Gnostic Racism

One of the key tenets of Gnosticism is that it’s the System that’s flawed, so if we fix the System then man, who is inherently good, will be free to flourish. This as opposed to the Christian doctrine that Creation (the System) is good, but man is flawed, therefore it’s men who need to be fixed before flourishing can occur. Said fixing can only happen through faith in Christ, who is our Redeemer, the fixer of men.

I think that’s why the term Systemic Racism is so powerful these days. It really drives home the Gnosticism in the concept of Racism. So, as a Christian, can I somehow reject the systemic aspect without dismissing racism itself as a concept? I’m deliberately using the first person singular here, because most Christians would never dismiss racism, and wouldn’t even know to reject the systemic, Gnostic part.

So let’s look at the concept of racism, and set all the Gnosticism talk aside for now. As a Christian, do I think racism is a valid concept?

Short answer: no.

Longer answer: The fact that the word “racism” isn’t found in Scripture isn’t a deal-breaker for me. The word “trinity” isn’t found in Scripture either, but it’s been a part of Christian doctrine for at least 1500 years, if not more. But the difference between these two words is that evidence for the concept of the Trinity is found all over the New Testament, and even some in the Old Testament. If someone didn’t know anything about the Trinity, and he studied Scripture, especially the New Testament, that person could very conceivably come up with the concept of the Trinity on his own.

Not so with the concept of racism. Not even close.

Now, Scripture names and describes all kinds of sins. Injustice, exploitation, theft, covetousness, greed, etc., but never in any way that we could, on our own, formulate the concept of racism. Race just doesn’t enter into it. Our modern concept of racism leads us to believe that any sin, when motivated by racial animus, makes that sin worse, sort of like our Hate Crime laws.

I defy you to show me in Scripture where that is even close to being described. You can’t, because it’s not there.

So, as a Christian, if a term and concept relating to spiritual or moral concerns isn’t found anywhere in Scripture, but I accept it as true, what do we call that?  We call it heresy. That’s what the Church is committing when it comes to racism. We are accepting a foreign, worldly concept and admitting it into doctrine, therefore we are committing heresy.

The moral and spiritual authority of the Christian Church is supreme over all else, first because our Head, Christ, has all authority,  and secondly because He conferred that authority to His Church.  Furthermore, Christ is the head of His Body, the Church. He’s not a disembodied head, he’s inseparable from His Body, which is us, giving us fullness of authority in Christ, which makes it all the more outrageous that we’ve allowed a concept that isn’t found in Scripture, His Word, to not only become a part of Christian doctrine, but to take precedence over all doctrine. My apologies for the run-on sentence, but I get pissed.

One argument I’ve heard from Christian circles is that the concept of racism actually came from the Church, and the world has actually adopted a Christian term, but that’s easy to refute. See herehereherehere, and here.

So, the Church has not only accepted an alien concept as true, but we’ve accepted an alien concept that’s not even a hundred years old, and was concocted by Trotsky, a filthy, murdering, atheist, terrorist Communist who would have cheerfully seen the Church utterly destroyed if he could have. A term and concept that was completely unknown throughout all of human history up until roughly yesterday and invented by a publicly admitted anti-Christ. Do you see why I get pissed?

When we do that, we give away a lot more than we realize. If we accept any term outside of Christian doctrine found in Scripture, then we give the enemy not only the moral high ground, but we also allow them to set the frame of the debate, the frame of morality, the frame of reality itself.

We gave away our authority.

Our response should always be that if you want to talk with us about moral or spiritual issues, then you must use Scriptural language. Anything outside of Scriptural language is automatically invalid, and we won’t recognize it. Use our language, or get out.

Therefore, I believe that racism, the term and concept, is invalid. Racism isn’t real. It’s a fiction. Again, there are all sorts of sins described in Scripture. If you have an accusation, find your term there and then talk to me. Until then, I won’t hear you.

Gnosticism Sighting, & I’m Feeling Vindicated

Back in those long ago good old days, whenever Science! would vindicate one of his positions, Roissy would write something like “Science! once again slobs the knob of Heartiste!” I just realized that’s what I’m doing when I post a Gnosticism Sighting. It’s uncomfortable to make it sexual, though, because usually it’s a dude I’m talking about, not the scientific community as a whole. Anyway, the point is the wonderful feeling of vindication.

This one comes, once again, from Charles Norman over at Taki’s place. I linked to him with another Gnosticism Sighting a while back. This time, via mySteve I ran across this little jewel. I’ll quote here mostly what mySteve quoted, but I’ll also include the concluding paragraph, ‘cuz it’s real:

“In some ways these alternative sexualities and genders are a return to the castration cults of the ancient world. The neo-gnostic Theosophists and anthroposophists of the 19th and early 20th century believed that early versions of humanity were hermaphroditic, that the male and female united in every individual. It was a modern version of the theory articulated by Aristophanes in Plato’s Symposium.

Indeed, behind transgenderism is the ancient gnostic idea that your “real body” is different from your physical one. It can’t be a coincidence that the Wachowski brothers, directors of the most successful gnosticism-themed movie of all time (1999’s The Matrix), have since “transitioned” into women and are now the Wachowski sisters. They understood “taking the red pill” to mean comprehending that they were women.

That the sexualities and religions of the classical world are returning to us should not surprise. Ideas do not end up in what Marx called “history’s dustbin.” They go on the shelf.”

Which reminds me, I’ve been wanting to write about The Matrix for years now, and just haven’t gotten around to it. If anyone wanted to know what Gnosticism is, its worldview, its perception (or lack thereof) of reality, just watch The Matrix. I say that, because Gnosticism, when you examine it, can seem kinda ridiculous, and therefore it doesn’t seem like anything with power, but when you watch the movie you really feel its seductive appeal. Also, it’s a truly great movie. I hate that it is, because it’s basically a Gnostic manifesto, but I gotta call it like I see it. One day I hope to dissect the movie for a post, but in the meantime, just realize when you watch it next that Gnosticism is a (perversely) inspirational worldview, one that makes you want to believe it.

Finally, Norman’s concluding sentences are especially keen. I’ve said the same thing before, just not as elegantly. Gnosticism never went away.

I… was… SHOCKED!

Unintentionally very funny. I showed this commercial to a co-worker, also a black woman, and she said to the actor “Bitch, you black!”

This is like me being SHOCKED to find out my ancestors were from England, Ireland, and Scotland.

I Might Have Erred

Just as I was about to post my precious collection of CH Maxims, WordPress threw a pop-up survey at me, and the first question was “How likely would you be to recommend WordPress to someone else?” The range was 0 – 10, and I put 0. Then they asked why. I wrote “Because you cancelled Chateau Heartiste.”

I would have liked to have written a lot more, and something nasty, but I’m a classy guy.

After I hit the submit button, it dawned on me that my comment could draw attention to my blog, and I could be shoah’d too, in which case I made an error, but not one I’m too broken up about. Hey, I was just being honest.

Most of my stuff is about Gnosticism, which nobody but me, apparently, gives a shit about, but I also wrote a defense of Christian anti-semitism, which would be considered hate-speech, due to the fact that anything negative said about Jews is now considered hate-speech punishable by the torture of having to read the Talmud and watch Paul Rudd movies. Or death, whichever is worse.

I don’t kid myself that I have a huge fan-base. For all I know, I’m the only one who reads this, and it would be pretty silly and petty of WordPress to bother cancelling a small-fry like me, but on the other hand, they’re clearly a bunch of pussies, so silly and petty is their pastime. They might do it just ‘cuz it’s fun and it’s a slow Tuesday. Anyway, in case it happens, and in case anyone’s interested, if I get shoah’d I’ll find another web platform and re-post all my stuff. You’ll just have to web search Gnostic War and I’m sure you’ll find me.

If not (and I doubt that it will), then I’ll stay put till I come across a platform that isn’t hostile to people like us.

The Complete Maxims of Chateau Heartiste

First of all, you’re welcome.

I discovered Roissy sometime in 2013. Reading the 16 Commandments of Poon, especially commandment #4, was like a klieg light going off in my head. Everything that was wrong with my marriage was then made crystal clear. It explained everything. I was hooked, and Roissy truly became required reading.

