Friday, February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017 (Tosh's Diary)
February 10, 2017
For my long flight to Tokyo, I need to read a book that will make me forget my misery somewhere, flying over the Pacific Ocean. Through my e-mail friend, yet a man who refuses to see me, Stephen Bannon, I plan to read Julius Evola. Bannon has often given praise to Evola, for his views on society and its culture. His masterpiece is reported to be "Revolt Against the Modern World." Born in 1898, and died in 1974, this Italian painter and philosopher is known as a Radical Traditionalist. A major occultist/esotericist of his time, he was a man who embraced the avant-garde arts, such as Futurism and Dadaism as well as a lifetime love for Fascism. Although he was once close to Mussolini, he was more in line with the Nazis in Germany. Of course, a man of high intellect becomes a suspicious character in the eyes of SS's Heinrich Himmler, who didn't trust him. Evola felt Mussolini was too soft of a figure and intellect, and he felt the same way regarding Marinetti and the Futurists. He preferred the spiritual leanings of the ancient Roman Paganism than to say something like Christianity.
Bannon and I share an interest in digging deep into the cultural world to discover the foundation of our political beliefs. Bannon is more attracted to the possibility of seeing Evola's political views becoming a reality in the 21st century. The intellectual racist is the new man in Washington DC. Not the President mind you, but it's best when the intellectual whispers secrets to the King. As for myself, I'm more interested in Evola's theories on tantra sex. Deep down I could care less about society in general. I just want to get 'off' in an unusual fashion.