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Operation Mockingbird Reviews Nihilism

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

The cerebral dissident podcast Operation Mockingbird has featured Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity on the most recent show, following a great interview on the show. Host Joe Arrigo shows an uncommonly penetrating insight regarding the book, digs deep into its concepts, and brings out related ideas through a very balanced and philosophical review. Thank you, Joe, for reading so intently and appreciating what is being communicated by this fairly difficult subject matter.

Power-Nihilism: A Case For Moral & Political Nihilism by James Theodore Stillwell III

Thursday, May 18th, 2017


Power-Nihilism: A Case For Moral & Political Nihilism
by James Theodore Stillwell III
88 pages, Bookemon, $30

Nihilism attracts much confusion because it is an entirely different way of viewing the world. It is the direct opposite of the universalism of this time, which states that there are universal truths which can be discovered and spread to other human beings. Instead, nihilism advocates a hard realism in which aspects of reality are discovered, but not preserved or communicated.

James Theodore Stillwell III enters the fray with Power-Nihilism: A Case For Moral & Political Nihilism, a short book which affirms a Nietzsche-Redbeard view of nihilism as the need for the individual to not be ruled by the herd, and find meaning where it is relevant to the individual. This “might is right” expression of nihilism conveys many benefits, but also might need further development.

The book affirms the basic idea of nihilism through a study of morality which it rightly views as conditional. That is, if someone wants to survive, they must eat; however, there is no universal commandment that all must want to survive. With that in mind, Stillwell dispenses with the idea of objective and subjective morality, and focuses instead on the morality of survival and self-expression.

Morality doesn’t state ‘If you want to achieve X you ought to do Y.’ Rather, it says ‘Thou shalt not commit murder!’ regardless of whether you are concerned about facing the death penalty or not! It is this kind of imperative the moral skeptic rejects because outside of the context of punishment and reward there can be no motivating force to propel one to act in a certain manner. After all, if I want to perform X and am immune to penalty why ought I not do X? Because it’s ‘wrong’? What does that mean? Hence the nihilist contends that only hypothetical imperatives are tenable. Every prescription not based upon a value premise (a goal) raises questions such as a ‘According to whom?’ and ‘Why not?’ because every imperative logically implies a subjective aim. Therefore the Categorical Imperative is nothing but moral mysticism dreamed up by moralizing sophists! (32)

His vision is to restate morality not as a normative commandment, or that which tells people what they should do, but as an gesture of will: people are different, and some who wish to break from the herd find a morality in asserting their will upon reality and need no reason to do so. This instinctual morality fits within a naturalistic analysis, where humans are Darwinian creatures struggling for survival.

Onto that, Stillwell grafts a bit of Nietzsche — “Nietzsche defines a healthy society as not existing for its own sake, but for the sake of a higher type, that is the ‘value creators'” — and argues essentially that these cannot sensibly obey herd morality and must do what they must, in full barbarian bloodlust, because like the natural selection in nature this produces higher proficiency and therefore, better results for humanity.

This combines with his individualist theme, and ultimately masters it, somewhat to the surprise of the writer. Stillwell correctly intuits that higher men cannot live by the rules of the herd, but then posits that they should live for their own instincts, when really his writing verges on the idea of instead having them act toward the value creation process, i.e. a transcendental outlook that values supremacy, proficiency, excellence and creativity above the usual rote labor-by-the-pound of the herd.

The slavish herd animal lives a pessimistic and fearful existence. He is timid and uncertain of himself. This type of man lacks courage, he attempts to make virtues out of his weakness and cowardice and ‘to make the best of a bad situation.’ He elevates those virtues which serve to alleviate his suffering. He honors virtues such as pity, empathy, compassion, patience, humility, and equality, for to him these are the most useful qualities. Slave morality is essentially that of utility. Such ones tend to demonize and resent the powerful, the virile, the egoistic, and self-assertive. Such lowly specimens are often pessimistic concerning the human condition, and some even find themselves gazing into the abyss of anti natalism. (73)

In this, Stillwell also reveals a flaw in Nietzsche. For Nietzsche, philosophy resolved into a type of artistic idealism whereby the individual struggled for beauty in a fusion of the Romantic and ancient ideals. The nihilistic perspective on this, however, is twofold: first, it is esoteric and most people cannot visualize it, so teaching them individualism works against it, as individualism re-invents the values of the herd. Second, it is a goal higher than the individual which requires subsuming the individual to its direction. A nihilist must be nihilistic about all things, including the self.

