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Let’s Take a Deep Breath and Come Back to Earth

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Translated from Italian by G. M. Weld.
Let’s take a deep breath and come back to Earth. Whatever our feelings, whoever we are rooting for, whoever we are rooting against, whatever we hope for, we can only ever change two things: ourselves and helping to make the changes we want to see in our surroundings.

Everything else is an illusion or, worse, frustration psychosis.
Acting on ourselves is the most important thing, not only from the point of view of training and information, but also of discipline, physical fitness, camaraderie and growth.

From there, we can move on to the rest, what to do and above all how to do it. We must absolutely understand that we cannot approach the changing reality head-on to intervene directly: it must be done naturally. A reminder of Nietzsche’s wisdom: “it is not around those who scream the loudest but around those who create new values that the world silently revolves around”.

This is how we must relate, serenely. Driving away anguish, complaints, defeatism, bitterness, that is, anything that takes away our swiftness and positivity. In this transitional crisis – which some persist in imagining that it is a systemic crisis, but it is not – some promising new and unavoidable elements emerge, as they are dictated by the needs of things, needs that impose themselves on the oligarchies themselves. I’ll summarize some of them.

The recovery of drama and tragedy.

Although there is an excess of sensationalism, an exaggeration that goes as far as the fear of nuclear war, and – I repeat – regardless of which real or imaginary field one prefers, we must compute three fundamental items.

1. The return of war to Europe, with the discovery that there are still peoples capable of fighting.

2. The return of the concept of possible war to everyday thought , complete with debate on future conscription; this automatically entails a countertrend with respect to a return to manly virtue and clashes with the woke offensive which, in its own right, is failing commercially.

3. The return to the idea of an armed Europe.

Our current level of armaments is not enough. Reality has shown that it is not possible to rely on the Americans, and the debate in Europe, including in NATO circles, is increasingly focused on this premise, to the point that the most ardent Atlanticists have suddenly transformed into the main critics of the US. Not because they have converted but because they respond to group orders which are based on the rule according to which the best way to neutralize opposition is to lead it personally.

Since the pandemic, the disruption of supply chains has brought about a review of global dependencies and the recovery of some state functions. These changes, freed from wordy rhetoric because they were concretely put back into play, had to impose a decline of Eurofederalism in our country; finally, every kind of reform on the table, in Italy as in Europe, goes in the direction of a promising synthesis. Since even the Eurocrats had to accept the recovery of national values to be combined with Eurofederal ones, we’re seeing a significant convergence which is perhaps still far from the necessary imperial logic with confederal relevance, but for the first time expresses its premises.

Italy herself found herself, almost suddenly, taking on an authoritative international role, not only in Europe, but in multilateralism, in particular in the directions of Japan, India and Africa. Not only that: some of the fierce rivalries that seemed insurmountable have now been ironed out. In particular this applies to the relationship between Italy and France.

Meanwhile, tension has risen to the point of relaunching old psychotic tools. Anti-fascism bordering on insanity, even if it has little impact on public opinion, has its own high- level repressive potential, but this is not a necessarily negative factor, given that it produces selection and induces us to be present to ourselves. Welcome if it leads to an awakening!

However, the drum on the anti-Semitism emergency no longer seems capable of mobilizing the masses. Let’s just say that in Gaza the bonuses have been exhausted and perhaps forever. The jihadist danger is still the subject of intertwined games between powers, services, governments, but will end up taking on significance in social anthropology itself in the near future with related side effects.

There remain some problems that seem prohibitive to solve: in reality they are only those that concern demography and its direct and indirect consequences. But we should stop worrying about everything and thinking that anything can be solved in the blink of an eye: we need to put a little more faith in destiny and in our genes.

This faith also involves establishing a new relationship with technology and Artificial Intelligence (which, in addition to a thousand other things, can have an important role in making up for demographic deficiencies). Stewardship of AI cannot be entrusted to merely cerebral individuals, but to integral men. Mens sana in corpore sano also applies to the use of advanced technologies which will be positive if in the hands of philosopher-warriors.

At all these crossroads – which are one step away from us – we must arrive ready, deconditioned, light-hearted, smiling, not weighed down, not distressed and with the spirit of community (not of groups, parishes or ghettos). Rarely have we had so many promising opportunities ahead of usThe only problem is to get back to being up to par. This is what we must dedicate ourselves to unconditionally and totally.

Let’s start: let’s take a nice breath and come back to Earth!

Originally published as È semplice at Translated and republished with permission.

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