16 January 2013

In The World, But Not Of It

What I am about to say does not concern the ordinary man of our day. On the contrary, I have in mind the man who finds himself involved in today’s world, even at its most problematic and paroxysimal points; yet he does not belong inwardly to such a world, nor will he give in to it. He feels himself, in essence, as belonging to a different race from that of the overwhelming majority of his contemporaries.

Baron Evola, Ride The Tiger (1961)

3 comments:

Ordnungssinn said...

Our true world is now in our memories, in the eyes of two comrades who find each other in this storm, in the stories a grandfather told a young boy in his study, in the faded stones of our last, crumbling monuments.

I have taken to singing the songs as I conduct my work and go about my day in town.

http://youtu.be/hC15jwNoiH8

MGM said...

It is not every day you find someone quoting Julius Evola. I am not even sure many would understand the reference in the first place. I find myself sympathizing with many of the passages you quote from these great and somewhat obscure writers. Have you ever read Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class? My personal favorite book is the autobiography of Frank Harris, entitled "My Life and Loves." I would very strongly encourage you to read that book, because I would enjoy re-reading the passages you decide to quote from and post onto this forum.

That useless Mexican photographer bloke said...

Amazing; where do you find all this febrile rubbish, Cod? I think you must have a stash of old copies of the Voelkischer Beobachter, you old dog.