Fair warning: this is going to be long. The summary is thus:
- The real power of the nation state is now broken.
- The nation states have been taken over by ideological corporations, some commercial such as Meta and Alphabet, some quasi governments such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International, or the World Health Organization
- The liberal project, from classical liberalism to post modernism, is now dead.
- Civil society, tolerance, and freedom have been replaced by social credit. The current model is Confucian.
This move to a structural, hierarchical, aristocracy of the credentialed at the state level is itself unstable. The Chinese can do it because they are Confucian, and worship the ancestors. The West is more anarchic, creative, and now pagan: the woke are having a cultural revolution.
The woke forget that cultural revolutions burn out. The last cultural revolutions are remembered by those who suffered them: this is one reason that both China and Russia mistrust the Progressives, who used to be their useful idiots during the cold war. They want to keep a functional society.
Our cities become increasingly violent and lawless, with no public will to suppress this. The sexual revolution is over. Many bought into the revolution because of the appeal of easy sex, but now intersexual relations are becoming more dangerous, the culture more censorious, women not easier but uglier and more shrewish. The common man isn’t even offered any benefit from progress, but promised that it will bring his justified punishment. One can argue about whether these losses advance a greater good, but one must admit that a pure hedonist with a time machine would certainly prefer to escape to the 1950s, 1970s, or 1990s.
As to ideology, it is shocking how in less than two years what was an extreme view has come to monopolize all thought in Europe and the Americas. Wokism has routed not only us conservatives, who barely had a toehold on social acceptability before anyway, but even our enemies who only a few years ago seemed so formidable. Conservatism is dead, but liberalism is also dead. Neutrality was the heart of liberalism as defended by analytic political philosophers, but who would dare defend it today? Nor would anyone respectable defend “classical” i.e. procedural liberalism, which provides legal protections to the wicked as well as to the righteous. Utilitarianism, including minimax-type variants favored by Rawlsian progressives of yesteryear, is dead, because it concerns itself equally with the utility of the wicked and the righteous, refuses as a matter of deliberate principle to discriminate between them. Tolerance has disappeared from the Leftist vocabulary. Postmodernism is dead, now that we possess the one true faith.
But this is supposed to be a lectionary post, not a Jeremiad. Though my dreams frighten me, as the monomaniacs destroy the intellectual elite, indigenous included, to make a new year zero.
The text for today describes how both the Egyptians were scattered by the Babylonians, and how the apostles themselves ran when Christ was arrested.
We have seen the arrest of pastors and priests who stand for the old rights we had. We can expect more: we are being regulated.
20 In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 21 “Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and behold, it has not been bound up, to heal it by binding it with a bandage, so that it may become strong to wield the sword. 22 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong arm and the one that was broken, and I will make the sword fall from his hand. 23 I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them through the countries. 24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put my sword in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him like a man mortally wounded. 25 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall. Then they shall know that I am the Lord, when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt. 26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
I am convinced we are going to be scattered. The official church will only survive if it conforms to this world. I’m seeing that already: the local Baptists (God dragged us out of them after our Reformed Church went full moron) youth group is already demanding all members are double vaxxed.
The not vaxx is not a sacrament.
Those who are faithful will be meeting quietly. In twos, threes, tens. We will be breaking the law. There will be arrests. And in this, the Kurgan has good advice.
If you are a secular/agnostic/atheist/Churchian type you have a distinct disadvantage because at a purely practical level your level of stress will be higher as your primary focus will tend to be rooted a lot more in the material world, no matter how “spiritual” you fancy yourself to be. That in turn will also close your mind to other possibilities and opportunities in the PHYSICAL world, that only become apparent if you have an intrinsically SPIRITUAL worldview.
Ultimately it will also make you shy away from situations that would normally be thought of as unsurvivable or too dangerous or too difficult and so on. Meaning you are less likely to ever operate at full potential, which generally is a good thing… except… when you really need to!
Ultimately the correct mindset is simply a willingness to go on. To find a way. To overcome. To survive. To adapt. To win. To outdo the enemies. To get up and find a way no matter the odds.
We are trying to get everything sorted out right now. Because we may be locked in.
But God will be with us.
The elite will be one with Babylon the Great. Fallen.
1. Link should work to Adam’s discussion of his Sedevacantist Church, but Adam’s being attacked. Again.