Now, if you're unfamiliar with the Alt-Right internet culture, I will have to tell you about two words: Pepe and Kek.
Pepe is a sort of frog mascot that winks his eye at you as we all watch Hillary Clinton stumble into her wheelchair-accessible van.
"Kek" is an expression that Alt-Right people will sometimes type out in comment boxes. It's sort of like a defying laugh. It means "I'm laughing out loud," yet in a subversive way. "Kek!" is a very common expression in Alt-Right circles. Whenever someone on the Alt-Right celebrates with "Kek!" or flashes Pepe's face, they are taking pleasure in the darkness and chaos that is being created by the Left's feckless insanity as the world burns. And, I daresay, it is all akin to a phenomenon I've applied to myself, which I call Level Jonah.
|Heqet, a hermaphrodite fertility god, closely tied to the Ogdoad god, Kek. |
Kek is a symbol of darkness and impending life.
The best written article that speculates upon this mysterious and ancient-to-modernity convergence is titled: The Truth About Pepe The Frog And The Cult Of Kek. In it, the writer states:
Pepe the Frog isn’t a harmless meme propagated by teenagers on the internet. Pepe the Frog is, in fact, the modern-day avatar of an ancient Egyptian deity accidentally resurrected by online imageboard culture.
The writer goes on to quote Wikipedia about who the god, Kek, is:
Kuk (also spelled as Kek or Keku) is the deification of the primordial concept of darkness in ancient Egyptian religion…
…Like all four dualistic concepts in the Ogdoad, Kuk’s male form was depicted as a frog, or as a frog-headed man, and the female form as a snake, or a snake-headed woman. As a symbol of darkness, Kuk also represented obscurity and the unknown, and thus chaos. Also, Kuk was seen as that which occurred before light, thus was known as the bringer-in of light.
It all seems ominous if you are a spiritual person. As a Traditionalist Catholic who cherishes the mystical aspects of God, I'm sort of quick to catch on to various underlying preternatural flavors of spirits that drift around in the present day.
However, another man who's out there with a net, seeking to catch a small part of the zeitgeist--so that he can give it a thorough examination--is Davis Aurini. At the beginning of last week, Aurini posted a video, titled Pepe, Kek, and the Rise of an Elder God. Throughout the summer, Aurini has mentioned his reservations about the Alt-Right movement that we've all been witnessing and participating in. And in this video, he takes a specific and cautious look at the Pepe phenomenon. I highly recommend you first read the article that I discussed, and then check out Aurini's video/podcast:
Shortly after Aurini made his video about Pepe and Kek, I got to listen live and even comment on The Bechtloff's Saturday Night Livestream. (A rare treat for me.) For the first 45+ minutes, A vlogger on the show named Undertow just tried to tear Aurini apart for his Pepe podcast. He ridiculed it. Undertow said the following:
Davis, I don't wanna sound like I'm goin' after you when you're not here to defend yourself. So I'm just gonna be brief. Your video about Kek was so fucking autistic...Davis, Kek is not a literal sentient entity.
Undertow mentioned that he regularly does videos, and I'll be curious to check in on them soon. However, I do not think that he and Aurini's critics on this topic are able to grasp what Aurini is getting at.
Now, as Aurini was discussing Pepe and Kek in his video, the immediate thing that came to my mind was Jahbulon, a creature that is sort of the pinnacle of Freemasonic symbolism, and it is sort of the ultimate "deity" that the Masons seek to pay homage to.
Aurini felt compelled enough to expand upon Pepe and Kek in a second video: Kek Pt 2: Demons, Metaphor, and Precision
Davis Aurini is not alone in this ongoing discussion. Others in our online Alt-Right circles are taking some notice of this phenomenon, and a part of us are curious as to whether or not there is some kind of a diabolic zeitgiest that is, unbeknownst to us, leading us in our advance against Western Liberalism.
Sure, for now the Pepe/Kek theme is a fun banner to wave about as we charge at our enemies on the Left. But could we be caught up in something unwholesome? Could it be that we are indeliberately feeding some sort of a--dare I say--invisible and malicious power? Is Pepe some sort of hypersigil that the followers on the Alt-Right are feeding into, and it's fueling some unknown spirit?
After delving into this subtopic, I found a fascinating video on Red Ice Radio that discusses the Pepe theme in light of modern occult trends. I highly recommend it as an afterward to Davis Aurini's videos.
|Jahbulon, deity for high-level Freemasons|
With all of this being said, I have to ask myself, is my Level Jonah of the same spirit as the Cult of Kek? Are we falling into a trap set for us by devils? Tonight, I am unsure.