Soon after the fall of Kabul, I witnessed an online exchange between a conservative and libertarian. The conservative commented that America had been weakened by her liberal stance towards degeneracy, whereas the Taliban were hardy, traditional men whose strength emanated precisely from their traditional approach to social matters. (more…)
If You’re So Trad, Why Don’t You Move to Afghanistan?
Involuce člověka napříč cykly: radikální tradicionalismus a antropogeneze
English original here
V antropologických kruzích dnes převažují dvě základní teorie o zrodu moderního člověka. Tou první je hypotéza „africké kolébky“, podle níž se dnešní lidé vyvinuli z primitivní hominidní rasy, která před asi sedmdesáti tisíci lety začala ze své africké kolébky osídlovat ostatní kontinenty. V Evropě a Asii vytlačili tito pralidé násilným konfliktem a vyšší plodností původní neandrtálce. Následně se přizpůsobili svému novému prostředí a postupně se působením takzvané lokalizované evoluce vyvinuli v dnešní lidské rasy. (more…)
If we believe that we are living in the dark age, or Kali Yuga, then we must believe that things will only continue to get worse before they get better. We should therefore look for silver linings whenever we can find them. One such silver lining is that the traditional distinction between the Right-Hand Path and the Left-Hand Path has crumbled. This crumbling has positive implications both for esoteric initiation as well as exoteric politics, and has arguably created the possibility of a Third Path that is more suitable towards action than contemplation. (more…)
Mr. Reagan is not going to make it to the year 1987, I can tell you that much. Now you mark that down.
— Brother Stair, 1987
We don’t reckon time the same way, do we, Clarice?
— Silence of the Lambs
James J. O’Meara
Passing the Buck: Coleman Francis and Other Cinematic Metaphysicians
Melbourne: Manticore Press, 2021
Imagine going thirty, forty, fifty, or even sixty years of your life without comprehending the dizzying implications of how some movies, typically — and often charitably — understood to be cringingly awful, actually serve as thaumaturgic runes which reveal glimpses of the painful, beautiful Truth behind this swiftly degenerating stage of Kali Yuga. (more…)
Baron Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola was born on May 19, 1898 in Rome. Along with René Guénon, Evola is one of the writers who has most influenced the metapolitical outlook and project of Counter-Currents, which is reflected in the fact that Evola is one of the most-tagged writers on this website. In commemoration of his birthday, I wish to draw your attention to the following resources.
Counter-Currents has published the following writings of Evola’s: (more…)
Memelord Dalí Remembering Salvador Dalí (May 11, 1904–January 23, 1989)
It’s the most basic thing in the world. You can look at a rock, think it’s a bear, and run away. Or you can glimpse a bear, assume it’s a rock, and get eaten. Over time, evolution will select for seeing bears, when in fact, ninety-nine times out of a hundred, it’s just rocks. Then clever fools will come and say that believing in a bear infestation is primitive superstition, and that they, taught by “science” and “logic,” have surmised that there are no bears among the rocks. In fact, bears do not even exist. (more…)
If I had to recommend one book on politics, it would be James Burnham’s The Machiavellians. If I had to recommend one pamphlet, it would be an overlooked gem of American political discourse, Sam Francis’s The Other Side of Modernism: James Burnham and His Legacy. There is no white identitarian, racially aware conservative, American nationalist, or any other member of the Dissident Right who does not owe a massive debt to this towering genius. (more…)
Look out honey, ’cause I’m using technology! Eumaios, Evola, & Neville on Race
Gen. Turgidson: Now, wouldn’t that necessitate the abandonment of the so-called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?
Dr. Strangelove: Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race.
“Is ‘Short Time Preference’ Really Such a Problem?” by Eumaios, apart from its own considerable merits, was particularly interesting for me — and I suppose some of my Constant Readers — due to his reduplication of a number of the most characteristic formulations of the midcentury Barbadian mystic Neville.  (more…)
Heidegger’s History of Metaphysics, Part Two: Late Antiquity & the Middle Ages
In the previous essay (“Heidegger’s History of Metaphysics, Part One: Platonism”) I began to sketch Heidegger’s argument for the claim that Western metaphysics lays the groundwork for the nihilism and decadence of modernity. I framed this account partly as a critique of the Traditionalists Julius Evola and René Guénon, who aimed to combat modernity with a “Traditionalism” grounded in Western metaphysics (more…)
Heidegger’s History of Metaphysics, Part One: Platonism
In my essay “Heidegger Against the Traditionalists,” I sketched a critique of Guénon and Evola from a Heideggerian perspective. Although I raised several objections to Traditionalism, the crucial one was this: Guénon and Evola are thoroughly (and uncritically) invested in the Western metaphysical tradition. According to Heidegger, however, it is precisely the Western metaphysical tradition that is responsible for all the modern ills decried by the Traditionalists. (more…)
Traditional Conservatism Can Never Defeat The Enlightenment Left
No one knows Friedrich Julius Stahl (1802-1861). He was a legal philosopher of Jewish parentage who converted to Christianity and became a defender of Prussian Lutheran conservatism against the imposition of Enlightenment values. He rejected Hegel’s argument (more…)