Power-Nihilism: A Case For Moral & Political Nihilism does an expert job of introducing all these ideas efficiently and compactly within a small package, and opens more questions than it offers answers. Mainly it demystifies and debunks most modern illusions and introduces readers to a world where reality is only known by some humans in varying degrees, and there is no “us” or universal right way of doing things.

Stillwell writes in an open style, merging contemporary idiom with philosophical language, that allows the book to introduce a dense concept and then breathe as it explores its depth at a more leisurely pace. Citing extensively from philosophers including Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, Power-Nihilism: A Case For Moral & Political Nihilism provides a doorway from kiddie nihilism of the anarchistic revolutionary type into the full moral ambiguity of the real deal.

No Campus For White Men: The Transformation Of Higher Education Into Hateful Indoctrination by Scott Greer

Friday, May 12th, 2017


Scott Greer
No Campus For White Men: The Transformation Of Higher Education Into Hateful Indoctrination
192 pages, WND Books, $12 (2017)

As the new millennium dawned, it became clear that a sea change in attitudes among the people of the West was underway. While in the long term this seems to be a shift from bureaucratic and artificial societies to more organic and hierarchical ones, the rising battlefield presented political correctness as a target of opportunity because in recent years, it has been the primary weapon of the Leftist takeover of Western Civilization.

This phenomenon has become most visible on the campus, where a new cadre of seemingly all-powerful student groups are demanding — and winning — increasing concessions from school administrators, usually because no one wants to appear to be allied with horrible racists, sexists and classists in our increasingly Leftist cultural milieu. Scott Greer tackles this topic with a book written for everyday conservatives but which applies the wisdom of the underground right through a careful recounting of the events leading to this new norm.

Greer begins by diving into the most recent events at universities which show the insanity of political correctness, then explores related fields in race-based politics and false rape accusations, then delves deeper into the theory and political goals of the PC movement. In doing so, he points out that PC does not aim toward positive goals, but negative ones, namely shattering the power of white people, conservatives, realists and other non-Leftists in the university setting.

In other words, it is a classic power grab through public shaming of dissidents — but in this case, your skin is your uniform, and you can be a dissident through simply failing to agree with what the PC overlords say; actively opposing them is not necessary. By implication and revelation of a conspiracy of details, Greer unveils the fundamentally Soviet nature of Political Correctness.

What’s happening at campuses is not an isolated affair — it is a result of what is happening in America as a whole. The sense of shared values and culture among Americans is vanishing rapidly, at the same time many feel isolated from their communities and families. Mass immigration has dramatically altered our country’s demographics, while multiculturalism has created a confusing landscape of competing visions for what it means to be an American. Many citizens see our national society as one of millions of alienated atoms living in a continental strip mall, not interconnected denizens living happily together in one proud country.

Thus, they turn to alternative forms of identity. A real American identity — one not entirely composed of platitudes about “equality and opportunity — is becoming a thing of the past. The ones who cling to it, as evidenced by Hillary Clinton’s and the press’s treatment of Donald Trump’s supporters, are considered racist buffoons who need to die off. The momentum of the present is veering toward tribalism, not unity. And the only thing keeping all the tribes of the Left unified right now is their shared animosity toward whites. (159)

We can see Greer’s thesis here: the success of the Left in advancing class warfare and multiculturalism has destroyed any unifying sense of culture, and so groups are going their own way, which has fragmented the Left, requiring that it cook up a new enemy in order to unite its ranks, and it has chosen “privilege theory”: because white people have “privilege” in historically-white societies, they are the only ones who can be racist, and therefore — by implication, of course — the only way to end racism is to eliminate whites.

