COURAGE AND THE WARRIOR

 “Sigurth spake: ‘Better is heart than a mighty blade for him who shall fiercely fight; The brave man well shall fight and win, though dull his blade may be.’”

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Courage is defined as “the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action.

When we have Courage, we are able to face the challenges that are put in front of us without being overcome by fear or being deflected from our chosen course of action.  Courage is akin to the Noble Virtue of Perseverance, where one presses on against all odds until the goal is met, the task is finished and/or one has done all they said they would do.

In his book, “The Way of Men”, author Jack Donovan states that Courage is “the animating spirit of masculinity, and it is crucial to any meaningful definition of masculinity… In any gang of men fighting for survival, courage will be esteemed and respected in the living and it will be revered in the dead.  Courage is a crucial tactical virtue.  One can choose to be courageous, and even in its basest form, courage is a triumph over fear.  It’s associated with heart and spirit and passion, but it is also a drive to fight and win…”

Donovan goes on to further define Courage as the will to risk harm in order to benefit one-self or others.  In its most basic amoral form, courage is a willingness or passionate desire to fight or hold ground at any cost (gameness, heart, spirit, thumos).  In its most developed form courage is the considered and decisive willingness to ensure the success or survival of a group or another person (courage, virtus, andreia).”

But Courage itself is not words and concepts and definitions- it is honorable action.

The following story I’m going to retell is a true story about three men who swam through Chernobyl’s radioactive waters to stop a nuclear meltdown.  It is taken from an article out of Oddee.com entitled, “9 Amazing Stories of Incredibly Brave People”:

“In 1986, a sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed Unit 4 of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant, spewing massive amounts of deadly radioactive material into the environment. The death toll was unknown and rumored to be anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand.

While many perished, three clean-up volunteers – Alexi Ananenko, Valeri Bezpoalov and Boris Baronov – willingly met their fate.

During the well-documented disaster, a pool of water used for emergencies in case of a break in the cooling pumps or steam pipes became flooded with a highly radioactive liquid that was in danger of blowing up. These three men suited up in scuba gear and swam into the radioactive waters of the flooded chamber, knowing full well they would die as a result. They opened up a gate valve, which allowed the contaminated water to drain out.

Days after reaching the surface all three men succumbed to radiation poisoning and were buried in lead coffins. If not for the bravery of the ‘Chernobyl Suicide Squad’ a thermal explosion would have taken place resulting in unfathomable disaster.”

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While it may be impossible for us to fully place ourselves in those men’s shoes, I invite you all to think to yourselves for a moment and ask yourselves, “Would I take on a task, knowing it would inevitably kill me, in order to save my family and my people?

I would like to say I would.  But in truth, I’ll only know when it happens.

Many spiritual traditions speak of “selfless service”, but how many who adhere are willing to knowingly risk their own lives to save another?

Alexi Ananenko, Valeri Bezpoalov and Boris Baronov, displayed Courage by willfully sacrificing themselves to save the lives of their family and their folk.

It is courage; the willingness to suffer and even give the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of a noble cause; like dying so that your family and friends can live; that is the hallmark of a warrior.  In an age where so many people, so many men in particular, seem to think of nothing that is worth saving over their own skin, this sort of courage needs to be held to the highest esteem.  This is the sort of courage we as men of European descent, and really just men in general, need to strive for.  This is the model of manhood.

So how does one go about building this mindset of Courage and the Will to act upon it?  This is where the Warrior archetype of masculinity comes into play.

But first, we need to set our definitions.

In their book, “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine”, authors Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette define what exactly is meant by the word, “archetype”:

It is our experience that deep within every man are blueprints, what we can also call ‘hard wiring’, for the calm and positive mature masculine.  Jungians (that is to say, followers of renowned Swiss psychologist Carl Jung) refer to theses masculine potentials as archetypes, or ‘primordial images’.

Jung and his successors have found that on the level of the deep unconscious the psyche of every person is grounded in what Jung referred to as the ‘collective unconscious’, made up of instinctual patterns and energy configurations probably inherited genetically throughout the generations of our species.  The archetypes provide the very foundations of our behaviors- our thinking, our feeling, and our characteristic human reactions.  They are the image makers that artists and poets and religious prophets are so close to.

In the book, Moore and Gillette outline what Jungians have found to be the four primary archetypes of the masculine psyche as laid out in both the myths and legends of traditional societies, as well as the roles of men within the societies themselves.  These four archetypes are the King, the Warrior, the Magician, and the Lover.

In the following passage, Moore and Gillette describe the man who is accessing the Warrior archetype in its fullness:

A man accessing the Warrior archetype has a “positive mental attitude”, as they say in sales training.  This means that he has an unconquerable spirit, that he has great courage that he is fearless, that he takes responsibility for his actions, and that he has self-discipline.  Discipline means that he has the rigor to develop control and mastery over his mind and body, and that he has the capacity to withstand pain, both psychological and physical.  He is willing to suffer to achieve what he wants to achieve.  ‘No pain, no gain’, we say.

In day-to-day life, we are accessing our Warrior when we are focused and “getting shit done”.  We access the Warrior when we are holding ourselves and our brothers accountable.

My experiences with Martial Arts in particular, helped to facilitate a development and understanding of the Warrior archetype within myself.  I highly recommend anyone getting at least some experience practicing a form of Martial Arts, if for nothing more than the mental training that will inevitably happen when training in such a manner.

A wonderful example of how the Warrior archetype can apply to the spiritual quest is shown in Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan series.  The various exercises described in the book that are aimed at challenging the perception, firming the integrity, letting go of old beliefs and mastering the mind and emotions, are definitely worth looking into.

When we are truly in our Warrior, we are in control of our emotions- most importantly the emotions related to fear.  When we have this control, we are able to move beyond desperate attempts to “save our own ass”, and demonstrate acts of courage for the sake of a greater good.

In the Norse myth of Tyr and Fenris, Odin and the gods deceive the murderous wolf-monster, Fenris.  In order to neutralize the threat, he posed to the world, the gods agreed to bind Fenris with magic chains.  Odin baited the wolf with his pride, saying that he could not break the chains, while swearing they did not use any magic on them (which they did).  Fenris let the gods put the chains on him, under the condition that one of them had to put their hand in his mouth as “collateral” in case they were deceiving him (which they were).  Tyr, most courageous of the gods, volunteered to be the one who put their hand in the monster’s mouth.  And sure enough, once the wolf found he could not break the chains due to magic, Fenris bit the god’s hand off and swallowed it.

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In this story, we have a sacrifice not of life, but of limb.  Of course, Tyr would go on to die with most of the other gods at Ragnarok.  Tyr knew what was going to happen from the moment he made the decision to sacrifice himself for the greater good of his kin; his tribe of Aesir gods.  Tyr knew that the danger Fenris posed to the gods as well as pretty much everyone else, was a far higher price than his hand.  Tyr knew the sacrifice was worth it.

In the Norse-Germanic tradition, victory was not nearly as important as dying “a good death”- the most noble of which was to die in battle and be taken to Valhalla– Odin’s hall of elite warriors who fought, feasted and made merry until the time of Ragnarok.

We are in a pivotal moment right now.  It is a time when the Divine Masculine Principle of the Sun god is rising in the consciousness of our folk and all of humanity- and He came not to bring peace, but a sword.

True masculinity, especially aggressive and fearless Warrior Masculinity, has always been the greatest threat to any established order or any outside group seeking dominance over a tribe.  This is why such focus is placed on controlling men- making sure that men “behave” and “fall-in-line” in a subservient fashion.  This is why there is such a demonization of men like Trump and movements like the Alt-Right and other Nationalist/anti-Globalist movements for being “hyper-masculine”, “bullying”, “predators”.  This is why children in school are being taught about the evils of “White Patriarchy” and “White Masculinity” and an increasingly young age.

In “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover”, Moore and Gillette stated:

“We live in a time when people are generally uncomfortable with the Warrior form of masculine energy… This is the age in the West of the ‘soft masculine’ and it is a time in which radical feminists raise loud and hostile voices against the Warrior energy.  In liberal churches, committees are removing such ‘warlike” hymns as ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ and ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ from the hymnals.”

Moore and Gillette went on to state in criticism of feminism and modern liberalism’s attempt to re-design a less-aggressive, less-threatening man:

“We can’t just take a vote and vote the Warrior out.  Like all archetypes, it lives on despite of our conscious attitudes for it.  And like all repressed archetypes, it goes underground eventually to resurface in the form of emotional and physical violence.”

The “Old Order” appears to be in the process of decay.  They desperately struggle to keep their desperate to keep their dead dream alive by constantly attempting to “vote the Warrior out”- and when that works, marginalize, slander, demonize and attack him.  But this strategy will not work because it is attempting to suppress Nature.  Nature will not be denied.  The Warrior WILL NOT be denied.

