For Everything That Happens There Is A Cause

For Everything That Happens There Is A Cause

In the previous section titled Bamboozled by Theorists I referenced BLM’s theory on family, how their definition was deliberately wrong, and wrong by intent to shift our loyalty away from traditional family to a universal brotherhood. Brotherhood is really defined as them. We have a number of intellectual wars going on right now and the one I’ve been writing about is the war on family.

For everything that happens there is a cause, in fact there is a chain of cause and effect sometimes stretching back years, decades, centuries, and millennia. It’s this thread I followed in Miracle Across The Water. I’m going to attempt to keep this as simple as I can but you’ve got to know the historical chain, or road, if you will, that has brought us in 2020 to a new civil war, the breakup of our traditional culture. It did not happen overnight and this leftist radical attack on American society and American culture is their attempt to fundamentally change, and far too successfully, our culture and society and it has been percolating for a couple of centuries. Play naïve about this to your peril.

No, it is not part of some grand conspiracy, a master plan, unless the Evil One is behind it and that’s possible, especially if you are a Christian and history is moving to the End of the Age. However, I’m not going to go there. I’m only looking at Western Civilization (Europe). The Hellenistic Age (Greek) began in 323 BC with the Greek colonization of Europe and much of Near Asia. Greek culture and philosophy had great influence over a vast area. It ended in 31 BC when Augustus Caesar took Rome into an expansion conquering the Greek Empire and beyond. The Roman Empire lasted until the Germanic hordes defeated Rome and began conquering the rest of the Roman Empire throughout Europe and the Near East.

Both the Greek influence and Roman influence brought great changes to the Western world. Those changes stopped with the end of Roman rule. The Germanic rulers were not interested in creating, only stripping nations of their wealth and Europe and the Near East went into sort of a funk and became dull of mind. We call this period the Middle Ages.

The Renaissance (French for “rebirth”) ended the Middle Ages as minds began to awaken because of the rediscovery and reading of classical writings. And by the way, what I call the Faith Catholic Church as opposed to the Political Catholic Church, especially in Ireland, preserved much of that classical literature. “The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, the decline of the feudal system and the growth of commerce, and the invention or application of such potentially powerful innovations as paper, printing, the mariner’s compass, and gunpowder.” (From Britannica on the Renaissance.) 

Historical periods of time, especially in Europe, are typically broken into the Greek period, Roman period, Middle Ages with the growth of the Roman Catholic Church period, and the Renaissance period as causes during their reign in changing a nation’s and a people’s perspective on their worldview including their culture. The next major cause of people’s thinking about reality was the Enlightenment, also called Age of Reason that began in 1665, again changing people’s worldview and culture. “Britain, in France and throughout Europe questioned traditional authority and embraced the notion that humanity could be improved through rational change.” (From History.com on Enlightenment.) Science, Reason, and Enlightenment ideals were all the rage.

Philosophers from the time of Ancient Greece have dabbled in the structure of society but it was part of a larger grand metaphysical study. In 1838, Auguste Comte, a French philosopher, began a formal movement in social analysis unconnected with a broader concept of the world.

Why is all this important to know? While philosophers had essays on what constituted a good society, societies basically developed somewhat in an unconscious way with no intellectual or advanced planning. Aguste Comte changed that. Beginning with Comte the intelligencia in society began to theorize about what constituted a perfect society and they did this basically by condemning the bad societies’ committed. This was an exercise of theorists arguing over arguments not out of an actually walking through the neighborhoods examining how life works. From their theoretical argument they would create new theories about how to recreate society into their vision because they believed their vision was the best of all possible visions on a good society.

From my perspective where they went wrong, like Freud, was that they concentrated on the bad and defining reality from the eyes of the bad, not counting in the good.

Okay, it is true in philosophy and it is true in sociology, each new generation of philosopher or sociologist takes the work created before them being inspired by that work but also changing it, reimagining it. This is something we all do in our own ways, taking the good from something from the past bringing it into our own thinking and expanding what we believe from this reimagining.

Just as historical periods are given names so too are historical movements and we must at least in a cursory way look at them because they each factor into our cultural war of 2020 AD. It begins with the Renaissance when the traditional ways of painting and storytelling (or classical art and literature) gave way to experimental painting and writing and experiments in cultural expressions. This took on the name of “modernism” and from it “modernity,” a philosophical way of looking at modernism. Next came the Age of Reason and Scholasticism, part of the Enlightenment where scientific thought rules, and reason, and logic defined reality. Now there is also colonialism, the universal version meaning the practice of acquiring full or partial political physical control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. This happened from the beginning of time and is not age nor people specific. For political reasons Western colonialism is thought of in a separate way from universal colonialism because it is convenient that way because it is the Western world radicals want to tear apart. And from here we move into postmodernism, postcolonialism and theories that come out of this called Queer Theory, Fat Theory, Critical Race Theory and every theory imaginable to destroy Western thinking.

So to some of this we will have to turn in a playbook kind of fashion to keep straight what’s the purpose of all the destruction literally in our cities and states and culture.