Along the way, I started doing the old copypasta whenever he threw in a CH Maxim. After his demise, I went to the archived site (see Required Reading), and combed through posts from the beginning in 2007. The following is my collection of CH Maxims from his beginning to the end. In bold are the ones I personally copied and can vouch for. In regular font are ones that I found somewhere else on the web, so I can’t vouch for those. By the way, I always found it very amusing that he didn’t number these. He’d just throw the number out at random. I’m printing them as I found them.

If you know of any that I missed, please email me, and I’ll add it to the list, with my thanks.

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Maxim #1a: Women desire men of better quality than themselves.

Maxim #1: Game is learned charisma, streamlined seduction. Game is as sincere as its practitioner’s intent.

Maxim #2: Women are turned on by displays of male power.

Maxim #2: All successful seductions are adversarial in nature.

Maxim #3: Whenever an attractive girl tells you she hates assholes, or describes her experience in the past dating assholes and claims to avoid them now, or recites a laundry list of asshole-y things guys do that she disapproves of, you can bet your weight in gold bricks that she wants you to be an asshole to her.

Chateau Maxim #3: In the state of nature, men are expendable.

Maxim #3: Some human beings are worth more than others, despite their equality under the law.

Maxim #3: Whenever an attractive girl tells you she hates assholes, or describes her experience in the past dating assholes and claims to avoid them now, or recites a laundry list of asshole-y things guys do that she disapproves of, you can bet your weight in gold bricks that she needs you to be an asshole to her.

Maxim #3: Bang first, befriend later.

Maxim #4: Never trust a woman who is missing a sense of humor.

Maxim #5:  A man’s looks don’t matter as much to women as a woman’s looks matter to men.

Maxim 5: Charisma before silence, silence before self-incrimination.

Maxim #6: Never. Make. It. Easy. For. A. Woman.

Maxim #6: Never Make It Easy For A Girl

Maxim #7: Your girl will thank you for your steadfast devotion to your belief in yourself.

Maxim #7: The sweeter and more innocent a girl seems, the greater the likelihood she has been in a gangbang. Corollary: Always assume she is a whore. It helps kick the legs out from under the pedestal you will be tempted to put her on, and it is more often than not true.

Maxim #7: The greater the age difference between the older man and the younger woman, the tighter his game will need to be, barring compensatory attributes.

Maxim #8: Always assume she is a slut. It helps kick the legs out from under the pedestal you will be tempted to put her on, and it is more often than not true.

Maxim #8: Marriage is a social mechanism designed to exchange sex for indentured servitude.

Maxim #9: The greater the age difference between the older man and the younger woman, the tighter his game will need to be, barring compensatory attributes (money).

Maxim #10: Marriage is a social mechanism designed to exchange sex for indentured servitude.

Maxim #10: It’s pussy wetness uber alles.

Maxim #11: Calling a girl out on her lie accomplishes nothing.

Maxim #11: The greater the sexual market value disparity between the husband and his depreciating wife, and the more kids they have, the more life the husband has sucked out of him.

Maxim #12: When the love is gone, women can be as cold as if they had never known you.

Maxim #12: If you are comfortable with your game being splashed across a JumboTron for thousands of people to read, then you are doing it right.

Maxim #12: The cumulative experience with hot women imbues the womanizer with a genuinely aloof aura that attracts even more women to him. Corollary to Maxim #12: If you don’t have an adequate amount of aloofness-inducing experience with hot women, act like you do.

Maxim #13: When the love is gone, women can be as cold as if they had never known you.

Maxim #13: When in doubt, game.

Maxim #13: Calling a girl out on her lie accomplishes nothing.

Maxim #13: When in doubt, game.

Maxim #14: Female cultural equality = male dating inequality. Female cultural inequality = male dating equality. Human nature says that you can‘t have it both ways.

CH Maxim #14: KEEP HER GUESSING, KEEP HER GEYSERING

CH Maxim #14: When civilization, in societal or individual form, confronts primitivism, the latter will eventually corrupt and overrun the former absent a will among the civilized people to temporarily discard their civilized norms to save themselves from the primordial infestation.

Maxim #14: Whenever you’re at a loss for what to say to a girl you like, imagine you’re a man in bed with three beautiful women. Then say what that man would say.

Maxim #15: Be narcissistic. There is no greater divergence than that between a woman’s stated disapproval of male narcissism and the rapidity with which she jumps into bed with a male narcissist.

Maxim #15: Female cultural equality = male dating inequality. Female cultural inequality = male dating equality. You cannot have both. So sayeth human nature.

Maxim #16: The two fundamental propositions are male choosiness and female abundance. All alpha males have these two mindsets in common. Corollary: Male choosiness and female abundance do not necessarily have to be true for the strategy of behaving as if they are true to be effective at seduction.

Maxim #17: The alpha male thinks and acts more like a woman than a man in matters of seduction. He understands his adversary’s psychology, and uses it to allay her defenses.

Maxim #17: Be narcissistic. There is no greater divergence than that between a woman’s stated disapproval of male narcissism and the rapidity with which she jumps into bed with a male narcissist.

Maxim #18: Never talk about getting into a relationship even if she says that’s what she’s looking for.

Maxim #18: The two fundamental propositions upon which all game theory rests are male choosiness and female abundance. All alpha males have these two mindsets in common. Corollary to the above: Male choosiness and female abundance do not necessarily have to be true for the strategy of behaving as if they are true to be effective at seducing women.

Maxim #19: The alpha male thinks and acts more like a woman than a man in matters of seduction. He understands his adversary’s psychology, and uses it to shatter her defenses.

Maxim #19: Withholding sex is the tactic of a woman who has already lost. It is mutually assured destruction.

Maxim #19: Never take a woman’s word; a woman’s actions are the best interpreters of her thought.

Maxim #19: Making a woman feel a little emotional pain will reward you a thousandfold in returned physical pleasure.

Maxim #20: If a woman says the word “sex” in conversation with you or about you, no matter the context, it means she’s thinking about having sex with you.

Maxim #20: First, lead by defying. Then, lead by inspiring. Finally, lead by desiring.

Maxim #20: All types of game are basically variations in the balance of beta male and alpha male traits.

Maxim #20: The gina tingle is the principal moral code to which women subscribe. All other moral considerations pale in comparison.

Maxim #20: Do not ever reveal the details of your finances to a girlfriend or wife. Avoid getting joint accounts. As a man, you must draw a line in the sand separating money from love. If she balks, dump her.

Maxim #20: The meaner a girl is with you, the likelier she wants to fuck you. Corollary to maxim #20: The nicer a girl is with you, the likelier she thinks you’d make a great eunuch friend.

Maxim #21: Women are more pliable in the company of competing women.

CH Maxim #21: In the quest for romance, boldness overcomes a lot of personal flaws. Timidity swamps a lot of personal virtues.

Maxim #21: Betas pay, alphas split, super alphas profit.

Maxim #21: Never talk about getting into a relationship even if the girl says that’s what she’s looking for.

Maxim #22: You have to make marriage an attractive alternative for MEN — not women — if you want the institution to thrive.

Maxim #22: A woman with inflated self-esteem is a woman who will erroneously believe she is too good to date men normally in her league, unless steps are taken to bring her self-esteem back in line with reality. Corollary to Maxim #22: A dating market lopsided with unrealistically high self-esteem women will shrink the pool of men available to date and marry, with the consequence that women remain single longer than they would otherwise. Corollary to the corollary to Maxim #22: The most effective measure society can undertake to increase the incidence of marriage and the quality of married life is to stop artificially propping up women’s self-esteems.

Maxim #23: The vagina tingle is the principal moral code to which women subscribe. All other moral considerations are secondary.

Maxim #23: The defensive crouch is where pussy tingles are born

Maxim # 23: Limited options = looser standards.

Maxim #24: When in doubt, ask yourself “WWJD?” What Would a Jerk Do? Then do that.

Maxim #25: NO girl wants to be thought she isn’t a special little snowflake.

Maxim #25: Withholding sex is the tactic of a woman who has already lost. It is mutually assured destruction.

Maxim #26: Never tell a girl how much you make, even if you’re loaded. In case of marriage, keep separate accounts.

Maxim #26: If a woman says the word “sex” in conversation with you or about you, no matter the context, it means she’s thinking about having sex with you.

Maxim #26: Women secretly hope that you won’t rob them of the opportunity to make themselves vulnerable before your alpha inscrutability.

Maxim #27: Pussies are more pliable in the company of competing pussy.

