help - could anyone explain what this quote means??

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'At, present we are clerks and willling instruments of our own oppression in the hands of an alien government, and that government is ruling over us not by its innate strength but by keeping us in ignorance and blindness to this fact.'

thanx people :-)

Posted Fri 2nd November, 2012 @ 17:20 by Waqar Khanny :)

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I think it means that we are living by a government who are perhaps evil in some way, and they rule us by making us ignore what is really happening, so that they are not truly to blame for the oppression. We are to blame because we maintain the oppression just because we are too ignorant of what actually happens.

We are willing instruments could means that we are following the government because we know nothing better and we are instruments (instruments are used by people to create an effect on other people), passing on this ignorance to the generations that come after us.

Hope this helps.

Answered Sat 3rd November, 2012 @ 15:08 by Former Member
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thanx tilly it helped alot ^_^

Answered Sat 3rd November, 2012 @ 22:03 by Waqar Khanny :)
Edited by Waqar Khanny :) on Sat 3rd November, 2012 @ 22:05
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That's ok =]

Answered Sun 4th November, 2012 @ 09:06 by Former Member