Category Archives: Rationalisation

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 … Continue reading

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Rationalisation, discrimination, de-legitimisation … you know the rest

Interested, while controlling my revulsion at the subject matter, to read this, via Unz: By the logic of gay liberation, Thiel is an example of a man who has sex with other men, but not a gay man. Because he … Continue reading

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Mark St Cyr’s Crystal Ball Goes Blood Red

Mark St Cyr puts it out there, in a coherent and plausible argument: Few believe there is a reason for concern that China “might” do something which may upset the current economy as it now stands. I am not one … Continue reading

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You can rationalise anything

From Breitbart: An Iraqi migrant has admitted to raping a 10-year-old boy in a Viennese swimming pool so ferociously that the boy had to be hospitalised for his injuries. The man said he knew it was wrong but couldn’t help … Continue reading

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