'a rationalizantion of the exercise of power does not necessarily happen through an increase in repression; on the contrary. repression has cost too much politically, and it runs the risk of costing even more in the current climate, with all these movements running through society. so it's much more interesting to try to make people accept the rate of hyperunemployment they've been facing and will so for years and years to come, rather than to piss everyone off by hunting down homossexuals in nightclubs and in the bushes. we've known this for a long time, but it has become clearer now. power costs something. the exercise of power does not have a clear-cut benefit. everytime we commit an act that is an exercise of power, it has a cost, and not only a economic one.'