ALL BLOG POSTS AND COMMENTS COPYRIGHT (C) 2003-2018 VOX DAY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. REPRODUCTION WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Losing our true selves

This selection from Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 underlines the fundamental evil of Ben Shapiro's attempt to redefine Western Civilization by rewriting Christianity and the European nations out of it.

“Do you have the book you were talking about with the Professor,” Fuka-Eri asked. “The one with Big Brother.”

“1984? I don’t have that one.”

“What kind of story is it.”

Tengo tried to recall the plot. “I read it once a long time ago in the school library, so I don’t remember the details too well. It was published in 1949, when 1984 seemed like a time far in the future.”

“That’s this year.”

“Yes, by coincidence. At some point the future becomes reality. And then it quickly becomes the past. In his novel, George Orwell depicted the future as a dark society dominated by totalitarianism. People are rigidly controlled by a dictator named Big Brother. Information is restricted, and history is constantly being rewritten. The protagonist works in a government office, and I’m pretty sure his job is to rewrite words. Whenever a new history is written, the old histories all have to be thrown out. In the process, words are remade, and the meanings of current words are changed. What with history being rewritten so often, nobody knows what is true anymore. They lose track of who is an enemy and who an ally. It’s that kind of story.”

“They rewrite history.”

“Robbing people of their actual history is the same as robbing them of part of themselves. It’s a crime.”

Fuka-Eri thought about that for a moment.

Tengo went on, “Our memory is made up of our individual memories and our collective memories. The two are intimately linked. And history is our collective memory. If our collective memory is taken from us—is rewritten—we lose the ability to sustain our true selves.”

Labels: ,

72 Comments:

Blogger JACIII April 09, 2019 7:24 AM  

This is evident in interaction between the generational cohorts. Most Millennials have no cultural touchstone to even relate to what was/is being stolen.

Blogger ZhukovG April 09, 2019 7:34 AM  

Robbing people of their history is a crime worse than genocide.

Genocide at least promises death as a release from suffering.

But to rob a people of their history, is to murder their very identity. It steals a persons humanity and casts them adrift, like an empty lifeboat from a long forgotten wreck.

Blogger Gettimothy April 09, 2019 7:35 AM  

Which is why I work for Infogalactic

Blogger Harambe April 09, 2019 7:42 AM  

You know when the last time was I saw a Christian theme in a cartoon? When I watched season 2 of Sword Art Online. Even Bleach has Christian themes in it in the form of the Quincies (who are either good, neutral, or bad, depending on where you are in the timeline).

There is more Christianity in Japanese entertainment than in our own.

Blogger MATT April 09, 2019 7:56 AM  

Vox, have you read "Killing Commendatore" yet? I'm only 1 chapter in, good so far

Blogger VD April 09, 2019 8:01 AM  

Yes, of course. It's one of his four best novels, in my opinion. I'm planning to read it for a second time prior to reviewing it for Unauthorized.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim April 09, 2019 8:03 AM  

It’s a unique type of theft. They steal not only from us but from our children also, and the injury becomes greater to each successive generation that becomes more and more disconnected from their people. It is a very satanic form of deconstruction.

Blogger SebastianX1/9 April 09, 2019 8:19 AM  

Sad. Contemporary Westerners under 30 are already there. I had a 26 year old German girl explain to me that Islam has always been part of Italy and that Italians are racist for stating otherwise. She had been taught new history at her German high school.

Blogger camcleat April 09, 2019 8:27 AM  

The Internet in general and Google in particular are complicit in this.

There are a number of things I specifically recall from the pre-90's that are recorded differently on the 'Net.

Now, there are even popularized articles talking about the phenomenon of "mass misremembrance." At the end of the day, we are left with "What is the truth? What I saw, or what the Internet says is true?"

"The Internet does not lie" is a very dangerous axiom from which to build a knowledge base. It, like bits in a bank's computer, is far to easy to change.

This is one reason why I have been resistant to reactions to events like "Is there video? That will tell us what happened." Events like self defense shootings and the like are being burdened with the concept of "Video does not lie."

It's like the people that say that sort of thing have never seen Visual Effects in a movie, where someone made "video" of something that *did not happen.*

Blogger JG April 09, 2019 8:43 AM  

I read this book back in 2011. I need to read it again given that my political and cultural outlook has changed dramatically in the intervening years, and prep for the inevitable Big Reset.

Blogger Nate April 09, 2019 8:47 AM  

"This is evident in interaction between the generational cohorts. Most Millennials have no cultural touchstone to even relate to what was/is being stolen. "

yeah but its odd how different Gen Z. Gen Z is fascinated by Americana and the culture of past. Watching Stand By Me or Second Hand Lions with them... and you quickly note that they are mesmerized by the freedom everyone has.

Blogger peacefulposter April 09, 2019 8:48 AM  

They have stolen our history and our identity.

America is a nation of immigrants.

And it always has been, Bucko.

Blogger dc.sunsets April 09, 2019 8:49 AM  

The difference between a people with their history (which is always colored by heroic fiction) and a people without history is that the latter are reduced to exclusively their DNA's present product, so they exist in a Perpetual State of Nature.

