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Saturday, July 17, 2021

History Does not Recognize Human Values

People want to believe that truth, morality, and virtue will prevail in the end, but that end in which these values will prevail never arrives. History has no end and no beginning. The notion of our values prevailing in the end is meaningless, since the end of history will not be reached in our lifetime and after any number of lifetimes. The values of truth, morality, and virtue play no role in the contests of history. The causes which attain victory in any age are those which are backed by great strength, ruthless strategy, extreme passion and ambition, religious zeal, and good luck. But the contest goes on in an infinite future—today’s winners can be tomorrow’s losers if they lose the qualities that had once allowed them to prevail.

1 comment:

Ajit R. Jadhav said...

Cassandra.

Historical.