As I write this the sky is a flat grey. The last storm has cleared but the midday sun shines weaker and hangs lower every day. The nights are longer and colder. The new life of spring is still months away. Those who have worked hard and prepared themselves will survive to see it. The idle will be carried to their graves. There are few better analogies for the state of the Occident than winter.
Winter is a fitting moment to ponder our own mortality, but meditating on death is something we should do routinely, and incorporate into the rituals of the small and independent Reactionary brotherhoods we are forming. Continue reading Meditating on Death
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
― H.L. Mencken
There’s a lot of cry-baby, defeatist behaviour among the various strands of the right. We are supposed to be the antithesis of the left and their Enlightenment notions. We are warriors. We conquered the world. Yet there are a many among the right who speak and act like victims.
The most abiding lesson my father taught me when I was growing up was that life isn’t fair. He’d tell it to me again and again until I understood. Problems do not go away by themselves. Crying solves nothing. Life isn’t fair. You’re supposed to learn this reactionary nugget of information early on in life. Continue reading Stop Complaining – Life Isn’t Fair
A guest post on modern masculinity by Victor Vogt of The Deringer Files
The Types of Modern Man
In his modern skinny suit, a cheap imitation of one from the sixties and designed for a little boy, and his hipster beard to make him look rugged, though he wouldn’t last an hour in the wild without his smart phone to keep him entertained and moving in the right direction, he sits in his neighborhood Starbucks texting and swiping away while his overpriced late is getting cold. Continue reading Thoughts and Observations on the Modern Man
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
Thucydides: Warrior Poet from the Heroic Age
In Thucydides’ account of the Peloponnesian War the powerful Greek city-state of Athens made an ultimatum to the tiny island of Melos: surrender or be destroyed. It was part of a larger war between Athens and Sparta, and the island of Melos had hoped to remain neutral and avoid the conflict, relying on Sparta to protect them.
Attempting to remain neutral was no defense against the hostile Athenians. The Melians, outnumbered and outgunned, attempted diplomacy, debate and Continue reading We Do Not Debate With The Left
Winter has turned to spring here, but as is always the way here in England, spring is a fickle and shy young girl and the old man of winter is reluctant to relax his grip.
The other day I was sitting outside, enjoying a coffee in the stiff breeze and the weak early sun, and watching a scene that was heartwarming, but at the same tinged with a bitter sadness. Continue reading Immigration Is A Weapon Of War Wielded By The Left
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny…”
― C.S. Lewis
The Nature of Man
Man has always asked questions. Questions about ourselves and the world around us. We asked these questions and found answers. In a time long forgotten we learned to secure a sharp piece of flint on the end of a sturdy stick. We discovered the secret of fire, and then the wheel. Advances in agriculture allowed us to feed much larger populations. Our broadening knowledge of the stars allowed us to navigate around the entire world. Advances in health and medicine decreased child mortality and allowed our populations to flourish and grow. Our Industrial Revolution allowed us to manufacture things on a massive scale and travel great distances very quickly. We harnessed electricity, which would have looked like sorcery to our distant ancestors. Then we split the atom, with its Damoclean consequences of easily accessible energy and utter destruction.
Continue reading Learn to Embrace Hardship And Danger