Historical Cycles, Black Friday, and Surviving the Kali Yuga

With the passing of this year’s Black Friday (so named because this grotesque celebration of material excess and denial of the previous day’s theme of gratitude and familial connection is a black mark on the history of humanity), my mind has been on the degeneration of Western Man.  I am not as pessimistic as many about this though, for I believe it to be but a trend that will be reversed with the continued passage of time.  I subscribe to cyclical notions of history, like those espoused in books like The Fourth Turning.  One cyclical theory of history that I think has some merit comes from the Hindu tradition, but was made most well known in the West through the works of Baron Julius Evola: The Yuga Cycle.

The Yuga Cycle postulates that history passes through four great stages (Yugas) before the cycle starts itself all over again.  The theory also claims that the age we live in now is the Kali Yuga, the last Yuga in the cycle.  The Kali Yuga is known as “The Age of Vice”, for as the cycles wither and wind down, so too does human virtue, intellectual capacity, wisdom, and other markers of the nobility of humanity.  In proportion, greed, anger, depravity, and sin will increase and become ever more prevalent.

Signs you may be living in the Kali Yuga include, but are not limited to:

  • Large migrations to countries that grow wheat and barley
  • Unreasonable rulers will impose large tax burdens
  • Lust will be seen as socially acceptable and sex will be seen as the point of life
  • Addictions to drugs and alcohol will be commonplace
  • Leaders will no longer see it as their duty to promote spirituality or to protect their subjects

Sound familiar?

If I remember correctly, there’s an old saying that posits something along the lines of “All those who live in the Kali Yuga either deserve to be there or were sent on a mission”    (Some poking around tells me I owe a quick H/T to Avenging Red Hand here).  Bear this in mind as I go on a brief tangent for a second.

You may be familiar with Spengler’s 11th universal law, that of gender parity: “The men and women of a time deserve each other”.  I agree with this, though I think its scope is a bit limited here.  It strikes me that the underlying principle here is involved enough to be applicable across a wide range of social phenomenon, not just gender dynamics.  In every time and place, the men and women of a society deserve not just each other, but also the culture that defines them and the government that rules over them.

Every social phenomenon we have right now, we deserve.  In other words, if you exist right now, (and if you’re reading this right now, you probably do) you deserve to be in the Kali Yuga.  It’s unpleasant for all of us, but we do not decide the time and place of our existence.  What we do choose is our actions.  We still choose what skills to develop, how we apply those abilities, and to what ends we are utilizing them.

The Kali Yuga will not last forever.  We will almost certainly not see the end of it, though.  Does this mean we should succumb to the zeitgeist of the age and give ourselves over to the debauchery and destructive behaviors of our kin?

I reject that notion.  I believe in “Fighting for a Forgotten Glory”, not “Surrendering and bending over for the spirit of the age”.  Though it may never come to pass within my lifetime that I get to inhabit in a society ruled by noble Aristocrats, that holds the proper respect for ancestry, and is filled with strong, K-selected individuals, I would want my progeny and my descendants to live in such a world.  In order to achieve that end, our current social structure will either have to be fled, altered, or undermined and replaced.

I won’t pretend to know which of those paths best achieves this end.  I have a very basic idea of how the future of the West will play out, but it seems most prudent to hold off on deciding upon a course of action until I’ve got a better idea of the details.  Plotting, scheming, and strategizing may not be considered the most noble activities by most, but they have a useful purpose, and they’ll be an enjoyable intellectual pursuit.

That’s how I plan on riding out the Kali Yuga and paving the way for the betterment of humanity.


(On a final note, if you wish to read some of Evola’s main works, head over to The Patrician’s Library)


6 thoughts on “Historical Cycles, Black Friday, and Surviving the Kali Yuga

  1. mindweapon 11/30/2013 / 9:59 AM

    Linked and posted about you here:


    That’s a valid email address, if you want to get in touch. I have lots of good stuff going on. and I imagione you do too.

    One of the big missions of my blog is to find unusual, well paid “adventure jobs” taht don’t require lots of education or experience to get. My readers have actually gone for these jobs already. Examples are Tower Tech, Tissue Recovery Technician and Oil Patch Roughneck. They get out of their retail worker or office job rut, and go do something that makes more money, is a little bit dangerous or a little bit gross or a lot scary and dangerous (Tower Tech). But it sure beats being a low wage, zero respect retail slave.

    Also, we have to get back the niches that the Asians are vacuuming up like convenience store owner and liquor store owner. We have to own businesses. Watch the Asian owners, see what they do that makes consistent money, and then go after their niches.

    You mentioned the Entrepreneur as Natural Aristocrat. You’re darn right! That’s how to be a Warrior in this day and age. The invasion of Asians might as well be Genghis Khan, except they do it by owning 7-11’s rather than riding up on ponies in hordes firing arrows.

    It took the Russians 2 centuries to fight off the Mongols. The guy who finally did it had the nickname “moneybags,” (the Duke of Muscovy) because he was able to finance a big enough army to fight back. That’s why Moscow is the capital, because the Duke of Muscovy kicked Mongol ass for the first time after 200 years of incursion, rapine and pillage (why a lot of Russians have a slanty eyed look to them by the way).

    We must be “moneybags” warriors to be able to even begin to resist the invasive species.

    • Legionnaire 11/30/2013 / 10:42 AM

      We are on the same page in our belief that entrepreneurship and “odd” jobs offer better financial prospects than conventional approaches.

      • mindweapon 11/30/2013 / 12:01 PM

        I think we’re on the same page on a lot of things.

        I am sci fi futuristic, you are historic-philosophic, but we’re discussing the same things. You are able to describe these things very well and very concisely in a way that I am not able. You seem to have had rigorous academic training.

        Mindweapon is synonymous with Natural Aristocrat.

      • Wald 12/01/2013 / 9:15 PM

        I would love to hear more about these entrepreneurial jobs. I’m available to speak later this day.

        Feel free to send me an email mindweapon at admin (at) scartissue.us

  2. infowarrior1 12/01/2013 / 4:09 AM

    I bet the injection of K-selected Mongol blood is what also explains the K-selected politics of Russia today.

    • Legionnaire 12/01/2013 / 12:19 PM

      Russians have always been fairly K-selected, but it probably didn’t hurt. The fall of the Soviet Union also created a chaotic and uncertain environment in which the K-selected had the advantage.

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