FASCIST POLITICAL RELIGION – the GOD-STATE

Prologue: Fascism seeks COLLECTIVE “salvation”, eventually producing a TOTALITARIAN society of ONE, single, “organic” “WHOLE” benefiting ALL, complete conformity with no “separateness”. Through this-worldly political UTOPIAN “REBIRTH”, redemption and realization of “meaning”, overcoming “CRISIS” with revolutionary “crusades” of “ACTION” based on their own “will to power”, instincts and feelings, which typically produce impulsive reactions against those who critically question their lack of “reason”, “reality” and DYSTOPIAN RESULTS. Totalitarian, all powerful GOD-STATES use political-religion to promise “heaven on earth”. Fascists purposely confuse and mix politics and religion, co-opting “God” in their pursuit of political power, substituting and making themselves “gods”. The sheep-like masses require leadership by an elite “enlightened” political governing ruling class and/or messianic “CULT of PERSONALITY” (“gods IN government). Contemptuous of democratic SELF-government, the “god OF government” seeks to SOCIALLY ENGINEER utopian “heaven on earth” through “science” and “evolutionary’ Cult of “Progress”. Fascists seek to build a utopian future starting with INDOCTRINATION of YOUTH and eventual totalitarian controls ALL aspects of society, especially media, education Contemptuous elimination of any and old, past non-utopian “heretics”, and dogmas of “deplorables” and “clingers” which prevent the “cult of progress” by the “god of government”

BASIC CRITERIA COMMON TO ALL or MOST TYPES of FASCISM:

#5) POLITICS (the STATE) a RELIGION

TABLE of CONTENTS
POLITICS (the STATE a) RELIGION: TOTALITARIAN HEAVEN on EARTH
“LEVIATHAN”: GOD & GOVERNMENT
BECOME ONE – MIXING SECULAR & SACRED
POLITICAL RELIGION: [UTOPIAN “RE-BIRTH”]
NATION WORSHIP – The “GOD” of GOVERNMENT [CHURCH vs STATE]
PROGRESSIVE RELIGION UTOPIAN GOVERNMENT – — -FASCIST “FAITH” SECULAR “SALVATION” TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
The PROBLEM of POWER, GOVERNMENT & “SIN”: DISGUISING DYSFUNCTIONAL DYSTOPIA
BUILDING UTOPIA: The GOD of GOVERNMENT PROGRESSIVE “PARADISE”? TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY?
CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY: FREEDOM of CONSCIENCE vs FASCIST CONFORMITY
The TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION
The TOTALITARIAN TROJAN HORSE The WILL to POWER: “FOOLED AGAIN”
CULTURE WAR: PROGRESSIVE UTOPIA vs TRADITIONAL “CIVIL SOCIETY”

“Liberals HATE RELIGION because POLITICS is a RELIGION SUBSTITUTE for liberals and they can’t stand the competition” – Ann Coulter
“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is UNFIT to RULE – and BOTH commonly succeed, and are RIGHT”
– H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

POLITICS (the STATE a) RELIGION – TOTALITARIAN HEAVEN on EARTH

“Fascism is a Religion” – Benito Mussolini was a “father” of fascism
“Fascism is a RELIGION of the STATE” – Jonah Goldberg
politics is anything to do with the polis (the “city-state” – this world “City of man”)
religion can be defined as ultimate meaning. (the next world “City of God”)
The CITY-STATE takes on “ULTIMATE MEANING” (becomes “god”)
“Political parties are inclined to compromises; philosophies never” – Hitler, Mein Kampf

POLITICS (CITY-STATE) COMBINED with RELIGION (ULTIMATE MEANING)
Jonah Goldberg: Italian Fascist MUSSOLINI coined the term “TOTALITARIAN” to describe
a “benevolent” (bene = good) society where everybody belonged and was taken care of,
where everything was inside and nothing outside” the state
“totalitarian” government viewed the entire society was one organic whole
your home, your private thoughts, everything was part of the “organic” body politic … everything was to be “guided” or directed by the STATE
no realm of human life (from food, sex, entertainment) is beyond POLITICAL meaning
“Dr. Zhivago,
you might not be interested in ‘the revolution’, but the revolution is interested in YOU”

“Liberalism is TOTALITARIANISM with a HUMAN FACE” – Thomas Sowell

Jonah Goldberg: “Definitely within liberalism … or progressivism what the left shares with all of the other “-ISMs” of the left is this TOTALIZING vision … society with NO islands of SEPARATENESS – every oar must pull in the same way every oar must pull in the same Way. The Nazis used to talk of the gleitschung a term borrowed from ENGINEERING … look at progressives want religion to be treated like they do.

“Progressives do not recognize religion as an island of separate-ness from progressive cause. In the culture war, what the left never wants to acknowledge, which is incandescently true, is that they are the aggressors. Sometimes they were on the right side … I’m not saying that being the aggressor that they are always wrong … but they are always the aggressor.  They brag about it. They say they are the forces of PROGRESS. They are the ones who want to extend their vision to every nook and cranny of society. What drives them batty is resistance.”

ULTIMATE MEANING in
COSMOLOGY (the universe – material/spirit; open/closed “ordered” from outside or inside?)
MORTALITY (life and death – transformation or extinction?)
MORALITY (“values” – good/bad; right/wrong? )
EPISTEMOLOGY (knowledge – what we can/do know? – source/limitations of/ ‘TRUTH”?)
HISTORY (purpose? – meaning? – cyclical or linear?)
POLITICS (CITY-STATE) COMBINED with RELIGION (ULTIMATE MEANING)
POLITICS (the CITY-STATE) became IDOL WORSHIP
Jonah Goldberg concludes the “General Will” of the French Revolution resulted in a NATIONALISTIC SECULAR RELIGION in which
the PEOPLE ULTIMATLEY WORSHIPPED THEMSELVES

TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENT “REALIZES” MEANING and “fulfillment” through the
POLITICAL process. Individuals do not PURSUE “happiness” – the State PROVIDES it.
Historically, fascists CO-OPT, COMPROMISE, THEN SUBORDINATE traditional religion
towards the ends of the state.

“The challenge now is to practice POLITICS as the art of making what APPEARS To be IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE” – Hillary Clinton
“I am CONFIDENT WE can CREATE a KINGDOM right here on earth” – Barack Obama
“I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the WILL of the ALMIGHTY” – Hitler
“POWER always THINKS… that it is doing GOD’s SERVICE when it is violating all his laws”
“POWER always thinks it has a great soul and vast views BEYOND the comprehension of the weak” – John Adams
“It has been said that POLITICS is the SECOND OLDEST PROFESSION. I have learned that it bears a STRIKING RESEMBLANCE to the FIRST” – Ronald Reagan
“Liberalism is TOTALITARIANISM with a HUMAN FACE” – Thomas Sowell

Mark Levin: “The UTOPIAN PURSUIT COMMANDS the imposition of a purported design and structure ATOP society by a central authority to arrest the evolution of the individual and society.
Karl Popper: “[T]he power of the state is bound to increase until the state becomes nearly identical with society. The power of the state is the totalitarian intuition embraces ALL social relations, including all personal ones. The power, according to Tocqueville, is “immense and tutelary” and “takes upon itself alone to SECURE” the PEOPLE’s “GRATIFICATIONS and watch over their fate. That POWER is ABSOLUTE, minute, regular, provident and mild.

How a society “RECONCILES” the “TWO WORLDS” of “religion” and politics is the issue.
What exactly can government DO OR CAN’T DO for people’s lives?
We are all inhabitants of both the “city of god” and the “city of man”
“Man, as a creature whose existence paradoxically combines spirit and matter, can sense his own “finitude and fragility” in the universe; annihilation and meaninglessness threaten all of his hopes, achievements and affections.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
“meaning”, “redemption” and “salvation” ACHIEVED COLLECTIVELY through the polis
political and cultural values ULTIMATELEY take on religious value
political and cultural values and religious meaning become MIXED and BLURRED
religious values and political village become mixed and blurred
political and cultural values ultimateley reflect religious values religious VALUES intersecting with political “VISIONS”
“PROGRESS” through “newness” and “change” assumes SPIRITUAL significance

POLITICS (the STATE a) RELIGION – TOTALITARIAN HEAVEN on EARTH
“The OLD ideas are NEW AGAIN because they are not old, they are timeless: duty, sacrifice,
commitment and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in.”
“America today is a … decent and a place we cannot help but love. We know in our hearts, …
this country has meaning beyond what we see, and that our strength is a force for good”
– George H. W. Bush, 1988
AMERICA is NEVER WHOLLY HERSELF UNLESS SHE is ENGAGED in HIGH MORAL principle. we as a people have such a purpose today. it is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.”
My friends, we have WORK TO DO. There are the homeless, lost and roaming. There are the children who have nothing, no love, no normalcy.”
“there are those who cannot free themselves of enslavement to whatever addiction -drugs, welfare, the demoralization that rules the slums.” George H. W. Bush, 1988
“There is CRIME to be CONQUERED … YOUNG WOMEN to be HELPED WHO are ABOUT to BECOME MOTHERS of CHILDREN THEY CAN’T CARE FOR and MIGHT NOT LOVE.” – George H. W. Bush, 1988
“They need our care, our guidance, and our education, though we bless them for choosing life” – George H. W. Bush, 1988
“Liberalism is TOTALITARIANISM with a HUMAN FACE” – Thomas Sowell

Speaking to a crowd of nearly 5,000 at the redemption world outreach center in South Carolina
in december, 2007, Candidate Obama spoke about being raised without a church …
It wasn’t until after college that Obama got his first blush of organized religion
I cast about after college to see how I could participate in building God’s Kingdom”
Admitted. Although I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time. I just wanted to create a more
just society the Senator admitted. After three years working with the ministries in the
communities. Obama says, “I discovered that God works in mysterious ways. I thought I was
helping their people out they were helping me.
“I thought I was coming to save a community but in fact I was the one who was being saved”
Pledging to help infuse the government with the same spirit of charity and love that the church
brings him, Obama preached to the south carolina congregation,
“I can be an INSTRUMENT of GOD they same way ALL of YOU ARE” – Barack Obama
“As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated,
“But I have the DUTY to be a fighter for truth and justice” – Hitler
“I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty” – Hitler
“The CHALLENGE NOW is to PRACTICE POLITICS as the ART of MAKING WHAT APPEARS TO BE IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE” – Hillary Clinton
(the STATE a) RELIGION TOTALITARIAN HEAVEN on EARTH – The UTOPIAN CULT of “PROGRESS” SECULARIZING the SACRED
INDIVIDUAL RELIGIOUS MEANING and “REBIRTH” THROUGH COLLECTIVE
POLITICAL CRUSADE POLITICAL RELIGION CREATING a TOTALITARIAN
THEOCRACY
Jonah Goldberg: “In the CULTURE WAR … they are always the aggressor. And they
brag about it … they say they are the forces of “PROGRESS”. They are the ones who want to
extend their vision to EVERY nook and cranny of society. What drives them batty is
resistance. Conservatives can be ideological … idealism always tempered a basic
understanding that human nature is flawed, built in the “crooked timber of humanity”
… conservatives don’t believe that we can build a heaven on earth or that you can make the
here and now as good as the hereafter.
POLITICS (the STATE a) RELIGION – TOTALITARIAN HEAVEN on EARTH
Conservatism is always concerned with the good society as opposed to utopias.
Cynicism keeps idealism in check, focused on the DO-ABLE and the GOOD, rather than the
UN-DO-ABLE and the PERFECT.
The left’s problem is that it has NO LIMITING PRINCIPLES to it’s idealism. Because they
are utopian, think of them with the donkey with the carrot hanging from the stick –
they NEVER catch the carrot. There is always more to be done. there is never a moment they
say ‘mission accomplished. There is no limiting principle to what they think government can
and should do. Liberalism is far more dogmatic than conservatism – the government should
do good,where it can, when it can, whenever it can. There is never a sense of the
cause never ending.

During negotiations, one negotiator asked, “if we granted you all of your demands, what
would that LEAD TO?” – the counterpart answered, “MORE DEMANDS”.
To Utopians there can NEVER BE “ENOUGH”, because there will ALWAYS be
some INJUSTICE SOMEWHERE. What the conservative mind-set says is that you can
never get to perfect, but you can get to “good enough”.
progressive, UTOPIAN quest for “PERFECT”
(idealism an “UN-RESTRAINED” world view of human “possibilities”)
vs.
conservative, “TRAGIC” sense of “BETTER”
(idealism “CONSTRAINED” by a world view of limitations)

“CONSERVATISM is NEITHER IDENTITY POLITICS FOR CHRISTIANS AND/OR WHITE PEOPLE NOR RIGHT-WING PROGRESSIVISM”
RATHER, IT is OPPOSITION to ALL FORMS of POLITICAL RELIGION.
IT is a REJECTION of the IDEA that POLITICS CAN BE REDEMPTIVE.
“PERHAPS the GRAVEST THREAT is that WE are
LOSING SIGHT of WHERE POLITICS BEGINS and ENDS”

POLITICS (the STATE a) RELIGION – TOTALITARIAN HEAVEN on EARTH
LIBERALISM = UNHAPPYISM
by Derrick Wilburn americanthinker.com October 30, 2013

Derrick Wilburn: “Liberals, especially hard left ultra liberal/progressives, exist in a state
of unhappy discontents. It’s not so much that they’re ‘unhappy people’ – though many are”
As much as they’re constantly unhappy with their own, their nation’s, and the world’s
Situation. They’re seldom if ever happy with the way things are and thus always on a
war path to change things.
“’Hope and Change’ was his slogan for the 2008 election. prior to his first swearing in he
quipped, “We’re just five days away from FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING AMERICA”.
“Why the need for all this change? you typically want to change something if you’re not happy
about its current state”
This is the mantra of left-wing liberalism, “we’ve got to change all this because the way it is
now stinks.” This seems to be how they feel about virtually everything,

While conservatives basically want to be LEFT ALONE, believe in individual liberty, personal
responsibility and limited governmental intrusion, left-wingers WANT THEIR
PREFERENCES to become your laws and to IMPOSE their belief system on EVERYONE.
Consider these examples: as a conservative, if you don’t want to purchase a 40-ounce soda,
what do you do? simple. Not purchase a 40 ounce soda; get a 20 ounce instead.
But if a left-wing liberal doesn’t want a 40-ounce soda, what do they do?
They seek to PASS LAWS SO THAT NOBODY can purchase a 40-ounce soda.

If a conservative chooses not to smoke he or she doesn’t buy cigarettes, doesn’t smoke. But if a
left-winger doesn’t want to smoke they pass laws banning it for everybody or at least for as
many as possible. They’re perpetually not happy with something, and so seek to pass laws to
make their level of unhappiness the rule of the land for everyone, whether everyone else was
also unhappy about it or not.

Left-wing liberalism is a perpetual state of “this sucks”, we need laws to change it to the
way I want it to be!” And if you don’t want things to be the way that I want them to be, well,
then you’re an Idiot. or a Racist. or a Neanderthal. or, most likely, all of the above.
with some exceptions, precious few approach discussion from a standpoint of logic, reason,
statistics and factual analysis for reasons unknown, vast numbers of hard lefties are simply
not happy. Were it not for being discontented with the present state of things, …the constant
drive to change things so that “I’ll be happier with them” left-wing liberalism would cease to
exist” they’re getting ‘hope and change’ by the bucketful right now and have been for nearly
five years. but visit left-wing websites, blogs, or facebook pages and what do you see? people
ranting and railing about virtually everything. Rare is the leftist blog or column filled with
praise, adoration and thanksgiving toward this awesome nation of ours. Seems about 99.96% of
the time it’s some version of ‘this sucks!’ Even the most casual perusing of various progressive
organization’s websites will result in discovery of extremely consistent themes.
They are all, all about change.

From a political point of view, these are JUST PLAIN UNHAPPY PEOPLE. One can’t help but to wonder if sooner or later people will get tired of all the sucking on lemons”.
Totalitarian utopianism leaves no room for those who did not want to “progress” or “evolve”
“It is when people form together as groups, under the “mask” of “righteousness”, that people lose a sense of individual responsibility and act like “beasts”
the tendency to CLAIM GOD as an ALLY FOR OUR PARTISAN VALUE and ends is the SOURCE of all religious FANATICISM” – Reinhold Niebuhr
“WHILE an IDIOT is a MERELY a BAD SITUATION, an IDIOT with INITIATIVE is a TERRIBLE THING INDEED”
“Liberalism is TOTALITARIANISM with a HUMAN FACE” – Thomas Sowell
“LEVIATHAN”:
GOD & GOVERNMENT BECOME ONE (SECULAR & SACRED)
UTOPIAN “SALVATION” through POLITICAL SUBJUGATION

– Thomas Hobbes – “LEVIATHAN”
– ROUSSEAU The SOCIAL CONTRACT (1763)
– HILLARY CLINTON – The ”POLITICS of MEANING”
– GEORGE W. BUSH’s “FAITH-BASED” INITIATIVE
– OBAMA: I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER – BUT NOT MY ACTUAL BROTHER
by Ben Shapiro
– HILLARY CLINTON – The ”POLITICS of MEANING”

SYNOPSIS
– “THIS”world “MIXED” with the “NEXT” world – “heaven” here on earth
– leviathan, the “monster” – “there is no power on earth to be compared to him” Job 41.24
The “UNION” of earthly power government of the state and church
Fascists exploit the CONFUSION BETWEEN “GOD” and “CAESAR”
Englishman thomas hobbes wrote an influential book that came to be known as “Leviathan”
Where a GIANT CROWNED FIGURE is seen emerging from the landscape, clutching a SWORD and a CROSIER, beneath a quote from the book of job —
“non est potestas super terram quae comparetur ei”
“there is no power on earth to be compared to him” Job 41 . 24
LEVIATHAN is the “MONSTER” of POWER LIKE NO OTHER

The two sides reflect the sword and cross – earthly power government of the state on the left
and the powers of the church on the right.
the GIANT holds the symbols of both sides, the UNION of SECULAR
(the king on top of the “body” of state) and SPIRITUAL (holding the crosier as head of church)
each side element reflects the equivalent power – castle to church, crown to mitre,
cannon to excommunication, weapons to logic and the battlefield to the religious courts

POWER that INVOLVES TWO SIDES -the SWORD & CROSS, SECULAR & SPIRITUAL,
MIXED and COMBINED into ONE “MONSTER”
LEVIATHAN was the “MONSTER” of POWER, “LIKE NO OTHER”,
COMBINING “CHURCH” and STATE
FASCISTS EXPLOIT the CONFUSION BETWEEN “GOD” and “CAESAR”

FASCISTS INTENTIONALLY BLEND and BLUR the “LINES” BETWEEN POLITICS and
RELIGION TO MAKE THEM “ONE” GOD and GOVERNMENT BECOME “ONE”

Jonah Goldberg: “Ultimately, the general will resulted in a NATIONALISTIC “SECULAR” RELIGION in which the PEOPLE WORSHIPPED THEMSELVES”
Conservatism is neither identity politics for Christians and/or white people nor right-wing
Progressivism. Rather, conservatism is opposition to all forms of political religion. It is a
REJECTION of the idea that POLITICS can be REDEMPTIVE.
Perhaps the gravest threat is that we are losing sight of where politics begins and ends.

Frenchman ROUSSEAU explained the problem of church and state in The Social Contract
(1763). Rousseau helped BLUR the LINE between POLITICS and RELIGION …
“Some of the biggest cases of MISTAKEN IDENTITY are among INTELLECTUALS who have TROUBLE REMEMBERING that they are NOT GOD” – Thomas Sowell
For Rousseau, the perfect state was the state of antiquity, in which authority was indivisible“
The political and theological realms were woven into one. Each state, having its OWN CULT
as well as its own government, made NO DISTINCTION between its GODS and its LAWS,
No separation between Church and State, God and Caesar.

Christianity subjected people to CONTRADICTORY DUTIES, and made it impossible for
them to be faithful both to religion and to citizenship The resulting conflict of jurisdiction
MADE ALL GOOD POLITY IMPOSSIBLE because of Christianty’s distinction between god
and Caesar …
“Men have never known whether … to obey the civil RULER (government) OR PRIEST”
Rousseau proposed a society in which religion and politics were perfectly combined
Loyalty to state and god must be the same thing
“far preferable to christianity was the ‘religion of the citizen’ which welded the sacred to the secular under a unitary authority“
ROUSSEAU EQUATED “FREEDOM” with SUBMISSION to AUTHORITY.
The masses did not know what was good for them, so they must be steered by leaders.
In a “well-intentioned” state, rouseau’s leaders would infallibly use the general will to reflect
the public interest. Conor Cruise O’Brian describes an “elusive and inscrutible supreme
authority” that “became a kind of tutelary deity” for the french revolution
The concept referred to the desire or interest of a people as a whole. It sanctified (made
“holy”) the “soverign will of the masses”.
The COLLECTIVE MADE “DIVINE” – the general will was “inalienable, infallible, indivisible and absolute”
The objective of Rousseau’s General Will was to secure SOCIAL JUSTICE by stripping the petty, covetous interests of individual human beings from the guidance of life.
Jonah Goldberg:“ROUSSEAU’s ‘GENERAL WILL’ BECAME an INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATION for FUTURE FASCIST and ‘TOTALITARIAN’ STATES“
“The General Will resulted in a NATIONALISTIC “SECULAR RELIGION”
in which the PEOPLE WORSHIPPED THEMSELVES“
the POLITICAL COLLECTIVE = “god” GOVERNMENT = PRIESTLY CLASS
FASCISTS EXPLOIT the CONFUSION BETWEEN “GOD” and “CAESAR”

“LEVIATHAN”:
GOD & GOVERNMENT BECOME ONE (Secular & Sacred) – UTOPIAN “SALVATION”- POLITICAL SUBJUGATION

The EXPANDING POWER of the state was entirely natural as part of an EVOLUTIONARY
process. The godfathers of the LIBERAL GOD-STATE were the PHILOSPHER G.W.F.
HEGEL and the scientist Charles DARWIN.

