Thursday, February 23, 2017

Procrustes Equalitarian

Equalitarians love to emulate monsters, but one giant in particular is sacred to them: Procrustes. They simply adore this demented tyrant. And who can blame them? He fits perfectly with their demented worldview.

Procrustes means ‘the stretcher’ and he lived up to his name well. He would grab people wandering along the road and attempt to force them to fit his bed. Of course, no one would ever actually fit it exactly, so he would stretch them to make them fit!

The same goes for Equalitarians. In the name of Social Justice, they try to force people to become equal, making them stretch, morphing out all differentiation of race, gender, preference, tradition, and nearly everything else. The idea is ridiculous of course, but that only makes the Equalitarians stretch harder! And, just like with Procrustes, people suffer terribly as a result.

But that’s not all that Procrustes would do. If someone happened to be too long for his bed, then he would- you guessed it- chop their body parts off so that they would fit!

This is an Equalitarian favorite. Any who dare to go beyond their narrow view of Equality are fair game, especially those who might criticize the Equalitarians’ approach. “Don't believe in Equality? Getting too big for the bed?” Chop. “Think the bed is wrong? Don’t think we should try to stretch away all differences?” Chop.

The carnage becomes terrible: all committed in the name of Equality.

So what is to be done about this monster? The Greeks had the answer: Theseus. It takes a hero to slay the Equality Giant and Theseus beat it at its own game. He forced Procrustes back into his own bed, destroying him, just like he had done to so many others.

What does this mean to us non-Greeks? We should beat the Equalitarians at their own ridiculous game. Show them how their tyrannical attempts at Equality only destroy people. And while we’re at it, we should warn everyone else about the dangers of the Procrustean bed too, because trying to make everyone the same is not only insane, but often deadly.




Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ghoul-Ghouls

Don’t these Ghoul-Ghouls look famished? They haven’t chewed off enough skin today!

One ghoul is creepy; two are even worse. And since they don’t have any skin, those in the Night Skies Over Valhallow world can be creepier yet. Not only does it make them hideous to look upon, but it gives them a notorious, undead craving. No, it isn’t for brains: that’s zombies. And it isn’t for blood either: that’s vampires. Ghouls want flesh and not just from the dead, from the living too!

Unlike the other monsters and cultists that are used to destroy humanity, ghouls have become completely mindless. They’ve been subverted by the terrible narcotic that grants them a sense of great joy and ease at the expense of their skin. They weren’t always that way, of course- they used to be human, but thanks to Ghoul-Ghoul corruption, they have become undead automatons.

At first, the Ghoul-Ghoul might be introduced into a society to provide great service. “I can help you so much! You can find anything with me! Converse with others like never before! Enjoy my Ghoul-Ghoul narcotic, it’s only mildly addicting and oh, so convenient”.

Soon members of that society become ghouls themselves, increasingly-lost devotees of the Ghoul-Ghoul way. Eventually, the Ghoul-Ghoul has enough power so that it can begin to dictate to the society it was first introduced to help. The answers that it once found for others are now twisted for the Ghoul-Ghoul’s fell purposes. Those who don’t follow its edicts are no longer allowed to converse. It can even start directing its ghouls to bite off the flesh of those who oppose it with impunity. More people are then forced to become ghouls too, to also lose their skins, or perish.

Of course, its ghoul servitors believe that what they’re doing is right. The addiction of Ghoul-Ghoul still pulses through their skinless veins, making them unable to discern fantasy from reality. They are told that “all skins should be chewed off!”, but they are only directed to de-skin a certain race: other races can keep theirs.

The ghouls see just what the Ghoul-Ghoul wants them to see. Everything else is edited out and, being undead automatons, they don’t question why.

Nevertheless, the Ghoul-Ghoul can still be used for good. Though it will keep attempting to eliminate a certain race’s ‘skin privilege’ in the most literal way, its old functions can be harnessed to let the remaining humans know what it and the other Fell Cults are really trying to do: they’re trying to exterminate a certain race.

So continuing to work with the Ghoul-Ghoul would make sense, you just have to understand that it still wants to bite off your skin. And that understanding also helps in ridding yourself of the Ghoul-Ghoul addiction- you use it as a tool, nothing else.

