Sometimes I wonder if I’m an illegally parked car in the cul-de-sac of life. When I look where “the world is” and where I am, I feel as if I’m standing in a different galaxy (far-far away).
Writing a blog can be a challenging thing. I’m back to working on a new novel. The two things compete. And then there is the rest of my life, and the effort to earn a living in the near-insane condition of the economy that competes with those two. I’m sure that you all can relate.
As I do this, I ponder the value of traditional education. I graduated from a university. I attended the Naval Postgraduate School and graduated from there with another degree. I did not attend Satan’s Vatican (Harvard) for indoctrination and that may be where I screwed up.
Sometimes, I feel very much as if I’m the only one who fights against concepts such as the glorification of man over God. It’s not only me, but sometimes it feels like that. When I jump into the press pool and read the drack that they pump out in the name of news, I wonder whether the propaganda monkeys believe their own spew.
There are islands of sanity, of course, but damned few. When you look at the Castro who rules Canada and the demented Brandon who rules America, AMLO, the corrupt in Mexico, it’s natural to ask how far people have fallen and when you ask why, the only answer is that there has been a serious departure from sanity.
Who would trot an ignorant whore across Eastern Europe, cackling her way through public events? What about the chuckle-heads in DC advocating for nuclear war because “it’s about time?” Who would elect these unreasoning fools? Where do these pompous, puffed-up swamp creatures originate? How does the clownish, vacuous, Butt Guy find himself in charge of American transportation? Where does woke corporate America find its roots?
In our institutions of higher learning, Biblical teachings that man is little less than the angels, a glorious being fearfully and wonderfully made, granted dominion over the earth to subdue it are ignored. They prefer Darwin, who teaches man is a hairless ape, one beast among many, produced by blind accident.
Instead of the medieval teaching that man is an incarnate spirit led by the light of consciousness and conscience toward goodness and righteousness, Freud teaches man his mind is in a hallucination loop, controlled by dim, chthonic impulses issuing from an unconscious consciousness that seeks in eternal frustration to slay fathers and rape mothers. If that is embraced, it’s no wonder that elections yield the wicked, manipulative, corrupt, morons that we see running things.
Freud teaches also that the whisper of conscience is not the still, small voice of heaven meant to lead the erring soul from wrong to right. To the contrary, this whisper is but the dead echo of whatever arbitrary norms or nonsense society imprinted, hence to obey one’s conscience leads to repression and madness.
Instead of the teaching from the self-proclaimed Age of Reason that all men are created equal, endowed by the Creator with inalienable rights, among them the right to the fruit of his own labor; and that to secure these rights laws are instituted among men by the consent of the governed, Marx teaches that laws offend the equality of man, and that property is theft, and that man neither has rights, nor any right to establish a government, nor any reasoning powers to enable him to do so.
Rather, all history is controlled by mindless and inevitable economic forces leading toward socialism, when state and all legal apparatus, as well as the marketplace, and all scarcity of resources, softly and suddenly vanish away, and never be met with again; and in that same glorious hour, utopia descends from the clouds like a bride adorned for her wedding. Marx (and Fauci) call this mystical vision scientific and proclaim that reason revealed it to them.
If, as Marx says, all philosophy is merely the ideological superstructure programmed into man by the material circumstances of his means of production, meant only to offer false narratives and fake excuses to justify the social order in the minds of those benefitted by it; and if those means of production are brought forth by nonhuman historical and economic forces in action; then nothing in the mind of man is under human control. Men are merely the puppets of fate, reciting robotic falsehoods, jabbering of justice and virtue to mask venal self-interest.
Now, if all men are merely puppets of fate, mouthing falsehoods meant to support each man his self-interest, this applies to Marx and his epigones as well, in which case, the conclusion that men are puppets of fate is false. Not only is Marx not able to reason, no man is.
As Freud has it, human reason has no reason to exist, aside from acting as an instrument of self-deception to hide various parricidal and incestuous impulses innate in man from himself, and if the conscience is merely an imprint absorbed from social convention, then this applies to Freud equally as to all other men, and his conclusions are being mouthed for dark and tangled subconscious reasons other than high-minded scientific reverence for the naked truth.
If the conscience is not the whisper of God in man, but instead, as Freud would have it, is merely a convention of the “superego”, like the habit that makes a gentleman remove his hat in an elevator, then conscience has no authority. In the next country, next-generation, or even the next elevator, if the consensus differs, so differs the conscience. If so, there is perhaps a utilitarian calculus of self-interest involved in determining when and where and how much to obey the whisper of conscience, but there is no transcendental reason, no eternal reason, no ethical reason, no moral reason.
If Freud is right, the conscience is not the supernal yet silent voice of heaven but the crowd-murmur of conformity.
If the cortex of man developed by unintentional evolution, it was not crafted purposefully with the aim of being an accurate reasoning instrument but was instead an ancillary accident brought about by blind trial and error, whose only corrective, natural selection, selects for fertility and survival. Hence, the very instrument Darwin uses to concoct the theory of evolution is proven by that theory to be unreliable.
According to Darwin, human reason is an accident; the human reason was not designed to be reasonable, was not created to be reliable, because it was not designed at all; and there is no creator.
Thus it is no wonder that our current, progressive-yet aggrieved female (apparently) Supreme Court nominee can’t explain what a woman is.
The Darwinian heresy made man a soulless beast; the Freudian made man’s soul a soulless snarl of self-deception, and the Marxist removed humanity from history and made man, and all his philosophy, a helpless puppet determined by soulless historical forces.
Such is the state of modern educated man.
And it explains why I live in the wilderness of the Mogollon Rim in Arizona to escape them.