Thursday, June 29, 2017
Looking back through popular music of the past 90 years it occurred to me that terms like “corny” or “hokey” or ”cheesy” or “sentimental” or “schmaltzy”, etc have used to describe music that has had a residual touch of transcendence about it.
By that I mean music that attempts to rise above the squalor of the material present -to transcend the mere sensual and physical.
We all know pop sub-genres such as hiphop, disco, dance, punk, rock and r&b are intentionally simplistic and crude, designed to be temporary thrills for the mob.
But, what of the older popular forms upon which these genres are based?
Jazz music, for example, is also shockingly crude and one dimensional. I’d never really listened to it before until recently and when I did spend some time with it (about a month) I was amazed at how structurally unsophisticated and intellectually & spiritually lowbrow it is.
I mean I knew it was another sub-genre of pop music, but still, I was surprised at how bland and flat it was.
And the same goes for swing, big band and rag-time.
Popular music has, for the most part, reflected a rejection of any attempt at beauty and complexity, or transcendence.
Lyrically, only country music and heavy metal have made meager attempts at transcendence. Country does so only when it runs towards gospel music -which is strange as gospel music, as a genre, runs as far from transcendence as possible.
Heavy metal, of course, revels in themes of the supernatural and historical and is, musically, generally exaggerated. And, surprisingly, much of heavy metal, musically, post-1980 has been the most structurally complex and developed of all the pop sub-genres.
It seems that when people call a song “epic”, it’s usually a modern way of saying it has a transcendent quality to it.
This is all important as music has always been seen as being representative of civilization’s “soul” and “mind”.
So what does it say when the music that is most lauded and popular lacks any inclination towards transcendence?
Perhaps more importantly, what does it portend when music that does attempt transcendence is attacked and mocked?
And just a note on love songs. Romance is not a sophisticated or transcendent idea. Despite what many have come to believe in the west over the past couple hundred years, romance is a cheap, crude parody of love. It’s a long and involved subject, but no, romance was, historically, looked upon as a vulgar mockery of love. Romance is physical, and thus temporary, sensation. As such, it is not transcendent. The music of love songs may have a touch of the transcendent about them, but the lyric and theme is most certainly not transcendent. Quite the opposite, actually.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Money is NOT the root of all evil.
The City is.
Cities are, without a doubt, the most terrible weapon man invented to terrorize and destroy himself.
They rob human beings of their dignity by engineering, and engendering, unnatural dependence upon socialization.
First of all, a house (or apartment or condo) is not property.
Property is land.
Everything else is just ‘stuff’.
If you have no land, you have no property.
If you have no property, you have no means of self-support.
If you can’t grow your own food (or at least part of it) and raise livestock for food, then you have no means of self-support.
That leaves you with three options: starving, subservience or crime.
Those in the city usually choose the latter two.
As such, the city has two strata of society: criminals who rule and the dependent who subsist in servitude.
Thus we see, with the SJWs, the end result -grateful slaves to statism, who, naturally, sees "equality" (aka, dependence) as the highest virtue and inequality (aka, independence) as the gravest of sins.
This terrible cycle enables merchants to exert influence and control over the inhabitants of the city, who are kept amused and nullified with bread and circuses.
And since there is a price for a ticket into the circus, money is a secondary evil who’s malice is made possible by The City.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Funny how everything that makes the First World the First World, is what is destroying the First World.
And everything that makes the Third World the Third World, is why the Third World is flourishing.
Currently White people (aka, European Peoples both in Europe and her colonies abroad) have collapsed from one third of the world’s population just 100 years ago to just 7% of the worlds population today. Yes, 93% of the World population are people of color.
Sadly, Japan too has been thoroughly enslaved to modern, progressive “Western Values” and is, subsequently, dying as well.
The West, be it atheist or Christian, conservative or liberal, led by America, is a plague. The evidence is undeniable.
This vision of a world without “racism” is a vision by Westerners -who are death on two feet.
A world without borders, races, ethnicities or class structures is a notion by an insane and dying people who are busily killing themselves and everything they touch.
A world without borders is an empire that knows no opposition.
