Saturday, May 05, 2007

Remix power

The difference between nihilism and existentialism is not simply cynicism or a recognition of existence. It is a divergence of contradictory rationalizations regarding the primal state of man. Negating one's existence thereby merely draws out the disparity between the two conflated concepts. A nihilist stages a rebellion against reality, and ultimately against himself by conferring the only value onto the fundamentally valueless lack of self-determination that dictates existence. An existentialist stages rebellion against rebellion itself by affirmatively demanding post-facto self-determination. Insofar as the existentialist can exist without contradiction, he has failed as an existentialist. Insofar as the nihilist exists, he has failed as a nihilist.

(This game has nothing to do with existentialism.)

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