"They want to meet — the SS. They always want to meet. And at each meeting they want something more - always something more. Until they have everything... To them, the law is like ice cream: easily melted."
— Dr Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger, Conspiracy
So great has been the calamitousness of these times, and such the inveterate malice of the heretics, that there has been nothing ever so clear in our statement of faith, nothing so surely settled, which they, at the instigation of the enemy of the human race, have not defiled by some sort of error. For which cause the holy Inquisition hath made it Its especial care to condemn and anathematise the principal errors of the heretics of our time, and to deliver and teach the true and Imperial doctrine; even as It has condemned, anathematised, and decreed.
— Decalaration of Inquisitorial Mandate, Warhammer 40,000
A perfectly anonymous digitized voice cut through the dully roaring babble on the convention floor.
Hari looked up from the autograph book he was signing and saw his own face, fisheye distorted and reflected four times over in the mirror masks of a Social Police enforcement squad.
He couldn't breathe.
That instant stripped away Caine's success and fame; stripped away the thousands of fans who crowded around him in this immense overheated room; stripped the power of the Administrator caste and the status of the Studio Chairmanship; stripped every part of him that lay over his most fundamental baseline. The baseline of his soul was Labor.
Every Laborer knows that trouble with Soapy is the last trouble you ever have.
"Administrator Hari Khapur Michaelson. You are under arrest."
- Blade of Tyshalle, by Matthew Stover
Welcome to your life
There's no turning back
Even while we sleep
We will find you
Acting on your best behavior
Turn your back on Mother Nature
Everybody wants to rule the world
- Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears
The Stalin regime is based not on the Soviets, Party ideals, the power of the Political Bureau or Stalinís personality, but on the organization and the techniques of the Soviet political police where Stalin plays the role of the first policeman. To tell that NKVD is a state secret policeómeans to tell nothing to the point... To tell that NKVD is a body of mass inquisition also tells nothing to the point, because the Gestapo also was a mass inquisition... To tell that NKVD is "a state within the state" means to belittle the importance of NKVD because this question allows two forces: a normal state and a supernormal NKVD: whereas the only force is Chekism. A state Chekism, a party Chekism, a collective Chekism, an individual Chekism. Chekism in ideology, Chekism in practice. Chekism from the top to the bottom.
— Abdurakhman Avtorkhanov