I Know Why The Patriarch Doesn’t Smile

June 16, 2018
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Caveat Emptor. Buyer Beware. If you’re not Christian, no need to get butthurt about the fact that I am. Just consider the scriptures as you would a good quote or fable.

My Grandfather.

My grandfather was the patriarch. He was an Olympic swimmer, a wealthy man, well known and respected.

I was his first grandchild. For my first birthday, he had a party. Open bar for 1200 people, at least 15 ice sculptures, 10 wedding sized cakes, and all the delicacies the world has to offer. I’m told the event was raved about for years.

That’s what the public saw.

With family, he was the fucking boss. Years ago, when the extended family would go out to eat, there were no menus. My grandfather would order for everyone. He didn’t ask us what we liked or wanted. He didn’t give a shit. He knew the restaurant, he’d picked it, and he knew what was good. The food tasted better, simply because he chose it.

He died.

My Father.

Now, my father is the patriarch. The loser family members beg him for help weekly. The up-n-coming pander for his investment. Children run to him for stories of the old days. Women seek his compliments. Men seek his rewards. Couples seek his blessings. Everybody asks for his advice, few take it.

Me.

As a child, I absorbed and adopted everything in my surroundings. I recall the propaganda posters in school always said “Smile! You’ll make someone’s day!” So I smiled a lot. I was genuinely, happy. But couldn’t figure out why the strong men in my life didn’t smile. It’s what happy, successful people do, right?

“Oh well,” I shrugged, “I’ll be a better leader, a happy one.”

I was a daft little shit. A perfect nice guy. A deluded beta that didn’t deserve an ounce of what I was given.

The Patriarch.

The patriarch is strong, that’s clear. But when I look at the patriarch I see at best stoic, often burdened. Always seemingly on the edge of irritation but never actually being. Everyone around seems to think he’s feeling down circumstantially because he’s old or maybe his health is waining. Maybe he’s just got something on his mind today.

But now, I know. I know why the patriarch doesn’t smile.

My scripture says, “In much wisdom is much grief, increased knowledge increases sorrow.”

The patriarch knows the truth. He knows that the world is an incredibly evil place. He knows that happiness is a myth. He sees through all the nice guys and knows women are just the most mature children in the house. He knows he can’t trust anyone. He knows emotion is weakness and stoicism power. He knows that when people are nice to him, they are just trying to get something from him, even if it’s just his attention, even if they rationalize away their selfishness; they only want to take.

He is often accused of being selfish himself, but knows self-interest, isn’t selfishness. He knows nothing is fair or innocent.

He knows if you work hard, you can provide for your family but will lack success. He knows great financial success comes from usury and manipulation, posturing and cunning. He knows that he has to choose one, and his family has a lot of needs. His desire for more honest work, often puts him in a garden, the yard, fixing up the house, or building in his work shop whenever he’s free.

He knows everyone above, beside, and below is trying to steal what he has earned, even if they don’t know it.

My scripture says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it?” The person asking that question is God, Himself. The next line says, “I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways.”

This progression implies that even the omniscient, omnipotent Creator of the universe must use external tests to find out what is inside the heart. Other scriptures support this.

The patriarch knows it.

And so the patriarch is sad. He can never be happy. He can never trust. He can never be himself. He can never open up. He can never let his guard down. No sighing, no crying, just silently dying.

That’s his position in life, to die for his family, in a Christ like, sacrificial, unfair, undeserved manner. A slow death by choice.

The patriarch’s position is to fashion a dome of protection around his family. A dome made not of wood and stones but of his own flesh: arms, back, and chest. He wraps his strong loving arms around them for safety, warmth, and kindness. His back turned to the world, is riddled with bullets. He shows his family only his clean, strong front chest. In doing so, he creates a tiny, little fantasy world, a protective bubble for his wife, children, even grandchildren in which to live, play, smile, and be happy.

