Thermidor

© 2017 Thermidor Magazine.

Designed by Jonathan.

Tagged in

Blog

Content-minded, A Brief Reflection on the 2017 Content Emmys.

Dear Readers, We find ourselves in strange times on the Internet indeed. So strange is the alternative and fringe reaction-spheres and sub-culture twitter ecosystems, so nuanced and Gordian-knot like is their Genealogies, memes and general trajectories. A lot of development has happened online, and a lot more people are genuinely interested in alternative political and cultural worldviews. To me, it seems it started with Gamergate, culminated in the mainstream attention given to the “alternativ

The Quiet Death of High Toryism

A thorough draining of the swamp in America, or in just about any other country, would unavoidably require a certain degree of repression beyond the more basic things like lustration of civil servants. In any state of emergency, dissent is intolerable. Outlawing of combinations, acts against political meetings and clubs -- these were all completely normal tools used by Pitt the Younger, Metternich, Guizot and others to maintain a grip in the midst of tumult. However, such seeming acts of right-w

Charlottesville: The Left in Excelsis

Looking through video footage of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” demonstrations and the Antifa/BLM reaction covered by Left, Right and supposedly “neutral” mainstream news media, some salient points arise that are applicable the world over: the crapoid Left seem to at least have the self-realisation that they are deeply flawed and project their flawed traits onto Rightists. They are impelled to rage with frustration due to their own inadequacies; the Right tend to maintain good humour. The

The Myth of the Socially Conservative Old Left

Pareto said that history is the graveyard of aristocracies. It is also the graveyard of right-wing political hopes. Postcolonialisms, critical theories of race, of sex; reader-response theories; one-dimensional men, 888-dimensional men; dialectics of enlightenment, enlightenments of dialectic; queer deconstructionists and undeconstructed queers (we have too many of those) -- what is a helpless observer to do, but yell "Damn you to hell, Christ-killing Jew"? The vagaries of the biological process

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

Tara McCarthy: Trad Thot of the Deep State?

The dissident right has grown, strip-mined the edges of the population for eclectic wackos, concerned fathers and NEETs. As the array of ‘red pilling’ content purveyors waxes and differentiates, the space of potential converts widens, becoming less marginal and more invested in The System. Against this backdrop of increasing propagandistic specialization, a new content-organism has arisen: the Trad Thot. Yes, the Trad Thot has always been with us, but she has evolved, adapted to the growing ma

Brahmin Blues: Thoughts on Neoreaction's "Imperial Mindset"

Over at Social Matter Michael Perilloux wrote a very interesting primer on Hestia's new initiative which they have begun referring to as "Imperial Mindset." From the piece: Without imperial mindset, we think that all politics requires of us is that we show up and fight, that we can do it for fun, and that it won’t make large demands of self-reconstruction. Thinking about politics seriously, though, we have to take a personal responsibility for the full consequences and scope of political actio

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