I’m telling you about that Index… it’s like how the Chabad believes only 600,000 sparks of the divine exist in humanity. Many of them can be found on that. They’re secret agents. They hide. They’re “modest”. I like people to know about this kind of thing so I’m “immodest”. There’s the 1950s aesthetic style of traditionalism, which you could say is the foundation of a functional society, then there is a loftier version of traditionalism which is to put it simply “listening to your elders”. These specific elders write books on the old old old elders. You can’t trust elders who “live in a democracy” to tell you what these older ones think. Keep in mind they DO adapt themselves to the Age of the Plebs. Nonetheless, this Index represents a more honorable list than you’re going to find in most other places. Another caveat, as I mentioned before, is that you will find many crypto-Talmudists among them (and “crypto-Talmudism” is a redundancy).
If someone on the Index has lots of entries I infer that they are an “obsessive” person, thus I tend to google them first. I like good things in my life so I’m currently reading a study about someone that people have a very strange relation to, such that I usually avoid the subject, which is not a healthy symptom of our society, let me tell you. Cantor yesterday, who wrote about the problems of democracy as depicted in the novels of Mark Twain? Similar to that “double scoop” from the other day on Augustan England, he has two books on Shakespeare’s Roman plays, one he wrote over 40 years after the first one, and I’m looking at the second which incorporates Nietzsche’s ideas of the revaluation of values and the slave revolt in morality, so make that a triple scoop. Is this what you call a “decadent” dessert? By the way, I do believe that the perhaps most famous anti-Straussian Shadia Drury has a point about the (lowkey) significance of neech for this constellation of writers generally.
Ah, (unsurprisingly) I’m already loving this
In conquering the Mediterranean world, the Republic transforms into the Empire, and in the process, it reduces its once-proud citizens into the humble subjects of an imperial regime, thereby foreclosing the grand possibilities for martial heroism it originally created.
I bet he’s really talking about “Rome” here wink wink. I wish you could HEAR the sarcasm of my posts, truly a loss. Anyway, I talked about the virtue of courage being rebalanced between men and women in our time. The truth is that both men and women are rebalanced to have not much courage at all. Women get more, men get less, yes- at the same time both get less however. Humble subjects who can do not much else besides educate each other to acknowledge the rationality of the regime. Here’s a middle finger for you right out of the days of “the Republic”. This Empire of Emptiness deserves far worse than that.
This study is profound so far, talk about aesthetic splendor
Antony and Cleopatra portrays an ethical transformation of the Roman aristocracy that prefigures the revaluation of values that Nietzsche associates with Christianity.
The shift when weakness was revaluated to be strength. The telos of Judaeo-Christianity is still unfolding as we speak.
This study is helping me see as Hegel called it the thousand-eyed Argus of these plays.
This is real- most are hybrids AT BEST
This is a PDF I’m not going to be exing out of for a while, I can see it now.
A concept you’ll frequently find from those on the Index
the idea that a particular form of government shapes a particular way of life.
If you’re reading this you’re not quite living in a democracy. No need to thank me, just tell me my dick is small instead, you brilliant person. People really like to live in a “democracy” (or whatever other euphemism you want to use), it allows them to live without pressure in a sense. There’s no demand for them to utilize their freedom and go beyond themselves.
I always think of this- except it’s spiritual morbid obesity
Root of the problem
That Jewess professor I had who read social justice into the ancients, that’s emblematic. Usually they’re not taught at all.
Cantor says his Roman plays are the pinnacle Renaissance attempt to bring antiquity back to life. I.e. between the lines there are Nietzschean implications to this which many will interpret as “something only a monster would believe”.
I’m only in the introduction of this and I’m floored. Here’s the link.
It’s too bad there’s such a stigma around you-know-who’s name. I just want to call him Roger or something to get away from that. Clowns are too divine, blondes are too divine, etc. Immodesty!
Ah this is such a crypto-misanthropic study. That’s what that Index is all about wink wink. I’ve actually had a literal Straussian elder wink at me before in real life, a highly reticent man however. The thought of bringing up the Talmud and winking at him, that would not have gone over well. AHAHAHA! Secrecy was how Jews were able to exploit the goys so well and get so smart with all the leisure though. They continue to have both elements in their character in the modern day (exploitativeness and secrecy). Ugh, take me back to the old Republic, Roger…