Christianity is not “the tradition of the elders”

Judeochristianity is, and has always been, an ahistorical deception targeting naive American Christians. Unlike Europeans, most 20th-Century Americans knew nothing about Jews or their history, which is why the post-1945 propaganda campaign to convince American Christians that they shared a common faith heritage with Jews rather than a completely antithetical one was mostly successful.

However, Judaism is not, and has never been, the religion of the Old Testament as followed – however haphazardly – by the Biblical 12 Tribes of Israel. In fact, rabbis such as Stephen Wise, the founder of the NAACP and president of the American Jewish Congress when it declared war on Germany in 1933, customarily referred to the Old Testament religion as “Hebrewism” in order to distinguish it from “the tradition of the elders” which began to take shape in 538 BC. This tradition continued to evolve into and beyond Jesus Christ’s day, and is specifically referred to in the New Testament, as the followers of Jesus Christ rejected it from the literal beginning of Christianity.

“Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders…?”

– Mark 7:5, also Matthew 15:2

The tradition of the elders was completed in its written form around 475 AD and the oldest extant manuscript dates back to 1342 AD. This tradition is the religion of the Pharisees that is today known as “Judaism” and it has less in common with the religion of the Hebrews of the Old Testament than Mormons and Muslims do with the Greek Orthodox Church.

“The return from Babylon and the adoption of the Babylonian Talmud marked the end of Hebrewism and the beginning of Judaism.”

– Stephen Samuel Wise

The Babylonian Talmud comprises the Mishnah and the Babylonian Gemara, the latter representing the culmination of more than 300 years of analysis of the Mishnah in the Talmudic Academies in Babylonia. The foundations of this process of analysis were laid by Abba Arika (175–247), a disciple of Judah ha-Nasi. Tradition ascribes the compilation of the Babylonian Talmud in its present form to two Babylonian sages, Rav Ashi and Ravina II. Rav Ashi was president of the Sura Academy from 375–427. The work begun by Rav Ashi was completed by Ravina, who is traditionally regarded as the final Amoraic expounder. Accordingly, traditionalists argue that Ravina’s death in 475 is the latest possible date for the completion of the redaction of the Talmud. 

– Wikipedia

Regardless of what you may happen to think of either religion, the fact is that anyone who claims Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism is hopelessly incorrect and his level of knowledge of the subject does not even rise to that of Wikipedia.

Jews and Christians differ on every single fundamental principle—even on the meaning of core Scriptural texts. More crucially, Christians rely on the Old Testament for legal delineation; whereas Jews rely solely upon our rabbinic tradition. We never, ever turn to our Bible for legal guidance, only to our rabbinic literature. To suggest that our Sages had anything at all in common with the likes of Jerry Falwell, Jimmy Carter or Pat Robertson is a slap in the face of 2500 years of scholarship.

– The Jewish Press


Yes, I’m real

 Apparently some Miles Mathis skeptics – whose skepticism is well-documented and justified – are similarly dubious about me:

The only MM I’ve read, his Wittgenstein piece, was basically “look at anything odd in W’s life and then say it’s obviously a lie”, coupled with “I don’t understand/like W’s philosophy so I’ll claim it’s gibberish”. You could write a similar hit piece on Vox Day, pointing out all the improbable coincidences, powerful friends/contacts, and conclude: “So this millionaire’s son who poses with a flaming sword, and apparently partied with Prince, just so happens to write a song for Mortal Kombat, oh and his dad went to prison for 10 years, and I’m supposed to believe he started his own software company as well as a band, and his grandfather was “the Marine’s Marine”, oh and he was a nationally-syndicated journalist at age 18, and a national athlete??? – and then he suddenly decides, whoops I’m going to Italy and there he just happens to start his own publishing company, oh and he’s friends with a leading Israeli military historian, and he somehow finds time to make 1 hour Darkstreams every night, AND to set up his own social media, AND to write 1000-page Fantasy novels. Right. Has anyone even SEEN him, in real life? Does he even exist?” – etc.

