lördag 27 februari 2016

No Risk For Major War


Despite all the current hullabaloo, there's no risk for major war. So stop being a Cassandra, stop being a doomsday prophet...! I'd say, the ones prophesying war today are nihilists with chaos inside, people enmeshed in fear-based thinking. -- The text has previously been published on the site Motpol.




At the time of writing this, ”there's war and rumours of war”. And still there are nuclear weapons around to ”obliterate” us. But is there really a risk of major world in the world today? No, I’d say, not in the least. The war trend is going down. The Zeitgeist is essentially peaceful. Thus, the war mongering, even by seemingly sane commentators, has to stop.




The Powers That Be

There is war and rumours of war. The Powers That Be indeed seem bent on starting the Third World War. But the current Zeitgeist is against a major war to break out. Also, the US-EU-Russia-China deal with Iran, 14 July, 2015, was a way toward a calming down of the global situation. For instance, in this treaty Iran promises not to acquire nuclear arms – and these arms they gave up trying to build already in 2003, according to a National Intelligence Estimate from 2007 (”Iran, Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities”).

So peace will prevail. All the internet pundits prophesying ”war this, war that” are way out of line. Also, in the long perspective, the level and intensity of wars has gone down since 1945. The late 1990s saw another turn for the better. The war situation deteriorated a bit in the 2010s; that’s true. The Ukraine and Syria conflicts have had many deaths. But the war situation of today is not anywhere near that of the 1970s and 1980s.




Figures

Hereby some figures to back up my claims. For instance, in 2013 two (2) significant civil wars were ongoing, Syria and Congo. I call that, overall, a peaceful world. My opinion is supported by a report from the peace researcher Peter Wallensteen, published in July 2012. My reading of Wallensteen is based on a Dagens Nyheter article by Anders Bolling from 6/9 2012. Bolling’s article may be somewhat biased. The headline is, on the basis of the big picture given in the article, misleading. The title is ”Minskande krigstrend bröts” = ”Declining war trend broken”.

I mean, that statement might be true in itself. But this was only about the development for 2010-2011. Looking at the period after 1950, the wars have both become less frequent and less bloody. In all, this declining war trend continues.

Bolling’s article focuses on the negavtive aspects of the report, blowing them up. It’s true that the number of armed conflicts increased in 2011. ”The Arab Spring” with the focal point in Libya was behind the increase. But generally, Bolling writes, the trend is pointing downward. In the long term, it’s obvious that we live in a more peaceful world after the Cold War ended: ”In recent decades, the number of armed conflicts in the world has shown a clearly declining tendency.” [Bolling, translated by the author]




In My Crystal Ball

This is worth remembering. In 2010-2011 Wallensteen and his researchers at the Uppsala Conflict Data Program UCDP could note an increase. Wallensteen thinks that this is a trend, that the trend of peace processes and agreements ”may be threatened.” I disagree. Of course, Wallensteen doesn’t say that we’re going back to the Cold War. And this is what we have to remember: the Cold War isn’t coming back. This is an important factor when taking a look at the world of today.

I mean it like this: in my crystal ball I can’t see that the great powers would suddenly begin to openly threaten each other with nuclear arms again. And overall, the armed forces of the world are too small for a new cold war. The conflicts that used to rage over the whole world, they occurred more or less in the context of this former great power conflict. They were incited by the United States and the Soviet Union in order to sell arms to the contestants. This large-scale arms trafficking and ”assistance in the form of weapons” doesn’t exist anymore, at least, nowhere near the same levels as in the 1980s. Having, among other things, this in mind, I am an optimist.




Wallensteen Optimist

In the topical article Bolling also says that Wallensteen, overall, is an optimist: ”At the same time he emphasizes that the level is still far below the darkest years of the early 1990s, when almost 53 armed conflicts raged.” You should also remember that Wallensteen mathematically counts the number of conflicts, all of which have at least 1,000 dead. But there’s another criterion available in making these trend estimates: the number of dead in battle in each of the conflicts. And this, in studying the global war situation, is a number which has plummeted dramatically. This, according to Bolling, researchers in Canada has stated. They say the number of dead in battle by conflict decreased by 90% between the 1950s and the 2000s.

This is a staggering figure. And a compelling figure. This must be considered when discussing our world and its supposed bellicosity. You must see the big picture. To believe in a return to a warlike world à la the 1950s, with bloody conflicts in Korea, the Middle East and Africa, or believing that we get back conflicts as the Vietnam War, Afghanistan 1979-89, the war Iran-Iran at the same time or that Central America would become a war scene as it was in the 80s – this is totally irrelevant. It’s a pessimism that’s somewhat silly.




No Nukes

Indeed, silly? But what about nuclear arms then? They are still around. And they may be used. And a single atomic bomb going off could trigger a nuclear deluge because of misunderstanding. – To this I say: nonsense. This is defeatist nihilism, advocated by people having chaos inside.

Since 1945 the so-called nuclear threshold is insurmountable. There won’t be a nuclear war.

