Ecce Homo, Why I Am a Destiny (1888)
Ecce Homo, Why I Am a Destiny (1888)
schmerzliche Scham. Und ebendas soll der Mensch fuer den Uebermenschen
sein: ein Gelaechter oder eine schmerzliche Scham.
-- Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885). Part I, Chapter 7, "On Reading and Writing"
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885). Prologue 1
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.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːtʃə]; in English /ˈniːtʃə/ ) (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.
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.
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