Hegel had argued that history was an unfolding evolutionary process and the engine of
driving that process was the STATE. The “state is the actually existing, realized moral life …
the DIVINE idea as it exists on earth. Hegel declared in the philosophy of history.
“[All] worth which the human being possesses – all spiritual reality, he possesses
ONLY THROUGH the STATE”.
The movement of the state through time was the ‘MARCH of GOD ON EARTH”
Darwin’s theory of evolution seemed to confirm that man was part of a larger organism,
governed and directed by the state as the mind guides the body”
For the ‘MODERN’ CLERGY this meant that POLITICS was a RELIGIOUS CALLING;
After all, politics is nothing less than the effort to define the mission of the state, and the
STATE was the HAND of GOD.

Virtually all of the leading progressive intellectuals shared this “organic” and spiritual
undertanding of politics – perhaps none more than Richard Ely: “God works through the
state in carrying out his purposes more universally than throught any other institution”.
Ely insisted the state “is religion in its essence” and there is no corner of human existence
beyond the scope of its authority. A mentor to Wilson and a great influence on Teddy Roosevelt,
Ely was a postmillenialist Christian who defined the state as “a mighty force in furthering
God’s Kingdom and establishing righteous relations. Many of Ely’s famous colleagues at the
University of Wisconsin saw their advocacy for economic reform, eugenics, war, socialism,
prohibition, and the rest of the progressive agenda to bring about the “NEW JERUSALEM”.
The American Economic Assosiation, its mission statement dedicated to
UNITING CHURCH, STATE and SCIENCE to SECURE AMERICA’s REDEMPTION.

Jonah Goldberg: “With Woodrow Wilson, it is impossible to separate the priest from the
professor” from early essay’s with such titles as ‘Christ’s army’ and ‘Christian progress’ to
his later addresses as president, Wilson made it clear HE was a DIVINE INSTRUMENT, and
the STATE the HOLY SWORD of GOD’s CRUSADE.
Wilson’s goal was the complete “destruction of every arbitrary power anywhere … that can
disturb the peace of the world and the ‘settlement of every question’ facing mankind”.
Constitutional Democracy, as the founding fathers understood it, was a “phase”.
In this “progression” now it was time for the state to ascend to the “next plateau”
SPIRITUAL RE-BIRTH in the name of “PROGRESS”, a political CRUSADE led by the
State. Wilson thought history was a scientific, unfolding process towards “progress”
RELIGIOUS MEANING through the “CULT” of POLITICAL “PROGRESS”.
U.S. involvement in world war one was a crusade to “save the world for democracy”.

Wilson and the Progressives laid the intellectual foundations for the divinized liberal state.
Fascists intentionally blend and blur the “lines” between politics and religion to make them
“one” god and governmen become “one”. The fascist state “blurs“ or mixes god and
Government. Religious values and political goals are mixed, blurring any distinction between
“god” and “caesar”. The “TOTALITARIAN” TEMPTATION is the attempt to realize our
RELIGIOUS “INTUITIONS” and establish them in POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS.

“LEVIATHAN”:
GOD & GOVERNMENT BECOME ONE (Secular & Sacred) – UTOPIAN “SALVATION”- POLITICAL SUBJUGATION

”VALUES” enacted in the “VILLAGE” – “this”world “MIXED” with the “next”world –
“heaven” here on earth. In a speech she made about health care in 1993, Hillary Clinton
dropped the phrase ”POLITICS of MEANING”. State – run health care would provide
BOTH PHYSICAL and SPIRITUAL “MEANING” and WELL-BEING FOR ALL:
“We need to RE-DEFINE what it MEANS to be a HUMAN being in the modern world …
re-invogorate the sense of spiritual from the federal level on down … re-discover or find our
“NEW AUTHENTICITY” … new sense of the spiritual in the public realm …
GIVING PEOPLE MEANING – filling up their sense of the ‘religious’ through politics,
state –run health care would provide both physical and spiritual “meaning” and well-being
for all. Government is the agent to make sure we live “fulfilling” lives (the politics of “meaning”)

“LEVIATHAN”:
GOD & GOVERNMENT BECOME ONE (Secular & Sacred) – UTOPIAN “SALVATION”- POLITICAL SUBJUGATION
As he promised, George W. BUSH sought “COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM”
He launched his “FAITH-BASED” INITIATIVE, a White House office to ASSIST and
ENCOURAGE faith-based organizations is seeking federal funds to combat problems like
drug addiction and homelessness.
RELIGIOUS groups are eligible to receive BILLIONS of dollars from the federal
GOVERNMENT in exchange for providing public services. President Bush stated,
“It is one of the great goals of my administration to invigorate the spirit of involvement and
Citizenship … we will encourage faith-based and community programs without changing
their mission.”

Bush believes that SOCIAL PROGRAMS are more effective when RELIGION is ADDED.
Federal dollars would be going to groups practicing religious discrimination in hiring
desired “ENTANGLEMENT”? (from both church and state)
Bush stated: “No government policy can put hope in people’s hearts or a sense of purpose in
people’s lives … We will help all in their work to change hearts while keeping a commitment
to pluralism.”
Critics claim the new white house office violated the “establishment” clause in the first amendment.
Is the “establishment” clause meant to “PROTECT” CHURCH OR STATE?
Is the “MARRIAGE” between church and state a good idea?
“We will help all in their work to change hearts while keeping a commitment to pluralism”
is government sponsored “spiritual rebirth” a good idea ?
President Barack Obama linked his economic policies to his Christian faith:
“Jesus would back higher taxes”

“Socialists ignore the side of man that is the spirit. They can provide you shelter, fill your
belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you’re ill, all the things guaranteed to a
PRISONER or a SLAVE. They don’t understand that we also dream”. – Ronald Reagan

“LEVIATHAN”:
GOD & GOVERNMENT BECOME ONE (Secular & Sacred) – UTOPIAN “SALVATION”- POLITICAL SUBJUGATION
PRESIDENT OBAMA EXPANDS ‘MY BROTHER’s KEEPER’ INITIATIVE
by Trymaine Lee 7/22/14

Trymaine Lee: President Obama announced the expansion of My Brother’s Keeper and
reaffirmed his ongoing commitment to bolstering the lives of young minority men and boys
This is a movement we are trying to build over the next year, five years, 10 years, so that we
can look back and say we were part of something that reverses some trends that we don’t want
to see. My Brother’s Keeper is Obama’s signature effort to help remedy the dismal outcomes
suffered disproportionately by young men and boys of color.

The disparities extend through most American institutions, including too many being pushed out
or dropping out of school, involvement in the criminal justice system and as victims and
perpetrators of violence.
Obama announced an expansion of the [my brother’s keeper] initiative] that includes
commitments by 60 of America’s largest school districts and a host of new foundations and
agencies, as well as major corporations, including the NBA and its players and retired players
associations, AT&T and the Emerson collective, started by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
“We want fewer young men in jail, we want more of them in college,” Obama said. We want
fewer young men on the streets, we want more of them in the boardrooms. We want everybody
to have a chance to succeed in America.
New collaborations between government agencies, including the corporation for national and
community service, the department of justice, Americorp and the USDA will spur about
$13.8 million toward enrolling disconnected youth in Americorps and giving young minority
men the opportunity to help RESTORE the nation’s forests and grasslands.

Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in the shadow of the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s
killer, George Zimmerman. His course correction on what critics had described as his
inattention to matters of race, Obama met privately with groups of young, mostly black men in
his hometown of Chicago and heard their stories of FEELING DISCONNECTED, LOST,
FORGOTTEN.
“I’ve had a chance to talk to some young people in the past and I always say that I see
myself in the young men who are coming up now,” Obama said.
“When I was in my teens I didn’t have a father in the house, it took me awhile to realize that I
was angry about that and I acted out in some ways”.
“I feel inspired,” said Gerald Evans, 17, a rising senior in an area high school, of Obama’s
announcement. “I think it was a good thing having athletes come out and show their presence,
letting us know that other people have our back in the future.”

“The challenge now is to practice POLITICS as the art of making what APPEARS To be IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE” – Hillary Clinton
“I am CONFIDENT WE can CREATE a KINGDOM right here on earth” – Barack Obama
“There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it.
A politician who portrays himself as “caring” and “sensitive” because he wants to expand the
government’s charitable programs is merely saying that he’s willing to try to do good with
other people’s money. well, who isn’t? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs
is telling us that he’ll do good with his own money – if a gun is held to his head”
– P.J. O’rourke
“Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody
can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on
welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights – the “right”
to education, the “right” to food and housing.That’s NOT FREEDOM, that’s DEPENDENCY.
Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of SLAVERY- hay and a barn for human CATTLE”
– P.J. O’Rourke
“I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the WILL of the ALMIGHTY” – Hitler
“Liberalism is TOTALITARIANISM with a HUMAN FACE” – Thomas Sowell

“LEVIATHAN”:
GOD & GOVERNMENT BECOME ONE (Secular & Sacred) – UTOPIAN “SALVATION”- POLITICAL SUBJUGATION
OBAMA’s THEOLOGY of ORIGINAL SIN,
FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION and UTOPIA
by Fay Voshell Americanthinker.com December 13, 2015

“There has been a great deal of nonsense written about the supposed cluelessness of our
current administration concerning domestic and foreign policies” “none of it is true.
President Obama and his allies are not naïve, nor are they clueless idiots”

On the contrary, they are with great success deliberately sowing the seeds of a domestic and
global revolution In order to fundamentally transform america and to use the united states’
global reach as a means for achieving a worldwide new order as defined by the left’s
deeply held, RELIGIOUS beliefs. The theological justifications foundational for
revolutionizing (“fundamentally transforming”) America and the world are at least twofold:

One is to bring to fruition the leftist concept of a socialist communist utopia through the
destruction of the old order. The other is to expiate America’s original sin of slavery and
European colonialism by destroying or transforming the irredeemable institutions that
have perpetrated and continue to perpetrate the west’s societal distortions.

For the left, the original sin of racism, be it revealed in slavery or colonialism, has remained
Unexpurgated. It continuously mutates into new forms of racism because racism is a genetic
moral deformation peculiar to the west. Therefore, only revolutionary action that involves
total destruction of western institutions and the building of global structures from the ashes
will finally expiate the original sins of racism and western colonialism”

The vast influence of the United States is to be turned into a force for transforming the entire
World. A completely SECULARIZED VERSION of the Christian “great commission” to
preach the gospel is to be the new way of preaching and fostering good for all mankind.

The difference, of course, is that the state as characterized by our current administration
seeds cells committed to violence and chaos. “Whereas the Christian Church sought and seeks
to establish the Kingdom of God characterized by love, peace, and goodwill, for the left, using
America and its might for a global revolution will only be achieved by destruction of the
United States as it is still presently constructed.

Much as the Bolsheviks of Russian attempted to destroy czarist Russia, then to transform and use
a new communist Russia as the paradigm for a global revolution and reconstruction.
The radical transformation long desired by the left means in practice the demolition of the
pervasive paradigms presently defining and delineating nation states while favoring global
entities such as the United Nations and the European Union.
In the stages of fomenting the destruction necessary for the new paradigm to be the
paramount rationale for the CONSTRUCTION of a NEW WORLD.

Co-revolutionaries are welcomed and encouraged. As the left believes it can use and
control various discontent factions such as islamist extremists, race hate mongers,
youthful malcontents in academia, and anti-authoritarian, ideologically driven political
groups opposed to the legitimate use of police authority. ADD to this mix of malcontents the
RELIGION of MULTI-CULTURALISM, which is the NEW POLYTHEISM forbidding
the elevation of any religion as morally superior to another. ALL GODS are EQUAL.

But the gods of the left are more equal than other gods, particularly the God of Christianity,
which the left seeks to dethrone. It is well to recall the left sees just about any angry group as
legitimately angry and as a potentially disruptive force for achieving leftist goals; that is, as
weapons of destruction of the status quo. To that end, there is virtually no radical group,
including Islamist terrorist groups, that the left cannot legitimize by rationalizing the
group’s violent outlook by predestinarian logic that pushes every action, no matter how
odious.

Back to foundational issues the left believes will be fixed once utopia is put into place”
“no violent group is to be held fully accountable for its actions because there are core reasons
it has become disaffected and criminally minded . Core distortions of society can be
straightened out by the utopia to come. The only illegitimate anger is righteous indignation
against the atrocities perpetrated by violent groups, who are to be UNDERSTOOD rather
than CONFRONTED or ELIMINATED.

FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION first requires FUNDAMENTAL
DESTRUCTION. THEN REBUILDING.
According to the religious tenets of the left can happen.
The left in the past and now was and is not particular about its allies as long as its leaders think
They can control the factions they help to create. That is why leftists can look with
equanimity on the seeding of Europe and America, as well as the Middle East, with radical
Islamist cells by importation while steadfastly opposing the Christian religion that has
informed and been the foundation of western civilization for almost two thousand years.

It is critical to the success of the global enterprise to diminish or even to eradicate the
influence of Christianity … which because of its views of a divine order that transcends and
informs all earthly governments is inherently opposed to a man-manufactured utopia created
by the state. The DREAM of a MANMADE UTOPIA in the here and now and to come is
why dreams of an EARTHLY ISLAMIST CALIPHATE brought into being by violence are
essentially encouraged by our administration here and abroad. Utopian visions and radical
eschatology with “the end” actualized by a gotterdammerung in the case of islamism, or by
the bureaucratic Chinese water torture of regulative minutiae by the left are the very stuff of
revolutionaries, regardless of what form their prophetic hallucinations take, communist or
Islamist.

WHY ENABLE and PROMOTE DESTRUCTION of the OLD?
The reasoning is this: the OLD is INHERENTLY ROTTEN and COMPLETELY DEVOID
of ANY POSSIBILITY of REFORM, so it must be destroyed by any means in order the
spotless and sinless new order arise like the phoenix from the ruins.
The old order, as were the ancien regime and the Roman Catholic Church to be
COMPLETELY ANNIHILATED during the French Revolution, has to be completely and
irrevocably Destroyed. Whatever societal structures are to be retained in skeletonized form, to
be utilized only for the REVOLUTION’s NEW ORDER.

The kulaks, who resisted the confiscation of their lands were EXTERMINATED SO THEIR
lands could be seized by the new communist landlords, much as Russian Orthodox churches
and monasteries were either destroyed or infiltrated by communist lackeys, all for the sake
of the eventual elevation of humanity within the new communist utopia, of course.

The left, which as a religion believes in ORIGINAL SIN, but which has a very different
definition of and remedy for original sin than Christianity. The concept of original sin has
been defined as meaning all human beings will and do commit sins, as it is ingrained in their
very beings from the time of adam’s fall forward.

For Christians, the sacrifice of Christ for mankind means that original sin is expurgated and the
believer is no longer bound by the chains of sin, but is righteous before god. But for the left and
our president, AMERICA’s ORIGINAL SINS of SLAVERY and RACISM remain
UNEXPURGATED and ‘INCURABLE”. The sin of racism therefore is always latent,
lurking within the human heart and ALWAYS READY to be REVEALED.
Appearances of improvement in race relations remain just that – appearances only.
Since the original sins of racism and the effects of slavery are ALWAYS at least latently within,
THOSE SINS MUST CONTINUALLY BE SOUGHT OUT, EXPOSED and PUNISHED.
For our president and fellow believers in original sin as they define it, it is the white man who
most sinned by perpetrating slavery.

It is western institutions that have been so completely corrupted by the effects of slavery and
colonialism that they must be destroyed or radically transformed. In order to do so, the
WHITE MAN’s PRIVILEGE must be revoked and the oppressed masses who still suffer
from the lash of racism must be elevated to leadership and elevated to the place of masters in
the NEW ORDER in order that the ORIGINAL SINS BE EXPURGATED and paid for.
The original sins of the fathers, including those who wrote America’s foundational documents,
have been passed down from generation to generation, seeping into the very pores of every
American institution. The entire west and all its institutions and foundational documents are
inherently corrupt and are beyond salvation.

Therefore, the ONLY REMEDY is to DESTROY THEM ALL and START ANEW with the
disaffected, the formerly oppressed and the newly liberated, who can REWRITE the WORLD
ORDER. The idea that the original sins of the fathers are passed down to the children from
generation to generation is an essentially pagan idea that means VENGEANCE FOR PAST
OFFENSES CAN BE TAKEN ON the CHILDREN, grandchildren, great grandchildren and
ALL GENERATIONS INTO ETERNITY. It means there is NO REDEMPTION
POSSIBLE for those people whose ANCESTORS held slaves or who exhibited racism in any
Form. It means the WHITE RACE in particular is INHERENTLY CORRUPTED by
GENETIC RACISM, the ORIGINAL SIN for the left.

This concept of original sin JUSTIFIES ETERNAL VENGEANCE and eternal tinkering
with the social order in hopes utopia will evolve. Whoever continues to claim theology and
politics are completely separate realms should reexamine the theology of the left and note its
destructive consequences. Christians need to articulate and contrast the orthodox doctrines of
their faith,
REFUSING TO ALLOW those DOCTRINES to be HIJACKED and DISTORTED by the
left without protest. Theology matters – in all areas of life, including politics.

FAY VOSHELL holds a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, which awarded her its prize for excellence in systematic theology. She is a frequent contributor to American Thinker. Her thoughts have appeared in numerous online magazines, including RealClearReligion, National Review, CNS and Fox News”

Black liberation theology of Obama’s church was inspired by black nationalist doctrine, as even
its name indicates, designed to be the state religion of the black “nation”. The doctrine of
Obama’s own former church, based on black liberation theology, has a similar concept that the
millennial kingdom will be a PHYSICAL KINGDOM, created by men with the advent of a
BLACK MESSIAH, who will be a real, flesh-and-bones man black liberation theology holds
that DESTRUCTION of AMERICA, WHITE SOCIETY and the TRADITIONAL
CHRISTIAN CHURCH will bring on the millenial kingdom.

“Liberation theology” in general is a modern, Marxist form of “liberal” Christianity that
questions “traditional” Christianity. Liberation theology”is critical of traditional “other
worldly” Christianity that “ignores” earthly social injustice in the quest for the “kingdom of
heaven” on earth. Racial marxism”, “separatism” and “socialism”
Liberation theology” MERGES and MIXES MARXISM and CHRISTIANITY.
Kingdoms of heaven and earth “social” justice trumps “cosmic” justice.

“LEVIATHAN”:
GOD & GOVERNMENT BECOME ONE (Secular & Sacred) – UTOPIAN “SALVATION”- POLITICAL SUBJUGATION
OBAMA: I AM MY BROTHER’s KEEPER – BUT NOT MY ACTUAL BROTHER
by Ben Shapiro April 2, 2012

Ben Shapiro: President Obama ripped into “you’re-on-your-own-economics” and actually
suggested that hard work and personal responsibility were not supreme Biblical values
instead, he suggested, “hard work, personal responsibility – those are values. but looking out for
one another. the idea that we’re all in this together. I am my brother’s keeper. I am my
sister’s keeper. That’s a value.

Apparently, being his brother’s keeper does not actually mean HIS brother’s keeper –
President Obama’s half-brother lives on less than a dollar per month”
Apparently, being his brother’s keeper does NOT actually mean HIS brother’s keeper –
President Obama’s half-brother lives on less than a dollar per month.
“I have seen two of my friends killed,” says George Obama. “I have scars from defending
myself with my fists. I am good with my fists. Beyond the obvious, Obama’s interpretation
of Biblical stories leaves something to be desired.

In the story of Cain and Abel, abel offers a sacrifice and so does cain; god is pleased with abel’s
and not with cain’s. In a fit of JEALOUSY, Cain kills Abel. When God asks Cain about it,
Cain replies, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
The MORAL of the story is NOT THAT CAIN OUGHT TO REDISTRIBUTE HIS
WEALTH – in fact, Cain is the proletariat character in the story. The moral is that
CAIN SHOULDN’T HAVE KILLED HIS BROTHER OUT of WEALTH SPITE. Or, precisely the OPPOSITE of the message Obama is fond of promoting.
Leave it to Obama to COMPLETELY MISINTERPRET a Biblical passage to
BACK HIS OWN [POLITICAL] AGENDA.
After all, it took God six days to complete the world; according to obama’s supporters,
it only took barack obama one day to fundamentally transform it with his election.
Working with churches as a community organizer in the south side of Chicago, [candidate]
Obama joked [in 2008] that he was constantly asked by the pastors what congregation he was a
member of, “I would hem and haw … because I really didn’t know where I belonged. I didn’t
really have a church home.”

