File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_2000/nietzsche.0006, message 5

Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 10:50:17 +0500
Subject: Re: Question

George Sherwood wrote:
> Another question: What if by pity N had in mind the type of pity we see in
> law suits nowadays? If we view pity in this manner, we could see the
> logical conclusion of democracy at the same time. Anyone who is left out,
> anyone who is slighted, anyone who feels left behind, all must level the
> playing field and bring down those in power to their level. Of course, the
> same would be true for criminal law also. After all, the more sensitive we
> become, the more that must be against the law, the more we must rely on law
> to protect us, and the more laws we must have on the books. All this is the
> direct result of pity, because one suffered and said, "There should be a
> law against that." And there soon was.
> George
> "Having resentment is like taking poison and waiting
> for the other person to die" -- Malachy McCourt.
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Fiaz :
	i think Nietzsche meant pity in all forms but mainly for the "weak" in
terms of spiritual health. he said that it is this pity that degrades
man.  That doesnt mean not to pity anything at all, but the
all-encompassing pity of the christian ethic. 	
	The instinct behind all "levelling" politically ideoligies (especially
socialism) was criticized by Nietzsche. The instinct arises from the
weaker and the lower to bring down everyone to "their" level.

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