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Jonathan Bowden

Jonathan Bowden
April 04, 2012, 04:00:40 PM
Introducing Right-wing intellectual heavy-weight J. Bowden. The left have always drawn their inspiration from the far left, and have had hardcore theories at their disposal. The right has no vitality because it is largely disconnected from any intellectual bastion. This guy is someone on the right who is completely at home in the philosophy of the left, can engage in dialectics with the left on their own terms, and who also brings the isolated and disperate currents of far right wing thought together. And he is a powerfull orator to boot. Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qBexMg56uA - On Nietzsche and his (Bowden's) own political ideas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InPrRssceqs - On Traditionalism & Evola
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rueTF5x2t84 - On The Frankfurt School and the transitio of lefism from Scientific Marxism (old left) to Cultural Marxism (new left)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwwxKL4Cylw - On Heidegger, death, philosophical essentialism, culturalal belief
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0QgKoNBpfI - On Savitri Devi, and the politics of guilt in the west
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6sho3-Ow10 - On the ideological war of the left on the west

Re: Jonathan Bowden
November 29, 2013, 07:30:05 PM
2.45 GB archive of Bowden materials, featuring both video and audio. Includes speeches and interviews on a variety of subjects, all from an erudite right-wing perspective.

Highlights include:

Julius Evola; Traditionalism and Perennialism
Savitri Devi; Living Paganism
George Orwell; 1984 and Modern Totalitarianism
Friedrich Nietzsche; Moral Inequality
HP Lovecraft; Literary Horror and Romanticism

...and much more.

https://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/7218222/New_Right

Re: Jonathan Bowden
December 02, 2013, 03:17:44 AM
His best speeches are as follows (exact titles notwithstanding):

- Nietzchean Credo
- Bill Hopkins
- Heidegger & Death
- New Left Marxism and the Frankfurt School
- Against the Turner Prize (on art)

These are not just informative, dry lectures. They are fucking performances; oration.

Re: Jonathan Bowden
December 02, 2013, 07:25:05 PM
What do you think of his take on religion? Something like "it's difficult for the modern man to understand, but even if you can't bring yourself to believe in it, act like you do".

He seemed to think highly of people that believed in it literally, especially Savitri Devi's "Living Paganism".

On the other hand, he called himself a Nietzchean.

Re: Jonathan Bowden
December 02, 2013, 08:58:52 PM
Bowden says that metaphysically objectivist view is worth a hundren men, or some number. Religion falls within that category but so does Bowden's views on the metaphysically objective "fire" as he inherited the concept from Heraclitus.

Re: Jonathan Bowden
December 02, 2013, 09:09:26 PM
Where does Nietzsche fit into that?

Re: Jonathan Bowden
December 02, 2013, 09:36:22 PM


Every theistic religion tends towards inequality, hierarchy and elitism. These are structures which Bowden supports, same as Nietzsche. Nietzsche's project was in essence an attempt to restore per judeo-Christian pagan morality. Bowden identified himself as a pagan.

Nietzsche expresses his sympathies towards Christianity early on in thus spake by the way.

Re: Jonathan Bowden
December 02, 2013, 10:09:00 PM
What's Nietzsche's relationship to metaphysical objectivism?

Re: Jonathan Bowden
December 03, 2013, 12:33:44 AM
What do you think of his take on religion? Something like "it's difficult for the modern man to understand, but even if you can't bring yourself to believe in it, act like you do".

He seemed to think highly of people that believed in it literally, especially Savitri Devi's "Living Paganism".

On the other hand, he called himself a Nietzchean.

Bowden is a modernist. So unlike perennialists (whome he did admire, it must be said), he recognised the obvious reality and success of the scientific method for finding out about mind-independent reality.

Hence, religion becomes seen as, not a set of beliefs corresponding to reality, but rather merely a psychological disposition.

However, this is where Bowden departs from other 'naturalists' who seek to DEBUNK religion by identifying it's roots in human psychology. Bowden, instead, embraces the 'non-reality' of religious belief, and conceives of religion similarly to Nietzshce, as an artistic expression, an expression of a core human outlet; a primordial source of energy.

Lop it off, and you emasculate the power and potential of human beings to strive towards trascendence. It's all about power, for Bowden; sources of mental strength and certainty, which he felt people increasingly lack today and are crying out for.

Re: Jonathan Bowden
December 03, 2013, 02:13:57 PM
What's Nietzsche's relationship to metaphysical objectivism?

He's a stoic in this regard. He says it's there but we lack the tools to discern it in a pure sense. The closest he gets is through the "will to power."

Re: Jonathan Bowden
April 16, 2014, 05:15:27 PM
Jonathan Bowden on Bill Hopkins:

http://britishdemocraticparty.org/standard-bearers-hopkins/

Includes a summary of Hopkins' career, and an interview conducted by Bowden.