BARACK OBAMA – it is the STATE’s JOB to make sure we are our brother ‘s keeper,
which involves a massive expansion of the mission of the state. Progressive obsession with the
power of the state to do certain things in the lives of it’s citizens. Speaking to a crowd of nearly
5,000 at the redemption world outreach center in greenville, south carolina in december, 2007,
candidate Obama spoke about being raised without a church.
It wasn’t until after college that obama got his first blush of organized religion “I cast about
after college to see how I could participate in building god’s kingdom. although i didn’t know
that’s what it was at the time. i just wanted to create a more just society,” the senator admitted.
After three years working with the ministries in the communities obama said, “i discovered
that God works in mysterious ways. I thought I was helping their people out they were
helping me. I thought I was coming to save a community but in fact I was the one who was
being saved.” Obama told the evangelical church in South Carolina:
“I am confident we can create a kingdom right here on earth.

Pledging to help infuse the government with the same spirit of charity and love that the church
brings him, [obama] preached to the south carolina congregation, I can be an instrument of
God the same way all of you are. Obama chose to join a congregation pastored by
Jeremiah Wright.

old, traditional and/or “spiritual” merged or married to the new, modern and “political”
“As a CHRISTIAN I HAVE NO DUTY to ALLOW MYSELF to be CHEATED, BUT I HAVE the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice” – Hitler
“I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the almighty” – Hitler
“Liberalism is TOTALITARIANISM with a HUMAN FACE” – Thomas Sowell
a political “cult of progress” created spiritual meaning
fascist “faith” in state and government power in the pursuit of “progress”
the general will was always righteous because it was perfectly altruistic: the people acting for their own well-being.
Ms. Rodham asks the question what a radical is and provides answers in Alinsky’s own words:

“They are a people CREATING a NEW BRIDGE of MANKIND in BETWEEN the PAST of
narrow nationalistic chauvinism and the HORIZON of a NEW MAN KIND – a PEOPLE of the WORLD.”
“LEVIATHAN”:
GOD & GOVERNMENT BECOME ONE (Secular & Sacred) – UTOPIAN “SALVATION”- POLITICAL SUBJUGATION
“The old ideas are new again because they are not old, they are TIMELESS: DUTY,
sacrifice, commitment and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in.”
“America today is a … decent and , a place we cannot help but love. we know in our hearts, …
this country has meaning beyond what we see, and that our strength is a force for good.”
America is never wholly herself unless she is ENGAGED in HIGH MORAL PRINCIPLE. we as a people have such a purpose today. it is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.” –
“my friends, we have work to do. there are the homeless, lost and roaming. there are the children who have nothing, no love, no normalcy.” – george h. w. bush, 1988
“there are those who cannot free themselves of enslavement to whatever addiction -drugs, welfare, the demoralization that rules the slums.” george h. w. bush, 1988
“there is crime to be conquered … young women to be helped who are about to become mothers of children they can’t care for and might not love.” – george h. w. bush, 1988
THIS is OUR TIME! – I will CHANGE the WORLD.” Barack Obama
“Liberals hate religion because POLITICS is a RELIGION SUBSTITUTE for liberals and THEY CAN’T STAND the COMPETITION” – Ann Coulter

POLITICAL RELIGION [UTOPIAN “RE-BIRTH”] NATION WORSHIP
The “GOD” of GOVERNMENT – CHURCH vs STATE

– LIBERAL FASCISM, by Jonah Goldberg
– The FRENCH REVOLUTION
– The NAZI GOD-STATE
– The SOVIET UNION – The GOD-STATE of ATHEISM
– NATIONALIZING AMERICAN CHURCHES and INSTITUTIONS by Fay Voshell

SYNOPSIS
COLLECTIVE “spiritual REBIRTH” through the NATION-STATE
the totalitarian “god” of government promised a new order, totally refashioning society
destroying the “old”, the fascist, national state attempted to eliminate competing traditions, norms and religious beliefs
political religion: nation worship [church vs state]
the “god” of government [utopian “re-birth”]
revolutionaries sought to “cultivate” humanity’s religious instinct, changing human nature itself, re-creating a “new” man, start over again
“ultimately, fascism seeks a nationalistic “secular” religion in which the people worship themselves”

Jonah Goldberg: “ultimately, the general will resulted in a nationalistic “secular” religion in which the people worshipped themselves. The revolution brought down France’s ancien régime and led to the establishment of a new order that promised to totally refashion society.
The French Revolution was the first “fascist” revolution, the PRECURSOR of the
“MODERN” TOTALITARIAN STATE.

fascist collective “spiritual rebirth” of the nation-state,
destroying the “old”, creating the “new”fascist “spiritual rebirth”: “you must entirely
refashion a people whom you wish to make free, destroy its’ prejudices, alter its habits, limit
its necessities, root up its vices, purify its desires” – robespierre
Committee of Public Safety claimed that to convert the oppressed French nation to
democracy, “You must entirely refashion a people whom you wish to make free,” …

Robespierre and the French revolutionaries sought to “cultivate” humanity’s religious instinct
Fascist “spiritual rebirth” – changing human nature itself, re-creating a “new” man, start
over again. The new national state’s primary ideological plank was the sovereignty of “the
people” is unlimited. The fascist collective – the sovereignty of “the people”
The new French national state attempted to eliminate French traditions, norms and religious
beliefs. French revolutionaries did everything they could to DESTROY the Catholic Church.

The Jacobins replaced church holidays with pagan, nationalistic celebrations. The Cathedral
of Notre Dame was renamed “a temple of reason”. Pagan-themed festivals celebrated
“reason”, “nation” and “brotherhood”. Jonah Goldberg: “Ultimately, the general will resulted
In a nationalistic “secular” religion in which the people worshipped themselves”.
The Jacobins invented their own calendar. The old, existing calendar was highly irrational and
inconvenient the church was irrational and inconvenient, holding back revolutionary change
and “progress”. The months were grouped into four sets of three, by seasons, and given
“natural” names vendémiaire, brumaire, frimaire (autumn); nivôse, pluviôse, ventôse (winter);
germinal, floréal, prairial (spring); messidor, thermidor, fructidor (summer).

The days of the décade were named arithmetically -primidi, duodi, on to décadi in place of the
old saints’ days. Each day was dedicated to a suitable fruit, vegetable, animal, agricultural
implement. The sans-culottides were to be a series of national holidays. The sans-culottides
were dedicated, the first to genius, the second to labor, the third to noble actions, the fourth to
awards, and the fifth to opinion. The new calendar was not a success -napoleon abandoned it
in the year xii (1804).

Workingmen preferred one day’s rest in seven to one n ten. It embodied a new cult that failed
completely to supplant Christian terminology. The calendar and its fate form in many ways a
neat summary of Jacobin history. “Radical” change would not “take” or be popularly adopted.
In the declaration of the rights of man, “no body or individual may exercise any authority which
does not proceed directly from the nation.

The Church could no longer have any say in public matters – the secular state would now have
the final word over every aspect of human and social life. Clerics had to swear an oath of
loyalty to the French constitution. Dissidents had to resign their ministries and were prosecuted
as criminals. Catholics loyal to the Pope were treated as rebels and traitors.
The de-Christianization campaign can be seen as the logical extension of revolutionary
political thought, an opportunity to unleash resentments against traditional religion.

Napoleon made a “concordat” (agreement) to “co-exist” with the catholic church, only to break
it and subordinate the Church to the State. The Concordat of 1801 was an agreement between
Napoleon and Pope Pius VII that reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church as the majority
church of France and restored some of its civil status napoleon’s “concordant” was a
“cooperation” built on “contempt” napoleon made a “concordat” (agreement) with the pope
and French Church while ordering his troops to use cathedrals to stable their horses … church
would “acquiesce to the state. Napoleon (through modern law and“progress”) is the next moses,
leading us to the “promised land”.

The relationship between napoleon and the catholic church was an important aspect of his rule,
which contributed to napoleon’s rise in power. Largely in FAVOR of the STATE, the
BALANCE of CHURCH-STATE RELATIONS would TILT firmly TOWARD
NAPOLEON’s STATE.

In 1806-1807, NAPOLEON came into SHARP COLLISION with the POPE PIUS VII on
various MATTERS BOTH POLITICAL and RELIGIOUS. French Cardinal Fesch
sought in vain to reconcile them. Napoleon was inflexible in his demands; Pius VII refused to
give way where the discipline and vital interests of the church seemed to be threatened.

The emperor several times REBUKED Fesch for what he thought to be weakness and
ingratitude. The Cardinal went as far as possible in COUNSELLING the SUBMISSION of the
SPIRITUAL to the STATE power.

The NAZI “GOD-STATE”
“I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the almighty.” – Hitler
The Nazis would later imitate and “borrow”. Much from the Jacobins and French
Revolution. Government sanctioned “German Christian Pastors” preached that …
“JUST as JESUS LIBERATED MANKIND FROM SIN and HELL, SO HITLER SAVES
the GERMAN PEOPLE from decay. In 1933, the Nazi congress of German Christians stated,
“God has created me a German” … “German-ism is a gift of god. God wills that I fight for
Germany. war service … is obedience to God. When pastors protested, Hitler raged,
“Christianity will disappear … just like it has done in Russia”.

In 1935, prayer in school was abolished in 1938 carols and nativity plays were banned
entirely. By 1941, religious instruction for children 14 years and up was abolished
A HITLER YOUTH SONG:
“WE are the HAPPY HITLER YOUTH,
WE HAVE NO NEED FOR CHRISTIAN VIRTUE” …
“for Adolph Hitler is our intercessor and OUR REDEEMER”

The precedent for the Nazi state religion started in Germany sixty years earlier. It started in
newly unified German state in the 1860s under Bismarck. Bismarck feared German Catholics
would be insufficiently loyal to a Prussia-led Germany. Bismarck also wanted to prevent the
formation of a German Catholic political party. Catholics were seen by “progressive” Germans
as foreign, backward and un-German.

The Catholic Church stood in the way of NATIONALISM, SCIENTISM and “PROGRESS”.
Emil Friedberg, architect of the anti-Catholic “May laws” of 1873, explained the new state
relationship with the Church …“to SUPPRESS it, to DESTROY it, to CRUSH it with
violence”. Like the radical Jacobins of the French Revolution, they saw the threat “traditional”
values presented to the revolutionary state.

Liberals HARASSED and SHUT DOWN Catholic schools. The state claimed the right to
appoint, promote, discipline and deport church officials. Most of Germany’s Catholic bishops
were either JAILED, hounded from office or EXILED. Mandatory civil marriages weakened
the power and influence of the Church.

The idea that religious authority was a THREAT to national “PROGRESS” took root.
Historian Richard Evans writes that “the Nazis regarded the churches as the strongest and
toughest reservoirs of ideological opposition to the principles they believed in.
Once Hitler and the Nazis came to power, they launched a RUTHLESS DRIVE to SUBDUE
and WEAKEN the Christian churches in Germany. Clergy were put on government salary,
hence SUBJECT to STATE AUTHORITY.
Hitler: “The parsons (ministers) will be made to DIG THEIR OWN GRAVES.”
“They will BETRAY THEIR GOD TO US … for the sake of their miserable little jobs and
incomes”.

After 1937 the policies of Hitler’s government became increasingly ANTI-RELIGIOUS.
The Nazis initially took a more subtle approach to traditional religion. Like Napoleon, Hitler signed a “concordat” with the German churches. The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death” – Hitler The Nazis would make a “new” religion” with it’s own priests, beliefs, holidays and rites. When you replace an old bridge, you don’t just tear down the old one …
traffic and commerce will stop and the people will protest. Instead, you slowly replace parts of
the old bridge with new ones. Quietly switch the old parts for the new, and over time you will
have an entirely new bridge … and hardly anybody will have noticed.

Since the general civilization of mankind, i believe there are more instances of the
abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in
power than by violent and sudden usurpations” – James Madison

Clergy regarded as “troublemakers” were ordered not to preach, hundreds of them were
imprisoned, and many were simply murdered. Churches were under constant gestapo
surveillance. The Nazis closed religious schools, dismissed civil servants who were practicing
Christians, confiscated church property, and censored religious newspapers.

The Nazis worked to replace “supernatural Christianity with a new “natural” religion.
Nazi religion was a manifestation of ancient “pagan romanticism. Like the jacobins, the
Nazis replaced the traditional Christian calendar. The months were grouped into four sets of
three, by seasons, and given “natural” names. Both the jacobins and nazis re-started their
calendar years at year one, begininning with their revolutions. Each November was dedicated
to a Nazi passion play depicting Hitler’s beer hall putsch.
Plays and histories glorified pagan aryans fighting against Christian-izing foreign armies.

“We are the joyous Hitler youth,
We do not need any Christian virtue
Our leader is our savior
The Pope and Rabbi shall be gone
We want to be pagans once again.” – Hitler Youth Song

Orphans were given new lyrics to “Silent Night”:
Silent night, holy night! all is calm, all is bright
only the chancellor steadfast in fight, watches o’er germany by day and night,
always caring for us”

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HORST WESSEL was the most famous “youth leader” of the early nazi movement. Wessel
was eventually shot, “martyred” by the communists. Wessel fit the 1960s ideal of a youth
leader “from the streets” fighting for social justice. The son of a Lutheran pastor, he
rebelled against his middle class upbringing. Wessel dropped out of law school and enlisting
in the nazi storm troopers and moved into the “working class” part of town.

Wessel joined in the bloody street battles against the communists. Wessel preached
“revolution from below”, bringing a united racial community transcending class differences.
His poetry stated, “the day breaks for freedom and bread” and “slavery will last only a short
time longer. Wessel fell in love with and moved in with a prostitute, against his mother’s
wishes.

After his death in 1930, Goebbels remade Wessel into a martyr to the Nazi cause.
A “Socialist Christ” aimed at the idealistic and perplexed youth of the interwar years.
”Christ” means “messiah” or “deliverer” (from society’s sins). The places of Wessel’s life and
death in Berlin were made into Nazi “stations of the cross”. “Shrines” were erected at
birthplace in Vienna and his various homes in Berlin. Germany was filled with millions of
young men receptive to the shining ideal that Wessel represented. The dream of a unified,
classless Germany was deeply heartfelt by many Nazi joiners.

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Pope Benedict XVI fought the infiltration of Marxists promoting liberation theology in the
Church. In “Liberation Theology” (2007) he wrote: “…where the Marxist ideology of
liberation had been consistently applied, a total lack of freedom had developed,” …
“whose horrors were now laid bare before the eyes of the entire world.“
“Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the
work of God, it becomes NOT DIVINE, BUT DEMONIC“.

COMMUNISTS created a NEW “CIVIC” RELIGION that worshipped the creation of a
“WORKER’s PARADISE. In Marxism, the laws of economic history were said to predestine
the triumph of the proletariat and the arrival of a NEW HEAVEN ON EARTH.
Theologian Paul Tillich once said that Marx was “the most successful of all theologians” since
the Protestant Reformation – at least in terms of historical impact, if not the logical quality of
his thought. In an age when scientific knowledge was undermining traditional Christian belief
for many people,” … large numbers turned to the “scientific laws of history” as a
BARELY DISGUISED SUBSTITUTE for the TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN GOD.

Marxism offers a graphic example of how secular ideas can TAKE the PLACE of
TRADITIONAL RELIGION and ultimately become a NEW, MODERN form ofRELIGION.
Although most students of theology are familiar with the idea of “secular religion”, many
social scientists and other professionals have given little thought to the possibility that their
own professional ideas may be suffused with religious content.

In the Marxist interpretation, everything that happens in history is caused by class conflict
everything has a material cause, like other economic religions. the
UNDERLYING REALITY of history is ENTIRELY ECONOMIC.

All ideas in the mind, for example, are a superstructure of false consciousness. Religion is
one more form of such false consciousness, a byproduct rather than a driving force in history in
effect, FOR MARX, the LAWS of ECONOMICS TAKE the PLACE of GOD.
And what do the laws of economics do? they bring the triumph of the proletariat and the
abolition of class conflict, of government, and of property – in other words, the arrival of
heaven on earth. It is the MILLENIUM arrived at, NOT by DIVINE INTERVENTION in
the Biblical sense, but by the workings of the laws of economic history. It is a new rendition of
an ancient Biblical story, now presented in secular terms, as a SCIENTIFIC truth.
Its actual biblical source is why marxism had/s such a powerful appeal in western civilization
Marxism ADAPTED BIBLICAL THEMES to “SCIENTIFIC” language, and in this way
had conquered for a time a large part of the world.

In 1924, tens of thousands came to view the body of Lenin. Stalin decided to put lenin’s body
on “permanent display”. Stalin sought to create a SHRINE to the “COMMUNIST” GOD.
“Stalin” (“steel”) was born Josip Dugashvili in the Caucasus nation of Georgia. Schooled in
an orthodox seminary, stalin understood the importance of “ICONS” to Russians.
Icons taught often illiterate peasants. Icons were an important aspect of Russian Culture
Stalin made Lenin into an “ATHEISTIC” COMMUNIST ICON TO “WORSHIP”.
Lenin was the GREAT GOD of communism Stalin would portray himself as the
GREAT DISCIPLE (learner & follower)
The “gods” of communism became Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin. Karl Marx called religion
the “opiate of the masses” an opiate is a drug that relieves pain or makes on “feel good”.
The bolsheviks HATED the Orthodox Church, which had been pro-czarist
STALIN WOULD CREATE a COMMUNIST “STATE” RELIGION.

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NATIONALIZING AMERICAN CHURCHES and INSTITUTIONS
americanthinker.com by Fay Voshell November 8, 2015

Fay Voshell: “NATIONALIZING institutions seems to be increasingly popular in America.
The auto, energy and health care industries are already largely taken over either outright or
covertly brought under government control by means of onerous government regulations
and the eternally vigilant bureaucratic leviathan” “even the environment is to be
nationalized, what with the e.p.a. and the global warming theorists seeking to control the
water. We use, the substances we utilize for energy and even the very air we breathe”

The creeping nationalization of America’s churches and their institutions has been
less noted. Current attempts by the left to nationalize American churches, their institutions and
properties is ongoing, with separation of church and state as defined by the left rapidly becoming
a handy tool used for government appropriation of American churches and for taking over
Church institutions such as hospitals, colleges, private schools, and charities.

Conservatives broadly interpret the first amendment as guaranteeing the right of people of
faith to practice their religion privately and publically and to develop institutions which
reflect their faith and religious principles. They believe people of faith are guaranteed
freedom to influence the public arenas of education, politics, law, business and the arts.

But for the left, the First Amendment restricts the practice of religion, which is defined as a completely private matter. Prayer and religious rituals are to be confined to the privacy of the home and church buildings. Religion is seen as having absolutely no right to intrude itself into society at large. As the case of coach Joe Kennedy reveals, even public prayer of an individual is a justifiable reason for being fired. Kelvin cochran, former atlanta firefighter, was fired for writing about biblical views on sexuality. He was told to keep his religious opinions private.

The left’s narrowing down of the interpretation of First Amendment rights combined with
government force against people of faith, particularly Christians have provided the current
progressive/leftist administration. The perfect rationale for controlling individual Christians
who dare practice their faith in public. But it also has provided the rationale for taking over the
American Christian Church and its institutions. By narrowing down freedom of religion to
meaning mere private piety in the home and/or church building, the left automatically feels free
to establish its authority over everything else.
All of society and its institutions are to adhere to progressivism, which is free to establish
total control by force, relegating free standing religious institutions and their spheres of
influence to the dust bin of history. Just how is the left going about taking over the church and
its institutions?. The current administration and its allies are following the Marxist/Leninist
model so effectively employed in the Soviet Union. The Soviet Model was also employed
elsewhere, as in Ethiopia.

Mikael Doulos, author of Christians in Marxist Ethiopia, illuminates the progression from the
1974 Marxist coup to the nationalization of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and other
Christian denominations:

“The resources of the Christian church, spiritual and material, were hijacked by the
government, with deleterious consequences still being played out. In virtually no time flat, the
Marxist junta stamped out a popular democratic reform movement and took over the nascent
democratic revolution via an internal coup, gaining unlimited control.
Ethiopia became a rigid Marxist-Leninist state hell bent on repression of Christianity.
A helpful tract entitled “a declaration of economic policy for socialist ethiopia,” published in
1975, outlined the ways the Christian Church was to be NEUTERED and then essentially
NATIONALIZED. The steps taken by the marxist government of ethiopia are similar to the
steps being put into effect by the current administration of the united states (and its allies).

First, Doulos points out, EDUCATION was taken over by the state. The Marxist edicts meant
that schools like the secondary school and bible academy of the Mennonite Church, along with
many other Christian educational establishments, were brought under government control
without compensation. MONOPOLY of education was instantly established.
Monopolization actually amounts to nationalization.

It is not too far a stretch to say that government control of the huge public school system in
America, along with the establishment of common core as the universal standard for
education, amounts to nationalizing Christian (and other) schools as alternatives to state-
endorsed education. Effectively quashed by the government’s increasing pressure for
Common Core to be implemented universally, few independent schools can withstand
leviathan, as its unceasing regulations and onerous taxes present almost insurmountable
challenges.

In the meantime, Doulos writes, Marxist ideology was to be taught in the schools, and the
Christian faith was subjected to increasing vilification. One major goal was “the indoctrination
of children against the faith,” along with “efforts to minimize the influence of believing
parents. Here in the United States, Christian students are increasingly having their faith
ridiculed or dismissed, as the monopolization of progressive ideology means in practice the
elimination of competing faiths.

