the true framing of power

a fan of logic and reason, i had to swallow some bitter pills to get through this thought-provoking piece from ‘the bad cat’

lower case as usual

this is not about logic nor reason nor justice. those words to not even have meaning where this conversation is taking place. we are not in the realm of of aristotle, aquinas, or kant, this is nietzsche and machiavelli and alinsky.

the only distinctions that matter are what you can and cannot, will and will not do.

the only political classification of import is the simplest of all:

friend and enemy.

this is war without rules, recrimination, or a need to legitimize. power gained and power exercised becomes its own ends and it justifies any means.

try to think about this in any other way and you are chasing your tail.

el gato malo