Archive for July 1st, 2011

Screwtape’s Gambit

A guy at our recovery club was preaching loudly. The program includes acceptance of a Higher Power, and he, like so many others, decided that the fact he had accepted a Higher Power made him a soldier in the Army of the Lord.

The old timer said to me, “He’s ready for a relapse.” Sure enough, the guy was in detox within a week.

This is a rule everyone who becomes a sponsor learns. There are similarities between all institutions that survive in a given society, for the same reason that the pattern of two eyes and a nose is routine for Mammals that survive in evolution.

The fact that one is being counseled, preached to, and goes to meetings regularly makes AA in those ways resemble a church. Spiritualism is emphasized. But that can be the spirit that makes you brave all the challenges and beat down your demon.

We see religious people demanding the end of the white race regularly. They seem to me to be doing the same thing someone in the program does when he suddenly decides to be a preacher.

I often gave those I sponsored copies of The Screwtape Letters. Those who read it never saw the Senior Tempter Screwtape as CS Lewis did, as a theological character. They saw him as the voice of their addiction.

In fact Lewis addressed this in The Screwtape Letters. Screwtape advised the junior tempter Wormwood that one way to derail a person’s real faith was a gambit he called “Christianity and the Crisis.”

Christianity and the Crisis, Wormwood pointed out, was very useful because a lot of people were embarrassed about being part of an institution that pursued what Mommy Professor considered spooks like Heaven and Hell.

In order not to embarrass himself at a cocktail party with “educated” people, the Christian is encouraged to point out that he doesn’t follow Christianity as a superstition about Heaven and Hell, but because it is of Social Use. The Christian Philosophy can solve the Present Crisis.

A human being, said Wormwood, begins to believe what he keeps saying. He is not trying to convert others to Salvation, but to his approach to the Crisis. He loses their souls and soon he loses his own soul.

The same thing happens to a person in AA who decides to drop his concentration on the program, on his addiction, and becomes a Soldier of the Lord.

Twenty years after that book was written, the mainline Protestant denominations almost destroyed themselves by going political. They didn’t want Mommy Professor to think they were not hip, so they became Socially Active.

Or, in Marxist terms, political.

Their membership collapsed. The damage can never be repaired, though even the most trendy Protestant churches now advertise the Word of God.

I keep pointing out that the weaknesses out enemies exploit were not invented by them. Our anti-white fanaticism is only an easy step away from the whole history of virtue by being whipped by yourself daily and having every intelligent person spayed or neutered or the Puritan condemnation of all happiness until one is able to go to Heaven and watch the Damned beings punished, an entertainment one enjoys forever.

These are SICK ideas. These are OUR ideas.

They were twisted from the obvious joy of Jesus and the Golden Rule into an obsession with self-torture and self-hatred.

I repeat, these are SICK ideas, and WE came up with them, and WE have them deeply imbedded in our culture and our thinking.

To me, a person who decides to make this complicated and to avoid the fact that we are prone to it because of our own thinking that we must get rid of is like the AA member who decides he is a preacher. The minute you concentrate entirely on what is wrong with OTHER people, you let that demon inside of YOU loose.

Screwtape’s Gambit can destroy our race.