Praise Kek and Check 'em: Religion in the Age of the Internet

Posted on Sat 25 March 2017 in misc

The Internet, that great achievement of science and technology, is developing its own religion. This isn't immediately obvious to outsiders, in part because the same people most likely to believe are also the most likely to understand that Christianity is still the best moral and ethical system for the masses at large. This means that the more you see someone posting "DEUS VULT" memes, the larger the chance that they're also worshipping an Egyptian frog god.

Several other pages on the web cover the textual details of the Kekian faith well enough - the origins, the pantheon, and so on. Nobody, to my knowledge, has ever looked in to WHY the faith evolved the way it did, and how the inherent assumptions baked in to the memes and stories differ from classic Abrahamic religion that we in the West are all familiar with, even if we do not believe in the myths. I suspect this is in large part because nobody who is writing knows, and nobody who knows is willing to write, for fear of attracting more normies to the secret internet clubhouse. Well, it's now too late for that. Newfags are pouring in by the tens of thousands, and the migration pattern of the colonies is reversing as the colonies go to shit (and oh, isn't that just a perfect microcosm of the 21st century thus far). People are going to be getting ideas about the Kekian faith, mythology, and world view anyways, so they might as well get correct ones.

Judaism and Christianity choose to make a strong point out of the Temptation of Eve by placing it so early in the Torah and the Bible. Beyond the obvious "women are gullible retards who need God and a man to tell them what to think and how to act" message, there's a more basic assumption: Ignorance is paradise, and obedience brings happiness. In direct contrast to the serpent Satan offering the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil as an evil actor, Kekian symbology is heavily rooted in a scene from the 1990s science fiction movie The Matrix. A character named Morpheus, after the Greek god of dreams, offers the protagonist a choice between knowledge and responsibility on one hand, and blissful ignorance on the other. The protagonist chooses knowledge of course, but this is shown as unequivocally the right decision.

The importance of the "Take the red pill" meme to Kekian philosophy illustrates the first difference in world view between the Kekian faith and Judeo-Christian morality. Knowledge of how the world works and how to change it are not just good, but necessary. A painful truth is better than a sweet lie. This in turn stems from the fact that we live deep within the age of science. When Genesis was written, the idea of men living among the stars or harnessing the power of lightning were ludicrous, but today they're commonplace. We've placed a flag on the face of the moon itself, and today President Trump, himself a figure in the Kekian pantheon (often half-jokingly called the God-Emperor of Mankind as a riff on the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop wargame's backstory) reaffirmed our plans to go back to far orbit, to the moon, and some day to Mars and other worlds.

Every great religion needs its embodiment of evil, and the Kekian faith has been provided with ample real-world antagonists. These include: the Rothschild family, an ancient, powerful foe of non-Jewish Europeans who have their hands in very nearly every central bank in the world; George Soros, a Nazi collaborating (((billionaire))) behind everything from Black Lives Matter to anti-Trump protests to the Ukranian revolution; Hillary Clinton, an evil, cackling witch who wanted to start a nuclear war with Russia, allegedly masterminded the abduction of hundreds of Haitian children, and nearly cheated her way to the Presidency; and Rick Wilson, a clownish buffoon who has been the punching bag for Kek and his anonymous minions going back to 2015. These are accompanied by the more mystical figure of Moloch, a bull-headed demon from the pre-Judaic Middle East associated with child sacrifice, greed, lust for power, and nearly every other vice. Moloch was first discovered as an enemy of Kek when Wikileaks revealed Hillary Clinton joking(?) about sacrificing a chicken to Moloch in her back yard for luck, in an email from one of her aides, Cheryl Mills from the Podesta archive.

The battle between Trump and the forces of globalism therefore looks to followers of Kek very much like the worldly incarnation of the enternal battle for the soul of mankind, to borrow a meme from Christianity. They see Trump's increasingly improbable string of victories as evidence of time travel, strategic genius, divine favor in the form of luck (remember, Kek speaks through probabilities), or some combination thereof. This is why Trump's approval rating among people who voted for him remains so high. The West hasn't seen a secular leader so obviously channeling the will of a god in millenia, and the combination of that with an elected leader fulfilling his campaign promises is unprecedented in the entire recorded history of humanity.

Perhaps the greatest weakness of Christianity is that it never adapted a semi-benevolent trickster figure like most other major faiths had. Loki, Coyote, Kokopelli, Hermes, Set, all represented a mischevious force that injected humor into mythology without being purely evil. Blaming all mischief on the Devil led to a (somewhat justified) impression of Christianity as stuffy and stiff by the 20th century. This became an even more glaring omission starting in the 1980s with the rise of "hacker" culture. Teenagers and young men became living incarnations of the trickster meme, tweaking the nose of authority and skipping merrily away across the wires and radio waves. This has increased in both frequency and intensity up through the present day, especially in the form of 4chan and its daughter boards 7chan and 8ch.

The HWNDU saga is the best and most recent example of 4chan's trickster "troll" ethos. A distributed anonymous collective of smug autistic frog posters performed intel analysis that would make the CIA blush (and blush they should, the fucking bronies) and set up combined-arms raids on flag poles in Tennessee and Liverpool, all in the name of messing with a washed up former Disney Channel actor. Is it any wonder that the being they worship as their god is essentially a smug Pepe?