Every culture has its leaders and heroes that establish the legitimacy of the social order. In a society of millions, those at the top of the prestige pyramids are effectively Olympian or Norse Gods of myth. The human mind is only well designed to handle about 150 relationships at a time, the Dunbar limit. To conceptualize someone at the top of a pyramid of millions, we need to conceive of a god-like figure with super-human qualities who is the very essence of what they symbolize. The best person of a thousand is a very unusual person. Even the lifestyle of the richest person out of every hundred strains our imaginations to the limit. The highest ranked among millions is as distant from us as a star is from the Earth. Sure enough, these deities are known as “stars.”
I have pointed out that Hillary Clinton is a high Goddess in the pantheon symbolizing the values of the 60s Cultural Revolution, 3rd wave feminism, civil rights, globalism, equalism, that whole generation of royalty—the boomers. These values are at the core of everything we are taught to believe in polite homes, at school, in college, and wherever people are paid by salary in the workplace, aka. “real jobs”. That makes Hillary goddess of our social reality, of the water in which we swim, of the air which we breathe. Every corporate pamphlet, ad, and webpage with the clean white background, a smug, beaming, plain white woman in her early 30s surrounded by portly brown women in the front row, the non-threatening simpering Asian man to one side. The middle aged friendly black man with the modest paunch on the other side. And as always, back in the back row, overlapped by everyone else is one sad looking white man with a weak chin and a watery smile—every one of these images a shrine to the Goddess. The brochure might as well be one of those portable pocket triptychs from medieval days.
Hillary in her time of need has summoned the lesser Gods to her aid. Athletes, TV Actors, Movie Actors, Comedians, former officials, ex-presidents, newspapers, TV channels, every person of note in our culture. They join her in the fight as we’d expect Ares to help out Zeus against the Titans or Thor to battle alongside Odin against the trolls. Because they are from the same pantheon, they band up without hesitation against forces that challenge the social reality from which they derive their divinity. We can imagine that even arch-enemies Horus and Set would ally against the Greek or Norse Gods. Their existence, world view, and vision is intertwined and if they were to be defeated they would together see their power extinguished forever. What we are witnessing in 2016 is a great war in heaven. God and all his angels against the usurpers and their teeming legions of demons from the rift.
Against every expectation the fight has reached the gates of the Holy Kingdom itself and laid siege to the battlements of purity. The chanting demonic legions hold aloft torches smoldering with unholy incense as a burning battering ram, a great steel wolf’s head with flaming nostrils, crashes against the gates. As every angel, archangel, and saint has thrown themselves into the fray, so every one of them may perish and fade from the starry heavens if they fall. It is all at stake, tonight and tomorrow.
Some of us speak of policies, the candidates themselves, the political parties, but all of that is secondary to the war that now rages like a Boschian nightmare across the jagged dream terrain of the collective subconscious.
No matter who wins, the damage is done, they will never again rule the heavens unopposed. There has been a great schism across the entire length of the culture.
The NFL, LeBron James, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, West Wing, the Avengers, Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, Jay Z, all Hollywood, the pollsters, the authors, the magazines, the newspapers…everything. For many millions already, these cultural icons are fallen from grace, now merely the chieftains of hostile tribes screaming for war, for eradication of the Other that is us.
See Also: The Ritual of Unity