Begone, foul shades
"…neocons know instinctively that their enemy is any pervasive sense of oneness or community where people actually feel some sense of responsibility to each other, and, in the case of those much weaker through no fault of their own, a responsibility for each other. The proponents of no government to speak of, the essential eradication of gun laws and most taxes, the imposition of pro-life and Christian fundamentalist fiat, the de-integration of schools, and the end of the public school system cannot survive in an atmosphere of community. They must divide white from black, rich from poor, old from young. They must promote intergenerational and interracial tension - or at least allow it to fester. They must destroy faith in public policy and public office holders. They must feed off intergenerational and interregional angst, stirring it up whenever they can. They depend on the corrosive force of division to sustain their politics of beggar thy neighbor small-mindedness. Only in that framework can the selfish option appear sane and appropriate."
— H. Segal, _Beyond_Greed_ (1997, Stoddart Publishing)