Body of ideas brought forth in the early to mid 19th Century Germany by the group of radicals summed up under the moniker "young (or:'left') Hegelians" enacted an enormous influence on both 20th Century and our current time, in the guise of totalitarian political ideas and practices. What is somewhat neglected by interprets is the fact that Young Hegelians first and foremost were a movement inspired and even led by radical theologians; whereas contemporary public opinion on Marxism, anarchism and even Nazism tends to comprehend these movements to be as far removed from theology and metaphysics, i.e. as a political reaction to historical reality, they are originally anything but. They, in effect, stem from an attempt to liberate humanity from religion in general and Christianity in particular, based on certain peculiar ideas that are religious in themselves.
The horror of history ... there's an air of triviality in this oft repeated phrase, don't you think? Granted that it is not trivial or that we should address even trivialities if we want our thinking to have serious consequences, could we counter its unspoken conclusion of "let's be done with it, then" with the question: "if the life is problem to us, should we solve it by dying?" In this article by the head of the KT's Black Sea Fleet Mihai Marinescu we are presented with the nuanced and definite negative answer to this question.
In this podcast we provide an exposition of one of the often used, but not always fully explained, metaphysical concepts - that of 'individuum'. We point out the difference between using this notion as fundamentally a political one as opposed to its, we would argue: proper, use as fundamentally metaphysical concept.
And, we throw some Alexander Dugin in the mix, just for the right flavor ...
Expressions "liberal" and "liberalism" are pejoratives often offering meanings far different from what those words originally meant.
In this podcast we will attempt to remedy that by taking this, for the most part American, notion and apply to it Plato's method of describing the mental and political attitude by analyzing the type of man indulging it.
Unfortunately, we are forced to conclude that Plato's notion of the worse kind of man - the tyrant - doesn't hold the candle to tedious little critter we have to deal with here.
KT proudly introduced new brand of podcasts in the universe of global podcasting: a windswept podcast, that is, audio recording combining articulate speech combating sounds of strong wind and occasional car engine. So, instead of nagging about sound quality, our faithful flock can appreciate how well we record environmental noise in the background of the poignant discussion of the mood disclosing what philosophers call nihilism: the mood of indifference.
We continue with the Eastern Europe blues ... what is nihilism and is the "backward" part of old continent any better than it's "progressive" counterpart? Can Eastern Europe exorcise its demons without exorcising its angels, too? These and other interesting questions - all difficult and left unresolved - where else can you find such a treat then on Kali Tribune?
The case of British toddler Alfie Evans' predicament and relentless struggle of his parents and good deal of world wide public to transfer him out of Britain captivated the attention of the masses for some time. Now this will, inevitably, wane but Alfie Evans' end, where institutions of state - i.e. courts - prevented attempted treatment in other country due to concerns about, quote: "Little Alfie's quality of life", presents what seems to us at KT to be a landmark point in the spiritual atmosphere of our day and age. Why and how this is so, we'll demonstrate based on reading of the court ruling on Alfie Evans and rejection of appeal to it. As is always the case with euthanasia and politics pushing it forward, its about legislative system first and foremost and then, consequently, with the radical transformation of society.
This transformation is - you guessed it - not for the better.
Alexander Dugin's 4th political theory is a convenient cover for quite prosaic - albeit apocalyptic - political project, outlined to the best of his abilities in the Foundations of Geopolitics. However, there's much more to it than that, even as an afterthought. In this video we'll demonstrate how Dugin imagines that postmodernity should be beaten by postmodernity and consequences thereof. The most notable one is the subversion and further dissolution of those pre-modern principles he supposedly cherishes. As always, we'll take a maximum advantage of his own words to demonstrate just what inherent destructive potential his ideas conceal.
Also, we point out the persistent mistake on behalf of Dugin's mainstream critics of not getting him seriously and affirming that he builds his destructive project on quite correct assessment of our historical situation. Something they do at their own peril.
Kali Tribune's Department of Modern Philosophy, Gnostic Affairs and Bad German provides you with some first hand experience of Hegelian dialectics.