He can’t talk about his pain because then he would ruin the fantasy. He can’t explain the truth because it would ruin the dream. He can’t show his scars because it would wreck them. They can never see his mangled back, only his clean chest. The same way you protect a small child from horror films, he protects his family from the real world. He tells his wife she’s his partner but knows he’s lying. He’s her protector. If she knew the truth, it would crush her. So he lives the lie, for her benefit. He wears the mask, for her security. He lets her believe that the neck turns the head, but everyone knows the mind, hidden inside the head, commands the neck.

And everyone gets to be happy, while he wastes away. He is not God, he cannot rejuvenate. Like waves on a beach, each bullet erodes, contorts, deforms and disfigures his flesh-made dome until he is a shell of his once strong, youthful self. But still, they only see his clean chest.

A patriarch’s reward.

The closest the patriarch can come to happiness is living vicariously through his family. Seeing them smile and live in paradise. Happily, never knowing the truth. This gives him moments of happiness, more accurately forgetfulness. This is what scripture calls joy. It’s not happiness because happiness is a delusion. Solomon writes, “All is Vanity.” But to smile when a child gets excited about drawing their stick figure, something that is absolutely meaningless in reality, is the meaning of joy.

If you want to thank a patriarch, ask for nothing, look him in the eye, shake his hand and say, “I know it took a lot. But you made me happy. You made life good for all of us.” If you hold eye contact, this might be the first and last time he’ll ever break eye contact with you first. You figured him out.

The Garden.

TRP takes me back to the Garden of Eden over and over. The foundations of TRP, hypergamy and solipsism, can be seen clearly in the first few chapters of Genesis. The rest of TRP is sprinkled heavily throughout the rest of the book. And once again, the idea of the patriarch brings me to Eden.

What the patriarch is really doing is undoing the curse and repenting of Adam’s sin by taking responsibility and the burden of the fall.

God’s warning to Adam was that if he ate from a certain tree, he would die. Christians deluded by the idea that life is good like to rationalize all sorts of explanations for why Adam didn’t die immediately. But he did. The innocent, happy, nice guy Adam, died. Becoming the patriarch, he now was given the burden of ruling over a controlling Eve. Wrestling with thorns and weeds, be these plants or people, trying to provide for her. His happiness was over, and this, his new life.

Adam ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or wisdom. The patriarch embraces this wisdom, deals with it, and creates a little garden of Eden for his family. He continually revisits the tree to gain the knowledge of good and evil, in an effort to become greater and greater so that his physical, financial, and emotional strength can protect his family from the truth, while he dies.

Being protected from the truth, the family reenters into a state of ignorance, the original state of Adam and Eve, and gets to eat exclusively from the tree of life. Freedom, love, happiness, peace.

He must die daily, enter hell, drink its cup and emerge victorious, with the sole purpose of keeping his family from ever knowing. Only to be rewarded with a bevy of shit tests, tempertantrums from children, emotional manipulation and gossip from women, and young bucks testing his protective boundaries perpetually.

I never knew that my happiness, my fantasy, my delusion was bought at such a price. He sold his soul and broke his body to buy my freedom. My protector, my savior, my king, the only man who will ever love me.

My Patriarch.

Smile and you’ll make someone’s day, but die and you’ll give them life.

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Title I Know Why The Patriarch Doesn’t Smile
Author alpha-zach
Upvotes 223
Comments 53
Date June 16, 2018 9:28 PM UTC (2 years ago)
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[–]Isbjornsolo47 points48 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Quite apt that you've posted this just before Fathers day.

The old quote "Heavy is the head, that wears the crown" is similar, you're the problem solver, protector & safe harbour for your family. It's the same is all aspects of leadership.

However I think you don't mention the upsides as much. (at least within a male based honour system). People will show you increased respect, help you get what you want & align their outcomes with yours. All these are with their own goals in mind, nothing comes for free of course. If you're the patriach or a leader you'll begin to have command over others. With this you can amass a fortune, have a better life etc. I've noticed this since going into business people want to know you, and be associated with you. So long as you're sucessful & humble about it.

I asked my dad this week what he wanted for fathers day, he said a pint when we next meet as a family. His goal is to have a happy and functioning family. I don't think anything brings him greater joy. Where most people think gifts = love.

Excellent post & as someone who rejected the premise of a diety at a young age. The writing is still laden with truth.

