Category Archives: angst

Islamism-Leninism

The dictatorship of the proletariat, writes Dalrymple,

has given way to the establishment of the caliphate as the transcendent answer to the personal angst

of certain persons. Had they grown up a generation or so earlier, their kind

would have become members of the Baader-Meinhof Gang rather than Islamic extremists.

Rote Armee Fraktion (Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe); الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام‎ — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Rote Armee Fraktion (Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe); الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام‎ — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Paree

Screen Shot 2016-05-08 at 20.00.55How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree? How ya gonna keep ’em away from harm?

Dalrymple on the modern city:

  • constant stimulation
  • kaleidoscopic or hallucinatory variety
  • energy
  • pullulation
  • a never-sleeping quality
  • anxiety
  • agitation
  • superficial contact among people
  • unrootedness
  • universal impermanence
  • mutual incomprehension
  • enclosure in mental and social ghettos
  • paranoia as a way of life
  • egotism
  • solipsism

O rus, quando ego te aspiciam? (Hor.)