Luckily, we have nothing at all like it in our world... right?



Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Disallegiance of Cults


Cults don’t get along with each other for long. Once they have corrupted their host society enough, whatever allegiance they may have had to each other seems to vanish. Of course, they were never really loyal to each other in the first place.

Even the universalist, ultra-naïve ones won’t exist alongside the more militant and focused ones for long. Why? Because the universalist, ultra-naïve ones are almost always liquidated by the more militant and focused ones, once they have outlived their usefulness (see last week's post: The Blue-Haired Fifth Column).

In the world of the Shenbyrg Vale, that ignominious role is held by the Glowing Spectral Personhood. Though their leaders might know the true goals of the Cult; that is, to enable the destruction of the Dinglesfuhrian and other human peoples, the rank-and-file members often remain ridiculously unaware. One shouldn’t be surprised really: they are in a cult, after all.

The Glowing Spectral Personhood espouses ‘Friendship’ and ‘Non-prejudice’, unless of course other humans try to defy their wishes. But when it comes to non-humans, they are fully lost to their Edicts. Though they will violently denounce any other humans they deem ‘Amaranthine’, the cultists will allow goblins and other inhumans to beat, attack, and even kill them, because any natural mechanism to protect themselves from other races has been expunged in the name of Cult Loyalty.

That is how the pro-female, earth-friendly, love-everyone-or-else humans welcomed in the anti-female, land-destroying, kill-everyone-right-away goblins.

The goblin cult of Tezshnaz is still crazy, yet not self-hating. And unlike the Glowing Spectral Personhood humans, the goblins stick with the ‘classics’ of blood sacrifice and bizarre superstition, but don’t work towards the even more insane goal of destroying their own people.

Even goblins aren't that stupid.




Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Blue-Haired Fifth Column


Most nations fall from within. Even though some foreign power is usually the one to put the final, obvious nail in the coffin, a nation can only be truly destroyed when it has become corrupted enough. Otherwise, the people would just keep resisting any foreign occupation until they were free again.

(Warning: spoilers ahead)

As described in Quiet Upon Shenbyrg’s Dawning, the Glowing Spectral Personhood Cult is a self-hating, anti-human group of humans that emulates the nearby mountainfolk by dyeing their hair blue. They espouse a philosophy of blaming all of society’s ills on the Amaranthine Wizard’s actions almost a century before. They worship non-human races and, once they came to power, were instrumental in inviting in thousands of orcs, goblins, and other peoples, their ‘New Friends’, into their small, prosperous land.

Sound familiar?

Of course, you can guess what happens to Dinglesfuhr, any rational person could. And yet places like Germany and Sweden in our world today have fallen heavily under the influence of another cult, the Cult of Political Correctness, so much that the indigenous Germans and Swedes must now live in fear of the many ‘migrants’ who have now invaded their countries.

And it’s not just Germany and Sweden. Every other western country in our world today has large portions of their population still under the sway of Political Correctness too. Ironically, the non-western nations of our world aren’t dumb enough to fall for such a stupid idea as giving one’s country away to foreigners.

Did the feminists, the ones who held placards saying “Refugees Welcome!” realize that women in those countries would now have to hide their hair and live in fear of rape from roaming packs of men? Did the environmentalists and socialists realize what a strain all these people would put on the land, welfare state, sense of community, and level of public safety?

They were too blinded by Political Correctness to see or else, too afraid to admit it.

Like all cults, Political Correctness will tolerate no dissent, even as its followers tyrannize and attack all opposition to force them to conform in the name of ‘Tolerance’, ‘Acceptance’, and ‘Diversity’. The same goes for the Glowing Spectral Personhood Cult. By the time the events of Red Noon at Helltowne occur, they are gleefully rounding up any dissenters to their fell god. Anyone they deem ‘Amaranthine’ is to be sacrificed, no matter their actual ideology.

Remind you of the Leftist violence at Berkeley?

And though Helltowne might have finally sent in its forces to finish the job, Dinglesfuhr was already beaten. They weren’t defeated by a horde of ravaging despoilers or by a superior foreign army, but by the seemingly-loving lies of the Glowing Spectral Personhood- the same type of Blue-Haired Fifth Column that seeks to destroy our western world today.