Monthly Archives: August 2014

Clan Culture, the ME & the Modern World

Below is a very necessary and interesting podcast — if you are not in the habit of listening to podcasts, I advise you to start. They are a fabulous way to use what would otherwise be downtime to learn. I sometimes listen very passively and am doing other things during it, but just the bits and pieces of information always pay off…

And this is one of the better podcasts I have heard covering the topic of ‘the clan’ within traditional society:

https://player.fm/series/war-podcast-feed/the-rule-of-the-clan-in-foreign-policy

It is from RN Drive which is some Australian regular, radio program I believe, and I highly endorse specifically the ‘War Podcast Feed’ available on player.fm.

The topic covers how previously societies functioned based off of the credibility of individuals and the clans to which they belonged; it was sort of a method to insure the proper behavior of everyone in incredibly decentralized communities.

When the reputation of the family becomes paramount, the amount of pressure put on the individual to behave in a proper fashion increases exponentially, and so to comes the goal for the clan to likewise enforce standards among their own. The sort of standards that one cannot easily enforce in the least if we are talking about a time where there is no centralized governing force or public education.

While it is not covered, it appears that the West has taken the opposite approach to this during the course of its ‘free’ years, and we have essentially abolished all manner of ‘clan’ as an identifiable social order and we likewise have successfully worked in abolishing even the greater importance of the family unit through the mass sanctioning of divorce and all manner of ‘alternative families’. Likewise, so too has our concept of the individual prioritizing an honor/shame dichotomy over the exaggerated sense of personal liberty that they now enjoy.

And we can all see that there is the continuous failure of the Western societies to curb personal decadence & depression that infest the regular peoples and create a subtle pull towards criminality and social degeneration. Of course, there are some people who do not buy into this line of thought — and they are called liberals, and we will all be saying “I told ya so” at larger volumes in another 50 years when most of your major cities all look like Detroit.

& of course, it is necessary for us to fully understand this aspect of Middle Eastern culture to even pretend that we can appraise what is going on there. Without some basic knowledge of this aspect of their society our analysis will always be incomplete, as will our accusations towards them of not fulfilling what we expect of them.

Fed. Govt. Spending Nearly $1 Mill to Track Twitter Political Activity

Of course, the federal government is doing this in such a fashion so as to be able to make it appear not them through funding this third party, but God knows that the point will be to be able to consult these people and build a veritable database of peoples & collections of people who actively engage in a government unapproved political ideology.

The goods below:

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”

The university has received $919,917 so far for the project.

“The project stands to benefit both the research community and the public significantly,” the grant states. “Our data will be made available via [application programming interfaces] APIs and include information on meme propagation networks, statistical data, and relevant user and content features.”

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“This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate,” the grant said.

“Truthy,” which gets its name from Stephen Colbert, will catalog how information is spread on Twitter, including political campaigns.

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“Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.

AmRen

Pretty fabulous to consider that this is meant to produce ‘reports’ beneficial to the American people on ‘social pollution,’ but we all know that this will presumably function as a dragnet for the NSA to now monitor people with the false pretense of doing it for research.

And we are all quite sure that this funding will not lead to damning reports of right wing activists (the few that there seemingly are in comparison to the Left) on twitter. The Colbert watching MoveOn.org crowd has never been known for their moderate and objective approach towards political discourse and analysis — but, suddenly, we are interested in funding research that will have them monitoring twitter accounts.

Fun, fun, fun.

Anti-Religion & Libertarianism: Natural (& Dull) Conclusions of Western Nationalism

There has always been a divide between the Western (European) Nationalist model, and that of the Central & Eastern European models. One grew out of the rationalist philosophers and functioned more as a tool, the other grew out of German romanticist and other corresponding thinkers who brought it back to a more native perspective (though sometimes there isn’t ever even a true formalization of the philosophy in the cases of places like South Korea where there seems to be little officious doctrine on it).

It can be said that all forms of nationalism are derived from one or the other. But it can also be observed that the Western nationalists no longer think of themselves or even recognize themselves as Nationalists. Especially now, in the current age, there is a trend to think of themselves as more than Nationalists because they believe that their ideology resolves itself into a purely rational, and even ‘universal’ philosophy.

The American state began formulating that the ideologies of its society were, in fact, applicable to all nations (and perhaps this is why we have found ourselves in a thousand foreign wars to boot); we are motivated to provide a certain standard to all men all around the world, a standard that is identical to how we view our own relationship with others. Our nationalism has always been a relatively superifical one that is based off of individual liberty and rational cosmopolitanism as the scholar Hans Kohm says. This certainly echoes back into the education of any Western person.

The comedy of it is that we often deny such a thing to even be nationalism: so entrenched is the importance of this ideology within us we view it more as an abstract truth than any point open to our criticism. Of course the sense of individual liberty we have is necessary, and of course the multicultural, multi-ethnic formation of our communities are a good thing — they are the actualization of not just of our national agenda and mission, but they are also some sort of abstract universal truth of what is best for men.

In some sense this is the greatest form of Nationalism: it is the hidden Nationalism that nefariously turns even the Leftist progressive into a loyalist of the civil state.

