destructive agency

See: parasite
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But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.
Nor does it prevent Lorraine's insistence that women of color are not the victims but (referring to black mistresses) the "curse of our Southern homes," attributing to them white men's own culpability and destructive agency.
But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.