The historic course of all civilisations is cyclic in nature. Over a period of three to four hundred years on average all of them return to a similar common starting point, a point always defined by a darkness of the collective soul and a loss of moral fortitude. It is there and then that an inevitable movement for a return to old ways and meanings begins to form.
Imagine if you will a civilisation’s chronological pendulum completing a vertical ellipse rather than just an arc at the bottom. At the superior apogee, twelve Noon in the cycle, the pendulum almost pauses at a point of stability before beginning its inevitable descent, accelerating slowly at first, even imperceptibly, but ever faster as the gravity of cultural entropy increases its velocity until it approaches the inferior apogee, Midnight, where then it begins its at first rapid but ever slowing climb back into the light. Continue reading Cycles, Cultural Entropy and Faith
The decline of the West is not going to be announced by those in charge, not least because the state garners loyalty and obedience from its citizens by way of its ability to protect them and provide them with various rights and services, or at least having the appearance of being able to do so.
If the state cannot do this, or cannot maintain the facade, citizens will begin to question the benefit of remaining loyal and obedient to an already distrusted Continue reading The Retreat of the State
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