Not Boaty McBoatface ... Ranty McRanterson
The Great Art of Ranting
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
The Trump Series
DOMINION; MOTHER RUSSIA!
Tom Strabo: So Far Right, He's Wrong.
Tom is our vehicle for channeling the Trumpanzee mind, but with a distinctly satirical twist.
Satire at its most sardonic.
The Deplorables: Trump's Army
I woke up one day and discovered I was deplorable. Well, Hillary Clinton told me so and the Crooked One is never wrong, is she? Or do I mean never right? After all, from my point of view, Clinton and her supporters are the real deplorable ones. They have ruined our country and caused it to plummet from greatness into the abyss of useless, worthless, weak, pathetic liberalism, political correctness and multiculturalism.
The Democrats are the real deplorables. Everything they stand for is the opposite of what made America great. They don't believe in greatness. They believe in being "nice". They are not go-getters. They are not achievers. They are weaklings and cowards who want an easy life without any effort. They think America owes them a living. It doesn't owe them a thing. They are scroungers, moochers and looters who believe in a Welfare State. They want something for nothing. They want to bum around all day indulging themselves.
It's deplorable for the deplorable Hillary Clinton to dare to criticize those Americans who still believe in American greatness.
The Democratic Party and its supporters - all of the absurd "social justice" warriors - stand for nothing great, nothing noble and nothing glorious. They stand for weakness, failure, and cowardice. Being "nice" is not the bedrock of America achievement. It never has been and it never will be. Being "nice" is what will surely destroy us. Our enemies aren't nice. While they're getting harder, tougher, leaner and smarter, we're getting softer, weaker, fatter and dumber. There can be only one winner.
We can't go on like this. We need strength, direction, a purpose, a mission.
It's time for a New America. It's time for the rebirth of American character. It's time to be great again.
National Capitalism: How to Save America
In any nation, there are only two types of capitalism: capitalism that's good for the nation, and capitalism that isn't good for the nation. National capitalism means that everyone in the nation profits from capitalism. No one is left behind.
Global capitalism - the prevailing form of capitalism in today's world - destroys nations and their people. Global capitalism is totally contemptuous of the nation state, and is solely about maximizing the profits of the stateless, global elite, who will go anywhere, and screw over anyone, to get the highest returns.
National capitalism, by contrast, isn't about Wall Street. It serves Main Street. It guarantees that everyone in Main Street gets richer. National capitalism involves continuous investment in the people. The people are always the focus of national capitalism.
The opposite of national capitalism is predatory capitalism (globalism; international finance). This type of capitalism is about enriching private elites, about concentrating more and more wealth and power in fewer and fewer hands. The gap between the rich and everyone else keeps getting wider. All the rewards go to the elite. The people get nothing. Their pay gets frozen. Their standard of living never rises. They never have a better quality of life. Their children will fare even worse. They will be crippled by debt, and only low-paying jobs will be available to them.
Predatory capitalism is all about cronyism, nepotism, elitism, privilege, inheritance, and dynastic families. It revolves around casino banking, speculation, cartels, rigged markets, and making money from money rather than producing useful things and delivering useful services.
Join the Nationalist Capitalist movement. Fight for the 99%. Save America. Bring to an end the oligarchic rule of the elite, of the rapacious international financiers of Wall Street.
Rise up. Capitalism is for the many, not for the few. Capitalism must give everyone a chance, not just the elite, privileged few, who usually inherit their wealth.
We must smash the power of the dynastic families that have ruled America for generation after generation, and have no intention of removing their boot from the neck of the American middle class.
It's time for a national rebirth, for the triumph of Main Street, and the abolition of Wall Street. Why would anyone allow the wolves to feed on them?
Trump: The American Moses
Let My People Go.
Our nation is being held in bondage by the liberal, politically correct establishment. We need to get our country back from "Pharaoh" (the Washington D.C. elite). We need an American Moses who will tell the crony priesthood of talentless moochers and looters, "Let my people go!"
Is Donald Trump the prophet for our time, the leader who can bring America out of its exile in the Wilderness and lead it back to the Promised Land?
