Time to meet your gods

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In the history of the expression of the European spirit, whether it be through art, religion, or daily lifestyle, there is an unwritten tradition of unlearning and relearning, or the process of reconsidering everything one thinks one knows about a subject with new found information or wisdom regardless of the likelihood of being outcasted, deemed a heretic, called stupid, or simply ignored. It is imperative in the context of ‘becoming who we are’ to unlearn and relearn our place and destiny through our mythological archetypes, methods of expressing our spirit, and the core of our worldview. 

Unlearning and relearning is a continual process that reflects the native European worldview an understanding of the cyclical nature of birth, life, dying, and death, like the four earthly seasons, instead of a linear, Abrahamic worldview of a beginning, an end, and an afterlife elsewhere. As Europeans, the spirit of imperialism and exploration once defined us but hasn’t permanently branded us. If we lower our living standards and increase the rate of self-sufficiency among our families, hoards of foreigners wouldn’t be at the doorstep of our cities awaiting welfare and housing. If we don’t pay high tax rates and live lavishly at the expense of our children’s children, they would have no reason to come to Europe. If we relearn our purpose in the 21st century and scrap the lifestyle of our parents, then no refugees from the Middle East or Africa will migrate to Europe because the incentive that exists today will be gone and Europe will again be a habitat where Europeans thrive.

Altruism is detrimental for Whites in the 21st century. The Internet and social media have made the world seem smaller, as it were, and multiculturalism, which is made to seem more plausible and desirable to the masses through the Internet, goes hand-in-hand with the universality of Christianity. People need a way to express reverence to a higher power in life, but we won’t rise together if the meekness of Christ is our backbone or any main bone in our collective body for that matter. Yet, rejection of religion is no better, as it is usually a result of a misunderstanding of the meaning of gods.

If Europeans are to be spiritually bound once again, an Abrahamic deity, whether of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam, will be properly recognized as foreign. European mythology is that of many gods and goddesses that reflect the natural habitat of Europe. If we read our mythology as stories of men who impersonated gods, that is, gods as archetypes, then we can be empowered to become like gods. If we take the understanding of mythology that we are taught in school which presents the eccentricity and grandiosity of mythology as a separative force between man and god, then we won’t have the capacity to become godlike ourselves. In a polytheistic pantheon, the gods are among us, and they are many. Belief in one single, all-encompassing deity and no other is the greatest force of separation between man and his spirit.  

Religion is not about literal belief nor about ‘solid evidence’ of the existence of gods or spirits. If there is any ‘solid evidence,’ it is all around us in nature. This is also not about spirituality in the individualistic, Boomer sense, where one can make up the rules as they go along and pull customs from all religions into a personalized mush pot of ‘good vibes.’ Instead, it is about native tradition and collectivism in a tribal sense. Through history, the implications of each creed are visible. The native European religion and worldview are embedded in our blood. An agnostic or atheistic movement will falter in today’s godless west.

Return Tradition from the Museum to the Street.

Museoligicalisation – the transformation of a living tradition into a museum piece, which deprives it of an active meaning or significance.—Guillaume Faye.

On my first stroll through Belfast’s Cathedral quarter in Northern Ireland, this sticker popped up a few times:

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As seen in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland

It criticizes the local university, even claiming its ‘destroying’ the city. I figured it had something to do with the massive, £250m construction project happening across the street from the school’s main building. Every morning I got off the bus, I was greeted by loud, mechanical chugs and the stench of progression.

The Orpheus, an Art Deco style building completed in 1932, was famous especially for its ballroom which peaked in popularity in the 1960’s. In efforts to protect not only the sentimental value of the building for locals, but the significance for Belfast’s fragile identity, the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society (UAHS) has urged the University, after rejected offers on the property itself, to reconsider its demolition. The young city, after all, only began to blossom in the 18th and 19th centuries. Despite their efforts, the Orpheus building was torn down last year. In it’s place will be a new, modern style building for Ulster University, which has plans to converge campuses that are currently scattered throughout Northern Ireland into a single hub in Belfast.

