Saturday, August 19, 2017

All women are Terrorists

Apparently, Putin has declared of feminism as a terrorist ideology,

Falsely referred to as Putin’s brain, the Russian philosopher sociologist Alexander Dugin uses a kind of Jungian Traditionalist framework he calls “Deep Anthropology” to analyze the unconscious archetypal myths, some would call them spiritual principals, that lay underneath geopolitical movements. He veiws today’s meta-political realm as the maternal - matter, i.e. materialism  :

“The entire history of modernity passed ....were built according to the logic of the political philosophy of the Mother - all of them were materialistic, evolutionist, progressivist, and all of them considered the structure of the earth to be from the bottom up, not the top down, i.e., built on the foundations of an immanent materialist doctrine.

Here is where the political philosophy of the Father (or political Platonism) and the political philosophy of the Son (political Aristotelianism) acquire enormous importance. We went through the epoch of modernity over the course of which the Father was killed and the Son was castrated. The victory of modernity and the transition to post-modernity has been described in myth has the double gesture of the Great Mother, a point which has been deliberated in the traditions of different peoples. Mother Earth kills her Father/Husband, i.e., the figure who is the fundamental axis of the vertical topology of the political philosophy of Platonism, and she castrates her Beloved Son, i.e., denies the Aristotelian model its “unmoved mover” of the spiritual (eidetic) component.

This is materialism. In order to attain the domination of living matter from the bottom up, it is necessary to uproot two possible alternatives - the political philosophies of the Father and the Son. Both are incompatible with the political philosophy of the Mother.

Modernity is none other than the political philosophy of the Mother, materialism, living matter, or ὕλη.

Accordingly, all the foundational ideological and political-philosophical processes of the modern era are realized in the framework of this political philosophy of the Mother. According to the results of the political-ideological history of the modern era, liberalism turned out to be closest of all to the matriarchal view of the world, and political post-modernity even more sharply generates liberalism’s initially feminoid structure, since it is through it that the very matrix of modernity as the political philosophy of the Mother most fully and clearly exudes.

The sky is behind us. We are descending from the political philosophy of the Father through the political philosophy of the Son to the political philosophy of the Earth.

Insofar as this history is one of falling (moving from top to bottom, from the Logos of the Father to that of the Son and then to the Logos of the Mother), 4PT is a fundamental mission. It is not conservatism! In order to return “back”, we need to go up, where the machine of modernity cannot go.” 

                             Hilary Clinton campaign team

Charles Upton see’s a similar pattern, the masculine spiritual pole represents hierarchy, order, strong borders, clear identity, patriarchy, nationalism, its demonic form is fascism. The Maternal pole represents egalitarianism (think of the mother making sure every child gets enough to eat, regardless of merit), no borders - not even between male and female genders, a leveling of all difference, undifferentiated matriarchy, Globalism and communism.

He claims that when the proper social roles no longer exist to express feminine or masculine principles, they manifest in demonic ways, as such, he says that we are under the influence of the pole of the Demonic Feminine :

“The Pole of Essence is the archetype of the masculine principle; though in itself it transcends hierarchy, it is the origin of the hierarchical conception of being and the hierarchical organization of society. Under the regime of Substance, however—the archetype of the feminine principle—vertical hierarchy is collapsed by a growing horizontal or “leveling” tendency, although an “absolute” horizontality (like an absolute verticality) can never be reached on the plane of cosmic manifestation.

The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times: the short-lived triumph of the Substantial Pole—the Feminine Principle or materia—over the Essential Pole—the Masculine Principle or forma, resulting in the suppression of all formal distinctions in the “unity” of the Abyss.

Given this sort of polarization between the “masculine/Traditional” and the “feminine/Liberal”, worldviews (the latter being the dominant myth of the European Union, the former of the rising nationalist reactions against it), the universal leveling force of the Substantial Pole (seeing that a total suppression of Essence in the manifest world cannot in fact be achieved) inevitably gives rise to a hierarchical reaction.”

