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Dugin vs. Traditionalism: A Closer look

20 September 2011

Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin (Russian: Алексaндр Гeльевич Дyгин) is a Russian political scientist who came to prominence by promulgating a theory of geopolitics known as Eurasianism in his book Foundations of Geopolitics. He was a key member of a number of Third Positionist groups such as the National Bolshevik Party, which was an anti-liberal political organization critical of American interventions in the former Soviet Union. To some degree, he credited the Belgian theorist Jean-François Thiriart and Evola as inspiration. In recent times, Dugin has become an increasingly mainstream fixture in the Russian intellectual élite.  It should be said at this point that many of Dugin’s political views have merit, and indeed some portions of his outlook are difficult or impossible to deny.  However, the focus of this article is not upon the Dugin’s theories themselves, but rather their genesis, and [...]

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Commemoration of Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

13 September 2011

“Capitanul” Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, born on this day in 1899.  Codreanu was a charismatic Romanian anti-Bolshevist politician, and the founder of the Legion of the St. Michael the Archangel (Legiunea Arhanghelului Mihail), later known as the Iron Guard.  As an organization which was rooted in the notion of achieving national development, the Iron Guard embraced a revolutionary spirit with the goal of bringing about the transformation of all society, and combined with its heroic and revolutionary ideology the teachings of the Orthodox Church. Corneliu Codreanu was born in in the Romanian town of Huşi, the son of a Ion Zelea Codreanu, a schoolteacher.  The elder Codreanu had been a colleague of the intellectual luminaries of his time, such as A.C. Cuza, who also influenced Corneliu later in life.  In 1919, after moving to Iaşi, Codreanu found Bolshevism as his [...]

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Ten Years Later: The Role of Liberalism in 9/11

Ten Years Later: The Role of Liberalism in 9/11

11 September 2011

September 11th was a horrendous incident. The killing of innocents is deplorable and appalling in any part of the world.  As extensive as the damage to property and loss of life was, it does not compare with the damage done by cultural liberals and by liberal internationalists who seek to extend the hegemony of secular and liberal imperialism over the nations of the world.  In many places around the world, secular liberalism has failed, and the people living in such societies now face an unprecedented assault on their civil liberties and property rights, while in other nations, people face the ill effects of liberal interventionism in political and cultural affairs. Although the events of September 11th have been seriously lamented in the press, there must also be a serious inquiry into the causes and perpetrators of this event.  If such an [...]

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Ten Years Later: Are the Lessons Learned?

Ten Years Later: Are the Lessons Learned?

10 September 2011

This article was contributed by Xiaochen Su in London. The ceremonies are certainly as solemn as they have ever been.  Across the nation, people remembered that pivotal day exactly ten years ago, when America bore witness to a whole new kind of terrorism.  As buildings collapsed and lives lost, the Americans everywhere were forced to come to realization that the mighty economic and military strength of the only remaining superpower are not enough to protect themselves against a few skilled and determined “foreign operatives.”  Shock and sorrow are bound to be accompanied by a certain degree of irrationality.  In the wake of the disaster, the Americans became blinded by their emotions.  They simply entrusted the government with handling any responses to 9/11, thinking that perhaps, amid their own sense of helplessness, their political leaders can come up with solid [...]

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Music, then and now

Music, then and now

08 September 2011

To the ancients, music had a certain metaphysical quality, which is why it was used frequently in ceremonies and rituals.  The ancient Aryan hymns of praise, the bhajans, were linked not only to the activation of various “centers,” but they also served to praise the divine.  To Pythagoras, music was a manifestation of  the divine construction of the universe, because harmony, rhythm, and sound could be controlled by precise mathematical proportions.  To both the ancient Greeks and Aryans, the world of music represented a microcosm of the general world, in which disorder became order.  This pattern could also be found in the Far East, where the Taoists recognized the tones of the scale being the ordered system which arises out of primordial chaos.  In the New World, musical chants were used in the ceremonies of the Amerindians in a [...]

