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
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
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
One day in the near future humanity will wake up, as if from a nightmare, and wonder how the orgiastic violence of the last century could ever have happened. What dark power took hold of Cambodia in the late 70’s, leading men who should have been working to provide for their families to instead dash babies’ brains against trees while impaling their parents on spikes after them? What motivated Japanese young men in the 30s to rape, torture and murder most anything that came across their path? What madness led European boys in the 1910’s to cheerfully march into machine guns and artillery fire, and to continue doing so for four years before what was left of them limped home and tried to explain it for the rest of their lives?… Read the rest
God doesn’t like government. Despite what the popular culture and received tradition of Churchianity would have us believe, God’s preferred political system is very far from the bloated leviathan vampire states that rule us today. God’s system of governance makes libertarianism look like a nanny state.
In the Bible narrative, government emerged after the flood. Babylon provides the archetype of everything God doesn’t like about the world system that the devil is consolidating today – idolatry, hedonism, financial enslavement and a false religion which concentrates the worship of the dislocated masses upon the leaders of the state. Pretty much everything you’d see at a Bernie Sanders rally today.… Read the rest
Everyone takes their gods seriously. If you were to visit pre-conquest Central America and begin joking with the locals about Quetzalcoatl’s funny headdress, you may well join the thousands being ritually sacrificed to him (feathers be upon him) during the next religious festival. If you instead travelled back to 1920’s Moscow and started talking dirt about Lenin and Marx’s facial hair in a bar, you would probably get a one-way ticket on the next slow train to Siberia. And if you were to travel to anywhere these days in the Dar al-Islam and point out Mohammed’s well-known pedophilia, well… we know what happens to people who mock Islam…
It’s one of the constants of human nature that we will uphold the honour of our gods.… Read the rest
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
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
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
It should come as no surprise that a feminist hits women:
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