This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
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 significance of the modern obsession

When we survey the contemporary Western preoccupation with sexuality, we might be tempted to conclude that moderns, far from having a diluted sexuality, actually have an exaggerated sense for it. But we can explain this phenomenon with the simple axiom that all consumptives are sensual. That is to say, decadent peoples will always gravitate toward baser pleasures and while tending to become numb and stupefied on the mental level. In fact the latter situation, which is the loss of true intellectuality, is what clears the way for the all-encompassing obsession with physical satisfaction, for one of the primary motivations for abstaining from things like sex and food was to pursue intellectual growth which is stifled by these things. When man no longer seeks satisfaction in spiritual or intellectual work, he still has the same drive for meaning but seeks it on a lower plane, which of course fails to satisfy and which creates an accelerating need for more extreme forms of stimulation in search of satiety.

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