Vidyaraja wrote:What does Evola's political standpoints have to do with his ability to express truthful statements regarding metaphysics or spirituality? The Dalai Lama has often said he is a "Marxist"--I personally find Marxism to be a destructive force, but I don't let that detract from everything the Dalai Lama says. Either way, Evola had critiques of fascism and he wasn't a fascist, he simply saw more hope in the fascistic movements of his day at reviving his true ideals over that of the other major political forces of liberal democracy and Communism. Evola considered his values to be those held by most aristocracies prior to the modern world--he drew much of his inspiration from ancient Rome. In any case, if one is honest with oneself, we can see that indeed liberal democracy and Communism in all of its form HAVE been largely destructive toward a spiritual and traditional view of reality and man, which Evola considered to be of prime importance. As to the apolitical aspect, this is true. Evola believed that no meaningful action could be taken to rectify the present situation which he viewed essentially as a state of dissolution, and therefore stressed the importance of an attitude of "apoliteia."
A circumstantial Fascist is still a Fascist. Most Fascists/Nazi of the time were just circumstantial, it did not stop the slaughter one iota. I have to admit that I have more respect for those that come out and admit it, rather than those who hide behind such poor excuses.
I recommend you watch the movie "Il Conformista" by Bertolucci.