This is a more complex analysis of the “anti-racism = anti-white” meme that has been floating around, but Greer is correct go into the nuance because it reveals how Leftism is a kind of inertia which by destroying existing social order, creates conditions under which it has no choice but to explode like a supernova and become fully totalitarian. The success of the Left is its actual enemy, but it needs a scapegoat, just like the Communists needed kulaks and the Nazis needed Jews.

By taking this balanced approach, Greer avoids tackling the historical questions which at this point are so muddied by centuries of political fighting that there is no way to even approach them in an unbiased manner, and instead looks at political correctness the way a sociologist would. Increasing Balkanization of the West means the need for a scapegoat, and PC found it in white men.

In order to reach this point, the book narrates some of the recent history of political correctness, including various incidents which — when removed from the context of the Leftist media — stand out as appalling. Even though to those of us who recognize a consistency in Leftist behavior from the French Revolution to the Soviet Union, the blatant inversion of concepts such as “fairness” and “equality” into persecution of those who do not need these things shows us the human animal at its worst: a snarling beast, enraged that any may succeed, thus demanding that all be brought down to a lower level through the social power of the word “equality.”

The most important thing to remember is that the favored form of diversity isn’t necessarily “the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization,” as Merriam-Webster would put it. Diversity in today’s America simply means having fewer whites around. Segregation, such as universities having racially exclusive dorms and events, is great as long as that racial exclusion doesn’t mean “white only.” An all-black dorm is a sign of diversity, but an all-white fraternity is a sign of Jim Crow. That double standard is easier to understand once you think of higher education’s commitment to ethnic diversity as not one upholding the strict definition of the term. (16)

No Campus For White Men: The Transformation Of Higher Education Into Hateful Indoctrination maintains a thoroughly professional view of the situation, avoiding partisanship as much as possible, in order to dig far enough into the headlines to see the motivation behind political correctness and how it is being applied, which ordinary people will not hear from the media or from a single source.

Greer uses an investigative journalism approach. He begins with a single incident, then digs into similar incidents, then looks at the parties involved and their statements, and contrasts these to public statements made by schools and organizations. In doing so, the reader can witness the application of the theory sliding away from the theory as time goes on. The cognitive dissonance effect is erased through this method.

While No Campus For White Men uses a provocative title, it is in fact a mild book, with flashes of humor and cultured alertness to the actual goals of institutions versus what they have become scattered throughout. It makes for a quick read and a good refresher on the politically correct disasters of recent years. For any reader from innocent novice through cynical veteran, this book provides a cornerstone of a practical attack on PC culture.

Dissident Right Reviews Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Over at Dissident Right, August J. Rush has reviewed Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity by tackling assumptions about the meaning of “nihilism.”

Ultimately, Stevens rejects the Idealism of previous philosophers and instead notes that inherent truth (or meaning) does not exist; all that does is a world external to ourselves which experiences an objective reality, regardless of how we experience it.

…Stevens thus embraces ontological realism, and otherwise argues that while we can never fully be sure that The-World-We-Experience is The-World-As-It-Is, if our mental maps allow us to survive and thrive over a long enough time period, we thus must have an accurate (or at least advantageous) understanding of external reality. Thus, to Stevens, the question of epistemological realism is ultimately answered by the evolutionary fitness of an individual (he also extends this to societal-level phenomenon, with civilizational attainment serving as a stand-in for evolutionary fitness for these phenomena).

…Societies of any scale will have to integrate individual illusions into a cohesive framework that members can reasonably work within. This means that as a society scales, the collective mental map of reality gets further and further from The-World-As-It-Is. This process is inevitable.

This is a great synopsis of the book and of its challenge: how to find a realism that does not betray us. Its answer, presented more at the margins, is elitism and aristocracy, but the main point of the book is what this review captures, which is that we need a force of epistemological destruction like nihilism in order to slow the process of entropy of purpose that happens with civilization.

Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity has been fortunate to have a number of great reviews by talented writers:

Patrick Bertlein Reviews Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity at Heathen Harvest

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Over at Heathen Harvest, long-time reader and commenter Patrick Bertlein writes a somewhat Left-leaning critique of Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity. From the review:

Much of this is about positivity, and in this Stevens’ nihilism is more uplifting than anything, but first you have to be able to see how you have created a false reality and move beyond that. This is not nearly as dark as one would suppose the subject matter is, and Nihilism shows more similarities with someone like Brené Brown than, say, a black metal kid brooding about the misery of his existence. All of this makes it quite confusing, for beyond the wacky ideas and parables, he often makes quite a lot of sense. Brett Stevens is a man of contradictions, revealing an interest in conservation while advocating for corporations, expressing ideas that many would find shocking and simultaneously seeming to say some of these things are in others’ best interests—and perhaps they are.

…Returning to how he defines nihilism and what was supposed to be the overarching theme of this work—philosophy—he reveals an empowering ideology that gives the readers an opportunity to analyze themselves and redefine how they perceive reality. To use his own word, nihilism is a “gateway” to lead to something better for the individual. Fatalism is dismissed as a false nihilism, passivity that only leads to an excuse to sit around doing nothing and wasting your irrelevant life away. The exact definition of nihilism he gives is a “lack of inherent value,” and if anything, nihilism is a spiritual path, not one obsolete of spirituality in any form. Much of this may surprise the layperson, whose views of the subject are of giving up on life and the complete antithesis to anything metaphysical. In fact, he sees things as quite the opposite, and strongly believes in subjects such as the karmic cycle.

This is an insightful view at the core of the philosophy: nihilism is a form of traditionalism, and a method of escaping the mental ghetto created because human mental impulses are stronger signals than perception of the world, especially in the distant future or multiple moves ahead. Our tendency to respond to strong signals, like danger or reproduction, leads us to become addicted to ourselves because of this disparity in broadcast strength.

Bertlein writes an insightful view, with a good joke above (hint: Brett Stevens was a black metal kid back in the day) and only a few glitches (Nietzschean not Spencerian, shock tactics adopted from Burroughs, anti-diversity not against other groups, and Darwinian not social Darwinian) in understanding, bringing to light what makes this book a useful tome for the average semi-awakened reader on the top right fifth of the Bell Curve.

Christopher Pankhurst Reviews Nihilism

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Over at Counter Currents, Christopher Pankhurst reviews my first book, Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity. Along with an earlier review by Peter Heft, this is among my favorite writings about the book because it grasps the difficult essence of its topic, active nihilism.

In particular, the review establishes this excellent summary of my realistic support for nationalism:

On the second point, racial politics, Stevens is clear that he does not support a sort of colour blind politics, and he emphasizes that all cultures need to preserve their own ethnos in order to flourish. He does, however, reject any notions of racial supremacy, and also remains sceptical of any suggestion that particular ethnic groups are uniquely responsible for the present illness of the West. His view is that multiculturalism and diversity are attempts to mould societies into a particular egalitarian form and that they have proven to be wholly unworkable.

He also captures a succinct vision of the opposition to rationalization a.k.a. “rationalism”:

What Stevens would like to see more of is a pragmatic assessment of the way that societies work and an efficient implementation of best practice. Instead of this, we can see that people tend to decide (or are told) what is true and false, what is good and evil, and they then go to any lengths they need to in order to make reality conform to the expectations that these prior beliefs engender.

The whole thing is worth reading, and provides a great example of how to do a literary book review, which is distinct from the political approach that most reviewers have taken or the philosophical one that Mr. Heft pursued. Check out Mr. Pankhurst’s review of Nihilism at Counter Currents.

New Organization Resurgence Launches With Book Club

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

As the cultural shift that has empowered realists against ideologues gains momentum, new organizations are cropping up to take care of a vital need: establishing secondary and tertiary levels of understanding for its basic concepts. One group chooses to do this through literature and fiction, and calls itself Resurgence. Its founders, Everitt Foster and HFT, recently launched a book club for the understanding of all things Alt Right and beyond through literature and debate. They were kind enough to take a few moments to give me their thoughts while we crouched behind an overturned truck as Christmas race riots wracked America…

What is Resurgence and why did you create it?

