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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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