Well, thank God it’s Friday – been a long week, for sure. And I’ve got plenty of reason to be thankful, in fact. For as it happens, I hit 58 subscribers on my mailing list. And that deserves its own special mention.
All of this happened because Our Beloved and Dreaded Supreme Dark Lord (PBUH), Vox Day the Most Malevolent, picked up on my article from the other day in which I analysed the recent breakdown of the marriage between MELinda and Billzebub of Gates (thanks, LTC Kratman), through the lens of the Dark Lord’s Socio-Sexual Hierarchy.
Evidently that struck a bit of a chord for most people, and a nerve for others, because my mailing list clocked up the largest number of subscribers in a single day that I’ve ever seen.
For this, I am profoundly grateful. This is a sign that the Truth that we serve is spreading, fast, and finding allies in a time of growing and deepening darkness.
You see, (not quite) 60 subscribers doesn’t sound like much to people used to thinking in terms of thousands and millions. But for someone like me, fighting the good fight and trying to spread the Good Word (albeit in rather odd fashion, I admit), that’s huge.
To a true Christian, having large numbers of followers is much less important than simply telling it like it is. Originally, we only had 12 frightened, weak, spineless men running scared from the Romans. And they witnessed a true miracle – the greatest miracle of all time. They saw the Risen Lord, God Himself, in the flesh. One of them, the Apostle Thomas Didymus – from whom I take a great deal of personal inspiration, for many reasons – doubted, and refused to believe. And the Risen Lord appeared before him and told him, “Do not disbelieve, but believe!“
Those twelve men went forth and spread the Word. Death held no terror for them. They stood as lions among mere men – and they died, almost always at the hands of persecutors, almost always horribly. But they changed the world, forever, and rescued untold billions from the clutches of evil.
All we had was twelve. All we needed was twelve.
I, too, started with twelve. I now have over fifty.
The Truth of our God spreads. The fire rises. And evil trembles.
If you wonder why your life seems to be getting harder by the day, and why the old rules don’t work anymore, there is a very simple reason for this. You have devoted yourself to the Truth, and your Enemy hates you for it. So he throws ever greater obstacles in your way to make you despair and give up hope.
DO NOT let him win.
He has already lost. He knows it, and he knows that we know it. All he can do is inflict maximum collateral damage at this point. His methods are fearfully effective and dangerous, but his defeat is inevitable. Simply by enduring, and persevering, you will beat him.
That is why this site exists – to help you beat him.
Here at Didactic Mind, we don’t do Noble Defeat. We don’t do Honourable Surrender. We don’t play by the Rules of Nice. Around here, we believe in SMASHING THE ENEMY’S TEETH IN with a mailed fist, and then curb-stomping him.
But it’s a lot easier to do that when you have brothers on your side. Fighting the good fight is lonely, difficult, thankless work, and nearly impossible to do alone.
So I thank you, brothers (and one or two sisters), for standing with me. (Yes, much to my amazement, women DO in fact read my writing. Not many of them, but such rare creatures actually exist.)
And since we all believe in that which is Good, Beautiful, and True, it’s time to remind ourselves of those wonderful things with a lovely lady to close out the week.
Her name is Valeriya Volkova Lapidus (Валерия Волкова), age 26, born in Spain, originally of Russian and Israeli origin. (There is some confusion on that last point – I’ve seen at least one source that claims she is Slovenian, but as far as I’m aware, “Volkova” is not a Slovenian surname, and nor is Lapidus. And if you read through her posts, you will note that she transliterates Russian words and phrases into English. It doesn’t really work – Romanised transcriptions of Russian never do – but it’s sweet nonetheless.)
She is married, apparently quite happily – I thoroughly approve. And she is a model of some note, apparently – obviously I have less than zero knowledge of what amounts to “success” in that world, but whatever it is, she evidently has it.
Happy Friday, my friends, and thank you for your continued support and patronage of my site. I should also point out that there are is an interesting project in the works on my end, which I hope to unveil in the coming days – stick around for that. In the meantime, get some good rest and time in with your families, because the ride never, ever ends.