Jean-Paul Sartre used the term bad faith to describe a highly similar
phenomenon of blaming one's own failure on external factors and
therefore denying responsibility for oneself. The major difference
between the two is that Sartre presupposed the existence of free will,
whereas Nietzsche denied it - where Sartre's "bad faith" was the
denial of one's full capabilities, Nietzsche's "ressentiment" was a
mode of revenge directed against a source of suffering.

CB: Here is an expression of the identity of existentialism and
American libertarianism/Reaganism in emphasizing  "personal
responsibility" or "responsibility for oneself".

Personal responsibility  is a major concept in the rightwing's assault
on welfare programs.

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