This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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The dregs of standardized language

By imposing standardization of language, humanity responds by manifesting symptoms of the suppression of certain impulses which must be combated by the standardized society. Blacks and their slang is the closest thing we have to a healthy “dialect” in the United States, but it is despised and viewed as a sign of low intelligence, although the opposite is actually more true: to speak in a purely standardized manner according to a set of contrived, and in the case of the English language, contradictory rules, requires less intelligence and in fact suppresses mental activity. Thus, while certain groups may develop a dialectic, which is natural and human, they are ostracized since, by bucking the system, they are breaking it. All of the characteristics of dialectic (community) and the protections it affords (one cannot propagandize a dialect from outside–and so any manipulations of this kind must be tailored to specific communities, which, due to the nature of propaganda as a mass communication, renders it impotent) could be described as characteristically human; the impulses that give rise to standardization and the vulnerability it creates, on the other hand, are inhuman and anti-human. Standardized language is in the service of economy, which is to say it is imposed to support the industrial society which operates best with a mentally homogenous population.

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