“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Ɯbermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarÄ«, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Monday, July 28, 2008

JDS: Fascism While Standing on One Foot

I just had this conversation with my girlfriend the other night. We were discussing what my five MOST TRUSTED friends all have in common and came up with common factors: a) I've been friends with each for 15-25 years; b) They all fall easily in the "gifted-genius" IQ range; c) They each have a REALLY good sense of humor; d) They are each explicit and unapologetic racists (paradoxically without ever being "rude" to anyone - sort of reminiscent of Hannibal Lector); e) They each would identify themselves overtly as either "Fascist" or "National Socialist" (distinct from "conservative"). Basically if someone is a smart Fascist with a good sense of humor, odds are grossly in favor of us "hitting it off."

Beyond a certain point, for people with certain standards and sensibilities, "Fascism" ceases to be a practical political position and becomes a purist-outsider ideology of alienation, which I have come to regard more and more as a sign of integrity. It definitely has FAR more to recommend itself as a basic framework of BRUTALLY HONEST social criticism than mainstream "Kosher Conservatism."

I'll still pitch for mainstream conservative politics here and there where it serves my interests (guns, taxes, crime) but over time I'm less and less "inhibited" about being a non-Utopian Blackshirt at heart. In other words, expect to see me getting even more "Fascistic" as the hour grows late. I mean really, the situation is fucked beyond the point of no return with scarce reason to pull punches about it.

I'm in the process of re-writing something I wrote about 15 years ago about Nietzsche in relation to 20th century history that has been bringing this to a head for me. At this stage the essay is almost long enough to be a small book, which I may publish along with some other strictly political/social writing I have done (and am doing).

The opinions, misconceptions, and mass-media-brainwashed ideas of the average morons on the street regarding "Fascism" means NOTHING. If you ask someone who has honestly studied the literature surrounding it over a period of years to define "Fascism" and they will usually start out, "Hmm.....Well, it depends...." before gliding into a long list of what it is NOT. But beyond that there is a fairly consistent value set. Just a thumbnail sketch would look like cliffs notes to THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE:

Ingroup/Nationalism/monoculturalism over outgroup/internationalism/multiculturalism; Eurocentric (White) racial/cultural supremacism; although there are have been Japanese, Pan-Arabic, and Pan-African movements corresponding to Euro-supremacists. Any flirtations or infatuations with outside cultures are at the "exotica" level. Nationalism is also invariably is attached to specific geographical TERRITORY.

Stratification/Hierarchy/Pecking-order; there are leaders and followers; ALL human organization ultimately forms itself into a hierarchical pyramid.

Action over "Dialectics"; Action for its own sake valued above "theory" or talk. This also corresponds to the Fascist primacy of the Hero, which in turn relates to violence, the aesthetic glorification of violence, especially in the form of heroic victorious triumph. This is embodied in a specific attitude toward DEATH; fearlessness in facing your own and fearlessness in inflicting it on others. If you fear your own death you are not in control of your own life - your fear of death will be used to enslave you. Those who do not fear death, and who do not fear inflicting death, are always the masters. This has philosophical roots in Hegel. You kill for victory or die trying. This is why Mussolini said the skull and crossbones was the symbol, par excellence, of Fascism.

Heroic Man over Economic Man; Heroic as defined above vs. "Economic Man" as defined by Capitalism AND Socialism/Communism. Capitalism and Communism are akin in the Fascist playbook in that they reduce man to an economic factor; or that all social ills can be alleviated either by levelling (Communism) or by the "invisible hand" of supply and demand working in a free market system. There is a pervasive critique of banking and financial structures throughout far-right thought, specifically in Fascism and National Socialism (which is reflected or bolstered by Nietzsche's critique of ressentiment and its correlation to the creditor/debtor dynamic). Another thing you rarely hear about Hitler, as an area of provocation, is how he restructured the economy and international trade, basically eliminating international banking and currency exchange by reverting to barter. He also tied the value of the currency to the working hour (rather than to gold or oil). Of course "The Jewish Question" is always tied to monetary/banking issues for historical reasons that placed Jews prominently in this field.

A total rejection of liberal post-enlightenment ideologies of equality, democracy, and "progress." There is no "blank slate," man is just another animal, groups are as different as individuals, intelligence and ability are largely biologically/genetically determined. Equality does not exist in nature. Nature IS Fascistic. Progress is a myth; entropy, regression and decline are more of a given than the pipe-dreams of "progress."

Biological primacy; the biological will-to-power; rejection of the "blank slate"; acknowledgement of biological determinism, fatalism, "organic" interpretations of culture and history (including "decay" ala Spengler); naturalistic biological stratification; correlating RACIAL consequences of this.

This is just off the cuff, in response to an informal inquiry, and not intended to be a formal "academic" outline of Fascism.




Anonymous said...

Dang, my IQ is only 138....so they say. At least I can say Benjamin Franklin has got nothing over me.

As you know I'm in a transitional phase in my thinking and beliefs and mostly that has been prompted by your writing.

One of the things that I've admired is exactly your unapologetic stances on these issues. But I realize now it's more that just that, as you point out, any idiot skinhead could hold these positions. What garners the admiration is the fact that you can intelligently argue the positions you hold.

That sets you above in my book.You are definitely a blackshirt.


Maqlu said...

Fascism is sounding better and better. The ideas in your thumbnail sketch are all things I can get behind.

Thanks for the summary.