If you don't sympathize with fascism then you can't fully understand Thin White Duke-era Bowie. You can appreciate this phase like a casual pop listener, but you will never truly comprehend the cold raw psychological power of his greatest album which transformed him into a modern-day Caesar. His repeated mentions of fascism in interviews and lyrical references to imperialist strength and Nietzschean elitism during this era weren't simply the ravings of a coke-addled lunatic, and it wasn't part of a goofy persona that shouldn't be taken seriously—Bowie was an artist and this meant something, though he would pretend later it didn't.
Bowie saw strength and spectacle in fascism, he saw ability and power, and through it he was able to refine his celebrity and music into an abstract weapon of talent. This is Bowie at his pinnacle and yet his darkest, at his most detached and intellectual and yet his most visceral, at his cruelest and yet his most rewarding. We will probably never see a pop musician able to harness political ideology in such a creative fashion ever again, so take heed.
>I don't understand Nietzche but I have read Kaufmann's rehabilitation efforts
Nietzsche is fundamentally elitist and his writing has strong fascist overtones, even despite his attempts to move beyond political ideology. You cannot reconcile modern leftist thought with Nietzsche.
>I post on /pol/ and Station to Station is my favorite David Bowie album
Your post could've been one sentence.
No, his far right politics at the time were very genuine, genuine enough to disturb the general public and cause serious controversy. If he was mocking anybody it was clearly the plebeian masses (You) whom he flaunted his superiority before.
There are hints of fascism and far right politics in his lyrics all throughout his career. Read the lyrics of "China Girl," a song which was written when he was "sane" again, and tell me that it isn't an ode to imperialist Aryan masculine strength.
That's how a dog-trained progressive would interpret it, yes, but anybody who knows anything about Bowie immediately recognizes his glee in giving gifts of blue eyes and television to his little China girl.
>When I look at my China girl
>I stumble into town just like a sacred cow
>Visions of swastikas in my head
>Plans for everyone
>It's in the whites of my eyes
>My little China girl
>You shouldn't mess with me
>I'll ruin everything you are
>You know, I'll give you television
>I'll give you eyes of blue
>I'll give you men's who want to rule the world
Yeah he's really torn up about fetishizing Asian girls in this song. That must be why the track is considered so tolerant and progressive today, right?