Thursday, 18 February 2016

Which side are YOU on? TBV-DH or CUS-DC ?

There are two sides - those who believe in TBV-DH-- and those who don't.

TVB-DH is Truth, Beauty and Virtue in Divine Harmony.

All the elements are necessary or else you are, whatever you may suppose about yourself or assert about youself, batting for the opposition.

Truth, Beauty and Virtue are defined in the traditional, natural, spontaneous way - as what any decent person (not a radical or revoutionary) of several or many religions would have said 100 years ago and throughut history until the modern era.



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The opposite view needs a name and I suggest CUS-DC, meaning Corruption, Ugliness and Sin - generative of Demonic Chaos.

Even one of these will suffice to put you on 'the other side' - because Chaos is a positive value for this ideology.

So an aesthete like Oscar Wilde, who embraces ideals of traditional and historical Beauty and deplores Ugliness, will nonetheless be on the CUS-DC side, because he was (in his work and pronouncements) a moral subversive who advocated ethical inversion. He therefore, from the TBV-DH perspetive, embraced Chaos

Or TS Eliot comes out in this side, despite his self idetification as a traditionalist in religion and politics; because he was a radical and innovator and subversive in his poetry - and this created Chaos rather than Harmony. Eliot would have needed to repent his modernist poetry in order to move onto the side of TBV-DH - and I don't think he ever did this.


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CUS-DC is not, therefore, symmetrical with TBV-DH because Choas is not symmetrical with Harmony - Harmony requires a unity of purpose and ultimate meaning whereas Chaos is the absence of that meaning.

The function of this division is to clarify the identity of the two sides in what the CUS-DC side has dubbed the 'culture wars' - but what is properly seen as the spiritual warfare between Religion on the one hand, and on the other hand the mainstream socio-political-ethical ideology of the past 50 years - which is entriely composed of variants of Secular Leftism.

(Some secular left variants are self identified as 'Right' rather than left - including all the mainstream conservative and republican parties, nationalists, patriots and libertarians; because unless the party puts a religion first as the basis and bedrock of the state and society, then it is of-the-left.)

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This analysis takes us as far as Religion-in-general - but not as far as Christianity. For example, Orthodox Jews would generally find themselves solidly on the same TBV-DH side of this division as Christians.

But 'spirituality' does not function as equivalent to Religion, unless it is based on Divine Harmony as an ideal. DH requires a unifying purpose, meaning and structure - and not all religions provide this, and even-fewer 'spiritualities' do.

It is, indeed, the Divine Harmony aspect which gives meaning and force and point to this distinction. It is one thing to prefer TB&V and to advocate traditionalism - but this, in and of itself, is feeble, fragile and may be counterproductive; unless TB&V are seen as different facets of what is ultimately unified by the divine.