Chrono Trigger, An Unconventional Model For Monarchy

 “There’s a letter. Shall we burn it?” – Magus

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From the spring of 2001 until roughly the winter of 2002, I retreated heavily into the nostalgic fantasy world of Super Nintendo RPGs. Unsatisfied with the society as it existed around me I began to shun what I perceived as a dying civilization and embrace the superiority of imagined simulations. I did this not as some neck beard D&D geek or anime/Japanese fetishist, but as an able bodied young man, exhausted and from the negative cultural stimuli induced sensory overload of Los Angeles and the southwest living experience. Call it my own private neoreaction if you will.

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I know what you’re thinking. “Dude, video games aren’t real life.” True enough, or is it? Are thoughts not real? Are daydreams invalid because you can’t hold them in your hand? One of the common criticisms of modern society is that people are so fixated on electronic gadgetry and computer simulated realities that they miss out on “real life,” you know..going outside and shit. But what if there’s nothing out there anymore? What is one to do when they reach a point when their civilization has degenerated to the tipping point, where the constantly advancing imagined simulations actually seems more fulfilling? Soon the day may come when a perfected robot woman will turn you on sexually more than some chubby hobag you meet in a bar. Anyway, that’s not really the point. Rather, things that seem like a waste of time may not be a complete waste of time. Cultural awakenings can start in the strangest of places. Just as philosophical literature influenced people for thousands of years, who is to say that newer forms of media can’t inspire people in real ways? They certainly did in my case. Laugh as you might at the notion of these 90’s video games serving as the inspiration for some real life medieval-futurist state, I can pretty much guarantee you that the Japanese guys who programmed these games and conjured up the fictitious worlds they contain, were more intelligent than almost anyone who’s been elected to public office in a Western democracy in the past 30 years.

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I began calling myself a monarchist and yearning for a techno-futuristic monarchy in 2002, not as result of watching VHS tapes of 60 Minutes interviews with the Shah of Iran, romantic notions of the Legend of King Arthur, or perusing the musings of Pliny the Elder. Rather, it was the beauty and ambiance of the elaborately constructed worlds of games like Zelda – Link To The Past, Illusion of Gaia, Secret of Evermore, Earthbound, Secret of Mana, as well as Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI. The ultimate of course, was Chrono Trigger.

The game featured both Middle Ages style monarchy (in the form of King Guardia and his daughter, Princess Marle) as well as the techno-futurist variety (Queen Zeal and Princess Schala) It was unique in that it was a time travel RPG, allowing you to experience the same world in several different eras, ranging from prehistoric times to a post apocalyptic dystopian future, and going back and forth to do things which would affect future events.

It’s through this tampered, blurry intertwining of time periods and the elements of a homogenized society bound together by its traditions/customs, combined with modern technological advancements, that an ideal world begins to emerge. There are still kings and queens, fortresses and town fairs, but also fast talking robots and sophisticated airships. We want futuristic monarchy after all, and renaissance festival jousting and miniature golf style castles aren’t going to cut it.  

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Typical of monarchies, the justice system may be lacking a bit, as early on Crono winds up sentenced to death on a rather dubious charge of kidnapping the princess. But hey, it’s a small price to pay to live in a society with no knockout game, gang rape, or anarcho-tyranny in the mix. Women can walk freely in Medina village wearing mildly revealing outfits without fear of being catcalled by crude and imposing third world caricatures.

On a somewhat deeper level, Chrono Trigger even curiously incorporates an “enlightenment” subplot into it’s storyline:

The Enlightened Ones are the people of Zeal, magically empowered, impossibly cultured, and ardently devoted to the highest arts and exploration of human potential. The Enlightened Ones formally became a people after the Sun Stone was located and Zeal was created; the group able to use the power of the artifact took to the sky, and developed a begrudging prejudice against the Earthbound. The Enlightened soon created a culture of their own; they gilded their cities with the colors of silver, white, and gold, and filled them to the brim with knowledge and rumination. Knowledge and erudition reached a peak that would never again be matched, as the people of Zeal tackled philosophical questions such as the presence of fate and delved into the fundamental composition of the universe.

