Theoxeny

Theoxeny is a theme in Greek mythology in which mortals demonstrate their virtue by extending hospitality to a complete stranger, usually one who is humble like a beggar or a poor traveler. The stranger turns out to be a deity in disguise. The man who is a generous host, thus displaying his piety, is rewarded, while the man who refuses to extend hospitality is punished for his lack of piety.

For the ancient Greeks, hospitality toward foreigners and guests was a very important moral obligation. Zeus is sometimes called Zeus Xenios because of his role as a protector of strangers. The name Xenios is derived from xenos, the Greek word for “stranger.” To have Zeus, the ruler of the gods, embody the moral obligations around the treatment of strangers speaks to the importance of the practice to the Greeks.

In the new religion of the American ruling elite, there is a similar sort of ritualized hospitality toward strangers. It is primarily expressed in the form of open borders, the admittance of anyone who has a reason to settle in America. The reason does not need to make any sense. It just has to provide the ruling class with the opportunity to tell one another how much they care about these strangers….

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TomA
TomA
2 years ago

Virtue signaling among the rich & powerful is indeed a core motivation for the epidemic insanity that is currently sweeping over the USA. Imagine someone with the power of the state insisting on holding open your front door and inviting strangers into your home for a meal & permanent refuge, all at your expense. And if you should decline this state-sponsored generosity, the bureaucrat will be most happy to summon the Jackboots, have you arrested & incarcerated, killed if necessary, and magnanimously offer your abode to the “new & PC approved citizens.” That is what is happening, but at arms… Read more »

imbroglio
imbroglio
2 years ago

I inhabit what may be the xenios capital of America. This affluent, progressive, virtue signaling university town has taken it upon itself to establish a “reparations fund” “seeded” with two hundred grand and going up from there. Guess where the money to fund the “reparation fund” is coming from. The property tax. Who pays the bulk of the property tax? Renters and less affluent homeowners. A modest five room ranch in the “working class” part of town is assessed at 72% of the spacious ten room homes with nice yards in the pretty parts of town where the university administrators… Read more »

Not My Usual Pen Name
Not My Usual Pen Name
Reply to  imbroglio
2 years ago

And who’s eventually going to show up in town to shakedown the righteous and demand protection money going forward?

You live in a universititty town which doesn’t yet have juice?

How To
How To
2 years ago

RE: Massive immigration… I am wondering how in fact – by which I mean in reality in the real world – how to stop it.

What I have read here and online shows stopping immigration to be a hard problem. Lots of theories which don’t work in the real world.

The only country I know of that is doing an alright job, and even they are wavering now, is Japan.

Please share your insights into how to stop immigration that are realistic and could be applied somewhere, anywhere.

Not My Usual Pen Name
Not My Usual Pen Name
Reply to  How To
2 years ago

your insights into how to stop immigration that are realistic and could be applied somewhere, anywhere

If any of us were to speak honestly about that, then

A) W0rdpr3ss would yank Z’s license in a heartbeat, and

B) The Eff Bee Eye would storm our homes before dawn, with network television trucks conveniently parked out front to video tape the whole thing.

Kentucky Headhunter
Reply to  Not My Usual Pen Name
2 years ago

Yes, the solutions are obvious but “unspeakable”.

Maus
Maus
Reply to  Kentucky Headhunter
2 years ago

See, e.g., A. Brevik aka the Norway Solution. Query whether his choice to target the managerial class, as opposed go the actual immigrants, was effective. He’s still in prison; Norway is still filled with non-white interlopers; and the managerial class still clings to power. QED.