If that isn't barbarism, what is?

All roads lead to a low point in the civilizational cycle, and there's a whole lot of civilization yet to be destroyed before building resumes. No one keeps civilization once most people no longer feel the need to nurture it.

Who was it who said that for some people Nineteen Eighty-Four is a horrific dystopian novel, for others it's a How To manual?

Blogger Alexander April 09, 2019 8:50 AM  

It is a crime that never ends. A murder, even a genocide, is finite. We all die in the end, the future can recover from death short of extinction.

But a people cannot recover from the destruction of their identity.

Our enemies know this. Not only in rewriting history, but in the destruction and degradation of the physical works of our ancestors.

Blogger minority of one April 09, 2019 8:56 AM  

"Yeah but its odd how different Gen Z. Gen Z is fascinated by Americana and the culture of past. Watching Stand By Me or Second Hand Lions with them... and you quickly note that they are mesmerized by the freedom everyone has."

Not odd, it's a perfectly normal defense mechanism. It's called trying to cling to something normal. Xers do it too. Meanwhile shit head boomers will tell them to suck it up in their false bravado.

Blogger Damn the torpedos April 09, 2019 9:03 AM  

“It’s odd how different Gen Z is”

As a proud Gen Z Reprehensible, I might be able to shed some light on the matter.

Because Gen Z grew up never watching any of the major news networks we learned very quickly that there was a huge disconnect between what the media said was true (white people are why blacks fail in school) and reality (the majority of blacks choose to sit in the back of the class with headphones in).

What’s happening now is that Gen Z is simply extrapolating that disconnect to the past and the future. I’ve been on the path of awakening for just two years and I’m already aware that Lincoln was a traitor and that immigration is war.

Intresting time to be alive. No wonder the elites want to shut down dissent on platforms like YouTube. It’s breaking people free.

Blogger Silent Draco April 09, 2019 9:04 AM  

I put Second Hand Lions on the movie list; good reminder. I'd use liberty and not freedom - free to do what you want, responsible for yourself and effects on others. Clean up your mess, like the uncle whupping four hoods and then helping them learn to grow up and be men. Good one, Nate. It gets better because some of the storyboards and the artwork in the movie were by Berkeley Breathed, that "Bloom County" hippie. Repurposing.

A lot of the younger folks, Z and the more aware Millenials, see this. Many won't talk about this unless in a protected setting, because their NPC age group want to stamp it out of them. Can't have anything older than Current Day. Can't have liberty because everyone must be the same.

Blogger CM April 09, 2019 9:21 AM  

Forgive this mom the song that jumped to mind at this:

Robbing people of their actual history is the same as robbing them of part of themselves. It’s a crime

we can save the crystal ponies with their history

Thank you, MLP.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 April 09, 2019 9:27 AM  

Tell a Baby Boomer that history didn't start with the Holocaust and they'll lose it.

Blogger Miguel April 09, 2019 9:48 AM  

For Christians and Europeans, Ben Shapiro is more dsngerous than the Mongols and the Turks.

Blogger dc.sunsets April 09, 2019 9:54 AM  

Tell a Baby Boomer that history didn't start with the Holocaust and they'll lose it.

Present-mindedness is a side-effect of the Long Boom. The most vocal Boomers never knew what it was like to have little. Then again, succeeding generations never knew what it was like to not have a TV playing 20 hrs a day, a microwave oven and drive-through fast food (so that meals were no longer a break-in-the-action each day.) People born after 1965 live every waking moment in Just-In-Time delivery of life. And they don't even know it.

As noted @9, the Internet makes the work of the Ministry of Truth easier than ever. It takes time to reprint a physical encyclopedia (yes, children, they used to occupy 15-20 linear feet of shelf-space) but a few moments to scrub Wikipedia of Crimethink.

Boomers were stupid and complacent. Their descendants swim in the arrogance of people who confuse instant access to the MisInformation Superhighway with wisdom.

There are no roads that lead upwards now. All is descent into the Valley.

Time now for a Two Minutes Hate.

Blogger chronoblip April 09, 2019 10:05 AM  

Harambe wrote:There is more Christianity in Japanese entertainment than in our own.

Japanese creators often treat Christianity similar to how Westerners do the samurai or ninja. Something exotic, foreign, and fundamentally misunderstood, but since people will have a passing familiarity, audiences will more easily resonate with it more than something created from scratch.

The problem is when the real stories are lost and all we have left are myths and parables which, while useful, certainly don't contain the same power as truth.

Stories are not inherently harmful, but if all we pass on are stories, then that is harmful, and that's part of why Vox so strongly condemns Jordan Peterson.

Blogger peacefulposter April 09, 2019 10:14 AM  

1) Kids always rebel against authority.

2) The Left is currently the authority.

3) Gen Z thus turns Right.

Blogger Warunicorn April 09, 2019 10:21 AM  

I'm starkly reminded of the forthcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. In an effort to not offend precious sensibilities, the government started to remove the "swastikas" (which were ancient Sanskrit symbols) denoting Buddhist temples on their street-side maps.

