The Will of the Dollar Bill

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The Will of the Dollar Bill

Postby Jakob » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:07 pm

The words on the dollar refer to Virgil's Aeneid: "audacibus annue cœptis."
This translates as: "Favor my audacious new beginning." The formulation occurs again in The Georgics: "Da facilem cursum, atque audacibus annue cœptis: Provide an easy path, and approval for this audacious new beginning.
The phrase Annuit Coeptis Novus Ordo Seclorum was chosen to mark the legal tender of the new world in 1782; Favor the Beginning of a New Order of Ages. Pretty bombastic. Aparently, that's how God likes it. If that's who they asked. In any case they got their wish.

A New Beginning. That's what they asked for, in those days. That beginning was audacious enough to take over the entire world.
I can't speak for everyone, but I can only applaud it. In a words which is will to power this is <i>something.</i> Nietzsche would have enjoyed seeing the 20th century. In his bedside notes, later compiled by his sister as the Will to Power, the reader finds a lot of references to the powers to be, great pyramids with artist tyrants and philosophers of power in the exotic gardens of life on the top, manipulating the masses to do the work of a servant while believing they are their own masters.
I think that's pretty much accurate. Wealth has polarized and the few control the many - financially, that is. But the plot is thicker that Nietzsche's works combined. There is, for instance, the Bible. This document, far more widely read among the masses of workers, is inessence a solialistic work. Meaning comes from the individual, not from the ruling structure. This believe is widely held among the working masses.
Do the Bible and the Socialist Ideal serve as an instrument of The Capital? Nietzsche drew it as the ultimate consequence of the doctrines. In this sense, the Socialist Ideal <i>is itself opium for the masses.</i>
The belief that essentially, one is the center of one's own universe, and god is everywhere and nowehere - defines the great Ideal of the masses <i>a thing that's allready given</i>
Content at once. Argument: "I am a slave? So be it. The afterlife / historical necessity awaits me and all I'm righfully entitled to will come to me without my effort."
What more can a tyrant wish for?

Historic necessity has never condoned the audacious Bolshevik project. It has, however condoned liberalism. It's almost as if capitalism has condoned historic necessity - something's actually happening now, after all those thousands of years of stabweapons and pottery.

Where does it take us? To the Government finally getting the secret out; Fundamentally, man has no fundamental rights. (I wonder if you're getting all the news out there) I'd say this is a pretty audacious step. But is it a new beginning?
Or is it an end? To Nietzsche, this is the point where man possibly begins to justify himself.
What do you think?
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Postby Doug.E.Barr » Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:22 pm

I am sorry Jakob, I didn't understand what you were saying well enough to comment. However, in my view I suggest there are eight ways we can try to fill the void, either alone or in any combination. When I look at our existence I see our materialistic reaction to the void is clearly dominant. It wasn't always so and it is not important for me to know when it surpassed the significance of our religious/philosophical reaction. I suppose the point at which our materialistic reaction to the void replaced our religious/philosophical reaction as the dominant reaction could be considered the beginning of a new era but since the consequence of both reactions is the same end, self-destruction, the time of the change hardly seems worth considering. Still our views of the "dollar bill" might be similar.
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Re: The Will of the Dollar Bill

Postby Jakob » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:13 pm

I just thought this was quite brilliant.
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