America was great once, and it can be again ... provided we get rid of the weak, pathetic liberals who wreck everything they touch. Liberals are the cause of the Decline and Fall of America. They are the last people to recognize that their craven weakness in the face of anti-American forces and cultures has led to the complete erosion of the traditional American way of life, which was the basis of American exceptionalism. The liberals have ceaselessly sinned against our manifest destiny. They are the problem, and we are the answer. They are the defect, and we are the correction. We are the future. We are the plan.
Vote Trump and get rid of the toxic liberals who have caused the world to lose all respect for America. We need strong government, strong vision, strong leadership, and that necessarily includes the capacity to cause strong offence, at which Trump is the master. He says what needs to be said. He calls it.
Dystopian author George Orwell wrote, "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." What is political correctness if not the instrument for suppressing the truth, for producing universal deceit, for allowing only those bland, mediocre thoughts of which the liberal elite approve? The liberals are the Thought Police, always on the lookout for thought crime and face crime, for any hint of deviation from banality and triviality. Liberals want to turn the world into a planetary "safe space" full of fluffy pillows. They want to deplatform anyone with anything controversial to say.
Liberalism is Big Brother, the Panopticon. The liberals are always watching us, always censoring us, always banning free speech so as not to hurt the feelings of terrified weaklings who need a permanent refuge from reality with all of its harsh truths and brutal Darwinian lessons.
We need strong leaders, not cowardly functionaries and flunkeys serving the crony establishment. We need the elites to suffer from the ten plagues of righteousness. We need a New Founding Father, someone who goes up to the summit of Mount Sinai and brings back new Commandments and a new Constitution to get America back on track again, back to being the nation that sets the global agenda. Liberals can't lead anything. They are liberals because they are weak, feeble and incapable of strength and glory. There is no such thing as a liberal standing on the winner's podium. Competition - natural selection - is the most illiberal thing you can get. It's red in tooth and claw and takes no prisoners. It always raises the red banner of No Quarter.
Nietzsche wrote, "Moderation sees itself as beautiful; it is unaware that in the eye of the immoderate it appears black and sober and consequently ugly-looking." Liberals are hideous Medusas. They turn all decent people to stone. They make blood freeze. They stop hearts from beating.
Enough already of the moderates and mediocrities. We need to pursue the highest excellence, with the maximum strength. Anyone who is not for America is against it. Anyone in America who serves a cause alien to American values is not the friend of America. They are the obstacles that must be overcome.
Moses did not lead a group of multiculturalists and politically correct liberals and moderates through the desert for forty hard, grinding years. You have understood nothing about Moses and Abraham unless you have understood that people like them are much more reminiscent of Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton.
Save America. Vote Trump.
Donald John Trump: The American Akhenaten
Why does the American establishment hate Donald Trump so much? Why are the great and the good so terrified of a Trump presidency? It's because Trump, like Akhenaten, the heretic Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, opposes the old political gods and priorities, the old elites, the old ways of doing things. Everything will change under Trump. There will be a new power in the land.
Akhenaten, one of the most extraordinary figures in world history, was hated by the priestly establishment that controlled Egyptian religion, hence Egypt itself since the Egyptians were such a religious people. The Pharaoh's power was constrained by the priest caste. They were his chief advisers, his administrators, and those who convinced the people that he was the closest thing to the gods themselves. Akhenaten did the unthinkable. He overthrew the old gods. All of the priests of the old order lost their power and influence.
Just as the Egyptian elites did everything to stop Akhenaten, the American elites will strain every sinew to keep Trump out of the White House.
America now needs revolutionary thinking. It needs a heretic. Only Donald Trump can be the new Akhenaten.
Donald J. Trump: The American Pericles?
"Petty thieves hang, great ones escape." - Russian proverb
If democracy means "people power", why do people in modern democracies feel so powerless? The crisis of the twenty-first century is the crisis of democracy. The illusion of power is no longer sufficient for the masses. They demand actual power. They are sick of the rich, globalist elites spouting the rhetoric of "freedom and democracy", while treating the people as nobodies, and securing for themselves the most envious of lifestyles, which they then pass on to their children, and which they deny to everyone else. The game is over. The con has run its course.
