1/ Totalitarianism merely represents the counterfeited image of the organic ideal. It is a system in which unity is imposed from the outside, not on the basis of the intrinsic force of a common idea and an authority that is naturally acknowledged, but rather through direct forms
2/ of intervention and control, exercised by a power that is exclusively and materially political, imposing itself as the ultimate reason for the system. Moreover, in totalitarianism we usually find a tendency toward uniformity and intolerance for any partial form of autonomy
3/ and any degree of freedom, for any intermediate body between the center & the periphery, between the peak & the bottom of the social pyramid. More specifically, totalitarianism engenders a kind of sclerosis, or a monstrous hypertrophy of the entire bureaucratic-administrative
4/ structure. These structures become all-pervasive, replacing and suppressing every particular activity, without any restraints, due to an insolent intrusion of the public sphere into the private domain, organizing everything into rigid schemes; these schemes eventually turn out
5/ to be meaningless because, starting from a formless center of power, what eventually arises is a sort of intrinsic and gloomy enjoyment of this relentless leveling process.
6/ Concerning the most materialistic aspect—namely, that of the economy (which has gained preeminence in this “era of economics”)—super-organization, centralization, and rationalization play an essential part in this rigid and mechanical type of unity. #Evola

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