It’s hard to ignore the aesthetic clash of Ulster’s main building with the majority of architecture in Belfast. With the University’s expansion and the shimmery-new, ultra-modern Titanic building raking in tourists and students from all over, one gets the sense that Belfast, although benefiting economically for now, is losing any sense of identity it might have began to acquire. The Titanic building itself it a museum, merely a container displaying glimpses of greatness from the past, sparks of flame which instead of fanning, we suffocate. According to the UAHS, more Art Deco buildings are under threat of demolition in the future, as they are not protected ‘by conservation area or listed status.’

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Titanic Building, Belfast

Robert Adam is a member of the Traditional Architecture group based in the UK. In a 2011 piece in The Guardian, Adam points out that “getting through an architectural college pursuing traditionalism is extremely unlikely.” Architects who wish to pursue work in a more old-fashioned vain are barred from expressing themselves in big projects because all the biggest are funded by those interested in modernism.

The politics I extract from this issue is the extraction of national identity from a city. In other words, modernism has a uniform aesthetic that promotes a singular global culture, the end that open-borders leaders strive for. No so-called ‘right-wing’ movement will have a lasting effect if it doesn’t reach the youth and influence culture the way the internationalists have since the 1960’s.

Architecture once complemented nature. Geographically, Belfast is almost valley-like; passed the cranes and construction zones, one can see green mountains. The impersonal geometry of modern buildings combat nature and distract one from it. Also, where’s the craft? At it’s root, European architecture has reflected ambition, persistence, even divine inspiration. Huge blocks of glass don’t reflect beauty in human nature- they reflect the atheistic quality of contemporary ‘art theory’. Nature will always win out in the end, so why fight against it? An international culture isn’t possible, to quote Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev, it “always has National character and Roots.”

Masterful skill and divine image have been sacrificed for mass production (short-term capital) and international appeasement. If Modernism is really a style of ‘elegance’ than why is it the style of every home furnishing you can buy cheaply at Target?

What the issue comes down to is Tradition versus Modernity, Identity versus Sameness, respect for tangible roots versus praise for hypothetical fruit.

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Sources: BBC News, Belfast Telegraph, The Guardian, UAHS.org,

Opium of the Masses

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Whether or not positive attributes are revered by a culture, good traits of character are objective and will always be the same. Today in ‘Weimerica,’ drug addiction, self-destruction, and weakness are romanticized in popular culture through the archetype of the martyr and the emphasis on bodily pleasure and material gain. Our politically correct culture sells gender dysphoria and obesity as positive qualities as we’re told to embrace our flaws and define ourselves by them. To Hollywood, nothing is sexier than drug addicts, especially death-obsessed heroin users like Kurt Cobain. This is what they promote to an impressionable generation of Whites who already lack understanding of a deep-rooted meaning in life, therefore no epidemic is more probable. Paired with the disdain for White culture and history in mainstream academic institutions, their goal is revealed, and that is to get us to ‘check out’ on our own, so to speak. Suicide, although tragic, is depicted as a righteous, thoroughly analyzed option in this life for young Whites. Or, as an alternative, we can simply mask the instincts that tell us our modern 02_opiumeater_zhenyagay_frontislifestyle is not in accordance with nature by taking prescribed drugs daily.

From a capitalist standpoint, politicians have a reason not to address the drug epidemic, which is that it would give Big Pharma, the suit-wearing dealers, a bad name. Big Pharma is a trillion dollar industry, and the goal of capitalists is profit by any means necessary. Yet, this ‘capitalism’ was not always the economic model here in America- we once had a free enterprise where hard work and useful inventions were cherished. Now, we have capitalism in the literal sense of the word: the merciless quest for selling more ‘units,’ a system which trickles down and poisons our culture, in turn creating a population that worships money. In most cases, it doesn’t matter to capitalists what they’re selling or how it harms us or our environment. We can support policies designed to slow down such destructive forces, but ultimately, whichever spout is spewing the most cash will be pandered to by our political system. We mustn’t be afraid to recognize the influx of opiates, for example, as a kind of warfare on our people. Historically, opium has been weaponized against populations and used similarly as a means to reach a political goal. In this context, our government does not have our best interests at heart because they can’t, even though out of the 40,000 people who died from drug overdoses up to 60 percent of these deaths come from prescription medication” according to Robert Pearl, M.D. 

