In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, James Taranto describes the growing bloodlust of the progressive left:
" America's liberal left is preoccupied with salacious fantasies of political violence. These take two forms: dreams of leftist insurrection, and nightmares of reactionary bloodshed."
Taranto goes on to report that a sympathetic mainstream media suppresses and/or whitewashes the former type of fantasy while treating the latter as if it reflects reality. (The Politics of Bloodlust, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 27, 2011)
There are five things we must understand about the West's Progressive Liberal "elite" if we are to make sense of their obvious imbecility, depravity and evil fantasies:
First, they are malignant narcissists who worship themselves as gods . As gods they deny their own proclivity for evil. The delusional self-conception they hold of themselves is of faultlessness and/or moral purity as befits gods. In short, Progressive "elites" are haters of God the Father. They are:
"...lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient...ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God..." 2 Tim. 3:2
Second, God the Father Almighty is dead in their hearts....as dead as their love of truth... and as dead as their individual consciences, or nearly so. When these materialized souls speak of a god, it is a dead god---a god of forces. And when they profess themselves to be speakers of truth they lie, for their words have no fixed meaning.
Third, progressivism is neo-pagan monism. Monism is held in common by materialism, pantheism, and spiritualism and dates back to pagan antiquity and was or is taught by all non-biblical thought systems from Buddhism to Epicureanism, Gnosticism and today's New Age Cosmic Humanism.
Monism teaches that all that exists is "one self-creating, self-sufficient substance" which may be impersonal, unknowing divine spirit or Christ-consciousness (pantheism) or spiritless substance (materialism). Within this framework, all things are merely diverse parts of the one-substance.
Monism's greatest appeal lies in the fact that it conceptually erases the vast fixed-gulf between the supernatural God the Father Almighty and the natural dimension and man. In other words, Monism imaginatively dissolves the supernatural personal Creator into the natural dimension, thereby bringing heaven to earth and allowing man to divinize himself. Rousas Rushdoony explains:
"... much... is known of the concept of divine kingship, the king as god, and the god as king, as the divine-human link between heaven and earth. The god-king represented man on a higher (evolved, naturally selected) scale, man ascended, and the worship of such a god....was the assertion of the continuity of heaven and earth. It was the belief that all being was one being (materialist-pantheist monism), and the god therefore was an ascended man on that scale of being. The power manifested in the political order was thus a manifestation or apprehension and seizure of divine power (through the conceptual murder of God). It represented the triumph of a man (i.e., Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Freud, Lenin and Hitler) and of his people (i.e., Bolsheviks, Marxists, National Socialists)." (Rise of the Modern Moloch State---Global Spiritual Communism, emphasis added)
Fourth, Progressive "elites" are envy-bitten hypocrites who project their own wickedness onto others, that is, onto scapegoats who they daily crucify...psychologically abuse. The abuse takes many forms:
Character assassination, baseless charges of hate, bigotry, fascism, and insanity. Malignant backbiting, merciless ridicule, and malicious accusations aimed at producing a false sense of guilt that can be manipulated for the empowerment of the envious.
These and other evil tactics have been systematized by the evil as mind-control, brainwashing techniques, and psycho politics and utilized today to manipulate unsuspecting Americans.
Fifth, Progressive "elites" are nihilists. Their souls are materialized (turned inward), thus they are prisoners of their own cosmically-inflated egos, out-of-control envy, lusts, perversions, greed, gluttony, and wrath as well as of afflictions of the mind---paranoia, fear of the void, anxiety dreams, evil fantasies, and peculiar ideas.
Believing in nothing higher than "self," they therefore know only envy, greed, hatred, vengeance, and violence. Their consciences are depraved and their reason has degenerated into sophistry. They are revolutionaries of the void.
The Evil as Gods
"Pride is the beginning of all sin...for it was (pride) that overthrew the devil, from whom arose the origin of sin, and who, through...envy, overturned (man)...For the serpent, seeking a way to enter...sought the door of pride, when he declared, "You shall be as gods." That is why it is written, "Pride is the beginning of all sin," and "The beginning of the pride of man is to fall away from God." ("On Nature and Grace 29:33," Augustine)
While most Americans pray to God the Father Almighty Who created all men in His spiritual image, Americas' Progressive god-men:
"...prays to themselves as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image," observes Angelo M. Codevilla in his insightful essay, "The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It." (p. xix)
As gods, the hypocritical Ruling Class naturally think Americans are completely unfit to run their own lives, yet morality and common sense are anathema to them. Calling our attention to the amorality and hypocrisy of the Ruling Class, Codevilla notes that since any:
"standard of right and wrong (is) beyond the Ruling Class'....self-conception, its greatest concern has been to denigrate the American people's devotion to God, because the Ruling Class accepts no standard it cannot control." (ibid, p. xx)
To preserve its' delusional self-conception as gods, the Ruling Class stealthily replaced God the Father with Darwinism (materialist monism), the Bible with scientism, orthodox priests with pseudo- priests of science such as the babbling sophist Richard Dawkins, and the First Commandment with "Thou shall worship no other God but the Ruling Class."
