The Sirens of War

“May the lightning of your glory be seen and the thunders of your onset heard from east to west, and be ye the avengers of noble blood!”

-William The Conquer

“Let those who have been accustomed unjustly to wage private warfare against the faithful now go against the infidels and end with victory this war which should have been begun long ago. Let those who for a long time, have been robbers, now become knights. Let those who have been fighting against their brothers and relatives now fight in a proper way against the barbarians. Let those who have been serving as mercenaries for small pay now obtain the eternal reward. Let those who have been wearing themselves out in both body and soul now work for a double honor. Behold! on this side will be the sorrowful and poor, on that, the rich; on this side, the enemies of the Lord, on that, his friends. Let those who go not put off the journey, but rent their lands and collect money for their expenses; and as soon as winter is over and spring comes, let hem eagerly set out on the way with God as their guide.”

-Pope Urban II

“The necessity (to fight) in the place (or on this field), hope in bravery, salvation in victory. ”

-Crown Stanisław Żółkiewski

“I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realms: to which, rather than any dishonor should grow by me, I myself will take up arms; I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field. I know already, by your forwardness, that you have deserved rewards and crowns; and we do assure you, on the word of a prince, they shall be duly paid you. In the mean my lieutenant general shall be in my stead, than whom never prince commanded a more noble and worthy subject; not doubting by your obedience to my general, by your concord in the camp, and by your valor in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over the enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people.”

-Queen Elizabeth I

“Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.”

-Shakespeare

“Overthrow that hideous crescent moon and burn it. By dawn next morning I want to see a cross erected on the tallest steeple. Granada is Christian now, everyone should know it.”

-Ven. Queen Isabella

 

Men of Harlech! In the Hollow,
Do ye hear like rushing billow
Wave on wave that surging follow
Battle’s distant sound?
Tis the tramp of Saxon foemen,
Saxon spearmen, Saxon bowmen,
Be they knights or hinds or yeomen,
They shall bite the ground!
Loose the folds asunder,
Flag we conquer under!
The placid sky now bright on high,
Shall launch its bolts in thunder!
Onward! ’tis the country needs us,
He is bravest, he who leads us
Honor’s self now proudly heads us,
Freedom, God and Right!

Rocky Steeps and passes narrow,
Flash with spear and flight of arrow
Who would think of death or sorrow?
Death is glory now!
Hurl the reeling horsemen over,
Let the earth dead foemen cover
Fate of friend, of wife, of lover,
Trembles on a blow!
Strands of life are riven!
Blow for blow is given
In deadly lock, or battle shock,
And mercy shrieks to heaven!
Men of Harlech! young or hoary,
Would you win a name in story?
Stike for home, for life, for glory!
Freedom, God and Right!

 

 

 

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Modernity & Its Parasitic Nature

The narrative we are told in these dark times is that we built a new, and better civilization when the last of the Kings were thrown out or killed. That the rise of democracy, republicanism and its materialistic economic systems are part of the linear progression of history. Men today believe that we only improve as we go on. It is a fatal flaw to hold the belief that history is linear, for it is not. It is cyclical. Ages cycle from low points, to high points and then decline back down. We are currently living in a decline, drawing ever closer to the collapse. The good news is that once such a collapse takes place the regeneration of a cycle begins. That bad news is the destruction that may be wrought in such a storm. Furthermore, most of us will  not live to see the rise of the new. Which is why it is important to build for the future of our people.

Modernity itself is parasitic. It is a vulture that only survives by living off the corpse of a dead civilization, masked by advancements in technology alone. We chug along because we live in a world that feeds off what our ancestors built. The wisdom, statecraft, tactics, inventions, etc, all were created before our time. We have slowly been killing the aspects that made the Occident great. We can only survive so long by living off what we once had, it will eventually run out off fuel. Many people refuse to believe this, they see advancements in technology and medical science. People can live longer and more comfortable so why would anyone believe its all falling apart. It is a mask, that is all.

It is important to realize this. The sooner we realize such things the easier it will be to set our minds on what is important. We must build families, communities, devotion to religion and cultivate the culture that we want to see returned. We must build a legacy. That is the only way. Trying to solve our problems with a vote, or a protest won’t save us. Only battering down the hatches and building will secure a future. In the storm that comes only the prepared will survive. Only those who have worked for what comes after. Take the “live in the moment” philosophy that modernity has taught you and burn it. Burn everything that does not make you a better man, or women. Put your effort into what comes after. Think about your peoples future, and not just your own. What you leave behind in this life is what shapes its future, not what you acquire for yourself, but what you build for you lineage.

