"It is necessary for the functioning of modern industrial society that
people should cooperate in a rigid, machine-like way, obeying rules, following
orders and schedules, carrying out prescribed procedures. Consequently the
system requires, above all, human docility and social order. Of all human
behaviors, violence is the one most disruptive of social order, hence the one
most dangerous to the system. As the Industrial Revolution progressed,
the powerful classes, perceiving that violence was increasingly contrary to
their interest, changed their attitude toward it. Because their influence was
predominant in determining what was printed by the press and taught in the
schools, they gradually transformed the attitude of the entire society, so that
today most middle-class people, and even the majority of those who think
themselves rebels against the system, believe that violence is the ultimate
sin. They imagine that their opposition to violence is the expression of a
moral decision on their part, and in a sense it is, but it is based on a morality
that is designed to serve the interest of the system and is instilled through
propaganda. In fact, these people have simply been brainwashed.
It goes without saying that in order to bring about a revolution against
the technoindustrial system it will be necessary to discard conventional
morality. One of the two main points that I’ve tried to make in this article
is that even the most radical rejection of conventional morality does not
necessarily entail the abandonment of human decency: There is a “natural”
(and in some sense perhaps universal) morality-or, as I have preferred to
call it, a concept of fairness-that tends to keep our conduct toward other
people “decent” even when we have discarded all formal morality.
The other main point I’ve tried to make is that the concept of morality is
used for many purposes that have nothing to do with human decency or with
what I’ve called “fairness.” Modern society in particular uses morality as a
tool in manipulating human behavior for purposes that often are completely
inconsistent with human decency.
Thus, once revolutionaries have decided that the present form of
society must be eliminated, there is no reason why they should hesitate to
reject existing morality; and their rejection of morality will by no means be
equivalent to a rejection of human decency. "
And Revolution is something we must consider in order to prevent a bleak future for the next generation.
The system is far too powerful to accept any meaningful change that would benefit freedom through “reform”.