Monday, January 16, 2012

Of Moonbats & Moonshine: The Drunken Whinos of the Tenebriated Left

I have half a mind to imitate government employees and take a day off from pretending to work.

Which reminds me of something I once said about clinical depression. When one is depressed, it takes all day to get nothing done.

But seriously, I'm more than a little ambivalent about this MLK birthday business. My son attends a private school, but even he still had to spend last Friday learning all about racism. Problem is, he has no frame of reference, since his friends are of every colorition of the rainbow, and better yet, he doesn't notice. Hence the truism that if racism didn't exist, the left would have to invent it.

Because he has no awareness of race, he must first be made race-conscious, and learn that people are supposedly categorizable on the basis of skin color; and that some people hate others on the basis of this distinction.

But of course it makes no sense to him. To hear him explain it, we celebrate this holiday because brown kids can use the drinking fountain. Which isn't completely mangled, but what is the point of cluttering his head in this manner? In the course of a normal education -- which involves education of the spirit, quintessentially -- one would naturally arrive at the same conclusion, unless there is something fundamentally wrong with the Democrat-controlled educational system. But since when have Democrats ever not been obsessed with race?

File under Don't Get Me Started. Let's move on.

Continuing with the subject of the false Holy Spirit, the only way to guard against this is to first and foremost seek Truth, and then allow joy to be a byproduct. If one seeks first the joy, then one will become the sort of "intellectual drunkard" that is so popular in Europe.

There, tenebriated ginheads and leftist whinos are elevated to great authority, as if their opinions matter more than those of, say, a businessman, much less a coonical pslackologist. Here in the US we mainly quarantine these pests in state-funded looniversity bins, and otherwise don't take them too seriously.

Historically this has been one of the keys to our success, even preeminence. Only with FDR did the self-styled intellectual class begin having some real clout in government, and we can all see where it has led. No coincidence that our greatest presidents, Washington and Lincoln, were not impaired by college.

Secular intellectualism in any form is simply unsustainable. This is soph-evident if one simply pursues its first principles to their logical ends. There is always a day of wreckening for ideas detached from reality. For the United States, that day has arrived, and yet, there is still a 50-50 chance that the country will not pull back from the abyss and reclaim the keys to our printing press from this debt-addled president.

The "false joy" of the intellectual drunk is the intoxicated self-satisfaction of the narcissistic child, who needs others to mirror his greatness and to reassure him that he really is the center of the universe.

Now that I have a three and a-half year old (now six and a-half) who is at the zenith of his narcissistic joy -- not to mention a number of relatives from the world of post-education -- I have even more insight into the psychodynamics of the tenured, whose narcissism appropriates whatever intelligence they have been given, in the service of a joyous celebration of the self. Hence the adages, "publish the perishable" and "let the dead bury the tenured."

As unKnown Friend explains, the difference between dead and living truth is that the former is conceived in the false joy of intoxication, while the latter results in a kind of "sober joy." In turn, this joy "is the key which opens the door to understanding the Arcanum of the world as a work of art," because the joy is a result of a sort of inner harmony; or specifically, a "rhythmic harmony" between the inner and outer, above and below:

"Joy is therefore the state of inner rhythm with outer rhythm, of rhythm below with that of above, and, lastly, of the rhythm of created being with divine rhythm." Call it the Tao, if you like, for the essence of Taoism involves harmonizing oneself with these greater cosmic rhythms. Ignoring them will bring pain and disorder in one way or another.

Existence and life are a function of countless rhythms at every level of being. Interestingly, as we have discussed before, we come into the world in a state of "rhythmic chaos," so that the most important function of early parenting is to help the child internalize various rhythms, which will achieve physiological and psychological "set points" with regard to sleep, hunger, mood, self image, and eventually identity.

A mentally ill person will always suffer from some sort of dysregulation, say, of self esteem, or shame, or anger, or impulse control. The dysregulation results in chronic disharmony between inner and outer (not to mention self/other and above/below), so that they then have chronic relationship problems, or impasses in work and creativity.

In fact, my blogging -- for me, anyway -- is the result of an inner rhythm and resonance between various levels of being, that has now become "locked in," so to speak. It is not something I would have ever thought possible before I started doing it. But again, as UF says, this type of "living rhythm" is basically joy. Which in turn is why the primordial state of man and nature is one of joy: "that the world, in so far as it is a divine creation, is a kingdom of joy. It was only after the Fall that suffering became added to joy."

Now, one of the good & happy things about the Fall is that one may consider it as literally or as metaphorically as one wishes. My main concern is the mechanism through which the Fall repeats itself, and what we can do about it.

In the case of Future Leader, I will be watching very carefully to see that the Conspiracy doesn't get to him too early, before he has had the chance to stably internalize the celestial rhythms, which in turn become a spiritual touchstone for the remainder of one's life. Soon enough, the conspiracy will get its hooks into him and try to rob him of his slack. But with a good foundation, one can repel the pressures of the world, and retain one's ground of slack within the unmoved mover.

