Not to sound pretentious, I just want to try to help you see through the cartoon villain stereotype that they impose- I think in terms of Absolutisms and Transcendentalisms, that’s why I find all of this stuff important. The question of What is Evil? What is the Absolute Evil in our cultural consciousness? And why is it considered to be that? What led to us thinking of it that way? Are we right to see it as that? This is what they would be talking about in Ethics courses if they were not theological seminaries with secular jargon. Not only ethics, this pertains to Epistemology as well. What is Knowledge? What are the limits of Knowledge? Are you seeing how these questions apply in the context of my other posts? There are scary implications here. Because if you want to talk about the highest matters, then… wait, you can’t do that, can you? Because then you have to bring up historiography. And I find this to be a crime that we can’t talk about the limits of knowledge. You can’t even talk about how you can’t talk about it. This means that we’re forced to live in a state of ignorance. Not only about knowledge, about ethics too. This state of Permitted Thinking is itself unethical. You can’t even describe why it is unethical. Human knowledge cannot progress at more than a snail’s pace because it is confined to a certain historically-determined transcendental horizon. Every progress in knowledge is going to be within that horizon. Thus one can wonder if there is even a progress at all if it is so confined. What is Evil? There was an incarnation of evil in a human being about 75 years ago. To even talk about Morality at all is to have to venture into this territory that people can’t even speak of directly or candidly. This is not a good standard in a culture, to not be able to speak of the meaning of Morality, the meaning of Knowledge, the meaning of meaning itself. And that’s where we’re at. And so many just want people like me to die because they want to live in that ignorance of not knowing what conditions speculation regarding the nature of knowledge, the nature of good and evil, etc. That’s not good, I hope you’re not one of these people, chances are you might be. You don’t want to think about that? Why? Don’t you think that’s one of the noblest things one can think about? Why do we believe knowledge should be limited by this horizon? Why do we believe that evil should be determined by that historical event? See, they try to put people with these questions into this stereotype, and I’m at my core simply neutral regarding race and all that, and these questions lead me to racist standpoints. What is the German soul like, what is the Jewish soul like? To wonder about the nature of knowledge or the nature of evil you’re going to have to bring these questions up, otherwise you’re only pursuing these disciplines half-heartedly. And this isn’t me. I truly want to know 100% What is Knowledge, what Limits it, What is the nature of Goodness? Does God exist? If so what is God in our time? Who are the high-priests that determine the nature of God, etc. We live in a strongly “theological” epoch in the sense that these higher, more abstract questions are off-limits. I’m not content living in a time like that, I love philosophy, I see it as one of the few speculative disciplines that makes us most human when we partake in its essence. And you’re only allowed to philosophize in a vulgar, vague, made-for-kids manner. No, I like to wonder about the capital-letter questions that deal in Absolutes. If that makes you angry you must be a religious primitive.