In this analysis of C.S. Lewis' novel That Hideous Strength, Mihai Marinescu provides us with a whole range of insights on posthumanism, counter-initiation, mass media, conspiracy culture and much more. Lengthy, exhaustive and not to be missed - just the way we like it on Kali Tribune.
While Richard Spencer's half-joke of hailing Donald Trump with Roman salute rose a lot of dust, some remarks in his NPI speech point into rather sinister direction. A posthuman one.
In the third and final podcast we sum up the meaning of Hegelian dialectics and it's analogies to Posthumanism.
While Hegelian philosophy, like all philosophy of Modernity, suffers from unbridgeable gap it digs between humanity and the world, posthumanism revels in the abyss it digs between narcissistic individual and everything else, both humanity and the world.
As Hegel’s name for some reason pops up every now and then in “alternative” information nodes, there is a need to provide a substantial explanation of who Hegel was and what his dialectics was all about. While popular moniker “Hegelian dialectics” as social engineering is meaningless, there is a sinister side to Hegel’s project of absolute science, which brings him surprisingly close to “transcendent men” of our days: posthumanists.
Truth be told, if we are to paraphrase the classical Bernay’s definition, public mind as dynamic plenum of images, attitudes and paroles by which the elite canalizes the activity of certain collective, is always suffering a bit of high temperature. In that sense the term “mind” should be taken cum grano salis, because the spectacle dangerously resembles the public debate among Teletubbies: mass of grownups, led by media conchos who just fell from Mars, fights for the right of every human being to it’s hole in the ground under the grinning sun.
Sometimes it is nice to watch the other falling into the abyss. As the developed West acts out it's "Untergang", many ex-Yugoslavs congratulate themselves for being not-so-western and safe from tripping over the precipice. Well, tough luck "zemljaci". Read about how Yugo-nostalgia can be a legitimate way to dive, head first, into abyss of end-times.