The Biggest RedPill of All
Galileo has to be the ultimate RedPiller. He yanked all of humanity out of a fraudulent world view. As the new nationalist movements attempt to wake people up from the false world view of the global elites, it is worthwhile to take a second look at what Galileo accomplished. What lessons can be learned? Certainly for those of us interested in the Perennial Traditionalist school of philosophy, Galileo’s revelations hold special interest.
One common misconception about Galileo is that he was proclaiming a new heliocentric model of the solar system, one that had only recently been introduced by Copernicus. The narrative that we are taught in school was that the new scientific discoveries of the day contradicted Church teachings and were therefore suppressed. The reality of that situation may be quite a bit more complex.
Some of the earliest known discussions of heliocentrism date to around the fourth century BC with two Pythagorean philosophers, Philolaus and Heraclides of Pontus. A later Pythagorean philosopher, Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius (AD 395–423) pushes the origin of heliocentrism back even further describing it as the “Egyptian System,” stating that “it did not escape the skill of the Egyptians.”
Pythagoras is a person of great interest to the Perennial Traditionalist philosophers. As was discussed in The Perennial Traditionalists: An Introduction the Perennialists believe that there is a common esoteric tradition in all of the world’s true, or orthodox, religions. In the Abrahamic religions this esoteric tradition is often referred to as the Pythagorean tradition and the belief is that Pythagoras learned this esoteric tradition in the temples of Egypt.
Well we are certainly pretty far down the rabbit hole here, but lets take a quick look at the implications that the high priests of ancient Egypt, who were excellent astronomers, might have known about heliocentrism. More importantly let’s take a look at the implications that the Egyptian priests might have kept that knowledge from the Egyptian people. As the saying goes, there is nothing new under the sun. Isn’t that exactly what the Church did in Galileo’s day? And isn’t that exactly what the globalist elites are doing today, withholding truth from the masses and substituting a false narrative?
There is also evidence of the suppression of Heliocentrism in Ancient Rome. In Plutarch’s dialogue Concerning the Face which Appears in the Orb of the Moon one of the characters, the philosopher Cleanthes, held that Aristarchus should be charged with impiety due to his Heliocentric model “moving the hearth of the world”.
Being agnostic traditionalists we take with a grain of salt this idea that heliocentrism has been suppressed since the days of Ancient Egypt. And at the end of the day it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that the Church did everything they could to keep Galileo from red-pilling the world. Why? What were they trying to protect?
Undeniably the church was trying to protect a fraudulent worldview that they profited greatly by. It was a worldview that put man in the center of creation. Man existed in-between heaven above and hell below. Furthermore, Man existed in the midst of a cosmic battle between God and the Devil and his soul was the very battleground upon which that war was waged.
Thankfully Galileo was successful in ridding the world of this geocentric superstition. And look at the results; we were able to put a man on the moon. Not to mention, pardon the pun, the blue sky potential is amazing. We could end up mining asteroids or establishing colonies on other planets. Although if we are going to be honest, as of today mostly what heliocentrism has given us is a huge quantity of data and a number of theories to explain that data. I mean, heliocentrism is no penicillin; at least not yet. But on the whole it has been a boon for humanity, right?
Maybe, but what about the wage slave, the guy working three part time jobs just to keep his head above water? Does it do him any good to know that he exists, by chance, on an insignificant speck of rock on the outer edge of a vast galaxy? As he is sitting in the gas station booth looking up at the moon, does it reflect anything back at him except for his own insignificance? Might he be better off believing that he was the apex of creation situated in the center of a battle between good and evil? Would answering a call to arms for all Christian soldiers to rise up against the forces of Satan make this modern day serf a better citizen? Maybe the difference between the globalist elites and the medieval clergy is that the one tells lies for profit and power while the other told lies for societal harmony.
There are many traditionalists who hold up medieval feudalism (and, though few realize it, the ancient Egyptian society that feudalism was modeled after) as a golden age of western society. It is good to have an ideal, a lodestone to guide us, as we are searching for a way forward towards a better society. But we have to realize that there are some aspects of traditional society that can never be regained. The societal harmony that existed between noble, priest, and peasant was largely predicated on the geocentric world view. Christian society was never the same after Galileo. When we look to tradition for guidance we would do well to remember the words of Julius Evola-
“For the authentic revolutionary conservative, what really counts is to be faithful not to past forms and institutions, but rather to principles of which such forms and institutions have been particular expressions, adequate for a specific period of time and in a specific geographical area.”