In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world. - Emil Cioran
Friday, January 4, 2019
John Fowles from The Magus
love war because it allows them to look serious. Because they imagine
it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them.
In it they
can reduce women to the status of objects. That is the great
distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see relationship
between objects. Whether the objects love each other, need each other,
match each other. It is an extra dimension of feeling we men are without
and one that makes war abhorrent to all women - and absurd.
will tell you what war is. War is a psychosis caused by an inability to
see relationships. Our relationship with our fellow-men. Our
relationship with our economic and historical situation. And above all
our relationship to nothingness. To death.