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Der to deal with the increasing crises and challenges it will face in the coming decades Guillaume Faye was one of the principal members of the famed French New Right organisation GRECE in the 1970s and '80s After departing in 1986 due to his disagreement with its strategy he had a successful career on French television and radio before returning to the stage of political philosophy as a powerful alternative voice with the publication of Archeofuturism Since then he has continued to challenge the status uo within the Right in his writings earning him both the admiration and disdain of his colleagues. A mixed bag of nonsense and a few good and interesting ideas

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Archeofuturism an important work in the tradition of the European New Right is finally now available in English Challenging many assumptions held by the Right this book generated much debate when it was first published in French in 1998 Faye believes that the future of the Right reuires a transcendence of the division between those who wish for a restoration of the traditions of the past and those who are calling for new social and technological forms creating a synthesis which will amplify the strengths and restrain the excesses of both Archeofuturism Faye also provides a critiue of the New Right;. First although this book is far from perfect it is certainly an important revolutionary work Faye looks to the future of Europe while analyzing what led to failure in the past Faye is also symbiotic of our times openly admitting in the book that he has acted in pornographic films and indulged in hard drugs That being said Faye certainly understands the epidemic diseases that are polluting the Occidental work Archeofuturism is also an important works because Faye covers all aspects of culture from cinema to the self masochistic behavior of modern Europeans Faye has also studied the important works of his enemies as well as the great minds of the west Archeofuturism also provides an eclectic collection of important figuresevents that will give the reader a lead into other important worksEssentially Faye hopes to use the EU when things reach an all time apocalyptic low to eventually from a United States of European Long gone are the days of petty disagreements and wars between European nation states If Europe is to survive the colonization of individuals from the South Africans Asiatics etc all countries will need to unite and resist Naturally the Slavic nations will play an imperative role in thisArchefuturism is an excellent work to consume after first reading Yockey s ImperiumIt is ok to look for heroes from the past but when it comes down to it the only thing that really matters is the future Individuals like Faye know this and are forming theories that are practical for today s world Anyways I highly recommend Archeofuturism to anyone that cares about preserving Europe and European culture

