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By Serge Kreutz (2010)
How do my political articles integrate with my philosophical essays?
Philosophically, I am a nihilist. This means that in principle, for me, no moral system, and no political one, is more correct than any other moral or political system.
Furthermore, philosophically, there is no value in fighting for a better, or other, world in which one will not partake. This is the case because each of us has one's own life, and after one's death, there will plainly be nothing for the person who has died.
Philosophically, for a nihilist, it only makes sense to get through one's life with as much sexual satisfaction as one can manage, and then, to have a gentle death.
For this reason, a nihilist will never be as fervent an activist as, for example, a religious fanatic who has been made to believe that his activism in this world will be rewarded with an eternal life in paradise.
It is also unlikely that a nihilist will be as active an activist as, for example, an idealistic Communist, or a NGO member who derives a somewhat metaphysical meaning for his life from doing human rights work.
But even nihilists, including me, have interests. Even nihilists want the human world designed so that it suits their interests.
But to take influence on the world, and society, so that it suits men and women who, philosophically, are nihilists, requires political action.
Thus, nihilists, even though they do not fight for a "better" world per se, nevertheless can join political action that may shape the world in a manner so that it is suited for a nihilistic agenda of optimal orgasms and a gentle death.
From an earlier version of this article:
I'm not a hero. I don't intend to die for my beliefs. I don't even intend to become a prisoner of conscience. As a true nihilist, I could always, and always would, do a Galileo.
Yes, my political philosophy is an ideology. In full accordance with Marx's "Das Sein bestimmt das Bewusstsein" does my political philosophy reflect my interests (and the interests of like-minded nihilists). Not economic interests, but biological, sexual interests.
Yes, my political opinions are an ideology. And yes, I'd like to find widespread support.
I am not an onanist. I want satisfaction in the real world, not in an imagined one. I want sex with open, not with closed eyes. If I were contented with an imagined world, I would not require a political ideology.
But because I have an interest in a world designed to suit my nihilistic agenda of optimal orgasms and a gentle death, I have political opinions, which are expressed in my political articles.
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