Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Apocalypse As Spring Cleaning?...
Unlike hippies or new-age pagans, Arcadians (country or rural people) are more genuine children of nature, or people of the earth. They share the earth’s agonies and ecstasy because they do not reverence it as being some other thing, apart from themselves. Man cannot destroy nature, because man is nature.
In contrast, The Polis (the city) views the earth as a foreign thing upon which they happen to reside. They speak of nature, not as nature, but as a thing. They speak of the relationship (good or bad) between man and nature, whereas the Arcadian intuit man and nature as, essentially, synonymous. Or, at the least, interconnected intrinsically.
For the Arcadian, it is not man that is foreign to the world, but The Polis; the city -civilization. Thus the Arcadian looks upon natural disasters as purging and cleansing, whereas The Polis see them as destructive -to their projects.
Indeed, The Polis divide disaster into ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’, while the Arcadian see no distinction as man is natural.
When nature unleashes its fury it is The Polis that suffers, physically and existentially. An Arcadian expression “the damn has broken” is an expression of satisfaction of nature contravening the machinery (and thus power) of The Polis. The waters, held unnaturally captive, burst forth.
In that, ‘natural disasters’ are an organic part of the war between Arcadia and The Polis.
Many ancient cultures had myths of devastating floods which would destroy all but a few people.
These floods would restore balance to a world hopelessly besieged by The Polis.
In contemporary times we see a constant stream of prophesied doomsday events.
The Rapture/rise of the Anti-Christ and destruction of the world order.
Y2K, in which machinery would cease to function and society would revert back to a more technologically “primitive” circumstance.
The 2012 Mayan Calender End, which would signify the end of the world.
The list is long.
Indeed, what is the “New World Order” but The Polis as Cosmo (universal).
Fears of the Illuminati, Mind Control, World Government, Aliens, WW III, etc. are all indirect manifestations of the Arcadian’s instinctive reaction to The Polis’s war upon them. A war which is indirect in confrontation, yet implicit in its end result.
Thus the "end of the world" scenario, be it nuclear war or an asteroid striking the earth, is the hypothetical direct response.
And the controversial aspect of this is that the Arcadian does not truly fear such catastrophes, but actually yearns for them.
The cracking of concrete is threatening to that which is built upon it. But for the green grass held prisoner beneath, it is the breaking of a damn.
In this we can see that present day infatuation with, and constant prophecy of, "doom and gloom" is, in actuality, a messianic-type of hope for the Arcadian.
More interesting still, is that this long looked for cataclysm is always seen to be an inevitable movement of nature. Like the world flood mythos of old.