The word public, as in public schools or public option, has become a dirty word in, uh, public life. The question is, can a nation survive once it has abandoned not just moral notions of the public good but the positive notion that there is a public?
Master-slave morality is a central theme of Friedrich Nietzsche's works, in particular the first essay of On the Genealogy of Morality. Nietzsche argued that there were two fundamental types of morality: 'Master morality' and 'slave morality'.[...]In this sense, the master morality is the full recognition that oneself is the measure of all things. Insomuch as something is helpful to the strong-willed man it is like what he values in himself; therefore, the strong-willed man values such things as 'good'. MASTERS ARE CREATORS OF MORALITY; slaves respond to master-morality with their slave-morality.[...]The essence of slave morality is utility: the good is what is most useful for the whole community, not the strong. Nietzsche saw this as a contradiction, "AND HOW COULD THERE EXIST A 'COMMON GOOD'! The expression is a self-contradiction: what can be common has ever been but little value. In the end it must be as it has always been: great things are for the great, abysses for the profound, shudders and delicacies, for the refined, and, in sum, all rare things for the rare."
You must realize that Nietzsche was in no way trying to be objective - he was selling the ABANDONMENT of morality as a "higher" morality. He was in fact an empty shell, a mouthpiece for Satan's BS. What the referenced article identifies is the creation of a master-slave "society" by Satan's followers, of which an apt symbol is the incident at Nissour Square in Iraq, when Blackwater (appropriately named after sewage) slaughtered and maimed a bunch of Iraqis and pretended to have been defending themselves. Their favored means for killing off the slaves they don't need is "carbon reduction," and of course anti-nuclear-energy hysteria, both of which are supported by the same "liberal" publication which claims to be so concerned with the public good.