It is within this obsessive search for monsters that the altruist shadows into pathology and becomes addicted to their neurosis. The so-called “tyranny of freedom.” It is not self-reliance and individuality that are the destructive and chaotic forces. On the contrary, unlike Ahab’s wild obsession, the whale was the true embodiment of pure freedom. It was Ahab that played the part, until the bitter end, of the despotic totalitarian seeking to hook, capture, and destroy a free and sovereign creature.
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