Nietzschean ‘Ressentiment’, 21st century style

Ressentiment is a reassignment of the pain that accompanies a sense of one’s own inferiority/failure onto an external scapegoat. The ego creates the illusion of an enemy, a cause that can be “blamed” for one’s own inferiority/failure. Thus, one was thwarted not by a failure in oneself, but rather by an external “evil.”

According to Kierkegaard, ressentiment occurs in a “reflective, passionless age”, in which the populace stifles creativity and passion in passionate individuals. Kierkegaard argues that individuals who do not conform to the masses are made scapegoats and objects of ridicule by the masses, in order to maintain status quo and to instill into the masses their own sense of superiority.

Ressentiment comes from reactiveness: the weaker someone is, the less their capability to suppress reaction.[7] According to Nietzsche, the more a person is active, strong-willed, and dynamic, the less place and time is left for contemplating all that is done to them, and their reactions (like imagining they are actually better) become less compulsive. The reaction of a strong-willed person (a “wild beast”[8]), when it happens, is ideally a short action: it is not a prolonged filling of their intellect.[9]

Video at this link.

At the moment, there is no stopping this development. The world’s losers are talking themselves into hysteria, and blaming white males for their problems. And now their hysteria is morphing into aggression.

What happens if the white males, as they are perfectly entitled to do, ignore them, or tell them to sod off?

This is not going to end well.

Thank heavens I’ve spent years training with edged weapons and in open-hand techniques. Learning to fire a gun is next.

 

 

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About Stebbing Heuer

A person interested in exploring human perception, reasoning, judgement and deciding, and in promoting clear, effective thinking and the making of good decisions.
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