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[1085W-{6-8/81}Herodom and Christendom – 3rd Supplement to ‘Religion and Art’:PW Vol. VI, p. 275-276]

[P. 275] “ … one of the cleverest men of our day has … proved this fall [the physical and moral degeneration of humanity] to have been caused by a corruption of blood, though, leaving that change of diet wholly out of sight, he has derived it solely from the crossing of races, whereby the noblest lost more than the less noble of them gained. The uncommonly circumstantial picture of this process supplied us by Count Gobineau in his ‘Essai sur l’inegalite des races humaines’ appeals to us with most terrible force of conviction. We cannot withhold our acknowledgment that the human family consists of irremediably disparate races, whereof the noblest well might rule the more ignoble, yet never raise them to their level by commixture, but simply sink [P. 276] to theirs. Indeed this one relation might suffice to explain our fall; even its cheerlessness should not blind us to it: {FEUER} if it is reasonable to assume that the dissolution of our earthly globe is purely a question of time, we probably shall have to accustom ourselves to the idea of the human species dying out. {anti-FEUER/NIET} {SCHOP} On the other hand there is such a matter as life beyond all time and space, and the question whether the world has a moral meaning we here will try to answer by asking ourselves if we mean to go to ground as beasts or gods.” [1085W-{6-8/81}Herodom and Christendom – 3rd Supplement to ‘Religion and Art’: PW Vol. VI, p. 275-276]

 

[1086W-{6-8/81}Herodom and Christendom – 3rd Supplement to ‘Religion and Art’: PW Vol. VI, p. 276]

[P. 276] {anti-FEUER/NIET} “The more definitely has recent science inclined us to accept the natural descent of man’s lower races from the animal species most resembling them, the harder it is to assent to a derivation of the so-called white race from those black and yellow … . Whilst yellow races have viewed themselves as sprung from monkeys, the white race traced back their origin to gods, and deemed themselves marked out for rulership. It has been made quite clear that we should have no History of Man at all, had there been no movements, creations and achievements of the white men; and we may fitly take world-history as the consequence of these white men mixing with the black and yellow, and bringing them in so far into history as that mixture altered them and made them less unlike the white. Incomparably fewer in individual numbers than the lower races, the ruin of the white races may be referred to their having been obliged to mix with them; whereby, as remarked already, they suffered more from the loss of their purity than the others could gain by the ennobling of their blood.” [1086W-{6-8/81}Herodom and Christendom – 3rd Supplement to ‘Religion and Art’: PW Vol. VI, p. 276]

 

[1087W-{6-8/81}Herodom and Christendom – 3rd Supplement to ‘Religion and Art’: PW Vol. VI, p. 276-277]

[P. 276] {FEUER} {SCHOP} “If a review of all the races makes it impossible to deny the [P. 277] oneness of the human species; and if that common factor may be defined, in its noblest sense, as the capacity for conscious suffering, -- we shall have to seek for what distinguishes the white race, if we are actually to rank it high above the others. (…) … in answer to the cravings of the will, the Intellect shall rise to that clear-sightedness which casts its own light back upon the will, and, taming it, becomes a moral prompting; whereas the overpowering of the intellect by the blindly craving will denotes the lower nature, since here we cannot class the stimuli as motives lit as yet by

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