12 January 2022

One of the things that has disappeared in the last couple of years is the scholarly conferences. They have been shown to be rorts. What would happen is that one would disappear from work for about a week or so to somewhere generally nicer — not the middle of the city where you worked — and hear various lectures, meet people, do some training, and get on with it. Kea would generally come along, and visit museums. I’m fairly sure she used her time better than I did. The traveling took days. I would sit in the airline lounges (now empty: only the state officials can afford the fees) and look at tradesmen going to the mines and oil fields. The term for them, locally, is cashed up bogans. If you have manual skills, the fastest way to make money is go to the mining or oil camps in Western Australia. The firms there were flying people out of Christchurch and Auckland routinely. Their families would remain in NZ: in a good year the Holden dealer would sell them a hotted version of whatever car had won Bathurst.

A lot of people were jealous of that, because the state did not pay as well, and the benefit less. Then COVID hit, and the skeletor has killed mining, oil exploration, and is trying to turn the nation into a carbon sink. People are not needed. Perhaps this is why they are considering COVID as a reason for euthanasia.

Jacinda Ardern, the Skeletor.

In June 2016, I wrote a post called What’s Next in the War on You where I made predictions about upcoming steps in the Woke juggernaut.

I was pretty far off with most of them. The main thing I missed is that Woke can simply forget about an issue and move on to a completely new one without believers or opponents noticing. Nor is constant change required; the new regime will eventually seek stasis.

Let’s summarize each prediction and see what’s happening now:

1. Western governments will make it harder for men to escape the West Who would have thunk it: now no one is allowed to leave Australia without permission. Travel restrictions are making it difficult for anyone to travel anywhere except for the super-rich. There’s that problem solved.

2. Force men to work harder to eliminate Galting at home Instead they are forcing many to stop working for long periods of time and paying some of them welfare while printing money to make up the fiscal shortfall. Doesn’t look like a sustainable policy. Ensuring state-friendly MegaCorp has monopoly control trumps the need for utilizing labour.

3. Push each Woke issue to ever new extremes in order to solve the problem of running out of victim groups The gay stuff has now been largely forgotten, with white gay men occupying a low position on the Woke totem pole and lesbians almost extinct. Blacks and trans have been deified. This new order seems to be stabilizing.

4. Men being pressured to form relationships with unattractive women Instead, relationships of any sort are becoming rare among the young. They languish in mental illness and obesity while immigrants are doing the shagging locals won’t do.

5. Woke agenda forming part of foreign policy True, but this weapon is mostly being used against cultural enemies like Hungary and Russia. Neither foreign ministries nor Woke Inc. are campaigning for the alphabet in Saudi Arabia.

Conclusion It seems that Woke is reaching an end-point where various branches of the oligarchy – government, big business, media, military etc. – are consolidating their power. The so-called white supremacist threat (anyone who disagrees) is being used as a target to unite all others. There may be jockeying for rank along the totem pole but it seems that the broad framework is now set, with white women no longer allowed to challenge blacks, nor may lesbians challenge trans. A new plank holding it all together is Covid, whose vaccine passports will expand to include CCP-style social credit data in order to closely control dissent. I am 70% sure of this.

Nikolai Vladovostok.
Thanks, Didact.

There are two outcomes I can see, and since I am not God, I don’t have a clue which one will happen.

  1. Society will revive itself. This requires repentance, and repentance requires disgust at one’s actions, and godly regret for what you have done. You have dug a hole to make your own version of hell, thinking you are building a mystery, and you realize what you are doing, and stop digging. To keep the analogy going, you will need Christ to drag you out of the hole — you will find, as we all do, that you are over your head. This will lead to peace, and a society where most can live in quietness. It will be a time that historians hate, for nothing happens but godliness. The nations will be blest.
  2. The delusions will be stripped away. Instead of stopping and considering the consequences of what we have done, we will double down and continue. Dissenters will he shut out of the public discourse, removed from jobs, and even killed. Evil will be proclaimed as virtue. Cod atheism will be replaced with cod paganism. Suicide and Abortion will be promoted as noble choices, as they were for the Stoics. The persecution of the church will intensify. And then, God will remove the curtain, and the world will see their evil. There will be no comforting lies. There will be no faux spirituality. There will instead be a dread, for all will see that they are damned, and the window of mercy has expired.

Zechariah is writing to those of faith and telling them to be strong, that the community of faith will be strong. But the fate of the ages is shown in Revelation. I pray that there is revival, and a great turning to Christ. For the turning away in the West has been great.

Zechariah 8:9-17

9 Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Let your hands be strong, you who in these days have been hearing these words from the mouth of the prophets who were present on the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built. 10 For before those days there was no wage for man or any wage for beast, neither was there any safety from the foe for him who went out or came in, for I set every man against his neighbor. 11 But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, declares the Lord of hosts. 12 For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. 13And as you have been a byword of cursing among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.”

