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ni·hil·ism

noun \ˈnī-(h)ə-ˌli-zəm, ˈnē-\
Definition of NIHILISM
1
a : believing that the world will or might end tomorrow and regarding this possibility without any dismay or apprehension; neither preparing for a post apocalyptic future nor making peace with God; in no way changing one's normal, mundane routine, even to the extent of the banality of making a post on Dailypaul.




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Anarchy can't work on a large scale...

but isn't that the point?

Nihilists are less than worthless to liberty, and they know it.

Like I've said, the first books an Anarchist tries to burn are the dictionaries.

Here's dictionary.com

ni·hil·ism
[nahy-uh-liz-uh m, nee-] Show IPA
noun
1.total rejection of established laws and institutions.
2.anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity.
3.total and absolute destructiveness, especially toward the world at large and including oneself: the power-mad nihilism that marked Hitler's last years.
4.Philosophy .
a.an extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth.
b.nothingness or nonexistence.
5.( sometimes initial capital letter ) the principles of a Russian revolutionary group, active in the latter half of the 19th century, holding that existing social and political institutions must be destroyed in order to clear the way for a new state of society and employing extreme measures, including terrorism and assassination.

Pay special attention to 4A; the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective bases for truth. Nihilists are WORTHLESS to liberty. Liberty doesn't even matter to them. Using people to reinforce their nihilistic tendencies does though, if not, they wouldn't be here spreading what they recognize as BS.

Here's Mirriam Websters definition:

ni·hil·ism
1)
A : a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless
B : a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially of moral truths
2)
A : a doctrine or belief that conditions in the social organization are so bad as to make destruction desirable for its own sake independent of any constructive program or possibility
B capitalized : the program of a 19th century Russian party advocating revolutionary reform and using terrorism and assassination

Again, less than worthless; destructive.

Gee, what a surprise

Someone posts a joke thread about nihilism (since most of us didn't care about 12/21/12) and what do you do? The usual-- you turn it into a platform to bash Anarchists (and now you're attempting to link Anarchy with terrorism? That's a new low, even for you. It's no better than when Dems/Repubs call Libertarians "domestic terrorists."

"Like I've said, the first books an Anarchist tries to burn are the dictionaries."

More baseless claims and outright lies from you. Gee, what a shocker!

Anarchy means "without rulers", NOT "without order", nor does it mean "without dictionaries". The fact that you're (poorly) trying to link it with Nihilism demonstrates the lengths you're willing to go to run your little one-man smear campaign against Anarchists.

And before you ask, I consider myself a rather strict Constitutionalist (which is basically Minarchism)...but I'm sure you'll say otherwise.

Like I've said, Anarchy is your white whale because you seem to shoehorn your hatred of Anarchists in about 90% of the posts you make. I don't believe it'd ever work on a large scale, but I don't feel the need to bash it at every turn, much less much shit up.

I have to wonder why you seem to go out of your way to paint Anarchists as some sort of group of bomb throwing thugs in black bloc who supposedly want to enslave everyone while burning books. If you knew anything, anything at all about Anarchy, then you'd know that the vast majority follow the Non-Aggression Principle. If you already knew that, yet chose to ignore such an inconvenient little fact, then that makes you just as guilty as the talking heads on TV.

Don't like Anarchy and/or Anarchists? Fine, but resorting to fabricating information (aka LYING) only weakens your position, and makes your motives appear less than honest (because, if you're resorting to lying, your motives are clearly DIShonest). I've seen you blame "man's covetous nature" a few times and I can agree with that to a large extent, so why constantly go out of your way to blame something else?

I don't know what it is that makes you hate a group of people enough to spread lies about them, even going so far as painting them as terrorists, but at this point I'm just going to chalk it up to you either being willfully ignorant or someone with less than honest motives for being here.

Have a glorious day.

A signature used to be here!

Bash or educate?

Bash or educate? Don't get angry at me about the truth. There are a lot of nihilists who claim to be Libertarians. I didn't create the word nihilism or write the definition, but if you wanna talk to me, our words should have meaning.

Nihilists think they can use people to destroy, that people are sheep, idiots, retards and soulless animals here to be gamed and ridiculed, and they do it while preaching the nonaggression principle.

It makes me wanna puke.

