Men were taught to regard second-handers—tyrants, emperors, dictators—as
exponents of egoism. By this fraud they were made to destroy the ego,
themselves and others. The purpose of the fraud was to destroy the creators. Or
to harness them. Which is a synonym.
From the beginning of history, the two antagonists have stood face to face: the
creator and the second-hander. When the first creator invented the wheel, the
first second-hander responded. He invented altruism.
The creator—denied, opposed, persecuted, exploited—went on, moved forward and
carried all humanity along on his energy. The second-hander contributed nothing
to the process except the impediments. The contest has another name: the
individual against the collective.