The history of mankind is an intoxicating but often ambiguous tale. Since the dawn of time mankind has done nothing but chase technological and spiritual advancement. An evolutionary genius that has pushed towards mighty conquests, in the larger scale of the universe (both physical and philosophical) as in the microcosmic world of terrestrial biology and genetics.
Yet his dual nature, Apollonian (solar, ordered) and Dionysian (telluric, chaotic), means at the same time that after these advances follows an inevitable “sense of downfall”. There is a parable present in all historical cultures that tells of a happy original state – of pomp, splendour and equilibrium – broken by some nefarious symbolic event: think of the fall of the Judeo-Christian Eden, the myth of Yima in Zoroastrianism, the golden age of Indo-European peoples. A mytho-poetic narrative that traces a congenitally defective human condition which inextricably binds humanity to the idea of its fall from grace.
Modern man carries with him – albeit sweetened by his moral stupor, his living life having fun – the same idea of decadence. A fate that affects and impacts the sensitivity of those who contrast a certain Promethean spirit, a kind of love for humanity to mere personal selfishness; there one sees clearly how materialistic scientism has set humanity adrift in moral terms, far from its happy state.
Not only that our greed is destroying the planet – with compulsive consumption depleting primary resources to the bitter end (which is the most poisonous effect of capitalism, even though we could say it is a collateral, exterior, and exchangeable thing), but in particular that a disgusting materialist drifting is eroding the spirit.
This kind of rationalism, cloaked in so called doing good, that corrupts our society and that for centuries the political class has invoked as an alleged natural logic to destroy the social institutions and pre-Enlightenment traditional law: to bring down the aristocracy in the name of equality and virtue in the name of freedom. So far so good, ҫa va sans dire.
But what has happened to that natural law flagged in the sky like a fetish, in the name of social progress? The same people who fervently invoked it today refuse to acknowledge its value, in the name of a vague concept of individual liberty.
The intent (demonic) is to destroy the traditional (and in fact natural) idea of the family, reducing it to a simulacrum of indistinct selfishness and multiple cowardice. This must be met with a deep reflection. Because we were taught that – when you take something – you must also leave something for the other, for those who come later: a planet and a house in order.
Recommended listening: Night Ride Across the Caucasus, Loreena McKennitt