From Gnosis to Sepsis
Until now, we have surveyed the symptoms of the multiple plagues of contemporary West, drawn some conclusions and cited statistics and news stories to provide the rationale for such conclusions. We have not delved into the causes of these diseases, and skimped in the analysis of some symptoms, notably Islam’s penetration of the West.
Analysis of the causes falls largely in two categories: conspiracy theories or social psychosomatics. This work omits the subject of conspiracies, which does not necessarily mean none exists. Nevertheless, by the time you have read the millions of words that have been written, often by mentally unstable monomaniacs, on each of: the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Bilderbergs, the Elders of Zion, the Trilateral Commission, the Black Helicopters of the New World Order etc., you will be begging for Occam’s razor.
Fortunately, there is one: mental disease. But here too, one must resist the pull of the elegant unifying theory. First, one must recognize that much of the destruction streaming from the top has been wrought by the Crooks, and not the Loons. Downstream from that are the labor unions and black and brown minorities that are classic factions of the sort James Madison warned about. They each want to tear out the biggest possible piece for the faction and its members, damn the consequences to the larger social tent that gives them shelter. The Crooks enable and abet these factions in order to grow fiefdoms of votes, power and money for themselves.
It’s the human species’ eternal play; no different from what it was under Hammurabi, Caesar or Roosevelt, with one exception: until now, factions have been internal. Modern Crooks’ genius is in realizing that foreigners could be imported to enlarge their client base – hence tens of millions Muslims and Africans in Europe, and a Babel of at least 50 million immigrants of 200 nationalities in the United States (1). Because of the heavy damage that white-majority society sustains due to the importation of large numbers of Third World people, and the state-subsidized reproductive edge of the latter, this is no longer political corruption of the business-as-usual kind, but population replacement and treason of the first order – or would have been, have the Crooks not voided treason laws.
Still, the major problem is not the nonwhite factions that rip white society apart through their sucking of government subsidies, overloading and crippling public services such as education and health care, fostering crime, terror, cultural alienation and rupture of social capital. Even the West’s archenemy – Islam – would not have been the problem it is, had the Crooks and the Loons not brought it within. After all, if they didn’t have a ready supply of importable Muslims to bludgeon their countries with, and if there were enough of others, they would have done it with Samoans, A-Pucikwar or Dayak Ibans.
Moreover, the Crooks themselves, in government and finance, are not the main problem either, even though the economic calamity the world is going through now is 80% their work. Generally, the world has progressed nicely despite their best efforts, except when it was tripped by its Loons such as Marx, Luxemburg (Rosa), Wilson (Woodrow), Monet (Jean); Bush (W), Blair, Obama and Brown, or its Monster-Loons such as Robespierre, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Tojo, Pol Pot etc.
The Monster-Loons are a special case and outside of our scope here. It suffices to say that they ride in the wake of the Loons’ lunacy – e.g. if no Danton, no Robespierre; if no Mensheviks, no Bolsheviks; if no Luxemburg, Liebknecht and Levin (1919 German communist loons), arguably no Hitler; if no Bush, no Obama – though only history will tell the latter’s lunacy grade. It’s enough therefore to concentrate on the common Loons and their singular power to attract millions of followers, in order to explain, per the metaphorical language we’ve used here, how the West has been “snatched,” its people turned into Pods (2).
Eric Voegelin traced the roots of modern Loonism to early Christian Gnostics and called it pneumopathology, i.e. sickness of the soul, or “gnostic-utopian dementia.” I am not sure that I share Voegelin’s total disapproval of Christian Gnosticism, some of which may have been wholesome and has been commented on favorably by thinkers such as Edward Gibbon, Carl Jung, Aldous Huxley and others. Moreover, much of Eastern Zen and Taoist spirituality that is honest and empowering can be qualified as “Gnostic”, i.e. centered on laboriously acquired inner knowledge rather than on received knowledge.
The difference is that Eastern Gnosticism is about saving oneself, and Western Gnosticism is about saving the world. In spite of itself.
