Hello, friends, and welcome to Reactionary Futurism! This blog will serve as a continuation of what began over at MakerSupport – that is, a place where I can share my thoughts on anything and everything. For those unaware, I posted a number of articles at MakerSupport, but the website has since fallen apart.
I gave this blog its title for a number of reasons. Mainly, I did so because “Reactionary Futurism,” while seemingly contradictory, aptly describes my nascent worldview: I value the past, but I have no desire to try to return to it — and while I look with favor upon future technological marvels and space travel, I understand that scientism, logical positivism, and materialism do not sufficiently explain the inner and outer realities. In other words, I reject modernity, but not the modern world overall.
In Men Among the Ruins, Julius Evola writes:
For the authentic revolutionary conservative, what really counts is to be faithful not to past forms and institutions, but rather to principles of which such forms and institutions have been particular expressions, adequate for a specific period of time and in a specific geographical area.
This is a view that I, too, share. Instead of trying to resurrect the past – be it the Roman empire, Medieval Europe, or 1950s America – we must endeavor to bring the principles and values from these times, if worthy, into the future. Truth, goodness, and virtue are eternal; our ability to apprehend them, however, ebbs and flows. In the modern West, we have fancy gadgets but societal decay and an overall lack of self-knowledge. This crisis is precisely that which Reactionary Futurism seeks to address. (There is a similar term, Archeofuturism, which I like, but it conveys a form of socio-political organization that’s a bit too specific for what I have in mind here.)
With that said, this blog won’t serve as the formal inception of a new ideology. Nevertheless, I feel that it’s important to elucidate the perspective from which I write.
I’ll begin by posting some of the articles I wrote for MakerSupport. Afterwards, I’m aiming to write a few articles per week.
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