Unveiling the Secret War

Decoding Julius Evola's Essay on the Secret War

In the annals of history, obscured by the veil of secrecy, an enigmatic struggle persists—a clandestine war that transcends the superficial causes and known leaders. Evola, in a thought-provoking essay, delves into this concealed conflict, unraveling a three-dimensional conception of history. This article seeks to unravel the depths of Evola’ discourse, exploring the metaphysical nature of the war, scrutinizing the entities involved, and dissecting the nuanced tactics employed by the covert forces.

Understanding the Subterranean Dimension

Evola introduces the term “subterranean,” not as a dark, irrational underworld but as a dimension occupied by intelligent forces with discernible objectives. The essay dismisses the notion of history being driven by irrational entities, emphasizing the precise intelligence orchestrating events behind the scenes. While secret societies serve as immediate organs of these forces, Evola asserts that they do not exhaust the essence of the invisible enemy, framing the struggle as fundamentally metaphysical.

Metaphysical Warfare

In Evola’ vision, history unfolds as a battleground for opposing forces, often framed in moralistic or religious terms as “forces of evil” or anti-Christian elements. The essay advocates for a translation of this conception from theological to practical levels, urging a methodological approach for a more profound understanding of events that transcends one-sided Christian premises.

Eight Means Employed in the Secret War

Positivist Suggestion
Evola identifies the dissemination of the “positive” method as a systematic suggestion by anti-traditional forces, concealing their actions. This method, which perceives history as exclusively man-made, facilitates the actions of the secret front in the third dimension.

Tactics of Substitution
The essay explores the use of unclear concepts such as “becoming,” “life,” and “unconscious” as baits to divert attention from positivist schemes, illustrating a tactic of substitution.

Tactics of Falsified Allegories
Evola describes the creation of visible effects that elicit reactions, guiding responses towards forgeries and imitations. This diverts the true meaning of symbols from tradition, a subtle strategy to manipulate perceptions.

Tactics of Upheaval
The secret forces aim to eliminate supernatural elements by directing aspirations for supernatural awakening towards the sub-natural, such as the “unconscious,” leading to eventual collapse and decomposition.

Tactics of Setback
This tactic involves inducing traditional forces to attack similar forces, creating a chain reaction that ultimately engulfs the initial attackers, achieving the objectives of the secret front.

Tactics of Scapegoating
When exposed, secret forces divert attention by focusing opponents on partial elements, creating scapegoats that absorb the reaction while the true conspirators continue their machinations.

Tactics of Dilutions
Evola discusses the spreading of the slogan of “untimeliness” to divert forces towards milder forms of crisis, preventing radicalism that could lead to a new normal culture.

Tactics of Confusing the Principle with its Representatives
The secret war employs the tactic of attacking degenerate representatives to undermine and destroy the principles they represent, creating confusion and fostering demagoguery.

In the profound depths of Evola’ essay lies a complex web of the secret war, urging leaders and fighters to cultivate the ability to discern the subterranean world of causes. By decoding the metaphysical aspects and unveiling the nuanced tactics employed by the masked forces, a richer understanding emerges, empowering the front of counter-revolution and tradition to combat the enemy with invisible, subtle knowledge. As we navigate this intricate battlefield, the call to awaken an elite or order, armed with both material and invisible weapons, resonates in these transformative times, where cultural decisions of monumental significance loom on the horizon.

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