This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

The dissolution of the Hindu castes

We spoke of the dissolution of the Hindu caste structure. While we don’t praise this as an advance, like Western observers, and see it as the progress of a fatal disease, it cannot be otherwise and we should not try to restore what belongs to cyclic conditions that are not our own. Of the lower castes, they have become a new people all their own, and since every human possibility is intermingled among them, members of the intellectual elite spontaneously appear. And of the higher castes, their decadence is more exaggerated because of the basic principle that “the corruption of the best is worst” (corruptio optimi pressima.

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