Interesting. Usually it’s Spacebunny’s existence that is doubted. But I assure you, we’re both real and pretty much as advertised. Sure, I’ve lived all around the world, tried a lot of different things, and had at least a modicum of success at most of them. But what can I say? I bore easily.

Just to set the record straight:

  1. I never wrote a song for Mortal Kombat. Two Psykosonik songs were used for the first two movies and I didn’t have anything to do with writing either one of them. Dan wrote them both after Mike and I left the band. It’s really not hard to tell what I wrote and what I didn’t write, regardless of what the credits say, if you simply pay attention to the lyrics or the lack of them.
  2. My father went to prison for 12 years, if I recall correctly.
  3. I was nationally syndicated three times, the first time by Chronicle Features at the age of 25.
  4. I would not describe the lowest level of NCAA D1 as being a national-class athlete. Conference champion state-class competitor would be more accurate.
  5. I’m not a programmer. Dozens of people work on the products with which I’m involved in one capacity or another. I’m not even the producer or project leader on most of the projects. I’m just a designer and writer; what tends to distinguish me in the former capacity is that my designs always fundamentally work even if they sound far-fetched or are not especially brilliant in conception or application.
So from the development perspective, I am a “collective” of the sort that some people believe Miles Mathis to be. The funny thing is that there are a number of far less credible encounters and events in my life than most of the known ones that people find suspicious or unusual. But I’ve never worked for any government in any capacity, I’ve never sought mainstream approval or prizes, and I’ve never had any interest in telling other people what to do or how to live their lives. 
However, I think it’s unwise and mostly incorrect to dismiss the Mathis Committee’s conclusions about the essential fakery of so much art and science. Wittgenstein’s philosophy and Joyce’s writing and Darwin’s theory are not described as gibberish because no one understands them or likes them, but because they are genuinely gibberish. Even if one is incapable of recognizing those things for oneself, one need only inquire of an individual who claims to understand them to see that they are gibberish, or at the very least fundamentally incorrect.
Also, the fact that one knows what one is doing, or that one intends what one is doing, does not not make that which one is doing art, let alone great art. It’s just the inept execution of a bad idea. And one need only compare the results to the genuine article to see that the vast majority of the supposedly great works of the 20th century fall catastrophically short of the standard set by previous centuries. For all its flaws, The Tale of Genji is a far more worthwhile, far more original, and far more insightful novel than Ulysses, which offers little more than can be found in reading a thesaurus while listening to an Alphaville album.


The destruction of literature

I’ve always been bewildered by the supposed excellence of Ernest Hemingway. Like later supposedly great writers like Saul Bellow and Joseph Heller, and earlier writers such as James Joyce, I’ve always found his work to fall considerably short of the regard in which it is supposedly held. Miles Mathis explains why Hemingway’s overrated work has been pushed so hard, as the usual suspects apparently did to literature what they’ve done to painting, science, and more recently, comics and computer games:

