In an age of treachery, where deception is valued over truth, it is no wonder our time preferences have grown considerably.

This age of treachery goes back to the Renaissance and Machiavelli. The Corporatist-Cultural Marxist Establishment continues the 500 year old tradition of Machiavelli as their mentor.

This should be apparent, considering that the Neo-Conservative and Liberal-Marxist parties both praise Machiavelli as of primary importance to achieving their objectives. Both understand the necessity to lie at all costs, especially to delude oneself, and both understand the necessity of appealing to religion and belief despite the fact that neither actually believes in God.

Like all things in life the Machiavellian tradition was first met with indignation, mistrust, intolerance, and finally acceptance and praise. The revolution is so complete that Western Man whither knows that Teutonic Kings were bred for a thousand years beforehand with a profound tradition of Neo-Platonism, the author of whom Dante referred to as 'The Last of the Romans and the first of the Scholastics."

Boethius, unlike Machiavelli, wrote his 'Consolation of Philosophy' under a death sentence, rather then during exile.

For reasons that should be apparent, it appears that doctrines forged under sentences of death, appeal to a higher sense of transcendence and theodicy (Think Boethius, Seneca, Socrates, and Dostoevsky) then do the scheming manifestos of those that are scribbled during exile (Think Machiavelli, Marx, Lenin, and Bakunin).



King Alfred the Great, translated Consolation into Old English, and considered it the guiding philosophy of his reign.







Boethius was a Neo-Platonist. Neo-Platonism is indigestible to the levellers-of-humanity. There are no ways to twist its hierarchical, caste-like nature. The same cannot be said about the German tradition; Hegel led to Marx, Nietzsche led to an array of existentialisms, and Heidegger led to deconstructionism.

True reactionary doctrines should be indigestible to our enemies, who have proven to be the most highly adaptable ideologues in the world. Nor does this mean an abandonment of ontology that goes back to Parmenides; all this is included in Boethius' Consolation.

Ideas should be judged by their outcome, not by their alleged intentions, just as a fly-fisherman crafts his fly to appeal to the trout that glances through the reflection of the water. It is not our intention and perception that matters, but the perception of society as a whole that needs symbols, and rituals to hold it together cohesively.

It is for this reason that Consolation and other building-blocks of Neo-Platonism, such as Julius Evola, are of primary importance to us, even in the age of postmodernism.

Spiritual regeneration can only come through transcendental ideas that are timeless. This is to be the case if reactionaries are to have any case at all.

It is for this reason that I am (and will continue to be) attempting to reintroduce Boethius and his spiritual values into our world of gross materialism and contempt for tradition and transcendence.

If lowering time preferences is an objective to a higher shelf-life of our civilization, then Boethius should be reintroduced to Courtly Life (or what passes for it) in our decaying, 'modern' world.

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