The locals weren't too happy about it as they argued (which I wholeheartedly agree with), Why do we have to bend over backwards to ignorant people who don't know or couldn't be bothered to learn history?

Blogger David Ray Milton April 09, 2019 10:22 AM  

Erasing history is also an effective way of cultivating nihilism in the present for those who are aware that the historical revision is taking place. It takes tremendous courage to do something worthwhile in the present if you believe that your actions will be distorted or forgotten once you are gone. So, why bother?

I suppose this is where a Christian’s faith become very pragmatic.

Blogger Amy April 09, 2019 10:29 AM  

Vox, I’ll forever be grateful for your making me aware of Murakami. Thank you.

Blogger Astrosmith April 09, 2019 10:29 AM  

It's not just that they are rewriting our history, but that they rewrite it from the Howard Zinn school of history where everything good is recast as evil.

Yes, we had slavery. The British Empire started the trend in the West of ending slavery, and now in the West it has been illegal for a long time. None of that matters though, because slavery existed. It also doesn't matter that slavery never ended in the not-West.

Yes, women were "unequal" in many ways. Yet in the West, women were given equal rights and have had them for a long time. But none of that matters because at one time, women were unequal. And it also doesn't matter that women have never been equal in the not-West.

Etc.

Blogger LZ April 09, 2019 10:37 AM  

Millennials are probably the most propagandized generation in terms of how much The Narrative dominated. Xers have a link to the past and Gen Z avoids it with Internet replacing mass media.

Blogger 1st Earl Hardwicke April 09, 2019 10:51 AM  

I think "Brave New World" is more disturbing than "1984".

At least in 1984 the protagonist Winston Smith is needed somewhat. If he had survived the Rat torture, he probably would have been recruited by Big Brother. Why rats? Because as a child in the book, they would try to take food from him and his starving mother and sister. Winston Smith also took food from his mother and sister.

He goes from wanting to rape and murder Julia, a member of the Anti-Sex League. To I love you. To betrayal. Kind of interesting that Winston Smith is asked by O'Brien(the torturer) if he believes in God. Perhaps reflects George Orwell's own experiences and observations.

Brave New World has the main character Bernard Marx; literally a Gamma male looking to embarrass a literal Alpha. With the Alpha's son, John the Savage. In Brave New World literally everything is controlled. And to add to that, the people are drugged up and brainwashed from birth. The ending has an Omega lying to John by omission and rehearsal. Then a drugged up horde tormenting him, to eventual suicide.

I wonder if "The Man who was Thursday" is any good.

Blogger Gen. Kong April 09, 2019 11:01 AM  

It is a crime that never ends. A murder, even a genocide, is finite. We all die in the end, the future can recover from death short of extinction.

It's actually part of the genocidal process of complete erasure. Once a people's history and culture is completely re-written (note the testimonials about millenials), they'll abandon their heritage in all its aspects, even the genetic one. That Littlest Chickenhawk is engaged in the campaign is no surprise whatsoever. He's merely obeying the commands of the spiritual entity he worships, whose mission is to steal, kill and destroy. It's all spelled out in the "holy book" of such little men in little hats.

Blogger Didas Kalos April 09, 2019 11:10 AM  

These were given as examples for us, warnings.
Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

yet God had told them this! Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

And this! Deuteronomy 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

And this. 20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord our God hath commanded you?

21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:

22 And the Lord shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:

23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.

24 And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.

Blogger Gen. Kong April 09, 2019 11:18 AM  

For Christians and Europeans, Ben Shapiro is more dsngerous than the Mongols and the Turks.

Indeed. He is a wormtongue and a wizard. Comes naturally to the spawn of Satan of course - it's their greatest natural talent.

1) Kids always rebel against authority.

2) The Left is currently the authority.

3) Gen Z thus turns Right.


The initial premise (point 1) is itself a re-write of history. Rebellion against your parents would have gotten you killed in many places in the past. It only became the fashion in the 20th century, once (((certain people))) took over popular culture. Item 3 is also bogus - there's no serious evidence for it. The so-called "rebellion" only goes in one direction.

Boomers were stupid and complacent. Their descendants swim in the arrogance of people who confuse instant access to the MisInformation Superhighway with wisdom.

There are no roads that lead upwards now. All is descent into the Valley.


There are still paths that lead upwards. They are narrow and difficult however, so those inclined to laziness very seldom take them. You're right about the Tulipmania level of general insanity, where our "culture" has become the likes of Clown World

Blogger Patrick Kelly April 09, 2019 11:22 AM  

"swiftfoxmark2 wrote:Tell a Baby Boomer that history didn't start with the Holocaust and they'll lose it.

I've been called a "Putin Puppet" for telling them history didn't start in 1918 re: Russian & Syria.

Blogger One Deplorable DT April 09, 2019 11:24 AM  

Funny, I thought the commandment Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor was part of the Old Testament. I'm pretty sure lying to your neighbor about his history so that you can take advantage of him qualifies as a transgression here.

Strange...maybe someone needs to remind Shapiro of his Judeo-Christian obligations.

Blogger Balam April 09, 2019 11:32 AM  

David Ray Milton wrote:It takes tremendous courage to do something worthwhile in the present if you believe that your actions will be distorted or forgotten once you are gone.

