Message from John O - in Literature Club #discussion_botm
COMMUNITY, COMMUNITY-OF-A-PEOPLE - A group whose organic bonds are animated by sentiment of belonging, homogeneity, heritage, and wanting to live together and share the same destiny.
---The community-of-a-people is organically subdivided into encompassing sub-communities: nations, regions, towns, clans, families, etc. True democracy, in the classic Greek sense, is only possible within such a communal context.
---The community-of-the-people - given that solidarity, social justice, freedom, security, defense, and the transmission of values are possible within it - operates with at least a minimum of ethnic unity and a sense of innate belonging.
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COMPETITION - The clash of living-forms for supremacy and survival.
--- Competition affects every domain of existence; it's observable between individuals and between groups. Communal solidarity is the sole element mitigating its harshness. I'm blunting the individual's egoism, it's goal is to ensure the superiority of the comminity over other communities.
CONCEPTION-OF-THE-WORLD - The ensemble of values and interpretations of reality - implicitly or explicitly distinct to a specific human group - whether a people, a civilization, a family or thought, political or not, a religion, etc.
---In the European, Western universe, there are two opposed conceptions-of-the-world. The dominant one, issuing from Judaeo-Christianity, is egalitarian, individualistic, and cosmopolitan. European paganism, can be called inegalitarian, communalist, and ethnic.
CONSCIOUSNESS, ETHNIC - The individual or collective consciousness if the necessity to defend the biological and cultural identity of one's people, the indispensable condition for the longevity and autonomy of its civilization.
---Ethnic consciousness clashes with the prejudices of modern anti-racism and ethnomasochism, both of which afflict Europeans. The dominant ideology demonises ethnic consciousness and equates it with a racist perversion and a will to persecute. Europeans thereby denied the right to an ethnic consciousness, a right which every other people has been granted.
CONSCIOUSNESS, HISTORICAL - The consciousness of belonging to a civilization and to a people long inscribed in a distinct history and destiny.
---Absence of historical consciousness will undoubtedly become the tomb of Western civilization, incapable as it now is of envisioning the future or measuring up to the stature of its past - and thus unable to ensure its own survival.
CONSUMERISM - Choice of a society founded exclusively on the quantitative dimension of its members' material consumption - to detriment of all other considerations.
CONVERGENCE OF CATASTROPHES - The converging lines if civilization rupture that in the course of the Twenty-first century will consume the 'modern world' in a great planetary chaos.
---From this chaos - which will be extremely painful at the planetary level - there will emerge the possibility of a new post-catastrophic world order - the painful birth of a new civilization.
1) The cancerizstion of Europe's social fabric.
2) Factors of social rupture in Europe will be aggravated by an economic-demographic crisis that will culminate in mass poverty.
3) Chaos in the Global south.
4) Threat of a world financial crisis.
5) The rise of fanatical, fundamentalist religions, especially Islam.
6) North-South confrontation, highlighting ethnic-theological differences.
7) The uncontrollable pollution of the planet.
COSMOPOLITANISM - The belief that the systematic mélange of cultures is preferable to the identity of each culture - the belief that comes from prejudice that some sort of world civilization is necessary.
---Cosmopolitanism is nothing but a failed differentialism. It's ideal of mixing cultures for the sake of creating a single world culture is essentially totalitarian.
CULTURAL STRUGGLE - The defence and creative assertion of threatened European cultures.
---Political struggle is sterile without a cultural struggle to support, accompany, and justify it.
CULTURE, CIVILIZATION - Culture is the compass of a people's mentalities, traditions, mores, and values. Civilization is the tangible material expression of the culture, representing culture's practical realization.
---A civilization grows out of a culture's mental and spiritual stock, whose ethnic disposition is largely inherited.
---Culture is the basis of civilizations, but culture also rests on a people's genetic capacity - that is, on its bio-anthropological substrata, it's germen.
