- 22 Aug 2021 16:40
At the time of Nietzsche the country was becoming a country. Everyone had grown up with the joys of dukes and nobles, most would have good reason to resent that. At the same time, they were developing a capitalist economy. That's never an easy process, and usually a ton of people get screwed over badly when it happens. On top of that, you can add income inequality.
I like Nietzsche, to my way of thinking, he was the first truly Modern intellectual. Almost nobody understands him, because they don't know he was responding to the era he lived in...
But he didn't get everything right, and this one of those times.
Chinese and Russian propagandists are selling doom and gloom. Ask yourself, would you prefer living there?
Not sure how we get there, except that our kids seem immune to a lot of the BS my generation fell for, so it may just be a matter of time before they get their day in the sun.
But, even now, Biden is worlds better than Trump. We are making a huge dent in poverty. It's miles and miles from perfect, but it's a start. You see, Americans like bandaids. They don't actually fix problems, they just put a bandaid on the cancer and call it good.
And those are the good guys, the Republicans have become self destructive nihilistic fanatics.
Facts have a well known liberal bias