The time for men of European descent to have courage and tap into their Warrior is seemingly now or never.  Europa is literally being raped while her children in the Occident slowly wither and decay into living ghosts of their ancestors.  But this does not mean directions can’t change.  We just need to have the courage to take right action, even if we are demonized, attacked and even killed for doing so.

To quote Teddy Roosevelt, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

In taking Courageous action, we win no matter what the outcome on paper reads.

In John chapter 15 verse 13, Krist Jesus said, “Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

There is honor in sacrifice of one’s self for those you love.  Now am I saying go martyr yourself for the world or develop a “Social Justice Warrior” sense of moral self-righteousness?  No.  What I am saying is that there are things more precious than our own asses.  Be it family, friends, tribe or nation; there should be something that we know in our hearts we would die for.  And when the time comes that those things need defending, we are right there willing to be a human shield if need be- figuratively and/or literally.

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We live in an Age where action is the order of the day.  And no meaningful action can happen until we get our Warrior on-line and grow ourselves a set.  Men of European descent as well as men from all races and ethnicities, need to rediscover what it means to have True courage and be a Warrior, if we are going to re-assume our roles as protectors of our family, tribe, and folk, as well as bring honor to our ancestors, and claim our spiritual destiny.

It is the time for Courage now.  It’s time for the Warrior to step into the arena.

Namaste and God Bless.

 

THE WHITE MAN’S RAPE CULTURE

“White masculinity is a part of the problem, not a solution to it. This masculinity is complicit in the disgusting violence women (and others, such as LGBTI individuals) are subjected to in this country. Systematic denial of sexism and misogyny in white communities is an insult to all women – especially the white women who are forced to love and live with it.”

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MARCH AGAINST MISOGYNY

Last weekend was the now-infamous “Women’s March“, which saw large protests across the country and across the world in protest to new President Donald Trump and accusations of past misogynist behavior and alleged rape allegations.  Other issues presented such as the ongoing battle between Republican legislators, and birth control and abortion advocates as well as organizations like Planned Parenthood,and the fear that access to birth control will be restricted (although this hasn’t actually happened).  But undoubtedly, the majority of the focus was on the personage of President Trump himself and his supposed normalizing of what has been referred to as “rape culture“.

Now, I could and have criticized how mainstream this supposedly anti-establishment protest was, with major funding from big corporate-linked NGOs, non-stop media coverage, seemingly half of Hollywood getting out and speaking at the various events and even a spot on Saturday Night Live.  Things like Madonna’s talking about wanting to “blow up the White House” and Ashley Judd delivering a hilariously ludicrous speech (supposedly written by a 19-year old) where she compared shock conversion therapy for gays (something no one is actually calling for in any legislative or executive action) to “gas chambers“, as well as making the tired comparison of Trump and his cabinet to Hitler and the Nazis (even though Trump is surrounded by Jews in both his family and his cabinet and is staunchly pro-Israel).

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While the actual purpose of the Women’s March was somewhat nebulous, one of the biggest “triggers” for women has been this whole scandal around Trump and his infamous “pussy grabbing” remarks that got taped and released by a member of the Bush family.  While the idea of personal space and physical sovereignty is a reasonable and just one, the hysteria generated around the tapes reached absurd levels, with women genuinely fearing their safety was at risk now that a “rapist” was in the White House.  Of course, folks who write for and give credence to Cosmopolitan (who makes money off cosmetics that have been shown to give women cancer) either conveniently forgot, are in denial of, or are simply ignorant of the numerous rape allegations and charges brought against former President Bill Clinton throughout his political career.

But despite blatant inconsistencies in personal ideology often to the point of hypocrisy, and despite being a women’s rights movement that by-and-large only wants rights for those who think and believe as they do, the women (and men) in this movement are making themselves heard- with the help of Hollywood of course.  However, although this particular belief system is common among celebrities and liberal urbanites, many people do not share their view.  One such individual was a female combat veteran who recently posted on a social media forum in regards to the protest:

I’m a woman, a lover, a mother, a combat veteran who still wears a military uniform. I’ve been a mechanic since 2001. I’ve worked on farms, in construction and maintenance. I’ve never really had a girly job. I’ve thrived in males dominated occupations. I make just as much, if not more money than my male counterparts, in both the military (I am no longer active duty, I’m now national guard) and the civilian workforce. I think the women at this march are deluded and have lost their minds. I’ve worked with men my whole life. I’ve never been assaulted or accosted….  . I’ve been around the world several times. Believe me, we as women have it damn good here in the states. Ask a Muslim woman if she gives a damn about a tampon tax or what her stance on abortion is. She will laugh at you. Mad bc a man said ” grab her by the pussy?” You should hear the pure shit I say to my guys at work. “Don’t step on my dick, I won’t step on yours” I drop the f bomb like it’s a comma. I tell dick jokes, i fucked your mom jokes, I’ll fuck your wife better than you jokes, and yes, I’ve made “grab her by the pussy” jokes. News flash ladies, words are NOT assault. You want to be treated equal like a man but you want men to be more like women! …  We have equal rights, the pay gap is a joke. Stop wearing fucking vagina hats and screaming like a lunatic. Find your inner woman and soothe her deluded rage. We are in no danger here. You want to protest women’s rights- go to the Middle East. Where female genitalia is mutilated, women are stoned for being raped, sold as sex slaves, brutalized, burned with acid and are forced to live with other real atrocities. We have become a sexual species of entitlement. I am ashamed of the way women act today.

As someone who is from the northeast United States and has spent time in locker rooms and worked in butcher shops, warehouses, landscaping, and the restaurant industry, I can attest to the vulgarity that is inherent in male-dominant atmospheres.  I can also attest to the often crude and abrasive way of speaking to one another that guys from the southern New England and New York/Philadelphia area in particular have when around other men.  I can also attest to the fact that the vast majority of them are NOT rapists, just like the vast majority of men in general are NOT rapists.  They may objectify and even womanize, but ACTUAL rape is another thing in and of itself.  Rape is an action, not a set of personality traits, character flaws, or a tall-tale of sexual conquest made up or embellished just to impress your friends.

Now, what is “actual rape”?  Webster’s defines rape as “unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will usually of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent because of mental illness, mental deficiency, intoxication, unconciousness, or deception

But in the minds of many rape-culture awareness activists as well as in post-modernism and Neo-Marxism in general, definitions are flexible.  Quite often, men who disagree with these 2nd and 3rd Wave Feminist views (especially White men) are guilty of a sort of “rape-by-proxy”.  It is similar to the modern conversation around racism but instead of the offense being supporting institutionalized racism, the crime is supporting rape culture.  And, similar to the conversation around racism, which has seen the definition of the word “racism” expand as a sort of umbrella term encompass any action that can potentially cause offence to a “person of color” as being “racist”; here, the word “racist” transforms into “sexist”, “misogynist”, or even “rapist”.

And besides being statistically questionable, when it does come down to actual rape in Western society,  “rape culture” presents a politicized and often obfuscated and misdirected view of a problem, focusing on select cases  while brushing over or ignoring others.

THE DREADED “ALPHA MALE”

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A few months back I found myself in a bit of controversy when an article out of Cracked.com entitled “7 Reasons So Many Guys Don’t Understand Sexual Consent” came across my social media feed and I felt compelled (perhaps unwisely) to comment.  Now it should first be noted that the website itself states that it is “America’s Only Humor Site“.  Cracked initially began as a cartoon satire magazine much in the same style as “MAD Magazine” back in 1958 and ran until 2007.  The article itself focused on aggressive/dominant male courting behavior being portrayed in movies (i.e. when Han Solo first kisses Leia in “Empire Strikes Back”), and how this was turning young men into rapists.

I proceeded to mock the article, referring to it as “recycled rape culture propaganda” and pointed out how “Cracked” was a satire publication and was not something that should be taken as serious journalism.  In response I was called a “rapist” by the fellow who posted the article for challenging the point of view of himself and his cheering majority-female followers.

Despite scientific studies showing that a majority of women are in fact attracted to aggressive, dominant, and even narcissistic ego-driven men, the rape culture “awareness” movement unrelentingly demonizes men who possess even a moderate amount of these attributes.  However, archaeological research and historical anthropology suggests that like other pack animals, it would have been the human “alpha males” that would have been tasked with procreation among the females as they had the strongest, most desirable traits, while the other men would have been left out of the genetic loop, so to speak.  However, at some point, the beta males were able to win what was perhaps the first “men’s rights movement”.

Another study suggests that women are attracted to certain types of men at different times of her fertility cycle.  The study found when ovulating, the women wanted more masculine-looking, assertive, “manly men”.  However, when not ovulating, women were more attracted to “beta-type” men and “nice guys”, who were generally softer-spoken, softer-bodied, and “non-threatening”.

