The Rise of the Sub-Creators

(A modified copy of a sci-fi post is below, with an addendum.)

Take the word “Vilani” to mean “no-growth, nothing changes, safety-and-stability first” way of life, and the “First Imperium” to be their kind of government, in the style of the Pharaohs, Ming China, or all the other anti-growth, anti-tech, hard-conservative culture.

You know, like those wicked servants who buried their talents rather than take the slightest risk of loss – and so rob their Master of any growth whatsoever to better protect their own faithless, fearful skins.

[My additions for this post are in brackets.]

Issac Arthur is more optimistic than the title of the video suggests.

That being said, some of his concepts are Just So Vilani:

Once you max out a planet to its comfortable population, people wanting kids need to move, people wanting to climb ladders need to move, people bored with Earth need to move, people who want a bigger home and more land need to move, and so on, while people bored with life presumably let themselves die and probably get replaced either by someone who really wants to live on Earth, complete with the culture on it, or got raised by folks who think a thousand years is a perfectly plausible timeline for an apprenticeship.

[This could be a fine way to insure stagnation — “just follow my example, and never ask why” — or it could be a fine way to teach all the things you can’t put in words, to convey the spirit of your work, and not just the technical aspects.

I suggest that the time we have on earth serves as a hard apprenticeship for high positions later,

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
— Revelations 1:5-6, KJV


Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
    nor be weary when reproved by him.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and chastises every son whom he receives.”

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. — Hebrews 12:3-10 (ESV)

God is no slackard. If you expect to serve in His kingdom, expect to pay the price.

First serve well, then rule powerfully” as Jesus modeled for us.

On the other hand… the old multi-century lifetimes were removed after the Noahic flood, so evil would not multiply or mature, but always be cut off. But as the world is more fully redeemed, long lifespans — as predicted in Isaiah — return once again.

Things don’t necessarily have to go that way, but it’s very easy for me to imagine Earth as a bit of an island of relics in a sprawling empire of a billion artificial habitats inside our solar system, itself inside an even more sprawling galactic civilization. Old, rich, and quite possibly obsessive about preserving things.

In other words… Vilani. [A.k.a. A pagan, stagnant vision of the future, rather than the expanding, Dominion-oriented one that Christ showed in His life.]

We try to keep our monuments and historic properties around these days, even though we didn’t live there and experience that. It’s possible they might not value antiques as much because there’s no mystique to them. Odds are the construction crew for Stonehenge might complain less about moving or replacing some of the monoliths than we would, but I think it more likely every house on Earth would start resembling a museum or archeological site.

“Welcome to the heart of the First Imperium!”
[The land of dead men’s bones, and whitened, venerated sepulchers.
God expects much better, from you and from me.]

[…snipped some of the discussion about graves: something genuine immortals won’t have to worry about. I am unsure if Jesus even wants us to preserve His grave, even as a memorial. “Why look for Him among the dead?”]


But keeping to modern death rates and grave sizes, notably being 6 foot deep, you would layer the planet with tombs in a million years and we still have 5 billion or so left. If those were perfectly preserved you’d layer the land with tombs 10 kilometers or 6 miles deep. We certainly tend to build on top of ruins, it’s pretty well accepted that whether you build a city on a coast or a hill or river, after a while what you’re mostly building that city on is itself, and all the leftover buildings and garbage of prior generations. And with ultra-strong materials and better technology, I could see a civilizations just locking up someone’s apartment when they died with them in it to never be used again, just visited and maybe not even that.

“The Ancestors Approve.”
“The Traditions have been Upheld.”
[“Let the dead bury the dead.”]

That’s a little bit more plausible than it sounds like too. Ultra-strong materials along with ultra-durable ones and self-repairing ones are likely to be technologies we pursue vigorously and are probably on the table, and have to be taken in the context of Ecumenopolises and Arcologies.

“And nothing ever changed, ever again.”
— the Vilani equivalent of “And they lived happily ever after.”

