped him of the knowledge, feelings, comprehensions, fears and hopes that were his, you sought to replace, by the meager precepts of a book, this sum of experience enfleshed. 

 

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