The rapid decline of The West over the past 150 years -it’s decline into near total insanity and depravity, could almost make you believe the devil is real.
The age of Republics and Democracies have show the two headed beast to be the worst of all socio-political monsters.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
I just saw a post at Orthosphere about a car company running an ad with gays in it. The author writes, ‘My immediate thought: “I guess Mercedes doesn’t want straight men to buy their stuff any more.”’
No, the sad fact is Mercedes knows it has straight (White) men’s money no matter what. They know they could run a commercial showing a baby being sacrificed over a car and Murica’s straight White men would still buy one of their cars.
Because SWM’s (straight White males) are cold, hard pragmatists who KNOW that the only virtues in life are comfort and reliability.
It’s a long way to the job! The kids have a lot of after school programs to attend! You’ve constantly got to run to the store for one thing or another. Dad and mom are older now with medical problems and you have to take them to their specialists. I could go on. The fact is you need a reliable vehicle. That’s just life (as it’s been designed by corporations for us).
So what if the car was blessed by a satanic priest who sacrificed a baby over it? I’ve got a lot of things going on in my life and, by-God, it’s a good car!
And you know it’s not really that much of a satire. Let’s be honest. We’ve all become masters at coming up with bullshit excuses for going along with the hideous evil that rules over us, and is devouring us.
And no excuse is more Murican than cold, hard, fu@*ing efficency.
Common Sense, after all, tells us that efficiency and pragmatism supersede any moral qualms.
If it works, it works!
If it’s more efficient, then it must be more moral.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
What does a good singing voice sound like?
Personally, I don’t know.
Yeah, I know, you can name some celebrity who you think sings good because they can drag out a vocal quiver or warble their voice up and down -which is a silly fad of the day.
Pop culture has so dominated the arts for the past century that the dividing line between good and bad simply no longer exists.
With Youtube we can now get a wider take on much of the pop scene, decade by decade. We can hear bands and singers from a variety of genres.
I was recently listening to some of The Rolling Stones songs from the 60‘s and 70‘s, and...
DEAR GOD, Mick Jagger had/has a comically bad voice. Bad on record, but live it was like listening to a special needs talent show. The band was garage level quality, clanking together in some sort of harmony, I guess.
I won’t even go off on the Beatles -who genre hopped more than Spinal Tap -and were about as talented.
You have to wonder how and why some of these bands became famous.
And of course the answer is media exposure/promotion.
When I was a teenager it was Nirvana. An equally average band with another comically terrible singer.
What’s telling though, is that crappy Pop-Metal bands like Poison and Warrant were really big right before Grunge-Metal broke (and yes, Grunge was a sub-genre of Metal). So the same kids that on Monday were buying ‘Unskinny Bop’ and ‘Cherry Pie’, were, on Tuesday, buying ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.
Whatever Media tells us is “big”, we accept as “big”, even if down deep we suspect it’s crap.
And very little of what has been pop culture has not been crap.
So what happened to talent?
Talent is Un-American and thus represents an existential threat to Murica, her global empire and all it stands for.
Because talent is too much like a monarchy. And Murica knows no (official) hierarchy.
We love the myths of the scruffy colonists overthrowing the pompous royalty or a mere monk taking on the Catholic hierarchy.
We love stories about the movie star who was discovered waiting tables, or the handicapped athlete who made it to the Olympics.
All of it completely fabricated horseshit. But it makes us feel good about the banality and irrelevance of our own lives. Fabricated exceptions become our avatars.
And of course our elite love that, as it keeps us content as we’re being exploited and destroyed.
The reality of objective talent threatens the illusion.
Talent is a threat to democracy because its qualities are objective. It can’t be made or voted on. Its ascension and reign is beyond our control and its qualities transcend the market place. When genuine talent is acknowledged it cannot be made into an avatar for the masses. It shines a bright light on the falseness of democracy and equality. It makes the rest of us feel average.
This is why it has always been a task of the gatekeepers to mock talent, and, if need be, openly attack it.
You might have noticed that when even mildly talented pop artists do appear to the wider public, critics attack and dismiss their music as “hokey” or “cheesy” or “bombastic" or some such deflective assault.
