Once again...

By Sean Pearce As ever, after an absence I feel the need to wave a big flag saying ‘I’M STILL HERE!’

And, as ever, the only reason I’ve not been posting anything is I’ve not been bothered to write anything.

But have a couple of things anyway:

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I’m toying with perhaps writing something trying to draw continue…

NRx Talk at The Catalyst Club 08/01/15

By Sean Pearce The following was delivered to The Catalyst Club on 8th January, 2015. The audience response was very positive, I’m pleased to say. Readers who are already familiar with NRx will probably notice that this talk was, arguably, less about NRx than Neocameralism, though I do throw in some stuff about The Cathedral and hint at Gnon.
Biggest lacuna: not mentioning HBD.
There is a difference between being interested in an idea, in entertaining an idea, and agreeing with that idea. Wanting to discuss an idea, and being curious about its ramifications if put into practice, does not equate advocating  continue…

All The World's A Film Set

By Sean Pearce I’m one of those people who wanders around with earphones in all the time. I’m also one of those people who thinks about what things ‘mean’, and this stupid, simple habit of mine is no exception. I’ve written before about the aesthetics of nature, and it occurred to me when I was writing the essay I culled that from back in the spring that it would be interesting to apply this to the urban landscape, which I shall do at a later date, as well as the natural (read ‘natural’ as exactly what you think I mean by ‘natural’).  continue…

Reports on the Reactosphere #5: Music To Neoreact To

By Sean Pearce The Holy Language of the Tropes has given us this wonderful expression (which describes at least some of the music I listen to regularly, for better or worse), and that got me thinking…

(Goes without saying I’m not suggesting that any of these musicians actually are Neoreactionaries, but I’ve never let something as inconvenient as the facts get in the way of a good time)

A while ago, someone (I think Hurlock but I’m far too decadent and indolent to leaf back through all of those Chaos Patches to find it) suggested this as an anthem for NRx. Admittedly, I  continue…

Updates and Expectations

By Sean Pearce I started a new job last week (my first since graduation!), and as such I’m really not sure how regularly I’ll be updating this for at least the next month. Considering how irregular my postings on here are anyway, that could easily mean there’ll be no new content until the beginning of next year. I’m hoping that after a week or so of work I’ll enter into a kind of equilibrium and be able to summon up the time and energy to write on at least a monthly basis.

Whether not that will happen, I don’t know.

Hopefully, there’ll be at least  continue…

Equality and Morality

By Sean Pearce Egalitarianism is one of the most common ideas that one comes across. As such, it is very, very good to be suspicious of it (even if it turns out to be true). Despite the catastrophic failure of the project of communism, egalitarianism is still a principle you have to go to some odd corners of the Internet to find serious speculation against. Let’s unpack the idea of equality a little, and see where it takes us…

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There is an obvious sense in which human beings are clearly not equal, and that is in terms of ability. It is a very clear  continue…

The Limits of Tolerance

By Sean Pearce I’ve been wanting to write something about tolerance for a while now, but I haven’t been able to find the right impetus to make this happen. Eventually, fate came to the rescue in this form. You’ll notice that this was posted back in July, but I somehow managed to avoid hearing about until last week. Oddly, my initial reaction on hearing about this was to provisionally side with the bakery.

Now hear me out.

That doesn’t mean that I supported their decision, and certainly doesn’t mean that I support their beliefs on the matter. But, I did say to myself: ‘Well,  continue…

Why I Hate Small Talk

By Sean Pearce The ‘branks’, a traditional punishment for gossiping
There are few things in my life I detest more than small talk. It’s very peculiar, the intensity of my reaction to it. I can feel an enormous urge to SCREAM when I realise that I’m in the presence of one of those conversations. Largely, I manage to avoid active participation, but that makes it worse, for when I’m engaged in talking small, I am at least a little distracted by the act. But, hearing it, being in the company of it, having to listen to people talking about nothing at all, oh,  continue…

Reports on the Reactosphere #4: Neoreaction and White Nationalism

By Sean Pearce I stole the idea for this Report from here
Today, I want to talk about what, exactly, is NRx’s ‘deal’ with race. In particular, with its relationship with the European New Right and White Nationalism. This is probably going to end up going over territory I’ve passed over before, but seeing that race is probably the biggest issue that most of us will have with Neoreaction, it deserves special attention.

NRx, it has been often observed, is principally tripartite in its structure, it’s major currents being Ethno-Nationalist, Techno-Commercialist and Theonomist (religious-traditionalist). Coupled with this is the ‘biorealism’ of Human Biodiversity (HBD)  continue…

The (harrowing, frightening) Aesthetics of Nature

By Sean Pearce Fun fact, this is a watered down and heavily re-written version of an essay I submitted at university! As such, I am drawing heavily from the lectures of Dr Tom Greaves, and the work of the philosopher R.W. Hepburn. All the Nietzsche is from The Birth of Tragedy. Further, the tone may be a bit uneven, as some of this was written before I found my ‘blog-voice.’

I also promise to never use the expression ‘blog-voice’ again.

I am very lucky.

Literally half-an-hour from my houseI live very close to the South Downs, an extensive and deeply beautiful landscape of hills, fields, little  continue…

Thoughts on Emoticons

By Sean Pearce Circa 1880s
Let’s hear it for the ‘melancholy’ emoticon!

This might come to the surprise of the reader (unless you’re one of the poor unfortunates who I call a ‘friend’), giving the generally pessimistic spirit of this blog, but I am actually very fond of emoticons. I’d never dare use them on here (I’m not hbd chick), simply as a matter of aesthetic taste. I like this to look a little ‘proper,’ but that’s just me. I do, however, make consistent use of them in texts, FB messages and so forth, because, ultimately, they’re very good at doing what they set  continue…