Evolutionary psychology shows why women would potentially be drawn to this ideal of the non-threatening domesticated man who helps around the house, raises the kids, and does exactly what she needs/wants him to do to further her own interests. However, this is contrasts to the man who is building, hunting, and fighting with and among other men to ensure the success and survival of his tribe.

What this all simply comes down to is how women’s interests and men’s interests can differ at times, which has been discussed, debated, fought over and dumbfounded millions of men and women for millennia, and probably isn’t going anywhere until men and women have had all behavioral and perhaps even biological differences between them erased. Differing interests are not a “bad” thing, they’re just a thing.

But natural drives and impulses are always targets for manipulation, and differing interests of different groups of people are traditionally exploited by dominators in divide-and-rule strategy. The natural differences of self-interest that cyclically arise between men and women are manipulated by pro-globalist institutions through ideologies like New Wave Feminism and its rape culture, and largely becomes about the “need” to train men to behave as women would have them behave, because men behaving as men is dangerous.

But women like men who take risks and “live dangerously”.  Recent studies confirm what Hollywood picked up a long time ago- which is that women have this innate attraction to “the bad boy” character.  Unfortunately, more often than not, the Hollywood version becomes a caricature of itself as it becomes, well, “Hollywoodized”.  The perfect example of this persona is the modern day black hip-hop artist, with the cash, bling, cars and hos persona, rapping about the aforementioned things as well as dealing drugs, getting arrested or shot, etc., while a crowd of scantily-clad women twirk and fawn all over him.

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Of course, this particular type of “alpha-male” persona is typically pardoned because it is being demonstrated by a “POC” (“person of color”).  Among the Neo-Marxist/Second/Third Wave Feminist crowd, it is WHITE men who are believed to be rednecks, Christians, “Alt-Right”, or otherwise evil racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, homophobic, transphobic, KKK, Nazi-Fascists that are the source of all “evil” in the world.  This is ironic as the increasingly popular image of the “average white guy” in film, television and commercials is that of a bumbling, inept, spineless buffoon who couldn’t fight his way out of a wet paper bag, and even the most fringe Left tends to resonate with pop-culture as it is overwhelmingly “liberal” by its nature.

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SEX ADDICTION CULTURE

All that being said, there is a kernel of truth surrounding the cries of “rape culture”, but it isn’t so much an issue with “aggressive masculinity” or even rape, per se, but rather the unquestionably real problem of the perversion and degeneration of the nature of sexuality in general in modern culture (much of which is lauded as “good”).

We have elite groups of rich and powerful globalist Jews, Arabs, Africans, Asians, Latinos, and yes, Whites, taking part in human trafficking and ritual sex abuse, with little or no recourse until they upset the wrong person and everything “just happens” to come out in the news.  There is a real problem worldwide with sex trafficking and the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, women, as well as men. A lot of the people that take part in this are very high profile (and many are “progressives).

Simultaneously, these elitists and moguls push various forms of sexuality onto the immature psyches of children and adults through the various media outlets they own and control. These “children” then act in a sort of mirror of the sexually degenerate ways as their “adult” rulers. The result of all this is a sex-addiction culture where people prey objectify one another and prey upon another mentally, emotionally and sometimes physically, while simultaneously playing the victim in all of it.

In America, we have boys being sexually mutilated at birth (and for decades this was done without anesthetic) by an institutionalized Abrahamic ritual, while hyper-sexualized and even pornographic themes bleed into all aspects of pop culture. Boys are taught to be dense, vapid womanizing douchebags, or castrated and cucked manginas, who are completely apologetic for what little masculinity they have left.

Men are also the primary targets of pornography producers.  The combination of the 24/7 access through the internet and the increasing phenomenon of men who find a sort of safety and security in porn and a resentment towards women and feminism.  The result is an addiction phenomenon that is destroying lives in droves and is being called “the new crack“.  The result is men who are “checking out” on women and on life.  This dilemma will only get worse as technology advances unless something is done to shift the culture and western society in a different direction.

Meanwhile, girls are taught how it’s “liberating” to be promiscuous and act like a stripper or prostitute- twerking at the school dance to their favorite mainstream hip-hop stripper song- and then posting videos of it online.

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A favorite of the rape culture argument is the prominence of the aggressive alpha, (aka “rapist”) male in film and TV, and blames this on the “white” male Hollywood establishment. I’m sure many of my readers are aware of the error in labeling the Hollywood establishment (that also own the news corporations) as “white“. The Hollywood establishment consists largely of members of the same tribe that birthed and promoted Neo-Marxist Critical Theory as well as 2nd/3rd Wave Feminism in academia, control much of Hollywood as well as the porn industry, and have since its inception.

Now I have written at length on the role of the media in shaping the behaviors and beliefs of a population, however, the spin the rape culture crowd gives it is that its all “white men” running the media and putting these messages out there to other young (white) men, creating a sort of “White He-man Woman Hater’s Club“.  In truth, the world presented by Hollywood cannot be truly referred to as the creation of White European culture. Hollywood created a different version of “America”, authored by a people who saw themselves as perpetual outsiders in the “White” Western world who admittedly wanted to craft their own version of America. This was by its very nature going to be a different vision as that of traditional European Christian/Light Masonic culture, as they were a culturally and ethnically (some more than others) different people. Prize-winning Jewish-American writer, Joel Stein stated himself:

As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood. Without us, you’d be flipping between ‘The 700 Club’ and ‘Davey and Goliath’ on TV all day.

In any case, there is no denying the post-World War II generations became ever-more influenced by the media with the advent of TV in people’s homes, this in turn, shaped the behaviors of the people who idolized the larger-than-life personalities they saw on TV and associated “good feelings” with. This in turn, helped to shape and steer the culture in thinking and acting a certain way. Even Vice President Joe Biden stated how Hollywood was more important than anything else in shaping public attitudes on things like gay marriage, etc. And needless to say, the messages portrayed by this media are ALWAYS favorable to the interests of their corporate sponsors and their dogma of globalism.

As the years went on, and one generation passed to another, more and more topics and situations and manners of dress that had been “taboo” in previous generations of were put on TV. Traditional “European-American” culture was slowly replaced on TV with Cultural Marxism and general amorality. At 36, I can certainly remember a time when it would be unthinkable to have the sort of overt sexuality on TV that is now found on network TV.  We are even beginning to see the normalization of child sexualization and pedophile culture on network television.

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Meanwhile, anything that is the least bit of a remnant of more traditional European-American Christian/Light Masonic ideals is now seen as “uncool”, “racist” and “intolerant” and portrayed in a host of unfavorable ways, including domestic terrorists.  This separation of ideals will inevitably only continue to grow as Chinese investors buy controlling shares in Hollywood studios and produce films antagonistic to the current administration as well as traditional American culture and values.  It is perhaps worth noting that Chinese culture has not historically been a “friend to women”.

It is probably not really necessary to point out the numerous sex scandals that have come out over the years about various Hollywood stars and execs. From drugs and wild parties, to prostitutes, to the sexual abuse and pedophilia that is rife throughout the entertainment industry.  But perhaps ironically, the modern sexually liberated feminist ideology sold to women through such media productions as “Sex in the City” and “Orange is the New Black“, is as degrading towards men and masculinity as the hyper-sexualized propaganda aimed at males could be said to degrading towards women.

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America’s real problem is not this “white male rape culture” that is spoon-fed to us; America’s problem is an across-the-board deviant, hedonistic sex culture coupled with a population who are encouraged to remain as children, being coddled and cared for, and by and large unaccountable for their emotions and actions. This effects everyone regardless of gender or race. What is known as “rape culture” is an obfuscated version of a component of this larger sex-addiction culture.

In the forward to his 1932 dystopian novel, “Brave New World”, author Aldous Huxley- brother of UNESCO founder Julian Huxley and contemporary of Anglo-American establishment elites, pointed as to why such a culture would be desirable in an age of greater centralized corporate and government control:

“As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase. And the dictator… will do well to encourage that freedom. In conjunction with the freedom to daydream under the influence of dope and movies and the radio, it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude which is their fate.”

In the west, sex and sexuality are being pushed at earlier and earlier ages in both schools as well as the mental health system.  With a whole host of new gender pronouns being created seemingly every week, children are being taught that as the way to create and define your identity– that thing that establishes who you are as an individual. When this happens, one’s sexual orientation, preferences, and fetishes become the primary definers of who that person is and what they represent.

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However, there are consequences to using one’s sexuality as the foundation of their identity (even if for some it is a secret), and it starts on the individual level which in turn effects society and culture. If you want to see the results of using sexuality your identity, go to a twelve step meeting with a group of sex addicts (a great many of which identify as gay or bi), and listen to them talk about how this very perspective and belief system absolutely wreaked havoc on their lives. The suffocating desperation of the sex addict is one that mirrors the muffled screams of a populace that has been by-and-large sexually poisoned.

