A Dissident's Purpose
An Allegory of Despair Escapism
Many of us in the ‘dissent’ sphere, manosphere et al. could probably think back to an early moment in life where there was some moment of intellectual clarity. I don’t think critical thought is something you just happen to learn at age 30 one day unless you’ve had some kind of trauma event in childhood which would block it. This is something you are seemingly genetically disposed to. Once you begin the eye opening research it certainly sets you on a path for what seems almost complete and total social isolation and therefore become a ‘dissenter’.
The word ‘dissenter’ in post-enlightenment usage referred mainly to religious diasporas stemming from Protestant Church of England resulting in groups like the Quakers, for example, which has been attributed to Captain Cook and the building of Australia as a penal colony. The word now more commonly used is ‘dissident.’ The usage of these terms almost coincides with the twentieth century’s worst world event. The religious usage of the word ‘dissenter’ pretty much stopped and the usage of the word ‘dissident’ began. This to me highlights the changing world paradigm that World War 2 brought upon us, from a reglious based society to a statist based society, “Our Democracy”.
Ronald F. Ingelhart’s book ‘Religion’s Sudden Decline’ states,
The Nordic countries seem to be at the cutting edge of cultural change, and their distinctive character seems to reflect a synthesis between the Protestant ethic and the welfare state. As chapter 2 demonstrated, Protestantism left an enduring imprint on the people who were shaped by it. But the Social Democratic welfare state that emerged in the Nordic countries in the 20th century modified this heritage by providing universal health coverage; high levels of state support for education, extensive welfare spending, child care, and pensions; and an ethos of social solidarity. These countries are also characterized by rapidly declining religiosity.
Thus my theory is that this changing of the word suffices what he is describing here. The old ‘Dissenter’ was pulling away from the religion and creating their own group hence the ‘sent/er’, whereas the modern ‘dissident’ is a disagreement and despair or grieving, sitting oneself apart with a fear that the previous society they long for is over or ended ‘side/ent’.
Now that we can see what a dissident is in our lived modern context we can seek to decipher what the hell it is we are doing in our apparent malaise.
Consider the terms that get thrown about, red pilled, anti-the thing, right wing lunatic, far right, incel, blackpilled, sigma male, alpha beta omicron male, misogynist, cooker. These are basically terms to label the dissident or the disaffected (think bonobo studies - incel is cast out/isolated). What is different is that there is yet no cohesive movement in the dissident realm, contrast to Dissenters who were able to form powerful sects or organised groups. It has been nearly a century now since the world paradigm shifted away from religion and still no group.
Rapid cultural changes, exacerbated by economic distress, have triggered a powerful authoritarian reflex, and we are witnessing a democratic recession, not only in countries that never had deep-rooted democratic political cultures but even in established democracies such as the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, and the Nordic countries. Is this the wave of the future? It largely depends on whether developed countries learn to cope with advanced knowledge societies’ inherent tendency to have winner-takes-all economies.
Western societies in particular experienced a very unique period in history post WW2 which has resulted in the decadence experienced over the last few decades. This period has now clearly plateaued and beginning a clear decline. Ray Dalio explains this period very well in his presentation Changing World Order by Ray Dalio on YouTube. Dalio explains that post-decadence income inequality and other social issues begin to arise. Inglehart and Dalio have very similar explanations for what is going on and, combined with a plethora of recent world events, this is where I believe the modern dissident is beginning to take on some kind of meaningful form.
Recent events have caused much turmoil in the entire world population and those rejecting the magic elixir proposed as the society-saving solution have suddenly exploded in possibly the greatest amount of dis(sident) information to form in the history of mankind. Now, out in the open, is everything from the plans for the re-birth of the Khazarian Empire to the plans for the ultimate utopian sustainable welfare state of UBI or CBDC. Elites will no longer be able to rest behind closed doors in implementing their plans as there has been a great awakening of people who are busy creating, communicating or consuming dis(sent) content. What we now have is a techno war of information.
James J. F. Forest concludes in his book ‘Digital Influence Warfare in the Age of Social Media’:
Digital influence warfare involves the use of technology to exploit our doubts and uncertainty about what we know. This uncertainty has been heightened through the rise of postmodernist arguments used for political, social, anti-science, and other purposes. In turn, postmodernism has led to “post-truth,” a framework of discourse that questions the very existence of truth (that which is supported by agreed-upon facts and evidence) and suggests instead that we should be able to embrace “alternative facts.” This discourse has combined with the rise of digital influence silos in which individuals eagerly embrace and defend different interpretations of truth, many of which have no factual evidence to support them. All of this disinformation and self-deception has produced fractures in society that undermine faith in political and educational institutions, scientific research, and so forth, making it impossible for Americans to maintain a healthy, civil society based on a shared perception of an objective reality.
My opinion based on this excerpt is that it is unlikely that Scientism will ever provide a ‘truth’ for humanity, moreso it will only provide an ever-increasing dis-trust and ever-increasing ‘facts’ that ever-increasingly prove that previous ‘facts’ were baseless and wrong. If it is seeking ‘truth’ that is the driving force of humanity for all time, I truly doubt that Scientism will hold out. No one is willing to go to the guillotine beholden to a view on climate change or vaccines, intuitively they know there is always some doubt. Contrast to religious belief, stoic and truthful belief in a higher power can drive a man to passionately accept his own death.
Science is there to see and deliberate upon, its flaws are plain to see and extract. Religion is spirit and belief, a truth is a lifelong, civilization-long, all of humanity-long quest for truth that perhaps can never be discovered, but at the same time cannot be questioned. Science is not within us, it is an alien force attempting to peel the wonder and awe that is what exists here in us and in front of us, it will never have a conclusion, it will never have a truth, it seeks to destroy itself by consistently finding its own flaws. Dissidents see this, and it is why most involved attest to a higher power, the structured moral fibre it brings and the subsequent society based upon it.
A Dissident’s purpose is to unravel the Scientism currently poisoning our societies, the Scientism that tears our families apart with its climate propaganda, its vaccine solutions, its comatosing pharmaceuticals, its sterilization of the public through chemicals and plastics, its AI computer-humans it seeks to deploy, its mathematical computer currency it seeks to implement to control our purchases, its mental health based society it seeks to implement to destroy what is male and female, love, family and children.
Some hope from II Corinthians 4:8-9
We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed…
I know that the Church is also not a place to turn to at this time, many are filled with boomer-generation science-believers, or the evangelicals where it is basically one big youth club accepting all degenerates.
II Corinthians 1:10
He has rescued us from a terrible death, and He will rescue us in the future.
What we can take from this is that yes, we are in a slippery slope slide into “end times,” but end times have occurred before, the end times may not culminate in our lifetime, and current circumstances may not present us with a sufficient mother to take on the burden of our offspring, but do not despair from the end of your personal bloodline.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
You see it doesn’t matter if our personal bloodline ends, we are all the blood of Jesus, if we are so blessed to see through the rulers, is it not our duty to fulfil dissent? Is it not our duty to not despair in what our purpose is against these rulers? All of time has required people of our nature and now is again an imperative time when we are much needed to do the work of God. We must write, communicate, interact, not be so selfish as to wallow in our sexless lives devoid of the trad wife or husband, or the economic conditions to procreate if we indeed are so lucky to have such.
Write, talk, speak, stand in their way, form groups, it is foretold, the Dissident’s purpose.