Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Another Old Outline That Went Nowhere

Creation-Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:01:10 -0500
Modification-Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:53:40 -0500

====== Aninformeddepression ======
Created Tuesday 06 October 2009

An Informed Depression

Yet another book idea. The premise is that I am depressed, possibly clinically, but I am depressed precisely because I know, I am informed. I'm in a dead republic, a ruptured church in dire need of a return to tradition (though I'm not sure it would be exactly what some envision because some of that tradition is Eastern, not Latin), and my community friends continue in a marxist vein with language of revolution, conflict, so we ain't gonna see a return to strong community until they drop that and start to understand the need for the old forms.

Etcetera. I'm sure there's more- for instance, I can talk about Medjugorje, the confusion Charismatic stuff causes, this sad age of attempts at various female supremacy. Pattern language, tribes, a free market in money, whatever. The interesting idea is to argue that perhaps my mood is justified and sort of throw it on the reader to prove that it is not. For what is necessary? That people would repent, turn away from their various dubious agendas and return to a natural way of living. Let people get married in their twenties, have children, and, rather than grabbing the young promising ones to fast track in military style away from their 'tribes', let them live and grow where they would lead. Lots of crazy stuff, but perhaps there is a whole book in it somewhere.

The Dead Republic
1- a short, revised history, with the evil made obvious.
2- The Heresy of Authoritarianism
3- How the State uses the heresy to justify destroying traditional government via relationships
4- Pattern Language as example of how the old forms worked while the new 'revolutionary' stuff never does.
5- Instead of a return to the original form- property owners as voters, constitutional limits on government we get
6- outright theft
7- an illegitimate authority
8- a continuation of a form of socialism, the republic is dead and we have a zombie government, apparently unable to stop doing stupid shit.
9- not sure when it will hit, but we are in for terrible times. Inflation (or deflation) but even more importantly, as the government keeps changing things people stop producing.
10- A brief justification for my depression about this. Will my dear readers change?

A Ruptured Religion

1-Medjugorje and questions about aftermath.
3-Emotional gratification versus solid ground
5- The need to experience God as the unknowable
6- A center of things with little to recommend it. Where's our liturgy?
7- Tradition versus 'empowerment'
8- Seeking God versus assuming we have Him
9- Probably can re-highlight the heresy of authoritarianism as it relates to religion
10- Again, where is my hope? The whispered words, a few good moves toward ancient practices...

2- People living, mating, and raising children out of church, community, etc...
3- The need for a generation to 'just do it'.
4- The mythology of career, education, etc... how to be 'fulfilled', which gives women a pretext to avoid marriage at exactly their most fertile years. Hypergamy, perhaps?
5- How quickly modern men notice this myth doesn't work for them and why we are not particularly go getters or interested in either feminism or neo-chivalry which some social conservatives try to hand us.
6- How people can accept in theory the Christian way of living, but often can't understand how it works in fact. Thus they need to know others who are doing it right.
7- Thus this missionary crap ain't really cutting it if all you are doing is sending punk kids who don't know nothing.
8- In fact, sending Catholic kids who know nothing to preach a non-denominational Jesus will just get us in trouble with the Church... eventually. But sending a variety of folks in various states in life to serve as examples of how to live fits with the idea of spreading an ecumenical christian community.
9- Proper education - this could take up a whole book itself.
10- the need for methodological individualism
11- I'm sure there's more, but I'll stop here.

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