The Life-affirming Values of the Existential Citizen

The approach most likely to prevent this slide into political apathy and nihilism, while still motivating intense engagement in political struggle, is through the creation of life-affirming values that Nietzsche recommended, only applied to politics in particular. This is a much different proposition than the more conventional hope-based approaches to political engagement. As such, exactly what such an orientation would be like is difficult to conceive at this point,

The Existential Citizenship Project

Basic Tenets [1] The realities of political systems must be confronted as they are [2] The political system is not only irreducibly complex, but also Absurd  [3] We are thrust into political systems we did not choose  [4] There is no escape from making political choices  [5] We are ultimately responsible to ourselves for our own political choices Details [1] […]