You have brought up the good point that the present causes men to tremble when all of history is wiped out - it makes one think, "If no one's actions mattered in all of history, why would mine?" I bring up one step more which is that the elimination of the past is to keep people's eyes set on some imaginary future.

The demon in the Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis) brings up that you can cause people to sin the most by keeping their eyes off of the past and present and deadset on the future. It is how you get communists generation after generation who think that the next genocide will bring about utopia. Don't they know it never worked, that the Communist Regimes of yesteryear killed an amount of people comparable to the body count of all humans who ever died in all of history? The answer for them is simple, just don't look back. All the communists, all the Antifa, all the global warming scammers, all the 'slowing economy we need migrants' backbiters, all the 'racist!' wordsmiths summed up in the following lines:

To quote from the demon from the Screwtape Letters:
"“Nearly all vices are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and amibition look ahead…When the present pleasure arrives, the sin is already over
(...)
But we want a man hag-ridden by the Future—haunted by visions of an imminent heaven or hell upon earth—ready to break the Enemy’s commands in the present if by so doing we make him think he can attain the one or avert the other—dependent for his faith on the success or failure of schemes whose end he will not live to see. We want a whole race perpetually in pursuit of the rainbow’s end, never honest, nor kind, nor happy now, but always using as mere fuel wherewith to heap the altar of the future every real gift which is offered them in the Present."

Fuck boomers!

Blogger Nate April 09, 2019 11:36 AM  

"Because Gen Z grew up never watching any of the major news networks we learned very quickly that there was a huge disconnect between what the media said was true (white people are why blacks fail in school) and reality (the majority of blacks choose to sit in the back of the class with headphones in)."

its easier to explain than that. Gen Z is raised mostly by GenX parents. Millennials were mostly raised by the babyboomers

Blogger Desdichado April 09, 2019 11:40 AM  

Harambe wrote:You know when the last time was I saw a Christian theme in a cartoon? When I watched season 2 of Sword Art Online. Even Bleach has Christian themes in it in the form of the Quincies (who are either good, neutral, or bad, depending on where you are in the timeline).

There is more Christianity in Japanese entertainment than in our own.

This has been going on for a long time. If you read old high school history textbooks, you will find, for instance, that it used to be commonplace to refer to George Washington's Christian faith and discuss his miraculous preservation at the battle of Monongahela. That was excised from the commons in the 1950s. Hardly anyone who isn't an American history geek knows anything about it anymore. And speaking specifically of cartoons, it's well-known (if you pay attention to this, at least) how much Charles Schultz had to fight with the networks to get the Charlie Brown Christmas Special to broadcast in the mid 60s—still several years before the counter-culture revolution.

Blogger Son of Blob April 09, 2019 12:00 PM  

Shapiro and Mayor Buttplug might be taking orders from the same master.
Mayor Buttplug just said that Mike Pence has an issue with the mayors creator regarding his stance on gay issues. It's the mayor who has the issue with his creator. Hijacking scripture and turning it on Pence,be because
There does not seem to be any type of consequence for rewriting history or religion.

Blogger Sam April 09, 2019 12:05 PM  

@27
Because the people who abolished slavery and the people who instituted women's equality didn't care about slavery or women's equality. It was merely a way to hurt those who disagreed. So the fact we have those things now is irrelevant- they only care about hurting those who disagree. Tldr; it is about power.

Blogger Daniel April 09, 2019 12:18 PM  

In argentina the rewrite of history is going unstopped for many years. Everynew version is worse and worse

Blogger Meanoldbasterd April 09, 2019 12:30 PM  

That's so fucking retarded.... Being that Roman history begins in 753 BC and that child buggering ginger didn't drop dead until 632 AD!

Blogger Wilkes Marprelate April 09, 2019 12:38 PM  

I've been hammering at Shapiro's Prager U video on Western Civ on YouTube, pointing out there is no such thing as Judeo-Christian (even the concept of the connection between the Jews of the OT and Christianity is already subsumed into the one word: Christianity; so it's a redundancy to say 'Judeo-Christian'), that Shapiro has co-opted the original understanding of Jerusalem as one of the key fonts of Western Civ and changed it to being about the Jews, plus that he's a warmonger who wants American (and, more broadly, all Western nations) youth sacrificed on the alter of Israel's Middle Eastern policy (with reference to his wish for the U.S. invading at least five more nations to create an American empire). Have to speak against the narrative and expose what he's doing to the light anyway you can so the normy conservatives learn of it and (hopefully) become more critical in their thinking about it all.

Blogger Azimus April 09, 2019 1:00 PM  

1. JACIII April 09, 2019 7:24 AM
This is evident in interaction between the generational cohorts. Most Millennials have no cultural touchstone to even relate to what was/is being stolen.


