I’ve tossed this idea around for some time and lacked the edge and caustic mood to put a truly fine point on the issue. Today was that day…lucky me. Ideas matter, particularly ideals. A concept bigger than the individual, one of right and wrong, what we live for, what we kill for, what we die for. Western culture once idealized God, as rudimentary as this sounds. The Catholic and later Protestant churches greatly influenced the culture and people strove toward being like Christ, or the ideals set forth in the Bible. Those were generally reflected in the laws of the land and the zeitgeist of the people. That ideal continued after the advent of the United States until the god of materialism slowly crept into American culture. Greed outran morality, legality and any sense of duty. Wall St. continues to be the penultimate example of a society driven solely by excess and greed. So went American culture, we idolized the wealthy, the Warren Buffets of the world, and wealth became the measure of a man. In my childhood I still remember success was thought by many of my parent’s generation and my peers to be a McMansion, a BMW and a swimming pool. Perhaps a vacation home if you’re an overachiever. Which brings us to today.
Just as the transition from God to Mammon happened in gradient fashion, so it is today. The idiot millennials have figured out that wealth does not buy happiness, but in most cases merely serves to amplify and exacerbate the character flaws of the individual to destructive proportions. Hollywood provides an exceptional example. No, the millennials, adrift in a sea of self-loathing, microaggressions, triggers and safe spaces rejected wealth, though they continue to feast upon the wealth of their parents or betters (the producers), and have turned to the state as their new god. While Lincoln, FDR and their ilk have plagued this nation for decades, it is only recently that a significant, and perhaps majority, of the population have placed America on the altar before the god of state. Whether through ignorance, desperation or actual stupidity, my generation will be the first in United States history to idealize the concept of state. There is no higher calling. Like the one, true God, the acolytes of today’s cult du joure believe the state is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, and cannot sin. Read the Five Solas and substitute the Federal Government for God. It reads like a position paper for the candidates.
The attitude of state-worship is a concept most cuckservatives wholly adhere to and eagerly recite the catechisms of for their respective insipid voting blocs. The high priests of the cult have set the McMansion on fire, figuratively speaking. Conservatives have failed to even understand what is happening and continue to consume crayons and throw them at each other in the corner. The alt-right is reactionary, and at least manages to flip the proverbial chess board over and express its desire to pummel the heretics, thought it offers little in the way of solution. The libertarians simply moved to the fire, stripped, lit up a joint and started quietly asking why can’t we all get along. The patriot movement cannot decide whether to put the fire out, feed everyone in the room to the fire, attempt to convince the occupants the house is indeed on fire and that’s not global warming making them sweat, or simply slip out the back door and laugh as it burns. Rather, he just stands there, arguing with himself maniacally, too frozen in either apathy, endless internecine fighting or simple indecision to even move.
The coming badness, is really a religious war. Not the family infighting of the Catholics and Protestants, about which interpretation of the Divine was correct. No, this is a wholly cancerous and all-consuming anathema to mankind taking on the dusty remnants of Christianity, and the agnostic materialists of the baby boomers. History has noted how the state-worshipers dealt with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Progressivism, liberalism, statism, whatever you wish to call it has its roots in religion. It is every bit as cancerous, ruthless and insipid as Islam. Neither will tolerate competition, or even coexistence. We must begin to understand that we are facing religious zealots. Logic, reason and intellectual discourse are simply not possible with the true believer. No, the only headway to be made is in toppling the false idol of the state. Their god is weak, ineffectual, cruel and necessarily unjust. One day they too will fall under its ire and be ground up much the same as those whose destruction they cheered. The irony of Robespierre and the French Revolution should not be lost here. Kill their god. Kill their belief. Don’t acknowledge their deity and then vainly attempt to convince them that yours is superior. Ridicule, mock and scorn every sacred artifact they hold dear. It worked on us once, and it can be used to swell our ranks again. I ask you readers, where is your God? On the Potomac? In his gold-smeared 747? Sitting on 66 Smith Rd., Anytown, USA? Parked in the garage? Who has the blank check to your life? Only quiet introspection can answer that question.