In the case of the 12-year-old girl whose teacher forced her to deny god is real or take a failing
grade, the public school involved was punishing a christian student for freely expressing
belief that did not toe the progressive line. The CASE is not an isolated incident, but part of
a marked trend. Anyone who keeps track of the unceasing attacks against Christian students
can relate similar incidents, such as the college kids who were told by their “professor” to
stomp on the name of Jesus.

What objective person can fail to see that the U.S. public school MONOLITH, including the
Common Core curriculum, does not allow parents who wish to have their children educated
according to their faith much choice? Who cannot see that the left is teaching our children its
own hardcore doctrines, including the elimination of the distinctions between the sexes – even up
to the point that male teenagers who identify as female are now to be allowed to shower with
girls?”

The fact is that increasingly, over a period of some fifty years or more, the almighty progressive
state determines with only minor exceptions what american children are to learn.
What they are to LEARN is the RELIGION of PROGRESSIVISM, with even mathematics
being subject to the current progressive mania for the deconstruction of anything and
everything.

In sum, there is, essentially, no such thing as meaningful school choice in this country”
J. Gresham Machen, theologian and scholar, foresaw the current situation as far back as 1923:
“A public-school system, if it means the providing of free education for those who desire it, is
a noteworthy and beneficent achievement of modern times. But when once it becomes
monopolistic it is the most perfect instrument for tyranny which has yet been devised.
Freedom of thought in the middle ages was combated by the inquisition, but the modern
method is far more effective.

Next, the eventual aim of the Marxist junta was to establish universal health care enabled
by an entirely state run health service – health care run by Marxist principles.
Doulos writes:“these quite mild words (universal health care) were to become the basis for
disruption of Christian educational and medical work.

Here in our own country, Obamacare has become a universal precision tool to be utilized for
nationalizing any church or institution that does not adhere to obamacare health doctrines.
Any dissenters to government health care policies are to be overridden and punished out of
existence”
How is nationalization achieved? It is to be achieved by the government forcing institutions
like Catholic hospitals to provide insurance for abortions, something inimical to the
doctrines of the Catholic Church. If the hospitals refuse to provide abortion coverage, the
government declares its authority to tax, fine the institution to death for non-compliance and
thus effectively turns the hospital into a government agency.

The above is to say nothing of the fact that Christian Adoption services dedicated to the concept
of Christian marriage and family are being forced out of business because they do not allow
adoption of children by same sex couples. Adoption services that have, for 100 years or more,
provided children with good, safe and traditional homes with a male husband and female wife
are facing a take-it-or-leave-it scenario in the new legal landscape: “accept the sweeping social
change in the most elemental compact in the history of mankind – the NUCLEAR FAMILY
family formed by the marriage of one man to one woman and abandon 2,000 years of dogma
by continuing to find children homes through adoption services, including same-sex couples;
or close up shop.

Last, what about the churches themselves? How are they to be nationalized?”
Again, Doulos details the template that will indubitably be utilized against the conservative
hristian churches in America. The Ethiopian Marxist government decreed the churches were
allowed to retain the land on which the church buildings stood, but nothing else.
The edict was used by the regime to take over any private building or property it wished to
confiscate and use for its own purposes. Radio stations, office buildings, church headquarters
and other church holdings were confiscated with no remuneration offered. The excuse for
appropriation by the state? If pastors did not submit to marxist re-education and preach the
message of Christ was socialism, the property of the churches was forfeit.
If they did not comply, the pastors themselves risked persecution or even death.

The regime started with the elimination of small, more vulnerable groups like Pentecostals,
Mennonites, Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Roman Catholic Church, saving their biggest target,
the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, for last. Resisters within the orthodox church were arrested.
some were even murdered.

It is obvious the left in the united states is going after the churches which do not accept
their progressive doctrines of same sex marriage and transgenderism. Those churches which
adhere to Biblical teaching about the sacredness of human life, monogamous marriage
between a man and a woman, and the Christian view of sexuality are daily accused of
“HATE SPEECH” and vilified as outliers who deserve the odium and persecution of the left.

At this point, it’s probably a good idea to note that progressives don’t have to worry about
nationalizing the mainline denominations such as the methodist church, the unitarians,
universalists, united Church of Christ, or the Episcopal church, as they are basically now arms of
the progressive movement .with some politically correct god words tentatively and judiciously
added to the Sunday services.
No, such SHEEP are already in the leftists’ fold. It’s the evangelical churches and to a great
extent the Roman Catholic Church that will be the targets of nationalization. Characterized at
first by refusal to grant tax-exempt status, taking over Christian Charities which refuse to
reform their statements of faith according to progressive doctrines, then by confiscation of
“non-church related” property such as radio stations that do not promote the newspeak of the
left, then by overt persecution of pastors and congregants who adhere to traditional christian
orthodoxy. The ultimate aim of the left is to neuter the witness of conservative churches so they
eventually resemble the main line denominations mentioned above.

PROGRESSIVE RELIGION – UTOPIAN GOVERNMENT
FASCIST “FAITH” – SECULAR “SALVATION” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY

CULTURAL WARFARE by Jeffrey T. Brown
OBAMA the CHRISTIAN RADICAL by Jeremy Egerer
GOVERNMENT is MAGIC by Daniel Greenfield

SYNOPSIS
Fascist “faith” in state-guided “progress” “perfectibility”, just give up your freedom
The fascist state defines political and culture value and meaning,
“THIS world” answers to “OTHER worldly” QUESTIONS
The politics of meaning is ultimately a theological doctrine” – [the state] seeks to answer the
fundamental questions about existence and argues that they can only be answered collectively”
and insists the state put those answers into practice” placing anything above individual choice
creates a COLLECTIVE RELIGION.

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FASCIST “FAITH” – SECULAR “SALVATION” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
ISRAEL ASKS FOR a KING
1 Samuel 8: When Samuel grew old, he appointed his SONs as ISRAEL’s LEADERS. The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after DISHONEST GAIN and ACCEPTED BRIBES and PERVERTED JUSTICE.
4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; NOW APPOINT a KING to LEAD US, SUCH AS ALL the OTHER NATIONS HAVE.”
6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. 7 And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; IT IS NOT YOU THEY HAVE REJECTED, BUT THEY HAVE REJECTED ME AS THEIR KING. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, FORSAKING ME and SERVING OTHER GODS, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; BUT WARN THEM SOLEMNLY and LET THEM KNOW WHAT THE KING WHO WILL REIGN OVER THEM WILL CLAIM AS HIS RIGHTS.”
10 Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were ASKING HIM for a KING. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: HE WILL TAKE YOUR SONS and MAKE THEM SERVE with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[c] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 WHEN THAT DAY COMES, YOU WILL CRY OUT FOR RELIEF from the KING YOU HAVE CHOSEN, BUT THE LORD WILL NOT ANSWER YOU in THAT DAY.”
19 But The PEOPLE refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “WE WANT a KING OVER US. 20 THEN WE WILL BE LIKE ALL the OTHER NATIONS, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”
21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”

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FASCIST “FAITH” – SECULAR “SALVATION” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY

Fascists were “ROMANTICS” who worshipped their “passions” and “instincts”
“REALISTS” seek to deal with what “IS” (“ugly” reality) Idealists appealed to what “ought” to be a “faith” in human perfectibility and “modern progress” is ASSUMED.
“We have the possibility of so directing religious energy by scientific knowledge that a
comprehensive and continuous reconstruction of social life in the name of God is within the
bounds of human possibility”. – American “Progressive” Walter Rauschenbusch
The idea of progress and the perfectibility of the human condition, of man himself, to use
that term in a generic sense, is very much at the core of it all.
Fascist “faith” in “progress”- just GIVE UP YOUR FREEDOM (and lives).

Jonah Goldberg: “Fascists share a sweeping vision of social justice and community and the
need for the state to realize that vision. The state was the natural brain of the organic body
politic. The politics of meaning is ultimately a THEOLOGICAL doctrine. It [the state] seeks
to answer the fundamental questions about existence [and] argues that they can only be
answered and insists the state put those answers into practice. Fascist government [enacted] the
spiritual will of the people. The fascist state defines political and culture value and meaning
“THIS world” answers to “OTHER worldly” questions
the (tempting) quest for fascist community results in a collective religion placing anything
above individual choice creates a collective religion.
Jonah Goldberg: “ULTIMATELY, the GENERAL WILL RESULTED in a NATIONALISTIC
“SECULAR” RELIGION in which the PEOPLE WORSHIPPED THEMSELVES”

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FASCIST “FAITH” – SECULAR “SALVATION” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
CULTURAL WARFARE
by Jeffrey T. Brown americanthinker.com May 11, 2013

Jeffrey T. Brown: “IMAGINE a closed, regressive, sometimes violent culture.
Freedom of thought brings punishment. One is not encouraged to consider alternative
views. One’s place in the culture is determined by circumstances of birth, and he can never
be otherwise defined than by such things as race, gender and social status”
Strict adherence to the code is enforced at the risk of severe repercussions. Only carefully
cultivated and proscribed beliefs are acceptable, and others are strongly, even violently
discouraged.

The beliefs are not grounded in truth, and often are the product of bigotry and overt prejudice.
Intolerance and self-righteousness are hallmarks of the culture. Only dogmas approved by
the hierarchy are permitted to be repeated. those who chant and believe them, while punishing
those who do not, are faithful. They are rewarded with acceptance, financial benefits, and
even fame. They are held up as examples of virtue. They are deemed heroic.
Opponents of the closed culture are portrayed as dim-witted and slow-thinking, motivated by
malice rather than wisdom or experience. Those who presume to profess a different faith have
earned the privilege of being slandered and defamed by the culture.

In this culture, religion and law are hopelessly BLURRED, so that the tenets of the culture’s
religion become policy. There are core beliefs which cannot be challenged or limited.
nonbelievers are infidels, and those who convert to conflicting beliefs are apostates.
The dishonest beliefs of the culture are forced into the minds of its children from the earliest
Age. Indoctrination motivates the educational system as well, which encourages prejudice
against those who think differently while encouraging self-congratulation for one’s own
prejudices and false beliefs.
The culture has decided it owns the children and will form them as they should be. Those who
do not adapt themselves to the closed culture are shunned, ostracized, publicly humiliated.
They are treated as unworthy of existence alongside the virtuous practitioners of the
closed culture. They are labeled the cult’s ‘enemy’”.

Perhaps, by now, you have concluded I was referring to an intolerant religious culture
generating news by making its presence felt, and i was, but not the one you might have
thought.

I was speaking of the culture and religion of liberalism, sometimes also called progressivism.
It has sacraments, such as abortion, socialized medicine, gay rights, green energy, wealth redistribution, gun prohibition, anti-semitism and anti-americanism, among others.
Its high priests are treated as infallible. The religion actively seeks to reduce and replace all
other religions with which it competes. It is enmeshed with the state, so that the religion and
government have become virtually indistinguishable.

The practitioners reveal themselves whenever they must defend the faith from any risk of
exposure as a fraud. They wage their own form of jihad upon the nonbelievers and apostates.
Terms like ‘witch hunt’ and ‘politicize’ and “liars” are deployed to damage those who would
expose cult leaders who have engaged in evil or criminal actions.

Bomb-throwers limber up, eager to lob verbal incendiaries for the faith. lies must be told loudly
and in unison to drown out or erase truth. To stray is to invite damnation. They must blind
themselves to evidence and facts. Logic is an enemy. believe only what the cult approves.
Ideology trumps country. It rumps truth, integrity and honor. Ideology trumps God.
The infidels must be destroyed. The CULT comes first. Nonbelievers must be
fundamentally transformed into failures and malcontents for their SINS, as must we all.

The CULT must be protected, even at the expense of the collective soul of a virtuous nation.
It is long past time to protect our honorable nation from the soulless culture that seeks its
destruction from within. God bless those whose courage is on display in these hearings, both
the elected representatives and the witnesses who understand the evil that has been done, and
which will be done to them for telling the truth. The dishonesty and vitriol of their
detractors could not more clearly illustrate the differences between the cult and the rest of
us.

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FASCIST “FAITH” – SECULAR “SALVATION” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
The ROOTS of OBAMA WORSHIP
Auguste Comte’s Religion of Humanity finds a 21st-century savior.
by James W. Ceaser Jan 25, 2010

Jonah Goldberg concludes the “General Will” of the French Revolution resulted in a NATIONALISTIC SECULAR RELIGION in which
the PEOPLE ULTIMATLEY WORSHIPPED THEMSELVES

James W. Ceaser: A drop in some degree in public approval is not unusual and might even
be regarded as natural. Campaigns feed on dreams, governing confronts realities.
But Obama’s decline appears to hold greater significance than for past presidents, as it reflects a
qualitative change in perception of his image.
This shift became clear during his acceptance of the Nobel Peace prize, an award that was
proposed just as he took office and THAT REFLECTED the HEADY EXPECTATIONS of
the CAMPAIGN. In Oslo, Obama was a much-diminished figure, compelled by the public’s
judgment of his record to concede that “my accomplishments are slight. The actor will smith,
invited to perform at a gala honoring the president, harked back to the spirit of the campaign:
“Barack Obama as an idea marks an evolutionary flash point for humanity. Smith’s comment
holds the key to explaining the gap between the TWO OBAMAS.

The 2008 campaign was an event that unfolded on an entirely different plane from ordinary
Politics. It signaled the emergence on a worldwide scale of the “RELIGION of HUMANITY”
for which Obama became the symbol. What Americans have discovered is that being the
representative of this transpolitical movement does not fit easily, if it fits at all, with serving
as President of the United States.

In an epic journey, Obama came from nowhere, and against all odds, to capture the
Presidency. His campaign, which was so brilliant in building enthusiasm and attracting
support, did LITTLE to provide Americans with a CLEAR IDEA of where he planned to
take the country.

The result has been a disconnect between Obama as CANDIDATE and as PRESIDENT.
Only the most rare of persons, after being the object for over a year of such unrelenting
adulation, could have resisted the temptation to think that the world revolved around him.
Barack Obama is clearly not that person.

His speeches and remarks are filled with references to himself in a ratio that surpasses anything
yet seen in the history of the american presidency. The 2008 campaign was about something
much larger than barack obama. The character of the event will not be grasped until the focus
begins to shift from barack obama to the yearning for Barack Obama. It is in the thoughts
and actions of those who adored him that the most interesting and important dimension of the
campaign took place.
The rise of the RELIGION of HUMANITY is what best describes this event.
This strange term designates an actual sect, now defunct, that enjoyed a considerable following
and prestige in intellectual circles in the 19th century”

John Stuart Mill was a prominent convert, pronouncing the “culte de l’humanité [to be]
capable of fully supplying the place for a religion, or rather (to say the truth) of being a religion”
In America, where the religion wore the respectable label of the “church of humanity,” the
acolytes included the well-known journalist David Croly and his son Herbert, the founder and
longtime editor of the New Republic. Mill and Croly were both intellectual disciples of the
French social philosopher Auguste COMTE. (1798-1857)”

Though rarely studied in America today, COMTE bequeathed an enormous legacy. he was the
first to simplify and popularize the idea of a PROGRESSIVE movement of history,”
“He [Comte] described as proceeding through three great epochs: the age of theological
thinking, the age of metaphysical thinking, and the age of scientific or “positivistic”
thinking”

The inevitable march of humanity (still with a small h) through these stages, albeit at different
rates in different places, was the great story of history. Variations among nations and groups
might continue, but they paled in significance next to the common destiny of humanity.
Those who continued to view the world in terms of nations and their conflicts – comte called
them “RETROGRADES” – ere caught in OLD THINKING thinking”, unable to grasp the
new global order being formed by the forces generated by positivism. Comte argued that it was
time to expand man’s scientific knowledge of the physical world to the social realm.

A NEW SCIENCE of society, “sociology” (comte’s term), was the latest and highest of all
the sciences. Possession of knowledge of the laws of social movement was what ideally
bestowed the title to rule. Comte and his circle were never much impressed by democracy
and favored instead one system or another of GOVERNANCE BY EXPERTS.

But there was an important twist to comte’s praise of science. Comte insisted that people
had to believe. As faith in the transcendent was no longer -possible in the positivist age, he
called for “REPLACING GOD with HUMANITY”
The aim of this religion without god was to build a global community that assured the
betterment of man’s lot. Given the suspicion that many today hold toward religion of any
kind, Comte’s insistence on the need for a religion might seem to run counter to modern
sensibilities. The combination of confidence in science and a religious-like enthusiasm was
the hallmark of the Obama Campaign, just as it is the most salient characteristic of the
contemporary progressive impulse.

Confidence in experts and the pledge to “restore science to its rightful place” went hand in
hand with chants of “yes we can” and with celebrations of the gift of charismatic leadership.
What was more farfetched was comte’s plan to establish an organized sect with churches,
clergy, and calendar of positivist saints.
His movement in fact never reached much beyond the intellectual elites.
Comte envisaged an initial period of syncretism in which existing Christian sects would adopt
the fundamental premises of the NEW RELIGION without officially becoming part of it.
What better describes the theology of many contemporary liberal churches whose full energy
in 2008 went into proselytizing for Obama?

There is one point, however, on which comte’s idea of the religion of humanity, was
Inadequate. Social improvement, however admirable, was too elevated a goal to mobilize
people and sustain their devotion. The contemporary movement has gone beyond the original to
discover a new and firmer basis for promoting solidarity in the great cause of confronting
climate change.

Here is a project that can unite people in waging the moral equivalent of war against a
common threat. The liturgy has been vastly strengthened by allowing the ecological soldiers
to glimpse the moment of their glorious triumph, when, in candidate Obama’s words,
The rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal.
This moment marked the DIVIDING TIME between the PRE- and POST-Obama ERAS.
It is the subtext of james cameron’s movie avatar, which represents the next “flashpoint” in the
EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT of HUMANITY.

The confluence of the religion of humanity with the Obama campaign has every appearance
of being a providential event. Anti-Americanism, was given a human face in the first decade
of this century when it was joined to the personage of George W. Bush.
It was invested with every element deemed to be retrograde:
“the primacy of the nation, a claim of exceptionalism, and a set of principles –
“nature and nature’s god” – grounded in theology and metaphysics”
The world was depicted as comprising two fundamental “substances,”
BUSH and NON-BUSH, that were LOCKED in a COSMIC CONFLICT.

Barack Obama’s coming served as the galvanizing force to carry the day for the cause of
“PROGRESS”. Although Obama never conceived himself as playing a universal role when he
launched his presidential bid, he awakened at some point in the campaign to the realization
that he was no longer running merely for President of the United States.
He was being selected for the much grander “office” of
LEADER of a NEW WORLD COMMUNITY.

His credentials for this position were impeccable. Humanity as a concept formally includes
everyone, but it is especially favorable to those who have previously been excluded from full
recognition. Obama was in the category of the dispossessed, a member of a race against which
some of the greatest crimes in history were perpetrated. This fact immediately commended
him to western intellectuals at the same time that it enabled him to be the plausible
representative of the teeming masses of the third world.
No one from a privileged race could ever have fulfilled this role”
Just as important was the fact that obama is not purely African-American … but a product of
amalgamation postracial or, as he himself put it, a “mutt”. This look, favored among
international fashion models, represents physically the common denominator of humanity.

Religiously, too, Obama, though a Christian, has ties through his father to Islam, a fact he
proclaims on some of his overseas trips. HE was the EMBODIMENT of ALL MEN.

While holding these biological qualities of both the dispossessed and of humanity.
Obama is a member of the CLERISY of the religion of humanity, having been credentialed
at Columbia, Harvard and Chicago and stamped as one holding progressive views.
In what measure has barack obama as president embraced this OTHER ROLE of
LEADER of HUMANITY?”
Obama’s two offices complemented one another, promoting the goals of humanity while
serving America’s interest. by standing above or outside America, He could best help
America.

Whatever the plausibility of these arguments, their merit over the past year has been tested
and found wanting. Obama’s authority as leader of humanity has not borne the fruit that many
had hoped for, and in any … his standing in the world is now in a free fall.
“realism dictates an adjustment”
The fact that such a change has been so slow in coming suggests that it is not realism that is
Obama’s guiding light, but a commitment to the DOGMAS of the religion of humanity.

Another instance of the conflict Americans now perceive between the two roles comes in the
form of obama’s repeated efforts to blame george w. bush (or “the last eight years”) for every
difficulty or problem that the nation confronts. On first encounter, there would seem to be
nothing more in this tactic than an ordinary political calculation designed to win support
and deflect criticism. But this technique, which is standard fare for a presidential campaign, at a
certain point is bound to appear unpresidential.

It displays weakness by evidencing a desire to evade responsibility, especially for a president
who based his inaugural address on calling for “a new era of responsibility. Opinions may
differ on whether the “blame bush first” policy is obsessive or demagogic, but it is by now
clear that it is counterproductive. For the religion of humanity, the attack on bush, both the
man and the “substance,” is a matter of DOGMA.
If Obama were to desist, he would relinquish HIS HIGHER OFFICE.
The same pressure to hew to the dictates of the new religion is evident in the efforts of obama’s
supporters to save postpartisanship from the simple hoax that most now believe it to have
been. Postpartisanship, we are told, never meant anything as mundane as dealing with the
other party. It referred instead to working with those who embrace the consensus of the
“NEW ERA”
The standard for inclusion is not an expression of popular will, but criteria supplied by the
idea of “PROGRESS”. What has made many americans increasingly suspicious of the office
of leader of humanity is their growing perception that it rests ultimately on contempt for
the people. The conflicting demands of the religion of humanity and the presidency of the
United States have become most apparent.

