The Heavens

Basic elemental instinct to survive

Stirs the higher passion

Thrill to be alive

 –Neil Peart, “Prime Mover”

In my last (and relatively unnoticed) post, I introduce the concept of GIA, although I’ve referred to her components on multiple occasions.  GIA understood correctly is the foundation of every healthy individual, civilization, society, organization, or political movement.

(And for my secular readers, don’t be afraid of G, for even some atheists like Ayn Rand adhere to aspects of it.)

GIA is an acronym for:

God is what God is.

I am what I am.

A is A.

GIA is reflected in America’s founding documents, the wings of the conservative/libertarian movement, the effective application of rhetoric and game, economic law, the Trinity, and in innumerable other ways.  Once you recognize her (I’ll refer to GIA as “she” because “it” gets boring after a while), you’ll see her everywhere that things actually work.  You’ll also notice how things that don’t work result entirely from misunderstanding her or one of her components.

I realize that many of you don’t believe that the Bible is a sacred text.  Even if it’s not, it is the foundational text of Western Civilization (supplemented by the writings of Aristotle), and as such, even if it’s nothing more than a collection of “desert fairy tales”, it should not be disregarded.

So I’ll present GIA through one of the ways in which she was most succinctly expressed in the past:  the desert temptations of Matthew 4.

As I describe this, I concede that I’m no theologian, and in no way do I wish to denigrate or contradict any of the interpretations of this episode that have come before me.  Nor do I wish to imply that this portion of the Bible is there solely to clarify my pet philosophy.  Also, I recognize that the first component of GIA (G) is the most controversial in that non-believers may initially write her off entirely because of it.  Believe me or don’t, but I’ve found that even secularists who have common sense admit that they also ascribe to G, even if they disagree on G’s ultimate definition.

Matthew 4:1-4:

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.  And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.  And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Those of us who study Game have “swallowed the Red Pill”.  We see the world for what it truly is, our biological and/or sinful natures dictate a substantial portion of our behavior.  The success or failure of an individual depends on his ability to adapt to the economic and biological realities that confront him.  Women are hypergamous, men want to spread their seed.  We’re mammals that want to breed, sleep, have security and status, and each of these has a biological counterpart.  People are mindless followers.  A is A.

I deny none of this, but I vehemently deny that it’s all there is.

Man shall not live by bread alone.

And he doesn’t.  In it’s most literal sense, can we say that an omega who have plenty of food but no adventure or purpose is really alive?  That fat girl who blocked your way to the frozen wings in the supermarket?

But what if “bread” doesn’t just mean “bread”?  What if it also means the other Red Pill satisfactions like wealth, status, or sex?

If man live by “bread alone”, then why does Roosh, a man who has had more sexual success than at least 99% of men who’ve ever lived forever find himself vaguely dissatisfied?  Why do rock stars who’ve lived out every young man’s dream wind up killing themselves?  Why can’t Lindsay Lohan keep out of trouble?  Why do many PUA’s get burned out and settle down with just one woman?

The Baby Boomers had more “bread” than any generation before them, yet they dedicated themselves to “ideals” that sowed the seeds of destruction for the civilization that treated them so well.

And why do travelers so often report that people in places like Ethiopia who don’t have enough “bread” seem so much happier than Western Europeans who do?

It’s because there is something more than chemicals, breeding, status, and food.

That something more is G.

G is belief, purpose, the thrill that goes beyond what a dog could ever feel, ideals, and love.  G is how the political realities that led straight to despotism everywhere else in the world led to relative peace and prosperity in America.

G is “every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” like Faith, Marriage, Love, and Morality.  It’s concepts like Justice and Liberty, ideals that we’ll never reach but that we’ll always strive for.

is the man who feels alive because he’s doing what he’s born to do.  Pace Ayn Rand, but can there be a purely rational basis for Howard Roark’s obsession with architecture?  Could he have been nearly as fulfilled as a railroad manager like Dagny Taggart?  Those who live their mission know that something made them do it that simply can’t be described by a biological drive for wealth and babes.  That something is an echo of G.

