Understanding this timely and instructional work only as an action story, only a true description of a group of passionate men, and ignoring its context, which is described politically, socially and historically, leaves it still greatly edifying. Read this book.
Whilst riding the tiger, we must employ extreme engagement with modernity. Whether this means unfettered and insulting critique of anything unworthy of us, or an exaltation and uplifting of anything that is good, or more profoundly a seeking of exhilarating and meaningful experiences, it means we cannot sit back and await what comes next.
Meaningful change—good and ill—has never occurred at the ballot box, but comes through pressuring the government to enact change, such as labour and civil rights movements, or war. Do not continue to vote for the "lesser of two evils", which is simply one of the system's two faces, or wait until a saviour "worth voting for" arises, or throw up your hands and exclaim that a collapse or war is the only way things will change. Instead, direct your efforts towards local action to improve your community and your group of friends.
Despite what you have been told by self-improvement blogs, it is not enough to only build your body amongst the machines and dead steel of the gym, for you are surrounded by the limping embodiment of multicultural decadence.