Nietzsche Prophet of Nazism

The first major difference represented between the Nazi ideology and the ideology of Nietzsche is the distinction between racism and nationalism. The Nazis were racial nationalists meaning that Germans discriminated other races based on their nationalities. This form of ideology means that the Nazi ideology made Germans to view themselves as a master race rather than just a nationalistic ideology. This is exemplified by the comments of Nietzsche about the German racist ideals. He reckons that he was opposed to the feebleness of the German nation and not the superior nature of the Aryan race (Evropa, 2005).

In the book, the author also discuses the two form of anti-Semitism that engulfed the Nazi régime. The first form of racism is the traditional anti-Semitism against Christians and the other is the elitist and aristocratic anti-Semitism which Nietzsche advocates in his ideology. The author also explores the interpretations of the ideology of Nietzsche on the German Nazism. There are interpretations that deny the influence of Nietzsche on Nazism. There are also other interpretations that contend that there have been many influences on the ideology of Nietzsche on Nazism (Evropa, 2006).

The first illustration of the influence of the Nietzsche on the Nazi ideology is at the beginning of the book where the author notes that the ideology of Nietzsche about the existence of a super human being in Nietzsche’s philosophy was also embraced by the Nazism in making of their own unique ideologies. The goal of Nazi regime was therefore to breed an Aryan or super human being as was advocated by the philosophy of Nietzsche. The author also notes the influence of Greek culture on the Nietzsche ideology and also on the Nazi philosophy through highlighting the emphasis both ideologies put on the belief that Titan Prometheus who is believed to be the ancestors of the Aryan race (Taha, 2005).

The author also notes that the philosophy of Nietzsche about the existence of an Aryan Christ is different from Judea Christian viewpoints of Christ. He notes that Nietzsche philosophy embraces the hatred for the Judeo- Christian basis of the modern day foundations of civilization. This philosophy was also embraced by the Nazis in their ideology because the Nazi philosophy strongly opposed the values of liberalism and socialism. The author also notes that Nietzsche philosophy had little regard for morals and ethics. The author presents the ideology of Nietzsche as an ideology that went beyond the realms of good and evil and, therefore, was a progenitor of Nazism ideologies (Evropa, 2006).

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