And we agree, even as deep down we don't.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Have you ever met a well refined and cultivated human being that wasn’t a snake?
I’ve been thinking about this lately.
Every single person I’ve met who is well mannered and polite tends to be (upon getting to know them just a little better) highly unlikable and completely un-trustworthy
What I’ve come to see is that people with good manners tend to be cowardly. The good manners are a defensive/deflective shield.
Yet cowards have deeper personality flaws beyond the obvious.
So when you get past the refinement you find someone who is prone to paranoia and treachery out of an inflated sense of “me against the world”.
Yes, it’s obviously easy to see this in politics. Narcissistic people are known to be flatterers and bullshitters. And politicians spend their entire lives ingratiating -which isn’t healthy.
But I’ve noticed this everywhere.
Gruff, uncouth and rude doctors tend to be as good (if not better) than ones with good bedside manners.
And the same is true of professionals in every field.
In fact, in business dealings I’ve discovered that good manners are almost always a sign incompetence, a bad deal or flat-out criminal intent.
An unfriendly, uncouth, loudmouth is, generally, the most honest and reliable person with whom to have business dealings with.
It’s obvious when you think about it, but good manners and refinement are designed to act as a disguise with the intent of ingratiating.
Someone who frowns at you, want’s nothing from you.
Someone who smiles at you, has an agenda.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Yeah. Search Google Images for ‘Iraq’ and ‘vote’ or ‘election’ and you’ll be reminded of those creepy propaganda photos that were all over the news back in Bush’s America, celebrating the Iraqi Conquest with brand new voters/consumers in Iraq holding aloft purple stained fingers with which they had just participated in military-induced democracy.
Forgot about that, didn’t you?
Yep. Purple is the color of George Bush and Dick Cheney’s adventures in the middle-east which birthed ISIS, the refugee crisis, multiple terror attacks and possibly WWIII.
Purple is now the color of conquest, destruction, totalitarianism and genocide.
Purple is the banner of Dick Cheney and Bernie Sanders.
Purple is the symbol of George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Fox News.
But don’t notice that!
Just go back to buying more stuff.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Someone just sent me a video of Vox Day explaining why Christianity is important to the West.
I’ve written on this issue before.
There are two ways you can look at this.
One way is to view the West as a culture that was/is constructed.
The other way to view the West is as the people inhabiting the north-west part of the old world.
Most (or many) of us take the the latter view.
The West, as culture, is what European peoples create when and wherever they are. It’s innate -both the good and the bad.
As such the West has existed for tens of thousands of years.
All of Europe was not “converted” to Christianity until just over two centuries before Columbus sailed the ocean blue. And not long after that Europe began to question the religion to such an extent that just six centuries after the Baltic peoples were converted, Nietzsche declared God dead.
Particular cultural fads are like fashion.
Christianity was a fad. Like muttonchops, or mullets.
Yes, our people dressed with the fashion for a time, but it never defined them in a fundamental way.
Clean cut, middle-class kids became Hippies who then became Yuppies, after all.
Our people are a biological reality. We’ve no doubt had numerous gods over the past 30,000 years!
The Roman Empire and Classical Greece were a brief pit stop in our history and it is highly debatable as to whether they contributed anything of value to us.
Don’t get too wrapped up in notions of civilization and high-culture. Reality, NATURE, of which we are a part, is brutish, vulgar, violent and random. Art and Architecture might look nice at times but ultimately it’s just putting lipstick on a pig. But that’s a whole other subject.
Vox then suggested that there was an attack upon the West because it was Christian.
The problem with that argument is that radical leftist globalists are currently flooding White countries with hordes of Christians.
Yes, the Muslim (read non-White) refugee crisis has become the main issue in Europe, but in North America the problem is from Christian (read non-White) immigrants. And of course western Europe was being rapidly transformed long before the refugee crisis started.
So if the attack upon us is because we’re Christian, then why are our enemies flooding us with tens of millions of Christians?
As I’ve said before, religions are akin to fortification or battle plans. They’re either good or bad plans. Christianity, monotheism, is inherently bad because it implies, falsely, a singular totality while being riddled with contradictions.
