Skip to comments.In the Shadow of Leviathan: Americas' Arising Fear-Based Society
Posted on 10/23/2009 4:06:55 AM PDT by spirited irish
"Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for awhile...but sooner or later they were bound to get you." George Orwell, 1984
"The fact is we are witnessing an all-out drive to impose thought control that seeks to ban the ability---the right---to think or speak for one's self. Thinking is becoming a crime." (Globally Acceptable Truth and the Crime of Thinking, Tom DeWeese, Address to the 10th Annual Freedom 21 Conference, 10/16/09)
In an article entitled Dems Undermine Free Speech in Hate Crimes Ploy, the Washington Examiner exposes the insidious machinations of House statists in their determination to impose totalitarian hate crime laws upon the American people. Hate crime laws do much more than undermine free speech however, for in that what one says is the result of what first takes place in the mind, hate crime laws are mind-control devices. ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2361178/posts)
Hate crime laws are not just alien to Americas traditional Christian-based worldview, but in violent opposition to it. They are part of a program of psycho political terrorism utilized by Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, and the Bolsheviks after they seized control of Orthodox Christian Russia and put into practice long-term plans to abolish on a vast cultural scale every vestige of belief in the Biblical God, family, morality, private property, and other signs of "the capitalist petite Bourgeoisie." By way of various sadistically brutal forms of behavior modification, torture, psychotropic drug experimentation, re-education, and psychological terror tactics, Russians were terrorized into submission while Bolsheviks systematically stole their property, confiscated and perverted their children, desecrated and blasphemed churches, crucified thousands of nuns and priests, and in general, committed monstrous crimes against humanity which took the lives of sixty-million men, women, and children. For example:
About 200,000 clergy, many crucified, scalped and otherwise tortured, were killed during the approximately 60 years of communist rule in the former Soviet Union, a Russian commission reported this week. In addition, another 500,000 religious figures were persecuted and 40,000 churches destroyed in the period from 1922 to 1980, the report said. Half the countrys mosques and more than half the synagogues were also destroyedClergymen were crucified on churches holy gates, shot, scalped [and] strangled,said Alexander Yakovlev, head of the Commission for the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Political Repression. The commission prepared the report for Russian President Boris Yeltsin. I was especially shocked by accounts of priests turned into columns of ice in winter, Yakovlev said. It was total cruelty. (http://www.paulbogdanor.com/left.html)
Former red-diaper baby David Horowitz observes that it is,
"not for nothing that George Orwell had to invent terms like 'double-think' and 'double-speak' to describe the universe totalitarians created."
Though publicly they describe themselves as scientific, forward-thinking, enlightened, and progressive, they are in reality, notes Horowitz,
"...religious fanatics who regard their opponents as sinners and miscreants and agents of civil darkness...when they engage an opponent it is rarely to examine and refute his argument but rather to destroy the bearer of the argument and remove him from the plan of battle." (The Surreal World of the Progressive Left, David Horowitz, FrontPageMagazine.com, 1/25/2008)
Over the course of the twentieth century, progressive religious fanatics---or in Dostoevsky's words, devilish Gnostic irreligionists---murdered anywhere between 100,000,000-200,000,000 "sinners and miscreants and agents of civil darkness."
Totalitarian Bolshevism can be understood as an umbrella under which shelters Marxist-socialism, Darwinian scientism, progressivism, positivist materialism, sex-positivism, rationalism, idealism, feminism, atheism, occultism, empiricism, relativism, and nihilism. These cancerous ideological 'isms' emerged mainly out of Enlightenment France and Germany, spawning both Marxist-socialism and Hitlers National Socialism and today, continue to spread and secrete yet more toxic cells: heterosexism, normativism, sexism, and ageism, among others.
Whereas twentieth century's Big Brother touted himself as positivist, materialist, atheist, and 'red,' today's Big Brother is decidedly 'green,' says Steve Milloy in his book, "Green Hell." Yesterdays' isms' have reshaped themselves into yet another apocalyptic, messianic, utopian- globalism, one that is blatantly spiritual and occult, pantheistic, politically correct, and in exclusive globalist salons, brazenly Luciferian.
