Don’t Cry for Me, Europa
One more blow has been dealt to those who still cling to the inheritance that deprives them of the right to be the compliant “stakeholders” of the present epoch.
The fire that devastated the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on April 15-16th, in the middle of the Holy Week, can be perceived as an ominous sign or as one of those accidents that add insult to injury in such a manner that even the most critical minded of people instinctively have problems thinking about it in terms of it’s being a mere accident.
It is quite natural that those whose inheritance has been assaulted on a daily basis not only – and not mainly – by their enemies, but also by its designated guardians, who, apparently, and in significant numbers at the highest echelons of ecclesiastical power, intend to dissolve it into the nothingness of acceptability for its mortal enemies, have some knee jerk reactions to traumatic events.
Yet, with all the allowances a sensible person can grant, reactions to the (half) burning of Notre Dame were off the charts, even in an age where the conspiratorial mentality is more or less a thing of the mainstream, with adamant assertions being made of arson committed by the enemies of the Church – the Pope has an alibi, we checked, so scratch that one – in order to send a clear message to Christians that the deposit of Faith is now but a burning trash can.
Shock is the only excuse one can grant to people who, while the fire was still raging, exclaimed that it was set by “our overlords” and that there can be no doubt about this, because … well, it fits the big picture.
However, when the mental concussion wears off, one would surely have to reclaim his senses and note that it was his own media-based system of meaning and not some kind of intuition of truth that made him think this way.
Surely, does anybody really want to go down the path of postmodern prophets like David Icke, one apparently only capable of upholding the holy tradition of sporting a mullet in the age of hipsters? This is more like a terminal adolescent lack of self awareness that has persisted well unto ripe old age, than the courage to be unfashionable which is a prerequisite for prophetic action, sans God’s grace, of course..
Not to mention that – to dwell for just a wee bit more on this postmodern “son of god” – Icke gave an interview containing the “unquestionable conspiracy to symbolize the end of Christianity in Europe” thesis to Russian agitprop rag Sputnik. I don’t see how, all contempt for the postmodern EU aside, an old aged new ager talking to the open enemies of that same Europe that Notre Dame is supposedly the symbol of, does not raise some eyebrows at least among those Catholics who are reiterating the mirror image of his flash of conspiratorial intuition.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, so it’s the “shadowy elites”, because never was there nigh a barbecue without them fanning the flames …
Well, it’s more like, where there’s Russian low level agitprop there are low level Western idiots to provide it with talking points.
People who inherited the Tradition, a part of which is this great cathedral, not only should, but are obliged to know better.
But who is to speak of obligations in the age of human rights?
And this brings us to the second and more worrisome point concerning the crocodile tears over the catastrophe.
There are a plethora of commentators who can be safely put in the category of compliant citizens of a sustainable Europe, i.e. people who are so advanced in their delusions that they actually believe in the syncretic ideological system prescribed by this supra national structure and, most importantly, that the task of inflating and enforcingthe truths contained therein has all the urgency and necessity of a crusade.
Naturally, unreality incites this peculiar mood of feverish zeal, because creating something out of nothing is an impossible task and as such it requires an ever intensifying maniacal activity to obfuscate the fact.
For these people – or dare we say: peoples, because among some Western European nations the populous seems to be quite accepting of this ideology en masse, i.e. it ticks all the boxes of being a (super) state religion – the purpose of Notre Dame can be nothing but a reminder of how far removed they are from even resembling the inheritors of anything real, something they nevertheless secretly crave with the insistence of a spoiled child: namely, identity and history.
The spoiled child wants to have without having to give and this is what is at work among secular Notre Dame mourners. They want the catastrophe to unite “us” around a “common” symbol of “our” identity and history, a building even more beautiful (and even more ancient?) Notre Dame.
Well, they omit to notice that the Cathedral of Notre Dame is in itself symbol of no one’s identity.
It is a shrine devoted to the Mother of God.
This, let us repeat, is what this gothic cathedral is.
If there is no Mother of God, there is no intrinsic purpose to Notre Dame.
Obedient believers in the EU secular religion prescribing such numinous acts as recycling, jogging, waiting on the ecological Judgment day, celebrating and preferably indulging in buggery, etc. of necessity do not believe in the existence of the said Lady or, if they still do somewhere deep down , they hate her with a passion.
Therefore, they have neither the right nor the obligation to appropriate Notre Dame as theirs in any conceivable sense of the word.
It’s as simple as that.
The craving for identity, so obviously unattainable by the EU uncivil religious zealots, displays all the qualities of tragicomedy. The adherents of the identitarian metaphysics that endeavours to melt everything into one homogenous culture – more in the sense of bacteria than human culture, by all accounts – created not by history but by the ad hoc strategic plans of think tanks and committies, all of a sudden want to have a history, and the Christian one to boot.
With all due reservations of politeness, a committed Christian, that is the one who is disposed to receive his inheritance and to bear all the burdens included in the package, has no alternative but to invite them to go and shove their heads up their asses just a little bit deeper, so it muffles the sound of their voice because it is becoming so unbearably irritating.
I don’t believe in the right not to be insulted but this once I claim the right to get even for it and to say clearly that I can count on top of my head at least a dozen villages from Bosnia to Croatia that today have a better claim to Notre Dame than contemporary Paris does.
There is no inheritance without life and if the great cathedral would be destined to live on as a mere tourist attraction and symbol of EU unity, which is in turn built upon the negation of the European inheritance embodied in the fruits of the spirit of the peoples united, however loosely, in the eternal Easter of resurrection, then perhaps it should’ve gone down in flames altogether; if the Christian era is over, as some claim, then ditch everything it preserved – not only Christian civilization, but all the past itself; because, the past of antiquity lives on in Christianity which grew its natural social and cultural roots in it as was clearly understood by the Church Fathers and can surprise only those people thoroughly detached from any semblance of a traditional mode of living, i.e. the way of life that is based on the continuity of, not only the temporal products of culture, but on the essential temporal vector of Being itself, the past age.
People whose political, anthropological and clandestinely religious project is based on the utter and final negation of the ontological reality of the past have no right to mourn the fruits of the past, let alone use them for their symbols.
All they can do is steal them and thereby deprive them of any original meaning they contained.
They don’t understand that the past and inheritance, which is a historical contraction, i.e. individuation of its energy, survives as the living reality only in the lives of those who are aware that its true gift and the burden is best modelled in the shape of the cross.
Therefore, let the failures of Europe keep their tears, no inheritor of One Holy Apostolic Church needs them.
And let them keep their heads deeply up their asses.
Their voices are getting far too irritating to be suffered without thought of violence.
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