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5.0 out of 5 stars Anti-semitism or (just) Anti-Zionism? Nietzscean horizon forming and the death of the west, December 4, 2009
This review is from: Plowshares into Swords: From Zionism to Israel (Hardcover)
Arno J. Mayer has bequeathed to the modern world its central political problem: the relationship of the Jews to modernity; in this he stands firmly in a tradition that was originated in the work of Karl Marx who advocated the destruction of the Jewish Problem by the elimination of the Jewish religion; Dr Leo Strauss, in my opinion, sought to create the tensional elements in modernity--make no mistake about this, his project is emphatically political, not merely theoretical--which would explode, thereby allowing for a consideration in action of "a universal human problem" as he calls the theological-political-problem (see Heinrich Meier, "Leo Strauss and the Theolgical Political Problem" for the best analysis of this concept in Strauss). Elsewhere, I have sought to demonstrate the kinship and fellow-traveling of Mr. Strauss with comunisim, a political species of Heideggerian-Nietzscheanism (which Mayer is well aware of at least in the Zionist tradition), and, even--Heaven forefend--Bakunian anarchism.These are the elements that a devious Mr. Strauss cooked-up in his Wierd Sisters' pot (inhabitants of Lesbos): Double, double, toil and trouble.
But Strauss' work is subtle, possibly maliciously subtle (Einstein said that God was "subtle, not malicious," but his god died under the knives of Zionists, and from his Durkheim wounds, we are all bleeding). Mayer's work is also subtle, maybe malicious.
We have to ask ourselves what Strauss meant by his "statement" and his "re-statement" in "On Tyranny," (published in the year that president John Fitzgerald Kennedy was slain in Dallas Texas and re-issued in every prominent assassination year of the 1960's: the implication of this is that a world tyranny, if attained "by any means necessary," transforms the Jewish Question of freedom from persecution to a Universal Question of what is freedom from persecution to anyone in the modern, technological (Heidegger), garrison state, where all communications, on hypothesis, are monitored, and thus technological tyranny becomes the means of persecution in a "perpetual psychological war" (Contrast Kant (Perpetual Peace) and Marx's vision of, ultimate, cosmopolitan utopia with Strauss' Chicago School's (see Meier) Nietzschean orientation, which seeks "perpetual war of a psychological nature.).
In private research I am attempting to demonstrate that Dr. Strauss, Alexander Kojeve, Dr. Carl Schmidt, Dr. Hannah Arendt, Dr. Eric Voegelin, and--the Grand mufti--Dr. Martin Heidegger founded a world or Universal tyranny.
Now we are face-to-face with that tyranny, if it was founded as a Nietzschean life-giving horizon; I further assert that the University of Chicago's political science department in the inter-war years was laying the Solomonic architecture for this world tyranny by planning the foundation of the state of Israel; for Strauss said that in 1947 he completely changed his orientation; that was, not insignificantly, the year in which Martin Heidegger issued his "Letter on Humanism" in which he indicated that his philosophy is far indeed from any humanism, if it does not represent a monstrous inhumanism; this 1947 declaration of inhumanism coincided with the murder of Mohandas Gahndi of India whose death sparked a civil war in that country, and we can range over the globe in the years that this group of irresponsible intellectuals tampered with international, nay founded, international syndicalist political movements; it is not, in my opinion, a matter of indifference that in the years just after Strauss' death a number of right wing governments across the globe collapsed, the hegmonic politics suppoted by Strauss' "Gentlemen" class weakened when he died.
Mayer (not Meier) and I are in complete agreement about the imperial intentions of Israel, about its lack of concern for the settlement of the Arab question in any but militaristic terms, and Mayer profits his reader by showing that Brit Shalom and Martin Buber's advocacy of a free and equal state in which the Jew would lay with the Arab was swept aside in favor of the violent horizon-forming- poetics of Heidegger;in Strauss this violent poetics is decribed as the "Literary Character" of a writing, which is a writing in biology and eugenics, something the Jews practice, and, I submit, that Heidegger and Nietzsche (who in my opinion was authored by Strauss/Heidegger) also exhort their followers to practice: the magic library whose volumes are almost infinite: INGSOC; to confirm this hypothesis would require a stylometric analysis of Strauss' writings with those of Nietzsche/Plato in order to prove that there is a high degree of probability that Strauss and Heidegger as well as the others tampered with or authored the tradition of philosophy and political philosophy and the American founding or re-founding; my theses are being hammered on the Vatican wall) were the first to systamatize scientifically in the creation of what Strauss calls "Natural Right"or Aristotelian "natural slavery."
