“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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Silver Lining

"Conservatism" in the USA amounts diagnosing "American Society" as a body suffering from a terminal disease and wanting to "cure" it with a "system restore" to a barely earlier stage of the disease.

"Liberalism" in the USA amounts to diagnosing the worst symptoms of the terminal disease as signs of health and cultivating them.

What neither of them realize is that the "body" they want to cure isn't suffering from a disease, it IS the disease.

The silver lining is that both sides are Doomed.

JDS


Related:
The earliest cockroach-like fossils ("blattopterans" or "roachids") are from the Carboniferous period 354–295 million years ago. However, these fossils differ from modern cockroaches in having long external ovipositors and are the ancestors of mantises, as well as modern blattodeans. The first fossils of modern cockroaches with internal ovipositors appeared in the early Cretaceous... contrary to popular opinion, extinct cockroach relatives and 'roachoids' such as the Carboniferous Archimylacris and the Permian Apthoroblattina were not as large as the biggest modern species.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockroach

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Slowly Unpacking

In the process of relocating Headquarters, slowly unpacking The Library in the new location; books, art, and various artifacts.




Evola on the Fallacy of "Natural Rights"

"...the very notion of 'natural rights' is a mere fiction, and the antitraditional and subversive use of that is well documented. There is no such thing as a nature that is 'good' in itself and in which the inalienable rights of an individual, which are to be equally enjoyed by every human being, are preformed and rooted. Even when the ethnic substance appears to be somewhat 'well defined,' in other words, when it presents some elementary forms of order, these forms (unless they are residues and traces of previous formative actions) do not have a spiritual value in and of themselves unless by participating in a higher order, such as when they are assumed in the state or an analogous traditional organization, they are first consecrated as being from above. In the end, the demos's substance is always demonic (in the ancient, non-Christian, and amoral sense of the word); it always requires a catharsis or a liberation before it can act as a force and as the material of a traditional political system, and before it can favor the development of a differentiated and hierarchical order of dignity over and beyond a naturalistic substratum." -- Julius Evola.

 ["demos" = "the people" as in "democracy"]


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Claw Hammer

From a 5-year-old email I wrote commiserating via email with my 89-year-old friend Heinrich (who wore a German uniform in WWII):

"...any smaller, ethno-culturally homogeneous, highly-functioning society - such as Iceland or Japan for example - could make almost any "system" work - up to and including monarchy. The USA in contrast is so "diverse" as to be a quasi-anarchy barely held together by mindless consumerism, ignorance, sloth, and their manipulative parasitic exploiters who can't afford to let things fall completely apart if they can help it - politics and profit-driven business are identical here. I don't see anything positive coming from the USA in my lifetime - whatever is left is damage-control managed by leeches and scavengers at best."

... one is only serious about politics insofar has he thinks in terms of what can actually be accomplished. The problem is when I measure even the barest shred of any "Ideal" I may have in terms of what can actually be accomplished in the USA, there is literally nothing remaining of the original "Ideal" even if reduced to purely practical materialistic and self-interested terms, beyond retreating into a bunker and completely insulating oneself against the surrounding toxic environment.

Once the realization that literally nothing worth achieving can actually be achieved, the only viable option is to return to the ideals in the purest form as a platform for attacking the "status quo" - albeit as an alienated reclusive critic rather than an "activist" because the only form "activism" could take beyond that point would be closer to "terrorism."

If the "civilization" I was born into was incarnated as an infant in a basinet, I would beat its skull in with a claw hammer.

JDS

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cosmodromium Pageviews by Country

This weeks stats; it always amuses me how many more readers this blog consistently has in Russia than in the USA.