The Caste Question

I

Throughout history, one can see a process by which different societies are characterized by different philosophies. In the same way, one can see how different philosophies are characterized by different political structures.

In other words, philosophies or “isms” characterize cultures or “cracies” which are themselves characterized by political structures or “archies”

For example, where Liberalism or Communism can be represented by democracy, democracy can be represented by the slave revolt or “anarchy”

Where Capitalism can be represented by plutocracy, plutocracy can be represented by the merchant class or an “oligarchy”. It is worth noting that, here, “oligarchy” or “tyrant” simply represents a nascent or usurping power perceived as illegitimate by the previous system, of which a plutocracy is not the only type.

Where Fascism can be represented by autocracy or aristocracy, autocracy and aristocracy can be represented by a dictatorship or “monarchy”

II

In many ways, the ways these dynamics change have a lot to do with different classes gaining influence through the roles of rising priests and philosophers. 

Consider, for instance, what Martin Luther did for upstart, germanic nobles looking to rise against the H.R.E. and its Roman-Catholicism.

Or consider what Rousseau did for a middle class of merchants looking to usurp the nobility. 

Or consider what Marx did for the proletariat looking to revolt against the bourgeoisie. 

As Percy Bysshe Shelly famously claimed, “Poets and Philosophers are the unknown legislators of the world”. This notion echoes the teachings of Plato, which were themselves echoed by the teachings of Nietzsche. Members of the brahminical and shamanic class are always looking to mobilize and weaponize the interests different classes and different cultures against one another. 

Artists are the best weapons of philosophers. And warriors and soldiers are the best weapons of artists. But where warriors and soldiers are required, kings and dictators are necessary.

III

From the the relation between the Yugas and the Varnas in the Vedas to the relation between Anacyclosis and the Five Regimes in Ancient Greek Literature, the connection between different types of societies and different types regimes has been widely noted throughout History

To summarize this idea in simple terms: there will be dark ages if the body politic is not in line. The head must gain control over the body and guide it towards unity in order and power in strength.  

The organic state necessarily requires a kind of militant, class collaborationism. Corporatism is the answer to the Caste Question. 

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  • September 16, 2020 at 12:57 am
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    Nice article. I wanted to keep reading.

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