Doom Circuitry

This is what XS maintains:

There is perfect philosophical integrity between the tragic foundations of Occidental Civilization and the cybernetic industrialism that defines its ultimate limit. Within this neoreactionary frame, reaction is never regressive enough, nor modernity ever advanced enough. Something more comforting — less distant — will be seized upon in both temporal directions. That is the minor theme of fate. No effective constituency could ever want to push far enough in either direction, to the point where the circuit of time closes, upon doom (coldly understood). It does not matter, because politics does not. Doom matters. The rest is pitiful species vanity, tragedy, and control malfunction. It will burn, without comprehending why.

From the perspective of doom — only glimpsed, slowly, after vast disciplines of coldness — everything you are trying to do is a desperate idiocy that will fail, because humanism (hubris) is the one thing you can never let go. The drama dictates that. There’s no point flagellating yourself over it. The cosmos is not so poor in flagellation that it requires your meager contribution.

“Yes we can!” is everything Neoreaction is not. Perhaps you even see that. Yet you repeat it with every measure you propose. Take your favorite ideological slogan and attach “Yes we can!” as an appendix. If it works, you now know the epoch to which you belong.

Only doom can (and will).

Carry on, though. You will, in any case. It entertains the gods.

February 10, 2016admin 39 Comments »
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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    From the perspective of doom — only glimpsed, slowly, after vast disciplines of coldness — everything you are trying to do is a desperate idiocy that will fail, because humanism (hubris) is the one thing you can never let go.

    Well said. People cannot surrender their own perspective to that of the time-scale and breadth required to understand politics or civilization, and thus they choose convenient ideas that doom them.

    The only solution is to put the excellent in power again and have the repress the idiotic notions of the rest.

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    Different T Reply:

    LOL, what a reply!

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    SVErshov Reply:

    I like more:

    ‘everything you are trying to do is a desperate idiocy that will fail’

    it explains quite everything, and can be safely used any time.

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    Marxist toady Reply:

    Put the excellent in power — yes we can!

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  • Alex Says:

    “Consider your origins: you were not made to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.”

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    Erebus Reply:

    Virtue and knowledge have nothing to do with the “yes we can!” masses.

    Your quote reminded me of the Island of Dr. Moreau: “Not to go on all-fours; that is the Law. Are we not Men?”

    …Of course, that story ends when the Law is broken. The giver of Laws himself is destroyed. Devolution then sets in at a rapid pace; within a couple of generations, none remain but feral animals. This is a fate I hope we can avoid. And yet every time the masses, with their motionless glassy eyes like dead fish, gather to mouth “yes we can!”, “make America great again!”, and other vapid political catchphrases, doom-avoidance seems less likely.

    “Alas! we had fallen upon the most evil of all our evil days… Among other odd ideas, that of universal equality gained ground, and in the face of analogy and of God — in despite of the loud warning voice of the laws of gradation so visibly pervading all things in Earth and Heaven — wild attempts at an omni-prevalent Democracy were made.” -Poe.

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    Alex Reply:

    Virtue and knowledge have nothing to do with the “yes we can!” masses.

    True, but in the divine comedy Ulysses’ pursuit of virtue and knowledge is an act of humanistic hubris that precipitates his doom. From the perspective of admin or his translocutor, the non-dysfunctional society promised by neoreaction is a useful stage in the process that leads inexorably to doom.

    Poe.

    Mimes, in the form of God on high,
    Mutter and mumble low,
    And hither and thither fly—
    Mere puppets they, who come and go
    At bidding of vast formless things
    That shift the scenery to and fro,

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    michael Reply:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRguZr0xCOc

    admin before he got this day job

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    Xoth Reply:

    “The giver of Laws himself is destroyed. Devolution then sets in at a rapid pace; within a couple of generations, none remain but feral animals. ”

    One might after 100 years of democracy say Wells was right, probably to his socialist surprise. We’re all blasphemous lovecraftian swine-men now.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    ‘virtue and knowledge’ can buying anyone to perfection, and that is the last trap

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  • Different T Says:

    Excellently written and timely. Though a bit odd to state “the perspective of doom.” Damn monkey brain.

    Carry on, though.

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    Posted on February 10th, 2016 at 6:22 pm Reply | Quote
  • Rec0nciler Says:

    Even doom’s oracle is way past deadline on a couple things. (“Yes we can!”)

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    Posted on February 10th, 2016 at 6:51 pm Reply | Quote
  • R. J. Moore II Says:

    Basically, the death of civilization is the fact that people evolved for jungle monkey business and only got civilization by accident. This is something Nietzsche was addressing (though he’s hardly the only one) but which AltRight adamantly refuses to see b/c muhnationalism.

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  • Dark Psy-Ops Says:

    Doom is knowing what you are.

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    Posted on February 10th, 2016 at 8:57 pm Reply | Quote
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  • Pseudo-chrysostom Says:

    I actually read the article in the last post (implying people click on links these days) and I more or less agreed with all of it.

    Which has led me to an interesting observation.

    The ability to dispose of human garbage in some way is a vitally important ability for civilization. And *because* of civilization, which insulates man from reality, man himself must become the conduit and agent for the enforcement of divine law.

    What stuck me then, is it seems like the only people willing to openly embrace and talk about this in some form are retarded.

