Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Last Man, more serious

I continue marveling at Blooms book. Here is an spproximate quote: "Nietzche said that the Last Man would consider mistrust of ones neighbor as mental illness, and would willingly go to the madhouse as a result."

The 2017 version of course would read "and would willingly submit to social censure and teeducation".

Do you not see Macron and Metkel in this?  Does this make Le Pen and Trump supporters "Penultimate Men"?

I love this metaphor, which we might also call the Problem of the bourgeoisie, and will have more to say. I am listening to the book, but need to get a hard copy to quote at length where he anticipated the non-debates on gay marriage and transgenderism.

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