27 February 2013

Reds Don't Surf !

corsaire chemin

26 February 2013

Gold Digger

A good friend shared with me his views on the local population of females.

A successful commercial real estate broker in his early 50s, he recently emerged from a difficult divorce and is enthusiastic about getting back into the dating game. I do like the chap--even if he is a bit rough around the edges. I have the impression he models himself on me, so I've generously taken him under my wing, so to speak. He has seen me in action with women young and old numerous times and respects my approach.

When I cautioned him about the prevalence of 'gold-diggers' in the area, he responded:

"All women", he explained, "are gold-diggers, some more than others. They look for a man to provide for them and give them stuff. That's just how they are."

How true. I was glad to hear him say it; he is learning.

I came to the same realisation on my own in my mid-20s, long before the 'Red Pill' phenomenon, without guidance from other more learned chaps. This awakening, if one can call it that, was accompanied by a variety of new perspectives and understandings. Over the years my illusions have been smashed one by one until only youthful dreams are left. They remain stored away in back-up, like a treasured book on a back shelf, to be dipped into now and again if only as a reminder.

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Tartan Tuesday

Tweed Gun

23 February 2013

Nine Kings

Windsor, 1910

22 February 2013

Country Gentleman

Four Kinds of People

'In a time like ours there are four kinds of people. There are those who consciously wish to sink further and deeper into chaos and darkness. There are those who willingly or unwillingly, are always ready to endure anything. Then there are also right-wing dinosaurs around who live the present situation by way of lamenting. From whining to commemorations, they imagine they can bring back the old order, which explains why they constantly score defeats.

But there are also those who yearn for a new beginning. Those who live in the darkness, but are not of the darkness; i.e. those who strive to resurrect the light. Those who know that beyond the real, there is also the possible. They like to quote George Orwell: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”'

Alain de Benoist, 'La fin du monde a bien eu lieu', Eléments (n°146, January–March 2013)

Wild New Landscape

Anti-Hippy Action: "The wild new landscape has
given birth to a more savage breed of humanity.
Unbound by the rusty shackles of political law...
only the law of nature prevails".

Outerwear Guide


20 February 2013

Rules Of A Gentleman

Il salotto di Gabriele d'Annunzio

Major Hoad On Suede Shoes

Vintage Rugby

Croc Case

Bottega Veneta

18 February 2013

Northern Sons Under Southern Skies

Cali jugend

Gun Clip

13 February 2013

The Admiral Cod Guide to Dating (2): Rules of Refined Courtship

Missing You



08 February 2013

Exile: An Applied Theory of Love

Loreto, Baja California Sur
NP: Finally, you moved to Mexico a number of years ago. Is all this why? Do you ever see yourself coming back to America?

MB: There are a lot of answers to that question, and yes, some of the reasons can be found in the above dialogue. You know, the air is really “thin” in the United States, because the value-system is one-dimensional. It’s basically about economic and technological expansion, not much else; the “else” exists at the margins, if it exists at all. I first discovered this when I traveled around Europe in my mid-20s. I saw that the citizens of those countries talked about lots of things, not just about material success. Money is of course important to the citizens of other countries, Mexico included, but it’s not necessarily the center of their lives.

Here’s what the US lacks, which I believe Mexico has: community, friendship, appreciation of beauty, craftsmanship as opposed to obsessive technology, and—despite what you read in the American newspapers—huge graciousness; a large, beating heart. I never found very much of those things in the US; certainly, I never found much heart. American cities and suburbs have to be the most soulless places in the world. In a word, America has its priorities upside down, and after decades of living there, I was simply tired of being a stranger in a strange land. In A General Theory of Love, Thomas Lewis and his colleagues conclude that happiness is achieved only by those who manage to escape the American value-system. Well, the easiest way to escape from that value-system, is to escape from America.

http://www.alternet.org/story/154453/why_the_american_empire_was_destined_to_collapse?paging=off Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse


07 February 2013

The European Spirit

In ancient Greek worship there is revealed to us one of humanity's greatest religious ideas--we make bold to say the religious idea of the European spirit. It is very different from the religious idea of other civilisations, and particularly of those which customarily supply our religious scholarship and philosophy with examples of the origin of religion. But it is essentially related to all genuine thoughts and creations of Hellenism, and is conceived in the same spirit. Like other eternal achievements of the Greeks it stands before humanity large and imperishable. The faculty which in other religions is constantly being thwarted and inhibited here flowers forth with the admirable assurance of genius--the faculty of seeing the world in the light of the divine, not a world yearned for, aspired to, or mystically present in rare ecstatic experiences, but the world into which we were born, part of which we are, interwoven with it through our senses and, through our minds, obligated to it for all its abundance and vitality. And the figures in which this world was divinely revealed to the Greeks--do they not demonstrate their truth by the fact that they are still alive today, that we still encounter them when we raise ourselves out of petty contraints to an enlarged vision? Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Artemis, Dionysus, Aphrodite--wherever the ideas of the Greek spirit are honoured, there we must never forget that these were its greatest ideas, indeed in a sense the totality of its ideas in general; and they will endure as long as the European spirit, which in them has attained its most significant objectivation, is not wholly subjugated to the spirit of the Orient or to that of utilitarian rationality.

The Homeric Gods: The Spiritual Significance of Greek Religion, Walter F. Otto (1929)

Born To Be Wild

Northern Tresses

Wollt Ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen? (Rammstein)

05 February 2013

Tartan Tuesday

04 February 2013

Tweed Rider

A Proper Haircut

Note: Short-back-and-sides

02 February 2013

On Love

"Love binds, and it binds forever. Good binds while evil unravels. Separation is another word for evil; it is also another word for deceit. All that exists is a magnificent interweaving, vast and reciprocal."

Michel Houellebecq, The Elementary Particles (1998)

Old Captains

01 February 2013

Dogtooth Suit

Locals Only !

Clothes Don't Make The Man