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Jason Reza Jorjani - The Iranian Renaissance & Aryan Imperium

This discussion of the Indo-European homeland of the Caucus and Scythian peoples is fascinating. Jorjani has a grasp of etymology that helps him dial in and focus on the true origin of peoples on a cultural level.

I have done significant research on this period and region. I suggest reading:

-Amazon by Steven Pressfield

-Soldier of Arete and Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe, which can be had in the omnibus edition Latro in the Mist

-The Cyropedia by Xenophon, of special significance as Xenophon was an adopted Spartan who fought against the Persians

-Cyrus by Harold Lamb

-By the Wine Dark Sea by James LaFond

-The Anabasis by Xenophon

And anything you can find on Alexander, who devoted himself to amalgamating all Indo-Europeans under one rule. Alexander adopted the mother of Darius and he and his men married Persian women.

Jorjani’s illumination of Indo-European metaphysics, particularly the Promethean vision is an idol-smashing revelation. I much enjoy this interpretation and hope to see Jorjani expand his work in print.

Because of the recent submergence of Greece under Turkish rule and the corruption of Balkan Culture due to centuries of Ottomon hegemony, from the mid-1400s to mid-1800s, readers in Western culture have recently abandoned reading of the Hellenic Canon of literature for slimmer Nordic offerings. This is a shame, For a view of ancient Greece from the standpoint of the mature Germanic perspective before the disaster of 1914, read: the Greeks and Greek Civilization by Jacob Burckhardt, n art historian whose reading of ancient classics was so heretical that he would not permit its publishing until after his death.

For Jorjani's points on the Sarmatians and the Arthurian legends see the movie staring Clive Owen as Arthur, which was tolerably made and not overly PC in nature for a modern movie.

Actually, years after the battles of Marathon and Thermopolye, the Spartans did ally with Persia. Aristotle’s views on later Persian despotism should not be jettisoned, however they should be put in perspective. For a brief on how Persian metaphysics were overcome by Islam see Stoddard: The New World of Islam.

In terms of kingship and martial history, the Persian empire founded by Cyrus was tribally pluralistic, with many nations under one big tent. This was the basis for a fairly flexible, but not always wieldy, military makeup in which the variety of tribal nations, bringing their various traditional weapon forms, which infuses the army with a certain amount of built-in flexibility in that it was a combined arms formation. In the Middle Ages this structure was typified by the king drawing heavy horse from the nobility and various forms of lightly armed infantry and light horse from regional borderlands, with specialized artisan types [such as siege engine companies, handgunners and crossbowmen] being drawn from townships and small cities.

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Sam J.February 13, 2017 9:25 AM UTC

"...the only way that I can explain the conquest of the Pre-columbian Latin American civilizations by handfuls of Christians. It wasn't that the Christians were braver, or more aggressive, or had better weapons and horses. The main issue was that they were more right on the key issues..."

I can think of two. Small pox and measles. Disease killed at least 90% of the American population and very possibly 95% or higher. In 1542 Francisco de Orellana went down the Amazon river with a few Men. He said there were huge multiple hundreds of thousands population cities on the river. 200 years later when the Spanish went back there was no one. They all vanished. Just a hand full of people in the jungle left. They thought he was lying but now we know he wasn't from archeological finds. Without these diseases there would have been no conquering of the Americas by Europeans. They got lucky.
BaruchKFebruary 11, 2017 2:18 PM UTC

Cyrus was the man. He let us go back and sponsored our rebuilding of the Temple.

There is some speculation that he was Queen Esther's son, which would make him Jewish.

Indo-European metaphysics were not, apparently, adaptive. I mean this only in the sense that ultimate reality, the subject of metaphysics, is not something which we can perceive directly. So when you have mutually exclusive but internally cohesive systems of metaphysical thought, you can't prove or disprove the correctness of any one of them from the frameworks of the others. Long-term survival is the ultimate test. The closer a system of metaphysics describes that ultimate reality, the more survival power it will give to its adherents (I mean, survival both physically and as its adherents.)

This is the only way that I can explain the conquest of the Pre-columbian Latin American civilizations by handfuls of Christians. It wasn't that the Christians were braver, or more aggressive, or had better weapons and horses. The main issue was that they were more right on the key issues.

Whatever Indo-European metaphysics was, it apparently was not good enough to survive contact with Semitic monotheism. If you read about the conquest of the Sind by the Arabs, it's pretty obvious that the natives didn't particularly believe in what they said they believed in, and thus backstabbed each other constantly. Most of the manly North European peoples accepted Christianity peacefully. In places where the monotheists didn't reach until pretty recently, the Indo-Europeans decayed over time (mostly India and the remoter parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan,) and did not form a very inspiring picture when they were discovered.

The only remainders of Indo-European metaphysics that I can think of today (Evola's role-playing aside) are Zen Buddhism and what's left of Central Asian Tengriism...