But then the war-mongering Cassandra might say this, as for the scenario of these times being so peaceful, as I claim: Before the First World War the world was also peaceful, the wars were few and far between and distant. The all hell broke loose 1914-1918, getting an even moore bloody reprise in 1939-1945. OK I say to this, but the zeitgeist is totally different now. Since after 11/11 2011 we reportedly live in the Sat Yuga of peace, harmony and spirituality. The preceding era was Kali Yuga where wars, so to speak, went with the territory.




Sat Yuga

You might ask: Sat Yuga is here, indeed? But overall, like domestically, we still see strife and violence. – True that, I say, The Powers That Be currently use every means of instigating Chaos. Like mass-immigration to white countries. But overall I think we do live in the Sat Yuga – an era realized, an era essentially coming true, by each one of us acknowledging the Inner Light of our beings. I mean, we must still fight the NWO. We must 24/7 advocate the ideals of co-nationalism, self-reliance and self-determination, the right of every people to exist in its place of origin. We must fight. But ”when fighting demons, beware that you don’t become a demon yourself” as Nietzsche said. Spiritually, Sat Yuga won’t be realized until we, each one of us, affirm our Inner Light.

Sat Yuga is here and it will be an overall reality when we acknowledge our beings as Responsible Men. When we stop regurgitating the war propaganda of the NWO.

How can I be so sure about this, then? Am I some last court of appeal for the metaphysical truth of the world situation? No. I’m merely making an en estimate in the gray area between contemporary events, pol-sci studies and my impression of the look and feel of it all – the Zeitgeist.




The Dawning of a New Era

The old-school era of wars is over. My guess is that hyper war, the kind of war where two states attacked each other with everything they had – that form of war is history. Vietnam was such a war, Korea another. And in the 1980s such a war raged between Iran and Iraq. Later, in 1990-91, the UN Alliance in Kuwait staged a war against Iraq in a similar hyper-war scenario. A few such wars have occurred since then (Iraq 2.0, Georgia). But now it’s probably over. Until about 2007 the US threatened to attack Iran. And I know, some Americans even talk about doing it today. But the current, autumn 2015 talk of ”attacking Iran,” is absolute nonsense. It will never come about. The window of opportunity for this and any hyper war, big league-attack-scenario anywhere in the world, is closed forever. Libya 2011 was the last show of this kind.

The US defence forces have been cut in half by the current president. Russia (and China) may have more troops available than the US, but the sentiment that allowed hyper war simply doesn’t exist anymore. Overall it’s a peaceful world and the civil wars that are raging are manageable. The current battles in the Middle East are not equal to the Battle of Stalingrad. A tank knocked out by an ISIS rebel is not a major battle of the Kursk type. But this you are led to belive by mainstream media. And pundits and media players, even those of the dissenting, critical kind, should stop repeating these NWO war memes. They should stop scaring people with saying that World War III is looming.




Layman Outlook

Personally, I'm something of a layman in this area of conflict estimate. This doesn’t mean that I’m a frivolous observer. I was born in 1965. Since at least 1980, I’ve observed the world and reflected on the wars being waged. Earlier than that, I had some knowledge of the US war in Vietnam. I never saw it on TV but I do remember television images of the abandoned capital of neighboring Cambodia, Phnom Penh, in 1975, which was a conflict in the same context. China’s attack on Vietnam in 1979 and the Soviet foray into Afghanistan in the same year, are in my memory still clear, as well as the media reporting of 1983 from the Falkland Islands and Grenada. Not to speak of Desert Storm in 1991 and what, before and after, has occurred in the Middle East. And in 1984-85 I served in the Swedish Army as an NCO, seeing the Cold War from ringside.

So I would argue that I, for being a layman in this subject – peace and conflict research, strategic outlooks, foreign and security policy – have a specific, non-professional but unmistakable background. Thereto I hold a BA in Indology, I’m a freelance writer and author of the novel Antropolis, the essay Borderline and bios on Jünger and Wagner. I’ve been published in innumerable magazines and anthologies. And what I overall see, with the main support of Wallensteen’s study and the esoteric theory of Sat Yuga having begun, is that we now live in an essentially peaceful world, about to become a wholly peaceful and prosperous world in every sense. We’re not there yet but for the future we have to acknowledge our personal beings of light as part of the situation. There are no ”random observers” anymore. Everything that we do, every sentiment, every word, counts in building Sat Yuga, the coming Golden Age.




Addenda: a list, given by Dagens Nyheter (ibid), on ”the average number of deaths on the battlefield by conflict and years”:

1950-1959: 9,800
1960-1969: 6,000
1970-1979: 7,000
1980-1989: 5,200
1990-1999: 2,200
2000-2007: 1,100




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torsdag 25 februari 2016

Interview With Me


The word is spread.




Lithuanian writer Mindaugas Peleckis has conducted an interview with me. It's for his cultural site Radikaliai. We talk about my new book Borderline, tradition, new age, my other books etc. etc. You find it here.

