The 24 Powers Before The Throne

The following essay expounds an alt-centrist way of conceptualising political space. The fundamental idea is that the Will of the Divine rules over all the material world, and before this mighty Will stand 24 governors, each one of which corresponds to one of the elementary political positions.

The original conception of political space speaks of a monarchist right and a republican left. This conception dates back to the French Revolution and the composition of the then government, in which supporters of the monarchy sat on the right wing of the French National Assembly while supporters of reform sat on the left wing.

Making the crudest possible distinction, political space is divided into a right wing that wishes to maintain power and privilege and a left wing that wants power and privilege redistributed. These two wings, along with the centre that tries to get them to co-operate, constitute the first three powers before the throne.

In modern Western democracies, this post-monarchical arrangement has evolved into the Establishment. Today, the entirety of the leadership of both the left and the right is comprised of the same ruling class that leads the centre. Economic imperatives have overridden all other concerns; status quo or change matters not at all.

In response to this oligarchical arrangement has risen the anti-Establishment. It first arose in the form of the alternative right that took control of Central Europe after World War I. In the aftermath of World War II rose the alternative left, which currently exerts more social power than any other position. Today the alternative centre is rising.

This political hexad (of the Establishment, the anti-Establishment, and the three divisions of each) has been discussed at length in The Five Rejections and The Five Acceptances. It constitutes the basic foundation of alt centrist thought.

Each of these six positions can themselves be divided into four attitudes. These attitudes answer the two basic political questions, which are essentially: who gets it? and how hard?

Answering the question of “who gets it” divides the six positions into two further positions each: nationalists and globalists.

The nationalists are those who identify with a particular nation, and who believe that the nation is the natural organisational unit of the world stage. They believe that benefits such as welfare ought to be reserved for members of the nation, and that questions around immigration and defence ought to be settled with a view to the benefit of the nation. In short, they believe that only the nation should “get it” (the rewards of the nation’s operation).

The globalists believe that anyone can get it. Globalists have no time for the argument that the resources of the nation belong to the nation. Their position is that any resource, anywhere, is the property of whoever pays to own it. That anyone risked their lives defending those resources in the past is irrelevant. Globalists owe no loyalty to any land or nation.

The majority of the Establishment is globalist right now, but that isn’t inevitable. There are nationalist sentiments within all three Establishment positions – the monarchist right considers itself the representative of its nation, the working-class left wants national borders to prevent the importation of cheap labour from driving down wages, and the rent-seeking centre wants to lock down the national market against foreign competition.

Answering the question of “how hard do they get it” divides the above twelve positions into two further positions each: authoritarians and libertarians.

The authoritarians argue that people ought to get it hard. They don’t care about freedom as a virtue. Authoritarians tend to be verticalists, in that they believe the natural organisational model of the human species is a dominance hierarchy in which the upper ranks have complete authority over the lower ones.

The libertarians, by contrast, argue that the government ought to be gentle. They believe that authoritarianism is inherently unstable because it provokes resentment which leads to disorder. Libertarians are morally appalled by complete authority over other people, and therefore they don’t believe in banning things such as cannabis or homosexuality.

So within all of the six political positions of alt centrism (Establishment Right, Establishment Left, Establishment Centre, Alternative Right, Alternative Left, Alternative Centre), there are four composite attitudes (Authoritarian Globalist, Authoritarian Nationalist, Libertarian Globalist and Libertarian Nationalist). This gives us a total of 24 different political positions, all vying for control of the state.

These are the 24 powers before the throne. At any given time, in any given jurisdiction, one of these 24 powers will govern.

The ruling power in the West right now is the globalist Establishment, which is an alliance of all of the right, the left and the centre. It is currently transitioning from libertarian to authoritarian as its perceived legitimacy collapses. They are firmly globalist, being an alliance of the victorious anti-nationalist powers of World War II.

The anti-Establishment is all four of authoritarian, libertarian, globalist and nationalist. The authoritarians range from tankies on the left to theocrats on the right. The libertarians are rising in opposition to the increasingly authoritarian measures of the Establishment. The globalists generally think that the Establishment hasn’t done enough to open borders. The nationalists recognise that the vast majority of the Establishment are globalists.

All of these 24 powers have risen and fallen in influence at the various times and places in world history. The course of history could be said to be nothing more than the patterns of that rising and falling.