Again, we can’t understand without knowing who is behind Pound.  The picture above tells us, literally, since the man standing behind Pound is our clue.  Yes, we finally have clear evidence in 1924, when Pound secures funding for Ford Madox Ford’s Transatlantic Review—which contained works from Pound, Joyce, Stein, and Hemingway.  We are told the money came from John Quinn.  Who is John Quinn?  According to Wikipedia, 
He worked for British Intelligence services before, during and after World War I.  In this role he acted as case officer for, among others, Aleister Crowley, who was an agent provocateur posing as an Irish nationalist in order to infiltrate anti-British groups of Irish and Germans in the United States.
Wow.  We have, at one swoop, connected Hemingway, Crowley, Stein, Joyce, Ford and Pound to Intelligence, and we have done it without leaving the whitewashed pages of Wikipedia.  We also have to look back to A Moveable Feast in a new way.  Aleister Crowley makes an appearance in A Moveable Feast, to the astonishment of most people.  It is only a cameo, but still.  Why would Hemingway  mention in 1957 passing by Crowley on the street in the early 1920’s?  Of all the things he experienced in that period, of all the things mentioned in “his notebooks saved in old steamer trunks,” why that mention of Crowley?
The role of Intelligence in the rise of Modernism has been missed by most people for the same reason I missed it for so long: we forget how far back the Agencies go.  Most people know the CIA wasn’t created until 1947, and since it came out of the Office of Strategic Service—which was an agency of the Second World War, we then take Intelligence only back to 1938 or so.  But there was Intelligence in the Civil War and the Revolutionary War.  There was Intelligence in Caesar’s armies and in the armies of Alexander.  Like prostitution, it is as old as the race itself.  Cain and Abel were spying on one another, and plotting, and before that the snake—the first agent—was watching Eve from the tree, trying to insert himself in the place given to Adam.  
Although the evidence for the central role of Intelligence has always been there, it of course hasn’t been promoted, and it has retreated into the shadows.  The evidence can even be found in the works of the Moderns themselves, as I showed previously  with Burrough’s Naked Lunch.  The same is easy to show with Ulysses and Portrait of the Artist, in which Joyce talks about the British spies in Dublin Castle.
And in Dubliners (p. 96), Mr. Henchy “knows for a fact” that half the Radical Nationalists in Dublin are “in the pay of the Castle.”  Who would have thought that Joyce himself was among them, or soon would be?  I haven’t (yet) found any evidence Joyce was subverting the Irish causes, but since he was certainly promoting the Modernist causes, he was in the service of one of the main Intelligence programs of his time.  Since this program served the rich families at the expense of art history, we see that Joyce is an anti-hero in a different way that you have thought.  Although he showed real early talent in both poetry and novel writing, he chose instead to sell out his birthright as a real artist for the money and fame of a bought one.  Ulysses is the public record of that sell-out.  

I will confess to being a little disappointed to learn that F. Scott Fitzgerald was also manufactured, as I think quite a bit of his work is genuinely good, although I can’t say that I’m shocked. There was always something a little bit odd about his career, and the idea that he sold out explains his very rapid early success, as well as his apparent self-hatred and decline into alcoholism. And it’s certainly in keeping with the dangerous combination of his grandiose ambitions with his insecurity complex.

But I would be remiss if I didn’t quote this glorious dismissal of Hemingway from the Fitzgerald paper:

These people will steer you toward anything but the truth.  You are allowed to theorize about anything but the truth, that being that Hemingway was a shitty writer who wrote boring books, promoted fascist causes, and whose fame rests on a mountain of lies.  


Why we fear the night

The Tree of Woe contemplates the time when orcs were real, and makes a case for the legends of orcs, goblins, trolls, and other monsters being atavistic human memories of Homo neanderthalensis:

Neanderthals were apex predators. Analysis of isotopes of bone collage has shown that Neanderthal diet was 97{cc08d85cfa54367952ab9c6bd910a003a6c2c0c101231e44cdffb103f39b73a6} meat. They are estimated to have eaten 4.1 lbs of fresh meat per day. Ample evidence exists to show they used stone-tipped wooden spears to hunt. From the bones littering their caves, we know Neanderthals hunted woolly mammoths, giant cave bears, woolly rhinos, bison, wolves, and even cave lions – the most dangerous and lethal animals on earth.

Neanderthals were cannibals. A number of Neanderthal sites reveal bones that have been cut and cracked open to extract the marrow. While this hypothesis was initially rejected a recent find at El Sidron in Spain revealed numerous Neanderthal skeletons with the unmistakable marks of butchery by cannibals wielding hand axes, knives, and scrapers.

