This is a chapter from the third book in the trilogy, The Way of the Sith Part 3: Doctrine of Action and Hierarchy.
Ideology: The Overman
Without further ado here are the principles and aspiration of the Overman or Ubermensch.
1. “The power to make a law for oneself, the ‘power to refuse and not to act when one is pressed to affirmation by a prodigious force and an enormous tension.’” This first principle is crucial, and must be discussed at length.
The Sith believe in absolutes, which is to say we believe that the world may be losing its desire and passion for something higher than base survival. The world at the moment is content with profits and status quo equalisation, but none are willing to go the length of attributing strength and then power to personality and individuality, that is to traits and ambitions, dreams and aspirations among other things. The personality and desire to endure trials and tribulations is what sets the Sith apart from the rest. Profits when gotten for merely the sake of it getting it is neither power nor protection, but rather it can be used for both if wielded by someone with energy, will, determination and desire to meet trials and tribulations, as well as being a good leader which requires authority granted by the body politic or governing body of a organisation, people to like and side with a visionary or infinitely practical individual, love of ones self which characterises a physical or emotional mastery, and lust for power which actually makes one accept and want the leadership position to begin with, rather than just throwing that away by carelessness or apathy. The truth Sith’ari of the dark lords of the Sith, including the dark lords of the Sith of the empires always knew all of this. They trained and anticipated the day that the world and the galaxy would bend to their Sithy wills, breaking the passivity, weakness, corruption of the Republic, bending all the main separatists, bounty hunters, banking cartels, the libertarian small government minded systems, those who where rebels under the Republic due to seeing their systems suffer under famine and lack of rations from the Republic, the industries who lack the funds to do what they must, and all the gifted who go unwanted or unsupported and so forth.
The power to make a law for oneself is indeed the point of some of Sithism, its to make or break the will of the inferior and to make a rule of the strong, the superior to take their rightful place as rulers of the continent, planet and galaxy. But mostly for the benefits associated with becoming those who walk amongst man but are beyond man, have attained godhood in their own right. Which was always about embracing all the dark side components of reality as it is, and acting as though the gaining material things is only that that matters, but rather gaining wealth is important but only if its the consequence of mysticism and occult, finance, politics, science, business, law, media, security or war experienced and improved through contagion. Why those? Because it can make you powerful. Because without those things secured early and well, the material things on their own have no weight with one who lusts for power, and loves himself or herself with the goal of contagion. Instead the dark side is what has great power for those ready to embrace it, and use it to expand consciousness, evolution, inner power and mundane power, and of course to garner the teachings necessary to make those goals we desire a reality as soon as it can be which marks the creation of the tools, resources and connections for rule to occur in some way shape or form. Victories to be turned to the attention of the greater goals of ultimate victory of the rule of the strong or powerful. Godhood is to feel the craze of sex, the experience and excitement of ambition, the lust of ones horizon being expanded, the greed of gold and real wealth which is the freedom gained by more physical time to do things and having ones will and action being freed from oppressive grasp of state’s regime stances of anti-conflict, anti-freedom and promotion or casual acceptance of inaction amongst the populace, the latter being not teaching diet, finance, expansion, self-discovery and power protocols amongst the people, which are all required to gain a stature and position of prominence in this day and age.
The power of the dark side is available to those that desire and want it, which means it will always be for the few. As this is how it goes, people are the ones who naturally fear the unknown and the dark. Which both go hand in hand. As such the fear is really a tool to prevent those with adversity to it to not go looking for it and using the weight of the state to try to undo or undermine the groups who support habits, techniques and rituals of tapping it and using the dark side to gain passion and power and using external strengths to gain protection, obedience and then power, with the external strengths helps one gain achievement, pride, wealth and protection, protection is one that is being used to gain support in the form of obedience and compliance of colleagues and allies, and obedience and compliance is being used to physically support power. Power then becomes victory, the victory of higher abilities, domination and personal prestige which earns one respect, admiration and servitude of others. Being great in ones own right will sometimes net you the sufficient support, wealth, respect or power you need to get your goals done, but unfortunately excellence alone may not always do this, to get the job done you need a greater advantage. For this to work you may require communication, leadership, charisma, compassion, motivation, inspiration, and wit higher order skills or external strengths, as these are what really move people because it speaks to their desires like their causes, missions, purpose, or goals, desires can include; Friendship, love, companionship, pride, safety, money, goods, peace, adventure, thrill, knowledge, wisdom, self-improvement, honour, patriotic glory, freedom, spiritual fulfilment, reconciliation, recognition, momentum, wealth, respect, and power. These things are just a taste of the things human beings long for.
