The Enlightenment’s Good Points

As much as I disagree with Voltaire on some issues, I would love to hear his takes on the mindset of the modern day SJW fundamentalist. We agree on racial issues.

“It is a serious question among them whether they are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said that man was created in the image of God. Now here is a lovely image of the Divine Maker – a flat and black nose with little or hardly any intelligence. A time will doubtless come when these animals will know how to cultivate the land well, beautify their houses and gardens, and know the paths of the stars: one needs time for everything.”

It is now the year 2019.

I suppose it will take a little while longer. I’m charitable with Voltaire in regards to matters of religion because he was reacting to it against the backdrop of the Wars of Religion. In our times, Christianity isn’t even a pale shadow of what it once was, and it is clearer than ever that atheism and liberal democracy have been taken way too far. The appropriate model for the Enlightenment was absolute monarchies like the ones of Frederick the Great, Joseph II and Peter the Great.

“Everything for the people, nothing by the people” was a wise maxim. We need something like a benevolent monarchy, not the broken system we have now. Racial equality is an impossible dream, but a benevolent, patriarchal, technocratic government is not.

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  1. “We need something like a benevolent monarchy, not the broken system we have now.”

    This is true–it will take strong and visionary authoritarian leadership to get White America out of its rut. Problem is, how do you restore the palate for it when most of the populace has lost its taste for absolutist rule?

    • What are talking about? 3rd world people love authoritarian rule. It will come to America, just not in the form that Hunter wants it.

      • I was thinking about White America in particular, but you are right–if and when authoritarianism comes to this country, it’s likely going to be the malevolent variety.

  2. I think ethno states ruled by benevolent anti-semitic tyrants. The election system similar to the Catholic Church or the Chinese one.
    But to clean the mess in the beginning we would need someone ruthless. Fortunately a new Hitler, meaning a new delusional idiot, is very improbable.

  3. Peter the Great, though he brought a lot of Western progress to “backward” Eastern Russia, was also an avowed Satanist and libertine who created St. Petersburg as a giant gnostic ritual. He was a stake throught the heart of Old Russia and the Orthodox Christian faith. As much as I admire Frederick’s “always audacity” policy, there was a very clear current of common thought running from him to our own Mr. Lincoln. I hesitate to accuse boorish New England Yankees of being the same, even functionally, as the based Prussians, but, then again many in the Union Army’s ranks where FOB German peasants used to be ruled like serfs. The point is, we should choose the kind of leaders we have wisely.

    It will go better for us all when, one way or another, the machine-class becomes the new slave-class since the situation now is that we practically make an idol of our technology. That’s why I am not entirely opposed to Chairman Yang’s ideas, though some Chinese-descended friends of mine who have spent a fair amount of time in the PRC and in Taiwan are leery of him on principal. My friend has told me numerous times that white people cannot understand how devious and cunning Chinese are, even when they are gregarious and, like my friend, Christians for three generations. It’s a real struggle for him, he says, not to want to or try to take advantage of others.

  4. Since the Enlightenment, freedom has come to mean the freedom to be self-indulgent. That line of thought can be traced back to de Sade, but the need to dethrone God in order to justify depravity predates him, of course. When freedom becomes based on passions, it also becomes easier to use those same passions to control people. That’s why our societal decadence is so dangerous. I would rather see a truly individualist society as envisioned by people like Spooner or Tucker, but without a moral core, we wouldn’t be able to handle it. People too easily distracted by bread and circuses are people too morally unstable for the responsibilities that come along with freedom.

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