The reaction to the latest Islamic terrorist attack in Paris has been utterly predictable. Politicians calling for unity and the unbreakable spirit of democracy. People castigating religion. Almost everybody missing the point, although some are slowly beginning to get it.
It’s clear now that Europe is now facing a series of converging crises: financial collapse, the struggle to meet energy demands, a corruption of morals, Islamic terrorism, a declining native population and a foreign invasion. These crises are now coming into focus so sharply as to be impossible to ignore. This is the shock of history that Dominique Venner predicted. Continue reading Reaction to the Paris Attacks
Old Fashioned Knights in the Modern World
A guest post by Victor Vogt.
Don Quixote spent his days poring over old books on knighthood, chivalry and the fine art of war, and when the light grew dim and the candles went out he spent his nights dreaming of an era that time had no more use for. His dreams became delusions and he let himself get lost in them. By the call of destiny or madness, Don Quixote went chasing after the adventurous life of a noble knight, righting wrongs and protecting the weak, defending the honor of young maidens and upholding the codes of chivalry. More importantly, Don Quixote was preserving the noble European tradition of knighthood. Continue reading Old Fashioned Knights in the Modern World
We revolt against the modern world but we are still contaminated by it. We were born into, educated by it, and must live and work within it to some degree. We recognise modernity as the problem but we are still surrounded by it and allow it space inside our heads. We are still plagued by modern ways of thinking that go against our European ethos. Our inability to solve modern problems is in part due to our inability to think outside of the modern world and the palatable options it presents to us. We need a return to the ancient, noble and heroic instead of the modern and prosaic. Continue reading De-Programming Modernism
In the heart of England’s Peak District there is an old church on a hill that overlooks the surrounding town of Bakewell. The church was built in the twelfth century to Norman design, but there is something in the churchyard which is even older.
An ancient stone cross stands among the graves, eight foot tall and blackened and worn by the ages. Despite the weathering, the Anglo-Saxon carvings across Continue reading The Pagan Cross and Codes of Honour
This series on defining masculinity looks at heroic masculine archetypes from history so that we can become the heroes worthy of our ancestors. Part One covered bravery. Here we will discuss heroic strength.
Sun Tzu’s Art of War states that the victorious warrior seeks to win first, then goes to war. Defeated men go to war first, and then seek to claw victory from the Continue reading Defining Masculinity Part Two: Heroic Strength
There are times when a man can be alone, and happy with his own company. Study, contemplation, writing and creative pursuits are all things that are often better done alone. However, when roaming the ruins that are the modern wasteland it is often better that the militant traditionalist has a brother in arms at his side. Wing man, battle buddy, oppo, call it what you like but we can all benefit from having a brother watching our backs. Continue reading A Brotherhood for the Modern Age
For as long as there have been men, there have been men trying to define masculinity. If it needs to be defined then it exists and it means something. Being a man has meaning. It has an aim and a purpose.
Modernism’s Attack On Masculinity
We do not subscribe to the modernist lie that all men are equal. We believe that every man can improve and every man can be valuable to society, but we are not equal. Continue reading Defining Masculinity Part One: Courage