Masculinity is dangerous

The Committee for Women’s Equality and Patriarchy Abolition has found that it is now hate for people without vagina to engage in activities exclusive to them. This is an adjustment to Article IX, Section 16 which stipulates that there be no more “male-only spaces” since this is discriminatory and fosters an atmosphere of misogyny, patriarchy, and sociopathy, better known as masculinity. Henceforth all voluntary associations must comply with these rules or face legal reprimands and/or social pressure. We must forcefully make androgynous all areas of life, public and private, for the propagation of equality and the eradication of male privilege.

Earlier this year another milestone on the path to tolerance and equality was reached when openly homosexual teenage boys were accepted as members, thus ending the heteronormative disenfranchisement of the LGBTQ youth community. Now our Committee can happily declare our work in having girls admitted to the Boy Scout national jamboree has been successful. Just read the words of confidence from these two girls who intend on out-competing the boys and showing them that girls are equally as good, probably even better, than the boys,

Welles and Virginia McGhee can’t wait to go whitewater rafting on the nearby New River.

Along the way, they won’t mind showing the boys a thing or two.

“If we can surpass them, that’d be great, to show them that we’re just as tough as they are,” Virginia McGhee said.”

Society must be forced to understand that girls are just as physically capable as boys. Permitting them to compete against each other is a good way of demonstrating gender equality. In fact, it will be a boon for the boys since girls will introduce new values into competition which will make competitions fairer. This will also allow for boys to learn how to better interact with girls through sharing,

“”My daughter walked anywhere and a boy would open up his bag and go, ‘I’ll trade you because you’re a girl with anything I’ve got.’ She got everything she wanted when she was at jamboree,” Kagawa said. “”We tell all our girls that you’ll get any patch set you want.””

Alright let’s get real here. What this forced mixing of the sexes is all about, at heart, is to hinder the development of masculinity in boys. At the same time girls are being catered to, and placed on a pedestal, in another aspect of life; which is the last thing society needs. We have girls being told they will get whatever they want, have the boys kowtowing to their every demand so as to be considered “nice”, and boys forced into competing against girls.

Males are now being forced, de facto, into sharing the entirety of their lives with women, not being allowed to develop independently, and simultaneously being taught a warped version of chivalry. We lose our separate sphere while having to cater to those who were never invited in the first place. Men like to get away from women, we do not want to be around them all the time yet if we say “this is for men only” it becomes a hate crime. If you expect this to have anything but horrible results, you are naïve. Boys learn to be men through interacting with other guys in a masculine atmosphere. Girls, and primarily their feminist parents, want to end this.

The Kazakh game of kyz kuu

In the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan there is a local sport (no, not the running of the Jews) which is actually quite interesting. The game combines elements of romance and Kazakh tradition. Horses have long been an essential part of the nomadic people’s identity, so many of their activities involve horses. But they also have a history, like basically all other people, of raiding their enemies. During these raids the men would capture and take women, often on horseback. This game is a play upon that history. The best description of the game of kyz kuu (Girl chasing) is,

This is essentially kiss chase on horseback. A woman sets off on a horse at a gallop. After a small delay, a group of men, also on horseback gallop after her. The aim of the game is to catch the girl and kiss her while both are still at full gallop. Any man that does not manage to catch and kiss the girl is then whipped by her all the way back to the starting line. I know you think I’m making this up … but I’m not. The game has its origins in the nomadic traditions of raiding another party of nomads and stealing their women.”

So you have to chase a woman, who has a speed advantage, on horseback, catch her, and kiss her, while maintaining full gallop. I should hope for the man’s sake it is a pretty girl. Because if he fails to catch and kiss her, she gets to whip him all the way back to the starting line. This certainly beats any American romantic tradition I can think of. Playing kyz kuu would be a much better way for new couples, or even potential couples, to spend their Valentine’s Day rather than buying crap.

The end of (our) history

‘The Death of the Grave Digger’, by Carlos Schwabe

Progress, this great heresy of decay.

Charles Baudelaire

In 1992 Francis Fukuyama wrote a book entitled ‘The End of History and the Last Man’. The main idea of this book was that history has been gradually progressing towards a time, in the not so distant future, where there will be one liberal democratic global state. He believes we are living in the last stages before this global state, founded in Western style liberal democracy and capitalism. All the events of history were an evolution towards this most humane, rational, and ideal world order, a near utopia of sorts. We are now nearing the great ‘end of history’.