HFT: I feel disconnected from my own heritage and culture and have forgotten any history I might have learned in high school. So when Everitt proposed that we start the group, I jumped in on it right away. Reading about what makes a nation and a heritage, retracing the steps of our ancestors, and consolidating the gained knowledge in discussions and debates is an important personal step for me. I want to understand and connect with my roots.

Everitt: I proposed the group because I am a bit older than most people I run across in the tech world or in the university setting. I see so many young people either not caring about their heritage, or in some cases thinking it doesn’t matter because all people should be treated as individuals. I also wanted to help spread the word about the good works that are not studied in High School or most universities simply because “dead white males” are so out of fashion right now. If I can help people rediscover their roots, learn a little about western civilization, and become motivated to find common bonds with other people of their heritage then I would say “mission accomplished.”

Why the focus on books? Are these important in the digital age?

HFT: Books still make up the bulk of historical knowledge, theoretical arguments, and practical advice today. In the age of tweets and blog articles, books represent an opportunity to relay an elaborate argument — too complex for a movie and too long for a blog article — as well as play out its consequences and present its background in detail. The discussion generated by a book can be more thoughtful and informed than that generated by a movie or blog post or tweet. Our goal with this group is to grow along with the material we read and discuss. I believe that books represent an ideal medium for this.

Everitt: I am a bibliophile, I love books and always have. I got my first book when I was five years old. When I was twelve, I saved up my lunch money and went bought a copy of Dracula. The thing is that books and movies and video games are all competing for the same dollar, but the difference is that a book is preserved for posterity and you can write a book for that long-term reward. Jane Austen was writing for posterity. You can’t write a video game, or make a movie for people that don’t exist yet. Backers will want their investment back. You can’t say in the year 2300, it’ll be a huge success, and people will really love this. But you can write a book for an audience that doesn’t exist yet. That’s why they’re important. Also books are important because educated people read them. Then those people go forth and sew the seeds which they found in books. If we can do anything with this book club what we can do is to plant the seeds in people’s minds.

What type of change do you want? What is your ideal society? How does this relate to, say, classical literature?

HFT: I want to see a return to a simpler, traditional way of life. This would make living in balance with nature and natural law more important, and put greater focus on the existential value of experience than on material objects, technology, wealth and power. If not kept in check, those things cause unlimited growth, which makes societies self-destruct as they are unable to support this new burden. A civilization of this nature would be comprised of decentralized, high trust local communities, held together by a sense of heritage and values in common. Societies of this nature have been all but displaced by globalization and the introduction of “diversity” in the West. I want to use products designed and built in my country, in a society which chooses its values over what the worldwide markets tell us is important. As has been said elsewhere, diversity is over and globalism has failed. It is time to embrace that which truly binds us together instead.

Everitt: I want a change away from the ever-increasing globalism of the world to nationalism, so that we can preserve actual diversity. You can take a French flag, a French croissant, and Normandy butter and you have something that is uniquely French. But if you do that in London, the magic is gone. I want to get the world to see that the nation is not a bad thing, and tradition’s not a bad thing, because the alt right is about nationalism and traditionalism. Every other one of our policies, every other one of our ideas, can flow from that. My ideal society is probably a hierarchical society where people have the opportunity to get ahead in society if they are intelligent, and I believe that is the society which will endure among Western people.

Classical literature is ultimately about identity, it’s about the people writing it. Shakespeare could not have written in Italy, even though his plays were set in Verona.This is because I believe you need to be in the presence of the culture to write about it. Classical literature defines our values and it makes us look at what is important, and makes us look at and understand that this is my family, my parents and so on, but this is my extended family, this is my ethne, as Anthony D. Smith calls it…my tribe. We often praise science and engieering for the wonders of the modern world, but what came first science or history? Indeed I would argue that science exists because people learned history, learned literature, and learned to be proud of their heritage.

