Lamenting the degenerate moral standards of mankind

I noticed something when I was browsing through my YouTube subscriptions these days.

The technology channels are very interesting, if repetitive. The gadgets that we have available today, and I mean the smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, are wonderful to the extent of surpassing most of science fiction predictions, except for the lack of AI. However, when I see what people do with it all, it becomes a fucking nightmare. ISIS recording destruction of precious historic artifacts in high def video; a bunch of utter morons constantly typing from their amygdala region, producing angry but at the same time demented comments, anxious that they will miss an event and fail to voice their worthless, idiotic opinions. It looks like millions of monkeys slamming on typewriters, and the result certainly isn’t Hamlet. More likely, it’s the common denominator and essence of monkey. We live in an era of the most beautiful technological artifacts, and the worst degeneracy of human spirit.

I am deliberately exposing myself to that in order to observe my reactions, and I can tell you, I’m getting depressed, because I feel that it’s all completely impervious to anything I could personally do.

For instance, labeling the opposition in order to provoke the “audience” into some kind of “moral outrage” which removes need for any further discussion, this appears to be the mainstream of what is considered to be an argument. Unfortunately, this always works, because the main motor of everybody’s participation in any kind of social activity is peer approval, which is most easily gained by manifesting outrage at everything that is accepted by consensus to be outrageous, and approval of everything that is accepted as laudable. Call someone a Nazi and you basically won, because if he’s a Nazi you’re not expected to actually argue with a Nazi, right? Publicly approve of helping puppies, hungry children and vulnerable minorities and you will be accepted by your peers as a good person, without any need to actually personally exhibit traits of goodness in any kind of a real situation. It’s all easier than solving actual problems, or deciding what is actually good or evil. You fight Hitler by calling him Hitler, as if all problems can be solved by proper labeling, which will result in likes on Facebook and retweets. Call a victim of pedophilia a pedophile-apologist if he refuses to claim victimhood and deals with his situation in some other way. Always sympathize with victims, always try to find the “oppressors”. Unless the oppressors happen to be Muslims. In that case, attack the victims, because the leftist organizations are financed by Muslim money.

And what can I do to oppose such idiocy? Because, you see, that’s what it all is. You don’t defeat evils by creating public outrage. You don’t become good by liking all the right things. You don’t actually win the second world war again if you call someone you don’t like a Nazi, punch him in the face, and then say, “of course it’s right to punch a Nazi, right?”. That’s how you become the closest approximation to the actual Nazis, because you mislabel in order to justify violence, and then you start persecution. It’s not even the right question; the right question is whether it’s permissible to call someone a Nazi in an argument, let alone justify evil actions based on labels. It is not – labeling doesn’t give your arguments strength, it only allows you to avoid using any, and instead to use ad hominem and ad consensu gentium, which are logical fallacies.

You become good, actually good, by appropriating aspects of God’s spirit, and thus participating in eternity.

Tell me, how many do you know who have succeeded in that? Not many, right? And tell me, what do you think is the rightful position of all the rest, in the eyes of Eternity? Precarious at best, yes?

If that isn’t motivation enough to stop deceiving yourself and others with worthless endeavors, I don’t know what would suffice.

Freedom of speech

There’s lots of talk on the libertarian side of the political spectrum about how free speech is the most important thing.

I have some issues with that, honestly, and not only in politics, but also in the sphere of spirituality, so while this will start as a political argument, it will extend beyond that. You see, people confuse the issue of freedom of press, with the issue of speech without consequences. Freedom of the press, in America at least, essentially means that the parliament is prohibited from passing laws that will limit freedom of the press. This means you can basically print whatever you want without suffering legal consequences. However, there will always be consequences. If you print things nobody is interested in, it will not sell and your newspapers will go bankrupt. If you print too many ads, you will annoy people and they will stop buying your stuff. If you print slanderous lies, you will annoy some people, please the wrong kind of people, and your audience will change. With that, your advertisers will change. There will always be consequences to everything you do, so no action is really “free”. Tell the truth, and the liars and evildoers will hate you. Tell lies, and the truthsayers and good people will hate you. Tell unpopular things, and your audience will reduce and you will have conflict. Tell popular things, and you will be rejected by those who admire straightforward expression and honest ideas. Essentially, whatever you do or fail to do, you will always have enemies and opposition, and you will always have support. The thing you need to strive for is to have the right kind of support and the right kind of enemies.