[Things don’t change much in hell, and not at all in the Lake of Fire.

Just endless pain to put an end to all sinful thought… which, for the damned, is ALL their thinking.

No growth, no change, no future, no power, no hope.

Just eternal failure, eternal agony, eternal powerlessness and futility and waste and worthlessness.

The Second Death.]

However, if there is a civilization around then [a billion years from now], it seems very unlikely they’d not take steps to prevent such events or that the galaxy would be particularly natural anymore.

We can say stellar formation in the galaxy ought to drop off to very little in a trillion years and cease entirely in 100 trillion at most. You can have a lot of civilizations arise in a trillion years, but realistically, unless all civilizations terminate at about our current technological levels – – rather than getting out to the stars – – I wouldn’t expect natural star formation to occur more than maybe a few million years after they left their planet.

Of course, I stand with the Solomani [the Vibrant Living],
and not the Vilani [the Frozen Dead].

  • Things are going to change,
  • We are going to change it,
  • So since things are going to change, let’s change things for the better.

*** The original post ends here ***

Of course, I am assuming that God will not forever limit our Dominion Mandate to just this world. I could well be mistaken… but, humanly speaking, I don’t think so.

[See: the implications of logarithmic growth: not just population wise, but knowledge-wise, and holiness-wise, and the expansion of the Kingdom of God to cover the whole earth, and wherever living men are, inescapably.]

In any case, better to assume greater blessings with greater obedience. Just as I assume that we would have been eventually permitted to lawfully eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil… if we had placed God’s Will above our own drooling lust for power without law or limit.

Unlike Adam, Christ humbled Himself before His Father. Let’s follow Jesus’ example — the example of a winner, and not a loser — and reap the blessings of putting God and His Commandments First, and ourselves and our own will second.

Perhaps we will gain the stars, perhaps not… but we will have the love of God to nurture and build and direct us, His Law inscribed in and on our hearts, His Holy Spirit to guide and advise and strengthen us in the way of righteousness, justice, love, and peace. Christ’s people will be seated on thrones to rule the cities and areas Christ appoints for us.

And that’s worth more than all the burning balls of gas, all the rocks, all the time and space of the entire creation. The greater thing, holiness and obedience, FIRST. The rest, great or small, will be decided by God Himself… and rightfully so.

(And didn’t Christ create the heavens? And aren’t all things under His feet? And shall we not reign with Him, under the authority of the Father and the Son, filled with the Holy Spirit, forever?]

He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. — John 3:31-36, ESV


A Feminist Government

“Sweden did you think I’ve forgotten about you how could I forget about my favorite country the only country to have a feminist government while simultaneously being the rape capital of the continent.”
 I expect Christian women to be a good deal smarter – and far wiser –  than feminists: for one thing, God expects rapists to be executed, not coddled and called victims.

An Idealized World

This video remind me of the best part of what has been lost in the 80s, and what Christian civilization will have to get back. Mainly, the orderliness of the people, the calmness, and the peaceful productive activity.

It’s  wasn’t just in Japan: it could have been found in many, many communities across the West at the time. You won’t find that now: without trust in God, love of each other, the willingness to co-operate together for mutual benefit, and a shared agreement of law, good behaviour, and the value of family, you will only get the  cultural disintegration, strife, hostility, and increasing poverty (spiritually, culturally, and finally economically) all around us.

The current order will fall: a culture that comprehensively hates both God and His Law will not long endure.

Although it can last longer than I would have thought: the Soviet Union stood for decades!

Islam, in contrast, is much more selective in how it rejects God – they have no interest in killing their own children, aren’t interested in mindless top-down centralization (in Sunni Islam), and insist on a supernatural foundation for its law. Unlike the atheists and the communists and the vapid post-modernists, Islam is her for the long haul…


Europe’s Dying Masters

From What You Need To Know About Europe’s Elites

No wonder that Europe’s leaders have so little interest in protecting the accomplishments of Western Civilization.