Your ideas seem to be gaining currency. What do you think is driving this?

HFT: Basic dissatisfaction with modern life under the globalist-liberalist world order. Life is getting further and further away from what we are born for. We have a mental health crisis happening all across the West. People stopped having families. No family means a life of pure and ultimately unsatisfying materialism. I believe that people want something more than that, and the globalist left simply can’t provide it, so people turn to us as a viable alternative.

Everitt: I think the political environment of 2016 is driving it. We on the alt-right generally support Trump, and we seriously oppose Hillary and the left. But we’ve been active as an online force for at least five years now. More if you want to go back to the original days of VDARE.com and American Renaissance and of course you could also talk about philosophers like Spengler, Benoist and Faye of the French New Right.  But I think the thing driving people into our arms is the way that we just brush off cries of racism, sexism and anti-semitism. I’m none of those things and so I don’t care what people call me. The new order is not going to be left vs. right, it’s going to be globalist vs. nationalist. I think people are picking up on this and searching out these deep dark corners of the internet looking for people espousing their views.

How do people join this group and stay current with what you are doing?

HFT: The best way to connect with us is to join our GoodReads group. We also have a website, and a Discord server on which we conduct our book discussions.

Everitt: The alt-right isn’t something you join really, it’s something you decide you are. It requires what we call the “red pill” and sometimes a lot of red pills. You have to wake up to the notion that the world has been vilifying “Dead White Males” from the classrooms built by… Dead White Males. As for joining the Regurgence GoodReads group all you have to do is sign up for GoodReads, find our group page, then join. If you want to learn, you could do worse.

Nihilism Advances Slowly Toward Global Domination

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

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The term “nihilism,” sometimes referred to as “the black pill,” terrifies people. It means that there is no inherent right way to do things, language is arbitrary, and truth is interpreted in individual minds to varying degrees of accuracy relative to reality (esotericism). It is relativism exponentiated. It is what we scapegoat as the black abyss beneath our feet.

In reality, it is none of those things. Nihilism is a simple recognition that the universe exists outside of human intent and is always more important than human intent. Our big brains, of which we are inordinately proud, can do many great things, but they also tend to mislead us. Humans tend to “invert” anything they encounter, or switch it around so that humans appear to be the lords of this world instead of the world being its own master.

Building on this form of active nihilism, one can discover meaning, but then is forced to realize that meaning also is created through relativity, or by the mutual approach of observer and object. This requires the observer to discipline himself in the discovery of the world.

Nihilism also signifies that people are unequal because they have unequal abilities and therefore, widely different accuracy in perceiving the world. It is an extreme form of realism that expresses radical skepticism toward human intent and tendencies toward self-deception.

For this reason, nihilism is feared most by people who want to exert control over the world. Humans can create illusions, share them through tokens, and by using social control enforce them on the group, but they cannot change the will of the world. It is going to do what it wishes. Death will still be there, as will tragedy and sadness. Paving over those with pleasant illusions does nothing but weaken us.

Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness and Eternity, the first book from essaying Brett Stevens, continues its march among the few remaining people who can think, and heads toward global domination. Its controversial thesis — that human pretense, not political systems, destroys our future — rejects politics itself.

This book sketches a Black Pill solution to modernity: Instead of fighting over which universal truth we want to win out at the polls, it rejects the idea of universal truths entirely. It points toward a realism of an esoteric nature, assessed by the mental capacity of exceptional individuals, in which human intent and the resulting tendency toward solipsism is viewed with suspicion if not outright hostility.

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Nihilism is the first in a three-part series. Nihilism explores the gateway to philosophy with a clear mind and optimized, self-disciplined approach to reality; Solipsism describes the modern illness that is responsible for all failings both political and otherwise; and Parallelism, a volume of all-new writings, explores a philosophical solution to these challenges in both essay and fiction forms.

