The Party is Over
November 5, 2009
November 5, 2009
This is the revised and shortened essay published first in Chronicles of American Culture under the title “The Right Stuff,” October 1996.
Morphine is said to be good for people subject to severe depressions, or even pessimism. Although the drug first surfaced in a laboratory at the end of the 19th century, its basis, opium, had been used earlier by many aristocratic and revolutionary nationalist thinkers. A young and secretive German romantic, Novalis, enjoyed eating and smoking opium juice, probably because he had always yearned to alleviate his nostalgia for death. Probably in order to write his poem Sehnsucht nach dem Tode (“Nostalgia of Death”). Early poets of Romanticism turned inward to their irrational feelings, shrouding themselves in the pensive loneliness which opiates endlessly offer.
Revolutionary-Conservative, Anarcho–Nationalist Aesthetics
Once upon a distant time we met Homer's Odysseus, who was frequently nagged by
the childish behavior of his pesky sailors. Somewhere along the shores of
The escape from industrial reality and the maddening crowd was one of the main motives for drug use among some revolutionary conservative poets and thinkers, who could not face the onset of liberal mass society. The advent of early liberalism and socialism was accompanied not only by factory chimneys, but also by loneliness, decay, and decadence. The young English Tory Thomas De Quincey, in his essay Confessions of an English Opium Eater, relates his Soho escapades with a poor prostitute Anna, as well as his spiritual journeys in the aftertaste of opium. De Quincey has a feeling that one life-minute lasts a century, finally putting an end to the reckless flow of time.
The mystique of opium was also grasped by the mid-19th-century French symbolist
and greatest poet of all time,
He continued the aristo-nihilistic-revolutionary-conservative
tradition of dope indulgence via the water pipe, i.e., the Pakistani
hookah. Similar to the lonely
albatross, Baudelaire observes the decaying
When studying the escapism of postmodernity, it is impossible to circumvent the leftist subculture and its pseudo-intellectual sycophants of 1968. The so-called "sixty-eighters" hollered out not only for liberty from all political authority, but also for free sex and drugs. At the beginning of the 60's, the musical alter egos of the Western left, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, called out to millions of young white people throughout America and Europe, telling intruders to "get off of my cloud" and urging them that "everybody must get stoned." More damage did they inflict than the entire Freudo-Marxist scholastics.The nationalist, traditionalist and right-wing answer to the decadence of liberal democracy is cultural pessimistic counter-decadence. The main difference, however, between these two is that traditionalist and rightist addicts do drugs in order to escape feelings of cultural despair. When a great right wing poet, such as Edgar Allan Poe drinks himself to death, it is not for having fun, but rather to escape the burden of time and the ambiance of liberal ugliness.
Here lies the main difference between leftist and rightwing intellectuals, scholars and artists. Leftist escapism, by definition, means instant gratification. By contrast, the whole rightwing spiritual heritage is immersed in cultural despair and magic words of “Weltschmerz.” It must be a matter of individual character, psychological strength and moral perseverance for all Euro-American White thinkers not to fall into cheap oblivion but to continue Faustian and Promethean resistance against all odds. As Friedrich Nietzsche warned us long time ago: “A free man is a fighter”!
Unquestionably alcohol consumption has done more damage to intelligent
nationalist and traditionalist poets, thinkers and politicians than all Marxist
and liberal foes combined. When in the 21st century the flow of history switches
from first gear into fifth gear, many among them (among us?) may rightfully pose
a question: What do we do after the orgy? The French author
knew the answer: "Everything we do in our life, even when we love, we perform in
a rapid train running to its death. Smoking opium means getting off the train."
Don’t ‘Bogart’ Political Correctness!
Hashish and marijuana change the body language and enhance the babbling about “human rights” and “social philanthropy.” Smoking joints triggers abnormal laughter. Therefore hashish may be described as a communistic drug — custom-designed for multiracial individuals who by their lifestyle loathe solitude and indulge in vicarious humanism and unrepentant globalism. In the permissive society of today, one is allowed to do everything—provided one does not rock the boat, i.e., "bogart" political correctness.
