Thursday, 17 March 2016

Political opinions are an attempt to order and control the universe

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Why do we read the newspapers and news sites first thing in the morning? For information, yes, for fun, yes, because the news is fascinating because life is fascinating, but also because forming political opinions and making political judgments is an attempt to order and control the universe. 

Wilhelm Stekel said people who do not understand themselves have a craving for understanding. A craving to understand life can be a craving to control it, to impose an order on it. 

As Nietzsche told us, all philosophy is disguised psychology. Especially true of political philosophy.

2 comments:

  1. Here's your Friday fun news website then

    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/

    It does show quite effectively how just about everyone apart from Sanders and Kaitch are gaslighting the American public.

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  2. People who do not understand themselves would solve their problem if they would substitute the word 'understand' with 'accept. Alex

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