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 ultimate vice

Sometimes a behavior which would be contemptible in one type of man is acceptable in another, not because good and evil are somehow relative, but because the inner differences between types dictate different modes of life. For a contemplative (the Priest of Brahmin), it is a vice to neglect the pursuit of knowledge in favor of incessant activity. The man oriented towards action (the Kshatriya), it is more contemptible to be unproductive and sedentary. A level of physical activity which is necessary for a Kshatriya is, for a Brahmin, a neglect of contemplation, which requires stillness; likewise, the level of stillness necessary for a contemplative to serve his function would amount to “laziness” for a Kshatriya, whose business is action. Thus, the ultimate vice for the Kshatriya is laziness, and the ultimate vice for the Brahmin is hyperactivity.

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