Please find an answer to your first question. I'll deal with the others in
All From Heidegger's Basic Concepts
(An essential document in the knapsack of any ambitious Stormtrooper.
Stuart's Question One -
1. Please tell us all where Will to Power is _in_ Heidegger. I know places
where he discusses this, but isn't the point of these - the first and third
volume of the Nietzsche English translation; or the first and third parts of the
first volume of the German original, for example - actually a critique? Or are
you missing the point of Heidegger's Auseinandersetzung with Nietzsche, and
through this, with National Socialism in the Nietzsche lectures?
Then he speaks out of one side of his mouth in one book of his bible and like
Janus turns his head and speaks completely differently in another. His
references to Wiil to Power may well appear as critiques in the documents you
quote, perhaps you could kindly post them [the salient parts] to the list as I
have done below with some of the many specific references to the glorification
or total uncritical acceptance of Nietszche's WTP or in the surfeit of
similar imagery dressed up in synonymy to avoid sounding like a Nietzschean parrot
or ventriloquists' dummy I suppose?
Herewith please find evidence of Heidegger's acknowledgement and acceptance
and outright glorification of the Nietzschean concept of the Will to Power as a
universal phenomena, and in particular where warns the young students
[proto-soldiers] he is addressing, about the Nazi struggles ahead and how the will
must be harnessed to face this challenge and love of danger and adventure is the
It is my opinion BTW that practically ALL references to 'WILL' in Heidegger
must be hermeneutically logged as WILL TO POWER because WtP runs right through
Heidegger's stuff like the writing in a stick of Blackpool Rock.
'But who would deny that active participation in the actual takes place in
various levels of knowing and acting, and must do so completely for an age in
which the "Will to Power" alone everywhere determines the fundamental
characteristic of acting, and even rules over the most apparently opposed standpoints,
so that nothing more remains of the previous world? Who would deny that here
all human planning and effecting displays, in particular clarity, the character
of a great "game," in which no individual nor even everyone together can
muster the stakes at risk in this "world-play"? Who could wonder that in such a
time, when the world as we have known it is coming out of joint, the thought
arises that now only the love of danger and "adventure" can be the way man
secures the actual for himself?
Later on he continues as he acknowledges Nietszche's prescience, [mental
ability and power to foresee the future and the significance of the Will to Power,
which is hardly the hardly 'criticism you speak of, but perhaps more an
example of his practice of saying one thing in one document and another thing
elsewhere? Note the usual introduction of the Hitlerism 'grasping,' which is a
favourite Nazi trigger word used by and between the Uebermenschen.
The names "worker" and "soldier" are thus metaphysical titles and name that
form of the human fulfilment of the being of beings, now become manifest, which
Nietzsche presciently grasped as the "will to power. "
Here in an oblique reference to the thrusting MENTAL German national
awakening thinly disguised as 'This emerging formation of humanity' he again
'This emerging formation of humanity was already clear to Nietzsche in the
eighties of the last century, not from observations of social and political
conditions, but from metaphysical knowledge about the self-fulfilling and
long-decided essential form of being as will to power.
Below he cites a series of Nietzschean pronouncements as N develops his WtP
theme. Heidegger seeks to use this process as supporting material for his own
fantasies of workers ants, worker-workers ants, and soldier-ants in the
mighty achieving socialist anthill where will, achievement, and other Nazi in-words
are melded together with liberal splashes of 'socialism.
In 1882 Nietzsche writes (Will to Power, 764): "The workers shall live one
day as the bourgeoisie do now-but above them, distinguished by their freedom
from wants, the higher caste: thus poorer and simpler, but in possession of
163 In 1885/86 Nietzsche writes (Will to Power, 757): "Modern socialism
wants to create the secular counterpart to Jesuitism: everyone a perfect
instrument. But the purpose, the wherefore? has not yet been found."
165 In November 1887/March 1888 Nietzsche writes (Will to Power, 763):
166 "From the future of the worker-workers should learn to feel like
168 "No relation between payment and achievement! But to place the
individual, each according to his kind, so that he can achieve the highest that lies
within his realm.
169 3. In these sketches by Nietzsche the names "worker," "soldier," and
"socialism" are already titles for the leading representatives of the main forms
in which the will to power will be enacted!
"Workers" and "soldiers" open the gates to the actual.
There are literally hundreds of references to the concept of WtP in Heidegger
which are carefully disguised and dressed up in other words and phrases [like
a British TV 'Re-Arrange the Words' Game Show, and sentence-strings
proliferate that can be interchanged with Nietzsche's ideas dressed up as
Heidegger's in a carefully arranged contexts so obvious, that one doesn't need to be a
hermeneutical Sherlock Holmes to spot them immediately as patently synonymous
relative to Nietzsche's original context.
Jud Evans - ANALYTICAL INDICANT THEORY.
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