Worthless Political & Social Sphere Requires Apoliteia

while Bourgeois World's Patriotic & Family Ideals Dissolve

but Collapse of Sex Taboos a Positive Occurrence

(from "The Path of Cinnabar")





In a section of Ride the Tiger entitled 'Social Dissolution', I emphasized once more my work's detachment from any practical aim. I here argued that there is nothing in the political and social sphere to which it is worth deeply committing oneself today. Apoliteia must be the norm for the differentiated man. Nor, for such a man, is the antithesis between 'East' and 'West' of any importance: for 'East' and 'West' are merely different aspects of the same problem (as I had already mentioned almost thirty years earlier in the pages of Revolt). A choice between the two can only be taken on crudely practical bases, as the Communist East threatens those who do not wish to submit to its rule, even resorting to physical elimination. In this section of Ride the Tiger, when discussing the crisis of patriotic and family ideals (among others), I emphasized what I had already noted in the introduction to the book: that such ideals are essentially aspects of the bourgeois world - mythical, sentimental, rhetorical or romantic extensions of this world destined to undergo increasing dissolution, In particular, in order to provide a further example of the ambiguity that marks the present age, I examined the issue of sex. No doubt, I argued, the collapse or impending collapse of all taboos, authorities and formalities with regard to sex might be regarded as a positive occurrence; the question arises, however, as to just who will exploit this freedom and in what way - whether, in other words, such freedom will engender something other than simple petty corruption, sexual primitivism and a pandemic of erotic obsession. The points I raised here with regard to the prospect of free, intense and essential intercourse between man and woman share much in common with some of the things I wrote in The Metaphysics of Sex. Once more, in these pages of Ride the Tiger, I emphasized the absurdity of ordinary procreation from a superior perspective: I identified the safest path to ensure a form of continuity, not with procreation by blood, but with the transmission of wisdom and of an inner orientation to those sufficiently qualified (i.e., the idea of spiritual fatherhood). Given the nature of modern dissolution, mere blood links no longer provide an adequate support, for each new generation feels increasingly and anarchically removed from the one that came before it.




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