Ultimately, G is Yaweh.  You can disagree with me, and I”m not here to persuade you.  However, if you know that there’s more to what happens here than molecules bumping into each other, if you believe in right and wrong, even if you don’t call it G or “believe in G”, you sometimes act and think as though you do.  As long as your actions reflect G’s proper manifestations, in the earthly battle to save our civilization, we’re allies.

But as I’ve said before, GIA depends on balance.  Without understanding that A is A, G can wreck you (the 2nd temptation).  Among the ways this error is commonly expressed is swallowing the Blue Pill, leftist idealism, White Knighting, quantitative easing, fat acceptance, and Republican Presidential campaigns.

G without is misplaced idealism and will lead to painful correction, but A without is empty, cynical, and pointless.

Perhaps an Alpha gorilla feels fulfilled with his harem as long as he has plenty of food, but rarely does the Alpha male human.  Somehow he needs more, and he craves more because there is more.

That something more is G, and it’s every bit as real as A.

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13 Responses to The Heavens

  1. Peregrine John says:

    Not unnoticed, let the server records show. I, for one, have not a danged thing to add, but will read it again. And probably again.

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  10. Matthew King says:

    God is what God is. I am what I am.

    Or, YHWH.

    Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”

    God said to Moses, “I AM WHO [I] AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”

    — Exodus 3:13-14

    Or, Popeye.

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  12. Tenet says:

    Even if it’s not, it is the foundational text of Western Civilization

    No it isn’t. Greece and Rome were not built by Christianity, but Rome was destroyed in part because of it’s “We are all brothers in Christ” propaganda, which attacked the belief among Romans that they were special and that it was right to exclude the conquered peoples from power.

    Celts and Germanics (which genetically are the same, by the way) had civilizations before Rome, and during Rome. Romans just weren’t keen on writing about this. They had trade and law and knew what was right and wrong. In Nordic countries there was law before there was government – and long, long before Xtianity. Everyone knew that it was a crime to steal, murder, dishonor someone else, etc. Among the Vikings a woman could have a divorce if her husband did something dishonorable, like striking her or wearing his shirt open over the chest in public. Xtianity didn’t provide this protection. In fact, Xtianity chipped away at it.

    Americans. So ignorant of the true nature of Europa. You can’t see the nature of our people, and you are stuffed with talk about either leftist drivel or Xtian drivel. Both of which now welcome mass immigration to destroy our kind. “But that’s not real Christianity”, you say. Oh? That religion has always sided with those in power, that’s all. For a long time those in power had conservative values, so the priests paid lip service to conservatism. Now those in power, thanks to the media owners, have an anti-White objective, and the churches effortlessly move to that side. Because the Bible is anti-nationalist after all, so it suits them much better than our nationalist past. “Turn the other cheek”, “The first (evil rich Westerners) shall be the last and the last (Third Worlders) shall be the first”. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, neither man nor woman, for we are all brothers in Christ.”

    Of course, the religion has included non-Whites since the beginning and always worked hard to include more of them. The Cath organization pushed hard for Spaniards to take over South America for the express purpose of allowing the Cath church to get the non-Whites there as members. “Convert” them. Now the Cath organization is majority non-White and perfectly pleased with that, and in fact works hard on importing more Third Worlders to the West.

    Western values? Hardly. That alien religion is only a parasite on the West. Does Marxism harbor “Western values” because it has existed in the West for generations, and now is everywhere in politics, media and schools? No, it is also alien. Simply existing in the West doesn’t make something Western. It was our EUROPEAN religions that came from the soul of the folk. The Nordic religion, the Celtic religion, the Greek and Roman religion, the Slavic religions. These sprang from a people’s view of the world around them and their place in it.

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