2. “The natural and free asceticism to test its own strength by gauging the power of a will according to the degree of resistance, pain, and torment that it can bear in order to turn them to its own advantage.”
It is obvious to anyone by now that there is no point of passion without also choosing, by virtue or by nature, the optional suffering by being denied something or by failing. That suffering is untold and totally a consequence of expectations being intruded upon, being haulted in tracks by some instigator of a grander design. This is normal and natural, but it can be said that of this denied outcomes and failure is actually a strong sense of passion and thus is actually strength. This suffering then is a source of ones great and hidden strength, pain is not optional and is mostly the result of programmed or conditioned thoughts that are of bad form and thus are not a good reflection of reality. Rather pain mostly the result of the main fetters, that cause one to fail before one has started and make ones self-development and self-actualisation extremely difficult because of a mental or spiritual blockage, hence the name blockage. This is why there is real promise of enjoyment and if one stays the course towards ones goals, and that they are far reaching enough to match ones abilities and emotions, a real happiness and perhaps lasting fulfilment can be gained. Thus because of this resistance, pain and torment, that one ultimate can significantly overcome and even the rather optional suffering, but also through it we are able to gain greater strength or willpower. However this requires that one know ones passions well and to use them rather than to repress them. A true Overman has alot of passion, great passion indeed, but is never overwhelmed by it through a needless reactivity, but rather choosing through meditation or emotional control to learn when to tap into the right emotion for whatever it is we are required to accomplish, this is the will meeting with passion on a even footing.
Evola writes that “from this point of view everything that existence offers in the way of evil, pain, and obstacles . . . is accepted, even desired.”
It is obvious to all people, even laymen, that there is a real strength to be had here through discomfort, struggle, obstacles and even pain sometimes. Since those things while needlessly seem to counter our will, block the will, and spread discontent, there is something to be had even there, to learn how others intrusions upon us ground and territory are moves that they calculate works in their favor, which we can obviously adopt. Or where pain and the optional suffering that it inspires through our judgement of it, or estimation of the events that will transpire, is a source of strength as we learn to deal with those more troubling emotions. It really learn to control ourselves in these difficult circumstances.
Darkness is where the most troubled emotions can sustain us through sadness or help smash the obstacles through anger or to make us feel important and valueable enough to face whatever it is thats coming, good or bad events, through pride. Without some sort of ache for self-satifaction or happiness then there won’t be any staying the course, you stay the course in order to gain fortitude and resilience to be better able to endure the seemingly unendurable next time. That is strength in a nutshell, its the ability to push through and move towards our goals despite weaknesses, and inspite of weaknesses to perform well. So if it wasn’t struggle, discomfort and suffering or even pain sometimes we wouldn’t be able to learn to deal with the harshness and cruelty of nature or reality itself. We would never be able to overcome the entropic force and deal a better hand through the strength of will or will to power inherent in the ordering force of nature, clearly one can overcome the other, power trumps oppression in this case.
Nature can be quite oppressive, but we can find in grow, increase and self-overcoming a much greater strength or willpower then others could because we tap into the individualistic notion of the “strong man stands alone” and can “beat any opposition, assuming his personality and grandeur is appreciated by a receptive audience”. As such there is no need for anyone else to deny the importance of harshness of nature, because its there to continually remind us, that there is always something worse, something intensely difficult and instrusive that comes only from a human being. Nature tests our mettle so that we can face the greatest adversary, ourselves and then others who have similar aptitude, skill, personality or character. This is good, bad in the sense of inference, obstacles, pain of being away from our passions, or being denied or failing miserably, is really a hidden joy and advantage that the Overman can use to test his mettle, show him or her that they are able to survive no matter what and grow further in his or her latent power.