Wanting to have free speech, in a sense of saying anything and experiencing no consequences, is essentially wishing for inconsequential speech. If you said anything relevant, it will raise a shitstorm. If you are unwilling to accept the fact that someone will hate you for what you are saying, and if you’re unwilling to accept the fact that someone might actually kill you for it, you are either prepared to say only inconsequential and uncontroversial things, or you’re a fool. Words are meaningful. Words are the result of thought and precursor to action. Based on words, entire civilizations are built and razed. Billions of people lived and died throughout history based on words. You can say that this happened not because of words but because of intolerance to words, but if you are tolerant to all words, your life is meaningless and you are what the Greeks called a political idiot – someone who is not bothered by things of consequence. You don’t care if women have their clitorises cut of, you don’t care if Jews are exterminated, you don’t care if rich people are taxed, you don’t care if afterlife exists or not, you don’t care if God approves of your actions or not, you don’t care if you will be recruited into an army and killed, you don’t care if your family is sold into slavery or not. Oh really, you do care? And what will you do, how far will you go in either support or opposition to ideas, to mere words? I’ll tell you how far I would go. I would live and die for certain ideas, and kill for others. Is that too intolerant for you, too extreme? And if I told you that I would live for or get killed for the support of anyone’s right to belong to God, for the ability to establish a form of life I see as good and virtuous, for the ability to think, feel and express truth, and I would defend goodness and virtue of others in any way possible. If good people are threatened I would be willing to either take the bullet in their place, or to kill the assailant. You might now say that this is no longer about words, but I disagree, because it starts with thoughts and ideas, progresses into words, and very soon ripens into actions. They first say it’s fine to oppress or kill a certain category of people, not based on individual merit, but on membership to the category. Then they pass laws. It’s still words, mind you, but now those words form basis for actions, and those actions produce suffering and death. Kur’an is just words, Sharia is just words, but based on those words Islamic civilization is made, and this civilization then throws gay people off rooftops, it stones and hangs and beheads people, it oppresses and limits women, it limits freedom of religion, of thought and expression of any kind, forever, unless someone starts killing them back. Words are the main difference between humans and animals. Words are worth killing and dying for.

However, exactly because words are so important, they need to be defeated with other words. If a word is confronted by violence, it remains undefeated and will eventually prevail, because an undefeated word that is opposed by violence will find those who are willing to defend it with violence, and they will win, because their ideas are stronger, strong enough that they could not be confronted by other words, but instead by weapons. Freedom of speech, in that sense, means to battle ideas using better ideas, instead of trying to cut off heads that hold ideas you don’t approve of. However, what do you do if you have defeated the ideas, but their advocates stubbornly remain in opposition to the proven truth, and proceed to sabotage your every attempt? You might actually be forced to eradicate evil ideas by physically killing their proponents, as Nazism was eradicated primarily by culling its proponents; they were either shot during the war, or tried and hanged later. They weren’t argued against indefinitely. In a similar manner, the Catholics had to exterminate the Cathari during the Albigensian Crusade. I say “had to”, because it’s not something optional; you either defend your position to the point of exterminating the opposition, or you are exterminated by the said opposition, to the last man. Some issues are really that important, and there really can be no compromise, because it’s about widely differing views about the purpose of life, purpose and shape of civilization, the direction into which the mankind is heading. It’s in human nature to solve such conflicts with war. You might argue that nothing is more important than human life, but I disagree – issues about the very nature, direction and meaning of human life are by definition what defines the value of human life. If something determines whether your life will be worth living, it’s by definition an issue worth living, dying and killing for. That’s the way things are, and if you disagree, you obviously think that any kind of life is more valuable than no life, but at that point, how do you define what is human?

