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FOR AN INNER FASCISM
PUBLISHED: 23rd January, 2019 | By CHARLIE DELTA
Within the nucleus of modern man, there is a void calling for resolve. There is something more liberating than the vague concept of liberty, an element more potent than any false power that the lofty ideal of rights could ever bestow. Our connection to the extensions of humanity and its behaviors impress upon a noble few, an awareness of action that moves us to bear a forsaken duty amidst a frenzy of errant energies. In the realm of national direction, it is the fascist method of discipline that provides this equilibrium to a wayward society. The world around, fascism has repeatedly arisen as an autoimmune response to the infectious elements of both unbridled capitalism and the diabolical rampage of Marxism, correcting the national alignment to one of homeostatic balance. Just as fascism enacts corrective stimulus through the nation-state, so also does the development of an “inner fascism” bring about in man a purity of intention on the spiritual level.
“Man is substantial unity of body and soul”
As the illustrious Peron proclaimed, he requires a mechanism that sustains the order both between the two and between their worldly interactions. In this modern era where man is challenged by mediocrity and a burgeoning cult of underdevelopment, the application of an inner fascism cannot be understated.
Whether relative to peace, power, or wealth, we must admit that there is nothing worth claiming outwardly that man should not first cultivate within himself. The development of an authority over self precedes the dire necessity of authority over a family, tribe, or regime. It is man’s capacity and self-awareness as master that warrants righteous dominion over his environment and his peers. This consciousness of his own responsibility is personified in the concept of duty. He moulds from a root of concern for the whole of self and of the tribe instead of recklessness or individualistic whims. In his being and becoming he seeks to improve in the physical realm what he has raised inwardly. His role as master is facilitated by his ability to master the self.
Those who would crusade against modernity must impose as their standard, not only a proactive regimen of right-tending zeal but a preemptive performance that would naturally counter the insurgency of immediate necessity and the bio-moral impulse of degeneracy. It is not enough to merely ‘conserve’. Man must commit his entire being as an instrument of higher order. This conquest of the lower nature involves bringing its inclinations under submission to the guiding authority of a disciplined life just as within the fascist reality, the national element lends its submission to a directional force.
“For the flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
There is a battle between an unrestrained penchant for liberalism and higher order within man’s soul. Void of proper placement, the entire machine falls to abuse and disarray. How beautiful then is the harmony of the spiritual navigating the physical, the masculine glorifying the feminine, and the state illuminating the path for the nation? The paternal foresight that defends the nation’s interests against subversive forces is the same that is necessary for the vision of the singular man in his quest for inner refinement, thus the composition of the state is the very composition of the nature of the men who must navigate it.
In opposition to popular reactionary currents, aspiring to a stagnant inner conservatism will not suffice the dynamic soul. The enterprising man recreates himself many times within each lifetime and does not hesitate to abandon weak positions in favor of more advantageous achievement. All of nature transforms to suit the time and season of Life. Organisms large and small shed the inadequacies of yesterday’s characteristics in order to face the new dawn with preparedness. In this age more than ever there is an urgent and resounding call for internal transformation. Man, as the crowning glory of all creation must act with similar resilience against the degradation of forces contending for domination of his entire consciousness. As the reactionary scholar Nicolás Gómez Dávila admonished:
“Today the individual must gradually reconstruct inside himself the civilized universe that is disappearing around him.”
If embattled man is to prove himself worthy of this noble undertaking, a stoic commitment must lead the charge. This resurrection, this reunification of the parts from which he is forged cannot be developed without struggle. There is no glory that abides in safety. He must “be the miner who roots into the bowels of the earth” to refine an inner bounty. He must become, ‘the artisan modelling matter’ into purposeful utility. The temporal world around him cannot be changed until he himself is changed. No society can reap the rewards of a higher efficiency if man himself cannot battle the gorgons afflicting his own nature and ascend the Olympus within him. He must adopt as his strategy the militarism of the soul that is fascism. This is and has been the very essence of conquest.