The authoritarian nationalist anti-Establishment is perhaps best represented by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi movement. They rose in opposition to the strictures of the Treaty of Versailles, and to the globalist Establishment that had imposed them.

The authoritarian globalist anti-Establishment left is perhaps best represented by the Communist and Bolshevik movements that swept the world in the early 20th Century. The authoritarian globalist left has now become part of the Establishment, leading to today’s cancel culture.

VJM Publishing represents libertarian nationalist alt centrism. We are an anti-Establishment collective that repudiates both the weakness of the left and the cruelty of the right, as well as the greed of the globalists and the mindlessness of the authoritarians.

Understanding these 24 powers before the throne is the key to understanding the movements of political arena. As some of the powers gain in power, and others lose, the landscape changes.

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Our Great War Is A Spiritual War

Brad Pitt summarised the challenges facing the Western World in the 1999 film Fight Club, when his character Tyler Durden said: “We’re the middle children of history, men. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives.” 22 years later, our Great War is still a spiritual war.

There exists a supercosmic spiritual force that wills suffering upon all conscious beings. This nameless Principle of Evil has inspired countless acts of sadism throughout the ages. It is at work everywhere a person acts with malice or indifference towards the suffering of their fellows.

This Principle of Evil is in eternal conflict with the Principle of Good, which seeks to alleviate the suffering of all conscious beings. The two are locked in a Great Spiritual War, one which profoundly affects the lives of every creature. The Principle of Evil seeks to cause those creatures to suffer, and the Principle of Good seeks to counter the Principle of Evil.

The influence of this Principle of Evil, as Solzhenitsyn understood, runs through the heart of every human being. It is not exclusive to any gender, race, nation, occupation or creed (although some creeds, such as the Abrahamic cults, worship the Principle of Evil and its demons). Therefore, this spiritual war is fought everywhere, in all times and places.

Every conscious being is conscripted into the war against this Principle of Evil, which seeks to cause them suffering. The easiest way for the Principle of Evil to cause suffering is by provoking passions. Every impulse felt by any conscious being creates a conflict: between the will to gratify that desire, and the will to alleviate suffering.

One of the main theatres of the Great Spiritual War involves keeping people ignorant about the spiritual truths of reality.

As Socrates and Buddha both laboured to point out, suffering is primarily caused by ignorance. The most effective way for the Principle of Evil to increase the suffering in the world is to spread ignorance, because ignorance empowers the passions. There are two main ways to spread ignorance: denying the truth, and asserting falsehoods.

Denying the truth involves denying the spiritual truths. The followers of the Principle of Evil deny the fundamental all-rightness of the Universe. They also deny the Law of Assortative Reincarnation. These two denials lead to extreme anxiety among those who are influenced to agree with them.

Asserting falsehood involves inserting lies in the space vacated by the destruction of the truth. The followers of the Principle of Evil do this by asserting things such as “Jesus Christ is God”, or “the brain generates consciousness”. These falsehoods serve to mislead people who might be searching for spiritual truths.

The combined result of denying the truth and asserting falsehood is mass spiritual confusion. The Principle of Evil preys on this confusion by tricking people into giving their power away. Once enslaved, they can be made to suffer without being able to resist.

One of the fronts of this theatre of spiritual warfare involves the legal status of spiritual sacraments.

The followers of the Principle of Evil are aware that people have used spiritual sacraments, such as cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms, for thousands of years to reconnect with the divine. In places such as India, where the native spiritual traditions were not eradicated by Abrahamic invaders, cannabis is still used as a spiritual sacrament.

In order to increase the amount of suffering in the world, then, the followers of the Principle of Evil have acted to destroy all genuine spiritual traditions. This is why they murdered Pythagoras and Hypatia, and it’s why they destroyed the Eleusianian Mysteries and the Library of Alexandria. It’s why their colonists have assiduously attacked the native spiritual traditions of every land they settled in.

This is also why Christians and Muslims came together to oppose cannabis law reform in New Zealand last year. By destroying the possibility of using cannabis as a spiritual sacrament, they worked to maximise the spiritual ignorance in New Zealand, and thereby the suffering. Abrahamists may spend a lot of time killing each other, but they’re capable of co-operating if the common objective is to attack ordinary people.

