Saturday, April 26, 2008

S&M an Last Man Standing

Chris Dillow has an interesting post here on his move to Rutland.
But if you read Wiki on Nietzsche, it has a telling line: "This 'Ubermensch' may be contrasted to a weak-willed individual, one who is tired of life, takes no risks, seeks only comfort and security: the Last Man. The last man would be the product of socialism, democracy and other egalitarian belief systems.[1]"
And further: "Nietzsche saw that nothing great is possible for the Last Man, and it is Nietzsche's contention that Western civilization (Europe) is moving in the direction of the last man, an apathetic creature, who has no great passion or commitment, who is unable to dream, who merely earns his living and keeps warm."
Now I know I'm on the right, but this looks awfully awfully like Broon the Gloom, don't you think?

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