The “Sexual Revolution” pushed into the mainstream by Jewish-American sexologist Alfred Kinsey and others, has turned out to be a form of slow acting poison.  One only needs to examine Kinsey and the “fruits of his labors” to see this.  While repressive attitudes are harmful to healthy sexuality, so is unrestrained hedonism and an obsession on all things sexual.  A healthy balance must be found, and unfortunately we are far, far from it- and the further we move away from living in harmony with the Laws of Nature and Creation as well as our own evolutionary makeup, the more difficult it will be to find it

The world of the sex addict is very much a microcosm of what is happening on a larger scale across western society. It was seen in Weimar Germany. It spawned the Sexual Revolution. It is the Carnival of Ishtar; the festival of the Whore of Babylon– brought in by those that seek to use her destructive power to tear down what’s left of western society until nothing is sacred and nothing is left. Where a range of sexual “freedoms” are used as candy to entice the population into seeking a life of never-ending self-gratification. Meanwhile, institutions that held Western society together, like the nuclear family, are demonized and torn down. The sex addict goes in search of selfish pleasure to numb the paint of his life- and so has the Western world.

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BLAME THE WHITE GUYS

Western “Neo-Feminism” and its rape culture narrative is viewed by many as hen-peckish and hysterical, and turns off many who would be allies (such as myself) in larger-scale issues such as sex-trafficking or the pushing of porn culture on the youth via the media. Unfortunately, this paranoid “rapists under the bed” mentality does little to legitimize the cause of New Wave Feminism in the eyes of “cis-hetero-normal” white men with any sort of dignity, and instead causes many to feel turned-off to the cause of women in general, and have in turn developed their own sense of victimhood.

The rape culture narrative presents the lie that western culture, which was to a large extent designed, built and DEFENDED by white males- the culture that provided the safety and security feminism could not exist without- is inherently evil and oppressive, and needs to be dismantled.  Meanwhile, Neo-Feminism curiously aligns itself with a belief system that is its anti-thesis, with the height of irony perhaps being one of the lead organizers of the recent Women’s March being a pro-Sharia law advocate.

Of course, the argument in favor of this alliance is often about how Sharia law and Islam can be interpreted and practiced peacefully and with respect for “women’s rights”.  However, when looking at how Sharia is actually implemented in every country that adheres to it, high-minded idealism gives way to the hard fact that when implemented, it becomes a truly oppressive system with a REAL rape culture.  The fact that Neo-Feminists have aligned with this ideology is nothing short of mind-boggling and reveals just how deep-seated their hatred and resentment of western culture and “white men” (daddy issues much?) goes.

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Meanwhile, the majority of the Feminist community in Europe remains silent and in denial about the real issue of skyrocketing sexual assaults by Muslim migrants, who are taught culturally to objectify women in a very open and real way.  There is a real problem with migrants raping women in the streets of Europe, which arises from the general problem of incompatible identity groups and cultures co-habiting the same space.

To flat out blame western masculinity and white men as the oppressors of women is to ignore history. Egalitarian relations between sexes date back to pre-Christian Europe, institutions like Chivalry, and the scientific and social progress of the Enlightenment– all of these things are a unique product of White Europeans and were institutions built and protected by White European men and were the things that made the early positive advancements feminism possible.  In places and times where this sort of social stability, order, and prosperity does not exist, you revert to a system where men and women serve more traditional roles (men hunt/defend; women gather/nurture) out of necessity rather than preference.  When the tribe across the river has come to kill you and steal your resources, you aren’t worried about being “equal”, you’re worried about surviving.

Now it is certainly true that the practice of taking/raping the women of a rival tribe has been universal across races, ethnicities and cultures for millennia, the act of raping women within one’s OWN tribe or culture is not.  In the West in particular, rape IS NOT culturally or legally acceptable among the general population and it has been this way for a long, long time. Much of what is referred to as the “misogynist” culture of the west is actually the product of the Mediterranean/Semitic world and was gradually imposed upon Europeans through the influence of Abrahamism, however it was never an organic part of White European culture.

Now just because I am taking a stance opposed to this rape culture narrative, my intent is not to deny any fault on the part of White men or men in general over the millennia for any sort of abusive or exploitative behavior toward women, or the suffering women have endured as a result.  What I am saying is that the conversation around the new “masculine feminist” ideal is less about “equality” between the sexes, and more about men becoming effeminate and blubbering over vapid pop culture, while women “run things”.  What I am saying is that the nature and focus of this “rape culture” argument is inherently divisive and socially destructive.

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And most of all, I object to this behavior training being pushed in school curriculum K-12 and then thoroughly in college.  This is not about creating “sensitive men”; it is about creating men who are neurotically henpecked into being weak, subservient and obedient to anyone who tells him what to do.  It is about creating men who are not a threat to the State and using women to “keep these men in line”.

This is about making normal men non-threatening to the established order (i.e. “The Patriarchy”). This is especially true of white men, who have been particularly troublesome servants with their high-minded ideals and extreme knack for invention and creative problem-solving. These men need to be rendered obsolete- and what better way to do so than to get them to believe it themselves.

The dialogue around rape culture becomes about blaming and demonizing men who possess any sort of remotely “aggressive” or “alpha” male characteristics. The result of this are boys who learn to be weak mentally and emotionally to the point of basically being emasculated. This is done in the same spirit as young boys essentially being force-medicated for not sitting still.

“THERE ARE NO VICTIMS, ONLY VOLUNTEERS”

The above phrase is from Sayoc Kali blade master, “Tuhon” Tom Kier, (although it was originally stated by Harvard professor Robert Anthony).  Basically what it means is that if you are a fully-functioning adult, then it is your responsibility to be alert and prepared for any situation you find yourself in- nobody else’s.  So, while there is certainly victimization of women (and men) going on, to treat the world as one where women are completely blameless for the negative circumstances that occur in their lives is folly.  While one of the major tenets of 2nd/3rd Wave Feminism and its rape culture creation is that you are to never question or “blame” the “victim” of an alleged sexual assault regardless of evidence or circumstances, this has also come to mean that there is zero accountability on the part of the “victimized” adult for the situations they chose to put themselves in, the substances they chose to take, or the company they chose to keep.

I also know this may also seem counter-intuitive for the men out there that still have that drive to protect women that nature instilled, but the hard truth of nature is that ALL physically and mentally able ADULTS are ultimately responsible for the conditions of their lives, how they react to them and their PREPAREDNESS for them-regardless of how unlikely they may believe or want to believe they are. The gazelle does not argue with the lion or some council of animals about the ethics of the lion’s actions; she either gets away or she is dinner.

Now does this mean that as a man it isn’t your duty to interject when you see a woman being assaulted?  Absolutely not.  Rape is NEVER acceptable, and maintaining boundaries is always important- for both women AND men. Nor is it tasteful or productive in any sense to trivialize the actual suffering that anyone experienced during such and as a result of such a trauma. But disagreeing with and pointing out fallacies and inconsistencies in the belief system one develops as a result of said trauma is not the same as mocking the actual trauma. This association is the creation of the mind consumed with resentment, fear and self-pity.

And while to say it is “someone’s fault” they got raped is to imply one side was at fault and one wasn’t is wrong pretty much all the time- to deny one’s own responsibility as an adult for being able to defend themselves and keep themselves situationally safe and aware is to deny being an adult. You cannot be a strong, independent victim of oppression. So rather than lament about a “White Male Patriarchy” and its “rape culture” that’s “out to get me”, learn how to take control of the situations you put yourself in and learn how to adequately defend yourself, because there’s a good chance that you might be the only person you can count on to be there regardless.

Namaste and God Bless.

I AM NOT YOUR OPPRESSOR

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I am not your oppressor

I am not what you fear

I don’t care if you’re male or female;

I don’t care if you’re gay, bi, or trans;

I don’t care if you’re Muslim, Jew, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist, or Agnostic;

I don’t care if you’re black, white, yellow, red, or brown;

I don’t care if you’re disabled or damn-near superhuman

If you believe in freedom and sovereignty, you can be my ally

If you show me kindness and respect, you can be my friend

If you act with loyalty and honor, you can be my brother (or sister)

If you need my help, I will lift you up

If you want a crutch, I will let you fall

If you choose to come into your power, I will cheer your strength

If you choose to play the victim, I will mock your weakness

If you need to be defended, I will fight for you

If you choose to be afraid, I will let you tremble until you see the Light

 

I am not your oppressor

I don’t need to fear what you fear

You fear what others have told you to

Teachers and Marxist professors

Politicians and news pundits

Your favorite movie stars and “TV friends”

You fear a grim Neo-Marxist fairy tale;

You fear the nightmare Hollywood has sold to you

A nightmare where white men eternally oppress and rape women

A nightmare where “white devils” genocide and enslave the world

You buy the fad of “revolution” like Air Jordan’s or Pokemon

You get a “Black Lives Matter” sign and bump “F*** Donald Trump”!

