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Nazi Heidegger: Faith In Wishes, Morality, Reason Be Damned

February 5, 2019


Many of the various ills which affect the West are caused by the way leaders, the elite, learned to think while in universities. The rationally poisonous Heidegger, a Nazi, is a regular fixture in philosophy departments around the world. Many “humanists” view him as the greatest philosopher. Yeah, he is, the greatest NAZI philosopher. He has even infected the Anglo-Saxon world (which saw him for the Nazi he was half a century ago). Why? Because anything, anybody, attacking reason, is most precious to plutocracy.

However, since the Great Recession, ten years ago, STEM majors have pulled ahead of humanities majors. It makes sense: after all the humanities have been enable to stem the organization of society as a plutocracy… precisely because of having been rotten at the head by the likes of Heidegger and its related descendant “French Theory“, black holes of thought.

This is the companion essay to:

(Naive readers will get outraged and claim I understood nothing, and scream with Gallic enthusiasm that Heidegger and French Theory are critical of the Neoliberal order (=plutocracy). Yes, they are, superficially, just like a vaccine is apparently critical of the body, but then protects against alien agents. Heidegger and French Theory are vaccines against what is for them an alien agent, reason… As the French Latour now admits…)

Many go around, howling against Trump, an hirsute bankers’ toy, with some basic common sense on some most significant points, such as deindustrialization, and brain drain by Xi, and then, satisfied with their great “liberalism”, they go back to their altar, revering Heidegger. They turn to “Being and Time“, and haughtily pretend, as if they knew how to read, that they find nothing therein about races and racial competition, thus ain’t Nazi. Those pseudo-intellectuals don’t understand Nazism was much more than that. Nazism was, most basically, a will to fight to death (to select the strong, eliminate degenerates, Nazis sang), underlaid by a method to apprehend the world mentally: Nazis preached irrationality, and will as the best interface. Faith dominated reason, in the Nazi approach to the world. As with Heidegger, our awareness of beings depended on our feeling of dread in the face of nothingness (and an obsession with race filled that void). Thus Heidegger made nihilism primary.

Is it possible to be very clever and, at the same time, very idiotic? Is it possible to be very irrational, and very rational? Yes. Hitler is case in point. Hence a morale, and a warning: one shouldn’t judge individuals globally, inasmuch as their ideas, emotions, moods, and tropisms…

In his December 1949 Bremen lecture, “Das Ge-Stell” (the second lecture of a four-part series), Heidegger said that:

…”farming is now a motorized food industry, in essence the same as the fabrication of corpses in gas chambers and extermination camps, the same as the blockade and starving of the peasantry, the same as the fabrication of the hydrogen bomb.

Heidegger was unable to make moral distinctions. More than ten million died in gas chambers. Heidegger compares this to the food industry. He specifically writes that “they were in essence the same” (im Wesen das Selbe)… (The passage was excised in later editions of the book, after 1953…)

“Racial breeding” stems from machination, claimed Heidegger, observing Jews live according to the “race-principle,” and “this is why they resist its [i.e. the race principle’s] unrestricted application.For Martin Heidegger, philosopher to vicious idiots, assassinating six millions Jews, and double that of all sorts of “inferior races”, including at least four million children, is “unrestricted application of the race principle”.  Who admires that pig, that mass murderer? Other mass murdering pigs? In Heidegger’s imagination, the Jews invented the logic of machination that brought about their annihilation. The great philosopher of the idiots blames the assassinated babies for “resisting”.

The “race principle” among Nazis, was to a great extent a pretext to launch the struggle for existence: war. Hitler talked in terms identical to Heidegger on that subject. Hitler viewed Chinese, Japanese and Arabs as superior races. In some ways, Hitler was less racist than standard US racism (a statement to make one shiver a long time…)

Contemporary Heidegger scholars keep on claiming, in their unfathomable ignorance, and greed, that the Nazi (member of the Nazi Party) Heidegger never said anything Nazi. That’s beyond “FakeNews”, it’s outright lying. They lie, because Heidegger, that is, Nazism, is their own business model: that is why they have a career.

Besides being the Nazi in chief of his university, tormenting all Jews, and other enemies of Nazism, Heidegger wrote in 1935, in one of his major books:

“What is peddled about nowadays as philosophy, especially that of National Socialism, but has nothing to do with the inner truth and greatness of that movement is nothing but fishing in that troubled sea of values and totalities.”

