Saturday, March 30, 2013

Abuse of Science Revisited; and the Arrival of Dr Farrell

The posting of this video serves a two-fold purpose:

1. To call further attention to the evil coming into the world through the Elite's abuse of the natural sciences; and

2. To introduce those who do not know about him to Dr Joseph Farrell.  His writings, particularly his book God, History, and Dialectic, are crucial for understanding why Western Christianity is unraveling.

Hopefully, Dr Farrell's work will be discussed here further in the near future.  Without further delay, though, his news video from 21 March 2013:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Invincible Defender

On this Feast of the Annunciation (new calendar), let the South remember where she can turn for deliverance and protection if she wishes: to the most pure Mother of God.  As the kontakion says,

'To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: "Hail, unwedded bride!"'

Thursday, March 21, 2013

iPhones vs Icons

...And this will result from the fact that the antichrist wants to be lord over everything and become the ruler of the whole universe, and he will produce miracles and fantastic signs. He will also give depraved wisdom to an unhappy man so that he will discover a way by which one man can carry on a conversation from one end of the earth to the other. At that time, men will also fly through the air like birds and descend to the bottom of the sea like fish. And when they have achieved all this, these unhappy people will spend their lives in comfort without knowing, poor souls, that it is the deceit of the antichrist. And the impious one! - he will so complete science with vanity, that it will go off the right path and lead people to lose faith in the existence in God. - St. Nilus the Myrrhgusher (+16th century)

Before, a table used to stand in the corner wherein the holy icons were. Then, however, that space will be occupied by seductive instruments for the deception of men. Many who have departed away from the Truth will say, `we need to watch and hear the news.' And it is in the news that the Antichrist will appear; and they will accept him. - Elder Laurence of Chernigov (+1950)

(Quotations from an unpublished work by Dr Vladimir Moss, ‘Prophecies about the Future of Russia and the World’.)

It bodes ill that so many inside the South and out would rather spend their time looking at iPhones than icons.  For while one places us near to Heaven itself, the other (mostly) buries us in the earthly mundane, or, just as dangerously, drowns us in silly fantasy - neither of which helps us to see reality clearly.

We must be very careful with technology.  Without the proper safeguards it can be quite harmful.  Indeed the natural sciences themselves are a result of the Fall:

‘The holy Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov, who had a thorough training in physics, mathematics and engineering, writes: “You ask what is my opinion of the human sciences? After the fall men began to need clothing and numerous other things that accompany our earthly wanderings; in a word, they began to need material development, the striving for which has become the distinguishing feature of our age. The sciences are the fruit of our fall, the production of our damaged fallen reason. Scholarship is the acquisition and retention of impressions and knowledge that have been stored up by men during the time of the life of the fallen world. Scholarship is a lamp by which ‘the gloom of darkness is guarded to the ages’. The Redeemer returned to men that lamp which was given to them at creation by the Creator, of which they were deprived because of their sinfulness. This lamp is the Holy Spirit, He is the Spirit of Truth, who teaches every truth, searches out the deep things of God, opens and explains mysteries, and also bestows material knowledge when that is necessary for the spiritual benefit of man. Scholarship is not properly speaking wisdom, but an opinion about wisdom. The knowledge of the Truth that was revealed to men by the Lord, access to which is only by faith, which is inaccessible for the fallen mind of man, is replaced in scholarship by guesses and presuppositions’ (Dr Vladimir Moss, ‘Quo Vadis, Science?’, revised ed., 10 June 2010).

Where could this desire for earthly knowledge and power lead us?  Perhaps, ultimately, to the last stage of Hell on earth:  These ideas indicate how Genesis 6.1-5, modern experiments on human sexuality and reproduction (by both humans and demons) and the doctrine of the Antichrist, may come together in a fantastic, nightmarish scenario that nevertheless has the stamp of reality. Moved by envy, lust and jealousy, the devil, the enemy of mankind, has from primordial times tried to interfere with, corrupt, abuse and radically subvert human nature. And just as Christ recreated human nature in the image and likeness of God by becoming incarnate of the Virgin Mother of God, so the devil wishes to recreate it in his image and likeness by becoming incarnate of a pseudo-virgin, the mother of the Antichrist.

‘However, real demonic incarnation, the creation of a true demon-man, is impossible because of the bounds between species and kinds of rational beings created by God. So Satan resorts to as close an imitation as possible: through the demonic possession of human seed even before conception, and its genetic manipulation to accentuate the worst qualities in fallen human nature, he plans to create, if not a true demon-man, at any rate the demonic man par excellence. But since, unlike God, he cannot create out of nothing or at once, he requires time and experimentation, in order gradually, by trial and error, to “work out” his perverted masterpiece’ (Dr Vladimir Moss, ‘
Genetics, UFOs and the Birth of the Antichrist’, 24 April 2004).

While it is not a certainty that the Antichrist will appear as a result of scientific research, it is known that some scientific ‘advances’ are turning out to be quite harmful:  genetically modified crops, conventional cancer treatments, radiation from cordless devices, etc. 