If Stalin had been a bit more intelligent he would have solemnly opened
marijuana fields in his native
Cocaine induces eroticism and enhances the sex act. The late French fascist
dandy and novelist
Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
took coke, and in addition loved all possible and impossible women. The problem,
however, is that the coke intaker often feels invisible bugs creeping from his
ankles up to his knees, so that he imagines himself sleeping not with a
beautiful woman but with scary reptiles. In his autobiographical novels
Le feu follet (“Sparkling lights”)
and L'homme couvert de femmes (“Man
Loaded with Women”)
The English conservative and aristocrat author,
is unavoidable in studying communist pathology (Brave
New World Revisited) and Marxist subintellectual schizophrenia (Grey
Eminence). As a novelist and essayist his lifelong wish had been to break
loose from the flow of time. Mexican mescaline and the artificial drug LSD
(‘acid’) enabled him new intellectual horizons for observing the end of his
world and the beginning of a new, brave new one. In his book
The Doors of Perception,
Huxley notes that "mescaline raises all colors to a higher power and makes the
percipient aware of innumerable fine shades of difference, to which, at ordinary
times, he is completely blind." On his
And what to say about the German essayist and novelist Ernst Jünger, whom the young Adolf Hitler in Weimar Germany liked to read. Jünger is today the greatest literary icon among European nationalists and revolutionary conservatives. In his book Annäherungen: Drogen and Rausch, (Rapprochements: Drug and Getting High) Jünger describes his close encounters with drugs.. "Time slows down. . . . The river of life flows more gently... The banks are disappearing."
Ernst Jünger's compatriot, the cultural pessimist, anticommunist and anti-liberal essayist and poet, the medical doctor Gottfried Benn, also took drugs. His observations, which found their transfigurations in his poems "Kokain" are indispensable in studying the decaying liberal, democratic pre-National Socialist Weimar Germany. He records in his voluminous poetry nameless human destinies stretched out dead on the tables of the mortuary. He describes the dead meat of prostitutes out of whose bellies crawl squeaking mice. A connoisseur of French culture and genetics, Benn was sympathetic to National Socialism, which explains, why after the end of the war, like thousands of European artists, Benn sank into oblivion. Probably because he once remarked that "mighty brains are strengthened not on milk but on alkaloids."
Modern psychiatrists, doctors, and sociologists are wrong in their diagnosis of drug addiction among large segments of Western youth. They fail to realize that to combat drug abuse one must prevent its social and political causes before attempting to cure its deadly consequences. Given that the crux of the modern liberal system is the dictatorship of well-being and the dogma of boundless economic progress, many disabused young people are led to believe that everybody must be entitled to eternal fun. In an age of TV-mimicry, headless young masses become, so to speak, the impresarios of their own deadly narcissism.
By contrast, drug abuse among a handful of anarcho-nationalists and
revolutionary conservative thinkers has historically been an isolated death wish
to escape time and feelings of cultural despair.
Their drug abuse also dispels the myth that right wingers are prim
and prudish, and prone to living in the past. The fact that they were very
intelligent dispels the myth that they are stupid. Quite to the contrary: modern
right-wingers, who appear today under different names such as
“national-anarchists,” “ anarcho- traditionalists,”
“revolutionary conservatives,” or “archeo-futurists,” have always
combined past heritage with hypermodernity, while strictly avoiding cheap and
deadly physical thrills. And they have been very intelligent.
And they have been very intelligent.
However, when the same joint finds its way into the liberalo-leftist dirty hand,
it does more than just burn the stained forefinger: its multiracial promiscuity
destroys the entire white society.
Tom Sunic (http://www.tomsunic.info; http://doctorsunic.netfirms.com) is author, translator, former US professor in political science and a former Croatian diplomat. He is the author of Homo americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age (2007). His new book of essays, Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity, prefaced by Kevin MacDonald, will soon be released. Email him.
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