Purity, Aristocracy, Transcendence

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Decadence is a defining feature of modern life, indeed a … Continue reading Purity, Aristocracy, Transcendence

The Poison of Modernity

As I was mindlessly reading on my iPhone a few days ago, I came across an article discussing the effects of smart phones on the muscular and skeletal structures of their users. Nobody doubts that contemporary technology and social media are having enormous effects upon our attention spans, relationships, and self-perceptions; it should come as … Continue reading The Poison of Modernity

The American Kshatriya

Originally published at Social Matter Magazine. Valor, fearlessness, fortitude, resourcefulness, and also, not fleeing in war, charity, and the ability to rule, are the natural duties of a Kshatriya. (Bhagavad Gita 18:23) According to a widely-accepted hypothesis of Georges Dumézil, prehistoric Indo-European society was divided into three basic functions: a sacral, a martial, and an economic … Continue reading The American Kshatriya

Considerations by the Way

As its name suggests, this blog was initially with the purpose of evaluating ecological politics and philosophy from the perspective of the traditional Right. It was inspired by Julius Evola’s similar efforts at assessing and critiquing Fascism from the right, in order to determine what elements might be valuable in the restoration of traditional social … Continue reading Considerations by the Way

Leftward Drift and Radical Ecology: The Tragedy of Earth First! (Part 2)

Originally published, with revisions, at Social Matter Magazine. With the early successes of Earth First! came the envious spite typical of the doctrinaire left – who, despite their penchant for accusing others of spewing ugly noxious screeds are themselves often quite guilty on that score. The opening salvo was fired by Murray Bookchin, a bloviating Hegelian … Continue reading Leftward Drift and Radical Ecology: The Tragedy of Earth First! (Part 2)

Leftward Drift and Radical Ecology: The Tragedy of Earth First! (Part 1)

Originally published, with revisions, at Social Matter Magazine. While its current champions would have us believe that political ecology is the exclusive domain of the Left, and often fret about the specter of entryism by racists and crypto-fascists into their struggle for world liberation, a cursory glance at the history of ecological thought reveals the opposite … Continue reading Leftward Drift and Radical Ecology: The Tragedy of Earth First! (Part 1)