The religion of humanity, by its own reckoning, admits to facing challenges from two
Quarters, from those [“HERETICS”] who have not yet fully entered the age of positivism,
which includes the terrorists and from those who are part of the advanced world but who
refuse to embrace it, which includes the likes of George W. Bush.

The existence of the terrorists is regrettable, not only because of the physical threat that
they pose, but also because, by doing so, they risk strengthening the hand of those in the west
who reject the religion of humanity. Supporters of the religion of humanity therefore believe
they have good reason to deny or minimize the danger of terrorism in order to save the world
from the EVEN GREATER DANGER of the triumph of the RETROGRADE FORCES.

This is the dogmatic basis of political correctness, and Obama and his team have gone to
considerable lengths by their policies and by their use of language to hide reality.
BUT REALITY has a way of asserting itself.
It is becoming clearer by the day that being the LEADER of HUMANITY is
INCOMPATIBLE with being the President of the United States.
“NO MAN CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS”

James W. Ceaser is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of politics at the
University of Virginia

“The MOST TERRIFYING WORDS in the ENGLISH LANGUAGE are:
I’M from the GOVERNMENT and I’m HERE to HELP” – Ronald Reagan

PROGRESSIVE RELIGION – UTOPIAN GOVERNMENT
FASCIST “FAITH” – SECULAR “SALVATION” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
OBAMA the CHRISTIAN RADICAL
by Jeremy Egerer americanthinker.com September 26, 2015

Jeremy Egerer: ONE of the most frustrating characters in all of Christian history is Jesus,
and mostly because you’re never really sure whether to take his statements practically.
It might be fairly argued that he was never meant to be taken practically, and that an
uncomfortable portion of his sermons were meant to make us humble.

It could be that after all the talk about poking your own eyes out, what he was really trying to
prove is that PERFECTION (for you and me) is IMPOSSIBLE. Christian living is entirely
BEYOND US – that it might even be suicidal if we were to take it seriously.
Taken in this sense, the Sermon on the Mount may not be a sermon about behavior. It may be
an attempt to get us to cry “uncle” and ask for forgiveness. The funny (or maybe dangerous)
thing about religion is that people tend to want to take it religiously – which means that they
often want to take it literally.

This biblical literalism, this taking every little thing that Jesus said and making it seem like
the only thing that he ever said, tends to make Christians imbalanced in their piety
It makes us so imbalanced that we think men like President Obama must be Muslims for the
way they treat muslims, when the obvious fact is that men like President Obama are trying to
be radical Christians

There’s really only one thing you can safely take radically in Christianity, and that is that
Jesus Christ died for your sins and he’s coming back to judge the world and you had better
(personally) live like it.

Any radicalization beyond this causes lots of horrible problems. This is because
radicalization forces you to idolize some particular aspect of christianity so exclusively that you
begin to forget about all. The other ones and we have to remember that there are a lot of
particular aspects to idolize, because Christianity is extremely complex and vibrant – like life
anyone can be a radical on practically anything worth fighting for.

The question is not whether we take our truths seriously – or even whether we take them
religiously. The question is what we do with the other truths.
People are quick to say that half a truth makes a lie. What they have been slow to admit is
that a halfish version of christianity makes our behavior un-Christian.
if we examine obama’s presidency, we find him erring in the same lopsided direction

Obama values charity (or some BASTARDIZED FORM of it) so wildly that he’s almost
forgotten there are more than one kind of person to be charitable to. Obama values
non-judgmentalism (or some wildly PERVERTED VERSION of it) so totally that
he’s forgotten how to condemn evil.
Obama values the foreigner and the outcast and the minority so much, he’s forgotten to love
the rest of us. Obama takes that saying of Paul’s, that there is no law against love, and ruins his
love by making it LAWLESS. Obama should know there are virtues alongside our charity, and
he would know that the reason there isn’t a law against love is because there is another virtue
“against” it. When we BALANCE charity with prudence, we begin not to question charity
itself, but to question whether our charity is effective. A prudent charity is the difference
between taking an orphan into your home and giving all your family’s money to the bum on the
street; it asks us whether our love is sustainable, proper, timely. It asks whether there are
other people affected by our decisions.

You can see the effects of Obama’s terrible charity in everything. It acknowledges Paul’s
statement that there is no law against love, and it balances it with he who will not work shall
not eat. It hears Christ’s calling to love our enemy and then contrasts it with solomon’s there
is a time and a place to everything under the sun. Everything he does is done with the intent of
“loving” his neighbors. –We are almost all paying for it, because he’s forgotten to love the
rest of us.

He sees the minority suffering, and so he alleviates it by causing the MAjority to suffer
and he does it out of christian sincerity which, contrary to popular opinion, makes him all the more DANGEROUS. Christianity has often been called a force for good, but we would do better to recognize it as just a force. The energy of piety and religious conviction may be USED to build a great and holy nation as it did with the puritans. Or it can be used to demolish economies and welcome rapists and terrorists as it does with our democrats.

Christianity is a beautiful religion, and because it is beautiful. It is dangerous our passionate ignorance eats nations alive, and it comforts itself that at least we’ll be getting into heaven – by making the GREATEST civilizations in the world into a LIVING HELL.
It causes us to fall so in love with HEAVENLY IDEALS THAT IT LEADS US to
MISMANAGE OUR EARTHLY AFFAIRS.

PROGRESSIVE RELIGION – UTOPIAN GOVERNMENT
FASCIST “FAITH” – SECULAR “SALVATION” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
GOVERNMENT is MAGIC
by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog October 27, 2013

Daniel Greenfield: “OUR TECHNOCRACY is DETACHED FROM COMPETENCE”
“It’s not the technocracy of engineers, but of ‘thinkers’ who read Malcolm Gladwell and
Thomas Friedman and watch ted talks and savor the flavor of competence, without ever
imbibing its substance. These are the people who love Freakonomics, who enjoy all sorts of
mental puzzles, who like to see an idea turned on its head, but who couldn’t fix a toaster.
The Obamacare website is the natural spawn of that technocracy who love the idea of using
modernity to make things faster and easier, but have no idea what anything costs or how it
works.

It’s hard to have a functioning technocracy without engineers. A technocracy made in silicon
valley with its complete disregard for anything outside its own ego zone would be bad
enough. But this is a Bloombergian technocracy of billionaires and activists, of people who
think that “progress” makes things work, rather than things working leading to progress”

Healthcare.gov showed us that behind all the smoother and shinier designs was the same old
clunky government where everything gets done because the right companies hire the right
lobbyists and everything costs ten times what it should.
If the government can’t build a health care website, how is it going to actually run health care
for an entire country is the obvious question that so many are asking.

Modernity has to be built. It has to be constructed brick by bit by rivet by cable by people who
know what they are doing. Modernity without competence is as worthless as the obamacare
website which looked pretty enough to give the illusion of technocratic modernity, but didn’t
actually work. Competence is the real modernity and it has very little to do with the empty
trappings of design that surround it. In some ways the America of a few generations ago was a
far more modern place because it was a more competent place.

For all our nice toys, we look like primitive savages compared to men who could build
skyscrapers and fleets within a year… and build them well. Those aren’t things we can do
anymore, not because the knowledge and skills don’t exist, but because the culture no longer
allows it. We can’t do them for the same reason that third world countries can’t do what we do.
It’s not that the knowledge is inaccessible, but that the culture gets in the way. It’s our very
hollow modernity that gets in the way of our truly being modern. we can no longer build big
things because the ability to implement vision on a large scale no longer exists.

Our modernity is style rather than substance. In most cultures, the illusion of competence t
rumps the real thing. It’s why so many countries are so badly broken because they go by
appearances, rather than by results. The idea that we should go by results, rather than by
processes, by outcomes rather than by appearances, was revolutionary.

For most of human history, we were trapped in a cargo cult mode. we did the “right things”
not because they led to the right results, but because we had decided that they were the right
things. There were many competent people, but they were hamstrung by rigid institutions
that made it impossible to go from point a to point b in the shortest possible time. The entire
process of Obamacare was the opposite of going from point a to point b. It was the least
competent and efficient solution every step of the way. There was no reason to think that its
website would be any better. The process that led to it being dumped on the American people
was completely devoid of any notion of testing or outcomes.

It was the right thing to do because… it was the right thing to do. it was cargo cult logic all
the same. so was its website. Healthcare.gov, like Obamacare, was going to work because it
was “good”. its goodness was by some measure other than result. It was morally good.
It was progressive. And so the deity of liberal causes, perhaps karl marx or progressia.
The goddess of soup and economic dysfunction, would see to it that it would work.
Karma would kick in and everything would work out because it had to.

Competence is built on the unhappy understanding that things won’t work because you want
them to, they won’t work if you go through the motions. They will only work if you
understand how a thing works and then make it work by building it, by testing it and by
expecting failure every step of the way and wrestling with the problem until you get it right.

The difference between savages and civilized men isn’t that savages are dumb and civilized
people are smart. savages can individually be quite clever within their parameters and civilized
folk can be quite stupid. It’s the ability to extend that intelligence in groups that makes for a
civilization.

Savages cannot work together. they can fantasize, but they can’t build anything bigger than
a small group can manage. Savages are warriors, but not soldiers, they are tinkerers, not
engineers, they are inventors, not scientists, they cannot work together on a large scale and
thereby push past their own limitations as a culture and grow. they may have individual
geniuses, but they cannot pass on what they learn.

We have not yet been reduced to savagery, but our incompetence increases in large groups
to such a staggering extent that it often seems not to be worth the trouble. The united states
government is the ultimate giant unworkable mess. It is a living cargo cult where everyone
marches around following routines that are supposed to yield great prosperity, but never
do. The processes themselves are broken and make no sense, but the cargo culturers of the
government cannot and will not hear that.

They know that the government will magically make everything work because government is
progress. government is modernity. government is magic”
Our own cargo culters invoke FDR and JFK, they talk about the new deal and the great society,
they make grand promises and roll out big programs, and then they wait for it all to work.

They don’t understand themselves how or why it would work. But government is magic and the appearance of a thing is just as good as a real deal. There is no need to know how to do a thing. You don’t need engineers or competent men. All you need to do is remember the great dreams of the past, listen to a few inspirational JFK speeches and then carve a computer out of wood and wait for free health care to arrive.

In cargo cult America, the food is free, the cell phones are free and the money can be printed
forever because government is MAGIC.

The GOD of GOVERNMENT – POLITICS as RELIGION:
DYSFUNCTIONAL DYSTOPIA – The PROBLEM of GOVERNMENT, POWER & “SIN”

” On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time ” Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints, and it is possible that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never had much temptation to be human beings. ” ” Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.”
“Liberal: a power worshipper without power. – George Orwell
” Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. “
” Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints, and it is possible that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never had much temptation to be human beings. “
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection. – George Orwell

So much of left-wing thought is a kind of PLAYING WITH FIRE by people who DON’T EVEN KNOW that FIRE is HOT. – George Orwell

REINHOLD NIEBUHR, MORAL MAN and IMMORAL SOCIETY (1932)
by Matthew Berke
C.S. LEWIS: TWO OPPOSITE REASONS for BEING a DEMOCRAT
POLITICS as RELIGION: The PROBLEM of GOVERNMENT, POWER & “SIN” – DYSFUNCTIONAL DYSTOPIA

SYNOPSIS
Fascists “IDEALIZE” POWER – it was essentially a “good” and “positive” thing when
THEY possessed it, yet, power was “corrupt” when practiced by their political rivals.
fascists externalized “sin” in others, while ignoring it in themselves.
CLASSICAL LIBERALS SAW GOVERNMENT POWER as a NECESSARY
”EVIL” BIG GOVERNMENT POWER is “REPRESSIVE”, NOT “REDEMPTIVE”.

REINHOLD NIEBUHR, MORAL MAN and IMMORAL SOCIETY (1932)
by Matthew Berke

Reinhold Niebuhr stated that history can be better understood in the concept of “original sin“, not just a word that we use to describe “bad” institutions that can be “corrected”, but something much deeper, an intrinsic part of the human condition. sin is a permanent part of each and every one of us. it can’t be externalized
Fascists (and Utopians) deny the realities of “sin” and the “tragic” limitations of
humanity, prefering the utopian idealism of human [im]possibility.
utopia means “nowhere”. power corrupts. fascists do not adequately recognize the potential “tyranny” of the “will to power” and “problem” of any and all human government. government and social reform is powerless to do much, if anything, about any view of history or governmental system based upon an externalization of sin is bound to fail
(“utopia” becomes “dystopia”)

Fascists “IDEALIZED” POWER – it was essentially a “good” and “positive” thing when
they possessed it. Yet, power was “corrupt” when practiced by their political rivals.
Fascist “faith” in state and government power in the pursuit of “progress”.

The GENERAL WILL was ALWAYS RIGHTEOUS because it was PERFECTLY
ALTRUISTIC: the PEOPLE acting for THEIR OWN WELL-BEING
“Ms. Rodham asks the question what a radical is and provides the answer in Mr. Alinsky’s
own words: “They are a people CREATING a NEW BRIDGE of MANKIND in BETWEEN
the PAST of narrow nationalistic chauvinism and the HORIZON of a NEW MANKIND –
a PEOPLE of the WORLD”
This is precisely the aim of the power structure behind communism, the erasing of all
borders and the establishment of a world government based on a modified form of communism
called humanistic socialism.
A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the
proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end
capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the
dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage – the political paradise of communism.

Alinsky claims a position of moral relativism, but his moral context is stabilized in a BELIEF
in the EVENTUAL MANIFESTATION of the GOODNESS of MAN. He believes that if men
were allowed to LIVE FREE FROM FEAR and WANT they would LIVE in PEACE”
ONE of the STRONGEST STRAINS in MODERN RADICALISM is the FAITH in HUMAN
reason and the possible perfectibility of men.
“This faith in the continuing improvement of man was and is dominated by values derived
from the French and American revolutions and profoundly influenced by the Industrial
revolution”
“LOVE and FAITH are not common companions. More commonly power and fear consort
with faith … power is not to be crossed; one must respect and obey.
“love and faith are not common companions. more commonly power and fear consort with
faith …power is not to be crossed; one must respect and obey. power means strength, whereas
love is a human frailty the people mistrust. it is a sad fact of life that power and fear are the
fountainheads of faith.” – saul alinsky

Fascist “CIVIC” RELIGION of “HUMANISTIC SOCIALISM” held a “FAITH” in the
“GOODNESS”, IMPROVEMENT and “PERFECTIBILITY” of HUMANITY
FASCISTS PLACE a “FAITH” in the POLITICAL COLLECTIVE AGAINST
the SELFISH and “CORRUPT” INDIVIDUAL
Secular humanism holds a materialistic view of the world – humanity’s physical environment is
“prime” reality. Our EXTERIOR environment determines human behavior
The revolution Alinsky wanted was essentially the Marxist “UTOPIAN” DREAM.
Change how the nation is [externally] structured as far as POWER, and you eliminate the
problems of society. Marx and Alinsky both believed that RADICAL SOCIALIST CHANGE
would CAUSE EVIL to be ELIMINATED and cause GOOD to SPREAD.
Human corruption and “evil” was “EXTRINSIC”, a matter of SOCIAL ORGANIZATION,
NOT “INTRINSIC” HUMAN NATURE.
The “civic religion” of state-government and it’s political “priest” class [government, media,
education establishment elites] were “deified” as the agents to bring about needed change to
bring about “utopia”.

Classical liberals would argue fascist idealism and utopianism as un-realistic.
English writer Thomas More wrote the book ”Utopia”, ostensibly about a “perfect” society.
More’s book title was IRONIC – UTOPIA LITERALLY MEANS NOWHERE
“POWER corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely” – LORD ACTON
“The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern”
– LORD ACTON

The GOD of GOVERNMENT – POLITICS as RELIGION:
DYSFUNCTIONAL DYSTOPIA – The PROBLEM of GOVERNMENT, POWER & “SIN”
REINHOLD NIEBUHR, MORAL MAN and IMMORAL SOCIETY (1932)
by Matthew Berke FIRST THINGS.com
SYNOPSIS
“Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity” while
individuals are capable of goodness and morality, groups are inherently selfish and uncaring ; “sin” was problematic in individuals – this was only magnified in any collective
while individuals in their personal dealings often transcend self-interest
(hence “MORAL MAN”), nations dealing with other nations, or social classes with other social classes, have little or no capacity for self-transcendence (“IMmoral SOCIETY”)

Reinhold Niebuhr: “Liberalism is little more than faith in man, exemplifying that perversion of
the will, that betrayal of divine trust, which is called sin. Our individual sin “redeemed” by
collective, political salvation. Niebuhr’s book The Irony of American History points out that
history can be better understood if we reintroduce the concept of “original SIN”.

“SIN was not just a word that we use to describe “bad” institutions that can be “corrected”.
Sin was something much DEEPER, an INTRINSIC part of the human condition,
something that social reform was powerless to do much, if anything, about.
Fascists deny the realities of “sin” and the “tragic” limitations of humanity, prefering the
utopian idealism of human possibility.

For Niebuhr, sin is a PERMANENT PART of EACH and EVERY ONE of US.
It CAN’t be EXTERNALIZEDon any other entity. Niebuhr believed any view of history or
governmental system which is based upon an externalization of sin is bound to fail.
Fascism externalized “sin” in the “OTHER”, while IGNORING it IN THEMSELVES
Niebuhr saw the CAPACITY of “sin” [not “salvation”] of the political COLLECTIVE.
“I am confident we can create a kingdom right here on earth” – Obama
“Sin” was problematic in individuals – this was only magnified in any collective
“EVIL is NOT to be traced back to the INDIVIDUAL but to the COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR of humanity”- Reinhold Niebuhr
Individuals can be unselfish, morally capable of considering the interests of others and acting
prudently when they sense conflicts of interest between themselves and others.
Individuals could, once in a while, in rare instances, transcend their self-interest for the
sake of a larger good. But groups of individuals, especially groups like nations,
NEVER COULD. GROUP EGOISM AS OUR INESCAPABLE REALITY.

According to Niebuhr, this collective egoism of individuals-in-groups is overridingly powerful
men have little enough goodness in themselves and socialization makes them worse because the
reason for being, for all social groups, is to pursue the shared self-interest of the collective
man’s last and most pathetic effort to deny the determinate and contingent character of his
existence. the very essence of human sin is in it.

Developed more fully, man’s problem in the end is his inhumanity to his fellow man
the social gospel movement of the early 20th century proclaimed the wages of individual sin
could be overcome by intelligent social reform.
Niebuhr argued individuals intrinsically have little goodness within themselves and that
socialization actually makes people more sinful.
Niebuhr suggests the bible characterizes sin in both religious and moral terms: the religious
dimension is man’s rebellion against god, the moral and social dimension is injustice –
the manifestation of human self-centeredness by subordinating other life to its will.

Man’s sin is also a reflection of his anxiety in his contradictory state. Like animals, man
seeks security and protection against nature’s contingencies, with the result that throughout
human history “all human life is involved in the sin of seeking security at the expense of other
life” by implication, then, there exists both individual and corporate aspects of sin
In the religion of jesus, says niebuhr, the perfection of god is consistently defined as an
absolute love by comparison with which all altruistic achievements fall short.
Fascists place a “faith” in the “sacred” collective against the selfish and “corrupt” individual.

“RELIGION, DECLARES the MODERN MAN, is CONSCIOUSNESS of our HIGHEST SOCIAL VALUES”
“NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM the TRUTH. TRUE RELIGION is a PROFOUND UNEASINESS about our HIGHEST SOCIAL VALUES”
– Reinhold Niebuhr, Beyond Tragedy: Essays on the Christian Interpretation of History

Thinkers as diverse as Gustav Le Bon, Freud, and Niebuhr explained genocide as a result of
the EVIL of the COLLECTIVE, believing that while individuals are capable of goodness and
morality, GROUPS are INHERENTLY SELFISH and UNCARING.

