Though this will be made clear later on, we should also remark that Nietzsche considers the blonde Aryans that make up the warlike nobility to be a very different breed from present-day Germans, the Germans who, as Nazis, would claim racial superiority as "Aryans" fifty years later.

We should also remark on Nietzsche's attitude toward the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. The popular anti-Semitic myth in Germany was that Jesus and Christianity were in every way opposed to the Jews: one anti-Semite went so far as to suggest that Jesus was himself not Jewish but Aryan, and that he was born amongst the Jews only so that his greatness could be made even more apparent when set against the background of Jewish depravity. Nietzsche moves against the German anti-Semitic movement of his time by interpreting Jesus and Christianity not as the opposite of Judaism, but as its most refined expression. The most refined expression of Jewish hatred is Christian love, and Jesus is the most refined preacher of Jewish slave morality. What Nietzsche finds in Judaism, he finds even more so in Christianity. Whatever the "Christian" anti- Semites might loathe about Judaism, it is even more present in their own Christianity.