The Hjernevask programs can be seen, with English subtitles, at the following links.
I want to point out the obvious and state superheroes are secular demigods.
Even progressive Wikipedia acknowledges this, citing the Scarlet Pimpernel as the first superhero. Yes, Sir Percy Blakeney, a British baronet who rescues individuals sentenced to death by the French Republic, is the first hero in Western literature to fight evil in secret under a heroic moniker concealed under a buffoonish alter-ego in order to protect his true identity. Mild-mannered Clark Kent is a slightly modernized version of Blakeney the idiot.
I love Sir Percy and cannot wait until the copyright expires on the character so we can see a steady stream of films about him. Tom Hiddleston would be a good choice.
Quintus. I’ll start off with a question that many of our readers may have thought about. Do you believe men are facing a spiritual crisis today? If so, why?
C.P. Yes. Crisis is a Greek word, meaning “judgment.” It is the nature of Truth, that to come in contact with it is to face judgment; it is therefore no surprise to me, that our judgment rises to the level of a crisis, precisely when “non-judgmentalism” has become our only “truth.” The underlying sickness, is the heresy of “modernism,” (sometimes called “liberalism”), which, boiled down to its very nub, is the irrational assertion of autonomy via absolute, abstract “rights,” while one denies, doubts or despairs of knowing the necessary causes of rights’ existence.
“The modernist cares not whether something is Right and True; one only needs the “right” to do something without regard to what is Right and True. The core irrationality is to deny the Right in the name of “rights,” and even to believe that “rights” exist, if there is nothing Right. The modernist society inevitably develops irrationally, in accord with its premises.” ……………….
I love this twisted application of game theory, very red pill too, in the handling of male agency.
““Whether the UK will stay in the EU or not, will not do any harm to trade and economic ties or financial relations between the UK and China,” Wang Hongzhang, chairman of the China Construction Bank, China’s second largest lender, told the BBC in an interview yesterday.
“We have a smaller world and everyone is connected with each other and it is the age of globalisation. I think [whether] the UK stays in the EU or not will not have an impact,” he said.”
“according to which the centre of the Eurasian continent was the natural locus of supreme power. Perhaps it was this formula that drew Russian interest:
Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland;
who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island;
who rules the World-Island controls the world.”
(Mackinder, Democratic Ideals and Reality, p. 194)”
Personally, I think Putin is far smarter than anyone thinks. He’s certainly the best player on the present board. Do not underestimate him. If he appears to be ‘losing’, he must want to. Waiting on his cards.
And some wonder if there is true decline of the West?
I was sent this because I was bemoaning the sorry state of most cosplayers thinking a cape or corset suddenly makes them a 10. I can scarcely believe how quickly things are going downhill, at first I thought it was a very sophisticated parody. Nope, real.
“The US position as the world’s most indebted nation makes it vulnerable to stock market collapse, currency runs and economic crisis, as well as global currency manipulation.”
“A major pandemic may be the instrument that causes a reverse in the process of globalization as national responses to contain infection will involve significant restrictions on personal mobility and interaction over a lengthy period. Some states may even be destabilized by the effort and resources required to address the situation”
“The declining size of working populations and rising social, health and pension costs in developed countries, financed through taxation, will increase the financial burden on the younger elements of society. Further exacerbation by unaffordable house prices, student debt and unemployment, contrasted with the wealth locked up in older generations, may lead to protests on a wide scale, resulting in instability and social unrest.”
“A large city in a developing region (or a number of large cities in more than one region) may fail before 2035. The effects will be equivalent in character, if not in scale, to state failure, which city failure may, in turn, precipitate.”
“It is likely that unregulated urbanization will result in future adversaries who have highly-developed urban survival and combat skills. They may consequently choose to pursue their objectives and conduct operations in sprawling towns and cities which will already have experienced endemic lawlessness and high levels of violence.”
“Conflict and crises will continue to trigger the displacement of large numbers of people, mainly into proximate regions, which may themselves be at risk of instability. Recent conflicts have also demonstrated the potential for sudden movements of people over longer distances, with the potential for related shocks and knock-on effects. This instability is likely to fuel extremist politics in some societies, possibly based on a beleaguered middle class, which may result in resurgent nationalism and authoritarianism.”
Basically, almost everything I’ve been saying for years is in this paper, more or less.
There’s also a 2010 edition I haven’t read yet.
Have fun with it.