3. Evola next speaks of the “principle of not being at the whim of ones passions, but of not obeying them, [using them when necessary] and keeping them on a leash.” Then he quotes Nietzsche: “greatness of character does not consist in not having such passions: one must have them to the greatest degree, but held under control, and moreover doing this with simplicity, not feeling any particular satisfaction thereby.” This follows from the very first principle, discussed earlier. To repeat, giving free rein to our passions has nothing to do with autonomy, freedom, or mastery. Indeed, it is the primary way in which the common man finds himself controlled. Instead the passion is like a stream of fuel from fuel lines, i.e. practical necessity of never giving up due to nature giving us these tools to help us live and survive, for without emotion we would not want to do anything, to procreate, to love, to fight, to overcome, these things even basic needs or food we would not seek out. For emotions are like a tread mill for growing the muscle, it grows the muscles of the body to seek physical mastery, it grows the fortitude and resilience of the mind, and it grows the spiritual self-knowledge and connection to the force by acquiring greater power mentality by making us lust for its gain and turning situations and events by will and passion toward our favor. Passion thus when restricted due to severe drugging with the use of downers, will turn any creature, human or animal, into a wretched creature who will not do normal everyday things like socialise or fight, procreate or eat, so to avoid this problem the human animal must use every emotion in its rightful place to aid survival and extend that survival towards those it loves most of all. That is proper use of emotion.
Emotions are on a leash in the sense that we can restrain them when the power is not there if we do. Like dogs on a leash, we can use our direction to determine whether or not there is any power or if its wasted by unleashing the attack in a strategic action and/or social way. There is always a reason for that, that has to be a purpose behind the passionate action or speech. If nothing is to be gained and you see only potential downsides then its best to wait, patience is a virtue. If something is to be gained and that fits your purpose, then moving is necessary, its only a question of when. When should be at the moment your enemy does not expect it and thus has not guarded the subject of your will and desire.
Emotions thus are really something to be relied upon only if your will has been well defined and wise action can be the only thing that necessarily gets that result. It can’t be the only result, because every action has even a opposite and equal reaction to it, but its the one that follows most directly and thus you can foresee through someone’s actions when they succeeded, and avoid that which they tried but failed, heeding progress towards an end or facilitating a particular kind of cause or mission, that is wisdom because its the tests that allows one to learn the; “ability to draw upon knowledge, understanding and experience gained over a lifetime to make sharp, quick and effective decisions that will further our betterment and empowerment.” Thus passion and will are required to not obey passion but use it like any useful device, it will grant one the inner power to control oneself, to help oneself and learn to be self-reliant, to not give in to obstacles and thus learn to become unbreakable, and to survive in any circumstance.
4. Nietzsche writes, “the superior man is distinguished from the inferior by his intrepidity, by his defiance of unhappiness.” Here too we have invaluable advice for living. Why does Nietzsche want intrepedity to be one of also the “defiance of unhappiness”? Doesn’t there seem to be intrepedity in being a great or giant among mere men? Well I think there is superiority in a sense of attitude, of being able to be withdrawn from ones moods and to know one can change it at will. You can change any emotion by delving into the its opposite, by using the technique we mentioned in the first book we can see there is emotional self-control in allowing ourselves to: identify the emotions, consider the consequences, then focus on the right energy, create new identity and then use it through ones inspiration or elation about the emotions, and using it through a positive affirmation when we need it. Allowing it to flow through us whenever our purpose demands its use. We defy unhappiness because a lack of sadness might make us not weather a storm in our lives, but a lack of happiness might make us fail or lack confidence in a situation related to sealing a deal or acquiring some other achievement of a goal i.e. success orientation. Unhappiness just means we lack the good or bad feeling needed to deal with a situation, we are basically totally emptied of fuel and live as though we where a robotically or lifelessly. This will be a problem if we let ourselves drift aimlessly, like a driftwood merely having the risk of subservient or chained to someone elses whims, whatever that may be. Being a passionate being means we have that purpose to put on a leash the emotions to use whenever we feel we are ready to, just so that we can gain the advantage we need in a situation, experience or event. That to me speaks of great strength and speed to do what must be done. Not merely being a doormat for somebody else or a follower forever. Passionate but with inner control is the key to self-ownership and living the a view to your purpose, your goals and objectives and sometimes you need to see the bigger picture, that is sometimes needed. The intrepid man is fearless and unwavering. He endures.
