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10-27-2007, 06:46 PM
From: Salih Mirzabeyoglu's "The State of Grandsublime"

Now that the Orient, as a relative continent divided into units such as Islam, Brahmanism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism, and did not possess the unity of religion and knowledge of the Occident, and was deprived of technical essentials with which to reduce itself as a continent totally, it does not have a particular view on its own. With all its separate and distinct poles, the emotional unity and sameness of the Oriental man’s view of the Occident after the weakness of Islamic cadres in the Islamic world, is not because they agree on their view of self or because they know, understand and measure their own self and thus have an essential unity, but because of a shared sense of imprisonment and intimidation before a common enemy.
The ones who consider the Orient as a scattered continent and see that the East has no exclusive view on itself to frame its own structure will acknowledge that some views consist only of some local and subjective styles of thought and emotions between parts, not all-inclusive expressions. On the other hand, the ones who consider continental limits as narrow and overlook them from the true point of view as the most significant pole which inculcates its true color and identity, will acknowledge the fact that the Orient brings about a single and final standpoint both on itself and on the whole world.
The impact that will give its color and identity to an area, whether to submit to itself that area or anywhere it likes, is the cause that attempted to move and act there for the first time, is it not? Therefore, within this expression of mathematical truth, neither Brahmanism and Buddhism nor Zoroastrianism represents a call for action in the Orient. It is only Islam that brings its dominant color and identity through a universe-wide cause of all times and spaces, which is beyond and superior to continental limits.
A billion Brahmans, ten billion Buddhists, and one hundred billion Zoroastrians, in terms of the authority of the motion, action, cause and execution of their own inner domains on outer domains, actually and totally demonstrate a single man irrelevant to his appearance. However, a single and pure Muslim sees himself (owing to the same social execution and revolutionary obligation) as crowded as the whole population of the world. When we understand this, we can also find out the real pole that brought its true color and identity to the Orient, which is beyond and superior to the Oriental limits.
Then the Orient’s view (equal to its view on the world and universe and beyond and superior to local and factionary moods) about itself, originates from within the system of Islamic ideology. This view, with the complete spiritual and material criteria and a dominant and unrivalled self-confidence, introduces Four Great Caliphs from among the Arabs, then the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties and the others until the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent during the Ottomans.
The same view, after the Renaissance together with the weakness of Islamic cadres in the Islamic world, gets obsessed with an inferiority and incapability which is unable to test (materially and spiritually) his reality and superiority and also unable to comment on itself anymore beyond and superior to a superficial rote learning but only remains completely confused. The superficial revolutionists, those snobbish parrots and rope dancers of outer appearance who have emerged in the Orient just because of this miserable inferiority for a time, particularly over the last few centuries, reminds of their brainless successors representing the Orient’s view on itself which is a view more insulting than the Occident’s view on the Orient.

The Orient views the Occident in three ways: pre-Islamic views, within the power of Islamic period, and after the weakness of Islamic cadres. These three views overlap with the formation and emergence of the Occidental world.
At the time of the Orient’s first view, the only entities we can see in the Occident are Ancient Greece and Rome. Because the East was yet deprived of the Great Emergence which endowed it with its great color and movement, it was living both within the framework of the Right (haqq) through the agency of the prophets and within the framework of fallacy through the agency of dreams and legends, and as a common character, both were keeping the deep and mysterious climate of spirit and inner universe alive. This deep and mysterious climate of inner universe with its monotheists and pagans broke into thousands of opposing parts but it filled the whole world in parts with solely itself and did not witness any collective act from any direction and contrary to its own meaning. It was then, when the first wind of the Orient, through the Persians, blew upon the Occident. And it was after this very fight, through which the world sees a relative distinction between the Orient and the Occident, that the Occidental and Oriental people started to look at each other to find distinguishing marks. While the Occidental people called the Oriental people “barbarians,” on the other hand, the view of the Oriental people about the Occidental people, at the time, was nothing else but just a glance of misty pride which totally disregarded Ancient Greece's experience and turned back to the shell that it came out of.
And the Orient, as opposed to Rome, completed its decline, crushed under the oppression of this magnificent empire; found a tough master, the force of a skillful master within a Roman example who was able to run the “material” lever very well, and meanwhile, witnessed the dissolution of its own societies, and crept into its own skin on the individual level, and thus had an intimidated and frustrated view.
