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PostSubject: War Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:24 am

On War


Carl von Clausewitz wrote:
2. Definition.

We shall not enter into any of the abstruse definitions of war used by publicists. We shall keep to the element of the thing itself, to a duel. War is nothing but a duel on an extensive scale. If we would conceive as a unit the countless number of duels which make up a war, we shall do so best by supposing to ourselves two wrestlers. Each strives by physical force to compel the other to submit to his will: his first object is to throw his adversary, and thus to render him incapable of further resistance.

War therefore is an act of violence to compel our opponent to fulfil our will.

Violence arms itself with the inventions of Art and Science in order to contend against violence. Self-imposed restrictions, almost imperceptible and hardly worth mentioning, termed usages of International Law, accompany it without essentially impairing its power. Violence, that is to say physical force (for there is no moral force without the conception of states and law), is therefore the means; the compulsory submission of the enemy to our will is the ultimate object. In order to attain this object fully, the enemy must be disarmed; and this is, correctly speaking, the real aim of hostilities in theory. It takes the place of the final object, and puts it aside in a manner as something not properly belonging to war.

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4.—The aim is to disarm the enemy.

We have already said that the aim of the action in war is to disarm the enemy, and we shall now show that this in theoretical conception at least is necessary.

If our opponent is to be made to comply with our will, we must place him in a situation which is more oppressive to him than the sacrifice which we demand; but the disadvantages of this position must naturally not be of a transitory nature, at least in appearance, otherwise the enemy, instead of yielding, will hold out, in the prospect of a change for the better. Every change in this position which is produced by a continuation of the war, should therefore be a change for the worse, at least, in idea. The worst position in which a belligerent can be placed is that of being completely disarmed. If, therefore, the enemy is to be reduced to submission by an act of war, he must either be positively disarmed or placed in such a position that he is threatened with it according to probability. From this it follows that the disarming or overthrow of the enemy, whichever we call it, must always be the aim of warfare. Now war is always the shock of two hostile bodies in collision, not the action of a living power upon an inanimate mass, because an absolute state of endurance would not be making war; therefore what we have just said as to the aim of action in war applies to both parties. Here then is another case of reciprocal action. As long as the enemy is not defeated, I have to apprehend that he may defeat me, then I shall be no longer my own master, but he will dictate the law to me as I did to him. This is the second reciprocal action and leads to a second extreme (second reciprocal action).

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24.—War is a mere continuation of policy by other means.

We see, therefore, that war is not merely a political act, but also a real political instrument, a continuation of political commerce, a carrying out of the same by other means. All beyond this which is strictly peculiar to war relates merely to the peculiar nature of the means which it uses. That the tendencies and views of policy shall not be incompatible with these means, the art of war in general and the commander in each particular case may demand, and this claim is truly not a trifling one. But however powerfully this may react on political views in particular cases, still it must always be regarded as only a modification of them; for the political view is the object, war is the means, and the means must always include the object in our conception.

Consider how the following has been also applied to memetic warfare:

Carl von Clausewitz wrote:
Ends and Means in War
HAVING in the foregoing chapter ascertained the complicated and variable nature of war, we shall now occupy ourselves in examining into the influence which this nature has upon the end and means in war.

If we ask first of all for the aim upon which the whole war is to be directed, in order that it may be the right means for the attainment of the political object, we shall find that it is just as variable as are the political object and the particular circumstances of the war.

If, in the next place, we keep once more to the pure conception of war, then we must say that its political object properly lies out of its province, for if war is an act of violence to compel the enemy to fulfil our will, then in every case all depends on our overthrowing the enemy, that is, disarming him, and on that alone. This object, developed from abstract conceptions, but which is also the one aimed at in a great many cases in reality, we shall, in the first place, examine in this reality.

In connection with the plan of a campaign we shall hereafter examine more closely into the meaning of disarming a nation, but here we must at once draw a distinction between three things, which as three general objects comprise everything else within them. They are the military power, the country, and the will of the enemy.

The military power must be destroyed, that is, reduced to such a state as not to be able to prosecute the war. This is the sense in which we wish to be understood hereafter, whenever we use the expression "destruction of the enemy's military power."

The country must be conquered, for out of the country a new military force may be formed.

But if even both these things are done, still the war, that is, the hostile feeling and action of hostile agencies, cannot be considered as at an end as long as the will of the enemy is not subdued also; that is, its Government and its allies forced into signing a peace, or the people into submission; for whilst we are in full occupation of the country the war may break out afresh, either in the interior or through assistance given by allies. No doubt this may also take place after a peace, but that shows nothing more than that every war does not carry in itself the elements for a complete decision and final settlement.

But even if this is the case, still with the conclusion of peace a number of sparks are always extinguished, which would have smouldered on quietly, and the excitement of the passions abates, because all those whose minds are disposed to peace, of which in all nations and under all circumstances, there is always a great number, turn themselves away completely from the road to resistance. Whatever may take place subsequently, we must always look upon the object as attained, and the business of war as ended, by a peace.

As protection of the country is that one of these objects to which the military force is destined, therefore the natural order is that first of all this force should be destroyed; then the country subdued; and through the effect of these two results, as well as the position we then hold, the enemy should be forced to make peace. Generally the destruction of the enemy's force is done by degrees, and in just the same measure the conquest of the country follows immediately. The two likewise usually react upon each other, because the loss of provinces occasions a diminution of military force. But this order is by no means necessary, and on that account it also does not always take place. The enemy's army, before it is sensibly weakened, may retreat to the opposite side of the country, or even quite out of the country. In this case, therefore, the greater part or the whole of the country is conquered.

But this object of war in the abstract, this final means of attaining the political object in which all others are combined, the disarming the enemy, is by no means general in reality, is not a condition necessary to peace, and therefore can in no wise be set up in theory as a law. There are innumerable instances of treaties in which peace has been settled before either party could be looked upon as disarmed; indeed, even before the balance had undergone any sensible alteration. Nay, further, if we look at the case in the concrete, then we must say that in a whole class of cases the idea of a complete defeat of the enemy would be a mere imaginative flight, especially if the enemy is considerably superior.

The following is almost a description of self-overcoming, self mastery, the power of the Will. The mind is a tyranny over the body.

Carl von Clausewitz wrote:
As long as his men full of good courage fight with zeal and spirit, it is seldom necessary for the Chief to show great energy of purpose in the pursuit of his object. But as soon as difficulties arise--and that must always happen when great results are at stake--then things no longer move on of themselves like a well-oiled machine, the machine itself then begins to offer resistance, and to overcome this the Commander must have a great force of will. By this resistance we must not exactly suppose disobedience and murmurs, although these are frequent enough with particular individuals; it is the whole feeling of the dissolution of all physical and moral power, it is the heartrending sight of the bloody sacrifice which the Commander has to contend with in himself, and then in all others who directly or indirectly transfer to him their impressions, feelings, anxieties, and desires. As the forces in one individual after another become prostrated, and can no longer be excited and supported by an effort of his own will, the whole inertia of the mass gradually rests its weight on the Will of the Commander: by the spark in his breast, by the light of his spirit, the spark of purpose, the light of hope, must be kindled afresh in others: in so far only as he is equal to this, he stands above the masses and continues to be their master; whenever that influence ceases, and his own spirit is no longer strong enough to revive the spirit of all others, the masses drawing him down with them sink into the lower region of animal nature, which shrinks from danger and knows not shame. These are the weights which the courage and intelligent faculties of the military Commander have to overcome if he is to make his name illustrious. They increase with the masses, and therefore, if the forces in question are to continue equal to the burden, they must rise in proportion to the height of the station.


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PostSubject: Re: War Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:56 am

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote:
Of War and Warriors

We do not want to be spared by our best enemies, nor by those whom we love from the very heart. So let me tell you truth.

My brother in war! I love you from the very heart, I am and always have been of your kind, And I am also your best enemy. So let me tell you the truth!

I know the hatred and envy of your hearts. You are not great enough not to know hatred and envy. So be great enough not to be ashamed of them!

And if you cannot be saints of knowledge at least be its warriors. They are the conquerors and forerunners of such sainthood.

I see many soldiers: if only I could see many warriors! What they wear is called uniform: may what they conseal with it not be uniform too!

You should be such men as are always looking for an enemy - for your enemy. And with some of you there is hate at first sight.

You should seek your enemy, you should wage your war - a war for your opinions. And if your opinion is defeated, your honesty should still cry triumph over that!

You should love peace as a means to new wars. And the short peace more than the long.

I do not exhort you to work but to battle. I do not exhort you to peace but to victory. May your work be a battle, may your peace be a victory!

One can be silent and sit still only when one has arrow and bow: otherwise one babbles and quarrels. May your peace be a victory!

You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I tell you: it is the good war that hallows every cause.

War and courage have done more great things than charity. Not your pity but your bravery has saved the unfortunate up to now.

"What is good?" you ask. To be brave is good. Let the little girls say: "To be good is to be what is pretty and at the same time touching."

They call you heartless: but your heart is true, and I love the modesty of your kind-heartedness. You feel ashamed of your flow, while others feel ashamed of their ebb.

Are you ugly? Very well my brothers! Talke the sublime about you, the mantle of the ugly!

And when your soul grows great it grows arrogant, and there is wickedness in your sublimity. I know you.

In wickedness, the arrogant and the weak man meet, but they misunderstand one another. I know you.

You may have enemies whom you hate, but not enemies whom you despise. You must be proud of your enemy: then the success of your enemy will be your success too.

To rebel - that shows nobility in a slave. Let your nobility show itself in obeying! Let even your commanding be an obeying!

To a good warrior "thou shalt" sounds more agreeable than "I will". And everything that is dear to you, you should first have commanded to you.