So again we say, be wary of technology.  Make sure, as St Ignatius Brianchaninov said above, that it helps the body and the spirit to flourish before you decide to make use of it.

Dr Vladimir continues later in ‘Quo Vadis, Science?’, ‘To understand the first and last things we have to resort to another method, that of faith; for, as St. Paul says, "we walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5.7). In this sphere we cannot walk by sight, because, as Fr. Seraphim Rose writes, “the state of Adam and the first-created world has been placed forever beyond the knowledge of science by the barrier of Adam’s transgression, which changed the very nature of Adam and creation, and indeed the very nature of knowledge itself. Modern science knows only what it observes and what can be reasonably inferred from observation… The true knowledge of Adam and the first-created world – as much as is useful for us to know – is accessible only in God’s revelation and in the Divine vision of the saints.”’

And so we return to the humble icon, that quiet teacher of divine truth.  Through icons, as also through the Holy Scriptures, we receive God’s revelation, and may experience the blessed presence of Our Lord, Our Lady, the saints, and the angels.  They allow us to see the glories and the terrors of the spiritual world, to which the Fall has made us blind.  They allow us to see man and nature transfigured, clothed in the beauty of holiness - which is to say, clothed in the Holy Spirit. 

Science and technology apart from God have tried to take man to a higher plane of existence, but they have failed and always will.  Only through the grace of the Most Holy Trinity, poured out upon us through the Sacraments, the Scriptures, prayer, fasting, and so on, will we ever rise above our fallen nature. 

The lowly icon, quiet, untechnological, ascetic - not the iPhone or any other piece of technology - is a means of receiving such uplifting, all-changing grace.  Place such holy things ever before the eyes.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Music of Resistance

‘There's No Hope For You D.C.’
There's no hope for you D.C., go away
There's no need for you here

I'd like to think that all of this constant interference
Is just the kind to make you drive yourself away
Each simple action done by me is regulated
And leaves me standing here with nothing else to say

Completely baffled by a backward indication
That an inspired thought will come into your mind
Letters written kindly to propel the situation
Have simply halted
And now daytime dreaming’s done

There's no hope for you D.C., go away
There's no need for you here

I'm only waiting for the proper time to tell you
That it's impossible to get along with you
It's hard to look you in the face when you are guarded
So it helps to have a mirror in the room

I have been truly looking forward to secession
And here's my chance and there's a scowl on your face
Perfectly I can see that you’re a monster
So just go away
And do not leave a trace

There's no hope for you D.C., go away
There's no need for you here

Spying on us daily
Burning money
Robbing blindly
Breaking fam’lies
Teaching nonsense
Bombing weddings
Groping children
Doing things
Positively evil
Just go away

There's no hope for you D.C., go away
There's no need for you here

(A rewrite of The White Stripes' single 'There's No Room for You Here'.  Sing along!  You'll feel better.)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Razzled by Rand

Folks were rightfully excited to see Senator Paul stand up to the federal government, but Thomas DiLorenzo just as rightfully cautions against too much excitement:  'The Constitution is long dead,' saith he in a short blog post.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ideas for the Southern Nationalist to Dwell upon

Not all of Father Matthew's presentation on Ukrainian politics in the 20th century is relevant to the Southern nationalist (disputes between Russia and Ukraine, for example), but the ideas about culture, language, economics, the state, and so on certainly are.  Mark them well, and hopefully, through the powerful prayers and help of the South's patron saint - St Ælfred of England - we will be able to have discussions like these with our neighbors, as we begin to distance ourselves from the empire in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Few Thoughts on Food


Wherever the folkways of the Old South remain alive, eating still retains something of a communal and ritual nature (for instance, Andrew Lytle's description of the importance of suppah [i.e., supper], the midday meal, described in 'The Hind Tit').  John Granger delves into this deeper meaning of eating in his presentation at the 2011 Climacus Conference - 'The Way of Communion: Eating as an Extension and Echo of the Eucharist'.  Person vs. individual, the lack of saintliness in America, the physics and metaphysics of food - these and more are touched upon in Mr Granger's fairly lively talk.


In a very encouraging sign, reported on by Mike Adams, the inner city is beginning to reject Industrial Food.  This is important because those in large cities are the folks one would expect to be most accepting of processed foods, being cut off, for the most part, from the land and thus also from planting or raising, harvesting, and cooking real food.  That rejection is displayed bluntly in the music video 'Food Fight':

I don't accept the manmade global warming line in the video, but there is a lot to like here, even if one isn't generally a fan of rap music (as I admit that I am not).  They are furthermore trying to reach 10 million views to generate attention for their cause, so please do watch it and spread the word about it to others.  If you are interested in the story and people behind the video, you may read Mike Adams's report.


For those who prefer a more prosaic spear to thrust at Industrial Food, Dr Mercola's recent essay '10 Lies and Misconceptions Spread by Mainstream Nutrition' is excellent.  And Karen De Coster's introduction to the new book Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal is also very helpful.