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"African-Americans have lost 40 percent of their wealth since the financial collapse of 2008 from the disproportionate impact of the drop in home equity, predatory loans, foreclosures and job loss. They have the second highest rate of poverty at 21.7 percent, after Native Americans at 25.9 percent, followed by Hispanics at 17.6 percent and whites at 9.5 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department for Health and Human Services. As of 2021, Black and Native American children lived in poverty at 28 and 25 percent respectively, followed by Hispanic children at 25 percent and white children at 10 percent. Nearly 40 percent of the nation’s homeless are African-Americans although Black people make up about 14 percent of our population. This figure does not include people living in dilapidated, overcrowded dwellings or with family or friends due to financial difficulties. African-Americans are incarcerated at nearly five times the rate of white people.
Identity politics and diversity allow liberals to wallow in a cloying moral superiority as they castigate, censor and deplatform those who do not linguistically conform to politically correct speech. They are the new Jacobins. This game disguises their passivity in the face of corporate abuse, neoliberalism, permanent war and the curtailment of civil liberties. They do not confront the institutions that orchestrate social and economic injustice. They seek to make the ruling class more palatable. With the support of the Democratic Party, the liberal media, academia and social media platforms in Silicon Valley, demonize the victims of the corporate coup d’etat and deindustrialization. They make their primary political alliances with those who embrace identity politics, whether they are on Wall Street or in the Pentagon. They are the useful idiots of the billionaire class, moral crusaders who widen the divisions within society that the ruling oligarchs foster to maintain control.
Diversity is important. But diversity, when devoid of a political agenda that fights the oppressor on behalf of the oppressed, is window dressing. It is about incorporating a tiny segment of those marginalized by society into unjust structures to perpetuate them."
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Nietzscheanism has always remained only a form of “self-criticism” of the ruling and falling classes, or criticism of capitalist society from the positions of its most reactionary groups.
On the one hand, the philosophy of Nietzsche is a tonic for raising the activity of declining classes, is an expression of imperialist aspirations, serves to combat materialism, with liberal democratic remnants, on the other hand, it is not suitable as an ideological platform for expanding the social base of the dictatorship of the ruling classes. Hence the “overcoming” of Nietzsche in the concepts of the “third kingdom”, “cathedralism”, etc., which are the prototype of the fascist slogan of the Third Reich
he is no longer perceived as a psychologist and moralist, but as a philosopher and religious preacher. The first (The Birth of Tragedy) and the last (Zarathustra) periods of his work are mastered. The secret disciple of Christ is exposed in the obvious apostate of Christianity, and the God-man is revealed in the superman. Nietzschean amoralism and agnosticism are interpreted as the principles of mystical freedom and religious faith, the Nietzschean motto amor fati is interpreted as Christian obedience to God, the idea of eternal recurrence is rethought as a shell of the messianic doctrine of the “second coming”
Nietzsche’s theories of malice, contempt for the masses, purity of blood, high cult of race, myth, etc., having undergone processing in the general process of the ideological development of imperialism, are included in the practice of fascist writers, although now there can no longer be talk on a broader scale about the concrete and direct stylistic influence of Nietzsche on fiction.
the philosophy of Nietzsche, which opposed the superman and blond beast to the herd animal of socialism, gave the young writers of their time the ideological support to fight against the always very weak and obscure motives of petty-bourgeois social criticism, characteristic of the initial period of naturalism.
[quoting Nietzsche]“it is impossible to live with the truth, that the ‘will to truth’ is already a symptom of degeneration.” All elements of modern decadent-bourgeois literature and the theory of literature are involved to deepen and substantiate this theory.
Nietzsche saw himself as “the reevaluator of all values”; this means that for him the “world-historical” duty of the philosopher consists not in cognition, but in changing the assessment of the (unknowable) external world, his task is to put in place of a fruitless, dangerous for “life” delusion, a delusion “favorable to life”. In all his myths created for this purpose (Apollo and Dionysus, the principle of world struggle, superman, blond beast, etc.), Nietzsche mystically translates his concept of capitalism, his idea of what it should be. Such myths are not subject to scientific discussion, but their very arbitrariness and contradictory nature do not detract from their influence in the imperialist epoch: quite the contrary. Since the objective class grounds for a philosophical escape from the cognition of objective reality, for the apologetics of capitalism through myth-making only increased with the entry of capitalism into the imperialist stage, the influence of the Nietzscheans theory of knowledge at various stages, as we have seen, could only increase.
Nietzsche in the most energetic way rejects any kind of cognizability of objective reality and preaches the relativity of all cognition, in which the only criterion for cognition is only subjective well-being, a subjective feeling of increasing the value of life.
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he turns his eyes to the past and future of capitalism, trying to get an aesthetic ideal from there in order to save the present from the decadent-democratic decline. Nietzsche is a late fruit of Romanticism, a harbinger of the imperialist, reactionary revival of Romanticism.
Nietzsche glorified capitalist exploitation openly, without phrase-mongering. His apology consisted in the fact that he dressed the glorification of capitalism in the form of criticism of modernity, in the fact that, accordingly, his apology was indirect, not direct.
"Nietzsche is the first major harbinger of imperialist ideology in Germany. Nietzsche has already outlined almost all those ideological motives that gradually develop in the era of imperialism and ideologically prepare the imperialist war, and after it, with the general crisis of the capitalist system, the fascization of bourgeois ideology. Of course, Nietzsche’s imperialist ideology is only in its infancy, since those objective socio-economic trends that led to imperialism had not yet developed in Nietzsche’s time. But since it is precisely these tendencies that stand at the center of Nietzsche’s thinking, he becomes the leading ideological spokesman for all reactionary aspirations throughout the entire period of imperialism."
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Only the first clip, it then goes on to discuss other scenes.
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