On The Dangerous Self-Importance of the Old
OLD FOOL IN DENIAL PLANNING NoDak ETHNIC HAVEN & PISSHOUSE FOR SOME MORE (!) OF A FAILED GENERATION’S GOD-DAMNED!
by B Wook
“And, too, the historian may also note that the Second American Civil War will have been generated by a most peculiar phenomenon, a dying generation full of a lunatic self-importancy and in hysterical complete denial of its actual age and disgusting moral condition.” [B Wook]
At sixty-one, this poor old male is simply another one of The Too Many now paying the price for trying to cling on too hard to the full reek of middle age, with all of its ticks and megrims.
And yet old age, once on a time, was an accomplishment and to be respected as a true ding an sich.
After all, it very probably meant that you had something on the ball.
Now, however, the aging beatniks & hippies of a bogus 1960s youth “culture” infest everywhere and are just plain nuisances like Old Reagen before them. There are altogether too God-damn many of these 1946-64s, and hence we verge upon that true anomaly in History, a first perhaps at least on the global level:
The Era Of The UNwise Old.
In addition to the racism adumbrated in the above link, and in itself doubtlessly rooted in a kind of pathetic attempt welling from the agchem-poisoned common undermind, to try to imitate Native American tribal feelings, * there is probably many another hole in THIS old basket!
Or, just how much do you want to bet that the poor old wreck is furthermore so far gone and lost to any real Dignity as an adult and an actually old man that he also doses himself regularly, with Cialis and Viagra?
You reading this all know, I hope, about the zeitgeist ?
In History, my working definition is that it characterizes the general mood of an era and the mental makeup of the denizens of an era. Thus, the terrific legacy of American pioneer optimism that now clashes so hard in the back of all our minds with the present undertow of deep sadness running everywhere throughout the Atlantic West. ** The succession of zeitgeists after all is what drives public events, politics, public AND popular opinion. When it is really terrible, a population too divided against itself veers toward civil war, as we again are doing now.
What makes it really too bad is that both successful and unsuccessful periods have their unique and particular, even timebound, working arrangements.
As noted above the old once were free to be on the sidelines, to slow down, to become Wise. Now, we proclaim in a hideous paroxysm of denial such bullshit as the slogan, “Sixty is the NEW forty!” In just the same way, we toil too at the dividing up of the American national political corpse with evermore fine-tuned “distinctions” between one another in our correspondingly evermore hopeless politics.
It is in fact because one and all have finer principles that ever before; or, so we all yell at the top of our lungs, anyway….
Now “in principle,” for example, I am against our historic tax-exemption for churches. But in WORKING fact, there once was a broad enough agreement, a social consensus, that the churches were mainly forces for good, public as well as spiritual, so that the quid-pro-quo of tax-exemption worked.
Now, however, people even as they are increasingly greedy & pornographic in all of their (no longer!) private lives, try to make up by claiming to have even more high-up “values” than ever before. Thus on the road to Hell all can anesthetize themselves with false feelings of “freedom,” and even of “progress”.
Fortunately, though an antidote exists. It is in the person of the historian who understands the reality of Evil, and who then will recognize and thus announce what is historically most true, above all:
That all of these “ideals” boiling & frothing in an era such as ours are nothing but the most rotten nonsense, because in the last analysis they are only so many filthy rationalizations, in the end for nothing but the civil war looming above.
And, too, the historian may also note that the Second American Civil War will have been generated by a most peculiar phenomenon, a dying generation full of a lunatic self-importancy and in hysterical complete denial of its actual age and disgusting moral condition.
* — Old Jung noted a century ago that America’s historical fate would be that of all usurper peoples, and that it would rest on the psychological inundation in travesty-forms, by the souls and spirits of the displaced previous peoples.
** — Renan in the nineteenth century first commented on this same undercurrent of deep and unappeasable grief in all of the literature of Late Antiquity.
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[24 August 2013]