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Egalitarianism and Knut Hamsun (30/07/18 19:37:09)
    "In younger years, Hamsun had leanings of an anti-egalitarian, racist bent. In The Cultural Life of Modern America (1889), he expressed his fear of miscegenation: ..."

    He did become nazi when the opportunity arrived. Before that he was a convinced reactionary - scolding the short-haired working women. Industrialism he was against - he wanted to revert to the good old poor agrarian society.

    This man was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature by members of Swedish High Society.

    People want peace. Reactionary rulers play on national pride, religion, military FUD or lost territories and appeal to people who can be ruled by emotional signals given them from above. Worst of all IMO are the zero sum game people: "Their" gain is your personal loss. Good governance would be: How can we, by legal and political means, secure that all can succeed in their pursuit of happiness, so that unhappiness only is oof one's own making.

    For this we need a new breed of activists: We need activists who are willing and able to see the downside of their success, and willing to do something effective to repair it.

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