After all, how does the bible’s strong implication that Christians would be a small, persecuted minority in all times and in all places square with the notion of a Christian civilization?
Under what metric can Jesus be “good” when things like walking on water and rising from the dead are un-natural -and thus a perversion?
Supernatural Un-natural Same-Same.
I could go on, but I’ve gone through all this before.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
So how do you worship God?
What is worship?
Prayer, Praise and Worship are three distinctly different acts. They can overlap, but they are never-the-less, three distinctly different things.
So what is the act of Worship?
I asked a Christian friend this recently and he had no answer.
He prayed to God, he participated in “praise services” and he attended bible studies.
But he had never, in his life, worshiped God.
The Orthodox and Catholics have an answer to this. Since worship is an act which REQUIRES a sacrifice, they can point to the Divine Liturgy or Mass.
Mainstream Protestantism has no act of worship of God. Thus Protestants do not worship God.
For protestants, Christianity is completely cerebral. If you do the right mental math, then you are “saved”. If you can’t work out the calculations (doctrines) in your head, you’re damned.
I was born and raised in a monolithic protestant culture, aka the bible belt. It's what I am, it's what I know.
I have seen Christians pray to God. I have seen Christians praise God.
But I have never seen Christians worship God. Ever.
And when I ask them what the act of worshiping God is, they have no answer -and, in fact, it had never even occurred to them to ponder it.
That’s rather amazing when you think about it.
But it might be rather telling that it’s the protestant countries, led by the USA, which are building a global secular governing system.
Protestantism subsists on two things: the printing press and literacy. Minus those things, Protestantism doesn’t even exist.
‘Faith Alone’ is another way of saying, it’s all in your head.
Maybe that’s why Protestantism has no act of worship for God.
It has no God.
Friday, June 16, 2017
2 + 2 = 4?
Because White people say so?
Do you not see the hurt that math brings about?
Do you not see that when you say that 2 + 2 = 4 that you are discriminating against the other numbers?
Do you not see the sort of narrow, hateful, thinking such borders of thought engenders?
Liberate yourself from such tyrannical, bigoted, thinking.
Love knows not deterministic calculations!
Math is ignorance! Math is hate!
The sad thing is this really isn't satire. Progressives really do think at this level of crazy.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
....denounces religious freedom.
The first commandment: THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME, repudiates Freedom Of Religion.
Not least because the command is not individualist, but corporate.
The commandments were for the society as a whole. There was no differentiating the religious from the state or the personal from the public, until the enlightenment.
Has this obvious fact ever occurred to you, dear Christian?
Or has your religion been dumbed down, vulgarized and debased via social revolutionary thought to the point that it deserves the ridicule heaped upon it?
Freedom & Equality was not only Satan’s rallying cry in the Garden of Eden, but it has also been the slogan of the mad mobs who burned down churches and beheaded Christians.
The very ideas of personal freedom, racial, ethnic, class or gender equality, etc. are antithetical to good. Because good is order. And order is, by nature, particular, structured and hierarchical.
Chaos is where you will find equality.
And Chaos is the God that 99.9% of the Churches in Murcia worship.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Christians are not a people anymore than horse thieves are a people.
Christianity is a behavior. Like stealing horses is a behavior.
Irish are a people. English are a people. Scottish are a people.
Identity is biological, not choice. To argue otherwise is to assent to Bruce Jenner being a woman.
Making an alliance with Christians is not about working with a people, but about working with individuals who behave in a certain way.
This is why there are “good” Christians and “bad” Christians and so many different denominations of Christians. For about the past 800 years everyone has been basically forced to call themselves Christian. However, genetics determines your identity and your proclivities.
So it’s a question of what kinds of people lay behind the descriptor. Some people are born to steal horses, others are born with the potential to steal horses and others are born that can never steal horses. Hence, devout believers and apathetic believers and atheists.
It’s genetics, not personal choice.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
They give it away for free!
And that goes against the very pillars of our post-enlightenment, post-industrial capital-driven civilization.
It’s a banker’s world, after all.
Prostitutes, on the other hand, are patriots. They’re entrepreneurs. They’re self-reliant.
