December 2, 2012 10 Comments
As we continue to survey the modern world, recognizing the bombardment of lies and propaganda formerly mentioned, we look also at the confusion and warfare in the realm of gender. This is of crucial import due to the fact that it’s so often missed by those in the anti-revolutionary, anti-modern circles and niches. These crusaders and “trads” are generally the worst off, inasmuch as they assume that any adjustment made to modernity constitutes compromise, apostasy, or some other such heretical term marshaled out and slapped on keyboards with the authority of a medieval cleric in a Latin High Mass. Most often these dreamers exist in a world of theory and fantasia — I know because I was one for over a decade. In fact, it is often these types who are the only interesting people left in society, as the nihilistic, self-abnegating spirit of modernity sucks in the masses to their own doom.
The problem with these circles and niches is not ideology as ideology. Many who leave the ranks of whatever religious fringe circle or traditionalist niche do so as a result of more of an existential angst-dilemma relating to the inability to keep the strictures of the sect or religion’s guidelines. Whether Haredi Jew or Society of Saint Pius X, stories of the patterns of religious anxiety demonstrate commonalities. This is not to say that all of these religions and groups are all true or all false. This is also not to say that it doesn’t matter what religion you choose. Rather, this is more of a psychological analysis of the patterns of praxis resulting from certain worldviews, and what said groups mean in the present state of the world historical.
For these groups, the modus operandi is that of the “old world,” where reality is still structured on the pattern of some form of ancient/medieval hierarchicalism, metaphysically. Whether a gradation of being, or a celestial hierarchy, this worldview will most starkly contrast precisely in the question of metaphysics and ethics. The track of Western Enlightenment rationalism gained the upper hand by tossing out objectivity, essentialism, and telos. In its place, pragmatic psychologism and empiricism came to dominate, and then collapsed into nihilism. Modernity therefore became the inheritor of the worst of the failed philosophies of this era, leading to science basically operating and working, yet denying all the things it sought to prove. Read more of this post