A bleg to the audience...

I cannot remember either the origin or author of the following quote, which I think is rather good:


"True liberation comes when the personal is apolitical"

...or something to that effect. Does anyone know what the actual quote may be (if I am paraphrasing) and to whom it should be attributed?

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Lazy Brian! Try Google, silly. I Googled "liberation personal apolitical" and found it immediately. It was Virginia Postrel.

"["True liberation makes the personal apolitical.":vp]"

But it's worse than that, Brian. This quote was linked on Catallarchy by Jonathan on "March 18":jw.

ARGH! Curse me blindness and

ARGH! Curse me blindness and lazy eye/mouse combination. I be chastised.

Great quote! Sadly, I don't

Great quote! Sadly, I don't remember paying any special attention to it when I originally read Virginia's post.

I wasn't familiar with the

I wasn't familiar with the quote specifically so I immediately thought of George Orwell. I remembered reading something with a similar theme in 1984. So I checked.

Here is the passage:

"In the old days, he thought, a man looked at a girl's body and saw that it was desirable, and that was the end of the story. But you could not have pure love or pure lust nowadays. No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred. Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act."

From literature-online 1984 Part 2 Chapter 2.