"Without a doubt, President Obama is a true believer in the green cause. Viewing our current living standards as excessive and immoral, he's determined to downsize our lifestyles---for the good of the planet...If the greens succeed, we will see their vision for our future implemented with staggering speed. By the time you finish this book you may well be appalled by that vision, but you may also find yourself in awe of the sheer totality of the green's agenda and their single-minded determination to achieve it." (Green Hell, Steve Milloy, pp. 6-7)
As Fyodor Dostoevsky astutely observed, Progressive religious fanaticism is at bottom, the creature in rebellion against the Creator, His creation, immutable truths, and moral absolutes. Hence it is rebellion against the very idea of normal, says David Horowitz:
"the enemy is no longer a ruling class, a hegemonic race or even a dominant gender. Instead it is the sexual order of nature itself. Oppression lies in the very idea of the normal, the order that divides humanity into two sexes. Instead of a classless society as the redemptive future, queer theorists envisage a gender free world." (quote from "Are Evangelical Churches Drifting Left?" Barbara Sowell, http://faultlineusa.blogspot.com/)
In sum, it is little 'g' godmen, their pride swollen to satanic proportions, usurping the throne of the Creator in order to correct His mistakes.
From Karl Marx, who declared that he would walk triumphantly like a god through the ruins of the old Christian-based order to todays elite insider transnational Progressive green-spiritual globalists, all have or are proclaiming their godhood, like Barbara Marx Hubbard for example:
We are immortal We can create new life forms and new worlds. We are gods! a revelation channeled from her spirit guide Christ to Barbara Marx Hubbard, influential transnational green Progressive, one of the directors of the World Future Society along with Robert McNamara and scholars from Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland. (False Dawn, Lee Penn, pp. 316, 326)
Fueled by satanic pride, Bakuninone of Karl Marxs partners in the First Internationaldescribed the emancipation of man and destruction of the old order in these words:
The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority, revolt in which we see the fecund germ of all human emancipations, the revolution. Socialists recognize each other by the words, In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done. Satan (is) the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds (he) emancipates (and) stamps upon his brow the seal of liberty in urging (man)to disobey and eat of the fruit of knowledge. In this revolution we will have to awaken the Devil in the people, to stir up the basest passions. Our mission is to destroy, not to edify. The passion of destruction is a creative passion.
Considered by many to be the 19th centurys greatest apocalyptic prophet, Fyodor Dostoevsky defined the conjoined isms and their ultimate program of the destruction of everything as the politics of apocalypsein other words, the politics of catastrophic death and destruction. This is made clear by Karl Marx in his poem, Human Pride:
With disdain I will throw my gauntlet/ Full in the face of the world/ And see the collapse of this pygmy giant/ Whose fall will not stifle my ardour/ Then will I wander godlike and victorious/ Through the ruins of the world/ And, giving my words an active voice/ I will feel equal to the Creator.
In another piece Marx made his demonically-fueled hatred of the world and his death-wishing toward its people even more clear:
A silent, unavoidable revolution is taking place in society, a revolution that cares as little about the human lives it destroys as an earthquake cares about the houses it ravages. Classes and races that are too weak to dominate the new conditions of existence will be defeated. (Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 42)
During his commencement address at Harvard in the 1970s, Alexander Solzhenitsyn raised the alarm when he warned that America was already tilting towards evil. Americansspecifically the ruling class and intelligentsia have forgotten God said Solzhenitsyn, and embraced instead, scientistic-socialism .the politics of destruction. America is on the same highway to hell taken previously by the Russians, warned Solzhenitsyn.
Also raising the alarm is Natan Sharansky,a dissident in the former Marxist-socialist Soviet Union. Sharansky describes the Soviet Union as a tyranny where,
there were no dissidents (because) they were simply killed immediately. Under the terrorist-tactics of hate crime laws, speech codes, and other mind-control tactics, everyone became double thinkers. To outside observers notes Sharansky, double thinkers appear as true believers: everybody says the same thing, everybody votes the same way, everybody speaks with passion. But it is an illusion caused by fear of speaking the truth. These people, he noted, live with self-censorship throughout their lives. Since the regime demands loyalty right from childhood, many dont even notice. They just automatically control how they express themselves. But when a fear society disappears or becomes weak, people suddenly start saying what they feel, Sharansky commented, and Its such a big relief.
