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The most general sign of modem times: in his own estimation, man has lost an infinite amount of dignity. For a long time he was the center and tragic hero of life in general; and then he endeavored to demonstrate at least his relationship to the most essential and in itself most valuable side of life - as all metaphysicians do, who wish to hold fast to the dignity of man, in their belief that moral values are cardinal values. He who has let God go, clings all the more strongly to the belief in morality.
The Will To Power - Friedrich Nietzsche

'The works of each!' But human society would not exist for more than two consecutive generations if everyone did not give infinitely more for which he is paid in coin, in “cheques,” or in civic rewards. The race would soon become extinct if mothers did not sacrifice their lives to take care of their children, if men did not give all the time, without demanding an equivalent, if men did not give just to those from whom they expect no reward.

If middle-class society is decaying, if we have got into a blind alley from which we cannot emerge without attacking past institutions with torch and hatchet, it is precisely because we have calculated too much. It is because we have let ourselves be influenced into giving only to receive. It is because we have aimed at turning society into a commercial company based on debit and credit.

The Conquest of Bread - Peter Kropotkin

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Let them, therfore, not talk to us of “the cost of production” which raises the cost of skilled labour, and tell us that a student who had gaily spent his youth in a university has a right to a wage ten times greater than the son of a miner who had grown pale in a mine since the age of eleven; or that a weaver has a right to a wage three or four times greater than that of an agricultural labourer. The cost of teaching a weaver his work is not four times greater than the cost of teaching a peasant his. The weaver simply benefits by the advantages his industry reaps in Europe, in comparison with countries that have as of yet no industries.

Nobody has ever calculated the cost of production; and if a loafer costs far more to society than a worker, it remains to be seen whether a robust day-labourer does not cost more to society than a skilled artisan, when we have taken into account infant-mortality among the poor, the ravages of anæmia, and premature deaths.

Could they, for example, make us believe that the 1s. 3d paid to a Paris workwoman, the 3d. paid to an Auvergne peasant girl who grows blind at lace-making, or the 1s. 8d. paid to the peasant represent their “cost of production.” We know full well that people work for less, but we also know that they do so exclusively because, thanks to our wonderful organization, they would die of hunger did they not accept these mock wages.

The Conquest of Bread - Peter Kropotkin


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“The love of oneself is a barbarism like a love for God, because it is exercised at the expense of all others.”

—F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, §67 (edited).


“It is terrible to die of thirst in the ocean.”

—F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, §81 (excerpt).

Morality, insofar as it condemns for its own sake, and not out of regard for the concerns, considerations, and contrivances of life, is a specific error with which one ought to have no pity — an idiosyncrasy of degenerates which has caused immeasurable harm.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Watch "Human Nature: Justice vs. Power" Noam Chomsk & Michel Foucault

"Human Nature: Justice vs. Power" Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault

The notion of ‘sex’ made it possible to group together, in an artificial unity, anatomical elements, biological functions, conducts, sensations, and pleasures, and it enabled one to make use of this fictitious unity as a causal principle, an omnipresent meaning.
Michel Foucault (The History of Sexuality)

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