Thursday, August 12, 2010

For some artists, fascism is the socialism of defeat

That comes from having a too high opinion of the goodness of humanity in general and then being disappointed when they don't live up to expectations. Many, it would seem, go from extreme adulation and compassion to utter hatred and the rejection of compassion, from a belief in equality to a belief in inequality. It doesn't matter much to be bitter on a personal level, but when that bitterness is linked up to a political movement very bad consequences happen, and the impact is no longer just a personal one. Better to have a balanced view of humanity and to fight for equality in light of it than to have an unrealistic expectation of humanity as being purely good, get disillusioned, and spent the rest of your time fighting for anti-human concepts.

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