Let your love towards life be love towards your highest hope: and let your highest hope be the highest idea of life!

But you should let me commend to you your highest idea - and it is: Man is something that should be overcome.

Thus live your life of obedience and war! What warrior wants to be spared?

I do not spare you, I love you from the very heart, my brothers in war!

Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

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PostSubject: Re: War Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:38 am

Life, living, is a state of constant war...agon.
We are constantly engaged in attrition warfare against time, viruses, bacteria, atmospheric conditions.
We feel comfortable, at ease, when the energies at our disposal, our strength, our fitness suffices to self-maintain, hold ground, and when they exceed this need allowing us to grow, to improve.

If these energies wane we feel ill at ease, dis-eased.
If this persists our holding-ground, fails, and he begin to deteriorate.

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PostSubject: Re: War Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:57 am

Continuing with some more Clausewitz.


Carl von Clausewitz wrote:
Besides these two means there are three other peculiar ways of directly increasing the waste of the enemy's force. The first is invasion, that is the occupation of the enemy's territory, not with a view to keeping it, but in order to levy contributions there, or to devastate it. The immediate object is here neither the conquest of the enemy's territory nor the defeat of his armed force, but merely to do him damage in a general way. The second way is to select for the object of our enterprises those points at which we can do the enemy most harm. Nothing is easier to conceive than two different directions in which our force may be employed, the first of which is to be preferred if our object is to defeat the enemy's army, while the other is more advantageous if the defeat of the enemy is out of the question. According to the usual mode of speaking we should say that the first is more military, the other more political. But if we take our view from the highest point, both are equally military, and neither the one nor the other can be eligible unless it suits the circumstances of the case. The third, by far the most important, from the great number of cases which it embraces, is the wearying out the enemy. We choose this expression not only to explain our meaning in few words but because it represents the thing exactly, and is not so figurative as may at first appear. The idea of wearying out in a struggle amounts in reality to a gradual exhaustion of the physical powers and of the will produced through the long continuance of exertion.

Now if we want to overcome the enemy by the duration of the contest we must content ourselves with as small objects as possible, for it is in the nature of the thing that a great end requires a greater expenditure of force than a small one; but the smallest object that we can propose to ourselves is simple passive resistance, that is a combat without any positive view. In this way, therefore, our means attain their greatest relative value, and therefore the result is best secured. How far now can this negative mode of proceeding be carried? Plainly not to absolute passivity, for mere endurance would not be fighting: and the defensive is an activity by which so much of the enemy's power must be destroyed, that he must give up his object. That alone is what we aim at in each single act, and therein consists the negative nature of our object.

No doubt this negative object in its single act is not so effective as the positive object in the same direction would be, supposing it successful; but there is this difference in its favour, that it succeeds more easily than the positive, and therefore it holds out greater certainty of success; what is wanting in the efficacy of its single act, must be gained through time, that is, through the duration of the contest, and therefore this negative intention, which constitutes the principle of the pure defensive, is also the natural means of overcoming the enemy by the duration of the combat, that is of wearing him out.

Here lies the origin of that difference of Offensive and Defensive, the influence of which prevails over the whole province of war. We cannot at present pursue this subject further than to observe that from this negative intention are to be deduced all the advantages and all the stronger forms of combat which are on the side of the Defensive, and in which that philosophical-dynamic law which exists between the greatness and the certainty of success is realised. We shall resume the consideration of all this hereafter.

If then the negative purpose, that is the concentration of all the means into a state of pure resistance, affords a superiority in the contest, and if this advantage is sufficient to balance whatever superiority in numbers the adversary may have, then the mere duration of the contest will suffice gradually to bring the loss of force on the part of the adversary to a point at which the political object can no longer be an equivalent, a point at which, therefore, he must give up the contest. We see then that this class of means, the wearying out of the enemy, includes the great number of cases in which the weaker resists the stronger.

Frederick the Great during the Seven Years' War was never strong enough to overthrow the Austrian monarchy; and if he had tried to do so after the fashion of Charles the Twelfth, he would inevitably have had to succumb himself. But after his skilful application of the system of husbanding his resources had shown the powers allied against him, through a seven years' war, that the actual expenditure of strength far exceeded what they had at first anticipated, they made peace.

This could also be extended into the conflict between quantity and quality. Individually, the average moron is inoffensive and untheatening. But as a mob becomes a greater super organism capable of defeating, shouting down and swarming over the greatest of individuals.

In the arena of ideas we see this commonly that fools and weaklings will band together in mutually-reassuring self-interest in order to vanquish some manner of ideological threat against which alone they would succumb.

One should be wary of being worn out by the mob.

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PostSubject: Re: War Tue May 20, 2014 9:27 am

Nietzsche wrote:
"War is another thing. I am warlike by nature. To attack is part of my instincts. To be able to be an enemy, to be an enemy — perhaps that presupposes a strong nature. It needs resistance, therefore it seeks resistance: the aggressive pathos belongs just as necessarily to strength as the feelings of vengefulness and pitifulness belong to weakness. Woman, for instance is vengeful: this is a product of her weakness, as is her susceptibility to others’ distress. — The strength of the attacker has a sort of gauge in the amount of resistance he requires; every increase reveals itself in the seeking out of a powerful opponent — or problem: for a philosopher who is warlike challenges even problems to a duel. The task is not to become master over opposition in general, but over those against whom one must pit one’s entire strength, flexibility, military mastery — over opponents who are our equals...Equality before the enemy — first prerequisite for an honest duel. Where one despises, one can not wage war; where one commands, where one sees something beneath oneself, one has no war to wage. — My practice of war is comprised of four propositions.

Firstly: I only attack causes that are victorious — in some cases I wait until they are victorious. Secondly: I only attack causes where I would find no allies, where I stand alone — where I compromise myself alone...I have never taken a single step publicly that did not compromise me: that is my criterion for correct action. Thirdly I never attack persons — I only employ the person as a strong magnifying glass with which one can make visible a general but creeping and hardly graspable state of distress. Thus I attacked David Strauss, more precisely the success of a decrepit book by the German “culture” — I caught this culture red-handed thereby...Thus I attacked Wagner, more precisely the falsehood, the mongrel instincts of our “culture,” which mistakes the artful for the plentiful, the late for the great.

Fourthly: I only attack things from which all personal difference is excluded, in which any background of bad experiences is absent. On the contrary, attacking is to me a proof of goodwill, in certain circumstances, of gratitude. I honor a thing, I treat it with distinction by connecting my name with that of a cause, a person: for or against — it is all the same to me. If I wage war against Christianity, it suits me to do so, for I have never experienced any calamities and difficulties from that quarter — the most earnest Christians have always been friendly to me. I myself, an adversary of Christianity de rigueur, am far from holding a grudge against the individual for that which is the fate of millennia. — [EH, 7]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:02 am

Evola wrote:
"While, in the cycle of the first caste, war was justified by spiritual motives, and showed clearly its value as a path to supernatural accomplishment and the attainmeny of immortality by the hero (this being the motive of the 'holy war'), in the cycle of the warrior aristocracies they fought for the honour and power of some particular prince, to whom they showed a loyalty which was willingly associated with the pleasure of war for war's sake. With the passage of power into the hands of the bourgeoisie, there was a deep transformation; at this point, the concept of the nation materializes and democratises itself, and an anti-aristocratic and naturalistic conception of the homeland is formed, so that the warrior is replaced by the soldier-citizen, who fights simply for the defence or the conquest of land; wars, however, generally remain slyly driven by supremacist motives or tendencies originating within the economic and industrial order. Finally, the last stage, in which leadership passes into the hands of the slaves, has already been able to realise - In Bolshevism..." [Metaphysics of War]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:02 am

Evola wrote:
"A special sacred college in Rome, the Feciales, presided over a quite definite system of rites, which provided the mystical counterpart to every war, from its declaration to its termination. More generally, it is certain that one of the principles of the military art of the Romans required them not to allow themselves to be compelled to engage in battle before certain mystical signs had defined, so to speak, its 'moment'. ...most people of today would naturally be inclined to see in this an extrinsic, superstitious superstructure. The most benevolent may see in it an eccentric fatalism, but it is neither of these. The essence of the augural art practiced by the Roman patriciate, like similar disciplines,... which can easily be found in the cycle of the greater Indo-European civilizations, was not the discovery of 'fates' to be followed with superstitious passivity: rather, it was the knowledge of points of juncture with invisible influences, by grafting onto which the forces of men could be developed, multiplied, and led to act on a higher plane, in addition to the normal plane, thus - when the harmony was perfect - bringing about the removal of every obstacle and every resistance within an event-complex which was material and spiritual at the same time. In the light of this knowledge, it cannot be doubted that Roman values, the Roman 'ascesis of power', necessarily possessed a spiritual and sacred aspect, and that they were regarded not only as a means to miliatry and temporal greatness, but also as a means of contact and connection with supernal forces." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:04 am

Evola wrote:
""...one of the origins of the imperial apotheosis, that is to say, of the feeling that an immortal 'numen' was concealed in the emperor, is undoubtedly the experience of the warrior: the imperator was originally the military leader, acclaimed on the battlefield in the moment of victory: in this moment, he seemed transfigured by a force from above, fearful and wonderful, which imposed precisely the feeling of the numen.
... the one who experiences heroism spiritually is pervaded with a metaphysical tension, an impetus, whose object is 'infinite', and which, therefore, will carry him perpetually forward, beyond the capacity of one who fights from necessity, fights as a trade, or is spurred by natural instincts or external suggestion." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:06 am

Evola wrote:
""However, along with this, the motif of the 'inner war', to be fought at the same moment, is outlined: "Knowing what is beyond reason, steadying the mind by your will, kill the lust-shaped foe, difficult to overcome" (Bhagavad Gita, III, 43). ...
The internal enemy, which is passion, the animal thirst for life, is thus the counterpart of the external enemy. This is how the right orientation is defined: "Devoting all acts to Me with your mind absorbed in the supreme spirit, free from desire and selfishness, fight without faltering" (Bhagavad Gita, III, 30).

