Friederich Nietzsche on the Hilary Rosen Kerfuffle
Knowing that he holds strong views on the issue, I reached out to Friederich Nietzsche for comment on the current kerfuffle over Hilary Rosen’s suggestion that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life”:
DrP: Herr Nietzsche, thanks for your time. Does Hilary Rosen have a point?
FN: Of course not. A woman’s first and last profession is to give birth to strong children.
DrP: Aren't you afraid that will turn off independents? Why not say it was a personal career choice, as Ann Romney did?
FN: Because it’s much bigger than that. Wherever the industrial spirit has triumphed over the military and aristocratic spirit, woman aspires to the economic and legal self-reliance of a clerk. ‘Woman as clerk’ is inscribed over the gateway to the modern society we have entered. This isn’t a matter of making the right career choice; ‘should I become a dentist, work at Wal-Mart, or stay home with the kids?’ It is a choice between shallow modern ideas and return to nature, a vigorous ascent to a new, terrible, and thereby creative, nature.
DrP: What’s wrong with saying, Mitt made a boatload and Ann wanted to stay home and raise her boys?
FN: Fine. But it is more than a “career choice,” is my point. Mitt Romney allowed this choice.
DrP: Paron me?
FN: Well, as you put it, “Mitt made a boatload…” A prudent woman gets herself taken care of by such a man, who, as man, is given to view her as a creature that must be maintained, taken care of, protected, and indulged like a more delicate, strangely wild, and often pleasant domestic animal. A prudent woman must reject the modern effort to talk men emphatically and loquaciously out of this notion. A prudent woman nourishes it with cunning humility, and through it, rules.
DrP: Yes, well, thank you for your time, Herr Nietzsche.
FN: You’re welcome.
“Remember, the ‘P’ is NOT silent. Seriously.”
(Dr. Psarcasm is not a real Doctor. Nor is Dr. Psarcasm is a journalist. Unless journalists make up fake quotes for fake news stories. Then he is. This fake news story is for entertainment purposes only.)