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May 17, 2016

Upward Exit

To understand the path of the upward exit, we must understand the Hell from whence it leads.
We here at Amerika borrow a theory from French Existentialist and attention harlot Jean Paul Sartre. Hell, quite simply is other people. Not in small numbers, not at a leisurely pace. Hell is other people packed butt-to-flank. Hell is other people acting in a concerted zombie apocalypse of the low double-digit IQs to enforce their mediocrity as if it were the beneficent commonweal. Hell, Monsieur Sartre, is Crowdism. You do not know it, but you are a slave. You are not enslaved by a central authority, but by the Crowd. Their opinions determine what you can say; their product-buying choices determine what’s on the market; their government preferences create a “window” of acceptable ideas and anything else is excluded. This is tyranny by the Crowd… - - Amerika

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 17, 2016 12:15 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Mob Rule - the very idea that this country's gov't was established upon, financed by massive theft because it cannot afford to stand on it's own.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2016 4:24 PM

Excellent article, thanks! I left this comment there:
The "tyranny of the crowd" is, by the way, exactly what Jesus denounced and tried to undermine in 1st century Judea, and that is one of the reasons he became considered too dangerous to live.

In the churches I have served as pastor, over and over I saw this dynamic play out among the majority of members. In particular the line of your name slug at the end: "... the system was not truly designed to make us happier or more successful."

And they would come to church expecting that church would fill in all the gaps they were missing in the secular systems. They would think that churchiness was supposed to make them happy. But there is, in the entire Bible, not one word of promise from God of happiness. There is instead the call to holiness.

If you want to be happy, go to a birthday party. If you want to be free of the traps of the system, follow Jesus, not as an adjunct of your life but as the core.

"How Jesus invented individual liberty"

Posted by: plus.google.com/104841162830331053592 [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2016 11:21 AM

Add this by Roger Simon:

As far back as 1979, Christopher Lasch published a now famous book The Culture of Narcissism that described the American behavioral patterns as largely narcissistic. According to Lasch, our family structure had produced a personality type consistent with “pathological narcissism.” We were constantly seeking attention from the outside world, making us a nation of insecure weaklings forever in search of validation to tell us we were alive, to give us a raison d’être.

Moral Narcissism and the Least-Great Generation.

Posted by: plus.google.com/104841162830331053592 [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2016 11:55 AM

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