People! Raise your children correctly. Raise them with an awareness of the ancient evils that stalk the dark, chthonic recesses of the world… and our CD cases. Raise them to properly fear the eldritch horrors that we, after many losses to madness and damnation, finally sequestered away.
He waits, dreaming dreams of madness and the rending of the souls of Man. Do not be a fool! Teach your children to never awaken the ancient, eldritch horror that we locked away behind 32- and 64 bit wards.
When one thinks of H. P. Lovecraft, if one does think of him at all, one thinks naturally of his Cthulhu Mythos. That’s unsurprising since Lovecraft is heralded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, writers of horror fiction of the twentieth century and the Cthulhu Mythos was the centerpiece of his writing. Lovecraft, however, wrote more than just horror. He also published a journal heavily focused on sociopolitical thought, The Conservative.
H. P. Lovecraft’s The Conservative had little no nothing to do with eldritch horrors. It was a journal edited and self-published sporadically by H. P. Lovecraft between 1915 and 1923. Some of its pieces were written by Lovecraft himself, but many of them were written by others. They included not just political and social commentary on the issues of the day, but also poetry, short stories and literary criticism.
The period in time covered by The Conservative coincided with some of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century, including the First World War and the Russian Revolution.
It’s quite the interesting read.
Note, however, that I said it was an interesting read. It is not an easy one; not at all. It is firmly grounded in the society, issues, and history of a century ago. Still, I wholeheartedly recommend it as an addition to any American’s library.
‘Tis the holiday season and, as such, why should one choose the lesser of carols to enjoy? Fortunately, thanks to the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, you don’t have to.
I’m Dreaming Of A Dead City
And it’s not as if, in these times, any of or our children will sleep soundly with vision of sugar plums dancing in our heads. Better by far to dream of Cthulhu and his ending of all the things we’ve so foolishly created than to sweat through nightmares of all that is that we could have prevented had we had the courage and conviction.
America is a land of traditions. Americans are fond of our history, short as it is, and are largely loath to cast it aside. This can cause problems when those traditions and cultural edifices are evil.
Not All That Is Old Is Good
Evil is ancient and that particular evil known as the Democratic Party dates back almost to the founding of America. Yet age has not lessened it. It has only provided it a less honest but more pleasing face.
The 2012 elections are a chance for Americans to put aside this tradition of evil in our land and remove these Democrats from office en mass for the sake of our nation’s very soul.
This is one singular change that no true American should fear and getting Shub-Niggurath, The Black Goat Of The Woods, out of the White House is only part of cure. We need to purge the House and Senate as well.
They will be responsible for letting a condition develop in this country which will create a climate that will bring seeds up out of the ground with vegetation on the end of them looking like something these people never dreamed of. In 2012, it’s the ballot or the bullet.