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Mark Citadel

The Patriarch & the Moral Mosquito

There is a lot to be said for perspective, and by that I do not mean opinion, but the position from which one observes; ‘objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear’, that sort of thing. This is important to consider when comparing two individuals and the moral character of their actions, as often those who are foreign to the observer may appear further away and thus their virtues minimized, while the virtues of a rank charlatan who is familiar may be amplified, especially if said charl

Idolaters at the Freedom Shrine

We have spoken a lot in the past about the liberal progressive being a quintessentially religious being, as was recognized by Moldbug et al. This astute observation recognizes that liberal ideals form their own kind of dogma and function as a social religion, performing the same functions that any normal religion would, in placing restrictions on what is acceptable, branding heretics, and announcing the absolutes to which men must aspire. We have also mentioned that while most today don’t even r

Michael Sebastian's 'Staying Married in a Degenerate Age'

To say my review of this book is much belated would be an understatement. Michael Sebastian, a writer on men's issues who made his name on the Return of Kings website where he created some of the most engaging content, had sent me the PDF copy of his 'guide for traditional men and women' prior to the book's release on Amazon. I'm glad to say I finally got around to reading it. 182 pages in total, it isn't an incredibly long read. The book is divided into 14 chapters, beginning with more politica

Cube & The Price Of Conspiracy

I don't often use movies as a point of reference for a broader point. For one, I lost interest in cinema several years ago, and in addition I generally find that very few movies, especially in the contemporary era, make salient points about anything, even while there certainly are unintended cases of a movie raising interesting questions (for those doubting this, I highly recommend P.T. Carlo's The Desperate Ideology of Zootopia.) Surrealist films often do a better job of conveying a sincere mes

Relativism, Obligations & Values

When speaking of relativism in the realm of Modern values, the argument on the part of the right has been an ill-conceived opposition, but for good reasons. ‘Cultural relativism’ has been used as a tool by Cultural Marxists at home, while these very same people have utterly rejected it abroad (in select cases of course). I want to first describe how Liberals use relativism in a selective and insincere way, followed by a primer on the true place of relativism in a Traditional outlook. To illustra

Schuon, Luther, And The Eternal Calvinist

Let us approach the question of Protestantism with a mindfulness of its differentiation, an understanding of its gravity in history, and an open mind to what merits it may conceal behind a disposition that has been rightly recognized as a challenge by most Reactionary thinkers. Frithjof Schuon, a sage of the last century whose understanding of world religions was surpassed by a scarce few, wrote on The Question of Protestantism as part of a larger work: Christianity/Islam: Perspectives on Esoter

Humiliation's Role in the Contemporary Order

The beginning of Islamic terrorism against the West is difficult to pinpoint, because of its numerous manifestations. During the original colonial era when the Middle East was primarily occupied by France and Britain, terrorism took the form of anti-colonial resistance, which was the original foundation of the now-famous Muslim Brotherhood (founded in 1928). This group’s main goal was to terrorize the British colonial authorities into fleeing Egypt. Later on, terrorism became intrinsically linke

The Whore Enthroned

The excesses of the French Revolution strangely mirror our present predicament in both their ferocity and perversion. While we often cite the period as marking the beginning of the decline, the start of a truly tangible Kali Yuga, it is not as if this path has been smooth, beginning with minor infractions and accelerating to the present day. Far from it. The horrors of the revolution itself showed every bit of man’s grisly nature just as clearly as the meandering lunacies of our dear contemporar