Only the Day after Tomorrow Belongs to Me.

” … Some are born posthumously.” This is why I like Nietzsche so much as it is his way of saying that he has looked beyond the current wretched condition of humanity and is seeing an enlightened being that is a new and improved iteration of the human race. For this to be, he claims, we must be: “superior to mankind in force, in loftiness of soul – in contempt … “  This – being superior to one’s fate – anticipates Camus’  comment “There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn” in his celebrated essay on The Myth of Sisyphus”

Much has been made of Nietzsche’s Übermensch – but apart from being completely misunderstood and maliciously misappropriated by Hitler’s Nazi scum in the previous century – this is the future human being that will be able to rise above the present human condition – and who will have overcome it in the sense of no longer being taken down constantly by all the human frailties that continue to threaten our extinction as a species: essentially endless everything – endless greed, lust for blood, consumption, exploitation, gratification, debauchery, procreation, stupidity, superstition – in short (!) everything that, as per our exceedingly well documented history, defines us as an immature, confused and seemingly self-destructive species.