I wish it was so simple as "no cultural touchstone", but the reality is there isn't a blank where culture should be in their personality, there is a malignant tumor called social justice. IMO the tumor would die quickly if the link to the propaganda machine/social credit tool (aka the internet, in particular the wireless internet) was broken, but that hasn't been possible yet.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella April 09, 2019 1:04 PM  

Half the marriages in the 1970s ended in divorce. Most of the marriages involved children. Nothing cuts a child off from the past quite like a divorce. Both sides hate each other. Other family members hate, too. Barbara Dafoe Whitehead documented how much the adults expected the children to assume emotional maturity, empathy and kindness for the grownups, while enduring emotional scarring, themselves.

A child of such circumstances does not stand in a long line of ancestors, holding the pattern of that family and then passing on the good things achieved.

So, of the native stock around in the 1970s, half the young people were cast adrift from any story that wasn't told by Hollywood or their teachers. Anyone could, and did, lie about all of American history, of family history, of Western civilization. The quote from Podhoretz about how the Civil War in America and the War of the Roses in England were both remote history to him. Of course it was remote history to him- his family was not involved. The great- grandchildren of Union and Confederate soldiers are still in America. The children of slaves have seized eminence in America. Descendants of the aristocratic houses of the English wars are still around in England. But the writers of these histories are related to Podhoretz- it's all a nonsensical child's play to them, the story of our nations.

A previous post asked about the Jews in Poland enriching the place. My answer was about a thing that happened 300 years ago. More recently, this century, one could talk about prostitution, drug- smuggling, currency manipulation, currency debasement, blackmail, plagiarism, counterfeiting of all sorts of goods and products, crowding out desirable cultural jobs- conductor, bishop, mayor. Except I could as easily be talking about current day America, as Poland in the last century.

The history of at least one Polish town: a cathedral town- Rohatyn- only lives on as a website, and as the last name of a Jewish financier family. It was founded by Jewish Catholics. 100 or so years in, Jews showed up. They stole children into slavery. They built up a synagogue. They fought with the local Christian aristocrats. Then the Jews took up with Sabbatean and Frankist rabbis. Two separate heretical Jewish movements flourished in this one town. Then there was a famine, on a broad and fertile plain. And then World War 2. And then the town died under the communists- mostly, again, Jewish in a majority Polish Catholic country. And now the whole place is erased from history. We are left with Jewish writers in America writing about lost Jewish paradises. No one writes about Catholic cathedral towns, and how they were mortally wounded.

Blogger Azimus April 09, 2019 1:08 PM  

2. ZhukovG April 09, 2019 7:34 AM
Robbing people of their history is a crime worse than genocide.

But to rob a people of their history, is to murder their very identity. It steals a persons humanity and casts them adrift, like an empty lifeboat from a long forgotten wreck.


I first read this and thought "such hyperbole," but after consideration you are right. Without history and culture, you lose identity. But more than that, you lose purpose. Nothing to work for, nothing to fight for, nothing to live for. You become just another tax cow: to be born, train, work, consume, repeat until dead.

But it is easy enough to fight. The easiest innoculation (forgive the term) against it is children and family. Thats the medicine for the day-to-day. The greatest innoculation is Christ - He's the medicine for the Big Picture.

Blogger Doktor Jeep April 09, 2019 1:14 PM  

So Little Benny Shapiro is committing a crime against humanity.
And using "Free speech" as his shield.

Blogger Servant April 09, 2019 1:20 PM  

Interesting to note symbology in entertainment. Good guys are frequently allowed none. Bad guys pentagrams, upside down crosses, good guys nothing.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella April 09, 2019 2:17 PM  

#47 I had to see Kpop music to see flashy, cute, youth-oriented Christian gear. I see it in some stores. I know kids go to church and to Christian youth groups. There's a whole culture of vacation bible schools and summer youth camps. They have tee-shirts, music, bracelets, songs. The kids network: "Oh, you were at this VBS! I was, too! What was your group?" These are huge- hundreds of children- literally hundreds per vacation bible school, hundreds per camp each week- Older youth ask "Is this X still there?"

They've got CDs of music that merges trad hymns with all sorts of popular current music. They think this is what music is supposed to sound like. Kpop talk shows have trendy young music stars singing hymns in groups. They don't sound like wheezy, depressed old people like on American TV. They look like adorable, trendy young people singing hymns up-tempo, like it's a fun group activity. The VBS kids do hand and arm gestures for some of the songs.

It's Protestant and Catholic, different denominations. It wasn't quite so big or so well-run in the 1970s. I don't know who built this whole youth culture, but I am incredibly grateful to them.

Not one bit of it is on television. I mean, how do they have teen shows about Satanist witches with gear- Sabrina, the Alyssa Milano show, Charmed- but not have cute, trendy, sporty, even gothy- teen shows with Christians? Why not pink resin crosses? Or heavy metal goth crosses? I see them on Kpop stars. They are masculine. NOTW makes masculine crosses, and that's just one California mall store.

Blogger tublecane April 09, 2019 2:51 PM  

Say America is a Proposition Nation. Then he who controls in what Propositions we profess to believe controls the Nation.

Pseudo-cons like Shapiro either pretend to believe in Founding Propositions or they're suckers (or both). Either way, it's an absurdly shaky foundation for a nation.

Proposition Nations are nations of Whimsy. Nations that could be fundamentally undermined by advertisers.

