brother, who represents the greatest danger for all
of man's future? Is it not the good and the just?
Inasmuch as they say and feel in their hearts, "We
already know what is good and just, and we have it
too; woe unto those who still seek here!" And
whatever harm the evil may do, the harm done by the
good and just is the most harmful harm. And
whatever harm those do who slander the world, the
harm done by the good is the most harmful
brothers, one man once saw into the hearts of the
good and just and said, "They are the Pharisees."
But he was not understood. The good and just
themselves were not permitted to understand him:
their spirit is imprisoned in their good
conscience. The stupidity of the good is
unfathomably shrewd. This, however, is the truth:
the good must be Pharisees-they have no choice. The
good must crucify him who invents his own virtue.
That is the truth!
one, however, who discovered their land-the land,
heart, and the soil of the good and the just-was he
who asked, "Whom do they hate most?" The creator
they hate most: the breaks tablets and old values.
He is a breaker, they call him lawbreaker. For the
good are unable to create; they are always the
beginning of the end: they crucify him who writes
new values on new tablets; they sacrifice the
future to themselves-they crucify all man's
have always been the beginning of the