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Taking the Bread Pill: Christianity and Neo-Reaction

February 17, 2015 in Commentary

Blue or Red Pill? Take the Bread Pill!Nobody can agree what to call what’s going on in the darker corners of the Internet, but something’s definitely afoot. Call it Dark Enlightenment, New Right, Alternative Right, Neo-Reaction, “Red Pill”, or whatever, a nascent social and political movement is percolating among Millennials which is a radical departure from mainstream “controlled” system politics. It’s a community which mercilessly rounds up and slaughters entire herds of sacred cattle in search of perennial truths rooted in scientific fact and sacred tradition.

Equality? Absurd! Democracy? Get real! Freedom? It’s a trap! There’s been a radicalization and polarization of the political landscape in the youngest demographic, one where Social Justice Warriors have taken all the Enlightenment, anti-“fascist”, and post-Modern rhetoric of contemporary machine politics to their untenable logic extreme while a less vocal and more underground opposition has gone in the other direction, questioning the very foundations of the “matrix” of ideas we’ve been fed in school, in the news media, and in popular culture.

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Tradition without Religion

July 27, 2013 in Commentary

Roman soldier with Vesuvius erupting behind

“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, during the eruption of Vesuvius, died at his post because they forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one thing that can not be taken from a man.”
Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics

A discussion I had recently with associates of like mind caused me some concern for those we hope to win to our side in the great struggle between Modernity and Tradition. It seems some believe Tradition is impossible without an accompanying religious framework. For one trying to revive Traditionalism in an age when atheism seems the only ticket to social promotion and all the carnal and material favors that come with it, this makes our project a non-starter, particularly among those young men and women who believe sex and money are the only things worth living for. Were it any other century I might agree with the Tradition via religion approach. However, we are now several centuries into an Enlightenment ideological bombardment so intense that some damage, even severe damage, is to be expected.

Your lack of faith and fear of old rituals is not a handicap, it is an opportunity. Recall the fathers of the Enlightenment and how they overthrew the existing order of alter and throne. They were not derailed by their lack of access to titles and sacraments, they changed the order to favor what they did have, money. But all of their twisting and pounding away at the moral weaknesses of the elites of their day did not endow them with virtue. Those of you driven here recognize this. A lifetime of indoctrination through public schools, colleges, and the entertainment media somehow failed to grab and hold you the way it was designed. Either by accident or through some greater force, you’ve managed to see the facade and find yourself drawn to a hunger for truth, a desire for fair stewardship, and an end to corporate military crusades. You may not have money, but you have honor – one of the greatest of the virtues.

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Warlords with Wi-Fi: Archaeo-Futurism and our Dark Future

July 12, 2013 in Commentary

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

For centuries, technological progress has poured from the First World fountainhead of innovation, eventually trickling down to the Third World. People in Shanghai, Tel Aviv, and San Jose get to play with the prototypes, then the rest of us get to be the early adopters, and it eventually finds its way to the Middle Eastern bazaar, Indian village, and African jungle.

This year’s Bitcoin Conference may have been held in the predictable locale of San Jose, and its most prominent champions may have been those parodied paragons of privilege, the Winklevoss Twins, but Bitcoin, Android, encrypted communication, and other bleeding-edge technologies are actually destined to proliferate first in the periphery, only becoming ubiquitous in Silicon Valley after they’ve long since become ubiquitous in the darkest, least literate, and most poverty-stricken corners of the globe.

The reason? We’ve reached a historical turning point where monolithic Western institutions are now threatened by technological advancement. Up until recently, technological progress has relied on centralized high-investment systems. Western corporations helped propel the network because they could profit from and thrive within the context it created. As technology is becoming cheap, wireless, and distributed, it’s becoming more difficult for them to control and it’s becoming more difficult for them to profit within its emerging contexts.The father of the Internet (FedGov) and its corporate and academic midwives will lose control of their creation.

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