To determine if a society is fear-based, Sharansky applies what he defines as the town square test. In this test, if you,
can go to the center of town and publicly express your views without being punished, you have a free society even though that society may not be just. However, if you are punished for your views you live in a fear society,said Sharansky. In such societies there are always three types of population: True believers, who accept the ideology dissidents, who take risks to speak publicly; and double thinkers, who have doubts or disagreements about the official ideology but are afraid to express them publicly. In conclusion, Sharansky comments that the level of dissidence is always a function of how tough the regime is. (The Power of Freedom, published in The American Enterprise, Apr/May 2005, pp. 38-39)
Measured by Sharanskys' town-square test we can see that America is quickly descending into a fear-based society. As her freedom-producing Christian-based worldview fades while simultaneously replaced by green-progressive totalitarianism, the three types of population described by Sharansky come into focus. In general, Progressive Liberals are the true believers. Rabid zealots, brazen liars, rebels against all authority, they freely destroy, transgress, scoff, demean, blaspheme, demonize, and otherwise psychologically terrorize the large body of fearful double thinkers.
More than fifty years ago, Conservative poet and journalist Anthony Harrigan foresaw the rise of this generations' destructive true believers. Observing that a 'process of decay' was being fostered by a modernist orthodoxy fueled by immorality, Harrigan presciently noted that:
"Modernists are determined to force acceptance of pornography as medical science, filth as artistic realism, and abnormality as a mere difference of opinion...Though the life of the country is basically decent, Americans are in the hands of a cultural ruling class, having led to destruction the humane elements in our civilization, is conducting us to ruin." For what cause? To raise up a revolutionary army of "liberal-bred" barbarians "motivated by a destructive impulse" and unchecked by "traditional values and restraints." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement of America, George H. Nash, p. 40)
With the 'cultural ruling class' seen as The Ministry of Truth, Orwell describes the diabolical 'process of decay' fostered by them:
"There was a whole chain of...departments dealing with proletarian literature....Here was produced rubbishy newspapers, containing almost nothing except sport, crime, astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, and films oozing with sex. The rubbishy entertainment and spurious news...was referred to as prolefeed." (1984)
Protecting and fomenting the destruction of America is a vast matrix of interconnected front groups, activist organizations, and phony civil rights defenders such as the ACLU, the most infamous terroristic enforcer of politically correct true belief. (See matrix here: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/)
All around the outside edges are the dissidents, for example, the Conservative blog-o-sphere, Tea Partiers, Minutemen, political leaders like Jim DeMint and Randy Forbes, and a variety of Conservative organizations and civil rights defenders such as the Alliance Defense Fund.
Supremely immoral, reeking of perversity, a double-speaking transnational green-progressive leviathan is moving with crushing force across our nation, fostering obscenity and blasphemy, instilling fear and confusion into the hearts of Americans and stifling individual liberty while it perverts Americas' youth, imposes mind-control and relentlessly destroys the spiritual foundations of Americas traditional Christian-based order. Its' devilish tactics come into focus in the following examples:
1. Cultural Marxism: the politics of rebellion, perversity, and nihilism fueled by satanic pride.
2. Multiculturalism: the insidious destruction of Americas traditional culture by way of elevating all other cultures in the name of politically correct tolerance.
3. Political correctness, speech codes, and hate crime laws: a psychic-cage for the soul/mind of traditional-values Americans.
4. Gay rights/gay marriage: rebellion against the idea of normal.
5. Sex education: called sex pol by Marxist-socialists, its purpose is the subversion and perversion of our youth, the awakening of the Devil, as Bakunin said. (Read: The Gay-Straight Alliance and the Quiet Revolution, http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/The%20Gay%20Straight%20Alliance%20and%20the.html)
6. Social justice: the hammering down of everything good, everything excellent, everything normal, everything true into the perversely foul mud of demonic nothingness.
7. Critical theory: the mindless vomiting out of the acid of destructive criticism upon everything good, true, excellent, normal, and traditional.
8. Redistributive Justice: the evisceration of our standard of living and individual liberties in order to 'save the planet'---in other words, death and slavery on behalf of Gaia.
9. Sustainability: Extreme population control and theft of private property to achieve the 'new' communism--communitarianism.
