Below is the latest essay from our Israeli correspondent MC.
In 1922 the British were mandated to construct a homeland for Jews in the Middle East in what is now Israel and Jordan. This was enshrined in international law and passed into the accepted policy of the United Nations, to which most countries have signed up. This is true, and it is provable history, but it is as if it never happened. The narrative is about the Now, and history and truth are irrelevant when and where they deviate from the narrative.
The narrative describes a commonly held view, to which mainstream players must adhere if they want to remain mainstream. United we stand; truth be damned; so we inevitably fail to learn from our histories. Many millions of people were murdered by Communists, but that is simply brushed under the narrative carpet. It never happened (until it happens again, that is).
The narrative dominates our lives in so many ways. To go with the narrative may mean acceptance; to go against it is to be despised and rejected. It is almost religiously pre-ordained. But the age-old problem has always been: Just who defines the narrative? Who laid the yellow brick road? And who is behind the curtain? For he who defines the narrative rules the West, if not the world.
The narrative controls almost all aspects of our lives. For example, there is absolutely no evidence for the idea of ‘herd immunity’ as related to vaccines; herd immunity is the idea that a vaccine only works if everybody gets it. So we find that we are increasingly coerced into having our bodies violated by vaccines that are supposed to protect us from things from which we don’t need protection. But the narrative says one thing on this subject, and one thing only: get your shots, or get out. A handful of people a year die from complications arising from measles, but having caught measles as a child one is subsequently immune (and, it would appear, the immune system is enhanced as a result). But why is the immunity offered by an expensive vaccination so compromised when one comes into contact with somebody who is unvaccinated? Do I detect snake oil here?
But the narrative rules, so the questions not only go unanswered, but one is punished just for asking them.
In early post-Darwin USA, a liberal narrative was evolving, a narrative of social Darwinism and eugenics where the racist and misogynist elements of Darwinism were taken forwards and became the accepted narrative of the Left. This was closely watched by a young Adolf Hitler in Germany, who then adopted it for his embryo Nazi party and sold it to enough of the good folk of Germany for it to become the given narrative, and woe betide the deviants.
The current narrative is that National Socialism was ‘far right’ and that liberal conservatives who reject this narrative are also ‘far-right’. A rational person can clearly see the disconnect here, but the huge crevasses are papered over by the cognitive dissonance of narrative-compliance.
I grew so rich that I was sent
By a pocket borough into Parliament
I always voted at my party’s call
And I never thought of thinking for myself at all
No, he never thought of thinking for himself at all
I thought so little, they rewarded me
By making me the Ruler of the Queen’s Navy
He thought so little, they rewarded he
By making him the Ruler of the Queen’s Navy
— From ‘HMS Pinafore’ By Gilbert and Sullivan (1878).
The current narrative is that Islam is the religion of peace, whilst it is most obviously is not, but the narrative is always right.
But Jesus said:
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” — John 14:27 (NASB)
But, of course, those Christian fundamentalists who actually believe this are terrorists — says the narrative, and the narrative is inerrant. Everybody knows that Christian fundamentalists get together to plot the suborning of the people by outreach, and speak of luring children and trapping them in their cults and half drowning them by total immersion.
Incredibly, the narrative is being challenged. Throughout Europe we see people standing against the narrative and gaining considerable support. Over 45% of Austrians, and some 50% or more of (living) Americans (we are not sure of the numbers of dead Americans, but they voted unanimously for the narrative anyway).
For several hundred years until relatively recently the narrative was based upon the Ten Commandments and two corollaries, but that was laughed at as ‘old-fashioned’ and mocked out of the ball park. A new sexier model replaced it based upon the all-men-are-gods philosophy. When all men are gods, then all are equal, and each should have the same share as all the others. Those who have should pay for those who have not, forcibly if necessary. The work required to gain wealth is considered to have zero value, and the proceeds of the work can thus be redistributed to those who would rather not work.
There is a word for unpaid labour: slavery.
The narrative states that no culture is ‘superior’ and that those whose culture begot civilization must understand that they must compromise that same civilization because barbarism is also an equally valid way of life. One must therefore also share one’s children. If a barbarian wants your ten-year-old son or daughter, then he has as much right to them as you do. This is the new narrative, and family is not part of it.
It does not matter that society is disintegrating, the narrative is always right, and a new and fairer world lies almost (well nearly, just around the corner, soon) within reach, if we all comply and keep to the narrative (and expect a miracle).
But only if the infidels are dealt with. Those who do not keep the narrative spoil the zeitgeist of the moment. They quench the spirit, and might even tell everybody just who it is behind the curtain.
The thanes of the narrative consider us to be cattle, donkeys following a carrot, and sheep. They want to go back to a feudal system and the droit du seigneur; to have the first choice at the pizza parlour. They think that they can turn back history and become dukes and duchesses, and that if they can keep the charade going, they will have it all. Bad news folks: the narrative is a fickle tool. It is as unpredictable as a Greek demi-god.
Our current narrative is defined by crypto-communism, the iron-fisted policies of the Communist agenda suitably hidden behind a smile and a cuddle. Hetero-communism did not work. It failed to bring the Utopia because, surprisingly enough, the man-made miracle did not happen. So the phoenix woke up, put on its new make-up, and said a little prayer to Chaos and lo! Crypto-communism with a fascist side salad.
Blogs like GoV are not without power, and in some circumstances right is might: the power to pervert the narrative, the power to wheedle into the cracks and expose the coprologous swamp for what it is, and to make public its stench. This blog may perhaps reach 100,000 people per month, but 100 honest blogs reach a million, and so on. The ‘fake’ news slur is double edged. When ‘fake’ is twisted to mean ‘anti-narrative’, one can then start a debate, and history and truth may be aired.
And when it comes down to it, it is the truth, not work, that makes us free.
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.