What is the Western Conception of Man?

How does the West define Man?

Is there really a Western conception of Man?

Or

Are there multiple Western conceptions of Man?

Which is the correct one?

What are the criteria to judge a pronouncement correct or false in this regard?

Should we go to the psychological realm to quench our thirst or does philosophy contain all that we require to deal with this issue?

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What does it say about a tradition/school of thought that is yet to provide a solid answer to the aforementioned problem?

What is the worth of the rest of the corpus if it has been failing to address this absolutely fundamental issue?

Think.

Ghazal by Abdul Qadir Bedil Dehlvi

چه دارد این صفات حاجت آیات

به جز ورد دعای حضرت ذات

غنا و فقرهستی لا والاست

گدایی نفی و شاهنشاهی اثبات

فسون ظاهر و مظهر مخوانید

خیال است این چه تمثال و چه مرآت

جهان گل کردهٔ یکتایی اوست

ندارد شخص تنها جز خیالات

نباشد مهر اگر صبح تبسم

که خندد جز عدم بر روی ذرات

مه وسال وشب وروزت مجازیست

حقیقت نه زمان دارد نه ساعات

نشاط و رنج ما تبدیل اوضاع

بلند وپست ما تغییر حالات

همین غیب و شهادت فرق دارد

معانی در دل و برلب عبارات

فروغی بسته بر مرآت اعیان

چراغان شبستان محالات

نه او را جزتقدس میل آثار

نه ما را غیر معدومی علامات

تو و غافل ز من‌، افسوس‌، افسوس

من و دور از درت‌، هیهات‌، هیهات

زبان شرم اگر باشد به کامت

خموشی نیست بیدل جز مناجات

Revelation (Waḥy) and Philosophy

Philosophy is the quicksilver that revelation was sent down from on high to preclude humanity from having to touch, for touch it enough and we will surely become “as mad as a hatter”.

“A coherent philosophical footing” is an oxymoron that is bested only by the term “philosophical faith”. Philosophy is for those who have failed to attain the certainty of faith. And so the solution is to recognize the need for a stability whose only basis can be revealed knowledge concerning the world beyond the ken of human perception.

Arash Najaf-Zadeh (The European New Right – A Shi’a Response: A Radical Critique of Alexander Dugin, E. Michael Jones, and Alain de Benoist, pgs. 60-1)

“Writing”: The ‘Appearance of Wisdom, Not True Wisdom’

I heard, then, that at Naucratis, in Egypt, was one of the ancient gods of that country, the one whose sacred bird is called the ibis, and the name of the god himself was Theuth. He it was who invented numbers and arithmetic and geometry and astronomy, also draughts and dice, and, most important of all, letters. Now the king of all Egypt at that time was the god Thamus, who lived in the great city of the upper region, which the Greeks call the Egyptian Thebes, and they call the god himself Ammon. To him came Theuth to show his inventions, saying that they ought to be imparted to the other Egyptians. But Thamus asked what use there was in each, and as Theuth enumerated their uses, expressed praise or blame, according as he approved or disapproved. The story goes that Thamus said many things to Theuth in praise or blame of the various arts, which it would take too long to repeat ; but when they came to the letters, ” This invention, O king,” said Theuth, “will make the Egyptians wiser and will improve their memories ; for it is an elixir of memory and wisdom that I have discovered.” But Thamus replied, “Most ingenious Theuth, one man has the ability to beget arts, but the ability to judge of their usefulness or harmfulness to their users belongs to another ; and now you, who are the father of letters, have been led by your affection to ascribe to them a power the opposite of that which they really possess. For this invention will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because they will not practise their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them. You have invented an elixir not of memory, but of reminding ; and you offer your pupils the appearance of wisdom, not true wisdom, for they will read many things without instruction and will therefore seem to know many things, when they are for the most part ignorant and hard to get along with, since they are not wise, but only appear wise.

Socrates [Phaedrus, 561-3, Plato: Euthyphro Apology Crito Phaedo Phaedrus, Translated by Harold North Flower, Harvard University Press]

The Biggest Enemy of the White Race

What has been the biggest enemy of White ethnicities?

The answer: ‘Western Civilization‘.

The White man needs to ask himself whether this civilization helped him answer the following questions:

What is Man?

What is Being?

Now when the White race arrives at, perhaps, the most critical moment in its collective history, it is about time that it dispassionately reassessed the road it took thousands of years ago.

The subtext is not that there is already a civilization or culture out there that correctly understood the aforementioned queries; and that Whites are therefore advised to follow it.

The point is that these queries are too profound to be unlocked by philosophical treatises or doctrines. They are beyond human cognitive capacity.

When we try to define ourselves, we transcend ourselves. And once we are in a transcendental mode, we require a transcendental point of reference.

It has to be necessarily above us.

This point of reference is called Waḥy, which is translated in English as ‘revelation’.

A human race should not exist because other human races also exist.

It should not exist because there is ‘scientific evidence of its existence’.

It should not exist because it achieved this or that technical landmark or erected this or that literary edifice, and, consequently, it has earned the right to survive.

It should exist because it is also one of the manifestations of the Divine order.

O Mankind, We have created you from a male and a female and made you into races and tribes, so that you may identify one another. Surely, the noblest of you, in Allah’s sight, is the one who is most pious of you. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. [Qur’an: 49:13]

If it claims to be Universal, why was Qur’an revealed in Arabic?