Niebuhr’s pessimistic account was based not merely on observation of the world as it “IS”, but
also on a theology which emphasized that sin is endemic to the human condition. In history,
humanity is tempted by pride and will to power that provide an illusion of control and
meaning Niebuhr’s “realism” is critical of fascist “idealism” that ignores or does not fully
comprehend the “flawed”, limited and “corrupt” nature of humanity.
Fascists do not adequately recognize the potential “tyranny” of the “will to POWER”
“problem” of human government, ignoring collective “sin”, not “salvation”. SEEKING”UTOPIA”, CREATING “DYSTOPIA”

“This is NOT JUSTICE, but a community [the “MOB’] seeking VENGEANCE”

Valeri Grossman: “And it was not merely tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands, but hundreds of millions of people who were the obedient witnesses of this slaughter of the innocent or were they merely obedient witnesses: when ordered to, they gave their support to this slaughter, voting in favour of it amid a hubbub of voices.
“there was something unexpected in their degree of obedience… the extreme violence of the
totalitarian social systems proved able to paralyse the human spirit throughout whole
continents.” – Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate
political “correctness” inevitably becomes “conformity” to the will of the collective
“FEW PEOPLE DESIRE LIBERTY; MOST MEN WISH ONLY for a JUST MASTER.”
– gaius selsustius crispis, roman historian

fascist appeal to either “feelings” that confirm their “vision” of the world or …“reason”
used to “rationalize” bad and/or evil behavior

Niebuhr’s realism retains a tragic sense: the fear that struggles for justice can end up being
destructive for all parties , that oppressed and oppressor can merely reverse roles. The
“idealism” of collective “utopia” results in the “realism” of dystopia”.
Systematically murdering millions to create an imagined earthly eden is clearly irrational.
in this sense, leftist ideology has the look of a religious inquisition. The left is an atheistic
“religion”. “[M[odern gnosticism has been dedicated to the hubristic attempt to overcome the
anxieties and uncertainties of human life by building a terrestrial paradise”

However well-intentioned, even the ‘moderate proponents of the ‘progressive’ program bear a
heavy responsibility for the disasters of humanity for people to live with this terrible
limitation on their moral impulses, niebuhr believes that at the end of history god will
complete and give meaning to, their partial and ambigous achievements.
Niebuhr appreciated the American constitutional system, with its checks and balances and its
genius for recognizing – and thereby channelling and containing – society’s inevitable conflicts.

human “social” justice vs. god’s “cosmic” justice
“The tendency to claim god as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism”
“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary” – Reinhold Niebuhr
“SOCIAL JUSTICE” is a HUMAN DESIRE (idealism) – HOWEVER, HUMAN POWER and GOVERNMENT INEVITABLY BRINGS “INJUSTICE” (realism)

The GOD of GOVERNMENT – POLITICS as RELIGION:
DYSFUNCTIONAL DYSTOPIA – The PROBLEM of GOVERNMENT, POWER & “SIN”

FASCIST “REBIRTH” – The MASSES and MESSIAHS

H. L. MENCKEN DESCRIBED a GENERIC DEMAGOGUE, “preach[ing] doctrines he
KNOWS to be UNTRUE to MEN he KNOWS to be IDIOTS”
“A SOCIETY of SHEEP must in time beget a GOVERNMENT of WOLVES.”
– Bertrand de Jouvenel
“The TRAGEDY is that we have NOT TRANSCENDED RACE, not and as long as RACIAL
DEMAGOGUES can SQUEEZE this NEW HATRED for MONEY and POWER”

DEMOGOGUE as DIVIDER
US against THEM for POLITICAL GAIN
Thomas Sowell: “What [Obama] organizes are the resentments and paranoia within a
community, directing those feelings against other communities, from whom either benefits or
revenge are to be gotten, using whatever rhetoric or tactics will accomplish that purpose”
Western, liberal “democracy” that limits power is “flawed”, but still the best way to deal with
the “problems” of human “power” and “government”.
“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except ALL the OTHERS that have been TRIED” – Sir Winston Churchill
Fascist utopian idealism fails to recognize this world’s “tragic” realism
individuals can be unselfish, morally capable of considering the interests of others and acting prudently when they sense conflicts of interest between themselves and others
Individuals could, once in a while, in rare instances, transcend their self-interest for the
sake of a larger good. But groups of individuals, especially groups like nations, never could”
group egoism as our inescapable reality.

According to Niebuhr, this collective egoism of individuals-in-groups is overridingly powerful
Societies, Niebuhr argues, effectively gather up only individuals’ selfish impulses, not their capacities for unselfish consideration toward others. Recognizing the sin-fulness of human nature, the egotism of individuals and groups, he sees the limitations of reason to solve social injustice by moral and rational means, “since reason is always the servant of interest in a social situation.

All social co-operation on a larger scale than the most intimate social group REQUIRES
COERCION. Every group, as every individual, has expansive desires which are rooted in the
instinct of survival and soon extend beyond it. The will-to-LIVE becomes the will-to-POWER.

“The hope of solving the larger social problems of mankind, merely by extending the social
sympathies of individuals, is so VAIN. John Dewey was a frequent target who argued that
the lost individual will re-find inner wholeness by subduing himself to the forces of
organization at work in externals. Niebuhr thought the opposite was true – men have little
enough goodness in themselves and socialization makes them worse because the reason for
being, for all social groups, is to pursue the shared self-interest of the members.

Fascist utopian idealism fails to recognize this world’s “tragic” realism. Niebuhr criticized
the communist view of history by criticizing their doctrine of sin/evil. They place ‘evil’ entirely
onto the property system. therefore, by removing the property system, they have removed
“evil”. Sin is a permanent part of each and every one of us. It can’t be externalized on any
other entity. Any view of history or governmental system which is based upon an
externalization of sin is bound to fail. Fascism externalized “sin” in the “other”, while
ignoring it in themselves. Promised utopian “heaven” became dystopian “hell”

Niebuhr: “Modern man lacks the humility to accept the fact that the whole drama of history is
enacted in a frame of meaning too large for human comprehension or management.”
It is a drama in which fragmentary meanings can be discerned within a penumbra of mystery;
and in which specific duties and responsibilities can be undertaken within a vast web of relations
which are beyond our powers.
“Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.” – Thomas Sowell

The GOD of GOVERNMENT – POLITICS as RELIGION:
DYSFUNCTIONAL DYSTOPIA – The PROBLEM of GOVERNMENT, POWER & “SIN”

Church and State are “separate” and not ultimately “compatible” BECAUSE HUMANITY is
“CORRUPT”, conservative or classically liberal ideology sought to “LIMIT” POWER
CLASSICAL LIBERALS SAW GOVERNMENT POWER as a NECESSARY
”EVIL” BIG GOVERNMENT POWER is “REPRESSIVE”, NOT “REDEMPTIVE”.
“You have rights ANTECEDENT to all earthly governments: rights that cannot be repealed or
restrained by HUMAN laws; rights derived from the great legislator of the universe. – John Adams
“The DANGER is NOT THAT a PARTICULAR CLASS is UNFIT to GOVERN.
EVERY class is UNFIT to GOVERN” – Lord Acton

C.S. Lewis: “I believe in political equality. But there are TWO OPPOSITE REASONS for
being a “democrat”. You may think all men so GOOD that they DESERVE a share in the
government of the commonwealth, and SO WISE that the commonwealth needs their advice.
That is, in my opinion, the false, romantic doctrine of democracy.

On the other hand, you may believe FALLEN MEN to be so WICKED that NOT ONE of
them can be TRUSTED with ANY IRRESPONSIBLE POWER over his fellows that I
believe to be the true ground of democracy.
“I do not believe that God created an egalitarian world”.
“I believe the authority of parent over child, husband over wife, learned over simple to have
been as much a part of the original plan as the authority of man over beast. I believe that if we
had not fallen … patriarchal monarchy would be the sole lawful government.

BUT since we have learned SIN, we have found, as Lord Acton says, that ‘all power
corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The only remedy has been to take away the
powers and substitute a LEGAL FICTION of equality, the authority of father and husband
has been RIGHTLY abolished on the LEGAL plane, not because this authority is in itself bad
(on the contrary, it is, I hold, divine in origin), but because fathers and husbands are bad.
Theocracy has been rightly abolished not because it is bad that learned priests should govern
ignorant laymen, but because priests are wicked men like the rest of us. Even the authority of
man over beast has had to be interfered with because it is CONSTANTLY ABUSED”

The only legitimate reason that kingship is not attractive to us is because in this age and this
world the only kings available are finite and sinful. A great deal of democratic enthusiasm
descends from the ideas of people like Rousseau, who believed in democracy because they
thought mankind so wise and good that everyone deserved a share in the government.

The danger of defending democracy on those grounds is that they’re not true. I find that
they’re not true without looking further than myself. I don’t deserve a share in governing a
hen-roost, much less a nation. The real reason for democracy is mankind is so fallen that
no man can be trusted with unchecked power over his fellows.
Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves. I do not contradict him.
But I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters.

“IF there could be a king who is not limited in his wisdom and power and goodness and love
for his subjects, then monarchy would be the best of all governments. IF such a ruler could
ever rise in the world – with no weakness, no folly, no sin – then no wise and humble person
would ever want democracy again. The question is not whether God broke into the universe as
a king. He did. The question is: What kind of king is he? What difference would his kingship
make for you?” – John Piper

“Government exists to protect us from each other. where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to PROTECT US FROM OURSELVES” – Ronald Reagan
“Government isn’t the solution to our problems, government is the problem” – Ronald Reagan
“Things in our country run IN SPITE of government, not by the aid of it” – Will Rogers
Democratic government at best was a benign but voluntary social contract for free people to
enter in willingly and that the only “perfect” society (“utopia”) is not of this world
all powerful government risked “tyranny”, hence liberal “separation of powers”
classical liberals sought limited government
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty” – thomas jefferson
”I am not a friend to a very energetic government. it is always oppressive”
“Government powerful enough to give you everything you want, can also take it away.”
– Thomas Jefferson

CLASSICAL LIBERALISM vs. FASCISM
Fascism #5: POLITICS (the STATE a) RELIGION
“ultimate meaning”?: by state politics or individual choice ???
for the fascist, politics becomes ultimate meaning for the traditional liberal, ultimate meaning goes beyond politics fascists both “coerce” and “co-opt” religion for the sake of “politics”and POWER seeking collective utopia through human “politics” & government was “DELUSIONAL” and “DANGEROUS”
Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through
history mankind has been BULLIED BY SCUM. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss
commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadows about which way to bend
in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity,
perform any vile act, do anything TO ACHIEVE POWER. The worst off-sloughings of the
planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. EVERY GOVERNMENT is a parliament of
whores. The trouble is, IN a DEMOCRACY, the WHORES are US. – P.J. O’Rourke

BUILDING UTOPIA: The GOD of GOVERNMENT
PROGRESSIVE “PARADISE” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
LIBERAL FASCISM, by Jonah Goldberg
AMERITOPIA: by Mark Levin
TRUST in GOVERNMENT is PATHOLOGICAL by Christopher Chantrill
The CHURCH of PROGRESSIVISM by Bruce S. Thornton
LEFTISM: A RADICAL FAITH by Bruce A. Riggs
FORCED CONVERSION of CHRISTIANS in AMERICA by Fay Voshell

Jonah Goldberg: “CONSERVATIVES DON’T BELIEVE THAT WE CAN BUILD a
HEAVEN on EARTH. Conservatism is always concerned with the good society as opposed to utopias. Cynicism keeps idealism in check, focused on the do-able and the good, rather than the un-do-able and the perfect. The left’s problem is that it has no limiting principles to it’s idealism. The left’s problem is that it has no limiting principles to it’s idealism because they are utopian, think of them with the donkey with the carrot hanging from the stick – they never catch the carrot” there is always more to be done. there is never a moment they say ‘mission accomplished” – the government should do good, where it can, when it can, whenever it can totalitarian state is in effect a theocracy, and its ruling caste, in order to keep its position, has to be thought of as infallible.
But since, in practice,no one is infallible, it is frequently necessary to rearrange past events in
order to show that this or that mistake was not made, or that this or that imaginary triumph actually happened – George Orwell
idealists used “FEELINGS” to determine their world view of “reality”
idealistic “feelings” conflicted with realistic “facts” of life

Jonah Goldberg: “CONSERVATISM is a distant cousin of cynicism.
Conservatives can be ideological … idealism always tempered a basic understanding that
human nature is flawed, built in the “crooked timber of humanity” …
Conservatives don’t believe that we can build a heaven on earth or that you can make the here
and now as good as the hereafter. Conservatism is always concerned with the good society as
opposed to utopias.
Cynicism keeps idealism in check, focused on the do-able and the good, rather than the un-do-able and the perfect. The left’s problem is that because they are utopian, think of them with the donkey with the carrot hanging from the stick – they NEVER catch the carrot. There is ALWAYS MORE to BE DONE. there is never a moment they say ‘mission accomplished” the liberal utopia… the problem of power and government [dystopia and tyranny]
progressive, “UTOPIAN” quest for “perfect”
(idealism an “un-restrained” world view of human “possibilities”)
vs.
conservative, “TRAGIC” sense of “better”
(realism “constrained” by a world view of limitations)

idealistic “feelings” about “reality” were considered “WISHFUL THINKING”
a “realist” views humanity as “sinful”, “flawed” and “corrupt”
“there is danger from all men. the only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty” – john adams
A “REALISTIC” LIBERAL VIEWED HUMANITY as PARTLY “GOOD”,
BUT ALSO “CORRUPT”, BUILDING “UTOPIA” in a “FLAWED REALITY” was “WISHFUL THINKING”

Orwell’s 1984: “The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the
good of others; we are interested solely in POWER. Power is in tearing human minds to
pieces and putting them together in new shapes of your own choosing. In our world there will be
no emotions except fear, rage, triumph and self-abasement. There will be no laughter, except
the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science
there will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever”

The power of 1984 comes from Orwell’s remorseless, almost matter-of-fact-prose, his relentless
depiction of the ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE. The essence of 1984 is not surveillance
cameras and two-way televisions, nor corporate conformity and managerial style.
The essence is Room 101 – the torture chamber where you confront the threat that will finally
REDUCE YOU to a whimpering remnant capable only of TOTAL SURRENDER to
BIG BROTHER, and TOTAL BETRAYAL of EVERYTHING and EVERYONE you
ONCE LOVED.
In the party’s eyes, as O’Brien explains, an OBEDIENT citizen is NOT ENOUGH. Unless he
is SUFFERING, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own?
POWER is in INFLICTING PAIN and HUMILIATION. Tyranny, broadly defined, is the
use of POWER to DEHUMANIZE the individual and de-legitimize his nature.

Building Utopia: The GOD of Government – PROGRESSIVE “PARADISE” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY

“AMERITOPIA: the UNMAKING of AMERICA” – Mark R. Levin believes America has
already largely become “a post-constitutional country”. Modern American liberals are firmly
in the UTOPIAN camp – pursuing a VISION FUNDAMENTALLY AT ODDS with
LIMITED GOVERNMENT and HUMAN FREEDOM.

“Utopianism is NOT NEW,” Levin writes, “It has been REPACKAGED COUNTLESS
TIMES – since Plato and before. It is as OLD AS TYRANNY ITSELF. Ameritopia compares
the UTOPIAN and UNWORKABLE SCHEMES laid out by political philosophers from
Plato to Thomas Hobbes with the vision of natural law, God-given rights and individual
liberty that inspired the Founding Fathers when they wrote the Declaration of Independence and
The Constitution.

I decided to really dig deep and I think I found the answer, at least satisfying to me, which are
these phony utopian notions of how man needs to be controlled and these model societies –
going back probably before Plato. “What I want the readers the public to understand is, this is
NOT NEW and IT’S GOING to DESTROY US,” said Levin.

It’s going to DESTROY US because it is an attack on the individual. it is an attack on the
nature of human beings. It is an ATTACK on the civil society. I had to pick certain
philosophers, who came up with certain model utopian ideas, to give examples of
totalitarian regimes, which really brilliant men came up with, and to
WARN PEOPLE TODAY that WE’RE HEADED ON the SAME glide path.

POLITICAL UTOPIANISM is TYRANNY DISGUISED as a desirable, workable, and even
paradisiacal governing ideology. Utopianism is a fantasy that evolves into a dogmatic cause,
which, in turn, manifests a holy truth for a FALSE RELIGION.
A fascist, totalitarian impulse and ”temptation” to impose one’s cultural vision in the
political realm will always result in a “closed” society.
Bill O’Reilly: “UTOPIAN philosophies are impossible to impose … and totalitarianism is often the result of trying.

Mark Levin, “Ameritopia”: “POLITICAL UTOPIANISM is TYRANNY DISGUISED as a
DESIRABLE, WORKABLE, and EVEN PARADISIACAL GOVERNING IDEOLOGY.
There are unlimited utopian constructs, for the mind is capable of infinite fantasies.
But there are common themes the PROBLEM of POWER and GOVERNMENT [dystopia and
tyranny] The fantasies take the form of grand social plans or experiments, the
impracticability and impossibility of which, in small ways and large, lead to the INDIVIDUAL’s SUBJUGATION.
Karl Popper,a philosopher who eloquently deconstructed the false assumptions and scientific
claims of utopianism, argu[ed] it is TOTALITARIAN in form and substance”
Utopianism substitutes glorious predictions and unachievable promises for knowledge,
science, and reason, while laying claim to them all
Yet there is nothing new in DECEPTION DISGUISED AS HOPE and nothing original in
ABSTRACTION framed as “PROGRESS”.

A HEAVENLY SOCIETY is said to be WITHIN REACH IF ONLY the INDIVIDUAL
SURRENDERS more of his liberty and being for the GENERAL GOOD, … as prescribed by
the STATE. If [the individual] refuses, he will be tormented and ultimately coerced into
compliance, for conformity is essential Nothing good can come of self-interest, which is
condemned as morally indefensible and empty. Through PERSUASION, DECEIT and
COERCION, the INDIVIDUAL must be stripped of his identity and SUBORDINATED to
the STATE. [The individual] must ABANDON HIS OWN AMBITIONS for the ambitions of
the STATE. He must become RELIANT on and fearful of the state. His first duty must be to
the STATE – NOT FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND FAITH, all of which challenge the
authority of the state. Once DISPIRITED, the individual can be MOLDED by the state with
endless social experiments and lifestyle calibrations.

All of these societies are FANTASIES. They’re NIGHTMARES, but they’re fantasies. They’re
somebody’s fantasy. They’re a philosopher’s fantasy. They’re people in power, it’s their
fantasy. What they all have in common is it is an ATTACK on the nature of man, it is an
attack on individual sovereignty, it is an attack on morality. It’s an attack on the civil society.

JOHN LOCKE was different than all those we just mentioned because the others were trying
to figure out how to create this so-called perfect or more perfect society and impose it on
people. One makes assumptions: humans NEED to be CONTROLLED, individuals acting in
their own regard is problematic and should be shunned. Whereas Locke said: no, no, no, no.
We should embrace individuality, that’s the nature of man. Early in the second treatise of
government, Locke introduces the notion that of an individual’s God-given and inalienable
rights, in which all individuals are entitled and which provide the moral. Locke talks about a
law of nature and what nature is and that’s very much in the Declaration of Independence.

With Marx and these other utopians, … they don’t like the natural order, they don’t like the
WAY PEOPLE REALLY ARE, They don’t like the natural society that evolves from the
free choices of people, so they have to trample on individual liberty in order to try and
reframe things – and restructure society according to their artificial model.

These are the MASTERMINDS … who decide this is what society OUGHT to look like.
Let me tell you a couple of facts of life. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE INCOME INEQUALITY
and THERE’S NOT a DAMN THING MAN CAN DO ABOUT IT.
The masterminds will try, and in trying we’ll have coercion and misery and poverty because it
is destructive of human nature. What Locke meant by equality, what the founders meant by
equality in the Declaration, was not conformity, was not uniformity, was not outcomes.

What they meant by EQUALITY is there are CERTAIN GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS THAT
EVERY HUMAN BEING UPON BIRTH HAS … the right to live, the right to live freely and
the right to pursue your interests. the right to be unmolested by other people …
your government. This is the essential part of our founding, and if you listen to obama today,
they never talk about this. It’s always about our collective interests and … desires.

The purpose of the constitution is to protect and preserve the society that they fought a
revolution to protect against outside enemies. The purpose of The Constitution is to protect
that society. It’s to protect individual sovereignty. It’s to protect all these things they fought
for. TO PROTECT your INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT of HAPPINESS, NOT PROVIDE it.

Levin point outs that even Plato in creating this utopia he had in mind, admitted that it
wouldn’t work, that it basically was in contradiction to even what he understood about human
nature. Utopianism’s EQUALITY is INTOLERANT of DIVERSITY, UNIQUENESS,
DEBATE, etc., for utopianism’s purpose requires a singular focus. There can be no competing
voices or causes slowing or obstructing society’s long and righteous march.
Utopianism’s equality is intolerant of diversity, uniqueness, debate, etc., for utopianism’s
purpose requires a singular focus. There can be no competing voices or causes slowing or
obstructing society’s long and righteous march.

UTOPIANISM RELIES ON DECEIT, PROPAGANDA, DEPENDENCE,
INTIMIDATION and FORCE. In its more aggressive state, as the malignancy of the
enterprise becomes more painful and its impossibility more obvious, it incites violence inasmuch
as avenues for free EXPRESSION and civil dissent are cut off.
Violence becomes the individual’s primary recourse and the state’s primary response.
Ultimately, the only way out is the state’s termination”

Mark R. Levin, Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America:
Especially threatening, therefore, are the industrious, independent, and successful, for they
demonstrate what is actually possible under current societal conditions—achievement,
happiness, and fulfillment contradicting and endangering the utopian campaign against what
was or is. They must be either co-opted and turned into useful contributors to or advocates for
the state, or neutralized through sabotage or other means.

Indeed, the individual’s contribution to society must be downplayed, dismissed or denounced,
unless the contribution is directed by the state and involves self-sacrifice for the utopian cause.”
Equality, as understood by the american founders, is the natural right of every individual to
live freely under self-government, to acquire and retain the property he creates through his own
labor, and to be treated impartially before a just law.

Moreover, equality should not be confused with perfection, for man is also imperfect, making
his application of equality, even in the most just society, imperfect. Otherwise, inequality is
the natural state of man in the sense that each individual is born unique in all his human
characteristics. Therefore, equality and inequality, properly comprehended, are both engines
of LIBERTY.

