Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The sons of modest families decline very rapidly into complete good-for-nothings.

I've always contended that, for the most part, the Tea Party is basically composed of the children of the Dixiecrats here in the south.

They are the children of the Greatest Generation who were basically handed everything to them by parents whose careers and lifestyles were created and subsidized by the Federal Government.

And here I sit tonight reading in Nietzsche: Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) to come to find that Nietzsche predicted their rise:
Ambition a surrogate for moral feeling. --Moral feeling must not be lacking in those natures that have no ambition.  The ambitious contrive to get on even without it, and with almost equal success. -- That is why, if they should ever lose moral feeling, the sons of modest families that know nothing of ambition decline very rapidly into complete good-for-nothings.
 Am I wrong?

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