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Essay: Heirlooms

The boomers ate the seed crop. Generation after generation of our ancestors handed down an inheritance to their children. By doing, so they propelled their descendants to greater and greater heights. If you inherited your grandfather’s ax then you don’t need to make your own, and you can get down to the business of chopping wood and creating something. Society did this too. It was generations upon generations that created the music, architecture, art, values, and wisdom that we depend upon. Its part of why even if a civilization-building movement were to start in Africa its reach would be limited. They would have to build roads, schools, and customs before they could even begin to approach the west.

The boomers ate the seed crop. The grain that was to be used as seeds for the next year’s harvest is sacred and to be preserved. The boomers traded it for a 4-day cruise and a buffet pass. How many men born in 1955 have preserved the tools, weapons, homes, and virtues handed down to them from 1901? How many of them kept the gifts of their youth, so they could hand them down to you or your children? The factory-made crap they grew up using pales in comparison to turn of the century products, but they are miles above the garbage we can buy these days.

I was watching my daughter play with one of the three artifacts I have left from my great grandfather, a shoe brush. He fought in WW2 and did many remarkable things. My grandmother is the only living person left who can remember him, so when she dies all that will be left of him will be his medals, an ashtray, and a shoe brush. I can’t imagine the shame that I would feel if all that I could hand down to my great-grandchildren was a collection of knickknacks. All that my daughter will know of her great grandfather will be vague allusions to stories no one ever bothered to tell me. I can not follow his example as I don’t know it, none of his descendants ever will.

We have two duties. The first is to hand down things of value and teach that value to our children. I will give my children their grandfather’s entrenching tool, they will learn to use it and care for it. Not just what he owned, but what he did will be given to them. Not to sell, but to keep and steward for their children. When I purchase things from a bike to a knife, to a book, to a belt I can choose to acquire crap for myself or something of lasting value for my son.

I can, and will, choose to build an inheritance. I will do this on an individual and a collective level. We will hand down a church, a building, and a people. We will hand down a culture, with its own values, tales, heroes, and songs. We will hand down a community of friends and brothers. We will hand down gardens, support networks, recommendations, and embodied principles. I hope to teach my children the tales of their father and his friends, but also of all our forefathers.

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The rates of mental illness have been rising as well, faster than the rates of heterosexuals despite higher rates of LGBTQ acceptance

Very liberal people are both more likely to be LGBT & more likely to suffer mental illness

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The virgin “Gasoline is a publicly traded commodity whose price is governed by the SEC, and the sitting president has no control over its traded price. You’d know that if you weren’t a Trump supporting retard.”

Versus the chad “I did that” sticker

Today is a good opportunity to get a perspective on whether or not the online (and irl come to think of it) communities you're a part of are any good. If most people are celebrating, neutral, or even a mix of both, you're probably okay. If everyone is livid, it might be time to ask yourself why you're giving your time and attention to people who support something as evil and tragic as abortion.

I’m going through my LinkedIn right now and muting all the abortion people unless they are a critical business contact.

It’s a professional social network, I’m done with this BS where the woke emote but you can’t say anything or they’ll mob you and you’ll get taken to HR.

I’m not going to clutter up my professional page with politics stuff, but I’m also shutting the mic on these people. I’ve tried to be open minded but it’s not like that will ever be reciprocated. So cold civil war it is.

Moloch is seething tonight.

Prayers to the Justices and their families and that they and the law enforcement personnel protecting our churches & cities from evil this weekend.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

- Theodore Roosevelt

The Great Resist.

- Own your things.
- Be self sufficient.
- Drive your car.
- Eat meat.
- Marry and have a family.
- Homeschool your children.
- Have full privacy.
- Love God.

You will be free and you will be happy.

Make it happen!

If you step back, it’s actually kind of amusing that Klaus Schwab and George Soros are like literal comic book villain types with Nazi connections and weird space suits and theories about controlling the world and all.

This means we get to be James Bond. 😎

Virtue signaling has replaced virtue formation.

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