The New Traditions
The ancient Romans had a unique tradition this time of year. Every year, on the Ides of October (October 15th) they would sacrifice a horse to Mars.
This date coincided with the end of the agricultural and military campaigning season. Usually, the rite itself would take place during a horse-racing festival.
The event would go something like this:
Two-horse chariot races (bigae) were held in the Campus Martius, the area of Rome named for Mars, after which the right-hand horse of the winning team was transfixed by a spear, then sacrificed.
The horse’s head (caput) and tail (cauda) were cut off and used separately in the two subsequent parts of the ceremonies: two neighborhoods staged a fight for the right to display the head, and the freshly bloodied cauda was carried to the Regia for sprinkling the sacred hearth of Rome.
This was a unique tradition because the ancient Romans usually only sacrificed animals that they commonly ate. They made an exception for the horse and Mars.
This event became a staple part of Roman pagan heritage. The entire month of October became centered around Mars and this particular event.
In short, this tradition was an essential festival of their religion.
Christians have similar historic traditions. Arguably, the most well-known would be our apostolic house tradition. The first Christians did not meet in giant cathedrals or even regular church buildings. Nearly all of them met and worshipped in regular houses.
That particular tradition carries on to this day, in certain areas. House churches still live on in Christian-persecuted locales, such as China, parts of Mexico, many areas of the Middle East, and certain swaths of Asia.
Traditions are common; essential even. They do not die off easily. The reason they do not die off is largely because of what they are in essence. Traditions are learned knowledge from the past. So when that knowledge is needed once again, or a certain focus by the people has returned (that a prior tradition addressed), the tradition will often return.
If that particular tradition does not return exactly, a newer version of the old will emerge, as I will demonstrate shortly.
One thing that happens in the “progressive“, leftist bugmind is that they believe that traditions have been erased. They truly believe that old traditions have been completely removed, killed once-and-for-all to be replaced with “progress”.
But this is an obvious error. Traditions have not died, they’ve just changed and gone dormant. True tradition, shared from the past’s trials and wisdom, has simply been replaced by the untested, materialist philosophies of the moderns.
There is no real situation in which tradition is not present. Even on a personal level, we all have them. Individuals have their usual morning or evening routine, communities have their usual characteristics, nations their quirks that differ from other nations, and so on.
For example, instead of an October Horse Sacrifice to celebrate Mars, we have a full month of LGBT worship in the summer. Both are statewide events that celebrate a pagan deity. Just as the Romans worshipped Mars in October, we are forced to worship the LGBT cult in July. We’ve switched out chariot races for parades, but the underlying annual religious undertones should not be missed. The pagan dominant tradition changed, but the old was not lost.
The same can be said with scientism. Our modern science and her
priests experts must still be worshipped even when they turn out to be wrong continually. Because it is our tradition; our foundational belief structure per the Enlightenment mindset. Instead of holding God, the Bible, or something similar as our bedrock tradition of truth, that tradition has changed hands into fallible science. The tradition changed, but the old was not lost.
You could really go through about every traditional event in the modern United States and see the same picture. Feminism is the egalitarian lie weaponized by gender that replaces traditional hierarchy; mgtow is the male version of the former; environmentalism is the worship of the created instead of the worship of the creator; zionist evangelicals replace the traditional church evangelicals; Juneteenth is a modern tradition that replaces actual holy days; the destruction of confederate monuments (our heritage) are replaced with vapid, soulless statues or designs. They are all degenerations of the earlier traditions.
All of this has happened because the left has taken our traditions and perverted them. They did not destroy them; because no matter how much they try, they cannot destroy tradition. They just changed them to a wicked modern version. One inferior in every aspect to our true heritage traditions.
The only way tradition can truly die is if those of us who carry it in our minds and hearts to surrender it. Otherwise, the torch lives on another day, to be preserved down the lines until it can once again be awoken from its dormancy. The left cannot destroy tradition. Only we can, through our own apathy and submission to the left. If we hold on to our tradition, it lives to thrive another day.
Still, we cannot deny that the left—those who follow the Enlightenment mindset—are the driver of the change in our traditions. But it is important for us to remember that their supposed progress does not remove tradition. We hold that power, not them. All they can do is replace the object and the knowledge of the tradition with error. They substitute men’s failing leftist rationalism in place of our ancestors’ learned experience.
Through this, we know the leftist is in error when they believe that they have overcome tradition. The only thing they have done—the only thing that they ever could do—is to replace true tradition with a trashier version. To replace experience with leftist thought.
And even then, they can only do so until we win.
Like everything the leftist does, it is simply degeneration from the better that came before it.
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