This demand, for a lucid, supra-conscious heroism, rising above the passions, is important, as is this excerpt, which brings out the character of purity and absoluteness which action should have so as to be considered "sacred war": "Making equal pleasure and pain, profit and loss, victory and defeat, fight for the sake of fighting, in this way you will incur no sin" (Bhagavad Gita, II, 38).

We find therefore that the only fault or sin is the state of an incomplete will, of an action, which, inwardly, is still far from the height with respect to which one's own life maters as little as those of others and no human measure has value any longer." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:07 am

Evola wrote:
"...spirit, in its absoluteness and transcendence, can only appear as a destructive force towards everything which is limited and incapable of overcoming its own finitude." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:09 am

Evola wrote:
""...what matters is not merely the general capacity to throw oneself into combat and to sacrifice oneself, but also the precise spirit according to which such an event is experienced.
...in which inner nobleness is always measured by the fact of resisting, of accomplishing, in spite of all, what must be accomplished in the fact of not doubting, nor hesitating, in the fact of a fidelity stronger than life or death." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:11 am

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"For the strong man inaction is torture.

A Fascist system of ethics, if thought through thoroughly, cannot but be directed along those lines. 'Scorn for the easy life' is the starting point." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:18 am

Evola wrote:
"...the highest instrument of inner awakening of race is combat, and war is its highest expression." [MW]


Evola wrote:
"We can speak, in this respect, of a sort of germ, or primary nucleus, created initially or reawakened by racial policy, which brings out racial values in the consciousness of a people; a germ or nucleus which will bear fruit by giving the war a value, while conversely the experience of war, and the instincts and currents of deep forces which emerge through such an experience, give the racial sense a right, fecund direction." [MW]


Evola wrote:
"...a freeing upwards from the confines of individuality and the assumption of the bursting upwards of the deeper side of one's own being as the instrument of a sort of active ecstasy, implying not the deepening but the transfiguration of personality, and, with it, of all lucid vision, precise action, command and domination. Such moments, such culminations of heroic experience, not only do not exclude, but actually demand all the aspects of war that have an 'elemental', destructive, we could almost say telluric, character... the assumptions of such heroic experience seem to possess an almost magical effectiveness: they are inner triumphs which can determine even material victory and are a sort of evocation of divine forces intimately tied to 'tradition' and the 'race of the spirit' of a given stock. That is why, in the ritual of the triumph in Rome, the victorious leader bore the insignia of the Capitoline divinity." [MW]


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"The Roman conception does not know this distortion. Inwardly, as outwardly, war cannot be the last word; it is rather the means to conquest of a power as calm as it is perfect and intangible. Beyond the mysticism of war, in the higher Aryan conception as well as in the Roman one, is the mysticism of victory. ...In the Roman ceremony of the triumph... the personality of the victor was in the closest relation with Jupiter, the Aryan god of cosmic order and law. The authentic idea of Pax Romana (The Roman Peace) had distinctly 'Olympian' characteristics... It is not the cessation of the spiritual tension of war, but its fecund and luminous culmination - as such, it represents the overcoming of war as an end-in-itself and obscurely tragic vision. These are the fundamental characteristic elements of the highest Aryan conception of combat." [MW]


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"The fundamental idea was that there was an effective correspondence between the physical and the metaphysical, between the visible and the invisible; a correspondence whereby the works of the spirit manifested supra-individual features and were expressed through real operations and facts. From this presupposition, a spiritual realization was pre-ordained as the secret spirit of certain warlike enterprises of which concrete victory would be the crown. Accordingly, the material, military dimension of victory was regarded as the correlative of a spiritual fact, which brought the victory about in accordance with the necessary relationship between the interior and exterior worlds. Victory, then, appears as the outward and visible sign of a consecration and a mystical rebirth achieved at the same point. The Furies and death, whom the warrior has faced materially on the battlefield, contested in him also interiorly and spiritually in the form of a threatening eruption of the primordial forces of his being. As he triumphs over these victory is his. It becomes clear why, in the traditional world, victory assumed a sacred meaning. Thus, the chieftain, acclaimed on the battlefield, provided a living experience of the presence of a mystical power which transfigured him. ...The Aryo-Iranian tradition already knew, in fact, glory - hvareno - understood as celestial fire, a glory which comes down on kings and chiefs, renders them immortal and in victory testifies for them. And, in classical Antiquity, the radiating royal crown symboled glory precisely as solar and celestial fire." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:19 am

