Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Human Scale Is Not Just A Matter Of Architecture

Corona-chan has turned out to be quite the blessing. Its scourging has revealed that so much of what we were told is true turned out to be a bald-faced lie and fraud.

One of those things revealed to be a fraud is the conceptions of anarchy and authority. Both of them are wrong. The critique of anarchy is well-worn and shall not be repeated here, so I shall instead focus on the critique of authority.

The following is in the context of architecture, taken from a Twitter thread, but what is said is applicable to human institutions also.

Walkways can be anti-fragile by using pieces of ceramic and allowing for space between each one. As the earth expands and contracts, the ceramic pieces float with the earth.

Concrete slabs, on the other hand, crack.

I wonder if there's a principle that applies to systems in general at play here.

If the parts of a system must fit perfectly with one another for that system to function well, then the system is brittle, fragile. If the system allows for some play among the parts, it's flexible.

Institutions for human organization are the same way, which brings me back to the concept of authority.

The original, organic, and human-scaled form of authority is the father. This is an earthly reflection of God the Father's relationship to Mankind, His children.

The family is the human-scaled organic institution for human organization. The father--the patriarch--is the head of the family and thus of its material reflections: the household, the homestead, the militia. This organically scales up to clans, houses, tribes, and nations; so long as consanguinity is preserved and respected, questions of who is in authority are not confusing to resolve- especially once the Word of God is accounted for and cherished accordingly.

Authority becomes fake once it makes claims of legitimacy beyond this origin. There is no reason for the father of one nation to demand that a wholly separate and distinct nation accept him as their father. It doesn't work in the small scale of blended households after divorce and remarriage, so why should it at the larger? As it is in political affairs, so it is in economic and military affairs; it is no surprise that armies and corporations foster surrogate brotherhood bonds to compensate for the lack of natural ones, and thus use synthetic psuedo-family ties to excuse synthetic psuedo-authority accordingly.

The human family is not a tight-fit machine. It is not super-efficient. It is like the AK-47; it is meant to take plenty of hard use and abuse and still work as intended, and even now that is exactly what has occurred. Where human institutions respect this and wield power to protect it, those institutions gain accordingly and become like the fathers they emulate; where they attack it, they turn like witches into wretched hags and wither as their fragility makes them brittle.

The first state to wholly accept this truth and make it into policy across the board shall experience a flourishing that Empire and its Thralls cannot conceive of, not now and not ever. Empire is falling.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Narrative Warfare: Corona-chan Killed The 20th Century

Black Pigeon Speaks, on his Felix Rex channel, put out a video on Tokyo's not-a-lockdown now that Corona-chan decided to take a second visit to that country.

The first big takeaway is a reminder that Japan is a Face culture where screwups are punished severely, so using social pressure does work where legal legbreaking would be overkill over there. The second is that economic shutdown is as ruinous there as it is in Europe, the United States, and everywhere else it's happened and therefore is undesirable by everyone. The third is that, as with the rest of the world, there are folks who just don't care and carry on anyway.

In short, it appears that Corona-chan's had more or less the same effects wherever she visits with more or less the same responses. Specifics vary by country and region and nation, but the ends remain similar if not identical. What remains to be seen are the consequences; I doubt that Japan's going to embrace homeschooling, for example, or that we shall see Work From Home take off there like it will in the U.S., but neither do I see any serious negative changes coming either. If anyone's likely to shrug it off and go back to things as before, it's Japan.

This is not the case elsewhere. Here in the United States, we see that the fracturing that precedes a breakup has just cracked good and hard thanks to Corona-chan. Because the God-Emperor uses the principle of Federalism as the Founders designed, and therefore delegated day-to-day tactical and local logistics to the governors of the several states, we've seen that most paper Americans are truly so In Name Only and in particular we've seen NeverTrumpers and Democrats show their asses via petty despotism and willful incompetence at every step- down to revealing staggering corruption and short-sightedness that was only possible thanks to a compliant and complicit media establishment.

And now we have the factions reforming into regional coalitions--the prelude to outright Successor States--in violation of the U.S. Constitution, factions which just happen to be dominated by Trump's enemies. If Thomas Wictor wasn't cutting mega-threads on Twitter multiple times a day explaining what's going on in terms folks grok--yes, that Wictor--I doubt anyone other than the man himself could break through the MSM Wall of Silence.

Meanwhile, Canada's using this opportunity to further kneecap the productive West to safeguard the parasitic East and its outpost in Vancouver while Mexico's threatening dire retribution on Americans escaping south due to all the illegals fleeing back across the border (and taking Corona-chan with them), all with predictable results and reactions. The countries south of Mexico are as you'd expect (dysfunctional, in varying degrees) while Europe's path to shattering the EU accelerates and the Thralls in the UK demonstrate their contempt for the British nations by continuing to import hostile aliens to work for shit wages and conditions on the farms there (mirroring similar whining in the U.S. over cheap labor).

No, we're not coming out of this united in most of the world- and that includes the East. Sure, Winnie the Poohsident has locked down media yet again on the mainland, but word on what's going on does get out and go West; it's still a shitshow with Chinese characteristics. Same disregard for human dignity; different ruling dynasty. Many others over there will suffer similar issues, especially as many Eastern countries run off Face cultures like Japan does and so being seen to be responsible for fuckups is not an option.

Corona-chan's biggest benefit has been to burn away layers upon layers of bullshit built up since World War 2, especially since the Cold War ended, and revealed that this world we've live in is an illusion and therefore we've been delusional to think this is how things really are. At long last, the 20th Century--culturally--is over and soon we'll see what the 21st really will be.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter Viewing: "The Passion of the Christ", Free On YouTube

Today is Easter. No Big Thinks from me today. Instead, I leave you with a legal and free upload of the best film depiction of the Passion to date.