W the Intelligence Insider…or Oswald Spengler on the Evolution of War?
The Russia Analyst just finished a brief late night phone conversation with ‘W the Intelligence Insider’ from somewhere in his missile silo in the great Northwest of the United States, and we came across this item at the always provocative Unz Review. Naturally, we decided to add our own ‘soundtrack’ and videos to highlight the text.
While we don’t agree entirely with the thesis of Spengler’s Decline of the West anymore than we do with Marx’s Das Kapital, there is plenty to be gleaned from the book about the exhaustion we see across Western societies that Spengler foretold way back in 1922, after the First World War devastated Western civilization, of which we remain true fans.
Unfortunately whenever we see Atlanticists, globalists and NATO-nudniks pushing the term ‘the West’ in contrast with the age old image of backward and barbarous Russia or the supposed menace of China, we can only say ‘you mean, the former West or post-Western nations’. Because to be ‘Western’ is to assume certain principals inherited from Classicial Antiquity AND Christianity that modern societies increasingly reject. Or as our friend the Carolina mountain man Wolf Gray said near the end of the April 22, 2016 Guerrilla Radio program, the biggest bubble in history that’s about to burst might not be the fiat or debt bubbles we’ve seen around the world — it may be the bubble of automatically assumed Western supremacy in all things. – JWS
Above: a slide from a 2008 presentation on the distinctions between 4th Generation Warfare, which defined conflicts from the Vietnam War to the 2000s, and the emerging era of 5th Generation Warfare that the Cold War 2 proxy wars in Ukraine and Syria are foretelling… Below: a slide about the qualities of the successful leader from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War
Above: Ruptly video taken still-photo of Chechen special forces after winning an international warrior competition, 2015 Below: a YouTube summary of Spengler’s thesis in The Decline of the West(der Untergang des Abendlandes) published in 1922.