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LOVE AND WOMEN AND WAR

The best fighters are the best race-producers. This is the verdict of Biology and the instinctive belief of the whole Feminine world in general.
In the molding of Organic Nature into all its diverse forms, Love and War (with their attendant penalties and correlated consequences) are the two most potent factors. Battle is the furnace-alembic that has been consciously provided for chemically separating the animate Refuse from the Gold. Sexual desire is the amalgam that thereafter unites the golden particles, perpetuating for ages and ages the selected qualities-of physical beauty, vigor, bravery, endurance - or vice-versa. "I am convinced: writes Darwin, "that natural selection has been the main, but not the exclusive means of modification."
The same thought has been gemmed in a more sentimental but equally suggestive setting, by Dryden:
Happy, happy, happy pair,
None but the brave,
None but the brave,
None but the brave deserve the fair.
Heraclitus condensed it into the terser dictum 'strife is the parent of things.' Even Solomon (the hoary old kingling) chanted it in characteristic Oriental strophes: "Love is stronger than death, the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the flood drown it-Jealousy is as cruel as the grave."
Fighting is the method whereby the most fitted to propagate conclusively prove the fact. Animals, plants, birds, reptiles, and fish, all exist in surroundings of unending sex-rivalry and
warfare - so do men. Organic life is one ceaseless round of Love and War. Sexualism and slaughter go hand in hand. Bacteria butchers bacteria-germ wars with germ-shark eats the shark-tigers struggle with tigers-the lion rends lion-eagle kills eagle, and man fights man, for the favor of the female - or the plunder of the vanquished. "Peace on earth and mercy mild," is mere lunacy-babblement. Even sheep, the most "Christly" of animals, wage tremendous duels - in due season. There is no other earthly passion so fiercely, savagely egotistic, as sexual desire and it is the physical basis of all human "love" - even the most ethereal and romantic. Everywhere 'the season of love, is the season of battle,' and whenn the fires of sexual ism bur low in nations or men, they are as unfit for freedom, as they are unfit to reproduce their kind,
Topinard explains how sexualism operates among vertebrates of the deep: "The male Artocephali (sea-bear) arrive at the Falkland Islands in November, and scatter out along the beach. In December the females arrive, and immediately violent battles are being fought in all directions for their possession, Family life follows exactly as among humans. If the females behave badly, the male chastises them: they crouch at his feet, seem to beg his pardon, and shed copious tears. At times the male and female weep together."
A geographer and naturalist of world-repute (AR Wallace) proclaims a series of similar facts - facts that are not new to observant minds:
"Among the higher animals it is a very general fact, that the males fight together for the possession of the females. This leads... to the stronger or better armed males, becoming the parents of the next generation, which inherits the peculiarities of the parents; and thus vigor and offensive weapons are continually increased in the males, resulting in the strength and horns of the bull, the tusks and shield of the boar, the antlers and fleetness of the stag, and the spurs and fighting instincts of the gamecock, but almost all male animals fight together, though not specially armed; even hares, moles, squirrels, and beavers fight to the death. The same rule applies to all male birds. From this very general phenomenon, there necessarily results a form of natural selection, which increases the vigor and fighting power of the male animal; the weaker being either killed, wounded, or driven away." - as among men.
In his Descent of Man. Darwin makes a similar general statement: 'With social animals, the young males have to pass through many a contest, before they win a female, and the older males have to retain their females by renewed battles, they have also, as in the case of mankind, to defend their females, as well as their young, from enemies of all kinds, and to hunt for their joint subsistence."
Among the Vertebrates, the king of the herd (or pack), selects himself by his battle - prowess-upon the same "general principles" that induced Napoleon to place the Iron Crown upon his own brow-with his own hand All the Regal Houses of the world have been founded by fighting - men, and upheld by - fighting-men; just as in the "brute" creation. The chief recommendation to both animal and human chieftainship, is fighting capacity. The "common herd" instinctively feels that a good fighter possesses all the requisite virtues of good leadership, and leadership is exactly what they want. By conquest alone can an animal - king be deposed, and his vanquisher is always his successor. As long as his sight, hearing, strength, and courage endures, he is absolute lord, judge, procreator-in-chief - but not one moment longer. 'The king's dead, long live the king' is a biological affirmative.
This is the Natural Order. The un-natural order is to appoint feeble but eloquent rhetoricians as Chief Magistrates (or constitutional kinglings), this latter plan is adopted only by human swarms in eras of senility and wholesale decadence. Politicians are everlastingly "fighting" each other (if we believe the sensational headlines of our editorial Daily Liar) but that kind of warfare is a sham intended to deceive. No real "fight" ever takes place between them. What they call 'fighting' is gambling with "Ayes" and "Nays"; playing pitch-and-toss for the booty other men win and the harvests other men garner. Hark! Do you hear them frothing at the mouth, loudly professing their "divine enthusiasm for Humanity." For what? In order that they (squalid scoundrels that they are) may sit on the seats of the mighty and steer the nation down to hell while putting money in their purses with taxes and blackmail. Nations have always risen to their highest pitch of fame and prosperity under the guidance of mighty men of valor, self elected: and they've sunken to the lowest depths of degradation and dishonor under the diabolical domination of elective rhetoricians. (Their ravages are not so obtrusive in America as in Europe, because territory here has been so vast-practically limitless.)
Women instinctively admire soldiers, athletes, kings, nobles, and fighting-men generally, above all other kinds of suitors - and rightly so.
Nothing so lowers a lover in a virile maiden's estimation, than for him to be "whipped" in a personal encounter with a rival.
Among all classes of females this sentiment persists. The best bid a man can make for the admiration of any woman (even the most pious) is a display of undaunted physical prowess.
Young women have an instinctive detestation for the "good young man that dies" kind of adorer, and they positively abhor the pale coward - even though he be a blood relation. Strength, energy-of-character, ferocity, and courage, she admires in her possible husband, above all other qualities combined. Even to be carried-off by force, is not repugnant to her feelings, if the "bold bad man" is in other respects acceptable.
She pines to be 'wooed and won' (or as it were) she likes to feel that she has been mastered, conquered, taken possession of - that the man who has stormed her heart is in all respects, a man among men. This suggestive female idiosyncracy is rhythmically set forth by an anonymous writer thus: "Down a winding pathway in a garden old, tripped a beautous maiden, but her heart was cold. Came a prince to woo her, said he loved her true; maiden said he didn't, so he ceased to woo. Came a perfumed noble - dropping on one knee; said his love was deeper, than the deepest sea. But the winsome maiden, said his love was dead, and the perfumed noble, accepted what she said. Came a dashing stranger, took her off by force: said he'd make her love him, and she did-of course."
Conquersome personalities by obtaining possession of the best and handsomest females raise up as a rule, conquersome descendents. Hence the origin of Great Races. Second-class males are driven by necessity to mate with second-class females; and in strict sequence third-class males select partners from feminine remainders. (Hence the stereotyped nature of servile Castes.) Superior males take racially superior women, and inferior males are permitted to duplicate themselves, per media of inferior feminines. Each class reproduces its kind (on the average) and if the ordained struggle for earth's Good-Things is not artificially interfered with, the leading classes are periodically called upon to maintain their pre-eminence at every turn, by Might or be swept away, enslaved, supplanted, expropriated by the braver and bolder Animals.
Aristocracies have always originated in War. Sham ones grow up (like mushrooms) in times of peace. No "Aristocracy" ought to be allowed to dominate one moment longer, than it is able to maintain itself, by the edge of the Sword. Again, subordinated classes should not permit themselves to be mastered by Usurpers who cannot fight. It is the Natural Order for first-class men to dominate third-class men - but the classes are self-selective; by conflict. Someday inferior breeds will be remorselessly exterminated, as useless and noxious vermin. Behold! I judge the future by the evolutionism of the Past.
Women congregate at athletic sports and gladiatorial contests; impelled by the same universal instinct that induces the lioness to stand expectantly by, while two or more rival males are ripping each other to pieces in a rough-and-tumble - for her possession.
The lioness submits, as a matter of choice, to the embraces of the Victor; and in the most fashionable society, the stalwart footballer or the dashing soldier, has practically unlimited selective powers, among the marriageable maidens of his own particular set.
No nation, no empire, has ever fallen - no race has ever been enslaved, because it delighted in manly sports - in the hunting of boars and lions, and men - in deadly tournaments - in deuling - in prize fighting - in gladiatorial combats - in scenes of "cruelty and blood:' No! not one! (Nature is cruel - a million times more cruel than man ever was.) But dozens of 'civilizations' have perished shamefully, ignominiously, because of the spreading canker of personal cowardice-gendered by effeminacy, luxury, usury, laboriousness, statecraft, superstition, 'culture,' and peace.
Want of daring-enfeeblement of physique - meanness of mind - fear of danger and dread of death (sure signs of racial deterioration) have never originated with athletic tournaments. nor wars of conquest, nor gladiatorial games. When Clericalism abolished the 'holmgang' the pride of Norland silently waned away: when it abolished the Olympian games Greece rotted with decay; and when it banned gladiatorial contests the Eternal City "had its day."
Bull-dog virtues are bound to triumph in the long run and they can only be developed (if developed at all) by daily practice from youth up. Hence the necessity of 'brutal' football -'brutal' warfare - 'brutal' personal encounters - 'brutal' thoughts and 'brutal' combinations. (The word 'brutal' is written here because it is popularly misunderstood and used as a missile.) The 'brutal' races have always been supremely 'brutal.' (Alexander, Sesostric, Caesar, Titus, Nero, Bonaparte, Cromwell, Grant, Bismarck, Cecil Rhodes.)
The word 'brutal' in real life means the reverse of effeminate. A man is brutal who will not turn the other cheek. What is it "brutes" do that in nature, is wrong? Emerson perceived this pivotal anachronism clearly when he declared: 'Nature is erect, but man is fallen: Christlings are forever using the word 'brutal' to terrorize each other but who are they anyhow? Are they not the scum, and dross, and off-scourings, and creeping things, of the Aryan migrations - mere shrieking, blubbering, fulminating dwindl1ngs of the very lowest intellectual development? Let Emerson again be put on the witness stand. He may be considered fairly impartial. Hear what he has to say: The waves unashamed, in difference sweet,
Play glad with the breezes; old play - fellows meet. The journeying atoms primordial wholes,
Firmly drawn, firmly driven by their animate poles, Sea, earth, air, silence; plant, quadruped, bird; By one music enchanted; one deity (nature) stirred.
Each the other adoming, accompanying still;
Night veileth the moming; the vapor, the hill.
Man crouches and blushes, absconds and conceals,
He creapeth and sneaketh, he palters and steals.
Infirm. melancholy, jealous;-glancing around;
An oaf, an accomplice; he poisons the ground.
Athletic contests (and combats of all kinds), have a powerful influence in molding for the better, the personnel of all participants therein. He who must meet worthy antagonists face-to-face and deaf eat them or be himself defeated, ennobles his own mentality-unconsciously. Courage, coolness. intrepidity, purity of blood, and mental balance, are the athlete's first requisites. He must therefore be individualistic, self-reliant and calmly resourceful; i.e. - he must be brave.
The brave man is ever generous. frank, outspoken, dauntless. His brow is open-his step fearless and firm-his bearing self-poised, leonine. He looks at you without a tremor-sums you up at a glance, and in business affairs, his "word of honor" is more binding than Shylock's sealed bond. He may not be an erudite philosopher - a profound scholar - nor an eminent elocutionist - (nor be troubled over much with the "saving" of his soul) but he is more than all that-he is a man. Hence, everywhere he is first favorite, especially with the feminine gender-whose sexual instincts are as true to Nature as the needle is to the pole. What a tremendous difference is noticeable, between the self-contained bearing of the bronzed soldier; and the creeping suavity of the chalky-skinned shopkeeper-the vileness of the Hebrew money-lender-the sweet milk-and-honeyness of the venomous pastor-the base obsequiousness of the lean hireling - the boorishness of the ungainly peasant-and the fat sleek cunning of the tax-eating political? Who can look upon them (bunched together) and honestly affirm, that - fighting does not tend to improve the stamina, beauty, vigor, and seed of the race?
Healthy animalism is the foundation of all virtues whatsoever.
Diseased bodies produce diseased minds. Hence the noxious degeneracy of the average 'genius: Hence also the shrieking madness of the blinded multitude. Average 'civilized' men are more or less abortions anyhow-pre-natal megalomaniacs. Sane men could never be induced to worship an Idol (made out of a mendicant Jew) nor would they consciously erect in the name of Progress, State sausage mills for chewing up their own flesh, and sucking their children's marrow bones. (Deranged minds while being very susceptible to suggestion, possess-no initiative.) It is the gibbering "geniuses" that are luring mankind down to eternal damnation. If these monstrous mattoids had been smothered the day they were born-the earth and the air would have been purer, to that extent. Have they not innoculated the
