Saturday, October 09, 2004

Great site on Watchmen’s Rorschach:

Hat tip to Julian Sanchez for linking to this site on Alan Moore’s Rorschach. “Poetically nihilistic, he was the most existential hero in WATCHMEN; he kept a journal which initiated and framed the comic book's storyline.” The only flaw to this site is that it doesn’t mention the “N” word (Nietzsche). Rorschach’s philosophy is more than just modern existentialism, it’s authentic Nietzsche, complete with the abyss. “This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not Fate that butchers them or Destiny that feeds them to dogs. It's us. Only us." And like Nietzsche, Rorschach is a hard-core right-winger. For my take on Rorschach’s Nietzschean philosophy and how it contrasts with modern-Left egalitarian nihilism, see this past post.

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