The Orthodox Nationalist: Presidential Debates, Ovid and the Age of Lead – TON 093020

Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson examines last nights debate in the light of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Today’s broadcast comes from Dr. Johnson’s mistake of watching the “Presidential Debate” between Trump and Biden. Not finding enough words in English to describe the revolt against reason here, he goes to the work of Ovid, especially in his Metamorphoses. Here, Ovid lays out his conception of history based on constant decay.

Ovid’s view is that things are changing for the worse, and human history is a story of degeneration. This is a process moving from the pristine simplicity of the Edenic Golden age, to the arrogant, violent and elitist world of today (and in Ovid’s time). The Golden age was of innocence (knowledge was intuited, not grasped through concepts), the Silver age of culture and morals (the development of conceptual thinking), the Bronze age of warfare and the Iron age of total and constant war at every level. The Iron age is where language is used to deceive and all morals are deemed relative.

We live at the decay of the Iron age where even the language used to deceive is deceptive. It is the age of Lead. The decay from intuition to concept is a falling away from unity. Conceptual logic alienates and separates us from the world, but in the Bronze and Iron age, even this has broken down, and soon, it becomes a war of all against all. Here, there are no truths of any kind except life and death. Not even taxes were guaranteed at the time.

It was only the emperor that restored some kind of justice to the state, but even this was a facsimile to true justice. It was the only possibility at the time. Today, justice isn’t reasonably possible because the very language used to understand it doesn’t exist.


Presented by Matt Johnson

The Orthodox Nationalist: Presidential Debates, Ovid and the Age of Lead – TON 093020

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The Daily Nationalist: The Nagorno Karabach Conflict – DN 100120

Sven Longshanks and Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson discuss the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Nagorno Karabach has been an issue of contention between the two countries for years, but now Turkey is using is to play Russia off against Washington.

Once again Turkish proxies are engaged in war against Russian allies and Turkish troops may even get directly involved in this as it threatens their oil and gas supply.


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The Daily Nationalist: The Nagorno Karabach Conflict – DN 100120

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The Daily Nationalist: The TikTok Farce – DN 092420

 

Sven Longshanks and Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson discuss reasons for the American takeover of TikTok.

The deal that Trump has given his blessing to, isolates Chinese TikTok from the rest of the internet and gives America control of TikTok Global.

This will give US companies access to the algorithm which is the real target of the deal.

One of the factors encouraging people to use TikTok is that it doesn’t censor people’s opinions in the same way Facebook does.

This is a threat to US tech companies with their massive censorship program and the real surprise in this is how they have managed to manipulate Trump into serving their interests, while at the same time making enemies out of the majority of his supporters.

 

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Matt Johnson

The Daily Nationalist: The TikTok Farce – DN 092420

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The Orthodox Nationalist: The Post-Modern Concept of Freedom – TON 092320

 

Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson talks about the betrayal of the constitution and the rise of the consumertarian.

Today, the American regime serves as a large processing plant for the production of beastly semi-humans designed to purchase commodities made by others from very, very far away working for slave wages. This freakish automaton is then told that his condition is the ultimate manifestation of “freedom” and, even more, is nothing short of a historical “inevitability.”

Pumped full of psychotropic drugs, self-hate, chimerical, media-generated images and sophistical ideologies, the American is shepherded though his life by a pantheon of celebrities creating a dream world with no relationship to actual reality. This is the inverted universe within which the mass-man cognitively is forced to exist. The average American does not have even the vocabulary to describe his condition, let alone fight it.

The Postmodern idea claims that humans have rights of some kind, but have no idea what these are, where they come from or what end they serve. John Adams said,:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. . . Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide” (John Adams, letter to John Taylor, 1814). 

In other words, the American founders rejected any sense of individualism or abstract rights, holding that only a tiny percentage of the population have any right to the title of “citizen,” which itself comes from their state of positive freedom or autonomy. None of the intellectuals of his generation disagreed.

After excoriating the oligarchs of his day as “pseudo-aristoi,” Adams says “on the other hand the stupidity with which the more numerous multitude not only become their dupes, but even love to be taken by their tricks, I feel a stronger disposition to weep at their destiny, than to laugh at their folly.” the Constitution, if it has any relevance at all, is only meant to apply to the tiny handful of men who can actually reach a state of real freedom and hence, citizenship.

 

Presented by Matt Johnson

The Orthodox Nationalist: The Post-Modern Concept of Freedom – TON 092320

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The Daily Nationalist: Biden and the War-Mongers – DN 091720

Sven Longshanks and Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson discuss Biden and the Left’s support for never-ending wars in the Middle East.

Trump recently called out the Generals for their love of conflict in order to create wealth for the arms industry.

Alongside the Generals there are former National Security officials who want Biden elected because he always supports war.

Israel also plays into the reasons for war, but the one thing that doesn’t is oil.

