The old order and the new, and the repetition of the old

Sometimes it seems to me that all the young and/or rebellious types out there are seeking to oppose the established order, but when I do feel their desire for rebellion is a little misguided. The main reason I feel this way is because the old conservative established order has increasingly lost its place in the world, and it is no longer the dominant cultural force we think it is. This old order is meeting resistance more and more, and I feel it is currently weak, limp, and soon to die. This is the reason I don’t care much for the old order, because we are now in the business of kicking down an old dog, and that’s not very satisfying to think about. This is especially true once we consider there is a new zeitgeist asserting dominance in this day and age, one I would consider more worthy of rebelling against.

Some of you may know about the modern cultural zeitgeist. A zeitgeist that consists of materialistic atheism and popular left-wing belief, and has not abandoned the tropes the 1960’s counterculture it grew from or the old established way of thinking it was trying to fight. In this new zeitgeist freedom is something people may talk about, but they don’t believe in a lot of freedom being possible outside this new mode of thinking and the dogmas that come with it, and if you don’t follow this line of thinking then you must be a either a right-wing capitalist religious idiot or Donald Trump. Not all ideals find within this line of thinking are bad, but both lines of thinking seem to emphasize the creation of a moral order that the whole world must advance towards and all individuals ought to follow, and you can see that way textbook liberals and textbook materialists advance their beliefs.

The way I see it, this is almost destined to happen because of the way humans always seem to repeat the patterns they created before. If you seek individuality and rebellion, find yourself without the interference of the patterns of the masses.

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3 responses to “The old order and the new, and the repetition of the old

  1. I think that those who rebel for the sake of rebelling are like silly little children who stomp their feet in a tantrum. Those that follow the Left Hand Path, manifesting their personal will and choices to become authentic masters of their own life, will come against the pressure of conformity and external authorities seeking they follow the pre-defined order, it is here when the LHPer must fight or die in retaining their own sacred individualism.

  2. I’m not sure if it might be a bit over optimistic to think of the established order losing its place; I could see aspects of it in decline (like some forms of religious bigotry are becoming less popular as an older generation moves out of the way in some places), but a shift and readjustment does feel like it is due. I get what you mean about a conformist urge that hasn’t abandoned the tropes of the 1960s counterculture, I think that is very accurate, and it is as oblivious as ever to its conformism, its moralism, and its essentially religious impulse (faith, moralism, preaching, evangelism, messianism – all in political form). I’m always surprised by how tenacious that tendency is, in spite of its failue to appeal to the broad mass of people (its supposed raison d’etre), and its ethical inconsistency. But I guess eternal adolescence is a viable lifestyle for those who can find enough people to support them, and politicos are nothing if not persistent at finding new sheep to fleece.

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