They have abnormally foreshortened time horizons.

From a Washington Examiner op-ed last year:

  • French president Emmanuel Macron has no children.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel also has no children.
  • British prime minister Theresa May has no children.
  • Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children.
  • Holland’s Mark Rutte has no children.
  • Sweden’s Stefan Lofven has no biological children.
  • Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel has no children.
  • Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon has no children.
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has no children.

The lack of children is not something incapacitating. But when coupled with an indifference to the debt burdens they are dumping on the children of others, it suggests the outlines of a pathological perspective.

These people aren’t the future, Christian: they’re already dead and gone.

Choose differently.

The Blue Church

I was reading North’s Video: Red State vs. Blue State, Red Pill vs. Blue Pill, and Jordan Peterson’s Role Sure, it’s a good if short read, but what I want to focus on is the video he posted… and the central image on it’s title image, the blue church.

The video does mention the Blue Church, but I took a quick look-see on the internet. A useful article on the Blue Church, and it’s contrast with the Red Religion – can be found on the article Understanding the Blue Church.

Quoted below:

In my Situational Assessment: 2017, I quoted a post from Reddit:

“The Blue Church is panicking because they’ve just witnessed the birth of a new Red Religion. Not the tired old Christian cliches they defeated back in the ’60s, but a new faith based on cultural identity and outright rejection of the Blue Faith.” — /u/notjfao

A number of folks noted that they were not familiar with the concept of the Blue Church and wondered what was meant by it. The Democratic Party? Liberalism? Progressivism? As I mentioned in SA:2017, I had originally lifted the idea wholesale from that Reddit post with only an intuitive sense that it (and its juxtaposition with a Red Religion) was useful and pointed at something real.

In this essay, I dive into the concept. Below I endeavor to provide an answer that is adequate to Deep Code. I believe that the results are well worth the effort, but this is not a simple journey. Few things of importance these days are. If we want to get to the bottom of the contemporary situation, we are going to have to get comfortable going deep.

The abstract is this: the Blue Church is a kind of narrative / ideology control structure that is a natural result of mass media. It is an evolved (rather than designed) function that has come over the past half-century to be deeply connected with the Democratic political “Establishment” and lightly connected with the “Deep State” to form an effective political and dominant cultural force in the United States.

We can trace its roots at least as far back as the beginning of the 20th Century where it emerged in response to the new capabilities of mass media for social control. By mid-century it began to play an increasingly meaningful role in forming and shaping American culture-producing institutions; became pervasive through the last half of the 20th and seems to have peaked in its influence somewhere in the first decade of the 21st Century.

It is now beginning to unravel.

In part it is unravelling because of developing schisms within its master narrative, the Blue Faith. These are important, but they are not the subject of this essay. In this essay, I am focusing on what I think is both much more fundamental and much less obvious: deep shifts in technology and society that are undermining the very foundations of the Church. Shifts that render the Church itself obsolete.

If you are ready for a deep dive, come on in. The water is warm.

[…big, big snip: read the article to see what you’re missing…]

The End is Nigh

There are many reasons why the Blue Church is crumbling. Some of it has to do with an increasing friction among the diverse sub-narratives that have gathered under Blue, particularly where the fundamental incoherence of “identity politics” is reaching a tipping point (and is being pushed into what feels to me like a nihilist endgame by the alt-right). However, while this tension is important, I don’t think it is fundamental. Instead, to identify the real existential threat to the Blue Church, I return to our our two core concepts: technology and complexity.

One primary driver behind the collapse of the Blue Church is the swift replacement of the very mass media it is premised upon with a new symmetric kind of media — the Internet. This new media presents a niche for coherence that is very different from the one that gave rise to the Blue Church. It is a fundamentally different landscape. Like polar bears condemned to extinction by a thawing ice cap, the Blue Church’s days are numbered by the relentless erosion of broadcast mindshare to the new much more symmetrical media of the Internet.

