• Nietzsche on Nationalism(s)

    Most Nietzsche’s readers are familiar with his aristocratic orientation, if sometimes going as far as interpreting it with an unjustified artistic flexibility. But many overlooked or chose to ignore how that orientation translated into Nietzsche’s political outlooks, both related to the events of his own time as well as to those of European past. He bitterly opposed fragmentation of the European dominions into nationally “self-aware” entities, as much as he expressed deep distrust of nationalist sentiments among which he recognized concealed herd instinct and a tendency towards the suppression of the authentic life-affirming forces in favour of the passive and reflexive tribal cohesiveness. For Nietzsche, “the race instinct” was an organic thing, poorly propagated by the territorially and intellectually secluded entities drowning in their civilian courtesy and never-ending management between the social classes. The consistency of this outlook shows throughout his works

  • Towards An Integral Traditionalism

    If we say that manifested reality possesses her own arbitrariness, we might be telling the truth, and if we say that she does not assume definite orientations towards particular outcomes, we might also be correct - how can then both be true? Or - how can there be any immanence if we deem all conceivable reality as exhaustible towards a particular end? How can any outcome not be considered itself entirely irrelevant and disposable? Has philosophy yet grasped how childish is the idea that arbitrary outcomes are proofs of themselves, that is to say, of their own imaginary qualities? On what grounds can anyone assume that any imaginary outcome of the perpetual impermanence of reality is in any way equivalent to the human concept of “goodness”? Has there never been enough courage to take the most basic premise - that any particular state or form in the perpetual process of change cannot be taken as the “initial”, “good”, “virtuous” or in any other way significant in itself - as the point from which we move beyond.

  • Walking Through A Deserted City

    Imagine youself walking through a city that has been suddenly completely deserted of all inhabitants save you. Yet, everything still feels warm and hospitable. Street lights still work, shop windows are still tidy and illuminated with neon, and the same breeze full of flowery scent that was keeping you cool a minute ago still blows. Traffic lights have not ceased their funny color-coded game, but traffic itself is nowhere to be seen. No one walks ahead or behind yourself, and there is no one who could be awaiting you anywhere, nor anybody eager to see you depart.

  • Moral Anarchy And Sovereignty

    Every man aspires to be, or is lead to believe that he is the creator of reality. At the very least, he conceives of himself as of a very potent agent, to the extent that he does not consider it at all preposterous to believe himself to be in capacity to serve as nothing less than a historical agent. Far from dismissing theoretical possibilities for being just that - it is by clinging to these possibilities that he advances, both in the historical sense, and in the sense of his psychical development. No man is content in merely acknowledging his physiological dispositions, his instincts, his shortcomings and his capacities, much less is he ready to permit their belonging to certain impartial and universal forces.

  • Types Of People Who Support Uncontrolled Proliferation Of New Technologies

    As the accelerating advancement of technology puts a greater and greater strain on the environment and mental health everywhere in the world, we find different methods of coping with and psychically adapting to reality that changes seemingly beyond control. Even though for most people, the consequences are undeniable, many still cling to belief that it somehow must be understood as a part of the “natural” evolution of human society, and that it is merely the question of proper fallout management, and proper “responses” to multiplying issues. Even though the overproduction of problems and forfeiture of all possibility of intelligent design and careful weighing of positive and negative consequences of any policy is in itself a sign of ongoing regressive processes, it does not seem to concern intellectual elites, who religiously abstain from questioning or making appeals to halt or slow down such processes. This is a consequence of postmodern intellectual malaise, where manufacturing of material goods that supplement ordinary life, has been mistaken for, or equated with science, which stands for the pursuit of truth or life’s facts.

  • Religious Tolerance

    They say that on the island of Rugen, in today’s north-eastern Germany, there was a city called Arkona, situated on a cape of the same name, that served as a natural fortification to this prosperous community. In the middle of this city there stood a plateau, with a beautifully ornamented wooden temple. It housed the idol of a mysterious divinity, that according to the local Slavs or as some call them, Wends, was the chief source of their prosperity and well-being. This four-headed divinity, named Svetovid (which stands either for “sacred sight” or “the world-seer” or both at once) was gifted also by the rulers of surrounding lands, who having heard about the good fortune he brings to his folk, wanted to secure his blessings and goodwill also for themselves.

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