10. Religious Pluralism: the erasure of America's founding Christian-based worldview by way of elevating Wicca, animism, Islam, New Age occult spirituality, Buddhism, shamanism, and atheism in the name of politically correct tolerance and diversity.
Death of Freedom
In an article entitled,"American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper," author Stanislav Mishin notes that, "on and off for the past century," Americans have been stealthily prepared to accept totalitarianism, and with the election of Barack Obama,
"It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple..."
"The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia," notes Mishin, "and a bloody test it was."
Who financed the bloody test? "Wall Street," says Mishin.
In his book "The Naked Capitalist," W. Cleon Skousen exposes the unholy alliance of bankers and capitalists collectively defined as "Wall Street" by Mishin.
Skousen verifies his findings through the writings of Dr. Carroll Quigley, both a professor of history at the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University and mentor to Bill Clinton. In his opus, "Tragedy and Hope," Quigley deliberately reveals one of the worlds' best kept secrets: the existence of a gigantic leviathan of political and economic power poised to seize control of the planet.
The gargantuan power complex says Quigley, has been--right from the start---controlling Marxist-Communist-Socialist groups,
"...the power that...Left-wingers exercised was never their own power or communist power but...the power of the international financial coterie." (p. 954, Tragedy and Hope)
Why did Quigley expose the existence of the global financial coterie? Because he says, it is now too late for the little people to turn the tide. He urges them to not fight the noose which is already around their necks, for they will only hang themselves.
"On the other hand, those who go along with the immense pressure which is beginning to be felt by all humanity will eventually find themselves in a man-made millennium of peace and prosperity." (The Naked Capitalist, Skousen, pp. 4-6) See funders here: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/guideDesc.asp?type=funder
'Elite' transnational progressive Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and former Chancellor of the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica speaks of the fate that will befall the politically incorrect:
"...all those who hold contrary beliefs" to politically correct thought favored for the "next phase of evolution" will "disappear." A hellish fate awaits all who resist political and spiritual globalization, "..those who criticize the UN are anti-evolutionary, blind, self-serving people. Their souls will be parked in a special corral of the universe for having been retarding forces, true aberrations in the evolution and ascent of humanity." (False Dawn, Lee Penn, p. 133)
In other words, the 'chosen ones' are evolving into gods and hell awaits all 'selfish' ones who stand in the way! "....and you will be like God..." (Genesis 31-7)
The lessons learned from the Russian experiment says Mishin,
"were taken and used properly to prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters."
Among the lessons applied by The Ministry of Truth to Americans,
"First the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education..." then,said Mishin, "their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of (them) were for the most part little more than Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more than happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the 'winning' side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another."
In conclusion Mishin writes,
"The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker." (American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper, Stanislav Mishin, Pravda.Ru)
Warnings from the Wise and the Valiant....
"... when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams, Founding Father
"It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." - Patrick Henry, Founding Father
"Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them." -- Samuel F.B. Morse, the son of educator Jedediah Morse, known as "Father of American Geography."
"...the events of the Russian Revolution can only be understood now, at the end of the century...What emerges here is a process of universal significance. And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century...I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God." (Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Amerika: Godlessness, the First Step to the Gulag, from Russia with Love, Joe Clarke, Jul. 8, 2009)
...the Self-Sacrificially Courageous
"Death is more eligible than slavery. A free-born people are not required by the religion of Jesus Christ to submit to tyranny, but may make use of such power as God has given them to recover and support their liberties..." The men of Marlborough, Massachusetts who took part in the Boston Tea Party
....and regarding the imposition of hate crime laws, the Prophetic
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." ---George Washington
copyright Linda Kimball 2009
Linda Kimball writes on culture, politics, and worldview
Founders quotes: http://www.earstohear.net/Separation/warnings.html Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand
Thought provoking ping.
Most interesting. Thank you for posting it.
My a**!!! And pigs can fly!!!
Amazingly informative post, spirited irish. Don't you just love the anarchist, Bakunin? I'll be back for more in a bit.
That’s a hell of a piece.
Flipping into semi-intellectual mode to re-read it carefully.
The Devil, Satan, is not only the Father of Lies; he is the Father of Nihilism and its bastard child, Anarchy; and Mikhail Bakunin (18141876) is his Prophet, Paraclete, and John the Baptist all rolled into one. As the above lines ought to make clear to any sensitive reader.
