Alexander Dugin was in Paris on the 25th of may 2013 for a joint conference with Alain de Besnoist, of GRECE, Krisis and Nouvelle Ecole fame and Laurent James, a controversial writer and artist who deals with esotericism and metaphysical Revolution.
The conference was held in the historical center of Paris, place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the “Salle Louis Lumière” which translates as the “Room of Light” – there are no coincidences. It took place four days after the ritual suicide of Dominique Venner in the cathedrale of Notre Dame on the 21st of may, thus asserting itself as the first metaphysical and geopolitical conference of a new aeon. The day after, on the 26th, the massive anti-gay marriage demonstrations escalated into violence all night long, protesting the postmodern liberal “coup” of the despised pseudo-socialist government who had just passed the law in a quasi totalitarian fashion, ignoring the millions of people on the street and the growing anger of the population against the state of the country. Some said this was an anti-May 68, or a conservative revolution taking the streets ; whatever will come out of it nobody knows, but it could be the starting point of mass disillusion with the system and its globalist-deconstructivist agenda.
The presence of Alexander Dugin was thus perfectly timed, and indeed the conference a success, as the room was full with about 300 people eager to listen to the voice of the Russian theoretician. Many radical organisations were there. The magazine Elements and people of the GRECE, of course, people from Egalité & Réconciliation, various other nationalist and national revolutionary groups as well as the Centre Zahra (a Shiite organisation).
The thematic of the conference was Eurasianism, in its political, geopolitical and spiritual form. Alain de Benoist was the first speaker and made a brilliant talk about the current world situation : the hegemony of the American empire since the fall of the soviet system, it’s will to impose the capitalist and western values as the sole future for humanity, it’s globalist and universalist strategy through the instrumentalisation of the ideology of “human rights”. He designed this universalist western vision as Unipolarism : imposition on the whole world of the capitalist market and the western “modern culture” as the sole way ahead, considering anything else as “reactionary”, “archaic” and thus an “enemy of progress”, to be in time eradicted or absorbed, this imperialistic process being the anthropological truth behind the discourse of globalism. He then explained how capitalism had become purely financial and why the actual crisis could be it’s faustian downfall, thus bringing a halt to the globalist system and enabling other poles to emerge, poles who would wish to keep their own values and their own differentiated cultures and civilisations alive, thus opening an era of Multipolarism.
Laurent James then spoke, explaining that Eurasianism was also a form of art like the one that Malevitch and the NSK practiced, a radical form of spiritual art beyond the fallacies of rotting and putrefied postmodernism. D’Annunzio’s total poetic adventure in Fiume was also referred to as examplary. Roger Gilbert-Lecomte’s “Grand Jeu”, absolute poetry and absolute metaphysical revolution under the patronage of Rimbaud, was also a major reference. James then talked of Jean Parvulesco, the great mystical and esoteric writer, as being the typical “Eurasian artist”. On a spiritual level, Eurasianism promotes the religion of the most profound roots but understood not in a reactionary way, rather a dynamic and revolutionary one. Transcending the modern age both ways (past and future), it must go as far back as it can to build as far ahead as possible, that is to bring on the Apocalyspe (the Revelation) that will see the establishement of the Great-Europe and the Empire of the End (Parvulesco).
Finally, Alexander Dugin exposed his idea of Eurasianism, which is not solely the idea of a differentiated eurasian civilisation but a whole new ideology which can be understood as the only coherent enemy of globalism and atlanticism. Dugin then exposed the geopolitical tenets of Eurasianism, which are to be found in Mackinder (Eurasia as Heartland, opposed to the Thalassocracies (England, U.S.A)) and Carl Schmitt (the ontological opposition of Land and Sea), and compared the struggle between the two opposing forces to the one that set ablaze Rome and Carthage during the Antiquity. Land and Sea are still today’s fundamental Weltanschauung and Eurasianism is the philosophy of Land, of Tradition, of Hierarchy and of Difference (Quality), against the dissolving forces of the Sea, embracing Modernity, abstract Equality, Quantity and Universalism. Furthermore, Eurasianism is also a philosophy of Space in that it promotes multiple Great Spaces unified by their distinct Civilizational traits, as was theorised once again by Carl Schmitt, under the German vocable “Großraum”, against the Unipolar “Western” hegemony that would see the world become unified under it’s “modern” values and (postmodern and capitalist) culture. Finally, Dugin exposed his idea of Fourth Political Theory, the political theory that must come to fight and overthrow the only force and theory still standing, Western liberalism, which defeated the two other political theories during the XX th century : Communism and Fascism. The fourth political theory is not a dogmatic ideology but a proposition to fight for our souls, for our Dasein, in the words of Heidegger, against the abstraction of the dissolving “modern individual” in the postmodern era, – Dugin concluded.
Report by Venator for Open Revolt
For more information about the speakers, please check out these links :
Alain de Benoist : http://www.alaindebenoist.com/
Laurent James : http://parousia-parousia.blogspot.fr/