Their chosen King and Queen governed the Enlightened Ones; the monarchs were magic innates, as were the Gurus of Time, Reason, and Life, who commanded much wisdom in their studies. The byproduct of Enlightened civilization was hubris and blind ambition; they considered the Earthbound subhuman, and had visions of immortality. The pursuit of immortality led the Enlightened Ones to tap into Lavos’s power using the Mammon Machine, which would cause the destruction of Zeal by awaking the monster beneath the planet’s crust. Though Zeal was totally annihilated, several Enlightened Ones survived the Fall of Zeal and stumbled upon Last Village, the last remaining human settlement. Stripped of power sources to leech magic from and their dwellings in the sky, the Enlightened Ones could no longer maintain prejudice against the Earthbound and mingled with the former cave dwellers. This marked the end the Enlightened Ones and the Earthbound as formal divisions of people.

Source: Chrono Compendium

No need for me to visit every detail of the plot of the game though. Much of it can be found here (warning: spoliers.)

Literally, a woman of the Cathedral revealing her plans for world domination to Crono (you can't make this shit up!)
Literally, a woman in the Cathedral revealing her plans for world domination to Crono (I swear, you can’t make this shit up!)

In our lives, time travel is not yet possible (and travel to the past may never be) so the most we can achieve it to create or recreate the time and place we would prefer to live in. Plodding along through the tattered shreds of fading Western empires and an increasingly dumbed down, consumerist American ghettocracy, I think to myself, “This place ain’t it.

If you’re open to exploring alternatives to warm body democracy, I implore you to have a brief glimpse at the world as it is in Chrono Trigger and see if you don’t conclude that it’s more appealing than our own (aside from having to battle monsters.) If we do find it superior, then why not strive to create something similar? Thoughts are real things, else they would not exist… even in our minds. Yet we needn’t be content to think certain kinds of thoughts and ideas must exist only in our minds.

You may say I’m a radical dreamer, but I’m not the only one.

 

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How PC Overreach and Modern Black Behavior Radicalized Generation X Whites

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Remember that one sunny Saturday afternoon in the summer of 1985, spent riding through the suburbs with the windows rolled down in your mom’s Ford Fairmont, fresh out of just seeing Back To The Future, and in the background “The Power of Love” is blasting from the stereo? I’m sure you can recall such innocent times as those when you were opening up a few crisp new packs of 2nd Series Garbage Pail Kids or M.U.S.C.L.E. figurines while on your way to a friend’s birthday party at Chuck E.Cheese. Did you live for Saturday morning cartoons like Monchichis and Dungeons and Dragons? Are you nostalgic for those days and have trouble letting fond memories of a better world slip away? If so and you’re white, then by now you may be an evil racist like me.

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Alex P Keaton confessing to Nixon that he’s started reading Vdare articles

I was never raised to be racist. Never in my wildest “Friday The 13th” induced nightmares did I think I would become one. Generation X white children of the late 1970’s and 80’s were brought up and educated in cultural marxist institutions that, while not as lockstep PC and gulag modeled as those of the almost universally brainwashed millennials, certainly did not encourage or promote racist attitudes on any level. There was a brief window in time from roughly 1975-1988 when young whites raised in that era were willing to embrace multiculturalism and a color blind society. I shall refer to this time period as “The Window,” and it’s symbolized I think by role models like Irv Cross, who exemplified what a successful post-racial society could look like. It was only when we began to realize that only whites were supposed to be color blind while all other races were encouraged to identify with their own race and advocate racial solidarity, that some of us started to get the impression we were being scammed. The image of blacks as illiterate thugs and violent degenerates was not one that I had as a child. It slowly materialized for me over many years and was a result of observations of actual blacks in action as well as a reaction to the way they themselves had chosen to represent themselves in popular culture. As a kid, I remember saying the N-word to a black kid only once, on the playground while we were fighting over a ball at recess in 1989, and he of course called me a honky, and we were friends again 5 minutes later. I don’t think I ever thought negatively about blacks in the generality, associated them with gangster stereotypes or had doubts about diversity until the early 90’s, around the time of The L.A. riots. Preconceived negative images of blacks already existed among many older whites of course, but the point is that in our generation they were not shared to a great extent, and their existence was actually perpetuated by blacks themselves(an indirectly by their ethnomasochist white enablers.)

