Wherever the spirit of industry
triumphs over the aristocratic spirit
woman aspires to the economic and legal independence of a clerk.
‘Erica-the-Cleric’, stands inscribed over the portal of our modern society.
There has been an almost masculine stupidity about this movement
of which real women, that is to say clever women, are heartily ashamed.
There has been a desire to make woman more cultivated
as if history had not declared that to cultivate anything
is to make it weaker.
That in woman which inspires respect is her ‘nature’,
which is more ‘natural’ than that of man,
her beast-of-prey suppleness and inner savagery.
Woman is being divested of her enchantment.
Europe, O’ Europe…
No Goddess lies concealed within this crazy notion.
It is just an idea, and a thoroughly modern idea at that!
Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophical and psychological genius of the nineteenth century, in his book, ‘Beyond Good and Evil’, presaged the breakdown of the Western Aristocratic ruling elite and the irresistible forces that led to two catastrophic world wars. This new poetic interpretation of his master work teases out still relevant lines of thought for the reappraisal of our rapidly disintegrating current world order.
The question of value goes to the heart of who we are, what we are and why we think we are here… A tendency to make certain assumptions about our environment appears to be intrinsic to our nature, yet the meaningful existence we crave can only ever be granted by a ‘higher power’ which we now seem loathe to recognise outside of ourselves… We have always looked to those best qualified to answer our most fervent questions but what if they too have fallen foul of the ‘Auction-House of Things’… And what of the Beyond?
Pieces of Nietzsche: A Thinker’s Bias