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Suicide of the West Part 2, The World without a Center, Durkheim's normlessness

Go to part one HERE

Part II

So, what if something like religion is true? What if Plato and the Greeks were onto something, that there is an ideal world out there, perfect and incorruptible and that the more we imitate it, the more we morphically resonate with this realm the more we incarnate the source of all life ? If so, then the moment we cease performing religious rituals the less life resonates in our material Realm, we have nothing to stem the natural entropy of disintegration and death inherent in the universe, the very form of existence loses its borders, all becomes formlessness, all becomes normlessness, all becomes Kali bringer of death.

So, we now have a place unconsecrated, enchanted by machine-gods, in the center is no God but money, and it cannot hold. 

Mircea Eliade in "Consecration of a Place: Repetition of the Cosmos" tells this story,

“According to the traditions of an Arunta tribe, the Achilpa, in mythical times the divine being Numbakula cosmicized their future territory, created their Ancestor, and established their institutions. From the trunk of a gum tree Numbakula fashioned the sacred pole (kauwa-auwa) and, after anointing it with blood, climbed it and disappeared into the sky. This pole represents a cosmic axis, for it is around the sacred pole that territory becomes habitable, hence is transformed into a world. The sacred pole consequently plays an important role ritually. During their wanderings the Achilpa always carry it with them and choose the direction they are to take by the direction toward which it bends. This allows them, while being continually on the move, to be always in "their world" and, at the same time, in communication with the sky into which Numbakula had vanished.

For the pole to be broken denotes catastrophe; it is like "the end of the world," reversion to chaos. Spencer and Gillen report that once, when the pole was broken, the entire clan were in consternation; they wandered about aimlessly for a time, and finally lay down on the ground together and waited for death to overtake them.

This example admirably illustrates both the cosmological function of the sacred pole and its soteriological role. For on the one hand the kauwa-auwa reproduces the pole that Numbakula used to cosmicize the world, and on the other the Achilpa believe it to be the means by which they can communicate with the sky realm. Now, human existence is possible only by virtue of this permanent communication with the sky. The world of the Achilpa really becomes their world only in proportion as it reproduces the cosmos organized and sanctified by Numbakula. Life is not possible without an opening toward the transcendent; in other words, human beings cannot live in chaos. Once contact with the transcendent is lost, existence in the world ceases to be possible--and the Achilpa let themselves die.”

DESMOND FENNELL claims the Mishmash of values and rules at the root our collective suicide.

“That factor is the societal condition which sociologist Emile Durkheim, in his seminal book on suicide, termed anomie, or normlessness. 

" Anomie is a concept developed by Emile Durkheim to describe an absence of clear societal norms and values. In the concept of anomie individuals lack a sense of social regulation: people feel unguided in the choices they have to make. Durkheim distinguished between egoistic suicide, anomic suicide, altruistic suicide, and fatalistic suicide, broad classifications that reflect then-prevailing theories of human behavior. Dismissing altruistic and fatalistic suicide as unimportant, he viewed egoistic suicide as a consequence of the deterioration of social and familial bonds. "

"...let us note the immediate cause of suicide is an extreme pain of soul, while the act itself is a deliberate ending of the pain by destruction of consciousness.

We know what happened to those “primitive tribes”. A tribe’s younger generation, instead of encountering a framework for life that made sense to them as it had to their ancestors, increasingly encountered a senseless mishmash of values and rules. As a result, they increasingly experienced that potentially lethal pain and found definitive or temporary release from consciousness through suicide or repeated drunkenness, or both. Simultaneously, the tribe’s fertility fell as it moved towards a collective suicide.

When a preponderant power introduces its own rules system into a long-established community, so that elements from two opposed systems of rules cohabit, anomie ensues in the affected community.....might be described as ideological colonisations with a professedly idealistic purpose which, like the European interventions in the “primitive tribes”, aimed to bring about a morally better life.

....from the 1960s, American consumerist-liberal values and rules were introduced in the US, and through allies, to its west European satellites.

Everyone could also become enlightened and modern by accepting a series of new values and new rules of behaviour, thought and language which were at variance with the European heritage in key spheres.

It produced what we might call “sufferers” and “opportunists”. The latter, taking advantage of the normlessness, increased the number of murders six-fold, entered carelessly into sexual liaisons which led to many more single-parent households than the European average, and so on.

