Folks, let me tell you about my dream; it’s a fairly simple one.
A Knighthood from Her Majesty; the charge of leading the Fifth Crusade; and then to settle in a benighted land, to end my days attempting to heal the people and the earth, with the aid of a woman with long, dark hair, and almond eyes…
Ridiculous, ain’t it? That is not the world in which we live. As my old History professor, Dr. J.C. Weaver used to say, “Every Historian approaches History with their own contemporary bias.” And each of us – as agents within History – live within our own historical context. Cycle and patterns, flavours and ages. Virtue, Honour, Integrity? These are eternal concepts – and as such, they only appear in myth. In one sense, they are the truest distillation of our nature as God-formed beings upon this Earth, and ideals which we should all aspire to…
…and to put it another way, Roland was an illiterate Frenchman who got drunk on bee-piss, and shit his pants that one time.
The modes of virtue which are available in one age are different from those that are available in another – and far more poignantly, our remembrance of past virtue is, at best, a distortion from an intermediate age, with its own nature, and its own aesthetics. If you haven’t read Orlando Furioso, then The Rains of Castamere will serve as a historically inaccurate but genuine example.
So what of this present age?
Decay surrounds us on all sides; subtle signs of it, here and there. I live in the second-richest city in Canada, a right-wing city full of hard-working oil-patch people, and yet whenever I walk through the downtown core I see broken sidewalks, uneven paving jobs, and half torn-down structures. I pay over a grand-a-month in rent, while only a block away from me is an abandoned building. I hear a lot about this supposed “Kali Yuga“, and while I’m no Hindu Theologian, it certainly does seem to fit the past 30 years or so.
The worst part of all this? Whenever we try to fight back, we only seem to make it worse.
Nihilism has become, in our time, so widespread and pervasive, has entered so thoroughly and so deeply into the minds and hearts of all men living today, that there is no longer any “front” on which it may be fought; and those who think they are fighting it are most often using its own weapons, which they in effect turn against themselves.
~Eugene Rose, NIHILISM : The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age
The Blue Pill, the Red Pill? Both of them are parts of The Plan. The Red Pill gives you superpowers, but only inside the Matrix, you’re still doing exactly what the Architect desires. Allowed me to quote from that Poet who pretends to be a Mercenary:
Anything you do that doesn’t decrease the elite’s power or income is an approved activity. If your grassroots group is large enough, a corporation will throw you a bone during your change.org boycott against their product so you continue your thoughtless consumer behavior and the top executives can upgrade their yachts come summer time as planned. You may occasionally get heat from the cultural elite because of your opinions, but it’s not impossible to fight their soft power. Yes, I can fight the Huffington Post or Jezebel, but I can not fight the state, and neither can you. If you choose to go that route, and are scratching at their ankles, it will be over for you.
~RooshV, “We Are Nothing More Than Distracted Sheep In The Real Game Of Power”, April 7th, 2014
We live in an age where you cannot use the tools of violence without serving the enemy. Every sword is a boomerang, turning back upon yourself. You attempt to destroy your opponent – and you wind up hurting your friends.
What are we to do?
Let me ask you something else, instead: how would you run a Christian business?
The other day I went downstairs to buy a pack of cigarettes from the convenience store, and the owner was using the “tap-click” feature with my Debit Card on his new machine, while monitoring it with slitted eyes. He started asking me what I knew about Credit Card security, and it’s implications when it comes to this new “tap-click” feature, with-which our debit cards no longer require an input-pin. Long story short, this is what guys like him have to deal with:
- If your credit card is stolen, the banks have insurance to cover the purchases; you won’t be held liable.
- Business owners have to pay for the privilege of using Debit Card machines, and agree to the Terms of Service.
- Part of the contract is that business owners have to follow all 853 rules all the time, no exceptions…
- My Korean friend failed to check the ID on a credit card purchase some months ago…
- Ergo, he was out a couple hundred bucks for the fraud committed by the Credit Card thief; and now Debit Cards are just as deadly.
Spare me the Libertarian justifications; the banks and automobile companies just got bailed out, to the tunes of millions of dollars, and the ongoing stimuluses (which I long ago stopped tracking) continue to go to the rich. Not to mention, a representative of Microsoft recently told me that it was my fault that 8.1 broke my laptop’s touchpad, since it was my responsibility to inspect all the drivers before installing the update that their OS repeatedly “suggested” I install.