Neanderthals had more robust bones and heavier musculature than Homo Sapiens. They weighed 25{cc08d85cfa54367952ab9c6bd910a003a6c2c0c101231e44cdffb103f39b73a6} more. They were so heavily muscled that their skeletons had to develop extra thick bones. “One of the most characteristic features of the Neanderthals is the exaggerated massiveness of their trunk and limb bones. All of the preserved bones suggest a strength seldom attained by modern humans…” (quoting paleoanthropologist Erik Trinkaus). “A healthy Neanderthal male could lift an average NFL linebacker over his head and throw him through the goalposts.” Neanderthals also evolved extremely thick skulls – “postcranial hyper-robusticity” — that protected them in close-quarter confrontation with prey. They all had kyphosis, with hunched backs, that gave them a distinct profile and gait.

Neanderthal teeth were twice as large as human teeth. According to 2008 anthropologist research, their mouths could open much wider than human mouths, enabling them to take extremely large bites. Judging by the size of the jaw, they had tremendous bite force.

Neanderthals evolved in Ice Age Europe and had specific adaptations to that climate. They had short limbs, large noses, and compact torsos. Most importantly, they were covered with thick fur!

Since no Neanderthal cadaver survives, this point cannot be proven. But Vendramini points out that every primate except Homo Sapiens is covered with fur, and that every cold-adapted mammal during the Ice Ages had thick fur, including mammals that were hairless in Africa, such as the elephant and rhinoceros. There is no reason to believe Neanderthals were hairless except for our desire for them to look like us. The only way Neanderthals could have survived in the Ice Age without fur was if they made thick, protective clothes. Archeologist Mark White points out “Neanderthal clothing would have needed to be more than the ragged loincloth… of popular depiction. Some form of tailoring would have been required…” But Neanderthal sites have yielded “no evidence of needlecraft technology.” They weren’t making clothes — because they had fur.

The Neanderthal that Vendramini describes is thus a terrifying creature: A hunched cannibalistic predator with large, shining eyes and an animalistic snout, covered by thick fur and massive muscles, built for close combat, hunting by night, with a brutish and guttural voice, and a huge mouth with huge teeth and powerful jaws. It didn’t look like Fred Flintstone. It looked like this:

That, my friends, is an orc. Or a bugbear. Or an ogre. Whatever it is, it’s been appearing in our myths and legends for thousands of years. It’s the great enemy.

Given how crazy the world has become in recent years, at this point, it wouldn’t come as a great surprise to learn that there are still Neanderthals living in caves deep under the Alps, running the World Economic Forum from Davos. 


Don’t get too comfortable, white man

It took 2,600 years, but the Yemenis finally deported the last few Jews resident in their country:

The last three Jewish families in Yemen were deported by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, leaving only four elderly Jews in the country, the London-based Saudi daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported over the weekend. The move marks the virtual end of a 2,600-year-old Jewish community in Yemen.

Press F for the 109 meme.

It also serves as a reminder that the Spanish managed to reclaim their country, expelling both Jews and Muslims after 781 years of subjugation by the latter.

Plymouth Colony was established in 1620, only 401 years ago. It’s very far from inconceivable that the American Indian may outlast the British American on the North American continent. As improbable as that may seem today, already the odds certainly don’t favor the White Australian at this point.


A reasonable request

The Smartest Man in the World has a simple request for President Trump:

I’m sorry, but I’ve gotta say it.

Dear President Trump: With all due respect, stop claiming credit for poisoning the human race. You’re smarter than that.

Forget what Gates told you, what Fauci told you, what that fashionably complexioned little cipher from the WHO told you. In fact, even if Javanka told you to fiercely claim credit for this fiasco, have them escorted from the room by Secret Service agents. (Yes, family is important, but we’re talking about the survival of humanity here.)

I vouched for your IQ the first time you ran; I said that you intellectually outclassed the typical Harvard professor. Granted, the typical Harvard professor is a drooling libtard who also believes in getting “vaccinated” with Covid/HIV spike proteins, but you need to outclass them, and claiming credit for the whole fiasco hardly does the trick.

