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why_style From: why_style Date: June 22nd, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

re: laws

from our friend Neitzsche:

But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Morality is herd instinct in the individual.

For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously.

and just to end on an upbeat note:
At the bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique human being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
why_style From: why_style Date: June 22nd, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: laws

just a couple more:

What we did once 'for the sake of God' we now do for the sake of money.

Morality is the greatest of all tools for leading mankind by the nose.

and one for mr. bush:
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against the enemy.
komos From: komos Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Justice" is a polite lie

I don't particularly enjoy being the heavy, but I've been on the wrong side of the bench before. I'm not real anxious to repeat that experience unless there is a Very Good Reason.SMALL>TM</small> A minor quality of life issue doesn't quite meet my threshold for imperative civil disobedience.

I aspire to live dangerously, but you've got to pick your fights. ^_^
why_style From: why_style Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Justice" is a polite lie

ha! well, you've got that right. and i'm not implying that you were wrong to suggest putting the kibash on a public discussion of technically illegal activity or even that you should participate in a clandestine effort to circumvent the law. just wanted to show that one of the most brilliant minds of the 19th century would agree with your assessment of the pretense involved in law making (though i think he probably takes it a step or few further than you with his implication that morality itself is nothing but manipulation), and since you've got a nietzsche quote in your profile i thought you'd probably appreciate it.

the heavy: now that's a term i just don't come across much anymore...
komos From: komos Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Justice" is a polite lie

And I do. The everlasting question is whether a great mind of the 19th Century agrees with my thoughts, or if my thoughts have been informed by his writings?

I did anachronisms.
why_style From: why_style Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Justice" is a polite lie

always a conundrum. i've wondered before if i look up to nietzsche because of something in my own nature or because he's somehow brainwashed me. i mean there are lots of times i've argued against his points and thought he was completely off, yet he intrigues me such that i keep returning to him again and again.

it's kind of a peculiarly nietzschean thing, and precisely what i think he would have wanted, for the reader to be convinced to question the writer. if you accept what he says, he's won. yet if you question him, he's also won because you still have to wonder if you're questioning because he told you to. a never ending loop. fascniating.

oh, and anachronisms are sweet.

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