human race with every malady; while proclaiming nostrums and "infallible remedies" - for each incurable disease? From pulpit, platform and library, they ray out their maniacal babblement; and rabbles, madder than march-hares, suck it all in, with open-mouthed wonderment!
Hark! Do you hear consumptive fiendlings coughing out their literary pestilence in the High Places of the World? They would cure "the sufferings of the submerged," would they?
Vain is the medicament that expels no contagion! Vain also is the rhetoric that cures no human woe!
Women take supreme delight in the roll of warlike drums-in the marching of the military, in reading the poems and romances of 'battle, murder and sudden death.' (Police Gazettes are mostly supported by women, because of the sensational homicidal reports.)
French women (even against their deep patriotic sentimentalism] admired the fine physique and martial bearing of the German troops that poured through Paris in '71. The contrast between the tall, clean-skinned German Conquerors and the dwarfishness of the French National Guards was then most strikingly displayed. Clericalism there has had full sway for
centuries and now majority-box socialism (also cynical squalid sensualism) is all the rage.
Whenever soldiers conquer in war, they also conquer in love - after the first paroxysm of revengeful patriotism is over. Women of vanquished races are usually very prone to wed with the men who have slaughtered their kindred in battle.
Rudyard Kipling, in one of his popular ballads touches upon this ethic peculiarity with a masterly hand: "By the old Moulmein Pagoda looking eastward to the sea, there's a Burmah girl a set tin," an I know she thinks O' me; for the wind is in the palm trees, and the temple bells, they say: 'Come you back O British Soldier, come you back to Mandalay:"
After the battle of Senlac, Norman adventurers were the 'prey' of fair-haired Saxon maidens. To this hour, wherever soldiers or men-o-wars - men go, amorous dusky daughters of conquered Islands, absolutely leap into their arms. New Zealand Maori women married British officers, soldiers and sailors in thousands and when the regiments were sent home many men remained rather than break up their families. At Gibralter, Spanish senoritas literally storm that rock-ribbed fortress to get at the "widows'-sons" - The loves of Red Indian maidens for Pale Face warriors may some day find a Homer, to clothe them with immortality. Already many have become world-famous; notably the epic Pocohontas and that erratic filibuster John Smith. Since the marriage of Strongbow to Eva the admixture of Celt and Sassanach blood has proceeded continuously from the same root cause. In garrison towns it is a matter of perpetual witticism the preference which females of all satraps display for soldier lovers.
What modern Gaul requires to reinvigorate her ethnic stamina is wholesale and limitless conquest by some Northern Race. The conquerors, by seizing all the land and movable property, would become immediately a ruling caste, attracting to themselves all the best feminines of France. This infusion of new blood would not strengthen the inherited physique of the invaders but it would certainly invigorate the structural physique of the defeated tribe.
No hand should be stretched forth to shield a self-poisoned breed of humans from utter subordination, for an undue preponderance of weakly organisms is not desirable. It is good
that they should be swept away and it is better that they should be swept away by war than by pestilence - as in China and India.
Enslavement or annihilation is the just reward of wholesale physical debilitation. The Blackfeet's ruthless warfare against the Digger Indians was in strict accord with the Cosmic Plan.
The story of the past literally bristles with illustrations of ethnic displacement, carried out (unconsciously perhaps) as herein set forth, but to resume the personal factor. Briseis, after her "dearly beloved" had been slain by Achilles, consoled herself with the self - delightful fact that the slayer would take her, as spoil, to his own bed. The Valkyries (Norse battle-maidens) married only with their conquerors. After the storming of Troy, there was very little ceremony over the union of Ajax and Cassandra, in the temple of Minerva. All through the Illiad epic, women are at once the property, the conqueror's prize, and the inspiration of all the Homeric Warriors... It is notorious that when Roman and Greek matrons discovered no parental virility in their debauched consorts, they deliberately made advances to the blonde-bearded barbarians, who had been imported from the frontiers (prisoners of war) to wrestle in the amphitheatre. Many a dark-eyed patrician 'maiden of Italia' throbbed with secret joy, at the duel - victory of her favorite fighter: and many another has wept her eyes out, as the greedy remorseless sand, drank up the heart's blood of her "dying gladiator" - American women's passion for marrying foreigners, arises more or less, from similar instincts. American born men evince an alarming tendency toward impotency. (Vide census returns.) An immense number of them are 'old before they are young' and a very large proportion (more especially in the cities) are lean lantern jawed profligates, or leering bald-headed wrecks.
The noblest born maids and matrons of Rome vied with each other for Caesar's smile - when (after killing one million men, and enslaving two million) he became Imperator. Queens were proud to be his concubines: and one of his own natural sons (without knowing the fact) helped to assassinate him. The love scandals of David, Solomon, Aaron Burr, Sigurd the Volsung. Hercules, Jupiter, Apollo, Jehovah, Isis, Sir Galahad, Charles II, Henry VIII,
Bonaparte, Alexander, Raleigh, and that dashing triumvir Marc Anthony, have affected, for better or for worse, the whole world.
'Better the mistress of a king, than the wife of a subject': was a saying once popular amongst European women, in the ages when kings were really kings of men-when they were mail-clad sword- swingers-mighty men-of-valor. Modern "kings" are simulacra-dilettantes, scarecrows-robed in purple, and paid liberal salaries to impersonate regalism for the delectation of the vulgar.
Marionettes are they! Fitted only to lay foundation - stones-utter vicarious homilies - read off type-written deceptions: or now and then dress up in swashbuckler accoutrements, to review Messrs Rothschild, Ikelheimer, Bleichroder & Co's praetorian guards, marching by in serried column - with nodding plumes and bannered panoply of war.
Modern kings are degenerates: even more so (if that be possible) than their laborious subjects. They have allowed all kingly Initiative to be wrested from them, by the diabolical cunning of that 'plastic demon' the Jew Banker - that Mephistophelian manipulator of National Debts and National Credits. Kings have not been equal to the occasion and resultantly they and their brain - drugged subjects are 'bonded' to the Israelite. The Jew has been supinely permitted to do-what Alexander, Caesar, Nusherwan, and Napoleon failed to accomplish - crown himself Emperor of the World: and collect his vast tributes from 'the ends of the earth.' From the Mississippi valley to the plains of the Hoang-Ho-from Spitzbergen's icy uplands to New Zealand's iron shores - his satraps bear sway, and his tax-gatherers pillage, ravage, and rob. As long as the Aryan Race bows down (even nominally) at the Sign of the Cross, or vacuously endeavors to 'keep the commandments,' it is hopelessly entangled - it is delivered up-a burnt sacrificial offering-to the dolabra of the sons of Jacob -Jacob the supplanter.
Maimonides the philosopher of Hebraism boldly suggested this view to orthodox Talmudists: "The teachings of the Christian Church," he proclaimed, "tend to bring to perfection all mankind, so that they serve Jehovah with one consent. For, since the whole world is thus full of the words of the Messiah; of the teachings of the Holy Writ, and the Commandments, these words have spread to the ends of the earth, even if any man deny the binding character of them now." Which being interpreted meaneth:
Tolerate O children of Israel, the false religion of the Crucified
Prophet! It will serve your ends most admirably. When the tribes of the West 'serve Jehovah with one consent.' Behold! They shall also serve you. Christ shall 'bring them to perfection,' and ye shall put them in bonds. They have made you weep and suffer; ye shall make them drip tears of blood; for the Lord your God hath said it.
Nineteen centuries of evangelation (with a Hebrew Bible as basis) has resulted in - what? The political, social, financial, and philosophical domination of - the Hebrew. We study his falsified chronicles, his melancholy literature, and his prophetic out-pourings, as if alone, in such a nauseous heap of rubbish and stench the summum bonum was to be found. Not an acre changeth hands - not a battle-ship lifts an anchor - not a ploughshare cleaves the soil - not a president vetos a Bill - not a diplomat signs a protocol - not an emperor waves a saber, without direct inspiration from the hidden Hebrew Potentate. Behold! - "the King is in his counting-house, counting out his money" - and such a king! Israel is absolute dictator, because he is absolute Proprietor. The gold and the silver and the credits of the world belong to him, and as long as he hires politicians to utilize the military arm of 'government', in the collection of his 'loans' - in defense of his ironclad safety-vaults, he is an irresponsible Jehovah-Jirah. But should Force ever fail him, "the lean dogs outside the wall" will leap snarling upon him and spoil him of his spoil; that the fittest may survive.
"The Jews are ministers of Gold - Great Bankers who see in the People and the State a mine to be worked." "Our life blood is drawn from us by these harpies of finance and the gaming table, who mock us with illusions, while they strip us of our all." "The harm which the Jews commit does not come from individuals, but from the very constitution of these people; they are locusts, caterpillars, which ravage France, to whom commerce ought to be prohibited."...
There are two distinct yet parallel species of the parasitical Semite: the first, represented by Marx, Lasalle, Stepniak, and Jesus-the-dreamer: the second, by Goshen, Rothschild, Baring,
and lscariot-the-Banker. Between them they've practically extinguished civil liberty and personal independence, wherever they have been sheltered. Viper like, do they not bite the very mamae that gives them suck? What have they ever done to Gaul but eat her heart out; and Gaul was first to "emancipate" them?
What are they now doing to Germany, Russia, England, America, Morica, Australia? Poisoning the brain-cells of the enslaved multitude while taking-in-pledge - the plough and the harrow - the millstones and the mill.
Over nations and empires and colonies in vassalage, hangs the Idol-sign of the Brazen Crucifix (that sures no ill). Over a world in bondage looms the dread shadow of the Three Golden Balls.
As the stars and the suns and primordial atoms, attract each other by odic force, so do handsome women and brave men. The nerve cells of splendid feminines and resolute warriors vibrate in rhythmic unison. Between them there is a mutual free-masonry, that neither "creed" nor "culture" has ever been able to eradicate; because it is part of the cosmic plan for evolving a higher, and yet a higher type.
Women-kind mobilize in battalions-of-beauty, at football matches, ball tournaments, acquatic carnivals, and sham battles; just as the feminines of "Auld-lang-syne" gathered at the archery sports - the Colosseum combats - the Olympian games, and the Neolithic war-dances. In their worship of the warrior, Indian squaws, lionesses and ball-room belles are in harmonious accord.
Even in years of peace (peace may be considered a temporary truce - a partial suspension of the struggle for survival) civilians in female society are at a heavy discount, when the gold-braided naval lieutenant or the 'Captain-in-his-whiskers' is prowling around. At balls and receptions, the martial uniform carries all… Wilson, Financial Editor, Investor's Review, London... Emperor Napoleon the First-Quoted by Presence before its sexuality (more especially if there be a man inside) just as it does among the head hunters of Borneo, the cannibals of the Congo, the redskins of Oklahoma - or the gruesome savages of Chicago.
University professors (priests disguised) and supersanct demagogues, may rail in florid prose and honeyed lines or rhyme, against 'militarism' and the 'horrors of war,' but they might, much more logically, rear-up on their hind legs and bray furiously at the belts of Orion; or kick out in silly desperation, at the glancing spears of the Northern Lights.
Those literary 'luminaries' (whose business is to dwarf public opinion) with spectacles on their noses - madness in their cerebrums - congestion in their livers - saplessness in their bones - fear in their hearts and pens between their snaky fingers, are never enthusiastically "selected" by virile women. When these poor miserable manlings (geniuses they name each other) do happen (by some lucky chance), to get a woman, they make her life a torment, and scarcely ever leave any progeny behind them, for the doom of degeneracy is upon every nerve and filament of their bodies. Who ever heard of a lovelorn virgin risking her life, or her reputation, to mate herself with a sanctimonious creeping-thing, or bespectacled savant? Did you ever look upon a great drama wherein the hero did not do a bit of fighting? Prince Charming is ever a performer of gallant actions-he conquers giants - outwits knaves slaughters monsters - pulverizes wicked enchanters and is an all around perambulating Terror to the wicked - that is to say to "the other fellow."
A recent account of the Indian mutiny, states that the first outbreak (at Meerut) was precipitated by 'a splendid native girl, hung with jasmine garlands' who womanlike, taunted her sepoy lover by hissing in his face, when he came to visit her: 'We of the bazaar kiss no cowards." He left her in a rage and went out to recklessly precipitate Insurrection, that ended by the blowing of "the defeated" from the mouths of the conqueror's cannon.
As agents provocateurs, women have never been surpassed by men. Cornelia trained up her two brilliant sons, with a view to hurl them against and overturn the Roman Oligarchs; a city
harlot led the Sans-Cullotes of the French Revolution. Queen Boadicea led her own army of painted Britons against the, then all-conquering, Legions of Rome. A female epileptoid (since
canonized) dressed herself in iron armor, mounted a war-horse, and urged her demoralized countrymen-to the forcible expulsion of an alien army. In American wars the feminine has also played her part with eclat; and she delights (above all other women) in tracing her own and her family's pedigree to Revolutionary.
