This is the beginning of a series of articles on how to practice life as a man of the right in the modern world. What should a modern man do, in order not to become a “modern man?” In the past, Reactionary and traditional thought has largely focused on what is wrong with the world, or at least our corner of it. Lately, we have had some exciting speculation on what the life of a young, traditionally minded man of the right should look like.
If you are a religious man, this may not be an issue for you. After all, you have a manual to follow, and a church that supports and instantiates your values. If you have a wife and children, you are already doing the most important thing you can do to fight for our future, take care to do it well. But what about the rest of us? Imagine you are a young, single man with no church (or no belief). You have read your Moldbug and your Land. You are sympathetic to the Reactionary worldview. Maybe you even lift. What’s next?
For starters, Nick B. Steves has devised this oath which is a good start. Although it is structured to be relevant to a specific organization of like-minded people, it works as a general framework for structuring one’s participation in this community, as does this.
The next installment of this series will address what may be the most important aspect of civilization in our understanding: Hierarchy. What does it mean, practically, to accept hierarchy as the basic principle of society? How does one live this at work and at home? As a recovered leftist, accepting and learning to love hierarchy has been challenging and transformative in my life.
After addressing hierarchy, I wish to explore the central role of strong male friendships in a man’s personal development, with an eye toward recovering a traditional sense of manhood. Subsequent pieces will address other aspects for life, from fitness to career. I was inspired to start this series after reading this inspiring piece by Mark Citadel. Mark has been beating this theory-to-practice drum for some time, and starting conversations that this community needs to have. Somewhere between theory and direct action, there is the practice of a lifestyle. We are exiles in this time and place, so our lives must be focused, our frame strong, and our understanding lived out in every moment.