Abstract: This paper draws many parallels between Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche particularly Beyond Good and Evil and Thus Spake Zarathustra in anticipating and predicting the rise of the Superman, the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump. Debord identified the spectacle as ‘The moment when the commodity has achieved the total occupation of life.’ What Debord didn’t foresee is the rise of Donald J. Trump which Nietzsche would describe as the ‘noontide’ or transcendence of the society of the spectacle, and indeed the eternal recurrence of the society of the spectacle. The spectacle is capable of regenerating itself in perpetuity through the essential slogan in Trumpism – make America great again! Nietzsche prophesizes that nihilism will be turned into the new religion where he predicts the rise of the Superman. Here it will be argued that Donald J. Trump is the nominal head of this new religion and may therefore be identified as the Anti-Christ.
Key words: Nietzsche, Debord, Spectacle, Anti-Christ, Superman, Donald J. Trump, nihilism, Zarathustra.