Fully Automated Luxury Individualist Anarchism

This essay presents an interesting pathway for radical politics that has both directionality and purposeful action, something rarely seen in modern discursive practice. A plurality of future-oriented technological paradigms of production and consumption is important when thinking of a postcapitalist future, as is the social purpose of technology in its integrable capacities. Berger offers a lot in the way of a direction for postcapitalist political economy and how technology as an innovation of the social can lead us in that direction. (by the blog author)


by Edmund Berger

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Enoch Powell’s Nietzschean Christianity

by Ian Bryce

http://www.radixjournal.com/journal/2015/7/19/enoch-powells-nietzschean-christianity

I’m hungering to hear, to be told, and to receive, things which I don’t know where to find elsewhere, and which I feel I shall be the poorer if I don’t hear and receive, and which I feel in some sense I shall die if I don’t have.[1]

Enoch Powell delivered the above as a response to the question, “Do you consider yourself a religious man?” It is an answer that surely resonates with the Western man of the 21st century. For we live in age of irreligion, of absence—be it of nation, identity, the sacred, or numberless other treasured things. Continue reading

Modern Markets as a Dialectic

This essay argues that markets are an ideational construct, constructed through a milieu of ideologies, power structures and authority relations. Rather than modern markets being spontaneously ordered mechanisms that have evolved naturally from the progressions of history, they are in instead constitutions of power and ideas, acting as a semiotic mechanism for underlying socio-economic realities. In this sense, markets are viewed through a critical and constructivist lens, as constituted realities which are not static as they are in neoclassical models of the economy. Further, the underlying reality, that of capitalism in its historic and modern contexts, does not actually correspond to market mechanisms. Rather capitalist social relations are reliant on and dominated by state interventions and the hierarchies of firms, with markets playing a peripheral role. Thus, markets (in their ideational construction) and capitalism together constitute a conflictual dialectic, with the former subordinated to the power relations of the latter. Continue reading

The Kingdom

by James J. Walters

https://beyonddialectical.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/the-kingdom/

“Tradition is by no means dead, but real danger is imminent. Let there be no illusion about this. The time might come and be nearer than we think, when the ant-heap of society, worked out to full perfection, deserves only one verdict: unfit for men. The nations of Europe have risen together in the glorious period wrongly called the dark ages; a common danger confronts them now. Together they will have to find their way out of this deadly peril and recover the health of their past. The alternative is to accept – as the Nihilists do – deterioration as a welcome event and to settle down in a world repugnant to the deepest instincts of our race. A third solution does not exist”- Erich Meissner Continue reading

The Foundations of God

God has an immaterial presence in this world. An overarching conception of spirituality that allows us to interact and develop a moral conscience, and from it a conception of ethics and culture that binds us into social units. The position of God does not need to be something material, as in the parables of the Bible or the miracles of the saints. Instead it has a binding construction from which we recognise the innate characteristics of humanity and morality. Whether written through the ideas of non-aggression or in the ideas of natural law, God and godliness play an intrinsic part in discovering these moralities, and recognising the imperfection of human character. Continue reading

What Can We Learn from Che Guevara for Our Times?

by Vishal Wilde

It was when I became particularly interested in theories of warfare that I began to explore some brief introductions by some famous authors; of those authors, Che Guevara stood out. He recounts his experiences, gives specifics and tries to put you in the shoes of a guerilla fighter. He says that it is merely guidance from his and his comrades’ experiences in Cuba but they can be learnt from and adapted by revolutionaries across the world. What, therefore, can ordinary, modern people learn from Che Guevara? Of course, the lessons learned should not translate into actual, physical violence – that would be counter-productive, dangerous and tragic. However, they can be applied to the war of ideas to persuade people and thereby win them over. Continue reading

Praxeology: The Importance of First Principles

Praxeology maintains its importance precisely because it implies fundamental principles as the guiding action in scientifically studying human action and understanding its dynamics and relations. From coming from these principles, human actions can be understood as having particular reasoning’s and laws which inform how further understandings of human action can be qualitatively determined and mapped. Continue reading

Contra the Self-Ownership Principle: The Nightmare of Libertopia

This is an interesting critique of the self-ownership principle, and one that other libertarians ignore at their own stupidity. The lack of nuance that Rothbard sometimes presented in his theoretical and philosophical abstractions is a problem for relating theory to praxis in the case of libertarianism and propertarianism. Lewis rightly points out that the prevailing moral psychologies and legal precedents negate the views of Rothbard on things like children and the totality of a contractual society. However, I disagree with his view that social contractarianism is the negation of a contractual society. Rather I believe they can be complementary in their creation of solid, customary law through common law courts and juries, and the mindset and customs of a natural law society which negate the capabilities of parasitism and state-based coercion. (by the blog author)


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Entrepreneurs as the Ubermensch

I’ve previously written off the idea of regarding the entrepreneur as akin to the Nietzschean Ubermensch, the superman who will lead man forward to new heights of heroism and creation. In order for the Ubermensch to develop, he must have a will to power that ignores worldly moralities and compassions and instead focuses on the individual’s inner contradictions and capabilities. Out of such comprehensive self-direction develops a radical aristocracy of leaders and innovators who move the world forward, above the herd mentality of the masses. I fundamentally believe in such a concept as a way of developing a society of meritocratic hierarchies and radical traditionalism, shaped by paganistic, European and gnostic values and morals, constructed with private and natural law. Continue reading

Cultured Hicks

by Rod Dreher

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/cultured-hicks/

Ross Douthat says that the true divide in Western politics is now between globalists and nationalists — and this divide is tribal. He explains the identifying markers of the Cosmopolitan tribe, i.e., what makes them different from the nationalist tribe (among them: their “out group” is Evangelical Christians). Douthat says there’s not necessarily anything wrong with this. A propensity for tribalism is part of human nature. Continue reading