Freedom of speech as such, and non-violence, as an extension, are valueless, empty things. If you hold values, there will eventually come a point where you will have to confront evil words and deeds, and if you are unwilling to die and kill for your beliefs, that will not stop you from being killed for them. If you are unwilling to stop the enemies of your civilization by force, they will overrun you, kill you, enslave what remains, and make their own civilization in place of yours, and they will then define who is to be killed, who is to be a slave, and crows will feast on the dead eyes of your children. If you are unwilling to kill for your beliefs, people who have no such compunctions will kill you for yours.

The other problem is that God doesn’t give five seconds of a fuck for all those intellectual concepts about rights, freedoms and the like. Every choice has consequences, and the concept of rights and freedoms, in the sense that is used here, doesn’t exist. In theory, you are free to do anything you want, but choices bind you and define you. You can think whatever you want, but thinking changes your spiritual structure, your “wavelength” of energy, so to speak. Think dark thoughts, and you instantly shift planes of existence and are transported to a dark place. Think praise of God’s beauty and greatness and instantly you shift planes and are transported closer to God, as close as your state of consciousness allows. It’s all about “do evil shit, suffer evil consequences”, and “do great shit, suffer great consequences”. Also, the more evil you think and do, the less freedom you have, because evil limits you. You are free to choose it, but you are then enslaved by it and your freedom vanishes. Some choices are irreversible, your soul can lose cohesion and disperse into basic constituents, too small to form anything resembling a consciousness without aggregating into a larger structure by the slow process of spiritual evolution. On the other hand, some choices are so spiritually empowering, they elevate you to the form of existence you were never even able to dream of, before. All freedom, all glory, all beauty comes from God. Consequently, the closer you are to God, the more freedom, beauty, intelligence, consciousness, bliss and reality you possess as a person. I’m telling you this so that you don’t fall into a trap of believing the bullshit that’s widespread here, that you have a right to say whatever you want without consequences. In the spiritual world, where you will find yourself before the Judges, you can be doomed by a single wrong thought. You don’t have any rights or freedoms whatsoever. You have certain qualities and properties, and those determine your destiny. The Judges are not like your earthly judges and politicians, who are elected and have written laws above them. The Judges “up there” are the law. They are literally made from God’s will and righteousness. There’s no court of appeal. Any form of arrogance or spite, such as humans often manifest here, is arrogance and spite in the face of God, and is punishable by utter doom. A question such as “what gives you the right to…” will result in your doom. You don’t have the right to free speech, or to free thought for that matter. Freedom is something that is deserved, by appropriating the qualities of reality, consciousness, proper insight and understanding, by love for truth, beauty and greatness that is God. From this, comes more insight, more realization, more participation in the nature of God, and appropriation of more godliness, more holiness. In holiness, you have freedom of thought, because your thought is free from limitations that are present in the lower planes of consciousness, that are far from the light of God. That’s how things work there. If you fail to understand that, if you behave like humans normally do in this world, with arrogance, spite and stupidity, you will be thrown onto a compost heap of worthless souls, where you will spontaneously degrade after consuming the intrinsic energy of your astral body. Those who told you that you all have souls of equal value and that you are all precious and important, and that you all have rights, lied to you. Those who told you that you have rights before God, and that you should be free to choose your own destiny, failed to mention one tiny detail: that only certain choices lead to life, while others lead to death.

About Heaven, Hell and Earth

What’s the difference between heaven and hell? That’s another thing I was teaching my kids, because the common understanding is that hell is a place of eternal suffering in darkness, some kind of a maximum security prison for evil souls, and heaven is a place of eternal happiness and light.