The Evil as Sophists
Though the evil view themselves as faultless, in reality their conscience is depraved, and a depraved conscience is the most destructive force in political, social, economic, and cultural life. This is because though the intellect remains intact, reason is warped and peculiarly inverted, thus useless for pursuit of the good, the just and the true. In short, guided by a depraved conscience, reason is used in pursuit of the preservation of self-image at any cost. This is sophistry.
In a penetrating analysis of sophistry, J. Budziszewski observes that the sophists' view of reality is paradoxical because it ultimately denies reality. Sophists are shock troopers of evil says Budziszewski, and according to their satanically-inverted view of reality:
"Man is the measure of all things, but man has no fixed nature. Man measures all things by his words, but words have no fixed meanings. Language is not an instrument for finding truth, but for changing it. Those who can master it, master all. It is a good creed for rogues, and commends itself to tyrants in every age." (What We Can't Not Know, Budziszewski, p. 167)
Evil Sophistry as Religion
Sophistry is the religion of the depraved Ruling Class. Sophistry says autonomous man is a free-thinker, thus the maker of his own truth and morality even though sophistry denies the reality of both truth and morality. It says depraved man can unmake and then remake himself. Thus man is free to divinize himself as in days of old. Males can be females and females can now be males, or they can be androgynous, that is, transgender.
Sophistry's' favorite Scripture is "judge not." The only judgment is the judgment against moral judgment. The only sin is the idea that sin exists. The only truth is the idea that truth does not exist. Evil is the idea that evil exists. The greatest evil of all however, is to dissent against the Ruling Class.
Sophists are braggarts who love to boast of their reason, yet reason is actually escape from reason. By way of unreason, brazenly arrogant sophists claim that God is dead and evolutionary theory is absolutely true, but sophistry says that words have no fixed meaning. There is no truth in sophistry. Therefore, God is not dead but rather evolutionary theory is, for as it must begin with the spontaneous generation of something from nothing, then Darwinism is also nothing. This means that Godless evolutionary theory is as meaningless as spontaneous generation and the much-vaunted reason of sophists.
Sophistry is all the rage in contemporary America, even though it prefers longer, more intellectual sounding names to dupe the gullible. Thus for example, it calls itself postmodernism, epistemological relativism, antifoundationalism, pragmatism, situational ethics, sensitivity training, pluralism, multiculturalism, interfaith, evolutionary humanism, transhumanism, positivism, rationalism, and progressivism.
The Evil , Envy, and Scapegoating
"(Envy) aims, at least in terms of one's wishes, at destroying others' good fortune." (German philosopher Immanuel Kant, cited in "Truths About Socialism," Coral Ridge Ministries, p.65)
"(Envy is) the great leveler...it is a destroyer---rather than have anyone happier than itself, it will see us all miserable together." (Dorothy Sayers, ibid, p. 66)
"(Envy is one of the) 'cold-blooded' deadly sins....the cruelest of all.' 'When I say that Marxism is based on envy, I mean that the glorious revolution of the proletariat...was really a promise to put a final end to all conditions that make for envy." (Joseph Epstein, former editor of The American Scholar, ibid. p. 66)
The envious always scapegoat the object of their envy, and scapegoating is a predominant characteristic of the evil, says M. Scott Peck in his book, "The People of the Lie." This is because the evil need victims to sacrifice to their malignant narcissism, which in turn allows them to ignore the humanity of their victims as well. In contemporary America, the chief scapegoats are for example, the Tea Party, orthodox Christians and faithful Jews, Sarah Palin, straight white males, the middle class, and the America of the founding generation, which the Progressive "elite" in company with Islamists, view as an empire of evil.
