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KT Answers, pt.2: Peoples, Nations, Wars and Turning of Other Cheek

In the second part of our Q&A session we answer to questions about what is ethnicity (or people) and can it be defined, whereas Christian dictum of turning the other cheek is at odds with historical reality, why the political community should have origin that its member cannot re-create, how Internet based Right could just be a homosexual grooming operation and much, much more. Also we provide some thoughts on Schopenhauer and the way we discern between what is useful and what is superfluous for the kind of philosophy we practice on KT.

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Noli foras ire

KT wishes you merry, mask-free, Christmas

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In the Ending of the Year

A poignant yet for this reason truly merry Christmas to all KT readers courtesy of Mihai Marinescu

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Re-enchantment of the world: The state of amnesia, Part 2

In the second part of his series of essays, Mihai puts forward one of the most important subjects one could think of, although it occurs surprisingly rarely: that of memory and the struggle between oblivion and recollection. In the Christian Tradition the faculty of memory is being traditionally understood as a sort of backdoor for the divine influence - aptly so, because we tend to forget about having it throughout our daily lives - and "thief in the night" rarely enters the house through the front door. Mihai draws our attention to some traditional notions about memory as such and the nature of its object and then proceed to explain why the proper use of this faculty is essential for overcoming the perils posed by essential flaws in human nature.

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KT Answers, pt.1: Cosmic Ego and the Devil in Psychoanalysis

As we received quite a lot of question and none of them an easy one, we'll need more than one podcast to provide answers. In this one, we pick two easiest ones: what is Ego and what was Rene Guenon's charge against psychoanalysis. These two subjects are not unrelated and can be treated quite similarly from the metaphysical perspective which encompasses what is usually understood as purely psychological set of problems. We explain how Ego can be a metaphysical principle, why it is in fact the most precise expression of what is meant by elementary material particle, how it relates to time and why it is by its very nature destructive towards the past. Finally, we give some everyday examples of Ego-principle working in our day and age, especially as a conditio sine qua non of popular culture and entertainment.

As for Guenon's verdict on psychoanalysis, we explain his method and approach, as well as why he did consider it to be a crypto-diabolic practice.

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Taking a Break – So Ask Aunt Kali a Question

To all Kali Tribune readers - we are, unfortunately, making a bit of a pause in publishing that could last to up to two weeks, due to external circumstances. We'll do our best to prove ourselves wrong and manage to publish something in the meantime, but its not something we could promise.

So use we'll use this period to make it up to you by accumulating your questions :

Please, think hard and try to formulate your questions in the comments section, so we can, when this period is over, have an exhaustive answers sessions in podcast and, hopefully, written form.

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Basic Notions of Metaphysics: Being and Having

Why does one forget so many things in the course of one's life? Why, on the other hand, the knowledge we retain has some peculiar, non-quantifiable, qualities to it? What it means to be in the know? These are the questions we'll try to answer in this podcast, by referring them to one all encompassing distinction - that between 'Being' and 'having being'. As always we begin with real life examples of the problem and in the course of discussion touch upon the important subject of personal identity, i.e. we denounce the error of identifying the person with the consciousness, an error that becomes quite apparent when reflecting on act of sleep and of having dreams. Also, we turn to our previous work on Nicholas of Cues' De Visione Dei to provide us with some aid in addressing the problem on the higher level, once we abandon the ground of everyday experience.

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The Great Unsustainable Yawn

The apocalyptic predictions of "globalist takeover" in the midst of the COVID19 crisis seem to focus on the so-called "Great reset", a new "agenda" for changing the world in few weeks time. We on KT, however, are not that impressed with this new episode of the sustainable development soap opera that's been running for decades now, written and directed in, as it seems, rather ad hoc manner and would rather see Greta Thunberg episode again. For this reason we give a brief rundown on what the idea of sustainable development entails and reference our previous work on the subject, notably the analysis of the 1992. Agenda 21 document, which is, more or less, a blueprint for this, as it seems to us, by now largely failed doctrine.

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Hard to be a God

We all heard so much about infantile masses, of an ability to hide in the anonymous mass - in a word: the first association we tend to get when we think in terms of mass man is irresponsibility. However, rarely do we hear anything about equally deprived mass responsibility; rarely, of course, except on Kali Tribune. 

In this podcast we'll address the subject of the flip side of popular power - popular responsibility as exemplified by idea, prevalent among the masses, that every problem and indeed everything occurring in this world is due to man or, more precisely, average man.

To demonstrate the absurdity of this notion and some of its possible roots, we'll employ the help Joseph de Maistre, with the special focus on ideas from his essay On the Generative Principle of Political Constitutions, most eminently his insight into impossibility of creating the a priori legislature and the inferiority of written, i.e. systematized, laws and the impossibility of sovereignty coming from below.