You buy a pink “pussy hat” and “stand up for women”- just like Amy Schumer!

You do what all the cool kids are doing!

 

I am not your oppressor

But I am not your ally either

I don’t want to fight what you fight

You fight Mother Nature and Her Laws

The natural order that sustains all things in harmony

You fight evolution and psychology

“Progressing” ever further away from wellness and peace

You passionately fight for a utopia that has never existed

While blindly pushing towards a dystopia that never should

 

I am not your oppressor

I don’t need to be angry because you are angry

I don’t need to hate what you hate

You are angry that some are stronger than others

You hate that some are stronger than you

You are angry that some are smarter than others

You hate that some are smarter than you

You are angry that some seem to have it better than others

You hate that some seem to have it better than you

You fear their strength because you feel powerless

You envy their “privilege” because you feel worthless

You resent their success because you believe you’re a failure

 

I am not your oppressor

I am not who you fear

Neither are those “like me”

You call me “uneducated white man”

This means I’m beneath you

So how can I be the one that holds you back?

How can I be the reason you fail?

Your oppressor is in the mirror

It lives in your mind

Your fear is there too,

It lives in your heart

The one that is poisoned with envy and bitterness

 

I am not your oppressor

But you need me to be that for you

The object of your resentment, the symbol of your fear

You need me to be your misery and your anguish,

You need me to be your frustration and your pain

This is how it always has been

This is how it always will be

Until we believe otherwise

Until we become what we can become

CHRISTMAS AND THE CULTURE OF “WHITENESS” (Part 2)

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

  • Gospel of Luke Chapter 2 verses 10-14

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PUTTING THE “CHRIST” IN CHRISTMAS

In his prose, “The Jewish Question in the Spiritual World”, 20th century Italian mystic and philosopher Julius Evola wrote:

The term ‘Semitic,’ as everyone knows, has a broader connotation than the word ‘Jewish’… the Jewish element cannot be clearly separated from the general type of civilization that in ancient times spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean, from Asia Minor to the edges of Arabia.”

The ideals of the Northern European peoples, especially in their relationships with the land and nature and their egalitarian relationships between men and women were very different from the Roman/Semitic cultures who formed the foundation of the Christian religion as we know it.  These cultures were largely based in brutal patriarchal dominance and the idea that nature was something to be subdued and utilized.  Ironically, it is the latter culture that has become synonymous with “Whiteness” and the cultural institutions of White Europeans.  Indeed, what we will see is that this cultural label is something that was imposed upon Northern/Western Europeans by a hostile Roman/Semitic cultural empire, as Evola expressed:

What characterizes the spirituality of Semitic civilizations in general? The destruction of the Aryan synthesis of virility and spirituality. Among the Semites we have on one hand, a crudely material and sensualistic, or coarsely and ferociously warlike (Assyria) expression of the virile principle; on the other, a de-virilised spirituality, a “lunar” and predominantly priestly relationship to the divine, the pathos of guilt and atonement, an impure and disordered romanticism, and, beside it, almost as an escape, a naturalistic and mathematically based contemplativism.”

While there are many aspects that make up a culture, and many of them are arguably superficial, it is the archetypal myths and spirituality that truly define them.  The spirituality that came out of the Semitic world is primarily understood by those versed in deep astrology and esoteric studies to be a collection Saturnian/Jovian and Lunar cults- something I addressed in my article, “The Abrahamic Question”.  The people of the arid deserts of the Middle East had a particular veneration for the “gods” of the night sky, and would have undoubtedly had a different perception and relationship with the Sun than did the people of the cold northern climates.

Among the gods of the night sky, Saturn had a special place in the Semitic mysteries.  The Roman senator and historian, Tacitus declared that the Jews considered this planet to have the most powerful influence on human life.  In Hebrew, Saturn is named “Shabtai”, and the Jewish Shabbat is on Saturday, or “Saturn’s Day”.  Saturn is understood as the god of linear time and matter.  Saturn or Cronus in Greek myth, is also known for being jealous and violent (a trait ascribed to the God of the Old Testament), Saturn was the god that ate his own children for fear they would usurp him.  Saturn is the god who accepts the sacrifice of children be it their whole bodies or just a piece of their genitals (i.e. infant circumcision).  He is El, which some may recognize as from the Biblical “Elohim” in the Old Testament.

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The Romans also shared this veneration for Saturn, and even had an ancient festival called “Saturnalia” on what would have equated to the 23rd of December on the modern Gregorian calendar.  This festival was remarkably similar in nature to the ancient Semitic festivals of the goddess Inanna-Ishtar, marked by continual partying, a carnival-like atmosphere that overturned the social norms.

It is understood in many esoteric and occult circles, that the sphere Saturn stands in opposition to the Sun disc.  Saturn is understood to represent linear time, law and restrictions, matter and death; while the Sun is understood to represent the life, growth and the eternal and boundless spirit that never dies.  Saturn has also always represented the Age that has passed, while the Sun rises to new life eternal.  This opposition is mirrored in the figures of Christ and Satan, who are in turn reflections of the Zoroastrian (Indo-Iranian/Aryan religion) Ahura Mazda and Ahriman.  Looking at things this way, we can perhaps appreciate a deeper significance in what became the Bible.

During the time of the Roman Empire it is no secret that there were sects of Jews that were essentially bought off by the Roman Empire.  There were of course the Pharisees and Sadducees, as well as the various houses of nobility and wealthy Jewish merchant and banking elites.  Later on there was even intermarriage between some aristocratic Roman and Jewish/Semitic families (something that is not uncommon among elite families of different kingdoms for political purposes among others).  However, many Jews at that time were becoming increasingly upset with not only the foreign occupancy, but the corruption of their own civic as well as religious leaders.  This led to a serious of revolts and rebellions in Roman-occupied Judea, all of which were crushed by the Roman Empire.

However, by the reign of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great in the 4th century AD, the Roman Empire- the largest empire the world had ever seen, had fallen into a cycle of decadence and decay.  Rome was splintering and having the issues that large empires attempting to hold onto vast areas of land while incorporating large diverse populations do.

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Constantine allowed Christianity, which at that time was an outlawed collective of diverse underground mystery cults and Judaic reform/zealot movements scattered throughout the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern world.  Constantine called the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, which made “official” which of the beliefs of the various Christian sects would be incorporated and which would be deemed heretical, and established the Roman Catholic (Universal) Church.  This formed the basis of what would become the “state religion” of the new Roman Empire.

What became Roman Christianity was then fashioned into a political and ideological weapon.   While some say that Rome “fell” in 455 AD after the sack of Rome, the truth is Rome didn’t fall, it simply changed its face.  It would be through the Vatican and the enormous wealth and political power that it wielded, that the empire known as “Rome” would live on, and continue to impose its will upon the rest of Europe.

But fortunately, even this officially sanctioned state religion of a Saturnian Empire struggling to maintain power could not ignore the undeniable Solar mythos that thrived not only in Northern Europe, but in the Mediterranean European world as well.  From an esoteric perspective, it could be said that much of human history as we know it has been a back and forth “struggle” between the Solar impulse and the Saturnian- and the peoples that personified and embodied them in mind, heart and deed.

In addition to the cult of Saturn, there was another cult that operated in Rome right up until the time of the establishment of the Church, and that was the cult of Sol Invictus (“Unconquered Sun”).  This cult was particularly popular among the reputably brave and disciplined Roman soldiers, to whom Sol Invictus was their patron deity.  There are some scholars who also will argue that the date of December 25th chosen officially for Christmas, also coincides with and its holy day of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (Birthday of the Unconquered Sun). It is worth noting that references to this cult seemed to “disappear” right around the same time Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.  Of course, any casual study of Roman Christian symbolism will see that it is absolutely saturated with Solar references.

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In the ancient Greco-Roman world, Jewish travelers and merchants who lived in the cosmopolitan cities like Athens and the Greco-Egyptian metropolis of Alexandria came in contact with Neoplatonic philosophy and its concept of “The Logos” or “Word”- the primal force of creation.  Many “Hellenized” Jews adopted these new ideas and infused them with their own beliefs- something that the nomadic Jews commonly did throughout their history.  One of the most famous of these Hellenized Jewish philosophers was Philo of Alexandria.