Christian Gnostics were zealots convinced that they alone possessed the remedy to the world’s wickedness. They were particularly prone to forsaking sex and procreation as a matter of religious principle or even, like Origen, undergoing castration. And modern day Gnostics, i.e. “Progressives,” are fanatics convinced that the world can be fundamentally transformed and humanity perfected through the remedies they prescribe and, when in power, enforce. In fact the Progressives-Gnostics are intent on castrating their entire civilization. i.e. whitey, as the ultimate remedy -- a goal two-thirds accomplished by now.
Both Lawrence Auster, the astute analyst of liberalism, and the cultural critic and academic Dr. Thomas Bertonneau, have distilled Voegelin’s concepts and applied them to the Obama-Pelosi-Van Rompuy-Barroso-Brown-Rudd modern matrix. As per Voegelin via Bertonneau,
“Gnosticism is a contest by an agitating minority to monopolize the representation of “immanent reality” with the goal of transforming existence and realizing what they conceive as Paradise-on-earth.
The Gnostic [snip] cannot build Paradise [snip], but because he lives in the “dream world” of magical, intention-related deeds, the Gnostic can never admit to ineffectiveness. When the Gnostic project collides with reality and begins to falter, as it inevitably does, the Gnostic regime goes into panic-mode; it hardens into totalitarian rigidity exceeding even its “normal” Puritan intolerance. [snip] The Gnostic regime attempts to conceal failure under the language of success, inequality under the claim of equivalency, dispossession of personal or corporate wealth under the jargon of social justice“.
Bertonneau channeling Voegelin limns the similarity between ancient religious and modern political ideology as a shared quest for “an impossible restructuring of existence, which, if it were to succeed, would amount to the destruction of existence,” disregard for reality, a shared propensity to erect social structures based on unquestioning doctrinal fidelity rather than competency or merit, and an extreme intolerance for dissent.
Bertonneau adduces the current American economic crisis as an example of modern Gnosticism, where “the magical spending of money that does not exist [snip], stubbornly fails to result in the rescue of an economy whose collapse stems, in the first place, from pathological, non-reality-related super-spending of money that did not, even then, exist.” But here I take exception. With respect to the profession of economics, addled by the Keynesian opium that prosperity ensues from spending money one (including government) does not have, yes, that is pure Gnosticism. But with respect to the governing elites that have pushed the U.S. and Europe into this miserable mess, no. The fingerprints of the Crooks on this thing are much bolder than the Loons’ are.
The illness that’s crippling the Western colossus derives from three main pathogens: greed, cowardice and lying. All three are an eternal part of the human condition. What’s unique now is that up to 100 years ago every Western country had an elite bred to suppress those vices as a matter of noblesse oblige. But the elite now is the locus where greed, cowardice and lying fester and from which they flow downward.
The lies allow the Loons -- and they are the majority -- to cover up their cowardice and to perpetuate their Gnostic illusions. Latching onto the same lies enables the Crooks to rule and steal. The result is the same: sepsis.
Sepsis, a Greek word implying a process of rotting, is a medical term denoting the penetration of harmful bacteria or other pathogenic organisms into the body. The lies on which the Progressive’s Gnosis is based are the infection paths by which Western society has become riddled with pathogens. The lies have been pointed out by several reactionary-conservative writers, including in the previous chapters of this work. But that won’t be enough.
It cannot suffice, because the ruling elite is wedded to the lies. It has been doing its work for so long, through Slow March and a fast one (see Obama, Barack Hussein) that the majority of the founding population of the West – let’s call them Whites for parsimony’s sake –- knows no other ideas and has no other tools with which to perceive Reality.
It is only when Reality has been so offended that she must – by rules of the cosmic homeostatic balance the Chinese call the Tao -- retaliate brutally against the Progressive-Gnostic heresy, that a temporary reprieve may be won. Such was the 9/11 cosmic baseball bat that taught America something about Islam and immigration controls that the average Lithuanian knows at the age of eight and that America could not possibly have flouted with impunity since the mid-1960s.
The sobering did not last long. In a delusional flood set loose under President Bush, Islam would become “a religion of peace”; “jihad” would become the “struggle against one’s sinful nature”; “democracy” was alleged to be both a global panacea ardently desired by all and America’s sacred mission; and “prosperity” would be defined as spending money you don’t have on things you don’t need – with the U.S. government embodying this gnostic principle.