Soldiers, Pirates, Filibusters; and through them to the mail-clad knights and heros of long ago. No Public Library in this Republic is without its complete set of Stud-Books, and none are deeper students thereof than - women. Instinctively comprehending the determinant power of heredity, these students are vaguely endeavoring (in their own peculiar way), to solve the renowned Spencerian Synthetic: "Having seen that matter is indestructible, motion continues, and Force persistant - having seen that Forces are everywhere undergoing transformation; that motion always follows the line of least resistance; is invariably rhythmic; it remains to discover the similarly invariable formula, expressing the combined consequences of the actions, thus separately formulated: Herod's wife and daughter, and their secret alliance for getting John the Baptizer's head chopped off, must not be overlooked; nor the calculated 'brutality' with which Jael drove that tent - peg into
General Sisera's cranium, when he slept. The folk-tale of Delilah and Samson is also to the point. In many respects women have proved themselves more cruel, avaricious, blood-thirsty and revengeful than men.
Women are also remarkably good liars. Deception is an essential and necessary part of their mental equipment. They are inherently deceitful. Men however reckon upon that and discount it well in advance. Without deception of some sort, a woman would have no defense whatever, against rivals, lovers, or husbands. We must not forget that women really hate each other-intensely. It is as natural for women to prevaricate, as it is for man to resent a blow on the face. It is their weapon. Hence they take up with false religions, priest crafts, superstitions, much more readily than men. They like to play the hypocrite, and pretend to be "O so holy"; when their secret thoughts are carnal, self-centered and materialistic. When women think, they think falsely - when they follow their instinct, they do exactly what nature intended them to do - limited of course by the inevitable 'man' - "the brute that he is."
Women are beautiful animals, delightful companions, affectionate mothers, sisters and wives, kindhearted friends; but they are-born dissimulators.
A woman is primarily a reproductive cell-organism, a womb structurally embastioned by a protective, defensive, osseous network; and surrounded with the antennae, and blood vessels,
necessary for supplying nutirment to the growing ovum or embryo. Sexualism and maternity dominate the lives of all true women. To such an extent is this so, that they have little time left
(or inclination) to 'think' and therefore they've never been fitted out ab-initio with reasoning organs. Probably this is what Mahomet alluded to, when he sententiously affirmed that "women have no soul." (Even in man, the soul is probably a fiction, but in women its absence is an absolute certainty.) Women are made sexually attractive to equilibrate their lesser masculinity. It is man - the warriors - business to supply their wants, and select the best of them, for his own enjoyment and the propagation of his seed. They will not object - except in a giggling, semi-sentimental sort of way, because they comprehend their own incapacity for self-mastership, and logical business methods.
They are never touched with any sense of personal responsibility; are mere babies in worldly concerns - hysterical, well supplied with tear glands, verbal mechanisms - but lovable always. Slaves and women are notoriously incompetent of self-control - of holding their own in 'business' - when not inspired and assisted by male friends. They are intended by nature to be loved and defended but not to be "equalized."
When their passions are stirred, women have performed deeds of heroism (and of terror), that even a man with nerves of steel, would hesitate at. They have fought on sea and land, the bravest of the brave. They have led armies and ruled empires, and been criminals of the darkest dye, Messaline, Aggripina, Amestes, Charlotte Corday, Elizabeth of Russia, Jael, Fulvia, Theroigne de Mericourt, Jezebel-the Borgias; have all made themselves more or less infamous. "Terrible is the rage of the billows - terrorizing is the fear of poverty, but more terrorizing than all things is the hate of a woman." (Euripides) Pseudo scientists have lately investigated "The Female Offender" with anthropometric accuracy, but their methods are puerile and unsatisfactory. Their very 'first principle' is false. They begin by assuming that the "criminal type" is to be found in jails - a most superficial and unscienctific assumption. Only criminals who Jail are found there; and by far the largest proportion of them do not fail. Naturally enough, successful criminals have not been "investigated" by Messrs Ferreri, Lombroso, Havelock, Ellis, et al.
That being so, their sagest conclusions are vitiated. Indeed it is an accepted truism among criminals and police, that 'only the fools are caught.' Many of our most eminent men in law. medicine, science, religion and statesmanship, are criminals - criminals of the most atrocious description. The difference between the man who rules in the Castle, and the other man who is chained in the castle-dungeon, is the difference between success and failure.
There is a strong affinity between the criminal and the conqueror. If Washington for example, had failed, he would (most probably) have been hunted-down, and hung as an outlaw and traitor.
However, he 'won' by Force, and consequently became a mighty potentate. King David was a sheep-stealer and blackmailer, until he triumphed. Then he became "a man after God's own heart."
William the Norman was also a criminal, and fifty percent of his invading army were exiled outlaws; but by conquest he became king of England, and his followers blossomed into nobles.
Hence the Spencerian dictum: "The sole truth that transcends experience, by underlying it, is the Persistence of Force. This being the basis of experience, must be the basis of any scientific organization of experiences. To this an ultimate analysis brings us down; and on this a rational synthesis must be built up." (First Principles) Criminals and statesmen are visible embodiments of the Persistence of Force! Now that being so, scientists should define, unmistakably, what they mean by "crime," before commencing to elaborately tabulate 'the criminal type.' But whether a criminal is successful or not, he seems to have a peculiar fascination for women. He who "risks his life to advance his fortunes" may reckon beforehand upon unlimited feminine approval. If he succeeds and becomes a millionaire, a chancellor, a president, or a king, he has only to 'hold up his hand' to be literally 'rushed' by the handsomest feminines in the land: and even if he fails bravely, women will gather in shoals to visit him in jail, besieging him with bouquets and proposals of marriage, even at the gallows. In Michigan a law has lately been enacted, to prohibit female adorers, from sending flowers to condemned murderers, burglars, and bank wreckers. Lombroso says somewhere that "good and passionate women have a fatal propensity to love bad men;" but with characteristic want of the logical faculty, he abstains enthusiastically, from defining 'good' and 'bad.' Belle Starre, the border bandit (who died in a fight with State troops) was the daughter of a guerrilla chief. She selected her numerous husbands from the bravest dare devils in her band, and on the slightest sign of cowardice, they were discarded. "I do love a fellow who shows grit:" was a common expression of hers.
A printed catalogue of the sanguinary duels, that have been fought through jealousy, would not be less than fifty miles thick. (The mythical Cain and Abel are supposed to have quarreled over some ante-deluvian young woman's charms; and she must have married Cain.) If the duels between the animals, plants, birds, fish, germs, and infusorians, for possession of the female, were also added thereto; this planet would not contain the first chapter of the first volume. Women like to be able to say that two men have fought over them. All female animals display a similar peculiarity.
Bushrangers, freebooters, rebels, pirates, have never lacked for love romances. Plays and novels by the thousand have been written upon their escapades, and are always perennially popular.
From the Arabian Nights down to Marie Correli and Ouida, it is one long rhythmic lilt of 'Love and Women and War.' Women authors are specially prone to glorify their heroes, beauty-of-form, daring, hardihood, and resolution. Jesse James and his reckless band of outlaws, also had their famous love adventures. The mother of the James boys had her arm torn off by the explosion of a detective's bomb, thrown through her bedroom window, in the darkness of the night.
The memory of "Brennan on the Moor," (and his dashing inamorata, who "handed him a blunderbuss from underneath her cloak"), is still as green as the hillsides of Innisfail. Like Mahomet, Tell, William Wallace, Caesar, and Napoleon, this famous outlaw's popularity rested on-a suggestive economic fact:
"He never robbed a poor man,
Upon the king's highway;
But when he'd taken from the rich,
He gave unto the poor;
So bold and undaunted,
Was Brennan on the moor."
Though not cast in the American mold, Mr. Brennan was somewhat of a "practical statesman." Decidedly! According to Inspector Schaak's very cleverly written pamphlet, each of the Chicago bomb-throwers had his own romance. An heiress supplied money for the defense of one, whom she proposed to marry: but the most daring and logical of them all (when defeated) "fell upon his sword," like unto Brutus and Cato and Saul. That is to say, he blew his head off with explosives brought to him by his lady-love. It is also noteworthy that he was the son of a Crown Prince. Heredity therefore may have had much to do with the magnitude of his concept. In se magna runt - Another of these slave-betrayed, mob-abandoned enthusiasts was the brother of an American General, and seems to have led a wandering adventurous life; finally falling 'head-over-heals' in love with a Southern quadroon; who still zealously fans the embers of her dead husband's agitation (limited of course by police censorship). Whenever she rises to speak in this city, she is surrounded by stenographic-mouchards and by armed officers of the "Law" in picturesque uniforms.
By direct command of the People, two of those men were choked to death and two others had their necks neatly broken; amid reverberating shouts of worldwide approbation. Their 'Power' was not equal to their 'Logic,' and consequently they were snuffed-out in strict accordance with the Law of the survival-of-the-fittest.
All hireling labor is corroding, corrupting, degrading, devilish. Cursed is the brow that sweats-for hire, and the back that bends to a master's burden. Calloused hands imply calloused minds.
"Virtue in bondage," what an insane paradox?
There is something mutilated about men who exert the strength of their body or mind, for the enrichment of Taskmasters, and women are not slow to perceive it. Women are never deluded with the maniac philosophy that "Jack is as good as his master:" Indian squaws have no admiration for the "brave" who has never taken a scalp; and white women have even less for the 'bearded man': who-amidst gold and silver by the ton - lives from hand to mouth, like a mangy cur.
The bolder and more aggressive men are, the more women of all classes admire them - and vice verse. Thus the surging ebb and flow of attraction and of gravitation is ever directed toward - the impregnation of the Fair - by the Strong. How glorious beneath the sun is the union of the Beautiful and the Brave.
Soiled hands (if soiled for market hire or the payment of tribute) imply a soiled manhood - a biological organism of 'low degree.' Labor performed for oneself is possible - when performed for others, it is utterly debasing - ruinous to brain and body.
From the beginning of time, the defeated classes have ever been the laboring classes-the tenants-the vassals-the sans-cullotes: and the conquerors (their heirs or assigns) have always provided (or hired) the priests, generals, taskmasters, and rulers. This is as, true of the United States (a European colony) as it was of Thebes, Troy, Babylon, Persia, Carthage, Rome.
"Fallen from primeval innocence and ease.
(When thornless fields employed him. but to please)
The laborer toils - and from his dripping brow
Moistens the lengthening furrows of the plough.
In vain he scorns and spurns his altered state.
Tries each poor shift, and strives to cheat his fate;
In vein new - shapes his name; to shun the ill -
Serf, hireling, help - the curse pursues him still;
Changeless the doom remains: the mincing phrase.
May mock high-heaven, but not reverse its ways...
The only apparent difference, between the bondservant of antiquity, and the "educated" hireling of today, is - the thorough - going lunacy of the latter. The ancient Servi knew that they were held in bondage by force of arms; but modern slaves being born, maniacal degenerates, don't know it. Indeed the free workmen of England and America, can be compared to nothing more appropriate than Ibsens "hero," who fancied himself a reigning monarch (with the fate of empires in his nod) when inside a Cairo madhouse his head was ceremoniously encircled with a diadem of straw. ("His brow is wet with honest sweat." is the National Anthem of an insane asylum.)
From whatever side we view him, the average hireling is a shameless, contemptible being. He cannot be classified among "men," any more than a capon can be classified as a gamecock.
Continuous drudgery stiffens his body - ossifies both his hand and brain - makes him an idiot in fact. Even women (indulgent though they be) regard him as a disdainful object, incapable of either great thoughts, great deeds, or of providing them with a home. Hirelings are nearly always on the verge of pauperdom - always praying, howling, and weeping before their Taskmasters, crying out with a loud voice like spoilt babies, "O don't hurt us - don't hurt us -we are so 'good' - so law-abiding - we love Jesus so!" Capitalists, kings, and presidents never take these servile hounds into consideration - nor do sensible women. In grand affairs hirelings are merely inventoried as so much raw material or so many head of cattle; and in sexual affairs, they must of necessity, mate themselves with second-rate women - who cannot possibly find anything more to their taste.
What woman in her senses desires to be a breeder of drudges, lunatics, and sans-cullotes?
The very idea of "Labor" is in chains and yokes. There is no dignity in a bent back - no glory in a perspiring brow - no honor in greasy copper-riveted rags. There is nothing very delectable in picks, shovels, and calloused paws. 'Dignity of Labor!' - Dignity of hell!
What is grand in a horny hand?
What is free in a bended knee?
What is brave in a pauper grave?
What is bold in a lack of gold?
O ye generations of Christ - deluded imbeciles! Ye swarms of moonstruck meeklings! Ye burnt out cinders of men ! - Ye blessing lambs! One day! One day! Ye shall be flung to the lions! Behold! I spit upon your Idols - your Opinions. Now would I pour molten hell through the ventricles of your soul.
"O wretched minds of men! O blind hearts! Not to see in what darkness of life, and in what dangers, is spent this little term of human existence. For as children are frightened at fancied objects in the gloom, so we in broad daylight, often fear what deserves no more to be feared, than the shadows the children dread in the dark, and fancy they must exist."

