I’ve been listening to Mike Cernovich’s podcast a lot over the last three days, and he puts a lot of emphasis on the importance of visualizing the future in order to guide action. He quotes Proverbs 29:

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

People are confused about what they should do about the fall of the Western empire. They are perishing for lack of vision.

It’s simple, in retrospect.

New Byzantium

There’s a vision for you. Isn’t it nice how those two words clear up all the brainfog?

I don’t know why nobody else had figured this out yet. Sometimes it really does seem like I’m at the high end of insight, and you have no idea how frightening that idea looks from here.


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11 Responses to Vision

  1. Edenist whackjob says:

    Unpack a bit?

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      The situation is exactly the same as before. The empire is beyond repair and splitting up. We have a porous Eastern Europe and a Byzantine deep state half-heartedly at war with Islam, which is about to be expelled from beyond the Hajnal line. (H/T Lorien for noticing that.)

      The vision also gives hope, because the Byzantines destroyed the 200-year Glubb limit and was generally a well-governed coalition of fractured nations.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      Oh, and also it gives us a guidebook. We can just look back at what they did and copy what worked, and avoid what didn’t. That, and hope, are the main reasons.

  2. Edenist whackjob says:

    I think vision is connected to dopamine somehow. When I feel like I’m in a dopaminy state I get a lot of goal images in my head.

  3. Aptronym says:

    New Byzantium. What an elegant concept. Other bloggers have tried to talk about rebuilding and what comes next, but never so convincingly or so succinctly. Good find.

    Are there any resources you recommend to begin reading up on the old Byzantium? It received only a cursory treatment in history class.

  4. Koanic says:

    Come now. Just because I forgot to drink my scallop juice for a few months, don’t imagine I’m not going to halt the cycle of history, nukes or not.

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