Blogger weka April 09, 2019 3:13 PM  

Tell American boomers settled in NZ they have to go back and they ask if you support Trump. When you double down...

(Then you find they work for the planning board disestablished because they are incompetent. They really need to go back)

Blogger weka April 09, 2019 3:15 PM  

Wimps. Read "We", then volume three of Gulag.

Blogger 1st Earl Hardwicke April 09, 2019 4:08 PM  

Did Winston Smith end up a Gamma at the end of 1984? He ends up projecting the Victories! of Oceania, just before he realised his love for Big Brother, then gets shot in the back of the head. What was he before he was drained? Delta maybe... but he was too inquisitive about history for that. Alpha and Beta didn't seem to apply. I would say a Sigma or Omega.

What if being Gamma, Alpha, Beta etc is not just patterns of behaviour, but ways of thinking, sometimes metaphysical.

So for an Alpha for instance, A is A! An Extroverted Objectivist way of thinking. Everyone else is either a Beta(Maybe a Delta or Gamma) or fellow Alpha(Sigma or perhaps a high status Gamma), Omega a blindside.

Blogger Garuna April 09, 2019 4:22 PM  

Shapiro is such a dishonest retard trying to take the European nations out of European/Western civilization. If the Chinese decided to live exactly like the Mayans, they wouldn't suddenly become Mayan civilization. Because they're not fuckin Mayans!

Civilization can't just be an idea, you have to have the right blood.

Shapiro's best claim to being a part of European civilization would be to admit that Ashkenazis are just mutt-Italians. But I doubt he'll go there.

Blogger 1st Earl Hardwicke April 09, 2019 4:31 PM  

I think the fat smelly party promoter in 1984, is the Alpha. By day promoting the party and meaning it, having lots of kids. By night in his sleep saying "Down with Big Brother." Various pheromones and smells, that give perhaps an unconscious communication. He can't say openly and consciously, yeah I hate Big Brother, or he wouldn't be an Alpha.

I suppose the Western version is more individualistic, the shop that Winston Smith frequents has plenty of various trinkets that take his fancy. Archeologically there's multitudes of things that could be dug up.

Blogger VD April 09, 2019 4:47 PM  

What if being Gamma, Alpha, Beta etc is not just patterns of behaviour, but ways of thinking, sometimes metaphysical.

Give it up, Gamma. The hierarchy is what it is. You can't redefine yourself into higher status than everyone else grants you.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf April 09, 2019 5:14 PM  

I sperged out on a close friend this last week. Maybe too much work? Maybe I was triggered by his insistence Russia meddled in our election, Orange-Man-Bad and our culture is "buying things and going on hikes"; IQ tests are biased and "Hate Speech is illegal".
I was in my friend's wedding.
He has a PhD - at once worked at Stanford. Yet he's completely been Bodysnatched? I just lost it. Damn it.

Blogger Silent Draco April 09, 2019 5:33 PM  

weka, no thank you; we don't want them back. Can you ask Air NZ to make an emergency stop in the Solomons, deplane them, and then leave? Charity to the natives, like Elephant Island in "The Missionaries".

Blogger Doug Cranmer April 09, 2019 5:37 PM  

Check out the beginning of the new animated Addams Family trailer. So many different "average American families." I didn't know an average could have multiple values.

Yup. Just redefine us out of existence.

Blogger tublecane April 09, 2019 6:13 PM  

@45- Dunno about real people, but mythological figures like Aeneas can find purpose in founding a new civilization after he had his destroyed. Or perhaps rather carried on what little remained of Trojan in Rome.

Except Rome was also founded by Wolf Brothers Romulus and Remus. Not sure how that was reconciled.

Blogger tublecane April 09, 2019 6:28 PM  

@29- The Man Who Was Thursday is good, but it's unlike the other two. The story is as its subtitle says: a nightmare, and must be read that way.

Not sure what you mean by "if" Winston survived tortute. He did. He capitulated, genuinely loved Big Brother again, then was executed.

1984 needs not the individual Smith but Smith-like men as examples and before they buck as Outer Party drones. Everything we see him do as a journey of discovery into freedom is in fact a net to capture potential subversives. Which maybe their system also needs; I dunno. But no, they don't need him. He is not significant.

As for Brave New Workd, the Savage is significant. Raised in wild conditions, he represents possible infection of the state. Fire in the minds of the populace, and all that.

They take of him relatively simply, but there remain doubts in the controllers of this more adaptable dystopia. My recollection is that Mustapha Mond allows Bernard Marx to colonize a remote island with the freedom to see what kind of society he could craft.

Blogger 1st Earl Hardwicke April 09, 2019 6:35 PM  

@55
I object to the accusation of Gamma, especially the implied dishonesty. I've said I consider myself an Omega.

Regardless if you do not apologise, I will consider you an Enemy, not that you care.

Probably won't get very far, but as I literally have nothing, Living with parents, Man child. Parasite on society. Learning about my distant ancestry was pretty much the only thing that has inspired me. Start a YouTube channel... I'll credit you with motivation.

I was thinking of asking for help/advice pretty desperate. But you have made your position clear. I had hoped, I could learn to be a Christian from you.

