Category Archives: Dark Enlightenment

Bypassing the Overlords: Building a New World Without Asking Permission

A Neocameral Future from The Anti-Puritan Axel McKibben has begun work on a series of articles describing how a brighter, braver, and more honest sort of thinker and actor might set about creating a better world — without arguing with … Continue reading

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Is the Dark Enlightenment in Danger of Becoming Another Ideology?

In a very real sense, a philosophy is a way of life which may incorporate but does not embody a political agenda. On the other hand, ideology is usually based in theory, the precepts of which often have little or … Continue reading

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A Broken Civilisation is Not Easy to Regrow

Civilisation is not an easy thing to build in the first place. Not every breeding population can achieve it, no matter how much time it is given. But once civilisation is allowed to break down, bringing it back again can … Continue reading

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Disposing of the Corpse

Death is a normal part of the cycle of life. If one lives long enough, he is likely to see a good share of corpses. As the global Idiocracy descends upon human populations, it is particularly important for Dangerous Children … Continue reading

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What Must We Do to Escape the Skankstream Cathedral?

The Cathedral — The self-organizing consensus of Progressives and Progressive ideology represented by the universities, the media, and the civil service. A term coined by blogger Mencius Moldbug. The Cathedral has no central administrator, but represents a consensus acting as … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart, the Centre Cannot Hold: Chaos is the Natural State

There are many reasons why once-thriving cities and regions become abandoned. Wars, earthquakes, and local resource depletion, are some of the most common causes. Nuclear power plant accidents in Ukraine and Japan have caused other abandonments. But if humans were … Continue reading

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Reforming Government: We’re Going to Need A Lot More Guillotines!

How Do We Decide How Many Guillotines Are Enough? Since 1990, the number of government workers has expanded by some five million to some twenty million… a growth rate roughly twice that of the population as a whole. … At … Continue reading

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Groupthink: Logic of the Hive Mind

The groupthink mainstream of academia, media, and politics does not want to allow opposing or contradictory voices to interfere with the accepted narrative. Here are different views of one example of the mainstream preventing cognitive dissonance — through silencing a … Continue reading

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Some Basic Reading via Nick Land

If a person doesn’t understand the background and historical parallels that help clarify current events, he cannot make sense of what is happening or where things are likely to go. Most of the important data is concealed, so that one … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth Can Get You Erased

Remember how history was erased and re-written every day by the Ministry of Truth, in Orwell’s 1984? Something very similar is taking place all around us, says Handle of Handle’s Haus blog. Another example The truth has never been popular … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: Unschooling, Government, Dark Enlightenment

Heather Callaghan’s account of her own “unschooling” experience is worth reading for those who are looking into that unconventional approach to education. It took a while for my brain to slow down the first year of not going to public … Continue reading

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Enlightenment Hits Dead End; More See Dark Enlightenment as Alternative

When the Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries hit the scene, it captured the imaginations of forward thinkers in the arts, science, philosophy, and even religion. But that Enlightenment began to twist and turn back on itself with the … Continue reading

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Where Does Al Fin Fit in the Dark Enlightenment?

As you can see from the images above and below, “The Dark Enlightenment” is not a simple movement. The image above divides the movement into 9 different categories, listing some of the members of the individual groupings. The Venn diagram … Continue reading

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Human Ritual; Don’t Throw Out the Baby with the Bath Water

Modern societies are discarding past human rituals at an accelerating — perhaps a reckless — rate.  But there is much human wisdom embedded in past ritual.  We should be careful not to throw out essential wisdoms in our frantic attempts … Continue reading

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We Are Marching to Utopia . . . We Will Soon Be There!

Originally published on Al Fin …optimists and idealists — with their ignorance about the truths of human nature and human society, and their naive hopes about what can be changed — have wrought havoc for centuries….instead of utopian efforts to … Continue reading

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