Thursday, May 14, 2015

One Ring or One God?…


Tolkien was, ostensibly, a christian. However the ‘Lord of The Rings’ is undeniably “pagan” in its worldview: especially in its embrace of fate. To say nothing of Tom Bombadil, whose very nature is an overt refutation of fundamental Christian teleology and ontology.


It’s interesting to consider ‘The Lord of The Rings’ in light of Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious and archetypes. Which is to say that what Tolkien may or may not have intended with the narrative is not necessarily what he ended up with.

An artist may, unintentionally, express thousands of years of the cultural and mythical struggles of his people, though his art…theoretically.

In fact the first time I saw a depiction of Aragorn leading his armies against Mordor, with Mt Doom in the background, the parallel narrative that came to mind was of Satan leading his armies of men to surround and attack Christ in Jerusalem.


 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore. And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city (Jerusalem), and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
-Revelation 20: 7-9


So Satan is bound for a thousand years, after which he assembles an army and attacks Jerusalem.

Aragorn is the line of kings returned after a thousand years in exile; and leads his armies against Mordor.

There are actually several passages in LOTR’s that create a striking parallel between Yahweh and the Dark Lord.

And it’s an interesting coincidence that, as The Shire is representative of England: when you look at the Middle Earth map, Mordor is south/east of The Shire, and the “Holy Land” is south/east of England.

But, to get to the point here,

There are numerous interpretations of what the ‘One Ring’ represents. That can be debated. What can’t be debated is its purpose, which is to dominate, singularly.

And so it is hard not to notice a parallel to the concept of the ‘One God’, with it’s adherents in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (and their secular offspring, Marxists, Progressives and the SJWs) insisting that the one god (or ideology) is the only god and all life must, and will, acquiesce to it.

One god to rule them all, one god to find them,
One god to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.


What then would that say about the inability to wield it and thus the need to destroy it? Or the quest to return it to the land from which it was forged?

Again, the parallel: where was the one god, Yahweh, forged? Yep, in the “Holy Land”, aka, Mordor.

Naturally this can all lead to speculation about who or what is Frodo? How would an Englishman come into possession of a concept? And how would he set about to destroy it? Debate? It’s a rather pointless discussion as the overall context is of archetypes.


Otherwise we could wonder who, or what then, is paralleled by Gollum? That ugly, murderous, mischievous and unwelcome fellow traveler, whose lust to once again attain that ultimate power leads to his own destruction and that of the one ring(god).

In fact therein lies the great reveal/mystery: it’s not the ordinary Englishman who causes the destruction of the ring(god), but rather a servant of the enemy.

And I don’t think that is meant to be ironic, but rather illustrative. Power seeks to devour all things. And thus, inevitably, that includes itself.



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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Is Race A Social Construct?...


When true believers spout that nugget of wisdom it always seems to be under the pretext that a social construct is a thing without merit or legitimacy. Which is…strange, to say the least.

So whenever I hear someone say, “race is a social construct,” I always reply, “so are rights.”

Yep. Rights are a social construct. So is law, justice, equality, etc. The list is endless.



Really, I have no idea what-so-ever about what those who say “race is a social construct” are trying to imply or suggest. And it’s rather obvious that they don’t either. It’s just a slogan with not an ounce of thought behind it.



Such are the times we live in.

On the one hand there is no such thing as race. On the other hand there is racism.

Go figure!

There’s no such thing as White people, and yet, somehow, there is White privilege.

Racial profiling is bad, but please support racial quotas, affirmative action, the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Asian Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the NAACP, the ADL, the United Negro College Fund, Black Entertainment Television, Latino Entertainment Awards, La Raza and hundreds of other such organizations and institutions which receive government subsidies.


Minorities? Native Americans? Anti-Semitism? Apparently, none of these things exist since race is a social construct.

Come to think of it, the mere act of accusing someone of anti-semitism is racist, since it requires an acknowledgement that one person is a semite and the other person is not!

Let that sink in. The charge of racism is, itself, an acknowledgement of the existence of race.

In fact the pursuit of “equality” betrays the belief in differences to begin with, now doesn’t it.


