It is, moreover, most unwise for us to consider them our moral, ethical, and spiritual equals. They are not. The leaders of such groups as the Order of Skull & Bones, the Priory de Sion, the Order of the Garter, the Grand Orient Lodge, and the Rosicrucians are men who totally abhor and find disgusting the plebeian lifestyle and lower class worldview of those of us whom, they are convinced, are their social and spiritual inferiors.
The members of the Secret Brotherhood have been taught that the illuminized, superior New Man is not limited by the old world’s traditional values.
His is instead a pure and spiritual nature that transcends the normal confines of good and evil. (Dark Majesty by Texe Marrs)
What utter nonsense, right…
I’m not a full-fledged conspiracy theory kinda guy, but I have a surface-level idea of things that have been written before – by “respected” Great Minds…
Anyone who doesn’t know that the dominant thought of the Post-Modern Era and Western Intellectualism of the 20th century was — Good and Evil are just words tossed about by fanatics to mask the Reality of a Relative universe — has never gone to college…
It’s the most common theme crafted by the Truly Enlightened from Sartre in literature/philosophy to Einstein in the Sciences…
He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being.
- L’âge de raison (The Age of Reason) (1945)
What is it about the study of philosophy that tends to make brilliant minds stupid when it comes down to what are known as actual cases? Consider Martin Heidegger, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, the four great names in twentieth-century philosophy: the first was a Nazi, the second died certain that America was responsible for all the world’s evil, the third was a Stalinist long after any justification for being so could be adduced, and the fourth lived on the borders of madness most of his life. Contemplation of the lives of philosophers is enough to drive one to the study of sociology.
- Joseph Epstein (2012), Essays in Biography, Axios Press, p. 52.
In Ecce Homo, Nietzsche vehemently denied any idealistic, democratic or humanitarian interpretation of the Übermensch: “The word Übermensch [designates] a type of supreme achievement, as opposed to ‘modern’ men, ‘good’ men, Christians, and other nihilists…
Zarathustra ties the Übermensch to the death of God. While this God was the ultimate expression of other-worldly values and the instincts that gave birth to those values, belief in that God nevertheless did give meaning to life for a time. ‘God is dead’ means that the idea of God can no longer provide values. With the sole source of values no longer capable of providing those values, there is a real chance of nihilism prevailing.
Zarathustra presents the Übermensch as the creator of new values. In this way, it appears as a solution to the problem of the death of God and nihilism. If the Übermensch acts to create new values within the moral vacuum of nihilism, there is nothing that this creative act would not justify. Alternatively, in the absence of this creation, there are no grounds upon which to criticize or justify any action, including the particular values created and the means by which they are promulgated.
In order to avoid a relapse into Platonic idealism or asceticism, the creation of these new values cannot be motivated by the same instincts that gave birth to those tables of values. Instead, they must be motivated by a love of this world and of life. Whereas Nietzsche diagnosed the Christian value system as a reaction against life and hence destructive in a sense, the new values which the Übermensch will be responsible for will be life-affirming and creative. (Wikipedia on Nietzsche’s concept of the Over/Uber Man)
Passing Thought or Grand Scheme?
Whether or not this or that leading light of Post-Modern thought envisioned a future time in which the Great Minds would gain leadership of the whole world – for its own good – or not — one can’t read the Enlightened Minds of the 20th century without concluding:
They thought the overly-religious – but primarily Christians – worthy of contempt.
They thought a handful of superior minds Got It.
Such Enlightened Elites were sorrowfully — handcuffed by the great unwashed minds of the masses…
Hinduism/Philosophy + “Hard” Science
— I don’t have the research or have read anyone who did the research — but —- I bet if I could dig into the history of leaders in the Quantum Physics discipline — or at least have a look at the texts on their bookshelves — I’d find a good bit of New Age and other material connected to —- ancient thought within Hinduism…
Just look how often you’ll find terms related to — Consciousness