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:30 am

Evola wrote:
"...often, modern man has lost both the steadiness of instinct of the 'races of nature' and the superiority and metaphysical tension of the 'super-race'.

Not to have merely pure blood, but to have - symbolically - 'divine' blood, instead defined the superior caste or race with respect to the plebian one, or to what we have called the 'race of nature'. Hence the fact that, in the ancient Indo-Germanic civilizations of the East, the community or the spiritual race of the arya identified itself with that of the dvija, the 'twice-born' or 'reborn': this was a reference to a supernatural element pertaining to it, to latent gifts of 'race' in a superior sense, which a special ritual, compared to a second birth or to regenerating, had to progressively confirm for the individual.

War, experienced, determines a first selection; it separates the strong from the weak, the heroes from the cowards. Some fall, others assert themselves. But this is not enough. Various ways of being heroes, various meanings, can arise in heroic experience. From each race, a different, specific reaction must be expected." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:34 am

Evola wrote:
"...Arjuna is led to experience the manifestation of the divine as a power which sweeps the one who experiences it away into irresistible absoluteness. Compared to this force any conditioned form of existence appears as a mere negation. When this negation is itself continuously and actively negated, that is, when every limited form of existence is overwhelmed or destroyed in combat, this force becomes terrifyingly evident. It is in these terms that the energy suitable to provoke the heroic transformation of the individual can be properly defined. To the extent that he is able to act in the purity and absoluteness... the warrior breaks the chains of the human, evokes the divine as metaphysical force of destruction of the finite, and attracts this force effectively into himself, finding in it his illumination and liberation.

..."Life - like a bow; the mind - like the arrow; the target to pierce - the supreme spirit; to join mind to spirit as the shot arrow hits its target."" [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:22 pm

Evola wrote:
"The transformation of the sense of the word 'devotio' must be noticed. While it applied originally to this order of ideas, that is, to a heroic, sacrificial and evocative action, in the later Empire it came to mean simply the fidelity of the citizen and his scrupulosity in payment to the State treasury (devotio rei annonariae).

As Bouche-Leclercq puts it, in the end, "after Caesar was replaced by the Christian God, devotio means simply religiosity, the faith ready crifices, and then, in a further degeneration of the expression, devotion in the common sense of the word, that is, constant concern for salvation, affirmed in a meticulous and tremelous practice of the cult". Leaving this aside in the ancient Roman devotio we find,... very precise signs of a mysticism aware of heroism and of sacrifice, binding the feeling of a super-natural and super-human reality tightly to the will to struggle with dedication in the name of one's own Chieftain, one's own State and one's own race. ...Let us only recall here that in the ceremony of the triumph the victorious dux displayed in Rome the insignia of the Olympian god to indicate the real force within him which had brought about his victory; let us recall also that beyond the mortal Caesar Romanity worshipped Caesar as 'perennial victor', that is, as a sort of supra-personal force of Roman destiny.

In ancient Rome devotio die not mean 'devotion' in the modern sense of the meticulous and over-scrupulous practice of a religious cult. It was, rather, a warlike ritual action in which the sacrifice of oneself and one's own life was dedicated consciously  to 'lower' powers, whose unleashing was to contribute to ringing victory, on the one hand, by endowing one with irresistible strength and, on the other hand, by causing panic to the enemy. It was a rite established formally by the Roman State as a supernatural addition to arms in desperate cases, when it was believed that the enemy could hardly be defeated by normal forces." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:23 pm

Evola wrote:
"They now want, for the third time this century, to lead humanity to war in the name of 'the war against war'. This requires men to fight at the same time that war as such is criticized. It demands heroes while proclaiming pacifism as the highest ideal. It demands warriors while it has made 'warrior' a synonyker and criminal, since it has reduced the moral basis of 'the just war' to that of a large-scale police operation, and it has reduced the meaning of the spirit of combat to that of having to defend oneself as a last resort.
...the bourgeoise ideal, the carefully maintained 'security' of existence which abhors risk, which promises that the maximum comfort of the human animal shall be easily accessible to all.
...Some will try to make others go and fight instead of them, offering as inducements beautiful words about humanitarianism, glory and patriotism. Apart from this the only thing a man in such a world will fight for is his own skin. His skin in Curzio Malaparte's sense as here: "Certainly, only the skin is undeniable and tangible. One no longer fights for honour, for freedom, for justice. One fights for this disgusting skin. You cannot even imagine what man is capable of, of what heroisms and infamies, to save his skin." If one wants a profession of faith from the democratic world beyond all its pretences, it is contained in these words. They express the only credo, leaving aside mere verbiage and lies, with which it can spiritually equip its army." [MW]

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:38 pm

War is in the first instance resistance. The war against nature. Barbarian hordes are forces of nature. Resistance, defense, walls, the selection of strong men for duty -

War comes to exist after the spontaneous raid is unsuccessful.
A barbarian invasion of a village, raping pillaging and stealing everything, is not war. Hence war is resistance. To attack the state is to resist the will of the state. The only will of the state is that it is obeyed, It represents the only absolute; the void.

