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In his Genealogy of Morals Nietzsche censures the members of the Judeo-Christian tradition for their impotence As a result of their impotence the descendants of this tradition slaves as I will call them to maintain some modicum of political correctness have developed a hatred to monstrous and uncanny proportions 33 This hatred has had the end result of squelching the happiness and will to power two truly laudable elements of humanity that a truly strong individual might otherwise develop While Nietzsche touches upon positive aspects of what he would like to see in the world in the Genealogy of Morals he spends the majority of the work destructing the tradition that he views as having taken over the world Nietzsche takes issue with two primary aspects of the Judeo-Christian tradition its reactivity rather than creativity and its celebration of suffering rather than joyful activity He takes issue with both because they display a passivity that attacks rather than creates Both allow humans to dwell on things that are not natural human impulses and avoid willful creative activity The great contradiction of the work is that in its expression Nietzsche shows a propensity for the same behavior he condemns His entire work is a reactive pessimistic attack on the western tradition a tradition he feels prey to This contradictory expression brings his own philosophy under the axe that he has built but first it demonstrates the way that suffering and reactivity are the natural human impulses he says they are not Nietzsche explains that the Judeo-Christian values system can be explained in terms of the weakness of its followers During their developmental periods both Jewish and Christian cultures were enslaved cultures As these philosophies were developed by people in slavery they came to be philosophies that in some way accepted slavery as part of the human condition and celebrated it In celebrating their own condition Nietzsche says the slaves came to believe he is good who
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