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Nietzsche and Wagner

Nietzsche: "Herr Wagner, your music is sublime, you reinvigorate the spirit of humanity!"
Richard Wagner: "Yes Nietzsche, i know, i am the greatest man alive."

Nietzsche: "So tell me Wagner, what is the inspiration for your music? I think your music and my philosophy are one and the same."
Wagner: "You see, the German spirit has fallen into a slumber, my music will awaken those who strive for greatness!"
Nietzsche: "Yes yes, precisely!"

Nietzsche: "And tell me Herr Wagner, how did you compose the melody?"
Wagner: "Ah yes! the melody is composed in a German way, to rebel against the Jewishness of music!"

Nietzsche: "yes, brillian ...wait, what?"
Wagner: "the melody, Nietzsche, it means we should get rid of all the Jews. I thought that was obvious."
Nietzsche: "but...why?"

Wagner: "What do you mean why? Because Judaism the evil conscience of our modern civilization. Duh!"

Nietzsche: "Okay...i think we may have had a bit of a miscommunication about...philosophy and...the meaning of life and...i suspect a great deal many other things. So i'm going to go...don't write me again..."
Wagner: "also, watch out, your friend Paul Ree is a jew." Nietzsche: "watch out for...what exactly?" Wagner: "just watch out..."

When Nietzsche was young he admired Wagner greatly, and they became friends. Wagner thought Nietzsche's philosophy would provide a grounding to his own project and his beliefs about his music. Wagner thought art and aesthetics was prior to and superior to moral life, and society should be run by the few superior individuals who were capable of creating such art. Eventually they split, in a large part due to Wagner's raging anti-semitism. Despite this, Nietzsche sometimes get linked to anti-semitism and German nationalism (largely due to the influence of his sister after his death), even though he thought nationalism in all forms was ridiculous, and despised the anti-semitism in the German culture at the time. Wagner also tried to get Nietzsche to break off his friendship with some of his Jewish friends, such as Paul Rée, which Nietzsche refused to do.

Nietzsche ended up turning away from Wagner's ideas entirely, and in fact wrote lengthy essays attacking him later in life, for various reasons.

When Nietzsche was young he admired Wagner greatly, and they became friends. Wagner thought Nietzsche's philosophy would provide a grounding to his own project and his beliefs about his music. Wagner thought art and aesthetics was prior to and superior to moral life, and society should be run by the few superior individuals who were capable of creating such art. Eventually they split, in a large part due to Wagner's raging anti-semitism. Despite this, Nietzsche sometimes get linked to anti-semitism and German nationalism (largely due to the influence of his sister after his death), even though he thought nationalism in all forms was ridiculous, and despised the anti-semitism in the German culture at the time. Wagner also tried to get Nietzsche to break off his friendship with some of his Jewish friends, such as Paul Rée, which Nietzsche refused to do.

Nietzsche ended up turning away from Wagner's ideas entirely, and in fact wrote lengthy essays attacking him later in life, for various reasons.

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