Moreover, it is difficult to reconcile Hobbes’s distrust for the individual with his confidence in the altruistic nature of the individual or individuals who will oversee and control the leviathan. Are not the latter also of flesh and blood? Hobbes seems to be saying that
MAN’s NATURE CANNOT BE TRUSTED BUT the NATURE of a RULER OR a RULING ASSEMBLY of MEN CAN BE TRUSTED. HOW SO?”

Coercive redistribution of wealth through government’s abuse of law and misapplication of
rights destroys individual liberty; ambition, productivity, and wealth; and the purpose of the
commonwealth. Still, Tocqueville knew that the governing despotism of which he wrote, and
which can accurately and broadly be characterized as utopianism, is, for free men, living in
civil societies, a perpetual and existential threat – even in America.

In the end, he wondered if any democracy could withstand it. He concluded that ultimately it
is up to the people. They will decide whether they shall be free or not. I am full of apprehensions
and hopes. I perceive mighty dangers which it is possible to ward off, mighty evils which may be
avoided or alleviated and I cling with a firmer hold to the belief that for democratic nations to be
virtuous and prosperous, they require but to will it.

The nations of our time cannot prevent the conditions of men from becoming equal, but it
depends upon themselves whether the principle of equality is to lead them to SERVITUDE or
FREEDOM, to knowledge or barbarism, to prosperity or wretchedness” (II, 334)”
President Ronald Reagan cautioned that “[f]reedom is never more than one generation away
from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for,
protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years
telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the U.S. where men
were free.

Indeed, the modern arguments about the necessities and virtues of government control over
the individual are but malign echoes of utopian prescriptions through the ages, which
attempted to define subjugation as the most transcendent state of man.
But what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. if angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary“

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies
in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place
oblige it to control itself. Equality should not be confused with perfection, for man is also
imperfect, making his application of equality, even in the most just society, imperfect.

When you have a President of the United States who says I want TO FUNDAMENTALLY
TRANSFORM AMERICA, HE IS FUNDAMENTALLY REJECTING the ENTIRE BASIS
for the AMERICAN SYSTEM. The Federalist Papers written by James Madison state the point
of the constitution is to put up enough government to protect people’s rights and limit
government so it doesn’t trample on people’s rights.
You can’t have constitutionalism AND utopianism. The purpose of the Constitution is to have
a LIMITED central government where the sovereignty remains with the INDIVIDUAL and
the people and the states.

The PURPOSE of UTOPIANISM is the OPPOSITE of all that. It’s a relative handful of
MASTERMINDS and their massive army of BUREAUCRATS and their experts advising
them from the colleges and so forth on HOW TO RUN SOCIETY.
You CANNOT have an EPA and a Constitution at the same time.

Doing what this EPA is doing. You cannot have an NLRB deciding who gets to work where, how
and when and at the same time follow The Constitution. You cannot have a tax code that
serves the purpose of redistributing wealth, which is one of the things that Marx was pushing
for so strongly, and at the same time be arguing about limited government and
constitutionalism. The American people you have a right, not to individual liberty, but you
have a right to expect more from government, … a RIGHT to TAKE SOMETHING FROM
SOMEBODY ELSE that DOESN’T BELONG TO YOU. This is a battle of ideas.

I believe we live today not in the american republic, you know, founded by our forefathers, we
live in an “Ameritopia”. Look around in your house. You can’t even decide what light bulb to
put in your house or showerhead or toilet. Open your medicine cabinet. Everything in there is
regulated. Look at your electronics. Every single electronic device you have has some
government stamp of approval. Washing machines, dryers, toasters, the gypsum board that
is used to build your home, the roofing tile that is on your house, whether you can actually
build a house on a particular piece of property that you own, ALL of THIS is REGULATED
and MANAGED by GOVERNMENT.

So you have to ask yourself: HOW DID WE EXIST BEFORE ALL THIS? How did we
manage to get along before all this? It’s an ‘Ameritopia’ … the PROBLEM with
“Ameritopia,” or ANY UTOPIA, is that it DOESN’T END WELL – UNLESS the PEOPLE
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, because there is no end to it.
Part of the PROBLEM with UTOPIANISM is it BALKANIZES people, it appeals to the
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR – it responds to MALCONTENTS and miscreants
and so Forth.
Successful people, industrious people, tea party people, are the targets of their attack,
The TARGETS of their laws and their spending decisions, and so a society begins to unravel
and the civil society begins to unravel.
Enough people in this country have been CONQUERED or have SURRENDERED THEIR
FREE WILL, and their INDEPENDENCE and their SOVEREIGNTY to a UTOPIAN
DESIGN promoted by temporary politicians that will be their undoing.
What kind of force LURES millions of millions of people and destroys them.
And that’s this utopianism.
This stuff CAN’T WORK. It’s IMPRACTICABLE. It’s IMPOSSIBLE.

Without rationing without all kinds of dislocations and so forth. But at the end of the rainbow
there’s this paradise. And all you have to do is surrender more of your liberty, and more of
your private property rights, and follow the pied piper over the cliff, and one day we’ll all get
there. They have to destroy the existing society and traditions to impose on us this abstraction
that they’ve created.

[Utopianism] repudiates experience. it is said to be new, different, better, and bigger. this
dogma, this religion, which we’re all compelled to follow even though it results in our own
demise. It can’t be achieved. The only thing that can be achieved is the destruction of the
individual. Utopianism’s authority also knows no definable limits. How could it?
If they exist, what are they?

Radical egalitarianism or the perfectibility of mankind is an ongoing process of individual
and societal transformation that must cast off the limits of history, tradition and experience.
For that which is said to be necessary novel, progressive and inevitable.
Ironically, inconvenient facts and evidence must be rejected or manipulated.
Rejected or manipulated, as must the very nature of man, for utopianism is a fantasy that evolves
into a dogmatic cause, which, in turn, manifests a holy truth for a false religion.
There is little or no tolerance for the individual’s deviation from orthodoxy lest it threaten the
survival of the enterprise.

The power, according to Tocqueville, is “immense and tutelary” and “takes upon itself alone to
secure” the people’s “gratifications and watch over their fate. That power is absolute,
minute, regular, provident, and mild. It gradually robs a man of all the uses of himself.
It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform,
through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate,
TO RISE ABOVE the CROWD.” (ii, 318)

Utopianism’s equality is intolerant of diversity, uniqueness, or debate, for utopianism’s
purpose requires a singular focus. There can be no competing voices or causes slowing or
obstructing society’s long and righteous march. Transforming society becomes a struggle
between the utopia and self-determination and self-preservation, since the individual
must acquiesce to centralized decision-making.
Centralizing and consolidating authority is required to replace dispersed decision-making with
a command and control structure. The purpose of which is to coerce behavior in pursuit of a
fantasy, adogmatic cause, a false religion, etc. ’

INDIVIDUALS are COMPLICATED, COMPLEX BEINGS. NO CENTRALIZED
AUTHORITY CAN KNOW WHAT is in THEIR MINDS or DISCERN and ASSIMILATE
the DISTINCTIVENESS and ASSORTMENT of THEIR MYRIAD DAILY ACTIVITIES,
NO MATTER HOW MANY ACADEMICS OR EXPERTS ADVISE IT.

Centralizing and consolidating authority is required to REPLACE DISPERSED DECISION-MAKING with a COMMAND and CONTROL STRUCTURE, the purpose of which is to coerce behavior in pursuit of a fantasy, a dogmatic cause, a false religion, etc.
CLEARLY, UTOPIANISM is INCOMPATIBLE with CONSTITUTIONALISM.
UTOPIANISM REQUIRES POWER TO BE concentrated in a central authority with
maximum latitude to transform and CONTROL.
A Constitution establishes PARAMETERS that define the form and the LIMITS of
government.
For the modern liberal, the INDIVIDUAL’s IMPERFECTION and personal pursuits
IMPEDE the objective of a utopian state.
Modern liberalism promotes what Tocqueville described as a SOFT TYRANNY,
which becomes increasingly more oppressive, POTENTIALLY leading to a hard tyranny
(some form of TOTALITARIANISM)

Building Utopia: The GOD of Government – PROGRESSIVE “PARADISE” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
The BOOK of LAUGHTER and FORGETTING – Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera: TOTALITARIANISM is not only HELL, but all the DREAM of PARADISE
– the AGE-OLD DREAM of a world where everybody would live in harmony, united by a
SINGLE COMMON WILL and FAITH, without secrets from one another.
Andre Breton, too, dreamed of this paradise when he talked about the GLASS HOUSE in
which he longed to live. If totalitarianism did not EXPLOIT these archetypes, which are
deep inside us all and rooted deep in all religions, it could never attract so many people.
Once the dream of paradise starts to turn into REALITY, HOWEVER, here and there people
begin to crop up who stand in its way, so the rulers of paradise must build a little GULAG on
the side of Eden”.
In the course of time this GULAG GROWS ever BIGGER and more perfect, while the
adjoining paradise gets even smaller and poorer” – Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
A “CONFLICT of VISIONS”:
FASCIST UTOPIAN IDEALISM vs. LIBERAL “TRAGIC” REALISM

classical liberalism vs. fascism“ultimate meaning”?:
by state politics or individual choice ???
for the fascist, politics becomes ultimate meaning
for the traditional liberal, ultimate meaning goes beyond politics
for the fascist, ultimate meaning is this worldly (politics)
for the liberal, ultimate meaning transcends this world politics
for the fascist, the collective body politic defines the individual
for the liberal, the individual defines the collective body politic
fascist collectivism and totalitarianism is prone to tyranny
liberal individuality and pluralism is prone to anarchy or chaos
fascist collectivism leaves no room for debate
liberal pluralism opens up room for debate and internal conflict
fascist collectivism allows no heresy liberal pluralism encourages heresy

Building Utopia: The GOD of Government – PROGRESSIVE “PARADISE” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY

“The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. every class is unfit to govern”
– Lord Acton

Conservative or classically liberal thought understood LIFE is UNFAIR. James Madison wrote
in Federalist #10 that men were more likely to oppress another than to “co-operate for their
common good. Classic liberals sought to limit power and government to protect us from each
other. Liberal freedom was “negative” – to stop or limit the power of others from violating the
rights of another.
“There have existed, in every age and every country, two distinct orders of men – the lovers of freedom and the devoted advocates of POWER.” – Robert Hayne
“Man’s capacity for JUSTICE makes democracy POSSIBLE, but man’s inclination to INJUSTICE makes democracy NECESSARY” – Reinhold Niebuhr
Government is the PROBLEM, NOT the SOLUTION” – Ronald Reagan
“You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments: rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the great legislator of the universe.
“POWER always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws”
“POWER always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension
of the weak” – John Adams
“Intellectuals may like to think of themselves as people who ‘speak truth to power’ but too often they are people who SPEAK LIES to GAIN POWER.” – Thomas Sowell
“Once we roared like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security”
“The solution for America’s problem is not in terms of big government, but it is in big men over whom nobody stands in control but God.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to TRUST NO MAN living with POWER to ENDANGER the PUBLIC LIBERTY” – John Adams

TRUST in GOVERNMENT is PATHOLOGICAL
by Christopher Chantrill americanthinker.com October 7, 2014

Christopher Chantrill is a writer and conservative, and author of Road to the
Middle Class. He runs usgovernmentspending.com, the go-to resource for government finance
data, is a frequent contributor to the American Thinker. He lives in Seattle, Washington

On Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace threw a slow hanging pitch to George Will so he could hit it
out of the ball park. Said Wallace: [w]ith growing concerns over ebola, the Secret Service and
the V.A. and IRS scandals, Can we trust the federal government to do its job?
Will replied that we have “much more to fear from excessive faith in government than from too
little faith in government.

The distilled essence of progressivism is that government is a BENIGN – that is disinterested
force, that’s false and, (b), it is stocked with EXPERTS who are really gifted at doing things.
That got me to thinking. I mean, who in the world would be dumb enough to have faith in
government? It’s not as if people have been faithfully believing in government down the ages.

Charles Dickens let them have it in Little Dorrit with the government’s circumlocution office,
staffed with BARNACLES and STILTSTOCKINGS and operating under the motto:
how not to do it.
The answer is obvious, and Charles Dickens nailed it 150 years ago. The ONLY people that
have faith in government are the barnacles and the stiltstockings … the folks that have
FIXED THEMSELVES ON the GOVERNMENT TEAT.
Whether they are lifer bureaucrats counting the days till they can retire on that government
pension or single mothers on welfare or crony capitalists sucking up green subsidies.

They HAVE to believe in government. Otherwise they’d have to GET a LIFE. Of course
they all believe in government.
They are BARNACLES; they have to fix themselves to a HOST.
Wikipedia tells it like it is: barnacles are encrusters, attaching themselves permanently to a hard
substrate. the most common, “acorn barnacles” (sessilia), are sessile, growing their shells directly
onto the substrate. When you’re a barnacle, you have NO CHOICE.
YOU MUST BELIEVE in YOUR SUBSTRATE, GOVERNMENT.

Then there are the STILTSTOCKINGS – they are the FOLKS DREAMING UP ALL the
STUPID STUFF SO THEY CAN STRUT AROUND ON STILTS. You know who the
stiltstockings are. al gore, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmentalists, Michael E. Mann are
stiltstockings.
Every day in every way the liberal shills out on the midway INVITE Americans to become
barnacles and attach themselves to the free-stuff substrate. Liberals INDOCTRINATE
young skulls full of mush into believing that they walk on stilts and should consider
themselves rather ABOVE the ordinary run of racists, sexists, bigots and homophobes.

But liberals are LIARS and, worst of all, they are LYING to THEMSELVES – governments
are NOT there to be TRUSTED. They are simply armed insurgents occupying territory by
FORCE and TAXING the inhabitants so they can reward their supporters.
Governments naturally, by instinct, defend their territory against invaders and against domestic troublemakers. But mostly governments just LIKE ORDERING PEOPLE AROUND while they totter around on their silly stilts. Because ALL POWER CORRUPTS.

You would think that the authors of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
would have classified trust in government as a mental disorder. But why would they?
The whole point of the modern social sciences are to help government understand people so
as to CONTROL them.

America’s psychology professionals are barnacles and stiltstockings. They trust government – to
PROVIDE them a living and give their lives meaning. But the rest of us know where sanity
lies. It lies outside of the temples of the state and the worship of government. Because
government is the name for things the ruling class does by force. Historically, fascists co-opt,
compromise, then subordinate traditional religion towards the ends of the state.
Anything that exists outside or in opposition to the political god-state was heretical.
The fascist collective and it’s political spiritual re-birth does not tolerate “competition”.

FASCIST “CRISIS” REQUIRED “ACTION” TO PROTECT POLITICAL “PROGRESS”
PETER SMITH is a LONDON lawyer: Christian schooling emphasizes in its ethos the virtuous and responsible person, imbued with dignity and capable of reasonably and respectfully engaging with others “IT PRODUCES CITIZENS, NOT SUBJECTS”

“While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill – little better
understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago” – John Adams

A POLITICIAN is anyone who asks individuals to SURRENDER part of their LIBERTY –
their power and privilege – to STATE, masses, mankind, planet earth, or whatever. This state,
those masses, that mankind, and the planet will then be RUN BY … politicians. – P.J. O’Rourke

Building Utopia: The GOD of Government – PROGRESSIVE “PARADISE” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
The CHURCH of PROGRESSIVISM
by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine April 17, 2015

Bruce Thornton: “SCIENTISM. This is the notion that human identity and behavior both
individually and socially can be understood and hence manipulated as successfully as real
science understands and manipulates the material world. Because of that success, genuine
science has immense authority and commands respect that scientism attempts to
expropriate.
This patina of scientific objectivity [is] attractive to potential recruits who had failed to find
answers to their psychic SCIENTISM has similarly characterized progressivism from its
beginnings.
The CORE CONCEIT of PROGRESSIVES is that TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE and
WISDOM are INADEQUATE for understanding human nature and solving the more
complex problems created by industrialism and new technologies.
The great triumph of modern psychology,” Walter Lippmann wrote in 1914, “is the growing
capacity for penetrating to the desires that govern our thought. Thus WE NEED
GOVERNMENT by the ELITE “HUNDREDS WHO are WISE,” as Wilson put it in 1887, and “ENLIGHTENED ADMINISTRATION,” as F.D.R. called it in 1932.

Politics should no longer be, as the founders envisioned, about leaders of virtue, experience,
and wisdom governing within the constitutional order that protects political freedom from
conflicting factions and clashing “passions and interests. Rather, progressives prefer
technocratic rule based on “scientific” knowledge, not to protect freedom, but to achieve
utopian goals like “social justice” and “equality”.

Like scientology’s “auditors” who possess the secret, “scientific” knowledge that can enlighten
and improve the neophytes, progressives assume that their ideological opinions are the fruit of
reason and science. As people of objective knowledge and respect for facts, they think they are
better able to rule than those still mired in ancient superstitions like religion or even
common sense. The masses who are “selfish, ignorant, timid, stubborn, or foolish,”
as Wilson wrote, or “stupid,” as obamacare architect jonathan gruber said, or who “get bitter”
and “cling to guns and religion,” as Obama sneered.

Given the assumption that their ideology is really science, progressives dress up their
subjective and frequently irrational prejudices in pseudo-science. Contrived statistics are a
favorite device, for numbers with decimal points appear objective and inarguable.
There’s the false claim that women earn only 77% of what men make, or that 20% of college
co-eds suffer sexual assault, or that 97% of scientists endorse anthropogenic global
warming. These numerical confections, like the dancing needles in the e-meter gauge, imply
that these issues are no more a matter for debate than are the law of gravity or the spherical
earth”
Of course, in reality such statistics are CAMOUFLAGE for IDEOLOGICAL, NOT
SCIENTIFIC BELIEFS. But to progressives, they are scientific facts, so ANYONE WHO
DISAGREES is either HOPELESSLY IGNORANT OR WILLFULLY EVIL, BLINDED
BY BIGOTRY OR IN THRALL to RELIGIOUS SUPERSTITION.
This explains the nastiness of progressive attacks on those who disagree with them, the quick
recourse to ad hominem smears of the sort that appear only on the conservative fringe.
Just as scientology defames critics and defectors with false accusations and character
assassination, so too progressives frequently hurl epithets like “racist” at those who criticize
Obama or indulge preposterous tropes like the “war on women,” or throw ugly names like
“denier,” redolent of holocaust denial, at anyone who questions that anthropogenic global
warming is a scientific fact rather than a hypothesis. And progressives are eager to use the
power of government and institutions like the IRS and college administrations to silence and
stigmatize those who oppose them.

This explains another similarity: the rationalization of opposition as a conspiracy of the
malignant evil against the enlightened good. Nothing bespeaks the cultic mentality like the
belief that a “vast right-wing conspiracy”, as a newly announced presidential candidate has put
it, rather than the failure of progressive ideology and policy, explains their opponents’
criticism. We hear progressives harping on and on about the “Koch Brothers” or the “Israel
lobby” or “big pharma” or “big oil” or the “1%. All those “malefactors of great wealth who
defraud and exploit the people,” as the 1936 democratic platform put it.

Finally, and most important, is the “GREAT LEADER,” the MESSIANIC figure, the
transformative personality whom no one must doubt or criticize, and whom the faithful
must defend and protect. As for progressives, they have a long history of ROMANCES
WITH DICTATORS, from Mussolini in the 1920s to Mao in the 1960s and Fidel Castro today.
This preference for a strongman reflects the progressive belief that their utopian aims require a
vigorous centralized POWER UNIMPEDED by the WILL of an IGNORANT ‘PEOPLE’.

Thus no matter how many murdered, imprisoned, or tortured, the “revolutionary” hero,
the MESSIAH bearing the NEW KNOWLEDGE of “SOCIAL JUSTICE” is worshipped by
progressives, who will viciously attack Israel for dispersing mobs with rubber bullets, even as
political prisoners in Cuba or Venezuela are tortured and silenced. To paraphrase Sylvia Plath,
every progressive adores a fascist, the boot in the face. Progressivism under Obama has
finally transformed from a political movement into a CULT.

Meanwhile the MEDIA have been COMPLICIT, LIKE GOOD CULT-MEMBERS, in
PROTECTING the IMAGE and burnishing it when necessary. Fact, reason, argument, and
evidence are fruitless against the blind certainty and commitment to DOGMA that
characterize the progressive mind. The only thing to do about progressives is
EXPOSE THEIR ABSURDITIES, and then beat them at the polls.

