Many of you may have noticed Matt Parrott’s Counter-Currents essay, “Epistemology, Race, and the Bazaar,” in response to my “Epistemology and the New Right”. Considering his pedigree as a materialist/racialist, his essay was quite flattering and respectful of the “problem of knowledge” that I identified in North American New Right thought. However, there are numerous comments attached to both articles, his and my own, that demonstrate how difficult it is for the American mind to contextualize what it does. It is, in essence, like asking a fish to see the water in which it swims. Nonetheless, the intellectuals among us seem to have answered the call.
I am currently writing something quite different with Nick Fiorello, a Nietzschean colleague in Atlanta. The essay is still untitled, but deals with individual fitness, epigenetics, and the Organic State. It combines Nietzsche, Sparta’s Lycurgus, and Sorel with fascist ideas of the state and the physiology of exercise. Where it gets interesting, though, is in discussing the links between bodily and conceptual vitality. We explain that harshness, strength, and contempt for weakness have immediate effects on both body and mind. However, we also explain that strength and vitality improve the fitness of transmitted genetic material. For racialists, the latter point will be of grave importance, for the race is only as healthy as its individual manifestations. Look for it soon on Counter-Currents.