Maxim #27: If you want a wife, stay clear of investing much in girls who constantly remind you they like to have “fun, fun, fun” and “get bored easily”.

Maxim #27: You have to make marriage an attractive alternative for MEN — not women — if you want the institution to thrive.

Maxim #27: Beyond beauty, a woman’s attractiveness to men is partly a function of her feminine vulnerability, or her ability to mimic feminine vulnerability. Corollary to Maxim #27: Men are turned off by overconfident, assertive, proudly self-sufficient women.

Maxim #28: The more experience you have with women, the more you’ll know which women have experience with men: It is the inexperienced beta male who is most often in the dark about a woman’s sexual history and liable to be victimized by it. (See Maxim #41)

Maxim #29: Xenophobia is good for diversity.

Maxim #29: Think of female egos and female vaginas as opposing forces. The more one is stroked, the less the other wants to be stroked.

Maxim #29: Once a girl knows she can get sexless intimacy from you, she will curse you with that for as long as you allow it to happen.

Maxim #30: Women will not hold it against you for trying to get into their panties on the first night. In fact, they will respect you more for your boldness and willingness to follow your manly desires.

Maxim #30: Men can leverage their commitment far longer than women can leverage their sex.

Maxim #30: A girl will always make time in her faux busy schedule for a man she likes, and when she can’t she’ll be the one to suggest another time.

CH Maxim #30: Men who get laid impose themselves on women. If your aggressive body language around women feels a little uncomfortable to you, you’re doing it right.

Maxim #30: When in doubt, ask yourself “WWJD?” What Would a Jerk Do? Then do that.

Maxim #30: Ignore a woman’s flaws at your peril. They are the key to reconfiguring your perception, and thus her attainability.

Maxim #31: If you plan on cheating and subsequently get caught, act like a total dick who did nothing wrong. Your girlfriend will then wonder if it’s something she did.

Maxim #31: Any change in the relative status between men and women introduces new instabilities into the mating market.

Maxim #32: Commanding women to do your bidding will give you a bigger beta margin of error when needed.

Maxim #33: Women need to test men for their grace under pressure.

Maxim #33: NO girl wants to be thought she isn’t a special little snowflake.

Maxim #34: If she’s hot, why would she bother with online dating?

Maxim #35: Never trust a woman’s advice on how to please women. Her advice is designed for alpha men she already finds attractive and from whom she seeks signals of attainability and commitment.

Maxim #36: A woman’s sex and relationship advice isn’t meant to help men; it’s meant to distract men from what really works to attract women.

Maxim #37: High IQ is no inoculation against beta delusion. If anything, high IQ obstructs clear thinking about women’s nature.

Maxim #38: The longer you are away from seducing new women, the harder it will be to seduce one when you want.

Maxim #39: The worst thing to happen to women in America was women’s suffrage.

Maxim #39: A woman’s standards are like a house of cards: kick out one from the bottom and the whole edifice crashes down.

Maxim #39: If you want a wife stay clear of investing much in girls who constantly remind you they like to have “fun fun fun” and “get bored easily”.

Maxim #39: Never tell a girl how much you make, even if you’re loaded. In case of marriage, keep separate accounts.

Maxim #39: Stop smiling so much! Girls will think you’re ingratiating. Girls prefer men they can ingratiate themselves to.

Maxim #40: Men are becoming ever bigger betas in their dealings with women. Men are losing the leverage to shape and push women’s child-like and selfishly amoral political opinions in logical, just and long-term oriented directions.

Maxim #40: A young, pretty girl is nature’s viagra, capable of exciting an old man who hasn’t seen action in forty years to perform on command.

Maxim #40: Men are strictly monogamous only insofar as their options for sexual variety are limited.

Maxim #41: The definition of Inner Game: Hit on every woman who excites you. Make life uncomfortable for them, not yourself.

Maxim #41: The more experience you have with women, the more you’ll know which women have experience with men. Corollary to #41: It is the inexperienced beta male who is most often in the dark about a woman’s sexual history and liable to be victimized by the cheating slut. (See Maxim #28)

Maxim #41: A girl who mentions rape or suicide during the first few months of dating in any context other than as a third party making a wryly humorous observation immediately outs herself as a crank with borderline personality disorder who will be a living nightmare as a girlfriend.

Maxim # 42: When a girl signals that she doesn’t enjoy blowjobs or sex, do not spend one second more with her. Your libido is too important to gamble on such a girl.

Maxim #42: Contrast in how you dress is received better by the group when you are socially proofed. Corollary to Maxim #42: If you peacock, don’t wait long to befriend the group. Peacocking should be framed as “This is totally normal. The problem is everyone else’s weirdness about it.”

CH Maxim #42: Those who bitch loudest about “consent” are women with few opportunities to give it or men with few opportunities to receive it.

Maxim #42: Xenophobia is good for diversity.

Maxim #43: In their sexual primes women’s attraction for assholes is at its strongest. You can catch a lot of hungry flies with honey, but shit attracts the most well-fed flies. (See Maxim #71)

Maxim #43: You rely on “pickup” lines to eventually discard reliance on pickup lines.

Maxim #44: If you get sexually rejected, don’t admit it to yourself, and especially don’t admit it to the girl.

Maxim #44: There is a three month lag time between a woman’s vaginal prerogative and her words. Her heart gets the message long before you do.

CH Maxim #44: Women can’t feel impassioned without also feeling a little unease.

Maxim #44: Women will not hold it against you for trying to get into their panties on the first night. In fact, they will respect you more for your boldness and willingness to follow your manly desires.

Maxim #45: Women will screech louder the closer your words get to damaging or exposing vulnerabilities in their sexual market value.

Maxim #45: If a girl isn’t working for your love, she’s making you work for hers. Better to be a love owner than a love laborer.

Maxim #45: Be less accepting of women, and women will be more accepting of you.

CH Maxim #45: If a revolutionary movement is strengthening, you’ll know it by the slimming figures and feminine demeanor of its women and by the muscular development and confident attitude of its men.

Maxim #45: Daddy’s girls are status whores. You will never measure up to her father. Don’t even try.

Corollary: Not trying will turn her on. Be indifferent to her father’s accomplishments.

Maxim #45: Before sex, no girl you are attracted to is important enough to merit an emotional reaction should the pickup attempt turn bad.

Maxim #45: Any conversation with a woman that is not explicitly framed by you to maximize your perceived status will lead to her forming a negative perception of your value over time.

Maxim #46: Whenever you hear or read the words “gender”, “gendered”, “gendered norm”, “subtle gender bias”, or “increasingly egalitarian, yet there remains…” know that you are dealing with a leftwing moonbat, blank-slate believing fruitcake who cannot deal with the fact that men and women are biologically different from birth.

CH Maxim #46: A good Rule of Manhood is that for every three Blurts of Insecurity from a girl, one is sincere. Call it the 2/3rds Female Affectation Ratio.

Maxim #47: Awareness of a woman’s games is a precision-guided weapon in a man’s arsenal of seduction.

Maxim #48: Respect the momentum.

CH Maxim #48: The best negs are both plausibly deniable and strike at the chewy moist center of a woman’s self-conception.

Maxim #49: The rare older woman-younger man pairing is like a lab experiment gone wrong. It violates the natural order of things, and leaves its practitioners emotionally twisted and in a constant mental race to hyper-rationalize their sub-par mate choice.

Maxim #49: Romance isn’t foreplay. Romance is, at best, seasoning on an established sexual relationship.

Corollary to Maxim #49: A premature romantic gesture will have the opposite of its intended effect on a high SMV woman. Untethered romance is a DLV.

Maxim #49: If you plan on cheating and get caught, act like a total dick who did nothing wrong. Your girlfriend will then wonder if it’s something she did.

Maxim #49: Waving a roll of benjamins at a woman will not give her tingles. In fact, it will often do the opposite.

Maxim #49: If you have no game, or worse, anti-game, little else will compensate for your unattractiveness.

Maxim #50: Marriage is no escape from the sexual market and the possibility that you may be outbid by a competitor with higher value. (See Maxim #98)

Maxim #50: The wife of an alpha male will stoically endure the worst humiliations while the wife of a beta male won’t tolerate his merest deviation from her impossible expectations.

Maxim #50: The prime directive of the alpha male is fornication. Anything which hinders the fulfillment of the prime directive is to be vanquished as a foe or excised from the mind as a cancer.

