Oscar Wilde: Any power equally harmful

Sometimes people ask what kind of political system is best suited for the Creator. This question has only one answer — for the Creator is best the absence of the state as such. The idea of power over him and his art seems to me folly.






 

The Emperor or king can still bend over to pick up the brush of the artist, but when tilted down the democratic society, it does so only in order to throw mud. In fact, they don't even have to bend over. But to separate the monarch from the mob has no meaning — all power is equally harmful.

There are three kinds of despots. One of them torturing the body. Second — the soul. The third and torturing the body and soul at the same time. Call them the Governor, the Priest and the People. About the power of the latter enough has been said, it is a blind, deaf, hideous, grotesque, tragic, amusing, serious, and obscene phenomenon. The Creator is impossible to live together with the people.

"Individualism does not appear in person together with morbid notions of duty, which in fact refer to is blind adherence to the will of others, or with the idea of sacrifice, symbolizing the attempt to survive after the animal mutilations"

All despots and bribe. Impresses people and brings you to a state of brutality. Who suggested to them to seize power? They were created to live, to listen and to love. Someone turned the people into great evil. They have marred themselves by imitation of their own subordinates. They took the scepter of the Ruler. What they will do with it? They took over the tiara of the priest. How should they bear his burden? They're like clowns with broken hearts. As priests, whose soul had not yet been born. Let all who love Beauty, you will regret them. Despite the fact that they do not love Beauty, let regret themselves. Who taught their tyranny?

Individualism does not appear in person together with morbid notions of duty, which in fact refer to is blind adherence to the will of others, or with the idea of sacrifice, symbolizing the attempt to survive after an animal injury. Actually, individualism is not generally imposes on a person any obligations. It grows naturally and inevitably from the person. This is the point at which to begin any development, where the growth of all organisms. This perfection which is inherent to any lifestyle and can only accelerate it.

So individualism exercises no compulsion over man. On the contrary, it suggests that the person is not obliged to tolerate any coercion. It does not require people to be better. He knows that people behave decently when they are left alone. Now we especially develop individualism in the person. To ask whether individualism is practical is like doubt the practicality of evolution. Evolution — the law of life and it is only on the way to individualism. If such a trend is absent, this is called development delay, illness or death.

That is true Art, and true to Life.

Not pain or pleasure seeking person, he just needs to Live. He seeks to live well and intensively in full force. Pleasure is the result of the test Nature, her sign of approval. When a person is happy, he is in harmony with himself and all that surrounds it.published

 

P. S. And remember, just changing your mind — together we change the world! ©

Source: theoryandpractice.ru

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