“I am what I am,” said God once upon a time, allegedly. If modern society has a founding assumption, however, it is that “Reality it is not what it is,” a type of subtle ironism geared around the discovery that large groups of people can be manipulated into agreeing with something and therefore making it so, for a time.
As a start, if you insist that people should be equal you are already admitting that they are not, which means that you are pushing back against history, natural selection, and time-tested solutions with what amounts to a preferential theory.
Nonetheless that preferential theory remains infinitely popular because it tells people that they no longer need to strive in a Darwinian environment; they are perfect as they are, and all they must do to have a good life is to indulge themselves in the fascination of their desires, whims, emotions, and grand gestures.
When historians of the future write about the modern time, they will point out that our intellectual glorification of the self led to individualism, which corrupted the intelligent and empowered the foolish. It then took over our entire society until every decision was ironic, or reality-denying in favor of human pretenses and desires.
The most visible — and yet unknown to most, proving their inability — evidence of this can be found in the French Revolution. The rabble united with neurotic individuals to overthrow the kings, then executed lots of people and failed at self-governing so badly they had to embark on a world war to keep social unity.
In this way, they followed the Asiatic model of Genghis Khan. Having to control an unruly sheaf of Mongolian tribes, he united them for the purpose of conquest, and formed the first “modern” states in doing so. He then invaded many places, destroyed most, and then his empire collapsed from ineptitude as his sons took over.
His power was in motivating masses. While he added new tactics, what really helped him was that he was attacking isolated kingdoms which were very small, and so he had the advantage of having mobilized a whole nation where others were responding (slowly, because communications were bad) in very small groups.
The French Revolution took this devilish idea and concocted it within a society, mobilizing many peasants to fight the meanest style warfare they could against those who had evolved to the point where warfare was more organized to avoid devastation of the participants. They overthrew their lords, and then proved themselves unequal.
This inequality emerged through their evident inability to run the land as well as the kings. There were hiccups, of course, as there are whenever war, famine, disease, or acts of nature intervene. These were nothing compared to the wholesale mismanagement, corruption, ineptitude, and unresponsiveness of the prole-run bureaucracy.
However, the society of the masses had a salient advantage: it was a good product because it was popular. People wanted to buy into the illusion of ironism, or the notion that reality is not what it seems, because by eliminating reality, they left more room for themselves, and mistook self-indulgence for self-actualization, or meaning.
Since that time the idea of equality has steadily consumed the West, voraciously eating at its best parts and churning them into the same shell-shocked group of robotic zombie people who go through the motions but have no connection to reality or the divine in their souls. If Satan wanted a victory… it would look like this.
Those of us who resist this encroaching darkness are treated like aliens on this Earth. We are going against the current, defying what most people just assume is true, and as a result of not existing within the bubble of ideology, emotions, socializing, and profit that they do, see the world entirely differently. Might as well be aliens.
We also get to see exactly how urgently this society self-confirms its own assumptions, which reveals a deep inner doubt and instability. Even our media that theoretically should be free of any weight and propaganda is indeed, propaganda, because it re-tells the story of the French Revolution.
As written here frequently before, every movie in the West now re-bleats the same story: the non-ironists are keeping order with strict rules, the misfits band together and go their own way, and then the misfits overthrow the non-ironists so irony can reign forever.
This pattern repeats on loop in the mind of every person who wants to “get along with” the Regime that currently rules in the West, namely the doctrine of individualism as rendered in democracy, egalitarianism, pluralism, tolerance, diversity, wealth transfer, and class warfare.
Consider the case of Avicii (Tim Bergling) who recently popped his clogs after a lifetime of high stress alcohol abuse. Outside of his genre, he was most famous for revealing that the genre is bunk because DJs pre-program their sets, so they could just hit “play” on the MacBook and walk away.
Bergling had a hefty hit with “Wake Me Up,” a mixture of folk, alt country, and techno in which he collaborated with singer Aloe Blacc. The video to this song — and videos were the primary control the media had over Generation X, at least — showcases the French Revolution narrative perfectly.
It starts with a young pretty girl waking up. She and her younger sister both have the Avicii symbol (two opposite facing triangles) tattooed on them. They go into their Wild West style town, where they see people who are made up to have low color contrast, so they look almost like black and white photos.
These people stare at the newcomers and make it clear they dislike them. To hammer the point home, the younger sister asks the young girl, “Why don’t they like us?” and she replies that it is because they are different. The two beat a retreat back to their home.
The next day, it seems, the older sister gets up early and rides her horse through the countryside, then goes into town. Here she encounters another young woman her age, and notices the Avicii symbol on her. The two then go into the city where they meet a diverse crowd and start partying.
They end up at an Avicii concert and we see lots of crowd shots as well as the young woman taking selfies with her new African friend. At the end of the video, she has come back home and her younger sister wakes up. She tells her to get packed, because she found people like them.
Let us review:
Normal people are dead inside. Liberation is found through joining the crowd (literally) and being multicultural. Life is a party if you want it to be. If you are different, you are special, and you belong in the crowd, not with those dead inside people.
How is this different from Napoleon Dynamite, Revenge of the Nerds, or even Animal House? It is pure ironism: the people who know how to survive are bad, but those who pursue their own self-indulgence in a social setting are good, and somehow know better.
This trope played out in many 80s videos. Who can forget the revolt against staid, normal society and the stereotype of the 1950s family that was the vision of Twisted Sister?
This tired sad old cliché is as old as rock ‘n roll; to be a successful rebel, you have to get away with it, and that means convincing enough other people to join you in your folly that you seem like you have it made. Even more, blaming society for being functional and boring is easier than fixing it:
Included in most of this trope nonsense must be the tired old saw of the sexual awakening which, in order to make it universal, must focus on the sexual part being good as opposed to the context, because that way the audience can think that having sex makes them winners, not that it is who they are having sex with and in what path of life.
In this we see the true face of Leftism: reality-denial so that one can pursue socialization as a source of meaning in life instead of life itself. Since this never works out well, except for the wealthy rock stars, it seems to be more a neurotic case of “misery loves company” than a meaningful contribution to human existence.
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