Here is excellent excerpt from The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie. He mentions the moment when he was given an opportunity to work for the railroad company; he would later, of course, become the one of the richest men in history:
Upon such trifles do the most momentous consequences hang. A word, a look, an accent, may affect the destiny not only of individuals, but of nations.He is a bold man who calls anything a trifle…The young should remember that upon trifles the best gifts of the gods often hang.
There are no ordinary moments. Every minute is a chance for you to smash the life game to pieces. Every second is a chance for you to ascend the mountain of greatness, taking your rightful place among the GREAT MEN OF HISTORY.
As an aside…we should be reading the biographies of GREAT MEN. Enough with Kafka turning into an insect, or other such rubbish. You have a soul that needs filling and it cannot be wasted on the half-men of history.
There are no trifles…every moment is magic and is an opportunity for you to explode with passionate fury.
You either have a burning desire to be great or you don’t You can either accept the ugliest truth or you can’t. You’re willing to fight back against the forces of Satanism, or you’re too weak to lift a finger. It’s one of the other and there is no room in between.
Look at yourself in the mirror. Are you capable of changing? If you are, then a relentless fire is burning inside of you. You refuse to accept defeat. You refuse to let the destroyers of life take a victory. You are RA, Apolla, Zeus…reincarnated in the flesh.
This is the time when we get the obligatory optimism. We see people posting “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays.” We see that social media is littered with a variety of “Don’t Stop Believing” quotes. And we get the typical resolutions and “you can do it” replies of encouragement.
None of this can become a reality without a red-pill perspective (perhaps even a black pill). To make any change, you’ll have to swallow an unpleasant truth. You’ll have to spar with a bevy of lies that stand before you. You’ll have to discern the charlatans from the genuine thought leaders.
This will be painful…and most people are unwilling to accept the darkest of realities.
Resolutions must have a red pill reality. Otherwise, the words we speak during the holidays are nothing but empty platitudes.
Yesterday, the Major saw the movie Flashdance again. I grew up in the 1980s, so I saw the picture when I was a hapless beta-male. Like so many modern films, the movie fails in hindsight. We realize that we were infected by a piece of degenerate art. Let’s start from the top, shall we?
Point #1 – Alexandra “Alex” Owens (Jennifer Beals) is an eighteen-year-old welder at a steel mill in Pittsburgh.
Bullshit! How many women do you know that are professional welders? Moreover, if you do find one, what are the chances that she’s 18 and attractive?
Point #2 – Alex works as a stripper at night. One evening, she catches the eye of customer Nick Hurley, the owner of the steel mill where she works. After learning that Alex is one of his employees, Nick begins to pursue her on the job.
Bullshit again. If you were a rich Alpha male, why would you pursue a stripper?
Point #3 – Throughout the film, Alex is basically a bitch to Nick. And yet, he cannot seem to get enough of her emasculating ways. Every sarcastic comment draws him in. Every angry scowl on her face deepens his love.
Three strikes of bullshit…you’re out! What rich man is going to accept being perpetually denigrated by an 18-year old stripper with a malicious attitude?
The movie presents a dangerous message to both men and women. It teaches young men that it’s ok to “save” a stripper – would you instill that lesson in your son? And it teaches young women that an Alpha male will overlook their promiscuous transgressions and provide them with a life of luxury – would you instill that lesson in your daughter?
Never forget, my dear reader…the GREAT EMPIRE must have GREAT ARTWORKS by GREAT MEN. These ARTWORKS must promote a UNIVERSAL LIFE ESSENCE and HUMAN BEAUTY. We cannot accept the broken morality of degenerate art.
Two roads diverge in the woods…you can choose the Cleaver family or gay wedding cakes. There is no in between.
My father offered me forty acres of timber land, provided I gave up being a machinist.
What would have happened if Ford had followed his father’s advice? What if he gave up his love for automobiles to pursue a life as a farmer? The answer is simple…there would be no Ford Motor Company.
Your dreams can be stymied in a variety of ways; sadly, parents can be the culprit in this regard. Instead of analyzing the talents of a child and promoting them, they will often discourage the developments of their son/daughter.
I finished reading The Maxims of George Washingtonawhile back. It’s a collection of insights from America’s first president. The book was fascinating, since so much is said aboutthe man. And yet, we’ve rarely heard anything fromthe man.
Below are six interesting quotes from the book:
On the Native Americans (Indian Nations):
“The basis of our proceedings with the Indian Nations has been, and shall be, JUSTICE, during the period in which I have anything to do with the administration of this government” (p. 204)
“The company in which you will improve most will be the least expensive to you.” (263).
“Assimilate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” (264)
On his feelings towards Great Britain:
I was opposed to the policy of Great Britain, and became an enemy of her measures; but I always distinguish between a cause and individuals…personally I could never be an enemy to them.”(p. 265).
“There is not a man living, who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted, for the abolition of it [slavery]. But there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is, by legislative authority.”
Your [Lafayette’s] purchase of an estate in Cayenne, with a view of emancipating the slaves on it, is a generous and noble proof of your humanity” (p. 276).
“Avoid gaming. This is a vice that is productive of every possible evil” (331)
Primary sources are better than secondary ones. Therefore, it should be the goal of every honest man to judge others by their actual words…as opposed to what others have said aboutthem.
Steve Perry has come out of retirement. On October 5th, the former lead singer of Journey released the album Traces (his first album in almost 20 years). To commemorate the moment, he appeared on the Robin Roberts show.
According to Perry, the inspiration behind the album was a woman named Kate Jones. When they met, Jones had Stage-4 cancer. They fell in love and she died a year later (may she rest is peace). Ironically, Perry developed a melanoma a year later which was successfully removed. At any rate, Perry credits his short marriage to this woman as the inspiration for his comeback.
Below is a photo of the couple:
It’s a beautiful story. Robin Roberts (herself a cancer survivor) was clearly moved by the account. And the studio audience was spellbound. After all, the basic plot of the story was like a Harlequin novel – a rock star marries a dying woman. And yet, there’s an elephant in the room. Major Styles could not help but ask a question:
Why would a former rock star marry a woman with Stage 4 cancer?
A reason is inferred…
During the interview, we learn that Perry was 7 years old when his father left the family. The emotional devastation of this loss was too much for him. This, the audience was reassured, was the reason for Perry’s prolonged bachelorhood.
In short, we’re led to believe that Perry was another victim of a DEADBEAT DAD.
I did a little research (nearly everything that appears on television should first be considered a lie). As it turns out, in 1984 -at this height of his career – Perry was informed that he had a daughter from a previous fling. The daughter was 13 at the time. No doubt, this information must have floored him. However, no mention of this child was made during the interview.
Why did Robin Roberts – as well as Steve Perry – withhold this information from the audience? Why were we never told that Perry already had a teenage daughter?
The mother of Perry’s child told him about the daughter in 1984 – at the height of Perry’s fame. I don’t know about you, but I smell bullshit. Why did she not inform him sooner? Why did she wait until he was a multi-millionaire to break the news?
Could it be that Perry was lied to? Was he the victim of paternity fraud? It sure sounds like it. I guess we’ll never unless Perry can provide the results a paternity test. Either way, the story sounds fishy.
I postulate that Steven Perry was the victim of paternity fraud.
This emotionally devastated him, causing him to retreat from the world. When he re-emerged, he did so with a woman that was destined to leave him soon; thus, he committed himself to a relationship that was doomed from the start. This fear of commitment was, arguably, sewn from the distrust that resulted from the paternity fraud incident.