Like every iconoclast, I have broken my idols in order to offer sacrifices to their debris.
For the madman, any scapegoat will do. He endures his defeats as an accuser; objects striking him as culpable as human beings, he assaults whatever and whomever he pleases; delirium is an expanding economy.
Limited to larger discriminations, we fall back on our defeats, failing to find their cause or their sustenance outside ourselves; common sense compels us to a closed economy, the autarky of failure.
Thou shalt be objective!–curse of the nihilist who believes in everything!
E. M. Cioran, All Gall Is Divided