My first contact with the work of Jonathan Bowden was the result of an internet search while researching leftist ideology. At the time, I was deprogramming myself after years of university mind-warping, during which time I learned nothing of any value, only how to repeat back to my tutors the current approved slogans.
As I listened to Bowden’s oration “Marxism and The Frankfurt School” I knew I had stumbled upon an authentic, dynamic intellectual, unlike the system hacks, dilettantes and charlatans of the so-called education institutions. The delivery was flawless, without “ums” or “ers”, malapropisms or inaccuracies.
After diligently re-listening several times to the dense and intense intellectual barrage which was Jonathan’s lecture and making detailed notes I decided to e-mail the great man and forward my appreciation of his work. Later that day he replied, asking for my address as he wanted to send me a copy of his book “Apocalypse TV”, a fictional dialogue between a traditional Christian and a pagan on the crisis of our times.
Thoroughly inspired by his work I decided to contact the local branch of a certain reactionary party he was associated with during that period. In a short time after receiving the book I was extremely delighted to be informed via text message that Jonathan was giving a speech near to my home town. The surreptitious way in which we met at a supermarket car park which functioned as a re-direction point added to my already excited mindset, I felt like a teenager going to a metal concert for the first time. …read more