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An analysis of the continuing damage being done by Western liberalism political inertia unrestrained immigration and ethnic self hatred; and the need to abandon past positions and dare to face the realities of the present in order to realise the ideology of the future He prophesises a series of catastrophes between 2010 and 2020 brought about by the unsustainability of the present world order which he asserts will offer an opportunity to rebuild the West and put Archeofuturism into practice on a grand scale This book is a must read for anyone concerned with the course that the Right must chart in or. I sometimes think of my project to pass Reaction through the refiner s fire as beginning with the raw material of a simple stout tree which has grown straight but has many branches My task is to examine and prune those branches and to plane down the tree to its core creating a smooth and solid piece of wood to which can be fitted a forged head a lance of destiny we can call it This book Guillaume Faye s Archeofuturism is one of those branches and today we will lop it off though perhaps some of its wood can be used to fuel the forging furnace That said this book is mostly insane But not completely And if I am being honest it prefigures in part my own preoccupation with a future that combines the politics of Reaction with the technology of tomorrowI had heard occasionally of this book but very vaguely It s well regarded in circles in which I do not travel One can guess this from the short forward by someone named Michael O Meara who beneath his signature lists two vital books he has written one called Toward the White Republic Very evidently we are not in Kansas any The author is French of course and not of the American scene George Hawley s excellent Right Wing Critics of Conservatism spends uite a bit of time on the European New Right primarily a French phenomenon of the 1970s and 1980s referred to as the Nouvelle Droit with which Faye is connected It s still around but today has little impact and is dying out Its core leader was and is Alain de Benoist and their thought usually features what is to American ears an odd blend opposition to immigration from outside Europe combined with anti racism declaimed a bit too loudly to persuade their enemies opposition to America viewed as a cultural and economic enemy dislike of the free market and to cap it all off violent opposition to Christianity and an endorsement of various ill defined forms of what is supposed to be paganism but boils down or less to testosterone laced pantheismAll this overlaps it appears with elements of the white nationalist movement in America there really is such a thing although it s tiny and the term itself has been ruined by its use as a propaganda term of abuse and with other European thinkers that are even farther afield such as Julius Evola the thought of whom Steve Bannon is famously acuainted with to what end exactly is not clear Bannon is at this moment in Europe drumming up support for a new populist right wing coalition yesterday he signed up Matteo Salvini the leader of the Italian League and according to the New York Times the most important politician in Italy today so we have apparently not heard the last of him The Nouvelle Droit is therefore not right in any recognizably American sense and to compound the confusion de Benoist today regards himself explicitly as a man of the Left and says he would have voted for Bernie Sanders Regardless of where we can pigeonhole their thought some of it is now available in English due to the efforts of Arktos Press started by a Swedish businessman to spread such alt right works a press of which I heard from Hawley and who published the copy of Archeofuturism that I read though the first translations of Nouvelle Droit works into English were done by Telos Press a left wing publishing house Go figure I will note that the translator here did an excellent job with the footnotes without them most references to events and people would be incomprehensible to an AmericanHowever we are not here to survey the Nouvelle Droit but its second most famous member Faye He was one of the original core members of the Nouvelle Droit but he split from them and mostly disappeared from view around 1985 only resurfacing with the publication of this book in 1998 In the meantime he did things like radio comedy acting and starring in pornographic films Like I said go figure Archeofuturism is a set of somewhat disjointed and rambling essays but with a solid core of repeated assertion of what Faye believes and why In fact while it is not well organized to convey a coherent message a coherent message nonetheless comes through uite clearly Two men hover over nearly every page Friedrich Nietzsche whom Faye seems to regard as the ultimate seer and Carl Schmitt largely for his vision of the Ernstfall Schmitt s thought about how emergencies justify actions by the state that could not otherwise by justified in particular suspension of the rule of law as Mark Lilla has pointed out Schmitt was fond of the Roman practice of temporary dictators though Faye does not mention this specificallyWhat Faye wants at its broadest level is for humanity to recapture the victorious life which is certainly a Nietzschean sounding phrasing The overall frame of the book is a specific rejection of the modern world the catastrophe of modernity This means for Faye the denunciation of all mainstream political thought Left and Right the former is unalloyed evil the latter traditionalism is just neutered weak and stupid Faye insists that what we want and what we will get is a return to archaic and ancestral values while at the same time envisioning the future as something than a mere extension of the present Against modernism futurism Against attachment to the past archaism Archeofuturism is not a set of recommendations for creating a new world though It s like a future history and in fact it ends with a long fiction piece looking backward from 2073 Faye is telling us what is certain to happen and what he is trying to do is prepare us for it not really guide or change the future I ll go through it blow by blow but Faye s claims can be boiled down to their essence as follows First the entire global political and economic system is going to collapse before 2020 Billions will die Second from the ashes will arise six megastate blocs consisting of ethnicallyracially similar people Europeans Africans Muslims East Asians North Americans South Americans which will be autarkic as between each other and which will contain within them numerous smaller states organized around sub cultures of the culture that characterizes the megastate bloc each of which will have very high degree of autonomy Migration between blocs will not occur though limited travel will Third 90% of the people in each imperial bloc will live like fifteenth century peasants with era appropriate technology health care and life expectancy 10% will live awesome techno futurist lives completely separately from the peasants Everybody will be happy in his sphere The end For Faye says this is the natural state of man and striving for any other state is a fool s errandHere also Faye first formally defines Archeofuturism Faye loves neologisms This seems to be a big thing among radical thinkers who think perhaps correctly that using new words avoids constraining thought He cites Foucault for the proposition that words have a crucial importance to state and describe is already to construct The key philosophy that underlies Faye s thought he terms vitalist constructivism Vitalist constructivism is meant to be the opposite of egalitarianism and to embody a Faustian spirit meant as a good thing of progress to embody a will to power that stands for an organic and non mechanistic mentality though he defines it at some further length Anyway Archeofuturism is a future society that combines techno scientific progress with a return to the traditional answers that stretch back into the mists of time It is necessary to reconcile Evola and Marinetti the apostle of Italian Futurism and do away with the notion of modernity produced by Enlightenment ideology The problem I face is that when I hear this it that it sounds pretty good It s in the details that we get lost in the weeds and then realize the weeds are nightshadeFaye begins before we talk about the specifics of the future with a long explanation or apologetic about his relationship and break with the Nouvelle Droit At first this seems of only modest interest who cares what obscure Frenchies did in the 1980s but if you realize that what he describes is relevant to any group that is pushing discourse outside the Overton Window it becomes uite insightful and potentially useful His first major claimed flaw is that the ND attempted to apply the principles of Antonio Gramsci by achieving dominance of a society s cultural institutions from which is to follow political power but failed to grasp that all such actions must take place within a political frame not just an intellectual one or they are ephemeral He specifically objects to the ND s willingness to endorse Third Worldist and pro Islamic positions evincing post colonial masochism when those were rejected by any normal people likely to be interested in the ND as well as refusing to endorse a coherent economic plan which is something average people demand The ND refused to talk about concrete things that is and preferred abstractions hoping to influence the upper crust of intellectual culture which focus does not lead to powerHis second major flaw is that the ND when censored by those who held the levers of power in the media and the academy as conservatives are today in America did not fight by implementing disorienting and provocative action but rather was complacent