Quotation by Aleister Crowley

They look for a victim to chivy, and howl him down, and finally lynch him in a sheer storm of sexual frenzy which they honestly imagine to be moral indignation, patriotic passion or some equally avowable emotion, it may be an innocent Negro, a Jew like Leo Frank, a harmless half-witted German; a Christ-like idealist of the type of Debs, an enthusiastic reformer like Emma Goldman.
Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 58 (1929, revised 1970).

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