page 88, ISBN 0-553-27747-2

"To speak of certain government and establishment institutions as "the system" is to speak correctly...They are sustained by structural relationships even when they have lost all other meaning and purpose...But to tear down a factory or to revolt against a government or to avoid repair of a motorcycle because it is a system is to attack effects rather than causes; and as long as the attack is upon effects only, no change is possible."

~Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

and he then continues (later on in the book) to attack the 'foundation' of reason. and then defends it. and then attacks it again. seen that way, a little confusing, but it ties up.