Compare this to the Central & Eastern European brands of nationalism that has always sought to understand oneself in the context of being German. The truths and conclusions were meant only for a limited audience & culture. The same influence can be seen in characters like Michel Afleq of Syria who have seen his own contextualization for an ‘Arab nationalism,’ or any other manifestation in places like India or Korea. Admittedly, I am no expert in these, but there is a palpably different mission in these areas, although to some degree it can be said that the south Korean nationalism has essentially evaporated and become more & more like the Western nationalist models.

But the relevance of all of this has a few clear results that people won’t like:

(1) Anti-Religion: religion has ceased to serve a purpose within the context of the Western nationalist framework. Originally it could function as a loose uniter of the people, and that we could always depend on the spread of Christianity was enough that we could depend on a loose Christian humanism for lack of a better word.

Christianity functioned as a phase one within the ‘rationalist, cosmopolitan’ state. Christianity served to be an ideological cudgel against the idea of racism and against the ideas of ethnic natioanalism, and in many senses it can be said to have been a formidable tool in the full ingratiation of non-whites to the European elements there.

But, Christianity is entirely incompatible with the Phase Two: the rationalist cosmopolitan conclusion is one that is now rooted in creating an even greater aquarium of culture (a Gellner concept we will go into some other day), where religion should not even stand as a barrier to unity.

Religion gets into the way of exaggerated concepts of personal liberty (that are now no longer distinguishable from perosnal indulgence) and so religion is cut from the Western Nationalist doctrine. We see it in all of the nations who no longer see a purpose to side with Christian doctrine, and we now see more hostile denunciations of Christendom, increasing even since the 80s, and an allowance & endorsed tolerance in the media and films for such an advance.

Defanging Christianity is also a goal because it defeats whatever traditionalist elements remain within Western society. The Traditionalist elements are always the most dynamic and flammable aspects of any society, and so the goal of the Western Nationalists, who never have had a deep nationalism, has always been to defeat those who would otherwise hijack these movements in a very potential way.

Even Hans Kolm has noted that it is the Central or Eastern nationalist stance that has the greater potentialities (& risks) that go with it. It could be said that the Western nationalism has only functioned as a tool of the Capitalist system that has been its largest proponent and driving force even after the enlightenment, rationalist philosophies have ceased to be great contributors to it. 

(2) Libertarianism Final Phase for Conservatives

Libertarianism rears its head as a philosophy and it is meant to be the last bastion of anyone who identifies as a conservative — it is the last ideology that, at all, tips any hat to any sort of tradition, and the tradition itself it serves is only that of excessive individual liberty prioritized over any traditional identity.

It matches the attitude of the rationalist cosmopolitanist who desires the destruction of the traditionalist principles that have always acted as a barrier to it.

It seems to be that the formation of a libertarian standpoint is less of a throwback to 19th century philosophical inspiration and more of the result of the anti-religion success to remove any sense of traditionalist cultural values within the American conservative philosophy.

Conservatism is stripped bare & left as a hollow, husk of an ideology — the husk, of course, being Libertarianism. The movement is boiled down to just the few, naked, skeletal conceptualizations that alone can be viewed as servile to the Capitalist institutions that directed this entire campaign.

You will also notice how utterly dull these philosophies serve to be; they have very few conclusions but only exist as static, blunt devices that are not meant to have large impacts on individuals but encourage them to remain as non-dynamic cogs within the wheels of Capitalist consumerism.

This is only a small piece of writing but I felt like putting it out there to simply show that the anti-religious & Libertarian sentiments are a planned part of the overall system; too often we perceive this as some heroic or dynamic change within our society but, in reality, they are planned phenomena.

Donald Self-Actualizes & Levels Up, Pointing Out True Theme of 21st Century

Prominent politicsforum.org user, and former Leftist but now metaphysically enlightened transpositional spiritual guru Donald summarizes the entire theme of the 21st century in the following words.

I do not elaborate because he basically wont his ‘ten ways to Sunday’ or some shit.

DONALD

Unread post Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:06 pm [ Report ][ Quote ]

noemon wrote:

I believe we are way past that stage, and that Islam will never pose a seriously credible threat to warrant the requirement of a zealous rally point. The West can deal with Islam so easy that it does not require to rally mass mobilisation. It needs only to order a 1% of its army and Islam gets crushed.

The next clash of civilisations will not be with Islam but with China. At that point I don’t really know what the rally cry will be.

I disagree. I see the world in terms as a spiritual struggle between Tradition and Initiation (with and against) counter-tradition and counter-initiation (read: René Guénon). The Chinese, like the West, worship Mammon and are part of the armies of Ahriman (the Anti-Christ), whose goal is the continuation of the law of the serpent (i.e., predatory evolution). Any kind of hostility between China and the West will always lack authenticity because they are bound to the same leadership.

PoFo

& this is why I understand the phenomena of never drinking alcohol and praying five times a day, and why other people are confused that they aren’t buying iPhones & updating their profile pics.

 

All civilization was a boiling away, a failing away; all humanity was enslaved, beatened, saddened, imposed upon.

& finally people just started thinking far outside of the box and got their inspiration from true geniuses analyzing the postmodern question as opposed to re-sharing “I Fucking Love Science” links.

Personally, right now, I want to live my life to the fullest & warn everyone that they are selling their souls & losing themselves with every minute they spend in slavery to a 21st century mindset.

You can literally see the skinny & handsome figure of Donald just standing up & stepping outside of a box, turning back & looking at it, summarizing it in a few words then walking away — now so much larger, so much the better than the box, though inside of this box remains hostile creatures fighting over spilt milk.