the slope of excess into reversal

Problems stem from excess.

Something that is good in moderation, say the freedom from authority to explore or engage in taboo thoughts and desires, is liberatory.

However, embodied as an institution, or ethos, liberation is oxymoronic: excessively pursued it undermines (deconstructs) with the goal of removing any stabilizing reality with subjective relativism and irony. This excessive liberation is now akin to chaos, anarchy, or hedonism.

But now -as the new norm- “freedom” or “liberty” means escaping the fragmented disorder into stability: new liberation from chaos is safety, tradition, and discipline.

These types of reversals stem from excess and are crazy-making.



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