This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Degrees of sexual development

Just as it is possible to be more or less human from a developmental sense and from the point of view of how fully an individual has developed his or her potential, so also it is possible for some men to be men to a greater degree than others. The same goes for women. This permits us to speak of degrees of development. Some of these degrees are acknowledged by science because they can be discerned empirically. For example, during the earliest phases of embryonic development we find a universal hermaphroditism. The force that determines the polarization of the genitalia into either male or female only becomes more precise as the being develops, whereby the characteristics of one sex are brought out and those of the other sex are eliminated or left to remain perpetually latent.

The fact of embryonic hermaphroditism is what leads materialists (and after them modern progressives in general) to view sex as a purely accidental thing that, for each being, could have just as easily been otherwise. This is because they do not acknowledge the polarizing force that we have been discussing and only look at the empirical effects of this force, and although they cannot explain these effects, they can at least see them, and what they see is for them the end of the story.

To explain this further we can outline what science terms primary and secondary sexual characteristics. Primary characteristics are the genital glands and reproductive organs. Secondary characteristics are the anatomical differences such as the jointing of the arms, growth of facial hair, pelvic structure, and so on. Finally, there is a third category that includes most of the psychological traits related to sex, whether behavioral or emotional. All of these, within the framework we have laid out above, are effects. They are not causes. The cause lies in our notion of sex as a determining (molding) force capable of guiding this development.

We could speak here of a ‘differentiated entelechy’ at the root of sexual development, which is to say a differentiation that exists prior to any physiological or psychological development and determines everything that occurs on those levels. This brings us back to the Far Eastern theory where man and woman are said to possess a fluid that is fundamentally yang or yin. However, the important addition here is that although this fundamental force or fluid is one or the other, the qualities conveyed by the force will present themselves in different degrees depending on the individual we are dealing with.

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