However, I cannot help but see this as a laughable notion at best. It is unfortunately a common sentiment shared by many who view history as being linear, and not cyclical. Not only linear, though, but also progressive. The instituting of liberal democracy must be accepted, by all polite company, as a progression in comparison to the preceding eras of monarchy, theocracy, and empires. It would be heretical to modern doctrine to accept anything short of this. Yet for all the boasting of our superiority over those of the past, which having progressed past them obviously implies, we are incredibly ignorant in comparison.

History is not linear but, if it were, I would believe it would be grounds for dismissing the notion of human evolution altogether. Oswald Spengler proposed a more reliable theory of history*, one which demonstrates the cyclical nature of humanity. We do not; as those who adhere to a Whig view of history would have us believe, constantly progress. Instead civilization cycles through four stages which correspond to the change of seasons. A civilization begins with its spring, moves into its summer, then begins to decline with its fall, and enters a dark age during its winter.

For anyone who has paid attention, we are certainly living in Western civilization’s winter. Culture has died, politics has been utterly corrupted, morality has been abandoned, and sanity has fled our shores. This is not the end of history, but it is the end of our history. Upon reflection it may be said the West was a Faustian civilization built upon a deal with the devil. We gave up Heaven to gain the world. But the riches of this world are fleeting. All our gold is sand, swept away in the winds of time.

Think of our haughtiness to suggest that this, our style of society, is the apex of civilization. So great is their pride, modern man believes his madness to really be a triumph. Unfortunately modern man is nothing more than Nietzsche’s der letzte Mensch (Last Man). His greatest wish is comfort and security. So long as this is provided to him, he shall keep up his endorsement of the current order. When one or the other is threatened, he becomes angry, but his complacency triumphs. Der letzte Mensch believes himself above the “ignorance” of the past. All that has really changed is his degree of comfort and security.

Unfortunate for him, nothing lasts forever. Society is not “progressing”, it is regressing. He shall soon pay witness to this regression. For the fortunate few, they will be secure enough to not concern themselves too much with the inevitable problems which shall become all too obvious for the middle and lower classes. Government shall become more abusive, moral decay shall continue, race replacement will accelerate, general wealth shall decline, and with each passing day the bright light which once shone forth from our perceived future shall grow ever dimmer. At such a point the realization will occur that his comfort and security were impermanent, that he was not above the problems of his ancestors, and that his idealistic image of reality was horribly flawed.

Man is the same today as he was five hundred years ago just with new technology and more outlandish ideas. There are heretics today just as there were during Middle Ages. Science is still being oppressed for its dangerous theories. And government is at best as insidious. You can change the name from “witch” to “racist”, the theories from “heliocentric” to “race and IQ correlation”, and government from “divine right” to “liberal democracy”, but that does not make man any more enlightened.

In ancient Rome the concept of savages being men before the creation of a civilization would be incomprehensible. Savages were instead the remnants of a civilization that decayed and became corrupted. There is nothing noble about them as many would have us believe. Man is not inherently good, but he has the inherent potential for good. The inverse of this is our modern way of thinking. People are naturally good but only do bad things on account of some external pressure. Remove these pressures and people will all live harmoniously.

Societies begin to decay at the exact moment they begin to abandon their attempts at striving towards virtuosity. When the eyes of man are turned earthward, rather than up, he falls. What necessarily follow are all forms of debauchery and sin. The greatest invested effort is towards nurturing the system which promotes these vices. Even with the immorality of Rome preceding its unforgettable fall it could never rival the transgressions of the modern West. Our fall, when it inevitably arrives, shall be distinctly different, most likely due to its gradual nature, but also more thorough. The risk is permanent elimination.

Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius (Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad), and we are completely mad. This is the end of our history, for better or worse. At least, it is the end of Western civilization as we know it. T. S. Eliot wrote** about the world ending in a more tragic way than complete destruction, I think it speaks best for the end of our Western civilization.

This is the way the world ends,

This is the way the world ends,

This is the way the world ends,

Not with a bang but a whimper.”

* The Decline of the West vol. 1, vol. 2

** The Hollow Men

Descendants of Alexander the Great’s army?