Faye says if they had fought if they had sought to launch provoking debates and formulate radical ideas the media would have had to cover them because the media must necessarily attack and hence advertise everything that opposes their system There is some truth to this Exhibit A is Donald Trump On the other hand Exhibit B is the successful blackout of the Sweden Democrats and any facts that would support them such as that essentially 100% of the very many rapes now committed in Sweden are committed by young immigrant men by the Swedish establishment As of yesterday we can see that blackout is not suppressing the Sweden Democrats effectively though And Exhibit C is the opening skirmishes by the American Lords of Tech in their formal plan to totally uash all conservative thought on all tech platforms with proof of concept being the total depersoning of Alex Jones I don t think the ND or anyone else is Donald Trump there is only one for now so I suspect Faye is wrong here and it is not generally true that talent always prevails over censorship when it is accompanied by daring and intelligence It certainly didn t work under Communism and there is no reason to believe that our neoliberal overlords will be any less censorious in the teeth of rising opposition than Communism wasHis third major objection to the ND is their attempt to turn paganism into an actual religion rather than a mere internal feeling to be encouraged This alienated many potential supporters who are sentimentally tied to local traditions by which he means Catholics And paganism as religion was a silly distraction from real concrete political problems which the ND then failed to address in the eyes of those who could have added to their power Faye s fourth major objection is that contrary to mainline ND thought actually the United States is better regarded as a rival and opponent inimici than as an enemy hostes And certainly it is not the case that Africa Asia and Latin America should be viewed as allies of Europe against the Yankees Finally and related to the first claim Faye strongly holds that the ND should be ethno nationalist not ethno pluralist The immigration of or rather colonization by other cultures is a disaster for Europe and Faye notes is purely one way It creates rapid ethno anthropological alteration the erosion of European cultural roots and strong economic and social setback leading to poverty and endemic crime These three factual claims are difficult to argue certainly and it s bizarre to think that when Faye wrote the problem was some tens of thousands of alien invaders not the million in a year that Angela Merkel and George Soros have blessed the continent with recentlyThe weeds show up here though Faye has a solution for the problem of ethno anthropological alteration which is to deport anyone who s not of European stock including those here for generations To Madagascar Which you will remember was the Nazi idea before they decided on another not that Faye adverts to that dubious historical precedent I suppose this is a common enough historical action and solution there are no Prussians in East Prussia today but whatever your political orientation it s not something most people could countenance nowadays No observant Christian could stomach it certainly You have to hand it to Faye though he does offer internal consistency My stock objection to even any attempts to limit inbound immigration has been that they are inadeuate unless the desiccated Europeans experience a renewal of virtue something they appear far from No point in being Japan a homogenous country that will soon be homogenously empty Faye thinks this problem will solve itself because as part of the coming catastrophes so many people will die and there will be so much violence started by the undesirables no less that mass deportations won t seem like such a big deal and at the same time those catastrophes will bring out and bring back the natural moral fiber of those of European stock pan European from the Bering Strait to Brest the English do not seem to figure Note that he does not say superior moral fiber as with those on the American right who not very convincingly say they are white separatists not white supremacists Faye is careful to never say that any of the forthcoming ethnically based megastate blocs is necessarily better just different One land one people this is what human nature reuires So he skips the problem of convincing people today that deportations are good idea substituting a magic wand of a future time of troubles Which is as I says consistent if not persuasive as suchStill even with the unpleasant taste Faye s program of deportation leaves the reader keeps getting pulled back to the things that Faye says that do make sense It is true unfortunately that every modern multiracial society is actually multiracist It is for the most part true that Islam is an intrinsically conuering theocratic and antidemocratic religion that seeks as General DeGaulle had foreseen to replace each church with a mosue It is probably true that Islam in the terms of Carl Schmitt is an objective enemy he who identifies you as an enemy for the very reason that you exist whatever you may do though even Faye admits that part of his objection to Islam is that paganism like his own is still less approved of by Islam than Christianity That said Faye was certain that European multiculturalism would collapse by 2008 and yet Europe staggers along so his actual predictions of disaster haven t been proved rightThe problem I think is Faye s identification of culture with ethnic groups While it is a complete myth that Europe has been in any time in the past thousand years the result of significant movements of people it is true that Europe is the result of many influences under the overarching rubric of Christendom Not only is there far less ethnic commonality among Europeans than Faye suggests a strong vibrant culture has a nearly infinite capacity to absorb those from outside without falling into the error of tribal identity politics as long as those allowed in from outside are forced directly or indirectly to conform to the new culture and to mostly abandon their in the case of non Westerners inferior cultures Needless to say modern Left multiculturalism is the exact opposite For example I am sure Faye loves Alexander Pushkin who is as Russian as they come but after all Pushkin s great grandfather was from Cameroon and served the Tsar as a military engineer This conformity doesn t have to be a state coerced adoption of a new culture although it could be and probably has to be with massive immigration informal pressures such as the need to adopt the new culture in order to advance in society can work just as well witness the old American melting pot or the gradual adoption of Islam and Islamic culture across the lands conuered by the Arabs Not for Faye though for him the choice is binary and based on ethnicity by which he means mostly undefined race Which is both foolish and antithetical to the Christian view of all men as brothers that was essential to making the West what it wasBut Faye can never admit that It cannot be over emphasized how opposed to Christianity Faye is Like Nietzsche he rejects any inherent human dignity and says that love thy neighbor like thyself is an apology for weakness and a pathological form of emasculation and self blame He also blames Christianity for suggesting that science should benefit everyone rather than just the elite resulting in despoliation of the planet Although he does not say so directly Faye basically envisions the future as pre Christian Scandinavia with rockets having a certain harshness a resolute frankness a taste for pride and honour pragmatism a rejection of all non selective social organizations along with a willingness to use violence Etc Faye seems to forget that for as much as Vikings fascinate us they were a predator society that produced nothing at all except awesome sagas They are not a template for civilizational progressThus Faye claims that the Romans executed dangerous criminals and the physically or mentally disabled by throwing them off the Tarpeian Rock I don t think this is correct it was traitors primarily The translator notes not infreuently uotations or minor facts that Faye gets wrong because he was working from memory although he does not note that this claim is incorrect I think this slip is revealing though what Faye wants though he only says it here is for the physically or mentally disabled to be killed The Romans did expose disabled babies a practice ended only by Christianity and which has returned today but I have never heard that they killed disabled adults much less by such a dramatic method Faye s future time of blood is really an eternity of bloodSo on the details of how we are getting to Archeofuturism As far as the predicted collapse Faye s belief is that we are facing an imminent convergence of catastrophes There is much florid language surrounding this idea such as the century of iron and fire is looming near but the specific alleged causes of this convergence are three First environmental collapse of unspecified origin but derived ultimately from overuse of permanently limited resources by trying to give everyone a high standard of living Second economic collapse due to an aging population which is caused by anti natalism a function of Left modernity Third destruction of the European social fabric by colonization by immigrants from the South primarily Muslim ones This is both a cultural destruction and a huge increase in crime ultimately leading to urban revolts which will combine with environmental and financial collapse to create a firestorm of anarchy and destruction with the ultimate re imposition of order in Europe by local warlords and righteous Russian invasionReview continues as first comment