Maxim #51: For most women, five minutes of alpha is worth five years of beta. (See Maxim #101)

Maxim #51: Commanding women to do your bidding will give you a bigger beta margin of error.

Maxim #52: Underneath the veneer of civilized discourse we act in ways that are brazenly self-interested in the short term.

Maxim #53: All kneel before the god of biomechanics, by sword or by surrender.

Maxim #53: Love is when you’ve been granted a temporary reprieve from wondering if you can do better.

Maxim #54: When a woman has incentive to lie, she will choose lying over honesty EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Maxim #54: A woman’s happiness is inversely proportional to efforts to accommodate her demands. Corollary to Maxim #54: The more a woman’s demands are catered, the more irrational will her future demands become.

Maxim #55: Run for your Life Shit Tests:
BEWARE the classic gun-to-the-head marriage pressure administered by your typical non-descript, rudderless late 20’s/early 30’s woman.
When a woman pressures you mercilessly to marry her, bullying to the point of threatening a break up – this is the shit test of ALL shit tests. Treat it as such – If you fail this shit test, you are RUINED. FOR. LIFE.

Maxim #55: The degree to which you handicap yourself in an effort to signal high status to women should be commensurate with your game expertise and your confidence level.

Maxim #55: Less talking is always sexier than more talking. If you struggle to find something witty to say to a girl, stop trying. Flailing for the “right” words is approval-seeking beta behavior that women can sniff from across a room. Corollary to Maxim #55: A grunt or aloof gesture trumps a try-hard, strained, verbose comeback.

Maxim #55: If she’s hot, why would she bother with online dating?

Maxim #55: The training of the woman distills to this essence: Punish her bad behavior consistently, reward her good behavior intermittently.

Maxim #56: The more limited a person’s options in the sexual market, the laxer his or her mate standards.

CH Maxim #57: Beta males mate guard, alpha males disregard.

CR Maxim #57: Never trust a woman’s advice on how to please women. Her advice is designed for alpha men she already finds attractive and from whom she seeks signals of attainability and commitment.

Corollary to Maxim #57: A woman’s sex and relationship advice isn’t meant to help men; it’s meant to distract men from what really works to turn women on.

CH Maxim #59: The less it looks like you’re trying, the harder the girl will try to figure you out.

Maxim #59: The longer you are away from seducing new women, the harder it will be to seduce one when you want.

Maxim #59: The most successful marriages are those with a balance of power that slightly favors the husband’s status over the wife’s looks.

Maxim #59: We tend to defer to looks as a judgment of a man’s sexual market value because that is what is most easily observable given situational and time constraints, but a man’s looks are only one male attractiveness trait among many that account for his desirability to women. Corollary to Maxim #59: A woman’s sexual market value is more accurately judged solely by instant appraisal of her looks.

Maxim #60: Waving a roll of benjamins at a woman will not give her tingles. In fact, it will often do the opposite.

Maxim #61: Among love’s many benefits is its capacity for diminishing to insignificance those differences that would have prevented its flourishing in the first place.

Corollary to Maxim #61: Avoid emphasizing any values differences until love, or a mind-blowing orgasm, has taken root.

Maxim #65: The accidental alpha trumps the intentional beta.

CR Maxim #66: Half the battle of game is stripping a woman of her inborn self-entitlement complex.

Maxim #66: The worst thing to happen to America was women’s suffrage.

Maxim #66: As men are becoming ever bigger pussies and betas in their dealings with women, they are losing the leverage to shape and push women’s child-like and selfishly amoral political opinions in logical, just and long-term oriented directions.

Maxim #67: Women regret the cocks unwrapped; men regret the poon untapped.

Maxim #67: When women are confronted by a man with low status behavior that is incongruent with his high status looks, they will never resolve the incongruity to the benefit of his status; women will always resolve the incongruity to the detriment of his looks.

Maxim #67: A man who has stopped seducing new women is a man who is becoming less seductive to his main woman.

Maxim #68: The definition of Inner Game: Hit on every woman who stimulates your crotch. Make life uncomfortable for them, not yourself.

Maxim #70: Civilized, coddled chicks dig jerks.

Heartiste Maxim #70: Any son not explicitly taught about the ways of women by an experienced father will become more beta under the influence of his mother. Corollary to Maxim #70: A society of ascendent female academic, workforce, political and family influence necessarily emasculates its sons and masculinizes its daughters.

Maxim #71: In their sexual primes women’s attraction for assholes is at its strongest. You can catch a lot of hungry flies with honey, but shit attracts the most well-fed flies. (See Maxim #43)

Maxim #71: When a girl signals that she doesn’t enjoy blowjobs or sex, do not spend one second more with her. Your libido is too important to gamble on such a girl.

Maxim #73: When a girl emphatically insists she is so over you, she’s never been more into you.

Maxim #75: If you get sexually rejected, don’t admit it to yourself, and especially don’t admit it to the girl.

CH Maxim #77: If a man acts as if his life is full of willing women, then women will be more willing company.

CH Maxim #77: The fealty to equalism women signal is belied by the ferocity with which they sift and sort men in the sexual market.

Maxim #77: Women will screech louder the closer your words get to damaging or exposing vulnerabilities in their sexual market value.

Maxim #77: The role of style in diverting attention from male ugliness is severely underplayed by most ugly men.

Maxim #80: For women, sex is validation of love. For men, love is validation of sex.

Maxim #80: The more cocks that have ravaged a woman, the less any one cock will mesmerize her.

Maxim #81: Whenever you hear or read the words “gender”, “gendered”, “gendered norm”, “subtle gender bias”, or “increasingly egalitarian, yet there remains…” know that you are dealing with a leftwing equalist, blank-slate believing fruitcake who cannot deal with the fact that men and women are biologically different from birth.

Maxim #83: Awareness of a woman’s games is a precision-guided weapon in a man’s arsenal of seduction. Slyly revealing your knowledge of a woman’s obstructive game tactics is like catnip to her pussy.

Maxim #84: Respect the momentum.

Maxim #85: As women’s bodies age and weaken, their rationalization hamsters grow bigger and stronger. Eventually, the hamster is powerful enough to take control of all higher order consciousness.

Maxim #87: The more expensive or thoughtful the gift you give a girl, the greater the risk that she will subconsciously begin to think she is too good for you. Corollary to Maxim #87: If you are dating out of your league, or you are dating a young hot babe in her prime, you should do the exact opposite of what everyone will tell you to do — *don’t* buy her expensive gifts. Be particularly wary of advice from women. No woman in the world is capable of thinking clearly or impartially on the matter of “acceptable” levels of male provisioning. Even old, fat hausfrau hogs will expect mountains of jewels in offerings from men.

CH Maxim 88: The fervor of a man’s public declarations of fidelity to his woman positively correlate with an increased risk of cheating by either the man or the woman.

CH Maxim #90: Bitterness surges in a sexual market that is fully liberated, producing a surplus of incel beta males and pump and dumped beta females.

CH Maxim #91: The irony is that just as women are cloying sympathizers for their lessers, they are also avid pursuers of vaulting their lessers.

CH Maxim #92: Almost every bad date scenario is salvageable.

Maxim #98: Marriage is no escape from the sexual market and the possibility that you may be outbid by a competitor with higher value. (See Maxim #50)

Corollary to Maxim #98: Singleness is no guarantee of full sexual market participation.

CH Maxim #99: Keep pushing for sex, until she stops allowing you to push.

Maxim #99: Female coyness is a purity signaler as well as an ego-boosting mechanism designed to reaffirm a woman’s sexual market value at the expense of lowering the man’s sexual market value.

Corollary to Maxim #99: Female coyness serves a secondary benefit as an anti-game strategy to make a high value man seem more attainable to a lower value woman, or to offer low value women plausible deniability for failing to attract the interest of high value men.

Maxim #100: The urgency and strength of a woman’s desire for a man is directly proportional to the degree to which he is perceived higher in value than her.

Maxim #101: Compliments breed complacency. Critique breeds conciliation. A woman will never work as hard for a man’s approval as when his approval is most elusive.

Maxim #101: For most women, five minutes of alpha is worth five years of beta. (See Maxim #51)

Maxim #101: The sluttier the girl, the more noticeably pregnant she’ll need to be before she admits to having had sex that “counts”. Corollary to Maxim #101: Even then…. “Oh, it’s the way the shirt fits.”

