Does at least a portion of The Dissident Right believe in magic or miracles? It’s not a bad question. In a room full of people who claim to completely ground their metaphysics in empirical data resultant from purely sensory observation, it can be taken the wrong way. To a Hard Realist with a Deterministic bent asking if someone believes in magic is about as socially gauche as asking them if they are stoned off the planet.
This is perhaps because these types of mystical things only work in accordance with a set of mystical rules. If you don’t get them, you don’t understand what is happening around you. It just appears to act like pointless randomness. Contemporary Amerikan Realists won’t buy this because they are primarily deterministic. There’s a reason for everything. Random is no different than you are not smart enough to get it. They will deny the existence of things that appear random because they are no more eager than you and I would be to admit that sometimes they are blood simple like the natives.
So why would magic and miracles appear random in nature? They only work under a rare set of conditions. Like the virus in the novel The Hot Zone, things have to be dead-bang perfect for it to get traction and go like Hell. John Michael Greer suggests this is what happened with The Almighty Amphibian known as Kek.
This makes perfect sense if you understand magic the way that operative mages do. (Operative mages? Those are people who actually practice magic, as opposed to speculative mages, who just theorize about it.) In the words of the great twentieth century mage Dion Fortune, magic is the art and science of causing changes in consciousness in accordance with will. If you are denied access to any other source of power, you can still exercise power over your own consciousness; what’s more, if you do that and get good at it, you’ll find that some of the techniques you use to shape your own thoughts and feelings will also shape the thoughts and feelings of others, with our without their consent or knowledge. Magic thus becomes the logical fallback option for those who are denied any other way of pursuing their goals or seeking redress for their grievances.
Greer goes on to explain his occult theory of how Kek helped beat Hillary. Three more posts that are an interesting read.
A number of younger men are daunted, confused, and intimidated by the confused and malfunctioning sexual marketplace. Assuming an individual man isn’t utterly repulsed by it, they want the ultimate cheat hack to get them what they want out a seemingly FUBARed system. A lot of them try various systems. Perhaps they get ripped off and drop $40.00 on a book by Neil Strauss. Perhaps it’s good reading material for the solitary man. That being said, a lot of guys ask whatever authority they place stock in something along these lines.
I get a number of questions from readers about pick-up artists, game, and seduction techniques. Everyone seems to want to know “are they real”? Can you really use a technique get “someone to fall in love with you”…or “go to bed with you”? Is love just one trick, technique, or pick-up line away? My answer to them is YES…and NO. Any technique, tactic, or dating strategy is not a fool-proof, never-fail, approach. Some people will like you…others will not. However, “game”, “seduction”, “rules” and other approaches can make someone more likely to like you, love you, and want to take you home. When they work, they do so by tapping into some very basic, evolutionary and psychological mechanisms. Love, indeed, can be triggered like a reflex!
I’ll posit that mechanistic game won’t work unless you were going to succeed due to other aspects of your environment or personality. It may be one of those things that can’t be easily quantified. A radio announcer once remarked that a great baseball player he was describing could “field an agitated horse-fly.” That about summed it up without getting into boring details. A killer PUA is someone with a high time preference, an intense libido and a genuinely deeper instinctive appreciation of the feminine than I will ever possess. And it’s not some process, it just sort of winds up that way. This song off Californication pretty much describes what a succcessful PUA will be like.
They play it like a game and at least convince themselves they enjoy the ride. I imagine there is no try with PUAs. They just do until someone’s boyfriend, husband or father ends it for them with a shotgun.
If anyone embodies the symbolic cynicism of the grifter towards an actual magical occurrence, it would be the $PLC. Anytime something beyond middlebrow understanding lets loose, it has to be debunked, dumbed-down and vituperated. And then used for a fundraising appeal. If you end up on Hatewatch, then you’ve probably done the world a favor. Hold off on accusing Kek-memers of unadulterated evil.
A small number of wealthy and overrated tech firms really do think they are in charge. The whole Trump Situation was just poor administrative control on their part. “My bad, Guys.” Sez Google. They won’t let a mistake like that happen again. They promise.
Heavy Metal poisoning. It rots your brain, Man. Does it make you E-vil and !RACIST!?
Soon after authorities arrested a suspected arsonist in Louisiana last week, journalists pored over the man’s social media feed, looking for clues that might reveal his motive for allegedly burning down three historically black churches in the state in a 10-day spree. Quickly, one connection rose to the surface: The suspect, Holden Matthews, was an aspiring musical artist with a strong affinity for black metal, the dark and shrieking musical genre.
I don’t think it does, personally. But it sure gets you more attention. To make something obnoxiously evil like church-burnings become a symbolic act, the props are necessary. Now if he’d donned a good Hugo Boss Wehrmacht uniform while burning African-Amerikan churches, as he cranked up his favorite Death Metal, then Holden Matthews could ascend to the Evil Huwitey-White Hall of Fame.
