Really, how do people come up with this idiocy?
Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche and Ayn Rand give so much prominence to the will that there was little left over for reason. Historians have referred to this triad as “irrational vitalists.”
That’s from Donald DeMarco, the Catholic philosopher who “co-authored a book investigating the dysfunctional lives and theories of the Architects of the Culture of Death with Benjamin Wiker.” The interview with DeMarco is introduced with this bit of loveliness:
Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ayn Rand and Wilhelm Reich may have had therapeutic aims to cure the world of its ills.
But instead they contributed immensely to the modern sickness that John Paul II has identified as the “culture of death.”
As the title says, I couldn’t make this stuff up even if tried really, really hard.