Who granted you Sigma anyway. Not that you'll post my comment, but as I said, I have nothing to lose. I'll take what fuel I can get at this point.

Blogger All Day Coffee break April 09, 2019 7:14 PM  

This one got me. I laughed. Well done sir.

Blogger Rhys April 09, 2019 7:59 PM  

Worse than genocide...or a type of a genocide?

Blogger JAG April 09, 2019 8:54 PM  

1st Earl Hardwicke wrote:@55

I object to the accusation of Gamma, especially the implied dishonesty. I've said I consider myself an Omega.

Regardless if you do not apologise, I will consider you an Enemy, not that you care.

Probably won't get very far, but as I literally have nothing, Living with parents, Man child. Parasite on society. Learning about my distant ancestry was pretty much the only thing that has inspired me. Start a YouTube channel... I'll credit you with motivation.

I was thinking of asking for help/advice pretty desperate. But you have made your position clear. I had hoped, I could learn to be a Christian from you.

Who granted you Sigma anyway. Not that you'll post my comment, but as I said, I have nothing to lose. I'll take what fuel I can get at this point.



There's a lot of restrained gamma here, but the line of considering Vox an enemy is pure, distilled gamma. Vox is not your enemy, and he can't teach you to be a Christian. That kind of thing is very much personal.

Some simple steps to help you out are to read the bible for yourself. An easy start is the Gospel of John.

You can always lift weights, and take other steps to get your physical health improved. Despite the other areas of your life that may be out of control, personal fitness is one that can be controlled by yourself even if you are doing a life sentence in jail.

Blogger SirHamster April 09, 2019 9:02 PM  

1st Earl Hardwicke wrote:I object to the accusation of Gamma, especially the implied dishonesty. I've said I consider myself an Omega.

It's not an accusation.

It is Gamma behavior to redefine words. It is also Gamma behavior to talk so much about yourself.

You can be an Omega and still have Gamma behaviors, and if all you present is your Gamma-ish traits, you'll get misidentified as one.

Which isn't a big deal. You are what you are, regardless of what Vox labels you.

But regardless of your past and circumstances, you can be Delta ... if you want.

Blogger HoosierHillbilly April 09, 2019 9:11 PM  

19Q4 was a great read for the first half. Had you guessing and dying to try and figure out more about the Little People and what they were up to, but never letting you see behind the curtain.

Then came the hundred or so pages of sitting in the room while the chick was pregnant. It was a slog, but gives the feeling I missed something terribly culturally important.

Tengo's journey was great though. Actually root for the guy.

Blogger Gettimothy April 10, 2019 6:35 AM  

@44 " We are left with Jewish writers in America writing about lost Jewish paradises. No one writes about Catholic cathedral towns, and how they were mortally wounded."


Joyce at TOO does. I expect we will reclaim our civilisation from the usurpers and subverters.

We are dealing with peoples whose fundamental strategy is to brazenly lie and call it truth.

Once seen, it cannot be unseen and the curse is broken.


Also, tell the Story on Infogalactic. It is a groaing bastion of truth.

Blogger 1st Earl Hardwicke April 10, 2019 9:41 AM  

Yeah I can't have a neutral opinion. When someone tries to slap a label on me, as dishonest. Play that game with the ADL.

It's not about status. And my name is not Gamma, it's Richard Jefferson Yorke.

I've spoke my piece.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella April 10, 2019 11:41 AM  

#67 I don't know enough to write it on Infogalactic. I'm still trying to piece together what I'm reading. And I'm not tech literate in meaningful ways. I am good at letters on blogs, or posting to a bulletin board. It's like writing letters, which I've done all my life.

Jews are in European history. They just do not like where they are in European history. This blog has tremendous amounts of information, as does Twitter. Honestly, I can see why a touchy, prideful country with no free speech tradition would want to censor either of these places.

There are very few crossover events for Jews: two Jews having children with Europeans in 1000, and then two more in 1300. Now, we know the slave trade in Western Europeans accelerated after the fall of the western Roman empire: 400ish. We also know there are taboos about marrying cousins fairly early in on Roman times, and even more emphatically put in place by Christian bishops. So Europeans are growing taller, fairer, smarter, less subject to genetic diseases. They are becoming the "angeli" that eastern, more Greek, more cousin-marrying Romans wrote to each other about. They were more valuable slaves. They became an exotic, luxury trade good.

At the same time, the Jews were inbreeding. They were getting shorter, more crooked of limb, more homely-looking. They were already swarthy middle-easterners. They were the physically twisted gnomes and goblins that stole children.

I've seen the letters quoting Jewish, Radhanite slave raiders talking about walking into people's houses at night to steal lovely children. Think of all the fairy tales where a short, dark, foreign not-quite-person steals the kind, lovely girl child from her home, or even clever boy and takes them into the forest. Well, the slave routes were through less inhabited regions after the Christian local rulers- bishops took over for a while- decided that Christians should not be enslaved.

There's a reason it's always a lovely peasant child: metal locks are expensive. They have to be made by hand. Why would people who are generally honest and trustworthy need to start making locks for simple, square houses and a few coins, minimal furniture, few clothes? Slightly wealthier people could buy locks. They built houses with sleeping lofts, or two stories. Why? It's not like the area was crowded. Why not sprawl like a midwestern suburban flat? Stairs creak.

