In today’s news, the California Supreme court required state judges to dissociate from the Boy Scouts of America on the basis that the BSA discriminates against so-called LGBT adults. Judges have one year to comply. In other words, one cannot be a California state judge and a Boy Scouts associate.
Forget for a moment that this is a gross violation of first amendment freedom of association and mocks justice in California courts. Instead, consider this action one of many by an occupying foreign power to destroy the remnant of a defeated nation (I’m conflating two ideas I read elsewhere: treating Cathedral action as action by a foreign invader and conceiving the Dark Enlightenment a remnant of those loyal to civilization). If we know we have lost a war (of sorts), then our best option is either assimilation (which is a national equivalent to suicide) or covert organization. I think the latter will serve us best.
My proposal is this: henceforth, do not communicate with any party to the California judiciary: not any officer of the court, from judge to any licensed attorney or bailiff. Treat these people as if they do not exist. Do not acknowledge them in conversation, or even if they strike you with a tire-iron. Behave in a manner above reproach, but do not treat such people as equals to you, but as souls worthy your pity and benevolence.
Or perhaps as rabid animals warranting fear.
“But I say unto you which hear, ‘Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.’ For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? For sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? For sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
We are within an age our fathers cursed us to travail, when men call evil good, and praise women for lies. It does us, the remnant, no good to behave as if we are a part of the communion of sin. Therefore, live your life within the dark truth with a candle lighting your way. Others will see it, and from that faint light floating atop crests of the wine-dark sea, may find hope amid the stormy flashes of light and shadows cast by others standing betwixt you.
If there a sufficient of us with small flames, we may become a firestorm.
I will camp in the Ouachita mountains next week. Wireless telecom coverage may be absent.