Not My Usual Pen Name
Not My Usual Pen Name
Reply to  Maus
2 years ago

Just glanced at it, and A.B.’s wikipedia entry is very impressive, bordering on fascinating, both intellectually and psychologically. A.B.’s childhood sounds very similar to how I imagine A.A.’s childhood might have unfolded – an highly intelligent, very masculine, physically powerful boy, with a crazy lunatic [BPD] mother throwing every manner of Passive-Aggressive venom at him, all day long and likely late into the night, day after day after day, night after night after night. From the point of view of “Modernity as One Giant Sh!t Test”, I suspect that both A.B.’s & A.A.’s mothers were throwing “The Mother of all… Read more »

JohnWayne
JohnWayne
Reply to  How To
2 years ago

As a culture ages, it cycles through some predictable transformations, one from being young, strong, patriotic and confident, to everything to its opposite. A loss of self-confidence. Life has become boring and too easy. From xenophobic to oikophobic:

https://quillette.com/2019/10/07/oikophobia-our-western-self-hatred/

Ganderson
Ganderson
Reply to  JohnWayne
2 years ago

When immigration enthusiasts bring up the great migration of the late 19th/early 20th Century I usually respond with something like 1. It didn’t go as smoothly as our collective memory suggests it did. 2. We had no welfare state; as a result many, perhaps as many as a third, returned to their native countries. Who goes back home today? 3. They were mostly Europeans- culturally similar the the founding stock of the US. (A generalization, I know) 4. Maybe most important- we were a confident nation then, convinced of the superiority of our civilization. We’re about as far from that… Read more »

Give us your poor
Give us your poor
Reply to  Ganderson
2 years ago

Furthermore, the migration of the late 19th/early 20th Century laid the groundwork for our current policy, changing us from a settler/colonizer nation to an ‘immigrant nation’ in the eyes of the newly arrived. The problem is, no nation can maintain a cohesive identity if its populace is treated as disposable.

Not My Usual Pen Name
Not My Usual Pen Name
Reply to  JohnWayne
2 years ago

Life has become boring and too easy. From xenophobic to oikophobic

Well there’s a real easy solution – anyone who goes on an “Eat Pray Phuck” tourist outing never gets re-admitted to The Homeland.

And I don’t care if it’s a Ro@stie going to Africa, a sorority sister “studying” for a semester in Spain, a Fred Reed going to Mexico, or a David Carradine going to Thailand.

Lifetime banishment.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  How To
2 years ago

Unless the government (either the relevant state agencies or ICE) starts rounding up foreigners and deporting them on the citizens’ behalf, the only way immigrants would feel unwelcome is if they suddenly started getting brutally murdered by unknown locals. Hypothetically, of course. Such brutality, while effective, would be wrong and therefore shouldn’t be considered except as a theoretical exercise

karl mchungus
karl mchungus
Reply to  Drew
2 years ago

and especially don’t burn down the places they live.

Maus
Maus
Reply to  How To
2 years ago

As a practical matter, in AINO immigration cannot be stopped at the national level as a goal of federal policy. Indeed, the same is true in some states, California being the foremost example. What localities, i.e. city councils and county boards of supervisors, can do is make their little patch inhospitable through zoning and other regulatory burdens. If the incoming wogs cannot have their ethnic tastes in food, clothing and music easily satisfied, then they’ll relocate elsewhere and become someone else’s problem. AINO must devolve and balkanize so that de facto apartheid and the principle of subsidiarity can operate to… Read more »

Not My Usual Pen Name
Not My Usual Pen Name
Reply to  Maus
2 years ago

Indeed, the same is true in some states, California being the foremost example. California tried to rebel, but a Frankfurt School sanheder-ette, named, Mariana Pfaelzer, said, “Nyet!” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_California_Proposition_187#Legal_challenges And I guess Schwarzenegger must have been so badly compromised by videotape tape of him swallowing the Adrenochrome at the Hollywood pool parties that he dared not appeal the Sanheder-ette’s ruling. You know, if Larry Elder could pull off a miracle, and defeat Gavin Newsome in the recall election, and if Larry Elder wanted to become president, then he would defy the court and re-institute Prop 187 throughout the state of California.… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
2 years ago