The fearless and unwavering man or woman can never be overcome for long because they understand that defeat is a mere state of mind, not that you forget you wher ever defeated, you just don’t dwell on it, but see it as a road to success and truth because each move or speaking engagement you will find what does not work, and if you have studiously learned from the early success stories of others or their breakthroughs, you will then have a step to take towards success and build upon it yourself with your own strategy. The unwavering man or woman does not deny that he or she feels strongly, in fact he must to survive, but he does not that be the direction he takes, his or her direction is built upon their soul/ego/self, the essence of what the person loves or hates, enlightens or endarkens, enjoys/likes or sadens/dislikes, what we wish to build or what we wish to destroy, what we wish to specialise in or what we wish to undo in our lives. These things that determines what the person is, and that to me is how one builds personal values or the source of ones pride, the ability to feel good by ones sense of self importance and valuableness, if you can feel that you know you are on the right track because at that point you can’t be wrong, its what internally motivates you and makes you wish to erect something great in place of the old.
5. Evola quotes Nietzsche as saying “it is a sign of regression when pleasure begins to be considered as the highest principle.” The superior man is also abiding by the aspiration of; “The responding with incredulity to those who point the way to happiness,” and respond, “But what does happiness mean to us?”
The happiness of the warm embrace of stature and pride, the prolific hierarchy and organisation in the vastness space to conquer anything that stands in the way of the safety of its citizens, the might and power of the ships, ground troops and airsupport, those are the things of happiness because they are identification with the personal values in the presence of us. The personal values helped create everything we see around us, and it hardly had anything to do with Maslows hierarchy of needs, as many things where built for comfort. But in the endarknement age there is much room for creating based on Maslows from time to time and mainly from McClelland’s needs theory. As such happines is primarily acquired from it and everything it stands for; achievement, affiliation and power is maximised with our decisions, so whatever we create we create it with the intent to use for making the empire more practical and thus aids in the daily activities we have aims for.
Happiness in best gauranteed when we prolific creators, as such we depend on creativity to keep our order and future civilisation going. Happiness depends on McClelland’s Needs Theory for anything to work well in gauranteeing happiness. This can be summarised as; “hardwork, discipline and routine will gaurantee achievement, respect and self-honor will gaurantee affiliation, struggle and competition abound will gaurantee power”. We also believe in joy through power most of all. As power is what allows one to get often what one needs or wants, as such when those feelings of belonging or cognitive needs are met then we will feel an elation that needs no further explanation.
Happiness is just the cosquences of achievement, affiliation and power. In the name of what does happiness actually become depend on aiming for? Answer: in the name of greatness, self-mastery, and self-overcoming.
6. According to Evola, the superior man claims the right (quoting Nietzsche) “To claim the right to exceptional acts as attempts at victory over oneself and as acts of freedom . . . to assure oneself, with a sort of asceticism, a preponderance and a certitude of one’s own strength of will.”
This point is related to the second principle, discussed earlier. The superior man is master, first and foremost, of himself. He therefore seeks opportunities to test himself in exceptional ways. The superior man wants to overcome himself, which means he must be willing to go against his or her own nature of comfort seeking or safety at the expense of adventure, and to enhance his or her reputation, strength and skills for survival, that requires being able to venture out into the world and create tangible influence among peers of a similar mindset. Which means that Sith need to band together into survival bands, who are willing to do the inner work and survival skill training to do what needs to be done to be able to outlast the weakness and routine of disconnected from nature and monotony of city life, and move much of their operations to the wilderness and mountainous regions. That means we will eventually have to seek greater areas of fertile and protectable land from enemy eye’s and excessive reliance on technology. We all ultimately seek to create a new society, order and civilisation where fewer people can tread but those who do know our ways are and will be welcomed to do their training, teaching, initiation and scholarship in. If fewer people there are and no trade with the outside world, then these locations can be used as a staging locations for a greater organisation and collect together those who wish to become masters or Darths, master is someone that has apprentice(s) and has mastered themselves. Rather than remaining in overly mundane and unconnected to others of suburban life, we go back to the land to build up something greater. The Overman will have these areas in unbuilt locations as the staging grounds for building up something new, which has the very promise of a greater civilisation in its soil the sweat of our brow.
