Arthur Schopenhauer: The Pessimist Philosopher Who Hated Existence

LD: Schopenhauer was a brilliant German philosopher (1788-1860), but he is also the ultimate pessimist and misanthrope, more so perhaps than anyone else who has ever lived. Disillusioned by Christianity, he found refuge in Buddhism and Vedanta. He hated Jews, women, noise, and most of the people around him. This stimulating article is Part 1 of Schopenhauer and Judeo-Christian Life-Denial by Thomas Dalton, PhD., recently published on the Occidental Observer. I have added a 9-minute video on Schopenhauer’s worldview at the end of this article. Try not to miss it. [LD]


“This world is the worst of all possible worlds. . . . Consequently, the world is as bad as it can possibly be, if it is to exist at all. ” — Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation, vol.2, p. 584

“In my 17th year I was gripped by the misery of life, as the Buddha had been in his youth when he saw sickness, old age, pain and death. The truth was that this world could not have been the work of an all loving Being, but rather that of a devil, who had brought creatures into existence in order to delight in their sufferings.” — Arthur Schopenhauer  

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On Girly Boys, Transvestites, and Schopenhauer’s Misogyny

If you’re a hot-blooded heterosexual male, who would you prefer as a sexual partner: an ugly woman who looks just like a man or a beautiful boy who looks just like a woman?

by Arch Stanton

This article is based on a long Comment submitted to our website by ‘Arch Stanton’: with pictures, captions and substantial additions to the text by Lasha Darkmoon. 


Here’s one “girly boy” very few hot-blooded males I know are likely to fancy. He is the Austrian transvestite, Conchita Wurst, aka “the Bearded Lady”, who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest to international acclaim. (LD)
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Schopenhauer on Women: A Study in Misogyny

bookschLD:  These excerpts from the Essays and Aphorisms of the German philosopher Schopenhauer will provide endless delight to the misogynists thronging our site. They have been selected by Henry Makow, the distinguished Canadian anti-feminist.

Given his hatred of women, it is not surprising that Schopenhauer was one of the gloomiest pessimists who ever lived. Dour and grim faced, steeped in perpetual melancholy, the famous philosopher would cross the street hurriedly if ever he saw a pretty woman approaching — and if she was prettier than average, he would hide in a shop doorway or scamper off like a frightened rabbit.

Poor Schoppy! Maybe his Mama didn’t breast-feed him or he got the wrong kind of potty training!

Pictures and captions by Darkmoon 

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