 

Widespread chemical dependency is an inevitability in the modern world and more so, dramatically, in our culture today; not only is there perpetual insistence away from tradition and family which isolates individuals and distracts them from embracing their natural instincts, but there’s also never been a medicine industry so huge; it really is the ultimate divide and conquer scheme. Once the traditional family is broken and money is set on a holy altar, then people become restless. The next step in this equation is simply to drug them. Doctors and so-called ‘psychiatrists’ diagnose normal human emotions as ‘chemical imbalances’ and prescribe sedatives to suppress them, and even deal out additional medications for each side effect one suffers from as a result of masking human emotion. In other words, if one is stressed out by the prospect of meeting new people on a daily basis, or is overwhelmed with college debt at the beginning of their adult lives, it is not because this is totally normal according to psychiatrists- it is the effects of a mental illness or ‘chemical imbalances’ which one could surmise exist simply because one is reacting to stress and/or sadness brought on by a modern lifestyle. Even without such symptoms, young boys are put on Ritalin and Adderall to make them behave like robots in school and get used it early. ‘Nip them in the bud,’ so to speak, and they’ll become permanently incapable of self-sufficiency.

Among adults, at least one out of every handful is either an illegal drug user, a ‘medicinal’ marijuana toker, a drinker, or a pill patient. Legal users of antidepressants and opiates alone make up 13% of the population as of 2013, millions of whom in the latter group go on to developing habits, even progressing to heroin use. Karl Marx famously called religion the ‘opium of the masses.’ Today in America, an increasingly vacant nation in spirituality as it were, opium itself it wreaking havoc on White Americans in droves. Arguably, this is the result of an absence of collective spirituality and its replacement, material religion or the worship of money. At its altar we are merely slaves, yet shrouded with facades of independence, dignity, and overwhelming material comfort by the money-printers. In a world where money is the most popular god, medications, diagnoses, and so-called ‘scientific evidence’ are used to justify the mass-drugging of a depressed and anxious society, ensuring a continuation of this mindless worship. Basically, if we instinctively recognize that our society repudiates nature, we are likely said to be suffering from a chemical imbalance, a mental illness, whereby we are given a pill in order to carry on. This causes us to become even more dependent and less likely to change ourselves for the better, or wake the hell up in any sense. In this context, drugs don’t fix any problems; they merely mask them by providing temporary alleviation from intense emotion. To quote Jim Goad, “antidepressants are designed to make you feel OK about the fact that cockroaches are crawling on your face.”

 

Furthermore, isn’t it timely that in the same era when millions of people are being prescribed opiates by doctors, our interventions in the middle east caused a boom in opium exports which have thereby been imported through multiple fronts into our country while our most lax-on-the-border president is in office? And the heroin epidemic, killing over 50,000 in 2015 goes unaddressed by this president, who instead would rather, for example, lionize Black Lives Matter? Heroin kills mostly White people- an 114% jump in the last decade, and it’s not taking place only in cities, but is frequently exported into the suburbs and small-town America as well where there is a demand among prescription opiate users who have run out of pills and/or funds. Richard Fochtmann, a Jewish Democrat in Maine implied this is a good thing. ‘Yeah, great,’ he said, white men are killing themselves. And so, through money worship in popular culture, the anglicizing of Kurt Cobain and similar figures, and the vehement anti-white rhetoric coming from college campuses, their true motive seeps out. They want us dead, and they’ll convince us through brainwash that we want ourselves dead too.C-ihklWUAAABy5S

Depression, anxiety, and restlessness are to be expected while the world around us obsesses over individual financial gain. Yet, taking drugs, legal or not, to temporary separate ourselves will only worsen the cycle of entrapment. Idols put in place for us to worship are in most cases false, especially if they’re coming from the machine of Hollywood or major record labels. What is promoted in this context is death. As happiness is defined as material success and the modern way is made out to seem like the only way, martyrdom is considered the only way to rebel, the only way to escape. In a way, it’s the manifestation of the Christ archetype. But, again, it’s an empty promise, one that only plays into the hands of those who hate us, and in so many cases eliminates smart and sensitive individuals who could otherwise join us.

Only by keeping a clear head and direct access to emotions does one have any chance of finding proper idols and overcoming the detrimental modern worldview. Every day should be used to make ourselves more independent from the lifestyle which causes anxiety and depression. By reading daily, learning skills, becoming more self-sufficient, and putting ourselves in the context of an ancestral story, we have a chance of achieving freedom; yet, no such thing will be achieved as quickly as the effects of a pill are felt. It takes time, intellect, effort, and strength. When we begin to separate ourselves from the modern world, truth, freedom, and identity await.

