nietzscheIn conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the German Consulate General in NYC hosted an event on Nietzsche — himself a Protestant, showing the toxic individualism and socialism that his philosophy engendered.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is the modern representative of a form of individualism which strikes at all convention and public opinion, and seeks not only to overturn every accepted way of life and conduct, but to denounce every notion of submission to a higher will and every unselfish virtue as a sign of slavery and decadence…”Life is will for power.” Today we see (at Yale) those who are rejecting the historic works of “white men” nonetheless following the animal instincts and base impulses of Nietzsche.