Anti-Humanism, Part II: All Fiction is Message Fiction

Part I

October 18, 2021 Update: I have been made aware by commenter Hardwicke Benthow that the quotations shared in the original version of this post are apocryphal at best, and outright fabrications at worst. Hardwick is a very credible individual, and independent research of my own (which I, alas, should have conducted before publishing) has turned up the same. As such, they have been removed. Thank you for understanding.

The supervillains we were promised had more style than the lame one’s currently ruling over us, but their aims are the same. These aims have been revealed to us in their art. There’s a reason it seems like the powers that be can only tell the same story over and over. And the worst, most embarrassing part of it all is that so many of us keep falling for it.

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I’ll bet you thought I was going to talk about the global depopulation agenda.

And why wouldn’t you? From the environmentalist wackos to unaccountable tech dorks, from creepy United Nations bureaucrats to the weird Georgia Guidestones, culling the herd of humanity—at least, those in the Western world—is on the forefront of much policy that is shoved down our throats despite none of us regular folk asking for it.

Maybe the more appropriate metaphor should be “much policy that is injected into our veins.”

For some reason, for the health of the planet, we have to be sterilized, either voluntarily or involuntarily, and choose not to have children—at least, those of us in the Western world—for the sake of Mother Gaia.

This is all too well-known and well-understood by anybody who accepts reality to warrant a full post. However, I’m sure you’re wondering why people in the science-worshipping world of reason and rationality fall for it, and worse, fall for the ridiculous denials made by the same people who tell them to their faces that it’s time for them to go.

It’s because we’ve been softened up for it.

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I loved Batman as a kid. The comics were a favorite, but Batman: The Animated Series, which ran from 1992 to 1995, was sometimes better. One villain that stuck with me was Ra’s al Ghul.

Created by Julius Schwartz, Dennis O’Neil, and Neal Adams in 1971, Ra’s al Ghul quickly became a staple of the Batman mythos. In the cartoon, his appearances were always epic. Ra’s al Ghul’s mission was to unleash some sort of plague or catastrophe that would kill off some 95 percent of the Earth’s population, leaving a paradise for those he chose to survive to repopulate and create a Utopia.

In other words, Ra’s al Ghul is Bill Gates.

Ra’s had some advantages over Gates that are available only in the world of fiction. For starters, he had discovered the Lazarus Pit, a bath of healing waters that can prolong life. Second, I remember him having a literal army at his command. Maybe Bill Gates does, too; who knows with these freaks? Third, Ra’s was a total badass with a real presence and charisma, a physically imposing man who could best most comers in physical combat; Gates, in comparison, is Bill Gates.

Ra’s al Ghul considered Batman/Bruce Wayne to be a genetically superior specimen of man, a perfect combination of peak physical and mental performance. He wanted to mate Batman with his gorgeous daughter/right-hand-woman Talia in order to create a race of super-men.

Let’s review the two big parts of Ra’s al Ghul’s platform: massive global genocide and eugenics. Are we sure this is fiction?

In any event, Ra’s al Ghul and his aims made for compelling stories. At the time, it seemed farfetched. Also, Batman, despite his undeniable attraction to Talia, was a good and noble man who could in no way sanction genocide on such a grand scale despite perhaps maybe slightly agreeing with Ra’s’ philosophy.

No “ends-justify-the-means” nonsense from the Dark Knight. Keep in mind, though, that this cartoon was aimed at kids.

Nearly 30 years later, these stories don’t sound so farfetched. And I doubt Ra’s’ aims would be as widely condemned as they were back then.

The funny thing is, everybody who supports stuff like this thinks they’ll be one of the survivors.

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Comic books provide fodder for lazy moviemakers who appreciate the fact that the characters are pre-existing, the stories are already written for them, and the storyboards have already been published in the form of the actual comic books. All they have to do is wrangle several years’ worth of continuity into a chunk digestible and understandable for today’s monosyllabic international audiences, add a dollop of snark, and some whiz-bang special effects, and the money-printing machine can commence operation.

In the most recent Avengers movies, evil wrinkly purple-faced demi-god type of thing Thanos wants to acquire the Infinity Gems to power magic MacGuffin the Infinity Gauntlet to gain infinite power. With this infinite power, Thanos wants to destroy half of all life in the universe to restore balance or something.

I haven’t seen the movies, and while I’m an Orthodox Christian, I know enough about esoteric Gnosticism, Masonry, the Illuminati, Satanism, and the occult world to know demonic influence when I see it.

But Thanos is the villain, so we expect demonic influence and nefarious aims—really dark stuff that moves beyond the realm of petty cruelty, street crime, and the acquisition of money. No bank robbers here! These comic book movies are serious stuff.