  • Introduction to Metaphysics (1953) — a publication of lectures of 1935.

Inner truth and greatness? Precisely the “irrationality” that is the spine of Heidegger’s “Being and Time”.The irrationality stems from Heidegger’s a twisted, extreme, and obsessive rejection of a very old meta-evidence, called “representationalism

Representationalism” observes that the world we see in conscious experience is not the real world itself, but goes through internal representation… something confirmed by neuro sciences. Thus, we know and sense only our emotions, ideas or interpretations of objects in the world, because a barrier (or veil of perception) between the mind and the existing world prevents first-hand knowledge of anything.

That is, of course, an idea so simple, Homo Erectus already operated according to it, to be able to establish Homo erectus science, which included a crucial mastery of fire. Homo Erectus knew that he had to be defiant of direct sense perception, but not so with Heidegger or Homo Nazicus.

Thus Heidegger denied the idea that the most important thing about us humans is that we have minds and that our minds make pictures of the world. For Heidegger, that would put the mind outside of the world, looking over at it. Instead, as many a top Nazi, Heidegger was busy engaging his mind fully in extramarital affairs with prominent Jewish intellectuals: for example Elisabeth Blochmann and Hannah Arendt. (It was not just the Nazis who were sick in Germany; the Jews too, as Hannah Arendt herself pointed out, in involuntary contrition…)

Indeed, the truth is, added the idiotic Heidegger and his fellow Nazis, that we live immersed in the world and cannot get outside of it, not even in thought, and not even in science. Thus, the Nazis insisted, our mind is the world, and by sheer force of will, will we change it… just as we can change our mind That’s why the Nazis refused to surrender to the Allies in a timely manner, and, more generally, refused to surrender to evidence the eyes could see. Instead, they trusted the most basic neurological substrate, emotion itself.

So why is it that so many philosophy departments teach Heidegger, that is, the deepest essence of Nazism? Precisely because of this deepest essence is an attack against the most basic human rationality. That makes them “donors” (Plutos) friendly.

“It is more difficult to undermine faith than knowledge, love succumbs to change less than to respect, hatred is more durable than aversion, and at all times the driving force of the most important changes in this world has been found less in a scientific knowledge animating the masses, but rather in a fanaticism dominating them and in a hysteria which drove them forward.”

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

To better understand what Hitler means here, one has to realize that he uses, implicitly, science in the most correct, that is, the most general sense of the term: what is known (roughly for sure).

Instead, of being about what was known, Nazism was all about faith, as faith was stronger than knowledge. It was all about how Heidegger wanted the world: not the mind examining the world, setting little stages to examine, but the mind romping around, exerting extremely hurtful antijudaism on colleagues, while doing, at the same time, his best to sleep with Jews (lame child killer Goebbels was just the same). That sort of behavior was fully exhibited by the worst Nazis (Eichman paid a female Jewish student for “private lessons”… while he massacred millions of Jews… and tried to save a Jewish friend of his…)

The Nazi approach to thinking, all about being dominated by feelings, rejecting logic, is pretty much alive and well. This is exactly why we got Trump, while, arguably, Obama was even worse. This is exactly why so many educational standards have gone down in the West… while East and South Asia, having learned its lesson in recent centuries, is making an enormous effort in science.

The Chinese Research and Development budget was around $279 billion in 2017. A year-on-year increase of 14 percent and a rise of 70.9 percent from 2012. It’s now 2.1% of Chinese GDP (2.8% in the USA, 2.9% in Germany, 3.3% in Japan)

Meanwhile, India announced in 2019 a national effort towards the hardware for Quantum Computing. Major European countries have been slow in following (with promised financing not even 10% of what the Chinese Alibaba, a private company, promises…)

This worldwide competition for scientific inquiry is, of course, healthy. It’s a worldwide competition for rationalization. It forces our plutocracies to pay a modicum of respect to thinking. In a sense, the entire world is getting divided in states competing with each other with understanding, just as happened with Greece in its greatest age

So dumping Heidegger and his Nazism is not just just a question of not confusing imbecility and intelligence. It’s also a question of national security for the West.    

Patrice Ayme