Tag Archives: decadence

Print this post Print this post

Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto

1,130 words

Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto is set in present-day Los Tuxtlas, Mexico in the year 1511 and depicts the final days of Maya civilization through the eyes of a man named Jaguar Paw. The main theme of the film is summarized by the Will Durant quote displayed at the beginning: “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it destroys itself from within.”

Apocalypto is hard to find: Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe

10,216 words

Douglas Murray
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
New York: Bloomsbury, 2017

Many readers of Counter-Currents will be familiar with Douglas Murray, a white British conservative who has been an outspoken critic of European immigration policy for many years and who focuses primarily on the specific problems posed by Muslims. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

American Decadence:
A Response to James Traub

1,980 words

When I was in high school and Obama had just been elected, there were various articles in our spheres complaining about the inherent flaws of democracy. Democracy was bad and always would be, because it enabled idiots to have equal power to the responsible and intelligent. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Decline of the Western Male, Part 2

2,898 words

Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here

Transhumanism — The Final Showdown

The West, in its essence, is neither a human nor a natural society. The current debate – is gender real? – is not directed at finding truth but is instead a program of action – “we will make it so that there is no such thing as gender.” Masculinity and femininity, their polarity, will be abolished. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Decline of the Western Male, Part 1

3,060 words

Part 1 of 2

Martin Heidegger, Oswald Spengler – “Martin Spengler” – these two 20th-century thinkers provide the main source of inspiration behind this project. Both sought to understand the times we live in, and to bring into view the deeper historical and philosophical significance underlying many of the political, economic, social, and cultural issues before us today. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Postmodernism vs. Identity, Part 2
Identity vs. Irony

2,952 words

Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here; Hungarian translation here)

Author’s Note:

The following text is the basis of a talk that I gave to the Scandza Forum in Oslo on July 1, 2017. Because time was short, however, I dispensed with the written text and spoke extemporaneously on the topic. I also gave an earlier, stand-alone version of this section on irony as a talk in Budapest on June 21, 2017

Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Postmodernism vs. Identity

1,511 words

Part 1 of 2; Hungarian translation here

Author’s Note:

The following text is the basis of a talk that I gave to the Scandza Forum in Oslo on July 1, 2017. Because time was short, however, I dispensed with the written text and spoke extemporaneously on the topic. 

Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

There Is Nothing the Alt Right Can Do about the Effeminacy of White Men

Cato the Elder: The Face of Rising Rome

2,617 words

Some white men are identifying with the Alt Right as they realize that the goals and norms celebrated by our social order are underpinned by multiple deceptions, suppression of debate, anti-scientific notions about human equality, and unjust opposition to white identity Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Pizzagate, Hegel, & Leonard Cohen:
Greg Johnson on Alex Fontana’s Fascist Pigs Podcast

48 words

I joined Alex Fontana’s Fascist Pigs Podcast to talk about Pizzagate, sexual liberation, social decadence, Nietzsche’s conservatism, Hegel on will and freedom, liberalism, Rogue One, film as an art form, and Leonard Cohen. Click here to listen. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Play “Misty” for Me, Beethoven

404 words

I.

The pure products of America do anal
as the spent end of what once was Europe
waits and wavers, wax on the stem of the Black Pope’s
candle, chalk ghost of the last Neanderthal
bloodline washed from its last daughter’s birth canal
as from a chalkboard or a warehouse floor.
Uterine father – wrist-deep, to the neck – where
do you look when the headlight fills the tunnel?  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Screening Pedophilia:
Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen

1,846 words

Austrian arthouse film Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen is perhaps most disappointing in that Egon Schiele led a very interesting life, yet the scriptwriter Hilde Berger and director Dieter Berner have succeeded in making it appear rather dull, in the same way as Mike Leigh served up a snore-fest about J. M. W. Turner a couple of years ago. Perhaps the two most interesting aspects of Schiele’s life, his trial for pedophilia and his experiences in the First World War, are completely glossed over Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Make Cities Great Again

Times Square, New York by Arthur Clifton Goodwin. Late 1800s.

Arthur Clifton Goodwin, Times Square, New York, late 1800s

1,384 words

James Traub’s history of Times Square in New York, The Devil’s Playground (Random House, 2007) provides – perhaps unintentionally – an excellent case study illustrative of when and how American cities went wrong.

In March of 1960, the New York Times ran a long front-page story under the headline ‘Life on 42nd St. A Study in Decay.’ Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Video of the Day
The Difficult Balancing Act Between Identity & Reflection

21 words / 8:31

Matthew Drake’s video for an excerpt from a Counter-Currents podcast. He created the title. Please share and like.