As I discussed in Situational Assessment: 2017, I assign a significant portion of the surprising victory of the Trump Insurgency to the fact that the transfer of power from broadcast to digital has crossed the tipping point.

It is this technological transition that leads me to the conclusion that while the Blue Church (and its allies in the Deep State and the Establishment) can certainly struggle and hold for a while, their day is done. The climate is changing and they must adapt or die.

And then there is the question of complexity. The Blue Church emerged in response to the explosion of complexity of the 20th Century and the capacity of mass media to form a control structure that was adequate to that complexity.

It worked. But the 20th Century didn’t stand still. In fact, it accelerated. In the face of this ongoing acceleration, the Blue Church control structure is no longer adequate. The level of complexity of the 21st Century is simply outside of the control capacity that is possible within the form of the Blue Church. Unless we abandon the Church and move to a new approach, our race into the future will be increasingly out of control.

However, and this is a profoundly important point, we currently know of no form of control structure that is adequate — even in principle.

  1. Our entire approach to managing complex systems like our environment is flawed. Until the late 20th Century we could get away with this flaw because we weren’t powerful enough to matter. This has changed and as Joe Brewer has been writing about beautifully, we need to level up quickly. We need to switch from trying to manage complex systems with complicated control structures and invent entirely new techniques for intrinsically up regulating the complex systems that make up our natural world. We don’t yet know how to do this.
  2. Complex systems that include human beings are different. Unlike atmospheres and nitrogen cycles, people can forecast, strategize and adapt hyper-rapidly to our environment. Dave Snowden calls this anthro-complexity. We have to innovate an entirely new approach to governance that is adequate to the challenging set of problems posed by anthro-complexity. We really don’t know how to do this.
  3. Finally, we have to come to terms with the real nature of technology, the difficult to predict feedback loops of how we affect technology and how it affects us. And then we have to figure out how to navigate the actual consequences of exponential technology — on ourselves and on our lived world. Most people aren’t even prepared to think about how to do this.

In the context of these challenges, the Blue Church is simply in way over its head. The world is just too big and moving too fast for this kind of control hierarchy to keep up — even when it is trying to do its best, it is going to get in the way. Addressing these challenges is going to require the innovation of an entirely new approach to how we collectively make sense of and act in the world.

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So dieth the Blue Church.

But the Christian church remains as clueless and as impotent as in the 60’s (…the 1860s…), even as her enemy begins to literally dry up and blow away.

I recommend that Christian laymen don’t waste time, looking for their church authorities to do a thing beside feather their nests and cringe before Establishment figures.

(Yes, I mean the disgusting PC establishment that’s falling apart before our eyes: THAT is who our pastors and priests crawl before. Even the hierarchically-minded, pyramid-of-power Catholics are increasingly disgusted with such raw, craven cowardice!)


“No Half-measures”: A Roman Tale, and a Christian Addendum

(Below is a modified version of my sci-fi post, with the fictional elements removed or reshaped.)

From Romans vs Samnites, the “Caudine Forks”

[Snipped: quite a slick military maneuver, used by the Samnites to defeat the Roman Army]

Gaius Pontius, head of the Samnites, who was marveled at the ingenuity of the Romans in the fall into the trap, sent messengers to elderly father Erennio for ask about what to do. Erennio Pontius advised him to make an honorable peace with the Romans, but Gaius did not accept the advice, and urged again the father, he told him to kill all the Roman soldiers, the two options put forward by Erennio were both wise; the first to put into account the gratitude of the Romans for not humiliation and therefore the possibility of a lasting peace, the second, with the destruction of the army, would have prevented the Romans any reaction of revenge for many years to come.

Meanwhile the Roman consuls sent messengers to negotiate the surrender, that would allow their army to return to Rome unscathed. Gaius Pontius did not accept either the father’s advices and he chose the worst solution; he made peace with the Romans who re-instated the treaty of 341 BC, providing in the same treaty the humiliation of the vanquished with the disarming of the legionaries, 600 young Roman hostages to guarantee peace and the passage of all the legionaries under a yoke of spears, the so-called “Caudine Forks” (Forche Caudine).