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  • Archeofuturism
  • Guillaume Faye
  • English
  • 17 August 2018
  • 9781907166099

About the Author: Guillaume Faye

French political scientist writer and journalist Faye was on of the main theorists of the French movement the Nouvelle Droite He was a member of Alain de Benoist's organisation GRECE until he parted from the organisation in 1986In 1987 he withdrew from politics and worked as a DJ for the radiostation Skyrock In 1998 he re entered politics with a book comprising diverse essays



10 thoughts on “Archeofuturism

  1. says:

    First although this book is far from perfect it is certainly an important revolutionary work Faye looks to the future of Europe while analyzing what led to failure in the past Faye is also symbiotic of our times openly ad

  2. says:

    Another entry into the mad bastard political theory genre this time combined with the schizo French erraticism that makes jumping from

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    This is a flawed work a deeply flawed work and in some respects a disgraceful one but flawed and disgraceful works have a habit of

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    12 still bound to the democratic republican participatory paradigm

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    The first half is a diagnosis of Enlightenment thinking The author manages to say nothing that hasn't already been said better by other 20th century philosophers and makes a particularly heinous misreading of Nietzsche's concept of eternal return I managed to grit my and read on until the fourth chapter but decided to abandon thereafter as Faye indulges in the most base right wing arguments against positive

  6. says:

    I sometimes think of my project to pass Reaction through the refiner’s fire as beginning with the raw material of a simple stout tree which has grown straight but has many branches My task is to examine and prune those branches and to plane down the tree to its core creating a smooth and solid piece of wood to which can be fitted a forged head—a lance of destiny we can call it This book Guillaume Faye’s Archeofuturism is one of tho

  7. says:

    Faye's vision of the future is an incredibly fresh reimagining of mid 20th century pan European ideas from a right wing perspective His critiue of his compatriots of GRECE and FN is delivered with some measure of acrimony but an acute sense of necessity Faye's moral structure and cultural relativism are a distinct low point of the overall idea he delivers in the text but he is also keenly self aware of his own ideas and ideological attachm

  8. says:

    A mixed bag of nonsense and a few good and interesting ideas

  9. says:

    Way Right of Center and applying to some old ideas instead of looking forward There will be those who will love this and those that will hate it Rating 3 out of 5 Stars

  10. says:

    What if?This uestion is the premise on which the uncompromising and sharp toned Guillaume formulates his thesis about a not so futuristic post apocalyptic scenario where a new Euroseberian political entity emerges after a series of converging disasters like climate change continental civil war epidemics as well as an econ

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