Pagan Ireland. The Survival of the European Worldview.

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“Our natural magic is but the ancient religion of the world- the ancient worship of nature.” -W.B. Yeats

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Among its neighboring isles and the rest of Western Europe, Ireland was one of the last pagan lands. And although today Ireland is Catholic by majority, Irish communities still shimmer with remnants of their pagan past. After all, the old religion is the native religion and had been, in varied forms, for centuries before the 5th century AD, when Christianity became widespread, and indeed centuries more before Celtic society, or written language for that matter, existed at all. From festivals, to deities, to common customs and traditions, the native religion of Europe, paganism, that is simply non-Abrahamic in this context, didn’t die out in the 5th century. On the contrary, it is alive and well in Europeans to this day, and the Irish perhaps exceptionally so. Nationalist poet W.B. Yeats called for a return to Celtic values in the 20th century, and wrote to romanticize a distinctive Irish nature by summoning spirits of old. He did this- as other European nationalists have- not to make a body of work equal to a museum exhibit, but to demonstrate the perceived need for a tribe to embrace themselves as they once had. This philosophy, however, clashes with the Christian veneration of altruism, and has since had difficulty regaining traction because of this. In a critical essay of Yeats, George Orwell points out “the profound hostility to the Christian ethical code” of the implications of Yeats’s proposed return to nature.

The many tribes of Europe, i.e. Norse, Germanic, Greek, Roman, Slavic, Celtic, Iberian, and so on, once had gods to represent the forces of nature that surrounded them, and as opposed to the Christian linear worldview of a beginning, an end, and a heavenly afterlife for well-to-do devotees, pagans had a circular worldview with no beginning nor end, and inter-tribal rebirth for honorable individuals. Moreover, not only were pagan tribes devoted to the worship of nature, but had a profound understanding of nature, represented by, for example, complex Celtic road systems based on the movement of the sun. While nature worship is implied by the nonexistence of modern science and technology, it’s also demonstrated in the concept of rebirth, wherein the protection of nature and the building of legacies have more vitality. Similar religions, those polytheistic and in praise of nature, existed all over the ancient world; today, Hinduism is the most similar religion to the Indo-European still widely practiced and officially recognized with a system and culture comparable to that of the Celts. Between all polytheistic tribes, specifically those of Europe, gods were in many cases analogous: comparative mythology shows us that the Roman goddess Venus is Aphrodite to the Greeks. Baldr, the Scandinavian deity of light is represented by Belenus to Celts. When in Gaul, or modern day France, Julius Caesar was able to identify the “most worshipped” deity among the Celts as Mercury, the god of guidance in travels, truth, and good fortune, which for the Celts is Lugh, the sun god.

Assumedly a result of Europeans’ lack of willingness to part with age-old traditions, and also tactful syncretism used by Christians, many aspects of paganism became part of what we now conceive to be Christian. Even if the original significance of pagan customs have been nullified or forgotten over time, they are still widely recognized- some, like seasonal celebrations, more overtly than others. Evidence for this phenomenon lies partly in the shift in strategy of the Church from destruction to conciliation of pagans. Epona, the Celtic horse goddess for example, was replaced by St. Martin, a Roman whose life in the 4th century AD was devoted to the destruction of pagan temples and holy sites in Gaul. The most recognizable Christian adoption of a pagan deity is of course Santa Claus, wholly a figure of Scandinavian lore. His image hardly revised, Christians simply renamed him after St. Nicolas, a Greek saint from Byzantium. Santa Claus, however, is merely one detail of the Yule festival, analogous to the Winter solstice, from which Christians adopted the reindeer, pine trees, gifts to children, and the divine child: every significant and cherished feature of the so-called Christmas. When one connects the dots of the old festivals, suddenly all the seemingly ornamental aspects of Christian holidays have meaning- and the festivals themselves, rooted in human nature and its environment, come to life when the foreign elements are removed.  

