Ask the average English speaker what vert means and they will offer one of the following as answers:
1. French for the color green.
2. American slang for an automobile with a retractable roof.
3. I dunno!
Ask the average demon, and it will immediately identify vert as the Latin root for turn. The answer will come quickly, without a second’s hesitation. Most demons will point out the root vers also means the same because demons welcome every chance to prove how clever they are.
Demons are old hands in the realm of vert/vers. They have crafted turning into a devilish art - it's a finely tuned skill they have mastered over the ages. At a fundamental level, it forms the foundation of their existence, and is the ultimate expression of their being. Even the most cursory glance at how demons employ the trick of the turn reveals this to be true.
The overarching demonic goal is to pervert; to cause Men to turn away from Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Virtue. One tactic inherent in this objective is to pervert Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Virtue through corruption, debasement, or improper use.
Should demons fail to debase the transcendentals, they eagerly work to invert them by depicting Truth as lies, Beauty as ugliness, Goodness as evil, and Virtue as vice. This inversion often succeeds, and whenever it does, demons happily welcome converts into the fold.
Demons utilize these persuaded, induced, and changed individuals to subvert the vestiges of proper authority. The converted are supplied shovels and pickaxes, and they are persuaded to dig up the foundations of Reality, firm in the conviction that the fabric of Reality itself can indeed be undermined. The converts go on to establish massive bureaucracies whose sole purpose is to imprison bodies while the demons continue the effort to corrupt and damn souls.
Being narcissistic in nature, demons seek eyes to advert. They desire all attention be turned to vice. Consequently, they create and maintain an enormous yet oddly formless media network to advertise and amplify corruption. If advertisements prove ineffective, demons will use the media to divert and distract through endless parades of amusements and entertainments.
Should stronger measures be required, demons will ceremoniously use the media to controvert and openly voice opposition against all who dare to question or refuse to submit. The demons lash out most harshly at those who avert their eyes and turn away because nothing in this world is more insulting to a demon than open aversion to the demonic.
The constant and relentless turning and churning of demonic bureaucracies and media is purposefully vertiginous. A mere hour or two spent in the grips of either or both is enough to dizzy even the most levelheaded among us. Demons invest a considerable amount of time and energy into making vertigo the default psychological state of the world.
Sadly, most people end up welcoming and, eventually, embracing this dazed, distracted, dumb existence. Oddly enough, few of them will experience any sense of loss, for the demons shall praise them for their moral versatility and claim the acceptance of all diversions as the new religion of diversity.
Yet, the turning tactics demons employ occasionally fail. Some of the converted reconvert and return to their former states. Others attempt to revert, to go back to Tradition, only to discover the Tradition they seek no longer exists. Those who have never converted at all stand as defiant examples. They attempt to show the world that the demons’ rise is merely the obverse of Man’s fall, and that there is nothing accidental or inadvertent about the turning games that demons play.
This raises a question. How should we live if we choose to resist demons and their turning games? To challenge the demons, I propose the following - we must learn to play a few turning games ourselves.
The first requirement is a strong line of vertebrae; a strengthening of the backbone. Turning games are difficult. They are filled with adversity, and for the spineless, they offer little reprieve.
Once we have found our spines, we must reject the demonic claim that all is controvertible and make our way back to the realm of the incontrovertible. We must recognize and sing praises to the unassailable, incontestable, and undeniable existence of Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Virtue.
The re-establishment of the incontrovertible opens the possibility to turn our attention back toward higher things and establish thinking that emenates from the vertex of Being.
Once this has occurred, we may begin to converse with God again. And when we address the world, we must animadvert against the demons and all the evil they unleash upon the world through their relentless turning games.
Note: I welcome the addition of any demonic vert/vers turning games I may have overlooked.