Catholicism allured my religious sensibilities as a young adult not only because of its rich history and devotional spirituality and solemnity, but its appreciation of aesthetic magnificence as well. In contrast to WASP culture, the culture in which I was raised, sure, Catholicism embraced this strange phenomenon called "guilt" to which I never took too kindly, but goddamn was it looser, more tolerant, and far less judgmental than mainstream American Protestantism. And compared to Secular Puritanism (aka, Progressivism), the few crumbs remaining of WASP culture taste like a bacchanalian orgy turkey stuffed with naked women, whiskey, homemade wine and tobacco smoke. I thank Jesus daily for the morsels of what's left.
Alas, always the perennial wanna-be Catholic, I had to settle for a high, liturgical Lutheran Church when I became one of the faithful. I don't attend service anymore, mainly because I moved and can't find one Lutheran church that's Catholic enough for my tastes. Maybe I don't attend because, despite being raised in a WASP culture, my parents were agnostics (if not openly hostile to religion and religious customs). Also, every single god-forsaken church now seems obsessed with selling Progressivism in its sermons, which sounds as appealing to me as sucking the balls of the Pope himself--Barak Obama. Yes, Mencious Molbug was right: we live in a theocracy. It's a secular theocracy, but it's still a theocracy. (And we are the heretics.)
My ten-year search for an authentic religious life (from 15 to 25 years of age), alone and without the knowledge or guidance of my parents, led me on some rather strange paths, one which is written about in the article below by Matt Forney. That is, I discovered that, aside from Mormonism, the South and (white) Southern culture, Catholicism is the last "ism" that one can hate and jeer openly in America.
Actually, you can pretty much hate on any Christian group openly these days. (Try talking shit about Feminism or "gay rights" openly, however, and see what happens.) And now that Catholics and Christians are being persecuted for their religious beliefs on their own property, I wonder if an anarcho-libertarian-radical-traditionalist alliance--a Rebel Alliance--is all the more possible against our enemy, the United States Empire. Come join the Dark Side of the Force, comrades! Every new law, every new tax, every new act of force and aggression, every new surveillance camera, every new prohibition can only serve our cause to destroy this religion called "Progress". But if our potential Catholic and Christian friends will join our cause, ironically, they're gonna have to drop some of the blood of Christ from their Christian beliefs. Start reading Nietzsche, boys and girls. Forney has obviously already conquered Moldbug. (That's a great start.) You can't win a war by attempting to "love your enemies." Christianity conquered the world in several centuries and never, ever attempted to love its enemies. On the contrary, it burned its enemies at the stake.
Being Nietzscheans, some of us need not hop to the tune of hypocrisy as we attempt to defeat those who wish to exterminate us. I suggest embracing the 1776 "Join Us or Die" creed of the American Revolution. It is a warning, not a threat, as to what every American heretic faces if we do not find a way to contain Progressivism by putting it in its proper place, separating it totally and absolutely from all political power. We can start simply with our own declaration of independence. We can live our lives as daily acts of revolution. Take joy in breaking one of the innumerable, idiotic, unjust nanny-state laws every single day. Pay a fine instead of purchasing health insurance. (It's cheaper.) Employ the USD strategy (no, not the United States Dollar) against all Progressive institutions as a tactical tool for achieving your political goals in life: Undermine, Subvert and Destroy.
As for loving our enemies, we need only to extend as much "love" to them as they have historically extended to us. Let our Puritanical enemies provide the examples of "love" that we should employ, to lead the way in the ways of war: cruelty, torture, and merciless violence.
On the other hand, the more noble path, the more honorable way of war, would be to rise above the tortuous tactics of our enemies. Rising above love and hate, going beyond good and evil, should guide our attitude and actions of daily resistance. Subversion is a riot! Smile, laugh, be merry! Dance in the dark halls and subterranean floors of destruction! Unapologetic irreverence, diabolical laughter and glee in the face of Puritanism are our strongest weapons, for unlike our Puritan foes, we love, affirm, embrace and inhale every goddamn moment of life. My message to Matt Forney: cheer up, son! Revolution is our name, motha fucka!
Read the original article here. And enjoy!