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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The mature approach to politics

You will know you have begun to mature when you stop believing that politics can solve your problems. The most mature approach to politics in our day is to be completely indifferent to what it has to say about anything. In fact, we could perhaps say, without much risk of error, that insofar as we can derive wisdom from the political happenings of our age, it is in the reverse: when the ruling parties find a solution to something, or when they become excited about some great idea, we can know a priori that the solution is a bad one and the idea dangerous. As always, please keep in mind that this an approach for our day and not applicable in the context of any normal civilization. We do not suggest that political participation is futile in principle. We only insist that this is the case today and so, although we do not say that one should never participate, since there is nothing wrong with intervening or even ‘voting’ from time to time, but that this is not for you what it is to the ‘true believer’. You do so tentatively, and always with as much detachment as possible.

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