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Another example is Halloween, which is derived from the Celtic festival of Samhain at the autumn equinox. Today it has degenerated into mere costume and candy purchasing for many, but at its root, adhering to the pagan circular worldview represented by the changing seasons, Samhain represented the end of the harvest and is associated with death and the return of the dead from the ‘other world.’ Even in its Christianized version, Halloween is a celebration of holy individuals who have passed on- this pagan ideal has steadily remained intact- however the ways in which the honorable dead are remembered have lost their importance. In Celtic tribes, Samhain marked the opportunity for the dead to ‘reincarnate’ through newly initiated children, starting again the life cycle, which follows the stages of death, dying, and life. On the eve of November 1st, children of a certain age or point of maturity entered burial mounds, overcame a series of set obstacles, and if successful ‘became’ one of their dead ancestors, therefore embodying the concept of reincarnation by inheriting the name and belongings of the dead at the winter solstice, that is, the modern day Christmas. The customs of Samhain aren’t as abstract or grotesque as they appear in textbooks and mythology; in other words, the ghosts and goblins described in myths were not merely imagined- they were realized through reenactment, ritual, and purposeful customs which are still more or less symbolically practiced when children dress up as the dead, as they once would have done during their entry into the burial mound. Perhaps Halloween is the ‘most pagan’ holiday still celebrated because it was the Irish American immigrants- those “natural visionaries” from the countryside- who popularized its modern version.

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Samhain

 

In the case of Samhain, passage tombs, or burial mounds played a significant role. In County Meath near the river Boyne, a burial mound on the Hill of Tara, ‘Mound of the Hostages,’ is illuminated each year by the sunrise on Samhain.  This specific mound is dated at approximately 3,000 BC, making it a holy site that predated Celts. Burial mounds are grave like megalithic structures have mostly been discovered in Western European countries, save the exception of Scandinavia in the north. In Ireland, there are about 300 recorded of them (not including the various other types of ancient monuments). They are circular in shape, typically placed on the top of a hill overlooking land, and in many cases are surrounded, in a circular fashion, by smaller mounds, similar to the layout of the Egyptian pyramids at Giza. Within the burial mounds were contents similar to what is associated with Egyptian tombs as well, that is, household items, tools, ornamental jewelry and clothing, and in Ireland’s case spiral designs on walls and stones done in a uniquely Celtic style. It is speculated that these goods were placed for the dead in ‘afterlife,’ but it makes more sense in the context of the festivals and beliefs of ancients that the grave goods were meant for the inheritor, or the child who symbolically becomes the dead upon successful initiation. Perhaps ‘grave robbery’ was not such a widespread phenomenon- instead, these excavated tombs were sites of initiation rituals.  

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Samhain sunrise

 

At the peak of Celtic influence in Europe, Celts existed as far west as modern Turkey, as far north as Belgium, down to the Iberian Peninsula (modern day Spain/Portugal) in the south and “had more influence over the actions of individual states than the United Nations does today.” It however lasted longest in pure form in Ireland, and arguably developed most prominently there. Until the fifth century AD and perhaps longer in hidden corners of Ireland, Celtic culture was the prominent one. The same cannot be said of lands close by, namely Gaul which had been Christianized centuries before. Furthermore, Gaelic is the earliest form of recorded Celtic language, and therefore historians refer usually to ancient Ireland when discussing Celtic culture or society, as is most common in everyday historical conversation: when one thinks of the Celts, one thinks of Ireland and its neighboring Isles. Its isolation as an island distantly westward from the Roman Empire (by which it was never conquered) also contributed to its peoples’ way of life surviving long enough in Ireland that its influence isn’t wholly intangible or defined by Christian revision. Well-built Druidic temples, for example, were simply made into parishes, while “religious functions” of this Celtic priest class such as “consecrating temples, measuring boundaries, [and] counselling kings…were absorbed rather than abolished by the Church,” which could in-part explain the unique lack of bloodshed in Ireland’s conversion to Christianity. While Christians occupied holy sites dedicated to Lugh and renamed them in honor of a St. Luc and the Celtic goddess Brigid became a patron saint, her day of worship falling still on Imbolc, one of the four seasonal Celtic festivals including Samhain as previously mentioned, such a process by contrast did not take place during the Scandinavian conversion which happened centuries later, over a shorter period of time, being less inclusive to deities like Óðinn and Þórr. This could be explained in part by the observable difference of Iron Age Scandinavian society from that of the Celts- they lacked a class system which for Ireland was vital to the lasting influence of the European worldview. The Druids, a high class of spiritual, educational, and political leaders and lawmakers, were the backbone of Celtic society, comparable to Hindu Brahmans.

