I discovered this place through a recommendation on reddit (/r/DebateFascism, please don't laugh) and I decided to check it out, I hope I find some good discussions on here and that there is enough different views here to make discussions interesting as well as for me to not stick out too much. I am not exactly a reactionary, I do believe in reviving the spirit of the past and taking what is best from national history, but Mussolini was right when he said that history does not travel backwards, the political system to lead each nation should look for inspiration in the past, but it also needs to look forwards to adapt to new problems and new opportunities. I am revolutionary just as much as I am a reactionary, even more so than (most) fascists actually, since I think power should be secured by any means necessary. For the last year or so I began thinking of myself as a national bolshevik. The fact that the ideology isn't really developed is actually a good thing because it means I'm not tied with a dogma or the accusations of diverging too much to how a system was implemented in the past. I simply admire a whole range of third position ideologies and am very opposed to democracy (especially liberal democracy, simply using the word "democracy" in rhetoric can sometimes be useful). As a national bolshevik I also admire some communist regimes, or at least I acknowledge what good there was in them. Communism itself can't be achieved so states led by communism as an ideology usually move on to something else, they either fall or very often are transformed into nationalist socialist totalitarian states, so they actually come closer to the third position and right up my alley. I know that doesn't sound traditionalist, but it's better than liberal democracy and I strongly agree with Evola when he said that the biggest flaw of conservatism is that there's nothing left that is worth conserving. The traditionalist school that Evola belonged to is actually what I mean when I say I'm a traditionalist. I don't want to revive the exact system of a bygone age and I'm not simply saying I like traditional food and customs. Traditionalism to me is a devotion to something greater than oneself, to one's family, people, nation and ultimately the divine. Tradition is also that which connects the members of society into an organic whole, into something greater than the sum of its parts. And it is not just the people alive that tradition connects, it is also the dead and those not yet born, tradition is what creates continuity in history. We need that sense of continuity, while other animals live only in the present, man needs a sense of the past to give his life meaning and he also needs to know that he will continue to live in the generations to come. Another traditionalist that I quite admire is Guenon, my thoughts on spiritualism are actually quite similar to his, I am a Catholic, but I am worried about the way it is heading which makes me sceptical sometimes, I admire eastern religions and I am especially sympathetic to Islam (too bad Europe is being flooded with the worst of the Muslim countries). I have to say though, Evola and Guenon do get lost in things that are too esoteric to be useful and too vague to be religiously important, I agree with the basics of their views, but they can easily stray from that. A philosopher that I admire most would have to be Plato, his political thought still holds up incredibly well and I feel like no matter how I might change my religious views, they would have to connect to Platonism. And that's about it when it comes to my political and religious views. I don't really like talking about myself so I don't really know what to say more. I'm from Croatia and about to start studying philosophy and information science after a huge waste of time in engineering. I don't really have a lot of hobbies, mostly I just consume media in my spare time. I do read a lot, but I also feel like I'm wasting too much time. I am also interested in language learning, but it mostly comes down to linguistic fascination since I jump too much from language to language or just give up too easily. I could be more active in a small political party that I am a member of, but the party is more alt right than anything so it doesn't really reflect my views, I am there more for social reasons. But still, it's not a bad idea to actually get into politics at least a tiny step. I don't want to talk about it any further though, for reasons just stated and because I would prefer not to get doxed. Feel free to comment and I hope to see some quality discourse on this forum.