66. Triumph of Chaos
In order for the modern world to triumph, it was necessary to wipe out the last Christian-medieval remnants of Europe, thus allowing chaos to spread across the planet. Protestant countries and Great Britain in particular covertly manoeuvred Italy and Germany, two artificially unified countries, to carry out this subversive plan. The Kingdom of Italy, controlled by atheist and anticlerical secret societies in the service of London, with the support of organised crime, the mafia, dismantled the prosperous principalities that protected the pope and consequently laid siege to the Papal States. The Heritage of St Peter’s, which in the Middle Ages had prevailed over temporal power, after the Counter-Reformation linked itself to the Empire as the esoteric bastion of Western tradition. The illegal annexation to the Kingdom of Italy marked the beginning of the involvement of the Church in political and social diatribes that led to its ruinous deterioration. The Protestant kingdom of Prussia, on the other hand, took upon itself to weaken Catholic Austria by taking away its central European territories, leaving it marginalised in the Balkans. The First World War ended with the dismemberment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the last legacy of Charlemagne’s Empire. At the same time, the All-Russian Empire, heir to Byzantium, and the Caliphate of the Ottoman Porte collapsed. The West had thus freed itself of the last weakened state structures of traditional origin. In this manner the last century and a half has served as stage for the most extreme aberrations, and it all have occurred at a disturbingly rapid pace involving the religious, philosophical, scientific, artistic, political and social spheres. The situation got even worse with the Second World War, which really shook the whole world. If for a time the leadership of such degeneration was an initiative of the Western countries, soon after the Eastern nations assumed full autonomy in their anti-traditional activities. The period of the most oppressive colonialism was replaced by a hasty and culpable decolonisation. An example of this is the British Raj of India, which, after the usurpation of the imperial throne, carried out a systematic repression of tradition by pitting the Muslim community against the Hindu majority, and by targeting its most sacred social structures. In the end, the British hastily abandoned the Subcontinent, dividing it into India and Pakistan, thus starting a bloody civil war and an unresolved series of conflicts. Post-colonial India was prevented from returning into a situation in harmony with the Dharma by the spread of Rāmakṛṣṇian, Vivekānandian, Aurobindian and Gandhian neo-Hinduism promoted by all media and parties, playing on the peaceful nature of the people and their inferiority complex vis-à-vis the West.
Three foreign interventions bear a heavy responsibility in this regard: Christian missionaryism, constant Islamic violence and the hammering and suffocating propaganda of first the Soviet and now the Chinese communism. However, India has not been affected that much, compared to other areas. The massified Maoist communism has completely wiped out the tradition in China, and pushed the country to a political and economic recovery through an ambitious expansionist policy in Asia and in the rest of the world. It is to the imperialism of this country that we owe the colonial invasion of Tibet, the concluded genocide of the Manchurian people and the ongoing genocide of the Turkmen peoples of Central Asia. It is alarming that are those who had the audacity to deny the existence of the Yellow Peril!
On the other hand, countries of the Far East have completely adopted the lifestyle of the Far West, retaining their tradition only as a scenographic ornament, in this way the division between West-anti-traditional and East-traditional no longer makes really sense. Savage decolonisation has left the rich countries of Africa in the hands of greedy and corrupt dictators, at the mercy of criminal organisations and of the systematic exploitation of Chinese neo-colonialism. To this it must be added the sudden deterioration of the Islamic world, which the taṣawwuf neither knows how nor makes an effort to control, a phenomenon that was indeed unforeseeable until a few decades ago. At the same time we witnessed the ignominious end of the Catholic Church and the brutal upheaval in Palestine. These events are a clear sign of the approching conclusion of the historical cycle of monotheistic hegemony. This phase of modern civilisation has produced new generations devoid of any religious, ideal or philosophical roots; even today’s trendy ideologies that everyone has to endure are appallingly elementary and crude. Even the very same animals have a greater sensitivity to the balance of nature than all the blabbering, and exhibitionist ecologists. Similarly, the beasts recognise without hesitation the obvious distinctions between sexes, races and species, whereas our young people have a total mental confusion in this regard, having been subjected to pressing and constant conditioning since their earliest childhood. Even the value of life is unappreciated, as people’s indifference has been nurtured with abortions and euthanasia, proposed as great achievements of humanity. If with the invention of printing mankind had given up cultivating memory, with information technology the new generations have stopped thinking, only relying on the ‘myth’ of artificial intelligence. As logical consequence, such a mankind ‘democratically’ votes and chooses the most witless people as its elected representatives to govern public affaires. Although the three western religions claim the supremacy of their own revelation over the others, within themselves they proclaim equality among the faithful, imposing the same beliefs, rituals and behaviour on everyone without distinction. It is no coincidence that the democratic system arose from the secularisation of this egalitarianism. At present, since monotheisms are in state of serious decline or total disappearance, the democratic system is also collapsing in all states, and it is not yet been defined the future regime that will replace it where international finance, multinationals and non-governmental organisations will play a main role.
From the esoteric point of view, the twentieth century began in Europe with some outstanding personalities: René Guénon in France, Professor Arturo Reghini and the “Baron” Julius Evola, in Italy. At first the three esotericists collaborated to a certain extent in order to provoke a change of mentality in the two Latin countries. However, differences in interpretation led to a mutual estrangement, especially between Reghini and Evola. Nevertheless, their action was not lost and formed a sort of barrier against the theosophical-occultist encroachment in all fields and milieus. In particular, the writings of René Guénon had the positive result of directing some people towards non-European forms of initiation. His work proved to be of great benefit and led to choices towards Tradition of some of his readers as, for example, for the author of these lines. Naturally, those who have come into direct contact with non-European traditional circles as a result of reading Guénon’s works, have been able to acknowledge, alongside his merits, certain limitations and errors in his conceptions. The traditional attitude of those who made those considerations or discoveries was to correct the errors, without entirely rejecting Guénon’s work. In fact, all the arguments that, for example, he had developed on the critique of the modern world are completely agreeable and exact. On the contrary, the distortions, especially in the domain of metaphysical doctrine, must be rectified in order to expound the true doctrine. In addition to this, it is worth mentioning that while in his books he declared that it was incorrect to indicate to his readers which initiatic paths to take, he contradicted himself by encouraging his correspondents to be initiated into the Masonic lodges and, in particular, into those inspired by his writings.
After his death, groups of Guénonians were formed in Europe, some of them turned into fanatical sects. They declared themselves motu proprio “defenders of the work of René Guénon”, proclaiming its infallibility, the universality of his ‘function’ as an envoy of the ‘Supreme Centre’, and promoting the doctrine expressed in its books as a sort of new revelation. In the absence of a real transmission from Guénon, since their only contact was limited to the simple reading of his books, they then sought some ṣufic connection, which recently is rather easy to get. They grafted the Guénonian doctrines into the praxis of the sharī‘a, creating, in fact, a new syncretic pseudo-religion, completly western made for westerners. As it can be easily deduced from the above, those circles of western esotericists collaborate in spreading altered oriental doctrines. As it is in the nature of things what is born eventually dies and even traditional doctrines and rituals born in the empirical domain, eventually will fade away. Only non-dual metaphysics is exempt from the vicissitudes of time, being one, eternal and absolute. This is the true meaning of Vincit Omia Veritas.
Gian Giuseppe Filippi