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Re: AntiOedipus Revisited
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2019, 11:53:09 pm »
Quote from: Holden
In Plato's Dialogue called the Laws,one of the character says the impulse to destroy "comes neither from man nor from God,its an infatuate obsession that is bred in men by crime done long age and never expiated and so runs its fatal course."Dear brother in suffering,we carry within us an inherited curse, a moral frailty that we derive from some evil ancestor.

Quote from: Silenus
Plato is right on in that it is an inherited curse; if only he understood that it is all living organisms, all of LIFE (call it the DNA molecule if you wish) that must destroy in order to use energy. Something tells me that he thought too highly of man, as some sort of above-animal. Such is the course of things, from shamanism to Platonism, to Christianity, the Enlightenment, democracy, socialism and onwards to the worship of STUFF (gadgets and toys). Some speak of progress, but all of these value-systems are nothing but the same old tripe wrapped in shiny new gloss, one right after the other.

Unlike the Platonists, I see no redemption from this.

In an old thread called Madness Theory, I mention a book called Insanity as Redemption in Contemporary American Fiction: Inmates Running the Asylum by Barbara Tepa Lupak.

I think I will reread that soon.   The word that brought this text to mind?  Redemption.
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