After Islam, the Islamic Orient surrounded, in its endlessly widest sense, humanity. And, purified from all sorts of small concerns of time and space, indifferent to narrowness of all locations and directions, the Orient brought a single and absolute view to the world; a proposal of the ultimate unit, superior in its quality. Before this view, the Occident, since it immersed into the darkness of the Middle Ages and was wiped out together with the Ancient Greeks and Romans, was unable to establish a real antithesis expect for a few material responses; and this situation continued until the Renaissance, seven or eight centuries later within this view:
“The way human beings view animals…”
After Islam, the view of the Islamic Orient, not only on the West but also on the North, South and the East, is strictly faithful to the criterion of “the Kufr (ungratefulness and disbelief in Allah and denial of the truth), wherever or however it emerges, is one single nation, and outside of Islam”, is thorough and consistent in its ideological knitting with all its maturely and tightly woven spiritual and material rules.
The saddest and the most slavish view of the Orient on the Occident is from after the Renaissance, which is the hectic period when the West was formed, tempered and established. This view framed and followed the reasons behind the weakness of the Islamic cadres. And, it is this view including primarily those Islamic cadres and also the contrary poles of the Orient such as Buddhists Brahmans, and Zoroastrians, which became the messenger of a harsh, crushing, cruel difference and picture between the two worlds, and which was extremely intricate and able to melt and mix the distinct units into each other:
“The indisputable western dominance over the material world, and the East’s obvious imprisonment in all this single and rough combination of the East, which, together with all its opposite units, is under the suppressing dominance of the West.”
And again, this Oriental view of the Occident, which has been prevalent over the last four to five centuries, starting from the time of the Ottoman Empire which was the most superior state representing the Orient and attacking the West, demonstrates the shared confusion and bankruptcy, through other states of Arabs, Persians, Indians, Chinese and Turkmens, and any through many other right or wrong examples, which had all their skins and material elements enslaved, and thoroughly confused their souls, and no longer allowed to give any account for self:
“It is this last view which was materialized in the Oriental structure like a eunuchoid’s organ over the last four to five centuries; and within the whole Eastern world, it aided, on the one hand, the herd of slaves and fools, who were indifferent to the world, and on the other hand, those superficial imitators and fake revolutionaries, who sought their consolation in suppressing their main personalities.”

Everything came from the East; everything, that is, our soul.
The East, when Man was as pure and bright as the rain water once upon a time, before square material geometry blinded hearts and brains, was the setting of our soul’s first and greatest achievements.
According to the divine expression, the human seed Adam landed somewhere in the East; the savior, the prophet Noah landed his ark somewhere in the East; and Prophet Abraham peace be upon him, the ancestor of the major prophets, turned the flames into a rose garden over the spiritual and material framework of the East; the master of wizards Moses searched for the Promised Land in the East; and Jesus Christ, who is more merciful than angels, gave his resurrecting breath from the East, towards the West; and the beloved one of Allah placed marble domes into the sand grains in all the corners of the East.
We are yet quite far away from the point to ask the believers to believe in all this and ask the unbelievers not to believe. We are at such a point of the cause that one should accept that the whole building of the soul (no matter how strong or weak it may be concerned) has been constructed solely on the foundations of the East, just like an atheist has to believe that there are at least some people who believe in Allah. Now that the earth and humanity are in fact one single entity, we should not get deceived by the geographical bigotry and separations like east or west, and we should accept the fact that the East is a place related to specific spiritual and mental conditions produced by specific effective factors. Let us immediately add that Man’s effort to explore beyond material elements and dream about “beyond” found its horizon of the garden of miracles full of color and light solely in the East.
Soul, miracle, fairy tale, spell, poem, along with the knowledge, spirit and nature of “beyond”, intricacies and puzzles originated solely in the East. Alas, the East, which gave life to the first and deep representative of Man and is the source of magnificence and grandeur, had a weakness equal in its magnificence and grandeur; and this weakness which was just like Achilles’ heel, caused it to become fatally vulnerable and finally knocked it down from end to end when the barb of the arrow stuck in that very heel. The killer arrow which is targeted at the East consists of “simple” Reason which coaches matter and the minor necessities which that Reason requires.

The dough of the East was kneaded by the Chinese, Indian, Persian, Arabian and Turkish communities in different meanings and as major representatives at different times in different places. The Japanese, as a subordinated nation in terms of civilization, did not contribute anything to the dough at first and then showed only the slyness of learning the West by rote within the framework of a multiplication table and lived in a strict prison of traditions with all their primitive idols and had no right to have a share in the final balance of the Eastern identity. Previously a second-class subject of China, finally a cheap technician of West, and the guardian of the same narrow and rigid spirit.
