Not Boaty McBoatface ... Ranty McRanterson

 

 

 

 

 

More rants to come. Watch this space. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regatta De Mort: The Mad God

How do you gain access to the sacred? The sacred is never found in the ordinary, familiar, normal world. Normal people cannot show you it. The sacred has a space of its own. It is a separated, guarded space, unlike anything in the ordinary world. Only the special ones can enter it. When they return, they are at a higher level. They are no longer normal. Only then are they qualified to say sacred things, extraordinary things, the things that none of your neighbors could ever tell you. The enemy of the sacred is the banal, the bland, the conventional, the ordinary, the familiar, the normal.

Normality is a fatal condition. Humanity would not survive if everyone were normal. Yet nor can humanity be too abnormal. That would prove fatal too. If everyone were radically unique, completely unlike everyone else, everything would be chaos. So, humanity has to be mostly normal, but with a few abnormal individuals who ascend the highest mountains, or descend into the deepest caves, or walk into the wilderness, or enter the labyrinth, or dive to the bottom of the ocean, or travel to the unknown land, or venture across the uncharted sea, or go to new places in the mind and have thoughts no one else has ever imagined. When they return – if they return – they are different from everyone else. They are now abnormal. When they say they have communed with the gods, their very “otherness”, their manifest loss and lack of normality, is the proof of their claim. Their minds think differently. Their eyes see different things. They speak in new, thrilling and utterly unusual ways. They have become spellbinding. They have an aura no normal person could ever possess. They radiate with charisma. They are electrifying.

Everyone needs a bit of strange. The more normal you are, the greater your need. Everyone needs the god Dionysus, the perpetual stranger, the embodiment of strangeness, the strange god who brings strangeness wherever he goes. Dionysus delivers strange epiphanies that estrange people from themselves, that take them out of themselves. He makes them ecstatic. Ecstasy means “standing outside oneself.” It concerns a state of rapture that stupefies the body while freeing the soul to contemplate divine things.

Dionysus can appear anywhere at any time, and always as a stranger. He can beguile you, inspire you, grip you with mania … destroy you. Do not disrespect this brutal god. Don’t turn your back on him. Above all, do not fail to acknowledge his divinity. Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make victims of Dionysus, the trickster god, the maker and conjurer of madness.

Yet Plato said that our greatest blessings come to us through the gift of madness. Therefore, Dionysus, the mad God who brings madness, is humanity’s greatest boon. Where would humanity be without Dionysus’s wine, without its ability to transform our feeble state of consciousness into something glorious and elevated?

While, all around us, the old religions fail and become ever more decrepit, anachronistic, and downright embarrassing, Dionysus remains eternally fresh and relevant. Humanity will never turn its back on wine, on the magic vine. Wine is the most ancient cure for the illness of normality, for altering normal, tedious, trivial, boring, conservative states of consciousness. Even Jesus Christ had the good sense to turn water into wine. It was the only interesting thing he ever did.

To do honor to a strange and mad god, any book about him must be strange and mad too. This book is a Dionysian tale, part fact, part fiction. Its purpose is to disorient, to disrupt, to open the mind to radical new possibilities.

Do you want to be visited by strangeness and madness, to have your mind expanded as never before? Then let the insanity begin.

Welcome to the Extraordinary World, the sacred space, the space where the most solemn and ineffable quest takes place, where humans at last encounter the gods face to face.
 

 

Full Retard: The Dumbest Just Got Dumber by [McRanterson, Ranty] 

Full Retard: The Dumbest Just Got Dumber

On Planet Dumb, every day is a stupid day. On Planet Dumb, everyone in power is a dunce. On Planet Dumb, the dumber you are, the better. Reason and logic are treated like diseases. Smart people are quarantined in universities in case their contagion of knowledge affects the benighted masses.

No need to travel to Planet Dumb. You're already there. Don't worry about applying for your Dunce Passport. It's your birthright. You get it as a matter of course. You can never check out of Planet Dumb. You can never leave. You're here for the duration.

Planet Dumb has only one direction - down … down, down, down to ever greater dumbness, to the apotheosis of Dumbery, the nadir (or should that be zenith), of dim-wittedness. Dumb, Dumber, and Dumberer. All the way to the Dumbocalypse, the uttermost conflagration of duncery. The unbearable denseness of being a dope. The rise of the Moron, the triumph of the Cretin. Look on my idiocy, ye silly ones, and despair.

