“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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bannon & Evola: Much ado about nothing

First my Mussolini newsfeed was flooded to the point of uselessness with articles about Trump, now my Evola newsfeed is flooded to the point of uselessness with articles about Bannon.

Much ado about nothing.

As far as I can tell this chimerical mountain was constructed from the mole-hill of Bannon making a comment about Alexander Dugin mentioning Evola as an influence on Dugin. From this follows an unsurprising tsunami of histronic "alt-right" speculation that Bannon has read Evola, or harbors some kind of quasi-Traditionalist views.

Forget the fact that there is no "sort of" Traditionalism, that heterodoxy invariably rails into deviation which itself invariably becomes yet another strain of subversion. Even as a thought experiment, if someone of a coherently "Traditionalist" orientation were in a substantial position of influence on any President of the USA, this would still result in negligible traction or any significant impact on anything that would matter.

In terms of "anti Tradition" the US social-political-economic machine is the belly of the beast, essentially the Anti-Christ, and even a much more substantial force at the highest levels would be absorbed and transmogrified (or more accurately putrefied) into something insignificant at best, or something more insidiously subversive at worst.

Basically from any coherent Traditionalist perspective; there is nothing non-destructive that can emerge from the American order, regardless how shiny the occasional glimmer of a "silver lining" - polished by "alt right" delusions and wishful thinking may be.

Really, is seeing Evola mentioned in the New York Times a good thing? Now we can "look forward" to even more diluted inaccurate "Evolain" drivel from the American "alt right" front on "The Internet" further staining his legacy.

JDS

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