The Big Emptiness, And How It Connects To The Rise Of Madness
Much of what happens in these times is, I am persuaded, the result of the collapse of religious sentiment all over the West.
He who has no faith needs to
a) believe in something, and
b) feel that he is good.
These two fundamental needs drive the madness of our times.
Lack of faith in a Creator must perforce lead many people to feeling alone in the world, utterly irrelevant, an absolute nobody in the great scheme of things, an insignificant speck of dust in an immense, heartless universe perpetuating its own absurdity. Gone is the feeling, known to every Christian, that he has infinite value in the eyes of an infinitely good Creator.
You are a joke of your DNA, pal, just like the ant you have just, inadvertently, finished squashing. When you’re gone, you’re gone. That’s it. Goodbye.
This creates a huge void, a void that must be filled by something. Animal “rights”, the Amazonian Forest, the lives of cows, the C-C-C-Climate C-C-C-Change, everything can be used as ersatz religion. This ersatz religion fulfills not only point a) above, but – perhaps more importantly for an atheist – point b), too. “I can be a joke of my DNA”, the atheists says, “but what I have is my g-g-g-goodness, which makes me so s-s-s- special!” Suddenly, they feel “worthy”, and their chosen bigotry is everything that stays between them and the total uselessness and absurdity of life as it must – if he only stops and thinks – appear to an atheist.
Suddenly, everything has a purpose, and causes such a fuzzy feeling. You are not anymore a 300 pound girl with 130,000 dollar in university debt, serving lattes at Starbucks, considered unwatchable even by Stevie Wonder, bitter, angry, bitchy, and otherwise repulsive in any way. You are now a warrior in a shining armour, full of zeal for the downtrodden, and so proud of your g-g-g-goodness.
You can be White and smash things to show you are on the side of Blacks (look at me! Look! At! Me! PLEASE!!).
You can be a total failure and feel like you are “changing the world”.
You can be the joke of everybody who knows you, but you are not a common loser anymore; you are a u-u-u-unique s-s-s-snowflake!
The sum of the individual madness of the losers, in turn, drives (some) corporate actions. It has become fashionable for people who sell pizza, or burgers, or organise sports games, or produce clothes, to tell us how they feel about political matters. Wendy’s donated hundreds of thousands to the wrong causes, and was rewarded (and… serves them right!) with the burning of one of their stores in Atlanta. It seems every last salesman must let us know what an activist he has become.
They are fake, and cowards; they are as un-American as they come. They should be boycotted whenever possible, all of them, starting from Wendy’s.
And so it goes on and on. The constant outrage nourishes an entire outrage industry; everybody who does not care for decency and common sense wants a piece of it: failed people,failing publications, reckless politicians, stupid corporations, and atheist popes.
Yes, it then degenerates into looting. But for one who loots, there are fifty who just want to play the game of g-g-g-good, because playing the game is so vital to them.
This will go on for as long as the emptiness exists, because this is the ideal environment to make a protester out of a loser, and a looter out of a good-for-nothing.
As the last weeks have abundantly shown.
Posted on June 16, 2020, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged George Floyd Riots, Wendy's. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
“Wendy’s” is a franchise operation owned by a local person who has invested his life in it. When it is burned down by a mob of lowlifes he is utterly ruined.
The greater corporate ‘WENDY’S’ that gave the money to the mob who chose to do this destruction is untouched by the loss and can both feel good about its charity and send a nice condolence card to the man, his family and the people who worked for him who actually suffered.
A Korean boy band donated $1M to BLM and got a lot of publicity. It’s the best $1M they’ve ever spent on marketing. They’ve gotten so much press coverage in the last few days. Sanrio, a Japanese company and the owner of Hello Kitty, also got on the BLM bandwagon. Not sure if they donated money but they certainly used the occasion to market their products. What despicable, cynical acts!
Corporations are amoral entities and their only goal these days is to maximize shareholder value. If maximizing shareholder value means donating to Planned Parenthood and killing babies, well, that is a good way to spend the marketing budget. If you are a CEO and you tell the board of directors that you won’t donate money to baby-killing organizations when your competitors are doing so, you will be fired.
This is where American “conservatives” are just as much to blame as the Left that they hate. Ever since the Reagan era, maximizing shareholder value, in other words, money, has been the god that overrules God. Now they are getting exactly what they deserve – a godless, violent anarchic nation of mentally and spiritually ill people. Decades of paying lip service to God and using God to market their fake conservatism in the quest for political and economic power have brought them to the point where their stock market portfolios have risen dramatically in value, but they can’t go outside their homes because the mob will decapitate them.
If you wonder why the church of Bergoglio kisses up to BLM, look no further than the fundraising machine. It’s all about money and only about money. That is why McCarrick lasted so long. He was a super fundraiser for the Catholic Church in America. He was the Nancy Pelosi of the Church (Pelosi is a super fundraiser; that’s why she has been at the head of the Democratic Party for such a long time).
Great post. It inspired my own blog post today about Don Quixote.
Here’s a apropos quote from Milan Kundera, author of the novel ‘Unbearable Lightness of Being’: The unburdened and Godless Liberal supporters of ersatz causes are those whose lightness of being Milan describes:
“The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness? …When we want to give expression to a dramatic situation in our lives, we tend to use metaphors of heaviness. We say that something has become a great burden to us. We either bear the burden or fail and go down with it, we struggle with it, win or lose.”
The Great Chastisement will be a burden for Progressives. Hopefully, it will be a wake-up call.
D-d-david B-b-bowie may be dead and gone, b-b-but we’ve g-g-got you M-m-mundabor!
Two more craven, sniveling, putrid, rotten companies pandering to evil leftists:
King Arthur Flour. The jerks who peddle this pantry staple felt the need to come out in support of BLM!
Subaru: Not surprising as this is the vehicle 50% of American academics drive.
L’Oréal: Using a trannie model as the “face of L’Oreal. This makes me especially sad as their mascara is the best.
Please, people, let Mundabor’s readers know of other companies to avoid.
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