In the midst of the on-the-ground updates on the Ukraine War, Gonzalo Lira (aka Coach Red Pill) took just under over an hour to explain the concept of "The Cathedral" that Mencious Moldbug had to struggle so hard to accomplish heretofore.
And, courtesy of a certain Shiba Of Color, a summary (that I'm editing for clarity):
In the words of Diogenes of Sinope "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."
CRP goes into detail about how the structure and methods of the education system select for an elite who are risk averse, conformist, dogmatic and often sociopathic.
Near the end he goes into how this isn't even unique to our present civilisation and is a very frequent cause of the downfalls of empires and high cultures. None of what he's saying is really doomer shit. It's just very enlightening and good quality information about better understanding the methods and functioning of the system.
Please stick on through the bizarre digression he does in about the 40 minute or so mark about the "ethical child porn" thought experiment as an example of the ruling class's amorality in action. It's a poorly phrased and distracting example and if you stick through that low point, the rest is just absolute fire.
To which I will add the following observations:
- The system actively and severely punishes failure from the very start. The result is an entire social class that never had to deal with failure or its consequences for what they were, but rather only two results are acceptable: An Heroing yourself, or making certain everyone else goes with you. As it is the lesser members of this class that end up doing "games journalism", you now see how and why they regard "Git Gud" as if they were demons commanded to confess that Jesus is Lord and God raised Him from the dead. They are--as a class--fragile as fuck and cowardly to the core; they know it deep down, and they resent it with white-hot fury.
- Schools of fish still have shotcallers; someone coins Accepted Opinion, and CRP identifies who within this group rises into that spot unwittingly- the Sociopaths. The prevalence of psychopathy and sociopathy among the elite is FAR out of proportion with the general population, even in pro-social nations, and this system not only turns most of them into compliant incompetent flunkies but it selects for high-functioning psychopaths and sociopaths and they get to the top. This is not a social class run by emergent behavior; the stakes are too high for that. It is the conflicts within this handful of people that really matter, and we see their conflicts echo in the media put before us.
- The combination of 1 and 2 creates a perfect environment for Satanic influence to take root and start building power, as the system's structural incentives reward Useful Idiots as well as future cult leaders- and this class always turns into a cult when it reaches maturity, which it did over a century ago and not after WW2 (see Richard Grove's many videos and podcasts breaking that down).
- This process in the West began no later than the Enlightenment, and it too was built on earlier iterations.
- This psychological profile is very womanly in its character, and we have already acknowledged this as fact via memes.
Note also that the institutions that comprise Globohomo's Managerial Ruling Class--the Technocrats--also share an ideological unity far beyond social class norms and we are seeing them become naked as the fanaticism of Empire's Thralls consumes their reason utterly and drives them to destruction- taking the nations they've got subjugated with them.
That, alas, includes most of you reading this.
Their ideology is religous in its character because it is a religion--author Brian Niemeier was the first in my circles to call it "The Death Cult"--and this religious is a Satanic one because it inverts Christian virtue and dogma and considered Christanity, Christendom, and Civilization to be its eternal and existential enemies. This is because Empire is, as I explained years ago, a parasitic entity that cannot persist unless it prey upon Creation- a fact that it hates as surely as it hate Creation. It is a fallen entity, and these days I think it is the fallen one that is Empire. Therefore, Empire is Satanic because it is Satan at its root.
It would be more honest of them to openly glorify their master than the usual bullshit, but that mask will come off soon enough.
Whole men cannot be Thralls. They need to be broken, ruined, before Thralldom seems acceptable; more and more people are seeing those that took the ticket being revealed as being ruined early on--that Early Life section reveals more than you might think--and Lira's stream today about the harpy running the Globohomo war on Russia via Ukraine, Victoria Nuland, proves this quite conclusively.
That which was ruined is that which was broken, and that which is broken cannot help but to shatter when stressed by an opponent not itself ruined. This is showing itself now yet again. Empire falls.
Below I'm linking to some YouTube channels I've added to my regular rotations for Ukraine info. The Duran and its individual channels post daily; Michael when he can.
- The Duran, and its two hosts Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris.
- Andrei Martyanov (Russian expatriate and author)
- Felix Rex (Black Pigeon Speaks' backup channel)
- Michael De La Broc (frequent BPS guest on the Ukraine streams)
And finally, the last living grandmaster of American literature John C. Wright has a new episode of The Last Crusade.
Make yourselves and your households whole. Empire falls.