Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Richard Wagner, Aryan Prophet of Bayreuth
Wilhelm Richard Wagner[1813-1883], born in Leipzig, the ninth child and son of Carl Friedrich and Johanna Rosine Wagner. His father was a Police actuary of some social standing and it is rumoured that his mother was the illegitimate daughter of Prince Constantin of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.
Significantly Wagner was born during the war of liberation against Napoleon. He enjoyed a close friendship with the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and the composer Franz Liszt and Liszt`s daughter, Cosima eventually became Wagner`s second wife. Wagner is frequently villified over his numerous affairs with other women and his misuse of his friendships over the years. However much one may find cause to criticise or condemn Wagner for his profligate lifestyle and alleged anti-Semitism I believe that it is faulty to judge great men, men of genius such as Wagner by the petit-bourgeois morals of the the `Underman`. Different `rules`, different standards must apply.
As Nietzsche wrote, "the demand for one morality for all is detrimental to precisely the higher men, in short that there exists an order of rank between man and man, consequently also between morality and morality".[`Beyond Good and Evil`]
Adolf Hitler in `Mein Kampf` wrote, "World history is made by minorities......it is never the masses or the majority who create but always the individual....."
And was not Wagner just such an example of the `higher man`, the Overman, der Uebermensch?
Wagner at a crucial time of German history during the early days of the 2nd German Reich created a myth for Germany, and not only for Germany but the entire Aryan race.
Through his music dramas he resurrected old Germanic and Celtic myths which were replete with Aryan archetypes. Through his music Aryan man can spiritually connect with the Volksgeist[the race soul] and commune with the archetypes, the gods in other words.
Close study of his music dramas, especially Der Ring des Nibelungen and Parsifal reveal prophetically the course of Aryan history for the centuries ahead.
We will make these individual works the object of a close study in the coming days and weeks.