Why would settlements start making castles with fallback keeps? All of this must be made by hand- it's brutally expensive in terms of calories, alone, much less timber and stone. The women and children were in the final keep: specifically, women of child-bearing age are in the keep. Older women are helping their husbands at the walls. Why?

The Ashkenazi are from two main crossover events: two couples in 1000, and two couples in 1300. That's a really long time from 400. I am curious as two why they waited so long, in the first place. The best estimate is about 75 people in Northern Italy- I mean, that's a few families- are the founders of Ashkenazim. And they are very self-consciously eugenicist. It's just, what's the "right" good genes? For a while, the breeding and conversions that got one to, say, Alicia Silverstone. And now, even though we know about inbreeding, we have rabbis lecturing young Jews to marry each other. What sort of 'right breeding' is that? They figure they have 'enough' outbred qualities and enough testing that they can limit inbreeding damage?

As it is, we've got modern Jewish writers like Gidwitz not understanding why a 'Good King Louis' would want the Talmud burned. He rewrites European fairy tales because he's convinced they don't include Jews. I don't think he knows- Jews are in the stories- they just aren't the heroes, or even bystanders. They are among the villains.


Blogger xevious2030 April 10, 2019 11:47 AM  

@61 Gamma is not who you are, it is about how you are received. How you are received depends in part on your behavior, not just the big items, but the subtleties. This is in addition to situation. People, socially, do not look for substance, they look for shortcuts, for tells. The behavior Gama tends to be a defensive posturing in anticipation of rejection, to the point that a person telegraphs their anticipation, which is the instant doors start to shut. Vox is actually taking the time to point out the occurrence, which, unlike much of life, provides you the opportunity to recognize it and to learn from it. It may be perceived as harsh or critical, but my recommendation is to take it as useful feedback he did not have to give. Not as meanness, but as an opportunity to get out of your head and see the behavior as others are likely to see it. Because these are descriptions of perceptions which exist outside the head of the one person.

Blogger Balam April 10, 2019 11:57 AM  

1st Earl Hardwicke wrote:Regardless if you do not apologise, I will consider you an Enemy, not that you care.

lol only a gamma would say a line like this. Why do you care what a stranger, or at least someone who you have never met in person and doesn't sign your paychecks, thinks of you at all? Seriously think on that question. If he, or anyone, is supposedly wrong about you why can't you just let the truth vindicate you instead of 'calling us out' and demanding recognition by the local social hierarchy?

The answer, as far as I can tell, is that you badly care about what the social hierarchy thinks about you. When you care about people slapping labels on you, you see yourself as part of the hierarchy. Omega's don't/can't care. Sigmas don't/can't care. Only Gamma uniquely howls in spite and tells people they'll rue this day and starts word salading to justify ranting about how unique and special they are.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella April 10, 2019 4:04 PM  

It's sort of poking a bruise: but I think maybe I have an answer to why the northern European girls, English, French, Russian and so on, were so valuable as slaves, when far easier to get to girls were closer by, or from established slave empires, like African girls. I mean, that's a huge trek across a continent, plus killing of relatives- why would any scummy slave trader risk so much? Why weren't even near-local girls as valuable? They'd be cheap tribute for an empire, if you're a God-Emperor Padishah, right?

European girls were fair- light eyed, light hair, light skin. Their looks were recessive. They had better health and mentation from outbreeding, but their appearance! They could bear children for swarthier Middle Easterners, and the European features would not predominate. Men want children that look like them, but are healthy, right?

I'm looking at my family: it took seven generations of brown eyed people marrying blue-eyed people to get to blue eyed children. That's a long time that the light hair, blue eyes did not show up. The health and IQ showed up all along the way.


The Twitter account that keeps getting cut off links to news reports about Israeli pimps preferring blonde Ukrainian and Russian girls for their appearance. The girls kill themselves, even if they are consoled with abundant drugs. I don't know what the death rate for harem girls was, but it's kind of impressive that they had to have spies, basically, to supervise them at all times- eunuchs, deformed despairing cripples, while Western European girls had all kinds of freedom of movement. Western girls weren't killing themselves or trying to escape anything.

And, when you are darker-eyed, shorter time preference, you wouldn't believe there were abundant attractive, blue-eyed people. Nursing home attendants comment in news stories about how the oddest thing about older Americans is how often they have natural blue eyes.

I've read Twitter streams making fun of the alt-right, saying the alt-right is nuts because the 1950s surely could not have looked like Don Draper's life: beautiful wife, well-behaved children, competent secretaries wearing stylish clothes. Except: 17% of America had German ancestors, over half had British, a huge percent had French or Norman, there were Swedes. Pretty much everyone was height/weight proportional through at least 1990. If you look at photos of regular people, most of them would be considered stunningly attractive today. Clothes looked stylish through pretty much the 1960s.

Post a Comment

Rules of the blog
Please do not comment as "Anonymous". Comments by "Anonymous" will be spammed.

<< Home

Newer Posts Older Posts