Truth Pt. 2

Nietzsche says the statements “I want this” and “I have the right to this” are equal. In the second statement the truth is concealed. It’s this kind of thinking that Postman didn’t want let out the bag.

I hear Postman is ignored by academics, but academics are largely ignored by everyone else. The ideas in Postman’s “Amusing Ourselves to Death” have been taken up by activist communities on the left, or the book is an expression of those ideas. I’ve been away from social justice activities for a couple years now, but in the ten years I was following them the ideas didn’t change at all.

Nietzsche’s writing isn’t completely applicable today, but the germ is there. The ideas that people fighting for change fear, are the same ideas that have the power to bring about change.

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