(I may suggest reading the previous post for both continuity and clarity.)
Now that we understand that what we are watching unfold in the streets is the attempted establishment of a new mythos, we can move forward in the analysis. The next question is a simple one: Will they succeed? The answer of that question can actually be answered through a simple logical deduction paired with a quick comparison of historical precedent. What do I mean by that?
It’s like this, we are watching the attempted replacement of one mythos with another. But have we ever seen the inverse? Meaning the denial of one mythos replacing another? If so, did it succeed or fail? Were there any attempts to stifle its growth? One need not look further than the story of Jesus Christ, in particular the days leading up to his crucifixion.
We will start by looking at the budding of the new mythos. Was there any opposition to Jesus? To Christ, there was an ardent, unyielding reaction on the part of the pharisees against Jesus’ claim to be the Messiah. They clearly saw Christ as a threat to the power of the Temple, and to the Jewish people as a whole. Now? There is no opposition. Every major bank, corporation, and sports league all champion BLM and chant the new poetics: “Say her name”, “I can’t breathe”, etc. In fact, to oppose this new mythos is to all but remove yourself from polite society. So, what does that mean?
Well, to understand the function of wholesale acceptance vs. utter opposition, we have to look at the content of the mythos. The story of Christ was as shocking for contemporary Greeks and Romans as the story is deep and impenetrable to us today. Principally, because of the details surrounding Jesus’ death, no one would have wanted to believe such a man would be their God. A man stuck down in the prime of life, mocked and loathed at the sight of his death, was God? It was a fundamentally unacceptable claim. He was subject to the manner of death of the most lowly of criminals, the seditious and the treasonous, in a word: the disloyal. He was tortured and humiliated. On the surface, to kneel before such a man and praise him as the anointed one would have been looked at as criminally insane. And yet, the Truth within the story of Christ, the way he lived, the substance and love of his mythos, swelled within the hearts of men and women alike, and echoes through eternity. In one way, it was the nobility of Jesus that gave his promise credence.
Now, how about George Floyd? I do not wish to speak ill of the dead, but the man and the mythos are about as polar opposite as could be. George Floyd abused women. He had committed fraud while high on lethal amounts of narcotics just moments before his death. While Jesus and his mythos are singularly exceptional in that the two are utterly void of vice, Floyd and his story could serve as a cautionary tale for elementary school kids in an anti-drug program. His story was riddled with vice. An overdose, while sad, is not a noble death. Voluntary acceptance of crucifixion, while violent and graphic, is the most noble death any man has ever died; it was an excruciatingly painful death for the salvation of his murderers. And just as it was the pure nobility of Jesus that gave his promise credence, it is the undeniable viciousness of George Floyd’s adult life that discredits his use as a political messiah of sorts.
And thus, we seem to have hit a bump in the road. While we can understand why Greeks and the Romans at the time of Jesus’ death may have a good reason to doubt the divinity of a supposed seditious charlatan, don’t contemporary Americans, all things considered, have a good reason to doubt the purity and innocence of George Floyd? This is where the substance of the mythos comes to be exposed as fraudulent.
Did George Floyd deserve to die in police custody? No. On the flip side, did George Floyd deserve a funeral procession fit for a king? Does his mythos deserve, nay, is it possible for his mythos to serve as the founding of a new ideal, a new nation? The evidence and a fair analysis of said evidence would seem to prove this new mythos fraudulent. This new mythos is not even factually accurate, let alone eternally true on the level of, say, The Iliad, or George Washington crossing the Delaware River in triumph, or The Resurrection. The Death of George Floyd isn’t being used to save anyone, it’s being used as a blunt political tool to beat guilt ridden secularists into submission.
BLM can try all they want to use this false mythos to put a foundational stake in the ground during this, their brazen attempt at replacing the old American order. I assure you, though, that they are fully and ultimately destined to discover this ground they are treading on is most certainly not the fertile soil they think it is, but merely the shifting sands of an ever expanding mirage. And as the noxious smoke of their wanton destruction clears, they shall not find themselves crowned kings and queens atop a new throne. They will instead look up to find themselves standing in the towering, cross shaped shadow of a mythos they could not replace.