This goes on top. This in a week of outstanding articles throughout the Greater Reactosphere® In light of the Islamicist Paris Attacks, an anonymous contributor to Social Matter addresses an open Letter to France from America. In it, he outlines the procedure and plan of neoreaction to return France to its former glory as a sovereign nation. Strong medicine to restore national health, not a prescription for an already healthy patient. RTWT. Continue reading This Week in Reaction (2015/11/15)
Meta Week this week in This Week in Reaction…
Never one to pass a cleavage line without notice, nor fail to set up a drilling rig on the site, Nick Land wonders aloud about Corrosive Individualism. As usual, the real meat lies in the comments. (Especially Hurlock’s.) Because of its importance to #NRx internal culture and pathfinding, Land earns an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀ for that one. More on that topic here. To wit:
Free societies are a product of deeper things, all feedback complexities aside, but they are — from the perspective of techno-economic functionality — an evidently desirable one.
Also by way of Land: We told ya so.
Neocolonial maps out Enlightened Idiocy.
Liberty is not the base virtue. It is the crowning flower that appears when virtue is possessed. The drive to the possession of virtue over generations within Western Civilisation resulted in increasing liberty.
That is supremely well put; Continue reading This Week in Reaction (2015/11/01)
Nick Land catches Steve Sailer in an, even for him, rather poignant interrogative Sentence.
Sydney Trads have up the 2015 Symposium of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum. I haven’t read it all, but it appears to be fantastic. It has contributions from well-known American conservatives Paul Gottfried and Thomas Bertonneau, as well as our own Aussie Neoreactionary Alastair Hermann who dropped a lot of Menciism in The Abbott Aberration, an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀:
[U]nder democracy, a pause in societal decay is the best possible outcome. The failure of Abbott to provide anything more than a pause in the continuing decline of Western civilisation is a perfect illustration of our core contentions. Under democracy, the ‘outer party’ — the Liberals in Australia — exist purely to give the populace time and space to accept the degradation of their culture as and when it again becomes possible. It is as though democracy sets in motion a ponderous cultural decay that is connected to reality by a spring, resistance to which simply builds up the tension required to overcome that resistance. Thus, even the pause that Abbott has brought about serves the left; it sets a new resistance mark for the right, and empowers the left to drive further degradation of civilisation.
In other news… Continue reading This Week in Reaction (2015/10/18)
With spring in full swing Down Under, our antipodal brothers have been busy. Social Pathologist has a nice article up on Facial Aesthetics: Implications for Art.
Sydney Trads have a nice quote up this week from Luke Torrisi on the nature of conservatism. A snippet:
Order is important to a conservative because if you have this notion of an inherent moral order, you don’t need some all pervasive government injecting it into you. The inherent moral order and freedom are closely linked for a conservative […] You will note though, that when we talk about an enduring moral order, democracy isn’t a feature. This modern worship of democracy need not apply. It’s a fad, democracy.
The main Hestia Society website stepped out of 2007 and into Into the Teens. It’s purdy!
Over at The Future Primaeval, Basil Rowny makes his debut with Social mobility and discount mates. This is a review of sorts of Gregory Clark’s new book The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility. Interesting research. Interesting implications. Interesting because of implications. For example, be careful how you treat ethnic and religious minorities, because you might just be helping them to become market dominant.
Warg Franklin outlines the Levels of Agency in Society. There are three. Not one. Any social system built on the assumption that there is only one is gonna have a bad time.
Over at Nick Land’s, the mainstream media engages impressive Mental Gymnastics to admit to some racial differences too obvious to ignore, while ignoring others too obvious to ignore. Also an illustrative analogue in The Dark Forest.