Apr 11, 2023Liked by Sam Gerrans

“Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy, everything. Already we are breaking down the habits of thought which have survived from before the Revolution. We have cut the links between child and parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there will be no wives and no friends. Children will be taken from their mothers at birth, as one takes eggs from a hen. The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent we shall have no more need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always -- do not forget this, Winston -- always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever.”

-O'Brien / George Orwell, "1984"

Expand full comment

I wonder how the likes of G Orwell, A Huxley and H G Wells were able to see so far into the future? Were they in possession of some kind of esoteric knowledge obtained as a result of making a Faustian bargain with the devil or was it just predictive programming on behalf of the matrix? Or am I over analyzing what any intelligent man could see coming??


Expand full comment

I'm inclined to favor the notion of 'predictive programming' as a plausible explanation. This is particularly evident when examining the backgrounds of Orwell, A Huxley and H G Wells, who appear to have had affiliations with exclusive power circles. Furthermore, I firmly subscribe to the belief that the collective consciousness of a population has the ability to materialize into reality. Consequently, I maintain that a considerable amount of effort is invested in utilizing mediums such as films, books, music, and video games to engage in predictive programming of the masses.

Expand full comment

Quite possible. I wonder what then is the purpose of all these rituals these degenerates engage in in private? And now more and more out in the open. Is it to obtain some hidden knowledge not available to the vulgar and the profane?

Expand full comment

Peace Sam,

I am reading R Guenon nowadays. He takes the West to task for leaving behind its tradition post 14th century when Renaissance and Reformation gained more prominence. But he doesn't really talk about the reasons that led up that paradigm shift towards individualism, rational thinking, materialism and science. When the pendulum moves to an extreme which is probably what happened towards the tail end of the medieval times as the church assumed too much power, there was bound to be a reaction. According to Guenon if I understand him correctly, as a result of individualism, everyone could interpret the scripture as they saw fit as opposed to a central source that controls the path to salvation. At the time, it must have been quite appealing to the masses to free themselves from the corrupt practices of the church. I speculate that over the long term the devil and his agents on earth create such extreme conditions to bait the masses into the next stage of his business plan that further increases the odds of keeping humans away from the straight path. Now as Guenon correctly predicts, the west has mostly removed all intellectual intuition from the technique it follows in favor of pragmatism and utilitarianism. According to Klaus Schwab's side kick Yuval Noah Harari, "God is dead and all it remains is to get rid of the body" and if there ever was a flood like situation, the intellectual class would build an ark leaving behind the useless class to drown.

Today, we see the same pendulum move towards the other extreme of secular humanism predicated on science. What would the next paradigm shift that moves other cultures away from God look like? Some kind of one world new age religion enforced through technology?

Expand full comment

Guénon wrote a lot. I have twenty-three of his books, and that's not everything.

Yes, he does hold to a traditional value system, but that does not equate to what the Traditionalist is importing into the West (or even teaching at home today).

He thinks the solution is for there to be an elite again which understands the higher truths, but is realistic that this is not possible, and that we are living in the Kali Yuga, or Dark Age.

That's my understanding of him.

Expand full comment