A SKEPITCAL LOOK AT FAMOUS OCCULTISTS by The Notorious Doctor Zoom Zoom
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE 1844-1900
He was actually an atheist, not an occultist...but since so many
occultists seem to read Nitzche (or pretend to), I’ll mention
him. Occultist Aleister Crowley seemed to be influenced by him,
as were Anton LaVey and even Charles Manson. Nietzsche did not
believe in conventional morality, but thought man was “beyond good and
evil”, and had to choose his own moral code. This is basically the way
most occultists live their lives.
A 19th century German
philosopher perhaps best known for the saying “That which does not kill
us makes us stronger”. Of course, people who survive massive coronaries
or strokes are usually left weaker from the experience, thus proving
that wrong. He also coined the phrase "God is dead"...impossible since
God never existed in the first place. Nietzsche believed a person
should throw themselves completely into a cause without hope of
personal gain or reward (according to most interpretations). Many
historians think Nietzsche’s writings are why so many intellectuals
joined the Nazi and Communist parties during the early 20th century.
His writings of "Ubermench" (supermen) rising up from the masses
certainly sound as though they could have been written by Joseph
Goebels. Neitzche's writings are somewhat ambiguous, almost to the
point of being mystical. This allows for a lot of wiggle room
interpretation wise, and thus there are actually several school of
thought on how to interpret what his philosophy is about. Writings
about "The Will To Power" and the rise of "Supermen" are what made him
Hitler's favorite sage, and the anti-Semetic and anti-Christian tone
was no doubt an added bonus. He was also said to be a favorite of
Joseph Stalin, too.
Nietzche claim he wasn't really anti-Semetic, and that the Nazis simply
took selections of his writings they liked out of context, and ignored
what they didn't like. The thing is, there doesn’t seem to be much that
they wouldn’t have liked! His apologists will claim things such as
Nietzche allegedly dropped a publisher because the publisher was
anti-Semetic, as an example (other accounts say, it was simply a
dispute over money). Nietzsche is favorite of college professors, and
when the fact he had been a source of inspiration for the Nazis came
out, it became necessary to claim Nietzsche was not anti-Semitic, and
even opposed to anti-Semitism. This is because atheistic professors
just love Nietzsche’s hatred of Christians and want to keep him the
classrooms. It’s really just a convenient way to promote bigotry.
Hating Christians isn’t as detestable as hating Jews, but it should be.
If Nietzsche wasn't an anti-Semite, he sure kept some peculiar
company, especially for someone who supposedly opposed anti-Semitism!
One of his best friends was composer Richard Wagner, a man who never
tried to hide his hatred of Jews. If the Nazi regime had been a movie,
Wagner provided the soundtrack for it 50 years in advance. It would
have been hard to have been Wagner's friend without having his issues
with Jews and Judaism come up, because anti-Semitism and German
romanticism dominated his music and his life. His sister was an
anti-Semite and even left Germany with her husband for Uruguay to start
an "Aryan colony" ,which still exists today. In a foreshadow of things
to come, the group even adopted a swastika flag as it's symbol! In
other words, the group created a proto-Nazi Germany south of the border
(well, south of our border, anyway). His other sister was also an
anti-Semite, whom apologists blame for editing and arranging his
posthumous writings to appear anti-Semitic. It might be presumed his
sisters learned anti-Semitism and German nationalism from their
parents, which would have been the same parents Professor Friedrich
had. How is it that this man was surrounded by so many haters of Jews,
and yet somehow remained unaffected?
Nietzsche hated Christianity is unquestionable, so is it really so
unreasonable to think he hated it's parent religion? His biggest source
of inspiration, Schopenhauer, was also an anti-Semite who hated
Christianity. Schopenhauer wrote extensively about the will, like
Nietzsche, although he did not seem to practice much will power in real
life. He usually gorged himself at dinner and drank wine until he fell
asleep at the dinner table, food particles still clinging in his beard.
These are the type of people that wake up in various puddles of their
own fluids (and those of others!).
the old saying "Those who can do, those who can't teach" is true,
Nietzsche is the proof. In his lifetime he never really amounted
to much. Nietzsche’s idea that he could make up his own morality
allowed him to frequent brothels, which is how he contracted syphilis.
Some think this may have been the cause of his madness, although many
of his readers like to romanticize he went insane from learning too
much of life’s mysteries. He spent his final days in an insane
asylum where he spent his time screaming “I am God! I am God!” Hitler
was so convinced in Nietzsche's theory of the will that he actually
thought he could cause the Russian winter to turn to spring. Well, it
didn't, and the German army froze, and Hitler lost. Now that you know
all that, you might want to skip reading him and Schopenhauer too..
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