OK, inflammatory title out of the way: is there any valid defense for Nietzsche? Nietzsche is quoted a lot among people who haven't actually read him and the quotes that people pick are basically Goethe, Dostoevsky, and Emerson quotes that people interpret in Goethe, Dostoevsky, and Emerson ways but that Nietzsche was recontextualizing (or really decontextualizing) because he seems to have been insane, retarded, and resentful that he couldn't join the culture around him so he'd just mess it up instead. I think you seriously have to be a sick in the head Nazi to actually fully understand what this guy is saying and like it and Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, and Mengele had it completely right. Since most people who think they like him don't actually like him, I have no problem with the vast majority of people who quote him. If it quacks like a Disney movie quote and walks like a Disney movie quote it might as well be a Disney movie quote, though it'd be better if it weren't even attributed to Nietzsche if you're not actively trying to be edgy and ironic. I know he contributed to "post/modern philosophy" but really he just seems like a rhetorician to me. I've compared his books to the retarded microscope on Rick and Morty before, it makes everything seem mystical by making you stupid if you completely buy into it.