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07/21/2014

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Came across this quote by French historian Alain Besancon the other day, in his book A Century of Horrors: Communism, Nazism, and the Uniqueness of the Shoah. It's his definition of ideology:

"a doctrine that, in exchange for conversion, promises a temporal salvation that claims to conform to a cosmic order whose evolution has been scientifically deciphered and requires a political practice aimed at radically transforming society."

This is what Voegelin meant by "immanentizing the eschaton," and what Montgomery meant by the desire to exert power over Creation by will.

A square peg can fit into a round hole because we will it so.

A square peg can fit into a round hole because we will it so.

That seems to be exactly what the current powers that be seem to think. It's a kind of sinister naiveté.

AMDG

Even further: there is no difference between a peg and a hole.

heh

"Even further: there is no difference between a peg and a hole." That nails it.

Of course, there is no difference between a nail and a hole, either.

Variations on a theme.

AMDG

I guess we've pretty well nailed down the hole idea.

I think we have to figure out whether or not there's any indifference between a nail and hole.

AMDG

Vive l'indifference?

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