In the Fountainhead, Ayn Rand refers to Howard Rourke as “Superman.” This is clearly a reference to Nietzsche’s Superman. What is interesting is that Nietzsche’s philosophy was instrumental to to Nazism etc and Rand hated all collectivism. Another hero of the Socialist and those who like socialism is Darwin. So, why is it that socialism/communism champions these two people? Why is every bloody campus full of morons that spout Nietzsche and Darwin?
First, I would say that anyone that trumpets these two men probably have not read their work nor have any deeper understanding of what they really said. People who like Nietzsche like him due to him saying “God is dead.” What they don’t realize is that he also said that, if he was right, the world would plunge into an utter bloodbath. They probably also didn’t know that he went insane early in his life and ended his life as a madman, scream Bible verses and having religious visions. They probably also don’t know that Darwin’s theories were merely to prove the superiority of the white race, which is why he was so popular at the time he was writing.
Second, the concept of the Superman and of evolution is both at odds and at mesh with Socialism. You see, the leaders under socialism use both Nietzsche and Darwin to do what Marx said “My goal is to kill God.” The reason that they must kill God is that God is the ultimate authority, and under socialism/communism, the State has to be the ultimate authority. It is interesting because the concept of a superman would put him above all others. Darwin would claim that only the strong will survive. Both of these completely counters the philosophy of “we are all equal” of communism and socialism. However, as the elite in the Party will tell ya “Some are more equal than others.” (George Orwell, Animal Farm).
Just like everything else under Socialism/Communism, everything is a lie used draw people in. It is the perversion of all thought. They will pervert religion to trick you into accepting socialism. ”The Bible says to share with the less fortunate, so lets tax the rich and give to the poor!” Of course, Marx did not believe in God and wanted to kill God, but they will use your religion against you. They’ll tell the young that they are stronger and better and that they can build a better future. Of course, their future is to kill the spikes. To snuff out the light of this world. They don’t intend to. The rank and file Party Member believe that offering everyone the same opportunities and sharing the fruit of labor equally will let everyone be spikes. However, without being able to enjoy the fruit of their labor, no one really tries. Oh, there will always be a few that must succeed just because they must, but most people are self-interested. Socialism attempts to water down Communism to a sustainable level whereby the masses become a political power source for their elections, but they can still suck the life from the spikes. Unfortunately, this is just a spiral. It takes decades to play out, but more and more people will decide not to try and become wards of the state. They will demand that their elected officials give them more and more free stuff until the country winds up like Greece or Spain or Portugal or Cyprus or Italy.
Long Live the Constitution!