14 For thus says the Lord of hosts: “As I purposed to bring disaster to you when your fathers provoked me to wrath, and I did not relent, says the Lord of hosts, 15 so again have I purposed in these days to bring good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; fear not. 16 These are the things that you shall do: Cited Eph. Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the Lord.”

ESV
And behold, a white horse.

Revelation 6:1-17

1 Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. 3 When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. 5 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!” 7 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth. 9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. 10 They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and  avenge our blood on See those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.

12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. 14 The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”

ESV

There is no manner in which any man can stand before Almighty God, flashing his antlers in the air. We will be made quite aware of our failings and evil. We will not be held accountable for our fathers, but for the deeds we did.

In that case, what value is self improvement? In Christ, it is an issue of self improvement. It is not around looking pretty, or putting images on social media of our gainz. I have beein involved in competative athletics and I’ve been damaged physically by training. I never made it to the top rung. This could be a mercy, because then I would have confidence in my physical skills. (The same thing happened in intellectual projects: I did not get to the top rung. But that is a good thing. The top rung casts out anyone who rejects the groupthink).

Seek Christ first, and accept that this world will not. Or you will find yourself bowing to the whims of this world. To succeed you will learn the techniques of evil, and that will damn you.

They don’t get scammed. Rather, they scam themselves through their eager and willing participation.

Many people think that Roosh’s conversion to Orthodox Christianity to not be sincere but I know that it is true, and that is from his action of removing all of his books from publication that were a very large part of the former manosphere. It was at that point that I first added him to my blog roll. He completely abandoned his former life as he knew that it was entirely incompatible with a search for spirituality. That is to say, truth.

Back to lifting weights. You could call it a metaphor for life if you so desire. Any activity in which you cast yourself will devalue you and risk seriously compromising you if you do not enter into it with a very deep and grounded morality. The seemingly innocuous act of wearing a tight fitting T-shirt after going to the gym means that you are captured in the maw of seeking outside approval from the world, an effeminate act if ever there was one.

Lift weights, yes. But only after you have secured your spiritual battle. The wonderful thing about approaching it in this way is that not only will you have far more success in becoming physically stronger, but your time in the gym will also be a continual opportunity for spiritual teaching moments as you struggle with the desires of the ego in such an environment. You will be tested on your patience, on your perseverance, and most of all on your humility. And you will succeed in your masculinity as well.

Adam Piggott

Our nations may being led to the charnel house. The damage imperial ambitions, war, famine and pestilence do should not be minimized: God will use hard times to get people to return to him. He will make it very obvious that the state is not able to meet the contract it has made with the people it claims rulership over. Such states do not last.

When a society kneels down and worships financialization and globalization, it gives all the political and financial power to the already-super-wealthy and corporations who get 97% of the gains from financialization and globalization.

Since the majority of already-super-wealthy and corporate managers reside in coastal metropolitan areas, the tide of new wealth flooding into the hands of the few boosts the economies of these select regions. The Brookings chart below may look like a chart of political polarization, and superficially that’s obvious: the 500 counties Biden won hold 70% of the nation’s GDP while the 2,500 counties Trump won hold 30% of the nation’s GDP.

The real polarization is economic-financial: there are two economies in America and there’s very little commonality in the two economies. One benefited greatly from financialization and globalization, and the other was hollowed out and brought to its knees by financialization and globalization.

Since income and political power flow to capital, the disparity / inequality far exceed the 70/30 split depicted in this chart. The chart showing the soaring wealth of billionaires is a more accurate reflection of inequality in America.

What’s missing from the 70/30 map is the staggering percentage of residents in the wealthiest 500 counties who are precariats living paycheck to paycheck, the ALICE Americans: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

Is there any wonder that stripmined Americans who sense their powerlessness are attracted to virulent partisanship? The more extreme the pendulum swing of wealth-power inequality, the more extreme the political blowback.

America’s political class has no plan to reverse this destructive tide. Our leadership’s “plan” is something they know well first-hand: bribery and complicity: just send a monthly stipend of bread and circuses to all the disempowered, decapitalized households, urban and rural, so they can stay out of trouble and not bother the elites’ profitable pillaging of America and the planet.

Charles Hugh Smith.

The God of financialization in ancient times was Moloch: you sacrificed children for prosperity. The Romans, who considered this barbaric, were comfortable with exposing unwanted children to protect their inheritance.

We are digging that hole again. Time to start digging.

Because the witness to the evil of this age are crying to God, and he will listen.

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Amy
Amy
13 days ago

Outcome #1 and #2 seem to be planning on happening simultaneously in the U.S. With, in the most mind-melting possibility, the rich from #1 coming to vacation in #2, while publicly continuing to lambast their ignorance. This is not going to end well. But one will do what one can, what one has been given to do.

Jonathan
Jonathan
14 days ago

Interestingly, those urban wealthy counties are the ones where crime is rising and many are fleeing for better jobs and lives elsewhere. How long before some of those wealthy become victims, like Bruce Wayne’s parents in Gotham?