Message from Tron in Literature Club #tir
We Wuz Persians n sheeit
Interesting quote in this book from Nikolai Bukharin, one of the leading early Bolsheviks, on the assumptions underlying the goals of leftism. He said, "Plasticity of the organism is the silent theoretical premise of our course of action. If we were to take the point of view that racial and national characteristics were so great that it would take thousands of years to change them, then, naturally, all our work would be absurd."
That's fascinating! Changing one premise shifted an entire civilization. Where'd you find this gem? :)
I'm reading the book for a class on the history of the Soviet Union, if you just search "Everyday Stalinism" on Amazon I'm sure you can find it. It does a really good job providing an understanding of all the contraditictions in the Soviet system and how those contradictions impacted the lives of Russians in the 1930s. It's a very mainstream work but I would reccomend it if you're interested in the period.
Apparently the modern left's support for nationalism and group identity in ethnicities/races it considers to be oppressed, while at the same time viewing as evil any nationalism or group identity in ethnicities/races it considers to be oppressors, is not at all new. The Bolsheviks did the same thing. Look at the first and third paragraphs especially (note: I got the book used and the highlighting is not mine).
Wow, it is really strange how similar this is to today. The central paragraph, especially the end of it, builds on the stuff mentioned in the previous picture.
@Travis - IN Interesting that these are some of the same platforms pushed by the Democrats/Neoconservatives.
Revolt Against the Modern World. Just had to post this, because I can't across the bit about crying over human dignity" being, relating to slavery and class division mere rhetoric ", something I agree with. The current economic system is much more heinous a crime than we had in ancient times, if not simply for the fact that it has totally undermined the dignity that came with labor toward a higher purpose
"Having discovered fascism’s nesting ground in patriarchal families, Adorno now identified its natural habitat: traditional culture: “It is a well-known hypothesis that susceptibility to fascism is most characteristically a middle-class phenomenon, that ‘it is in the culture’ and, hence, that those who conform the most to this culture will be the most prejudiced.”15
Edmund Burke once wrote, “I would not know how to draw up an indictment against a whole people.”16 Adorno and the Frankfurt School, however, had just done exactly that. They flatly asserted that individuals raised in families dominated by the father, who are flagwaving patriots and follow the old-time religion, are incipient fascists and potential Nazis. As a conservative Christian culture breeds fascism, those deeply immersed in such a culture must be closely watched for fascist tendencies." - Patrick J. Buchanan, *The Death of the West*
On Games and Victory,
"The fasct remains that modern man needs these degraded and desecrated forms of action as if they were some kind of drug; he needs them to elude the sense of his inner emptiness, to be aware of himself, and to find in exasperated sensations the surrogate for the true meaning of life. One of the characteristics of the Western "Dark Age" ( Kali Yuga) is a sort of Titanic restlessness that knows no limitations of and that induces an existential fever and awakens new sources of elation and of stupefaction.
Julius Evola, *Revolt Against the Modern World*
How bout those Yankees
I read this basically as, competition without a higher purpose or dedication outside one's self is the same as masturbation, filling an emptiness with a similar feeling but without true meaning
This is the conclusion of a book called Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. Since it’s a “scholarly” work published by New York University Press, I was puzzled to see that he was treating many of the figures he addresses like Julius Ebola and Francis Parker Yockey with a good dose of objectivity. Usually any historian with a PhD will smear the subjects of their books with pejoratives and phrases like “but he was apparently crazy because he was a racist”. I got to the conclusion and now I’m thinking this guy might actually be on the level—woke, as they say.
He’s at least Molyneux-level woke. Anyway, the pages I posted are worth reading, and, for those of you that are into some of the weirder esoteric origins and trends in the greater White Identity movement, this is a good read. One of the only “scholarly” works that is moderately fair.
You guys might find this funny -
I'm currently reading the Journals of Lewis and Clark, and the party just came across an "anamale" they had never seen before but have heard the French refer to as a "Brarow" [badger], the first thing the party does is kill it and eat it. 😂
There's a story that a British ship landed on an island off of the Southern part of Africa, the island being incredibly densely populated with penguins that had never had exposure to humans. The sailors immediately start clubbing every one they see
I love our people, man.
"Whites are the only ones that care about conservationism"
You really can't eat penguins, guy
Honestly I wouldn't know about that lol
Leopard seals seem to do it well enough
Yeah, but 1) Leopard seals aren't human and 2) that part of the world isn't known for it's great wild game. It's like saying "just eat grass, cows are huge"
Do they not have much meat or something? what's physically preventing us?
You can eat them, it's just not great
I'm not saying the sailors didn't do anything with the carcasses. They turned them into oil. However, the annecdote implies that their reasons were less practical and more therapeutic
I imagine it is rather therapeutic
I believe the party killed the badger for research reasons as it would be much harder to study it while it's alive. But they ended up eating it and using its fur.
*"The cure for the aggression characteristic of anti-Semitism was therefore
believed to lie in freeing gentiles from their sexual repressions. Although Freud
himself eventually developed the idea of a death instinct to explain aggression, a
consistent theme of the Freudian critique of Western culture, as exemplified for
example by Norman O. Brown, Herbert Marcuse, and Wilhelm Reich, has been
that the liberation of sexual repressions would lead to lowered aggression and
usher in an era of universal love."*
**Jewish logic:** You cant hate anyone if you're sleeping with everyone.
What they didn't realize is that by liberating people from sexual repression created an entire class of people who despite being exposed to a hyper sexualized culture are still unable to get laid. Imagine what would be worse. An Incel in Victorian England who has never seen a girls ankles or an incel at ASU whose roommate is literally banging a girl 10 feet away from him. Which one do you think will snap first?
@Der Seeteufel - SD in the chapter our book club is currently reading, MacDonald exposed how Jewish psychoanalysts are trying to convince the general public that the "goyims'" rejection of promiscuity is actually a sickness. They continously criticize Western culture with theories based on absolutely nothing but opinions.
Criticism seems to be an extremely effective tool against Europeans - as this book describes. It's truly extraordinary how far we will go to please people.