China represented the East in the oldest of all ages within the framework of a distinct spiritual subtlety and material embroidery. India made this spirit reach the darkest and most complicated inner labyrinths. Persia widened the depths at first and later and especially projected his personality into labor and matter at first and established an Eastern Empire against the West. Arabs, on the ground between past eternity and future eternity, became the setting of the systematization and centralization of the East before and after itself. The Turks, previously with their covered spirits like that of the steppes', made a statue out of the Eastern fluency and right to act which was like the furious and rough fluid beforehand and could not take the shape of any container, and found the distinguished chance to attach this very right to act to the real spirit of the East.
The five major shareholders, which met around golden framework of the Great Emergence, provided the East with its essential color and truth are Arabians, Persians, Turks as a whole, and India and China with its major parts.
The East found its final masterpiece, that is, Islam, which passed from hand to hand like a relay race starting from the Prophet Abraham, even from the father Adam and finally brought to its true owner. Thus, the East, in the very final step of the ladder of monotheism (smoothing all the other previous steps in the ladder without leaving any steps ahead to be smoothed) with other religions, connected to the West as an effect, yet to the East as a cause, determined and framed its past and future as a whole, and stood against the West and the world.
The final “becoming” of the East, in the name of the effort to conquer and capture beyond the material, which was once represented by totems, idols, deifications, poems, spells and potions in the primitive ages, has built the ultimate bridge between the surface and center of the globe and across the whole sky from the bottom to the top.
Within Islam, whose history started from the Father Adam, and step by step ascended to the eternal throne, the East aims at collecting the wonders of the age of depravity and the miracles of the era of Salvation in one single unit and at making the whole East the essence of the entire world. And finally, those only three great representatives who attained a certain level of effort to reduce the whole humanity to its submission are: Persians in the age when the time had not yet reached the pole of the Right (Haqq), Arabians after the era of Bliss and finally, Turks. After Arabs, Turks, with their effort to take the East (which has gradually lost its power) to the center of the West under the flag of Islam and with the pride of still being the most lively people of the East, have the quality of being the primary representative of the East.

Just like olive oil, lemon and egg as essential ingredients of “mayonnaise,” the West in the Western point of view is actually based on three fundamental essentials: Ancient Greece, Rome and Christianity. Therefore, the Occident is extremely precise and arithmetical while endorsing and signing its own analysis report as this. The West briefly describes itself with the following words, belonging to one of its greatest thinkers:
“Any sample which Romanized and Christianized and submitted itself to ancient Greek mental order is European.”
And Ancient Greek, again within the style of a great Western thinker, and likewise which can be categorized as chemical analysis, is described as:
“Dominant intellect, precise reasoning, sound knowledge, manifestness, light and clarity.”
The Occidental men believe that they have received the geometry of his emotions, the criteria for the Meaning over all forms and the method of his contemplation from Ancient Greece. The Ancient Greek impact, according to them, provided the superior man with everything and made the superior man the essence of everything and requires him to knead and shape and grasp things in the clearest, brightest, and most harmonious fashion possible. The Occidental man says:
“For the first time, it inculcated the attention to soul and material into the human beings; it trained the soul to defend itself against the gaps of imagination and dreams and it curbed the delusive and ambiguous products of soul through a faculty of a subtle analysis and critique!”
And now there emerges science within this order of contemplation; science, which is the exclusive sign of a private and definite victory and the unique distinctive feature of the West and Western spirit.
And Rome, in the eyes of the man from the Occident is the eternal sample of the organized and well-founded power of man:
“The state, the empire, institution, law, order, organization, sense of superiority, understanding of act, a body woven by strong muscles as individual and society, the chariot of triumph, the arch of triumph, and the spirit of pressure dominating everywhere.”
Christianity: At this point, the central viewpoint of the West is that, after the impact of Ancient Greece and Rome, they found the source of their sensitivity, morality and inward universe they need in Christianity. According to them, Christianity is an expression of a need to represent immersing into the spiritual, de-materialization, an internal life, inner morality and inner view as it has been in India for centuries and once during the time of the Alexandrian mystics. According to them, Christianity provides the most sublime, most essential, most productive and potent features for the soul; man centers faith and Reason, observation and verification, idea and action, product and aim, freedom and sacrifice, judgment and mercy, right and justice, individual and society, man and woman and consequently the contrast and harmony between material and spiritual forces within the light shed by Christianity.
