One of the most intractable problems of humanity is sexuality and its various aspects.
Firstly, it has been essential to human propagation, and for this reason it has been exempt from any truly radical critique – except on the lunatic fringe. Secondly, it has been associated with some of the highest and noblest aspects of human nature, and inextricably intertwined with them. When purified, rarefied, and sublimated, the crude sexual instinct becomes the foundation of such laudable elements of human nature as chivalry, family feeling, masculine honour, and even feminine chastity. Indeed, many of our traditional virtues have developed in symbiosis with – or more accurately in direct opposition to – our sexual natures. To strike at sex, therefore, is to a certain extent to strike at humanity.
But while it has been a major defining force of the human condition, sexuality is not equivalent to, or interchangeable with, humanity. It remains something separate and, indeed, something that can even be antagonistic to it, especially in the toxic conditions created by modernity.
The Temptation of St. Anthony.
But modernity itself is not to blame. Modernity is merely our efficiency, our ultimate logic, our reductio ad absurdum; that which pushes things to reveal themselves in all their truth, paradox, and difficult choices. Fascism, as the most modernistic of intellectual viewpoints, pushes things in this direction with particular dynamism, and this is the reason it is so detested – much more so than Communism, which remains depressingly earthbound to the banalities and trivialities of the human condition.
Fascism, divorced from its immediate political utility, which obviously comes and goes, zooms in with uncompromising brutal honesty on the most radical and fundamental levels of human existence, posing the grand questions. So it is with sex. A Fascistic view looks at it in a much more profound way, as something with essential flaws, rather like St. Augustine of Hippo’s disparaging view of human existence: "inter faeces et urinam nascimur" (We are born between shit and piss).
A Conservative, fearing his ability to deal with anything at a radical and essential level, slowly backs off behind a wall of cant and denial. A Communist, as a fellow modernist, feels driven to engage with the issue, but in contrast with the Fascist, sees the problem differently, as one of equalization between man and woman, heterosexual and homosexual, adult and child, or even human and animal.
"Perhaps all can be made well by 'safewords,' the abolition of taboos, the de-stigmatization of human degradation, and innovative pronouns," is the Leftist's instinctive response. In this way, he simply reduces sexuality to the normalization of rolling around in blood and shit – a fitting analogy for an ideological system that essentially strives to return us to the amoeba state from which all life evolved through Fascistic struggle.
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Sex has been part of that struggle, the medium of dominance and degradation by which biological development has slowly progressed. But we have now reached the point where what formerly helped us advance now threatens to pull us backwards.
Modernity’s power has revealed the deeply problematic nature of sexuality, whilst boosting its power to override all else in our natures. But, more than this, the hygienic and antiseptic qualities of modernity have facilitated ever greater perversions that have emphasized the essential filthiness of sex, an aspect of humanity that, in St. Augustine’s famous phrase, finds its seat between faeces and urinam. To feel strong sexual desire is therefore to feel no disgust – or even the opposite of disgust – for that which is most disgusting, namely the vile wastes of the human body and the cloacal orifices.
It is no accident that the Cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School, disappointed by Old Marxism's reluctant proletariat, attempted to co-opt the idea of "sexual liberation" as a new revolutionary force. Herbert Marcuse in Eros and Civilization (1955) and One-Dimensional Man (1964) attempted to reboot revolutionary potential by recasting history from a class struggle to a fight against repression of our sexual instincts.
"Polymorphous sexuality" was the term which I used to indicate that the new direction of progress would depend completely on the opportunity to activate repressed or arrested organic, biological needs: to make the human body an instrument of pleasure rather than labor. (Eros and Civilization)With the Swinging Sixties getting into full flow regardless of the putrid outpourings of Marxist intellectuals, this may have seemed a forlorn hope, after all, Marcuse’s call for throwing off sexual repression was hardly taking place against a backdrop of Victorian prudery. "What sexual repression?" you could well ask, in the era of the mini-skirt, the pill, and the funky afro.
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But while the inherent degradation and filthiness of sexual desire has an obvious utility to a movement like the Left, to those on the Right it is different story.
