It is a personal need to crave to get in contact with things and ideas that are found to be repulsive, stupid and downright regressive. This is the result of a mental condition that the writer refers to as “Intellectual Masochism”. By the afforementioned condition that ails the Baron he has been watching lately vlogs on youtube, in constant, about the gay-pride parades that were held in Athens and Thessaloniki, the two major cities of Greece. It has to his own attention two things:
The disheartening fact that after two years of a leftist government the prides became substantially successful, teeming with “allies” and transformed into a carnival. Greeks have shifted to become more liberal in these last years but the change was sudden to the point that no warning was even given to the writer of his environment.
The fact that the vlogers and specifically one young woman that mostly does dress ups and makeup tutorials commented on the ideological meaning of… rainbow makeup and face paint. Something snapped in the annals of the mind when in an another video, of a mad monk, he started throwing anathemas to the people participating and becoming quite agitated at a very specific point. That point in the events of the day was the presence of Christian group that was praising the event, the group was evidently an Evangelical Church that was participating.
This brought personal shock as the Baron did not know of the existence of Protestant groups in the vastly Orthodox country. But that is not why this blog was reanimated. The thing that made the Baron snap was the similarity between the reactions of homosexuals and their allies to the semi-religius blabberings of that specific group. They were earilly similar to all their reactions. When the Evangelicals were accused of being heretics by the mad monk their reaction was to give blessings the homosexuals were giving air kisses to the protestors against them in Thessaloniki while the girls use of words was pretty close to that which was done by the Evangelical preacher on the spot of the pride.
Without wanting to alienate the Baron’s American audience it is time to move to the real thing, after narrating the Baron’s thing-posting life.
Why are people becoming obsessed with sex to the point that they make it into their own ideology, thus basing their lives around it? Most blogs explain HOW this happened, but what interests the Baron is what is being exploited by these people? Why in the end sex, both understood as “gender” and as copulation, is allowed to become the only point of interest in so many people, and why it becomes such a great ideological point? The worship of nature by the hippies and their mania with animals is understood more easily as a want to return to a pre-civilization stage at a time when nature ruled and everything was pure. The pursuit of purity. But what purity, can be found in sex? The umbrella term that is known by the name of “Freedom” is not enough to justify this.
The main thing that starts this sisyphean decline is the fact that society has changed to be image based rather than word based. We are seeing cases in which image based thinking minds are starting to be considered superior to the more common word based based thinking minds. In the near future, as long as a reversal does not occur, the former type of minds will be far more common. Image based thinking by its nature is more chaotic and far more primitive rather than word based thinking which also allows abstract thought. What has happened is that people are losing the ability to think on abstract terms and develop non-visual schemata in their minds and when visual based ideas are being formed and advanced to the point of them becoming into ideologies things go into a bad way.
Let the pride parade be analysed as a phenomenon: it is a combination of visual conundra that combine into a perplexed web of semi-naked, colourful bodies dancing and moving to and fro, while flamboyantly coloured carnival floats move with people partying on top of them dressed in their painted nakedness in a chaotic spiral of fake copulation, vanity and indignation. The cars that may exist and music act as chariots and the cheers of the proletariat of Rome’s public in what is a parody of a Roman triumph parade. It is a celebration of victory by the abnormals for the fact that their constant and illicit sinning has been understood as one thing holy and from being a subject of shame that required atonement it changed to a required open air display of pride and vanity that has become normalised.
This explains partially why people suddenly became so “Allied” to the LGBTQIA agenda and personae, they want to be part of those that are triumphant for the moment and join the fun, of the celebration that the thriumphator leads and moves. Still this explains only a small portion not all and neither the necessities that lead here. What this does is show how image thinking people operate: they see a triumph parade that is full of bright colours, and chaotic movement which excites the brain, thus making this into something pleasurably in the same way that moving a colourful toy in front of baby or cat or dog excited them.
To humans though there is one thing that they cannot think in not visual terms: copulation. The reason that porn is so addictive is the fact that it feeds images into people, images that excite them in the moment and specifically images of sex in all its forms and media. That is the proof why optical based ideologies can spread faster than word based ones. They are addictive through seeing! Social Justice feeds images of people trying to escape persecution, images of inequality that the media of cinema, tv, the net and photography make sure to have a lot, followed by images of retaliation and winning and the better world that is to be made. In short they have their narrative in images without the need of text! This probably also the reason why such people have a difficulty to even define what they are fighting for… words don’t suffice because they didn’t help formulate the idea in the first place!
On a side note here the meme is a synthesis of words and images and hence more precise than an image based narrative but still accessible to image based thinkers. A further addition to the side note the reason the alternative right had any success with its memes is only one: they promote the image of white only lawful and peaceful societies, something that is endangered. This is brought out in order to further proof the spreading of image based thinking among the modern society.
So the Images of triumphs, colour, movement and virility on something that is destructive, sterile and only postulates as being vivid, combined with image based thinking is enough to explain why people are becoming so fanatic with it? No. The thing though is that if all this is being combined with the knowledge that most people internalise imagery in order to construct an image based ideology the answer is yes. When someone thinks by terms of images there is no room for debate or logic as images are chaotic due to the fact that they are easily obtained, easily retrievable by the mind to the point of pervasiveness and the fact that they can stir emotions pretty fast excluding logos and inquiry it is becoming evident that these beliefs, formed by a web of linked imagery in the brain, are internalised to the degree of memories!
When memories are being put to question people are becoming too agitated and for no bad reason: it puts in question their own life. A thing that must be noticed is that memories are recorded mainly in audiovisual from. This means images, scenes or sounds. Other stimuli do add up, like smell, taste or feel, but the bulk is in the former ways. So the image based ideology is a memory, a feeling scenes that are vivid with sound and motion and then the triumph parades full of colour and the chaotic movement into them a reminder of life itself to the fanatic.
So all in all when we have people that only watch and don’t read, sex is easily becoming an ideology. It becomes one due to the fact that the brain is made to find imagery of it attractive and wanting and good and pleasurable to the point that the mind wants to explain why it needs more of it and in different forms! And when sex based ideologies that propagate through the medium of image are being put in question their memorial internalisation strikes back as the life of the person is put in question and all his choices with it! By that it can further be provided that in the psychological sphere identity is nothing else but memory, so the life, choices in and alienated world become the identity of the people.
The power of image propaganda is that after the links between images are being formed it is very easy for them to be put forward and in an instance as the inward look is not required to recall and further development requires new images! Furthermore it is a totally neurotic and subconscious process! The formulation on this propaganda completely removes the ability to think abstractly and rationally by terms and notions, which if it was allowed in the first place everything would have fallen down. This the reason also why debate is not allowed by these circles and they react with immediate emotional outbursts are being spewed the moment of question. It is a decline to “long words”, notions and terms all that beside a questioning of the people’s own memories, lives and even identities. That is something they cannot let to be shaken. This is what is being exploited. By that it is understood, hopefully, what is the answer to the “why” of the matter.
Now the Baron must find other ways to keep himself occupied to forget the heat of the summer… maybe he ‘ll read a book or just will run to colder shadier pastures…