What the European means by this is that Ancient Greece is the unique source which provides the order of mind based on sound emotions and ideas for the mystery of connection and relationship between man and nature. And Rome is the consciousness of power and domination which elevated this order of mind to the most dominant and royal form on the most vast of scale. And Christianity is the center of interpretation, sensitivity and morality, at the deepest level, of the conditions mentioned above. Thus, what the European means by this is that the Occident has a three-unit identity consisting of the pleasure of geometric perception which makes man accountable for material dominance, the imperial organization of this enthusiasm and the world of inner emotions which perpetuates a spiritual balance at the deepest level.

Yes, it was the Westerners who first distinguished West from East. In Ancient Greece, looking at the Persian masses who rammed the Occident from the direction of the East and the Occidental world which he thought to be the only western community (in fact, it was as to meaning, at that time), the father of history, Herodotus distinguished the East and the West as two separate worlds in terms of the difference between the abstract essence of thoughts and emotions: the Occident and the Orient. And since that day, although the Occidental man saw that the Oriental world was broken into different and opposing spiritual climates in itself, and knew that the Oriental world witnessed a lot of rebirths and changes during the course of time before the appearance of the West, he sought a stable spirit and mood in this picture. As in Ancient Greece and Rome, the Occidental man, especially after the Renaissance and until today, decidedly associated the Orient with a specific and guilty descent of man. Briefly and roughly, this is the core of this meaning of the East:
“A group of silly and desperate people who are unable to understand the geometric warning and requirement of facts, and exposing its shell and skin to any impact without possessing and protecting itself while running after confused imaginations!”
The West’s view of the Orient emerged and was established after the Renaissance as above, and was very similar to the same view from a different angle, during the time of Ancient Greece and Rome:
“The Orient is a den of wild men knowing nothing but blind and deaf physical force, and insensitive genius of acting aggressively and violently!”
The Orient with all its parts as a whole, in the eyes of the Occident with all its eras as a whole, represents a ruthless wild man while attacking; and a fool without any idea in mind while defending itself. After the Renaissance this description became nailed in the Western mind just like the axiom “the earth is round,” became common knowledge, particularly, of the vulgar herd of the Occidental literate men. For some other Occidental intellectuals, on the other hand, who were able to reach out to the fake and inadequate aspects of the Occident, the Orient, despite everything, was a horizon of intricacy and wonders, source of prophets and cradle of spiritual climates, which preserves its complicated depth and personality, far from a cause that can be imprisoned into a multiplication chart. However, mostly, the Occidental men, who has not only an average level of perception but also fairness, can turn their most conscientious and understanding look towards the Orient only when they see a piece of diamond on the turban of an Indian raja in Piccadilly; that is, a view which cannot go beyond a simple fantasy and dream of “One Thousand and One Nights.” Let us quickly note the fact that until now, the vulgar herd of the Oriental literate men (who could question neither his friend nor his enemy in the chaotic environment when a critique is needed between the two worlds) who were influenced by the vulgar herd of the Occidental literate men and started to view the world through their glasses; in order to see the recent stage of the issue, it is sufficient to look at the herd of cows who are pleased to hear the efforts against the spirit of jihad (holy war) by the West who spills the blood of the innocent everywhere yet describes the Islamic movement as “terror or savagery.” That the rote-learned words of Islamic and non-Islamic groups such as “living together in democracy” or “boons of democracy” and that the existing puppet secular regime has been consciously or unconsciously kept alive through this means, is another example of Western thinking and lifestyle that can be seen in our country.
