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After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
Ecce Homo, Why I Am a Destiny (1888)
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It is difficult to alienate oneself from our desires. Why? Our desires are ourselves, because in order to claim a desire does not ultimately stem from the self is to claim some alternative source governs our actions in regard to something that isn’t our self. Even a man who is enslaved accepts his position as a slave, or he would rather die. Incapable of death? Is any man? Can any man not kill himself to the world through withdrawal from it? Is a man not capable of his own demise, and therefore his desires can never wholly conquer him? If his desires hold no say in his ability to reject himself, then the desire itself is less powerful than the self. It seems ludicrous to claim our desires influence us if they are less powerful than the self, for we would master them otherwise! No, our ill earned desires, such as that to break a diet and to do a drug, are all because of ourselves wanting it with a degree of power. Do we try to condemn this power? At times, we will recognise potential regret, and we suppress it because of ourselves. Everything is of self, and should be treated as such. The choice to not do a certain desire is just as much of self as the desire itself, because it defines our very selves. We will become what we desire, for our greatest desire, upon fulfilling, would not so much as become ourselves, and be complete in ourselves. A man who, strongly, wants to become God, would completely satisfy himself were he to become God. Yet, to succeed God. To become more powerful than him? If a man’s desire is to become like God, the ultimate being, then their desire is simply not strong enough. Nietzsche’s superman? It did not strive for godhood, and therefore cannot be superman! It did not try to become the ultimate by dethroning the ultimate. It blindly accepted God was dead, oh Zarathustra, you blind prophet of a dogmatic philosopher of his time! You are just as much a victim of your words as you are weak in your dreams. You do not wish to become God! Why would you? You are a vessel of a weak man’s words. It is not enough to be of self, and to recognise we are all of self. It is not enough to believe you are the only conscious thing. No, you need go beyond the idea of God. Beyond ‘Beyond Good and Evil’, beyond all the nonsense and simple release. You must heighten your concept of self before you become the greatest thing to ever happen to existence.
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You great star, what would your happiness be had you not those for whom you shine?
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885). Prologue 1
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I think we're missing the point here. I'm not defending communism. I'm just trying to make things clear.

Relations between the USSR and the Reich implied mutual interests. When these interests disappeared, the alliance was broken. There was no ideology behind that, or to be more precise, ideology was subordinated to military interests for a while: Wehrmacht couldn't fight on the two sides of Europe at the same time. Hitler's speeches about « Jewish Bolshevism » can be found right at the beginning of Mein Kampf. Furthermore, Goebbels' assertions were not known for matching his personal opinions. Remember the Feuerrede : « Deutsche Studenten: Wir haben unsere Handeln gegen den undeutschen Geist gerichtet; übergebt alles undeutschen dem Feuer, gegen Klassenkampf und Materialismus, für Volksgemeinschaft und idealistische Lebenshaltung. Ich übergebe dem Feuer die Schriften von Karl Marx und Kautsky. » So no, I really don't think for sure that Goebbels truly considered Karl Marx as the second greatest people of the world.

You may be learning as many languages as you wish; if your mastering of greek and german is as poor as your english skills, I think you'd better speak one language and speak it well. Furthermore, mastering 52 languages does not prevent anybody to be stupid (there again, careful: I'm not saying you are stupid. I'm saying your argument of language mastering does not warranty personal accuracy).

I'm sincerely not an example of "Political Correctness" as you name it, and I'm not charging you with anti-russian racism (or with anything else — I don't understand why you had such a fear).

« If you want to estimate catastrophe basis on some certain standards,such as how many people died caused by it,then it will not be so abstractively.But of course,since you do not interested in that,it's your own choice and own business. »
I don't want to estimate. I can't see the interest of knowing which totalitarism (nazism or communism) was the most lethal, since we know how massively both were. But similar to what you said before, « You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. ».

I'm rather upset that a single sentence within a comment about a piece of music led us to a discussion about history, politics, nazis and Nietzsche. This is boring. On these topics, everything's already been said.
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

-- Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885). Part I, Chapter 7, "On Reading and Writing"
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I miss Richard Wagner, he really knew how to tell a tragic story with music that moved the soul.
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Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.
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Was ist der Affe fuer den Menschen? Ein Gelaechter oder eine
schmerzliche Scham. Und ebendas soll der Mensch fuer den Uebermenschen
sein: ein Gelaechter oder eine schmerzliche Scham.
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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːtʃə]; in English /ˈniːtʃə/ [1]) (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher, poet, composer and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.

Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism, nihilism and postmodernism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth have resulted in much commentary and interpretation, mostly in the continental tradition. His key ideas include the death of God, perspectivism, the Übermensch, the eternal recurrence, and the will to power. Central to his philosophy is the idea of "life-affirmation", which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life's expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be.[2]

Nietzsche began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. At the age of 24 he was appointed to the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel (the youngest individual to have held this position), but resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life. In 1889 he became mentally ill with what was then characterized as atypical general paresis attributed to tertiary syphilis, a diagnosis that has since come into question.[3] He lived his remaining years in the care of his mother until her death in 1897, then under the care of his sister until his death in 1900. -- Wikipedia