A new author, Bryce Sharper, over at American Partisan has written an introductory post titled Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos (Defense Against Tyrants) where he says that he will be writing about moral and mental aspects of resistance in order to achieve victories on the spiritual level.
…What about our families? Almost every philosopher of every faith or tradition has agreed that the family is the basic building block of civilization. If ours are coming apart, how will we have the support we need to play IRL Call of Duty come The Revolution? How can we preserve our way of life if we’re failing to raise our kids? How will our local prepper group respect us, if our wives don’t? How can we cooperate on greater levels if we can’t cooperate on a family level?
These are questions I intend to explore in upcoming articles. As a leading-edge Millennial who was raised by diligent parents who brought me to church and are still married, I still feel like I’ve had to learn everything from scratch. We have lost all our traditions [L. traditio = hand down] and so no knowledge is being handed down to the next generation and our civilization is dying. Since this website is a “vanguard movement of Western civilization,” let us begin with ourselves and practice the small-but-important things in the hopes they will lead to greater things.
Will Durant said that civilizations begin in stoicism and end in epicureanism. We see the latter every day, complete with public orgies found in ancient Rome. Can our destruction be far behind our decadence? We may not be able to preserve the United States. In fact, I think it is near its end. We can recover our traditions and preserve our way of life, or at least try. How? I’ve become convinced that the United States began with good Americans. In one sense, there were never golden years to look back on because “former days were not better than these” (Ecc 7:10). However, even secular historians such as Durant and many of our Founding Fathers agreed that civilizations die in licentiousness. Civilizations follow an arc of birth, life, and death and most indicators point to our death. If this is the case, we should look forward to rebuilding and we can start with ourselves…
Beauty Beyond Bones: Drowning in Indifference – a thoughtful article from a brave young woman in New York City about the difficulty of trying to make a difference against the opposing freight train when you feel like a feather.
We are all just sitting back and letting this all happen.
Just like my response to the PP [Planned Parenthood] canvassers today.
No one is willing to stand up and take the unpopular opinion that, Hey, this is wrong. This needs to stop. We need a change…
When are we going to push the pause button and at least ask the question of: What is the implication of all this?
But the even more important, and sobering question, is, How am I contributing to what our world has become?
Sure, my heart and mind say one thing, but do my actions shout, “Indifferent?!”
And that is a hard question. Because we are to live in this world, but not be “of” this world. And further to that, what can we do? Really?
It is a discouraging conversation to have with oneself. How do you stop a freight train with a feather?