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Exploiting Nietzche's political views

Published on 23 December 2013, by M. Tomazy.

The great german philosopher, Friedrich Nietzche introduced political views alongside morals, religions and existance. However, many different, even contradictory ideologists exerted efforts to engage Nietzche's writings within their ideology.

Nazis exploited some of his quotes to spread their racist ideology among germans by removing them out of the texts and chronology.

In the context of magnifying 'individualism' within (production cycle), Max Weber used Nietzche's 'aristocratic' theory. Liberals utilize Nietzches elitist view and his few early writings about his appreciation to the Reich's empirer, Bismarck as a certain clue for his elitist and 'aristocratic' theory.

Furthermore, many zionist figures influenced by Nietzche, like Ben-Gurion and Moshe Dayan who were basically atheists.

Notably, Nietzche was unique philosopher, however, politics was not among his interests per se nor the ruling systems at his era. Moreover, he asked deeper questions regarding existance, religions and morals. He exerted efforts to find 'reference(s)' which detetermins good versus bad/evil etc..
Additionally, Nietzche loudly criticized religions, especially Christianity and Judaism (with a lesser extent) and raised suspicion about  supernature power (God), althought he belonged to religious protestant family.

Nietzche's political views must be surrounded by frames:

Firstly, Nietzche's era: for example, Anti-semitism was 'normal' point of view at that time, alongside 'conspiracy theory' on jewish domination on economy and politics in Europe, at that time.

Secondly, Speciality: Nietzche was a philosopher and he did not focus primarily on methods of ruling per se, but instead, he focused on existance, morals and religions which are deeper than politics.

N.B: there might be some typos/errors.