Late Modern Passions
To escape a perceived object of fear, late modern humanity will eagerly sacrifice anything — up to and including human life itself, the soul of man.
In self-defeating hopes of protecting his most worthless and subhuman objects of desire — immediate comfort and immediate pleasure — late modern man will enslave both himself and his neighbor without hesitation, even seemingly without differentiation, thereby annihilating every higher and more truly human object of desire at the altar of modernity’s one true god: Now.
When a man who lives for pleasure succumbs to the overwhelming fear of death that is typical of the nihilistic hedonist, death itself, which is to say the absence of life with its never-ending succession of terrors, eventually becomes the last refuge of his pleasure instinct. He seeks the comfort of a nice warm sepulchre.