>Nihilism produces paradoxes due to its very nature as an idea/ideal that attempts to contradict the real which it survives within.
we see this clearly in such nihilistic dogmas, as Judaism which attains power by claiming powerlessness - victimhood becomes predatory - parasitical.
The U.S. as being founded on an Abrahamic narrative also displays this paradox - an empire based on rejecting the idea of empires - perpetual rebellion against what it is.
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
" is a biblical call to salvation - the meek shall inherit the earth - freedom from nature, the past; salvation through money, purchasing a new identity, leaving the past behind, no longer hindered by heritage, natural order, social hierarchies etc.
We see this Messianic spirit in America's constant claim to being a 'victim' of hatred and envy; Trump formulates it as the U.S. being exploited - a remarkable claim by an empire that was built no creating dependence on its dominion.
A victim of its own methods; victim of victimization. Empire founded no the denial of empire - duplicity; paradox of its own making seducing feebleness and desperation - the lost and tired and poor.
Peterson, - and others - in many ways, was a reaction to its own liberal identity dogma - a reality check forced upon Americans by reality itself. It created the insanity it then perceived an existential threat within.
>Good versus Evil, is Abrahamic to the core. Either/Or, binaries. A source of its power is that its simplicity can be comprehended by the mediocre spirit - it is primal.
There is no progress 'Beyond Good and Evil
' there's a repackaging, a renaming - an updating of the same concepts to be resold to modern psychologies.
>As I've said many times before, Nihilism is about inversions. In the Star Wars narrative the Dark/Light are inverted, where Light is named the 'dark force' and the dark is named the 'light force'. Light
= ideology/spirituality disconnecting mind from body; ideas/ideals detached from physical, tangible existence; detached and uninhibited by experienced reality and precedent. Dark
= nature, limiting, containing, natural order expressed as social hierarchies.
exploits individual insecurities their self-hatred and resentment of everything that made them as they are, selling them this self-hatred as a rebellion against the father, the source of their being; rebellion against their heritage and genetic inheritance - a seductive release/relief from their own body, their own past. But, of course, always a lie. The past/nature cannot be escaped nor redefined out of existence - its determinations are immutable and cannot be undone with reinterpretations or denial.
>The anti-father symbols are thick in the Star Wars narrative.
Father, for ancient Greeks and Indo-Europeans, was the one who passed on the genos
(ΓΕΝΟΣ), the gene but also memetic identity, i.e., race and culture.