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Entropy: The Invisible Hand of God

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(appropriate music — if you know Latin, you will appreciate this)

The ancient Greeks, prior to the Stoics, Pythagoreans, Aristotleans, and Platonists, believed all descended from Kaos (in Greek: χάος), meaning a gaping chasm; an abyss; nothingness. I’ve heard this Void referred to by a few in some esoteric circles as a “cosmic womb” from which all come and all ultimately return to.  This is Entropy. It is inescapable. It is a truth and a fact of life.

Modernism is the belief that we live in a time unlike any other — a time in which the Elixer of the Progressive gods of Equality and Democracy will flow uninterrupted ad infinitum and the cosmos, including all the Laws of Physics, will bend to the reality-bending juju magical whims of the Cultural Marxist.

While there is specifically the science of Entropy, as in the Second Law of Thermodynamics, there is the concept of Entropy as an invisible hand of balance which will be discussed here. It is perhaps the universal law of nature — the law of the material world — that balance be achieved. If you place a glass of hot water on the kitchen counter, measure its temperature, and then come back to it an hour later and measure the temperature again, you will see the temperature has plummeted and will eventually reach thermal equilibrium with room temperature (and, if you are clever, you will notice the room temperature raised ever so slightly).

All things are subject to this equalizing effect, including cultures, peoples, and nations — even economics (remember Adam Smith’s “invisible hand”?). We have countless historical examples of Entropy working — take Rome for example. It went from humble beginnings to an exponential growth in its political, cultural, and economic influence. It’s aristocratic republican roots were slowly abandoned in favor of autocratic tyrants and bread and circuses at its height. Information traveled much slower two thousand years ago. Had they had the internet, it would not have taken an additional four hundred years for the Western portion of the Roman Empire to collapse; it would have happened much sooner. I’m sure the average Roman citizen saw their empire as the height of human achievement that can do no wrong and will exist and continue to grow ad infinitum. And then one day the Barbarians were at the gates. And then the next day, they were inside the city itself.

To Rome’s credit, it achieved a great deal in all possible areas of culture and science.  But Entropy doesn’t care about any of that; actually, it doesn’t care about anything. It is pure chaos. Romans at the height of their empire forgot the things that made them great: virtue. As we see in our modern societies, virtues as we’ve come to know them through Chivalric and Greco-Roman codes have turned into vices and vices have become virtues. The most important virtue, in my opinion, in Humility — erring on the side of caution and a proper respect for things far more terrifying and destructive than any man or woman, or any collective thereof.

Magnum Chaos, id est Entropy, slowly gnaws away at all existence. Carl Gustav Jung wrote a masterful essay on the matter referring to Entropy as equivalent to the ancient Teutonic deity Wotan — a restless wanderer causing trouble and whose very name means fury (in the violent, destructive sense — like a berserker). The ancient Teutonic people knew very well the cyclical nature of all things and had a profound respect for this concept, unlike modernity. Modernity and Progressivism, through the Cathedral, teaches a linear progression of history and time. To them, we are in the greatest moment in history and things will only get better. This sounds like an imbalance. The greater the imbalance, the greater action that Entropy has on the imbalanced. We are headed toward not just one government, one culture, etc. but one everything. Modernity is just sucking everything into a one-world dystopic and dysgenic mass. Well, it is said: the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Opposing forces compensate for X by making Y at least twice as destructive — at least. You can see this is not sustainable and makes things only worse for everyone in the end. The energy in the glass glass of hot water doesn’t stand a chance against size of the lack of energy in the room. The energy simply dissipates and the temperature collapses.

Humility indeed.

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