These “Gnostics” took a majority of their ideas from the Classical world, which in many respects, had been largely influenced by the Persian Aryan (that is what forms the root of “Iranian”) Empire, and its Zoroastrian religion.  The Persians were of course, Indo-Iranians are understood to be ethnic/racial cousins of the Indo-Europeans who included the Celtic and Norse-Germanic tribes.  The old Proto-Indo-Iranian religions have been shown by some scholars to have common themes that recur in the old Proto-Indo-European religions, particularly when it comes to solar symbolism and worship.  This again suggests a common cultural consciousness.

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The Gnostic sects were known for a rejection of the Old Testament god as being an “imposter”- a blind arrogant “demiurge” who only created matter, but not the totality of the spiritual universe.  They were also known for the worship of the mother goddess Sophia, and her consort, the Christ.  Historically, Gnosticism could be understood as a reaction to the artifice and disconnection from that cosmopolitan life in ancient cities like Alexandria created.  These Gnostics were later deemed “heretics” and hunted down and persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church.

The Roman Church could not ignore the Solar mythos that saturated Europe and was part of its Indo-Aryan folk heritage, so it did the next best thing- it co-opted it.  It is perhaps that the forces behind the Empire sought not only to use this new “religion” to re-establish its political control on the people of Europe and the Middle East, but also attempt to subvert and stamp out the true Light that was coming through the various philosophies that became known as Gnosticism.

At their heart, these Gnostic practices were aimed at empowering the individual to tap into the force of “Sol Invictus” within themselves, and discover that, as Jesus said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is within”.  If we look at the deep esoteric interpretation of the Nativity Story on a “macro” level is a story describing how the Christ Light- the Light of the Eternal Sun- miraculously emerges out of the Womb of the Great Mother, which is the Void of Darkness from which the Light of Creation emerges. The Sun in the sky is the supreme physical manifestation of that Light.

However, this story is just as potent as it relates allegorically to the individual.  We see that “cave” where the savior is born has been known by many adepts to be the human skull.  Mary and Joseph within us are known to represent the pituitary and pineal glands within the brain, as well as the feminine “receptive” and masculine “active” portions of consciousness.  When these are brought into harmony through deep meditation, the two appear to create an area of reflective light, which can almost seem to be akin to light bouncing off two mirrors.  This creates the “manger” within where the child of Light is born in the solar plexus.  When the child is born, the animals in the manger; our animal natures; are tame and brought to peace.  Both the humble shepherds and the wise Magi bow down before the Light of the internal Sun.

Looking at this narrative, we might perhaps see a degenerated elite class that pays lip service to the spirit of the Sun, but seeking to hold onto their finite power they keep the religion of Saturn in their fearful hearts.  Like King Herod in the Nativity story, they are perhaps in terror of their own inevitable obsoletion, they have turned to a religion of the old decaying father that tries to devour the new rising Sun/Son.  In contrast we see the spirituality of the virile Sun that is unconquerable and rises through the strong and honorable who have the within them the infinite Life and Love of the Eternal Light of Creation.  This is a spirituality that has undeniably been best embodied in the cultures and consciousness of the Indo-Iranian/Aryan-European peoples, which have been a much-maligned gift to the world.

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CHRISTMAS AND THE CULTURE OF “WHITENESS” (Part 1)

“The dark shall soon flee from the dells of the earth

So she a wonderful word to us speaks

The day shall again, new made rise from a rosy sky

Saint Lucy, Saint Lucy”

  • The Lucia Song: verse 3 (English Translation)

 

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DREAMING OF A WHITENESS CHRISTMAS

Something that has gained increasing traction in not only academia, but also in popular culture, is the idea that people of European descent, i.e. “White people”, have no “real” culture of their own.  This idea has largely come out of “Whiteness Studies”, which is an offshoot of Neo-Marxist Critical Theory and has entrenched itself into the worldview of an increasing number of people across the Western world.  If you ask any adherent to this philosophy what “White culture” is, they might respond with words like “patriarchy”, “capitalism”, “oppression”, “privilege”, “cultural appropriation”, “racism”, “exploitation”, etc.  They might even say that White people don’t really have a culture of their own outside of Big Macs and Hollywood movies.

There is perhaps no better, more consolidated example to support this view than the modern Christmas or “Holiday” Season.  Christmas and the Holiday Season, have become synonymous with capitalism, commercialism, consumerism, materialism, and of course, racism.  The myth of the fat old white man going around the world spreading “cheer” by distributing all the latest consumer products the “white” global consumerist market has to offer- this is what Christmas or “The Holidays” are all about in modern consumer society.

Plus, add to that the annual resurgence of all the various debates around whether we say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” or what skin color Santa and Jesus should have.  One could even argue that the “origins” of Christmas, i.e. the Jesus Nativity story, is a sort of white cultural appropriation as it is a story involving Middle Eastern people in Middle Eastern lands, that is claimed by many white folk as their own.

In the following series, what I am going to lay out here is the case that what has become known as the oppressive “non-culture” of Whiteness, particularly as exemplified by the modern Holiday mythos, is in fact, something that was slowly imposed on “White people”, who in fact DO have a rich cultural tradition that still lives on DESPITE multiple attempts to twist, subvert and eradicate it over the centuries.  I also plan to show how this rich culture, which has been shared with the world in a variety of forms, is also personified by the stories and traditions surrounding what has become known as “Christmas”, and this culture lives on in us in a deep archetypal and spiritual way, and is available to us here and now.

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I have written in the past about the Solar myth that forms the spiritual significance of this time of year and the deeper mysteries and parallels of Christianity and the earlier Proto-Indo-European religions.  However, what of the Santa myth that rivals Jesus in cultural significance during this time of year?  What of this seeming archetype of modern “White” patriarchal consumerist globalization?

When it comes to the origins of the figure known as “Santa Claus”, a lot of people immediately gravitate toward the story of St. Nicholas of Myra.  A somewhat legendary figure, St. Nicholas was reputed to have a “legendary habit” of secret gift-giving.  Nicholas was a said to be a Greek Christian in the Byzantine Empire and during lived in the 4th Century A.D.- three to four centuries before the Muslim conquest of the region.  However, some have argued that St. Nicholas was in fact born of wealthy ethnic Black Anatolian “Muurs.

But the origins of what became Santa Claus are in truth much older than that, and originated in a much colder place.  In many parts of pre-Christian Northern and Central Europe, the Winter Solstice was known as the time when Odin or Wotan- the white-bearded ruler of Asgard, led his hunting party across the sky.  Known as “The Wild Hunt”, Odin rode his eight-legged (eight reindeer) steed named Sleipnir, which would leap great distances across the heavens.  During this time, children would leave their boots by the chimney filled with carrots and hay to feed Sleipnir.  In return for their charity, “Odin” would leave the children gifts by their boots.
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This night of Odin’s “Wild Hunt” has a counterpart in what is known as Lussinatta, or “The Lussi Night” in Sweden.  This is now celebrated as St. Lucy’s Day and occurs on the 13th of December every year.  However, before the Gregorian Calendar shift, it would have fallen on December 21st– the night of the Winter Solstice.  Some legends suggest that a supernatural female entity was said to ride through the air with her fearsome followers called “Lussiferda” and that it was particularly dangerous to be out on this night.  Misbehaved children had to take special care as Lussi could come down the chimney and take them away, and if certain tasks needed to prepare for Yule were not completed, Lussi would punish the household.

The contrast between Odin who left gifts and Lussi who brought punishment has echoes of the later pair of St. Nicholas/Santa Claus and the Krampus.  Interestingly, some scholars link Krampus, as a member of the fearsome entourage of the ancient Germanic goddess Frau Perchta, who some connect with the ancient Norse goddess, Freya– one of the primary Vanir or old nature gods who some say ruled before the Aesir.

The inclusion of both the fearsome and the festive shows a deep understanding of the dualism inherent in nature that these ancient European peoples possessed- especially during this most perilous time of year.  On the one hand, we have the often harsh and brutal forces of nature during the cold winter months.  And on the other, we have the festive joy that comes from the promise of the return of the Sun.

But if we go even deeper and look at etymology and linguistics, we add another layer of sophistication.  Swedish stems from the Indo-European family of languages, if we sound out the name of Lussi and in particular, her Lussiferda, the name “Lucifer” might perhaps come to mind.  Lucifer, of course, stems from “lux ferre”, which in another Indo-European language, and that is Latin, literally means “light bringing”.  We perhaps see that these ancient Northern Europeans were pointing at how it was the oft-times terrifying darkness that carried the Light that brought life to the world.  This is true not only within Nature, but within the trials and tribulations of our own lives and our own being- the night is darkest before the dawn.  It is the darkness that brings the Light.

We see this deep understanding mirrored in in the Scandinavian Festival of St. Lucy where traditionally a procession is led by a beautiful young lady adorned with a crown or wreath of candles upon her head (although now this is being changed to be morepolitically correct”), bringing the promise of life-giving Light into the darkest night.