CH Maxim #102: Nothing interesting would happen in a woman’s life if she didn’t have a man making it happen.

Maxim #102: The hottest babes will not be found in prosperous countries, but in countries on the verge of prosperity. The world’s ugliest women will continue to be found in backward primitive societies.

Maxim #105: Where there’s incentive, there are lies.

Maxim #105: Frequency and absurdity of female delusions about their romantic worth are directly proportional to real world evidence of their romantic worthlessness.

Maxim #105: Women, and leftoids, are unhappy when they have no dominant power to whom they can submit.

Maxim #105: Pregnant pauses are the player’s best friend.

Maxim #109: Consensual polyamory is a contrived hookup service for undesirable sexual market rejects.

Maxim #112: Never underestimate the sneaky lengths to which a woman’s female friends will attempt to undermine her relationship with a boyfriend or husband they don’t approve of.

Maxim #198: Use of the word “disenfranchised” or other similar nomenclature of deconstructivist post-modern pablum automatically discredits an argument for serious consideration.

Maxim #200: Chicks dig guys willing to risk an early, gruesome death. Expendability is a DHV.

CH Maxim #200: Pointing out a feminist’s masculine, ugly physiognomy or a manlet’s androgynous physiognomy is reliable shorthand for their politics.

Maxim #200: Men acquire lovers; women share lovers.

Maxim #204: Modern marriage is a waiver of liability that relieves wives of the responsibility to remain attractive to their husbands. Corollary to Maxim #204: The modern marriage waiver of liability does not extend to husbands, who must remain optimally attractive to their wives so long as the marriage is intact and the cost of failing in this responsibility is excessive.

Maxim #210: If you are using a romantic holiday as a pretext to raise awareness instead of raise erections, you are probably a fat loser.

Maxim #211: A good working assumption is that any married alpha male with options in the sexual market, no matter how religious or declarative of his love for his wife he is, is fucking a mistress.

Maxim #214: Most men can get cuter girls than they think. False psychological projection of their own sexual attraction mechanism onto women blinds them to this reality.

Maxim #328: Underneath the veneer of civilized discourse we act in ways that are brazenly self-interested in the short term.

Addendum #328a: Seeking short term status is a matter of self-interest.

Maxim #463: Do not underestimate the rapidity with which a woman will jettison her conventional mate criteria when exposed to the attentions of a charismatic man.

Maxim #666: All kneel before the god of biomechanics, by sword or by surrender.

Maxim #666: When a woman has incentive to lie, she will choose lying over honesty EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Corollary to Maxim #666: Treat woman like Soviet Russia — Trust but verify.

Maxim #856: Swear by the HipandCooter oath: First, use no logic.

Maxim #1,000: Prosperity contains within it the seed of its own destruction.

CH maxim #1488: all leftoid policy is motivated by anti-White hatred and is intended ultimately to demographically dispossess White European Christians from their own nations.

Maxim #2008: Socialists gain when single women who refuse to settle vote. They lose when single women forget to vote on their way to the mall.

Maxim #something or other: Never listen to what a women says she prefers in men; instead, watch what she does.

 

Roissy the Prophet

For a good while, I was convinced that Chateau Heartiste was manned by more than one man. The output was so prolific, and the content was so insightful about such a wide variety of topics, that it was hard to believe it all came from one man.

I’ve changed my mind. Going back through the archived CH posts, there’s a marked consistency in writing style from 2007 up until his recent untimely demise. It really does read like it’s the same man, every post. I wouldn’t bet my life on this, but that’s how I see it.

I’m also walking back another opinion, that Roissy had evolved on race questions over the years. I’ve actually found there’s continuity in his writings about this issue since 2007. He was, in fact, ahead of the curve.

So, I’m betting it was one man, Roissy, he was a genius, and prescient enough to earn the title of prophet. Of course, I don’t think he’d argue with me about any of this.

For the record, I use the word “prophet” loosely, and not in the strict Biblical or theological sense. He just sees farther and more clearly than anyone else. I don’t think any of you would argue with me about that.

If you read Hunter’s site, you’ll remember his series of posts recently about automation (Deep Learning / Neural Networking) and the, ahem, challenges it’s likely to hold for all of us in the near future. Hunter wrote about this in 2019, but I just found that Roissy wrote about it in 2012. Since it’s archived, I’ll just reprint the whole thing:

Automation And Redundant Humans
Jun 13th, 2012 by CH

There’s a lot of chatter from the internetsia and on various econ-centric and forward-looking culture blogs (i.e. mediums hosting most of the interesting ideas you won’t ever hear discussed in the increasingly self-discrediting MSM) that automation and computerization are leading to impressive productivity gains, mostly concentrated among the high IQ elite knowledge workers who feign disbelief in the relevance of IQ (and other inheritable personality traits that are useful in a high-tech, interwoven economy, like conscientiousness). The thinking goes, and trend line evidence supports the notion, that vast swaths of humans will be left unemployable by their inability to grasp the language of abstraction. Unemployment rates that dwarf Great Depression numbers could soon be the norm.

Pursuing this line of thought, these Cassandras theorize that the end result of a bifurcating economy into machine overseers and redundant humans meant only to consume the products produced by the machines and their management consultant handlers will be huge wealth residing in the hands of a few, while pittances will drop like bread crumbs from welfare-issuance offices upon the benighted masses.

I happen to believe, based on the growing dysfunction I see organically emerging in my estranged country, that the theory has merit.

So I have two questions for any economists reading:

1. How is the present automation and productivity conundrum qualitatively different than ones from the past (for example, the classic case of the auto replacing the horse and carriage)? If you do not believe it is qualitatively different, explain how we escape the “zero marginal productivity” worker trap, especially in an era when human capital is shrinking due to a combination of dysgenic birth rate differentials and mass migration of unskilled poor? Note: “Humans are fungible” is not an acceptable cop-out.

2. If, say, most of the profits go to the top 10% in society, while the bottom 90% are unemployed or marginally employed, how is it exactly that those top 10% will be able to extract profits from a customer base that doesn’t have the income stream to afford more than the basic necessities?

There must be some self-regulating rebalancing dynamic that comes into play past a certain egregious level of wealth and employment inequality. I figure this rebalancing will happen in one of two ways: One, the government will step up redistribution (virtually guaranteeing a livable “income” for the left side of the bell curve). This option, naturally, confronts a bit more difficulty in a multiethnic society. Two, the profit geyser will dry up as the world comes to be increasingly dominated by a few elite essentially bartering amongst themselves. What good are productivity gains if no one is left with the cash to buy your products?

There is a third, albeit unlikely, outcome: goods will be able to be manufactured and distributed so cheaply that no more than a meager income stream will be needed to adorn one’s lifestyle with a slew of creature comforts.

Of course, riot-quelling Danegeld or sufficiently inexpensive goods say nothing about the devastation to the human psyche that would occur in a world of relegated uselessness. Unlimited consuming has a way of eating itself to death.

Please, spare me the singularity crackpottery. That, or genetic reengineering, won’t happen in time, if it happens at all, to stave off mass calamity.

Back from the Dead

The ghost of The Empty Subject just made an unexpected appearance, I’m happy to report, and his post is as great as you’d expect: New job, same distaste.

You know, it’s kind of a depressing time in our lives. Porter is MIA, Heartiste has been shoah’ed and apparently in hiding, Anti-Gnostic is semi-retired, and M.T. announced his retirement. Not to mention the Alt-Right retreat after Charlottesville and during the Trump Disappointment years. But we soldier on.

My favorite part of M.T.’s post:

But here I must advise the conservative mind to resist one of its favorite explanations: that people today are too comfortable.

Take a closer look: Just because certain formerly arduous labors may now be skipped with the press of a button, it does not mean that people in general are comfortable, that they are at ease.

The psychological and spiritual pain of a modern person is no light burden, take it from me, I who have been rubbing myself raw against my own edges since I was a kid, trying to tear off my skin like saranwrap so I can breath. Everyone is in secret flight from this suffocating isolation, this sterile containment, a private trial in Tupperware, and even if they can’t admit it to me or to themselves in whatever quiet depths they possess, I know we are brothers though we may come to hate and kill each other.

Look at the nearby fat man. Wherever you are, the chances are good that a body with a planetary pull will soon eclipse your eyes. Does a man whose gut is in life and death struggle with his belt and the top button of his pants appear comfortable? Too content? Overly satisfied with himself? In need of greater suffering?

