Nietzsche’s doctrine of Eternal Recurrence is not Nietzsche’s idea, he has borrowed it from where he found it, a much discussed and written about philosophical matter contemporary to him. Nietzsche heard these discussions and read books which put forward the idea and then he put his own spin on it. Nietzsche said that traces of his idea could be found in the work of the “ancient Greeks”, which is an academic code word for the Germanic Enlightenment, but that’s another story. The idea of Eternal Recurrence was fully formed by German “orientalist” scholars, university scholars hired by corporations to form certain ideas, but that is another story. I want to discuss Eternal Recurrence just on its own, as a theory and how it relates to Nietzsche, and my polemic against Nietzsche.
Nietzsche was a plagiarist and he has adopted this academic theory of Eternal Recurrence, in total contradiction to his other famous doctrine, that of “Will to Power”. Nietzsche also plagiarized Will to Power, another academic theory first articulated by Spinoza, perhaps defined best by him – Conatus. Adam Smith and Karl Marx would begin from the same philosophical basis, and a very pragmatic analysis in human terms. Nietzsche would have come across this theory often, most notably Schopenhauer’s version in “The World as Will and Representation”. With Schopenhauer, there is a blind force, that is a metaphysical will, and it is that will that dominates in phenomenal nature. Nietzsche’s theory can be seen reducing Schopenhauer’s version of Conatus to a more catchy tabloid standard, making it more understandable to the masses. In total contradiction, of course, Nietzsche is thoroughly opposed to the masses, but he only writes for them! There is nothing wrong with using and adopting and re-working, or building on, the ideas of another, there is nothing wrong with that, we all do the same thing in that sense, but Nietzsche is always claiming that his ideas are the only ideas that are revolutionary and thoroughly original, to the absurd point that he claims that Schopenhauer (a generation before Nietzsche) is merely a doppelgänger of Nietzsche: “It is not Schopenhauer as Educator but Nietzsche as Educator”, Thus says Nietzsche. The thought of the day being “Schopenhauer as Educator”, Nietzsche borrows from Schopenhauer’s philosophy and then declares, in negation, No, I am Schopenhauer! He does the same to Wagner, and Plato!
So, “Will to Power” and “Eternal Recurrence” are opposed to each other. But Nietzsche, presents in his journalistic fashion, both theories at the same time as if both were equally co-existent and not mere theories developed by many previous human thinkers. This constant contradictory representation in all Nietzsche’s writing is the best example of his plagiarism, he copies and pastes and cares not that the result is a disorderly mess! It’s tabloidism, newspaper standard, and who cares anyway, only the masses will be reading it, and they don’t care. “Only where life is, there is also will: not will to life, but – so I teach you – will to power.” – Nietzsche negating and mutilating Schopenhauer. Problem is though, more importantly, is that one cannot have both theories of Will to Power and Eternal Recurrence at the same time! Eternal Recurrence is the theory that everything returns to the same as it was, that means there is no “self overcoming” and no “will to power” because individual Will is denied in Eternal Recurrence! To deconstruct it, we can say that, will to power assumes that the individual has an individual will and that that individual will is opposed by phenomenal nature, and that the individual will seeks to overcome this, the will seeking more power as opposed to other individual wills and nature Itself which seeks to lessen the individual’s power. Nietzsche’s version of Eternal Recurrence is that he wants nothing other than what has happened to happen again, over and over, denying his own will to power! For will to power to have a basis, pragmatic or philosophical, either way one must assume linear time, cyclical time rules out individual will to power, or overcoming anything. But then again Eternal Recurrence of the same denies any change at all in anything at all, even of Time. The premise that Time is infinite is the premise of the doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, and that if Time is infinite, then this life must return eventually to its same form an infinite number of times and that would be Eternal….But that is not what Eternity is….Why? Because this world and life is NOT Eternal! The attempt to make this life seem eternal with nothing more than human semantics and rhetorical postulations ends ultimately with the failure of human reasoning. Nietzsche desires Eternal Return because he wants to live this life over and over and over again, forever…So does every Ghetto Jew, nothing new in that, problem is that their Nature is not Eternal and this World is not Eternal. For Nietzsche, pressing the replay button on his life is a philosophical way out of the fundamental dilemma posed by “The Heat Death of the Universe”…A Theory that predates Nietzsche (best articulated by Lord Kelvin)…A Theory much closer to the ultimate Truth, and a theory that Nietzsche would have been very familiar with. The ultimate fate of the Universe is not endless hitting of the replay button by Super-Unknown Entity! The Universe tends always toward entropy….I can feel the Nietzscheans already starting to lose their minds…Yes, that is the Truth of the matter, that is the way of the world. If I design to build a brick house, to give you a pragmatic empirical example: If I order the bricks for the brick house and have the bricks delivered to a plot of land, if I don’t construct those bricks into a brick house the bricks surely will not construct themselves, no matter how much Time is given to the bricks…What will happen to the bricks if I just leave them there on the plot of land and do nothing? The bricks, “over time”, will not form themselves into a brick house, if they just lie there (assuming humans don’t come by and steal them) they will eventually become a pile of rubble, and then a pile of dust, and then dust scattered by the four winds – that is called entropy! Everything tending in nature towards a diminished state. This of course destroys the fantasies of Darwinists, as well as Nietzscheans, who are usually on the same page. When the Universe can no longer convert energy it can no longer support life, or rather there is an end to the exploitation of the energy which supports life in this Universe – there is just no way out of the heat loss, no way out of the Heat Death! Such a beautiful Aryan Truth, and it sends Jews mad! Energy dissipates, that is it…Eventually all motion ceases, eventually this Universe will stop. The Demonic Machine of the Demiurge has an End! And this is the thought that sends Nietzsche insane, realizing that his “will to power” and “eternal recurrence” offer no challenge to the Aryan fundamental Truth of Entropy and the Heat Death of this Universe.