Modern society is dedicated to the material matters in life over the transcendent and this is wreaking havoc on the conventional classes of men. Our managerial ruling class has promoted a classless, uniform society to the detriment of the traditional classes. Men no longer realize why they should accept their place as a peasant, priest, warrior, or merchant.
Disclaimer: The reviewer received a free registration in the course in return for a commitment to write this review. Many people hate their boss. Yes, he has formal authority as the guy who hires and fires and perhaps even assigns how many hours you work. That only rankles all the
Much is afoot in international markets, this much is obvious. Between existing inflationary pressures to supply chains, fiat currency printing, and financial market troubles in regional markets (notably China’s property sector, and Turkish currency devaluation), there would already be a bumpy few years in our collective economic future. Then the
Working carefully, methodically, diligently, he makes a tiny little capsule. It is hidden, safe, barely perceptible to his predators. Enclosing himself, he lays dormant, silent for about two weeks. Then, he emerges. Now with wings, now a creature of flight, a caterpillar has changed into a butterfly. Or did he
The globalized, disenfranchised, sterilized, secularized, urbanized, and the personalized world which our children are being born into idolizes the deracinated individual above all else. The deracinated individual is rootless, isolated, and bereft of both heritage and meaningful ties to the culture of their ancestors. The deracinated individual is therefore easily
By now, we should all have heard talk or read articles about why it is necessary to build parallel institutions. This has been a major talking point for a while now, and the necessity has become even more apparent as events like the seizure of donations to the Canadian truckers
In 1962, Thomas Kuhn published his influential work on the history of science called “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”. In his book, Kuhn challenged the notion that scientific progress moves forward in a linear fashion. He asserted that transformative, scientific knowledge did not build upon itself through the gradual process
Man is hungry by nature. Whether it be for adventure, experience (of a sort), control, understanding, or ownership, he wishes to know what is beyond the next hill – metaphorical or literal. He wishes for growth, in himself and his holdings. He wishes to be able to answer the question
two-thousand souls (or at least, accounts, as what’s the difference in Hypermodernity?) This brings about what some call “Good problems” and others call “Growing pains.” The first and foremost issue of organizing a community of two-thousand people (give or take a couple hundred inactive or unserious people) is that it cannot be organized. At least not with the staff on hand.
Every person is part of a grand chain of being. The success of their forebears, their ancestors, is a long linked system of relationships in which parents choose to grant their gifts, not just of their life, but of their lineage to an undiscovered human of their lineage. There is
I include these threads to give a general sense of where the sphere is. People are dissatisfied, many of them important. They are centres of thought and culture among our sphere and the moons which orbit these embattled suns. Most of us joined this sphere around 2015 or 2016, as we were receptive to the energy around Trump and his consequences. Ideas once held by fringe minorities who could count their adherents in the dozens nationwide have now exploded into entire subcultures. Those of us on the younger side can’t remember a time before this era, largely because the time before this era was a desert encroaching on our inner lives.
f its presence through the tremors which emanate forthwith, taking the shape of arguments and hot takes on Twitter, videos and essays dedicated to one side or another, and the invisible enmity which builds in the hearts of men who both see themselves as defenders of the side of truth against an ostensible “Ally of the moment.” The shortage of solutions matches the excess of bad faith
On March 23, 2010, the United States President, Barak Obama, signed into law the Affordable Care Act, or as it is more fondly referred to as ‘Obamacare’. It was such an important and inspiring bill that its chief advocate in the US legislature, the Speaker-of-the-House, Nancy Pelosi, encouraged members of
Part of the draw, if not the main draw, to studying topics such as power relations, social dynamics, and political trajectories – is the promise of unearthing some universal qualities which will make sense of the world in some underlying way. Conversely, there is the opposite proposition: that all traditions are distinct and particular to particular people. After all, if there is no such thing as a generic man without a distinct culture or tradition, then stimuli will be reacted to differently at both the micro and macro scale.
The Spenglerian cycle, at least in part, has been accepted as the God-given truth by most on the side of it. I argue elsewhere that this is due to Spengler being a prophet and not a philosopher. Yet even prophets have trouble predicting the entire future, and every theory has
Networks of influence and influence hierarchies are something that are well-known, and well understood in principle, but specificities around what the peak of any such network would look like – are often elusive. There may be disagreement on whether, in practice, a large number of small nodes exist, or one
Following January 6th, parallelism entered our collective consciousness as a result of the self-reflection that always comes post-treachery. Instinctively, many of us realized that Trump was the last chance at a peaceful solution of institutional reform. It was the revelation that the institutions were the very source of the hostile elite, rather than a victim of them, which led to this conclusion.
The Long Shadow of Spengler Is Oswald Spengler a Prophet? I don’t mean in the profane way “Prophet” is used now to apply to every Tom, Dick, and Harry that guesses that rain will fall tomorrow. I mean in the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah decrying our fall for the
Our computerized phones are called “smartphones” because their computing power and software enables them to accomplish complex tasks computers twenty years ago couldn’t do. Consequently, it is assumed, a smartphone can help you to achieve smarter, more complex goals. However, it is quite likely that the opposite is true.
Eudaimonia: Aristotle and most of his contemporaries used this phrase to speak of the end goal of humanity: a life well-lived. To successfully live life, they argued, one had to rationally apply virtuous principles to moral dilemmas. One of the principles used by Aristotle was that of the Golden Mean.
A fundamental lament about modern industrial society is the atomization of society. Individuals struggle to find meaning in social orders that destroy and subvert traditions. A valuable line of questioning rests at the very beginning of industrialization: Why?
In this brief essay, I will outline what I refer to by value. I will also explore the value and exactly why establishing value, or appraising value is a transcendent characteristic. Firstly let’s address the first barrier to this idea, the lack of detail in the English language in this
Alexis de Tocqueville foresaw that over time, democracy would become a conservative mechanism as opposed to a progressive one. Ever astute, De Tocqueville realised very early in his examination of the democratic systems in America and in his native France, that although each successive wave of franchise reform would entropically
Dr. Francia is a name little-known among those of our community. A tragedy considering he fulfilled Carlyle’s vision of a Great Man and Bronze Age Pervert’s (BAP) vision of a Man of Power. Carlyle has spoken of Dr. Francia at length in an essay of the same name – an essay
Despite the pains and lengths man has suffered to legislate and manage post-industrial society, we find ourselves living in a state of disorder, and that we have lived in a growing state of it for centuries at the least. No matter the quantity of data and peer-reviewed studies that suggest