What I told them is that heaven and hell started off as identical places, sort of like a monastery and a prison being almost identical in most ways – in both you have people who are removed from the rest of the world and have their individual cells. Also, there are no doors on hell, that prevent exit. So, what is it that keeps the demons and evil souls inside?

An illustration: take two identical rooms. In one you put 10 evil people, who enjoy humiliating others and causing suffering, who hate God, despise spirituality, and feel most at home in the most materialistic existence possible, where God seemingly cannot disturb them in their evil. In the second room you put 10 good people, who enjoy spreading truth and knowledge, who enjoy making others feel good and empowered, who spend their free time meditating and praying for God’s guidance in everything they do, who aspire to always be better, and who see everyone who is better than themselves as a positive challenge, as an example of something they can achieve if they work harder.

Now guess what is going to happen in each room. In the one with evil people, you will get hell, and in the one with good people, you will get heaven. The thing is, the inhabitants of each room will think they are in heaven, and hell is in the other room. To each group, the way of life of the other group is painful and intolerable. Since the doorway between the groups works in such a way that it only lets you through if you truly change your consciousness in such a way as to become a member of the other group, everyone could theoretically leave, but the inhabitants of heaven have no wish to leave, and the inhabitants of hell could leave, but they would have to repent, exhibit sincere remorse, ask God for forgiveness and adopt true goodness. And if you live in hell, it’s difficult to see heaven as a good place. The others tell you that heaven is inhabited by stupid boring sheep who blindly worship God, who is a tyrant that doesn’t allow anyone to have any fun. To them, heaven is a place of restrictions, fear, slavery and weakness, because they wish to be able to ridicule God, tell lies and laugh cruelly at the stupid victims who believe them and are ruined, they wish to be able to humiliate, beat up, torture and murder others. In heaven, you can’t do any of those things, because it’s so restrictive, and only those who are pathetic enough to be subservient to God can live there. So, basically, if you live in hell, you first need to face the hard truth: that you are in hell, that hell is not the other place, but the place where you are. You need to accept the fact that you are evil, that you are vicious slanderous scum, that all the evil that is happening to you is the result of your choices, and that everything you considered to be good is the result of your evil choices, and of the evil company that you kept because you, essentially, are a worthless piece of trash. You also need to accept the fact that your enemies are neither pathetic nor stupid nor evil, that they are and always were right, and that you slandered them because you were evil. You need to accept all those things only to be able to even conceive leaving hell. Hell doesn’t need doors. The fact that the inhabitants can see heaven and are so disgusted by what they see that they feel the need to crawl to the darkest corner of hell in response and re-affirm their choice for evil, is the true reason why hell isn’t empty. The dark souls see the light of heaven as a destructive force, a deadly evil that wants to destroy everything that they are, and they are in fact right – the light of God is destructive to all evil. In order to leave hell and enter the light of God, an evil being needs to basically die, by ceasing to be everything that it is. Accepting that you are evil and that all your former choices were wrong is hard, and the evil ones are weaklings, because all their choices were in fact those of weakness, because it is always easier to destroy than to create, it’s easier to lie than to tell the truth and accept the consequences, it’s easier to use sarcasm and cynicism to ridicule, than to use valid arguments and to explain your position clearly. Essentially, hell is not only full of evil ones, it is also full of weaklings and idiots, and all of them believe they are strong, good and smart. The problem is, when you are a weak evil fool who believes he’s a righteous intellectual powerhouse, you stay where you are because you think it’s the bright center of the Universe. Hell is where the others are. Your prison is that of your nature. There need not be steel bars on doors and windows if you think you inhabit the best of all possible places.