Please reconsider your self-portrayal as “Mr. Operation Warp Speed”. By doing away with long-term safety tests for these genetic toxins, the government has horribly endangered the health and welfare of every man, woman, and child in America. Thank you for your service, and thanks for your attention.

Sincerely, Chris Langan

He’s not wrong. President Trump is still the greatest US President since Andrew Jackson, no question, but of all his failures, it’s probably his endorsement and encouragement of the not-vaxx that is going to be the most lasting stain on his record, regardless of what eventually comes out about the current political situation and the election fraud.

And I only say “probably” because a) we don’t know exactly how bad it is going to be in the long term and b) we don’t know what else is going to come out. As bad as his failure to rein in Big Tech was, Operation Warp Speed was observably worse. 


The Epstein-Gates-Microsoft coverup

It’s really remarkable to see how the essential falsehood of the history of computer technology is rapidly being revealed, as well as the role that the mainstream media continues to play in keeping it under wraps:

The likely reason for the continued cover-up of the true extent of Epstein’s ties to Gates has much more to do with Gates’s company Microsoft than with Bill Gates himself. While it is now permissible to report on ties that discredit Gates’s personal reputation, the information that could tie his relationship with Epstein and the Maxwells to Microsoft has been omitted. 

If, as the Evening Standard reported, Epstein did make millions out of his business ties with Gates prior to 2001 and if Gates’s ties to Isabel Maxwell and the Israeli espionage–linked company CommTouch were to become public knowledge, the result could easily be a scandal on a par with the PROMIS software affair. Such a disclosure could be very damaging for Microsoft and its partner the World Economic Forum, as Microsoft has become a key player in the WEF’s Fourth Industrial Revolution initiatives that range from digital identity and vaccine passports to efforts to replace human workers with artificial intelligence. 

There are clearly powerful actors with a vested interest in keeping the Epstein-Gates narrative squarely focused on 2011 and later—not necessarily to protect Gates but more likely to protect the company itself and other top Microsoft executives who appear to have been compromised by Epstein and others in the same intelligence-linked network. 

This is hardly an isolated incident, as similar efforts have been made to cover up (or memory hole) the ties of Epstein and the Maxwells to other prominent Silicon Valley empires, such as those led by Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. One key reason for this is that the Epstein network’s blackmail operation involved not only sexual blackmail but electronic forms of blackmail, something used to great effect by Robert Maxwell on behalf of Israeli intelligence as part of the PROMIS operation. Given its nature, electronic forms of blackmail through illegal surveillance or backdoored software can be used to compromise those in power with something to hide, but who were uninclined to engage in the exploitation of minors, such as those abused by Epstein.

That Isabel and Christine Maxwell were able to forge close business ties with Microsoft after having been part of the front company that played a central role in PROMIS-related espionage and after explicitly managing their subsequent companies with the admitted intention to “rebuild” their spy father’s work and legacy, strongly points to the probability of at least some Microsoft products having been compromised in some fashion, likely through alliances with Maxwell-run tech companies. The lack of mainstream media concern over the documented ties of the Epstein network to other top Microsoft executives of the past, such as Nathan Myhrvold, Linda Stone, and Steven Sinofsky, makes it clear that, while it may be open season on the relationship between Bill Gates and Epstein, such is not the case for Microsoft and Epstein.

The ties of Epstein and the Maxwells to Silicon Valley, not just to Microsoft, are part of a broader attempt to cover up the strong intelligence component in the origin of Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies. Much effort has been invested in creating a public perception that these companies are strictly private entities despite their deep, long-standing ties to the intelligence agencies and militaries of the United States and Israel. The true breadth of the Epstein scandal will never be covered by mainstream media because so many news outlets are owned by these same Silicon Valley oligarchs or depend on Silicon Valley for online reader engagement. 

