October 17th, 2018 11:56 AM
I MEAN, LARPING IS LARPING IS LARPING…
What’s the difference between the people who dress up as fictional characters, or visit medieval festivals, or haunt dance clubs, and people who imitate jesus instead of Achilles, Alexander, Aristotle, or Odin?
There isn’t any.
I mean, tolkien created, quite purposefully, what was very close to a religious system using our old gods, rather than the semitic gods. He knew exactly what he was doing.
I can get plenty of wisdom from “What would Gandalf do?” or ‘What would Bilbo Do?’.
I just get more wisdom out of what would Achilles (Excellence, heroism, sacrifice, tragedy), Zeno (philosophy), Aristotle(science), Aurelius (politics), or Alexander (War) do?
The problem is, those are all ARISTOCRATS, or middle classes, and what should those that lack agency and ability do? They were slaves in the ancient world.
We freed them, because freemen are cheaper to rule, and return a higher profit than slaves and serfs, and they want a narrative for those who are less able.
Failing to produce it, they chose marxism (labor), postmodernism (academy/intellectuals/state), and Feminism ( women).
What can we give those people that they can face their status class and social, reproductive, economic, and political lack of market value?
Lies and false promises, or truth, goods, and services?