Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Okay call me ignorant but I hate reading shit from like 400 years ago! It makes no sense! Listen, OK, this is from Hobbes:

He does not therein deny that there be covenants; and that they are sometimes broken, sometimes kept; and that such breach of them may be called injustice, and the observance of them justice: but he questioneth whether injustice, taking away the fear of God (for the same fool hath said in his heart there is no God), not sometimes stand with that reason which dictateth to every man his own good; and particularly then, when it conduceth to such a benefit as shall put a man in a condition to neglect not only the dispraise and revilings, but also the power of other men.
Maybe I shouldn't be trying to read this like an hour before class (and I definitely shouldn't be blogging about it an hour before class), but I simply don't understand why everyone back in the day had to write sentences like these! Have they no consideration for the 21st century assholes trying to read this shit on their Macbooks?

1 comment:

  1. I read Hobbes in college and I only remember one thing about him/it. This isn't it. I have now read this passage three times and not only is my head spinning but I honestly still can't figure it out. I think reading this "in translation" should be perfectly acceptable. ~mlk