DECADENCE - The weakening of a people or civilization resulting from internal causes that leads it to lose its identity and creativity.
DECULTURATION - The loss of memory and cultural references.
---The dominant ideology wilfully contributes to the present deculturation, to the de-Europeanization of youth, because it wants to detach youth from their roots and cause them to lose their identity, which is reputedly dangerous. Illiteracy, the abandonment of the study of history and classical humanism are well-known examples. The present deculturation of European youth is pursued not for the sake of a superior, more elaborate culture (which was the case when primitive populations encountered Europe's superior culture in the Nineteenth-century), but for the sake of an inferior, massified, and neo-primative culture: that of zapping, video games, tom-tom, degenerate pop art (the opposite of 'popular art'), etc
DEMOCRACY, DEMOCRATISM, ORGANIC DEMOCRACY - A political system in which the people is sovereign and governed by its elected representatives.
---Democratism is now a world dogma, but it's a sham democracy, for it neglects the people's interests. Western democracies are actually oligarchies that conceal their betrayal of the Hellenic-Germanic tradition of democracy.
---The people have lost control of its destiny and a disguised totalitarianism has come to control it: in the guise of a false plurality, the parliamentary Left and Right function almost as a single party, dealing with issues only if they are politically correct. That is, only if they serve the interests of the oligarchy and the dominant ideology.
---In Western Europe, the best illustration of democracy's absence is the fact that the established power objectively favor our replacements by non-Europeans, Islamic colonizers, without ever having consulted native Europeans. The people's destruction, it's ethnocide, is indeed programmed by the present pseudo-democracy. This makes it completely anti-democratic, since it destroys what needs conserving.
---Should we be anti-democratic? No, we should instead revive the organic democracy deeply rooted in the European tradition. Such a democracy, as the Ancient Athenian political philosophers held, is possible only among ethnically homogenous people.
The notion of allowing aliens to vote negates the very idea of the nation and democracy. The participation of everyone in the exercise of power, in making political decisions affecting the whole, is possible only within human ensemble possessing the same values, memories, and culture. A multi-racial, multi-confessional society can in no case be democratic, since it lacks commonly shared references. Such a society would be endemically oppressive and culminate in a caste system.
---Organic democracy is not egalitarian. It gas need of leaders, ones who serve the people, bit themselves. In the Oriental tradition, which has contaminated us today, the governing elites serve their own interests, their own vanity, their own sinecures. In the European tradition, the leader, the king, the emperor, the elites served their people, being part of it, like the brain is part of the body. Hence its 'organic' character.
DESIGNATION OF THE 'ENEMY' AND THE 'FRIEND', 'ENEMY' AND 'ADVERSARY' - The enemy is one who physically poses a danger, who endeavors to eliminate you by making you disappear; the adversary dominates and weakens you.
---Europe's principle enemy at present is the alien, the colonizing immigrant masses, and Islam. Her principle adversary is America, which allies with Islam to weaken and dominate Europe.
DESTINY, BECOMING - The way of a people in history or of a creative personality, determined by Providence, will, and capacity.
DEVIRILISATION - The declining values of courage and virility for the sake of feminist, xenophile, homophile, and humanitarian values.
---The dominant Western ideology fosters this devrilisation of Europeans, though it doesn't touch the alien colonizers. Homophilia, like the feminist fashion of false liberation, the ideological rejection of large families for the sake of the unstable nuclear couple, the declining birth rate, the preference of photographers for the African and the Arab, the constant justification of miscegenation, the denigration of warrior values, hatred for every powerful, forceful form of aesthetics, as well as the prevailing lack of courage - are some if the present characteristics of this devrilisation.
DISCIPLINE - The regulation and positive adaptation of behavior through sanction, reward, and exercise.
