But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell? No mortal comprehends its worth; it cannot be found in the land of the living.
Mar 3 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
1. This is a dumb argument.
An evil argument can be very seductive and tempting. Who says the fight will be honest? We are seduced into embracing all manners of ills because they look enticing, not realizing the cost is hidden from us.
2. Very often the best argument is the least appealing.
In modern west we like the idea that we can find happiness by satisfying our every desire without restraint.
No one wants to hear that pre-marital sex is wrong, homosexuality is a destructive sin.
Feb 29 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
1. Look at the propaganda framing. This is how it is done. Expose on how bad Canada’s immigration system is and how it needs fixing. Where is the emphasis? On the poor immigrant students who are being “exploited.” This sets the stage for further government action. 2. The mark of all good propaganda is that it does not matter if any policy is a success or a failure as long as the current problems can be used to create propaganda for further state action. The only true failure is one in which no need for state action results.
Feb 27 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1. “In male club rooms and bars around the world the most casual companions can often establish immediate bonding by recalling the hardships that all men share, namely, the threats that women pose to man.”
Walter Ong. “Fighting for Life: Contest, Sexuality and Consciousness.” 2. The woman just is. The man, by coming out of his mother and spending his first few years under her care, must define what it means to me man in an adversative relationship to woman. He seeks freedom from the womb.
Feb 27 • 22 tweets • 4 min read
1. Some thoughts on the guy who set himself on fire protesting something. It really does not matter what he was protesting. It really doesn’t. It is important to understand the role that protesting plays in today’s political landscape. 🧵 2. The work of the technical administrative regime is rather dull and boring work. Yes, they are imposing technical control over all things, administrating us towards a better future, one that is more equitable, one in which all our rights are protected.
Feb 23 • 17 tweets • 3 min read
1. This is important and not a message that will be popular with many American Christians.
The optimism of the 1700’s is well behind us now. This idea that enlightenment liberalism could be seamlessly fused with Christianity must be seen as a failed experiment.
2. What you will increasingly see in regime messaging is that they will, as in this video, be propagandizing against this idea of a “Christian Founding.” They will be looking to take away the legitimacy of the Christian right as genuine Americans. Shocking?
Feb 22 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1. Let me introduce a word to you: immiseration.
What you are seeing below is propaganda to justify your impoverishment. It’s being done through inflation (deficit spending, easy money policy, low interest rates), shipping jobs overseas, bringing in immigrant labor.
2. What is happening is that your standard of living bus being intentionally eroded and undermined to line the pockets of the very richest in our society, but also to buy off the very poor (who vote for politicians that keep these policies in place), …
Feb 15 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
1. As much as you would like to believe in a secular political space, you must know it has always been a lie and will always be a lie. All societies are bound together at their core by a religious identity.
The left understands this. This is a religious conflict. 2. Once we allowed Christianity to be shoved into the private realm, something for private moral guidance and private spiritual satisfaction, the so called separation of church and state, a vacuum was created.
That vacuum was filled with the religious belief in the state.
Feb 13 • 15 tweets • 7 min read
1. I have reached that marker, the transition into the world of the “big account.” 10,000 followers. Crazy to think. Thanks to @AuronMacintyre for his shout out for pushing me over the top. At 9,000 I gave a long thank you thread. For this mark, my thoughts on doing Twitter. 🧵
2. How did I get to 10,000 follows? It has been a journey and I had lots of help. If you are just starting out or looking to add follows, here is a thread with some of my thoughts on growing your account. Number one: watch this video by Auron.
Feb 13 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
1. I like that JD Vance is opposing this bill. But for the love of all that is good and beautiful, can we please stop calling things we don’t like “anti-democratic.”
Everyone, the regime and it critics try to cling to this mythos of democracy in a country of 350m people.
2. In a true democracy, the citizens, the people themselves actually set the agenda, decide the issues upon which they mutually come together in agreement, or not. In practical purposes, actual democracy, rule by the demos, only works on a small scale.
Feb 12 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
1. It is remarkable that Jesus always ends up being cast as “open-minded” and “accepting” and “tolerant.” Jesus is the proto-leftist, a virtual blank slate upon which all a projected every liberal sensibility.
2. God does not accept you the way you are. He just does not. He loves in the midst of his anger over your sin. There is no separation of the sin from the sinner. God does not look at you that way. He simply sees a sinner who is too impure to be in his presence.
