In this series of what we can learn from the totalitarian ideologies (for communism click here, and for fascism click here), I’d wish things would get less demonic around this time and that I could point to a cuter and happier ending when we get to New Age spirituality. But alas, as the human (or post-human) condition progresses, it only gets more wondrous, complex, perilous and terrifying, all at once. As Leon Trotsky once said “The forms of life will become dynamically dramatic […] And above this ridge new peaks will rise.” He just forgot to mention the new opening abyss between us and the peaks. Higher emancipation, incidentally, is found on the very edge of doom.
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