As I watched the video this weekend of certain ruling class members (unmasked) in Napa, some things came to mind: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/schumer-pelosi-dancing-napa-fundraiser-bidens-presidency-implodes 1) None of these people will ever be living near these refugees. They will live as they always have lived, in exclusive enclaves that are monolithically white. 2) Our ruling class is old as f*ck. 3) Our old as f*ck ruling class grew up in an era of incredible prosperity and monolithic culture. 4) Other races and cultures are exotic, interesting, and earthy to them. They remind them of some of their exotic travels. The tastes, the sights, the… Read more »

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
2 years ago

“The people with a fondness for throwing open the gates for the enemy feel a kinship with the Afghans who were happy to collaborate with the empire against their own people.” Exactly. The Afghans about to be dumped on us aren’t their best. America cutting and running is as American as apple pie. No “hot” wars won since WWII, and that only with the assistance of the A-bomb and a major assist from the Soviet Union. The truly smart Afghans either saw it for what it was, profiteered and switched sides when they had to, or joined the Taliban because… Read more »

Ganderson
Ganderson
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 years ago

Think General Arnold, living out his life in England, shunned by the people he purported to help. One can only imagine the contempt that someone like Cornwallis had for him.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 years ago

It’s almost as if 90% of the so-called, “translators,” are mere coolies.

Hemid
Hemid
2 years ago

The ruling class unconscious at work, perhaps: In the past few days the NYC media has all together at once started referring to black-on-white street attacks as “stranger” assaults. Of course “stranger” instantly knocked “jogger” out of the charts. There are so many “stranger” songs, old STRANGER DANGER posters and PSAs for kids, etc., it’ll take months for 4chan to get bored with it. The propaganda backfires so stupidly, I wonder if doesn’t pass under a single thoughtful man’s eye on its way into production, or if whoever’s really in charge has Manson-style true psycho insight into how to build… Read more »

Not My Usual Pen Name
Not My Usual Pen Name
Reply to  Hemid
2 years ago

“stranger” assaults

Compare “pregnant people”.

…whoever’s really in charge has Manson-style true psycho insight into how to build unshakeable loyalty…

For the Frankfurt School, the White sh!tlib Insula [opposite its badly malformed & non-functioning Amygdala] is the gift which keeps on giving.

And giving.

And giving some moar.

God only knows how much Evil the Frankfurt School will be able to extract from the White sh!tlib insula.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0052970

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
2 years ago

Z – what’s your opinion of QCR technology. It’s one of those things that scare the shit out of me. Like this sounds like 2001 space odyssey stuff. Anglin mentions even worse stuff here:

https://dailystormer.su/health-dystopia-thermal-body-cameras-cleaning-robots-and-air-monitors-coming-everywhere-soon/

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
2 years ago

They just now have to find enough companies willing to pay the exorbitant rent

95% off office users won’t be willing or able to pay. See the same with LEEDS buildings. The upfront costs have to be dumped into the rent to be paid back over time, and only mega corps and the government end up able to afford it

Plus tech dates fast. In a few years no one will want this crap.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Falcone
2 years ago

Yes, plus it would be way cheaper to have people work from home, if your business can handle it.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
2 years ago

Mennonites have a practice of adopting street urchins from Latin America and saving them with their piety.

Just last year, one the saved murdered an Amish girl…

Not My Usual Pen Name
Not My Usual Pen Name
Reply to  Paintersforms
2 years ago

Z: For the ancient Greeks, hospitality toward foreigners and guests was a very important moral obligation.

For the Greeks, would not “foreigner” and “guest” mean someone from a different island in the greater Greek archipelago, but still recognizably a greek?

I would imagine that, say, an Athenian wouldn’t necessarily extend the same courtesy to a thracian or a persian or a roman as he would to a spartan or a macedonian a syracusean [sp?].

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
2 years ago

So the bull is vicariously sacrificed, then. They better speed up The Great Replacement because the unwashed across the board are ready to sacrifice the Ruling Class.