Freud does throw a lot of light on the human condition. He is well worth thinking through – a very bright man!
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
It was founded on a religious fanaticism (that still persists and blinds people to progress) and was built on genocide, racism, slavery and violence (that still persists). USA USA – so tribal!!
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
Every civilisation has its day. Why should Americans think they are better or deserve more than anybody else?
I have found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
If by trash he means selfish, greedy and stupid then I would agree. I prefer animals. People are too deceitful and untrustworthy.
Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.
Poetry is the essence of truth.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Will we ever become civilised? Doesn’t look like it. People like their hatred and violence too much. They want to ‘Make America Great’ and be ‘Strong’ instead of a helping hand and compassion/equality.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Freud said that religion is a mass delusion. We dearly want to live forever, fear death and want to live in some wonderful place with our loved ones forever. We want some parent in the sky to love us and look after us. It seems childish to me. We want something that doesn’t exist.