What are the consequences of a world going full retard? Are there different types of full retards? What's the difference between a conservative full retard and a liberal full retard? Can the full retard hegemony be subverted? Can the tide of stupidity be reversed?

Does the election of Donald J. Trump represent the high point of full retardation? Will the tide turn from here on in? If, psychologically at least, the darkest hour is just before the dawn, is the dumbest hour the hour just before Enlightenment? Even in the movie "Idiocracy", the dumbass President wised up enough to say, "Now I understand everyone's shit's emotional right now. But I've got a 3 point plan that's going to fix EVERYTHING. Number 1: We've got this guy Not Sure. Number 2: He's got a higher IQ than ANY MAN ALIVE. And Number 3: He's going to fix EVERYTHING."

 

 

Freedumb and Dumbocracy: Libertarians, Dogs, Goyim, the Internet, and Last Men by [McRanterson, Ranty] 

 Freedumb and Dumbocracy: Libertarians, Dogs, Goyim, the Internet, and Last Men

"I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself." - Oscar Wilde

Thanks to the likes of Wilde, the world is now overrun by asses. The Pope of Fools, the Abbot of Unreason, has been unleashed to preside over the Dumbocalypse. No one needs to burn any books these days since no one reads any books. That would require intelligence and effort. Who needs such things in this time of the internet, the domain of cyber idiocy, of the global moronocracy? In the land of the men with no brain cells, the one-brain-celled man is king.

Every day on social media is a feast of fools, a bonfire of the inanities. We're never far from the sadding crowd. Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first give a Facebook account.

The Pope of Fools, the Pope of Dopes, is elected at the Dinner of Dunces. The internet ought to appoint its Troll King of the Day, its Cyber Idiot, its Clown Prince, its World Wide Pleb.

Plato thought it insane to entrust power to the mob. He compared them to a bunch of drunks on a party ship, a pleasure cruiser for dummies, a ship of fools, sailing to its inevitable doom.

 

 

Planet Stupid: How Earth Got Dumber and Dumber by [McRanterson, Ranty] 

Planet Stupid: How Earth Got Dumber and Dumber 

America is approaching MEANING ZERO. Jean Baudrillard wrote, "We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning." When meaning vanishes, emotion fills the vacuum. Emotion is the only thing that means anything to most people these days. They slavishly worship their own feelings and experiences, and trash any notion of objective Truth. They proclaim their own truth. Everyone these days believes whatever they want to believe, regardless of any facts to the contrary. This is the post-facts world, the post-truth world. The only good news is fake news telling you exactly what you want to hear. All fake news with which you agree is true; all fake news with which you disagree is disgusting fake news! That's the way this game is played. Believe whatever serves your agenda, and dismiss anything that doesn't.

This is Planet Stupid, and it's getting stupider with every passing second. Everything that could make it more intelligent is rejected and loathed. If that's not dumb, what is?

The 20th of January, 2017, Donald Trump's Inauguration Day ... a Day that will live in Infamy, the advent of Dumbocalypse Now. The first Dunning-Kruger President has entered the White House. American democracy has gone terminal. As Oswald Spengler predicted in his prophetic masterpiece The Downfall of the West (written in the aftermath of World War One), the Age of the Caesars has dawned.

Have you heard about the man who went to see the doctor, telling him that he felt overcome by a terrible sadness? The man didn't want to get up in the morning. He just couldn't find any meaning in life. The doctor said, "You must go to see the pantomime Harlequin and Mother Goose. Tears of laughter ran down my face. I guarantee Grimaldi the clown will cure you completely!"

The man replied gloomily, "I am Grimaldi the clown."

That's how all Americans will be feeling soon.

 

 

Kill Religion!: The Deserved Death of Faith by [McRanterson, Ranty] 

Kill Religion! The Deserved Death of Faith 

Have you ever wondered why people have faith? Why don't they choose not to have faith? How does it help you to believe things for which no reasons or evidence can be provided? Is faith pure wish fulfillment? Is it social conditioning, brainwashing, mind control? Imagine a world where no one had ever heard of Moses, the Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammed, but everyone had heard of Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Would our world be better or worse? Imagine that not a single person believed in anything. Imagine that no one placed any faith in anything. Imagine that everyone was rational, logical, and committed to evidence and proof. Imagine that everything was rejected that didn't involve reason, logic, evidence and proof. How would that lead to a worse world? Wouldn't humans be much smarter? Wouldn't they evolve much faster?

