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The tear I shed for the decline of Western culture - Andrew Auernheimer
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The tear I shed for the decline of Western culture
Several people asked if I'd go see "The Hobbit" with them. I declined in a rather cruel fashion, and they wondered what exactly what is up my ass on this subject. Let me make this clear: what the beast has done to Tolkien's work is a wickedness unto which no punishment could possibly set right.

When I was a kid The Lord of the Rings was one of my formative influences. It is a distinctly European work with the echoes of Nordic wisdom pervading throughout. I got the same feeling reading it as I did when I first read the Eddas. I knew this work was something magical, and I treated it with the reverence it deserved.

The most rapturous part of my reading of the books as a child was at the end of the trilogy. In Tolkien's version, the hobbits of the fellowship return to the Shire only to see it taken over by a snide old wizard controlling a horde of half-orcs. The hobbits do the only sensible thing that one would do when finding ones hometown infested by section 8 housing full of parasitic thugs, rapists and murderers: start a pogrom. At this point in the story, the hobbits are level 99 badasses with legendary equipment and these mongrel half-orcs are level 5 newbie fodder. The battle scenes are obviously not on the same tier as the rest of the books, but imagining the return of spirit to a broken people filled my heart with more joy than anything I ever knew.

This part of the story gives the entire book meaning. The most important end to the struggle is the setting right of their own community. It is the best part of the story and I can't shake the feeling that its removal was an act of censorship. The visualization of a violent pogrom in the Shire was a little too much for Hollywood to release.

"The scouring of the shire isn't relevant to the central story, and the hero's journey doesn't need to contain all the elements of the traditional tale," a disbeliever in my critique may say.

Let me give you another example: The Tortoise and the Hare. I'm sure you were read it as a child. It always seemed to me to be an idiotic story to encourage people to slave away endlessly for a statistically impossible hope that they are somehow getting ahead.

When I finally read the real story, I knew hundreds of millions of children were being robbed.

Europe rose to power with children being read the Brothers Grimm classic, "The Hare and the Hedgehog." It is sort of like the story with the tortoise in that the hedgehog challenges the hare to a race. However, instead of simply working hard, the hedgehog outwits the hare. The hare dies in the race, and then the hedgehog goes and loots his house for gold and liquor. Also somewhere along the way the hedgehog keeps his wife in line. I'm not making this up.

Slowly, all the things we give children to teach them about the world have been abridged. Promethian flame is being replaced with politically corrected filth. Even the works where the fire is subtle like Tolkien are in the process of being whitewashed. The youth of my generation were raised with bright Fischer Price colors and rounded corners surrounding costumed animals that never said anything that could upset anyone. I look around at my peers and know that they are truly useless. It is no wonder that other nations are outpacing mine in innovation.

The West is being dumbed down into absolute idiocy. As in Huxley's Brave New World, this is a carefully engineered scheme that starts with our children. They want us to forget every echo of the blood that beats within our veins, until we can be systematically conquered and killed.

Nothing will make me forget the way that Keats's unfinished epic tastes as it rolls off my tongue into the ears of loved ones.

Nothing will make me forget the tears I have shed over Handel's arias.

Nothing will make me forget the glory of Bernini's greatest sculpture mocking the disfigurement of a rotten whore.

Nothing will make me forget the most precious thing that I hold within me: the soul of old Europe.

Throw me in a prison. Tell me that I'm inferior to the Big Mac guzzling, top 100 listening, network TV watching pieces of waste you dare to call citizens. Tell me how I do wrong by embracing the values of my forefathers instead of the garbage you shoved down my throat at public schools.

Nothing will make me forget that I am better than you people.

