What I mock the most is idealism in philosophy – a wishful denigration and rejection of reality in favour of unsubstantiated phantoms. It is true that culture itself is ineffable, that men fall prey to imagination, that the future is unknowable and the path unknown. Yet it impresses my mind how intelligent individuals, free to choose and observe (unlike the masses), get instead entangled in nonsense while having a reality to compare.
Chechar would rather let his race die if burning children alive were proved to help the survival of the collective. A feminist would rather worship a woman’s whims than recreate her beauty. Same howling at the Moon. Same preference for a mirage.
I will be the first to proclaim that memes must serve genes. And yet, the efficacy of the memes is proven by reality, not by speculative reason. It is impossible to ascertain the utility of a custom by an inner sense of justice. I myself will consider Mohammedans closer to the world because in their compromise they have proven so, no matter what their dusty theology may say. Conversely, the so-called atheists of America subscribe to Christian axiology fully, and are doomed to die – no matter what their wise men hold, their lot is universal love.
It is pleasant to see my views shared. As Ted Sallis quoted Kevin Alfed Strom:
As the writer David Sims tells us, “Morally speaking, a flaw is anything that works contrary to survival. In any proper moral system, survival has the highest value. Why? Because nothing matters to the dead. Because neither truth, nor justice, nor freedom, nor prosperity have any value at all to extinct groups. Because only to something alive may anything else be good. If a moral system gives to anything but survival the highest place of value, sooner or later a conflict will arise between survival and whatever that other thing is.
What if that Savitri Devi quote outlines the future? What if the direction of cultural dialectic is necessarily drawn towards overcoming careless memetics, the same way liberty dies in a technological society?
Savitri Devi – And Time Rolls On, p. 124
Karma yoga is one of the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita. Not only of the Gita. You get it in National Socialism. I’ll tell you what is Karma yoga. Karma yoga is: Act with your body for the interest of the universe, according to the scheme of the universe, the divine scheme, and without any passion, without any personal attachment or disgust or enthusiasm or anything. Just do it because it’s duty. Act in the name of duty alone. That’s Karma yoga.
A perfect morality has no place for thought or feeling, only action.
Painting reproduced: Pavel Ryzhenko – Kalka (1996).