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“A British Druid”

 

The Druidic education was a twenty-year program based on oration and repetition with the philosophy that one can ‘burn a library, but not a people’ and that it only the most well-trained and disciplined mind would be able to store and recite information. When looked at objectively or in relation to nature, the impression of mystery so commonly experienced in reference to the Druids and Celtic society loses its prominence- on the contrary, what exists of Druidic history can inspire a grounded, realistic awe. Furthermore, outside of verses and law codes, which, like fairy tales, organically developed among people, Druids used Greek letters “for public and private affairs” which goes to prove Celts were not an illiterate race, instead, they simply cherished their doctrine and wished to avoid it from landing in the hands of an enemy. Therefore, literature from Pagan-era Ireland is scarce, and what is available (fairy tales, legends, et cetera) was written down by monks who had already become Christian. These factors, naturally, are the basis for the mystique that surrounds Druids and pagan culture in general. We have artifacts, even corpses preserved in bogs, but the lack of literature makes for lofty scholarship, most of which sees Paganism and the Druids through the lens of Christianity. Whether or not the author is either Christian (or Jewish, or Muslim) – it is an Abrahamic culture in which he is researching and writing. One must use what history provides, but also his own intellect to cultivate theories that tie together loose ends of prehistory.

Regardless, only the remains of pre-Christian traditions are still recognizable today, and reviving them would only be possible after centuries of living tribally- simply an unforeseeable possibility in the current state of the world. Therefore, while the ability to connect dots of the ancient past through study and speculation is important, it seems more pressing to first identify and expand upon the Celtic spirit that still exists within historically Celtic people. This effort was undertaken by Yeats in the early 20th century alongside the Irish Nationalists’ push for independence from Britain, that is, while war waged, Yeats worked in the cultural realm; it has been said after all that ‘politics is downstream from culture.’ An Irishman himself, Yeats was able to recognize a distinctly Irish spiritual culture outside of the cities, which was and still is the vast majority of Ireland. He revered the fairy folklore and legends of the peasants and was part of the effort to record and publish them. Furthermore, Yeats admitted he was glad that the native Irish ways were preserved “by literature rather than science” in that “the very voice of the people, the very pulse of life” is captured instead of each ancient tendency toward superstition being explained coldly with charts and translations. In the spirit of the Nationalist movement of the time, Yeats made a point of distinguishing Irish folk from the British as well, mentioning in his introduction to Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry the close vicinity in which the so-called fairies, changelings, ghosts, leprechauns, pookas, and banshees existed with the people. The ‘little people’ of the ‘other world’ lived amongst them, just as the gods lived among the people in all of Ancient Europe. However, in Yeats’s time, “nobody ever laid new milk on their doorstep for them” except for the Irish. After centuries of persecution and up to the present day, the divine simplicity of the Irish peasantry lends itself to the survival of their native worldview, even by means of Catholicism.celtictwilightbook

Without being a theologian, one can notice the most pagan influence in Catholic peoples- specifically Irish Catholics, in comparison to their British Protestant counterparts, for example. They practice devotion to an array of saints, display idols in their homes, and generally have more religious communities. This is so for a multitude of reasons- namely, their lack of Roman rule, their isolation as an island, and most importantly, their distinct nature. Historically, Ireland falls approximately fifty-or-so years behind the reformations of neighboring states. That is to say, the Irish are a people who operate amongst themselves, within themselves, and in accordance to the spirits that encompass them. The British, in their spirit of conquest, and excusable snobbishness, have clashed with the Irish over these differences of character as two brothers might. However- they are brothers- and if it was Britain, a less zealous people in superstition, who brought Ireland kicking and screaming into modernity, then perhaps it is the duty of Ireland to plant its feet in the soil and allow Britain to go no further, without righteous assessment, into a new modernity that insures the complete dispossession of its native people.  