The election of Barack Hussein Obama to the White House and the ascension of California’s chief Gnostic, Nancy Pelosi, to the position of the most powerful woman in the world have upped the stakes in America’s demented challenge to Reality. We even have the ritual Gnostic castration that Drudge.com compacted in the headline, “Obama to World: USA will not use Nukes in Self-defense.“
But that is just a small piece in the astounding mosaic. The biggest Loon in Great Britain’s history, Gordon Brown, has replaced an equal but more charismatic Loon, Tony Blair. A Belgian Loon is now presiding over the Gnostic asylum known as the European Union. Daily, almost hourly, one witnesses the incredible spectacle of Europe expiating for its past sins of racism, antisemitism, colonialism and sexism by importing and prostrating before tens of millions of racist, antisemitic, sexist and most importantly, barbarian, colonizers. Daily, hourly, Holland and Sweden, Germany and Norway, Wallonia and Canton Vaud are eating their own and embracing the repulsive and alien.
In Canada, 2000 Canadians who look like these, besiege a university where a woman from the founding stock of Canada (and the U.S.) has been invited to talk (3). In Australia, Kevin Rudd -- a true Gnostic for even a Christian one – has taken a great country and turned it into a Canada-lite farce (e.g. here, here and here).
The West is now ravaged by a contagious madness. What metaphor works for you does not matter: Body Snatcher or Gnostic, Gnosis or Sepsis, Zombie or Utopian, Progressive or Liberal. What matters is that this is a disease with terminal consequences that the peoples of the West, in their folly, largely treat as though it were another gift-from-the-gods -- like that first one referenced almost 3000 years ago in Homer’s Odyssey. That the fate of those who so perceived a Trojan horse is also relayed therein does not seem to matter anymore. It’s probably unknown too, in an age whose most popular lyric poems consist mainly of rhyming numerous verbs of vigorous activity with street lingo nouns denoting the female sexual organs, various models of pistols, Colored gangsters’ jewelry, and white victim people.
In a dire situation like this, petty concerns must vanish. As per the maxim that there is no limit to what a man can do if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit, we shall forego the usual author’s need to shine with originality, and will continue to quote others who have already expressed something in a superlative way. To understand the Obama-Pelosi economic plan for the United States and its domino effect on the rest of the world you might read the parsed prose of The Economist. But a more direct way to deep perception is through inspired gibberish, like this by the Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta:
"President Obama's administration has been working diligently to perfect [snip] an economic system that can provide not only positronic endibulation, but also supply inverse bilateral erapsilance, thereby enabling automatic synchronization of actuarial credisrodicants.
We refer to this groundbreaking fiscal emarsifoliation technique as the Obamanation Destrafulating Rescamulator and believe its introduction to the current economic recession will bring instant antidismarnication and redistribulation not only to Wall Street but to mortgage lumorizators and loan gefinerationists all across the torminic spectrum.
The basic premise of our nation's fiscal system has always been, of course, reliptification and dehusticating, but in the absence of proper fedeglation, a dreaped fenata can occur almost without warning, throwing reminatusilage and gradofleximission into deep scintillious egrappocation, or if you prefer, a classic nopped fenata.
What our plan will do is manestically space the minomemes between diathetical insornia and unprogrammed cleagles so that the annular contimersion coefficient can be monitored on the existing ponziscopes and dardalectic pilferometers. That way, if a fenata is seen developing, we simply apply insemifiles by a simple formula of R = 4.7D (ncubed) where R is Republican routhmoiling and D is Dodd's depleneration constant. [snip]
Eventually this plan will redistribute debondanzas to everyone living in the United States regardless of what radumflab they speak, what rastifollion they are, or what roticules they may or may not have committed.”
You could refashion the preceding vignette in one minute to explain the Swedish or British government’s Immigration and Refugee policy, or the French government’s ‘Secular Society’ policy, or the vision of the European Union, or the American “War on Terror.” The constant in all these is the blabbing, incoherent, Reality-denying madness.
