—“The problem came from the continental counter-enlightenment.”— Martin Štěpán
Or stated more completely, it came from french counter-enlightenment (Rousseau – that’s who really starts it), german counter- enlightenment (schopenhauer-feeling, Kant-Reason [to preserve faith], Hegel-idealism ), and jewish counter-enlightenment: marx (material conflict – pseudoscience), and once mark-lenin-stalin-mao failed, then finally, back to France and the second french counter-enligthenment with Derrida-et-al.
So these are all statements of ‘belief’ – attempts to create a secular theology. They are psychological or internal systems of thought written in unscientific (untestifiable) but instead literary prose (what I correctly call sophism and pseudoscience ).
If you read the british enlightenment it is limited to ACTION science, technology, and law (testimony). If you read the scottish enlightenment, smith(utility) and hume(realism, naturalism, empiricism), we apprehend the world correctly within limits of our senses and can extend our senses through instrumentation, and morality is achieved through enlightened self interest – and especially at scale, between nations, is achieved through trade rather than autarky.
In other words, Realism, Naturalism, Empiricism, Operationalism (techne), Rational Choice(utilitarian)- given to emotional variation, Natural Law (cooperation by reciprocity), and Economics (morality through cooperation and trade).
The french and german and jewish are not only false but childish by comparison, and the theological not only false and childish but but harmful by comparison.
- The market demand for personal mindfulness (Spiritualism) whether empathic-femining (theological), moral-masculine(rational), or analytic-masculine(scientific) exists, and all three demands exist for most of us. The question is, given how the various religions solved mindfulness (Stoicism-epicureanism, buddhism, hinduism, abrahamism) which produces agency (stoicism), which produces optimism (hinduism), which produces withdrawal from reality (buddhism) and which denies and escapes reality (abrahamism).
Religions must provide interpersonal mindfulness by creating a standard dialog, set of signals, and manners that are costly to learn and practice, but that by practicing display to others you are worthy of honest cooperation on the same terms.
Religions must also provide social mindfulness (limitation of fear and comfort in the ethical, and moral. These are moral rules that serve the group’s competitive strategy – and all reflect the environmental challenges of the age of transformation in which men invented religions.,
Religions must also provide political mindfulness (limits on political action and on rulers actions). I won’t cover each of them here.
Religions must also provide a group strategy – gypsy parasitism, jewish parasitism, muslim parasitism, predation and conquest, christian undermining of the truth, knowledge, reason, law, property, aristocracy by rallying the peasantry and women and slaves against all and being as expansionary as islam – to counter islam. Buddhist submission and obedience Hindu class duty and function in the ‘harmony’. Chinese hierarchical family (bureaucracy). Anglo aristocratic egalitarianism (entrepreneurship and corporation).
So 1. personal mindfulness (peace of mind), 2. interpersonal, 3. social, 4. political, 5. strategic.
All of these are served by training in stoicism and epicureanism(realism, naturalism, reciprocity, living within your means, surrounding yourself with family and friends, and insulation from competitive status signaling), training interpersonal reciprocity, social reciprocity, training in political reciprocity, and training in group strategic reciprocity.
The fact that we train people in reading, writing, arithmetic, mathematics, and the sciences, and indoctrinate them into falsehoods of marxism (class undermining), feminism(male undermining), and postmodernism (group undermining), but DON”T train them in stoic mindfulness, epicurean happiness, basic money, household finance, and accounting, basic law of contract and reciprocity, the testimony, the grammars, logics, rhetoric, and produce holidays that celebrate our seasons and heroes, thinkers, and sants is just a choice.
The only addiction christianity adds is the transformation of western paternalism of masculine aristocracy, to the feminine submission to a false god, the pretense of equality of all, and the one good thing: the feminine emulation of jesus in the extension of forgiveness instead of semitic hypersensitivity to insult and slight – we call this christian love. It’s just self virtue signaling in exchange for immunity from offense by petty people endemic among the desperate, poor and ignorant.
The real reason people rely on abrahamic religion is to disintermediate themselves from others status signals so that theyc an preserve mindfulness and self image despite continuous rejection. The reason we want to live in thd christian world is because we are not subject to continuous rejection but continuous tolerance and forgiveness (love).
The program of the marxists, feminists, and postmodernists, is to UNDERMINE christian love from within. Undermine the faith. Undermine the ethics Generate envy and hatred between genders, classes, and identity groups, in order to sew discord that creates demand for an authoritarian state which can extract almost unlimited income from the population to resolve the conflicts that the government created.
This is all you need to understand about (a) religion, (b) christianity in politics (c) how we can state christianity in legal terms, (d) how we can teach stoicism and epicureanism and history and truth rather than semitic lies, and (e) how we are undermined because christians will not fight the enemy.
Christians are our weakness. We ‘masculine pagans’ would fight today – but we need christian numbers.