Scientia Potentia Est Francis Bacon was famously quoted by Thomas Hobbes as having said "Scientia Potentia est", and truly Bacon was one to understand the truth of this in a more empirical and mechanistic sense. Bacon believed that if we could observe a sufficient reason for a certain phenomenon, that we could manipulate that cause … Continue reading Power, Politics, and Purpose
We move towards the monolith: monogamy, monopolism, monarchism, and monotheism. The monolith is a representation of power in itself consolidating itself and amalgamating if not annihilating others for itself. A monolith is a structure with a top and bottom. It is an embodiment of harmony and order, with a center of mass exerting its own … Continue reading The Monolithic Quadrant
Every man is his own king, and it is precisely for this reason that we need a king to rule over all. What is most natural to man? Despotism and Nepotism. The telos of despotism is to manage the totality of nepotistic, in-group networks, and hold them to a technocratic standard. Care is not altruistic, … Continue reading Despotic Ego
One could rightfully say the cosmos is already very much like a natural commune and a natural democracy insofar as he who offers the most can take the most, and he who takes the most can afford to give the most. It is by virtue of being strong enough to punish, that a king is … Continue reading Imperial Spirit
“Nobody” was what Odysseus called himself when asked by Polyphemus, a giant cyclops who had captured him and who he had gouged in the eye. When the other residents of the Island of the Cyclops asked Polyphemus what had happened or who had hurt him, all he could say was to the effect of “Nobody … Continue reading Nothing and Nobody
Percy Bysshe Shelly once wrote in his Defence of Poetry that, “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” His words echoed Plato, who, in The Republic wrote that “[Poets] drag the political regimes into tyrannies and democracies… They are paid and honored for this, chiefly, as is to be expected, by tyrants, and secondly … Continue reading Are Poets Tyrants?
To make a preliminary remark: When we put faith in a fundamental belief, it is because that belief touches upon something that is all powerful for us. That belief touches upon something which seems to surround us, to precede us, await us, and even reside within us. It has an anticipatory and predictive function relating … Continue reading Tractatus Theologico-Politicus
Logic, Reason, and Fact Often in this age, people will use the terms logical, reasonable, and factual as if they are synonymous with one another. This fundamental inability to discern between the core aspects of knowledge has lead to a kind of disjointed fragmentation in our collective (völkisch) consciousness. These categories are not mutually exclusive, … Continue reading Organon
1. Passive nihilism: nothing matters, nothing changes (e.g. Buddhists). 2. Active nihilism: nothing matters, things change (e.g. Nietzsche). 3. Negative absolutism: things matter, nothing changes (e.g. Parmenides). 4. Positive absolutism: things matter, things change (e.g. Heraclitus).
1. People complain of humankind dominating nature, but they forget the truth of nature. Mankind is a part of nature, but nature is always dominating itself, giving rise to a succession of forms. 2. Humans will for oligarchy, as the will is oligarchical and tyrannous. I say, let the oligarchy grow into an aristocracy, a … Continue reading Maxims