This year several reality-lovers, including Outside in, Free Northerner and me posted on Kipling’s “
This is intriguing; the name (and subtitle) of this blog come from Heinlein (“Time Enough for Love”) and this recent post reviews “The Diamond Age.” Moreover, we end with a quote that led me to take up the “Neovictorian” moniker over 10 years ago.
(I once co-blogged with a very interesting South Carolina attorney who found the Mother of his Children banging the drunk next door and left her, lit out to Vegas and became a poker pro shacking up with various young hotties. Anyway, it was fun while it lasted. I recently discovered that the archives there are still available to me and am “recycling” some of the better posts. While they’re not…
Introduction – “Behold the Lamb of God…”
Many days ago I seemed to promise that in my “next post” I would “begin using my own small gifts to relate ‘neoreaction’ to the Hidden Variables that most men never suspect, much less know.” Because “The Occult.”
Ahem. I did post something else in the meantime. If you, Gentle Reader, will forgive me for that, let us now delve into the res, as my friend…
Sarah doesn’t call herself “neoreactionary” as far as I know, but we’re all on the same page, here.
Originally posted on According To Hoyt:
Yesterday, due to something other than raging allergies (I’m almost sure it’s not a cold, but if I don’t hit the antihistamines, I will have an ear infection again) I got really depressed. So depressed I gave up on writing and went to see…
Unesco Man lays out how the progs wormed their way into the heart of UNESCO, and then used that as a platform to elevate the social science view of face and sideline to…
I suspect that many readers of Outside in just think of Nick Land as the Dark Enlightenment guy, or perhaps a main pillar of the Techno-Capitalist mode of the Trichotomy Loop (trigger warning: infinity). Some of you, googled. Perhaps you’ve read the items below; if not, you ought.
Since Land has become, at minimum, a seminar director within the NRx, a look at the Path he trod to get…
“The Ministry of Truth–Minitrue, in Newspeak–was startlingly different from any other object in sight. It was an enormous pyramidal structure of glittering white concrete, soaring up terrace after terrace 300 metres in the air.” George Orwell, 1984.
Through the good offices of E. Anthony Gray aka @RiverC we encountered The Nature of Order: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the…
The Cruel Neutrality of Statistics!
Originally posted on Retrophoebia:
Should one want a serious relationship culminating in a permanent marriage, and should one be a male in today’s America, one must ask: What are the odds of me finding someone eligible for marriage?
Today’s popular messaging bombards younger men with conflicting messages: Sexy ladies everywhere in TV shows, ads,…
This Friday’s haul. Trying out a new IDGAF gin, finally surrendered to the Nocello that’s been singing to me all winter, and got what I think is a great deal on this *liter* of Cointreau.
Virginia Woolf wrote famously, “About December 1910 human nature changed.” Well, one doubts it. What did change, and has been changing all through the closing decades of the 19th century, is that the intelligentsia became increasingly alienated from the bourgeois world from which it sprung, and wished to become something Higher. It wished to make novels difficult and technical – think of Woolf or Joyce – to keep them out of the hands of the uneducated and to elevate the intelligentsia to a new clerisy, a new aristocracy of the spirit. Similarly in painting, music, and philosophy. It wished to make everything difficult and technical, and it succeed. [Economists Lawrence] Klein, [Paul] Samuelson, and [Jan] Tinbergen were middle-period modernists.
The vices of modernism come from the master vice of Pride, the vice so characteristic of an actual or wannabe aristocracy. It is prideful overreaching to think that social engineering can work, that a smart lad at a blackboard can outwit the wisdom of the world or the ages.
Lucky for me so many men and women of genius have written these things and all I have to do is share them.
From my friends at the Traditional Britain Group, the text of the famous “Road to National Suicide” speech by Enoch Powell, MP, 21 January 1977. You’ve probably heard of it and surely it’s germane to the current situation:
Both the general law and its Gresham’s corollary point, in…
From September 2012: Kingdom 2037
It goes along with this backgrounder.
Also, he has something here that I’ve been thinking about for a long time
The highest aim of an ambitious person should be to establish a dynasty which will remain important for generations. It’s not as easy to see how that works in a modern volatile economy as in an agricultural society where land ownership was reliable…
Just a brief note. Just a little Dead White Male history:
In the summer and fall of 376, tens of thousands of displaced Goths and other tribes arrived on the Danube River, on the border of the Roman Empire, requesting asylum from the Huns. Fritigern, a leader of the Thervingi, appealed to the Roman emperor Valens to be allowed to settle with his people on the south bank of the Danube, where they…
Several readers have written to ask what I look like. As I’ve revealed here before, I’m 53 but if I do say so myself, I look several years younger.
- “The herd man never grows reconciled to the fact that life is a defeat, and that this defeat is its real story.”— Richard M. Weaver
After their own 60 years of unceasing wall-of-sound racial harangue & indoctrination, the Left is horrified if a non-leftist mentions race.
Hey, we mention it because you stuff it down our throats!
- “When the hour of our death approaches not a single one of us is going to say, ‘I sure wish I’d spent more hours of my life consuming news.’”