Translation: H.L. Mencken
that I set here is not what shall replace mankind
in the order of living creature
s (--man is an end--): but what type of man must be bred, must be willed, as being the most valuable, the most worthy of life, the most secure guarantee of the future.
This more valuable type has appeared often enough in the past: but always as a happy accident, as an exception, never as deliberately
willed. Very often it has been precisely the most feared; hitherto
it has been almost the terror
s ;--and out of that terror
the contrary type has been willed, cultivated and attained: the domestic
animal, the herd animal, the sick brute-man--the Christian
. . .