After the Renaissance, in the eyes of the “notable” vulgar herd of the Occidental literate men and omnipresent information distributors, the Orient, is a huge world of excessiveness (lacking criteria) and unawareness which is unable to build an interrelated network for human and social beliefs and becomings, distancing the individual from their natural right and capability to take an interest in everything and inspect, ignoring the value of the individual and which is nothing but a few spiritual colors and expressions. To the “notable” vulgar herd of the Occidental literate men (who are quite powerful, indeed), here is the implied and wider description of the Oriental:
“The Oriental man lives always in the past, cannot fight to grasp the present and is afraid of reaching out to the future. He has neither science nor critical analysis. He can be religious but he never seeks cause and effect chain. He believes in anything but never bothers himself in any topic as to description, comprehension or proof. In other words, he knows neither what to believe nor what not to believe. He just believes; he is not interested in ‘knowing’ part. He cannot go beyond the games of poem and talismans in order to dominate nature. He can never invent any tool or method, which shows the right to penetration belonging to Reason over material elements. In the Oriental mind, you cannot find any element which can be counted by finger or seeable by eyes or measured by hand span or proved by Reason. He believes in all that cannot be proved and is obsessed with bodiless entities; therefore, he gradually lost the world of real facts. The Oriental man has to remain superficial and incapable no matter how skillfully adopts the Western discoveries and inventions of machines and devices, because he will never be able to grasp the essence of cause together with its own spirit and method. Whenever the Oriental man longs for pure science, natural sciences, outer world, triumphs over the outer world, freedom, the relationships between individual and society, systematic right and order, all sorts of geometric measurements, anything that has a criterion and measure outside, all kinds of fine arts, literature that embraces whole life, he is doomed to be a ridiculous and idle imitator of the Occident!”
This is the Occidental diagnosis of the Oriental man on the autopsy table. The rough eye of Reason and arithmetic calculation that cannot go into the depths of secrets and expects, to no avail, to be able to grasp the inner “spiritual” flexion of the heart by means of observing the outer convolutions belonging to a piece of flesh!

The critical aspect of the issue is determining the way the East will regard the West when the core of all the findings belonging to the past and history is taken into consideration, and it should be looking from the very pole of the truth just like looking at the world from outer space, not through the artificial and limited necessities of the relativities of distance and direction. The judgment of a mind who analyzed the West, together with the East, through penetrating into its deepest roots and also scrutinizing it in fibers, will reveal the fact that the West is nothing but a wonder of sapless Reason which is in close relation and touch with material domain from end to end. If you want you can call the West a huge logarithmic chart which makes the relationships between all the elements of the immensely wide but superficial material domain scientific rules. The West found the soul of the sapless Reason chart it possesses in value of delectation, sensitivity and gracefulness which cannot go beyond a sort of outer appearance mostly in plastic forms. However, note this expression; it is a soul which cannot go beyond the framework of plasticity in most situations, that is, the outside relief of things and events or spatial merriment. All western cities, squares, streets, attitudes, and samples of art and ideas can witness the precision of this description without exception; the West is the huge ground for the ultimate capability of Reason which was entirely dedicated to a genius of mold, which can only chisel the substance and shape life within thousands of fields of labor and utility. This mentality was given to the West by the genius of Ancient Greek and Latin which were the magnificent sources of rhythm and harmony, geometry and ratio, measurement and balance, brightness and clarity invariably at a plastic level. This, through the deep breath given out by the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) from the East toward the West, reverberated as sparks of morality and sensitivity as a thorough unit despite thousands of falsifications and personifications. However, the Western man always remained faithful to his nature and invariably scrutinized the shallow material world and passed through the labyrinth of the Middle Ages and attained the highest product of its own right after the age called “Renaissance, reawakening”: Positive science. The West consists of a single thing, at its maturity, be it vital or not:
“An ambition to grasp the material things both mentally and spiritually and the system of exact sciences as a consequence of this ambition.”
Alas, there is still one thing missing in this magnificent “mold” genius of the West:
“The vital juice, the sap in the mold; that is, the root of soul with an endless depth.”

The crisis in the West started to ooze out of the skin in the second half of the Nineteenth century. And in the beginning of the Twentieth century, the crisis broke out and surrounded the whole structure, as a fire, inwards and outwards:
“The epileptic and convulsive poets of the Nineteenth century French literature, like Baudelaire and Rimbaud, were the messengers of this social mood subconsciously at the individual level. One can explain this crisis as the inner man’s loss of all his supports one by one on this material ground surrounded thoroughly by a thousand tools of its exact sciences!”
