I'm walking alone

Weston 2022-04-22 07:01:49

I always feel that there are two kinds of people in the world who are pessimistic. One is astronomers who understand the vast universe. As the object of their research, the starry sky is both glittering with charming light and full of desperate black holes. The other kind is naturally a philosopher, who takes people and human nature as the object of study, and has insight into the dim light of human nature's goodness and the hidden evil in the dark depths of human nature. Because I see through, I don't hold hopeless hope, and I don't make unnecessary struggles. However, it is this kind of thinking that seems to have no practical effect, but in fact, it is a point of view that wakes up the world and guides mankind to the bright future.

The film just intercepted a section of Hannah Arendt's life, an article defending the high-ranking Nazi official and the famous executioner Eichmann. This is also the most controversial and criticized experience. Arendt, who was also a victim of the Nazis, was actually quite prone to writing tearful articles to please readers who hated Eichmann. However, she felt that it violated the thinking spirit advocated by teacher Heidegger. She felt that at this time, she should not only look at the problem from the standpoint of the Jews, but should reflect on the long river of human history. Repeatedly. For this reason, she became the target of thousands of people, the target of public criticism, the abuse of readers, and the disapproval of friends, but in the end she did not shake her. In the end, this amazing discovery of hers has been constantly torturing people: Is it possible for each of us to become a mediocre evil, intentional or unintentional to become an accomplice of evil?

Arendt in the movie is actually a scholar with a lot of life and interest, changing our stereotype of philosophers as old-fashioned and unsmiling. However, when it comes to the issue of position and principle, we will never give in and compromise, even if we walk alone. It has to be reminded of Mencius's "even if there are thousands of people, I will go" momentum.

Thinking is a power, and it takes courage to hold on to the truth. Especially at the moment when there is a lack of thinking, we should watch this movie even more, and we need more thinking ability. A simple and simple art of controlling the people is to make the public lose their ability to think, and then use some kind of fanatical ideological theory to unify people's thoughts, let the sheep be willing to be sheep, let the leeks grow gratifyingly, and look forward to being harvested. They also have a more despicable method, labeling independent thinking intellectuals as "public knowledge", and then trying to stigmatize them, making everyone reject a word that actually contains at least a neutral meaning, so that their reactionary Wise actions succeed, and thinkers are few in the morning.

Looking at the desolate reality of our philosophy and the wilting of philosophers, one cannot help but cry, where is our Hannah Arendt?

Early morning of March 7, 2020

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Extended Reading
  • Natalia 2022-03-28 09:01:12

    Evil banality. Barbara Sukowa, who plays Hannah Arendt, has a strong performance.

  • Corene 2022-03-28 09:01:12

    Every individual who participates in totalitarianism is not a heinous person, but they give up thinking and go with the flow, and obey for fear and profit. Essentially, the assholes licking the "Chinese Dream", "no politics today" and this raccoon dog.

Hannah Arendt quotes

  • Hannah Arendt: God didn't let him get away.

    Lotte Köhler: God didn't. But the Germans did.

  • Lotte Köhler: The Pope would never help a Nazi escape.

    Hannah Arendt: No, he helped him because he was such a good Catholic.