Humanity actually comprises two species: Mythos humans who believe fantastical tales, and Logos humans who are concerned with reason, logic, evidence and proof.

What kind of person chooses to believe that a man (Moses) went up a mountain and communicated with the Creator of the Universe? What kind of person chooses to believe that a man (Jesus Christ) actually was the Creator of the Universe? What kind of person believes that an illiterate man (Mohammed) went into a cave and had the Koran, the infallible Word of God, dictated to him by the Angel Gabriel? What kind of person believes that a man (the Buddha) sat under a tree, closed his eyes, meditated, and thereby unlocked the innermost nature of reality?

The Mythos species is an insane species. They have turned the world into a mental asylum. Why should the Logos species choose to be in a madhouse alongside the nutters, people who demonstrate day in and day out that they are literally capable of believing anything at all. There is no sufficiently preposterous belief that will not be believed by millions of Mythos people if it is presented to them in the right, emotional way.

Nothing is impossible to the Mythos people. They believe in magic. If you believe that God was born of a 14-year-old Jewish virgin in a stable, what could you possibly reject as "unbelievable"? Once you have accepted the unlikeliest propositions, what will cause you to stop? Why should you believe one impossible thing but reject another impossible thing? What possible rational basis could you have for such a rejection?

The Logos species will never convince mad Mythos people that the beliefs they most cherish are insane. And why should they bother? Why don't the members of the Logos species create a new world, a Smart World, where faith is abolished, where Mythos is consigned to entertainment and no one under any circumstances believes any story told by anyone? Reality is based on reason, logic, evidence and proof. It has nothing to do with manmade stories and fantasies.

It's time for the Logos species to create a faith-free zone where intelligent people will never again be held back by retards who pray and meditate. How many prayers were needed to land men on the moon? How much meditation was used to power rockets to Mars? If you pray or meditate, you are a member of the functionally retarded Mythos species. It's time for the Logos species to say Bye to the likes of you.

You are not the answer to humanity's problems, you are the exact problem that needs to be overcome. You are the brake on human progress. You are holding back the Logos species. Without you, they would now be living in paradise.

 

 

Kill God!: The Hunt for the Cosmic War Criminal by [McRanterson, Ranty] 

Kill God!: The Hunt for the Cosmic War Criminal

Good old Freddie Nietzsche announced that God is dead. Most of the world obviously didn't get the memo. God seems to be alive and kicking, worse than ever. He's in our face. He's out, he's loud, and he's proud. More people believe in God now than at any time in human history. This guy's on a roll. He's a lot more successful than Nietzsche, that's for sure. Freddie said, "Success has always been the greatest liar." Sore loser!

It's not enough to proclaim God dead. You actually have to go and perform the deed. You have to get your hands dirty. You must strike down the tyrant, as Brutus and Cassius did to Caesar.

If anyone needs dealing with, it's God. God is a monster and a mass murderer. He's a war criminal. He's quite simply humanity's deadliest enemy. Just read the Torah, Bible or Koran. They provide a catalogue of sickening atrocities, a litany of mind-boggling abuse, a set of hymns to stomach-turning hate and madness. Of course, he's not God at all, he's the Devil.

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was not convincing the world that he didn't exist - what would be the point of that? - but tricking the world that he was actually God, and that the masses must kneel to him, worship him, and proclaim him the most glorious thing in the universe.

What would the Father of Lies like better than telling the ultimate lie, and then conning the deluded humans into believing it? "Holy texts" are the Unholy Verses, authored by Satan.

Hell is not a place where the Devil tortures people. Hell is the place where the people call the Devil "God", then torture each other on his behalf. Every torturer believes himself fully justified, and on the side of "good".

Isn't it time to wake up? Isn't it time to hunt down the true source of evil in the universe - "God" - and end his criminal reign? Is that not the true purpose of the human race? Is that now how we shall at last be free? It is our sacred task to strike down the author of evil, and render the universe entirely good. There is no such thing as evil in a God-free universe.

Nietzsche said that if we kill God, we ourselves must become gods to be worthy of the deed. Exactly so. Challenge accepted. Humanity is destined to become divine. We cannot become a Godly species until we have eliminated all the false gods - the devils - who have oppressed us. They have sold us their lies, and we have believed them. We have bought their snake oil. We have poisoned ourselves.

Isn't it time we found the cure? It's time for the HyperHumans to slay the gods, and become gods themselves.