Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Voice of Alienation and Pessimism

The philosophers, who are full of hatred for the traditions and lifestyle of their ancestors and are alienated from the culture and history of their country, have a tendency to devote a disproportionate amount of time for making pessimistic predictions about the future.

To them every politician that they dislike in their country is a potential Hitler or Mussolini, and an apocalypse is always round the corner. They see potential recruits for totalitarian religious and fascist movements in their countrymen. Such philosophers are followed by a horde of ignorant, unwise, and cowardly folks, who blindly accept everything that their philosopher says, and become alienated from their ancestors, fellow citizens, country, and culture.

For such a flock of “True Believers,” nothing in the past or present seems good enough—they pine for a total revolution which they believe will pave way for the rise of a utopia where their philosophy reigns supreme.

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