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naut wrote

I also find nihilism to be a large influence. Nietzsche's idea of living without god is especially powerful in greater context:

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?

The greatest thing we as a people have to fear is accepting fault for our failures, and I think that is the main reason skeptics will dismiss leftist and anarchist thought. Using our current system as evidence for rejecting change is a sunk cost fallacy.