To resist the void is to make war, which, to a man, is life. No man who does not battle is truly alive. If he finds happiness outside of battle, he is no longer a man.  

Our state compels us with great force. Resistance is a challenge. It requires both will and intelligence. Will is abundant among the Earthly young and aging, intelligence is rare. Intelligence is defined as a mindset adequately discerning and resourceful to turn disadvantages into advantages.

The disadvantage of the Greek man is very enormous. More enormous than disadvantages may ever have been, save meteors and climate cataclysms. But the enormity of the force that leans and looms over him can be used. It is intelligent to use the enemy's weight against him.

The key is in the weight that is not directly controlled by his will, but indirectly. Somewhere in the chain of command are hiatuses in his control, "pressure points" that when pressed, disconnect weight from control.
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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:56 pm

War = memetic agon, to struggle to resist.

Agon = organism (genes) The organism grows and reproduces (fertilizes).
War = SuperOrganism (memes) The superorganinm expands and cultivates (spreads its idea(l)s)

Agon = begins as a defensive necessity of self-maintenance. This necessity is constant, never-ending, and is interpreted sensually as need/suffering, pleasure being a sudden or substantial decrease in this need/suffering.
The object/objective is the focus of the Will upon a source of gratifying need.  
Only after self-preservation has been ensured, in the immediate, does it grow and reproduce with the excess - it overflows.
If no excess energies are available or accessible it withers, atrophies, declines.

As an organism and super-organism grows/expands the energies required to self-preserve increase proportionally.


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Linear time towards entropy, chaos, increasing randomness.

Need the organizing emergent unity's sensation of this Fluidity upon its ordering - this is its Becoming
Ordering/environment (entropy, increasing randomness).

--------------Pleasure>-----------------Need------------------>Suffering/Pain
<---------------AGON------------------------------------------

The mind being able to project itself beyond the immediate can be attracted to potential gratification or order which is desired, promised gratification inspires with its symmetry.

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:03 pm

These pressure points are memetic.

The first layer of unreal self-valuing is the perimeter of the core-state, which is expanding, encompassing millions already. But the membrane state is vastly larger, and when swayed, would immediately crunch the core state. This membrane is the media.
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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:05 pm

Agon and Excess, Mars and Venus.


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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:07 pm

Pleasure is excess.
Nature requires excess to thrive, and it must thrive if it is to be.
Agon is within thriving; between thriving and decline.
Mars/Agon battles to conquer Venus; excess of energy-current, pleasure.

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:09 pm

In other symbolism, agon is represented by the sun, and pleasure by the earth and moon
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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:12 pm

Yes....pleasure is the sensation of excess within a world of austerity.
Order towards Entropy

The organism feels overflowing, powerful, virile, when its energies exceed its needs.
All that promises or represents this state of excess is experiences vicariously, in art.

In sex it is the moment of releasing excess, stored, energies, which is experiences as ecstasy, a sudden relief.

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:14 pm

The point of this is that in order to win a war, a trophy must be determined beforehand. The Trojan war started over a woman. To the warlike, the end of war is war itself, but to the 'historical mind' we see war as a means to an end, that may in the end prove historically futile, but was essential at the outset.

"We root back into antiquity via a thread of spectres. Rome projected its fall into Venice, which became the capitalist world, the spectralization of value. But Rome was built on the spectre of Greece, and Greek was Athena, the spectre of Homeric mind. In turn he reflected on Achilles and the war that primordially swept up this flash in the cosmos; "the west", lashed out and still reverberates in an absolutization of spectrality. This war was caused by a woman figuring as a spectre in the spiritual eye of a [---] race. And what was in the head of this woman? Seldom mattered anything so deeply nothing - seldom a more primordially repressed. Our world is a seal on irrelevance."
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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:18 pm

And yet to try to attain pleasure without war, circumventing war, that is the formulate of decadence. Our world is the capitalization of decadence. The warlike instinct only has to breathe aloud to know it is still king, but to be a king and to hold a kingdom are two different things. Nobility is solitary, scattered, isolated.

In the beginning was the sword.

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:34 pm

No war without a prize ---  right now the prize is oil and western superiority. But this whole dependency on oil on the one hand boosts the feeling (roaring engines) and on the other implies a fundamental subservience.

Largely, the political perversity in the west is due to this subservience. I assume that when energy (excess) is acquired through means of invention (Mercury, or the a/bisexual aspect of the conscious psyche), the west will shed a lot of its fucked up morality. Seeing as it is that morality that sustains the dependency, it will be a matter of depletion and eventually natural law replaces the subservience with a need of mastery. The west is sucking from the Earths tit and it'll take whatever Babylonian whore offers herself.

Jumping the nest means inventing energy. It's very prosaic actually.

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:36 pm

No but fuck that. That would mean that energy is the only thing worth fighting for in the grand political scheme. That nobility only depends on having ones energy to oneself, not being dependent on salespeople. To a large extent it is, but this is really very prosaic and scientific.

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:41 pm

There is no other way: war to the end of war.
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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:44 pm

Ah yes, this is the generator in the deep. Shakti, "power". The Aryans placed a goddess in this root. The masculine principle is the transcendent whole, or the heart.
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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:46 pm

The masculine is the result of the battle; truth.
Cold and hard perceived by subjected enemies, overflowing perceived by itself and its beneficiaries.
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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:55 pm

Decadence = pleasure unearned, or earned with ease.
Usually due to an external intervention, an other Will's support.
Ennui, cynicism, accompanies it, because the mind cannot appreciate what it takes to enjoy the outcome - what it takes to make the pleasure possible in an environment which evolved it as a method.

Take obesity in a world of artificial superfluous nutrients,a s an example
Take the loss of sexual satisfaction in an oversexed, love for all, world.

Like a spoiled child who inherited the father's wealth and squanders it away, on nonsense, on hedonistic, materialistic nothings.
The end becomes the sensation with no appreciation of past, and no regard fro the future (posterity).
A psychology entombed in decadence - decay.
A walking cadaver, rotting.  

Actions with no results, no value.
Value being measured using time.
Superior quality = what resists entropy, what has longevity, what rises the one gifted in its potential endurance.
The which is timeless, being the absolute form of it - Being.  

Self valuing...

1- How one identifies self
One can identify with an abstraction (God, Nation, Idea, Humanity), the memetic Self, and value that Self, while devaluing one's own self, the biological genetic self.
2- Know Thyself, means to self-discover....by exploring one's past.

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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:06 am

Lyssa wrote:
Evola wrote:
""...one of the origins of the imperial apotheosis, that is to say, of the feeling that an immortal 'numen' was concealed in the emperor, is undoubtedly the experience of the warrior: the imperator was originally the military leader, acclaimed on the battlefield in the moment of victory: in this moment, he seemed transfigured by a force from above, fearful and wonderful, which imposed precisely the feeling of the numen.
... the one who experiences heroism spiritually is pervaded with a metaphysical tension, an impetus, whose object is 'infinite', and which, therefore, will carry him perpetually forward, beyond the capacity of one who fights from necessity, fights as a trade, or is spurred by natural instincts or external suggestion." [MW]

We see here that entities are not, in the regard of men, primarily flesh, but primarily God, immortal. This means that man, in his own regard, is not primarily flesh but God, immortal - at least the highest aspects of what he ultimately chooses as himself is divine. Ultimately his choice will be based on his conception of the divine, regardless whether he believes in the divine or not.
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PostSubject: Re: War Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:13 am

Lyssa wrote:
Evola wrote:
"While, in the cycle of the first caste, war was justified by spiritual motives, and showed clearly its value as a path to supernatural accomplishment and the attainmeny of immortality by the hero (this being the motive of the 'holy war'), in the cycle of the warrior aristocracies they fought for the honour and power of some particular prince, to whom they showed a loyalty which was willingly associated with the pleasure of war for war's sake. With the passage of power into the hands of the bourgeoisie, there was a deep transformation; at this point, the concept of the nation materializes and democratises itself, and an anti-aristocratic and naturalistic conception of the homeland is formed, so that the warrior is replaced by the soldier-citizen, who fights simply for the defence or the conquest of land; wars, however, generally remain slyly driven by supremacist motives or tendencies originating within the economic and industrial order. Finally, the last stage, in which leadership passes into the hands of the slaves, has already been able to realise - In Bolshevism..." [Metaphysics of War]

And yet even in the Bolshevist there is a trace of nature, as Marx promised him his own perennial victory under the guise of historical necessity. A lowly and treacherous representation of such a victory perhaps, but a promise of it nontheless. Its reality is its driving millions to their death in the belief of a higher cause.

For this reason, I would not place the Bolshevik experiment as lower than the capitalist one.  I would rather rank the failure to construct a perennial victory based on proletarian values above the encroaching attempt at abolishing the true existential impulse that is the security state which has comfort as its highest value.

Though it is true that the doctrine of Communism itself is, in its standards, identical to the doctrine of Christianity - the promise of victory in terms of the opponent. Both doctrines also maintain a trace of reverence for the holy war, whereas Consumerist society disregards the idea that man wants to battle at all, and thus is the most pure of human diseases.
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