What is Ressentiment? | Friedrich Nietzsche | Keyword

What is Ressentiment? | Friedrich Nietzsche | Keyword

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hey everyone back again i'm going to talk about nietzsche's idea of hassantima which i'm taking from the genealogy of morality or the genealogy of morals depending on which version you have which i've covered on here so if you want a fuller investigation of the term that is croissant you can go and listen to that or just read the book would obviously be best now before jumping into it you can follow me on instagram theory underscore and underscore philosophy if you want to mostly see pictures of my
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time so this idea is coming out of the gene genealogy of morality in which nietzsche seeks to explain that morality isn't something natural that is the way that we understand things to be good and bad doesn't just fall out of the sky it isn't it isn't born within us it is something we learn so he provides a pretty interesting example of a lamb and a bird of prey
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and he says that the lamb in our world would be viewed as a victim to the bird of prey as though the bird of prey hated the lamb when in fact the bird of prey loves the lamb because it tastes so good now what happens is that the lamb because of their relatively uh subordinate position to the bird of prey then comes to reflect upon their own life and to say i don't like this i don't like the
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situation i'm in that bird of prey is bad because of what they're doing to me because of how bad my life is so nietzsche uses this example to say that in the case of people who view their lives as being bad who in his terms say no to their own lives internalize a hatred of themselves which he calls sansima which is resentment but directed towards
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oneself now it doesn't stop there cressantsima is also a way by which people justify scapegoating others so take for example um conspiracy theories which are often used to scapegoat other people and there are a lot more affinities between conspiracy theories or those people that espouse them and those suffering from khasant but i'm not going to get into that here but they seek out explanations for their suffering and the one way i love to
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think about that like with conspiracy theories is the way that um migrants for example are um scapegoated for a country's problems so people turn to who they perceive to be a threat to them so having some degree of power they must or else they wouldn't pose any kind of threat and then they are blamed for a groups or a person's malaise their poor situation in life and this can manifest in a series of different ways
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one such way that is extremely important for nietzsche is the adoption of an aesthetic ideal so ascetic asc etic refers to a life of kind of a life of hardship a life that refuses happiness that refuses joy in favor of discipline in favor of self-surveillance is one of the terms at least in the english version um a kind of life of
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self-hatred and we might think here of the kind of puritanical spirit of the you know the southern united states where you're allowed to drink you know that to smoke you're not allowed to do anything fun it's all about repent repenting for god which nietzsche says is quite indicative of a turn to hating oneself because you are closing yourself off to the joys of life now this is another way in which he draws a very
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stark contrast between people who have power and those who do not where in this framework people who have power at the time you know he's referring to the noble class are people who say yes to life and they say yes to the things that happen to them whereas those people without power say no and they say you can't do that to me because of x y and z reasons like um
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because there's a legal apparatus in place to defend them from that which is just arbitrarily established now with that being said as a kind of sidebar this is obviously extremely problematic especially when we consider the way that marginalized groups are vying for their own their own freedom emancipation from rule but i think we can also use this to look at these kinds of movements especially the kinds of movements that we're seeing in the united states canada and everywhere else essentially
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of people grabbing life essentially by the horns and doing what they want with it that is they're saying i'm going to command my life and i'm going to fight with strength against who i view to be an arbitrary tyrant essentially not some kind of like noble uh establishment through force but kind of arbitrary holder of power so this kind of revolt can be seen in my mind
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as a way to fight against that khasantsima because hasanti ma causes stagnation it tells people to hate oneself to whip oneself to not do anything meaningful and to just live like a hermit essentially not enjoying the joys of life where revolt is something that in so many cases is a matter of enjoying the joys of life and taking them for oneself being able to say i want this for
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myself and i can think of no better people to be stand-ins for hassan simon today than those people that close themselves off in churches in disciplinary or put a lot of faith in disciplinary institutions to foreclose possibility to limit people's possibility to limit people's joy and to essentially control these arbitrary forms of control that are imposed not to expand life not to say yes to
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life but to maintain a puritanical system of self-surveillance control a mass like just without any kind of with any kind of limits and honestly this is just my opinion about it i'm trying to use nietzsche from obviously my own political ends uh given the situation today now for those in the united states i obviously don't live there but
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this is your last day to vote go and do it i'm obviously on the side of the most left-wing candidate which is obviously joe biden but in any case uh vote left and do it today because if you don't do it today who knows what the hell you're going to get in four more years yeah that's my own spiel a kind of way for me to slip in my own propaganda there yeah if i did anything else wrong if there's more to chris santiama that
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should be added or considered i'd love to hear about it if you want a more full explanation of it you can check out my video which should be on either side here if you're listening to this on youtube but yeah for now catch you next time

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