"What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
Not contentment, but more power, not peace at all, but war; not virtue, but proficiency. The weak and poorly formed shall perish: first principle of our philanthropy. And one shall help them to do so. What is more harmful than any vice? Active sympathy for poorly formed and the weak— Christianity."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Der Antichrist, 1895
"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."
The Malicious Practices Act of 1933 was introduced to rid the German state of its ‘oppressors’ and ‘enemies’. In particular, the German state imposed new legislation that made it illegal to speak wrongly of, or criticise the regime and its leaders.
Coupled with the 1934 act against 'treachery,' a law sufficiently broad and vague, and carried out by a special set of courts with their own processes and procedures outside of the national court system, became a powerful tool for state fascism in the form of terrorism directed against their own people and any form of dissent, freedom of speech, of those guilty of social differences, no matter how fundamental or how trivial those differences might be.