A Grueling Journey
If someone tried to sell you on a job where you would lose a lot of your friends, be unable to culturally engage with most of modern society, were constantly harassed/targeted, became largely ostracized if anyone found out your job, and that job did not pay you a single cent, you would tell them to bugger off, perhaps in harsher words.
But is that not exactly what being a dissident entails? We recognize all of those things, but choose to do this, anyway. Maybe we are the crazy ones, after all.
Joking aside, there are a myriad of reasons why we all go this route, but the most universal one is that we are lovers of the truth. We find the truth more important than anything I listed in that first paragraph (relationships, societal approval, societal standing, and riches). Truth is worth more than the riches and the pleasures of this world to us. So, we start that journey of seeking truth, even knowing the risks.
I found a meme that captures the process well.
Replace “conspiracy theorist” with dissident in the below meme and it tells the same story:
There is no one born a dissident. It’s just the end result from countless hours deep in research, analysis, and reflection.
This is why you have dissidents of all political belief systems: republic, aristocracy, monarchy, revitalized Roman Empire, etc. Divergent dissidents all end up here on the same side of the aisle because the truth leads us to the reality of the error of the modern way. While we do not agree on everything, we are all forced to agree with the reality that modernity is a nightmare.
After you spend those endless hours in study, you eventually reach that end point of realizing the entire system is geared toward failure. The system, our civilization itself, is decaying. Reforming a few policies here and there is not an option. We need something reborn; something new. There is no other option.
But it is a slow process to get there. We were all normies once. Then we take that first step of doubt and learn a little truth. That truth is almost always something that hurts personally—A recognition that you were deceived or that you were blindly ignorant, and that this truth will cause you some problems fitting in to normal society. This is where the dissident is born or dies. If a person rejects that first truth, the process ends, and they join the grey masses. If a person accepts it, they keep going down the pipeline.
The first step is arguably the hardest, because it requires full submission to reality. One has to let go of the hardest sin to overcome—pride—and accept you were wrong. Not anyone else, because you believed the lie. But once you accept your error, you are free of the guilt. It is crazy that this works, but it works. Then down the dissident pipeline you go.
Along the way, you will come into contact with many false conspiracy theories. These are almost always the ones most promoted in the news, online, and in the magazines. Our modern narrative promotes dumb conspiracies and “truths”, while hiding the real ones. This creates a legion of conspiracy nutjobs that believe the wildest things (QAnon, being a prime example), discrediting the actual dissidents and conspiracy theories who vet their beliefs with the endless hours previously mentioned. We’ve all have that one uncle who is a normie in every way but believes the craziest conspiracy theories without even investigating them. It is people like this who create a bad name for the actual dissidents that spend hours drenched in data. But as you go down the dissident pipeline, you learn to spot these types pretty quickly.
Going down the pipeline is also dangerous. No one tells you where it will go or how the journey ends. It’s darkness. A leap of faith. But it can be a fun and enlightening one, if you let it be. Or it can be depressing and blackpilling, if you do not foster a proper mindset.
The true, final end result of this process is evolving into a spiritual dissident by finding Christ. That is the “proper mindset” I speak of. If one earnestly seeks the truth for long enough, it is where you will end up.
This is why one starts as a political, material dissident, but the final evolution is to become a spiritual dissident alongside it.
During the journey down the dissident pipeline, a person realizes how messed up our entire civilization is. But once you become a spiritual dissident—Dissenting from this world entirely in favor of the world to come, you are truly set free. And you truly can see the world as it is, how it was, and how it will be. This provides hope; a joyous realization at the end of the pipeline journey.
The material dissident that stops themselves before reaching the end is worse off than the grey masses that never take the journey at all. It’s nothing but depression and blackpills. It’s no wonder most of them go crazy and join some fed-ran neo-nazi league, sell their souls to become a talking head somewhere, start believing in actual alien-lizards, or some other absurdity. They know a little truth, but won’t take the ultimate truth.
I don’t know of any dissident that rejects Christ who has been around for decades without going bonkers. If there is one, they are the exception, not the rule. Look around—Nearly every dissident that stays in the game and stays sane is Christian. This is not a coincidence. This should be a sign to the rest of you.
But hey, God said that would happen. So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise.
It takes a long time to become a dissident. But it takes even longer to reach the final stage as a spiritual dissident against this Satan-run world entirely. Still, it is a process worth undertaking, because it provides an eternity of blissful rest at the end.
I never thought I’d be a dissident, much less a Christian. But the truth can do funny things to a person.
Wherever you are along that journey, I am glad to have you here. Thanks for being a part of it. Even if you disagree with my analysis, I still appreciate your time in reading a dissenting view.
For those of you who are not yet spiritual dissidents: All I ask is that you keep sticking to the truth, no matter where you may find it.
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