Younger generations, undirected by their society or their devalued parents, played a large part in this social disintegration.

The sufferers were of two kinds. Some, frustrated and offended by society’s failure to offer them a coherent framework for life, destroyed their consciousness. If women, they more often made do with self-harm (an attempt to make the pain bearable by transferring it from soul to body).

Young men and women harassed by bouts of the pain sought respite from it in temporary escapes from consciousness through binge-drinking and drugs. The other kind of sufferers, mostly men, took their lives during periods of prosperity because they had despaired of achieving, that increasing enrichment which society led them to expect."

The solution is a sacramental imagination, shaped in religious ritual, a radical religious re-imagination that transfigures the entire cosmos.

You can support such an effort here

Suicide of the West Part 1: the gods have fled our gold-infested amnesia

 "For love expires as soon as gods have flown" 

The Death of Empedocles, Holderlin

The perfect storm - suicide rates are skyrocketing, not only are people not having babies, they're not even having sex- and this is true all across the Western world.

The gods have fled, taking our very life with them.
Unless a man prepare an abode for the gods, the gods will not return.

But perhaps they have not fled, perhaps we have stopped remembering them.

The physicist
Rupert Sheldrake claims the brain is not like a computer. It's more like a television receiver that tunes into the cosmic consciousness that is everywhere, and that when we remember something from long ago, we actually "morphically resonate" with ourselves in the past through morphic fields that exist through time and space.

Remembering is an active practice, by doing so we morphically resonate, and incarnate, God’s presence in the world.

“our knowing is connected to what we do with our bodies. We don’t know as disembodied minds; without bodies and the tools by which we extend our bodies, we couldn’t know at all. Further, we don’t come to know in isolation but in community—specifically, in communal rites.we practice rites to know”

Now most of our secular rites orient us toward a particular, materialistic view of reality, which is supported and constantly reinforced by todays dominant ideologies and hammered home by the presumptions of todays discourse. We can see this in secular religious constructs, in concepts like ‘ego’ and ‘unconscious’ which are immaterial abstract entities that somehow hold values or morals, which themselves are reified from direct experience and  abstracted into theories of nuerochemical reactions of evolutionary forces.

 In the past daily rituals pointed us toward the Divine, mediated by whatever cultural form happened to be then dominant. In this highly aberrant historical period instead of projecting angels we project other “scientific” symbols in which to interpret reality, equally mysterious, baffling, invisible, often imbuing them with the same casual powers as spirits.

Weber observed while “many old gods ascend from their graves,” they are quickly “disenchanted,” taking “the form of impersonal forces.”

Perhaps we haven’t disenchanted the Earth, but rather enchanted it with the anti-gods of atheism.

Phenomenologically, these secular rituals shape us into intending, and creating, certain worlds.

James K.A.Smith writes,

Human persons are intentional creatures whose fundamental way of 'intending' the world is love or desire. This love or desire--which is unconscious or noncognitive--is always aimed as some vision of the good life, some particular articulation of the kingdom. What primes us to be so oriented--and act accordingly--is a set of habits or dispositions that are formed in us through affective, bodily means, especially bodily practices, routines, or rituals that grab hold of our hearts through our imagination, which is closely lined to our bodily senses...

...liturgies - whether "sacred" or "secular" - shape and constitute our identities by forming our most fundamental desires and our most basic attunement to the world. In short, liturgies make us certain kinds of people, and what defines us is what we love

While we typically think of liturgies in terms of religious practice, Smith says that "some so-called secular rituals actually constitute liturgies". Smith defines liturgies as "species of practice" or "rituals of ultimate concern" which are "formative for identity," "inculcate particular visions of the good life," and "do so in a way that means to trump other ritual formations"

The liturgy is a “hearts and minds” strategy, a pedagogy that trains us as disciples precisely by putting our bodies through a regimen of repeated practices that get hold of our heart and “aim” our love toward the kingdom of God. Before we articulate a worldview, we worship. . . . Before we theorize the nature of God, we sing his praises. . . . Before we think, we pray. That’s the kind of animals we are, first and foremost: loving, desiring, affective, liturgical animals who, for the most part, don’t inhabit the world as thinkers or cognitive machines. . . . My contention is that given the sorts of animals we are, we pray before we believe, we worship before we know—or rather, we worship in order to know."

