Crystal Ponies and Western Civilisation
A shared amnesia
seems like the crystal ponies had the right idea?,please write up on this. (S3song)
Everytime I think what I’m doing is silly and/or pointless..
.. Friendship is Magic reminds me it isn’t.
If you do not know your history, how can you know yourself?
The world isn’t - The world isn’t about people. It’s not about you. It’s about.. How to say. Striving for something higher. Working to maintain excellence. Recognising that we are just a part of nature, and must acknowledge her rules.
In order for a race to maintain or save itself, it must be conscious of itself.
Traditions and cultural values are taught because adults recognise that a fulfilled life is better than an empty one. Honour - sacred honour - is the groups recognition of an individual’s attempts to better themselves in service of continuing and enriching that group.
Jousting, musical instruction, anthems that resonant due to genetic commonality; these are all things that people aspire to not out of narcissism, but out of nobility. A strong jouster has a better chance in war, great composers hold morale.
Modern life offers nothing in the way of glory, and teaches that nothing is better than wealth and nothing is worse than death.
History shows this for the falsehood it is. Trace your history, and trace your lineage, and you will find a succession of people who recognised that the loss of distinction and identity is far worse than death. Infact, loss of identity is a living death, because your mind is not conscious of your biological origins, and you become a glob of misdirected and unconstructive feelings.
Honour is better than wealth; Money means nothing unless you can spend it on beautiful things that transcend the material. Of what good is my paycheque? Well, I can spend it on oil paints to express my soul, and toy horses to renew my soul.
History is a chronical of existential conflict. People fought to survive because they recognised the falsehood that everyones opinions were somehow valid. They saw that their subjectives - Their ideas of beauty, goodness and honour - were products of their biological distinction and cultural instruction, and fought either to expand the dominion of those ideas (via propagation of their race and lebensraum) or to give them a fighting chance.
The characters of Friendship is Magic are idealised, flawed yet perfect. It’s inferred here the Crystal Ponies have lost all sense of who they are. All sense of what they ought to be, all sense of what they have the potential to become.
There are plenty of people in the people in the world. Why make more? This is the soul sickness that afflicts the West, and can be assumed to afflict the Crystal Ponies. They need to be reminded of their history, and reminded of their potential greatness, and shown the awesomeness and majesty that can be achieved with hard work and dedication.
Yes, we have to get this right. Yes, we have to make them see - We can save the Crystal Ponies with their history.