Think about it.

 

Heaven, Hell and Capital Punishment

In our radically egalitarian modern minds, people believe that all men are equal. This isn’t only untrue on a physical and natural order, but it is also untrue in the spiritual order. Heaven and Hell have degrees to them, levels if you will. In this life it is possible to merit a higher place in the Kingdom of Heaven. This can be done by doing good works in the state of grace, but only in the state of grace. Good works done in the state of mortal sin, are still good works, but merit nothing in the eyes of God. Now some may be wondering if by being put into the lowest place in heaven means that it won’t be that great compared to a higher place. Nay, it is said the lowest place in heaven is infinitely more glorious then anything imaginable. No suffering exists, therefore even the lowest order is desirable. One may also be wondering why heaven is ordered as I say. Once must look at the angelic order to understand this. The angelic order is hierarchal with 9 orders of angels (which I shall discuss in a follow up post). After the rebellion and the fall of 1/3 of heaven it created empty spots. Man, based on his merits can attain a higher place or a lower place in heaven. It is said the the Virgin Mary maintains the highest place in heaven, (besides the Trinity of course) the place that Lucifer once held before his fall.

The same thing goes for hell. Depending on your gravity and degree of sin, you can fall to a lower place in hell. This is why the Catholic Church allowed capital punishment. This is because their are some people so habitual and obstinate in their sin that putting them to death is considered doing them a favor so they don’t further lower themselves in their place in hell.

 

If you want to listen to good sermons, check out Sensus Traditionis. Type it into google. I recommend listening to “Last Four Things” sermons. It is something I listen to regularly because like most humans I am weak and those sermons always snap me back into the reality of dying in sin and how grave such things are.

Maistre And The Wickedness Of Man


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Note: to modern ears this may sound like advocacy for toltalitarinism. It is not, I advocate for legitimate monarchy. It must be seen in context of Pre-enlightenment society and not modernity.
Joseph de Maistre is by far one of  my favorite counter-revolutonries and has been quite an influence to my politics. I find him to be extremely undervalued in the discourse of Reactionary thought. His hard line politics, and often pessimistic worldview may be the cause of such things. Much of Maistre’s thought would be violently rejected by modern man and the illusions he tells himself. To the modern, man is inherently good, and virtues. I find this a silly claim, for what evidence does it bear? Man, by nature is wicked, selfish and rebellious, he certainly has the capacity for good but it doesn’t come without work. This is no more evident then in our fall. Born free of sin and in complete union with the divine, we choose to turn from God for our own desires. Due to such depravity we now are born with sin, and unless we seek to cultivate virtue and come to love our Lord God, we shall always remain depraved. Now goodness can be cultivated, it appears, outside of a devotion to Christ as is evident from the virtues pagan. But, even such things must be pondered deeply and transcendent truths must be realized for such things to happen. Aristotle tells us that we are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is a habit. It is true, that we do have goodness inside of us for we are not primary evil like that of devils, but without the proper reflection, cultivation, and for the common man, direction, it can never be fully attained. Maistre’s politics reflects these views quite glaringly. He was a proponent of the political trinity of Pope, King and Executioner.

Pope as representation of the divine law, which ordains and crowns the political law of the King. The executioner plays the role of justice, those who transgress and choose wicked ways are punished. In Maistre’s words, “all greatness, all power, all social order depends upon the executioner; he is the terror of human society and the tie that holds it together; Take away this incomprehensible force from the world, and at that very moment order is superseded by chaos, thrones fall, society disappears.” This is not to say one cannot seek reconciliation before God, for we are all called to do so. But those who have fallen to an extreme level of depravity and commit heinous crimes are removed from this world due to their threat to the common good. There is still possibility for their salvation of the soul, due to the mercy of God or the sparing of the life due to the fairness of a virtues kings. Such kings have proven to be much more merciful then those of revolutionaries and demagogues. Nonetheless, the executioner is a strong symbol of the justice that awaits those who seek to sow seeds of sin and destruction on common good. When the state is ordered properly through this trinity and creates a pious society it lays before the peoples a path that allows them to cultivate themselves with the virtue required for a good life. Contrast this with the modern society, that is built on the will of man and his petty philosophical ideals and the cultivation of proper order and virtue becomes difficult. Not all virtue is lost, because of the nature of our post-christian society and remnants of good that are left. However, the ability to lead a truly good life becomes infinitely more difficult. The Christian faith is ridiculed and persecuted, not only this but any form or religious tradition is suppressed. Furthermore the deception and lies of liberal creeds have seeped through into religious teaching, misleading and endangering the salvation of the human person. Vice and sin are encouraged and even pawned off as virtue. Access to such vices are abundant. “Do what thou will” is the only law that remains, unless of course it is the will to do the good. Regard for the divine and eternal is no more. The modern world refuses to punish depravity, even worse it leads men into it. The proper order has been laid to waste and out of its ashes was resurrected an order of evil, and led by the wickedest of men.