Chances are, if you’ve ever uttered a politically incorrect sentiment about blacks or Hispanics, someone has responded with “you need to get out more and actually get to know these people,” as if you’ve never had a chance to experience the “joys” of diversity. It must have never crossed their mind that such experiences may have been the catalyst which induced your racism in the first place. Despite what black leaders and yuppie white liberals would have me believe, living in big cities like Los Angeles and being exposed to large scale diversity actually reinforced those negative stereotypes and exponentially amplified whatever minor ingrained racist attitudes I previously had, rather than erased them. That experience is consistent with Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam’s assessment of diversity in the contemporary classic, “Bowling Alone.” Even the most ethnomasochist white liberals(as well as some blacks!) aren’t stupid enough to walk around black neighborhoods at night and send their kids to predominantly black schools, if you look at their revealed preferences rather than listen to their phony idealistic catch phrases. When hordes of introspection lacking, feral blacks riot over one of their own being killed or hurt by police(often under ambiguous circumstances,) non-SJW whites aren’t thinking “Gee what can we do to understand blacks better or make them not want to act so angry?” Instead we’re thinking “Okay, I think I’m done with this diversity crap. Let them have their neighborhoods to themselves, and let’s put a stop to this before someday every major city looks like Mogadishu.”

Koreans taking a break from shopkeeping to enjoy the fruits of diversity during the LA riots.
Koreans taking a break from shopkeeping to enjoy the fruits of diversity during the LA riots.

After decades of being told diversity has been great for us, despite all the evidence being to the contrary(have Detroit, Oakland, Memphis, Gary, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Baltimore, Birmingham, etc. become better places to live since becoming majority black?) our antiquated, privileged, Generation X, Gobstopper fueled, 1980’s IBM supercomputer brains are beginning to learn the futility of playing the game at all, much like “Joshua” in the movie Wargames. We’ve been branded racist for life merely for being born white, and there’s nothing we can do except bend over and allow blacks to take charge and metaphorically screw us up the ass until they’re satisfied past injustices(real or imagined) have been redressed(though we are never precisely told when that will be or what specifically needs to happen.) With this being the “inevitable” future that social justice warriors believe we should embrace, is it any wonder Generation X whites are simply saying “Fuck it” and becoming openly racist? Without any significant defense representation against anti-whitism in the major political parties(John Boehner? I mean really…) former Alex P. Keaton, 80’s republican kids like me suddenly find ourselves flirting with cringeworthy elements of white nationalism…as it’s the only corner in the diversity maze left that isn’t openly hostile to whites. It seems we will have to be the ones to stand up for our people and attempt to preserve some recognizable semblance of the civilized, Heinleinian, space colonization bound world we grew up in.

"You don't want Salt Lake City to become as diverse as Oakland? What are you some kind of racist piece of shit?"
“You don’t want Salt Lake City to become as diverse as Oakland? What are you some kind of racist piece of shit?”

Next time some yuppie white SJW reptilian scum calls you a racist or tries to lecture you about “white privilege,” instead of cowardly pleading with them about you’re not some evil racist, and reaching for your dime store “I have a lot of black friends” amulet, just say “Yeah, so what if I’m racist? I’ve got some privilege for you to suck on.” If you haven’t yet, you should give it a try. It’s a liberating feeling I promise(making the statement I mean, not “sucking on my privilege.”) We have really reached a (less than) zero-sum game at this point with diversity. Not all blacks are criminals or bad people. Many of them are awesome and some are even more pro-white than most actual white people, but I’ve seen enough World Star videos and ridden the bus enough times to realize that living with large populations of blacks isn’t worth it on balance, and after the latest rounds of rioting and increasing instances blacks setting people on fire… it is an idea that in 2015 I am simply no longer interested in entertaining. If you don’t like it, feel free to find me a Delorean on Craigslist, call Doc Brown, and have him send me back to the comparatively sane world of 1985.