Verv wrote:This ties in back well to raising the black flag.
I want us conservative reactionary types to remember something... We do have soem important allies in conservatism, who love big business and worship the 'advancements' of Capitalism. Some will definitely come with us, but some of these will be forever worshiping tech, and telling you how yuo should transhumanize -- God would want you to transhumanize.
But our great allies in the future, many of them will come from the fringe left!
The vegans, the earth-firsters, the anti-Capitalists, the tech skeptics & green energy nuts... They have much to teach us, and we can share a lot of brotherhood with them. Of course, I want them all to come to Christ, but even if they do not, I will share as much community with them as I can. We will depend on each other in the next era of resistance.
So, consider this: during Lent, go to your crazy hippie vegan shop and stock up on vegan supplies, see if there's anyone who wants to chat about tech, alienation, the human soul...
Just take it in and make some connections whenever, wherever. Maybe it's not for you to make these connections, but remind the younger Christians that these people may be crucial for them someday.
Who knows when it will come... But your best friend when Anti-Christ come may throw their lot in with the wrong side, and you might see that 80% of the people you thought were kooky Communists all are falling on the right side of the aisle. You really never know.
Excellent post my friend!
(by the way, it's probable that with Bright Week and then Great Lent coming up, I traditionally tend not to post during this time. It does however give me time to think which will no doubt improve my posting when I do return to write and interact with my friends here)
Some time back, I quoted Our Lord from the Gospel;
Someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed Me judge or executor between you?” And He said to them, “Watch out! Guard yourselves against every form of greed, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
And from this and other indications, I infer that to God our common political and socio-economic arrangements in this fallen world are a thing of men, provisional and incomplete. But, that also His warning can have a collective application as well.
I have no doubt that ahead of us all are many surprises. And a few certainties, mainly concerning the danger to humanity from our own technological hubris.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.