Here's your guide to Nihilism;
Ha! Get it? Cause Nihilist believe in nothing... har... har.. har.. Yes, yes. The title of this is based off the Big Lebowski. So get those quotes out of your system already.
WE BELIEVE IN NOTHING, LEBOWSKI, NOTHING!
I told that Kraut a fuckin' thousand times, I don't roll on shabbos!But seriously now, we should take these people's belief in nothing seriously. Even in our own daily politics. What could be better than not caring, right?
Nihilists! Fuck me, I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.
In what is a beautiful example of American political discourse, democrats - in unison, like the machines or parrots they are - keep saying that the republicans are "the party of 'no'." however, the republicans - not realizing that responding to machines and parrots is as useless as responding to tea kettles or shrubs - deny being the party of 'no'. So I'm going to step into the breach here, I think it would be excellent to have a party of 'No'; a nihilist organization.
Rather than merely being entirely empty like the above space was in simulating the actual point of nihilism, I'll go ahead and explain what it means to be a nihilist in today's political climate. We embrace the emptiness at the heart of American politics explicitly. Because quite frankly, at the end of the day there is a disconnect. A disconnect between each thing and each other thing, and between each thing and itself. Indeed it would not be too much to say that in our universe at the end of the day there is nothing other than a disconnect.
I know what you're thinking. Self-identifying as a nihilist seems hypocritical. Don't be fooled into thinking that Nihilism is absurd and for people who are afraid to care about anything. Nope, they aren't. The major problem is that a Nihilist party is one of those parties where no one wants to go make the beer run. I mean, fuck those parties, right? Want no part in that shit!
I would, at this point, suggest that my minions go out and conquer the world of politics all the while shouting NO! NO! NO! NO! but if I taught you well then you will have the mindset that no of this really matters anyway.
That rug really tied the fucking room togetherWhat if I feel only my own life is utterly devoid of meaning, is this the party for me? Yes, yes it is. While you don't embrace the full idea of nothing, you at least have it down to a personal level.
We will cut off your Johnson, Lebowski!
I have to admit that, yes, the nihilism is an acceptable philosophy insofar as some Sufi thinkers may proclaim 'I believe in nothing', but otherwise to assign it any value would be foolishness. You wont get the votes and you certainly shouldn't care about the outcome of your local election. So let's just sum it up that Nihilism is pretty self defeating.
""A nihilist is a man who judges of the world as it is that it ought not to be, and of the world as it ought to be that it does not exist. According to this view, our existence (action, suffering, willing, feeling) has no meaning: the pathos of 'in vain' is the nihilists' pathos — at the same time, as pathos, an inconsistency on the part of the nihilists."
-Lebowski, The Big Lebowski"
-Young Jeezy, 2010
Maybe this whole blog was just an excuse to post Lebowski quotes and get hyped over the upcoming Lebowskifest? Yeah.. that's more than likely the reasoning behind all this..