File spoon-archives/postanarchism.archive/postanarchism_2003/postanarchism.0307, message 26


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 08:58:54 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Subject: Fw: [postanarchism] Newman: "Anarchism and the Politics of Ressentiment"


  
  >It was the Jews who, rejecting the aristocratic
>value equation (good = noble = powerful = beautiful =
>happy = blessed) ventured with awe-inspiring
>consistency, to bring about a reversal and held it in
>the teeth of their unfathomable hatred (the hatred of
>the powerless), saying, 'Only those who suffer are
>good, only the poor, the powerless, the lowly are
>good; the suffering, the deprived, the sick, the ugly,
>are the only pious people, the only ones, salvation is
>for them alone, whereas you rich, the noble, the
>powerful, you are eternally wicked, cruel, lustful,
>insatiate, godless, you will also be eternally
>wretched, cursed and damned!'....[5]
 
Did Nietzche say this ? If he did, it is bogus.  This seems more Christian
statement. 

>  Slave morality is characterized by the attitude
>of ressentiment -- the resentment and hatred of the
>powerless for the powerful. 
This is debatable. 

>Nietzsche sees  ressentiment as an entirely negative sentiment 
That is his opinion. 

Don't forget Neitzche had siphilis.  So he wasn't thinking straight near the
end of his 
days.

Larry

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