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  1. He saw liberalism as legitimizing mediocrity, human vulgarity, and most importantly, he believed that liberalism was an illegitimate child of Christianity, that is, an ugly and perverted form of it, unlike the Christianity of Jesus, which he respected.�

    Liberalism, socialism, democracy, whatever anti-Christian slogans they may cover up, are for Nietzsche the products of a relaxed and relaxed Christianity. It is in them that Christianity continues to live today; thanks to the convenient lies of Christian origin in a secular guise it retains itself and its influence. Today's philosophy and morality, “humanism” and especially the ideals of equality are nothing but veiled Christian ideals. That every nonentity, impotence, and weakness should be helped because they are weak; that every biological human being, simply by virtue of its existence as such, has the right to claim what is available only to a person of a certain rank; that any fool and dullard can and should learn what is appropriate only for those who are born with intelligence, in whom live ideas are born; the fact that absolute primacy is recognized for the simple fact of human existence, and not for its content, and enthusiasm, the authentic in man and the volitional principle in him have lost their meaning; that they pretend that everything is accessible to everyone, as if there is no harsh reality; that today they do not want to make decisions and take responsibility; that the spiritual and ideal are really used only as a means for self-preservation and the preservation of power in the virtually never — ending struggle for existence, which must be won at all costs, “at any cost” — so, for Nietzsche, all this is the fruit of a Great Perversion, late Antique, Jewish, Christian. In all the vicissitudes of history, these ideals retain the same eternal falsity, remain just as far from reality. But when they finally wear out, grow old, and allow people to see themselves through the holes, then nihilism comes to light, which no longer believes in anything, does not consider anything or everything to be true, has no ground under its feet, and is essentially a consequence of Christianity, but of the Christianity of the “Great Perversion”, and not of the Christianity of Jesus.

    Karl Jaspers

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