Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ah, Life 2.0!

"The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble."
--Walter Benjamin
To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
the heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
that Flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation
devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; aye, there's the rub,
for in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
when we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
must give us pause. There's the respect
that makes Calamity of so long life:
For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
the Oppressor's wrong, the proud man's Contumely, [F: poor]
the pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay, [F: disprized]
the insolence of Office, and the spurns
that patient merit of the unworthy takes,
when he himself might his Quietus make
with a bare Bodkin? Who would Fardels bear, [F: these Fardels]
to grunt and sweat under a weary life,
but that the dread of something after death,
the undiscovered country, from whose bourn
no traveller returns, puzzles the will,
and makes us rather bear those ills we have,
than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
and thus the native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o'er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment, [F: pith]
with this regard their Currents turn awry, [F: away]
And lose the name of Action. Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons
Be all my sins remember'd
--William Shakespeare, "Hamlet"


Always On Watch said...

Damn depressing.

-FJ said...

The future will be that!

FreeThinke said...

Walter Benjamin was a goddam stinkin' JEWISH INTELLECTUAL –– a member of the infamiu[s Frankfurt School –– i.e. a poisoner of young, ignorant and impressinable minds eagerly searching for an easy escape from the onerous demands of working hard in order to make a lace for oneself in the world and take proper care of oneself and one's family.

Feeding the mind with Franfurtian concepts is as nourishing to a healthy mental outlook as eating a pound or two of EXCREMENT each day would be to the development and care of a sound, healthy body.

FreeThinke said...

We ARE what we THINK, FJ. If we succimb to this hopeless, utterly negative, despairing outlook on life, we WILL, indeed, perish –– and rightly so.

Leftist ideology is SATANIC.

"RESIST the DEVIL, and he will FLEE from you."

You play a dangerous game by effectively Dancing with the Devil in Your Parlor.

To put it as bluntly and succinctly as possible: Don't eat SHIT, it will make you deathly ill, –– and don't ASSOCIATE with those who eat SHIT. Their breath STINKS, and will contaminate the air you breathe.

FreeThinke said...

If you find yourself attracted to evil philosophies, as I'm too often afraid you are, think on these words of Alexander Pope (1688-1744).

Vice is a creature of such fearful mien
As to be hated needs to be seen,
Yet, seen to often –– familiar with her face ––
First we endure, then pity, –– then embrace.

Substitute "Marxism" for "Vice," and Bob's your uncle.

Joe Cameltoe said...

Sorry, FT, but I will always believe that the "unexamined" life if not worth living...

Joe Cameltoe said...

PS - You'd have enjoyed the Roger Scruton piece two threads below.... I thought of you when I posted it!

FreeThinke said...

I am only against "examining life" from the nihilistic point of view.

The Leftist (Jewish Intellectual) approach is the ESSENCE of NIHILISM, as I understand the term.

-FJ said...

It is only through examining life from a "nihilistic" point of view that one can overcome nihilism and become a true St John of the Cross Christian! At least, that's my opinion.

And since the Jewish G_d never became a "wanderer" in the flesh (like Jesus), they can never close the Hegelian dialectic of "synthesis"... and move on. They stand forever at the impasse of belief v. nihilism.

The Jewish G_d doesn't know He's dead, and the rabbi's are afraid to tell him!

Thersites said...