I believe that the parties in question don’t give a damn about the perilous decline of Christianity, and I presume in any case that they regard that faith, in their propaganda-addled souls, as the ultimate manifestation of the oppressive Western patriarchy, despite their hypothetical allegiance to their own discipline.I think that it is no bloody wonder that the faith is declining (and with it, the values of the West, as it fragments) with cowards and mountebanks of the sort who manifested themselves today at the helm.I wish them the continued decline in relevance over the next few decades that they deeply and profoundly and diligently work toward and deserve.
The profuse number of man-children and wounded women in a never-grow-old culture indicates something terribly socially amiss—on that, Jung and Peterson agree. Charmless slackers and baristas who seem so often to have grown up with absent fathers or in odd, blended families are liberated from tradition and canon but feckless and lonely. Neurotic efforts, said Jung, to extend youthful conquests and an endless horizon continue “beyond the bounds of all reason” into middle age and beyond. Conversely, the old, instead of pursuing “illumination of the self,” turn into hypochondriacs and adventurers.
The Swiss psychologist foresaw and lamented the West’s break with tradition and the loneliness of modernity.
Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychologist is far more wildly popular than most Canadians and most psychologists. Where he is not popular he has been the flashpoint for considerable debate and controversy. Who would have thought that a professor of psychology with a deep interest in the work of Karl Jung and Friedrich
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Rule 2: Imagine who you could be and then aim single-mindedly at that.
Rule 3: Work as hard as you possibly can, on at least one thing, and see what happens.
Rule 4: Do not hide unwanted things in the fog.
Rule 5: Abandon ideology.
Rule 6: Notice that opportunity lurks, where responsibility has been abdicated.
Rule 7: Do not do things that you hate.
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Rule 11: Be grateful, in spite of your suffering.
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