FASCISM IS WAR
Conquest, as the practical illustration of the ‘build-and-destroy’ paradigm has always been the art of watering deserts. It can be said that a martial awareness is indicative of dominant purpose and that those who recognize this purpose should be imbued with an obligatory sense toward the lesser elements of their environment. The virtuous task of enhancing that which is found in disorder and demolishing that which renders no consequential purpose is the highest application of man’s abilities. Conquest then, is man’s inward and outward expression of improvement, both of self and of surroundings. It is an eternal revolt against mediocrity. Between this paradigm there exists an imperative of action that must be garnered from such cultivation, one that urges a man so invigorated to cast himself into the refining fire to emerge hardened and useful to the society to which he belongs. To ‘build and destroy’ should readily be the mantra of every superior man upon greeting the sunrise each day. He should undertake a daily inventory of vanities that distract from purpose and consider them for disposal while also strengthening behaviors that display a wholesome regard to his welfare. The harnessing of cultivation as a personal doctrine does well to instil the importance of freeing oneself not from order, but from the dictates of anarchical chaos that would impede his spiritual expansion.
As a system that is driven by hierarchical balance, fascism generates from an established order, downward - 'as above, so below'. The fascist operation excels in obvious contrast to the common democratic method in which agency is imparted to the lower elements and where those elements become the mean. Any directive originating from the dregs of the collective will is certain to dissolve into Jacobinite liberality and result in misalignment of purpose. Man must be ruled by a higher ideal than the limitations of more liberal systems that validate themselves from below and confine the natural dynamism of man to a purgatory where all are equal in apathy. The scriptural entreaty for human determination to reflect an elevated purpose is perhaps one of the most vivid examples of the principle of transcendent rulership:
“Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
This example of earthly support of a divine will remains a universal concept in both eastern and western schools of thought in which the transcendent not only represents the ideal but the qualified directional force. The idea of Kingship in opposition to liberal revolution is also a persisting duality even within the physical world and much like the ancient monarchical establishments that kept the old world in balance, man in modernity must take care to guard himself inwardly against all gravitation towards liberality that would rob him of his crown. Perhaps the most vivid and terrifying example of democratic governance can be seen in the modern world itself where rulership from the communal mass of our lowest desires leads both man and society into a hedonic abyss. An effective and prolonged order that desires the fundamental health of its parts should only be characterized by a descendent hierarchy.
MIND AND BODY
Fascism in the transcendental sense would be defined by methodical seizure of all the elements of the person in order to holistically secure it from corrosive influence. To expand upon the characteristics of a constructive campaign, building must begin with the mindful inquiry. What is the fascist way? It is that which is restorative and preservative to a body in health. The fascist method would not deliver the body of the nation to harmful influence nor embrace policies that condone the heretical gospel of “open” societies or a Self without a standard, inviting toxins to dismantle the entire person in the name of liberties. Unlike the self-proclaimed liberated influences around him, the fascist maintains a standard that guards him from enslavement to a liberal soul, ignorantly chained to the golden calf of his freedoms. One such example of subtle pervasiveness can be found in the decay of language, of which the word ‘recreation’ remains a most devastated victim. What the modern world has illogically labeled as recreational does not in any way reflect true recreation. While it satisfies the momentary impulses of the liberal disposition, it fails to actually recreate anything of substantial nature within the person on any level. The use of mind-altering substances can never truly lead man to meaningful development. They are temporary and fleeting imposters that mock his desperation for an authenticity that already resides within him. True recreation is abiding and produces within the person a lasting elevation i.e. building muscle, the increase of literary stamina, or a development of martial awareness. It is clear that most of what society has peddled as recreational is not recreational in any aspect, leaving man to remain the same being in degeneration. Outward practice involves abstinence from harmful substance and indulgence in activities that would render him useless to the measure of his own power. These tendencies must be destroyed while adopting in their stead a love of true recreation. We must reject the attractive falsehoods of modernity. Pornography is not love. Inebriation is not recreation. The consumerist revelry of sports is not athleticism.
The latter comparison serves as a relevant example of this transvaluation. Modern sport, while entertaining, has essentially become the materialistic worship of overpaid icons who masquerade as the hero form. The temporal glorification in effect, veiling the display of human prowess illustrating the ascension of man to god-like form.
