Nothing is sacred in a nation that will even commercialize the day of honoring its dead. There is no day of reflection so holy that modern man in his quest for fulfillment will not trivialize with material madness. Only vain American consumerism could devolve the individual into nothing more than a beast at the whim of his own desire. It reduces the individual to merely an economic tool, at the expense of his inner and outer sanctity. The voracity of the unhindered market has no conscience toward the intrinsic health of the tribe. Its nature represents the adolescent contingent of the nation-state, as its only concern is production. The most detrimental exchange that modern capitalism enables is the trading of the souls of a nation for material convenience.
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer shopping season. The three-day weekend is one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, second only to Black Friday.
“This is the best time of year to (((buy))) a mattress, don’t accept anything less than 50 percent off and you may just get even more off if you play hard to get….” – Time Square Chronicles
Postmodernist Capitalism is just as subversive as Marxism. The materialistic view of life on which both systems are based is identical. As long as we only talk about economic classes, profit, salaries, and production, and as long as we believe that real human progress is determined by a particular system of distribution of wealth and goods, then we are not even close to what is essential.
“All this is proof of the true pathology of our civilization. The economic factor exercises a hypnosis and a tyranny over modern man. And, as often occurs in hypnosis, what the mind focuses on eventually becomes real. Modern man is making possible what every normal and complete civilization has always regarded as an aberration or as a bad joke—namely, that the economy and the social problem in terms of the economy are his destiny.” – Evola
What have we become?