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 +====== FN.-AC. §6 ======
 +===== The Antichrist. =====
 +<​tab>​It is a painful and tragic spectacle that rises before me: I have drawn back the curtain from the //​rottenness//​ of man. This word, in my mouth, is at least free from one suspicion: that it involves a moral accusation against humanity. It is used–and I wish to emphasize the fact again–without any moral significance:​ and this is so far true that the rottenness I speak of is most apparent to me precisely in those quarters where there has been most aspiration, hitherto, toward “virtue” and “godliness.” As you probably surmise, I understand rottenness in the sense of //​décadence//:​ my argument is that all the values on which mankind now fixes its highest aspirations are //​décadence//​-values.\\
 +<​tab>​I call an animal, a species, an individual corrupt, when it loses its instincts, when it chooses, when it //​prefers//,​ what is injurious to it. A history of the “higher feelings,​” the “ideals of humanity”–and it is possible that I’ll have to write it–would almost explain why man is so degenerate. Life itself appears to me as an instinct for growth, for survival, for the accumulation of forces, for //power//: whenever the will to power fails there is disaster. My contention is that all the highest values of humanity have been emptied of this will–that the values of //​décadence//,​ of //​nihilism//,​ now prevail under the holiest names.
 +===== Similarities to aphorisms by Nietzsche =====
 +===== Similarities to aphorisms by others =====
 +===== Academic interpretations =====
 +===== Other connections =====
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