A sample quote from the interview could be this one. Asked about how I perceive the Swedish I for instance say:
From north to south Sweden is studded with churches, today not so very frequented but this will change. Maybe some Christian mysticism, some official recognition of Swedenborg will again fill the churches...? As for Swedenborg he actually happens to be buried in the national cathedral in Uppsala but this is a mere acknowledgment of his worldly greatness, he was famous and therefore he had to be buried in grand fashion, but the Lutheran church (which rules Uppsala cathedral) doesn’t acknowledge Swedenborg’s doctrines. That’s odd.
On a personal note, I enjoyed talking to Mr. Peleckis. The questions made sense and covered about everything, from culture to politics and more. Here's a link to the interview.




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måndag 22 februari 2016

Springtime is Preaching Time


A preachment, capturing the zeitgeist...




I’m the Man of the Mountains, the Teacher of the Taiga. From the heartland of Scandinavia I’ve come down to the water-rich valleys to preach.

I serve. I conquer. I think. I nurture. I balance. I expand. I economize. I progress. I express myself calmly and clearly, often poignantly and always with honor and and dignity.

I’m the rebirth of inspiration. My insight, background, Will and Thought make me qualified to define this New Era, being in sync with the perennial Seinsphilosophie.

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I believe that a new moral life has to be awakened, envisoned by the examples of Christ, Buddha, Krishna, Orpheus, Hermes, Plotinus, Goethe and Jünger. I see before me the moment in the life of nations when the shape of things to come blaze forth in hyaline splendor, promising a Coming Golden Age for all.

I possess. I shine. I will. I progress. I perform. I preach. That’s what I do as an Active Idealist, covering everything in holistic fashion. I'm a Golden Age Guru, planting my standard on the top of Mount Skuleberget, looking out over the vistas as a Man of the Mountains, a Teacher of the Taiga, a shining beacon of Seinsphilosophie in the Palearctic Zone and beyond.

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I am, I serve, I possess. I preach. And now spring is approaching, the time for preaching in the streets. It's time to preach the faith...
... of Integral Esotericism, stressing Holism, unity between an individual’s Inner Light with the Primeval Light and existence in the Here-and-Now – a doctrine of order and harmony, pointing to a glorious future for us all. Contrariwise, the current nihilist materialism of the West is a decandent doctrine. I don’t think that a random nihilist is an evil operator out to destroy. But there has to be a shake-up of the intellectual discussion. Ontology, esotericism and speculative metaphysics of the Plotinos, Jung, Jünger and Goethe kind must again be taken seriously. Science can no longer treat the Question of Reality as a non-issue. Philosophy is about challenging everything, even nihilist reductionism. The attitude of ”ignoring the problem and hoping that it will go away” is futile.
This we read in chapter 26 of "Borderline", my new book, labeled as "A Traditionalist Outlook for Modern Man". It's a polemical essay stressing the need for a spiritualist revival, moving away from nihilist reductionism. More info here.




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tisdag 9 februari 2016

Antropolis definierar din framtid


Summary: this is about a novel I've written, only available in Swedish. Info about the book is given in English here.




Jag har tidigare berättat om "Antropolis". Den kostar 150:- och kan köpas från mig. All info finns här.

Vad har jag då att säga i ämnet idag?

Jo detta.

"Antropolis" gavs ut 2009. I boken finns ett förord. Där skriver jag bland annat följande:
Det var på Barowiak i Uppsala, hösten 1986. Wilmer X skulle spela. De var nog bra, men jag minns också att jag i vimlet före giget träffade David Nessle, som jag kände ytligt. Så vad hände då? Jo, bland annat visade han upp ett ryskt cigarrettpaket, blått med en raket och en röd stjärna: ”Kosmos” (= KOCMOC). Detta imponerade stort på mig, så pass att jag måste dra österut själv och köpa ett sådant där rökverk. Och väl i Leningrad nästa sommar hade paketet ändrat färg något, från mellanblått till mörkblått, men nog var det Kosmos alltid. Den fräna mahorkasmaken var inte att ta miste på. – Ett Kosmospaket (och Leningrad) figurerar i den roman ni nu ska läsa. Det är överhuvud rätt mycket rökning i den slår det mig; själv har jag slutat, men rökning har ännu sin mytologiska funktion har jag märkt. Det kan till exempel vara intressant att flagga av samtal med rökning eftersom det ger personerna något att göra vid sidan om, det skapar osökta pauser.
I övrigt finns inte mycket att tillägga. Jag säger bara: köp och läs "Antropolis", romanen som kan definiera din framtid – romanen som är din framtid. Sedan romanen skrevs har den bara blivit mer och mer aktuell, med en konflikt mellan andlighet och teknokrati, makt och ande, idealism och nihilism som blir intensivare för varje dag. Därför kommer man i framtiden att kunna säga: ”Om du vill se Antropolis, se dig omkring.” = ”Si Antropolis requiris, circumspice.”




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