‟That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Nietzscheanism or Nietzschean Philosophy is a term for philosophical theories of Nietzsche advocating the overcoming of both a threatening nihilism and a slave morality as exemplified for him in historical Christianity through a reevaluation of all values on the basis of a will to power epitomized in his doctrine of the superman and the idea of the eternal recurrence of all things.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Philosophical Beliefs[edit | edit source]
Will to Power[edit | edit source]
Der Wille zur Macht, according to Nietzscheanism is the main driving force of humans. Nietzscheanism argues that this will-to-power is present in all life and it is even stronger than the will to survive. It is an innate cosmic drive to strive to perfect and transcend the self through the possession and exercise of creative power. Through this exercise all wills try to self-assert themselves against other wills that struggle to dominate them. In this way for Nietzscheanism, whole universe is a giant multi-directional struggle of wills-to-power.
Übermensch[edit | edit source]
Übermensch or the Overman is someone who in Nietzscheanism's view have truly become a free spirit. Creative, courageous and powerful individual that follows only what they believe is right and does not conform to the will of others. An Overman is not necesserly selfish but possesses specific self-awareness of their own will-to-power which allows them to navigate the world and their desires without lying to themselves or being distracted by anti-life ideals of resentment, hedonism or ascetism. Nietzscheanism believes that the Overman is goal that people should set themselves as something that they should strive to become.
Eternal Recurrence[edit | edit source]
According to Nietzscheanism there exists and eternal cycle of repeating similar circumstances in the world. This means humans will be forced to live through that eternally reoccurring circumstances, both the happy and the painful. Alternatively Recurrence can be interpreted as presence of repetition of both the joyous and tormenting aspects of life in everything. What Nietzscheanism considers most important about this, is the way humans will approach that fact. In Nietzscheanism's view, one should completely embrace the inevitable fate so that they can give meaning to their lives and embrace the joy of living rather than feel depressed about their own inability to avoid fate. To truly live for Nietzscheanism, one must accept both the happiness and suffering of life, and avoiding one or the other is something that leads to decadence and detachment from reality.
Political Beliefs[edit | edit source]
Aristocratic Radicalism[edit | edit source]
Nietzscheanism believes that hierarchies in society are completely natural and thinks that egalitarian ideas are detrimental to social order. He believes that an aristocratic upper-class is needed to devote themselves to creative and sophisticated activities that push civilization forward.
Individualism[edit | edit source]
Nietzscheanism mainly sees individualism as a set of desirable personality traits, such as noncomformism and originality. At the same time Nietzscheanism despises traditional liberalism, seeing it as synonymous with mediocrity and cultural decay. He also dislikes the capitalist elites blaming them for the rise of socialism and seeing them as merely people who got lucky with money, clearly inferior to military, artistic, scientific, philosophical and aristocratic elites that should make up the noble-class.
Anti-Socialism[edit | edit source]
According to Nietzscheanism, socialism is a "tyranny of the meanest and the dumbest". He believes that socialism, similarly to Christianity is an ideology for the resentful weak to impose their will upon great individuals. In the name of equality restricting them from exercising their potential.
Anti-Altruism[edit | edit source]
Nietzscheanism believes altruism and ethics based on altruist ideas, such as Christian ethics to be empty and false morality, whose followers are merely helping others for either selfish desire to see themselves as righteous or ascetic self-hatred, caused by decadent culture of rejecting life for the sake of non-existant afterlife. Nietzscheanism believes that helping each other should be something done out of one's own will, and feeling of connection to others rather than obedience to moral ideas.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Nietzscheanism may often seem a malcontent person, criticizing almost everything he approaches. He is a non-conformist that believes modern civilization to be riddled with sickness. He will often go on long ramblings on why something is wrong and how should it be fixed. In spite of his hate for Christianity and socialism, that he believes to deify weakness in its cult of false altruism, he can be a very empathetic ball surprisingly caring for the well-being of his friends. He also enjoys art and music in his free time.
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Relationships[edit | edit source]
Friends[edit | edit source]
- Individualism - My philosophy, a liberation from religion, authority, and a path to self-determination, I just wish some of you didn't breed mediocrity and conformity.
- Caesarism - Caesar was a great man of his time.
- Bonapartism - Napoleon was an overman.
- Pan-Europeanism - Europe should be united.
