Thursday, 8 March 2012

What is modern freedom?

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It is the freedom to doubt the reality of what has been regarded as Good, then to doubt the possibility of Good, then to subvert/ invert/ destroy/ (I mean reform) the Good in the name of the Better.

(There is nothing actually Good - not God, nor marriage, nor the family - but somehow there always is something Better than them.)

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Unconstrained freedom to attack the Good is now regarded as the most important of all Human Rights.

Yet since the Good is Reality - this means that the ultimate modern freedom, defended with the full force of the modern state and mass media, is the Right to deny Reality.

A short term for the denial of reality is Psychoticism.

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Thus modern freedom is a freedom to be psychotic; and an unconditional right to have this delusional state defended by all necessary means.

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5 comments:

The Crow said...

The reality of this would appear to be that most people prefer to be psychotic over being sane.
Who am I to claim they are wrong?
I prefer, personally, to not be psychotic.
Psychotic doesn't work well, for me.
Maybe it works for them?

(There's something positively demonic about these verification-words. If you can even read them!)

josh said...

I'm surprised your venture in aphorism did not go better. You seem to accidentally produce excellent ones.


"There is nothing actually Good - not God, nor marriage, nor the family - but somehow there always is something Better than them."

is somehow better stand alone than in the context of the post. Very nice.

George Goerlich said...

The interesting thing is reality always triumphs. One can only pretend poison is healthy for so long until reality creeps up leads to death.

bgc said...

@GG - yes indeed.

Although other people might then explain-away the death/s as being due to other causes than the poison, which is what happens at present.

Dale said...

----Blasphemy, pornography, hubris—these themes are par for the course in contemporary art. ... “Contemporary art has become a kind of alternative religion for atheists,” writes Sarah Thornton in Seven Days in the Art World.----


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