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America and ameriKwa

America and ameriKwa

03 September 2011

America and ameriKwa are two ideas that represent the various aspects of the same geographical region.  The former, in its most literal sense, is a geographical designation which represents the landmass which separates the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  On a different level, it also metaphorically represents a nation which was founded some 200 years ago, when the descendants of British colonists living on the said continent revolted against the Crown and established independence.  In other contexts, it refers to a hedgemonic entity which arose from the imperialistic and interventionist nature of the said nation.Culturally, America is synonymous with the evolution of the nation from its inception until the post-WW2 era.   It is dominated by a sense of place and of history which is derived from its English ancestors.  It is concerned with the protection of property, but not [...]

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Is the Breakup of the United States imminent?

Is the Breakup of the United States imminent?

01 September 2011

In his 1981 book, The Nine Nations of North America, Joel Garreau argues that, because of the vast differences between several parts of North America, the many national borders are irrelevant, and, that indeed, the United States and Canada are not just two nations, but nine nations.  In its time, the book was hailed as a classic text on the current regionalization of North America” by American intellectuals. Garreau’s idea that borders are essentially artificial must be taken in the proper context; they are not to be used in a sentimental sense which would make them easily appropriated by people who advocate massive immigration between nations.  Quite the contrary, Garreau’s idea establishes the opposite: that in defiance of the widely-accepted idea of huge superstates encompassing many different peoples, a smaller and localized nationalism, maintaining the local character of the people [...]

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Decision Reached on Harmful Politicized Cults Around the World

30 August 2011

From August 27 to 29, the Center for Inter-religious, Traditionalist, and Ecumenical Studies (CITES), in conjunction with RidingTheTiger.org, convened a conference to discuss the effects of sectarianism and political cults around the world.  Together, they issued a joint statement in which they condemned the sectarian motives of people exploiting religious principles to incite political instability. High on the list were the Falun Gong cult in China, the Baha’i cult, various New Age groups, and a number of Protestant groups in America. RidingTheTiger.org member Dawud al-Sini presided over the joint investigation, which concluded that the aforementioned groups not only violate the teachings of all mainstream religions, they are effectively exploited to create civil unrest and political instability by liberal imperialists in order to destroy national sovereignty around the world and impose their version of sanctioned government on nations.  The cults in [...]

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Tradition, Antitradition and Countertradition

Tradition, Antitradition and Countertradition

24 August 2011

Most people who are familiar with the giants of the Traditionalist school such as Julius Evola or Rene Guénon understand what is meant by Tradition according to these authors.  In this context, “tradition” has a meaning which is far removed from mere custom or folklore.  Instead, “Tradition” takes on the facets of something which is divine and eternal.  In a word, it calls man back to what Schuon called the ”transcendent unity”.  Tradition contrasts with modernity, whose sight is limited in scope, and concerned with quantity, not quality.  Evola describes the Tradition as embodying that which is “solar,” or “heroic” in nature, while anti-tradition is the direct antithesis of that. Since Modernity is opposed to Tradition, there are two concepts that can be invoked in the description of modern life: antitradition and countertradition.  These may be perceived as the causes and effects [...]

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The Curse of Egalitarianism

The Curse of Egalitarianism

22 August 2011

There was a time when Christianity was the religious dogma of the Western world. While the religion technically still exists, it has been usurped by new, modern values. One of these values, perhaps the most taboo to challenge, is egalitarianism. Instead of being told to praise an omnipotent God, we are told to praise our fellow man. We are told to celebrate “diversity” within societies, and indoctrinated to revel in the idea that all things may be correct, if only we look with open our hearts. Homogeneity, or the desire for it, has become a cardinal sin in the West. We might even say that egalitarianism itself is now a god. A distinction must be made between legal equality and egalitarianism. While the roots of legal equality might not seem so sinister, egalitarianism is a highly destructive force. Legal [...]

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