A Poem you may enjoy is "The Paratroopers prayer" definitely some similartities to what you've written.

[–]ThatOneDrunkUncle37 points38 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Good post, we all know guys like this: captains of a badass ship. Guys who handle everything, take bullshit on the chin, and never complain. This is what we looked for out of our fathers, and what women look for out of men.

I agree with your sentiment about scripture too. I was raised a Catholic and studied the bible every day. Even though I don't buy the ritual or mythological aspect of any religion, there's great fucking wisdom in all religion's texts. I'm so glad I was raised in that environment and can understand the text on a deeper level than the bible thumpers. It's incredibly red pilled on the low and there's a lot to be learned about being a credible man and controlling women.

If you look at the bible with red glasses, it's a collection of time tested wisdom that was intended to keep society together = alphas leading and betas productive. The religious institutions fucked it all up.

Anyway, good analysis of patriarchal men. Use those models to align your own behaviour. As real men, we'll never be happy in the sense that we can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor, but control of your environment is fulfilling. Build your own empire.

[–]1SirKolbath44 points45 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I am an atheist and I endorse this message.

I endorse this message with no reservation, including the scriptures.

Saved. I will meditate on this for some time. Thank you.

[–]varlogmessages 1 points1 points [recovered] | Copy Link

Everyone gets hung up in god or if the Bible is real, when they're missing out on all the priceless parables it contains within.

[–]nutnics6 points7 points  (7 children) | Copy Link

Great post. Most likely will be glazed over by religion averse individuals but it resonated with me. I've been a believer all my life and have always found an inner peace through it. I also found my wife through the faith and I've always recommended other men find women this way too. Still AWALT but less horrific.

I've raised my family on principles found in scriptures and so far so good. I know the world is evil and with devour you ass end first. So I lift, project strength, am stoic, and make my children and wife submit to me and they do without question. My father before me was a wrestler, military man, doctor and natural leader. His example molded me from an early age and I hope to pass it on to my son. My daughter will be given a strong sense of self so I can only hope she won't go looking for it in countless dicks.

As for my wife and the women I interact with on a daily basis I show them the model of a man I've always known. Unshakable and unapologetic. I will never beg for their attention and admiration and in fact I'll provide - freely give - playful affection to them. Women act like little girls around me and always press their tits into my side because I'm not looking to take. They see a man being a man and that's how I always hope to be god willing - die trying.

[–]Arabian_Wolf0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy Link

Great to have a father as a role-model.

Guess I have to play life the hardmode.

[–]1alpha-zach[S] 2 points3 points  (4 children) | Copy Link

I sense you’re trying to get attention, so this comment is less for you and more for any that might silently identify with your statement.

Everything is equal. I won’t downplay the blessing I experienced. I’m privileged, I know.

But I have plenty of my own complaints. Instead of getting hard knocks early, I experienced a form of sheltering which stifled my growth. Eventually I found my way despite the sheltering but that’s not because I had a good Father. It’s because I chose to be successful. Someone “playing on hard mode” as you put it would have experienced difficulty and growth earlier and arguably be more advanced, assuming they make the same choice to be successful.

[–]Arabian_Wolf2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

My father is passive, only put the food on the table and that's pretty much it, I would've liked to learn life from him but it's my own responsibility now to grow out from being sheltered.

[–]nutnics1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

You have the right attitude regardless. Chin up.

[–]1alpha-zach[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

You’ll be good brother. Teaching isn’t many men’s strong suit. Most fathers teach by example rather than helping a child learn life from him.

Don’t underestimate the difficulty he endured to simply put food on the table. Simply being present, not abandoning you, and not letting your mother divorce rape him is way more than most men get today.

[–]Arabian_Wolf0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Not even through example, he was always absent physically and spiritually from us, and we live in a place with no divorce rape whatsoever.

Plus enabling my mother and older brothers physical and mental abuse and giving away a house to those two older brother to their names, while doing everything my mother orders him to indirectly through my siblings (he and my mother are having the silent treatment since I was a child).

Not exactly a good father figure and an example to follow, can’t blame him either, as my grandpa (his father) died when he was a young teenager, he didn’t have the father figure to learn from.