America now has more oil and gas than the Middle East and is completely energy secure.

 

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Matt Johnson

The Daily Nationalist: Biden and the War-Mongers – DN 091720

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Logos in St. Gregory of Nyssa II – TON 091620

Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson explains the theological system used for creation and how it is reflected in language.

Approaching the subject more broadly, the doctrine of the church is encapsulated in the idea of Logos. When God creates out the fullness of his very being, two things are created: The universal objects and the particular objects dependent upon them. The hierarchy is clear: Pure Being overflows and creates the most important Ideas; these Ideas, in a sense, “create” what is below them, the particulars in matter.

The world, put simply, is distinguished between the universal and the particular, the latter encased in matter and the former serve as its principle. Only the universal has being. The universal here is not “universal” in Aristotle’s sense. It is not abstract. For Realism, the Idea is the most concrete thing in existence. It is the particular that is abstract unless understood as an aspect of the Idea, the universal which serves as the goal and source of the particular.

While this seems excessively abstract, it serves as the foundation for understanding the concept of evil. As all mental illness is based on delusion, all evil is based on the misuse of things. Language isn’t used to inform, it is meant to deceive. If universals aren’t real, then language doesn’t refer to anything but that which is created by the powerful.


Presented by Matt Johnson

The Orthodox Nationalist: Logos in St. Gregory of Nyssa II – TON 091620

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The Daily Nationalist: Heading for War With Russia – DN 091020

Sven Longshanks and Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson discuss America’s military provocations towards Russia.

In June Russia pointed out to America that simulating strikes on Russian territory along the Russian border was needlessly aggressive.

NATO doubled down on the provocations with US-led military exercises planned in 5 countries for this month.

This comes on top of the US airforce buzzing the Russian military base in the Black Sea in a similar style to that seen in the South China Sea.


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The Daily Nationalist: Heading for War With Russia – DN 091020

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Logos in St. Gregory of Nyssa – TON 090920

Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson starts a two part presentation on two important saints.

This broadcast is an academic lecture on the patristic idea of St. Gregory of Nyssa. Next week, it will be continued with Gregory the Theologian. This comes from my upcoming book, The Ontology of Death: Patristic Philosophy against Promethean Nominalism.

Often, those writing on the church fathers do not have a background in the history of metaphysics. On the other hand, those writing on metaphysics refuse to see the patristic writings as legitimate continuations of Plato’s metaphysics or even metaphysical systems at all. In a very weak way, this book tries to rectify this serious problem.

Realists believe, in one sense or another, in Forms. These are Archetypes and are Reality in the strict sense, hence the name “Realist.” Because material things are constantly in flux and our own human perception picks up only the tiniest aspect of the external world, the Forms are prerequisite for all knowledge.


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The Orthodox Nationalist: Logos in St. Gregory of Nyssa – TON 090920

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The Daily Nationalist: The US Syrian Land Grab – DN 090320

Sven Longshanks and Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson discuss the real reason for American theft of Syrian land and oil.

ISIS were US backed proxies for the western oligarchs. It was hoped that the Islamic threat would cause Assad to either join the west of step down.

This backfired when Syria invited Russia in to help defeat the Islamic forces.

The excuse for America still being there is to protect the Kurds and the oil in North Syria.

The real reason is to be a thorn in Assad’s side until he steps down and allows the oligarchs access to the Syrian economy.


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The Daily Nationalist: The US Syrian Land Grab – DN 090320

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Kyle Rittenhouse and the Biden KLA Connection – TON 090220

Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson looks at the smearing of Kyle Rittenhouse and Biden’s backing for the Kosovan Liberation Army.

Today’s broadcast covers two topics. The first is the saga of Kyle Rittenhouse. His heroic actions under the most intense attack is worthy of praise. His composure under fire is something experienced soldiers and policeman might envy. If this young man is convicted, then self defense has been made illegal for whites.

The second has been touched on here before: the connection of Joe Biden to the Kosovo Liberation Army, the terror cell that the US backed in its takeover of that part of Serbia, cleansing it of the “uncooperative” Serbs. In 1993, on CNN’s Larry King Live, Biden called the Serbs “illiterate degenerates, baby killers, butchers, and rapists.” And during the 1999 NATO attack on Serbia, he appeared on Meet the Press on May 9, 1999 too, and demanded a “Japanese-German style occupation of that country.” The Albanian lobby worldwide has given millions of dollars to Biden’s campaigns over the decades. Since heroin and prostitution are the only economic activity in Kosovo, the money must come from that.

Dr. Johnson apologizes for mispronouncing the terror leader Hashim Thaci’s name, but honestly, he couldn’t be bothered to even look it up. We hope he rots in prison.


Presented by Matt Johnson

The Orthodox Nationalist: Kyle Rittenhouse and the Biden KLA Connection – TON 090220

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