lonewandererofvault101 asked: ((And every argument for socialism is literally rehashing the same ideas over and over again. Or you know, the ol' fashioned Cover-The-Ears- "IM NOT LISTENING" that you just did. Do you somehow think socialism will fix the problem that is sexism in today's society? Because it wont. There will always be discrimination towards some kind of group. It can be lessened, but not it you act immature and reinforce the stereotype i.e. Radical who doesn't listen to reason and just insults people instead))
I would honestly rather get a pap smear from Edward Scissorhands than spend ten minutes of my life in a room with the kind of person who thinks oppression is natural and inevitable.
Wow you literally just reinforced his argument by insulting him and then pulling your own incorrect conclusion of his argument. The argument is not that oppression is “natural” simply that it will never be escapable. Which unless you are such an idealist that you think a utopia actually possible is not an unreasonable opinion. Do you honestly think that things such as oppression, violence, sexism and so on will one day not exist? My view is not a hopeless one, I strive to eliminate such viewpoints from existence, but at some level these things will always exist no matter my or anyones best efforts.
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. Its beauty comes from the fact that the author is what he is. It has nothing to do with the fact that other people want what they want. Indeed, the moment that an artist takes notice of what other people want, and tries to supply the demand, he ceases to be an artist, and becomes a dull or an amusing craftsman, an honest or a dishonest tradesman. He has no further claim to be considered as an artist. Art is the most intense mode of Individualism that the world has known. I am inclined to say that it is the only real mode of Individualism that the world has known. Crime, which, under certain conditions, may seem to have created Individualism, must take cognisance of other people and interfere with them. It belongs to the sphere of action. But alone, without any reference to his neighbours, without any interference, the artist can fashion a beautiful thing; and if he does not do it solely for his own pleasure, he is not an artist at all."
The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.