This is not all of the story, and we will now have to await the carrying out of the stylometric analysis, but we may have discovered the real Leo Strauss, and his thought has had revolutionary consequences. I hypothesize that in 1947 Strauss and the others were planning the foundation of the state of Israel, so the oil wealth could be secured, and a Nietzschean workless "Realm-of-freedom" could be established against a laboring "Realm-of-necessity"; so Nietzschean-Platonic communism is for the few, Marxian for the many.
But creating an economy of plenty was the goal, so the philosophic life could be pursued by some who utilize "warrior workers" to rebuff inquires into the foundations of American empire, which Israel is co-extensive with on my view.
You will notice that the theses I put forth do not accuse anyone directly of anything, but, rather, establish an interpretive hypothesis which I hope the world's best stylometrists, biologists, and physicists, to say nothing of philosophers of mind, will seek to prove; the eugenic thesis is well within the bounds of a scientific hypothesis, and I will now indicate what that entails:--
--My hypothesis is that the destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the anti-biblical acts of Zarathustra/Heidegger, and they allowed for a world wide shift in the intelligence spectrum, if radiation can be shown to alter intelligence levels in those who are exposed to it; we know it has mutagenic properties, and we can prove using demographic data from the 20th century that the shift occured in those regions where the greatest exposure to radiation occurred, if the thesis is sound. Mayer gets much right in his book; he is accused of anti-semitism, but he is, in fact, only guilty of anti-Zionism; perhaps there are, after all, guilty pleasures. For imperialism is brash and murderous; it destroys the sanctity of the mind and the body of its oppressed victims; nobody should apologize, except in the Socratic sense, for having opposed this imperialism, and historical revisionist theses should be tested scientifically against the best available evidence utilizing, as Aristotle argued in book one of "Nicomachean Ethica," (Spinoza/Aristotle), all of the sciences to analyze the problem. This is how academics earn their living--testing theses, not rejecting them out of hand.This is how academics earn their living--testing theses, not rejecting them out of hand. And the weak charge of "historical revisionism," lodged against Mr Mayer or myself is paltry when set against the rigorous science of our age, which, if these things are as I say, will demonstrate them to a high degree of probability. The wars that Nietzsche predicted in the 20th century, wars of great destruction, may, if his writings belong to the 20th century be ahead of us, not behind, and we should gaurd ourselves against the "cunning of History."The King James Bible (with book and chapter navigation Kindle 2)The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition and InterpretationOn the Origin of Species: The Illustrated EditionNietzsche's Task: An Interpretation of Beyond Good and EvilFrancis Bacon: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics)
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Initial post: Jun 6, 2011 12:02:55 AM PDT
Jm Leven says:
Wow, that was spooky. I hope this is a joke and not an example of the effect of zionism on 'jewish culture'.

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 6:37:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 26, 2011 7:06:55 PM PDT
M. Derby says:
I recognize the form and (lack of) content immediately. Because, unfortunately, I've been there.

This review reads like the work of a person who desperately needs mental-health treatment (for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or both) but cannot or will not get it. The symptom known as "thought disorder" is deeply embedded throughout the impenetrable verbiage.

Unfortunate that Mr. Neuzil's educated-yet-formless spiel wins front-page status, apparently (only) for having been one of few reviews of Mayer's book. Not that I feel it should be suppressed: however, neither should it receive attention for what might be regarded as "freak-show" qualities.

Having read Mayer's brilliant documentation/outcry, Why Did the Heavens Not Darken?--documenting how Jewish people were eradicated from Europe (necessarily looking beyond the Nazis & those sites with names most familiar to a Gentile readership)--I find it sad his name and work aren't more widely recognized.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2014 10:42:27 PM PDT
SK says:
Good psychological diagnosis.
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