A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read
All modern men are descended from a worm-like creature, but it shows
more on some people.
By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has
manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in
earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
Freedom, although it has brought (modern man) independence and
rationality, has made him isolated and, thereby, anxious and powerless.
Modern man does not love, but takes refuge in love; does not hope, but
takes refuge in hope; does not believe, but takes refuge in a dogma.
-Nicolás Gómez Dávila
Modern man is a debtor, or he is nothing, and money becomes more and
Modern man is a puppet, a jumping jack.
Modern man lives increasingly in the future and neglects the present.
Religion, declares the modern man, is consciousness of our highest
social values. Nothing could be further from the truth. True religion is
a profound uneasiness about our highest social values.
The character structure of modern man, who reproduces a
six-thousand-year-old patriarchal authoritarian culture is typified by
characterological armoring against his inner nature and against the
social misery which surrounds him.
The tattoo has a profound meaning: the superficiality of modern man's