But enough whining from me, it’s my responsibility to reconstruct myself into the man I always wanted to be, and that’s definitely something totally opposite from my father.

[–]Ezaar12 points13 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Beautiful.

I will go exercise now.

[–]Quantum_Jiraiya 1 points1 points [recovered] | Copy Link

Pretty powerful stuff, but it is a little overblown. You don’t have to be miserable to be alpha. You don’t need to be sad to be “a patriarch.” Life is tough and unfair, but it is what you make it. Knowledge isn’t a curse if you don’t treat it like one. Smiling definitely does brighten peoples’ days, and it doesn’t make you a beta loser to like working out, to love playing pickup basketball, date women, and enjoy life smiling.

[–]Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat27 points28 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

You grossly misread OP's message. He's talking about "the patriarch", aka the Man who directs and protects his family. There is no mention of "alpha", no mention of "dating women", no mention of "beta loser", no mention of "working out" in this post. You read a post on TRP and automatically assumed that the topic was TRP's favorite topic of "how to be a top man and bang women". It was not. OP's topic was about the burden that a man necessary shoulders when he has a wife, kids and family and has the wisdom to know how he can keep them happy and content (and ignorant of his struggle to maintain that happiness).

[–]Quantum_Jiraiya 1 points1 points [recovered] | Copy Link

I didn’t grossly misread OP’s message. If you are a man with wife and kids you have responsibilities, but his perspective was overly gloomy and pessimistic. I get that he was making a point, and OP’s post can be summed up as, “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” No reason to be so sad about it though. Women are just people - don’t put them on a pedastal. Cool. Children like to have fun and aren’t as responsible as adults. Cool. Life can be unfair and times get tough. Cool. Get hobbies, learn karate, join a choir, become a grill master, etc. Having a family and understanding how the world works doesn’t turn mean you have to act like the Godfather and treat the world around you like a DC movie. I get that OP admires his grandpa and is romanticizing his tale, but not smiling doesn’t make you a man.

[–]1alpha-zach[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

The patriarch doesn’t start sad, he becomes sad, particularly as he walks his road.

A lonely person isn’t alpha, but alphas are always lonely.

These statements should clear up the distinction I’m trying to make.

[–]1scissor_me_timbers008 points9 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

I don’t fully buy this. You make some great points but I’ve always had more success socially and with women when I’m in bubbly spirits than a stoic state of mind.

[–]1alpha-zach[S] 15 points16 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Where that works would fall under what I wrote about as joy.

Women are the oldest children in the house. Would you interact with a happy child stoically? Of course not. But it’s a choice.

If you’ve been around enough women and taken the pill, you know it’s not happiness because you know their true nature. You know you can’t trust them. You simply show the happy face, so they can believe the fantasy.

My distinction between happiness and joy is subtle but important.

But side note, I have better luck being stoic, possibly because I’m older.

[–]1scissor_me_timbers004 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

It’s not just w women tho. Overall people love me when I’m in positive friendly spirits. My charisma soars. When I get more reserved and stoic people tend to look at me weird. Or at least not get drawn to me the way they are when I’m more jovial.

[–]1alpha-zach[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I’m not disagreeing with you.

Another distinction here is public vs private.

In public my patriarchs have always been jovial. But keeping up that demeanor 24/7 is impractical at best. This post is more about the private world or during times of stress.

[–]ChrisKimchee2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Good post; different than the typical field reports and alpha advice.

[–]bwoodski5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Good post. Made me think about the shit of person I was as a teen

[–]skillsmcgee16 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Holy shit I'm too young for this.

[–]novasoline6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Great post.

"I never smile if I can help it. Showing one's teeth is a submission signal in primates. When someone smiles at me, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life."

  • Dwight from the office

[–]mutageno3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Why is it worth having to deal with a whole family's drama and finance all these extravaganzas. What's the point?

Divorce rape rate is through the roof. And 80% of time initiated by the woman. And you get alimony and child support on pro-women family court.

You propose being stoic supporting a bunch of immature people that happen to be relatives. For what?

