Since we “dissidents” are The Reality People (patent pending), our worldview must reflect humans as they actually are. The Ancient Greeks famously claimed that man is “the rational animal,” but that’s wrong — we are, at best, capable of intermittent rationality (turn on the tv for proof). What really defines us is our belief in the supernatural.
We all have something outside ourselves that gives our lives meaning. I’ll prove it:
It’s just a ____.
Everyone has a value for ___ that makes that phrase fightin’ words. Some people find deep meaning in model railroading. The model railroader would acknowledge to himself that it’s irrational, probably deeply stupid, to spend dozens of hours a week and thousands of dollars a year building little choo-choos in his basement… but if you tell him that to his face, he’ll punch you.
Extend that out as far as you like. Tell the dog lover that his beloved Rover is objectively just a parasite, wagging his tail for kitchen scraps. Tell the besotted lover that objectively speaking, she’s just a bag of pheromones that temporarily bonded with his. Watch the devoted family man trudging off to his soul-killing job, day after day, and ask him why he still does it, suspecting that his wife is cheating on him and knowing his kids consider him a loser. We all have something that gets us up in the morning, something that bears an emotional weight far greater than it can objectively support.
As with any human trait, though, “religiosity,” for lack of a better term, is distributed very unevenly. “Athleticism” is a good analogy. There are guys who are just ungodly athletic. Those guys are almost always offered coaching jobs, and it’s almost invariably a disaster — they’re so athletic, these guys, that they can’t explain even to other ludicrously athletic people how to do the things they do. By analogy, those are the truly religious people, the ones who go into ministries. They’re just connected with their god, the way hall of fame-type athletes are just connected with their bodies. Just as it’s no use asking Michael Jordan to teach you how to dunk a basketball — you can either do it, or you can’t — there’s no sense asking a priest how to hear the voice of God. You either will or you won’t.
On the other end of the spectrum are guys who constantly trip over their own feet. Watching that kind of guy trying to operate his own body is like watching a little kid trying to grab a toy with one of those claw machines you see at county fairs. Somewhat counterintuitively, in our analogy that type of guy isn’t an atheist. Rather, he’s what I call “a sincere nonbeliever.” He’s not an un-believer, note, because the very thought of “belief” never crosses his mind. Saints and atheists alike are equally flummoxing to him; he just can’t see what the big deal is either way. He has his objectively-ridiculous belief, of course, like we all do — these guys are often quite susceptible to guns ‘n’ NASCAR-type “patriotism” — but any organized religion, from High-Church Catholicism to Evangelical Atheism, leaves him cold.
Any effective political organization knows this about people. Even the Communists, the great Reality-deniers themselves, suffused their governments with religious rituals. Their pantheon had more gods and devils than anyone’s — left-deviationists, right-deviationists, capitalist-roaders, Trotskyites, wreckers, saboteurs, enemy agents, double agents, Jews, kulaks… plus Stakhanov, Pavlik, Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman…. Nobody forced all those days-long lines to get into Lenin’s mausoleum, and hundreds of thousands of people died in labor camps believing with all their hearts that Comrade Stalin would fix all this once he learned of it.
The question, then, is what the “religious” content of a “dissident right” government would be?
It’s not an idle question. For the Church of Leftism, it’s 1517 right now. All the indulgences have been sold; the theses are getting nailed to the cathedral door. It’s fun to laugh at that goofball who declared that when he’s president, there’ll be taxpayer funding for trans-women to get abortions, but remember two things:
- He wasn’t kidding; and
- he said this in a debate. For President. Of the United States.
That’s the logical endpoint of this stuff. If you truly believe the CultMarx Cult’s dogmas, then yes, absolutely, there are trans-women out there desperately in need of taxpayer funded abortions.
Religious beliefs can’t be eliminated; they can only be repurposed. We absolutely must have the guy whose “religiosity” centers around model trains to get going, but to sustain a viable society, we need the “abortions for trans-women” loons, too. (They make great shock troops, if nothing else). If we’re at all serious about Our Thing, we need to acknowledge the necessity of religious belief…. and get working on creating some.Loading Likes...