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Might is Right: or the Survival of the Fittest Paperback – May 28, 2015
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I must give mixed reviews. The author is a skilled writer, and entertaining. His philosophy, however, is not linear. Perhaps in the same vein as Nietzsche, he seems to waiver within the context of his own high-minded ideals, which are much to expect of a man.
He takes the dictum of 'help yourself' to a potentially unattainable level. His idea is that Nature is 'eternal warfare,' which is neither new nor novel at the time - Hobbes, Nietzsche, among others, have noted the same. However, where the other men recommend some form of society building, Redbeard glorifies the barbarian state. Nor does he use the term derisively. He is, in effect, a proto-Varg Vikernes.
Every man is his own Nation. He has no loyalty beyond convenience. He has no ideology beyond the mortal scope. The text is decidedly nihilistic in spiritual terms, though the author does speak in awe of the cosmos and allows that the universe is an organism upon which we humans act as parasites. Ultimately, being myself a Nationalist who believes in cooperative thinking and constructs of loyalty and formulated tradition... I find the philosophy to be ultimately self-defeating. The merry meat-head dictums might provide good fuel for the gym, but to expect them to motivate society building or collective improvement is pointless. That isn't what the book is for. Simply: it's all about you.
There's a lot of good points, in the book. It encourages self-development, and makes no room for excuses. However, the pitfall is that it naturally promotes paranoia and dissatisfaction. Mixed bag.
I read the book as a White Nationalist who enjoys those 'forbidden' books, or rather, those condemned by the studious, monolithic thought processes exemplified by modern thinking. Really, you have nothing necessarily to lose from reading the boo - if you are firm in what-ever convictions you have.