The Antichrist § 14

We have changed our minds. We have become more modest in every way. We have stopped deriving humanity from ‘spirit’, from ‘divinity’, we have stuck human beings back among the animals. We see them as the strongest animals because they are the most cunning: one consequence of this is their spirituality. On the other hand, we are also opposed to a certain vanity that re-emerges here too, acting as if human beings were the great hidden goal of animal evolution. Humans are in no way the crown of creation, all beings occupy the same level of perfection…

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  1. Is it not strange to be anti-egalitarian and then to say that animals are equal to us?

    • I cannot speak for N but I guess he’s trying to say something similar to what Savitri Devi said in Impeachment of Man.

    • i think confusing egalitarianism with animals are equal to us is somehow similar to confusing racism with open borders and mass migration. contextual scope, somehow. as gore vidal stated in a 1999 lecture, The Folly of Mass Immigration,
      A characteristic of our present chaos is the dramatic migration of tribes. They are on the move from east to west, from south to north. Liberal tradition requires that borders must always be open to those in search of safety, or even the pursuit of happiness. But now, with so many millions of people on the move, even the great-hearted are becoming edgy. Norway is large enough and empty enough to take in 40 to 50 million homeless Bengalis. If the Norwegians say that, all in all, they would rather not take them in, is this to be considered racism? I think not. It is simply self-preservation, the first law of species.


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