The unbearable rightness of being
The great Czech writer, Milan Kundera, wrote in his novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being:
“[T]he aesthetic ideal of the categorical agreement with being is a world in which shit is denied and everyone acts as though it did not exist. This aesthetic ideal is called kitsch. "Kitsch" is a German word born in the middle of the sentimental nineteenth century [snip]. Kitsch is the absolute denial of shit, in both the literal and the figurative senses of the word; kitsch excludes everything from its purview which is essentially unacceptable in human existence.” [p.248] (4)
“Whenever a single political movement corners power, we find ourselves in the realm of totalitarian kitsch. [snip] Everything that infringes on kitsch must be banished for life: every display of individualism (because a deviation from the collective is a spit in the eye of the smiling brotherhood); every doubt [snip]; all irony. [snip] In the realm of totalitarian kitsch, all answers are given in advance and preclude any questions. It follows, then, that the true opponent of totalitarian kitsch is the person who asks questions. A question is like a knife that slices through the stage backdrop and gives us a look at what lies hidden behind it.” [pp. 251-254]
"The fantasy of the Grand March [snip] is the political kitsch joining leftists of all times and tendencies. The Grand March is the splendid march on the road to brotherhood, equality, justice, happiness; it goes on and on, obstacles notwithstanding, for obstacles there must be if the march is to be the Grand March. [snip] What makes a leftist a leftist is not this or that theory but his ability to integrate any theory into the kitsch called the Grand March." [pp. 257 -261]
I began this work with a chapter titled, “The March of the Body Snatchers”, having forgotten that Kundera, whose novel I had read a quarter century earlier, used such a simile for what he called “the political kitsch joining leftists of all times and tendencies.” In another book, Art of the Novel, Kundera defined kitsch as “the translation of the stupidity of received ideas into the language of beauty and feeling.” (5) That explains why the mass media have become the enemies of everything that’s true and genuinely beautiful. Given the commercial necessity of reaching for the lowest common denominator, the MSM are the transmitter of the nonthought of received ideas and the fabricator of pre-packaged feelings responding to nonreality. This tapestry spun over two generations now constitutes our aesthetic and moral code and even what we construe as reality.
Now the word ‘rightness’ implies conformity with some aesthetic or moral standard of correctness or propriety, and also of soundness and truth. Conversely, when words such as ‘justice,’ ‘fairness,’ ‘equality,’ ‘rights,’ ‘peace,’ ‘racism,’ ‘discrimination’ and ‘diversity’ acquire kitsch meanings, and that kitsch meaning only is taught in all the schools and universities over a span of 50 years, and it is written into all the screenplays and novels and news stories and public utterances of famous people, you get a society staggering like a blind, barefoot drunkard over a field or Reality strewn with glass shards, nettles and vipers.
Moreover, kitsch and falsehood must reign supreme in a consumer society whose every perception of worthiness, success, fun and satisfaction is molded by marketing morons market testing marketable moronic products and services for morons and putting 8-figure advertising budgets and the talents of the best audiovisual manipulators in the service of reaching into the greatest number of moron pocketbooks. Thus a society is fashioned where suicidal lunacy imbued with Gnostic fervor defines the left pole, and the basest greed, vanity and shallowness define the right pole.
This type of all-pervading manipulated and coercive cultural environment has at most three precedents in European history: the reign of the Church in the Middle Ages, the Bolshevik tyranny, and the Third Reich. Nazi Germany comes closest, but even the diabolical cleverness of Hitler, Goebbels, Rosenberg and Streicher, rigid political correctness in the German classroom or street, and the grand immersive experiences created by Nazi craft masters like Speer (architecture), Riefenstahl (film) Diebitsch (design) and posthumously Wagner (musical spectacle), do not come close to the current media soup of 24/7 kitsch nonreality and education spraying all with the contaminating syrup of Progressive nonthought.
That is why the Progressive elite steering the West is no longer the problem. The problem is that they and their policies have massive popular support. The Body Snatchers have grown two generations of unalloyed Pods. They have sewn-up the future too, for their kitsch appeals to those driven by feelings, particularly the young. Consider the implications of universal suffrage extended to the 18-year-old, when neuroscience shows that the part of the brain that regulates reasoning, impulse control and judgment is not fully developed until the age of 25.