From what I have read online, there are claims that the 3,000 – 4,000 Kalash people of rural, northern Pakistan are descendants of Alexander the Great’s army. This is interesting but still not as interesting as the people themselves. If you have never seen pictures of these people, it would certainly be surprising that they are indigenous to Pakistan. These people have a very unique physical appearance, one that must certainly stand out in their region.

The women are photographed much more often than men because they have the more unusual features. Some of the women are actually quite beautiful, too. It would be interesting to actually learn about their culture because, aside from the aesthetic aspect, they must certainly have preserved many ancient traditions and beliefs. It has been noted that some of their theology and philosophy resembles that of ancient Greece and India along with Zoroastrianism.

You can check out more of the pictures on Pinterest.

Lectiones bonae pro diebus pluviius

‘My Rainy Morning’, by KatrinaStranger on DeviantArt

On those days when the weather is not conducive for enjoying the outdoors, turning to reading is always a good bet. Rather than spending one’s time glued to a television set, which certainly cannot be good for your mental state, a book is always a better option. It baffles me how few books people actually read, especially when you consider the greater availability and diversity to choose from. Even those people who do read are probably reading some nonsense like ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ or ‘Twilight’. It does not always have to be a book either; there are poems available for purchase or even online.

I spend a considerable amount of my time reading. Most of my interest lies in classical works. Anything written after WWII has not been read by me. It seems that after the war Western culture took a nosedive into oblivion. We ceased making culture and began attacking it instead. T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, and R. R. Tolkien seem to have been the last wave of great English literary figures and with their passing so too passed Anglo literature. Whether it continued to live for some time in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, or elsewhere I am not sure.

My suspicion is that this is due, in large part, to the proletization (not a real word) of our culture. Low culture became the only form in demand while all things that even resembled high culture were ignored or degraded. Television and radio became popular instruments for this proletization because it worked on an egalitarian leveling of society. Value became equivalent to its popular demand. Literature is outside the realm of the market, in its ideal state, because it pertains to loftier notions than being a mere consumable item.

Wherever popularity to the masses becomes the judge of someone or something’s worth, there will be an inevitable decline in its actual value. We can observe this with our leaders, art, literature, music, language, religion, and basically all forms of culture. The masses have an instinctive drive to make it a race to the bottom. Of course, there are Western elites who would agree with these conclusions, to an extent, but our elite are egalitarian elite. They work from some ridiculous assumption that all people should have equally respected opinions on all matters and are all equally capable of higher knowledge if they were simply given a chance.

Any time spent in the real world should immediately disprove these myths. To say Lil Wayne is just as good at creating music as Beethoven, is not simply two equally valid but disagreeing opinions. One is objectively superior to the other. That does not mean you have to like Beethoven but it does mean not only you, but we as a society, should understand there is such a thing as high culture which is objectively superior in form to popular culture. This is the consequence of egalitarian doctrine.

There has always been, in one society, high and low culture. T. S. Eliot noted this fact in his ‘Notes Towards the Definition of Culture’ (1948). But the hierarchy was respected. Unfortunately beginning in the late 19th century and coming to fulfillment in the early 20th century, this respect broke down. A general reduction in the intellectual capacity of the West ensued. Instead of bringing the masses up, the masses brought culture down. For anyone who is not sold on egalitarianism, this would have been easily foreseeable. Culture had to be sacrificed in the name of equality. Literature was perhaps the last art form to succumb, with visual art having arguably fallen in the early 19th century.

At some point egalitarianism will become an abandoned concept, hopefully before it lays waste to the struggling remains of Western civilization. Once this time comes we will be able to rebuild our societies. Respectable visual art, music, politics, leadership, and literature will arise again after being given some breathing room. In the meantime it is the responsibility of everyone who has a hierarchical view of society to preserve and transmit the great works of Western minds. Below are some of my personal favorites that I believe deserve to be read and appreciated by everyone.

‘The Waste Land’, by T. S. Eliot

‘Divine Comedy’, by Dante Alighieri

‘Revolt Against the Modern World’, by Julius Evola

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’, by Washington Irving

‘Beowulf’

‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

‘A Christmas Carol’, by Charles Dickens

‘Orthodoxy’, by G. K. Chesterton

‘The Idiot’, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

‘Iliad’, by Homer