The Roman historians, also Tito Livio, were quite reluctant in reporting the episode of Caudine Forks. All the Romn soldiers, the commanders at the head, were forced to go under the yoke of spears between two enormous wings of Samnite soldiers. Tito Livio describes the humiliation in his “Ab urbe condita libri”:

“They were made go out of the embankment, dressed of only tunic: the hostages were delivered in the first place and led away under custody. Then they commanded the lictors to get away from the consuls; the consuls were stripped of the command shell …
Before the consuls were passed half-naked under the yoke; then all those who held a degree suffered the same ignominious fate; finally the all legionaries were passed under the yoke. The enemies, armed, surrounded them; they covered the Romans with insults and taunts, and they even stuck up the swords against many Romans; some Romans were injured and killed, if their attitude was too embittered by those outrages and it seemed offensive to the winners. »

Livio does not tell that all the Roman soldiers were sodomized, and who rebelled he was killed mercilessly.

The two legions were released and retreated to Capua, but they did not dare to enter the city, such a shame for what they had suffered. The people of Capua went to meet them, dressed and refreshed them, the weapons and even consular flags were provided. The legions encamped outside the city walls even in Rome. The city dressed in mourning, the shops were closed, the Senate suspended the work, everyone took off jewelry and amulets. Consuls and centurions closed in their house refusing to leave. Two new consuls were appointed by the Senate: Quintus Publilius Philo and Lucius Papirius Cursor, who had to rebuild from scratch the army.

It was then that a motto spread among the Romans, still widely used, that relates the luck of someone with the measurement of his backside: those soldiers who had a large backside had been more fortunate in comparison to others.

The clashes continued between the Romans and Samnites with mixed fortunes and they lasted until the 305 BC when, in the battle of Bovianum, the Roman legions, led by Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus, defeated hard the Samnites that the following year entered into an onerous peace by ending the second Samnite war.

For more on the Samnite Wars, see

Two Roads

The main point I want to stress is that you either treat the defeated enemy with magnanimity, or you raise him to the ground. Merely humiliating him and then letting him go is lunacy.


If you want a unified monocultural homogeneous state, then you go [the extermination route.] Such a state, once the conquest is completed, is quite difficult to overthrow or break apart (see: China & Japan.) But it’s expensive to set up, in both time and money.

Vast multicultural empires don’t last: but in the short term, they are quite profitable precisely because you need not devote a large chunk of your budget to the suppression/oppression/extermination of minority cultures & races.

The Imperial Application


Meanwhile, in the World of the Real

Note that even small-scale extermination campaigns are expensive, and requires determination to see them through. The Israelite’s never did exterminate the Canaanites and numerous other conquered peoples, preferring to enslave them or demand tribute instead. And thus, they failed to unify under a single God and a single Law, eventually leading to their fragmentation, assorted delusions and fantasies, and crushing defeat.

Fortunately, the Kingdom of Christ is about the expansion of a particular law code & ethic, rather than a particular nation or race. Humans of the wrong genetic inheritance, language, or culture are not the focus of the drive to exterminate: other gods, other lords, and other legal codes are. There is no need to destroy the human servants of other gods and other laws, when they can be simply bypassed and the fight taken directly to the enemy deity.

Increasingly, it’s about the transmission of true information, not swords and guns, and not state security officers or even mainstream media outlets.

(Waves to the Secularists, Marxists, and Muslims.)

You don’t even need to think hard, to know why the Gospel — ‘good news’ — is the weapon of choice for Christians, rather than the large fists that the pagans adore. Winning long-term is the point, not short-term emotional satisfaction!

So long as obedience to God brings greater profit and success than obedience to any and all substitutes, it will continue to grow nicely…

……until you start exalting the gifts, rather than the giver.

