Wednesday, January 01, 2014


Nietzsche...warned that the emergence of something, whether an organ, legal institution or a religious ritual is never to be confused with its acquired purposes. “Anything in existence having somehow come about is continually interpreted anew, requisitioned anew, transformed and redirected to a new purpose.” This is a liberating thought, which teaches us to never hold the history of something against its possible applications.
-- from The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans de Waal

Image: People of Gog and Magog examining the corpse of dragon by Tousi Salmâni

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that every law, dictat, regulation is designed to detach government, corporations, banks from the democratic process. If people don't wake up soon we will be dragged back to a time when life was brutal and short. If we can't afford to consume, we will be worthless to those who control our destiny.