Wednesday, February 23, 2011

An Existentialist Look at the Left

If it weren't for the human capacity for deception, disingenuity and delusion, the Left wouldn't exist.


Balbulican said...

Wow. An existentialist said that, eh? Heavy stuff.

I'm not familiar with that quote. Which existentialist?

∞ ≠ ø said...

Rare is the day when I look at a dictionary and find a definition I agree with. I found this quite well rounded. Pretty damn good summary actually.
American Heritage Dictionary:
ex•is•ten•tial•ism n.
A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, regards human existence as unexplainable, and stresses freedom of choice and responsibility for the consequences of one's acts.

Balbulican said...

Interesting to see our host aligning himself with Nietzsche and Simone de Beauvoir.

∞ ≠ ø said...

Tempted by the dark side he is. Self awareness and responsibility for actions are strong sirens. But when he finds there is nothing but self, and that the consequences for actions are subject to egocentric moral relevance, and hears no gratitude for God.... He'll be home by supper. His brothers and sisters have set his place at the table.

All is not for nothing.

Balbulican said...

CS, still curious. Who is the "existentialist" you're quoting?

Canadian Sentinel said...


Perhaps I shouldn't have used the term "existentialist", because I don't fancy myself such.

But it's about existence, so I used literary licence in using the word in the title.

Oh, and the quotation is all mine.

Balbulican said...

Yes, I know.