In the process of reorganizing my personal print book library – as compared to DaLimbraw Library online – I discovered an old favorite – Cliffs Notes on the Old Testament (as well as the New). I had used it years ago, but I was now curious as to its contents, particularly in light of my learning process in the last 10+ years. So I began to read – and was hooked – I am now about half way through the OT. Why was I hooked?
For a new generation of reactionaries, old printed books can provide a way to preserve the culture and knowledge now being systematically “re-curated” (i.e. censored and physically destroyed) everywhere I look.
But of course I meant small private libraries, that will have to be hidden from public view, and guarded against electronic penetration; not the extravagant starchitectural wonders that pass for “highbrow” among people who never formed the habit of reading.
Judging by empirical evidence from our grocery shopping alone, most people are getting their ‘news’ from DaEveningNews. As Mark Twain said in his day: “If you do not read newspapers, you are uninformed. If you read them, you are misinformed!”
All the staging is a means to an end, and everyone in America is nothing more than a means to an end: close the sale so the few can continue exploiting the many.
“I wish it were not so, but most human beings seem incapable of critical thought regarding how history follows a cyclical path due to human nature retaining its flaws, weaknesses, vulnerabilities and fortes throughout history. We believe we have advanced because our inventions, discoveries, and technology, but the desire for wealth, power and control over others still consumes a sociopathic portion of mankind who tend to rise to the top through any means necessary.”
We threw away that domination in three great Western civil wars: World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Now, the West is just one contending culture among many, the state to which the West gave birth is failing everywhere, and the questions of ultimate meaning that modernity discarded are returning to haunt its senescence.
Can the times be redeemed? Probably not, but as men of the West, we must try.