Almost everything you think you know about Silicon Valley and the history of technological development in the United States is clearly false. What the actual truth is, we may never know, but the official narrative isn’t so much false as a complete and utter fiction that might as plausibly contain unicorns, magic, and programmers riding dragons.

Microsoft DOS became IBM’s operating system of choice after Archmage Wilhemina Gates defeated the Red Pope Steven Jobs in an arcane duel hosted on the Xerox PARC campus….


TECHNO-BABYLON or the religion of science

The Promethean capture of science, and the transformation of scientistry into a propaganda machine for a very old religion, may not have begun with this 1923 essay by the revered J.B.S. Haldane, entitled, DAEDELUS or Science and the Future, but it is clearly detectable in hindsight.

Ever since the time of Berkeley it has been customary for the majority of metaphysicians to proclaim the ideality of Time, of Space, or of both. But they soon made it clear that in spite of this, time would continue to wait for no man, and space to separate lovers. The only practical consequences that they generally drew was that their own ethical and political views were somehow inherent in the structure of the universe. The experimental proof or disproof of such deductions is difficult, and — if the late war may be regarded as an experimental disproof of certain of Hegel’s political tenets — costly and unsatisfactory.

Einstein, so far from deducing an new decalogue, has contented himself with deducing the consequences to space and time themselves of their ideality. These are mostly too small to be measurable, but some, such as the deflection of light but the sun’s gravitational field, are susceptible of verification, and have been verified. The majority of scientific men are now being constrained by the evidence of these experiments to adopt a very extreme form of Kantian idealism. The Kantian Ding-an-sich is an eternal four-dimensional manifold, which we perceive as space and time, but what we regard as space and what as time is more or less fortuitous.

It is perhaps interesting to speculate on the practical consequences of Einstein’s discovery. I do not doubt that he will be believed. A prophet who can give signs in the heavens is always believed. No one ever seriously questioned Newton’s theory after the return of Halley’s comet. Einstein has told us that space, time and matter are shadows of the fifth dimension, and the heavens have declared his glory. In consequence Kantian idealism will become the basal working hypothesis of the physicist and finally of all educated men, just as materialism did after Newton’s day. We may not call ourselves materialists, but we do interpret the activities of the moon, the Thames, influenza, and aeroplanes in terms of matter. Our ancestors did not, nor, in all probability, will our descendants. The materialism (whether conscious or sub-conscious does not matter very much) of the last few generations has led to various results of practical importance, such as sanitation, Marxian socialism, and the right of an accused person to give evidence on his or her own behalf. The reign of Kantian idealism as the basal working hypothesis, first of physics, and then of every-day life, will in all probability last for some centuries. At the end of that time a similar step in advance will be taken. Einstein showed that experience cannot be interpreted in terms of space and time. This was a well-known fact, but so long as space and time down not break down in their own special sphere, that of explaining the facts of motion, physicists continued to believe in them, or at any rate, what was much more important, to think in terms of them for practical purposes.

A time will however come (as I believe) when physiology will invade and destroy mathematical physics, as the latter have destroyed geometry. The basic metaphysical working hypothesis of science and practical life will then, I think, be something like Bergsonian activism. I do not for one moment suggest that this or any other metaphysical system has any claims whatever to finality.

Meanwhile we are in for a few centuries during which many practical activities will probably be conducted on a basis, not of materialism, but of Kantian idealism. How will this affect our manners, morals and politics? Frankly I do not know, though I think the effect will be as great as that of Newton’s work, which created most of the intellectual forces of the 18th century. The Condorcets, Benthams, and Marxs of the future will I think be as ruthlessly critical of the metaphysics and ethics of their times as were their predecessors, but not quite so sure of their own; they will lack a certain heaviness of touch which we may note in Utilitarianism and Socialism. They will recognise that perhaps in ethics as in physics, there are so to speak fourth and fifth dimensions that show themselves by effects which, like the perturbations of the planet Mercury, are hard to detect even in one generation, but yet perhaps in the course of ages are quite as important as the three- dimensional phenomena.