As described by its publisher, the book:

Unlike the control-oriented systems of thought that form the basis of contemporary society, nihilism reverts the crux of moral thinking to the relationship between the individual and the effects of that individual’s actions in reality. From this, a new range of choice expands, including the decision to affirm religious and moral truth as superior methods of Darwinistic adaptation to the question of human survival, which necessarily includes civilization.

So far it has delighted some readers, and others have either thrown it across the room or ranted extensively on Amazon about the horrors involved. It achieved #1 on the list of new releases in social philosophy on Amazon, and has gained some of the best readers in history who are sending in images of their copies of Nihilism: 1 2 3 4.

You can see more user-submitted images in this post, including a “Where’s Waldo?” in a bookshelf full of classics. The book has also garnered an expert level review from RightOn contributor Peter Heft, which explores the tiers of philosophical assertions made at random — or is it? — in the book. You can also read interviews with the author here, here, here, here, here (part two) and here.

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Any author would be fortunate and feel blessed to have the attentive and insightful readers that this book has attracted. Readers have written in with comments, questions and supportive words, all of which are appreciated. If you, reader of the present article, have any of the same, please feel free to leave them in the comments to this post. You may also wish to comment on other discussions of the book in the same black pill circle of sites that produced Amerika, such as here and here.

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An Excellent Review Of “Nihilism”

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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Peter Heft — a frequent contributor to Alt Right sites — has written a most excellent review of Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity. In it, he discusses the ideas of Nihilism from a philosophical standpoint.

It is gratifying — no, inspiring — to see this book receive the kind of detailed analysis and rigorous assessment that is given here. Heft’s analysis brings to light the concepts of Nihilism and contrasts the different perspectives therein. Even if the book is not for you, this may be something enjoyable to read for its exploration of the depth of the issue.

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In the meantime, copies continue to arrive to readers. I hope they will enjoy it. If nothing else, it is an intellectual journey into what kills off high-IQ civilizations and how to avoid that. At its best, it is a call to action not just in the world, but in ourselves.

Thank you to all who have joined us on this exploration.

Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity Continues Its Rampage

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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My first book, Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity, continues its rampage through the underground as copies arrive to faithful readers who have been kind enough to send in photographs of their copies.

As one might imagine, nihilism is not exactly a huge topic with conservatives. In this case, the black pill of nihilism is extreme skepticism, but turned toward humanity instead of nature. It distrusts human emotions, control, conjecture and manipulation and instead finds a world of logical structure to thought outside of the zone of appearance in which human thinking moves.

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From both Left and Right, we are taught that there is one right way that things must be, as asserted by human intention and judgment. We are either part of this one right way, or outsiders who will not be included in success as mediated by the social group. This provokes a type of fear brought on by bullying, and over the long term as a condition like PTSD, where people become timorous and indecisive.

The root of this assumption is that there is a singular truth which “everybody sees” that can be applied equally to all people. Its universality means that it must be as simple as possible, and so it resembles a cartoon as compared to the world. In reality, this is a means of social control: a way of forcing us all to conform and obey so that the fears of others are not triggered.

In contrast, nihilism asserts that there are no universal truths; there is only reality. It finds any “truth” derived from human group agreement to be suspicious because it recognizes the tendency of humans to delude themselves, and in groups to embark on the “committee method” of compromise and simplification that sucks not just the realism but the excitement out of everything. Universalism and rationalism are the death that awaits all advanced societies; nihilism is what they fear, but the way of removing this fantasy and re-discovering life.

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Nihilism however offers us two opportunities: first, to clear our minds of the corrupted definitions of things that have become normal in this fallen time, and second, to reject any idea that truths are universal or can be communicated. Instead we see humanity as nature sees it: different individuals, with different abilities, where some can see more of the world than others.

Like Darwinism, this topic provokes controversy from the fear of the majority of people out there. Nihilism is terrifying in that it removes the comfortable consensual reality of humans, and its lack of judgment, and replaces it with a world in which we struggle for self-discipline and success as measured by real-world results. And yet, through this we are liberated from the dominant illusion, and given a view of reality that clears our minds.

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