Over at AntiState.com, a talkative geometric shape offers this profound insight:
And I would say on average females are intellectually weak when compared to males, despite what they may score on I.Q. tests. Not that I think that’s saying a great deal, since most males are intellectually weak in my opinion.
Uh, okay. Whatever you say, pal. Mr. Shape helpfully demonstates his intellectual strength by linking to a page called “The Truth About The 9/11 Attacks”, which, as expected, turns out to be the usual collection of demented lies. Very impressive.
The person who starts off this carnival of reason over at Anti-State.com is a Stirnerite cutie who calls herself AutoInsomiac (a name I could say something about, but won’t.) This bouncy little redhead is given to chirping sweet little nothings like “Death to the weak and botched.” and “If we had some sort of robot people or genetic manipulation machines, I’m all for altering the biophysiological constants of the human race.”. If only!
Ms. AutoInsomiac titles her initial post “Fuck People Who Can’t Help Themselves”. This is probably good advice for some people, as those who can’t help themselves will be unable to crawl away. I don’t know why Ms. AutoInsomniac takes this position herself, though, as (judging from her tiny picture, at least) she is certainly cute enough (in a dated, let’s-go-to-fetish-night-at-the-Vogue kind of way) to get it on without having to trap paraplegics in stalled elevators. In fact I would be pleased to offer more specific suggestions on who she should fuck (all those feeding tubes and used Depends must get depressing, after a while) were it not for ominous statements on her part (in her LiveJournal) like “Personally I think all ‘rights’ are arbitrary concepts, and that ‘life’ is a property right.” This would suggest that a romantic interlude with Ms. AutoInsomniac might be a rather tense occasion, what with keeping an eye on your wallet, remembering to never turn your back on her, and casually checking the kitchen drawer every few minutes to see if any of the knives have gone missing.
Much of the thread gives the impression that desperately inferior people are kidding themselves, with a few exceptions (What are you doing over there, Mr. Swearingen? Shouldn’t you be busy selling the Anti-State posters to the Indians for whisky? Or does that work the other way around? I can never get it straight.)
I suppose pretending that you are a powerful, remorseless asshole is better than admitting that you are, in reality, a powerless, ineffectual asshole posting to a online forum. Hell is more fun when you’re helping to keep the furnaces stoked. Ms. Perky the Nihilist assures us with deadpan sincerity that “And thus we reveal the essential merging of these two schools of thought, which are in fact fairly similar in many respects: The Strong Men are a result of the Weak Men, and with the coming of the Egoist individual the Strong Man has met his match.” Why be just an egoist when you can be a Egoist?
Of course, the worse thing that could happen to any of these people would be if anybody were to take what they write seriously, and not just as a futile, self-aggrandizing little game. Ms. AutoInsomniac frivolously says “It is true that Nietzsche had no qualms with murder, rape or any other sort of means. Nor do I myself, morality is a worthless shibboleth.” without any understanding of what she is really saying.
“Stefan George stated: ‘We see in every event, every age, only a means to artistic stimulus. Even the freest of the free could not manage without the ethical blanket – we have only to think of the concepts of guilt and so on [ ! ] – which has become to us quite worthless.’ Symptoms of the same condition showed in the contempt for man seen in literature and art, the brutality of style and expression which ran parallel with the mania for twilight and darkness, the delight in barbarism, downfall, myth and cynicism which were not confined to the political right. …Keyed as they were to a mood of downfall and destruction, artists, writers and intellectuals as a whole failed to see that the culture which they were slandering included everything upon which their existence as artists, writers and intellectuals rested, and many eventually acclaimed the victory of National Socialism precisely because of the possibilities of barbarism and chaos which it brought with it – to the terror, as they thought, only of a ‘cowardly and well-fed bourgeoisie’.
Too late they realized that the terror was directed against all of them. Many paid terribly for their blindness. To others, however, fate was kind: the consequences of what they had so emphatically called into being were not forced upon them. They merely fell silent, cowered in a corner, and remained untouched, while noting with secret bitterness the rule of the mob, the barbarisation of public life, the path to war and chaos- and found that this was not the mob, the barbarism, the chaos which they had once called down upon civilization.”
– Joachim Fest, The Face Of The Third Reich