The most obvious example I can think of is that of master morality versus slave morality. To quote Wikipedia here: “Slave morality values things like kindness, humility and sympathy, while master morality values pride, strength, and nobility.“ Obviously, that misses a lot of the nuance, but the general idea is sufficient for our purposes here.
Slave morality is not about cultivating the strength within oneself to ultimately become the master, it is about subverting the master so that everyone is on the same level. To be superior is to necessarily be evil somehow, and it must have been accomplished through trickery, oppression, or some other unearned means. Anyone familiar with Anonymous Conservative should be seeing the traits of the r-types right now (and by extension, liberal-leaning folk).
To highlight a recent example, someone who tends toward master morality will prefer being fit, strong, and athletic over being fat and weak, and is likely to shame others into keeping themselves in a state that they perceive to be “better”, while someone who tends toward slave morality will seek to convince others that there is no appreciable difference between being fat and being fit and that both should be accepted and respected. Something like fat-shaming is anathema to the r-types, who react viscerally and emotionally when confronted with k-type fat-shamers.
“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees; but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks of roses under my cypresses.”
–Thus Spoke Zarathustra
To some, he was a powerfully insightful thinker, seeing deeper and farther than any man who came before him or since. To others, he was a raving, syphilitic, madman whose thoughts provided the ideological basis for National Socialism. Love him, revile him, or ignore him though, it is hard to deny that he was one of the truly influential thinkers of our age.
This October 15th marked the 169th birthday of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. I personally feel that Nietzsche goes under-appreciated by most reactionaries. Our love affair with men like Burke, Evola, and Carlyle has left little room for this philosophical giant, yet I see plenty of room in the reactionary fold to incorporate some of the ideas…
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