Skip to comments.Beyond Nothingness
Posted on 11/05/2012 4:37:44 PM PST by Starman417
While Liberals wear the badge of self-righteous compassion on their sleeves, for the world to admire, some of us are looking beyond the hype for an explanation of this Obama philosophy that has trapped us in economic and moral doldrums for the last four years.
Obama came to the national stage as a messianic figure; he could fix our problems and bring Americans together. Not even the most deluded Marxists among us are still clinging to that claptrap, but the human animal is resilient and clever, and the Liberal thinkers, as well as the simple minded, are looking desperately for other attributes, real or imagined that will justify promoting Obama for reelection until a suitable Liberal leader can be found.
He has his shortcomings and personality defaults, some more obvious and harder to deny than others, but it is this elusive nihilism that is the most provocative.
Nihilism is a dubious term; yet, if we keep it simple and simply say it is an abandonment of values and knowledge, Obamas nihilism may be a far greater deficit than his narcissism. It is from the Latin root word nihil or nothing; thus it is the foundation for words like annihilate to destroy completely or destroy to nothingness.
The nihilist believes all values to be worthless, and that nothing can be known or communicated with certainty.
The nihilist is imbued with extreme pessimism and radical skepticism, with no loyalties.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is the German philosopher most often identified with the creed of nihilism, but history may eventually identify Obama with a similar distinction, that of being one of history's most influential nihilists. Unlike Obama, Nietzsche was an intellect and a prolific writer, but while Nietzsche could write about nihilism, Obama applied the philosophy to a modern industrialized country.
Nietzsche wrote in Will To Power notes, (1883-88):
Every belief, every considering something true, is necessarily false because there is simply no true world.
For Nietzsche, there is no order or structure, unless it is assigned. Therefore the objectiveness of nihilism can be defined through several perspectives:
Existential nihilism, is the easiest concept for college students, because it is the most easily understood; therefore, it is the most recognized form of nihilism. It basically implies that life has no meaning or value.
Political nihilism, is the idea that destruction of all existing political, social, and religions is justified as a prerequisite for future improvement.
Ethical nihilism or moral nihilism is a rejection of absolute or ethical values. Good and evil are vague and necessarily become dubious values assigned by society as a result of social and emotional pressures.
Epistemological nihilism denies knowledge and truth and substitutes extreme skepticism.
Shakespeare was deigned a nihilist because of quotes like this from Macbeth:
(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
The Flipping Spaces blog is pretty much all nothingness.
Uh....he obviously doesn't know the bug-eyed liberals in my family. I believe some of them will be in tears and tearing their hair out by tomorrow night.
I hate when writers repeat themselves in the same sentence.
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