Nearly 6 years of blogging now, and for what I ask myself. Perhaps it is time to move on.
thoughts on extremes and extremism
We must avoid extremism as extremism begets extremism of the opposite polarity.
The proper response to the Church’s sexual pessimism and promotion of asceticism is not adopting the other extreme of morally nihilistic hedonism and slavish sense gratification. We need sexual morality (see our earlier post on the purpose of sexual morality). We must avoid harmful extremes. Sex within marriage is natural and good.
Similarly, the correct response to religious superstition is not the abandonment of religion and the espousal of materialist ideology (dialectical materialism, i.e. Marxism) or “scientism” (where science is a substitute for religion and is equally dogmatic but cannot give spiritual guidance and sustenance), but rather governing one’s religious fervor with reason. There is a need to reform religion – but, let’s not allow the radical feminists to do the reforming. There are too many fanatical opportunists wanting to grab the reins of religion, and some already have taken over in these thousands of Christian denominations in the US. What confusion! (As to superstitious practices and beliefs which persist in the 21st century, why do we in the US still routinely circumcise our infant males? Think on that, and refer to our earlier essays on this needless, primitive, barbaric and superstitious practice that continues today in the “enlightened” US. It is perpetuated by the medical establishment that makes lots of money from needless surgeries.)
thoughts on nationalism
We do not refer to petty jingoism here.
There are 2 concept of a nation to consider. The more recent and artificial concept is that all inhabitants within the physical borders of a country (political entity) – regardless of ethnicity, race and culture (including religion) – form the nation. This is more of an expedient political view of the idea of a nation. It is, however, the prevalent concept today and is used to describe the multi-ethnic, multi-racial countries of today found throughout the Western world.
The older, more traditional understanding of a nation is that of a people, one ethnic and culturally homogeneous people, even when this people is spread or dispersed geographically across several countries’ borders and frontiers. Current examples of such homogeneous societies are Japan, and for peoples spread across borders and frontiers, one can think of the Kurds (in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran). As well, the Germans in the early 20th century were a nation (as in a people with a common ethnicity and culture) that was spread across several European countries in the post World War One period.
(When Hitler tried to bring all these Germans into one political entity in the late 1930s, and the Germans living in other countries did desire to be joined with their fellow Germans in a greater Reich, the British would not allow this, and we had the series of events that led to what we know as the Second World War. (You rarely read of the many peace proposals Hitler put forward that the British rejected without considering.) Sadly, the result was the deaths of nearly one-third of the German population of Europe due to Allied actions and policies both during and after the war, and the great expansion of Bolshevism. Of course, for the serious student of history there was more to the story. For the sake of brevity, let us just say that Chancellor Hitler freed the Germans from the British and Jewish controlled international finance system with its debt slavery to the financiers of London and New York. And, for this more than for anything else, Hitler and his National Socialist regime must be forever demonized.)
The question arises: without a common culture, can a nation (use either concept here) survive? Can multicultural, ethnically diverse “nations” survive? Without a cohesive social fabric that is produced by a common culture and common values, I think not. All we see is infighting among all the various and diverse groups within Western countries today. And, the introduction of millions of Muslim immigrants, refugees or “benefit bandits” is not helping matters in Western countries. Food for thought.
As to nationalism of either variety, we all know through current indoctrination that any nationalist type feeling or consciousness is inherently “anti-Semitic”. Taking a step back, consider what this means. Any nationalist aspirations, feelings or group consciousness is by default opposed to the Jews? If so, it must follow that the Jews are in opposition to national entities be these entire ethnic peoples or collections of diverse peoples within the same national boundaries. Asserting that nationalism is anti-Semitic may be a Freudian slip of sorts. (We recall reading some years back that on the 60 Minutes weekly television program in 1994, the assertion was made that Ukrainians are genetically predisposed to being “anti-Semitic”. With that remark, the show hosts insulted the intelligence of their viewers.) If the Jews are opposed to nationalism, and yes they most definitely are, then the Jews oppose self-determination. And, this ought not surprise us as peoples who control their own destiny and shape and define their own cultures will quite naturally reject and resist the bastardization, deformation and subversion of their culture’s organic development that the Jews work for. (Sadly, American (US) culture today, after more than one hundred years of effective Jewish control, is largely unrecognizable when compared to its earlier cultural history. And, with the ardent promotion of so-called multiculturalism and tolerance and diversity, there is no going back.)
We will need leaders in the future to lead us out of the Dark Age we have now entered. Most of us, likely all of us, will not be alive at that future time when enough people will wake the bleep up and get off their collective asses and act to break the power of the puppet masters. As their control is so effective at this time, there is little hope in the present. Those that sit on their asses and wait for “prophecies” to unfold are part of the problem, not a part of the solution.
Our feature images is from the local art museum. Some of us can remember transistor radios back in the 1960s and 1970s. The battery-powered kind could be taken with you when you went on a picnic or other outing so that you could listen to some music on either the AM or the FM stations. (Amplitude modulation or frequency modulation, i.e. AM or FM.) Of course, this was before all this hi tech handheld gadgetry – that people are now hopelessly addicted to – came along.
featured links to other items of interest around the blogosphere
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Here is a good post from earlier this week by a mother and offers some good insights.
An insightful post on death written by a young woman.
Is social media programming us? Yes.
This next post reminds us that we are a part of nature and that we ought not allow modern urban living to alienate us from nature.
This next post shares some insights on the future of Russia.
Everybody’s talking at me. Here is a good post on pressures on our decision-making.
A post on digital addiction written by a counselor (mental health professional):
An insightful and though provoking piece on striking against war – always timely.
Another thought provoking post from Europe on Putin and important historical issues.
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