Growing up means to give up the potential to be everything. Make your choice while you can or the choice will be made for you.
Youth has been fetishized in Amerika to the detriment of actual young people. A lot of pyschologists get into the Peter Pan Story. Take bad and neglectful parents, and your children won’t want to grow up to be like them. One way to avoid that, is to inhabit an imaginary universe where you never have to grow up or get a life.
There are dozens of Trump-era how-to spellbooks that blend folk magic with activist practice: the 2018 anthology The New Arcadia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance; Michael Hughes’s 2018 Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change; David Salisbury’s 2019 Witchcraft Activism: A Toolkit for Magical Resistance (Includes Spells for Social Justice, Civil Rights, the Environment, and More); and Sarah Lyons’s forthcoming Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide to Magical Activism.
Oh No! It’s the Evil Anti-Kek! We’ve gone from making fun of Witchcraft with TV shows like Bewitched, to having it politicized. You’d better vote for the favored party of your local witch coven. Otherwise, they will hex public officials. Perhaps as existential ennui gets worse, people take magical practice more seriously. It’s possibly a form of exit in their minds.
Perhaps there are forms of “Magic” that don’t require you to commune with Capt. Howdy. Marcus Aurelius drew heavily on the philosophical writings of Aristotle. Aristotle told us how to be better. Excellence is a habit. Make yourself so good at what you need to do that it becomes automatic. The muscle-memory of a good baseball hitter. The mathematicians who can solve partial fraction decompositions or levels of Pascal’s Triangle in their heads. Being that well-drilled and solid will seem magical to the uninitiated.
Aurelius built this into the stoic self-discipline. Understanding dichotomy of control, allows you to make magic without a wand. Control what you can control, accept stuff will be outside your control. Once you follow Aurelian internal dialogue and lower your time preference, you will acquire enhanced self-discipline. At that point, you will seem to be almost magical. You become “that guy.” At that point it will be your world and the ankle-biters will just live in it.
When God became dead, did magic pass away from the universe? Like Middle Earth after elves sail away, Modern, Industrial Man lives the life of Sisyphus. You push the rock, cash the paycheck, pay the bills, and then need to put your shoulder right back up against the stone. Camus refered to any faith in the hereafter, or belief in any sort of magic as Philosophical Suicide. Camus then describes the crowdist reaction to that lack of faith or magic as Nihilistic Rebellion. Stalin, Mao and Hitler were seen to be in nihilistic rebellion. Once people and philosophy means nothing, then why not just shoot whoever pisses you off?
Camus instead called for the Genuine Rebellion. A rebellion that recognized the dignity of all without imposing constraints on any. A rebellion that inspired good feelings of unity amongst all. This would be quite the magical kingdom. It could never be generalized across large and diverse groups of people. We are all simply too different. A country like Amerika could never approach Camus’ mythical standard of good. We could get somewhere closer. Let’s say we allowed people more ability to seperate from one another. They would naturally segregate until they were surrounded by those with whom they could aspire to common, communal dignity. Genuine rebellion against the absurd world of the equalitarian, crowdist mob would have to involve Freedom of Association.
Politics is fraught with magical thinking. A bunch of peasants were once even stupid enough to think that Vladimir Lenin would provide them with land, peace and bread. A bunch of Progressives stunned that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election want a do-over like a Dungeons and Dragons player who just had his favorite Player Character killed by that mean, little nerd The DM. The Proggies do the same thing over and over again with hopes of a different result next time. Einstein called it insanity. In Amerika, this is embodied in the person of Robert S. Mueller III.
“Pursuant to subpoenas issued by the House Judiciary and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence tonight, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has agreed to testify before both committees on July 17 in open session,” according to the release.
!IMPEACHMENT! hearings to start in 5,4,3,….
The Deceptive Experiences to Online User Reduction Act (a.k.a. the DETOUR Act) is the brainchild of Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.). They’re hoping the legislation will be included as part of sweeping privacy regulations now under consideration in the Senate Commerce Committee. Warner and Fischer will be hosting tech and privacy experts on Tuesday for a Capitol Hill seminar on the various ways consumers can be hoodwinked online. “For years, social media platforms have been relying on all sorts of tricks and tools to convince users to hand over their personal data without really understanding what exactly it is that they’re handing over,” Warner told me.
Just try and convince true believers of any major religious faith that evil doesn’t exist. It can be nihilistic evil studied by Camus. It can be the feckless evil of a self-delusional drunk driver. At its malicious worst, evil is a gradual and calculated investment strategy. The Algorithmic Electioneers at Google or the Information Thieves at (((Faceberg))). It’s all calibrated to poison you a little bit at a time. The termites don’t eat your fence in a day, but if left unchecked; you’re done for. That’s how Satan gets it humming when he works at peak efficiency.
