Degeneracy

Does Democracy Destroy Liberty?

This post originally appeared on XYZ.

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn recently dropped a grenade on my brain, and now my thoughts are all a-jumble. I believe I can now say, with conviction, that I can understand how Alice felt while falling into that hole. I’m as confused as the ABC’s ‘election computer’. Perhaps after reading this, you’ll be similarly discombobulated. I happen to have the grenade right here, so I’m happy to oblige. Right now, I have the pin in my teeth and I’m now hurling the grenade at your frontal cortex…

Democracy and liberalism are incompatible. Boom!

Now sometimes this grenade is slow-release, so give it some time.… Read the rest

Hubris Will Bring Down The System

There’s a madness which descends on elites during the collapse phase of an imperial lifecycle. It is the apogee of decadence, when the reality bubble around the imperial elite floats off into thin air to meet the waiting pins of reality. This is the stage at which pampered Austrian princesses are told that the peasants have no bread, and reply they should eat brioche. It’s also the stage at which life inside the empire takes on an air of unreality and lies are everywhere, such as Rousseau’s (typical) lie quoting Marie Antoinette. It’s the moment when Wile E. Coyote has run off the cliff but not realised it yet. The Anglo-American imperium is at precisely this stage right now.… Read the rest

Democracy Always Leads To Socialism

Alexis de Tocqueville’s famous quote, written while touring America to inspect the relatively new republican system of government which he and many others erroneously call a ‘democracy’, that ‘The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money’, was astonishingly prescient. We can see today everywhere we look the results of what society becomes when the rest use their majority to oppress the best. The Frenchman was a diehard democrat and equalitarian, yet in his writings we can detect an acknowledgement that political systems based upon equality produce a lower form of culture and civilisation than aristocracies.… Read the rest

These Are Not The Droids You’re Looking For

As Aristotle correctly identified, democracy always descends into ochlochracy. As all right-thinking men agree, it has got to go. It miscegenates. It dysgenifies. It socialises. Then it collapses. Contra Churchill, it’s the worst of all possible systems. That Europeans have exported this political abomination to every people of the world is a grave sin against humanity. On behalf of all crackers and in the spirit of public apologies so popular these days, I apologise. It’s our fault. We Westerners have really screwed you Resterners.

Understanding then that we need a reboot of our civilisation is something many of us in the neoreactionary-traditionalist-new/alt right camp agree on.… Read the rest

The Emerging Dark Age

When the Western Roman Empire collapsed in the late 5th century AD, no-one knew. There had been a series of catastrophes, each followed by an accommodation of the incoming barbarian hordes, until finally Roman culture had disappeared and there were Latin-speaking barbarians everywhere. A bit like the BBC, really. Although there were points which can be identified as sudden collapses (the death of the last emperor in 476AD is the conventional end date) the collapse was only perceived in hindsight by the people living in the Empire. 

Where once there had been thriving cities with polyglot populations eating foodstuffs from all around the Mediterranean, by the 6th century AD there were tiny villages with illiterate serfs tilling their little vegetable patches.Read the rest

The Demon-People Are Multiplying

For half a century or so now, there has been no such thing as evil in the West. Absolute moral relativism (yes, pun intended) has been de rigeur amongst our educated class, and hence amongst our ignorant classes also. The closest thing to evil in the postmodern mind has been intolerance towards leftism’s cultural vandalism, although this is usually treated more as a repugnant mental defect rather than evil per se.

The mass delusion that evil does not exist has created the perfect habitat for evil to thrive. This is because delusion is the road to evil. More on this below.… Read the rest

Ideologies Create Phonies

Why do so many things seem phony these days? In the public sphere as well as in our own private lives, there is a clear absence of authenticity and connection to reality. It is not accidental.

The secular faiths of this modern era –  liberalism and socialism in all their various denominations – have created societies where life is inauthentic, alienated, disconnected. These ideologies are religions of the intellect – they are rooted not in an experience of the transcendent divine but in logical fallacies and empty reason. We moderners have put our faith in reason, and as a result we are all Cartesians now: cogitamus ergo sumus.… Read the rest

Socialists Have No Virtue

It should come as no surprise that a feminist hits women:

Justin Trudeau’s elbowing incident leaves House in an uproar

Ideologies are tools that careerists use to gain wealth and power. Marx despised the working classes, Mao murdered millions of peasants and the Trudeaus and Obamas of our generation care nothing for queers, blacks, cripples and women. As this age of ideologies comes to an end and reality reasserts itself violently, we can expect to see the hypocrisy of ideologues revealed more clearly.

When we see Trudeau’s bloated corpse hanging from a lamppost put there by a hungry mob, the headline may read:

‘Because it’s 2020.’… Read the rest

Marxism Is Satanic I

In school you were probably indoctrinated with one or both of two historiologies: the accidental and the progressivist theory of history. Both require great leaps of faith. The accidental theory of how history operates is premised upon scientific materialism, if it is premised upon anything at all. Proteins and amino acids bumped together in puddles until they made DNA then one day, poof! The Holy Roman Empire. It’s always struck me how much doublethink is required for such an outlandish philosophy of how history operates, and the low value this belief system places on human life. According to this faith, you’re a well-behaved monkey.… Read the rest

You Have No Rights

Modern man has many delusions, some more pernicious than others. Surely one of the foggiest and most dangerous beliefs that pertain in our wretched age is that foundational doctrine of liberalism: that men have rights.

This dogmatic belief is so widely held and so rarely noticed that its consequences are invisible to most. They are everywhere, though. We see it in the entitled mentality of aggrieved minorities, who demand that statues of old ‘racists’ be removed from universities. The noisy brownish brats clamouring for such historical revisionism would be shocked, shocked at the charge that they are just asserting another form of ethnic supremacy.… Read the rest