The Judge’s Error

The unity of existence cannot be forced.

It simply is, and must be.

It simply follows, and always will.

That is why Judge Holden is more myth than reality. That is why even the book itself takes care to doubt the true existence of his character.

He does not and cannot exist as an individual precisely because he represents the ultimate power and broader context in which all events unfold, in which individuals themselves are embedded.

He is a fantasy, an empty abstraction, deus ex homina.

An illusory ubermensch to be emulated only by those who know no form of being except their own pointless lust for domination, futile and forlorn.

He is dancing, dancing, the judge. He says he’ll never die.

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