Insanity is the rule

Quote of the day:

Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is overwhelming evidence to support this assertion.


4 thoughts on “Insanity is the rule

  1. I pretty sure it’s the ruling class of groups, parties, nations, and epochs. That are insane, or go insane.
    Most people just live, work, and rise kids. Do they do stupid, crazy crap every once in a while? Certainly.
    But most of them don’t go out and destroy other nations and become empires that crumble. It’s the ruling class that cons and twists things that entice people to go and do insane, evil things.
    Without the insanity of rulers would we collectively come up with the idea that littles boy can become girls? Who made the drugs and performed the surgeries?
    That’s ruling class insanity. From the learned professionals have these evils been brought on societies.
    From electric cars to save the environment all the way back to the tower of Babel. There has always been some Nimrod convincing, compelling, or brainwashing people into THEIR insanity.
    Generally brought on by their own insecurities.
    Are groups of people insane? Only when following their rulers.

  2. To quote “Men in Black”:
    Edwards: Why the big secret? People are smart. They can handle it.
    Kay: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it.

    And one of Murphy’s Laws: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

    • Or RAH, in the words of his character Lazarus Long:
      “A committee is a life form with six or more legs, and no brain.”

  3. The philosophers of old called things as they were. Not caring about ‘woke’ or ‘cancel culture’. Their words are just as valid now as they were when first written.

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