The way history is interpreted in the whole world today should be almost completely reversed. From the traditional point of view, the Middle Ages was not dark, but was specifically lucid; the Renaissance was not a rebirth, but the beginning of an agony and disintegration; the age of Enlightenment could be called the age of Darkening.
First, human beings imagined themselves into nature: they saw themselves and their kind, namely their evil and temperamental disposition, everywhere, hidden, as it were, behind clouds, thunderstorms, beasts of prey, trees and plants: those were the days when they invented “evil nature.”
Then along came an age in which they imagined themselves out of nature again, the Age of Rousseau: people were so sick of one another that they positively had to have a corner of the world where they, with all their suffering, could not get to: they invented “good nature.”
What you say is rather profound, and probably erroneous.
Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.
Why am I staring at this cascade of stupid digital images and text
“I ask myself that question all the time…”