Global Putsch

Putsch

When I first read Alexander Dugin’s Fourth Political Theory, I was inspired by the boldness of his vision and by the breadth of his analysis. I agreed with his conclusions for the most part, and I particularly enjoyed his treatment of the three dominant political ideologies of the 20th Century: Marxism, fascism, and liberalism. I, at the time, still believed in the possibility of a hybrid solution, one that could effectively marry a robust vindication of Tradition with salvage from the more positive aspects of the Enlightenment. I hadn’t completely soured on the liberal project yet, and like many with a burgeoning awareness of postmodernism’s downsides, I believed that the only thing wrong with liberalism was that it had gone too far.

It is now abundantly clear that Dugin was correct in his assessment: the problem is liberalism itself. Liberalism sows the seeds of civilizational destruction wherever it finds fertile hearts and minds. History has been progressing towards the singularity with some alacrity, and taking the time to thresh the wheat from the chaff of liberalism is an indulgence made possible by ignorance and conditions of plenty. An unqualified belief in the beneficence of liberalism was possible before our treacherous global elites visited the “migrant crisis” upon the European populace, and before European elites assembled to thwart the unambiguously expressed political preferences of the people. Such a belief was quaint in a world before amnesty by executive order, before the cramdown of the TPP, before the federalization of marriage by judicial fiat. This was a world before public bathrooms were federalized to preserve the peace of mind of mentally ill deviants, before Paris, before Belgium. In short, the belief that the beneficial effects of liberalism could be sundered from its more poisonous aspects was an opulent fantasy that appeared plausible only during a time before elites weaponized liberalism and openly used it against the populace in order to concentrate their own power.

The good is inevitably co-opted in service of the bad.

Dugin was prescient and his theory sound, with one qualification: fascism may have failed, but it is far from dead. Necessity has resurrected it, and now the fashy Global Right is having a moment as those conned by liberalism become aware of its myriad failures and begin to seek draconian solutions in response. The masses have watched in disbelief as the Rule of Law touted by the global plutocracy has been subverted by the very same, turned into the Law of Rule for the purpose of advancing an increasingly illiberal & anti-human agenda. We now see that the political system ostensibly in place to express our will has become so pozzed and disordered that it now derives its power from its ability to circumvent the will of the people rather than its ability to be responsive to it. Anarcho-tyranny is the present reality, as liberal elites sic underclass filth on the middle class in order to destabilize it and eventually collapse it. People have seen the writing on the wall and are resisting the featureless, globalist, technocratic future that the powers that be have mapped out for them.

How else can the sudden rise of the Right be understood? How else can the sudden popularity of the alt-right be explained? How does one explain the hard pivot from milquetoast Romney to Trump-an unabashedly chauvinist, nationalistic, and pro-America candidate-within four years? How does one explain Hofer’s near victory in Austria? Or the rise of German shitlordette Frauke Petry? How is it that some ragtag Romanians threaten to burn down asylum centers and dares their local government to blink? How is it that this guy, who made a name for himself by extrajudicially offing derelicts as mayor of Davao City wins the presidency and pledges to keep killing sonsofbitches on behalf of his people if  he determines that they deserve it?

Around the world, people are doing what has long needed to be done. They now understand that if the state is not working for you, it’s working against you. They realize that if there is to be any future at all, active measures must be taken against all traitors working to spread chaos for their own ends. Civilization can only be saved by those willing to engage in savagery on its behalf; belligerence is the only way to neutralize agitating, subversive, fifth columns that would cheerfully commandeer the machinery of liberalism to advance lies and slavery. The pendulum is shifting again towards the strongman, towards the centrality of the state, towards jingoism, towards hypermasculine values, and towards isolationism. A hard reset to fash is necessary to clean house before creating a foundation for a functional future because the liberal values of inclusion, femininity, collaboration, and mortification have produced nothing more than licentiousness, weakness, and empty consumerism.

We are at quite the historical juncture. That electricity you feel is the world waking up from its slumber. From a billion people collectively realizing that everything is fucked and there will be no great unfucking. Billions of people realizing that we must create our own futures through bellicosity, brutalism, and blood if there is to be a future at all. Constitutions won’t save us. Incrementalism and gradualism have been exposed as philosophies of the grave; moderates are just traitors who came late to the party. Ultimately the Fourth Political Theory will come to life, a coalition of nationalists united in their efforts to root out globalist subverters, merchants of untruths, and the useful idiots whose nonchalance has led to the proliferation of filth and decay worldwide. Extremism is the order of the day, and this new right is animated by a will to survive, fiendish irreverence, by an atavistic, pagan energy. And it is all very necessary. There can be no redemption for liberalism.