Source: https://youtu.be/PhcxWoIVWo8

  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right, video of the day | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Caesar Without Gods:
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy

Trilogy2,923 words

Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) begins with the evocation of fear which becomes the motivational impulse for Bruce Wayne’s story. As a child he accidentally falls down a disused well, and, whilst he lies trapped and injured, he is terrified by a flock of bats that appear like a chthonic force of nature from the bowels of the earth. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Counter-Currents Radio Podcast 159
Greg Johnson & Guillaume Durocher
Living as a Dissident

417px-Convento_Cristo_December_2008-2a1:00:45 / 181 words

To listen in a player, click here.

To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.”

To subscribe to our podcasts, click here for iTunes and here for RSS.

Greg Johnson and Guillaume Durocher talk about living as a dissident. Read more …

Posted in Counter-Currents Radio | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Spengler:
The Numinous Genesis of Culture

6,156 words

Oswald Spengler’s radical contribution to the philosophy of history was to observe that different Cultures and Civilizations are discrete life forms and that they all have a certain life-expectancy. The linear progression of history, from the Stone Age to the prevailing Western liberalism, is a myth. There is no single line of history running through all of humanity. Instead, Cultures are born, they grow to maturity, they age, and they die. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The Enjoyment of Vulgarity

Max Ernst, "The Virgin Spanking the Christ Child before Three Witnesses: Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, and the Painter, 1926

Max Ernst, The Virgin Spanking the Christ Child before Three Witnesses: André Breton, Paul Eluard, and the Painter, 1926

3,285 words

Trans. G. A. Malvicini

One of the most indicative signs of the influence of the regressive processes that we have described in the preceding pages of this book [L’Arco e la Clava] with regard to customs and tastes, is the enjoyment of vulgarity, with its more or less subconscious undercurrent of pleasure taken in degradation and self-contamination. Related to it are the various expressions of a tendency towards deformation and a taste for the ugly and the base. A few observations with regard to this matter will perhaps not be devoid of interest.

Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Tillbaka till Afrika:
Bakåtsträvande sexualvanor i det moderna Väst

SexualUtopiaCoverMedium3,623 words

English original here

Följande kapitel från boken Sexual Utopia in Power av F. Roger Devlin är en fullständig version av en artikel som publicerades i förkortad version i American Renaissance, volym 19, nummer 6, juni 2008.

I mitten av det ”glada tjugotalet”, medan Amerika upplevde en tid av fred och välstånd, utfärdade den framstående litteraturkritikern Irving Babbitt en olycksbådande varning: Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 139 
Bowden on Islam:
The Manchester Speech

BukharaTiles7,915 words

Editor’s Note:

This is the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s British National Party stump speech in Manchester on February 1, 2006. A few unintelligible words are marked ???. If you can understand what he is saying, or if you have corrections, please post them as comments below. The title is editorial.

Read more …

Posted in Counter-Currents Radio, North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Negrified America

3,171 words

NegrifiedAmericaTranslated by G. A. Malvicini

Not long ago, the newspapers announced that according to some calculations, by 1970 half of the population of Manhattan will be black, and that in the five boroughs that make up the entire city of New York, 28 percent of the inhabitants will be of colored race. Developments in the same direction have been registered in other cities and areas of the United States. We are witnessing a negrification, a mongrelization, and a decline of the white race in the face of faster-breeding inferior races.  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The National Revolution of 1940

2,509 words

revolution-nationale-1942Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following extracts are translated from Dominique Venner’s Histoire de la Collaboration (Paris: Gérard Watelet/Pygmalion, 2000), 103-12. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Dream Flower

CarnivorousPlants1,065 words

Inspired by the Haiku by Holly Aglialoro, USA

“A fragrant lilac beckons me to approach it and quiet my mind”

— Holly Aglialoro, USA

The mist rose from the wintry torrent as the water, superheated by the hot spring at his feet, received the plunging glacial runoff from the mountain above. The roar was deafening. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Forward — Into the Past!
Circling the Cosmos with Herr Prof. Dr. Ludwig Klages

klages_cosmo_margins6,352 words

Ludwig Klages
The Biocentric Worldview: Selected Essays and Poems of Ludwig Klages
Translated and introduced by Joseph Pryce
London: Arktos, 2013

Ludwig Klages
Cosmogonic Reflections: Selected Aphorisms from Ludwig Klages
Translated and introduced by Joseph Pryce
London: Arktos, 2015  Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Back to Africa:
Sexual Atavism in the Modern West

SexualUtopiaCover3,593 words

Swedish translation here

Editor’s Note:

The following chapter from F. Roger Devlin’s Sexual Utopia in Power is the full version of an article that appeared in much-shortened form in American Renaissance, vol. 19, no. 6, June 2008.

Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The Dark Age

kaliyuga2,074 words

Editor’s Note:

The following is an excerpt from chapter 16 of Savitri Devi’s The Lightning and the Sun. The title is editorial.

Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The Jews & the Dark Age

kalki1,244 words

Editor’s Note:

The following is an excerpt from chapter 16 of Savitri Devi’s The Lightning and the Sun. The title is editorial.

The advanced Dark Age of this present Time-cycle is the reign of the Jew—of the negative element; of the reverser of eternal values for the sake of “human” ones, and, finally, for that of his own, selfish interests; Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Houellebecq, islám a Židé:
Recenze knihy Michela Houellebecqa Soumission

Fu8QH02,442 words

English original here

Nejnovější román Michela Houllebecqa Soumission vyvolal ohromný rozruch. Kniha popisuje nástup k moci islamistického prezidenta ve Francii roku 2022 a předvídatelně byla označena za islamofobní. Načasování vydání knihy souběžně s masakrem v Charlie Hebdo – kdy skupina ve Francii narozených nespokojených muslimů povraždila několik levicově liberálních karikaturistů a Židů – bylo z hlediska marketingu knihy dokonalé. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Уелбек, ислямът и евреите:
Анотация на Подчинение на Мишел Уелбек

2,835 думи

Fu8QH0English original here

Гийом Дуроше

Последният роман на Мишел Уелбек “Подчинение“ предизвика огромен интерес. Книгата описва идването на власт във Франция на президент ислямист през 2022г. и очаквано е набедена за ислямофобска. Атентатът над Шарли Ебдо – няколко разгневени мюсюлмани родени във Франция убиват ляво-либерални карикатуристи и евреи – се проведе в най-подходящото време, за да увеличи продажбите на книгата. Действително “Подчинение“ е нещо, станало изключително рядко – succès européen (за разлика от обичайния паневропейски панаир на културата, състоящ се от холивудски блокбъстъри и дегенерирала бритпоп музика). Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

The Mud or the Stars?

1,284 words

stockholm-lidingo-island_carl-milles

Carl Milles sculptures, Lidingo Island, Stockholm

The Racial Law of Sociopolitical Thermodynamics

The Left has an easier time of things than the Right, given that the Left’s objectives run alongside the flow of increasing entropy, while the Right’s objectives run in the opposite direction. This underlying fundamental difference explains why attempts at “mainstreaming” and “working within the system” are doomed to ultimate failure, Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
Print this post Print this post

Albion’s Hidden Numina
Peter Shaffer’s Equus

Uffington-White-Horse-sat

The Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire

2,486 words

Peter Shaffer’s 1973 play, Equus, is arguably the most pagan work of art created in the 20th century. Ostensibly an extended dialogue between a mentally ill boy and his psychiatrist, Shaffer’s play goes far beyond the realms of psychoanalysis and begins to stir the surface of an incipient numinous awakening. Read more …

Posted in North American New Right | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
    Kindle Subscription
  • Our Titles

    The Alternative Right

    My Nationalist Pony

    The White Nationalist Manifesto

    Dark Right: Batman Viewed From the Right

    The Philatelist

    Novel Folklore

    Confessions of an Anti-Feminist

    East and West

    Though We Be Dead, Yet Our Day Will Come

    White Like You

    The Homo and the Negro, Second Edition

    Numinous Machines

    The World in Flames

    Venus and Her Thugs

    Cynosura

    North American New Right, vol. 2

    You Asked For It

    More Artists of the Right

    Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics

    Rising

    The Importance of James Bond

    In Defense of Prejudice

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater (2nd ed.)

    The Hypocrisies of Heaven

    Waking Up from the American Dream

    Green Nazis in Space!

    Truth, Justice, and a Nice White Country

    Heidegger in Chicago

    The End of an Era

    Sexual Utopia in Power

    What is a Rune? & Other Essays

    Son of Trevor Lynch's White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    The Lightning & the Sun

    The Eldritch Evola

    Western Civilization Bites Back

    New Right vs. Old Right

    Lost Violent Souls

    Journey Late at Night: Poems and Translations

    The Non-Hindu Indians & Indian Unity

    Baader Meinhof ceramic pistol, Charles Kraaft 2013

    Jonathan Bowden as Dirty Harry

    The Lost Philosopher, Second Expanded Edition

    Trevor Lynch's A White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    And Time Rolls On

    The Homo & the Negro

    Artists of the Right

    North American New Right, Vol. 1

    Forever and Ever

    Some Thoughts on Hitler

    Tikkun Olam and Other Poems

    Under the Nihil

    Summoning the Gods

    Hold Back This Day

    The Columbine Pilgrim

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater

    Taking Our Own Side

    Toward the White Republic

    Distributed Titles

    Reuben

    The Node

    A Sky Without Eagles

    The Way of Men

    The New Austerities

    Morning Crafts

    The Passing of a Profit & Other Forgotten Stories

    Asatru: A Native European Spirituality

    The Lost Philosopher

    Impeachment of Man

    Gold in the Furnace

    Defiance