In fact some organisations have already started on this endeavor, to have safe havens which are actually slightly more adventurous and therefore outside of ones normal safe environment, by making it more dependent on going out to find or grow food. Which is essential work for many people in these areas, particularly will be overlooked by suburbanites, and has oversight by the lord that oversees the grounds and its visual appeal. The world is not supposed to know much about these areas, so utmost secrecy is necessary.
“Victory isn’t claimed when you climb a ladder because you’re afraid of heights, no no. Too soon. Victory is claimed, rather, when your harvest is bountiful enough to yield profit and comfort for yourself and your continued way of life; when you climb that ladder because others are afraid to do so.”-Darth Animus.
“The True Sith would, for instance…
– Set up financial ‘eggs’ that could mature and be used as funds for future Sith endeavors
– Make connections with capable individuals and groups that would benefit future Sith
– Literally obtain and cultivate land for private use as preparatory grounds/refuges
– Diligently write, gather, teach, and commentary upon the gathered wisdom as the project unfolds”-Darth Erebus
“Asceticism” suggests breaking conditioning or even nature’s grasp upon us to weigh us down by entropic forces. What does it mean to have a ego, and what this is mean to be human, a man or woman? The key, of course, lies in asking “what is my self?”. The self that is denied in such acts of “self-mastery” is precisely the self that seeks to hold on to life, to safety, to security, to comfort, and to its ephemeral preoccupations with mere material things. We “deny” this entropic force that affects some of nature by threatening what it values most. To master it is to become freedom from the pain and loosen the hold that entropy has over us and our lives. It is in this fashion that a higher self – what Evola, again, calls the Self – grows in us.
We do not allow the enemy in the front gates and thus never let them secure victory by mass numbers or the opponents overwhelming resources in taking down a grounds or refuge, by not allowing the locations to be revealed but only to allow false rumors to be spread, so that a thousands of potential locations can be said to be Sith occupied.
7. The superior man affirms the freedom which includes “keeping the distance which separates us, being indifferent to difficulties, hardships, privations, even to life itself.”
This is meant to be imply that we are powerful in the sense of unable to be broken by anything that occurs, by being not unbeatable but by unconquerable by our foes, this is a inner attitude and partially preparatory, in that we prepare to use our resouces in a way that bewilders the enemy or opponent by the sight of great structures, greater heights of organisation and power, and tales of our adventures in foreign lands. Unbreakable means we’re not willing to compromise to your enemy by never allowing your personal values to be rejected or dismissed by your enemy, which means you will encounter resistance and difficulties or even hardships, but that should not deter you from pursuing with many personal or professional means to materialize those personal values through creation, preservation and destruction. My eternal self, is my ideal, it is furthermore what helps bring about all of my actions, my inner intent. The ideal in each man, woman, and child can’t be overcome in any meaningful sense. All actions, all beliefs and all the most furtive of thoughts, actually stems from that ideal.
The ideal of proud critical of the enemy, or highly self-glorified by ones triumph and victory through the ideal. That ideal is the victory of gaining of freedom for most, as that will allow one to achieve the greatest amount of time and energy to be spent on the inner work needed for empire roots to grow. Freedom provides with differentiation to become the self we desire, the personal values that separate us from the pack so that we can become through our goal-setting, planning and activities to bring about the respect we need, and personal prestige which earns respect, admiration and servitude of others. A combination of both is required so that the victories are freeing our will and action enough for the group orientated work. Sure much of work is inner work, that is mastery work to gain inner control, which produces power, that turns into inner strength required for building any order and civilisation worth anything but it is also team work or labor, arms and competition is what makes any civilisation grow perfection and thus the groups break free from passivity, decadence, and weakness.
The superior man is one who desires to be free from the attachment to life, or indifferent to life because through his latent powers he or she must know that to be a man of action is to have no boundaries upon oneself, nothing to inhibit his or her desire to set themselves apart from others and garner power. That to me means having nobody to stand in ones way, or atleast flounder their efforts by sheer agreement and cornering resources, and to get the support in order to often get what you want. Attachment to life then would have enfeebled one by allowing a boundary over action such as avoidance of change, or fear of risk or pain to thwart ones efforts, and the failure or rejection to scuttle ones efforts to get the inner work needed before power becomes a reality, as that can scare one away from opportunities and seizing them when appropriate for your personal power to increase, or to convince or compel others through ones cause, mission, purpose, goals or by sharing a vision that includes others in it that encapsulates those four, as such anyone of those, through them we gain ever greater power and thus achieve victory and thus gain others onto the side that represents those four aspects. We act without doubt in our actions, assuming it creates power and circumnavigates the beneficial as being more direct and likely than the disadvantages, thats what daring basically means. Doubt tailors everything to it, just like self-belief does but in a beneficial way, by making us take action and be decisive in more situations. We learn through making decisions regularly. Doubt tailors to its own negative thinking the failure it exaggerates, ignores the price of inaction, and suggests pain and misery where there is little, and it makes mountains out of a molehill to promote fatigue and concern with expenses, when such things can be managed with some planning.
