Scientism as ugliness

Empty, soulless man-made crap.

Where is the elegance?

The sophistication?

The form that isn’t functional!!!

Globalist culture is no culture.

If you want a scientist on the matter:

“If this does not appeal to you sufficiently to recognize in me a discoverer of principles, do me, at least, the justice of calling me an “inventor of some beautiful pieces of electrical apparatus.” – Nikola Tesla, 1907

The test of today

http://meetingthemasters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/the-test-of-today.html

Of course, even love of one’s neighbour is only observed theoretically and as a means of signalling that you are on the right side. Incidentally, I find that loving your distant neighbour is now used as an excuse to pay less attention to your near one, demonstrating that love has little to do with it and is just used as an excuse to dismantle traditional structures of truth and rob them of their spiritually protective qualities.

So modern liberal doctrines might have some truth in them but it is the truth of a counterfeit rather than the genuine article. Indeed liberalism is best seen as precisely that, a counterfeit of Christianity, a Christianity flattened out, secularised and brought down to this world. It was very probably specifically designed to replace the real thing by apparently retaining the good bits

superficially

superficial Christianity

but throwing out the superstitions. In fact, it does the very opposite and keeps the shell while discarding the nut.

BYO nut.

But then those who oppose liberal doctrines must take care that they do not fall into the extreme of denying these have any validity at all, even on a relative level. If you oppose liberalism, as you should, you must not let that push you into the opposite extreme.

Keep philia.

Remember there are two commandments, love God and love man. The latter must be seen in the light of the former but if you neglect the latter then you become almost as bad as those who neglect or deny God. This too is part of the test of today. Don’t let the lies of the enemy lead you into the over-reaction of rejecting the reality of the truth he presents in a deformed and corrupted state….

FYI

https://charltonteaching.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/things-coming-to-point.html

there is now no excuse for being a Leftist, its falsity and its evil are there for all to see – in the foreground and in the background, in books and in our daily lives and face to face conversations.

Every single Left Wing prediction has failed. Count ’em.
Every. Single. One.

While a century, or two, ago the pretensions of atheism, materialism, radicalism, modernism etc. were superficially plausible – now they are not.

Assuming human beings have their eyes open.

Generally, I have found them to be walking around with both eyes shut.

They don’t want to see.

It would be inconvenient.

They might need to change and self-improve in real ways and actually give up things that are bad for them.

Not the January selfie model of self-improvement.

I’m considered very good-looking and even I think the selfie thing has gotten silly.

Another post: https://charltonteaching.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/why-are-things-coming-to-point-now-in.html

This is a time when those on the side of Good should not fear: fear is the motivation of evil, not Good. Evil is afraid because it is ultimately unnatural – a web of lies – and must be sustained artificially by energy, effort, control…”

Love the truth and hate the Father of Lies. Now..

Someone help me down from this pulpit.

Seduction starts within marriage

http://www.yourtango.com/200941926/how-seduce-difficult-women

It’s short but the man speaks the truth.

It’s like being rich. Becoming rich is the easy part, staying rich is the kick.

If you care less after you’ve signed your life over, you shouldn’t have married them. When you stop trying, the marriage is over. A marriage is a dual effort.

Also, it handily points out the American mistake: it takes far more work to keep one woman happy forever than a number of cheaper ones for a few weeks at a time. The best seducers have the loyal marriages to the best wives.

Link: The Western Way of love

https://aeon.co/essays/russia-against-the-western-way-of-love

It’s lust or limerence. There is very little love in the West.

They consider people as interchangeable, nobody is special. Decisions are rationalized, they aren’t rational. Having a rotation of people isn’t a choice, it’s an addiction to the thrill of a new prospect. Narcissus going speed dating to get that high of being admired for the first time again and again and again. Using the other person AS a mirror.

This observation from Mann’s novella Death in Venice (1912) encapsulates a great cultural leap that occurred somewhere close to the beginning of the 20th century. Somehow, the Lover pushed the Beloved from the centre of attention.

Atomised units in a swirling cosmos.

The divine, unknowable and unreachable Other is no longer the subject of our love stories. Instead, we are interested in the Self, with all its childhood traumas, erotic dreams and idiosyncrasies. Examining and protecting this fragile Self [DS: ???] by teaching it to pick its affections properly is the main project of the Regime of Choice – a project brought to fruition using a popularised version of psychotherapeutic knowledge.

Navel-gazing bullshit.

Rieff describes him as ‘anti-heroic, shrewd, carefully counting his satisfactions and dissatisfactions, studying unprofitable commitments as the sins most to be avoided’.

That isn’t love, that’s work. Hedonic profit. You can’t be a Scrooge with real love.

The psychological man is a romantic technocrat who believes that the application of the right tools at the right time can straighten out the tangled nature of our emotions.

Men have never been the romantic sex. Their revulsion for courtly love, their open contempt for romance alone (no sex), demonstrates this better than their appeal to their own vanity as if it’s something possessive (henceforth the best Romantic heroes were written by women and popularized by them). To this day, romance is still considered a Female Genre!

Video: What is the most important thing in life?

There is scientific basis for this.

http://www.iev.si/european-ethics-and-values-framework-eevvf/

You must decide. Everyone has a hierarchy of values, a values system, but the order we rank differs.

Closely related, people may have hit this page based on the question:

What is the most important thing in a woman, man or husband/wife?

The most important trait in a spouse? Perfection.
It’s always that one thing.