Morality Is Herd Instinct In The Individual

Morality Is Herd Instinct In The Individual

Friedrich Nietzsche Quote

Morality is herd instinct in the individual who has been conditioned to conform to societies expectations.

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher whose work is often credited for the anti semitism influences on Adolf Hitler.

However he suffered a mental breakdown and during his penultimate years he had to be cared for by his sister who heavily edited his work so it was more in line with her own anti semitic view of the world.

Everyone wants to be accepted wherever they live, to do this a person has to conform to both a set of laws and what is viewed as an acceptable way of thinking that prevents you from doing things that may offend others.

The basics of this are simplistic and common in many societies around the world and the laws of the land tend to take care of this.

After this it gets interesting because there are so many different ideals about what can and cannot be said.

I still believe in freedom of speech although this is being eroded by a politically correct mindset that makes it illegal to say certain words, so there's no real freedom of speech left.

I believe that anyone has the right to say anything even if it deeply offends me, that would be that persons right and I would respect that no matter how obnoxious the thoughts.

As the politically correct bandwagon rolls on it gains supporters and advocates who like nothing more than exposing any thought that differs from theirs as heretical and they look for victims who can be stigmatized.

Because of the vociferous nature of the unrelenting message it attains the status of the accepted moral values society should adhere to and the peer pressure to conform proves irresistible to the herd who subconsciously follow with an unassuming relish.

Michael Joseph


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