The creep factor got cranked up to 11 once I started seeing stories and people saying, “You know . . . Thanos kind of had a point.”

The funny thing is, everybody who supports stuff like this thinks they’ll be one of the survivors.

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All fiction is message fiction. All of it. And it doesn’t have to be heavy-handed, poorly-written propaganda. In fact, the more subtle the message, the more powerful the delivery.

This is something many on our side of the great divide, the outlaw side, have difficulty reconciling with their instinctive reaction against anything said by anybody on the other side. But there is truth and insight in the slogan “the personal is political,” because it is.

We did not make these rules. These rules have been around forever. We just refused to articulate and abide by them for too long. They got a head start. We’re playing catch-up.

However, the politicization of art, among other things, is not a prima facie evil. This can be used for good purposes as well as bad. Look at the original laser sword franchise movie. That might be thought of as pure pulp, mindless entertainment, a popcorn flick, and so on, but if one was to think about the movie’s themes, the messages become clear:

  1. It’s good to want to be a hero.
  2. It’s good to want to protect others.
  3. It’s good to risk all to fight against evil.
  4. It’s good to be selfless and help friends.
  5. Religion is good.

This took me all of three seconds of thought.

Boy wizard franchise, believe it or not, offers similarly positive messages. Put aside your justifiable distaste for its fandom. Forget about your equally justifiable revulsion at the overused “Chosen One” narrative. A few themes stand out:

  1. It’s good to be brave to fight unimaginable evil, despite the personal cost.
  2. Friendship is important.
  3. It’s good to disobey authority when the authority is wrong or evil.
  4. There is nothing more important than family.

You might be noticing a trend. “Hey, all of the good art that resonates is conservative!”

That’s actually incorrect. All good art that resonates contains timeless themes. Whether one is of the left, the right, or the center, it is possible to include these themes without attempting to be overtly political. It helps that many of the stories we remember are well-crafted and feature likeable characters.

The inverse is, obviously, true: well-made art can hide destructive themes that are imbibed unthinkingly by an audience who thinks they’re just getting a cool story. And the more audiences are subjected to this sort of uncritical thinking, especially if it flatters their egos, the better. After all, millions of people actually think that, if Europeans had never ventured to sub-Saharan Africa, the entire continent would resemble Wakanda, which isn’t a real place.

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Something big is coming, something that’s been in the works for centuries. Only now are those behind it all bold enough to pull down their mask. And like it or not, it’s because they know far, far too many of us just won’t believe them. And the funny thing is, everybody who supports stuff like this thinks they’ll be one of the survivors.

– Alexander

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Xavier Basora
Xavier Basora
28 days ago

Alexander,

Your foray into comic books has me thinking about some message fiction I’d love to create if I had Dick Wolf’s pull.

Here me out. The leftists or whatever they call themselves this century are always shrieking about theocracy. I’d love to do the multiple series route Dick Wolf has done with Law and order, the Chicago and FBI series. Only call it Throne and Altar; Throne and Altar: Inquisition; Throne and Altar: the two swords.

It could have the following blurb: On the ongoing war against heresy, two separate but equal forces: the Throne which governs for the common good and the Altar which provides the moral foundations. These are their stories.

I’d have a slight variation for the other 2 series to highlight the differences.

Imagine, starting the first episode with a Te Deum Laudemus for a victory against a major heretic or a prayer just before the inquisitorial police start their takedown operation.

And having a nice mix of Catholic/Orthodox/Evangelical/Jewish characters.
The interrogation scenes would be theological tours de force 🙂

Inquistion would be the police proedural à la Law and order

The Two swords series would be the Ecumenical ninja commandos and their operations.

Lastly have a few crossover events between the 3 series. I’ve always enjoyed crossovers and seeing characters from different series working together

xavier

Xavier Basora
Xavier Basora
27 days ago

Alexander,

Yup, our current time but extrapolate what’s happened since the American 2020 election, the pandemic response to a more speculative timeline.

Mind you, if I had a writers’ room, I’d brainstorm with favourite authours of how to go about the world building.

My preliminary sketches for the timeline would be the following

1) A national election in an undefined country was so tainted by fraud and corruption on top of the vindictive population control which evolved from the pandemic response, the regulars (my nickname for the ‘deplorables’) rise up.

The resulting convulsion results in the deep state being thoroughly purged. We’re taking hangings, etc. In fact, the elites were so deeply shocked by the ferocity of the pushback, they were ruthlessly eliminated because they were utterly paralyzed ( I know the concept needs refinement). But some survived and are a real threat.

2) During the convulsion, some hostile countries take advantage of in the global arena, but get their hands really burned when they try to subvert the country. However, those hostile powers rightly regard Throne and Altar as a mortal threat to their existence.