8. Evola tells us that the superior man rejects “the insidious confusion between discipline and enfeeblement.” The goal of discipline is not to produce weakness, but a greater strength.
The man against time is one who takes discipline into his arsenal, because knows that this leads to ever greater inner power. This is because discipline is always about training and preperation, or nearly all of the time, since discipline requires engraining habit or avoiding the habits that cause one to feel less potent, that one sees more disadvantages in rather than any willpower or strength in. The empowering habit is one that helps one become more self-reliant and useful to the mission or cause one devotes much time to.
“This is focus on strength to build up their foundation or experience by conflict between rival and by making ones reason and logic be made to serve ones instinct and emotion, never using logic and reason to obfuscate what gives one strength, the struggle for life when the instinct and emotion that develops ones ability to deviate from imperfection, and to have found in oneself the talents, attributes and skills and to improve them, and this in turn develops your mental strength.”-The Way of the Sith Part 2: World Mastery, by Edwin Ferreira.
Evola quotes Nietzsche: “Excess is a reproach only against those who have no right to it; and almost all the passions have been brought into ill repute on account of those who were not sufficiently strong to employ them.”
“He who does not dominate is weak, dissipated, inconstant.” Says Evola. We dominate to garner greater amount of respect, admiration and servitude. If we do not dominate, we allow someone else with less perseverence, determination or grit to dominate instead, who might misuse his or her newfound importance or power he or she already gained through greater adherence to its presuppositions or stated goals. Domination must be furthered by us alone, and not share that power at all, the best and strongest must rule and thus gain enough power to dominate, not those who do so on profiteering and intellect alone. We must be wary of those who conflate the two, money buys loyalty, but it does not always buy protection. External strengths buys both protection and thus obedience almost every time. Loyalty is trust, its fickle and can change its mind for whatever personal or political reasons. To stave off this deselection, we select only the strongest.
We don’t care if they don’t have true loyalty, we care if they have strength and character to prove they are willing to work for us for their drive, self-interest or desire, anything more than that is unecessary and actually shows loyalty is fickle because they care about the interests of the top leader, and will have gripes when the leader changes, which can and does change with the power structure, sometimes it happens. Loyalty might go the way with the dodo when a new leader emerges, or when ones personal persepective takes a slight change in course, as our course is towards breaking the chains, our order and satisfying self-interest, if people stop believing in anyone of those, then they stop being a Sith which means we can feel doubly elated by letting them walk away because that would only weaken the order if they allowed to be “loyal” to failed worldview, the worldview of loyalty to personal interests rather than to victory which is to make the world more suited for all. Betrayal here is a sign that weakness is leaving the order.
9. Evola’s penultimate principle is in the spirit of Nietzsche, but does not quote from him. Evola writes: “To point the way of those who, free from all bonds, obeying only their own law, are unbending in obedience to it and above every human weakness.”
Clearly free from bonds is to path the way towards overriding weakness. We wish to bring those strong enough to our ranks, but only those with a sovereign will can actually make the journey across the abyss, and deep into the void, to face their darkness and emergy out on the other side self-liberated from boundaries, restrictions and limitations that held them down and made them think their power of choice was limited or that their dependence on others was a necessity, thus they are through their power more able to face limitations and hindrance.