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The cold and brutal Northern European winter was a time that had the potential to bring starvation and death (and often did).  But with after the passing of the Solstice, the people knew that the days were slowly beginning to grow longer, and the life-giving Sun was growing stronger.

The Norse-Germanic festival of Yule was celebrated from right around the time of the Winter Solstice all the way through the second week in January.  This festival of feasting, drinking and sacrifice was a hallowed tradition among pre-Christian Northern European peoples to whom winter had a special significance that was not held among most others.  Yule was the tradition of a people who were close to the land and intimately tied into the cycles and processes of Nature.

The industrious elves/dwarves, the holly, the mistletoe, and the evergreens that have all become symbols of “Christmas” are all hallmarks of the culture and lore of Northern Europe.  The white of the pure, cleansing snow; the green of the evergreen tree- symbol of the magic of regenerative life; the red of the blood of the sacrifice and the folk; and the gold of the eternal undying Sun; these are the colors that are synonymous with “The Holidays” and they are inseparable from the unique folk consciousness and soul of the Northern European peoples.

These ancient “white” people were a very distinct culture with rich customs and traditions.  However, they would eventually find their culture usurped and altered at the point of a sword by invaders from the south and the east, as well as traitors within their own tribe.  Of course, what I am referring to is the spread of Christianity in Europe.

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Christianity moved in slowly at first, with the rather tolerant Northern European pagans accepting and in some cases even adopting the worship of this new “god”, seeing similarities between their deities of similar attributes.  This was commonplace during the old phase of the Roman Empire, where Celtic gods and Roman gods were often mixed and matched.  However, Rome began to use its wealth and influence to spread its influence, bribing local rulers and nobility, who in turn would use their military resources to impose the new religion on their people as well as neighboring tribes.

Another reason this new empire was so successful was that it also became adept at using more subtle tactics, such as co-opting the patron deities of various European peoples and turning them into Christian “saints”.  These figures would be attributed to various good deeds or miracles that made them similar to the deity the church wished to replace.  They would then proclaim the pagan festivals and holy days that used to belong to the old deity as now being a celebration and veneration of that saint.  This is more than likely what happened with figures like Saint Nicholas and Saint Lucy in Northern Europe.

By the end of the 14th century, the entirety of Europe had been converted to Christianity, and even after the split between the Eastern and Western church in 1054 AD, Rome would still control Europe and its people from the British Isles, to Scandinavia, all the way into Hungary and parts of Romania.  Through the church, Rome controlled the people not only through political means, but through the indoctrination of the people into a dogmatic belief system, it by proxy controlled their minds.

The conflict of the incoming Semitic Saturnian religion with that of the Indo-European Solar religion, has in many respects seemed to create a sort of neurosis in the European collective consciousness.  This is could be in part because this was not really an organic spirituality of the people based on their unique relationship to Nature and Spirit, but rather something that was foisted upon them, largely against their will.  This could also be because the totality of what was happening and is continuing to happen with these archetypal forces has not been fully understood and integrated.

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THINK IMAGINATION

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There are certain schools of esoteric thought that suggest that as man became more capable of independent thought, the trade-off was that our lifespan decreased, as this thinking process took vital energy.  This suggests that thinking was perhaps something intended to be used with focused intent and precision rather than something to be done haphazardly and non-stop.  Various spiritual traditions focus on training and quieting the mind in meditation, etc., with the goal of living our day-to-day in this state of quiet or even silent mind.

So, what is the point of it, this thinking business- particularly if we are of the perspective that things like belief systems and worldviews, which are byproducts of thinking, are ultimately unproductive?  I was asking that as I was walking outdoors the other night.  The answer that almost immediately came to me was one word- imagination.  Imagination is the ability to create with the mind.  Nothing human beings bring into the world (outside perhaps of procreation and other bodily things) can be made manifest without it first existing in the mind through active imagination.  The more vivid and focused the imagination, the greater potential for creation.  This is what I and many others understand being made in the image of the Creator means.

However, imagination is a tool, and can be used in constructive or destructive manners.  It can be used to create beauty and life, or ugliness and death.  As an artist, I cannot help but think of visual art, and the various trends that have happened throughout its history, and the state of “high art” now, which has become increasingly focused on the grotesque. Our world of modernity with all of its creations of degeneracy and death is the canvas many are now observing with a critical eye.

We are constantly receiving input into our senses and into our minds.  These things all have the potential to be used as elements in our creations.  This is perhaps where things like discernment and logic come in, where we validate whether what we are taking in is something that we need to or should use as elements in our creation.  All of this takes vigilance and mindfulness.

Often, many of us simply find ourselves reacting in the moment to what we take in through the senses.  Quick reaction is appropriate when we need to respond to actual physical danger, but most of the time, this is not happening.  We are reacting to what someone else has created rather than creating for ourselves.  It is through discipline and focus, which is most effectively attained by being “plugged in” to Source, is how I believe we can learn to align our imagination and will to create that which is aligned with Light, Life, and Love.  This is how we can create the New Heaven and the New Earth.

LET’S JUST CALL IT “CONSPIRACY THEORY”

“These stories are intricate and complicated — far more so than reality or official explanations”

  • University of Miami political science professor Joseph Uscinski

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As many have heard by now, major news outlets have reported that this past Sunday, a man by the name of Edgar Maddison Welch brought a pistol as well as an AR-15 assault rifle (there’s that evil gun again) to Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington DC.  Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident, while “official” reports state that Welch told police officers that he had “read online that the Comet restaurant was harboring child sex slaves and that he wanted to see for himself if they were there. He stated that he was armed to help rescue them. He surrendered peacefully when he found no evidence that underage children were being harbored in the restaurant.”

As bizarre as the whole scenario sounds on the surface, it has become a capstone in the new war on “fake news”- a talking point that began during the election and the growing concern over the movement behind Trump.  This was publicly addressed by President Obama and has been literally parroted by every major news outlet.  This narrative has been carried to the point of comprising a literal list of alleged “fake news” sites– which lists satire news sites like “The Onion” alongside anti-globalism news sites like “Infowars”.

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The main target of this new campaign against “fake news” are what are labeled “conspiracy theories”.  Now this is a term that is thrown around A LOT.  In fact, CNN recently published an article online in response to the Comet Ping Pong incident entitled “Why people believe conspiracy theories like ‘pizza gate’”.  After outlining the incident, the article’s author, Gregory Krieg goes into what could best be described as an emotional mini-rant- something that is sadly more and more commonplace in supposed “real news” today:

The flourishes of the conspiracy theory pursued by Edgar Maddison Welch, a bogus and convoluted tale that casts Hillary Clinton and other top Democrats as the leaders of a child sex ring, are no more or less profane than so many others bouncing around the internet’s seedier corners.”

The article then taps social psychology (which is struggling with credibility) and political science (uuum, yeah…) professors who conclude that one of the main “problems” with the discernment of “real” and “fake” news has to do with the saturation of information since the revolution of the internet and then social media.  A major complaint in the campaign against “fake news” has been the ability for alleged “fake news” outlets to create the same sort of echo-chamber effect that mainstream media has had a monopoly on for the last several decades.

After lamenting about conspiracy theories “coming out of the closet”, so to speak, the CNN article moves into a sub-headline entitled “Preying on weakness and creating the ‘other’”, where Krieg begins with another horrendously biased mini-rant on supposed conspiracy theories:

The most prominent channels may change over the decades, but the insidious nature of the misinformation spreading these days is not fundamentally different from the lies peddled a half-century ago.”

Krieg then consults University of Utah history professor Bob Goldberg who describes these “conspiracy theories” as “an antidote to powerlessness because giving the responsibility, pointing the finger, targeting someone gives people a sense that they know what’s happening.”

After which, Krieg throws his summation in there stating, “Conspiracy theories tend to spring from those two prominent desires — creating a feeling of control where it doesn’t exist and defining an enemy where it is absent or difficult to define.

The article then moves on to portray “conspiracy theorists” as “bullying and hurtful” people who are “trying to silence the victims and survivors of horrendous tragedies”, according to Abby Clements, who claims to have been working as a second-grade teacher during the infamous Sandy Hook event.

The article refers to “pizza gate” as an “invention” to make what one can only glean from this article as the otherwise faultless Hillary Clinton and her associates as what Professor Goldberg refers to as “your enemy” and “the other“.

Professor Goldberg explains how this reasoning is used to elevate this “other” as someone “who has committed treason, someone who has betrayed the country,” deserving to be “punished”.  Because nothing ever came out that would have ever suggested that Hillary Clinton or her associates did anything that resembled treason…

The article closes by expressing the need for more effective “fact checkers” and cites the example of Lt. General Flynn- a supporter of Trump- committing a logical fallacy, which is ironic because the article was full of them, such as ad hominem and appeal to authority.