In a recent article named “Obama is not the Problem”, Baron Bodissey expressed this precept as, “The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”
That is true with respect also to Islamic and Third World immigration, Socialism and Feminism, Bailout and Stimulus, European Union and United Nations, the “War on Terror” and the American quest for democracy in Third World hellholes. Those are not merely examples of the Crooks and Loons in action, but of the disease of Disassociated Reality that’s eating the White race’s brains. It’s this disease that permits the Crooks and the Loons to ravage this particular race’s home countries in so many ways simultaneously.
The tension between Reality and its Parallel Universe kitsch doppelgänger may be gleaned by adding up two quotes of famous men. Bruce Barton, a co-founder of one of the legacy ad agencies, said that advertising is the very essence of democracy. Robert Heinlein, a visionary author, officer and gentleman, wrote of democracy, “A curious delusion – as if adding zeros could produce a sum. Wisdom is not additive; its maximum is that of the wisest man in a given group.” (6)
What then is the “very essence” of adding zeros?
Parallel Snatcher Universe
The idea of parallel universes goes back to the late 19th century and at its cutting edge is fundamental in quantum physics. To a layman like me, quantum theory ideas like the ’many worlds interpretation’ and ‘quantum decoherence’ seem like nonsensical attempts to get out of tight spots created by the “subjective appearance” of ‘wavefunction collapse.’ In simple terms related to your bumping or not bumping your shin against the bedpost, i.e. Reality, these theories are concerned with the superimposition of different innately possible alternative states, which is to say bumping or not bumping, in such a way that only one is perceived by an observer. That is called waveform collapse, and one part of the famous Heisenberg theory posits that the observer himself produces that effect of “collapse.”
While I am reducing it to the absurd – quantum theory deals with subatomic particles, not with bedposts – there are fundamental questions here as to the nature of Reality that great minds have wrestled with. The American physicist Hugh Everett III proposed the parallel universe explanation, by which you have acquired a big, painful bruise not because you bumped into the bedpost but because Reality is a cornucopia of infinite co-existing eventualities. Your hopping on one leg and howling in pain is a “subjective appearance of collapse,” i.e. your memory selected a single-event interpretation of shinbone-meets-bedpost from an infinite menu of your past experiences in other worlds. The “subjective appearance” notion was so strong in Everett that, although a staunch atheist, he reportedly believed in “quantum death,” i.e. your expiration only in this universe but not in that one.
“Quantum decoherence” is another theoretical construct that appears to explain the “appearance of waveform collapse” to a single reality. It’s an intellectual speculation that’s okay when applied to gluons and muons. However, when it purports to interpret experienced Reality, i.e. how that painful bruise got on your leg, it’s what an American no-nonsense realist might describe as paddling your canoe upstream without an oar. Einstein hinted at this when he wrote to Erwin Schrödinger, inventor of quantum theory-mocking “Schrödinger's cat” -- alive and dead at the same time: “You are the only contemporary physicist, besides Laue, who sees that one cannot get around the assumption of reality—if only one is honest. Most of them simply do not see what sort of risky game they are playing with reality.” (7)
The game of decohering Reality that the Gnostic Body Snatcher elites are playing has far more dangerous consequences than any purely intellectual constructs might. To decohere the accumulated wisdom of a civilization and the lessons of history and experience through cockamamie coffeehouse theories like Marxism, postmodernism, multiculturalism, Orientalism, social justice (e.g. “Rawlsian”) theory and so on, is to invite Götterdämmerung, the End of Days. It’s the ultimate bump against the cosmic bedpost.
This is not lying in the usual sense, i.e. to oneself about oneself, as a self-esteem prop, or to others, to gain unfair advantage or to hide misdeeds. It’s not even the monumental lying with catastrophic consequences on which the overleveraged, phantom-assets based, fiat currency inflated financial system of the West is based, particularly in the United States -- the connubial home of the Evil Octopus and its harem of parliamentarian whores.