Bakunin explains himself: Let us trust the eternal spirit that destroys and annihilates only because it is the unfathomable and eternally creative source of all life. The joyful passion (Lust) of destruction is a creative passion.
What is the purpose of this transmogification of reality by means of satanic destruction of it? And what is to be the efficient cause of this destruction? Why, it is to be the poor class, from which, in Bakinins theory, the identification of whose freedom and necessity is necessary to the construction of the new world to come:
At present, this poor class is condemned to factual slavery through its ignorance and lack of property. This class, which is the real people, becomes menacing and begins to demand the enjoyment of the rights that everybody grants it theoretically. The social preconditions are growing for the realization of the new realm through direct action in which human freedom finds its identity not with Gods necessity, but with the material power that can be supplied by an enraged mass of people. Such action cannot form the soul but will be directed against the present political institutions as the vessels of the old spirit. No compromise is possible with them. The revolutionary propaganda is in its deepest nature the negation of the existing conditions of government; for in its innermost nature it has no other program than the destruction of what exists. And how could possibly that whose whole life is destruction come to an external compromise with that which, according to its innermost nature, it must destroy? [Eric Vöegelin, History of Political Ideas, Volume VIII: Crisis and the Apocalypse of Man, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1999, p. 2567]As Vöegelin observed, Bakunins
revolutionary politics is eschatological in nature; it belongs to the type of speculations on the Third Realm that we find established in the medieval sectarian movements. Within this general type, it belongs to the variety of activist mysticism that produces Paracletes as the founders of the Realm of the Spirit. Within the activist type, it must be distinguished from the genuine, Christian Paracletic type (as instanced by Jan van Leyden) through the humanization and immanentization of the spirit. Bakunin is not a Paraclete in whom the logos has become flesh; all traces of Christian transcendentalism are gone. His spirit is immanent to history and to man who makes history . Not the spirit of God, but the spirit of man, and quite specifically the spirit of Bakunin, will bring salvation in immanent historical action. In this respect, the eschatological politics of Bakunin is closely related to the Apocalypse of Man that we have studied in detail in the case of Comte. These determinations enable us, finally, to isolate the elements in Bakunins ideas that are specifically his own; we find them (1) in the radical absence of a positive idea of order, (2) in the identification of freedom with the joyful passion of destruction, which in Bakunins existence seems to be as much the cause for the absence of an idea of order as its consequence; and (3) in the discovery of the masses, as the historical agent that will provide the brute force for the work of destruction. [Ibid, p. 258.]I have the strangest feeling that Bukanins ideology of mass creative destruction is widely embraced by the population of experts now constituting the so-called Obama Administration, particularly among the constitutionally-unaccountable czars, which are proliferating like weeds in the garden these days .
The new factor that becomes manifest in Bakunin is the contraction of existence into a spiritual will to destroy, without the guidance of a spiritual will to order. This new absoluteness of evil, however, is not introduced into the situation by the revolutionary; it is the reflex of the actual despiritualization of the society from which the revolutionary emerges. The revolutionary crisis of our age is distinguished from earlier revolutions by the fact that the spiritual substance of Western society has run to the vanishing point, and the vacuum does not show any signs of refilling it from new sources.
We can also draw close ties between Bakunins ideology with the phenomenon of global terrorism:
[A]ll traditional or futuristic scaffolds [of the Judeo-Christian-Classical West] are consumed by the lust of destruction: the past must be destroyed to its roots, and the future must not even be imagined by men who still are tainted by the past. The work of destruction is the work of a sacrificial generation between the ages; the revolutionaries can do nothing but destroy; the building of a young and glorious world in which all present dissonances will be dissolved in harmonious unity must be left to those who come after [them]. [Ibid., p. 251, itals added for emphasis.]A suicide bomber could not find a better justification for his act than this. And evidently doesnt even try.
Just doing some wool-gathering here, I expect. FWIW.
Thank you so very much, spirited irish, for posting this outstanding article!
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A very good read to further understand what we are up against. Their world view, goals, mentality and tactics.
You can always freepmail me with these articles if I don’t see them. I’ve been on and off FR for a while but seems as though I’ll be able to be more “on” than off for a while.
