The Phenomenal Constellation of Human Action
As so often, a saying of Heraclitus would seem to have got it right.
"War is both king of all and father of all, and it has revealed some as gods, others as men; some it has made slaves, others free."
The first war to face is the lifetime struggle to keep the flame of uncanniness alight within the riptide into canniness. The second war involves dealing with a history of testy oblivion. This latter, many-pronged assault constricts the bid for expansiveness almost to the point of collapse. Its banking upon strength in numbers and a fate of suffocating isolation for anyone daring to demur, issues forth a context of intimidation designed to grind down any interests not onside. That is to say, interests similarly deranged but committed elsewhere within the menu of canny havens. What this more or less covert hostility means to a contrarian possibility not even suspected by the venerable pursuits is a world-historical involvement of sharply lowered expectations.