THE “IMPROVERS (VERBESSERER)” OF MANKIND.

TWILIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

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One knows my demand to the philosopher, to stand beyond good and evil (jenseits von Gut und Böse), – the illusion of a moral proposition to have among themselves. This demand follows from an insight that has been formulated by me for the first time: that there are no moral facts. The sentence has the moral with the religious public that it believes in realities, which are not. Morality is only an interpretation of certain phenomena, certain spoken, a misreading.


The moral judgments is how the religious one stage to the ignorance, the lack of even the concept of the real, the distinction between the real and imaginary, still, so that “truth” refers to such degree only things that we see today “imaginations” call. The moral verdict so far is to never take literally: as such it contains only absurdity. But it remains invaluable as semiotics (Semiotik): it reveals, at least for those who know, the most valuable realities of cultures and interiors, knew not enough to be able to “understand” themselves. Moral character is just talk, mere (bloss) symptomatology (Symptomatologie): one must know already what it is to draw benefits from it.

A first example and very preliminary. At all times you have to “improve” the people want: this was called before all morality. But among the most diverse of the same word tendency is hidden. Both the taming of the beast as a man growing a particular species is human “improvement” has been called: first pressing realities of this zoological termini – Realities of course, from those of the typical “improver,” the priest who knows nothing – nothing wants to know… The taming an animal its “improvement” is mentioned in our ears almost a joke. Who knows what goes on in menageries doubts that the beast “improved” there is. It is weakened, it is rendered less harmful, it is the depressive affect of fear, through pain (Schmerz), through wounds, hunger for morbid beast.
– It is no different with the tamed man whom has “improved” the priest. In the early Middle Ages, when the church was, in fact, above all, a menagerie, made it everywhere on the finest specimens of the “blond beast’ (blonden Bestie) hunt, – one “improved” as the Germans do. But what was behind him from such an “improved” Germanic seduced into the convent? Like a caricature of man as a freak: he was a “sinner” has become, he was stuck in a cage, they had him trapped between a loud horrible terms… There he lay, sick, miserable, malevolent against himself, full of hatred against drives to life, full of suspicion against all that was still strong and happy. In short, a “Christian”… Physiologically speaking: in the battle with the beast may be the only means of making health, making them weak. The church understood: it ruined man, it weakened him – but they took advantage of him to have “improved”…

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Take the other case, the so-called morality, the case of growing a particular race, and his most imposing example of this kind gives the Indian morality, sanctioned as a “Law of Manu” to religion. Here the task is made no less than four races at a time to grow: one priestly, one warlike, one dealer and agriculturalist (ackerbauerische), finally a race of servants, the Sudras. Obviously we are no longer under tamer: a hundred times milder and more rational kind of person is a prerequisite to conceiving even the idea of such breeding. It breathes on, enter from the Christian hospitals and prisons in the air healthier, higher, wider world.
How pathetic is the “new testament” to Manu, how bad it smells! – But this organization was necessary to be terrible, – this time not in combat with the beast, but with it’s opposite term, the non-breeding man, the mishmash man, the Chandala. And again they had no other means, it safe to make him weak as to make him sick – it was the struggle with the “large number”.
Perhaps there is nothing more contradictory than our feelings these protective measures of the Indian morality. The third edict, for example (Avadana-Sastra I), that “from the impure vegetables,” orders that the only food the Chandala is allowed to be garlic and onions, in view that the Bible forbids them grain or fruits that bear seeds, or to give water or fire. The same decree stipulates that the water, which they have need, either from rivers or from the sources, should be removed from the ponds, but only from the approaches to swamps and from holes, which resulted from, the footprints of animals.
Ditto is forbidden for them to wash to wash their laundry and washing yourself, as the water that they will be granted by grace, may only be used to quench the thirst. Assist (Beizustehn) finally a ban on the Sudra women, the Chandala women at birth similarly, nor one for the latter, assist (beizustehn) each other here… – The success of such sanitary police was inevitable: murderous epidemics, hideous venereal diseases, and suggests again “the law of the knife,” the circumcision for the male, order the removal of the labia minora of the female children. – Manu himself says, “the Chandala are the fruit of adultery, incest and crime (- this is the necessary consequence of the concept of breeding).
They should be only the rags of clothes corpses have to dish and broken (zerbrochne) pots, jewelry to old iron, only to worship the evil spirits, let them wander without rest from one place to another. It is forbidden for them to write from left to right and the right hand to use for writing: the use of the right hand and left to right is only reserved for the virtuous, the people of race “-.

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These rulings are instructive enough: in them we have the once Aryan humanity, quite pure, quite originally, – we learn that the term “pure blood” the opposite of a harmless concept. On the other hand it is clear which nation has perpetuated the hatred of the Chandala, hatred against this “humaneness”, where he was religion, where he became a genius… From this point of the Gospels are an instrument of the first rank, even more, the Book of Enoch. -Christianity, from Jewish roots and comprehensible only as a plant of this soil, represents the countermovement (Gegenbewegung) is against any morality of breeding, of race, privilege – it is the anti-Aryan religion par excellence: Christianity the revaluation of all Aryan values, the victory of Chandala values of the gospel to the poor, the lowly preaching of the community-rising all the downtrodden, poor, the wayward (Missrathenen), underprivileged against the “race” – the undying Chandala revenge as the religion of love…
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The moral of the morality of taming and breeding are the means to assert themselves, entirely worthy of each other: we must stand up as the supreme principle that in order to make morality, you have the absolute will to the contrary must. This is the big, uncanny (unheimliche) problem, which I have followed the longest: the psychology of the “improvers” of mankind. A small and basically modest fact that the so-called pia fraus [pious fraud], gave me the first approach to this problem: the pia fraus [pious fraud], the genetic material of all the philosophers and priests, the humanity “improved”. Neither Manu nor Plato nor Confucius nor the Jewish and Christian teachers have at each their right (ihrem Recht) to lie doubted. You probably have not doubted in quite other rights… In terms of formula you say all the means by which humankind should now be made morally, were out of immoral reason. – (In Formel ausgedrückt dürfte man sagen: alle Mittel, wodurch bisher die Menschheit moralisch gemacht werden sollte, waren von Grund aus unmoralisch. —)

 

 

 

 

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