One of the most annoying trends that I tend to see in the Traditionalist and Alt-Right Community is the rejection of Technology.
I don’t seek to defend current forms of entertainment or the current pop culture from their attacks but to explain why technology is so stupefying in modernity.
Modernity is at its core secular. This is self evident; from the rejection of any metaphysical and super-human reality to the wallowing in shallow and vapid popular culture that we find ourselves mired in. Thus it naturally follows that a materialistic object becomes that “highest” form for the modern, egalitarian, society. Technology has the most potential to create an egalitarian space, and in some ways through the inter-connectivity of the internet it does. Yet the more that people are able to access information and be able to use that information the more the inherent inequalities of humanity will become apparent.
Yet their remains and inherent suspection about technologly within the Alt-Right circles. Take this article from Matt Parrott for example,
“Pornography, televised sports, narrowly framed political contests between utterly indistinguishable teams, and Internet blogs, forums, and chatrooms already empower White males to satisfy their innate will to power in an array of virtual realities.”
Seemingly without any irony that he himself is using the very technology that he is rallying against to further his cause.
Apparently this idea needs to be beaten into the brains of some.
Technology will never go away unless the whole of the west descends into a third world cesspit.
Electronic forms of entertainment will never leave us unless western civilization does too. That means that Video Games are here to stay. However Parrott does make a good point later in the article,
“Until then, what we definitely can do — and what we definitely have not been doing to any meaningful extent — is cultivate parallel education and entertainment options for the children of White Advocates. We have a rich inheritance from traditional European folk tales to adapt and exploit. We can even rely to some extent on non-White productions from genres in countries like Japan which emphasize martial values and refrain from the pervasively decadent and anti-White indoctrination of our own culture’s creative works. Advances in technology have made producing creative works more accessible and affordable than ever.”
So we need to create alternative forms of entertainment. That means Video Games.
Here is an example from a recent popular game, Mass Effect.
Without rehashing the whole story, Humanity finds advanced technology that allows it to expand its territory and thus it encounters other Species. There is a side plot that is hashed out in a short conversation with a random character and a member of your squad.
Talking with the NPC
Talking with your squad mate
The point here is that siding with the “Terra Firma” party is the “Bad” choice, while arguing against it’s platform is the “Good” one.
If as Traditionalist we want to combat these stances then we need to come up with our own answers. Small, talented, and passionate, developers can create beautiful work, take for instance the small team behind Hawken or DayZ. These small groups could utilize crowd source funding from sites like Kick Starter or Indie-Go-Go. The project would not have to broadcast it’s Alt-Right or Traditionalist tones. Instead a clever pitch from a clever writer would be all that would be needed to create a Game that focuses on our values while avoiding the typical stereotypes that are so frequently hurled at us to defame our positions.
Going beyond the idea of using technology to further our goals we must understand that the current position that technology holds in our society is a materialistic corruption. If we had a return to the Transcendent Ideals, the Transcendental Reference Points that writers like Evola talk about then technology would move into its rightful place in society, the tool that we use to exert our will over the universe as the physical incarnations of the God Head on the Earth.
What we should make is a distinction between Technology as we now see it and “Hyperborean” Technology, Technology that serves us in our goals and is a means to an end, not an end in of itself.
Only when such a distinction is made, and this becomes reality will we see an end to this Ragnarok, this Dark Age.