In the last few days, there’ve been news items and blogposts on the behaviour of certain types in society. This behaviour is exasperating but it is predictable.
Cherie took issue with the seeming blanket nature of typecasting but we’ve been through all that before – she dislikes labels and typecasting on principle and argued at one point that men and women were the same. Not just equal but the same, in that both could equally do this job or that. I, of course, disagreed and pointed to the military, for example, quoting a woman in the military, Christy O and just how women are being compensated for their shortcomings in order to maintain the fictional narrative.
And why is government worldwide getting behind the fictional narrative? Because one sector of society – the left/radical women – want it so. That’s the only reason for this hideously costly experiment in terms of human lives and resources.
I could also have quoted myself trying to break into women’s fashion and the troubles I’m having “breaking that glass ceiling”. There are things women just have an instinctive feel for. I have some feel for it, quite a lot for a man perhaps and my GFs have always asked my opinion on combinations and cut, I’ve definitely a sense of colour but maybe not as much as Versace and the other male fashion gurus.
It’s a measure of just how brainwashed we are today that we can’t accept that men and women are different, children and adults are different, black and white are different – it’s not the differences which are the issue but prejudice arising from those differences. If one is not prejudiced, then it’s far healthier to recognize the differences and stop pretending black is white and the sky is green.
And if one mentions that “men do this” or “women do that” or “gays do this”, obviously it doesn’t mean all of them and it certainly doesn’t come loaded with prejudice. However, prejudice against the tendencies we’re seeing is an entirely different matter. That’s not just prejudice but an intent to terminate. Just because you want your child’s behaviour to stop, does not mean you’re prejudiced and hate your child.
A tendency such as Peaches Geldorf’s and Casey Anthony’s is rife these days, though obviously it doesn’t include everyone. It includes a hell of a lot of people in that demographic though, e.g. Amanda Knox and in some respects, e.g. sex before marriage, it includes almost all Gens Y and Z as a model for living.
Seaside Sourpuss did a post on Payday Loans and why they weren’t as bad as they seem. I’m not arguing one way or the other on any particular firm. What I am arguing is that we should never have been in that position in the first place in order that there might be be such companies needing to offer these services to this extent and doing very, very well out of it.
So what’s gone wrong?
Where do we start?
1. When people were gradually – Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y cut adrift from the Judaeo-Christian underpinnings of the society, more was lost than just a “religion” or a hierarchical church. Within a church, I’d always be a radical/reformer because it needs to get back to the gospels in order to fulfil its mission statement. And that statement is not outmoded – in fact, if there was ever a need for those values, it’s today with so many, especially the young, walking about rudderless in terms of spiritual health.
The new hegemony of Science [capital S] has been written about here many times and examples given. Even scientists [small s] agree that what comes out of the Royal Society and the corporate funded Science we’re seeing is not necessarily science [small s].
2. The illusion of wealth. Some decades back, people’s aspirations were manipulated by the banks – you too can have two cars, a wardrobe of name clothing, all you want. The fact that you couldn’t afford that unless you were in a top notch job wasn’t the point – banks were making it possible for a small premium on the debt each month. Greed basically took over, sugar coated and referred to as “aspirations”.
Many Russian girls came out of Russia to marry westerners and discovered, to their horror, that he didn’t own what he had – it was all on the HP. In Russia, her father might have had a Lada but he owned that Lada outright, as he did their home.
3. At the same time, groups like feminists were telling women that they could have it all, independent of men. The focus was on the individual at the expense of the family – family equalled patriarchy and oppression so it was a bad thing. Palaces of glitz sprang up and a neighbourhood with a new Gap or Metro centre or whatever was seen as sophisticated. Nobody mentioned that people once lived within their means and now they weren’t and what was now fuelling so many more people was the mania for both independence and pleasures at all costs.
Delayed gratification was a thing of the past. This loss always inevitably weakens character.
4. Also over a few decades came the youth revolution – Frankfurt School leading to the beat generation, 70s, 80s – and kids were doing sex earlier, drugs earlier and had a semblance of being adult earlier. Adult equals independence. So loads more people were coming onto not only the job market but were wanting independent accommodation. As families were breaking down due to more and more women saying “independence or die”, so the pressure on jobs and accommodation increased. Kids were leaving home and expecting their lifestyle to continue – independently. And all of this was costing.
5. The illusion was that while these kids were doing it all far earlier than their forebears and knew all there was to know about the seedy side of the world, let alone living a full adult life without either the experience or sophistication or maturity to do it, we got this mix of the child and the adult in a position of responsibility, e.g. as a single-mother. The State leapt onto the new socio-economic group, the single mother, and supported, nay encouraged her to do it – at taxpayer’s expense.
There’s a reason many people leave it till later to marry – the simple factor of maturity, something Wolfie mentioned and something singularly lacking in Peaches Geldorf and her baby on the footpath. These young women give the illusion of maturity through what they’re doing and their hardnosed talk and behaviour but actually they’re a grotesque aberration of the worst excesses of adulthood, way too young.
6. And where were the parents? With the Boomers already corrupted by the beat generation, much of which was originally manipulated out of Laurel Canyon – one, two – as well as by Spock, the new parent had to be best friends with her child, never deny him what he wanted, let him discover truth by himself and never teach him anything because teaching is pedagogy and pedagogy is fascism.