Victory in the Great Spiritual War entails the eradication of all Abrahamic traditions from the face of the Earth. This would result in the total defeat of the Principle of Evil, who, without worshippers, would be powerless to increase the suffering in the world. At that point, a new spiritual Golden Age would begin.

The first step is to reassert our freedom to use spiritual sacraments to reconnect with the divine. The truth – that cannabis, psilocybin and various other substances are spiritual sacraments – must be spoken widely once again. Their open, ritual use must retake a centre stage in our civic life.

With our natural connection to the divine re-established, we will once more come to act in accordance with the Will of God. This will lead to the minimisation of suffering in the world.

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Intergenerational Rape

Young people today are starting to realise that the economic system isn’t what it’s claimed to be. Although Boomers keep saying that anyone who works hard will be compensated enough to own a home and raise a family in it, few young people still believe them. The truth, now widely understood, is that the entire system has been rigged to benefit the old at the expense of the young.

What the Boomers have done can rightly be termed intergenerational rape.

The “postwar generation” has taken advantage of their political power over the younger generations to subject those young people to a degrading level of servitude and hopelessness. Young people nowadays have found themselves effectively enslaved, working long hours and then having to fork out so much in profits, taxes and rents that they have little left for themselves.

The Boomers have tilted the scales so that every operation of the economic system favours them to the exclusion of everyone else. They are sucking the life energy out of the younger generations, and for no other reason than their own greed. Nowhere is this more evident than in the fact that the Millennial generation controls less than a quarter of the wealth that the Boomers controlled at the same age.

The intergenerational social contract, according to which the elderly sacrificed their wealth so that their offspring could be strong, has been annihilated by the Boomers. Instead of nurturing the following generations, the Boomers have plundered them. Boomers credit themselves for working hard and investing prudently, but the reality is that they have built their wealth on the impoverishment of those to follow.

They have done this by using their voting power to elect politicians who were willing to pass laws dispossessing the young. Everywhere that a balance needs to be struck – employer or employee, landlord or tenant, pension recipient or taxpayer, borrowing and spending now or saving for the future – the law favours the Boomers.

This intergenerational favouritism is stark if one considers house prices.

Boomers in 1992 were able to purchase the average New Zealand house for $105,000. As the average wage was above $14 per hour back then, it means that the average house cost about 7,000 hours of labour. It means that, if a person was able to save about a third of their income, they could buy a house after ten years of full-time work. Good times.

By today, when the Boomers own all the houses, the average house price has increased by seven times from 1992 levels, but the average wage only slightly more than twice. The average New Zealand house now costs more than $740,000, whereas the average wage is around $34 per hour. It means that the average house now costs 22,000 hours of labour. Hard times.

Intergenerational rape is when the Boomers charge 22,000 hours of labour for entry to a circle of wealth (homeownership) that they themselves were admitted to after only 7,000 hours of labour. Whereas the average Boomer was able to buy the average house after ten years of labour, young people are looking at thirty years of labour to get to that position.

All of this economic exploitation serves no other purpose than to keep Boomers in a luxurious state of retirement, with regular holidays, plentiful rich food and first-class medical care.

The Boomer generation has inherited an enviable level of wealth from their predecessors and then pulled up the ladder so that none of their descendants can share in it. The Boomers have behaved in this manner because they are the single most selfish and godless generation to have existed in human history. Never before has there been a generation of people willing to put their own whims and fancies above the physical needs of their own offspring.

Their actions could be compared to those of a meth addict who passes out on the couch while their children run around in the streets looking for food. It’s a degree of reckless neglectfulness that ought to be criminal.

The Boomers, however, will get what they deserve. They are mortal after all, and the eldest of them are already 75 years old. Within three decades, almost all of them will be gone. As this column has written previously, God will return to Earth when the Boomers finally die off. They represent peak godlessness, and their passing will result in a new spiritual age.

It is unlikely that intergenerational rape will end owing to any action taken by younger people. The generations following the Boomers are too divided, too demoralised and too apathetic to do anything about their situation. They will have to wait for the Boomers to die off – which means that the rape will continue for another 30 years yet.

