In his autobiography, Evola characterizes his book on Jünger as one of the main things he wrote late in life.

Jünger pointed to the need for developing a new human type capable of actively facing destruction: capable, that is, of being the perpetrator rather than the victim of destruction.

This isn’t translated into English yet.

Evola doesn’t think it’s likely Jünger’s ideal will be attained by the younger generations because their natural embrace of the modern scientific worldview denies them the possibility of the transcendence necessary for embodying the heroic type.

I’ll add that Christian transcendence doesn’t often provide the right chemistry required for Destruktion either.

This is prescient

I suggested that without an actual ‘mutation’ — in the sense the word possesses in the field of biology and genetics, where it refers to the development of new species — the figure of the ‘worker’, provided it ever comes into being, will hardly prove any different from the Communist ideal

Right and left are just a bunch of commies mostly.

Yup, this is true- there is a clear rangordnung between Evola and Jünger in my opinion

Jünger, therefore, should be numbered among those individuals who first subscribed to ‘Conservative Revolutionary’ ideas but were later, in a way, traumatised by the National Socialist experience, to the point of being led to embrace the kind of sluggishly liberal and humanistic ideas which conformed to the dominant attempt ‘to democratically reform’ their country

Evola wasn’t traumatized by the Fascist experience, apparently. Heh, Evola holds it against Jünger for being part of the plot to murder Hitler. What more needs to be said?

Jünger is often glorified for having been shot so many times in WWI. Okay, I like MY soliders not getting shot, sorry!

Really I’m just in the Carlylean tradition of honoring Great Men, and I like to weigh them against EACH OTHER, because that’s the only way to determine who is fool’s gold. Obviously, comparing Jünger to whatever generic subhuman, he’s going to look great. But comparing him to Evola you can see he wasn’t truly committed to transcendent values.

Nonetheless, in his well-known Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul, Evola consciously develops and integrates some of Jünger’s ideas.

The following he says is the root of that book. Such realism is a relief to hear in a sense.

nothing can be done either to bring about a significant change at the present, or to halt a series of processes which, following the latest collapses, now have free rein.

Dud planet. Bought by jewish niggers to ruin.

And it’s already ruined.

There’s a relief in acceptance.

This is who he wrote that for

the man who inwardly does not belong to the modern world, and whose fatherland and spiritual homeland lies in a different civilisation

He says it’s for those who avoid any capitulation.

That gives me a bitter laugh. I can count on one hand the number of people who avoid any capitulation.

So he thought of himself as both a leopard and riding a tiger. Curious. I consider myself as a leopard raping a tiger, so I guess it makes sense. Me-ow!

He advocates a sort of alchemy

The forces and processes, therefore, which, for the overwhelming majority of our contemporaries, represent a cause of destruction, must firmly be allowed to act in such a way as to foster transcendence and liberation.

What turns many into “permanent, failed jewish experiments”, others can use to make jokes and philosophize and whatnot.

“Don’t remind me that I’m a permanent, failed jewish experiment, I’m SENSITIVE about that!” See, at least we have mockery in niggerworld. VIOLENCE and mockery is MY favorite combination.

If you capitulate that’s what you deserve, nigger.

He wrote this in the 60s and he was so ahead of most people on the right alive today

I here pointed out that if the theory of cycles — understood in a different sense from that outlined by either Spengler or Vico — represents an integral component of traditional doctrine, it nevertheless should not be treated as a crutch in the present day: for the prospect that ‘those who have kept watch during the long night might greet those who will arrive with the new dawn’ remains shrouded in mist.

Just discuss the meaning of life with fellow Normans around the campfire, is my philosophy. I think Scruton’s bibliography points to lots of paths for those of us conscious ones “among the ruins” too–namely the study of aesthetics. Oh yeah, you can’t leave out wine too. I might have to do another post on his book on hunting also.

Ugh, he’s right

certain individuals at the time were suggesting a strengthening of the aforementioned residues (in the form, for instance, of bourgeois Catholicism)

That’s just another capitulation to Moloch.

Guenon advocates for exotericism though, and he does seem a bit more of a brahmin than Evola. I have heard that nothing hits the spot like a good Muslim sex slave.

Ah, I love to create a toxic environment. It feels good knowing there’s probably someone reading this who understands.

I consider Ride the Tiger to be one of the only Nietzschean texts that’s been written. It puts all the French and Straussian capitulators to shame.

This IS a truly grave problem

Where shall it be possible to find an adequate meaning for life after having experienced nihilism — an awareness destined to produce irrevocable and irreversible results?

It’s kind of funny when he puts it this way

I spoke of both the ‘dead end’ and ‘collapse’ of existentialism: on the one hand, a ‘dead end’ that ― as in the case of Heidegger ― leads one to envisage ‘living to die’ as the sole meaning of life

I include Heidegger though in “aesthetics” to some extent. Among the ruins, it’s good to study the beauty of Being.

Don’t get swept away in Evola’s pessimism though- his main point in the book in question is that even if worthwhile institutions no longer exist the individual should focus on initiating themselves to get closer to transcendence–and there’s hope in that.

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