It can be said that true athleticism has always been a combative display, an artistic tribute to martial endeavours and a means of preparedness for violent participation. The athletic standard is more than spectacle. In ancient times, the arena itself served as a microcosm of combat where contestants emulated the warrior’s bravery, conquering obstacles that symbolized the perils of war. The Greco-Roman legacy of sport is one of courage in the extreme, somersaulting over the horns of bulls or engaging in gladiatorial struggle with a bloodied opponent. The athlete of old represented a sacrificial archetype of ultimate god-form, that by contending against a greater force of nature, the participant could obtain the favor of fortune, emerging from the field in a meritorious immortality. The enchantment of victory involved his inauguration before the entranced throngs of plebeians. This ceremony celebrated the participant’s ascension into a higher echelon, glorifying the timeless hierarchy of strength signified by the universe itself. This hierarchical value of competitiveness has been all but lost in a social climate that seeks to vilify championship and the brutality of unapologetic triumph. There is nothing recreational about participation trophies. There is no equality in the reality of consequence. True recreation entails the recognition and alignment of the inner self with higher purpose. This is why athleticism was seen by the ancients as a sort of reverence to deity, connection to one’s momentary environment, and to the perpetuity of nature. A brief study of sports-related advertisement would show how vain materialism has steadily destroyed the rejuvenating influence of sport. The coliseum has devolved to the bread and circuses of old without retaining the most transcendent element of physical struggle. Its hallowed purpose has been reduced to a shrine dedicated to the politically correct protections from martial exposure, capitalistic hypnosis, its advertisement of material, and those fanatics who worship its distractions. It is only desensitizing consumption with no recreation to be found. The fascist conception of strength seeks to correct this imbalance. Modern sporting events should represent the warrior ideal through competition, consequence, and the regeneration of masculine prowess. Sport is merely the archetype of the battlefield.
What is the fitness club but a temple to daily self-improvement? Each gym should be full of physical entities seeking to be hardened and chiseled for the perilous unknown. The fascist physique should be an example to those aspiring to god-like reflection and should excel in form and function above all others. Plato draws for us the optimum balance between physical and mental:
“He who is only an athlete is too crude, too vulgar, too much a savage. He who is a scholar only is too soft, too effeminate. The ideal citizen is the scholar athlete, the man of thought and the man of action.”
This sacred standard of intellectual and physical fitness is what the awakened fascist should aspire to. This is true recreation.
To supplement his quest for physical prowess, the awakened man should be a studious one. The fascist avoids the stagnation of the modern conservative and the absurdities of the leftist by constantly feeding his mind with words that will guide his very conscience. By turning pages, we free ourselves from the chains of new age defeatism, peace-worship, and immorality. The balance between the weight bench and the library cannot be overstated if he is to ever grasp the reality of authentic manhood. One training ground does not supersede the other. Volumes must be read with voracious energy. No fascist should permit himself idle hands or an idle mind. As his feeble-minded colleagues and acquaintances submit their hours to virtual appeasement and gluttony, he reads. Like Aurelius, he is mindful of “Memento Mori” – “remember that you must die”. His time is counted as precious and he takes advantage to build a useful mind. Titles of a thousand years await him in this wonderful age of endless information and the consumption of old knowledge prepares him for its application on new horizons. The world may err, it is the world’s way yet a course through the darkness and uncertainty has been preserved in ink by the ancients. We would do well to follow, luckily some enlightened minds in the modern world have learned from this ancient wisdom.
In his Doctrine of Fascism, Mussolini sums up the universal nature of the Fascist way:
“Fascism wants man to be active and to engage in action with all his energies; it wants him to be manfully aware of the difficulties besetting him and ready to face them. It conceives of life as a struggle in which it behooves a man to win for himself a really worthy place, first of all by fitting himself (physically, morally, intellectually) to become the implement required for winning it. As for the individual, so for the nation, and so for mankind. Hence the high value of culture in all its forms (artistic, religious, scientific) and the outstanding importance of education. Hence also the essential value of work, by which man subjugates nature and creates the human world (economic, political, ethical, and intellectual).”
For the man aspiring to elevate his mental and physical faculty above the material offerings of the modern age, this inner campaign must be his calling.
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