Long and Learned by the philosopher Jules Evans. Just a chapter of something bigger. I’ll admit I didn’t read it to the end. I got stucked in my own thoughts. This unabashed elitism…
And I think that this is, among other things, what can be so shabby and repugnant, unsubstantiated, with contemporary esoteric holistic new age spirituality. A hundred years ago, things like hiearchies, coterie, ûbermensch ideals, etc. were in time. It isn’t anymore.
“Since about 1900 the better stocks have not been replacing their numbers, while the stupider and less healthy have been more than replacing theirs. Unless there is a change in the public mind every rank above the lowest must degenerate and, as inferior but push up into its gaps, degenerate more and more quickly.”
— WB Yeats, 1930