As to the question of the reality of race,

  1. Skulls of Whites, Blacks and Asians are identifiable as White, black and asian. As are hair samples.

      b. ‘At the same time evidence is slipping out of the laboratory and into everyday life, carrying with it the inescapable message that people of different races have different DNA.’
-New York Times, Nov. 11, 2007 ‘In DNA Era, New Worries About Prejudice’


There are mountains of evidence of the reality of race and racial differences.
The Archeological, Forensic, Scientific, sociological, anthropological and Historical evidences reach into the Heavens.


It takes a certain kind of ideological zealotry to deny it.

And a special kind of thoughtless stupidity to utter inane phrases like “race is a social construct.”



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Technology’s Unintentional War on Cause and Effect…




To what extent do most people know how the technology in their life actually works?

How many people can take apart an iPhone and then put it back together again?

How many people could build an iPhone or computer or television from scratch?

Very, VERY few.

So much of our life today is dependent upon technology: from cars and telephones, to microwaves and computers.

And the reality is we don’t really need to know how they work to use them.

And therein is the problem. The process by which we think (or don’t think) in small, daily, ways, will inform the way we think (or don’t think) in big ways.

If Consumer A doesn’t need to know how his iPad actually works and why it functions to use it, then he doesn’t need to consider how societies form and function to live and prosper in them. He’ll simply assume they work and will always work, just because.

Political Correctness, Immigration, Gay Marriage, Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Democracy, Free Trade, Climate Politics, Etc…None of these issues and their impacts upon the functioning of society are considered in any depth by Consumer A because society works, just because.

Societal collapse?


Well, you can always just buy another iPhone!




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THE CULT OF THE EXPERT…




The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.
 The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death.
“These findings are appalling and chilling in their indictment of our criminal justice system, not only for potentially innocent defendants who have been wrongly imprisoned and even executed, but for prosecutors who have relied on fabricated and false evidence despite their intentions to faithfully enforce the law,” Blumenthal said.
-Washington Post, April 18 2015 ‘FBI ADMITS FLAWS IN HAIR ANALYSIS OVER DECADES’
We scoff at the idea of witch doctors but, really, “experts” have, in fact, become our witch doctors. Be they lawyers, politicians, scientists, judges, historians, psychologists, doctors, etc, etc, the “expert” knows all and is impervious to basic human qualities such as malice and deceit.

And of course the diploma and (or license) is a mystical piece of paper that bestows magical powers of objective truth and applied knowledge on the recipient.

It’s all magic!


Monday, April 13, 2015

Is fighting cancer bigotry?...


Is it not true that a tumor is just undocumented cells?

Is it not a form of discrimination on the part of the, so-called, “native” cells to deny the new cells a chance to grow and prosper in their new home?

Is the word “cancer” not a form of hate-speech directed at the newly arrived cells?

Isn’t fear of cancerous cells merely a fear of the new and the different?

Isn’t diversity a strength?

Are not all cells part of the same body?

Aren’t we all children of God?




Stop the hate!


Love all cells equally!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Progress...


In the late 1950’s the FBI finally, officially, acknowledged the existence of the mafia, after having denied it for decades.

That’s right. All throughout the heyday of Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, etc… the United States Government denied the existence of organized crime and ridiculed those who asserted otherwise as, essentially, tinfoil hat wearing kooks.

It was only after the ‘Appalachian Meeting’ of 1957, in which the non-existent mafia was caught out by the New York state police, that the federal government was forced to admit that, well, yeah, OBVIOUSLY, there is a mafia.

This is the very same government that today assures us that the economy is booming, crime is decreasing and millions of third world orcs pouring across the border to pillage and plunder is unstoppable and, frankly, a net positive for society!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Change That Was Un-Changed…


The Inquisition is one of the most maligned movements in history.

Why?

The Inquisition was the culmination of victory over multiculturalism and the reversal of centuries of mass immigration into Europe.

Muslims, with tactical and economic assistance from their cousins, Judah, swarmed into Europe from North Africa and dominated Iberia, southern France and portions of Italy for hundred of years.

Leftist historians celebrate this era of conquest and carnage in the most flowery of terms, describing it as an age of enlightenment and diversity.

Europeans felt differently, however, and fought to drive the orcs out and reclaim their homelands.

After more than 700 years of “change and progress” the tide was turned and a period of restoration was implemented. And so the efforts of the subversives and their armies of invaders was undone.



That is why the Inquisition is attacked and maligned today. It ably demonstrated that change, no matter how dramatic and extensive, can be un-changed.