The middle one isn’t in English so most people don’t grasp the trajectory
Jünger readopts several names and topics from his earlier novel On the Marble Cliffs, like the Landvogt and the Mauretanians, and would again use several aspects of Heliopolis later in Eumeswil. Eumeswil shows a fictional world based on Heliopolis carrying on the developments described here.
Eumeswil was actually intended as a sequel to Heliopolis.
Eumeswil is generally considered Jünger’s magnum opus so this is significant. I.e. his magnum opus is the sequel to a book he wrote 30 years prior.
Grugs usually only read Storm of Steel, and that’s fine, we need a Kshatriya meatwall. I’m more of the Bowdenian persuasion of idealizing “the cultured thug”, or cultured grug if you will. So I’m more interested in Jünger’s loftier books. We only shoot people in war for the sake of higher ideas anyway.
Heliopolis is a sci-fi dystopia about two political parties fighting each other. This was written about the same time Lewis wrote that book America and Cosmic Man I’ve been drawing from. Everyone has their own responses to the apocalyptic French Revolution 2.0 of the 1940s. In Italy, Evola was writing about left-hand path mysticism at this time.
The archetypes in Heliopolis are the bailiff and the proconsul, the latter representing Jünger’s views. There’s also the regent, the supreme ruler, who has flown off to a sanctuary in outer-space. This regent I would say represents Nietzsche. I hate this mustache man’s presence everywhere! Not really.
Kind of a cool concept to place neech in a futuristic setting
An emissary from the Regent invites [de Geer] to leave Heliopolis by spaceship. 25 years later he is to return as part of an elite.
Jünger wrote this at a time when he was banned from publishing. If I was living in late 40s Germany I’d be fantasizing about leaving earth for space too, Ernst. Wait a second, that’s what I fantasize about in 2020s America!
Anyway, you have to think about the bailiff as representing the occupying power of the late 40s. Jünger sets this novel in the Mediterranean. Sure, Ernst, sure.
I’m more of a sailor mouth than you know. My natural self feels it as “fucking America!!” but I omit the swear. Many such cases. I feel cozy with fellow sailor mouths to be honest. Fucking pieces of shit don’t understand. What, swear words express reality, you’re all repressed.
So, the bailiff is depicted as a nihilist, the proconsul as a conservative, or reactionary if you will. The bailiff has definitely won out in America. By the way, I agree that conservatives are “boring”, I’m a post-conservative. Whenever I click a social media account of a mainstream conservative I grimace my face off- they’re all so stereotypical and BORING. Change your way. Wonder why so many vote for democrats. It’s because conservatives tend to not have any nuance. Read Jünger, dumb fuck.
Like Lewis says though, this is a country of children.
See what Jünger predicted?
All use “phonophores”, a kind of mobile phone with picture and sound reception. All kinds of information, e.g. about the weather, is available. They are also used to pay or as ID for authorities. Every phonophore owner can be located with pinpoint accuracy.
We in the 2020s can also make predictions of what tek we’ll have 50 years from now. Does anyone care about that? The more we talk about it the fewer years we’ll have to wait for it. Hyperstition is real.
I don’t care if Jünger “resigned” after the war, he’s still a solid member of any rightist’s pantheon in my opinion. People like Heidegger and Evola weren’t artists, we need all the artists we can get. This is because human beings are humble and cannot learn from logic alone. “Pure reason” doesn’t address the heart chakra so to speak.
This is a direct allusion to Machiavelli
De Geer assumes that Messer Grande, the bailiff’s chief of police, laid the [corpse] down as a warning to intimidate the populace and make it clear that he didn’t shy away from crime either.
The “allies” operated as pieces of trash, who would have guessed? Good thing they stopped all that, right? Nah, their order depends upon perpetual Machiavellian maintenance. I relate to that corpse above myself in fact!
I just learn from neech to keep in a jubilant mood about it all.
Giving a jew a swirlie on the internet never gets old to ME.
“How childish you are.” So?
I literally would thoroughly enjoy giving a jew a physical swirlie, wouldn’t you? Bang his head against the porcelain while he’s down there in turdland. That’s the proper treatment for Machiavellians.
I wonder if any jew is human enough to denounce Zevi the way I denounce Machiavelli? Nah, they’re solipsistic automata.
Art is superior to philosophy in the sense that it places the experiencer into a more concrete reality. It makes ideas more visceral in this way.
If you’re a mask-off type of person like me who’s willing to expose themselves to the elements then you don’t need to depend on art. For more secretive types I’d suggest you get into novel-writing or something of that nature. See how Jünger does this?
Serner can say something “appalling” and De Geer (who the reader knows is the “technical” mouthpiece of Jünger) can simply disagree, even if Jünger himself doesn’t necessarily disagree. You really think novelists don’t do that? How stupid can you get.
This is sad AND funny
Jünger makes me happy.
“You just need to learn how to ride the tiger better.” Piss off, don’t pretend you can be authentically happy in ZOG.
“If only we lived in a small town in flyover country together with a bunch of people who Jünger makes happy.” I know! Too bad I’m redacted. YOU can form a community like that though, what’s stopping you?
The proconsul side is sort of an allegory for this.
Jünger was clearly continuing to feel violent impulses in the late 40s
Before leaving the library, de Geer places a bomb on a shelf. When they blast open a cell, he sees an emaciated prisoner: Antonio Peri, already weak from the poison that was given to him with his food. As they retreat, Lucius has the Institute blown up. The boat of the fugitives is shot at. That’s when the chief fireworks technician gets involved: he fires smoke bombs from a tower in the direction of the boat
De Geer also experiments with psychoactives with a friend in this novel. Jünger sketches out for us how to live in ZOG.
My point here though is that Heliopolis is the middle of a trilogy. And you can’t understand the culmination–Eumeswil–without knowing what led up to it.
Another synchronous scene from Heliopolis
is subjected to eye surgery by mysterious strangers. After that he can see clairvoyantly… But soon the gift becomes a torment for him.
Eh speaking of that, back to Dostoevsky for me.