If the quantum hypothesis is generally adopted even more radical alterations in our thinking will be necessary. But I feel it premature even to suggest their direction in the present unsatisfactory state of quantum mechanics. It may be that as Poincare (the other Poincare) suggested we shall be forced to conceive of all changes as occurring in a series of clicks, and all space as consisting of discrete points. However this may be it is safe to say that a better knowledge of radiation will permit us to produce it in a more satisfactory manner than is at present possible. Almost all our present sources of light are hot bodies, 95{cc08d85cfa54367952ab9c6bd910a003a6c2c0c101231e44cdffb103f39b73a6} of whose radiation is invisible. To light a lamp as a source of light is about as wasteful of energy as to burn down one’s house to roast one’s pork. It is a fairly safe prophecy that in 50 years light will cost about a fiftieth of its present price, and there will be no more night in our cities. The alternation of day and night is a check on the freedom of human activity which must go the way of other spatial and temporal checks. In the long run I think that all that applied physics can do for us is abolish these checks. It enables us to possess more, travel more, and communicate more. I shall not attempt to predict in detail the future developments of transport and communication. They are only limited by the velocity of light. We are working towards a condition when any two persons on earth will be able to be completely present to one another in not more than 1/24 of a second. We shall never reach it, but that is the limit which we shall approach indefinitely.

Developments in this direction are tending to bring mankind more and more together, to render life more and more complex, artificial, and rich in possibilities — to increase indefinitely man’s powers for good and evil.

Haldan’s speech is now considered a foundation of transhumanist philosophy. 

Fundamental ideas of transhumanism were first advanced in 1923 by the British geneticist J. B. S. Haldane in his essay Daedalus: Science and the Future, which predicted that great benefits would come from the application of advanced sciences to human biology—and that every such advance would first appear to someone as blasphemy or perversion, “indecent and unnatural”. In particular, he was interested in the development of the science of eugenics, ectogenesis (creating and sustaining life in an artificial environment), and the application of genetics to improve human characteristics, such as health and intelligence. 

Science should not be confused with the religion itself, as all three aspects of science are merely the tool and the fetish of the Promethean transhumanism it serves. Needless to say, the Vaxx is the mass practical application, possibly though not necessarily the first, of transhumanist religion to humanity. Whether it will prove to be an advance for the species, an evolutionary dead end, an extinction event, or a spiritual blasphemy has yet to be determined.

But regardless, I tend to doubt that those whose evaluation of the present crisis are limited to the material, the scientodific, and the political are going to be able to comprehend much of what is happening, or what it is genuinely at stake here.

Julian Huxley wrote: Many people assert that this abandonment of the god hypothesis means the abandonment of all religion and all moral sanctions. This is simply not true. But it does mean, once our relief at jettisoning an outdated piece of ideological furniture is over, that we must construct something to take its place.

And now we are beginning to see that which has been constructed to take the place of God: Techno-Babylon. But instead of building a temple to the race of Man, they are building a temple of the race of Man. Note, in particular, the gleefully demonic way in which Haldane ends his essay with a mocking parody of G.K. Chesterton’s The Ballad of the White Horse.

The scientific worker of the future will more and more resemble the lonely figure of Daedalus as he becomes conscious of his ghastly mission, and proud of it.

Black is his robe from top to toe,

His flesh is white and warm below,

All through his silent veins flow free

Hunger and thirst and venery,

But in his eyes a still small flame

Like the first cell from which he came

Burns round and luminous, as he rides

Singing my song of deicides.


The foundation of civilization

The Dark Herald explains why the cultural war places so much focus on what otherwise appears to be a fairly insignificant aspect of the entertainment industry at Arkhaven:

Comics are the foundation of civilization. No, seriously, they are.  Comics were how the whole business of moving out of caves, growing crops, and building cities got started. 

Without comics we would never have had a means of passing on our personal experiences to our descendants, or keep records, or count to a number that was higher than twenty. They are that important.

