“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, September 23, 2011

I Love @thelichenthrope

Check this passage out from his post on Troy Davis:

the frightful thing about nihilism is not its much-maligned romance with nothing, but rather it is nihilism's focus on the surface---the frozen frames of film which produce only the illusion of continuous motion---the reduction to appearance---as all there is that should worry us. Nihilism's true folly is an obsession with stasis. Allowing neither acts of nor possibilities for creativity, as dialectical opposition par excellence, nihilism is violence enthroned in a frigid wasteland.


zareen said...

Hey, The Lichenthrope loves you too, man!

Nicola Masciandaro said...

"The Good transcends everything . . . In it is nonbeing really an excess of being. . . . One might even say that nonbeing itself longs for the Good which is above all being. Repelling being, it struggles to find rest in the Good which transcends all being, in the sense of a denial of all things" (Dionysius, Divine Names)