3) In the aftermath, there’s a lot of rebuilding, particularly moral and spiritual. This results in the rise of the Throne (aka Christian kingship) and the Altar (a reinvigorated Vatican with really excellent relations with the Orthodox. Not quite de jure reconciliation,but de facto in everyday life while theologians work out the really sticky issues. The Evangelicals have very good relations too and the Jews are on board too)

4) There are still many domestic enemies on the loose (deep state survivors, BLM/antifa, critical race theorists, etc) and external enemies too (chicoms, the globohomo, some of the more idiotic Moslem regimes like Iran. By contrast, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and a few of the Gulf states have cordial relations with the new regime. They respect the new Christendom as it really takes its religious restoration very seriously and have violently suppressed unacceptable Moslem suprematism (i.e. the rape gangs and the casual street terrorism)
In fact, I’d want an episode where one of the very last rape gangs is annihilated (in homage to the Wild ones movie and to honour the victims) and the moderate Moslem states help out.

5) Episodes about the various domestic/external threats the Throne and Altar face and how their operators/people on the ground deal with the former

Anyway, it’s all very cursory, and I’d want to my writers to fill in the blanks with better continuity.

O and there’d be lots of merch, toys, games and other stuff to support the shows. 🙂

xavier

Xavier Basora
Xavier Basora
20 days ago

Alexander,

Thanks. The joy of speculative fiction allows us to reflect on the human condition.
I’d have epidodes on body positivity, critical race theory, public education ideology. My goal is to have dramatic action oriented shows which denounce all that but entertain.
I prefer arcs but the pro writers would tell me go episodic.

xavier

Hardwicke Benthow
Hardwicke Benthow
16 days ago

Albert Pike, a friend of Mazzini and a fellow Freemason, gave an address in 1889 in France to the highest levels of Freemasonry, which was then reprinted on 19 January 1935 by the English journal The Freemason. Pike declared:

“That which we must say to the crowd is, we worship without superstition […]. The Masonic religion ought to be maintained in the purity of Luciferian doctrine by all of us who are initiates of the highest degrees. If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay [sic] [the God of the Christians] whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion of science, would Adonay and his priest calumniate him?

Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also God. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods: darkness being necessary to light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive . . . the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.”

I had seen this quote before and always took it at face value. However, after seeing it again here on your blog, I decided to do some research on Albert Pike. What I found was quite interesting.

Apparently, the quote above is not directly from Pike himself, but an 1889 pamphlet titled “Instructions to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World”, secretly written by Leo Taxil in an attempt to slander Pike. He wrote the pamphlet himself (but presented it as having been written by Diana Vaughn and containing genuine Albert Pike quotes), and heavily promoted it. In 1897, Taxil admitted before Catholic clergy and news reporters in France that the pamphlet was a hoax.

There is, however, one genuine Albert Pike quote about Lucifer, but it presents him as evil and possessing a deceptive name. It is from Pike’s book “Morals and Dogmas”, and reads as follows:

The Apocalypse is, to those who receive the nineteenth Degree, the Apothesis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer. LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, for traditions are full of sensual or selfish Souls? Doubt it not! Divine Revelations and Inspirations: and Inspiration is not of one Age nor of one Creed. Plato and Philo, also, were inspired. The Apocalypse, indeed, is a book as obscure as the Sohar. It is written hieroglyphically with numbers and images; and the Apostle often appeals to the intelligence of the Initiated. “Let him who hath knowledge, understand! let him who understands, calculate !” he often says, after an allegory or the mention of a number. Saint John, the favorite Apostle, and the Depositary of all the Secrets of the Saviour, therefore did not write to be understood by the multitude.

Hardwicke Benthow
Hardwicke Benthow
15 days ago

I forgot to mention it, but it turns out that this quote was also proven to be a hoax:

We shall unleash the nihilists and the atheists and we shall provoke a great social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to all nations the effect of absolute atheism; the origins of savagery and of most bloody turmoil.

Then everywhere, the people will be forced to defend themselves against the world minority of the world revolutionaries and will exterminate those destroyers of civilization and the multitudes disillusioned with Christianity whose spirits will be from that moment without direction and leadership and anxious for an ideal, but without knowledge where to send its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer brought finally out into public view. A manifestation which will result from a general reactionary movement which will follow the deconstruction of Christianity and Atheism; both conquered and exterminated at the same time.

Albert Pike

It didn’t even exist until the 1950s (long after Albert Pike’s death), and even includes anachronistic language that he wouldn’t have used.

Here’s an article about the quote’s origins:

http://adam.curry.com/art/1446649785_TnLeXr8Z.html

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