Seeds That Grow After Each Generational Flood Ends

Once upon a time, John Adams said to his wife:

“The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”

Then, generations of painters and poets hence, the twin rots of complacency and cowardice set in—with complacency seducing some people away from gratitude and seriousness, and cowardice neutering others against the humility of righteous rage.

Eventually, such sick, feeble, and effeminate failures as Donald Trump and Jordan Peterson began entire self-absorbed cults, dedicated to the distinctly North American (effeminate) notions:

(1) that life is not the foundation of politics but rather politics is the foundation of life;
(2) that life is fair, by the moment-to-moment standards of effeminate North American failure-father politicians like Donald Trump and Jordan Peterson; and
(3) that whenever results in life fall short of some limp, effeminate, North American ideal—the problem is that government is failing to enforce the right etiquette forcefully enough.

Men then bifurcated into two tone-deaf camps—each echoing only a piece of Adams’s prior priorities:

The first camp, led by the effeminate Trumps of the world, vowed to study politics and war, so that their children could study politics and war, so that their children’s children could study politics and war, so that their children’s children’s children could study politics and war.

The second camp, led by the effeminate Petersons of the world, vowed to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain; so that their children could study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain; so that their children’s children could study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain; so that their children’s children’s children could study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.

In this way, the war camp became spiritually retarded by devaluing God, and the art camp became morally retarded by devaluing testosterone.

Then, when all those idiots quickly returned to dust: the blessed meek, who blithely rejected both routes of retardation—they inherited the earth, were fruitful, multiplied, and taught their sons a healthy respect for testosterone, a proper fear of God—and a sensible disgust for a sense of entitlement. And the daughters learned these things by listening quietly and attentively to their brothers’ lessons, then revisited the lessons from their husbands and other good patriarchs.

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