The only reason they’re prosecuted is because their business is unregulated and government doesn’t get its fair share of the money.
So yes, we’re all prostitutes. Except the sluts.
With prostitution, men use a woman’s body for sexual pleasure in exchange for money.
In Construction, construction companies use men’s bodies to build buildings in exchange for money.
Laborers are literally picked up off of street corners in large cities.
See, we’re all selling a service which we perform in exchange for money, which means we are all selling ourselves.
It doesn’t matter whether you bag groceries or pull teeth, you are selling yourself via a “skill” in exchange for money.
Got a degree from Harvard? The Professors were, essentially, “rented" by the university for that teaching service.
And guess what?
You’ll get to hang that degree on a wall, as you sell yourself in exchange for money.
Round and round it goes.
It wasn’t always like this.
In times past the only people who participated in such exchanges were prostitutes, prisoners and slaves.
Everyone else raised the food they ate, made the clothes they wore and built the houses they lived in.
For anything more they would trade.
Taxes were paid in chickens or cows.
And land? Well you can’t take land with you when you die anyway, now can you?
That system was predicated on mutually beneficial assistance provided by large families within tribes, aka extended families.
But now, under the current system, we’re all independent. We just have to sell ourselves for money for food & shelter.
But I guess there is no alternative to the present system.
I mean, it’s gotta be the free market or socialist or some sort of thing like that.
We can’t just shut down the factories or put the merchants and bankers out of business.
We just need better policies -better management and regulation of this glorious liberating system.
Monday, June 5, 2017
“To learn is to die and be reborn.” said an acquaintance to me recently.
I’ll admit, I laughed in his face. And I apologize.
I get what he was saying. It’s just that it was phrased in such a sincere grad-student kind of way that it sounded like satire.
But the thrust of it is sort of true.
The alternaverse is expanding because it is questioning the sacred doctrines of Cathedral (to borrow the Nrx expression).
While the left-wing and right-wing struggle for the privilege to set policy on the shop floor the alternative media is asking if the factory itself is the problem.
Those are two radically different paradigms of conceiving of society.
So to my friend I might rephrase the statement as, “to reconsider is to die and be reborn.”
That is what the alternaverse is about, really. Reconsidering the whole project, not simply learning the floor-plan.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Pontification over moral values and actions and reactions are, often, though not always, akin to mental onanism.
Hard physical work cures depression.
Hard physical work also solves moral conundrums.
Yes and No come much easier to a man striving to survive from one day to the next than it does to a man fretting over where to vacation this summer.
Grey moral areas, and “nuance” are byproducts of luxurious, decadent, living.
Is there a solution?
Yeah, I know it’s a heresy to state that there is actually no solution to the myriad of problems facing the world, but, well, so be it.
This idea, this notion that the world is a big nail waiting for the right hammer to come along is actually a bigger problem than the perceived problems -which are in actuality just part and parcel of normative existence.
Maybe this goes back to the industrial revolution -this idea that “we can fix it”.
Or maybe it goes back to 1950‘s science-fiction films where scientists smoking pipes always found a way to destroy the monster. I don’t know.
But wherever it came from it has been nothing but a giant pain in the ass.
From Alcoholics Anonymous to Jenny Craig, this absurd notion of “fixing” the normal fuckupery of life has caused tens of millions of people to fall into the despair of wondering why it all goes wrong some other way, anyway.
You’re gonna get old, You’re gonna get sick. You’re gonna die. And as you await that inevitable end, life will kick the ever-loving shit out of you, over and over and over.....
The world’s problems work themselves out because people die.
Alcoholics eventually die. Drug addicts die. Politicians, bankers, bakers, farmers, thieves, homeless, etc, we all eventually end up six feet under.
Problems aren’t made, they’re born. And they’ll keep being born till the end of time. But they also go away, via time.
So enough with the self-help bullshit. It just panders to the snowflake in all of us and creates a warped view of how life actually is. Preachers, politicians, philosophers and so on, have no answers.
Because there’s no solution or cure. All we can do is deal with it as best we can in the short little span of time that we're here.
We’re all just biding our time on this rock, waiting of Godot.