“When I hear the word revolver, I reach for my culture” is a spin on a famous phrase by that old art thief, Hermann Goering. Turning his old saying inside out is meant to emphasize the importance of culture.
Culture can determine politics. The conformist culture of America leads to an absolute passivity in politics. The USA is rapidly sliding downhill into a banana republic/Third-world shithole. Yet the failure of the Obama Regime leads only to a Republican comeback. NOTHING CHANGES!
Those hoary old frauds, the misnamed ‘Religious Right’, have tried to make ‘culture’ their province. Their ‘cure’ is a cultural strait-jacket, a theocratic police-state ala Iran or Saudi Arabia. Make the ‘Playmate of the Month’ wear pasties and a G-string and we’ll halt our slide.
Shit flows downhill. The cultural rot flows down from a corrupted intelligentsia. Cultural decay must be rooted out at the cause. That means going after the Culture-distorters–see especially IMPERIUM by Francis Parker Yockey.
The role of the intelligentsia in the 20th century has been negative. Its consisted of subverting the popular consciousness and creating incompetent leaderships.
Leaderships relied on corrupted intelligentsia to perpetuate own rule.
Alternatives such as that presented by the European New Right were subjected to intellectual terrorism from their socialist, liberal and especially neo-conservative detractors.
Yockey’s philosophy of ‘cultural vitalism’ shows the possibility of defying the laws of cultural gravity and thus rejuvenating society. This means a heroic sense of purpose emanating from elite culture-bearing stratum, that, in turn, trickles down and spreads among the masses.
This, in turn, ushers in an Age of Authority.
This has been a focal point of Evola from a mystical point of view. The stress on elites can be found in a more concrete form in the writings of Robert Michels & Vilfredo Pareto. It can also be found as Lenin’s argument for a professional revolutionary party in WHAT IS TO BE DONE.
Decadent old elites must be replaced by a new one. Minorities move history. To destroy the Culture-distorter will take a disciplined organization. Unless we wish to end up like Haiti, that is the only VIABLE means to victory for the Cause.