- Islam - “Christianity destroyed for us the whole harvest of ancient civilization, and later it also destroyed for us the whole harvest of Mohammedan civilization. The wonderful culture of the Moors in Spain, which was fundamentally nearer to us and appealed more to our senses and tastes than that of Rome and Greece, was trampled down (—I do not say by what sort of feet—) Why? Because it had to thank noble and manly instincts for its origin—because it said yes to life, even to the rare and refined luxuriousness of Moorish life!… The crusaders later made war on something before which it would have been more fitting for them to have grovelled in the dust—a civilization beside which even that of our nineteenth century seems very poor and very “senile.”—What they wanted, of course, was booty: the orient was rich…. Let us put aside our prejudices! The crusades were a higher form of piracy, nothing more! The German nobility, which is fundamentally a Viking nobility, was in its element there: the church knew only too well how the German nobility was to be won…. The German noble, always the “Swiss guard” of the church, always in the service of every bad instinct of the church—but well paid…. Consider the fact that it is precisely the aid of German swords and German blood and valour that has enabled the church to carry through its war to the death upon everything noble on earth! At this point a host of painful questions suggest themselves. The German nobility stands outside the history of the higher civilization: the reason is obvious…. Christianity, alcohol—the two great means of corruption…. Intrinsically there should be no more choice between Islam and Christianity than there is between an Arab and a Jew. The decision is already reached; nobody remains at liberty to choose here. Either a man is a Chandala or he is not…. “War to the knife with Rome! Peace and friendship with Islam!”: this was the feeling, this was the act, of that great free spirit, that genius among German emperors, Frederick II. What! must a German first be a genius, a free spirit, before he can feel decently? I can’t make out how a German could ever feel Christian….”
Frenemies[edit | edit source]
- Buddhism - "I could be the Buddha of Europe: though admittedly an antipode to the Indian Buddha."
- Jesusism - "The word 'Christian' is a misunderstanding. There was only one Christian, and he died on the Cross"
- Stoicism - You made Rome a virtuous republic where men has higher standards, but honestly, I don't care for virtue.
- Kantianism - A serious philosopher, but I disagree with almost everything he said.
- Randianism - Ayn Rand used to like me until she abandoned me for rationalism.
- Dostoevskianism - I like your philosophy but what makes the Übermensch a dangerous concept to live as?
- Schopenhauerism - Influenced my idea of the will to power but your denial of life is nihilistic.
- Nihilism - “Nihilism appears at that point, not that the displeasure at existence has become greater than before but because one has come to mistrust any “meaning” in suffering, indeed in existence. One interpretation has collapsed; but because it was considered the interpretation it now seems as if there were no meaning at all in existence, as if everything were in vain.”
- Marxism - Historical materialist analysis is interesting, but socialism is tyranny of meanest and dumbest.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Christianity - Christianity is for the weak and pathetic!
- Platonism -
- Altruism - Believes prioritizing the self-first is unjust, while unconsciously serving a higher moral purpose like Christianity itself who it models itself after.
- Pacifism -
- Appeal to Pity -
- Free Will - You're naive.
- Inexistent Fallacy - Inexistent Fallacy made up by idiotic positivists.
- Nationalism - National neurosis!
- Richard Wagner and other Anti-Semities - How do you think I feel when the name Zarathustra is mouthed by anti-Semites?
- Socialism - Tyranny for the weak and dumbest.
- Capitalism - Poverty, cheerfulness, and independence—it is possible to find these three qualities combined in one individual; poverty, cheerfulness, and slavery—this is likewise a possible combination: and I can say nothing better to the workmen who serve as factory slaves; presuming that it does not appear to them altogether to be a shameful thing to be utilized as they are, as the screws of a machine and the stopgaps, as it were, of the human spirit of invention. Fie on the thought that merely by means of higher wages the essential part of their misery, i.e. their impersonal enslavement, might be removed! Fie, that we should allow ourselves to be convinced that, by an increase of this impersonality within the mechanical working of a new society, the disgrace of slavery could be changed into a virtue! Fie, that there should be a regular price at which a man should cease to be a personality and become a screw instead! Are you accomplices in the present madness of nations which desire above all to produce as much as possible, and to be as rich as possible? Would it not be your duty to present a counter-claim to them, and to show them what large sums of internal value are wasted in the pursuit of such an external object?
- Petersonism - HOW DARE YOU TWIST MY WORDS TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE I SUPPORTED him!!!