How the Era of Republicanism in the 18th century Provide Insight into American Conservative Thinking

But what is in a word? Everything…especially when you’re misusing a word however you want to. “Kirk himself was unequivocally traditionalist (…) it is surprising that young libertarians claim a thinker who declared, “Conservatism is not simply a defense of ‘capitalism.’” (…) The essential traditionalist, Kirk declared that “we need to guide ourselves by the Continue reading How the Era of Republicanism in the 18th century Provide Insight into American Conservative Thinking

Ernest Renan on the Concept of Nation: The Nation becomes tied to Race

ERNEST RENAN DETAILS IN 1882 THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT OF NATION AND NATION TIED TO RACE AS A CONFUSION “Since the fall of the Roman Empire or, rather, since the disintegration of Charlemagne’s empire, western Europe has seemed to us to be divided into nations, some of which, in certain epochs, have sought to Continue reading Ernest Renan on the Concept of Nation: The Nation becomes tied to Race

Hitler’s Military Blunders and His call for the triumph of Labor over Capitalism, the Bourgeois and the Plutocrats

This reworked excerpt from an older post on the site highlights, what I would call ‘the failure of romantic idealist fervor,’ a fervor I have both criticized and expressed. Originally part of my article “Theosophy, Italian Fascism and German National Socialism, 2017.” In The National Socialist Revolution, we get a visual of Germany, the hopes Continue reading Hitler’s Military Blunders and His call for the triumph of Labor over Capitalism, the Bourgeois and the Plutocrats

The Thermopylae of Fascism: Benito Mussolini’s Last Testament on His Life, Fascism, and Italy

“For this common ground, I would give my life even now, willingly, so long as it is truly marked with real Italian spirit.” “…I was, and am, a socialist.” BENITO MUSSOLINI, SEE Before Sono Tornato and Vincere: Antonio Banderas as “The Young Mussolini” – Angelica Balabanoff on Mussolini’s Problem It is 1945, early in the Continue reading The Thermopylae of Fascism: Benito Mussolini’s Last Testament on His Life, Fascism, and Italy

Himmler’s Witches Library and Eric Kurlander talks Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Last year’s Hallows’ Eve special program, “Hitler’s Monsters” explored occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by Nazi Germany in the service of power. “The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, and in reality the supernatural was an essential part of the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, Continue reading Himmler’s Witches Library and Eric Kurlander talks Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Smearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kyle Kulinski on the Justice Democrats, and Trump’s Anti-Press Tactics

28 year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated 4th ranking and established House Democrat, Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York House Democratic primary last week, saying that leftist policies can win elections. First-term Illinois’s Democratic senator, Tammy Duckworth disagreed, arguing that, while it may be the future of the Bronx, running on policies too far to the left Continue reading Smearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kyle Kulinski on the Justice Democrats, and Trump’s Anti-Press Tactics

“Your History is Entirely at Sea”: The Legend and Classical Reference to Atlantis

ATLANTIS THE CLASSICAL REFERENCE TO THE MYTH OF ATLANTIS One vital classical source for the Atlantis legendand its remembrance, is from two dialogues writtenby Plato, in Timaeus and Critias.It is described as an island in the Atlantic Ocean.In Timaeus and Critias, Solon, an Athenian andprominent statesman c. 6th c. BCE, described theisland as a country bigger Continue reading “Your History is Entirely at Sea”: The Legend and Classical Reference to Atlantis

President Donald Trump’s Nashville Rally Lies and Ignorance about Blacks, Republican History, and Voting Rights

May 30, 2018. President Trump, Nashville, Tennessee Rally on African-Americans: “Remember when I’d make a speech, and I’d talk about African-Americans, and I’d say, ‘highest crime-rate, bad education,’ I go like ten-points, and they’re always voting; African-Americans vote for Democrats, for the most part. Y’know, vast majority. They’ve been doing it for over a hundred-years!” Continue reading President Donald Trump’s Nashville Rally Lies and Ignorance about Blacks, Republican History, and Voting Rights

Adepts in America in 1776 » William Q. Judge’s Speculations prompt Blavatsky to Question “Illuminati” Theory

ADEPTS IN AMERICA 1776? DID ANY ADEPTS GET INVOLVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. WILLIAM Q. JUDGE PUBLISHED IN THEOSOPHIST 1883 SUGGESTIONS HE PLACES AS THOSE OF HIS OWN RESPONSIBILITY WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF ANY ADEPTS. AN ORTHODOX HINDU CHHABIGRAM DOLATRAM WRITES TO H.P.B. FOR CLARIFICATION AND SHE QUESTIONS THE THEORY ‘Illuminati’ def. (Lat.). The “Enlightened”, Continue reading Adepts in America in 1776 » William Q. Judge’s Speculations prompt Blavatsky to Question “Illuminati” Theory

Marc Demarest on the Armchair Occultist, Godfrey Higgins: Modern Occultism, and the Professionalization of History

The Armchair Occultist: Godfrey Higgins, Anacalypsis and Modern Occultism Lecture. Emma Hardinge Britten Archive. The Church, Christian Spiritualists, and the professional establishment sought to control the influence of occultists. Anacalypsis becomes a popular rediscovery of literature at the time Isis Unveiled is published. Marc Demarest explains how the tyros of Occult Literature and Mythography (1820s-1870s) Continue reading Marc Demarest on the Armchair Occultist, Godfrey Higgins: Modern Occultism, and the Professionalization of History