Rene Guenon: Notes on the End of a World

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According to the Hindu tradition of cosmology, we are now nearing the end of the Kali Yuga (the Age of Iron) which is the final and most negative of four evolutionary Yugic cycles.

Each Yuga is like the season of a super-cosmic year, even greater than the cosmic year of the precession of the equinoxes. When the Earth came into its current phase of manifestation and the first Yuga began («Satya» Yuga, meaning «Purity») humanity was barely removed from its original state of God-like innocence. This was the original Golden Age. As time progressed the planet underwent the influence of a negative descending spiral, and the quality of life in each successive Yuga became further and further removed from the knowledge of truth and natural Law (in other words, «Reality»). In the second, Treta Yuga (Silver Age) spiritual awareness decreased by one fourth and by the time of Dvapara Yuga…

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Laibach (Volk) [23]. Rossiya (Video)

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The Laibach VOLK DVD marks the end of the extensive tour based on their acclaimed
album, VOLK, a collection of interpretations of national anthems and includes the
national anthem for NSK, the State in time without territory and national
boundaries which Laibach have been linked with since its formation in 1992.
Laibach – Volk

Laibach are uncovering a common ground linking the nations, a shared patriotic
sentiment based around the bloody and violent foundations of nation which here,
can be heard in the lyrics and poem of the largely hymnal tracks.
By reinterpreting the music and translating the lyrics of each anthem, the band
have not only shown us this common ground, they have also offered up a very
pertinent comment on today’s political situation and a warning for future
generations.

The DVD contains their concert in Trbovlje, the industrial town associated with
the birthplace of Laibach, a multimedia event that toured all over Europe

First Laibach album in eight years, “Spectre,” due out this March

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The Weirdest Band in the World

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The world was a different place back in 2006, the last time Slovenia’s Laibach released a new studio album. The iPhone didn’t exist yet, most folks still had MySpace accounts, and Barack Obama was still just some senator from Illinois with a funny name. Into that more innocent era, Laibach unleashed a mindfuck of a record called Volk, which featured grimly Laibach-ian reinventions of national anthems from American, England, China and other global superpowers. For a band that could make even “The Final Countdown” sound like nationalist propaganda to record actual nationalist propaganda was unnerving, to say the least.

Now Laibach’s back with what sounds like another politically charged record: Spectre, an album of original songs about everything from Edward Snowden and Julian Assange (“The Whistleblowers”) to the Arab Spring (“Koran”). It also contains a song, “No History,” that includes “a mini-‘manifesto’ about the album…

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Laibach- Spectre

wonderful……

Red Pill Theatre

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When reviewing a release by Laibach many always get hung up on the aesthetics. For a band so inundated by the controversy of totalitarian themes and ideas permeating their general appearance and philosophy, general assessment of musical content often risks taking a backseat. Considering the performance art-like nature of Laibach, and similarly with another ‘thematically’ engrossed act, Throbbing Gristle, this is no great surprise.

To look at the history of Laibach, it’s interesting to see how they’ve gradually over the decades started to develop a form of social/political commentary, one that is presumably a reflection of the ‘signs of the times’ which weren’t necessarily their own set of values. Laibach have always been a purposely ambiguous, yet thoroughly provocational collective, encapsulated by their infamous quote “we are as much fascists as Hitler was a painter”.

Through much of the 1980’s, their appearance, content and aesthetics granted them controversy for contrasting…

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A Interview with Boris Nad

cosmopolitan and a big thinker, ahead of the time…..

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The Revolution is Global.  Case in point Serbian author, artist and revolutionary thinker Boris Nad.  Open Revolt is happy to present this brief conversation between Boris and our own James Porrazzo.

nemi-bogoviBoris, thank you for the interview. To be honest we’re very excited about it. For our readers of Open Revolt who may be unfamiliar with your work, can you tell us a little bit about your history in “radical politics”?

First of all, thank you for giving me the opportunity to address to your readers in this manner, which for me is a special pleasure.

My interest in, as you say, “Radical politics” was particularly encouraged by extreme circumstances during nineties of past century: the dismemberment of Yugoslavia and the wars led for her heritage. Only at first cursory sight, those were “retrograde”, nationalistic and tribal conflicts.

In fact, the interests of capital for a radical reconfiguration of geopolitical…

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