Friday, September 18, 2015

Radio Wehrwolf - Friedrich Nietzsche 9/16/2015

Dion examines the various works of Friedrich Nietzche, such as Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Genealogy of Morals, The Antichrist, and The Will to Power.

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Negentropic said...

Good show despite the bad audio. I suggest that if you're doing a solo show without callers to also record yourself into a separate digital recorder while the show is live. That way, a superior version to what aired "live" will always be available to put in the archives. Also, 10 minutes of tweeking on Audacity could have fixed at least the very low level of volume in the spoken parts versus the very high level when music was played.

Nietzsche's philosophy is a bottomless well. You can do a hundred shows on Nietzsche and still only scratch the surface of his thought, which Camus claimed was the most noble and most misunderstood of all philosophies. Camus blamed the misunderstandings on Nietzsche having influenced to a significant extent Hitler and the holohoax, of course, not suspecting the hoax although acknowledging many deliberate attempts to dumb down and weaken Nietzsche's ideas with inferior imitators.

Nietzsche, like Schopenhauer, Da Vinci, Newton, Beethoven and many other men of genius, died childless and yet fathered a million ideological offspring within a few decades of his death (thanks to the efforts of his sister) that continued to spread his thought throughout the world to point where he is not almost a household name.

Nietzsche is a lot deeper than his immense popularity with college students and people in their 20's leads people to believe. Reading Nietzsche has almost become a fad and people tend to read, become fascinated for a while, and then dismiss his works as a thing of the past, as some kind of "failed experiment." What they don't suspect is that Nietzsche's philosophical system is actually still a thing of the future a year or two free of the poisonous propaganda in mainstream media channels brings this into quite a perspective.

It's a good thing that so many young people are at least reading Nietzsche, but they also tend to read Ayn Rand and other deliberately watered-down co-options of Nietzsche at the same time, which confuses them with black-&-white, all-or-nothing, either-or, Aristotelian-logic-only thinking, something Nietzsche was very far from.

These young people should keep re-reading the main works as they grow older (they can listen to somebody else read it on you tube if they don't want to strain their eyes over 200 page tomes). I read a lot of Nietzsche in my 20's but did not begin to understand what he was talking about until I was well into my 40s and had experienced a lot more.

The best part of this show was the awesome Nietzsche-based song by Blood Axis called "Birds of Prey" at the end:

And no, I didn't download the song from you tube "for free" like some ungrateful parasite. I took my usurocracy issued bank credit card out and bought their album on Amazon. I support with energy-units called "money" and "work" all creative people who contribute to the expansion of my own thought and language, all who expand the walls of our linguistic legislation, as Nietzsche would say.

Negentropic said...

Correction: that continued to spread his thought throughout the world to the point where he is now almost a household name.

Negentropic said...

Correction: What they don't suspect is that Nietzsche's philosophical system is actually still a thing of the future. A year or two free of the poisonous propaganda in mainstream media channels brings this into quite a perspective.

Dion Wehrwolf said...

Thank you for your feedback and for listening to the broadcast.
I didn't realize that the levels were that different, I will fix that ASAP.
I do agree with you that more people should read and take true inspiration from the writings of Nietzsche. That's one of the main reasons I decided to do this show.

Negentropic said...

Yes, despite all the superficial interpretations floating around, there is nothing in Nietzsche that advocates exploiting and "enslaving" others as a "natural way" of being "masters" or being "selfish" in the narrow and short term sense, but only in rejecting the poisonous morality of altruism which makes a mockery of true charity (charity born of a noble soul at peace with itself and the world and not of pity and fear and despair). He doesn't advocate exploitation, he only sees exploitation as inevitable because of natural inequalities and seeks to find a tempered solution to it without cutting down the strong. How do we maximize strength while minimizing exploitation of the weak? To try to solve this problem, first you have to ask: "Weak in what way?" Well, a good part of the solution to this has already been achived through division of labor since every person you meet, however weak in other respects, can do at least one thing far better than you, and is willing to do something you would not do for the same amount of compensation either at that period in your life or never, and is therefore, far stronger than you in that skill set. In this way, inequality itself is what makes the synergies and progressive ascendance of a division-of-labor economy possible.

Nietzsche advocated enlightened and long-term self-interest which included helping all those who deserved it as part of transcending the many vicious and soul-destroying traps laid just underneath the surface of Christian morality (which Ayn Rand or Alice Rosenbaum co-opted for her philosophy, popularized through her mega-million-selling novels, to provide good bait for the hook of the rest of the watered-down cultish mumbo-jumbo she was pushing, along with her mostly Jew inner circle which included one-time follower Alan Greenspan). Nietzsche advocated becoming the best that you can be as an individual without losing your tie to the tribe, not because he was a "tribalist" or considered the individual subservient to it, but because maintaining your balance with your extended family (he did not define extended family in racial terms but more in line with the eugenicists as a cultural brotherhood of the more refined human beings, the non-comformists and creators, who are always out-competed and out-survived and out-reproduced in the short term by the average and mediocre hordes) is one of the major ways in which you become that stronger individual and can therefore feedback into a non-vicious and ecstatic, wealth-&-health-creating circle of positive energy units of work, a circle of constant progression upwards into more and more expansions of modes of communication and understanding, feeding back and getting feedback from the synergies (wholes more than the sum of individual parts) created by interacging with groups of other strong individuals traveling the same path.

