Critique 2: The value of critique

The value of critique – ?

Will critique help us create the values which affirm life? Who cares, because the affirmed life is a life not worth living.

God – call it life, purely, if you’d rather – requiring my affirmation? As if my values should do anything to life.

Was the idea to create the values which affirm life, or the values which life affirms?

Let my values be judged by life – or God if you’d rather. Thus, it is disingenuous to talk about creating the values which life affirms or condemns. If they are to judge us, we cannot make them, unless we wish to make ourselves defendants to ourselves as plaintiffs, and what could be more slavish and miserable than that?

What we have is the judgment of life – or rather, God – over us, and this is the judgment from which all value originates: Amen.

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