Cassandra Nietzsche on the JQ?

I am rewriting this post because yesterday, while listening to this audio in the night, I did not pay due attention to Nietzsche’s words. While his first paragraph of § 205 of Daybreak (1881) is brilliant—:

THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.—One of the spectacles which the next century will invite us to witness is the decision regarding the fate of the European Jews. It is quite obvious now that they have cast their die and crossed their Rubicon: the only thing that remains for them is either to become masters of Europe or to lose Europe, as they once centuries ago lost Egypt, where they were confronted with similar alternatives.

—the rest (see my first comment below) is a little confusing.

This is typical of Nietzsche: who could write superb passages about the JQ in On the Genealogy of Morality (1887)  § 8 and in The Anti-Christ: A Curse on Christianity (1888) §24, §58 – §62.

But then, as he was driving his mind into insanity, Nietzsche relapsed into philo-Semitism, especially after his breakdown of January of 1889.

8 Comments

  1. Thank you for all the work you’ve been doing.

  2. § 205

    THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.—One of the spectacles which the next century will invite us to witness is the decision regarding the fate of the European Jews. It is quite obvious now that they have cast their die and crossed their Rubicon: the only thing that remains for them is either to become masters of Europe or to lose Europe, as they once centuries ago lost Egypt, where they were confronted with similar alternatives.

    In Europe, however, they have gone through a schooling of eighteen centuries such as no other nation has ever undergone, and the experiences of this dreadful time of probation have benefited not only the Jewish community but, even to a greater extent, the individual. As a consequence of this, the resourcefulness of the modern Jews, both in mind and soul, is extraordinary.

    Amongst all the inhabitants of Europe it is the Jews least of all who try to escape from any deep distress by recourse to drink or to suicide, as other less gifted people are so prone to do. Every Jew can find in the history of his own family and of his ancestors a long record of instances of the greatest coolness and perseverance amid difficulties and dreadful situations, an artful cunning in fighting with misfortune and hazard. And above all it is their bravery under the cloak of wretched submission, their heroic spernere se sperni that surpasses the virtues of all the saints.

    People wished to make them contemptible by treating them contemptibly for nearly twenty centuries, and refusing them access to all honourable positions and dignities, and by pushing them further down into the meaner trades—and under this process indeed they have not become any cleaner.

    But contemptible? They have never ceased for a moment from believing themselves qualified for the very highest functions, nor have the virtues of the suffering ever ceased to adorn them. Their manner of honouring their parents and children, the rationality of their marriages and marriage customs, distinguishes them amongst all Europeans. Besides this, they have been able to create for themselves a sense of power and eternal vengeance from the very trades that were left to them (or to which they were abandoned).

    Even in palliation of their usury we cannot help saying that, without this occasional pleasant and useful torture inflicted on their scorners, they would have experienced difficulty in preserving their self- respect for so long. For our self-respect depends upon our ability to make reprisals in both good and evil things.

    Nevertheless, their revenge never urges them on too far, for they all have that liberty of mind, and even of soul, produced in men by frequent changes of place, climate, and customs of neighbours and oppressors, they possess by far the greatest experience in all human intercourse, and even in their passions they exercise the caution which this experience has developed in them.

    They are so certain of their intellectual versatility and shrewdness that they never, even when reduced to the direst straits, have to earn their bread by manual labour as common workmen, porters, or farm hands. In their manners we can still see that they have never been inspired by chivalric and noble feelings, or that their bodies have ever been girt with fine weapons: a certain obtrusiveness alternates with a submissiveness which is often tender and almost always painful.

    Now, however, that they unavoidably inter-marry more and more year after year with the noblest blood of Europe, they will soon have a considerable heritage of good intellectual and physical manners, so that in another hundred years they will have a sufficiently noble aspect not to render themselves, as masters, ridiculous to those whom they will have subdued.

    And this is important! and therefore a settlement of the question is still premature. They themselves know very well that the conquest of Europe or any act of violence is not to be thought of; but they also know that some day or other Europe may, like a ripe fruit, fall into their hands, if they do not clutch at it too eagerly.

    In the meantime, it is necessary for them to distinguish themselves in all departments of European distinction and to stand in the front rank: until they shall have advanced so far as to determine themselves what distinction shall mean. Then they will be called the pioneers and guides of the Europeans whose modesty they will no longer offend.

    And then where shall an outlet be found for this abundant wealth of great impressions accumulated during such an extended period and representing Jewish history for every Jewish family, this wealth of passions, virtues, resolutions, resignations, struggles, and conquests of all kinds—where can it find an outlet but in great intellectual men and works!

    On the day when the Jews will be able to exhibit to us as their own work such jewels and golden vessels as no European nation, with its shorter and less profound experience, can or could produce, when Israel shall have changed its eternal vengeance into an eternal benediction for Europe: then that seventh day will once more appear when old Jehovah may rejoice in Himself, in His creation, in His chosen people—and all, all of us, will rejoice with Him!

  3. And yet, they are as willlessly possessed by the Dark God of suicide as Aryans are. Their race is rotting under feminism and egalitarianism, their country is surrounded by enemies, their diaspora in France and the UK will be exterminated or expelled when the Whites go extinct…

    Slaves of their own nature they are. Their strategy has granted them a unique position, but they are blind to change the course one bit. Ultimately, Jews have no Bonapartes and no Hitlers.

    • This reminds me Pierce’s “The Scorpion and the Frog”.

    • What makes you think that Jews are monolithic group, you have to understand that biological Jews constitute only a small part of judaism , spiritual Jews are over 4 billion in this world and their numbers are rapidly increasing.

      There are no Aryans at this point, today they are a bygone race, some superficial traits like eye color and skin color does not make one aryan, the spirit of most of the people whom you address as aryans is Jewish .

      Jews are not a race, they are counter race, The Jewish spirit is alive and rapidly mutating into several social and political ideologies , in each era this spirit has its own mutation to undermine every healthy culture which has a possibility of producing ” humans of higher racial kind”.

      • i’d tend to agree, only on the condition that “spiritual” is a viral entity, hiding still unknown somewhere in our junk dna. i take the position that there is no such thing as mystical/ spiritual/ ether/ orgone. rather, all of reality is empirical. eventually mankind will evolve his tools of observation to detect and measure what is yet invisible. what’s quantum science all about, after all?

        what makes the detestable jew spirit will eventually be identified and removed, yet another pandemic still to be searched out and destroyed. just as polio and small pox were. (as much as mankind trumpets sequencing the genome, much remains unknown about the dna code. what is dna linguistics? that would describe both the human genome and the unknown, what’s been labelled, stupidly, as junk dna. since nature does not waste.)

      • I agree. During my first long stay in the US it bothered me the use that Americans did of the word “spiritual”, that for me did not mean religious nonsense.

    • Nietzsche must have written this from his contact with jews that had risen to success in 1800’s germany by aping aryan manners, it bears little resemblance to todays (and I suspect the mass of jewry in 18thC Germany) that the an elitist like Nietzsche would never have had contact with.

      As to the jewish vision to the future that Nietzches predicted with the jews producing things of distinction and golden and improving on european nobleness must be a grand joke of his ?!?


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