Thus Spoke Zarathustra

I, Hunter Wallace, have come to teach you 3.0:

“WHEN Zarathustra was thirty years old, he left his home and the lake of his home, and went into the mountains. There he enjoyed his spirit and his solitude, and for ten years did not weary of it. But at last his heart changed, and rising one morning with the rosy dawn, he went before the sun, and spake thus unto it:

Thou great star! What would be thy happiness if thou hadst not those for whom thou shinest!

For ten years hast thou climbed hither unto my cave: thou wouldsthave wearied of thy light and of the journey, had it not been for me, mine eagle, and my serpent.

But we awaited thee every morning, took from thee thine overflow, and blessed thee for it.

Lo! I am weary of my wisdom, like the bee that hath gathered too much honey; I need hands outstretched to take it. …”

I’m joking, of course, but I have thought a lot about these issues for the past 18 years. Along the way, I thought through the problem of nihilism itself to become a Lutheran. Way back in 2002 or 2003, Nietzsche was my starting point and a major influence on shaping my thinking.

Nietzsche was right about a lot of things like perspectivism and how morality evolved across history, but was wrong about others. I think his rebellion against his Lutheran heritage was particularly misguided. Luther himself was right about the depths of human depravity and the need to keep it on a short leash. Northern Europe was a much healthier place when it was stridently Lutheran, but that was beginning to dissolve in Nietzsche’s time in the wake of the Enlightenment.

Look at Northern Germany and Scandinavia today. What a mess under atheism and liberalism. Literally the Last Man. Low energy. Lacks even the will to perpetuate the race. Content to be replaced by foreigners. As for the Germans, they still haven’t moved beyond Hitler. Is that their entire history?

Someone please make a meme for me. The Virgin Atheist vs. The Chad Lutheran.

Note: Famous German philosophers who were either Lutherans themselves or sprang from Lutheran families: Hegel, Kant and Nietzsche.



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17 Comments

  1. “As for the Germans, they still haven’t moved beyond Hitler. Is that their entire history?”

    It’s what BRITZOG and USZOG want, so that Germany can never threaten English commercial and industrial ascendancy again.

    It’s also what the Jews want. So that Germany can stand as an example of what happens to Goyim who rebel against, or defy their masters. And Germans won’t get the idea that Jews can successfully be resisted.

    The purpose of NATO is to occupy Germany, forever, and ensure that it never becomes a White country again. Not repel a Russian invasion of Western Europe.

    WWII never legally ended. There’s a treaty in effect that allows any country, for any reason, unilaterally or in alliance, to invade Germany.

    East Germany used to threaten ANGLOZOG with ending WWII, by signing an official peace treaty with the Soviets.

    As an aside.

    The current Jewish neurosis of “fighting Fascism” is rooted in the fact that it’ll take an authoritarian government to remove them from power. Which they rightfully fear in Light of Hitler and his various allies in Central and Eastern Europe.

    A real German Government would withdraw from NATO. Sign a peace treaty with Russia, and ask the Americans and Brits to take their armies and airforces and go home.

    • German history is so much vastly richer than Hitler. I wish that I had the opportunity to visit.

      I’m probably banned for “hate” or something though even though I have always been more interested in Luther and the Reformation than Hitler and the Third Reich.

      • You are correct in that, sir. I spent two years stationed there. Our barracks were the old SS barracks in Baumholder. We still had the swastika on the mess hall building because it was BUILT INTO THE STONE.
        I had no awakening to speak of yet, but it began one evening with a taxi ride to a local restaurant. The taxi driver was a nice old gentleman who had been a German tanker in the Wermacht on D-Day….
        That hour or more conversation, (without the meter running..) was worth more than a thousand red-pills over the internet. I talked to a proud, unapologetic soldier who never understood WHY we were against them…
        After that, neither could I….
        Then began my search and struggle to clearly understand history and humanity ,objectively as an observer, but highly subjective as a participant.
        It has to be that way, if you’re gonna play.

        • FDR got us into World War II by baiting the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor. I’ve covered all this before like 15 years ago, but I just dislike even thinking about the war so I prefer to study other parts of history.

  2. The Lutheranism you admire so much no longer exists, HW. It’s like admiring the tusks of a woolly mammoth in a museum. Reading Nietzsche’s “The Antichrist” was a revelation for me.

    • I’ve also read Nietzsche’s The Antichrist.

      I read most of his other books too like On the Genealogy of Morals. In hindsight, it was one of the key influences early in my education in nudging me toward historicism. Even though I later moved on from Nietzsche, I never lost my belief that morality and culture and economics and all sorts of other things have evolved across history. In order to understand what we call morality today, it follows that we have to do a genealogy of it like Nietzsche would have recommended!

      • HW, I alluded to this a few days ago. Luther’s atomistic, non-covenantal departure from Medieval Catholicism, (especially his denial of the sacerdotal presbyterate, and the fallacy of ‘sola fide’- the sola is NOT EVEN IN SCRIPTURE!) is what led DIRECTLY to Nietszche, and the modern apostate German and Scandic states! WAKE UP.

        • No, I don’t think so.

          It wasn’t the Reformation. It was the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution between Luther’s time and Nietzsche’s time.

  3. the “thing” we call Germany today,

    bears no resemblance to the historical Germany:

    the beating heart and soul of which was:

    Prussia. Prussia is gone,

    its lands stolen and its people massacred and scattered.

    what’s left of Germany is only a simula, a ghost, a spectre.

    • Yes, I agree.

      I’ve spent some time lately studying Prussia. It is one of the reasons why I find it so laughable when Catholics argue that Protestants are responsible for the spread of Enlightenment values. After all, it was Napoleonic France that spread those values across Europe in the 19th century, not Lutheran Prussia which resisted the French and fought against them.

  4. In R.J. Hollingdale’s introduction to the Penguin edition of Zarathustra, he makes a point by point case that all of Nietzsche’s major concepts in Zarathustra – amor fati, eternal recurrence, will to power, the great noontide, the superman – have parallels in Lutheran Pietism.

  5. Germany was the only serious Western competitor left to us Anglo-Saxons after WWI. And the only way to resist dominion by the Anglo-Saxons was for Europe to ally together under Germany. I think a lot of what we are seeing with the European Union is the only viable path forward for Europe.

    A good way to see power is to look at the global corporations. German mega corporations are real rivals of American mega corporations. Whereas Italy, Spain and co., while they do have some great companies, definitely are not on the level of a Germany or America.

    Some of the other European countries like the Dutch and Scandinavians are very advanced, but they just don’t have the population to be threatening. France is something of between Germany and the others European countries.

    The plan for the EU is a country that is more or less governed by Germany, but which has 400 million. One example of how this work is in any country you have some people who like chemistry, some like entertainment, manufacturing, programming or whatever. In America there is a sorting where people move to these super cities with these just ecosystems of various industries.

    Then firms which are expanding have this base of 100’s of thousands of people who have experience in the industry. Meanwhile a small country like Finland, they have the high iq, they seem to have good property rights and so forth, but they don’t have these super concentrations of talent.

  6. There is a lot to like here:

    Pro Human, not just pro white? Check.

    Anti AI and Robotics, possibly soon to be also anti-transhumanism? Check?

    Rejecting “evil be my good” in favor in favor of divine truth, order and righteousness? Check.

    Understanding that the winning movement cannot be right wing, but must unite the spectrum? Check.

    Once Yang is mathematically eliminated, we can move on to a campaign for Partition and from there victory.

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