I commented the following on an article [If You’re So Trad, Why Don’t You Move to Afghanistan] on Counter-Currents where I share my views under the name ‘Muhammad Aryan’.

The text in bold is parts that I quote from the article.

To which Mr. Vehmgericht replied,

I reply as follows:

So what if it is Arabic??

Linguistic expression rests in the metaphysical domain.

It is one aspect that distinguishes us human beings from other living creatures. It is something above the biological existence.

On the biological grade, we are all divided into different races and tribes.

However, on the metaphysical level, we are all the same.

For instance, how does a Dravidian who speaks Tamil or Malayalam or Kannada, etc., masters the languages of the Indo-European or Afro-Asiatic families?

How does a Korean or Indonesian learn English or French or German and vice versa?

So on and so forth.

A child does not born with a language already saved in his memory. He familiarizes himself with the sounds he hears around him and then tries to express them with his tongue.

What if a child born to German parents grows up in a Spanish household where he never listens to a word of German? Will he speak German? That is why to preserve a culture, it is necessary that children of a given ethnolinguistic community be taught about their ancestral heritage. Otherwise, that heritage will be lost.

There are many non-Whites who speak and write English better than most Englishmen, however, that does NOT mean that English heritage will be preserved even if there are no Whites Anglo-Saxons around.

Immigrants who migrate to Western lands like the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, etc., from South/West Asia faced this disconnect. Many a time, their children cannot speak the language of their ancestors or those who do speak, speak it in alien accents. Indeed, this is a strange breed of men which does not belong anywhere. It hangs in the air. It has no grounding.

Anyhow, coming back to the argument.

Men can learn any language. As we can see, it is quite evident.

There are Muslims of Han, Senegalese, Berber, Kurdish, Indonesian, Caucasian, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Turkic etc., stock who when recite the Arabic verses do not give a hint that they belong to an entirely different linguistic family.

Qur’an was revealed in Arabic because learning and mastering a language is embedded in our constitution. It is a universal aspect of human nature.

Hence, if Providence chose Arabic for the transmission of the Final Revelation to mankind, it was perfectly in line with our disposition.

No Civil War, No Secession

My take on the article [No Civil War, No Secession link: https://bannedhipster.home.blog/2021/09/13/no-civil-war-no-secession/ ]:

What if the dissident sphere begins to embrace Islam in droves? How will the anti-White ruling gang which panders to immigrants and racial minorities then respond?

How will these Whites be categorized? White supremacist Muslims??

Imagine a large group of White men and women marches towards Capitol Hill. Once reached there, it organizes a congregational prayer. Afterward, the leader, a blue-eyed man with a lush golden beard steps forward and lays out the demands which include segregated homelands for White American Muslims. Whether the demand is met or not, White Muslims will continue to have a disciplined social life (according to Islam) outside the nasty reach of political bureaucracy, which has more or less completely obliterated organic life or the community life (as far as the Occident is concerned).

Hizbollah, Sepah e Pasdaran, Basij, Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc., these are all first and foremost metapolitical mobilizations without which organic life will get pulverized under bureaucratic encorachment.

It is a struggle against satanism, pure and simple. Let there be no two ways about that.

Whites will need a spiritual system to repulse the devilry. And with all due respect, I do not think Norse sagas or Crusader larping will be lethal enough against the devil.

https://youtu.be/bSR_G-Ic_Jk

Banned Hipster

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

H. L. Mencken

It’s a fantasy for right-wing white males. It’s a specifically male thing, because males like violence, and violence seems simple. The more undisciplined version is Fedposting, the more sophisticated version discusses the logistics in a coy fashion.

I love these guys, because they are typically pretty smart, and also completely delusional. They are what Steve Sailer would call “content generators” for anti-reactionaries like me.

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‘O, Allah! Cause us to see things as they really are!’

Two men were wandering when they came across a strange signboard which said, ‘We Teach the Learned How to Learn’.

The men were puzzled. Anyhow, they followed the directions and reached the spot where they saw an old man surrounded by his young students. The men calculated that that old man must be the one they were concerned with. They uttered the greetings and shared their amazement and curiosity. In order to quench their thirst, the old man decided to conduct a little demonstration. He inquired one of them if he could identify the thing standing just across from where they were all sitting. The man replied emphatically that that was a tree.

The old man said, “Did it itself give you this introduction of itself?”

Perplexed, the man said, “How can it be possible? It is a description I bestowed on it.”

The old man said, “When each and every element of its account emanates from the name you confer on it then how can you say that whatever you know is what the object truly is? It means that you had a certain conception of this thing and upon encountering it you enshrouded it with that conception. How can you claim to know it?

Remember, our being also gets mingled with our sense data and abstractions which cripple our claims of knowledge. Our being blocks our perception. And, therefore, we need illumination to overcome this darkness.

So, what is knowledge?

Knowledge is the cognizance we attain when we discern things under the divine light of the All-Knowing (Al-Alim, one of the attributes of Allah Almighty).

A misalignment between ontology and epistemology will not generate awareness but vacuous conceptual impositions on things.

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Note: This is NOT a literal translation. The original expressions may lose their core if they are subjected to word to word translation.