[–]iknowthewhey3 points4 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

He knows emotion is weakness and stoicism power

And so the patriarch is sad. He can never be happy

You are contradicting yourself and this is feel good bullshit. A patriarch is not a depressed miserable asshole. No man should walk around with a fucking smile across his face 24/7, he would look like a retard. Men will often get together joke around and compete with each other. They might not smile as much as a little child but they are by no means depressed or sad.

Your father didn't sell his soul and break his body for your freedom. Leaders lead because they want to lead.

“I know it took a lot. But you made me happy. You made life good for all of us.” If you hold eye contact, this might be the first and last time he’ll ever break eye contact with you first. You figured him out.

What the fuck? Happiness comes from success and accomplishment. If you want to thank your father, thank him by being successful.

Smile and you’ll make someone’s day, but die and you’ll give them life.

Again, what the fuck?

[–]TotallyMario2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Damn, this was really good

[–]claydn2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Holy crap. This is Gold. Thanks!

[–]YGDieciseis3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

On point, thank you for the reminder. Grew up Christian and still keep it in my heart so the verse from Ecclesiastes puts a lot of things together for me.

[–]Guardian_of_Justice1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Good observation with some truths.

But religious texts are nothing more than a collection of well-known common sense observations. Don't treat them as the ultimate source of wisdom and purpose.

[–]SailboatCat1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I'm glad to finally see someone reference the Bible on this sub

[–]comcain1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Fine post. Gives me a lot to think about.

[–]hakubamatata0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I am not Christian and thankfully my butt remains unhurt... unlike some of those poor choir boys... touched by the lords appendage

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

"He knows that happiness is a myth."

What a pile of self indulgent shit, made all the sadder by you needing a religion to prop it up.

[–]winningace0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

So why have a family? Answer seems easy.

[–]fridgefucker120 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy Link

Why did you delete the post?

[–]1alpha-zach[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

I didn’t. Admin must have. Not sure why. They usually send a message explaining. Probably something I said in the comments.

[–]fridgefucker121 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Huh, weird. Thanks for sending.

[–]iknowthewhey-1 points0 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

No, it was because it was a bluepill post that was contradictory and counterintuitive to TRP theory.

[–]1alpha-zach[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

“Blue pill post” endorsed by multiple admins.

Logic for the win.

I respect our admins. I’m not knocking them. Many of them pulled me from the mire(which the religious organizations threw me into). I’m sure they had good reason. But blue pill isn’t one of them. Possibly better suited in MRP, possibly the religious tones, possibly my use of the word evil.

In fact, I’d call the EC’s here our patriarchs. They are the fathers many of us never had. Happy Father’s Day EC’s. Please let me know how I can improve.

[–]uwey0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

The image management is bad.

You got to manage the overall image better, old stoic needs to separate self from its body. You don’t have to look like Clint Eastwood and you can certainly smile. Smile make people trust you and think you are weak and naive and you want people to approach you instead to approach others (sign of value), look who is the most dangerous man in the room? Mad dog always had this I am badass cold smile at end of his lip. All simplified down to public image you want.

Be attractive, not deny and stone cold. This will make you less attractive.

[–]SweatyPaleontologist 1 points1 points [recovered] | Copy Link

Wow. This is extremely powerful, well written and so very true. It reminds me of this.

[–]EvanPetersDouble0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Nice post, though this was posted as a comment a while ago.

[–]malditoduende77 1 points1 points [recovered] | Copy Link

People are attracted to joyfulness. An ass-faced old man doesn't attract anyone. This reads like fantasy.

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

The Olympian grandpa's grandpa's name? Bruce Jenner

[–]Lambdal70 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

That reads like a depresserd trp fantasy.

You can ever be happy, because the worls is so evil? The world isn't only evil. There is good and bad, you can get hung up on the bad or the good. Your choice.

You can never be yourself? Surround yourself with people that you click with, make yhe effort and don't sit at home and moan about all your harships.

[–]Futon_Rasenshuriken0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Mind if we get the text again? I'm not sure why this was deleted.

