The authority of blood

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Before undertaking this project, I hadn’t taken into consideration how squeamish people really are when it comes to violence. On the one hand, anti-authoritarians seem to get off on the idea of lacerated cop flesh and burning down buildings they don’t like. They seem to fantasize about street combat or how much violence they’ll inflict during the Revolution or Insurrection or Collapse or whatever other pseudo-Christian eschatological placeholder they’ve devised. But once an actual group emerges that is (supposedly) killing actual people, one that is drawing blood and maiming, these people suddenly find their morality again. The fantasy was taken too far. You mean all of that talk about wounding and killing and someone took it seriously? Continue reading “The authority of blood”

Liber 333

Since the publication of Atassa 2, to say I have been down a bit of a rabbit hole would be an understatement. Having published “Hostis Humani Generis”, a reflection on the figure of Satan via a meandering tour of philosophy and history, the next step was to investigate Satanism as a living movement. While there are people associated with “mainstream” LaVeyan Satanism who I respect and who have played some part in the project, the closest affinity I could find between eco-extremism and Satanism was in groups such as the Order of Nine Angles (ONA). I have read numerous sources over the course of the past six months or so on the ONA, but to be honest I still feel that I have only skimmed the surface. There is a lot about the ONA I don’t like, and a lot that I find very thoughtful and engaging. I get the feeling that in a lot of Anton Long / David Myatt texts, there is a gratuitous complexity at work. We are dealing with a “secret society,” but for a clandestine organization, there seem to be almost thousands of pages about it floating around for free online. It seems like overkill to be honest. Continue reading “Liber 333”

Additional note on fascism

Last post, I didn’t really touch on fascism as a phenomenon, though I have done so in the past. Mainly, I would not consider myself or this project fascist because fascism is an outdated ideology. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have adherents in the present, more that its adherents are living in a past that no longer exists. I have a working hypothesis that leftist / progressive movements were the product of a certain atavism in which capitalism had yet to extricate masses of people from pre-capitalist forms of solidarity and social cohesion. It is no wonder that places where leftist insurgency succeeded (Russia, China, Spain, Cuba) had large rural peasant populations and a small and relatively new industrial proletariat. Places that had an established proletariat (Germany, Great Britain, France, etc.) seem to have hummed along fine under the capitalist order, with only occasional hiccups. The proletariat had vested interests in techno-industrial society and its functioning, or at least the aspects that it personally cared about (movies, sports, gadgets, etc.) Consumption became the primary means to express agency, whereas production became an afterthought outsourced elsewhere (cf. Wal-Mart and similar modern enterprises). Consumption as we know is a very atomized endeavor. Leftist politics is stuck in the past paradigm of a factory full of workers with stores for the wealthy few, whereas the reality now is a practically empty factory (significantly automated when not outsourced overseas outright) with a store full of passive consumers, or people glued to their individual electronic devices. Leftist groups are trying to revive politics that simply do not make sense in the current era, because the “polis”, an assemblage of masses of people with common interests, is being eliminated in favor of a more flexible model of human interaction and control. Continue reading “Additional note on fascism”

For Misanthropy, Against “Ecofascism”

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On a rare day alone in the punishing Southern heat, I was driving around to various locales to pass the time. One thing that the highway system negates is the impassibility of wetlands terrain. At one place where a major highway crosses a swamp, I got out and began to observe a river flowing beneath the overpasses. Under one, I saw large pickup trucks parked, some hitched with trailers, some having hauled boats there. The owners of these gas guzzling vehicles are likely to be sport fishing for catfish, trout, and many other types of underwater wildlife. Here the masculine memory recollects how one’s daddy taught his boy how to hunt and fish. Go down any rural road and you may see young people riding around on four wheelers, or men setting crawfish traps. People pride themselves in “living off of the land” here. In the West, there is much more of a “conservation mentality”: nature is perceived as fragile, and forests are thought to need protection. Down south, you cut down a forest and it seems that another magically sprouts up overnight. Once some miles from here, I saw a completely “artificial” forest, more rightly perceived as a “tree farm”. There were pine trees planted in rows like the orchards back home, all the exact same height. Continue reading “For Misanthropy, Against “Ecofascism””