---The anti-disciplinary societies of today are hardly exempt from repression and other, more cloaked, forms of totalitarianism. Repression has merely changed its object and nature. The rigorous of the law, fiscally and punitively, now fall on the 'transparent citizen', but the number of no-go zones keeps expanding, just as delinquency and other criminal activities are increasingly tolerated. Indeed, all kinds of violent delinquencies have grown. 'Hate speech' (i.e., identitarian speech) or 'homophobia' is strictly repressed, as the thought police demand, but drugs are decriminalized, the threshold for urban delinquency is raised, secularism is violated in favor of Islam, terrorists and urban rioters are appeased, etc.
These are the signs of a society whose fundamental values have become suicidal - a society which represses and censors everything that is vital and encourages everything that is culturally and biologically pathological.
Very much enjoyed that convo last night lady and gents. All contributions were solid and thoughtful and the level of critical thinking gives me much hope. Thank you!
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@everyone Book discuission will begin in about 10 minutes.
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DOMESTICATION - Mental and behavioural submission to a social and ideological system, accompanied by a loss of will and proper judgment, and a physical dependence on material conditions.
-Domesticated man is profoundly attached to the social structures conditioning him, devoid as he is of all revolutionary spirit and historical vision. Whether at the top or the bottom of the social scale, he is a human type incapable of autonomy, the model citizen of our neo-totalitarian age, the modern figure of the slave.
The paradox of the domesticated man is that he has been made to feel that he is an ‘individual’; and indeed narcissistic individualism has become his sole horizon. He’s a little like the artificially bred pig who is force-fed in his cramped cage. The individualism of this domesticated creature, though, actually conceals his submission to the herd’s morality.
"Cult of comfort." - Neoptolemos
ECONOMISM - The reduction of social and political goals to their economic dimension, characteristic of Western ideologies.
-From the viewpoint of economism, history is explainable solely in terms of economic factors, which are seen as facets of a civilisation’s infrastructure, while cultural, demographic, and other factors are ignored or treated as secondary.
"It will sort itself out, because reasons"
EGALITARIANISM - This central dogma of Western ideologies stems from a secularisation of Judaeo-Christian claims that all men are in essence equal, atoms of moral, political, and social equivalence — and that equality needs to be realised in fact.
-Egalitarianism is the trunk root of the dominant ideology. It is the source of all modern totalitarianisms, as well as the decadence of so-called liberal, democratic societies. It’s based on a pathological refusal to accept the inegalitarian nature of human societies — that is, it’s a utopian revolt against life itself. Egalitarianism derives from Judaeo-Christian individualism — or, said more exactly, it’s a perversion and secularisation of this individualism. We shouldn’t forget, though, that the egalitarian virus is also found in non-Christian conceptions of the world and that Medieval Christianity knew how to protect itself from it
Judaeo-Christianity presupposes that men as individuals are equal before God, that this equality is superior to their differences, to objective inequalities and ethnic attachments. This purely theological and metaphysical view of the world was secularised by the Enlightenment — allegedly ‘anti-Christian’, but in actuality ‘post-Christian’.
EMPIRE, IMPERIAL FEDERATION - The political unification of diverse but related peoples under a common sovereign authority, which leaves each individual people autonomous and free.
A federated empire is united, but not blindly homogenised, like the egalitarian nation-state. It revolves around the function of sovereignty, while preserving the diversity of its other functions. Its existence is legitimated by the power and longevity of its peoples, federated within a political and historical community. The empire’s vocation is not to become a ‘World State’, like Islam or the American System, but instead embraces and guides the destiny of those peoples who historically, culturally, and ethnically feel themselves to be part of the same general community.
There’s also a negative conception — a suicidal conception — of empire. This is the model of the late Roman Empire, following the edicts of Caracalla (who granted Roman citizenship to all the Empire’s subjects, whatever their origins); this is the model of Alexander, who sought a single ensemble of Greeks and Orientals; this is also the model of Europe’s former colonial empires, which is today colonising Europe itself. The ethnopluralist, multi-racial model of empire must be rejected, for it inevitably stirs up internal dissension and, ultimately, ends up destroying the empire’s founding stock.
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