Sade Sundays: Whispers From the Diary of Innocence, Chapter 8

"Mein vater! Hochgesegneter der Helden!" “My father! Let me join you in death!” is a cry from the last act of Wagner’s space-age opera Parsifal. I feel the depth of this noble line as I grow older and my experience feels circular and futile. Nietzsche wrote of the opera, "Parsifal is a work of perfidy, of vindictiveness, of a secret attempt to poison the presuppositions of life - a bad work. The preaching of chastity remains an incitement to anti-nature: I despise everyone who does not experience Parsifal as an attempted assassination of basic ethics." To destroy the destroyer is [...]

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