You don’t own; you only rent – and you always rent on twisted terms, dictated not negotiated. And if you want to get right down to it, you rent on terms based upon usury – software usury, bank-card usury, tax usury – the foul scent is everywhere. So, tell me, gentle reader – how do you run a Christian business?
The answer is you don’t!
Not too long ago, there was a big kerfuffle over World Vision allowing the homosex or something… during the period of my life where I’d been falsely accused of assault, and a 26 year old blonde threatened me with prison if I didn’t find “gainful employment” (entrepreneurship doesn’t count), I had the “opportunity” to work for that terrible organization…
If I need forgiveness, yanking on heart-strings to secure child-sponsors is in the top ten.
The door-to-door sales people for World Vision are 50% criminal, and 100% degenerate. And they’re worried about the homosex? Absurdity. They long ago “outsourced” 90% of their business to non-Christians, and any display of Christian Ethics is merely a marketing gimmick.
The more “pure” something is, the more corrupt it inevitably turns out to be. You simply cannot run a Christian business in this world. To do so, you’d have to turn away half your custormers, and all your vendors. You’d have to refuse to accept fiat currency, and then the feds would go Ruby Ridge on you. There is no purity to be found in this world – to again quote from The Song of Ice and Fire, “Your honour ain’t worth shit!”
So what, then? Shall we all start up Tumblr blogs, do a line of coke, a hit of E, and a snort of poppers? If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em?
Or – like the Korean business owners – or those African immigrants working at the “Crack Mac’s”, who have to deal with all the drunk natives – shall we choose to live by the words of the man who invented the modern Fantasy genre?
Actually, I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic, so I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’- though it contains some samples or glimpses of final victory.
J.R.R. Tolkien (quote unconfirmed)
This system is utterly broken. Refuse to participate? You’re part of the problem. Fight for what’s right? You also become part of the problem. Do what the cop says – you’re just encouraging them. Fight the cops – you become the justification for new laws. They got you coming and going, and there ain’t no escape. Go Blue Pill, and you become an emaciated shell of a man, cuckolded by a bitter, childish-wife. Go Red Pill, and get burned out on childish, bitter sluts. The Red Pill gives you super-powers – but have you ever played a game with God Mode enabled? It gets old, fast, particularly when there’s no cathartic value built into the game’s plot.
And trust me on this, brothers – there ain’t no cathartic value to this game’s plot. As soon as you surpass the manipulative mechanics, there’s nothing left.
We are – all of us – degenerates.
We are all hypocrites. We’re all scam-artists and tax avoiders, we’re all players and pick-up artists, we’re all paper-alphas and posturing Internet Super heroes. In the age of Kali Yuga, everything is a terrible and tragic joke. Righteousness is a marketing gimmick; decency is a persona. Everything you do is just an attempt to get more click-bait.
This system is so broken, that only One power can fix it: only God can sort it all out.
So there you have it, folks; that’s the sliver lining. This world’s so terrible that you can’t fix it – by definition only God can, so that’s reason enough to believe in a Higher Purpose right there. If only God can sort it out, then God will sort it out… eventually.
[Feel free to replace the word “God” with Karma, the Force of History, Natural Law, or Economics…]
All we can do – all any of us can do – is to continue to follow our own paths to virtue, while doing our best to stay on the good side of the Lord. Try to be on the right side of History. Try not to piss Him off. Try and be charitable to those who are deserving (Hubris always results in Nemesis, after all), and courageously violent against those who need a beating…
…but don’t believe in your own bullshit.
We’re all enmeshed in this idiotic embarrassment of a world; pretending you’re above it won’t actually make you above it. It’ll only make you look like an ass.
Accept the limits to your power – how little, not just you, but how little any man can accomplish – and take joy in living the most virtuous life you possibly can.
A Holy War is needed – of that there is no doubt. But a Holy War does not solve the problems which remain at home. What good is a righteous victory, if you return to an abandoned homestead? A homestead founded upon pretense and ego, not one of love and purpose?
Keep your fist primed, keep it ever ready to strike in beautiful anger – but remember that economic laws are God’s laws, and he will see fit to meet punishment when it is His time to do so. In the meantime? Try and stay on his good side. Keep fit, keep reading, keep improving – and always keep your powder dry.
Don’t shy away from opportunities to learn about life. Make mistakes – the worst mistake you can make is inaction. Let go of your pride and ego; do something worthy of a story. And always trust your gut; the Lord’s vengeance will arrive in due time – and in all likelihood, sooner than any of us would like.
In the mean time? Live your own bloody life, and if apologies are needed? Apologize to God, and nobody else.