The antidote to guilt

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Our society is ridden with a disease called guilt.

First let me explain why I think guilt is useless. It is solely a punishment applied after the fact. Fear of guild may keep people from not doing something, but that’s fear of getting caught, not an understanding of why it is bad. Thus guilt like tyranny tends to show up in places where the whatever rule has been broken is not realistic.

Next it’s useful to say why guilt is a disease. Guilt and the acceptance thereof is easier than fixing the problem. This fits in with our kind of Stockholm syndrome of modern society and information overload. When we are surrounded by guilt, people tend to switch off and start accepting guilt as a matter of course, which means that in public they are very affirming of the guilt, but in private they never think about it. It never had legitimacy for them; it’s a price of socializing, like asking about the kids or talking about the weather.

Finally, it’s important to note that guilt spreads like a mass disease. Wherever it is used, people stand up and take notice. A new lowered standard for compelling others has been achieved. A society that accepts guilt is, to the eyes of a parasite or criminal manipulator, a minefield. All you have to do is apply the screws and start fleecing the sheep. In fact, it’s more accurate to say they fleece themselves because guilt provokes them into the mandatory giving up of things they have so that you can perform the act that takes away the guilt.

It’s no different than taxes. Because it’s mandatory, it’s not emotional for them. It’s like those donation baskets at work for the starving kids in Sudan, or the pot to throw in for someone’s birthday (which always receives more money than is needed for a cake, and yet there’s never change). Whether it’s money we give, or whether it’s a public appearance of support that we make for the guilt, we can easily buy it off and almost all people choose to.

As discovered long ago by Italian and Jewish grandmothers, guilt works. It requires almost no investment. It makes people do what you want. The problem is that it spreads like a disease and leaves the people you used it on in a state where they are vulnerable to exploitation through guilt by others. Was this what crushed the Anglo-American line in the USA? They were guilted by two generations of war parents and finally chucked in the towel and became hippies.

There is a way out of guilt, of course, and people use it all the time:

  • “I’d give for Bill’s birthday, but I donated all I had for Bob’s kidney replacements” — medical care trumps cake.
  • “I’d really like to help, but I’m in my twelfth hour at the office and I’m just too busy” — obedience to national metaphor of work trumps personal need.
  • “You know, those kids in Sudan look hungry and all, but my wife just lost her job and we found out our kid is retarded” — the difficult personal need imperative.
  • “I’d like to help the kids in Sudan, but I notice they’re only black and heterosexual. I actually give to a non-profit for black homosexual disabled amputees” — you just blew them away on all counts.

The point is that guilt requires several things to work. One is an excess of something; another is a “better” reason or use that someone else has for it; the third is a lack of a better reason to trump their better reason.

You can pretty much see where this is going.

We need a better reason.

Those of you who read this blog are from many varied traditional cultures worldwide. Whether you’re in the US, Europe, Israel, Mozambique or Brazil, you face the same situation: anti-majoritarian feelings by the discontented. Everywhere on earth, the majority is under threat of attack by guilt on the part of those who don’t fit in the society, are “diverse” imported labor, or intend it ill for their own parasitic purposes (often these groups overlap).

As a majority, you lack one thing that minority groups have inherently, which is a big reason for all that you do. Their reason is simple: their countries have failed, so they just want a better life for themselves. That’s not so bad, is it? Except that letting them in destroys your majority, destroys your social standards, makes government and industry more powerful, and in short, destroys your civilization.

So they’re not just asking to better themselves… they’re here to exterminate you. Whether they know it or not.

Thus I have a simple proposal to majorities everywhere. We need to stop stating our principle as defending the past. We need to instead follow the principle of building a new future based on the ideals of the past. This is not us trying to keep what we have; it’s us fighting for survival as the world implodes around us.

Right now the media narrative is against this because the media is full of unexceptional people who want to appear as if they are successful, so they act (remember, humans are simians: monkey see, monkey do) as they think successful people act. That is, gift-giving. Immigrants? Let ‘em in. Health care? Free for all. Drugs? Legalize. And so forth. No one in that group wants to admit that a crisis exists, because that would ruin their personal narrative of success.

But over time, this can be altered. We represent those who recognize that our crisis is not a handful of fringe issues, but central to the survival of our people. We recognize it’s not about what 7 out of 10 television zombies have indicated they support on some poll or vote, but how these actions will affect our future. We have a cause. We have a better reason. And we will use it to defeat the guilt of the manipulators.

7 Comments

  1. Mrs Crow says:

    I’m amazed that no one has commented on this excellent essay – not even Crow!
    You’ve hit the nail right on the head Brett, and I love the humor of the picture.

    1. It’s a grand day whenever Mrs Crow comments!

      1. crow says:

        She felt bad for you, that nobody had said anything, and she really liked the essay. So did I, but was just too lazy to lift a finger.

  2. NotTheDude says:

    ‘We have a cause. We have better a reason’. What does guilt bring? What does allaying guilt produce without a goal? Leftists want everyone to settle down and feel good so that they can hear themselves think. Then they can feel good because they can focus on what they want without being questioned. Its an unending feedback loop that is only about the self. Thus, Leftists can never achieve a goal other than make or allay guilt or equality. Truthfully, who with a goal outside of what makes them look good and, when all is said and done, what they want, can accept this ideology?

    1. NotTheDude says:

      A cornerstone of Leftist belief is that what they want is always what is best.

      1. crow says:

        Another cornerstone is their insistence that absolutely everyone caters to their insecurities. Which doesn’t do a thing for those insecurities, other than to reinforce them.

  3. Ben Salmon says:

    It’s always been an instrument of control. Some people suffer from a defect that causes them to rather rule over the ruins of a prosperous place, if only the get to rule. Others want to be left alone and make it prosper. most just trudge on through mundane life.
    In most social situations, this can be nastily turned around into “you’re not going to guilt me into ________ you narcissist, self aggrandising, son of a bitch”. Or just innocent questions, such as “Oh, you want to protect the enviroment? that’s sweet. you want to protect the one of today? or the one of the 18th century when it was colder? or the 11th when it was warmer? I personally really liked the one of 10,000 BC, excellent wheather.”

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