[–]ownthatshitmanup-4 points-3 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

What nonsense. Let me break your delusion. All the best ceos and leaders of today smile Your grandpa didn’t smile because at his time it was cool not to smile. If you spend your time constantly looking glum, you’re basically saying to other people you have a shit life and to not associate with you. If you have a good life, you’ll find it easier to smile. It sounds more like you’re justifying the pain beta males go through marriage. That the suffering is worth it. I appreciate my father and grandfather sacrificing so much for me, but that doesn’t mean I should suffer so meaninglessly just to have some kid shake my hand and say ‘I figured you out thanks for the free shit’. If there’s a way to be happy then be happy, or in your case live your life like that, but don’t link trp and twist Christianity to serve your narrative.

[–]iknowthewhey3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Completely agree. This post is delusional and completely ignorant of what being a true leader is about.

[–]CreatedItJust2Saythi-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I'm a non-religious guy. I don't believe in things I haven't found to be real. My ethics don't lie in an afterlife reward; my ethics lie in a real world made better through labor (own labor, not others' labor). I'm not the one to enjoy that better world I leave behind me, but my ethics is not about my own individual reward or happiness, my ethics is about making other beings happy. Others' happiness is my happiness.

Imagine one day someone invites me to a party.

When I get there I find the most perfect party one could ever dream of. The place is absolutely wonderful, the music is delicious, the aesthetics is amazing, plenty of gorgeous girls, an unforgettable atmosphere. I have a son and since I love my son I immediately think of him and phone him: 'you have to see this!'. When he gets to the party and see the grandeur of the event he feels absolutely happy and grateful that I asked him to come.

Another day I get invited to another different party.

This time I find the most horrible, boring, depressing party. The place is miserable, the music is really poor taste and vulgar, almost only men there, no drinks, an absolute waste of time. The reasonable thing here is not to phone my son, because if I made him come to this party I'd be without doubt making him change whatever day he was having for a much worse day.

You do a son of yours that you love a favor if you invite him to a wonderful party. You do a son of yours that you love a disfavor if you invite him to a horrible party.

Now imagine the party we are talking about is the world; and phoning your son for him to join the party is to bring him to this world, that is, to beget him, to father him.

If this 'world-party' is a 'horrible party', a 'horrible place', then I'm in no way begetting a beloved son of mine to this horrible world, I'm in no way bringing a beloved son of mine to this horrible world, I'm in no way inviting a beloved son of mine to this 'horrible party'. Specially considering no one forces me to have children.

'I know why the patriarch doesn’t smile. ... The patriarch knows the truth. He knows that the world is an incredibly evil place. He knows that happiness is a myth. ... '

In this case the patriarch's kindest, most benevolent, considerate and humane act would have been not having children. No one forced the patriarch to have children, having children is an act of own responsibility and decision. If the patriarch procreated his beloved children in that horrible, incredibly evil place the world is, where happiness is a myth, then the patriarch was doing a horrible, inhumane disfavor to his beloved children.

'In doing so, he creates a tiny, little fantasy world, a protective bubble for his wife, children, even grandchildren in which to live, play, smile, and be happy. ... He can’t talk about his pain because then he would ruin the fantasy. He can’t explain the truth because it would ruin the dream. He can’t show his scars because it would wreck them. ... The same way you protect a small child from horror films, he protects his family from the real world. ... Being protected from the truth, the family reenters into a state of ignorance.'

Lying to your own beloved children is a kind act? Procreating your own beloved children to a horrible, incredibly evil world first, and then lying to them about it is a kind way of behaving?

'The closest the patriarch can come to happiness is living vicariously through his family. Seeing them smile and live in paradise. Happily, never knowing the truth. This gives him moments of happiness, more accurately forgetfulness. This is what scripture calls joy.'

Your scripture calls it 'joy' the act of enjoying the fact that you lie to your own children? Your scripture calls it 'joy' the act of enjoying the fact that you are making your own children live not a life, but a lie?

That's not my scripture.

My scripture is not about breeding like rats no matter how horrible and evil the circumstances and the world might be to my offspring. My ethics is about breeding in a rational, responsible manner, according to the existing possibilities of bringing my children up in an appropriate, sane, decent manner.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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