"Anarchy means 'without rulers', NOT 'without order'"

Mirriam Websters

"Anarchy"

1)
a)absence of government
b) a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority
c) a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government

2)
a) the absence or denial of any authority or established order
b) absence of order; disorder

Care to rethink that? Pay special attention to 2a and 2b, the absence of order, disorder.

"I don't know what it is that makes you hate a group of people enough to spread lies about them"

What lie am I spreading about Anarchists? I've been completely honest about Anarchists, and all they can do is throw gas on the fire by insulting me. It takes reason and logic to shut me up, and the only thing they can offer me is ridicule which reinforces what I'm saying.

...double post

...double post

My bad. I just called my

My bad. I just called my friend and he said it's just "clouds?" Whatever the hell, I was scared there for a minute....

Im in Malaysia, 1:42pm and

Im in Malaysia, 1:42pm and there's NO SUN! There's no freak'n sun! It's GONE! HOLY MOLEY!

You

...better repent !!

donvino

Strippers

I think the majority of strippers are nihilists :P

donvino

I asked my...

I asked my friend in China to please sent me an email assuring me that the world had not ended in China, since China is a day ahead, but I have not received any communication from her and it is now supposed to be 13:00 China time.

This is not looking good folks.

Jean Baudrillard:

I am a nihilist.

I observe, I accept, I assume the immense process of the destruction of appearances (and of the seduction of appearances) in the service of meaning (representation, history, criticism, etc.) that is the fundamental fact of the nineteenth century. The true revolution of the nineteenth century, of modernity, is the radical destruction of appearances, the disenchantment of the world and its abandonment to the violence of interpretation and of history.

I observe, I accept, I assume, I analyze the second revolution, that of the twentieth century, that of postmodernity, which is the immense process of the destruction of meaning, equal to the earlier destruction of appearances. He who strikes with meaning is killed by meaning.

The dialectic stage, the critical stage is empty. There is no more stage. There is no therapy of meaning or therapy through meaning: therapy itself is part of the generalized process of indifferentiation.

The stage of analysis itself has become uncertain, aleatory: theories float (in fact, nihilism is impossible, because it is still a desperate but determined theory, an imaginary of the end, a weltanschauung of catastrophe).*1

Analysis is itself perhaps the decisive element of the immense process of the freezing over of meaning. The surplus of meaning that theories bring, their competition at the level of meaning is completely secondary in relation to their coalition in the glacial and four-tiered operation of dissection and transparency. One must be conscious that, no matter how the analysis proceeds, it proceeds toward the freezing over of meaning, it assists in the precession of simulacra and of indifferent forms. The desert grows. Implosion of meaning in the media. Implosion of the social in the masses. Infinite growth of the masses as a function of the acceleration of the system. Energetic impasse. Point of inertia.

A destiny of inertia for a saturated world. The phenomena of inertia are accelerating (if one can say that). The arrested forms proliferate, and growth is immobilized in excrescence. Such is also the secret of the hypertelie, of what goes further than its own end. It would be our own mode of destroying finalities: going further, too far in the same direction - destruction of meaning through simulation, hypersimulation, hypertelie. Denying its own end through hyperfinality (the crustacean, the statues of Easter Island) - is this not also the obscene secret of cancer? Revenge of excrescence on growth, revenge of speed on inertia.

The masses themselves are caught up in a gigantic process of inertia through acceleration. They are this excrescent, devouring, process that annihilates all growth and all surplus meaning. They are this circuit short-circuited by a monstrous finality. It is this point of inertia and what happens outside this point of inertia that today is fascinating, enthralling (gone, therefore, the discreet charm of the dialectic). If it is nihilistic to privilege this point of inertia and the analysis of this irreversibility of systems up to the point of no return, then I am a nihilist.

"The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them." - Mark Twain

Fun to read

thanks for sharing your perspective!

Modernity kills itself every day.

They that give up liberty for security deserve neither.

the " process of inertia through acceleration."

okay.... like wow... was that supposed to be profound?

so, things are going over peoples heads so fast it sounds like a fracking airport? and then there was a....

"They are this circuit short-circuited by a monstrous finality"

did you know that electric motors run on smoke? and if you let it out....
the motor stops working?

I maxed out all of my credit cards today...

what did you do?

DJP333's picture

I traded some FRNs

for some silver coins.

"Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves."