Panorama view of exhibition in Jedlitschka Gallery, Zurich.

Panorama view of exhibition in Jedlitschka Gallery, Zurich.

12 March 2014

Ayn Rand and Nietzsche: Fascism, Selfishness and Hypocrisy



Ayn Rand is Nietzsche for the simpleminded, their pseudo-philosophical justification of selfishness. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche himself is de rigueur for all quasi-intellectuals and nerds with illusions of superiority. They see themselves as the √úbermensch and all those who pushed them down in grade school as the Untermensch. There is an inherent fascism in Nietzsche's divvying-up of humanity into such judgemental classifications, as well as in his allocation of morality only unto himself. Likewise, despotism appears in his followers in their inevitable assertions that only they have truly read him correctly --- regardless of who 'they' are: Nazis, Poststructuralists, Nihilists, whatever. Furthermore, this array of repulsive traits is what charms his adherents, although they deny it, making them the strange attractors of fields of hypocrisy. --- Mark Staff Brandl, 2014

2 comments:

Mark Staff Brandl said...

Typical Nietzscheans, Leopold and Loeb, sick killers. Because of Leopold's strong interest in Nietschze, Leopold and Loeb believed themselves to be Nietzschean supermen (√úbermensch) who could commit a "perfect crime" (in this case, a kidnapping and murder).mThis theory suggested that superior minds could overcome the laws and regulations that bound the average man. The average man was inferior and was unimportant to those of superior qualities. Because of his high intelligence, Leopold thought that he needed to show just how superior he really was. This theory fed Leopold with the will to prove himself to be a truly brilliant mind. Before the murder, Leopold had written to Loeb: "A superman ... is, on account of certain superior qualities inherent in him, exempted from the ordinary laws which govern men. He is not liable for anything he may do."

Mark Staff Brandl said...

Clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand helped turn the US into a selfish and greedy nation: http://www.rawstory.com/2014/12/clinical-psychologist-explains-how-ayn-rand-helped-turn-the-us-into-a-selfish-and-greedy-nation/#.VeRW1SsPXWA.twitter