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Buttercup Dew explores the underlying philosophy of
Friendship is Magic.
Praise for My Nationalist Pony:
"might just be the best pony related ass kicker around"
"an inspiring person"
"a tempting ideologue for the nationalist way of life"
"really impressed.. very interesting"
"I thoroughly enjoy [My Nationalist Pony], a great writer"
"I’d probably ask you out on a date"
"put into words something that I’ve been trying to, very eloquently"
"various, well-written articles, cute pictures of Ponies"
"My Nationalist Pony has, once again, astounded me"
"a clever brony, that much is certain"
And then I said, nationalism? Are you CRAZY?!
Image source: http://tabun.everypony.ru/blog/fanart/103957.html
Again from the ‘Hearth Warming’s Eve’ episode, I thought this fanart was too good to pass up. If you want to re-watch the episode or skip through it, I wrote a list of European traditionalist bits of it here.
Here’s Fluttershy in the show with Spartan Rainbow Dash:
Fluttershy’s helmet here is a Morion helmet, without a crest, and some cloud pattern engraving and the thunderbolt icon. The engraving I’m going to say is Greek-esque given that all the architecture in this scene had Grecian columns. The thunderbolt in the clouds design is a cartoonish recall of Zeus given the context. This is a nice bit of historical non-continuity given that it’s a 17 Century AD helmet and everything else in the scene is taken from Greek and Roman BC civilisation. The exact same thunderbolt emblem also crops up in Firefly fanart:
There are some images of a sculpture on Google of Joan of Arc wearing a Morion-like helmet, but the quality isn’t up to scratch. What it does remind me of, though, is this:
"The Archer of the Rose" by Donato Giancola, which I found via athena-the-elusive.
Here’s an Applejack to play along with all your music <3
Play a song for me, Applejack, Applejack
Friends are as genetically similar as fourth cousins, a study by Yale and the University of California has found
"Looking across the whole genome we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends,” said co-author James Fowler, professor of medical genetics at the University of California.
My Nationalist Pony, 2012:
If you empathise very strongly with someone, chances are your biological roots are very close and they are part of your evolutionary in-group, and therefore you should join and defend an in-group based on common sentiment.
Equestria is a matriarchy and all girl ponies are perfect because they carefully select which male ponies they want to breed with. Princess Celestia supports eugenics and the purity of race. Zecora lives isolated because she is of a different race but she’s tolerated thanks to her skill.
Submitted by: eternal-porcelain-empress
MLP Headcanons channel’s R/k selection theory.
lancetfish said: You're still alive?
More alive than most. Contactable on Skype at “lions_and_tigers”.
Chapter XXXIX of ‘The Life of Muhammed according to the earliest sources’ by Martin Lings is entitled ‘Harmony and Discord.’
Your ancestry is the only thing you can truly possess. Everything else is ‘yours’ by the agreement of those around you, and easily taken by force, but so long as you still exist, your ancestry resides in you. It is a thread to the eternal - followed through the past, and into the distant future.
Ancestral consciousness is what allows you to develop a goal beyond the material that lies outside of yourself. Although one can live to a personal code of ethics for whatever reason, it is preserving the thread of genetic memory that forms the foundation of those ethics. Abstractions are swept away before the facticity of a living, breathing people. Empty intellectualism is reduced to dead paper before loyalty to the tribe. The hypermorality of simple survival is the greatest morality, because the future belongs to those who show up for it.
Smart people right now are questioning me and saying, ‘But Buttercup. Simple survival seems like an exceptionally materialist goal, to increase future quantities of living humans. How could this possibly be the highest good?’ and one would be right. Simple survival is not the highest goal. It is, however, the highest *material* goal that can be achieved. It is the *only* living, existing framework that creates a necessity for virtue; all others are simply degrees removed, using placeholders of religion or class as ethnic shibboleths.
The factual clarity of ancestry allows one to see through the blinding haze of marxist gobblegook and provides a radiant star of simple purpose - Is this good for my people? The yardstick of ethnicity allows one to cleanly separate oneself from swathes of an amorphous, ever-changing, all-consuming ‘humanity’ and factually say that one is distinct. In this way, one creates oneself.
The racially unawakened have no access to this identification - they insist in rejecting measure by the ancestral qualities of a person, and become zombified into an agonised narcissism, their self worth measured in quantity; of sexual partners, of pride parades attended, of retweets and Facebook likes. Only by relevance to the mass, can esteem by gained within the homogenising mass of man.
