Valar Morghulis, “All Men Must Die!”

Here, in the absurd tropic, there’s no need for regimenting public opinion and informed judgement through “psychology” – brainwashing, whitewashing – and mind-altering drugs – MK Ultra and Artichoke – or else an endless array of mass conversion of the public into drones using think tanks, choral societies that sing of an exalted bullshit. The mob has already done that job on behalf the clandestine existential “hangmen”. The mob confesses without torture, confabulates without hypnosis, and what’s worse is delusional without a dose of LSD. For a society that’s sold its soul on eBay for a crumb, everything presumably appears meaningless, kitsch, absurd, futile and dangerous. Every act of reawakening the metaphysics within is seen as a brutal, heinous act of annihilating an entire race. There’s a widespread fear of the unknown, the slightly known, the sentient, the archaic, the alien “within” while there’s – paradoxically – a general tendency to worship the so-called “high art and high artist”, the leitkultur of the so white west-world with no examination, no soul searching, no sojourning. Those who attempted the allegedly “Impossible” were called names, labelled as terrorists worse than those militant terrorist that ever lived. Their metaphysical tremor was ostracized, depoliticized, cast out like dark magic. As a bulwark, a panacea to this “inter-generational virus” the people gave birth to loyal eunuchs who’d conspire on behalf of the “all-too-powerful” state. As Sol Yurick succinctly epitomized it in his provocative piece, “How the Athenians Planned to Colonize the Mind of the West and Immortalize Themselves“:

“Seeking to prevent the entropification and inflation of ‘high’ cultural values, minions of the ‘State’ fought back. Aside from assigning armies of agents to penetrate, observe and frequently provoke this inchoate and many-sided Movement [often perceived as an ill-contrived subversion], another tactic was to mobilize [social scientists such as] psychologists and sociologists to not only study, but to accuse the rebellious young of an infantile, Oedipal disorder; a desire on the part of the ‘primal horde’ to overthrow ‘The Father” and possibly to fuck ‘The Mother’.”

Yurick also reminds us very well that,

“Those intellectuals who persisted in remaining rebellious were driven into political sects or were herded into academic stockades. All that seemed left to do was to target their assaults on hapless literary texts.”

All in all, for a society that keeps bamboozling itself with denial and the “complete obliteration” of the métoikos, “The resident alien”, “The Behemoth in Our Very Midst” in favor of forging a society “free from contamination and unwarranted cross pollination” every fragment, every shard, every circular logic, every folk psychology, every whitewashed pseudo-intellectualism disguised as an ancient wisdom seems to make “sense” all the more, for it’s a society that’s not ready to come to terms with its own contradictions. So much so that, it’s unbearable for it to see, even the faintest sign of individuals trying discover it. This societal ritual of cleansing the Hydra of Intellectualism – indigena or otherwise – continues to pose the greatest of all dangers, even more than the hubris Icarus, in its totalitarian attempt to enforce a society of conformity that’d simply be characterized as inept, docile, servile rife a culture of shared inferiority complex when it comes to the recognition and exploration of its own identity and praxis. If the majority – the herd – has made up its “mind” with the leadership a few “initiates” on the subject of wiping out critics, storytellers, rebellious chronicles using the weapons of mass incarceration, mock trials, beheadings, burnings at the stake, stoning, shootings, bombings and all sorts of psychosomatic torture in lieu of verbal arguments, there’s no way it’d moderately be cured of its shock state. Once they’re bloodthirsty, it’d be very difficult to persuade this vindictive ruble to for go its compulsive addiction to trial by killing first. In order to ensure the pathetic “survival and preservation” of a society of so many privations, Valar Morghulis (High Valyrian for “All Men Must Die!”), all men of knowledge, all men of autodidact intellectualism must be “taken care of.”

 

Published by Hibamo Ayalew

Very recently I've come to the decision that I've to say what I've to say in ways I wanted to say irrespective of the "feelings" of the mediocre creatures out there crawling the earth in search of solace where there's none. Seeking wisdom in the Desert of the Real.

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