Message from Karl in Literature Club #general


2018-02-20 00:06:31 UTC  

This is literally a necessity!

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2018-02-21 20:46:51 UTC  

@Marseille it is certainly worth reading

2018-02-21 22:24:34 UTC  

@SamanthaM added to my list... So many books!!! So little time!!!!

2018-02-25 02:00:22 UTC  

I've been reading Spinoza's "Ethics" for my early modern philosophy class and I'm really suprised how compatible his ideas seem to be with an identitarian and traditionalist worldview, especially considering Spinoza's (((background))). Spinoza doesn't believe in free will, he believes that all actions of a body are caused either by that body's essence (nature) or by an outside force acting on the body (nurture). Despite Spinoza not believing in free will he does believe in a different type of freedom, which he defines as having one's actions be caused by one's own essence. So in so far as a body's actions are caused by its own essence it is free, and in so far as its actions are caused by another body acting on it it is not free. One of his central ideas is that the essence of a thing is to exist, and that because of this all bodies will strive to preserve themselves in so far as their actions are caused by their own essence. So if a body is not striving to preserve its own existence it is due to another force acting on it and negating the influence of that body's own essence (think how (((cultural-marxism))) and liberalism in general have turned us against our own nature). But Spinoza doesn’t think each body strives solely for its own existence, he sees each body as being made up of other, smaller bodies which are also made up of smaller bodies which are also made up of smaller bodies and on and on ad infinitum. These smaller bodies strive to preserve their own existence, but in order to do that they have to subordinate their own will to survive to that of the larger body that they make up.

2018-02-25 02:00:24 UTC  

Think of how your organs work together to preserve your body, if each organ placed the importance of its existence over that of the body as a whole the body would cease to function and would cease to exist, along with all the smaller bodies that make it up. This translates pretty perfectly to race, which is the larger body of which we are all a small part. In order to preserve our own existence we have to subordinate our own striving for existence to that of our race. There’s obviously a bit more to it than what I’ve put here, but this is long enough already and my understanding of his writing probably isn’t perfect in the first place so I’ll stop here.

2018-02-25 02:00:44 UTC  

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2018-02-25 23:39:41 UTC  

hell yeah brother

2018-02-27 00:08:31 UTC  

I am going to have to check that out. I just got this book the other day since ethics is something I am lacking on, but is typically the starting point for our sacred values, and therefore how we develop our worldview.

2018-03-16 03:32:45 UTC  

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2018-03-16 03:33:49 UTC  

I'd like to flaunt my Spengler collection. One of my projects since last summer has been to get my hands on everything by or about Spengler in English. So far i've read *The Decline of the West 1 & 2, Man and Technics, Selected Essays, Aphorisms, The Hour of Decision*, and the Thoughts & Perspectives volume. To briefly sum up my thoughts, i'll say that *The Decline* is an unparalleled masterpiece. It provides a visionary and provocative framework for examining culture, history, geopolitics, religion, art, and life itself. It may also be worth mentioning that for those interested in Yockey, you kind of have to read Spengler first for *Imperium* to make much sense. I say this as a Yockey advocate. If you want to check out Spengler i suggest simply diving into *The Decline*. His other works are best viewed as extended footnotes to his magnum opus, although *Man and Technics* and *Prussianism and Socialism* are probably effective as standalone texts

2018-05-19 22:00:05 UTC  

A very important passage from Aristotle.

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2018-10-30 21:47:03 UTC  

if anybody wants an invite to aaaaarg.fail (like waffles/what.cd but for books) just DM me your email address

2018-10-31 03:20:20 UTC  

I have a ton of downloaded PDF books if anyone wants me to dump those just let me know when and where

2018-10-31 03:20:43 UTC  

@Trashboat I assume some are copyright protected?

2018-10-31 03:20:52 UTC  

Nothing illegal here, guy.

2018-10-31 03:20:56 UTC  

I don't know tbh

2018-10-31 03:21:05 UTC  

I just have them

2018-10-31 03:21:15 UTC  

I got them from a big big archive that someone sent me the link to

2018-10-31 03:21:55 UTC  

We have to maintain national IE standards in these official servers. Whatever you do in your DMs is your own business.

2018-10-31 03:21:56 UTC  

IE doesn’t need to get RICO’d for illegal book distribution

2019-01-03 21:58:36 UTC  

Hello everyone, I'll be taking a course on Greek Philosophy at my university this coming semester. I've already talked to the professor and it seems we will be covering topics like the prevalence of homosexuality in ancient Greece....so I am wondering, do any of you have good resources to counter this narrative? I'd greatly appreciate it...please @ me.

2019-01-04 02:56:55 UTC  

@Aleis⊕ccidentalis not sure you're going to be able to counter the entire narrative of prevalent degenerate sexual practices in ancient Athens (depending on what is presented), but you can make certain caveats and of course make moral arguments. You can however note that most of the writings from ancient Greece come from Athenian writings and you can't use Athens as the average Greek city-state. They were all independent after all

2019-01-04 02:59:03 UTC  

a moral argument especially comes into play when discussing their affinity for "young boys." This is in fact often what their homosexuality consisted of,

2019-01-04 03:07:13 UTC  

Ancient Origins references that Guardian article and debunks part of it it seems

2019-01-04 04:01:00 UTC  

@VinceChaos - Thanks much. It will be great to have another perspective on this topic other than my Philosophy professor's, particularly if she chooses to omit certain details or applies geographically specific writings to all of Greek culture. Should be an interesting semester anyhow.