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It's really happening, and reddit is the epicentre.


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we are having a thread on /his/ right now in which a good chunk of them are denying western culture is slowly dying. what say you ? Is spengler right? Is faustian culture dying?

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> literally a metaphysician
> all he goes on about is the soul and metaphysical structures and shit
> makes all these grand statements about the virtue of beautiful arts and all that
> goes on about how beautiful the culture age is as opposed to the civilizational phase
> and yet: is an atheist, has no religious foundation for any of it, has no epistemological/metaphysical foundation
Literally why listen to him?

How can an atheist analyze any of this or make any ontological claims about the nature of how a civilization 'should' be? He has no ground to make all these spiritual and metaphysical claims. Without a certain foundation for an epistemology and metaphysics virtually everything you say is worthless. I mean possibly you could argue that they can analyze things in a cold fashion, but even then their 'ought' claims are worthless.

Also why would a Splenglerian care about the West anyway? How would you convince some globo-homo interacial fag who is perfectly happy with the experience machine modern life? If they're physically happy what can you say?

Same goes for Nietzsche

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Spengler looked
like an down syndrome Mussolini.

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But what if da death of us is coming anyway jus like Greeks? What if we can't bring God back and have to be killed by niggers?

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>Faced as we are with this destiny, there is only one world-outlook that is worthy of us, that which has already been mentioned as the Choice of Achilles -- better a short life, full of deeds and glory, than a long life without content. Already the danger is so great, for every individual, every class, every nation, that to cherish any illusion whatever is deplorable. The march of time cannot be halted; there is no question of prudent retreat or clever renunciation. Only dreamers believe there is a way out. Optimism is cowardice.

>We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.

>-- Oswald Spengler, Der Mensch und die Technik (Munich: C.H. Beck: 1931), pages 86-89.

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how was he not an antisemite? I just read his chapter on jewry, he seems to be arguing that jews (and other magian cultures) lead to internationalism at the maturity of western culture. I haven’t finished the book yet tho, but judging by the name he seems to think jews aren’t having a positive effect on culture.

pls no nazi shit i just want an answer to this question

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