So, that’s how hell works. You can find ample evidence for this on Earth. Most people live in a hell of their own making, imprisoned within the boundary of their own choices and nature. After a while, they become not only unwilling, but unable to leave. But don’t be fooled into thinking that you understand the reason why people stay in heaven. In fact, if an evil being were to experience even a glimpse of heaven, he would run away screaming. Heaven is not some hedonistic paradise where fanatics get to fuck their virgins and where you get to listen to angels playing lyre on cloud nine. Heaven can be painful. You see, when you experience the light of God, the light is so strong that it makes almost every difference from its nature feel dark. Every imperfection within your soul looks like a dark stain, a source of shame and remorse, something you feel the need to deal with immediately, because it’s intolerable to see the difference between your spiritual structure and God’s light. That’s the reason why there is stratification in the spiritual world – in fact, the real, actual world. Not all beings can take it all, and certainly not at once. So, how to explain the motivating factor?

In the physical world, you have people you admire. When you admire someone, you feel the need to live up to certain standards, in order not to disappoint the one you admire and respect. You are not forced to live up to the standards, but you still do it, because failure to do so would be intolerable – you would feel ashamed and terrible if you made those people feel disappointed in you. However, if you made them feel proud of you, if they react to you with pleasure that you did so well, that is the greatest reward. You earn being in the company of great people by living up to the standards of being a great person yourself. That is the motivation and the ethics of heaven – you don’t want to disappoint God, who is the light in all that is true, brilliant, beautiful and great. You don’t want to disappoint your friends, who worship the same light. You want God’s light to shine brightly in you, and you want your friends to smile at you and feel great joy at your wonderful accomplishment and purity. That’s why you are ready and willing to suffer through all hardships, why you are willing to endure any kind of pain, why saints are willing to endure everything to the point of death and not betray God – because God is all that matters. For the same reason, they are able to resist temptation of lesser pleasures that wish to lead them astray; because God is all that matters. If a great dinner awaits you at home, you will easily resist the temptation of a McDonald’s drive-in on the way. If one is tempted by lesser things, one doesn’t really know God. If one is afraid to do evil because he’s afraid of God’s punishment, he’s a fucking idiot. God is not the one who punishes evil, evil is a choice that leaves you without God.

And that is the tragedy of this place – it’s a trap, that attempts to lure you into accepting the lesser things by blocking your access to God. It’s not an instrument of spiritual evolution, but its opposite – it’s something that wants to lure you into accepting the lesser choices and binding yourself to things other than God. It’s vicious, evil and dangerous almost beyond measure, because it projects mirages upon sand in order to lure you into the desert where you are to die and be consumed by the vultures who control the mirage projector. It offers pleasure and fulfillment from things that are inherently empty. It threatens with dire consequences if you don’t obey, and you don’t know whether its threats are empty. All you have that could offer you any kind of immunity to its lures is memory of God, and your memory was blocked upon entry, so you cannot rely on it. All that remains is your nature, the very structure of your being that guides your choices, and it needs to have great strength in order to offer even mild and moderate guidance. In heaven, it’s relatively easy to choose God, because He is obvious. You will choose against Him if you are outright evil. Here, it’s much harder, because it’s a place designed by God’s enemy, in order to prove some evil, twisted, perverse idea, to destroy as many good souls as possible and to produce as many evil demons as possible, by turning God’s ideas about evolution upside down. The irony is that some of the greatest spiritual teachers are those with the strongest intuitive memory of the actual spiritual world, and their teachings reflect that. On the other hand, the teachings that reflect the nature of this world most correctly, and give the best guidance for success here, are the most spiritually corruptive forms of godless satanism and evil. For instance, if you follow the instructions of Jesus in this world, you’re fucked, but you will fare great after death. On the other hand, if you practice some form of Machiavellian satanism, you’ll do much better here, but you’ll have to make spiritually corruptive choices and your long-term prospects are not good.

But if it comforts you, you can be an angel here. You can be a saint here. You can be a presence of God’s light here. You just have to endure the ridicule of demons, and your flesh is exposed to their weapons. They can do to you everything they wish they could do to God. The choice for goodness here will expose you to much suffering. The real question is, how much is God’s smile worth to you? How much is the pride of other angels in your success and purity worth to you? That’s the crux of the matter.