This is the true engine of all real culture, which can be simplified into the "win-win dialectic" but only if by this simplification you don't lose the many important subtleties of the temperances-without-compromise that need to be maintained to maximize win-win interactions on all levels of communication, even when you're just talking to yourself or from one of your selves to another one hidden a bit deeper struggling to get out but not finding the right medium of expression.

Negentropic said...

(continued . . .)

Note: Temperance not being "compromise" and why and how variations of this state of balanced being could be achieved as a pre-condition of any real "knowability" or nobility was one of the obsessions of the ancient Greeks. You can trace this in almost all their prominent writings. They're obsessed with balance and moderation, but not "moderation" in the modern sense of "compromise" but rather through a process of temperance that makes adjustments without compromise. This is a very difficult process similar to creating a work of art, but the work-of-art becomes yourself, constantly creating your newer self which ten years down the road would be an even newer self, chipping away at your own Arno Breker statue.

Hitler is considered by a lot of people as "just another tribalist" who advocated full submission of the individual to the tribe whenever the goals of the individual clashed with those of the "community" or "the folk." However, this is also very much an exaggeration and due to a perspective of an NSDAP operating under extreme pressure in the 6 short years that they were fighting a world-wide economic boycott and war declared on them by Jews (in 1933) successfully. This perspective is derived from battle-ready conditions of existence, since the NSDAP barely had time to breath between the economic war of 1933 and the full-on physical World-War of 1939 which followed. Hitler fully recognized that the uniqueness of European civilization was, in fact, its much heavier reliance on creative individuals and the freedom they needed to operate at their best. Tribal strength can only go so far. Beyond that, all great strength comes from creative individuals. However, tribal strength or might-protecting-right-because-rights-make-the-most might is also the pre-condition of having indivdualistic societies and when that weakens then the parasite eats away at the host until the very fiber of the whole culture is destroyed.

Unfortunately, Hitler had to say a lot of things in public that he did not pesonally believe in. A perfect example of this is his public declarations in favor of Christianity and never closing any chuches down and actually building thousands more, while in private, as put down in "Hitler's Table Talks," he couldn't stand Christianity and considered it more harmful than Islam in many ways and planned to phase it out over the longer term once he and his followers were leading the nation with the force of their own personalities.

Negentropic said...

(continued . . .)

"We want to re-establish the value of personality as an eternal priority; that is, the creative genius of the individual. In this way, we want to sever ties with any appearance of a listless democracy. We want to replace it with the timeless awareness that everything great can only spring from the force of the individual personality, and that everything destined to last must again be entrusted to the abilities of the individual personality." -- Adolf Hitler, Berlin Speech, February 1933 - Max Domarus, Hitler Reden und Proklamationen, p. 206

Translation quoted from Richard Tedor's book "Hitler's Revolution"

"To be a boy or girl at that time was wonderful. In the Hitler Youth the differences between Christian denominations or the different German states didn’t count. We all truly felt that we were members of one body of people – one nation. Youth hostels were opened all over the Reich, enabling us to hike from one beautiful town to another seeing our fatherland. Every effort was made to strengthen our minds and bodies. [B]Contrary to what is said today, we were encouraged to become free in spirit, and not to succumb to peer (or authority) pressure.[/B] In peacetime, NO military training was allowed by the Hitler Youth leadership; scouting yes. [B]Incidentally, to “snitch on our parents” was frowned upon.

At the very time when America’s allies, the Soviets, destroyed most of the Christian churches in Russia and Ukraine, about 2500 new churches were built in Germany. NOT ONE Christian church was closed. It was the law that school and church had priority over service in the Hitler Youth. As late as the fall of 1944, the Waffen SS barracks in Breslau supplied two buses to take youth to either the nearest Catholic or Protestant church every Sunday. To be a registered member of a Christian church did not prevent advancement in the National Socialist Party.

Germany was National Socialist, but free enterprise flourished during the entire Hitler years. No company was nationalized. No small businessman was stopped from opening up his own store. I myself worked during the war for a company that can only be called part of international capitalism. If you owned shares, nobody confiscated them, like the allies did in 1945." --- from "Living in Hitler's Germany" by Hans Schmidt

Negentropic said...

(continued . . .)

The great German-American writer and journalist Henry Louis Mencken was also very much a Nietzschean. He translated "The AntiChrist" into English and also wrote books about Nietzsche:

I think that another one of Mencken's masterpieces, "In Defense of Women," was very much inspired by and attempted to mediate Nietzsche's "misogynistic" view of women in light of the developments of the first two decades of the 20th century and Nietzsche's non-advocacy, like Schopenhauer before him, of women having equal status before-the-law with men:

Of course, it was German women being given the right to vote in Germany by the Jew-controlled Weimar government of 1919 (probably seeking to destabilize German society by causing rifts between men and women and giving rise to feminist rot) that actually ushered in Hitler's government in 1933 due to Hitler's extreme popularity with women, having an almost rock-star status even before his policies succeeded in unprecedented fashion. That crazy and bizarre girl of very ample smarts, Veronica Clark, who is now aping Rodney Martin in filing Jewy DMCA complaints against "the lowlifes" at Mami's (lol), used to emphasize this fact during her radio appearances.

Some links to Nietzsche audiobooks and some choice quotes and fancy images I posted at DIF back in 2013 (post #44):