This is lying as an ontological rebellion against the manifest animating energy of life, Earth and the Universe itself. Call it God, Yahveh, Holy Trinity, Brahman, Tao or Reticulated Homeostasis – it doesn’t matter. What matters is that every President and Prime Minister, and every cabinet member and 98% of all parliamentary representatives, judges and top bureaucrats, and 94% of all university professors and celebrity artists, and 90% of all professionals and authors, and 85% of the clergy and 80% of everyone else in every country of the West spit in the face of that animating energy that we call by consensus God, every day. This has nothing to do with any particular religious observance; they provoke destiny merely by fabricating and enforcing a fictitious reality, and persecuting with fanatical zeal those who try to cling to the true and manifestly palpable one.
It’s not another error of judgment, such as this or that general has made in the history of warfare. It’s not a tragic mistake of a nation that led to its enormous future pain, such as the peoples of Germany, Argentina, Iran and the United States have made in their ecstatic elevation of Hitler, the Perons, Khomeini and Obama, respectively. This is a hubristic, blasphemous challenge to the Sovereign of Reality (or Sovereign Reality, if you prefer no Biblical inflections): come and destroy me, you silly fart, if you can.
It can. This is what the Trojans brought in with the Trojan horse, despite of Cassandra’s foreboding and Laocoön’s warning to beware of Greeks bearing gifts. This is how the Kingdom of Judea brought annihilation upon itself in the 6th century BC by taking on Babylon’s military might and not only ignoring Jeremiah’s warnings but persecuting him for his warnings. This is the desolation landscape of Third World barbarity, Muslim jihad-from-within, destruction of social capital and civil society, and end of economic supremacy that Great Britain and the United States have brought on themselves when they rejected and reviled the few who foresaw and forewarned: Enoch Powell in his 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech in Birmingham, and America’s “Last Founding Father” -- Senator Sam Ervin -- in his multiple objections to “Civil Rights” and Immigration Reform legislation of 1964/65.
Great Britain now is the Island of the Walking Dead, where a distinguished warrior gets thrown out of the Royal Marines for hitting a Muslim jihadi with a wellie, while Muslim jihadis with British residency papers, welfare income and council housing receive an official encouragement to hurl their wellies at Britain’s formerly sovereign citizens. And in what only Whites believe to be a post-racial America, Scrabble has been dumbed down to accommodate the new, improved population that receives all business and government services in its native languages in which it’s semi-literate too; a population that enriches the nation otherwise with a 50%+ high school drop-out rate, endemic pregnancy at 15, and at least a half million under-25 narco-gangsters.
In Chapter 11 we have already indicated the strategy for shrugging off the ruinous grip of Snatcher State: General Kutuzov, meet John Galt. But the amount of destruction wrought by the Snatcher gentry on its Western domains between the publication of Chapter 11 in May 2009 and now, warrants that the tactic be modified. It has to integrate also an inverse of one of the Left’s most potent weapons: the Cloward-Piven strategy. Sort of like turning the antimatter progressive ghoul inside out to extract its manifestation in matter, in this life, by the grooves of this Reality.
It is therefore with the aid of Kutuzov, Galt, and Cloward-Piven turned around to face its launching pad that Exodus will be sketched, in the subsequent chapters.
Previous articles in this series can be read here.
(1) In 2008 there were 38 million legal and 12 – 20 million illegal immigrants in the United States.
(2) Body Snatcher, Pod, Snatcher State, all relate to the central metaphor of this series. The basic analogy reverts to Part 1, where we cited the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. In the film, alien “Body Snatchers” produce giant legume Pods in hothouses and other hatcheries. The Pods grow into new Body Snatchers who replace living people while appearing to be identical to them. The new Body Snatchers then grow new Pods from which new Body Snatchers develop – until the whole population has been “snatched.”
(3) Sheik Yer’mami, whose blog posted this Ottawa Citizen news photo, noticed appositely, “Note the wankers with keffieh’s in the back….”
(4) Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightnesss of Being, Harper & Row, 1984. Page information in this and subsequent quotes is in the square brackets.
(5) Milan Kundera, The Art of the Novel, Grove Press, 1988, pp. 162 -164.
(6) Robert Heinlein, Glory Road, Tom Doherty Associates, 2004, pp. 276 -277
(7) Quoted in http://www.jstor.org/pss/687649