“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 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.


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