File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_2000/nietzsche.0006, message 7


Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 00:22:57 -0700
Subject: Re: Question


Fiaz, I'm not sure if what you said and what I said are any different.

At 10:50 AM 6/11/00 +0500, you wrote:
>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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>
>
>
"Having resentment is like taking poison and waiting 
for the other person to die" -- Malachy McCourt.


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