On Nihilism

Briefly said, nihilism is something that nihilizes. Popularly, it has taken on the meaning of breaking away from traditions, indeed traditions of morals in Nietzsche. ‘Nihilism’ is most properly used to refer to the type of process that imputes a meaninglessness onto a thing, which is quite precisely what, to a degree, Nietzsche did, although not entirely. Indeed Nietzsche said that mores (morals) had meaning chiefly in whether they strengthened or weakened the user of the mores—the nihilization for Nietzsche is only tactical, a part of a strategy, and not passive or permanent, but intended as a profitably limited tool, such as when removing parts of a weak foundation in the renovation of a house, to remake the foundation with more appropriate parts for its strength. This is possible because nihilism is a binary (or, more appropriately, a ‘dual’) concept—with active nihilism being one pole, and passive nihilism another. Nietzsche perhaps, and indeed quite apparently (since it has caused immense confusions and troubles in thought ever since) unprofitably valorised a concept he still chiefly used to refer to a dire thing. Nietzsche may have partially or at least most importantly somewhat argued for a trans-nihilism, a transcending of nihilism through an active nihilism. Indeed, Nietzsche refers to nihilism as something Europe must survive the onslaught of, and here he means wisthand the passivity it brings on, the hyper-devaluation, and that it can survive this by doing an active valuation to resist excessive devaluation . The concept originally is devised by one F.H. Jacobi to refer to a way of thought that imputed that no difference were to be found between revelation and poor thought—that those who had religious revelation were no different from a mad person with a flight of fanciful thought; the difference between revelation and thought was thus nullified, and the case of man came to be popularly regarded as one of a credulous or rational thinker. By saying there there is only either rational thought or irrational thought, and no supra-rational thought (i.e. thought inspired by revelation), the so-called Enlightenment thinkers have situationally nullified the tradition of the third variety in Europe, prompting Jacobi to coin the concept of ‘nihilism’ to refer to the type of thought with this tendency. N.b. that report of supra-rational thought has roots older than the appearance of Christianity, and is for example a feature of the reports of the initiates of Apollo, in Ancient Greece.   

 The idea that life is meaningless is hardly new. It is inherently included in the Judeo-Christian tradition, for example. “Let there be Light” — is God giving meaning to an otherwise meaningless chaos. Giving meaning is the primary process of grace, thus when Christians report their life having been given meaning through grace, they are describing a recapitulation of God’s creative act—which is the same as living a life with revelation, which is arguably a post-nihilistic state. The same idea is chief in the idea of baptism, with the idea of the baptism being of a protection against the nullification of the soul. The chief action of Christianity is exactly a recapitulation of God’s creative act, hence its centrality in many of the most noted concepts of Christianity, which are always to save man from being lost to the originary chaos and outer darkness. Tradition has always known a duality of loss and profit, of being lost to an abyss where-in one can lose one’s soul, our being saved from the adverse effects of said abyss, which is akin to finding and keeping one’s soul; remarkably similar to saving in a video game, which prevents the loss of progress. This is not limited to Christianity, but is known the world over. In Ancient Greece, souls are saved by initiation, which exactly is an initiation of a path over or through an abyss. The abyss has always had the danger of devaluation (a loss of sense, madness), and its crossing has always been a gain in a pathway of teleology, which before the Christians was the teleology onto the Heaven symbolised by the peak of Olympus. Christianity is thus a trans-nihilistic pathway, and has always been, since nihilism (the devaluation of life and loss of purpose) has always been a roaming danger; and remains whatever the state of nihilism’s prevalence, if not even more thankfully in those times where it has become not a mere near ubiquitous specter, but an openly admitted and professed ideology growing at great speed: “This collapse of meaning, relevance, and purpose will be the most destructive force in history, constituting a total assault on reality and nothing less than the greatest crisis of humanity”, says an author summarizing Nietzsche’s warning, before quoting the saintly man: “What I relate is the history of the next two centuries. I describe what is coming, what can no longer come differently: the advent of nihilism. . . . For some time now our whole European culture has been moving as toward a catastrophe, with a tortured tension that is growing from decade to decade: restlessly, violently, headlong, like a river that wants to reach the end. . . .” [1906]. These 200 years, needless to say, are still ongoing. We can only hope for grace. Indeed, hope is one of those concepts which specifically is against nihilism. Indeed, Wycliffe affirms it as trust in revelation, translating Romans iv.18: “Abraham agens hope bileuede that he schulde be maad fadir of manye folkis.” Indeed, King James’ 1611: “Who against hope, beleeued in hope, that hee might become the father of many nations: according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seede bee”—an affirmation of prophecy and teleology against its converse. (Coincidentally, see Jordan Peterson’s citation of the verse for that purpose in his discussion with Matthew Pirkowski, here.)