Today, many sects of so-called neo-pagan and occultism exist, most of which confuse heathenism with hedonism, so to speak, and adopt a random amalgamation of world religions based on the same flimsy attraction one would have to a brand of soda or beer in order to “act in non-Christian fashion” and to ‘find themselves’ through self-indulgence. This, needless to say, dampers the popular opinion towards paganism- but a single generation of well-disciplined youth in search of rooted identity could rekindle a native spirit in a time where spirit, identity, and faith are widely lacking in Europe. Not to proclaim, of course, a return to pre-scientific ignorance or irrational prejudice- simply a collective embrace of native Europeanness- one potential route being the way of pre-Christian Ireland, which even the countryside of today’s Ireland sparkles with. Although Ireland became independent, its own nation, through the efforts of nationalists of Yeats’s time, the modern socio-political and cultural landscape remains a threat to the “realistic naturalism” once possessed by the Celts. That is, “[the] love of nature for herself, [the] vivid feeling for her magic, commingled with the melancholy a man knows when he is face to face with her, and thinks he hears her communing with him about his origin and his destiny. Ancient Europeans inarguably had something we lack, which is the wisdom of barbarians- those who place themselves, as men, in the same plane as animals, spirits, and nature herself- and don’t deny themselves the ability to become godlike through honor and reverence. The pre-Christian Irish folk adhered to this natural doctrine in a uniquely charmed an unassuming fashion- which is exactly what kept them from the otherwise merciless sword of Christianity- and is indeed precisely why that doctrine is still animated in the blood of historically Celtic peoples.

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Is There A Political Solution?

If Trump is going to pursue a style of leadership that his voters by majority voted against- then here’s an idea- those of us young people who saw a glimpse of hope in the outsider Trump, us who have now been betrayed- to eat a black pill– and what do I mean by that? I mean consider the possibility that solutions to the problematic cores that effect us do not lie in the political realm.

If a political solution did exist- if the glimpse of true change we sensed from Trump’s campaign were to be fully manifested in a leader of power- make no mistake- such a leader would be destroyed in quicker time than it took Trump to turn on us.

But we’ll see no such leader because the true leaders of America, the financiers, we do not see. My assumption is that Trump’s family was threatened- or breached (ie. Kushner) and that’s how he’s being manipulated. It’s not Trump’s style to be on the side of mainstream media in reference to Assad’s alleged responsibility for the ‘chemical attack.’

Trump being triggered by ‘beautiful babies’ killed in a ‘chemical attack’ contradicts his ‘America First’ proclamation; I mean, innocent civilians, babies included, are murdered daily by undesirable regimes worldwide. Even in the supposed beacon of peace and prosperity, Mother Sweden, there are Muslims swearing allegiance to ISIS and plowing trucks into civilians, literally dismembering ‘beautiful baby’ Swedes.

So, I guess Trump is convinced it’s best to take out Assad, the rival of ISIS in Syria, because he supposedly (a groundless claim, as Putin called it) gassed his own civilians. If ‘beautiful babies’ being killed under government regimes was our ‘red line’ we’d be sending tomahawks like spam across the globe.

My point is, Trump’s not doing this to assert his morality. He’s being puppetized.

And so- the question arises- is there really, and can there ever be within the current ‘democratic’ conditions of the United States- a political solution? The answer I’ve teetered upon since my involvement in caring about the future of my people, and feel obliged to claim now is…No!

There are, however, personal solutions that you and I can begin to pursue today in relation to our future. They include contributing the lowest possible amount of earnings to a rotten system and refraining as much as possible to participate in our debt-driven economy. They also include the Six Points of a Simple Life. 

What was it that made Trump commit to an act of war in Syria? Was it pressure from the public to disprove his so-called, now defunct bromance with Putin? Was it really Kushner breathing down his neck? #FireKushner sure, but will that even change what has become the tragic downfall of our so-called god emperor, the man who couldn’t be bought, the politically-incorrect swamp drainer? I don’t think it will.

The swamp of the modern world needs more than one plumber. Collectively, we can be the change this world needs if we become autonomous. Go forth, raise chickens, plant trees, study child rearing, apply said studies, live without debt, and make your life great- only you have the power to do so.

The Tragedy of Trump. #NoSyriaWar

Trump was voted in for his ‘America First’ rhetoric. His domestic interests were a border wall, deporting of illegals with priority given to criminals, and rebuilding infrastructure while making jobs for Americans. His foreign policy, it seemed, would be at least an effort to avoid unnecessary conflict overseas, the likes of which have plagued our nation for decades- certainly longer than I’ve been alive.