Feb 10 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1. Carlson: “The one way in which the religions are different is that Christianity is specifically a non-violent religion. Jesus says turn the other cheek, don’t kill.”
This is unfortunate. It is not the core of our Christian faith. It’s a gross over-simplification. 2. It just had the feel of the kind of regime critiques used to silence a more robust and muscular Christianity. It elides the complexity of 2000 years of Christian thought on this subject to simply argue that “Jesus is love. How can you be a president and ask people to kill?”
Feb 4 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
1. When we say that the return of the “strong gods” is imminent, this is a perfect example. We often think that the culture war is about the sexual agenda or some such, but at its heart it is about how you decide questions such as this one. What does this mean?
2. At its heart, the culture war is what is called a “second order disagreement.” In a “first order disagreement” all the parties agree upon the rules by which a point of conflict is resolved. As long as it is resolved according to the rules, all parties abide by the decision.
Feb 3 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
1. We use terms like “The Great Replacement” but unfortunately it’s bad counter-propaganda because it plays into the regime’s hand and make messaging easy for them. While they would take a one party state as a side win, it’s not the main goal. A thread. 2. People on our side, by not grasping what is happening, that we are still fighting WW2 with the ghosts of colonialism mixed in, don’t realize that “Great Replacement” is actually terrible propaganda mostly because it plays into historical events that can be used against us.
Jan 30 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
1. Many of us talk about the administrative state as if it is an entity that exists apart from us, an other. We believe that if we rid ourselves of it or reform it life will return to normal.
But the truth is that the administrative state is a part of us, it is the way we think. 2. Most of us embrace the fundamental ways of thinking which drive the administrative state. We want efficiency, effectiveness, consistency, and productivity.
You might think that these terms do not describe government or the administrative state, but…
Jan 24 • 21 tweets • 5 min read
1. Here is a common misconception, that “merit-based hiring” is fundamentally different than DEI based hiring. Both are technique based and both are a means to avoid hierarchy and the kinds of direct competition that leads to hierarchy.
2. The finite rare-earth metals that go into batteries, wind farms and solar panels all have to be pulled out of the ground by means of an industrial process. Imagine trying to supply everyone in the west with “clean” energy, the environmental damage that would be done?
Jan 19 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
1. Important thread. I will say this bluntly: this video is the devil’s work. If you go to someone’s gay pseudo-marriage, you are give your blessing, your approval. By politely, even gently refusing, you give the pastoral gift of withholding blessing.
2. Calling another person to account for their sin is always difficult. You risk their anger. You risk broken relationships. You risk accusations of hypocrisy. But make no bones about it, a gay pseudo-wedding is not a moment of weakness, it is not a struggle with sin.
Jan 17 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
1. People in normal political circles fail to grasp Trump repeatedly. They see his lack of discipline and how ineffective he was or his moral failings and assume it must be because Trump is a charismatic figure and people vote for him are in a cult of personality. This is wrong.
2. Far more important is the FACT of Trump and his relationship to his voters. The people who vote for him see him as a symbol. Your hatred of Trump is seen as your hatred of the American people who vote for Trump. If the system thwarts Trump it is a rejection of them.
Jan 13 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
1. There is much pearl clutching around the idea of a politically muscular Christianity. I would like to put before you a Dutch pastor and resistance leader who spent much of the war on the run, hence the moniker Frits de Zwerver (the wanderer), his real name Frits Slomp. 2. In his wanderings he would often come to a church on Sunday and preach from pulpit, often on the evils of Nazi regime, and then leave without so much as shaking a hand after service so as to avoid being captured by the SS.
Dec 25, 2023 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
1. Secular Christmas has largely exhausted itself. This has largely been the case since 1970. Meaningful secular Christmas had a golden period from 1945 through 1970. This is interesting as this is pretty when the negative effects of post war secularism really started to show. 🧵 2. The period began with “Its a Wonderful Life” in 1946
Dec 16, 2023 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
1. “The most anti-Christian act imaginable.” Young, a pastor, certainly knows about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Even so, just because there is no specific account of an apostle knocking over an alter to satan does not mean they were not capable in the right situation.
2. Pastor Young projects his own weakness and willingness to bow to the regime onto not just Paul, but also Jesus and the rest of the Apostles. None of these men our Savior included, were afraid to challenge the powers of the day. Jesus clears the temple.