And thus we are reaping the whirlwind today – large amounts of parents despairing of everything from paedos to their child hurting himself in any way so he has to be cocooned away … and the other extreme – parents teaching children to be “genderless”, babies left on streets while the parents go off to get drunk, children murdered, beaten, abused and the worst abuse of all is withholding proper bringing up – mainly because these parents themselves, esp. Gen X, were already on this path.
It’s seen as being easy-going, sophisticated, modern, laid-back, of this world to do these things and people like myself are anachronistic dinosaurs who need to lighten up and get a life. This is where we are when parents will not marry and will not bring children up properly.
7. Marriage. I’ve been in both situations, including living with the better half. Living with them is a cop-out. Marriage comes down to commitment and it smooths out a hell of a lot of bumps along the way, if you know you’re stuck with that person you love or once loved. Wolfie wrote of maturity and this is what it’s all about – it is maturity to marry, it is hedging one’s bets to live with them out of marriage.
And marriage, as we all know, is under assault from all sides, including the ridiculous spectre of gay”marriage”. It denies the spiritual aspect of marriage – that it is marriage under heaven and yes, it does alter the perception to see one’s marriage as more than just two people coming together for guaranteed nooky.
And marriage leads to family and dynasties, the ties that bind, the institution which stands the test of centuries. The State finds it hard to manipulate the individual when he’s locked into a family as his primary loyalty though it tries. With people living with one another more or less indiscriminately, going form partner to partner, the ties are loosened, the moral resolve is loosened, hedonism and wanting everything one’s way is rampant and the State can then come in and pick people off at random.
This is why the PTB want marriage and family destroyed and the institutions which support it, e.g. the Christian church.
8. Government began this huge immigration influx post war in some countries but it picked up speed over here under Labour, for an admitted ideological intent of watering down “Britishness”, the better to destroy England which has always been the intention of the continental PTB, e.g. the Club of Rome and Barosso’s boys and girls.
9. In line with the feminist diktats, jobs which had been in manufacturing and the like were now swinging over into the useless service industries which basically perpetuated themselves to serve each other without actually producing value. So the job market was becoming progressively weaker and the nation less competitive, meaning a frightening job market for the school leavers.
10. Nations were coming under the heel of more of the PTB – the CFR, UN, EU – and policy became less and less national, esp. in Europe. Huge amounts of money were leaving the country and going to the bandit IMF, WB and the like, to be loaned back at huge interest when things eventually began to collapse.
The PTB attempted to collapse things in the late 90s but people were still prosperous and there were still jobs around. The PTB had another attempt in 2007, constricting credit, building on the loss of nations’ manufacturing bases, having destitute countries hanging off them – such as Eastern Europe, Greece and so on.
11. So a new underclass arises and William S Burroughs would recognize it. It’s supposed to be safer – it’s more dangerous. women are supposed to be respected more – they are the opposite. Kids are supposed to grow up rounded people – they are dysfunctional, feckless and unable. The educational standard is testimony to that. Everything the narrative promised produced the opposite result.
12. And the last thing standing is this “hard won” freedom, this mania for individual independence, especially in the “modern” woman, which is like someone in hospital on life support. If people insist on this continuing, then the result will be the workhouse again, the soup kitchens, the prison hulks, while national revenue disintegrates and things like the poll and window taxes are the last desperate attempt to prop up administrations.
Dole and housing benefits will simply stop. Nothing will replace them. Again, you have to see the parallels between Russia and the old England when the same things were occurring. You’ve read Dickens – Little Nell and her grandfather. That’s where we’re headed. Vagrancy will be vigorously prosecuted.
In Russia, hospitals are so overrun that the elderly and sick simply go home to die. There are no support services. The only reality is the family again. People are forced to return to the family home and see out their days there.
Outside, lawlessness abounds. I’ve lived under it over there – I’ve seen it in operation. Nowhere near as bad as WW2 Polish ghettoes, obviously but chilling nonetheless. I have a feeling many people in this country have never really seen such things and don’t know what must inevitably come as a result of the unsustainable narrative many on the left are still trying to cling on to over here.
This is not just doom and gloom – this is the future. There’s no point exhorting people to get wise who are so far gone that they simply can’t get their act together. It’s going to be sheer necessity which will force them back together again. After that is anyone’s guess.
Where does a Christian stand on all this?
For someone who has read these things and knows of them, it is difficult to know what approach to take:
The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
So what does one do – throw up the hands, go out and get drunk and pretend it’s not happening? Go to church and pray that the end comes quickly? Or go out and fight alongside your fellow man against this tide? Points 1-12 above do speak of this tide, so it is no fiction – the only issue in contention is the cause.
At least if we’re arguing as to its cause, we are at least recognizing that we have trouble. It’s the people, mainly the left and the average citizen out there who are oblivious to anything being wrong at all or if they do, then they can’t see root causes. They gaze up at us ranting and say “that guy is seriously unbalanced”.
One can’t deal with such minds.
While we obviously have to look after our families and ourselves first and get things in position so that we stay alive and functioning, the next step should be more altruistic – joining our neighbours in fighting until the bitter end. It’s a Sydney Carton thing.
And yes, in principle, it’s far better to love each other and all get along – no one is disputing that that is the most efficacious way at the micro level and would produce the good we want to see reestablished in society but preaching that to those already far gone because of Points 1-12 above – that will produce nothing but being ignored, vilified, mocked and marginalized.
Wishful thinking in itself is not going to produce the condition we want. Actively tackling the root causes is, as with any medical condition and the appropriate medication for it.