By the Rivers of Babylon

By the Rivers of Babylon

How do you live as a dissident when your family doesn’t support you? In the first place, society is against you. The very fabric of your society hates you. Each institution and each manager, gatekeeper, certifying official, etc. hates you. They will fire you, smear you in public with lies and distortions, troll you with disdain and glee, and try to eradicate you unless keeping your disfigured memory alive serves some God-forsaken purpose for their dystopian schemes.

In such a situation you don’t need more hassles. You’ve got plenty on your hands to deal with. If you’re a college student, employee, high schooler, middle-aged parent, or senior citizen, you’ve got plenty to handle as it is. The normal challenges of each stage of life, plus the idiotic idiosyncrasies of this degenerate age, and the active persecution of sane, racially-aware white people, makes for overload in the soul. Like a wide load coming down a two-lane highway, we need flaggers, extra assistance, and extra time in order to traverse the normal lanes of life.

As Jesus promised, we face familial tensions in addition to all of this. Some of our spouses, children, parents, siblings, and extended family treat us with much the same contempt as the aforementioned chekist strangers in our nation’s institutions. They smear us, lie about us, distance themselves from us, distrust us, never give us due process, deny us fair hearings, read insinuations and innuendo into innocent comments, and basically do everything they can to make themselves feel morally superior to the only people they know who have the guts to stand on principle in an insane era.

Standing for racial sanity in this era is nothing short of Christian valor. Affirming the H20 composition of water, the blueness of the sky, the equal length of each line of a square, is a test of sanity and a test of our belief in the truth of God’s created order. We affirm that God made the races, the genders, the ages, the classes, different abilities, different personalities and temperaments, different purposes and callings. We affirm in short that God is in charge of everything and that the creation of which we are a part — including all humans — is ordered by His decree, not by a communist social agenda. Man may do his utmost to change that natural order, but that order will only bend, and not break. As the Holy Spirit said through Paul in Romans 1, the insane suppression of the truth will result only in the damnation and defeat of those who suppress the truth. It’s as if there’s a gigantic spring coiled up, and each time our enemies compress it further, they are in reality preparing it to propel them further and harder into perdition than before.

Ideally we few, we band of brothers, would be able to lean on each other in person and on a consistent basis. I appreciate the camaraderie that the Internet and other forms of long-distance communication provide us, but let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that this is somehow the same or equivalent to the flesh-and-blood, local community of the Church, town, and family that our fathers enjoyed. Our hearts yearn for more than Facebook friends. We ought to stand with and fight for those friends, and I wouldn’t call them less than real. Still — there is more, and our current situation has forced us into a diaspora, not community.

When family members, coworkers, and neighbors immediately around us alienate us on account of our political, religious, and racial identity, we are in a similar situation to the God-fearing Jews who wept beside the rivers of Babylon. We are a stateless people living in exile. We are pilgrims and strangers. We are disconnected and divided from our homeland and one another against our will.

In reply to the question posed at the outset, I’d look to Scripture to see how Christ and the prophets and apostles dealt with similar situations in centuries past. They told our fathers in the faith to cling to their hope in heaven. They told them to remain faithful to God’s commands and promises here on earth. They told them to look at their situation through the eyes of faith. The early Church enjoyed physical community even despite persecution. God willing, we can too in our day. Like them, we may need to meet for encouragement and worship in secret if we aim to do so without constant harassment and disruption. Acts records how our early Christian brethren celebrated the Lord’s Supper, prayed, and learned God’s Word together. The book also tells us how they proclaimed the Word in public and were constantly seeking to save souls. This too is parallel to our experience, our challenge, and our opportunity. Like them, we face kinsmen who hate us. Like them, we face huge foreign (or traitorous) institutions and governments who hate us. Like them, we have the truth that saves souls and can change lives and futures for the better.

The future is unknown. Even our brightest and most optimistic expectations may come to pass. Some of our darkest and most horrifying fears may also come to pass. Probably it will be a mixture of both. History doesn’t work in a steady, uninterrupted trajectory for good or evil. God is working His purposes in history, but even the best eras have had a share of evil and suffering. I’d put our current era on the “real dark ages” side of the spectrum rather than the “golden renaissance” side. Ergo, I expect a lot of bad things to happen. But that doesn’t mean that our individual or collective faith and work is for naught, or that God isn’t bringing us to victory.

I pray that God will glorify His name among His people in the coming years. May He make fools of those who profess their degeneracy and false worship to be wisdom. May He vindicate the abused and disgraced saints of our day who have gone unrewarded in this life. May He yet save a remnant of our European and American nations, that they may joyfully worship and live in His fear for years to come.

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