The Imperialist: This is a far-right blog about the sublimity and power of absolutist, autocratic, and authoritarian regimes. It consists of politics, philosophy, my own thoughts and occasionally visual art, poetry, and music.
The small are always dependent on the great; they are ‘small’ precisely because they think they are independent. The great thinker is one who can hear what is greatest in the work of other ‘greats’ and who can transform it in an original manner.
By Martin Heidegger (via swallowtheredpill)
The picture of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a reminiscence of the Yin-state to which primitive man attained in the food-gathering phase of economy, after he had established his ascendancy over the rest of the flora and fauna of the Earth. The Fall, in response to the temptation to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, symbolizes the acceptance of a challenge to abandon this achieved integration and to venture upon a fresh differentiation out of which a fresh integration may—or may not—arise. The expulsion from the Garden into an unfriendly world in which the Woman must bring forth children in sorrow and the Man must eat bread in the sweat of his face, is the ordeal which the acceptance of the Serpent’s challenge has entailed. The sexual intercourse between Adam and Eve, which follows, is an act of social creation. It bears fruit in the birth of two sons who impersonate two nascent civilizations: Abel the keeper of sheep and Cain the tiller of the ground.
By Arnold J. Toynbee, A Study of History (via hierarchical-aestheticism)
To such men the desperate and horrible thought has come that perhaps the whole of human life is but a bad joke, a violent and ill fated abortion of the primal mother, a savage and dismal catastrophe of nature. To them, too, however, the other thought has come that man is perhaps not merely a half-rational animal but a child of the gods and destined to immortality.
By Hermann Hesse (via silencemadenietzschecry)
It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement
By Herman Hesse (via hierarchical-aestheticism)
Do not trust those who accuse one solely for thinking their point is true or right. These people do not think truth or reason possible, and so they do not even attempt at addressing whether or not what’s being said is true or right. They are the kind who choose not to listen because their ego cannot handle it. Under the guise of “not caring”, they care so much that they don’t want to care.
What’s to be done to stimulate ourselves when we are tired and fed up with ourselves? One person recommends the casino, the other Christianity, a third electricity. The best thing, however, my dear melancholic, is and remains: sleep a lot, literally and figuratively! That way one will also awaken again upon a new morning!
By Nietzsche (via silencemadenietzschecry)
A Dionysian life task needs the hardness of the hammer and one of its first essentials is without doubt the joy to be found even in destruction.
By Friedrich Nietzsche,Thus Spoke Zarathustra (via kaosrekviem)
I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because ‘romantic’ doesn’t mean ‘sugary.’ It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.
By Catherine Breillat (via bodydisposal)
In the struggle for our own personal identity we have no other way but to also be in the process struggle for our communal contact with our own homeland. This sense of homeland is tied to the continuum of many traditions, spiritual ones, cultural ones, and certainly religious ones. Internationalisation tears people away from all traditions. It is almost as if it rids the person of individuality. Perhaps not their own personal individuality but something which could be described as its spiritual nucleus, a spiritual kernel perhaps. There is an illusion of world unity which carries with it the threat to local cultures. It is an illusory unity.
By Alexander Solzhenitsyn, ‘Russia in the Abyss’ (via heartbloodspirit)