Nietzsche's Objections To Democracy: Criticism
6 pages in length. Nietzsche might be considered an anarchist when it comes to the notion of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as it relates to his fellow human beings. Declaring that the human race – more specifically those who comprise the upper echelon of social class – should be under no other form of laws of societal conform than those he chooses to uphold on his own, Nietzsche subscribed to the notion of government whose presence is kept to a bare minimum with regard to man's aspirations – both personal and enterprise – so as to allow "the efficient and intelligent individual" (Mencken, 1908) to carve out his own destiny without undue restriction. This, however, would only be extended to those members of society who deserved such freedom – the upper caste – inasmuch as the lower caste was not welcome to live at the same social level. In short, the higher man, who "should admit no responsibility whatever to the lower castes" (Mencken, 1908), would be wholly permitted to work the lower caste as slave labor and have them understand how lucky they are to even live among the upper class. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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