It’s weird: philosophy until the 1700s was about finding out what the universe was about. Then it became people wanting to obfuscate reality. (Which of course is why its not respected today like it was in the 1600s). Voltaire, Marx, Nietzsche, and so many others since then, their ideas were to take what one could observe, and write something that ignored most of what one could observe in order to propone some philosophic idea that didn’t fit reality..Ideas that don’t work seem to keep being resurrected, though. The Democrat Party has adopted 9.0 of the 10 Planks of Marx’s communist manifesto. Despite Marxism being a miserable failure with the Soviets (8.17 planks), Nazis (6.67), etc. Despite more than a quarter billion dead in the 20th century from wars, purges, famine, pestilence, and so on.
May 10, 2018