Filter Down III
The previous two pieces were to explain something that no one today can really EMPATHIZE with.
I am very happy with things today for precisely the same reason I was an alarmist in 1955. The Masturbation Generation is dead or dying. Every idea they spread is now looked upon as quaint.
I won’t go through the whole list. Let’s just say that male birds only tweet to attract females is typical of that damned—literally – Generation’s ideas. As C.S. Lewis said through the mouth of Screwtape, the best route to Hell is routine, without twistings or turnings, just going along with what, in your heart, you know is Evil. From Mommy Professor, that was the route the Masturbation Generation took, bitching but never in the open, always with the Inevitable, always following orders.
Now let us go to the basic problem with Inevitability.
It doesn’t WORK.
Especially, it doesn’t work TODAY.
Nobody understands what filter down MEANS. It means that today’s world is bad and getting worse because all of our present institutions, all of our present practical methods of getting ahead, all fashionable opinion, is based on the ideas I saw filtering down fifty years ago.
I cannot see a single BAD idea filtering down today. Every documentary tells us that “the so-called savages” were actually very moral and forward-looking. This is Doctrine. OF COURSE that is what anybody who wants to keep his job says. But up where the filter-down begins, it is seen as quaint. “Why,” article after article asks, “do all of THEM keep insisting that there is something noble about being a backward savage?”
You are doing the Mantra because in the very near future, race will be a matter of CHOICE.
In the 1950s, the very idea of heart transplantation was laughed at by all the Practical Experts. They pointed out that you couldn’t even do a tiny skin transplant without the body rejecting it, much less a HEART, for God’s sake. They were perfectly correct and totally wrong.
Every concept our society is based on is dead, dead, DEAD. Ex Oriente Lux, “A small step for man, a giant step for Mankind” is now laughable and part of every documentary. This is NOT a contradiction. This is simply filter down.
Long since, even documentaries show the class system among animals, the universal territorial imperative among animals. I discussed THAT in my 1976 book, long before it happened.
In 1900 Indians were called The Vanishing Americans. With the abolition of slavery in 1865, the death rate among blacks INSTANTLY doubled. In 1900 blacks were, inevitably, a smaller PART of the American population.
In 2000, this Inevitability was reversed.
The only perfectly consistent thing I can see is faith in Inevitability.
I have just spent two thousand words or so explaining why this Inevitability Faith is the silliest one possible. But the Practical Man believes in it, thumps his chest over it, generation after generation. And in every age, the Inevitability reverses itself completely.
But fifty years have given me a sense of humor about this I did not have as a suffering, understanding boy of fourteen.