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The 12 Conditions Of Alchemical Psychopathology

The following is an attempt to reconcile ancient Western esoteric psychology with ancient Eastern esoteric psychology. The idea is that all human psychopathological conditions fall into one of twelve categories, the categories being all permutations of genetic, environmental and spiritual (in the first place) and clay, iron, silver and gold (in the second place).

The first condition is genetic clay. This refers to a person who is weak for genetic reasons.

In this category are all sufferers of genetic conditions which make them weaker or more passive than normal. The typical outcome of falling into this category is that a person becomes resentful and bitter. Hatred for the world and for life in general is characteristic of people in the first condition.

This is also the category for people who are simply dumb. Most people not naturally intelligent enough to find a place in the world become resentful. In practice, there’s good reason to categorise such people with the other genetic unfortunates. In principle, it doesn’t matter much if a person is genetically weak for physical or mental reasons, because the attitude will be similar.

The second condition is genetic iron. This refers to a person who is cruel for genetic reasons.

The usual reason for a person to fall into this category is that they are physically stronger than average, but mentally weaker than average. This combination can lead to contempt for those physically weaker than them. This is the category that schoolyard bullies usually fall into, and it’s the one that adults fall into if they don’t grow out of the schoolyard bully stage.

People in this category might be ‘bad’, but they’re not ‘fucked-up’ or ‘evil’ like people from the sixth and tenth categories. It’s more a matter of being unusually boisterous or vigourous. Many juvenile delinquents fall into this category owing to understimulation, and most of those grow out of it (or have it knocked out of them).

The third condition is genetic silver. This refers to someone who has no genetic conditions, but who is otherwise not special.

The condition here is indifference towards those who are genetically less fortunate. Many people who are born without genetic conditions are incapable of understanding the suffering caused by them, and as such they feel contempt instead of sympathy towards those who have them.

Characteristic of the third condition, then, is a callous kind of apathy for ordinary people. It’s not really malicious, although it can be. It is different to the cruelty of the second condition in the sense that people in the third condition tend to direct others to cause harm, rather than causing harm themselves.

The fourth condition is genetic gold. This refers to someone who is perfectly in balance.

Those of genetic gold possess neither the weakness of people in the first condition, nor the brutality of people in the second condition, nor the cold apathy of people in the third condition. Belonging to this fourth condition are all the people who naturally feel empathy with other living beings.

Insofar as belonging to this group is a condition, it is the condition of suffering the envy of the less gifted, and the despair of not being appreciated in proportion to one’s true worth. Those of genetic gold will always have to adapt themselves to a world created to suit someone else. Someone in the fourth condition, then, is someone who literally has it too good for their own good.

Those are the four genetic conditions. In short, they are: suffering weakness and becoming masochistic; suffering weakness and becoming sadistic; not suffering weakness and becoming apathetic; and not suffering weakness and becoming sympathetic.

The fifth condition is environmental clay. This refers to people who have endured so much trauma that they have become depressed.

Abuse and neglect that lead to giving up on life is the most common reason for a person to belong to the fifth condition. If a person suffers so much during childhood that they come to feel that the world is an evil place, and so there’s no point in trying to be happy here, then they fall into this category. This is also the category for people who have become shut-ins owing to adverse early childhood experiences.

The fifth condition is for people that were created genetically normal but who were then broken by the world. A great number of suicides fall into this category, because those with harmful genetic conditions have often learned to live with them by the time they reach suicide age. Most deaths of despair afflict people in the fifth condition.

The sixth condition is environmental iron. This refers to people who have endured so much trauma that they have become sadistic.

When children are born, they don’t immediately know if the world is a good place or an evil one. They learn this, based on how their environment treats them. Those who come into the world and are met with abuse learn that the world runs on abuse. As such, they naturally come to abuse others. Alchemically speaking, their environment has hammered them into shape like a blacksmith would hammer into a shape an iron dagger.

The main difference between genetic iron and environmental iron is that the former is dumb, whereas the latter can be of any level of intelligence. Genetic iron tends to fall in line with a smack to the head; environmental iron is much less predictable. Although people of both genetic iron and environmental iron can behave like psychopaths, the latter is closer to what used to be called a sociopath.

The seventh condition is environmental silver. This is otherwise known as “having a decent upbringing”.

It’s comparatively rare for people to grow up in this world without suffering heavily. Someone who grew up genetically unremarkable and who also had an unremarkable upbringing usually enjoys the human experience. Much like people in the third condition, the major characteristic of the seventh condition is apathy.

