A friend of mine was a third order - lay - member of the Benedictine Order. He liked to talk about old priests who had done forty or fifty years of confessions saying, "If someone would just come up with a NEW sin!" By that time in their careers, they could have recited most people's confessions for them before they were given.

In the Screwtape Letters, Screwtape, a Senior Tempter of Hell, expresses a like frustration. Hell, he complains, is incapable of inventing a sin. Hell is incapable of inventing anything.

Sound familiar?

The fault, as Shakespeare put it, is not our stars but in ourselves. Like Satan, our fatal problems are inextricably tangled into our own Most Traditional values. Our enemies USE them.

This is an entirely different point of view from the bottom line of Conspiracy Theory. I do not deny the enemies exist. In fact, as in the case of Jews, I explain with perfect, calm logic the reason that Jews are hostile to us.

But Jews do not use their Special Genius - something which fanatical anti-Semites AND fanatical PRO-Semites agree on - to CREATE weaknesses and mental illness in us.

This idea that the JEWS or the Marxists CREATE weaknesses and mental sickness in us have two great advantages for someone who is building a movement.

First, it makes us look good, which is a good way to make anything popular. We are the Innocents, the Virtuous. All that stands between the Aryan Ideal and instant sainthood which we would normally achieve is the Evil Enemy.

Secondly, the idea that the only bad thing on earth is an invention of Evil Geniuses allows a movement to offend nobody it could recruit.

A movement would be crippled if it had to tell the kind of naked truths about the World War II Generation that I do. You can avoid blaming the Old South for being a bunch of dumbasses for allowing itself to be exploited by the North through the entire first century, paying for the Federal Government's entire budget by tariffs PLUS the extra prices Yankees were allowed to charge for their goods because of those tariffs.

You can recognize that the Catholic Church IS a major part of the history of even the most Protestant person, because it was there in the millennium the West developed for ALL of us.

To get the masses, you have to walk on eggs.

And any eggs BUGS walks are smashed down to a molecular depth.

Mass movements NEED the kind of people who leave in a huff because you said something impolite of one of their sacred cows.

As I explained at length, those are the people we do NOT need. Those are the people who block any serious activity.

Nope, we will condemn your granddaddy who hit the beach at Normandy, we will condemn every single Catholic bishop because they ALL knew boys were being molested, and some are KNOWN to have actively assisted it. All of them assisted with their silence.

In BUGS, every sacred cow gets milked, every sacred bull gets eaten.