After gaining wealth and power and honour and comfort, the temptation to slack off and/or credit your genes, your intelligence, good luck, etc rather than obedience to God will grow quite a lot.

And then, after you break faith, you get to rediscover the wonders of poverty, the marvels of both lawless anarchy and lawless tyranny, and the joys of abject failure and public disgrace.


It happened to the Hebrews, and the Puritans. To the Roman Christians, and the American Christians, and the European Christians.

And once again, blessings are replaced by curses, unearned mercy with well-earned justice.

For there are no half-measures with God.

Un-repented Sin Poisons the Future

This article, Black History Month and the mind of Christ, focuses on the real and poisonous sin of white Christians in the southern US. This is true and good, and the prime example of the charge: but the lessons can be extended.

We don’t expect our conservative, Bible-believing, patriotic champions to preach things like this:

We do not believe that “all men are created equal,” as the Declaration of Independence declares them to be; nor that they will ever become equal in this world. . . . We think that our own race is incomparably superior to any other. . . . As to the Negro, we do not know where to place him; perhaps not at the bottom of the list, but certainly not near the top. We believe that fusion of two or more of these races would be an injury to all, and a still greater injury to posterity. We think that the race-line is providential, and that . . . any . . . great intermingling [of races] must have its origin in sin.1

These sentiments were not whispered in a corner, but came in one of the most prominent Christian publications of the day, and from a prominent Southern Baptist leader who had been president of both Mercer University and the University of Georgia, Henry Holcombe Tucker. Nor was this during the slave era itself, but almost two decades thereafter, in 1883.

Nor was this sentiment at all uncommon. This was the majority opinion among leadership and the people alike. In fact, it is suspected that this very article was published because someone had questioned whether Tucker had gotten soft on the race question. These sentiments were given to prove his bona fides.

And many like examples there are. One need only consult my recent book on slavery and the churches’ central role in the sins of it, or one of countless other books on the subject.

Yet many conservative and Christians recoil at the mention of the subject today, considering it merely a political wedge driven and exploited by leftists. Well, it is that to a great degree, but who is to blame for that phenomena? It is our reticence to embrace the issue in the right way—even sometimes in any way—that has given them both the wedge itself and the space in which to drive it. Our silence, our reactionism, and our over-defensiveness are factors that keep driving us backward and downward.

The problem is not that we are white or not black ourselves, not that we have not stopped with such overt racist beliefs, and not even that most of us have not stopped even tolerating such nonsense in our presence. The problem is that we are slow to acknowledge—even to be willing to hear—how openly repugnant and vile were the basic beliefs of our beloved forefathers regarding race, and that we are in general completely closed to the belief that the scope and degree of the degradations of the past have any bearing at all upon today.

Repentance is needed, or death awaits…
(My bold.)

For Christians who wish to have true progress in our churches and in our society, the stance of entrenched, defiant ignorance is no longer an option. As I have said many times now, if we do not embrace this issue and heal the divide in a biblical way, we will suffer the fate of all the liberal churches. The secularists will win, and they will take over our churches. The path to changed hearts, biblical free markets, freedom, and justice goes through learning, humility, and repentance.

Not only that: without repentance, the white conservative churches will most certainly begin to die. Eventually, they will become mere recruiting centres for the right & alt-right, a dead husk.

(Black churches, by the way, would do well to dig out their own sin. There are different roads to death, tailored by Satan for every man and church, family and nation…

But it is by obedience to Christ — and the crushing of sin under our heals, in imitation of Christ — that hope and life resides!)

With God, there is life: but to gain the favour of God, we must crucify the wicked man within us. We all must do this, black and white alike: but the particular evil in question differs.

We can’t worry too much about the congenial evil of others, when our own evils are blotting out the Son, stopping His light from brightening our minds. We must work to insure the supremacy of Christ in our own hearts first!

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. — Matthew 7:2-3