The Altamira cave paintings are nearly the oldest in the world at 35,000 years of age.  These images tell tales of mighty hunts, dangerous beasts, and swift-footed prey. When the paintings were first discovered in 1879, the quality of the art was so good that its discoverer was immediately accused of fraud.  Understandably so.

The Altamira drawings are clearly the end result of a long tradition of artwork.  Using only charcoal, iron ore, and ochre these artists of proto-Spain created images that used shading, contrast, and various intensities of color to create a rough three-dimensional effect.  

The cave paintings at Lascaux in France are even more impressive, having been painted over the course of several generations. And given the level of sophistication of the works, it couldn’t have been a first attempt.  This was an established school of art.

These frescoes gave us, their remote posterity the only images we will ever have extinct Steppe Bison in magnificent herds or the towering Megaloceros deer or the European Rhinoceros in all its power.

The artists even signed their work.

This was art acting as (among other things) a means of communication, and it still works.  We were meant to understand the tales these earliest of comics were meant to convey. And we do.

A few thousand years later, art became not just a means of not only of storytelling but also record keeping…. The first system of Egyptian writing was found at Abydos.  Now I am using the term “writing” very loosely here. The proto-hieroglyphs found on tags there, were more like heraldry than a real attempt at formal communication.  It was just a series of pictures declaring that (for example) these twenty urns of grains were sent in tribute by the people who live in “the place with still water, rushes and Ibis birds,” or these forty urns of Beer are from the people who live on “the mountain with falcon birds.”

Read the whole thing there. You’ll understand the particular significance of his choice of topics soon enough.


The darkness of Golgotha

It is common for modern atheists to claim that neither science nor history has detected any sign of the Biblical account of Jesus Christ. But only those who are ignorant of both can make the assertion with a straight face.

It is certainly interesting to observe how even ancient man was trying to explain away supernatural events with natural ones—a hobby often taken up in our modern day. Returning to ancient Greece, we can read from Pseudo-Dionysus in a letter to Polycarp:

Then ask him: “What have you to say about the Solar Eclipse, which occurred when the Savior was put on the cross? At the time the two of us were in Heliopolis and we both witnessed the extraordinary phenomenon of the moon hiding the sun at the time that was out of season for their coming together… We saw the moon begin to hide the sun from the east, travel across to the other side of the sun, and return on its path so that the hiding and the restoration of the light did not take place in the same direction but rather in diametrically opposite directions…”

In 1457, Lorenzo Valla would ridicule this notion that Christ’s crucifixion was caused by an eclipse. In our modern day, NASA and astronomers worldwide would solidify Valla’s position, pointing to the fact that no projection of the ancient past shows an eclipse at that time. And yet it happened. Ancient man was witnessing a global supernatural occurrence.

If we jump to 52 AD, we can read a Greek secular historian named Thallus who recorded the following:

“On the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were rent by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. This darkness Thallus, in the third book of his History, calls, as appears to me without reason, an eclipse of the sun.”

Julius Africanus, Chronography, 18:1

This quote of one of Thallus’ lost writings was by Julius Africanus, who was writing about the event around 221 AD. Africanus also discusses another ancient who bore testimony to the darkness of Christ’s crucifixion:

“Phlegon records that, in the time of Tiberius Caesar, at full moon, there was a full eclipse of the sun from the sixth to the ninth hour; it is clear that this is the one. But what have eclipses to do with an earthquake, rocks breaking apart, resurrection of the dead, and a universal disturbance of this nature?”

Ibid

This very same Phlegon is also quoted in Eusebius’ The Chronological Canons:

“However in the fourth year of the 202nd olympiad, an eclipse of the sun happened, greater and more excellent than any that had happened before it; at the sixth hour, day turned into dark night, so that the stars were seen in the sky, and an earthquake in Bithynia toppled many buildings of the city of Nicaea.”