In a post entitled “Helpful links on the journey,” the intelligent and thoughtful writer over at Secular Traditionalist blog has offered up a number of useful news sources for transitioning from a secular person who rejects modernity and wants tradition to someone who sees a religious basis and purpose to the same.
Disclaimer: this writer is my wife and I am unabashedly a fan of all that she does.
Amerika.org continues to be “secular” in the sense that I believe the derivation of conservatism and traditionalism can be found through religion, or through material reality. It makes sense either way and neither is exclusively needed, because all paths lead to the same destination if enough thought is put into them. This is part of my basic approach to learning and history, which is esotericism, or the idea that knowledge reveals itself only after precursors have been learned and only to those who have the ability for it. This is the opposite of exoteric modern learning systems, where we presuppose that you can lecture people and make them memorize ideology and they then know all that needs to be known about that thought system; many of us have noted how this approach requires dumbing down vast amounts of knowledge into linear flat hierarchies which do not admit subtlety, context or interconnection.
We’re thankful for this list of useful material to read on that journey because for many people out there, a religious interpretation of life is the one that makes the most sense. It is then only fair and sensible to allow them to continue learning in the way that is most comfortable for them. In addition, it’s nice to have other people who understand what us few dissidenten who dislike the modern erosion of all that is better than equal, and whether they read philosophy through the Bible or Human, All Too Human is in the final accounting not really significant.
Christmas takes the traditional role of the mid-winter festival in Western Europe, where we celebrate the past year and the birth of hope for the next. It is a time to love family, respect the past and adore the future. This holiday appears in several forms, including Yule and Christmas, but serves an important role in the passage of the year.
Those of us who believe in an organic society do not see days as equal. Each serves a role toward a purpose, just like each year of life does, working together to tell a story or solve a complex question. For this reason we have holidays that show us where we are in the process and give us moments of contemplation to see what we have learned, and where we want to go.
With that, I leave you to friends, family, feast and joy. Merry Christmas from all of us here at Amerika to all of you out there who can read, understand and act.
Neoreactionary blog Fanghorn Forest published an interview with Brett Stevens today on the topics of conservatism, global collapse of civilization, and the necessity for clarity in philosophy as a pre-requisite to political thought.
You may have noticed that the site has lagged or been down lately. There are several reasons for this, but the most interesting is that we are growing. Our basic web stats for the past two weeks show:
Successful requests for pages: 398,014
Average successful requests for pages per day: 30,580
Average data transferred per day: 952.31 megabytes
Some of this traffic comes from search engines crawling for URLs, spammers looking for a mark, and misdirected search results (a number of people came in looking for “amerika sex,” and I am sure left disappointed). But on the whole this could explain why our server is sweating a bit more of late.
- Oncology (Jan 31st, 2010)
- Equality as a tool of the salesperson (Jul 15th, 2009)
- The First Lecture (Jul 2nd, 2009)
- 1789 (May 29, 2009)
- Blame (May 22nd, 2009)
- The Meme of Modernity (Feb 22nd, 2009)
- Crux (Feb 3rd, 2009)
- Fear (Feb 7th, 2009)
- If you don’t have your head up your ass (Feb 1, 2009)
- I’d rather have wings (Jan 23rd, 2009)
- What is reality? (Dec 15, 2008)
- Greenism: Moral Reality or Political Appearance? (Dec 8, 2008)
I am fortunate to be again published on the excellent American Renaissance. Thank you to Jared Taylor and his team of able and considerate editors. If you have a moment, read “Gaza Everywhere” on American Renaissance.
I am fortunate to be able to announce that a piece of mine, “Civil Rights Fatigue” has been accepted at anti-modernist blog Alternative Right.
While the right-wing underground divides itself on many issues, it agrees on more than it does not: mass democracy fails, ecocide is real, nationalism keeps a nation happy, and we do not need liberal ideological government at all.
Since we are in agreement on the big issues, I have been reaching out to notable right-wing blogs in an attempt to draw us all closer to the point of action. Alternative Right, on which I have been gratefully published for several years, has kindly printed me alongside other right-wing, new right, identitarian, neoreactionary, radical traditionalist and dark enlightenment luminaries.
The ancient gods live with us today. We rank them above all else but the source of reality itself. Right below them, just by a hair, sit those who benefit us all by publishing interesting, varied and insightful information. Among those are Editors including Gwendolyn Taunton who publishes Aristokratia webzine and book series. I have been fortunate to have pieces accepted for past volumes of the print version of Aristokratia, but today I am proud to announce that my latest article, “Subvert the Dominant Paradigm,” has found a home on Aristokratia.
I am fortunate to be able to announce that one of my recent writings, “Brave New Dead World,” has been published on American Renaissance, a rightfully well-regarded site on the American Right. This article concerns the nature of identitarian belief and its power in an age of liberalism causing dissolution of the American nation-state.
Several years ago, I blogged over on a men’s rights site belonging to this same network. Men’s rights activism splits into two groups, one who wants egalitarianism for men by law, and another who wants complementary gender roles. Naturally I stood with the second group. You can find all of those posts here.
Further, in order to reach out to the many different groups of those who are naturally conservative — including neoreaction, paleoconservatism, crunchy conservatism, dark enlightenment, the red pill and others — I have installed a forum over at Reaction Forum. This provides both a public place for general talk, and a private zone for more serious planning, much in the style of Occupy Wall Street, The Tea Party and other groups shaping modern politics.
I also wanted to drop in a topic where there could be open comments about how this blog is doing, and whether or not I’ve bored all four of you to tears yet.