With the strike on Syria, Trump betrayed his Anti-war voters. If we wanted war, we would have voted for his opponent- a woman who was giddy when we tore down Gaddafi in Libya and let ISIS take over- a woman who advocated the heightening of tensions, to put it mildly, with both Iranian and Russian forces. And of course, with the scent of war in the air, she’s risen from the fire-swamp to bash Assad and declare America’s responsibility to ‘take out’ his airfields.

And so, the likes of Clinton, John McCain, and Marco Rubio now support Trump’s attack on Assad, while apparently Steve Bannon’s influence drops as Ivanka and Kushner get cozy. This is not ‘America First,’ it’s warmongering neoconservatism and pandering yet again to Israeli interests- it’s not a drained swamp, but a bubbling, stinking lagoon steaming in the sun!

To note- It makes no sense that Assad would attack his citizens when he is winning the war against ISIS with the support of Russia and, until very recently, the consideration of Trump. Without substantial evidence, the mainstream media spouts an anti-Assad allegation and present us with pictures of dead children. Sound like propaganda? Well, put it up with the previously debunked accusations on Assad, the false claims that Iraq had nuclear weapons during Bush’s presidency, the lies used to justify taking out Gaddafi, etc, etc.

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A week before the chemical attack, Rex Tillerson (Sec of State) said “The longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people,” suggesting a realization of the foreign policy we hoped for. Now there’s a ‘coalition forming to target Assad’ according to Fox News? All because these pictures of dead babies are being shoved in our faces? And would we prefer ISIS to take over, the beloved ‘rebels,’ as they did in Libya under Obama?

This election was the first I was eligible to vote in and I voted Trump. I was skeptical, as one is, but I supported his stances and renounced his opponent’s. The nagging idea that there is no political solution had to be put aside for the time being- but now that black pill is glowing.

Bring our soldiers home! #NoSyriaWar

Proud to be an American Janitor

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It’s ‘interview season’ for the freshly baked, soon-to-be college graduates. Some deem it a stressful time, when one competes for positions in the workplace, crammed shoulder to shoulder with his or her constituents, all dressed their best and trying to ‘stand-out’ and be as professional and like-able as possible for potential employers. And their parents look on with a proud grin, remembering when it was their time to put their dignity on the sidelines, kiss ass, and get that job.

If this process isn’t disillusioning for young adults, then what could be?

I was talking to a late Gen X-er/early Millennial the other night, who never had a job until his finance position in some cubicle that he got by interning at the same company before he graduated college. I had just gotten off work, and that’s how the conversation opened. He gave me a typical response- “Well, get ready for at least 40 more years of it.” He sounded depressed. Turned out he’s nearing 40, and only recently got engaged to marry a woman of his age that he’d been dating since college.

He was befuddled when I told him I clean offices. It actually got kind of awkward- like I had pulled out a lighter with a swastika on it or something. I had told him that I was almost done with university. For him, I guess, that implies that I’ve been spending my days running around to career fairs and sending out a dozen resumes a day.

Being my age, not quite 22, I’m trying to figure out the most effective balance of benefiting from and revolting against the modern world. I want to lower my need for money- but first, drive my elbow into the system so it coughs up enough for me to pay my debts, which were suggested to me by my parents while I was just a bit too naive to assess the situation independently.

I rarely consider posting anything pertaining to my own current place in life as I have a bit of shame about it, as I might, having subjected myself to liberal university, only to be gritting my teeth, collecting debt, and not having the means to move out of my boy’s room quite yet. (I did live in a local city from 2015-16 on my own dime, but it really doesn’t matter in this context.)

The people I’ve dealt with thus far in the contracting business are simple people, and they’re real. They don’t flash me with fake smiles and sweaty handshakes, or pretend to enjoy talking to me if they are not. They ask and tell me just what they mean to, and I respond likewise.

Yes, I plan on moving on, this way or that, from this job, as I’ve moved on from others in the past. But as long as I’m here, pissing off my liberal mom every time I lace up my boots and say “I’m off to clean,” I will mop thoroughly, scrub with a whistle, and look curiously on as hoards of kids go off to empower themselves with fancy careers, little to no children, and plenty more debt heading their way.