We live in a technological society, with inhuman rituals, unnaturally, we make machine men. 

‘I have heard my teacher say that whoever uses machines does all his work like a machine. He who does his work like a machine grows a heart like a machine, and he who carries the heart of a machine in his breast loses his simplicity. He who has lost his simplicity becomes unsure in the strivings of his soul. Uncertainty in the strivings of the soul is something which does not agree with honest sense. It is not that I do not know of such things; I am ashamed to use them.’

- Chinese proverb (related by Heisenberg.)

The theologian David Bentley Hart opines,

“I am not disposed to believe that their cultures are somehow more primitive or unreasoning than ours. It is true they come from nations that enjoy nothing like our economic and technological advantages; but, since these advantages are as likely to distract us from reality as to grant us any special insight into it, that fact scarcely rises to the level of irrelevance. Truth be told, there is no remotely plausible reason-apart from a preference for our own presuppositions over those of other peoples-why the convictions and experiences of an African polyglot and philosopher, whose pastoral and social labors oblige him to be engaged immediately in the concrete realities of hundreds of lives, should command less rational assent from us than the small, unproven, doctrinaire certitudes of persons who spend their lives in supermarkets and before television screens and immured in the sterile, hallucinatory seclusion of their private studies.”

Instead of waiting for God, God is waiting for us, waiting for us to make a bow to him in our hearts. We do this by remembrance, plato called it anamnesis, In Christianity we recall God with our whole body reliving the Life of Christ in the liturgical rhythms of the year, and we experience the crucifixion and resurrection event of Christ during the liturgy, incarnating the birth of the universe ritually.

 Forget about Protestantism with their leases and contracts, this is about being caught up in the life of God, being grafted like a Vine onto his Life Giving Tree which is the cross.

In this way we co-create with God, we sanctify the Earth by ritually offering it to God where it is blessed with life giving grace before being returned to us, otherwise it can only be dead matter, death-giving.

We took the apple and it gave us death, in the mythical Garden. When something is given it is ontologically changed as a vehicle for Grace, by giving it to God it is charged with life.

During the Eucharist we give God the most valuable gift of all, Himself. We offer God to God, God surrenders, becomes a weak human that lay in our arms that we can then give back to Him. The Eucharist is then blessed with God the source of all values and given back to us which we consume. 

In the same way when we offer our life to God it is given back to us in a blessed life giving form.

That less we bless the world the more death gains the upper hand, Plato noted that material has a natural entropy to it tending towards chaos, it is through religious ritual that we give it form to maintain its integrity, this is true of social formations as well.

By giving creation to God, it is given back to us enchanted, filled with value and meaning.

The modern Enlightenment View has the idea that everything is just a bunch of atoms and matter, but that's not our real experience, that's just an idea.

Steal a ring. It’s just a bunch of atoms. It’s value is exclusively monetary. But, if given a ring, someone intending it as a gift to us, all of a sudden it presents itself as having “sentimental values” as well. Both are symbolic, gold is just a rock, but phenomenologically, appears as something flushed with meaning when received as gift. This is how we make the world meaningful - we gift things, and receive them as gifts.

Now maybe, just maybe, when something is given, it’s ontological structure changes as well, after all, it presents itself not as a bunch of atoms to our rational intellect, but an entire world of meanings now present themselves to our intuition as well.

If what I wrote has any truth, then Life can only be received if it is received as gift, otherwise it will be experienced as a burden forced upon one - as a living death.

And I think it can only be received as gift if it is then given as gift - to God, others, the world etc

A gift economy doesn’t do away with financial compensation, but it doesn't level all transaction to that only. In a small local community, where people know each other, that wedding cake can also be given as an expression of love.

There's nothing wrong with a market economy, profits, or corporation set organically within a hierarchy of social values, however late capitalism has taken on a specific cultural form the shapes humanity to intend death-full practices.