Things are getting intense, aren’t they! Great article.
We are headed for a long dark night I'm afraid. The US is going the way of all Republics, and we will soon have a tyranny.
As for the fear based society, we are already there. The bands are just starting to tighten a little more.
See you in the catacombs, or the camps.
Thanks for the ping!
Thank you oh so very much for your insights, dearest sister in Christ!
It is really amazing, what’s going on.
I am nothing and nobody, but I think we are in a heaing crisis. I don’t think the end of the show is “them” winning. No, I don’t.
snip: It is not about different and equally valid world views or opinions, it is about Light and Dark, Good and Evil, Truth and Illusion
Spirited: To the point and succinctly stated. Those who cannot see the gathering forces of evil moving freely about the world are completely blind.
“What is the purpose of this transmogification of reality by means of satanic destruction of it?”
Spirited: Dostoevsky’s conclusion: Dionysian despair motivated by massively inflated Pride of Mind, of Eye and of Flesh that says to our Lord: It is You Who are the cause of evil (our sufferings).
Indeed. Unfortunately, this pathology seems to be gathering steam....
I almost piled on with a bunch of selections from Robert Musil's The Man without Qualities, which gives many examples of the type of spiritual sickness pioneered and exemplified by Bakunin. Bakunin was a prophet of his age; from him one goes in a straight line to Lenin and Stalin. One imagines such predators cannot exist unless the spiritual condition of their intended victims is utterly depleted....
Thank you ever so much for writing, dearest sister in Christ!
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Very interesting observation, spirited!
Sticking with symbolic language here: Dionysus (Bacchus) is the god of disorder, of frenzy, of insanity, of "ritual madness." He cannot maintain order in himself, for he is fated to be ritually torn apart by the maenads (the [female] "raving ones") in their religious celebrations of the god.
The "foil" (i.e., the "opposite number") of the god Dionysus would be the god Apollo who, as the god of reason, is a god of order.
The thought strikes me that it is the lot of the human being to live in the dynamic "tensional field" established by the "poles" of these two gods. I.e., human existence is conducted "in between" the "pole" of Dionysus and the "pole" of Apollo, in between chaos and order.
Take this insight into the human person and extrapolate it to social dimension, and you can see that the entire society conducts its life in the same DionysianApollonian tensional field. And these days, it seems the emphasis has clearly shifted toward the Dionysian "pole." That is, to disorder.
snip: “Take this insight into the human person and extrapolate it to social dimension, and you can see that the entire society conducts its life in the same DionysianApollonian tensional field. And these days, it seems the emphasis has clearly shifted toward the Dionysian “pole.” That is, to disorder.”
John of Damascene pointed to the pre-flood world as the birthplace of Gnosticism. Gnosticism he said, arose out of the barbarianism of the pre-flood world. Barbarianism in the sense of which John speaks of it means: every man did what was right in his own eyes. And in the background were demons, under whose influence were all men except a remnant.
Was it merely coincidence that Nietzsche foretold the coming of amoral ‘supermen’ who would stand beyond good and evil or did his prophecy have the same source as his Thus Spake Zarathustra? In that Zarathustra is now known to have been the product of two ‘mystical encounters’ had by Nietzsche, my money is on the same mystical encounter as the source for his prophecy.
Nietzsche’s superman prophecy bears an eerie similarity to predictions made by Ascended Master DK in what he called The Plan for the restarting of the cosmic battle that began in the pre-flood world.
During the 1940s DK made use of Alice Baily in the same way that Nietzsche’s ‘guide’ made use of him and the same way Maitreya makes use of Benjamin Creme (and others) and Barbara Marx Hubbards’ spirit master “christ’ makes use of her. Over a period of 7 years, a nameless unseen entity used an atheist Jewish woman to write down A Course In Miracles, which today Oprah Winfrey obligingly broadcasts the teachings of on her show and radio program to millions of gullible people. Once we begin digging into this sort of thing, what comes to light is mind-boggling.
What did DK prophecy? In part, that between 10-20% of the world’s population would become completely possessed, and that through them, the “Father of Disorder, Lies, Nihilism, Anarchy” (etc)would arrive and the final destruction of the old order would take place. In other words, as it was in the beginning, so it would be again.
