Remember Who You Were Born To Be

We have come to a point in our history where everything needs to be evaluated again. All of the old accords have turned to dust and virtually every social contract has been broken. Man stands on the precipice of a startling future that bears little resemblance to any other epoch in human history. Hence we have no reference point. Where we go from here depends on where we place our ethical bets, either on a set of hastily constructed modern values, or on time-honoured principles we refer to as tradition.

Hierarchy, respecting the knowledge of antiquity, and having roles suitable to men and women in accordance with their natures are all hallmarks of a society built on tradition. Progressive virtues, the overthrow of all standards and conventions, and the radical deconstruction of every social norm are what we have instead, and we can see now where it leads: to an unfathomable depth of confusion, repression of free speech, and squandered human energy. But even more important to the man of the future than mere survival is the state of being, because surviving in a crude, vicious and lowly cultural manner is not an existence worthy of our lofty potential. If the soul dies, the body may be animated, but it has no meaning. Thus is the relationship between culture and civilization.

It is at this moment in time, when the cataclysmic victory of the modern world seems inevitable, that it is also the most vulnerable. This is because there are still those alive today who remember a different time, not too long ago, when echoes of the old world could still be heard. And as this new human era reveals its abyssal misfortunes, there is a final moment of stark contrast between the modern and the traditional, before the former engulfs the latter and erases it from all memory.

The external forces at work to hasten such a moment are considerable, but they are not so much the agents of this destruction as they are opportunists who perceive the rot and have come to tip the building over. Make no mistake about it; the collapse was internal.

Modern man believes that all of history has been a great building towards the crescendo of the current moment, that this era of advanced machines and socially engineered humanity is somehow the perfect culmination of events. But instead of being a victory line, the momentum leads straight over a cliff, and no one knows how deeply falls the abyss.

The men of the past knew the tenuous hold that we have on wisdom, and they had but a glimpse of what had already been lost. By the time of the Ancient Greeks, we had long fallen from our golden age state, and commenced upon three millennia of blood-soaked self-destruction. Fighting for narcissistic rulers, the war stage became our constantly repeating act of egoistic materialism, where we butchered one another over nearly irrelevant distinctions, because we lacked the knowledge and wisdom to project a different future.

Let us not repeat this destructive arrogance.

The truth of our being and the answers to the mystery of existence are not reducible to discursive thought. No great sage can answer these questions, because to do so is to contaminate the student with expectations that block the faculties of perception by turning the process into yet another action of the rational mind. Instead, one can only be given a map; he must set out and discover the answers for himself. Any attempt to codify the truth will only get bogged down in the poverty of words, for that which has not been apprehended by man has no language with which to describe it. Only experiential wisdom can take us beyond the confines of the rational mind.

We are going through a process of forgetting, and then rediscovering who we are. Most apprehended truths feel like a memory, as if we already knew something before having become fully aware of it, and then just rediscovered it again. Civilization goes though these same processes, each time lurching towards oblivion, but eventually the reborn man appears, forged in the furnaces of his own self doubt.

Let your mind’s eye burn away all indecision. Remember your name. Remember who you were born to be. Remember who you already are. Shed your skin like a snake, and cleanse your soul of the shameful modern era. Reconnect to the old energies, be a vessel for God and the gods. Swear an oath twice daily to live an honourable life in reverence of your ancestors, the divine, your family, and your own higher self. Do not bend your energy to match the modern world, instead create your own sanctuary away from it, and maintain the frequency that you know is more in line with your nature.

Do not remain in BECOMING, eternally insufficient. Instead enter a state of BEING, and project that outward into the world.

We are old souls, from bold and ancient lands.

Here from another dimension, we have come back to life again.

George Burdi

January 2019

The Waning Days Before The Dawn

WE THE PEOPLE must act in unison to throttle unmitigated power structures wherever they emerge. Never forget that government institutions exist to SERVE the people, not the other way around. This is why whether one is "left" or "right", you should support nationalism, because it is the best buffer against the dystopian future of a one-world government.

Ewald Engelen, a social scientist at the University of Amsterdam, argues that the old paradigm of a left arguing for strong government intervention and a right preferring market solutions to social problems has been replaced. “Today, we see that the dominant dichotomy has become globalism versus nationalism.”

NATIONALISM and the nation-state is the best buffer of world power, and also the best containment strategy for when things go wrong in one region. Nationalism allows true democracy to exist, where the people get to decide the future of their own countries. This is natural, healthy, and the best bet for world peace. It is the opposite of the building of EMPIRES, which necessitates the destruction of national sovereignty, that produces war and endless conflict.

Nationalism protects the diversity of race, language, religion, and culture that organically emerges in each nation-state. If you love the diversity of human life, and indeed all life, then you should support NATIONALISM.

And, once a secure national sovereignty has been established, then vibrant people-power at the state/provincial and municipal levels is essential to throttle the power of the nation-state. Then the politicians answer to the people, not dictate to them.

The people of the world want peace, but the powers that be want a century of war.

There are two measures by which I judge a politician: (1) is he a globalist or a nationalist? and (2) is he pro-war or pro-peace?

On this eve of a new year, we issue a prayer for peace, and ask that we see the end of violent conflict in our lifetimes. Just as we can settle our personal differences through good communication, so too should nations be able to do the same.

The future seems bleak, but has not yet been decided. WE THE PEOPLE can choose PEACE over WAR and FREEDOM over SLAVERY.

Let your voice be heard, don’t keep it inside.

George Burdi
December 31st, 2018

Relight the Torch of Man

Beyond all praise and criticism, renouncing the fruit of your labours, give a gift of music and meaning, and give this gift to all peoples.

Make an art of living, and express this art through your being.

Shine a light of compassionate loving kindness into the world. Represent the best of your people, be an ambassador of your people, and bring their worthy gifts into the hearts of those still willing to hear.

Represent archetypal truths, let your being express this with your every thought and deed. Composed and strong, penetrate the mind and destroy all indecision.

Do not be like a beast without a master. Instead, become your own master. Become the emperor of your inner empire. For this is the only space you have any hope of controlling in this world. And if you relinquish this space, then nothing else is possible.

The beast is controlled by his senses. He is quick to anger, which abandons his power. He is trapped in a spiral of craving and aversion from the pleasures and pains that he has defined.

The way of the higher man is to express nobility through your words and deeds. If you lower your vibrational frequency to that of the monsters you are fighting, then you have become a monster too. Orient your mind on where you aim to go, not on what you are leaving behind.

Strong in the mind, go forth into the world. You are a bringer of the light. Be a beacon of truth when all lights have gone dim.

Express your love for all life. Be one with the mountains and forests and stars. See yourself in a flower, here for a brief moment, perhaps colourful and strong for a time, but soon to wilt and fall away.

We cannot hold on to anything material, for it is like sand through our fingers, and every grain of time will find a way to fall.

Mankind is at the precipice of something terrible or magnificent. The spiritual path offers the noble warrior a role in this pivotal moment in history.

There can be no high enough reason to think our way out of our earthly predicament. We must go deeper than thought, surpassing logic, into the realm of the true spiritual centre, and to reveal to ourselves the reasons why we love life, why we love the world, all of nature, animals, sun and sky. Reveal what we love in our folk, in our unique expression of culture and faith.

Humanity needs a constructive vision, one that inspires the best in us, one that unites us all under a banner of peace. No one person can articulate this, it must be a chorus of voices determined to be heard.

Relight the torch of man!

George Burdi

December 2018