In the second half of the Nineteenth century and at the beginning of the Twentieth century, the Western man started to dominate the material elements so powerfully that they needed to connect this dominance to a well-matched spiritual root, which they failed in doing. Moreover, since their former roots gradually dissolved, they started to be dominated by the material elements themselves; thus, his soul started to drain away, oozing out of an indefinite tear. And, in an inversely proportional manner, as the material sciences progressed, the Western world, like an hourglass whose bottom is full when the top part is empty and vice versa, started to feel with its convulsions that its spiritual balance, which is the source of the harmony sculpting, is about to get lost for good. In one single turn of your head towards the West, you can see the insurrectional consequences of this crisis (whose spiritual and main knot we are trying to explain) at social, economic, administrative and political levels:
“Starting from the Nineteenth century, Western thought became a chain of skepticism and convulsion, and this skepticism and convulsion as a nature of denial penetrated into everywhere, from pure science and art to the exact sciences. Among the prominent figures, as exemplifying this era, were Nietzsche, the sufferer of melancholy and seeker of a new authority and competence for the Western man who was experiencing the darkness in philosophy as the ultimate state of the West; Heidegger, the founder of the philosophy of ‘Angst’ (anxiety); Bergson, the destroyer of the sapless Reason; Freud, the organizer of hidden spiritual knots in a systematic way. Although the First World War is a simple material movement as to the secrets underlying it when compared to the Second World War, it, as an astounding matter for the first time in the history of humanity in terms of the material and quantitative ground it covered and boiled up, became a gigantic statue of the Western spiritual crisis waiting to be materialized for at least a century, just like the huge crowds of people produced typhus. While the communist revolution, on the one hand, in terms of diagnosing thousands of contradictions and expressions of decay in the social life of the West, proved to be positive but in terms of searching for a cure for it, as the worst experience of all, represented the suicide of the Western intellectuals for the sake of resurrection, when it attempted to solve the spiritual and systemic chaos through resorting to the destruction of all the spiritual values and hoping for help from the most artificial and material order. On the other hand, the fascism and Nazism, under a new banner of faith and ideal, attached all the right to authority and competence of Greco-Latin civilization to certain communities in a psychologically selfish mood, and groundlessly imagined it would find a cure for the Western crisis. Therefore, the Western crisis, due to the contradictions and incongruities which grew as large as a state like a tumor, developed to produce the Second World War which was a truly great war of ideology; in other words, the West reached the final stage of its crisis where it would find either a complete cure or a complete destruction. Democracies which were thought of the liberation of the West and which were wanted to be destroyed and eliminated by the two negative poles of the West in different times and spaces, and which were the grounds of both cause and cure of the Western crisis, magnificently seized power after a period of material and spiritual stagnancy and with a move to generate another order for humanity from its own structure; and the greatest account of self of the Western hero was seized by the main inheritors of the ‘Greco-Latin’ civilization. The fate of the West would be clarified only after this very act of seizing.”

While the East, indicating a disorganized picture in different times and places and within different frameworks of manifestation, although they are all from the same spiritual root in terms of a general and intrinsic character, the West represents one single unity divided and established in Western nations. This unity has certain origins and turning points with all their specific causes and effects:
“Ancient Greece; a very sudden and unexpected miracle of individual and society. Rome; the bridge which allowed the light to be received from Ancient Greece by adding new glitters from the Latin spirit. Christianity; the brand new yeast of the sensitivity of the West. The Middle Ages; the pitch dark labyrinth of the West in which it matured smoldering, devoid of the past income of the West, candidate to inherit the legacy of the future but ignorant of all. Renaissance, reawakening; the soul’s attempt, at one go, to fly towards the first lights of dawn in order to find itself in a new composition with the need stemming from Reason to dominate the material world. And the harmony happened right after this liberating move causing the Western cauldron to overflow and then the division of its content to the other nations and after a few stages, the generation of Reason, the exact sciences which thoroughly and tightly embrace all things and events. In between, despite the wizardly moves taken further, the epileptic convulsions of losing the soul and balance of it.”
When the issue is reduced to the issue of races and nations, the greatest share of the capital should be first given to Ancient Greece; the right to run this capital with fresh additions should be given to the Romans; and to the groups of Latins, German and Anglo-Saxons which produced national categories afterwards. In the formation of the West, the Latin represents the subtlety and intricacy of the Occidental man’s pure mind and emotions within his inextricably intertwined nature; the Germans and Anglo-Saxons represents the Occidental man’s criterion for dominating the world outside and positively benefiting from them with a truly balanced combination of mind and spirit; and Slavs represent the effort to follow and catch them up, and the United States of America is:
“A formation that was produced by these parts boiled over to the westerly direction later called ‘the New World.’ That is, ‘the Americas’, unfamiliar to the ordeal of soul and harmony which was about to disappear in the West; concentrated on material world and accelerated owing to this material merriment and just not so old as to experience its own crisis; a wonder of quantity, a formation not within but in the margins of the West.”
As a consequence, despite the magnificent genius of mold it possesses, the West lacked one thing:
“The vital juice of life in that mold; that is, the spiritual root with an endless depth.”

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