That’s the dull sadistic streak in the conservative mind. They think people become depraved because they are soft. They have not suffered enough. Then the practical answer is to hurt them, “show them what it’s really like.” But the multiplying deviancies are reactions to profound suffering arising out of social collapse and broken relationships. More hardship will not correct the misbehavior or reverse the larger social trends driving the collapse.

You have to ask yourself, are these the kinds of people who would be cleansed, transformed, purified by punishment and privation? Take away their remote controlled buttplugs and ration their food and have them fight in wars, is that going to make them virtuous citizens again?

The cure for our obscure psychic ailments is healthy and durable social bonds, not war and other biblical calamities. Far too many people in our society are beating off to the apocalypse, a glaring sign of social unhealth, a narcissistic nursing of grievance arising out of cratering trust and intensified competition and isolation. The comfort (and its corrupting influence) of our civilization is severely overrated. The noise and density of urban environments do not strike me as comfortable. Our cities are not places in which people become so complacent that they imagine oppression and injustice to fight boredom. Rather their outrage, their sense of injury or trauma, their compulsive self-stimulation, their combination of nihilism and infantile moralism (life is meaningless and humans are pure shit, but it’s also very important to make sure that blacks and women never feel bad about themselves) are outgrowths of atomization and stunted social development.

Would a 400 pound mixed race miscreant raised up out of a toilet bowl consumer culture gurgling about white supremacy be better reformed by secure relationships and an organic role in a continuous social world or would he instead snap into shape after cowering in a blood and piss drenched trench as machine guns turn his friends into ground beef?

 

Season of the Gnostic

Gnosticism sighting in Taki’s Mag. I’ve never read Charles Norman before, but I’m going to see what else he’s got. He names the beast and nails it to the wall in this post: Season of the Witch.

It’s gratifying to find someone else who sees it, and even better when they can articulate it precisely and relevantly. That’s another way of saying that I’m going to plagiarize him.

An Easy Decision

“I have had much conversation with many Jews—I have never seen either a drop of piety or a grain of truth or ingenuousness—nay, I have never found common sense in any Jew.” —John Calvin, Commentary on Daniel 2:44

If there were any trace of healthy discernment amongst the Jews… these beasts… these dogs… these utterly lost men… these cattle… these profane men… these pigs… these rabid dogs… their depraved and indomitable obstinacy merits that none of them be pitied… Truly, as I would not willingly glory over their calamity; so unless they, being subdued by it, open their eyes, I freely pronounce that they are worthy to perish a thousand times without remedy.” – John Calvin, excerpts from Questions and Commentaries

I read something recently that went like this: Antisemitism has no place in the Christian Church!

I added the exclamation point, but the quote is verbatim. I’ve been trying to find out who said it, but my googling has proven fruitless. Maybe I dreamed it, but I don’t think so. Could be that I heard it on television. If I ever find out who said it, I’ll update this post. At any rate, it’s been bugging me for about a month, and the reason is, whoever said it is dead wrong.

Antisemitism is a poor word for what it really means, because Semite refers to a number of different peoples, and in general no one of consequence is against many of them. I, for example, have absolutely no problem with the Mhallami, but I’m from the Deep South and I don’t get out much. They may be assholes, but they’ve never bothered me. Now Arabs I could do without, but I have no opinion about the Druze.

We all know what antisemitism means. Antipathy towards Jews or Judaism, which is really the same thing for a Christian. Secular, non-practicing Jews are a whole other issue for Christians (they’re just a part of the World), and Jews who become Christians are embraced by the Church. But practicing Jews, and Judaism itself? I would love for all Christians to understand this: There has always been a very prominent place in the Christian Church for antisemitism.

If you’re a Christian and believe that anti-Judaism is wrong, and therefore anti-Jewishness is wrong, then you have to disavow Martin Luther, John Calvin, St. Augustine, John Chrysostom, Origen, virtually all the Church Fathers, and pretty much all of Christendom from the time of the Apostles all the way up until roughly yesterday.

Don’t get me started about Martin Luther. He wrote a whole book about this, called On the Jews and Their Lies. I read it a few years back, and found it extremely funny, but I like insult comedy. I don’t think anyone would argue with my description of it as vicious. I’ve also read a little known and shorter book by John Calvin, called Response To Questions And Objections Of A Certain Jew. Calvin, as expected, was much more measured and analytical than Luther, but nevertheless he writes things about the Jews that today would get him torched. For example, he taught that the Jews were the chosen people of God, and therefore blessed, but when they rejected the Messiah that God sent directly to them, that blessing became a curse. He calls them a cursed race. I’d say that qualifies as antisemitic.

The following are choice quotes from Calvin, Luther, and some of the early Church Fathers, antisemites all.  We’ll start out with the Church Fathers, then to Luther, and then to Calvin. I put more work into quoting Calvin for three reasons: first, I’m a Presbyterian, so I’m naturally partial to quoting Calvin; second, I think most Christians, especially the Reformed kind, would be more surprised to discover Calvin’s antisemitism than Luther’s; and third, there’s simply too many awesome quotes from Luther. Where to begin? What to leave out? Just read the book, man.

Anti-Semitism of the “Church Fathers”
 

Ignatius Bishop of Antioch (98-117A.D.) – Epistle to the Magnesians

For if we are still practicing Judaism, we admit that we have not received God’s favor…it is wrong to talk about Jesus Christ and live like Jews. For Christianity did not believe in Judaism, but Judaism in Christianity.

“Epistle of Barnabas” Chapter 4vs 6-7 (between 130A.D. and 138 A.D.)

Take heed to yourselves and be not like some piling upon you sins and saying that the covenant is theirs as well as ours. It is ours, but they lost it completely just after Moses received it.

Justin Martyr – Dialogue with Trypho (Between 138A.D. and 161 A.D.)

We too, would observe your circumcision of the flesh, your Sabbath days, and in a word, all your festivals, if we were not aware of the reason why they were imposed upon you, namely, because of your sins and the hardness of heart.

 The custom of circumcising the flesh, handed down from Abraham, was given to you as a distinguishing mark, to set you off from other nations and from us Christians. The purpose of this was that you and only you might suffer the afflictions that are now justly yours; that only your land be desolated, and you cities ruined by fire, that the fruits of your land be eaten by strangers before your very eyes; that not one of you be permitted to enter your city of Jerusalem. Your circumcision of the flesh is the only mark by which you can certainly be distinguished from other men…as I stated before it was by reason of your sins and the sins of your fathers that, among other precepts, God imposed upon you the observance of the sabbath as a mark.

Origen of Alexandria (185-254 A.D.) – A ecclesiastical writer and teacher who contributed to the early formation of Christian doctrines.

We may thus assert in utter confidence that the Jews will not return to their earlier situation, for they have committed the most abominable of crimes, informing this conspiracy against the Savior of the human race…hence the city where Jesus suffered was necessarily destroyed, the Jewish nation was driven from its country, and another people was called by God to the blessed election.

John Chrysostom (344-407 A.D.) – One of the “greatest” of church fathers; known as “The Golden Mouthed.” A missionary preacher famous for his sermons and addresses.

The synagogue is worse than a brothel…it is the den of scoundrels and the repair of wild beasts…the temple of demons devoted to idolatrous cults…the refuge of brigands and dabauchees, and the cavern of devils. It is a criminal assembly of Jews…a place of meeting for the assassins of Christ… a house worse than a drinking shop…a den of thieves, a house of ill fame, a dwelling of iniquity, the refuge of devils, a gulf and a abyss of perdition.”…”I would say the same things about their souls… As for me, I hate the synagogue…I hate the Jews for the same reason.

From “The Roots of Christian Anti-Semitism” by Malcolm Hay

St. Augustine (c. 354-430 A.D.), Confessions, 12.14

How hateful to me are the enemies of your Scripture! How I wish that you would slay them (the Jews) with your two-edged sword, so that there should be none to oppose your word! Gladly would I have them die to themselves and live to you!

Peter the Venerable – known as “the meekest of men, a model of Christian charity”

Yes, you Jews. I say, do I address you; you, who till this very day, deny the Son of God. How long, poor wretches, will ye not believe the truth? Truly I doubt whether a Jew can be really human… I lead out from its den a monstrous animal, and show it as a laughing stock in the amphitheater of the world, in the sight of all the people. I bring thee forward, thou Jew, thou brute beast, in the sight of all men.

