There’s a power struggle going on over control of the human consciousness. We are a cell of health surrounded by plague. It’s not men’s minds that are at stake, but their consciousness, their awareness. This isn’t a struggle over a market area. Make no mistake about it. This is a struggle over what’s to judged valuable in our universe.
Dr. Larry Piaget
A character in The Santaroga Barrier by Frank Herbert
[There is great subtleness in this book. There is vast room for interpretation as to who the “good guys” and who are the “bad guys”. Some call Herbert a prophet in this book. I can see why.–Joe]