II. The Resonating [118-119]

II. The self-certainty of no longer letting oneself be called; the obduracy against all intimations; the inability to wait; always only calculating.

12. All of these are merely emanations from an intricate and obdurate dissimulation of the essence of beyng, especially of its fissure: the fact that uniqueness, rarity, momentariness, contingency and befalling, restraint and freedom, preservation and necessity do pertain to beyng, which is not the emptiest and most common, but the richest and highest. Moreover, beyng essentially occurs only in the appropriating eventuation, in virtue of which Da-sein achieves a grounding of the truth of being in a sheltering through beings.

13. The particular clarification of the abandonment by being as the foundering of the West; the absconding of the gods; the death of the moral, Christian God; the reinterpretation of this God (cf. Nietzsche's comments). The veiling of this uprootedness by the groundless, though supposedly newly begun, self-discovery of mankind (modernity); this veiling glossed over and increased by progress: discoveries, inventions, industry, machines; at the same time: mass society, desolation, impoverishment, everything as detachment from the ground and from orders; uprootedness but at bottom a veiling of the plight, incapacity to meditate, impotence of truth; progression to nonbeings as ever greater abandonment by beyng.

14. The abandonment by being is the innermost ground of the plight of the lack of a sense of plight. How can this plight be made effective as a plight? Must one not allow the truth of beyng to shine forth—but to what end? Who of those needless ones is able to see? Is there ever a way out of such a plight which constantly denies itself as a plight? The will to get out is lacking. Can the recollection of past possibilities of Da-sein lead to meditation here? Or must something extraordinary, unimaginable, be thrust into this plight?

15. The abandonment by being, made closer to us through a meditation on the darkening of the world and on the destruction of the earth in the name of speed, calculation, and the claim of the massive (cf. The resonating, 57. The history of beyng and the abandonment by being).

16. The simultaneous "reign" of both the powerlessness of mere attitude and the brutality of institutions.