Internet Folly and the Decline of the West
(Guest post from the ubiquitous artist known only as KALKI).
Evola stated that we are now in the Kali Yuga, where the virtuous principles are at their lowest. Spengler too saw the West to be collapsing inwards from decay….indeed man is less free now than he was a free hundred years ago. People are born into work, work all their life in dull routine jobs to pay off debt, and die in debt. We are all slaves belonging to the Third Estate and without breaking the power of the mercantile class, we will remain as thralls of the corporations.
But the nature of slavery itself prevents the ascent of man – trapped in these positions, he can no longer learn, no longer achieve or reach his potential. Exhausted and wearied, Western man curls up broken and dies a little each day. As his will breaks, so too does his spirit – love of the nation is replaced by patriotism to football, admiration of the feminine to pornography with sexuality becoming a disposable commodity, nutrition replaced with convenience, the warrior ethos with the adulation of alcohol, and women with ‘(fe)MEN’.
As his spirit breaks it retreats into an animalistic and vegetative state that reflects the nature of decline – man becomes stupid, foolish; believing all the television tells him, taking internet posts as gospel over ancient wisdom. Finally, YouTube becomes God, Wikipedia its Gospel, internet forums its Apocrypha. The banal, like Mammon rises to power, ruling though greed and cultivating ignorance.
Nowhere is the folly of humanity more prevalent than it is on the internet, where those who cannot achieve flock to voice their opinions like petulant children. The amount of time wasted on trivial matters involving the internet is what holds you all down, breeding cognitive dissonance in the same manner that rotten fruit breeds maggots.
Strong words? Yes. The internet is making you all turn into fools. It is not the pinnacle of human development. It is not accurate, not correct, and much of its content persists of outright lies and deliberately spread disinformation. The internet is a massive book of bullshit, and a website is just one page in billions of pages of bullshit. Taking it seriously only leads to cognitive dissonance and is a sure route to grievous folly.
While it can be a marvellous tool to spread important messages, it is also used to disperse slander and there is no greater fool than one who spreads incorrect information. The boy who called ‘wolf’ when there was none was a fool – when the wolf finally arrived on his door, no one would believe him because they knew him to be liar.
The nature of the age and the medium cultivates great acts of folly. Renounce it. Turn your computer off – do not gossip, do not spread disinformation. Educate yourself, become powerful and neither the fools nor the Kali Yuga will trouble you more. Only be doing such can the West be saved from its deep decline into asinine and bourgeois decadence.
This is maya; this is illusion. What is here does not exist and never did. Get offline and reclaim your life.
(Music: VNV Nation – Sentinel)
Video: KALKI & Aristokratia
“Can we say that we are free, our hands are bound and voices silent
I’m sure it’s not a dream, I am awake, my eyes are open
I can’t accept and won’t concede in aftermath we find redemption
The causes that are seized, and disguised as revolution”
“Quell the rage that deeply seethes the extremes of these devotions
Dismantle a machine, the device of their creation
I can’t accept and won’t concede that this is who we are
The conflict that is seized and disguised as greater notions”
“To the songs that sing of glory and the brave
Are we dreaming there are better days to come?
When will the banners and the victory parades
celebrate the day a better world is won?
On the day the storm has just begun
I will still hope there are better days to come”
New video by Azsacra Zarathustra and Katya Ganeshi, featuring the track Requiem by VNV (reading Gabriele D’annunzio ).
There is law and order,
At this time,
If the Holy Spirit is for us,
Who is against us?”
– The Italian Constitution of Fiume.
“All men agree that a just distribution must be according to merit in some sense; they do not all specify the same sort of merit, but democrats identify it with freemen, supporters of oligarchy with wealth (or noble birth), and supporters of aristocracy with excellence.” – Aristotle
“A wise king can make even the poor and miserable elements of his sovereignty happy and prosperous; but a wicked king will surely destroy the most prosperous and loyal elements of his kingdom.
Hence a king of unrighteous character and of vicious habits will, though he is an emperor, fall a prey either to the fury of his own subjects or to that of his enemies. But a wise king, trained in politics, will, though he possesses a small territory, conquer the whole earth with the help of the best-fitted elements of his sovereignty, and will never be defeated.” – The Arthashastra (Kautilya)
“My conception of freedom. — The value of a thing sometimes does not lie in that which one attains by it, but in what one pays for it — what it costs us. I give an example. Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions. One knows, indeed, what their ways bring: they undermine the will to power; they level mountain and valley, and call that morality; they make men small, cowardly, and hedonistic [genüsslich] — every time it is the herd animal that triumphs with them. Liberalism: in other words, herd-animalization …” – Friedrich Nietzsche