Some children are robbed of their slack so early in life, that it is very likely that they have no conscious recollection of it, of "paradise." Nevertheless, there will definitely be an unconscious recollection of deprivation of their birthright, except that they will then project it onto present circumstances.

Given the appalling level of parenting in the Islamic world, one must conclude that this is central to their chronic whining, victimization, paranoia, externalization of blame, homicidal rage, sexual obsessions, and bizarre combination of superiority and psychic brittleness.

But the same dynamic no doubt motivates the left-liberal, who imagines that mother government can make up for the Great Lost Entitlement of Infancy.

I have no doubt that this sad condition has only been aggravated over the past two or three decades, what with the rise of daycare, which results in so many children being denied their birthright and therefore looking for it in all the wrong places -- like the OWSers who are groping for someone to blame for the fact that they are lucky enough to be among the global 1% (HT American Digest).

In other words, unlike adults, the infant is entitled to his omnipotence, and if you fail to provide it to your infant, he will spend the rest of his life either searching for it (the victim) or imagining that he is its source (the narcissist). The former needs the psychic bailout of the breast; the latter imagines that he is the breast. President Obama is only the latest breast; his intoxicated cult members are the hungry mouths.

10 Comments:

Blogger julie said...

Secular intellectualism in any form is simply unsustainable. This is soph-evident if one simply pursues its first principles to their logical ends. There is always a day of wreckening for ideas detached from reality.

Apropos, Keynesian economics leads to violence.

To anyone paying attention, it should be painfully obvious that this is so. Once the breast goes away or dries up, all those hungry mouths, unaccustomed to self-reliance, are left only with their omnipotent rage.

1/16/2012 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

"I have half a mind to imitate government employees and take a day off from pretending to work."

As the British have double cream, Bob has double humor. Love the liberating laughables... :)

1/16/2012 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Which segway into doubly (extra) meaningfuls rather quickly... Like 60mph and gaining down a steeply-graded hill. (This is not to say "going down hill", for down must be up, yes?!) Anyway, I'm already extra-enjoying this post and I'm only 3.2 paragraphs into it. Thank you for MLK Day treat! Where I live, one of the oddest things about MLK day is that the bus and train system has a unique schedule just for that day - different than regular days, other holidays Saturdays, and Sundays. And they start announcing really far in advance as if it something really important to be aware of. It is a bit of an oddity (doesn't quite rise to the level of mystery.)

1/16/2012 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Sorry for the typos there. Typed quickly and have to jet!

wv: reent
...I don't know but I like it.

1/16/2012 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Verdiales said...

Is MLK day really about MLK, or something else? I see little about him as a man. His father and grandfather by the way were life-long Republicans, and so apparently was MLK himself. He voted for Eisenhower.

The Democrats have always been the Party of the Plantation. Which is why they're so apoplectic about draping themselves in the mantle of minority rights, social justice, etc. They acknowledge no foundation to human morality other than will-to-power -- hence their outrage at the slightest indication of their being wedged away from people like MLK.

They need their icons to remain on the plantation -- by force, if necessary.

That said, most people don't particularly care about MLK on MLK Day. This is just a free day off. The reason rarely matters. I'm actually heartened by this since it indicates freedom from plantation conditioning.

So hooray for having civil rights regardless of skin color, and let's raise a toast to all those who stand up against plantation conditioning and assert their common dignity and value as creations and children of God.

1/16/2012 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Bob F. said...

Hi, Bob,
Long time no say...Please let me say "Thank You" for the major changes you've helped along in my life. Largely because of your site I've been chrismated in the Orthodox church, have seen through the silliness of Darwinism and have been opened to many mysteries and joys of the world.
Thank You
Bob F.

1/16/2012 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Dear Bob--

That is great news. I love the clean kill!

1/16/2012 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger List the Lies said...

I can't wait until you son is in high school. His teachers are going to be terrified of you.

1/16/2012 08:48:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Coongratulations Bob F.!
Always good to hear a coonversion story. :^)

1/16/2012 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

But seriously, I'm more than a little ambivalent about this MLK birthday business. My son attends a private school, but even he still had to spend last Friday learning all about racism. Problem is, he has no frame of reference, since his friends are of every colorition of the rainbow, and better yet, he doesn't notice. Hence the truism that if racism didn't exist, the left would have to invent it."

Aye! This is a direct assault on judging a man (or boy or girl) on their character.

And the frame of reference is very important, particularly with children.

An introduction to plantation thinking can be quite devastating to children who have yet to build the proper frame of reference to realize it's bullshit.

Same with the public education sexualization of small children that Bob has mentioned before.

Leftists would be thrilled to force all children to learn their garbage.
They are against school choice because it takes away many future slaves of their plantation.

Leftists are the whiny victims and their leaders are the victimizers who then blame all their woes on the ones that wanna free their slaves.

Democrats are indeed the party of chains.

1/16/2012 11:40:00 PM  

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