Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Coin That Always Comes Up Tails

Vox Day contemplates the British parliamentary vote to abandon 900 years of legal sovereignty, and why it is that culture wars are rarely won or lost in the span of a single human lifetime:
“Some think that these extended timescales prove that there is no conspiracy and ‘progress’ is a mere accident of history because no human lifespan is long enough to encompass the strategy or the consequences. The logic is correct, but then, logic also suggests an alternative, which is that there is something, or someone, that exists on a larger timescale and is capable of guiding events of these temporal proportions.

So, the question comes down to this: given what we can observe with the limited means at our disposal, which do you find more unlikely? A coin almost always flipping tails at random or some sort of unknown, long-lived being imposing its will on the coin toss?”
It ain’t just Vox; the unmistakable impression that there is a conspiracy behind the ongoing tide of human affairs is something I’ve been thinking about this week too. One might easily posit the presence of a malign intelligence behind the current downward spiral of western democracies when so many of our fellows seem bound and determined to propel us headlong into the civilizational abyss.

Equally, there are reasons to see the hand of God at work. One of the biggest puzzlers in history, if you think about it long enough, must surely be the centrality of the Middle East in geopolitics throughout the centuries, along with the persistence of anti-semitism all the way from Pharaoh to today’s UN, and the astonishing ability of the Jew to endure and often prosper despite it.

To assert that such long-haul historical realities are merely random seems to me an act of wilful blindness.

Josh comments as follows:
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

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