The FULL unedited version. This book, once described as “surely one of the most incendiary works ever to be published anywhere” is a no-holds-barred philosophical venture into the meaning of the Jewish origins of Christianity, of nature over nurture, might over morals, of power over weakness, the right of the strongest to rule, the survival of the fittest and the belief that the world is governed by force, not by religious or moral creeds. It makes Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince pale by comparison.
It is a book which, even a century after its first publication, still stirs huge debate. The reader is likely to be staggered, shake his or her head in agreement, be dumfounded or laugh out loud—even in anguish—from page to page.
It is a call to man’s primeval instinct of survival, of struggle and of the power of life over death.
“Blessed are the Strong for they shall possess the earth — Cursed are the weak for they shall inherit the yoke. Blessed are the Powerful for they shall be reverenced among men — Cursed are the Feeble for they shall be blotted out . . .
“Ethnology, Biology, History, all proclaim Equality to be a myth. Even the great epics of antiquity are all glorifications of inequality: inequality of mind—inequality of birth, of courage or condition. Can equality of body, equality of mind, equality of origin, equality before the law, or any other kind of ‘equality’ be demonstrated by any one fact?. . .
“You cannot paint the Negro white, with laws and constitutions: though you write it in the fire and smoke of wars and revolutions . . .
“Nineteen centuries of evangelization (with a Hebrew bible as basis) has resulted in — what? The political, social, financial, and philosophical domination of — the Hebrew. We study his falsified chronicles, his melancholy literature, and his prophetic outpourings; as if alone, in such a nauseous heap of rubbish and stench the SUMMUM BONUM was to be found.”
Fully annotated, with a new introduction.
Introduction to the 2013 Edition
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTORY—The living forces of Evil are to be found in the Moral Ideals of to-day
CHAPTER II: ICONOCLASTIC—Christian Ethics impeached. Jesus, the true Prince of Evil (The Mephistopheles of the world, the King of the Slaves)
CHAPTER III: THE SPINNING-OF-THE-WEB!— The spinning of the web. The Ship of State, a pirate ship. ‘All men are created equal,’ is the strident doctrine of the maniac
CHAPTER IV: MAN — THE CARNIVORE!—The chief end of manhood — material success. Self-preservation, the First Law of Nature. Hell takes the Defeated Ones — the Failures
CHAPTER V: THE CHIEF END OF MANHOOD—The The chief end of manhood — material success. Self-preservation, the First Law of Nature. Hell takes the Defeated Ones — the Failures
CHAPTER VI: LOVE, AND WOMEN, AND WAR
Love and Women and War—Female animals love the best fighting males—Sexual selection and the necessity of unmerciful conflict
CHAPTER VII: THE LOGIC OF TO-DAY
Might was Right when Caesar bled upon the stones of Rome,
Might was Right when Joshua led his hordes o’er Jordan’s foam,
And Might was Right when German troops poured down through Paris gay;
It’s the Gospel of the Ancient World and the Logic of To-day.
Behind all Kings and Presidents — all government and law,
Are army-corps and cannoneers — to hold the world in awe.
And sword-strong races own the earth and ride the Conqueror’s Car —
And LIBERTY has ne’er been won except by deeds of war.