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On the ‘witch-hunt’ because of “retard”

This is so silly, ‘retard’ is not a medical term anymore. It does not refer to disabled people but to people who are immature or intellectually undeveloped. It’s a general fucking word, seen in ‘retardant’ e.g. to refer to chemical action, e.g. one drug is named Tegretol Retard.

It’s just a synonym for undeveloped or ‘delay or hold back in terms of progress or development.’ Those pseudo-justice (“social”) vampires are just tryna score jouissance through a discourse protection racket and hyper-policing.

Twitter

Nowhere else does a word like ‘bullycided’ come to such prominence, e.g.; and nowhere else are posts ignored or celebrated based on the popularity of the poster, as much — just like in high school where people are ignored or celebrated largely based on who they, rather than what they have to say. I ain’t kidding when I say it reiterates clear cut clique behavior; and to a much higher degrees than forums, and a much much higher degrees than comment sections. Anonymous forums hardly give an opportunity for such at all, and platforms like Discord have a much more cozy adult-like atmosphere, even somehow on Facebook you are rated more for what you have to say than for how popular you are. It’s in the mechanisms of Twitter that accidentally encourages this (I’ve heard they are thinking of changing it, actually to make it more like 4chan incidentally); like Nick Land used to follow me on 2 of 3 of his accounts, and just that alone gave me clout in DMs with people into his stuff. Like, damn, it’s like in high school: “Oh, you know him. Ok, you’re cool. Imma listen to what you have to say [because of that, and actually not just because of non-hominem logic].” And there’s the “Oh, he has over 800 followers, so imma follow him to. At least he’s got clout, so he’s one of us”—type of thinking which is just saturated in that platform’s atmosphere (people literally make fun of users all the time because of their number of followers, which is pathetic and has nothing to do with if the person is interesting or not, you literally see total dopes having thousands of followers there, even insane paranoiacs with ramblings).

Listing update

Hey. How are you doing?
To prevent bad experiences, I had to update the listing:

Basic room next to Selfoss. I must say to prevent bad experiences: on a dirty smelly old farm. My mom has Parkinson’s and my brother is severly Autistic—and I’m helping her out a little bit; we’re saving up money for renovations. The room is clean, but the other areas aren’t (cancel if this reservation if you think that’s gonna trouble you). They have yet to be redone. Like, they need massive renovation and lots of cleaning in areas.

For this reason I’ve removed the kitchen from the listing, is that okay with you? Please do not give me a bad review since you have already been warned.
We are surrounded by horses, mountains. But the garden needs a lot of cleaning, and construction.

Typically cozy and quiet. We are on a road to have everything organic and renewable. I honestly wanna build a spa here, but we have a lot of tasks to overcome first! You are helping by staying here if you are also sure about that this place can suit you for one night without having a bad experience because of the aesthetics and lack of work, so far.
There are many cats in the house. Unlimited WiFi. Hot water.

The Third Estate made good use of Freemasonry as a network and a powerhouse—and ideology in a sense—which was needed versus the converse of the very international Roman Catholic Church, which certainly had its orders, scholars, coders, and multi-level doctrines. So, I would think that’s almost certain, yes.

Hey Titouan. Glad to have you booked as a guest at my listing! I must say you have a very nice smile in your picture.

Anyway, about this Airbnb experience you have booked,

I am trying to increase and improve my communication with my guests to ensure more positive experiences for guests and the hosts. And to prevent or minimize bad experiences. I am confident in the future of this farm, and in my future as a host.
I am improving with every guest that I host.