This was, indeed, something like Nietzsche’s own literary intention: to point the way to the Overman; to awaken those whose souls are strong enough. We strive for immortality, greatness and greater power. There is little room for the weak in our ranks, but we allow it because they may prove themselves yet. The weak should be allowed to try and improve, but we don’t want the weak to try to demand greater resources for they do not need or require it to perform well. They can perform well by working on themselves just like anyone of us. Self-development for the acquiring mastery, talent, power and apotheosis, particularly greater power, is our mission in life. Though that mission can be largerly personalised, we still stick to it as a foundation for building empire. Empire requires power first and foremost, which is what it must have to gain subservience, obedience and compliance of the political provocateurs, resourceful, talented and intelligent to bend their will to the sovereign wills of our best. Particularly to the sovereign of the empire. There needs to be a hierarchy of power or strength that exudes mysteriousness and adventure for those that can excel and make their way to the top, to that end we must be willing to assume that the very best have no purpose greater than their own. That must be the first things being put first, their desire and their greatest passions, meaning and direction in life which gives them a sense of superiority and makes them believe that they can triumph in the darwinian struggle. For struggle is in nature and in politics, and many things are political, thus it imperative cannot be avoided for long, the imperative to gain strength and cauterise weakness by facing inner troubles and external trials and tribulation with effort in order to grow, adapt and evolve towards the best version of ourselves, perfection is what we want and can claim accurately by the title we will own one day.
10. Finally, Evola tells us that the superior type is “heir to the equivocal virtus of the Renaissance despots,” and that he is “capable of generosity, quick to offer manly aid, of ‘generous virtue,’ magnanimity, and superiority of his own individuality.”
Generous means clemency to those that offer something useful to the cause, mission, purpose or goals, and no mercy to those that threaten the survival of the whole order through their actions. We don’t care if someone wishes us gone, because that just means, if they stick around, that they want the power. If you want it badly enough and show that they have strong energy, then they will eventually get it, assuming they have the guts to take it. We offer manly aid in the sense of doing what must be done to secure the existence of our power and truimph for the godhood we all have within, the godhood of lust, greed, selfishness, domination and determination towards our ends, that is all within mankind and in each of us I assume to a degree. So to this manly aid I offer a adendum, we don’t offer aid just because of abundance, we offer aid to settle the concerns of the many, and to acquire the power and greatness for the few. We need no offer than this to be great.
What does it mean to believe int he superiority of the individual? Its in greatness of soul or of character. This is fundamental. The greatness of character basically means it leads to strength and achievement. Character is almost solely concerned with doing things with greater effort, to put ones tools to task, for the eventual gain in power that it needs for its use to become complete. For that cycle of life from primordial slime to olympian warrior and thinker to become complete, the cycle of strength, power and victory, back to strength, since passion simply is, emotion is already ours and does not need to be “gained through something”. This cycle of “acquiring greater hills to climb to prove ones worth and not fall behind” is essential to Sithism and cannot be any other way. The greatness of soul basically means we adopt the attitude of “be true to oneself, at all times”, even when you lie you are true to your personal values and purpose to make it real one day.
Even when some of us hate our system, you can atleast recognise that we don’t shun people from having different points of view, coming from different regions, heritage, profession, religious belief and values. So we aren’t prejudiced against different form of self-interest or service to the many, both are allowed we just have to take notice that our actions should benefit our own survival first and we must help ourselves first before being fully ready to help the order in which we grow stronger in, and that comes before helping the empire which then helps the entire world and galaxy. Since through empire we garner victories, working to stabilise systems from growing passivity, corruption and complacency, and turn them into machines of a kind, machines that make real order that we all want since its based on meritocracy and strength that it provides greater acceptance of, for the sake of betterment and empowerment.
Evola’s very long sentence about the superior man now ends with the following summation:
“all these are the positive elements that the man of Tradition also makes his own, but which are only comprehensible and attainable when ‘life’ is ‘more than life,’ that is, through transcendence. They are values attainable only by those in whom there is something else, and something more, than mere life.”
“The Ubermensch or Superman is the champion of all unattainable perfection; the epiphany of self-actualization; in the formless abyss of the imagination; driven by the necessity to expand and the audacity to step through the self-imposed invisible cage of doubt, anxiety, and poorness in spirit.”-Overman Perspective. “Its about being boundless in spirit and thus reach for the highest principle of our dreams. The Ubermensch or Overman is the manifestation of the grounded human ideal that sends us across that abyss by the rope of the force, bringing us out of any despair and spiritual poverty. The Ubermensch is human kind’s potential.”-The Way of the Sith Part 2: World Mastery, by Edwin Ferreira.