If anything, this article, with its periodic emotional rants and lamenting of “conspiracy theorists” as intolerant bullies who are trying to “silence” people is both a wonderful example of psychological projection and as well as a great snapshot of the sad creature mainstream journalism has become and why people are moving to supposed “fake news” sites for their information.  If anything, this article should be re-written and re-named as “Why people don’t believe CNN”.

WHAT IS A CONSPIRACY THEORY?

A conspiracy is defined as “a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful”.

A conspiracy theory is defined as “an explanation of an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy without warrant, generally one involving an illegal or harmful act carried out by government or other powerful actors. Conspiracy theories often produce hypotheses that contradict the prevailing understanding of history or simple facts. The term is a derogatory one.”

Note that the term is referred to as “derogatory”, which means a “critical or disrespectful attitude”.

A “conspiracy theorist” is defined as “a person who holds a theory that explains an event or situation as the result of a secret plan by usually powerful people or groups

According to Florida State University professor Lance deHaven-Smith’s 2013 book “Conspiracy Theory in America”, the phrase conspiracy theory was deployed in the 1960s by the CIA to discredit people who questioned the official story around the JFK assassination, which was most famously questioned in the Oliver Stone film, “JFK”.  Now, this action in and of itself was technically illegal, as the CIA was not supposed to be operating domestically, although this was revealed to most certainly be the case with the Church Committee Hearings.  Of course, now, with the repeal of the propaganda ban back in 2013, government-created news is now legal, putting the U.S., led by the CIA, on par with the most esteemed journalism that was found in authoritarian paradises like the Soviet Union and East Germany.

Over the years, many things have been labelled “conspiracy theories” that were later revealed to be actual fact, such as La Cosa Nostra, the information in the Pentagon Papers, CIA drug running (Iran Contra), the Federal Reserve being run by private banking interests or the fact that the Bilderberg Meeting was an actual thing.  And while there are certainly wild ones out there literally based in outer space, the reality of people in high places meeting in secret and doing illegal and immoral things is a fact of history and a fact of life.

Does this mean there is one monolithic group out there running everything? No. The world is made up of groups of people who vie for their own interests, whatever they may be. Some are certainly more powerful and exert more control and influence than others, but that is the basis of it. And when said interests converge with that of other groups, these groups will often work together. The “goodness” or “badness” often lies in the fact that the interests of these groups are very different from what yours or mine may be- and sometimes that difference in interest means our own ability to thrive or even survive.

For example, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal was negotiated in secret by corporate boards and came out piece by piece that it was designed to strictly serve the interests of multinational corporations and override any laws that would stop it.  Now this can and should to be understood to be detrimental to large groups of people and the lands they inhabit.  However, if you are on the other side, this deal may be helping you provide what you see is a better life for yourself and people you care about- even if that’s a relatively small number of people.  And knowing that people may attempt to derail the deal that is beneficial for you and your group, obviously operating in secret is the best way to go.

These things aren’t “conspiracy theory”- they are the machinations of history and human nature, as well as business.  This is how the world of men works, and will continue to until something beyond what we have ever seen or known happens.

DANGEROUS INFORMATION

In regards to “Pizza gate”, I must admit that I have intentionally been keeping from reading or listening to much about it because I find the topic of child sex trafficking extremely upsetting.  However, the sad fact is that the rich and powerful been caught involved in pedophilia and sex-trafficking numerous times over the years.

Most have already forgot about Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney grilling Donald Rumsfeld over major arms manufacturers like DynCorp being involved in sex trafficking or the numerous accounts of child sex abuse in the entertainment industry.

While it is certainly true that people will make loose correlations to explain things, it is also true that they will want to explain away that which makes them very, very uncomfortable. And if the idea of the people we have placed on pedestals as being the leaders of culture and society does not make you very, very uncomfortable, then I don’t know what does.

Now I don’t know the full story around Edgar Maddison Welch, other than the fact he was/is an actor and that he has served to shift some public focus away from stories of high crimes within the DC beltway elite and shift it toward the “dangers” of “fake news”.  As a rule, I am always skeptical when it comes to these “shooter” stories- especially when they occur at politically convenient times.

The mainstream media has been caught lying and spreading misinformation over and over and over (remember those weapons of mass destruction?), making this whole “fake news” campaign extremely ironic.  And while they lament against those who believe in “conspiracy theories” that target the favored sons and daughters of DC, they push their own conspiracy theory around Russian influence and intrigue to the point where the House of Representatives have quietly passed a bill to counter Russian “fake news” and its “reporters”.  Many of the accused Russian fake news agents are American Alt-Right and anti-globalism outlets.

Meanwhile mainstream pundits are calling for a sort of re-education in order to combat this “fake news” and counteract its “goal” according to CNN, which is to “erode trust in mainstream media, public figures, government institutions”- which of course has not happened organically due to said figures and institutions being caught lying and obfuscating repeatedly.

All of this should have anyone who believes in free speech a bit worried.

Regardless, let’s say we take the story of Comet Ping Pong gunman incident for absolute truth.  The real problem then is not “conspiracy theories”, but how people take and handle information- any information they receive.  This then becomes a larger issue of emotional maturity and grounded-ness, stemming from living in a society that has veered far from any sort of basis in nature and nurture of true human nature as well as potential.  These are not problems that can be resolved by censorship and corporate government strong-arming

Three years ago, the shooter who opened fire at a conservative lobbying group, Floyd Lee Corkins, cited his reasoning as being that they were on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate group watch list, which is accepted by many people to be a “legitimate” source of information.

The reality is that there will always be unbalanced people out there, but strictly using guilt by association to discredit a stream or source of information, whatever that may be, is error.

FINAL THOUGHTS

In response to the aforementioned CNN article, my teacher and mentor wrote the following:

We need to develop true discernment and not knee-jerk react to postings that titillate or support our biases. All of us on every side of every issue!

People are instinctively drawn to whatever supports the worldview and belief system they hold, and deem “un-credible” that which does not. That is human psychology and human nature.  However, worldviews can be expanded, but that can only happen from within the individual.

I traversed the political landscape personally and professionally over the years, and in so doing, I learned how to take truth and commonalities from news and articles from the gamut of sources- Democrat, Socialist, Libertarian, Anarchist, Christian Conservative, mainline Republican, Alt-Right, Ethno-Nationalist, and a whole slew of “conspiracy” sites.  No one perspective or political ideology has a monopoly on truth- or falsehood.  This is yet another application of “separating the wheat from the chaff”.

Now I understand that this can be hard for a lot of people, as our attachment to various fears, beliefs, and identities can prevent us from hearing or reading what seems to be diametrically opposed to what we may have been taught is “good” and “true”.  But black and white thinking is not a strength, and all things have positive and negative within them.  Ignoring and writing off information as complete lies and BS simply based on the source is error- this is even true when it comes from the mainstream media.  What typically is presented is not so simple as truth or lies, it is quite often a mixture of the two.

But regardless of all that, while we need true full-spectrum discernment and use of critical thinking, it is perhaps even more crucial that we maintain control of the emotional reactions that we may have to what we read or hear.  We cannot control what anyone says or does, but we can and must learn to control our own actions.  True freedom requires that we act rather than re-act.  In order to do this we must learn how to stay centered in Self/Higher Power, or at least learn how to move to that place as quickly as possible.

We are living in exciting and tumultuous times now, so it is more important than ever that we stay grounded in the reality of Nature and Creation, and that Ultimate Reality that exists beyond all of it.  Let us have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Namaste and God Bless.

UNIVERSAL 12 STEPS SITE LAUNCH

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Folks who have been following my blog for a while may remember the Universal 12 Step series I was writing, while visitors may have come across it after I made it a permanent fixture at the top of the page.  After kinda shelving it for a while, and with the urging of a Sister in the Priesthood, I have decided to work to put  the Universal 12 Steps out into the world as a stand-alone work with their own site.  But not only will they be available written, but they will also be accompanied by a video/audio recording of me reading the article for those who would rather not read.  This is going to be a new venture I am going to be trying out with my new work.  Yes,. we’re doing talkies now!  The videos have their own YouTube channel as well.  I have the Intro and the Preparation for Step 1 complete, and be on the look in the upcoming days and weeks for revised and audio versions of the other steps, including steps 11 and 12, which I never published here.  Tell a friend 🙂

CRITICAL THEORY

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“Like the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, postmodernism seeks to institutionalize dishonesty as a legitimate school of thought. The idea of truth as the ultimate goal of the intellectual is discarded. In its place, scholars are asked to pursue political objectives–so long as those political objectives are the ‘correct’ ones.”

– Daniel J. Flynn