From “The Roots of Christian Anti-Semitism” by Malcolm Hay

Martin Luther – 1543

On The Jews and Their Lies

What then shall we Christians do with this damned, rejected race of Jews? Since they live among us and we know about their lying and blasphemy and cursing, we cannot tolerate them if we do not wish to share in their lies, curses, and blasphemy. In this way we cannot quench the inextinguishable fire of divine rage nor convert the Jews. We must prayerfully and reverentially practice a merciful severity. Perhaps we may save a few from the fire and flames [of hell]. We must not seek vengeance. They are surely being punished a thousand times more than we might wish them. Let me give you my honest advice.

First, their synagogues should be set on fire, and whatever does not burn up should be covered or spread over with dirt so that no one may ever be able to see a cinder or stone of it. And this ought to be done for the honor of God and of Christianity in order that God may see that we are Christians, and that we have not wittingly tolerated or approved of such public lying, cursing, and blaspheming of His Son and His Christians.

Secondly, their homes should likewise be broken down and destroyed. For they perpetrate the same things there that they do in their synagogues. For this reason they ought to be put under one roof or in a stable, like gypsies, in order that they may realize that they are not masters in our land, as they boast, but miserable captives, as they complain of incessantly before God with bitter wailing.

Thirdly, they should be deprived of their prayer-books and Talmuds in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught.

Fourthly, their rabbis must be forbidden under threat of death to teach any more…

Fifthly, passport and traveling privileges should be absolutely forbidden to the Jews. For they have no business in the rural districts since they are not nobles, nor officials, nor merchants, nor the like. Let them stay at home…If you princes and nobles do not close the road legally to such exploiters, then some troop ought to ride against them, for they will learn from this pamphlet what the Jews are and how to handle them and that they ought not to be protected. You ought not, you cannot protect them, unless in the eyes of God you want to share all their abomination…

To sum up, dear princes and nobles who have Jews in your domains, if this advice of mine does not suit you, then find a better one so that you and we may all be free of this insufferable devilish burden – the Jews…

Let the government deal with them in this respect, as I have suggested. But whether the government acts or not, let everyone at least be guided by his own conscience and form for himself a definition or image of a Jew. When you lay eyes on or think of a Jew you must say to yourself: Alas, that mouth which I there behold has cursed and execrated and maligned every Saturday my dear Lord Jesus Christ, who has redeemed me with his precious blood; in addition, it prayed and pleaded before God that I, my wife and children, and all Christians might be stabbed to death and perish miserably. And he himself would gladly do this if he were able, in order to appropriate our goods…

Such a desperate, thoroughly evil, poisonous, and devilish lot are these Jews, who for these fourteen hundred years have been and still are our plague, our pestilence, and our misfortune.

I have read and heard many stories about the Jews which agree with this judgment of Christ, namely, how they have poisoned wells, made assassinations, kidnapped children, as related before. I have heard that one Jew sent another Jew, and this by means of a Christian, a pot of blood, together with a barrel of wine, in which when drunk empty, a dead Jew was found. There are many other similar stories. For their kidnapping of children they have often been burned at the stake or banished (as we already heard). I am well aware that they deny all of this. However, it all coincides with the judgment of Christ which declares that they are venomous, bitter, vindictive, tricky serpents, assassins, and children of the devil, who sting and work harm stealthily wherever they cannot do it openly. For this reason, I would like to see them where there are no Christians. The Turks and other heathen do not tolerate what we Christians endure from these venomous serpents and young devils…next to the devil, a Christian has no more bitter and galling foe than a Jew. There is no other to whom we accord as many benefactions and from whom we suffer as much as we do from these base children of the devil, this brood of vipers.

Translated by Martin H. Bertram, “On The Jews and Their Lies, Luther’s Works, Volume 47”; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971.

Martin Luther – 1543

Of The Unknowable Name and The Generations of Christ

But your [God’s] judgment is right, justus es Dominie. Yes, so shall Jews, but no one else be punished, who held your word and miracles in contempt and ridiculed, insulted and damned it for such a long time without interruption, so that they will not fall, like other humans, heathens and all the others, into sin and death, not up in Hell, nor in the middle of Hell but in the pit of Hell, as one cannot fall deeper…

Even if they were punished in the most gruesome manner that the streets ran with their blood, that their dead would be counted, not in the hundred thousands, but in the millions, as happened under Vespasian in Jerusalem and for evil under Hadrian, still they must insist on being right even if after these 1,500 years they were in misery another 1,500 years, still God must be a liar and they must be correct. In sum, they are the devil’s children, damned to Hell…

The Jews too got what they deserved. They had been called and elected to be God’s mouth as Jeremiah says…Open your mouth wide and I will fill it; they however, kept tightly closed their muzzles, eyes, ears, nose, whole heart and all senses, so he polluted and squirted them so full that it oozes from them in all places and devil’s filth comes from them.

Yes, that tastes good to them, into their hearts, they smack their lips like swine. That is how they want it. Call more: ‘Crucify him, crucify him.’ Scream more: ‘His blood come upon us and our children.’ (Matthew 27:25) I mean it came and found you…

Perhaps, one of the merciful Saints among us Christians may think I am behaving too crude and disdainfully against the poor, miserable Jews in that I deal with them so sarcastically and insulting. But, good God, I am much too mild in insulting such devils…

http://www.yashanet.com/library/fathers.htm

 

John Calvin, Response To Questions And Objections Of A Certain Jew – excerpts

Calvin maintains the Biblical view that the special favor shown to the Jews under the Old Covenant is no longer a blessing, but rather has become a curse. – Introduction, pg. 5

…the Jews have been unique in their perpetual obstinacy. Reading the Response should convince any reasonable person that there is no spiritual common ground shared by Christians and Jews, as the Jew stands opposed to the redemptive work of Jesus at every point. – Introduction, pg. 5

Calvin’s interlocutor was neither one of Calvin’s contemporaries nor Calvin himself writing in a different persona, but the author of Sefer Nizzahon, which translated means The Book of Victory. Nizzahon is a Jewish polemical anthology probably written in Germany during the fourteenth century. It had acquired a particularly evil reputation among Christians even before the Reformation began. – Introduction, pg. 6, quoting Stephen G. Burnett’s Calvin’s Jewish Interlocutor: Christian Hebraism and Anti-Jewish Polemics During the Reformation

The kindred nature of Catholicism and Judaism helps to explain why Calvin so fervently attacked Judaism both in the Response and in his commentaries. – Introduction, pg. 7

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But unbelievers, as long as they spurn this gift, invite upon themselves a two-fold destruction… – Question 1

In short, the Jews speak as if their race had never been ungrateful to God, and had never made a deadly poison out of a medicine. –Question 1

But the explanation depends upon the abrogation of the legal worship, the ignorance of which causes the Jews to talk nonsense quite stupidly. – Question 4

If there were any trace of healthy discernment amongst the Jews, they would at once recognize how far the excellence and dignity of Christ is beyond Moses, even in miracles. – Question 6

Surely, were not all the prophets and all religion not a joke to those rascals, they would consider with a very different reverence whatever God proclaims concerning His favors. – Question 8

By their obstinacy the Jews were the first of men to show that they did not want peace with God. Therefore the Jews deservedly tore up their insides until the final destruction of their fatherland. –Question 8

But because of their arrogance these beasts desire to bind God to their own laws. – Question 9

These dogs bark that the greater part of mankind perishes because, having been put off by the mean appearance of Christ, they shrink back from him. –Question 9

If these utterly lost men had some ingenuousness, they would be ashamed to carry on a debate using such stupid objections, such sickening nonsense that is entirely unworthy of a refutation. – Question 11

Those Jews babble brutish stupidity, who say that God was visible in the person of Christ, as if his divine essence could be seen by carnal eyes. –Question 11

Again I ask you, what is signified by the fact that they wretchedly wander, dissipated throughout the whole globe, and lie prostrate in their ruin… – Question 12

If there were a trace of wit or right thinking amongst these cattle… – Question 12

But truly, whatever spiritual gifts Christ bestows upon his followers, it is not surprising that they are counted for nothing by these profane men, who are utterly without sense when it comes to partaking of every aspect of the celestial life. – Question 12

