File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_1995/nietzsche_Dec17.95, message 30


Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 12:53:02 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Re: Nietzsche/Heidegger


On Tue, 19 Dec 1995 Geinster-AT-aol.com wrote:

> David Doss wrote:
> 
> >Do you view so-called 'Green' ecological movements as being latently
> >right-wing?  In Germany anyway they have I believe an origin in a
> >kind of 'Bodenmythos.'
> 
> I found it very interesting that in America, members of certain "ultra
> -right-wing" movements were, at one time at least, very active in groups such
> as "Earth First." I remember hearing, specifically,  that members of "WAR"
> were taking part in the kind of monkey-wrenching that used to get so much
> media attention.  Whether this activity stems from a commitment to the "soil"
> or simply to the desire disrupt the present system, I don't know.
> 
> John M.
> 
> 
Right.  Or, for instance, is the Unabomber radical, reactionary, or just 
plain nuts?  Is he nuts because he has incoherent expectations of 
progress through return?  Are the Greens "nuts" in this way too?  What, 
put more philosophically, can be said about using the past as normative 
criteria for the future?  What would Nietzsche say?  And how, more 
interestingly perhaps, would Hegel respond to Nietzsche were he not dead 
(that is were he not dead-er than Nietzsche)?

Erik

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Erik D. Lindberg
Dept. of English and Comparative Lit.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI  53211
email: edl-AT-csd.uwm.edu



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