    A normal high functioning europoid seems to have a congenital inability to consign people to the flames (unless they are mindfucked into consigning people to the flames for the sake of not consigning people to the flames [usually meaning the lionization of human garbage instead in praxis, since all acts are an assertion of value and values are implicit teleologies]).

    It then seems like whatever mutation(s) that most commonly tends to remove or minimize this limbic firmware compulsion tends to also throw the out the baby with the bathwater.

    Where are all the non-retarded shitlords hiding?

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    frank Reply:

    People face moral terror only to the extent that outside circumstances force it on them. WNs and Nazis tend to be lumpenproles because they are the ones — due to their circumstances — facing the outside of the social fairy tale. As to DE people, I suspect most of us came here after a nervous breakdown induced by a panic attack ridden DMT trip. So it’s possible that the weak have fried their brains in the process. Certain texts need to have black box warning.

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  • Dale Rooster Says:

    Love love love this. Sophocles (I think) would approve.

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    Posted on February 10th, 2016 at 10:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • Morkyz Says:

    Why does multi cellular life exist, and should it?

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    Posted on February 11th, 2016 at 12:41 am Reply | Quote
  • Morkyz Says:

    Krugman:neo-liberalism :: WN: neo-reaction, right?

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    Posted on February 11th, 2016 at 12:49 am Reply | Quote
  • vxxc2014 Says:

    LOL.

    Well we have our answer to 218 and 219.

    Carry on.

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    Posted on February 11th, 2016 at 12:52 am Reply | Quote
  • vxxc2014 Says:

    Humanism = Hubris. Just that simple.

    Well glad we cleared that up.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    that was cleared long time ago

    ‘Cowering in the shadow of its gods, humanity is the project of a definitive abrogation of expenditure, and is thus an impossibility. The humanizing project has the form of an unsustainable law. Despite the fortifications of prohibition, the impossible corrodes humanity in eroticism;the eruption of irreducible excess, which is the base unity of sexuality and death. Eroticism gnaws us as the inevitable triumph of evil (utter loss).’

    The thirst for annihilation Georges Bataille and virulent nihilism (an essay in atheistic religion). 1992

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    Different T Reply:

    It bares noting that what admin is pointing at when he invokes The Singularity and what dupes are looking at are two very different things.

    Add that this confusion also limits the discussion regarding other important issues about IO such as the “Matrix”, “singularity” as local phenomenon, fractal patterns, and other risk factors of “IO as telos” (eg. not the risk of actual singularity, but the risk of being deceived that singularity has occured).

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  • doom! yes we can! Says:

    Feds sue Ferguson to force police reform

    “WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is suing the city of Ferguson in an attempt to forcibly overhaul the city’s troubled police and court operations, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday.”

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  • Rogue Planet Says:

    One part Schopenhauer, one part Adorno, one part Weiner, and yet it’s all asserted by the human. That’s a paradox to chew on.

    “Doom matters.”

    Idioms are necessary (there it is again), but boy is this an unfortunate turn of phrase.

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    Posted on February 11th, 2016 at 4:27 am Reply | Quote
  • Seth Says:

    In this formulation, conservative politics and progressive politics are understood as a modest disagreement over whether humanity’s becoming should be driven by the Individual or the Collective.

    In the face of all evidence, the resolute belief in forward-directed human agency continues to be the foundation of politics, even though forward-directed agency at this point is not reducible to any individual or to any collective, however delineated . . . which, of course, is good for the forward direction of history, and of the history of technology in particular. If the forward direction of technological history were reliant on human agency alone, we would still be scraping stones on rock. Technical capital, like capital, accrues over and above the temporal humans who fancy they are the ones directing the accrual. As if John Dalton or Ernest Rutherford could have piloted the Elona Gay away from Hiroshima.

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  • RJL Says:

    Entertain the gods? Yes we can!!

    “As flies to wanton boys are we to th’ gods / They kill us for their sport.” King Lear, iv. 1

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    Posted on February 12th, 2016 at 12:48 am Reply | Quote
  • jack arcalon Says:

    If all beings in the Omniverse who are not perfectly happy were to terminate themselves, then only perfectly happy beings would remain, including happy versions of all those who offed themselves, except for those beings for some reason unable to do so, like Locked-in Syndrome sufferers in Catholic charity hospitals and so on.

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  • Uriel Alexis Says:

    i’ve have meditated over something similar to this lately and wrote this (loosely translated from the original portuguese):

    “There are basically two registers in which human beings can operate: observation or prescription. The better one can perform either, necessarily more compromised gets the other.

    the operation of observation yields descriptive results, more or less well determined, converging upon what we call science (which would be a first-level recursion of observation: observing and describing observation and description). the operation of prescription necessarily undergoes a point of will – the arbitrary determination of values – from which prescriptions are derived.

    insofar as one or another operation gets the upper hand, the other loses strength. for, to the extent we have mora precise causal and deterministic descriptions, there is less room for any sort of will (its status as illusion begins here). to the extent there is more room for decision, more immediate is the experience, but also less informed by observation.

    ultimately, a fully informed and rationally calculated consent is an oxymoron. either you have a accurate prediction of events which *will* unfold, necessarily, obtained from an analysis of causes, or you have a decision, an expression of a volition, with no empirical content whatsoever.

    in timescales larger or much smaller than a human instant, both can virtually coexist, if only because human intelligence is below effecting any of the operations in full.”

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  • Severino_Stan Says:

    You should read Emanuele Severino’s The Essence of Nihilism.

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