The Antichrist was written in 1888 one year before Nietzsche’s descent into madness and immediately after his Twilight of the Idols. Both books should be read under the aspect of the last words of his final original book, his autobiography Ecce Homo: “Dionysus against the Crucified.” The German title can be translated as either “The […]
Europeans were unique in their abolition of kinship groups, and in their emphasis on institutions based on rational grounds, individual choice, and impartial standards. And yet he believes that European rationalism did not play an autonomous role in the making of the West. He argues, instead, that Europeans “stumbled onto a collection of marriage and family policies that demolished Europe’s intensive kin-based institutions,” from which point they “unintentionally” went on to create “voluntary associations”. Western rationalism was a by-product of the alteration of the psychology of Europeans induced by the breakdown of kinship based institutions.
the claims of reason began in ancient Greece with the Presocratics and that once reason took off it became a force in its own right, […] The original context for the rise of reason was not the abolition of kinship in the Middle Ages. It was the aristocratic lifestyle of Indo-Europeans with its incipient individualism and its war bands existing slightly outside kinship ties and norms, based on heroic principles and the struggle for individual honor and prestige.
As progressives push to “decarcerate” Vermont, opioid deaths increase. Residents may have noticed steady reports of out-of-state fentanyl and heroin dealers being apprehended in Vermont, often associated with well-organized and extremely violent inner city gangs who also traffic in guns, sex workers (including children), and anything else that makes a profit. Progressives eclipse the real crisis of a steady influx of society’s most dangerous and malicious capitalists — drug gangs and related cartels.
Governor Sununu has announced that he will not renew the emergency order mandating masks statewide, which is good news but not great news. While businesses can now choose not to require masks, towns that still have mandates in force are not affected. Related: Masks vs. No Masks (Still) Equals No Damn COVID19 Difference You still…[…]
Originally posted on Patrice Ayme’s Thoughts: All societies develop ruling classes. It is a very bad flaw of civilization: those oligarchies contradict the nature of humanity (liberty, equality, fraternity), and the nature of optimal intelligence (ideas from all over, competing for the best thinking; not just in the self-service of a tiny elite). Why…[…]
From Bret Easton Ellis’ ‘White’: “There was a romance to that analog era, an ardency, an otherness that is missing in the post-Empire digital age whereeverything has ultimately come to feel disposable.”
Reading this made it click for me. I had a parallel thought before, isn’t it strange how sweet it is to have […]
“OK. Who’s next in line for their vaccine?” The head of Denmark’s medicines agency, Tanja Erichsen, collapsed during a press conference on the decision to stop using the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. The death of a second person in Denmark who died after getting the AstraZeneca vaccine was reported this week. The head of #Denmark’s medicines…[…]