Nerd Among the Ruins, Part III
Weapons of the Occult War
In my last essay, I presented the theory of the occult war as developed by Julius Evola. According to Evola, the culture war between tradition and modernity is actually an occult war between the forces of cosmos and the forces of chaos. This occult war has been ongoing since ancient or Biblical times and throughout that time, the forces of chaos have been the cause of every ideology and influence that disintegrates, subverts, and degrades traditional society. These forces have worked indirectly, to subtly influence human hearts and minds in ways that lead them to degeneration. The forces of chaos have until recently worked merely negate tradition, but that project of anti-tradition is now complete. Therefore, forces of chaos are now beginning to actively create a counter-tradition, which will be openly predicated on a debased, infrahuman, and inverted spirituality. The ultimate goal of this counter-tradition, Evola holds, is to establish a global totalitarian empire and church that is a dark parody and inversion of the true empire and true church of Tradition.
However, Evola does not just state that the occult war exists. He also describes exactly how the forces of chaos “subtly influence human hearts and minds in ways that lead them to degeneration.” “It is very important to recognize… the means employed by the secret forces of global subversion to conceal their action, prevent their opponent’s action, and continue to exercise their influence,” he says.
What are these means? Evola lists nine tactics of occult warfare in total:
The tactic of scientific suggestion
The tactic of replacement
The tactic of counterfeits
The tactic of inversion
The tactic of ricochet
The tactic of scapegoating
The tactic of dilution
The tactic of deliberate misidentification
The tactic of the replacing infiltration
Let’s review each.
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