Ancestral qualities give us the twin blessings of latent capability, and the reason to ignite it. The gravity of necessity compels us to transcend our weaker, past selves, smashing our inferior elements on the altar of race in order to reforge and self-overcome. Ancestral preservation is not merely a material measure, it is a burning compulsion, a metaphysical pull from the basis of existence - to either exist, or not to.
Without this foundation of the real, man is subject to the mercy of economic and animal whim. Consciousness of ancestry is consciousness of the self, and without it, one lives a half-existence, an unlived life; one is born, has parties, and dies; and is of no consequence.
Ancestry encapsulates the duality of existence - Prosperous fertility & total warfare - the oscillation of man between humility before the eternal, and will to power in the moment. To refuse knowledge of ancestry or to remain unconscious of it is to make this world a prison, an unbearable imposition. To recognise and embrace it is to become oneself - One’s better self.
In this episode, we find out that Pinkie Pie is Applejacks fourth cousin twice removed. Makes sense - they’re both filthy mud ponies, and race is extended family. The show gives an instance of it but can’t preach like I can.
I’m going to give some wider context to the song. It’s beautiful. I said I was quitting but I can’t. I gotta explain this and make it clear for all the traditionalists, bronies and rightists, and anyone who pays me any attention at all. Listen to a live performance here.
We travel the road of generations
Joined by a common bond
- Our common blood gives us a common understanding - We are family in the present, and if we remain a family, we the thread of the common bond will carry from the past to future, from the everyday to the eternal -
We sing our song ‘cross the pony nation
From Equestria and beyond
- We’re proud of our heritage as part of a wider race of similar folk - No matter where we are, as long as we remain a family together, we can travel anywhere and not lose our understanding, identity or meaning.
We’re Apples forever, Apples together
We’re family, but so much more
No matter what comes, we will face the weather
We’re Apples to the core
- We’ll stay Apples together, and we’ll be Apples forever
- We’re family but so much more - An living incarnation of the eternal over the temporal
- Holding onto the eternal - being Apples forever - Is so much more important any difficulty in any of our individual lives
- What defines us isn’t ‘skin deep’ - We’re European to the core - We’re whites to the core - We are different - We are Apples - We are proud
We’re peas in a pod, we’re thick as thieves
Any cliché you can throw at me
We’re here for each other, through thick and thin
You’re always welcome with your Apple kin
- We belong together - We belong together
- No matter what you say, it’s the truth
- We’ll always be here for each other because being a family is more important than our feelings or upsets
- You’re always welcome with your own kith and kin and racial folk - Always - Because we belong together
You’re more fun than the color pink
Or balloons flying over your favorite drink
The love I feel here is swim, not sink
As we party across this land
- The joy of shared understanding of family is better than my favourite physical thing in the world - Empathy from common genetic heritage is above the world, and is more important to me than is what’s in it
- Even balloons
- When I am united with you through family love, I am pulled into something greater, into something meaningful, instead of ‘sinking’, struggling for an identity or something to anchor me to the eternal
- As we enjoy our lives, wherever
At the end of the episode, Applebloom says, "Don’t forget to say how really good friends can also feel like your family."
Lesson: Friends can be as close as family. Nationhood is about how easily and how strong of a bond you can build. Like it or not, the laws of nature mean that you cannot realistically form deep and lasting bonds with people of a radically different genetic makeup to you. It’s not possible to do because different biologies mean the world is experienced differently, so there is no common experience to draw upon.
Also don’t forget that the identity of the Apples, and being physically Apples to the Core, is much more important than Thick or Thin - even if someone is an excellent friend who can feel like family, remaining Apples is more important. The show also stresses that Pinkie and Applejack are extended racial family. The show is NOT saying ‘we are one big happy global family’.
You, Applejack, you are a link in a Great Chain!! You are an Apple, you should be an Apple forever!
If you break loose, you become no more than a component without a past or a future, footless and without purpose (sinking, not swimming!)
You are a link in a chain which from misty antiquity lends its golden glow to its smallest part!
Keep yourself pure. Stay undefiled! Form a close common bond with the links next to you, Applebloom, Big Mac, Granny Smith, and Pinkie Pie!
Bestow upon them your golden glow and strength, faithful and strong one, strength enough for those who come after!
It is not me, it is not you
It is the chain