And finally, nothing will make me forget that the end of the Lord of the Rings, the snide, wizardly manipulators and mongrel half-orcs get sent packing from the good old Shire. I know that's how my story is going to end too.
13 piles of shards / break my glass
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 27th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC) (link)
Where is the strictly white attitude -- as George Mallory exclaimed 'because its there', when asked why he would climb Mount Everest -- of apotheosis? Rest assured subhumans, only benevolence can you fuck twice for another day to live your destructive life! The time between dog and wolf is nigh!
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 27th, 2013 04:13 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm curious what the fuck actually happened. I see a disintegration of values across the board. Each new generation seems to take it one step further. An example is music making. Back in the day, making music was difficult. People valued innovation, hard work, complexity and doing things from scratch. Technical excellence and creative innovation. Nowadays, most newer musicians simply sample whole sections of tracks, adding some snare or 3 synth note, and call it their own. The issue of sampling was a big deal 10 years ago, now it's commonplace to have famous artists bragging about how they create nothing themselves, they just download shit from youtube and sample sites. They simply use the technological advances in complexity of music software that lead to easier beat matching and layering. Back then, this would've been called, at best, a remix.

Nobody is interested in thinking about anything anymore. All you get from most people are rehashed arguments of bite-sized, easy-to-digest ideas that encapsulate some minor point in a philosophy debate. Who has the time to think or read or spend more than 10 seconds on anything anymore? It seems like all understanding of the world is reduced to simple 2 step logical statements that maybe carry some truth, ask someone why they don't believe in God and I can guarantee most won't have an answer of substance. I find it increasingly difficult to find people of value and real intelligence. Usually they are older people and I find gems of insight online about how things used to be.

You may not agree or come from the same angle that I am, but I feel a similar way to how you described in your post.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 28th, 2013 07:32 am (UTC) (link)
ne opinions on aaron swartz?
weev From: weev Date: January 28th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC) (link)
I already gave that in Twitter and TechCrunch respectivelt.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 3rd, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC) (link)
why didn't they just ride the eagle to the mountain
weev From: weev Date: August 31st, 2014 10:12 pm (UTC) (link)
the nazgul would have killed the eagles in the air, duh
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 13th, 2013 06:31 am (UTC) (link)
I watched the Hobbit on LSD and it was an enjoyable experience, although from reading what you wrote I can see from your perspective how Hollywood tends to tie everything up in a pretty bow and leave out all of these important nuances and intricacies that are best expressed in writing. I regret not reading much of anything past the age of 14 but I'm working on a list of books I need to read so I can start buying them. -Kirix
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 13th, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC) (link)
You are somewhat of a hero to me weev.
weev From: weev Date: February 13th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC) (link)
somewhat???! ;D
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 13th, 2013 11:44 am (UTC) (link)
What makes "Brave New World" a must read is that Huxley was part of the very same conspiracy he was warning about! Yep. Huxley father and son were in the homo-occult and they both played a huge role in the subversion of culture, there is plenty of material on the net regarding this. Why did he wrote that book? For 2 reasons, first the Illuminati (Zionist conspiracy if you will) occult like to "get in our faces"...it's an occult thing, second it's a controlled deposition of information because they decided a long time ago that it would be best to just start telling the truth. Kind of like Alex Jones, he works for them and what he is doing is just telling us the truth in a controlled manner. Or even all this musicians and artists flashing the Satanic-Masonic symbols of their Zionist masters in our faces, it's the Zionists telling us the truth...(go to website "Vigilant Citizen" to find out more about this).

1984 is different because Orwell was really against it and wrote that book to try to warn us. Some say that he got his knowledge of the Illuminati conspiracy from Nesta Webster a fantastic researcher and self-hating jewess (kind of like Bobby Fischer) who wrote several books trying to warn us.

I dont want to sound negative, but their good, really good. With their financial ties, network of masonic and other secret societies, organized jewry, bribery, blackmail, etc, they got all the bases covered: politics (leftwing rightwing same shit), military, law enforcement, judicial system, book publishing, music industry (ironically and yet logically the most "The Man" music is the "Against THE MAN" music since it's a corrosive unproductive form of rebellion), TV, cinema, etc...all the bases covered. Only a few countries like China or Russia stand in their way and i dont think that this still-free countries will be strong enought to undure the bullying and subversion.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 30th, 2015 03:03 am (UTC) (link)
I just read this. It was very good.
weev From: weev Date: July 30th, 2015 03:24 am (UTC) (link)
glad you enjoyed it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2015 09:25 am (UTC) (link)
The "Throw me in a prison." line seems oddly ironic these days. Good points though.
13 piles of shards / break my glass