We have all been victims of hucksters selling us a scam. We are all told how wonderful democracy is, but the only people benefiting from it are elite oligarchs. More and more, "freedom and democracy" appears to be "freedumb and dumbocracy".
What's to be done? There's no point in appealing to the elites since they are the ones who led us to this crisis. There are two ways forward: 1) return to a truer, more fundamental form of democracy, and 2) introduce outsiders who are not part of the prevailing ideology of the ruling political establishment.
To understand true democracy, we need to go back to the people who invented it: the ancient Athenians. The greatest champion of democracy was Pericles, one of the most remarkable figures in history. What can we learn from Pericles and ancient Greek culture?
Donald J. Trump is no Pericles. However, he is a political outsider, and not part of the Washington D.C. establishment. If Trump becomes President he will radically shake things up for no other reason than that he does not belong to the existing political hegemony. On that basis alone, it's worth giving him a try. He couldn't be any worse than what has come before. As for Hillary Clinton, she would keep the machine ticking along exactly as it always has, i.e. the people who were getting screwed before would be getting screwed after. The screwers would stay exactly the same.
We need a change. Any change at all is now desirable. It's time for democracy to take a great leap forward, by revisiting its Athenian past!
Donald Trump: The American Caesar
Is Donald Trump the American Caesar? There are many incredible parallels between the two men.
The Roman establishment hated Julius Caesar and wanted him dead. They were prepared to do anything to stop him. They believed he would be a disaster for Rome, and bring chaos. They thought he was an obnoxious, overweening, preening narcissist and power-mad oligarch. He was denounced as a populist demagogue who would say anything to get into power. They declared him a lethal threat to the Republic. Friends disowned him. Supporters became enemies. Numerous influential Romans spoke out against him and delivered chilling warnings if Caesar should assume power in Rome. Are you experiencing déjà vu? All of this applies to Donald Trump in modern America as he campaigns to become President.
Julius Caesar was a "Strong Man" who brought order to Rome in a time of weak leaders, an establishment that had lost its way, which no longer had any vision, and which was allowing chaos to reign on the streets. Before Caesar came to power, the glory that was Rome was fading fast. Its best days seemed behind it. The Republic was failing. The people no longer believed. There were bitter clashes between the supporters of the Optimates (the right wing party, equivalent to the Republicans) and the Populares (the left wing party, equivalent to the Democrats). Caesar was the anti-establishment demagogue determined to make Rome great again, to give it strong leadership, a clear direction, the firmest of purposes. He aspired to make Rome greater, richer and more powerful than ever before.
Caesar was both loved and hated. The establishment were terrified of him and tried to shut him down. He was a larger than life character who said and did incredibly provocative things. Caesar had a penchant for luxury, for beautiful women, and for telling the people he was the Special One who could make all the difference between the success and failure of Rome.
More prosaically, he was vain about his growing baldness, and attracted a degree of ridicule for his elaborate comb-over attempts to conceal his hair loss. He was a big fan of building walls (!), of strengthening the Roman military machine, of enhancing his self-image.
Caesar regarded himself as a god, and was extremely intolerant of his enemies. He could never be accused of political correctness, of not saying what was on his mind. He was blunt, populist and rude.
Today's America bears many resemblances to the Rome of Caesar's day. Donald Trump is the only presidential candidate who can do for America what Caesar did for Rome. Caesar gave Rome a new lease of life. He set in motion the transition from a failing Republic to a glorious, flourishing new Empire.
In Dante's Inferno, Cassius and Brutus, the leaders of the deadly plot against Caesar, are depicted being eaten alive by Satan for their hideous crime. Many of Trump's enemies should be similarly consigned to Satan's mouth.
Vote Donald Trump. Vote for strong leadership. Vote to make America great again.
The die is cast. It's time to make Donald President of these United States of America. Delenda est Carthago.
Hail the Donald!