The changes in this place are going slowly, but they are assured. It has a bright future. One day it might be famous. However,

I’ve been getting some bad reviews recently, I must advise you. Simply my listing’s description wasn’t describing the place well enough. This is a rundown farm. Some people complain about a smell in the hallway and in the kitchen, but most do not. To prevent bad experiences, I have removed the kitchen from the listing. But the rooms are clean.
I am renting out this place so I can save up for its renovation. It’s been under the authority of my mother, but she has Parkinson’s. We are slowly working on improving here. Most people like it. If you are expecting something different let me know. If you think you would have a bad experience with a place that some people describe as “needs cleaning” — please consider booking another listing. But if you don’t mind a rundown dirty old farm with a bright future, then you are welcome.
Please be honest. It’s okay to cancel. Just don’t give me a bad review after I warned you.
I hope I can help you out! I hope this helps. I hope you will get what you need. Let me know.

Imma just post n’ edit my standard Airbnb response here:

 

I appreciate the quick response! Impressive honesty, too. Alright, you made a good choice, cause I believe this place will be something great in the future.

B.t.w., if you need any assistance regarding anything in Iceland and beyond, let me know. lol.
My name is the same on Facebook, in case of emergency or for convenience of messaging. Also, on Facebook there are groups in English for guests of Iceland — one of them is called Iceland Q & A, but the name speaks for itself. There’s also a group on hiking, e.g.

God is magical nothing

Suppose there were nothing. Then there would be no laws; for laws, after all, are something. If there were no laws, then everything would be permitted. If everything were permitted, then nothing would be forbidden. So if there were nothing, nothing would be forbidden. Thus nothing is self-forbidding. Therefore, there must be something. QED.

 

isn’t this what they call circular reasoning or something the like? anyway,  think there’s a simpler way of ceasing to be a Nothing-believer. to realise that “Nothing” is just a concept. it’s a mere placeholder. people use  ‘nothing’ in their daily lives, and they think they know what it means. they really don’t. they say “there’s nothing in the empty glass.” the glass is littered with microorganisms, particles, dust, you know. it doesn’t contain “nothing.” there is no nothing. the glass contains oxygen.
air is filled with stuff. air is actually a gaseous substance surrounding the earth.
so the “nothing” that people believe in is a sentimental notion. it’s a reified notion. even a valorised notion. it’s something used to say the glass doesn’t contain visible dirt, doesn’t contain water or any other liquids. “for all intents and purposes the glass contains nothing, but actually it contains air, microorganisms, dust.” people believe in illusions.
i figured this shit out on my own, but here’s from Science:

NEW YORK — It was all much ado about nothing as physicists and thinkers came together to debate the concept of nothing Wednesday (March 20) here at the American Museum of Natural History.

The simple idea of nothing, a concept that even toddlers can understand, proved surprisingly difficult for the scientists to pin down, with some of them questioning whether such a thing as nothing exists at all.

The first, most basic idea of nothing — empty space with nothing in it — was quickly agreed not to be nothing. In our universe, even a dark, empty void of space, absent of all particles, is still something.

people who believe in “Nothing after death” are believing in an infantile notion. a plebeian mundane quotidian concept. even “the sky is blue” is a bit less infantile. but the sky is actually multicolor.

some posit a “deeper nothing” — but they can’t really say anything about that — it’s just another concept. “b-but…”. they don’t know that; except in a nonlinguistic manner, in a manner that you can’t describe.  ‘neti neti’ they say in Sanskrit. meaning  ‘not this, not this.’ which is not the same notion as most people have when they use the the placeholder “Nothing”. Nihilists—and those are very common, a fair amount of people of all classes, as Nietzsche said ~ 200 years ago, and which has come true—believe in the placeholder concept. they are literally transposing. projecting. transference. it’s the same as transferring the image of a secret-handshake schemer onto every single Jew. or a slaveholder onto every single white man. it’s a notion. abstracted and transposed. it’s not nothing. it’s the absence of what you are looking for. looking for liquid or visible dirt in a glass? see none? you’ve got a placeholder for that: “nothing.” opening a room to answer a question “what’s there?” nothing but a floor, walls, etc. right. “nothing.” in a room littered with mycobacteria, dust. never literal nothing.
your nothing is a superstition. the real nothing is God.
that’s how magic works.