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Thesis: Pokemon is a pure aesthetic expression of the will-to-power ethos.
The trainer seeks glory via the audacity of his vision. Untermenschen (Pokemon) are trained and bred for purpose. They are subhuman and their speech is only emotive, lacking semantic content. Why is it funny to compare Pokemon to dogfighting? Because it’s true. Dogfighting and other such blood sports are favored pastimes of the criminal class because the will-to-power ethos is the philosophy of gangsters.
This has enormous significance to us in the modern day. Solzhenitsyn described this psychology as it manifested in the criminal elements which the Soviets allowed to prey upon the law-abiding in Communist Russia:
1. I want to live and enjoy myself; and f–. the rest!
• 2. Whoever is the strongest is right!
3. If they aren’t beating you, then don’t lie down and
ask for it. (In other words: As long as they’re beating up
someone else, don’t stick up for the ones being beaten.. Wait
your own turn.}
The Gulag Archipelago, vol 2 (pg. 428)
This is particularly notable because it is also the root of fascism, which is on the rise in response to the failures of socialism. Just another turn of the wheel, a “revolution” if you will.
There are two sides of fascism, the planners (trainers) and the people (Pokemon). They are united in their pursuit of the feeling of greater personal empowerment via participation in a larger system. The difference is that planners believe they are justified by giving orders, and the people believe they are justified by following orders. The impression of goose stepping is the same as the feeling of being an atom in a wrecking ball.
I don’t think the rising popularity of Pokemon is an accident, but rather a subliminal awareness within Generation Z that they will be the “people” in this arrangement, living beneath a fascist regime.
Children accepted the Archipelago with the divine impressionability of childhood. And in a few days children became beasts there! And the worst kind of beasts, with no ethical concepts whatever (looking into the calm and enormous eyes of a horse or caressing the flattened ears of a guilty dog, how can you deny that they have ethics?). The kid masters the truth: If other teeth are weaker than your own, then tear the piece away from them. It belongs to you!
Ibid. (pg. 452)
The alt-right is the old right as exemplified by such luminaries as Gerald Ford. This is the spirit of the Nordic race, in edenic terms the progressive cro magnon as characterized by the “fauxcippital” style of dolicocephalism. This is an occipital bulge where the volume is concentrated above the eyeline, and it is characterized by primitive egotism.
The ideology of fascism is statolotry: worship of the state, understood as the nation’s spirit made manifest (the volkgeist). It is secular paganism (I blame Goethe, as always). The morality of this ideology is harmony via conformity and central planning, and because it is utopian in scope it is also totalitarian in application. The reason for all of this is the understanding that national harmony makes strength: pagan virtus.
The consequence of this sort of paganism is purity spiraling (aestheticism overrides all other values), masculine cult mentality, mysticism, and military expansionism.
Also, I’ve changed my mind: the German-Americans are going to lose Round Two. What I hadn’t realized is how few Germans there are in today’s armed forces compared to the Anglos, and how obsessed they are with uniforms, appearances, and other sorts of motivational affirmations (Sukhomlinov Effect).