Penultimate Times Blues: Nostalgia as Disclosure of Truth

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  1. Lionel Chan says:

    Being a bit heavily ancestor based (I.e. racist) in my logic here… it seems to me that this inversion and hypocrisy is not exclusive to the Christian and especially post-Christian West, but it is peculiar to it, and thrives in that soil before it is able to reach tendrils out everywhere else.

    Compartmentalisation is a particularly Anglo-Christian speciality, driven by the strengths of that peoples together with the willingness to Other-ise (within and without) in pursuit of the One. Chinese don’t do particularly better overall, but the source of that weakness is different. We are less “well intentioned “hypocrites than just plain liars (not all, not all, etc).

  2. Lionel Chan says:

    Im so glad you are back Branko.

    The Traditional Islamic perspective is that such ontological feelings cannot be shaken off and they must not be, because they are signposts from God that must be interpreted and then followed. If that is done then calamity can be if not physically inverted, then will at least always be internally transformative.

  3. Lionel Chan says:

    “Man cannot help being hypocrite, but generation claiming it’s been vaccinated against hypocrisy probably cannot help being anything else but a bunch of hypocrites.”

    Brilliant and dead on. The ultimate (which is good and bad news) in this is the “open acceptance about hypocrisy as immunity from it” story, rife in new age influenced pseudo initiation.

    Continuing with my own Islamic Supremacy narrative, one can see how this might be described as “Christian Heresy”, a rebellion but also an outgrowth of Paul-ite Christianity and the compartmentalisation against “holistic” instantiation it may have a weakness for – particularly in areas of sexuality and aggression.

  4. Lionel Chan says:

    Ps. Just joking about the Islamic supremacy thing of course, I hope it is not taken the wrong way… on the open internet on a comments section….

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