reply to post by Threadfall
"What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is
happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome."
Overall, Nietzsche was a vortex of paradox.
Dont get me wrong, he was a very interesting and complex thinker, but i think his ideal of "will to power" and "superman" was something even he -
its most famous proponent - failed to live up to.
I just think the attitude of deifying and idolizing the power of will is inherenty unstable. A will that goes against the grain of creation is bound
to uproot itself. Nietzsche couldnt handle the power of chaos he felt he had power over. The entire process in anycase, as explained in Jung for
instance is astonishingly vain, and utterly devoted to self interest. This is because both Jung, Nietzsche and the vast majority of European
intellectuals are influenced by Gnostic, Pagan Mysticism. They start to genuinely believe their own lunatic theories.
It will be the undoing of the west, just as it destroyed Nietzsche. He was an apt symbol for the self destructive essence of this philosophy. Power,
unbridled and not directed by judgement and sanity will lead to insanity and disorder. The power of the conscience is the only humane way to overcome
the struggle with fear. Theistic satanism or 'surrendering" yourself to your own evil, or the principle of evil, will only prolong your own
relationship with that reality.
Evil at the end of the day is the creation of man. We can either live in tune with creation, and promote actions of kindness and ideals like humility,
devotion to truth, and devotion to G-d, and to true justice, or we can continue with this current dualistic reality which arrests man to the fight
with own evil, and his own evil machinations of thought, like this completely absurd and vain desire to become a god, or a superman. What weakness and
True strength whether the nihilists/relativists acknowledge it or not is to submit to the will of the omnipresent, and His moral law, and the
necessity for human justice, REAL justice, with G-d fearing men in positions of power. Weakness is the stupidity to think that this world is the only
world, and that what we do ethically here has no effect in a higher realm. Such an attitute is intuitively insane, because everyones conscience, a
piece of "G-d" which walks about within his mind, seeks to inform him what his task in this world is, and what is good.
Conscience is no more human invention than the concept of justice is. Only the Jews brought this philosophy into the world, whereas the pagans have
their own "gods", in every land, with its own relative laws and principles (this being an example of moral relativism) for men to live by. This is
no more than the projecting and objectifying of ones own ideas, and than worshipping them, in essence worshipping the self.
Justice exists because mankind has the power of understanding, and thus the power of Empathy. Anyone who contradicts this principle to impose his own
"will" on creation, will get a nice surprise in the next world, where the self meets its creations, and made vulnernable before them. To serve those
beasts which he created. That is what hell is. We each have the power to overcome this hell, but it takes true strength. This strength to act
righteously simulatenously gives you strength over those things which you once feared.
I have fears, like most people, but they are dramatically less than what they used to be. I am much stronger than I ever thought i could be. It simply
takes submission and faithfulness to the truth, to your conscience and to the creator of the universe.