It is its own ritual, or rather anti-ritual.

After all even Marx characterized capitalism as taking on a religious function, a modern monetary animism

Eugene McCarraher notes that the anarchist mystical misfit Simone Weil 

“speculated that just as “yeast only makes the dough rise if it is mixed with it,” so in the same way “there exist certain material conditions for the supernatural operation of the divine that is present on earth.” The knowledge of those “material conditions” for “supernatural operation” would, Weil surmised, constitute “the true knowledge of social mechanics.” If matter is not exactly “animate,” the material world of society and history could be a conduit for divinity. Because we have “forgotten the existence of a divine order of the universe,” we fail to see that “labor, art, and science are only different ways of entering into contact with it.”

As Rowan Williams explains, sacramentality entails the belief that “material things carry their fullest meaning … when they are the medium of gift, not instruments of control or objects for accumulation.”

McCarrher continues,

"This sacramental critique of Marxist metaphysics would not be that it is “too materialist” but rather that it is not materialist enough—that is, that it does not provide an adequate account of matter itself, of its sacramental and revelatory character. Sacramentality has ontological and social implications, for the “gift” that Williams identifies is “God’s grace and the common life thus formed.”

It is us up to us to offer the world to God, receive it back full of grace and meaning, otherwise this world can only give Death.

The solution is a radical revolution of the Sacramental imagination, such as these cracked mystics are attempting HERE


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

We no longer know what a human being is.

Sexless human beings and Sexual Robot humans. How did we get here ? 

With reckless abandon any notion of man as a dignified reflection of God has been replaced by a bundle of Freudian neurotic conflicts & instinctual drives, until the metaphor of computers has melded so completely with our conception of the human that all trace of the  Imago Dei is erased. 

The Truth is - we no longer know what a human being is. And so have no standards of action, therefore technology and economic interest guide us exclusively.

Traditionalist Charles Upton expands,

We believe—because we are taught—that a human being is an animal, a machine, an automaton controlled by unconscious obsessions and complexes, an organism designed by deoxyribonucleic acid to create and propagate more deoxyribonucleic acid, a function of class, a function of race, a function of genetics, a function of gender, a function of advertising, a function of social conditioning, a function of past trauma, a function of systematic social engineering, a function of technological society, a function of environmental influences, a function of brain chemistry.

 But we are wrong: a human being—the sort of creature we used to think of as having an inalienable right to something called human dignity—is none of these things: a human being is a microcosm; an axial being; the locus-of-manifestation for the Imago Dei; the bearer of the Trust; the divinely-appointed steward of creation; the human face of the Names of God on earth. This used to be so obvious that we had no words for it, nor did we need any. It is now so forgotten that all the words in the world can’t make us remember it.

If we really knew this, like we once did—if we knew that the Presence of God blazes in the human heart like the Sun—then we would see the integral, authentic, harmonious, balanced, virtuous aspects of the human character as so many rays of that Sun, shining into, and imprinting themselves upon, all the multiple facets and variations of our social interaction, so as to constitute the universally-recognized norms of these many human worlds. 

If we knew integrity, we could recognize disintegration. If we knew authenticity, we could discern deception. If we knew virtue, we could detect degeneracy. If we knew harmony, we could sense discord. If we knew balance, we could evaluate chaos. If we truly understood these things we would possess the universal Criterion, the one that caused Protagoras to declare that “man is the measure of all things.” 

Jordan Wolfson's piece (Female Figure) 2014 is an animatronic robot that dances in front of a large mirror, while at the same time seeking eye contact with the spectator. Say, "feeling love..."

But we cannot know integrity, authenticity, harmony, balance and virtue, we cannot know that man is the measure of all things, unless we first know that God is the measure of man. He is the One Who possesses our eternal design, the integral human form that slipped from our consciousness when we ate the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and thereby obtained both the vain, prideful knowledge of ourselves as good and others as evil, and the bitter, envious knowledge of ourselves as evil and others as good—much better than they deserve to be, which is why they need to be torn down so there can be “a level playing-field”.

We now live in hell, unable to view people as anything other than demons. Can you even  recall what an actual human family looks like ?