To Maistre no institution or political order can be maintained by reason or rational. For an order to endure it must be irrational and transcend the reasoning of man. The longest lasting and most stable forms of authority are irrational, that of hereditary monarchy. While democracy, constitutional monarchy and other abominations have proven to be much more rational, yet deeply unstable. That which is built with reason can also be torn down by reason. Only that which defies reason and stands unchallenged in its irrationality can be maintained.

For society to survive, man to cultivate virtue and seek salvation, and order to be proper, it must be maintained by absolute authority. Not Fascism, it is to modern, but Monarchy and the trinity of Pope, King and Executioner. The eternal law of God transcending all, the King bestowed with power from the divine, and the executioner to instill the necessary justice required to punish dissent. I know this sounds harsh to our modern ears, and if this order were to ever lose one of its three aspects then it is indeed true that it would devolve into tranny. Each aspect is required, with the focus of the society on pursuit of living holy lives being paramount. Without virtue, and the respect for the rule of the divine, all else is lost. Christ’s kingship sits above, with the two lesser thrones of Church and Sovereign below. Their authority is ultimately derived from the divine, without such it is all nothing more then the petty will of man, which will succumb to depravity and wickedness. Proper order gives birth to true freedom to pursue the good, and lessons the chains of sin the bear down upon the souls of man. All that is needed to realize this is to take a look at the modern world. We claim to be free, but in truth we are slaves to ourselves.

Maistre’s view on Monarchy was more absolute then some of the pervious feudal systems. I also like those systems. Although a huge fan of Maistre, I am open to other Monarchial  concepts within Catholic context.

Quote of the Day

“The Catholic Church is an institution I am bound to hold divine — but for unbelievers a proof of its divinity might be found in the fact that no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight.”
-Hilaire Belloc

The Tyrolean Genocide

The Genocide of Tyrol at the hands of Italy.

The Imperial Traditionalist

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Although there were indeed a great many genocides in the twentieth century, most focus is given to the Holocaust, with a somewhat lesser focus given to the Rwandan Genocide, The Armenian Genocide, and occasionally the Holodomor in Ukraine. One of the many forgotten genocides is the genocide which occurred in the South Tyrol.

The origins of this tragedy lie in the irredentist aspirations of the Kingdom of Italy, a Kingdom which had come into being only through the viciously aggressive policies of the Savoy Kings of Piedmont-Sardinia, running roughshod over dozens of other kingdoms in their self-centered dreams of a single Italy, which is a foolish a notion as that of a single Germany. The Savoys had enamored themselves of the notion that all land up to the Brenner Pass, along with the Austrian Crown Lands of Istria and Littoral were Italian, and were willing to do nearly anything to…

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Addressing the “Nazis Are Leftist” Statement

This has bothered me for quite a long time. From various forms of social media, among other outlets of conversation, I continually see Conservatives claim that Nazis are leftists, and I continually see American leftists state that Nazis are right wingers. What if I told you that both of you politically inept plebs are to some extent correct?

Nazism is leftist due to the fact that its grounded in the Modern Nation State and within modernity. However, the same thing goes for you American conservatives. You are a leftist, a liberal. I know its hard to accept but you are and Nazism and Fascism are more “right” then you, while at the same time still being leftist. So please for the love of God stop using it as an attack on progressives, because in makes you look stupid. Your all leftists and all of your failed ideology stems from the nation state. So either actually join the Right, or come up with new words to use. Its annoying. For those who need it put into one sentence, here you go: Yes Nazis are leftist, but not in the way you want them to be.