One facet of evil writes Peck:
".....is the use of power to destroy the spiritual growth of others for the purpose of defending and preserving the integrity of our own sick selves. In short, it is scapegoating (the evil) sacrifice others to preserve their self-image of perfection." (pp. 73, 119)
As evil is a parasite on good, then collectively speaking, the Ruling Class is an evil-parasite living off of and cannibalizing the good who are in Codevillas' words, the Country Class. In the main, the Country Class are, " Americans (who) pray to the personal Creator who created all men in His spiritual image."
In order to destroy the vertical spiritual growth of its' victims, the envious teach children to accept Darwinism because it conceptually erases the image of God from them while simultaneously reducing them to soulless bodies. In this way, their spiritual growth...and salvation.. are aborted.
Another means to the same end is through demoralizing and perverting Americas' youth by way of sex-education, an evil tactic brought into America by the malignant Frankfurt School at the invitation of John Dewey, father of progressive education aka the dumbing-down of Americans.
For adults in the workforce and military there is sensitivity training. Its' purpose says Budziszewski is to desensitize us to abomination. Through sensitivity training we are,
"touched by abomination. But nothing happened. We were touched again. Again nothing happened. By the five-hundredth touch, we stopped flinching (for we had become) the sort of people who endured the abominable touch." (What We Can't Not Know, p. 173)
Murder by Envy
In the long bloody history of scapegoating, the first stage of the assault has always been psychological, or murder of spirit. With acquisition of total power, as when Marxist Communists seized control of Russia, the last stage is always physical murder. Scapegoats are physically crucified in a bid to "put a final end to all conditions that make for envy." Marxist Communists physically crucified 60,000,000 men, women, and children.
Ominously, the evil here in the West have already managed to pass hate crime laws against their scapegoated victims.
Item: For a catalogue of evil subversion tactics, including Laventi Beria's' "How to Degrade the West," click here: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=524
The Evil as Liars
" (A) reaction that the evil frequently engender in us is confusion. Describing an encounter with an evil person, one woman wrote, it was 'as if I'd suddenly lost my ability to think'....This reaction is quite appropriate," observes M. Scott Peck. "Lies confuse. The evil are 'the people of the lie,' deceiving others as they also build layer upon layer of self-deception....one of the characteristics of evil is its desire to confuse." (People of the Lie, p. 179)
In contemporary America, the evil have a virtual choke-hold on the levers of power and influence within academia, certain corporations, the media, entertainment, arts, music, Hollywood, the Supreme Court, lower courts, seminaries, and Congress, for example.
The Ruling Class are scientists, professors, politicians, jurists, journalists, screen writers, musicians, and church leaders. As a result, confusion, apostasy, anger, finger-pointing, demonization of scapegoats, lawlessness, hedonism, apologetics for evil, and a growing bloodlust now describe post-Christian American society.
Evils' Pretense of Love
Though the evil intensely desire to appear good, their goodness is mere pretense. This too is why they are "the people of the lie," says M. Scott Peck. The evil are masters of disguise, and because they are it is:
"....seldom possible to pinpoint the maliciousness of evil. The disguise is usually impenetrable. ...Naturally since it is chosen to hide its opposite, the pretense chosen by the evil is most commonly the pretense of love." (ibid, pp. 74, 104, 106)
The Ruling Class' pretense of love finds expression in a variety of ways, such as concern for trees, spotted owls, and wolves. There's pseudo-compassion for the civil rights of terrorists, imposers of Sharia, misunderstood cop-killers, pedophiles, pederasts and home-invaders. There are crocodile tears for mass-murderers, social security for illegal's, and the right of perverts to pervert our children. All of this pseudo-love always comes at the expense of decent, law-abiding Americans and is in fact an exercise of coercive political power fueled by envy and utter contempt.
On behalf of social justice, peace, and brotherhood, the evil hold out the promise that communism and/or socialism is the great shining hope of man, the promised land....a heaven on earth. Yet in a brief moment of truth, the father of the communist manifesto---the Big Liar Karl Marx-- confessed:
"Words I teach all mixed up into a devilish muddle. Thus, anyone may think just what he chooses to think." (Karl Marx in his poem "On Hegel," cited in "Marx & Satan," Richard Wurmbrand, p. 21)
Communism is the apotheosis of God-haters translated into enticing economic and political terms.
