from Moonsetter - Thursday, February 22, 2007
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Basically some thoughts on the direction I believe we are headed as individuals and collectively...
Slowly, ever so slowly, we begin to face the unpleasant nature of reality - the universe of eternal chaos and nothingness from which order arises. We begin to see that death is not something that should be feared and explained away by dogma - but that our mortality should be treasured and revered. Throwing aside everything that we have been taught, we realize that we are nothing - organic matter which will dissolve and decay. We are not "elite". We were born to die, and death we will not escape. Realizing this, those with strong minds understand that modern society is meaningless - destined for death and decay. Democracy has failed time and again, and intelligent people realize that the sheep need strong shepherds, or they will simply self-destruct as they focus only on themselves, their trivial pursuit of pleasure, their false ideas of "good and evil", and their seemingly inherent inability to see the world around them as it truly is - simply because it is not a comforting world of peace and beauty, and as such, it reminds them of how pathetic and weak they really are in the face of Nature's chaos.
It seems to be human nature to choose illusion over truth, but times are changing. Once we throw aside the bullshit we have been taught all our lives, we see that there is no value in this world besides what we create. We define what is good and evil. When we see the world as nothing - our feeble ideas of morality begin to weaken. F.W. Nietzsche warned of an age when people would turn to nihilism, that is, the belief in nothing - and that because of this belief, society as we know it would crumble. That age has arrived. People are rejecting religion and politics, believing that nothing is worth striving for, and because of this, society will eventually collapse - just like Rome.
Open your eyes. Find meaning in your life - meaning that corresponds to reality. Do not follow the crowd to self-destruction.
What I relate is the history of the next two centuries. I describe what is coming, what can no longer come differently: the advent of nihilism. . . . For some time now our whole European culture has been moving as toward a catastrophe, with a tortured tension that is growing from decade to decade: restlessly, violently, headlong, like a river that wants to reach the end. . . . (Will to Power - by F.W. Nietzsche)