I found the post about Jost Turner very interesting. Namely, that European pre-christian religion has been synthesized with the yogic practices.
I took up yoga in 1996 because of chronic back pain as a result of sitting in a cubicle for 40+ hours a week. Not for any spiritual reasons or any of that. However, I came to understand that the spine and the brain are a single complex; the spine is the brain, and vice versa. Yoga and qigong exercises stimulate the spine/brain. Thus it is possible to use physical exercises to “exercise the brain.”
Yoga practice creates calmness and thus facilitates original ideas and creativity. Original ideas are the desiderata of life itself. The greatest works of mankind have resulted from original ideas.
My fundamental belief of our problems is that it is a result of the majority of Whites “accepting the defaults,” even as the default choices grow progressively more harmful. Of course this acceptance of the defaults, and the creation of the defaults (high fructose corn syrup, mass media entertainment), constitute a systematic and conscious effort to maintain social control.
High fructose corn syrup and partially dehydrogenated corn oil represent the control of the food supply. The current food system is alarmingly bad in terms of energy efficiency, pollution of the oceans, human health, and even the long term sustainability of the soil base! The chemically fertilized soils of the Midwest eventually become “salinized” and thus are no longer able to grow crops. Our fields are being salted, on a far larger scale than anything the Romans could have done to the Carthaginians!
Synthetic nitrogen, when it oxidizes in the soil, becomes nitrous oxide, which is a very potent greenhouse gas. Nitrogen fertilizer became so cheap and is used so profligately that it runs down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico, where it has created this dead zone. And over time we have found that using too much synthetic nitrogen ruins the structure of the soil; it becomes too salty and basically nothing will grow. And you have the declining yield curve that we’ve seen all through the green revolution countries because of too much nitrogen in the fertilizer.
The only reason for such a perverse and ultimately self-destroying food system, was CONTROL. This was American-style collectivization of the farms. They used banks and “farm policy” instead of NKVD Commissars with Mausers, but the effect was even more insidious. Ukrainian agriculture recovered. American agriculture has not, and won’t for a long time. It was a purposeful destruction.
The masses haven’t noticed yet, because the cornucopia is still in the supermarkets. Anyone who is energy-literate and agronomy-literate understands that it’s not sustainable. It’s not a single resource crisis that threatens the cornucopia; it’s three resources, any one of which will take the whole thing down, like a three legged stool. The three resources are soil, oil and water. Extra water is required for Industrial Agriculture, in order to dissolve the chemicals. The soil is becoming salinated and eroded. And there’s Peak Oil
The consciousness cultivated from yogic practices is not for solipsism or navel-gazing. It is a weapon that is meant to be used NOW. Yoga provides a “basic training” consciousness for Mind War. It calms the mind enough, so that it can accept the frightening reality, so that you don’t freeze in battle. Most people have turned away from harsh reality. The truth is just too awful.
The reason to focus on the food system is that it’s a pressing issue. It doesn’t seem like a pressing issue yet, for those who take the evidence of the supermarket cornucopia. You have to fight the most pressing fight, before you can take on higher level issues.
Another high consciousness idea is that the rulers are engaged in gross mismanagement. The fact that they are salinating the soil should be sufficient evidence, but there’s many many more examples. The Pacific Garbage Patch, the massive obligations of Social Security, Medicare, welfare, and pensions that soon won’t be funded, the hundreds of military bases around the world, the debt to China, the private automobile system, the incredible incompetence and waste of the public school system, the malice aforethought of race-mixing propaganda. These things are all of a piece.
What can we do in the face of gross mismanagement? Grow our own food, educate our own kids, create our own social network/tribe/nation so as to create our own highly competent “system,” that encompasses both government and economy.
An amazing discovery in recent years is that “home-rolled” and “open-source” solutions can actually be far superior to well-funded, “official” solutions created by “certified experts.” It’s the difference between Microsoft and Linux, or the fact that home-schooled kids dominate all spelling bees and math contests. The most stark example of the superiority of the home-grown is of course the farmer. For millenia before the Petroleum Age, farmers grew positive EROEI food, without tax subsidies. Now, with our high tech, tax subsidized, mechanized, chemicalized Agribusiness, they require 10 calories of oil to product 1 calorie of food, and billions a year in tax subsidies to boot! Those subsidies aren’t going to vegetable farmers. 90% of subsidies goes to corn/wheat/soybeans/cotton. If we had horse transportation instead of being forced into the car system, the food I produce would be positive EROEI. I suspect that my use of a truck to haul manure puts me into negative EROEI, but in every other way I produce food sustainably, non-polluting, and a superior product to Agribusiness.
I am pretty optimistic about the prospects for the end of the multicult system. What I am less optimistic about is that we’ll survive the gross mismanagement. The latter is the thing to truly fear, I believe. I know the multicult seems so strong right now; yet it rests atop the shakiest structure ever created. The thing to fear is that we’ll be buried under the shaky structure, like Haitians in their African-engineered structures after the earthquake.