Thursday, February 1, 2018

Aristotle on nationhood.

Aristotle, in the Politics, notes city-states being of the “same blood” and at one point defines city-states as “blood connections of families, brotherhoods, and common sacrifices.” Aristotle goes on to say: “A state cannot be constituted from any chance body of persons, or in any chance period of time. Most of the states which have admitted persons of another stock, either at the time of their foundation or later, have been troubled by sedition.”[1]
Blood ties ≠ “propositional nation.”

Time-honored, bedrock connection ≠ sophomoric, traitorous bullshit.

How hard is that?

[1] "The Boomer Cuckservative Interpretation of Western Civilization." By alfredwclark, Occam’s Razor, 1/23/18.


Joseph said...

The use of the term "cuckservative" might be due to one of the more bizarre assumptions of the "alt-right," that anybody who disagrees with them must be doing so in order to avoid being called names and can be forced in the other direction by enough name-calling.

Col. B. Bunny said...

I don't remember the exact origin of the word. I don't remember it as an invention of the alt-right but defer to your better memory. No sarcasm intended. ANYone has a better memory than I these days.

Its primary value to me seems to be in highlighting a lack of "thumos," spiritedness. The West faces a terrible catastrophe and yet our betrayers get re-elected and walk freely among us and fear not the least retribution. That mayor in Germany, I think it was, being a delicious exception. The citizenry jumped him.

Also May and Merkel have been ever so slightly inconvenienced and Macron isn't anything except a Kushner without the bulletproof vest.