Within the confines of a rounded human identity, and blessed by traditions and social standards that purge it of its uglier aspects, we may recognize and even celebrate its former utility and its present necessity. However, within the context of modernity, sexuality is increasingly an adjunct of degeneracy and human degradation, a area of false novelty and inversion, where intimacy involves going well beyond the basics of the missionary position between sanctified partners, which itself is even stigmatized as a sexual turn-off.
The dominant sexual aesthetic in our age – and one that poisons all sexuality even that grounded in Christian lifestyles – is revealed by the collective sub-consciousness of free online porn. Here a premium is placed on the fucking of strangers (unless incest porn), often with an element of rape or willful acceptance of abuse; not to mention interracial sex and a confusion of orifices and organs (and genders) – cocks penetrate anuses, cum is squirted over faces and shared between mouths. The subtext is that the high is made low, the low made high, and all is equal to everything else.
It is easy to find a scapegoat for such degeneracy in the Jews, who are, once again, heavily over-represented in an industry associated with moral decline – but part of the problem is inherent in the nature of sexuality itself and our fundamental biological design.
One of the core principles of biological design is efficiency. This is sometimes best served by giving certain organs multiple roles. The mouth is used for breathing, eating, and communication. Now it also has a fourth erotic use – to kiss – and more recently another one beyond that, namely as a sexual toilet, if the "porn-consciousness" of the West is anything to go by. But while this is one example, such multiplicity of function runs throughout our biological and psychological functions. As for our actual sexual organs, they have the misfortune of doubling as our "waste disposal" department.
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While there are those both on the Right and Left who believe it is our main task to accept and follow the dictates of nature, there are also those on both sides who don’t. A considerable part of the Left has, for much of its history, been dedicated to rejecting what was formerly seen as "natural." A classic example has been the "gay liberation" movement, where the Left started off advocating for the acceptance of what even it believed to be aberrant, on the basis of the formula "from each according to his abilities to each according to his needs," with sexual aberration viewed as an inferiority to be carried like any burden by the healthier part of society.
In recent years, the Left has managed to refine its position on this issue, making the case that homosexuality – and indeed any sexuality – is simply natural. The dominant trope here is "born this way." Perversion is thus elevated to a form of nature acceptance.
One way to interpret this change is to see it as a loss of ambition by the Left, a realization that it can’t define or change reality but can only dig it up and uncover it in all its gruesome forms, which must then be embraced and accepted like so many grubs and creepy crawlies dug up from among rotting vegetation.
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an awkward stand-off.
This is already clear in the degree to which Conservatives have accepted gayness. The awkwardness of such "holding positions" may also be a reason why Conservatives are susceptible to charges of "Cuckservatism," a heavily sexualized term that highlights the element of willful blindness that feeds into so many aspects of the Conservative viewpoint.
A true Rightist position, however, has to embrace modernity and reality, and deal with sexuality with brutal honestly. This does not mean embracing its ugliness, as Leftists do, in a vile spirit of letting it "all hang out" and gruesome equivalence. Instead it requires arriving at a true consciousness of human sexuality that unflinchingly maintains standards concomitant with a noble and aspirational concept of humanity.
There are several key points that such a consciousness should include, which I will list for convenience:
- Human sexuality is irretrievably linked with much that is deeply demeaning, both in terms of biological function – "inter faeces et urinam" – and psychological function. In particular the feminine urge to be sexually dominated and even abused is an attribute that is unworthy of a creature that seeks agency and self respect.
- Nature should not be equated with perfection, and this particularly refers to sexuality. In religious parlance it is our "original sin," but, even without religion, it is an ugly and flawed part of our nature.
- To change nature should be regarded as a positive. After all we change the natural environment to suit our interests and modify our bodies in various ways. We should think of sexuality in similar terms. If we could cure homosexuality, for example, it would be best to do so. But why stop there?
- Sexual behaviour as it exists today is inconsistent with an elevated sense of the human being.
- Thanks to various scientific advances it now possible to create human life without recourse to such behaviour and even to control such behaviour. The ability to decouple human sexuality from our biological reproduction is nascent.
- This means that it is now possible to entertain radical critiques of human sexuality, such as its ultimate abolition or phasing out as a long-term goal.