The cold hard truth

“Because people are just empty vessels, looking for a kick.”
– Spandrell

The problem with Plato is that, just like Nietzsche, he snuck theological assertions into his philosophy. Plato’s cave tells us the story of people sitting in a cave watching shadows and mistaking shadows for the real life. The true philosopher, says Plato, is one who sees that the shadows are what others want you to believe, and that in fact real truth is only to be found outside the cave. Cast off your shackles, step out of the cave and bathe in the sunlight!

This ascendance Plato refers to has a lot of copycats in the world of prophets. Buddha sat below a tree and meditated until he was enlightened. Eckhart Tolle sat on a bench in a park for one year and then bam, he was enlightened. Ken Wilber talks about basic bitch tier 1 thinking and enlightened tier 2 thinking. Jesus’ disciples had the Holy Spirit descend upon them during Pentecost. Mohammed was visited by the angel Gabriel and henceforth became a prophet. Goku got so super pissed when Frieza killed his friend Krillin that he ascended to Super Saiyan. Neo became the One when he found true love. You see where I’m going with this?

In real life there never is an escape from the cave. Break free from one cave and you will end up in another cave. Understand the concepts of caves well enough and you may end up building your own cave like Plato did, who in retrospect was not selling us truth, just his own cave. Shit.

We are the all-seeing dirt of the world, the apex of earthly evolution. We are clever enough to reason the existence of God, but we are not clever enough to find a direct line to God. Schizophrenics are Gnon’s way of imitating lines to God, but I think it is safe to conclude that the voices prophets talk of are always a) inside their head or b) made up entirely.

I am not the only one coming to this conclusion. It is clear that the West is slowly learning about the absence of God. Used to be so that the rising of the sun was all that was needed to prove God’s existence, but no longer is it so. Our organising principles don’t hold up. A rule of thumb is that your principle has to stand up against gamma scrutiny. All modern gammas will gleefully tell you that God is stupid and that Jesus was just a kike on a stick. We seem to have passed the phase where magic is a valid way to explain life.

Nietzsche tried to solve the problem by pointing to man’s own responsibility. Nietzsche did not sell ascendance as in ‘seeing the lines’, but ascendance as in ‘Work Hard and Live Life to the Max’. Which sounded good on paper but in real life turned out to be too much to ask. People are lazy. They do what has to be done and that is all. Why care about being an übermensch? Imma watch me some youtube and then jerk off to some porn.

So we are in quite the pickle. On the one hand we crave a meaningful existence, on the other hand we reject the meanings given to us. We need a new religion, but we can not forge it in the same magical way old religions were forged. Mormonism for example requires its believers to pretend very hard that Joseph Smith was a wise prophet and not the scammer he in fact was, which is why I have a hard time believing Mormonism is the religion we’re looking for.

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7 thoughts on “The cold hard truth

  1. How about reverse progressivism?

    Progressivism: The belief that rightists must be persecuted and sacrificed to prevent TEGAH (The Evil God Adolf Hitler) from arising and blotting out the sun.

    Yet Stalin killed 54 million to Hitler’s 20. Isn’t it therefore more rational to sacrifice believers in equality? After all according to mathematics 54 is more than 20. Thus:

    Reverse progressivism: The belief that leftists must be persecuted and sacrificed to prevent TEGJS (The Evil God Joseph Stalin) from arising and blotting out the sun.

    I know that though NRx recognizes that progressivism is a covert religion, it insists on force jamming it into a Christian template. But folks, a religion is defined as a system of ideas based on faith. People who believe in a future event (EGAH arising) believe in a faith and are therefore religious by definition. Case closed. There is absolutely no need to massively overcomplicate the analysis.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents. Not trying to be polemical or anything. You’ll note that I list a massive number of NRx sites at the Alt Right Portal (http://nxx14.blogspot.com) because I’m a fan of NRx. I just disagree on this one issue.

    After all, what’s so hard about asking progressives directly? Take Cologne for example. Ask any progressive why it was necessary to cover it up and they’ll tell you straight up: The German women’s right to justice had to be sacrificed to prevent EGAH from arising. Ask them about Rotherham, the Swedish rape crisis, the French tournante and so on. The answer is always the same pseudo-Aztec religious bullshit. Always.

    1. > I know that though NRx recognizes that progressivism is a covert religion, it insists on force jamming it into a Christian template. But folks, a religion is defined as a system of ideas based on faith. People who believe in a future event (EGAH arising) believe in a faith and are therefore religious by definition.

      Cladistically speaking progressivism a mutated strand of protestantism, so yes, it is religious.

      > After all, what’s so hard about asking progressives directly?

      Lying is a basic leftist impulse. Today they will tell you they want to prevent EGAH from arising, tomorrow they will tell you they want to stop the global warming crisis.

  2. I could be wrong, but…

    All “We need a new religion” talk seems to come from folks who, first, do not have an old religion, and secondly seem to think that religion will do something for society that it is unlikely to be able to do–arguably a religion that is capable of doing the exact sort of things that progressivism has, in fact, done.

    We suffer from too much religion (progressivism, an heretical variant of Christianity), not from too little. That it is a false/heretical religion is of, I think, a secondary concern. The primary concern is that there is no protection of the state from the religion. An established church (any established church capable of self-governance) granted real formal, limited power will be a stabilizing influence on the society.

    1. We agree that we suffer from a heretical religion, the question is what do we change to (insofar we have any influence on that change). Jim says Christianity from 500 to 1700 worked great. Can we turn the clock back like that? My guts say no, that exact wave has passed. But maybe I’m wrong – I am indeed part of folks who do not have an old religion.

      The problem is that religion is an unresolved equation. Modern Westerners act as religious as 1000 years ago while at the same time denying that they act religious at all. To establish an official Hestian church with formal and limited power requires an immense change in societal mindset. Who would drive that change? How do you assure you are not caught up in a new holiness spiral? Merely repeating the old sounds insufficient to me.

      So perhaps a combination is best. The teachings of the old and new testament, combined with whomever provides the best modern scripture. Which right now I have to say is Jim.

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