As a student of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, I share Nietzsche’s and Kierkegaard’s conviction that philosophy should deeply reflect the personal concerns of individual human beings. As a Nietzschean Anarchist, this entails a rejection of traditional values, including the christian religion. As a Nietzschean Anarchist, I declare “emancipation from god” and would encourage you to consider joining western culture’s unspoken general abandonment of any genuine commitment to the christian faith.
In Twilight of the Idols (1889), it was shown that western philosophers since Socrates represent a degeneration of the natural strengths of humanity. It was made clear that a noble taste for a heroic style of life can only be corrupted and undermined by endless debates using dialectical reason. It was proven that traditional western morality philosophy—and the christian religion in particular—oppose a healthy life, and try vainly to escape unfortunate circumstances by destroying native human desires.
It is only perverse tenacity and cowardice, that encourages us to cling to this outdated servile morality. As a Nietzschean Anarchist I consider it more brave, more honest, and much more noble to cut myself loose and dare to live in a world without god’s authority. In such a world, death is not to be feared, since it represents nothing more significant than the fitting conclusion of a life devoted to personal gain and loss. To voluntary give and take.
To those holding a slave’s mentality, this means nihilism. In the absence of both external human and external mystical authority, the weak-minded fall into despair and conclude there are no rules for human life, no absolute values, no certainties on which to rely.
Rather than grow and evolve, these Homo Pastoralis refuse to become producers and active discoverers of morality, and instead remain frustrated followers with no one to lead them. While this is an unfortunate circumstance, the Nietzschean Anarchist continues apace. If truth can be achieved at all, he reasons, it can come only from such courageous individuals who purposefully disregard everything that is traditionally held to be “important.” It is such an avant-garde of super-human men, the Übermensch, who will succeed in living an authentic and successful human life. For the masses of the slave-minded, these preliminarily successful Übermensch will become the new class to be emulated and applauded, by throngs of imitators who know no other way, but to follow their betters.
In Beyond Good and Evil (1886), and in the quasi-historical account of the harmful consequences of traditional ethics in On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) – “Good” was initially and properly designated only as the right of those individuals with social and political power to live their lives by the sheer force of this will.
This ancient understanding of “Good” was upended by a “priestly” caste, who were motivated by their resentment of their natural superiors. This priest class, including the Paulists that perverted the New Testament, generated a corrupt alternative that appealed to “the herd” of less capable persons.
This mutilated morality effectively turned traditional values inside-out. In this bizarro “slave morality” endorsed by religious establishments, any forceful and timely action which should be admired, instead gets labelled and vilified as “evil,” while the cowardly and feminine tendency to think through everything in advance is transformed into the supposed virtue of prudence.
Genuine autonomy, if you wish to achieve it, means freedom from all external constraints on one’s behavior. In this natural and admirable state of existence, each individual human being lives a life without the artificial limits of moral obligation. No other sanction on conduct is necessary than the natural punishment involved in the victory of a superior person over a vanquished enemy.
The dearest wish of lesser people is to secure themselves against interference from those who are their betters. Due to this natural fear, the inferior enlist the aid of brutally aggressive enforcers which are used to give rise to a false sense of moral responsibility. The natural fear of being overwhelmed by a superior foe then becomes internalized as the self-generated sense of guilt, and individual conscience places severe limits on the normal exercise of human desire.
Thus, the fundamental self-betrayal of the human race is to submit its freedom to the fictitious demands of an imaginary god or imaginary human authority. Afraid to live by the strength of our own wills, we invent religion as a way of generating and then explaining our perpetual sense of being downtrodden and defeated in life.