He bought his title which is about the same as a Baron. His founding position in the Bavarian Illuminati is noteworthy for those who think there is a bad group of people out to build some new order - which I do not think is wrong or new.
I was accused of being an anti-German 'bot' in a thread titled Hitler and the Occult by a person whose constant quote or siggy is Goethe noting how people behave as sheep. Usually a person who does this kind of thing calls me an anti-Semite - but as per usual this person provided no quote or evidence of what she (I think) said. No doubt I quoted many including Hitler saying he respected his kin (Jews). Is it anti-German to point out he is a Jew, and that most people including Jews do not know the origins of this racist agenda?
Yes, I have seen anti-german and anti-Hitler stuff all over this site alongside other prejudices against Jews from people like you who do not know what a Jew is.
Nothing I have said is racist but it does point to your (and others) lack of scholarship.
Perhaps you could quote something I have said which is anti-German or some reason for your invective other than I find you to be an idiot.
The Goethe quote you have is proof of the fact that many German scholars have been occultists like him and his hero Albertus Magnus for centuries. The occult is a good source of study - and Hitler was a person who was proud of this very tradition.
I very early into my arrival here pointed out you could be an Illuminati - due to your quote of Goethe. However, I doubt you are that enlightened, I have developed how he influenced Transcendentalism and the Rhodes Round Table groups which Quigley and I agree is not bad in and of itself - it only needs to be understood by ignorant people. But it is interesting to read the relationship between Hitler and Goethe.
You can almost say Goethe is the founder of fascism.
The link between Goethe and Fascism is easily and often made. In 1940 there were about ten books which stated that Goethe hated Jews, this number grew as the war progressed. This is not surprising: Goethe was indeed imbued with the spirit of his time and therefor he talked rather condescendingly about Jewish people. Goethe was also very fond of the German nature, culture and race. He was often quoted in fascistic literal works. An example is the title of a publication of Shirach in 1942: Goethe an uns, Ewige Gedanken des Grossen Deutschen, Eingeleitet durch eine Rede des Reichsjugendführers Baldur von Shirach ('Goethe to us, eternal thoughts of Great Germany, prefaced by a speech by State Youth Leader Baldur von Shirach'). Shirach ends his essay with the sentence 'Youth of Adolf Hitler! For you too count the eternal words ((of Goethe and Hitler)).' Goethe indeed wrote 'We Germans are superior and have no reason to let us blow around by the wind', and fitted therefore wonderfully well in the National Socialistic way of thinking, something that couldn't be said about two other ruling poets at that time: Heine (a Jew) and Platen (a homosexual). Finally it should be mentioned that even Adolf Hitler quoted Goethe in his controversial Mein Kampf. I'll save you the quotes, you can probably imagine what those were like."
If you want a good laugh this might be a good read.