Date of publication: 2017-08-25 05:38
In support of his argument, Nietzsche remarks on the similarity between the German word for "bad" and the words for "plain" and "simple." By contrast, he notes, in most languages, the word for "good" derives from the same root as the words for "powerful" or "masters" or "rich." In the Greek, Nietzsche notes that "good" is associated also with "truth." The low, poor, commoners, are then associated with lying and cowardice.
Though the priestly mode of evaluation springs from the knightly-aristocratic mode, it becomes its opposite, and its most hated enemy. Because the priests are impotent, they learn to hate, and their hate becomes more powerful than any of the warlike virtues lauded by the nobles. Nietzsche identifies the Jews as the finest example of the priestly caste, the most refined haters in human history. The Jews managed to effect a complete reversal in moral valuations, associating themselves, the poor, the wretched, the meek, with "good," and the lustful, powerful, and noble as "evil," damned for all eternity.
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Most people know the phrase, “Haters gonna hate.” We have all had moments when other people – haters, bullies, or critics – tried to cut us down, deter us, or exclude us. Often they did this maliciously and their aim was to bully or control us. No one should stand for this sort of treatment. However, sometimes people criticize in order to help us. There’s a big difference between a “hater” who criticizes destructively and someone who gives you useful, “constructive” criticism. Know how to react to and deal with abuse, how to tell bad from good criticism, and how to accept constructive criticism. Doing so will help you to grow as a person.
Within the solid framework of pre-established inequality and power, tolerance is practiced indeed. Even outrageous opinions are expressed, outrageous incidents are televised and the critics of established policies are interrupted by the same number of commercials as the conservative advocates. Are these interludes supposed to counteract the sheer weight, magnitude, and continuity of system-publicity, indoctrination which operates playfully through the endless commercials as well as through the entertainment?
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Nobody hates writing papers as much as college instructors hate grading papers (and no, having a robot do it is not the answer). Students of the world: You think it wastes 95 minutes of your sexting time to pluck out three quotes from The Sun Also Rises , summarize the same four plot points 55 times until you hit Page 5, and then crap out a two-sentence conclusion? It wastes 65 hours of my time to mark up my students&rsquo flaccid theses and non sequitur textual &ldquo evidence,&rdquo not to mention abuse of the comma that should be punishable by some sort of law all so that you can take a cursory glance at the grade and then chuck the paper forever.