Whatever Messiah they finally invent for themselves… – Question 13

Nay more, does not this filthy mockery of theirs sufficiently prove what I said earlier, that it is not so much our Christ who is a laughing stock to these Jews, but the law and all the prophets? – Question 13

The solution to this problem, which is of no importance to these pigs, is that Christ experienced hunger, because in taking on our flesh, at the same time he took on hunger and all other human passions, except for sinful corruption. – Question 14

But from this cause they more than stupidly infer that there are very many Christs to be discovered by us. – Question 15

These words have been corrupted by a stupid contrivance under the papacy, but the ignorance of men is not a reason for these dumb animals to scoff at the true faith. – Question 16

From this it is certainly made plain how these rabid dogs gnaw without discretion at whatever they hear from the New Testament. –       Question 17

What will escape their impudence when they allow themselves to clamor against the mysteries of God so wantonly? – Question 18

The solution to this question depends upon a principle that is unknown to the Jews, because they have been struck by a spirit of dizziness and madness. – Question 18

But these pigs so subvert all the principles of nature, that no trace of reason can be found amongst them. – Question 21

First of all, their depraved and indomitable obstinacy merits that none of them be pitied, as they all delight in their evils while being oppressed by a great mass of miseries without end or measure. How absurd is this stupidity, that now after so many centuries of continually and openly being worn down by the hostile hand of God they feel so secure in their case? It is evident from the prophets how the horrible filth of all their crimes was advancing amongst that people long before the exile. Already one hundred years before, Isaiah called the leaders Sodom and the people Gomorrah (Isaiah 1:10); from that time they did not cease from provoking the vengeance of God against themselves with their diabolical hardness. – Question 23

Selections from Calvin’s Bible Commentaries

From Ezekiel 16:53

“He here confirms again what we lately saw, that the Jews were doomed and devoted to final destruction, nor was it possible for them to escape any more than for Sodom to rise again and Samaria to be restored to her original dignity.”

“…but the Israelites were already alienated from God; afterwards the Jews also cut themselves off from him.”

From Isaiah 8:14

“…for he includes the whole nation, and declares that God will be their destruction.”

“…for they were altogether rejected by God, whose Son they had refused.”

From Matthew 5:17

“… Christ saw that the greater part of the Jews, though they professed to believe the Law, were profane and degenerate.”

From Malachi 1:11

“Here God shows that he no longer cared for the Jews, for he would bid altars to be reared for him everywhere and through all parts of the world, that he might be purely worshipped by all nations. It is indeed a remarkable prophecy as to the calling of the Gentiles; but we must especially remember this, – that whenever the Prophets speak of this calling, they promise the spread of God’s worship as a favor to the Jews, or as a punishment and reproach.

The Prophets them promised to the Jews that the Gentile would become allied to them; so does Zechariah,

“In that day lay hold shall ten men on the skirt of the garment, and will say to a Jew, Be thou our leader; for the same God with thee will we worship.” (Zechariah 8:23)

It would have been the highest honor to the Jews had they become teachers to all nations, so as to instruct them in true religion. So also Isaiah says, that is, that those who were before aliens would become the disciples of the chosen people, so that they would willingly submit to their teaching. But as the Jews have fallen from their place, the Gentiles have succeeded and occupied their position. Hence it is that the Prophets when speaking of the calling of the Gentiles, often denounce it as a punishment on the Jews; as though they had said, that when they were repudiated there would be other children of God, whom he would substitute in their place, according to what Christ threatened to the men of his age,

“Taken away from you shall be the kingdom of God, and shall be given to another nation.” (Matthew 21:43)

Such is this prophecy: for our Prophet does not simply open to the Gentiles the temple of God, to connect them with the Jews and to unite them in true religion; but he first excludes the Jews, and shows that the worship of God would be exercised in common by the Gentiles, for the doctrine of salvation would be propagated to the utmost extremities of the earth.

This difference ought to be noticed, which interpreters have not observed, and yet it is what is very necessary to be known; and for want of knowing this has it happened that passages wholly different have been indiscriminately blended together. The Prophet then does not here promise, as we have often stated in other places, that the whole world would be subject to God, so that true religion would everywhere prevail, but he brands the Jews with reproach, as though he had sad, “God had repudiated you, but he will find other sons for himself, who will occupy your place.” He had repudiated in the last verse their sacrifices, and we know how haughtily the Jews gloried in the holiness of their race. As then they were inflated with so much pride, they thought that God would be no God except he had them as his holy Church. The Prophet here answers them, and anticipates their objection by saying, that God’s name would be celebrated through the whole wolrd: “Ye are a few people, all the nations will united in one body to worship God together; God then will not stand in need of you, and after he rejects you his kingdom will not decay. Ye indeed think that his kingdom cannot be safe, and that his glory will perish except he is worshipped by you; but I now declare to you that the worship of God will flourish everywhere, even after he shall cast you out of his family.”

We now then see what the Prophet means when he says, that Great will be the name of God from the rising to the setting of the sun. It is simply said in Psalm 113:3,

“From the rising to the setting of the sun wonderful shall be the name of God.”

There indeed it is only a promise, but here the Prophet includes the punishment which the Jews had deserved, as though he had said, that after they were rejected by God on account of their ingratitude, the Gentiles would become holy to God, because he would adopt them instead of that wicked and ungodly people.”

From Isaiah 7:14

“But it is a just reward of their malice, that God hath blinded them in  such a manner as to be deprived of all judgment. This happens in the present day to the papists, who often expose themselves to ridicule by their mad eagerness to pervert the Scriptures.”

From Genesis 49:10

“Though this passage is obscure, it would not have been very difficult to elicit its genuine sense, if the Jews, with their accustomed malignity, had not endeavored to envelop it in clouds.”

“For while they lay too much stress on certain words, they produce no other effect than that of giving an occasion of ridicule to the Jews, whom it is necessary to surround with firm and powerful barriers, from which they shall be unable to escape.”

“ They have indeed no relish for a spiritual kingdom; and therefore they rather imagine for themselves wealth and power, and propose to themselves sweet repose and earthly pleasures, than righteousness, and newness of life, with free forgiveness of sins.”

“But now, when, through nearly fifteen centuries, they have been scattered and banished from their country, having no polity, by what pretext can they fancy, from the prophecy of Jacob, that a Redeemer will come to them? Truly, as I would not willingly glory over their calamity; so unless they, being subdued by it, open their eyes, I freely pronounce that they are worthy to perish a thousand times without remedy.”

From Haggai 2:9

“But in suffering a counterfeit Temple to be built by Herod, when the manifestation of Christ was nigh, he manifested his vengeance by punishing their ingratitude, rather than his favor; and I call it counterfeit, because its splendor was never approved by God.”

From Isaiah 53:3

“He does not even except the Jews, whose hearts were puffed up with a false opinion of their own superiority, but condemns them indiscriminately, along with others, to destruction.”

“I have had much conversation with many Jews—I have never seen either a drop of piety or a grain of truth or ingenuousness—nay, I have never found common sense in any Jew.” —John Calvin, Commentary on Daniel 2:44

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Oh, and by the way, I haven’t even begun to quote what Jesus Christ said to, and about, the Pharisees. It’s easy to find in the Gospels and in Revelation. He calls them a brood of vipers, children of the Devil, and a Synagogue of Satan, among other condemnations. What is Judaism, now and in the past, if not Pharisaism? Then and now they hold the Talmud to be authoritative. Then and now they are hostile to Christ and Christianity. There is no discernible difference between Judaism and Pharisaism. The two faiths, Christianity and Judaism, have never been in any way compatible.

I also haven’t mentioned what the Talmud says about Christ. It’s vile. So vile that I don’t want to repeat it. Look it up for yourself. Granted, there are some rabbis who say that the old rabbis were talking about someone else, but I don’t buy that. Also granted, the Talmud is 5000 pages of gobbledy-gook, just a bunch of rabbis arguing with each other down through the centuries, but that in itself tells me that holding the Talmud as authoritative is folly, at best.

Does this mean I want to gas the Jews? Not anymore than Calvin did.

But if we have to choose between what our modern Church and it’s milquetoast pastors says about antisemitism, that it’s double-plus bad, and we’re not to criticize Jews or Israel, or choose to stand with Calvin, Luther, the Church Fathers, all of Christendom except for the last fifty years, and Christ himself, I’ll choose the latter, thank you very much.

Not much of a decision, is it?