Dostoevsky foresaw this as well. And when he spoke of men like Marx, Nechaeyev,Bakunin, et al, it was in this way: ‘they were possessed but did not realize it until it was too late.’ The ‘isms’ said Dostoevsky, were demons, hence those who took the ‘isms’ into their minds-souls were ‘eaten by the ideas.’
As you astutely pointed out betty, the pole shifts ever more toward disorder, and no wonder, given the enormous increase in demonic activity. Solzhenitsyn saw it, so do many others.
That seems to be the main motif of "our age," dear spirited irish!
Back in in 1978, Solzhenitsyn gave his world-famous address to Harvard. At that time, I was working on the other side of the river Charles; but I swear, I could hear the cries of pain and howling dissension emanating from that august community, on that occasion. They were howling like "stuck pigs." And I could hear it, literally, from as far away as Chestnut Hill....
Gurus who profit from social disorder and work themselves up to a fever pitch to "instantiate it" into the public body have no use for a Solzhenitsyn. For Solzhenitsyn is a man of order.
They, of course, were the would-be "supermen" of their time. They didn't like the way Solzhenitsyn cut them down into the fatuity and petty arrogance of their "world-beater" prescriptions for the future of humanity under their expert "guidance."
From my seat in Chestnut Hill, it sounded a good deal like the rending of Dionysus by the menaeids....
I think “demon” fits, as described below:
“Those who are demoniac do not know what to be done and what is not to done. Neither cleaniness nor proper behavior nor truth is found in them.
They say that this world is unreal, that there is no foundation and that there is no God in control. It is produced of sex desire, and has no cause other than lust. [Note: “survival of the fittest”.]
Following such conclusions, the demoniac, who are lost to themselves and who have no intelligence, engage in horrible, unbeneficial works meant to destroy the world.
The demonic, taking shelter of insatiable lust, pride and false prestige, and being thus illusioned, are always sworn to unclean work, attracted by the impermanent.
They believe that to gratify the senses unto the end of life is the prime necessity of human civilization. Thus there is no end to their anxiety. Being bound by hundreds and thousands of desires, by lust and anger, they secure money by illegal means for sense gratification.
Bewildered by false ego, strength, pride, lust and anger, the demon becomes envious of the Supreme Lord, who is situation in his own body and in the bodies of others, and blasphemes against the real religion. [Note: being situated as the divine witness in every living being’s heart.]
There are three gates leading to this hell - lust, anger, and greed. Every sane man should give these up, for they lead to the degradation of the soul.”
(Some verses from Chapter 16, The Divine and Demoniac Natures, of the Bhagavad Gita.)
How very interesting! The Bhagavad Gita’s definition closely parallel’s ancient Christian scholars definition of Gnostics, and of their malignant envy of God.
Read “Demonic Nothingness: Liberalism’s Eternal Equality in Hell” and see what I mean.
Ooops! I forgot the link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2331112/posts
Thank you, I will read it.
Eternal truth is eternal truth. It is true for everyone, for all time.
When people think there is no eternal truth, they invent their own, and believe it with just as much fervor as though it were real.
Hmm, I will check and see if it got pinged out.
And I very strongly agree with the pre-flood insights. Very little is recorded in the Torah (Genesis 6) - just an outline of the circumstances that preceded judgment.
To sum up the pseudepigrapha insight: the angels who bred with human women were on assignment to watch after Adamic men who had been banished to mortality (Genesis 3.) Instead, those angels corrupted Adamic men with forbidden knowledge and produced evil giants by breeding with the women. As part of the flood judgment, the errant angels were placed in bondage/darkness for final judgment in the end of days.
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; - 2 Peter 2:4-5
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation.
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. - 2 Peter 3:3-7
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; - I Timothy 4:1
“Since demonic chaos preceded the judgment by flood, it seems perfectly reasonable to me that demonic chaos shall precede the judgment by fire.”
Spirited: Yes indeed. And in these last days of enormous increases in ‘knowledge,’ consider that not only do we now possess the ‘knowledge’ to destroy ourselves by nuclear-’fire’ but that the ‘green occult spiritists’ behind the arising NWO are determined to become the sole-possessors of that ‘fire.’
Thank you so much for sharing your insights, dear spirited irish!
Linking threads-—thread below based on same article
Thanks for the link!