The main difference between the seventh condition and the third is that people in the seventh condition are much more likely to move out of it. Those in the third condition are usually stuck there on account of the mindless inertia of biological forces, but those in the seventh can either reason their way out of apathy or have an experience that causes them to learn sympathy.

The eighth condition is environmental gold. This refers to a person who has endured trauma that made their behaviour worse, but who has overcome that.

The eighth condition is analogous to gold because of its value and rarity. The vast majority of people who suffer heavily become either meek or cruel, and the majority of those who don’t suffer become apathetic. A person who has suffered, and overcome it, has demonstrated a spiritual quality of the highest value.

All of the world’s genuine spiritual leaders fall into this category. It is the category for those who have learned the ultimate spiritual and alchemical power of transmuting suffering into joy. Eckhart Tolle is probably the most famous example right now, having learned to transmute a near-suicidal depression into tranquility.

These are the four environmental conditions. In short, they are: suffering trauma and becoming masochistic; suffering trauma and becoming sadistic; not suffering trauma and becoming apathetic; becoming sympathetic regardless of whether one suffered trauma.

These eight conditions are as far as mainstream psychology goes. Mainstream psychology is only concerned with biological nature and environmental nurture; it allows no concept of any spiritual dimension, because any such dimension would not be amenable to measurement. The latter four conditions in alchemical psychopathlogy are spiritual.

The ninth condition is spiritual clay. This refers to a person whose true will is to withdraw from the world.

People in the ninth condition have a spiritual attachment to suffering. They are often described by others as excessively sensitive. They are not broken like people in the fifth condition or defective like people in the first. They just don’t want more life.

Many old people come into this condition once the prime of their lives are over. It’s both common and understandable for a person to mentally check out of reality once they only have pain and suffering to look forward to. People with schizoid personality disorder also fall into this category, as does everyone who has simply become bored of life.

The tenth position is spiritual iron. This refers to people whose true will is to increase the amount of suffering in the world.

People belonging to this condition are rare, and are often hard to detect until it’s too late. People without a genetic reason to be resentful and who have not suffered significant environmental trauma, but who still act to increase the net amount of suffering in the world, could be said to be evil.

The characteristic way to recognise a person in this condition is that there’s no explicable reason for their actions. This is why they can’t be said to be ‘fucked-up’ like a person in the sixth condition. A lot of old people end up in the tenth condition if they become bitter, because it’s common for old people to become resentful about their impending deaths and to take this resentment out on the young.

The eleventh position is spiritual silver. This refers to people whose true will is to be indifferent to suffering.

Most people in the eleventh condition have drifted through life in a state of bliss. They haven’t suffered for genetic reasons, haven’t suffered for environmental reasons, and they do not have a strong spiritual attachment to suffering. They experience life much like an enlightened person does, without appreciating why.

People in the eleventh condition are different to people in the seventh because people in the eleventh are indifferent to their own suffering, not only (or even primarily) the suffering of others. Someone in the seventh condition might suffer and then become a person of the fifth or sixth conditions, but a person in the eleventh condition can suffer without being affected.

The twelfth position is spiritual gold. This refers to people whose true will is to decrease the suffering in the world.

People in the twelfth condition are the bodhisattvas of this part of the Great Fractal. They are the ones who have managed to find a way to transmute suffering into joy, not just for themselves but also for others. Their spiritual nature has overpowered both their genetic nature and their conditioned nature, but in the best possible way. People in this condition plant trees even though they won’t get to sit in the shade of them.

David Bowie once said that “Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.” The twelfth condition is for those who have suffered but who have found a way to overcome it absolutely, not partially or temporarily as people in the eighth condition have. These people are the masters of alchemy who have succeeded at the meaning of life.

These are the four spiritual conditions. In short, they are: a true will to withdraw from suffering; a true will to increase suffering; a true will to be indifferent to suffering; a true will to decrease suffering.

Generally speaking, a person will fall into one of the earlier conditions as their life begins, will move into the middle conditions as their life progresses, and will finally move into the latter conditions as their life comes to a close.

This reflects the developmental influences of humans from almost purely genetic when they are born, to genetic and environmental in youth, to genetic, environmental and spiritual in middle age and to spiritual in old age.

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