Evil is Lust for Power
"(Evil is)...the imposition of one's will upon others by overt or covert coercion....in order to avoid...spiritual growth...Because their willfulness is so extraordinary---and always accompanied by a lust for power---I suspect the evil are more likely than most to politically aggrandize themselves...There is a remarkable power in the manner in which they attempt to control others." (People of the Lie, p. 78)
When the U.S. Supreme Court declared that,
"At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of life," it was both imposing its' depraved will on the American people and expressing the sophist charter, notes Budziszewski. (What We Can't Not Know, p. 168)
In other words, the U.S. Supreme Court in effect legalized the Original Lie.
The Evil Hate the Light
To a greater or lesser degree, all mentally healthy people submit their will to the demands of their own conscience. They seek what is true, real, and good rather than what they wish was true. Not so the evil. The evil absolutely refuse to submit their will to the demands of their own conscience. They choose instead to live in a dark fantasy world where terrible-willed "self" reigns supreme, hence they hate the Light of Truth:
"The evil hate the light---the light of goodness that shows them up, the light of scrutiny that exposes them, the light of truth that penetrates their deception." (People of the Lie, p. 179)
The evil absolutely refuse to tolerate the sense of their own sinfulness, says Peck. Yet it is precisely our sense of personal sin that keeps our sin from getting out of hand:
"It is quite painful at times, but it is a very great blessing because it is our one and only safeguard against our own proclivity for evil." (ibid, pp. 71-72)
The sins of the Ruling Class know no bounds, thus through psychological abuse, sophistry, and scapegoating, they are victimizing all decent, law-abiding Americans, causing them to be fearful of speaking truth to lies and exercising moral judgment lest they be ridiculed and accused of sin. As a result, the Light of Truth has been all but overcome by darkness. In spiritually dark America, psychologically abused Americans tunnel through dank mire like moles, always seeking but never finding, for they can no longer see the Light of Truth.
An ancient malign will energizes Progressive "god-men," and through them great suffering and evil has been done to Americans and America. The evil have compassed us about with lies, confusion, and treachery. They have rewarded our good with evil. They have sacrificed our well-being to enact their narcissistic fantasies. In short, the evil have created a sick, twisted society that mirrors their own sick, twisted selves. And because they cannot stand the sight of their distorted mirror image (American society) they are giving America away, bit by bit, to the U.N.
Calling Evil By Its' Name
"They hate me without a cause....they that would destroy me, are mine enemies falsely, (and being powerful).... I restored that which I took not." Psalm 69:4
In other words, the envious projected their own badness, that is their sins, onto the intended victim, the innocent man. Then they crucified him for possessing what they coveted. Having found him guilty of their own wickedness, the evil seized his goods and redistributed them to others...for the "common good" of course.
To come to terms with evil is perhaps one of the most painful and difficult tasks a human being can face, said Peck. Most fail and remain its' victims. But those who succeed in developing the necessary searing spiritual discernment are those who can call evil by its' name.
This requires that Americans "wake up" and "discern" that the evil have been projecting their own badness onto them (the scapegoats). The evil have also elevated sophistry to the level of truth, but there is no truth in it. All of this being the case, in contemporary satanically-inverted America the envious have made it a sin to worship God the Father. It is a sin to be a straight white male and a sin to refuse to be touched by abomination. It is a sin to defend your own home and to want to keep your own earnings. It is a sin to defend standards of decency, the life of the unborn, one-man/one-woman marriage, Americas' borders, and the right to self-defense.
In short, everything good, true, right, straight, life-affirming and decent is now evil while everything depraved, unjust, bent, false, malignant and death-dealing is good. To defend the former is to be guilty of sin while to defend the latter is to be morally-pure.
No matter how difficult and painful we find the task, we must nevertheless develop the searing vision that will allow us to throw off the onerous burden of false-guilt laid upon us by evil scapegoaters. The evil must be made to bear personal responsibility for their own badness...including the sin of scapegoating.
If we fail in these tasks, then devilishly-hot needles of false-guilt will force us to both continue treating sophistry and evil fantasies as though they reflect political and cultural reality and to masochistically submit ourselves and our children to evils' unrelenting hate, spite, malice, and abuse.
Though just a "little person" of no consequence in the eyes of the evil, Samwise Gamgee nevertheless possessed the courage and searing vision required to call evil by its' name. Speaking of Gollum, he said:
"There's not but lies in him, Mr. Frodo. It's the ring (power) he wants." (Lord of the Rings)
If we are to prevail against evil, we must be as Samwise, and not fear to call evil by its' name.
copyright 2011 Linda Kimball
Linda writes on worldview and related issues. Her essays are published nationally and internationally.