I’ll end on this note:

 

“The end times and the eschatological meaning of politics will not realise themselves on their own. We will wait for the end in vain. The end will never come if we wait for it, and it will never come if we do not. This is essential because history, time, and reality have special strategies to avoid Judgment Day, or rather, they have a special strategy of a reversionary manoeuvre that will create the impression that everyone has come to a realisation and an understanding.… If the Fourth Political Practice is not able to realise the end of times, then it would be invalid. The end of days should come; but it will not come by itself. This is a task, it is not a certainty. It is active metaphysics. It is a practice.”

 

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Being & Becoming

I was listening to a Red Ice Radio podcast when I heard something so elegant in its simplicity, and so compelling that I couldn’t stop mulling it over for days after.  The best characterization of Red Ice that I can give is to describe it as a platform for far/alternative right and reactionary thinkers and thought—a hodgepodge of traditionalism, individualism, ethnocentrism, race consciousness, and nationalism.  Red Ice’s content appeal to me stems precisely from its resistance to the ascendant liberalism of the day which advocates a kind of shapeless and atomistic global citizenship in the context of a relentless modernity.  In some way, I think, the alt-right recognizes that humans are essentially tribal, and promotes identity politics coalescing around principles of racial preservation, nation, family, and faith with the aim of stimulating productivity and strength as a rejoinder to the identity politics of the present day which organizes itself around principles of collectivism, decadence, and resentment.

The podcast’s title was “Surviving the Global Monoculture,” an interesting discussion with Richard Spencer about the prevailing multicultural “one world” attitude of the times and the ways in which it works to deracinate individuals while encouraging greater identification with a generic world culture.  This is done to facilitate the top down imposition of an elitist, globalist control agenda.  At one point in the interview, Spencer mentioned Indian reservations and observed how horrible the conditions were, in spite of the fact that the reservations enjoy a degree of autonomy and decent revenues generated by casinos.  He noted that the native American residents have internalized the worst aspects of modernity and as a result, have succumbed to all manner of ills: alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography, etc. He expressed pity saying: “I wish that they could discover themselves—rediscover themselves—and become Indians.”

I was struck by this, mostly because advocacy for this sort of renewed racial consciousness almost never comes from a traditionalist/rightist orientation.  The current mainstream discourse encourages heightened racial consciousness not for the reasons that the right encourages it (that is, to fortify the individuals within the group and to serve as a buffer against the most destructive anti-values of modern society), but rather as a vector for these anti-values to enervate the individuals within groups by discouraging personal responsibility, stoking the fires of envy and hatred, and encouraging the internalization of the most dissolute aspects of society.  I was struck by the idea of “becoming” anything.  Becoming the truest form of oneself by rediscovering and returning to one’s roots.  ‘Becoming’ through the veneration of tradition and the understanding of what it means to be a part of a culture.  The modern world puts so much emphasis on “being” that it overlooks the “becoming;” people no longer have an understanding that it isn’t enough to be a thing—you only earn the right to be something after passing through the fire to become that thing. The becoming is as important, if not more so than the being.

Actualization through tradition.

The conversation made me reflect upon blackness and the current state of affairs within the black community.  Like the Native Americans on the reservation, black communities across the diaspora have yielded to many of the same decadent forces unleashed upon the world by liberalism.  The rampant illegitimacy, the drug and alcohol abuse, the underachievement, the broken homes, the hollowed out communities, and the rest of it.  To “be black” seems to be simply existing, to drift from degeneracy to degeneracy without roots to anything.  A large part of me wonders if this is the destiny of a people who have been cut off from their culture.  We are trying to be without actually becoming and the results have been disastrous.

What is blackness?  What does it mean to “become black,” and what forms could this becoming take?  Becoming is both static and dynamic, in that we must reach a stable valence, but we also must continue to transcend.  I think that we must rediscover purely African traditions, not the syncretic traditions that have evolved across the diaspora, but the animistic ones that predated them and the philosophy that evolved from it.  We must rediscover and then internalize these values surrounding family and community from a voluntary perspective that eschews forced collectivism.  We must reconnect to a common history and celebrate the achievements of our people while planning for the future, perhaps one that involves the creation of an autonomous nation.  I will try to develop these thoughts further.