Why did Nietzsche hate Socrates so much? Socrates's last words were "We owe a cock to Asclepius. Pay the debt and do not neglect it." Asclepius was the god of healing and a rooster was the traditional offering when someone got well. What Socrates is saying is that life is the ultimate disease. Nietzsche loved and celebrated life and thought that the root of Socrates' philosophy was self-loathing and a rejection of life. So, let us not become pessimists, like Socrates. Let us remain optimists and laugh at the state, like Murray Rothbard, for example.
“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”