Could we possibly discuss the use and abuse of magic in politics without an aside concerning The Magic Dirt Theory. Once we get the poor, the suffering and the traumatized to Amerika, it will all be good. They’ll scrape off all those MS-13 tattoos with a putty knife and take up cross-stitch. There’s nothing that exposure to our superior way of life and then the expenditure of a nuclear kiloturd of Gubbermint money can’t fix.
The House on Tuesday approved billions of dollars to ease the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, delivering a hard-fought victory to Speaker Nancy Pelosi after several days of battling with her caucus’ left flank. The House voted 230-195 — almost entirely along party lines — to approve the $4.5 billion package for the border, where an influx of Central American migrants has strained government agencies and led to conditions for detained children that both parties have called horrific.
It works so well when you just wish upon a star. Never mind that these children are getting abused long before they make it here by parents who see them as an economic meal ticket and absolutely nothing else. It’s a problem our taxpayers have to fix. People wonder why Congress has a perpetual 20-30% approval rating.
My how things have changed. You may not be aware, but back in 2014, Disney’s movie, Frozen, became the highest-grossing animated movie in history, and so there are some big expectations for the sequel, Frozen 2, which is “coming out” later this year. Yes, that is correct, the star of Frozen, Elsa, is by all accounts a lesbian. And the big question everyone is asking about the sequel is whether or not Elsa will come out of the closet, with the subplot being whether or not she was born this way. The lesbian community appears absolutely giddy over the success of Frozen, but they can’t seem to decide if they would rather have Elsa come out, or keep getting one over on the millions of naive parents that bring their little girls to see another Disney children’s movie about a princess, but have no clue as to what is really going on with the character.
So greasy Walt Disney (((#SJW))) CEO Bob Iger is supposedly deciding whether Frozen 2 will feature having Princess Elsa arrange herself a meeting at the Y. They might as well. They’ve recently had a former Disney VP convicted for getting too hands-on with the target audience.
I envy my parents in that there was still at least a sliver of the entertainment industry that wasn’t actively engaged in pushing full-on dope-n-sodomy as a lifestyle. Magic Kingdom. Yeah, right.
Oh, for freakin’ freak’s sake! If you dream about !NAZIS! and see images of Jordan Peterson, (((Dennis Prager))), and (((Ben Shapiro))) on a rampage, there might be a few other areas of your life where you come up short as well. I’m scared, Daddy. Swastika Ben might put me on a train headed straight to the laughing gas chamber. This is supposed to be a joke, right?
No. It’s supposed to be the end of a stupid and dangerous flight of fancy. Cucks have a magical belief that they can run with the hare and then hunt with the hounds. The world doesn’t tend to work that way. (((Ben Shapiro))) avoided The Gulag #SJW until they ran out of real Nazis and needed some phony ones to keep the Cosplay going. Lefty will always come for somebody on the Right. Even when the Right has been depopulated to the point that its starboard fringe consists of Jordan Peterson, every INGSOC has to have a Goldstein or a Prager. You can inspire true believers without a God, but you won’t make any money at all off the rubes without a big, scary devil.
Think magically enough for a long enough time, and your mind will untether from the reality you live in. So much so that you will no longer be perceptive of that world’s fundamental truths. Why not go date someone who is unsure of which tab to stick in Slot C? It could make for a unique and exciting evening. Just ask the kiddies Michael Jackson had over at Neverland Ranch. These “Psychologists” weren’t quite that delusional. Here’s what they actually came up with over at The Coruscating Brilliance Factory.
Blair explains that she and a colleague asked 1,000 survey participants, “Would you consider as a potential dating partner (check all that apply):
[ ] a cisgender woman [someone who lives as her sex]
[ ] a cisgender man [someone who lives as his sex]
[ ] a transgender woman [a man who tries to look like a woman]
[ ] a transgender man [a woman who tries to look like a man]
[ ] a person with a non-binary gender identification” [someone who tries to look neither male nor female]
The results showed “87.5% of the participants who were asked this very question only checked off the cisgender options and excluded transgender and non-binary individuals from their hypothetical dating pool.”
Most people in typical generation are like that. It’s how they came to exist and got to be part of a typical generation. Amazing how life works like that. It works that way no matter how much some of us wish we could just do maybe 75 push-ups a day instead of having to put up with the opposite sex. And despite our best interest and better instincts; we sometimes even fall prey to being attracted by these people…. I mean go figure. If you did go figure, you’d come back considerably smarter and better informed than the grad school boot-lickers who put together this survey.
In case you didn’t believe in magic and miracles….