Building Utopia: The GOD of Government – PROGRESSIVE “PARADISE” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
LEFTISM: A RADICAL FAITH
by Bruce A. Riggs AmericanThinker.com January 5, 2014

Bruce A. Riggs: “Much of the political history of the extended twentieth century is that of
MASSIVE EXTINCTIONS of citizenries by their DICTATORIAL GOVERNMENTS.
Take the ENGINEERED mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads and gulags of
lenin and stalin; nazi gas chambers … pol pot’s khmer rouge killing fields; the genocides of
mao’s “great leap forward”; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find
that OVER ONE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE … SLAUGHTERED.
SYSTEMATICALLY MURDERING MILLIONS to CREATE an IMAGINED EARTHLY
EDEN is clearly irrational. in this sense, leftist ideology has the look of a RELIGIOUS
INQUISITION.
In his introduction to Eric Voegelin’s The New Science of Politics, Dante Germino neatly
captured Voegelin’s thesis of the LEFT as an ATHEISTIC “RELIGION”:
“[M]odern gnosticism has been dedicated to the HUBRISTIC ATTEMPT to OVERCOME
the ANXIETIES and UNCERTAINTIES of HUMAN LIFE by BUILDING a
TERRESTRIAL PARADISE. However WELL-INTENTIONED, even the ‘moderate
proponents of the ‘progressive’ program bear a heavy RESPONSIBILITY for the
DISASTERS of HUMANITY. Others have alluded to THIS SECULAR RELIGIOUS
characterization of leftist ideology:”
“Marxism was a RELIGIOUS ATHEISM, a secular religion that proposed to build utopia
only to open the gates of HELL[.]” Brian Anderson, Democratic Capitalism and its Discontents, 2007

“[T]otalitarianism represents the 20th-century version of traditional religiosity; it is in many
ways the SECULAR EQUIVALENT of the RELIGIOUS LIFE. Unless this crucial point is
captured, the quintessential nature of totalitarianism will elude us”
Klaus P. Fischer, Nazi Germany: A New History, continuum, 1996
“This ‘TOTALITARIAN RELIGIOSITY’ continues as a secular, politico-centric FAITH,
disdainful of theistic beliefs and contemptuous of those who subscribe to them. It is a faith
that, in its historical manifestations, has birthed the murderous tyrannies of the extended 20th
century – tyrannies that have marched under left-wing banners of Marxism, communism,
and national socialism, or … COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM.

For the past 80 plus years, America has been heading toward such an ELITIST TYRANNY in
accordance with such socio-political contrivances as “NEW DEALS,” “GREAT SOCIETIES,”
“fundamental transformations,” and the steady, piecemeal abrogation of The Constitution.
We have not yet reached the “heil hitler” or “hail stalin” state, but we’re getting closer with the
hope-and-change NIHILISM of critical theory and ARBITRARY postmodernist
relativisms (e.g., “situational ethics”)
It is asserted here that this COERCIVE faith has the character of an endemic NARCISSISM.
It is an ARROGANT FAITH led, and largely populated by a relentlessly aggressive, power-
obsessed political class dedicated to imposing an egalitarian minimalism (‘social justice’) on
the world.
While the classic definition of narcissism focuses on the individual, COLLECTIVE
NARCISSISM asserts that one can have a similar excessively high opinion of a group, and …
function as a narcissistic entity. This narcissistic entity is America’s left-wing political
establishment and the purveyor of an authoritarian collectivist faith. It is a faith largely
populated by those in the high-visibility, look-at-me intellectual professions of politics, the arts,
teaching, journalism and various political foundations.

This narcissistic confederacy runs from feel-good, busybody, liberal CONDESCENSION (WE
KNOW WHAT’s BEST FOR EVERYONE) to the ARROGANCE of the more radical
(“progressive”) wing, for whom the ends justify the means.
Narcissists have such an ELEVATED sense of SELF-WORTH that they value themselves as
inherently better than others, when in reality they have a FRAGILE SELF-ESTEEM, cannot
handle criticism and will often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or
disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth.
HATE and FEAR are the obverse sides of the same psychological coin.
The fear side is the TRANSCENDENT FEAR of the SO-CALLED HUMAN CONDITION,
which PLAGUES US ALL at some level of consciousness. A fear of OUR EVENTUAL
NON-BEING coupled with the RELENTLESS UNCERTAINTIES of LIFE itself.
Or, in the bumper-strip vernacular, “LIFE is HARD; THEN YOU DIE”.
People deal with death by UPHOLDING WORLDVIEWS that are LARGER and
LONGER-LASTING than THEMSELVES and OPPOSING anyone or anything that
VIOLATES THESE ‘CULTURAL ANXIETY BUFFERS‘.

Many find solace and guidance through the sensed presence of a transcendent intelligence at
the root of things and structure their lives accordingly. The secular-narcissistic
left DISMISSES this outlook as fanciful nonsense while working relentlessly to establish its
OWN FANCIFUL NONSENSE of FABRICATING a HOMOGENOUS EARTHLY EDEN
out of highly disparate human material.
“[T]o the religious gnostic, reality is a DELUSION, a creation of false consciousness.
The religious revolutionary believes HUMANITY CREATES ITS OWN REALITY“ David Horowitz, The Politics of Bad Faith, The Free Press, NY, 1998
“[I]n the ARROGANT AMBITION to TRANSFORM HUMAN NATURE and
REMAKE THE WORLD . . . lies the true ancestry of the revolutionary left“. David Horowitz
It’s that ‘arrogant ambition’ that defines the PATHOLOGICAL NARCISSIST and those who
LUST for leadership and the POWER and adulation that go with it.
[N]arcissists are thought to seek leadership positions specifically to garner POWER that
enables them to ‘structure an external world’ that supports THEIR GRANDIOSE NEEDS
and visions.
What [characterizes] these [narcissistic leaders] … is that ultimately, their leadership is
driven by their own personal egotistical needs for POWER and admiration rather than by an
empathic concern for the constituents they lead. [T]he enemy [of a free society] is
not ideology, but [a] pathology [in which] … psychopathological mechanisms such as
repression, projection and deliberate misinformation serve to maintain the
MASS NARCISSISM of a SYSTEM BASED on MENDACITY.

Atheists are quick to point out that throughout history large numbers of people were killed in
the name of religion; BUT they fail to mention the countless millions who were killed by
LEADERS who WORSHIPPED THEMSELVES or by militant atheist-communists who
were driven by a HATRED FOR GOD and RELIGION.
Estimate the century’s death toll at the hands of communist governments (excluding wars)
at 100 million people. country by country, deaths by the state in china stand at 65 million, in the
Russia 20 million, Vietnam 1 million, North Korea 2 million, Cambodia 2 million, Eastern
Europe 1 million, Latin America 150,000, Africa 1.7 million, and Afghanistan 1.5 million.
Additionally, the international communist movement murdered about 10,000 people throughout
the world” communists leaders were motivated by a strong desire to IMPOSE an ideological
“package”.
Over the whole world the package included the eradication of religion, defined by arch-atheist,
Karl Marx, as “the opium of the people” According to Marx, religion helped KEEP the
MASSES PASSIVE before the abuse of the wealthy and powerful, and the only way to free
them from the “STUPOR,” GOD and RELIGION HAD TO BE ERADICATED.

RELIGION BUILDING UTOPIA: PROGRESSIVE “PARADISE” ? TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY ?

Dinesh D’Souza: “The CRIMES of atheism have generally been perpetrated through a
hubristic ideology that sees man, not god, as the creator of values. Using the latest techniques
of science and technology, MAN seeks to DISPLACE GOD and create a SECULAR
UTOPIA HERE ON EARTH.
Of course if SOME people – the Jews, the landowners, the unfit, or the handicapped – have to be
ELIMINATED in order to achieve this utopia, this is a price the atheist tyrants and their
apologists have shown themselves quite willing to pay. Thus they confirm the truth of Fyodor
Dostoyevsky’s dictum, “IF GOD is NOT, EVERYTHING is PERMITTED”.

Marxism-Leninism has consistently advocated for the suppression and ultimately, the
disappearance of religious beliefs, due to their unscientific and superstitious character.
In the 1920s and 1930s, such organizations as the league of the militant godless were active in anti-religious propaganda. Atheism was the norm in schools, communist organizations (such as the young pioneer organization), and the media. Whatever the motives for ATHEIST BLOODTHIRSTINESS, the indisputable fact is that ALL the RELIGIONS of the WORLD PUT TOGETHER HAVE IN 2,000 YEARS NOT MANAGED to KILL AS MANY PEOPLE as have been killed in the name of ATHEISM in the PAST FEW DECADES.
It’s time to abandon the MINDLESSLY REPEATED MANTRA that RELIGIOUS BELIEF has been the greatest source of human conflict and violence.
ATHEISM, NOT RELIGION, is the REAL FORCE BEHIND the MASS MURDERS of HISTORY”

Building Utopia: The GOD of Government – PROGRESSIVE “PARADISE” – TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY
CHURCH vs STATE: The RULING CLASS – “GODS” in GOVERNMENT

“I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions” – Barack Obama

CHURCH vs STATE: The RULING CLASS – “GODS” in GOVERNMENT
AMERICA’s RULING CLASS – and the PERILS of REVOLUTION
The only serious opposition to this arrogant Ruling Party is coming not from feckless Republicans but from what might be called the COUNTRY PARTY – and ITS VISION is REVOLUTIONARY
by Angelo M. Codevilla spectator.org July 2010 – August 2010 issue

“FOR the foreseeable future, American politics will consist of CONFRONTATION between
what we might call the COUNTRY PARTY and the RULING CLASS.
Demographically, the COUNTRY CLASS is the other side of the ruling class’s coin: its most
distinguishing characteristics are MARRIAGE, CHILDREN, and RELIGIOUS PRACTICE.
The ruling class is keener to reform the American people’s FAMILY and SPIRITUAL LIVES
than their economic and civic ones.

In no other areas is the RULING CLASS’s self-definition so definite, its CONTEMPT FOR
OPPOSITION so patent, its KULTURKAMPF so open. Today’s ruling class … was formed
by an EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them
REMARKABLY UNIFORM GUIDANCE (indoctrination?), as well as TASTES and
HABITS. These amount to a SOCIAL CANON of JUDGMENTS about GOOD and EVIL,
complete with SECULAR SACRED HISTORY, SINS (against minorities and the
environment) and SAINTS.

America’s RULING CLASS speaks the language and has the tastes, habits, and tools of
BUREAUCRATS. It rules uneasily over the majority of Americans NOT ORIENTED to
GOVERNMENT. It believes that the CHRISTIAN FAMILY (and the Orthodox Jewish one
too) is ROOTED in and PERPETUATES the IGNORANCE commonly called RELIGION,
DIVISIVE SOCIAL PREJUDICES and REPRESSIVE GENDER ROLES.
“[families and religion] is the GREATEST BARRIER to HUMAN PROGRESS because it
looks to its very particular interest – often defined as mere coherence against outsiders who
most often know better. The ruling class’s manifold efforts to discredit and drive worship of
GOD OUT of PUBLIC LIFE.

Convinced many among the vast majority of Americans who believe and pray that today’s
regime is hostile to the most important things of all, characterized as ‘RELIGIOUS’, that is
to say IRRATIONAL. That is to say not to be considered on a par with the ‘science’ of which
the RULING CLASS is the SOLE LEGITIMATE INTERPRETER.
Because AGGRESSIVE, INTOLERANT SECULARISM is the moral and intellectual
BASIS of the RULING CLASS’s CLAIM to RULE. RESISTANCE to that RULE, whether
to the immorality of economic subsidies and privileges, or to the violation of the principle of
equal treatment under equal law, or to its seizure of children’s education, must deal with
secularism’s intellectual and moral core.

Since MARRIAGE is the family’s fertile seed, government at all levels, along with
“mainstream” academics and media, have WAGED WAR ON IT. The family prevents its
members from playing their proper roles in social reform. worst of all, it reproduces itself.
Implicit … and explicit in our ruling class’s actions is the dismissal, as the ways of outdated
“fathers,” of the answers that most Americans would give to these questions.

This DISMISSAL of the AMERICAN PEOPLE’s intellectual, spiritual, and moral
SUBSTANCE is the very heart of what our ruling class is about.
Its PRINCIPAL ARTICLE of FAITH, ITS CLAIM to the RIGHT TO DECIDE FOR
OTHERS, is precisely that it KNOWS THINGS and OPERATES BY STANDARDS
BEYOND OTHERS’ COMPREHENSION.
While the UNENLIGHTENED ONES believe that man is created in the
image and likeness of God and that we are subject to his and to his nature’s laws.
The ENLIGHTENED ONES KNOW that we are products of evolution, driven by chance,
the environment, and the will to primacy.
While the un-enlightened are stuck with the antiquated notion that ordinary human minds
can reach objective judgments about good and evil, better and worse through reason.
The ENLIGHTENED ones KNOW that all such judgments are subjective and that ORDINARY
PEOPLE CAN NO MORE BE TRUSTED WITH REASON THAN THEY CAN WITH
GUNS. Because ordinary people will pervert reason with ideology, religion, or interest,
science is ‘SCIENCE’ only in the ‘RIGHT’ HANDS”

CONSENSUS among the RIGHT PEOPLE is the only standard of truth. Facts and logic
matter only insofar as PROPER AUTHORITY ACKNOWLEDGES THEM.
That is why the ruling class is united and adamant about nothing so much as its right to
pronounce definitive, “scientific” judgment on whatever it chooses.
“Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution … as our fathers made it
inviolate. The people of the united states are the rightful masters of both Congress and the
courts, not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the constitution” – Abraham Lincoln
By identifying science and reason with THEMSELVES, our RULERS DELEGITIMIZE
OPPOSITION. The RULERS want the RULED to SHUT UP and OBEY.
The RULED want SELF-GOVERNANCE.

The clash between the two is about which side’s vision of itself and of the other is right and
which is wrong. Because each side – especially the ruling class – embodies its views on the
issues, concessions by one side to another on any issue tend to discredit that side’s view of
itself. One side or the other will prevail. The clash is as sure and momentous as its outcome is
unpredictable.

In this clash, the ruling class holds most of the cards: because it has established itself as the
fount of authority. Though they cannot prevent Americans from worshiping god, they can
make it as SOCIALLY DISABLING as smoking – to be done furtively and with a bad social
conscience.

Though they cannot make americans wish they were europeans, they continue to press upon this
nation of refugees from the rest of the world the notion that americans ought to live by
‘world standards’. Each day, the ruling class produces new ‘studies’ that show that one or
another of AMERICANS’ HABITS is in NEED OF REFORM, and that those Americans most
resistant to reform are PITIABLY, PERHAPS CRIMINALLY, WRONG.
Yhus does it go about disaggregating and dispiriting the ruled. This is all about a CLASS of
AMERICANS DISTINGUISHING ITSELF FROM ITS INFERIORS. It recalls the Pharisee
in the temple: “Lord, I thank thee that I am not like other men …”.
“I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions” – Barack Obama

GOD is the LEFT’s MOST HATED ENEMY, though they will cynically invoke God to
MISLEAD the GULLIBLE. They protest that their secularism, and their goals of dominance
and CONTROL of other humans, are ALTRUISTIC and are thus GODLY. They ignore that
their rationalization of altruism is itself an act of TYRANNY, in which they have made
themselves and their values superior to those whom they seek to CONTROL or VICTIMIZE.
As they pretend to be motivated by charity and kindness toward society, they advance only
those who swear OBEDIENCE to the POWER THEY WIELD. The church and people are
USED to ENHANCE the POWER of the STATE.
The Nazis blurred the lines between church and state to CO-OPT POWER.
“As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.
I believe today that MY conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty” – Adolf Hitler

POLITICAL RELIGION: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY
FASCIST CONFORMITY vs FREEDOM of CONSCIENCE

The FORCED CONVERSION of CHRISTIANS in AMERICA by Fay Voshell
CATHOLIC CHURCH vs. ‘OBAMACARE’
OBAMACARE and its QUIETLY ANTI-CATHOLIC PROVISIONS by Catholic Online OBAMA vs. the LITTLE SISTERS: By the bizarre logic of the White House, the Nuns are part of the “war on women” by Rich Lowry
OBAMA’s WAR on RELIGIOUS FREEDOM by George J. Marlin
OBAMA’S REMARKS ABOUT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SPARK NEW FIGHT WITH CHURCH by Ben Wolfgang
ESTABLISHING a U.S. STATE RELIGION by Fay Voshell

SYNOPSIS
Religion perpetuates ignorance, divisive social prejudices and repressive gender roles
heretics and ”enemies of the state” conspire against collective state
utopian progress , conformity and political correctness
progressives”, superior to those they seek to control or victimize, seek to discredit and drive
non-state controlled religion out of public life (beliefs of individual conscience)
our secular ruling class are altruistic and are thus godly
though they cannot prevent Americans from worshiping god, they can make it “politically incorrect”, as socially disabling as smoking , done with a bad social conscience
the church and people are used to enhance the power of the state , co-opted into the blurred, political god-state

Anything that stands apart from the collective state is “suspect” and/or “selfish”. Those who
opposed utopian progress became “evil” heretics. An “irrational” mind set against “progress”
and “change”. Anyone who QUESTIONED the “GOD-STATE” was a HERETIC.
“You go into some of these small towns in pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the
Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them” …
“and they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each
successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and
they have not” – “and it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or
antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as
a way to explain their frustrations” – Barack Obama

The notion that the common people’s words are, like grunts, mere signs of pain, pleasure and
frustration, is now axiomatic among our ruling class. After Barack Obama described his
opponents’ clinging to “god and guns” as a characteristic of INFERIOR AMERICANS,
he justified himself by pointing out he had said “what everybody knows is true”.
Confident ‘knowledge’ that ‘SOME of US, the ONES who MATTER’, have grasped truths that
the COMMON HERD cannot.

Modern government makes valuable some things that are not, and devalues others that are.
Americans drive big cars, eat lots of meat as well as other unhealthy things, and go to the
doctor whenever they feel like it. Americans think it justice to spend the money they earn to
satisfy their private desires even though the RULING CLASS KNOWS that justice lies in
improving the community and the planet.

The RULING CLASS KNOWS that AMERICANS MUST LEARN to LIVE more densely
and close to work, that they must drive smaller cars and change their lives to use less energy.
That THEIR dietary habits must improve, that THEY must accept limits in how much medical
care they get, that THEY must divert more of their money to support people, cultural
enterprises, and plans for the planet that the RULING CLASS DEEMS WORTHIER.

OUR RULING CLASS’s AGENDA is POWER for itself. Fascists “IDEALIZE” STATE
POWER and [IGNORE] their OWN thirst (will to) for POWER.
Hence our ruling class’s standard approach to any and all matters, its solution to any and all
problems, is to increase the power of the government – meaning those who run it, meaning
themselves, to profit those who pay with political support for privileged jobs, contracts, etc.”

MORE POWER for the RULING CLASS has been our ruling class’s solution not just for
economic downturns and social ills but also for hurricanes and tornadoes, global cooling and
global warming. But there can be no doubt that such power and money makes Americans ever
more DEPENDENT on those who wield it.

When not in power, fascists denounced “corruption” in government by those not them …
fascists call for “spiritual renewal” (led by their “non-corrupt” government)
“CONSPIRACY” by those plotting against “newness” and change
SCAPEGOATING enemies seeking to destroy the goals of a fascist state
conspiracy by “enemies of the [new] state” was everywhere
the enemies of the “common good” must be forced to conform to the general will

Fascists identified heretical “enemies of the state (and people). Clear enemies, “blatant”
identification of “outsiders” to motivate the people. Scapegoating to “PROTECT” the people,
seizing power to “protect” the STATE. Scapegoating individual “heretics” to “protect” the
COLLECTIVE “CHURCH-STATE”.

Obama went on the campaign trail in 2010 and told supporters to “PUNISH OUR ENEMIES”:
“We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on
issues that are important to us.” We have a President in the White House who referred to
AMERICANS WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM as ‘OUR ENEMIES’.
Today, sadly, we have president who uses the word ‘ENEMY’ for FELLOW AMERICANS –
FELLOW CITIZENS. He uses it [enemy] for people who DISAGREE WITH HIS
AGENDA of BIGGER GOVERNMENT – people speaking out for a smaller, more
accountable government that respects freedom and allows small businesses to create jobs.
Mr. President, there’s a word for people who have the audacity to speak up in defense of
freedom, the constitution, and the values of limited government that made our country great.
We don’t call them ‘enemies.’ We call them ‘PATRIOTS’”.

POLITICAL RELIGION: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist Conformity vs Freedom of Conscience
FORCED CONVERSION of CHRISTIANS in AMERICA
by Fay Voshell americanthinker.com October 27, 2015

Fay Voshell: “It was a scene guaranteed to gladden the heart of anyone who endorses the
state religion of secular progressivism. Under the cover of darkness, construction workers
removed from the grounds of Oklahoma’s state capitol a granite slab on which the
Ten Commandments were engraved.

The furtive undertaking, which had the appearance of a mini apocalypse, complete with an eerie
darkness and billowing stone dust clouds occurred within a state in which only 5.7% of the
population declares itself “non-religious”. Why were the construction workers toiling away
at night? According to the appropriately bureaucratically named Office of Management and
Enterprise services spokesman John Estus, “We wanted it to be done as quickly and efficiently
as possible, and doing it at night gave us the best opportunity to do that.

What is really going on when incidents like the above are ALMOST DAILY occurrences?”
What is the underlying significance of this and other attempts by MODERN-DAY
ICONOCLASTS of the LEFT to eliminate Christian symbols and Christian influence from
the public domain?
What is going on is the forced conversion of American Christians to the religion of the state.
The attackers prefer to speak of their attacks against Christianity in terms of “FREEDOM
FROM RELIGION” – religion being, in their opinion, the opiate of the people and an
unnecessary restraint on human freedom.

Why, they are only interested in our good and in the good of our children. Freedom from
religion and FORCED CONVERSION to PROGRESSIVISM is a positive good!
Such an attitude actually means, as C.S. Lewis has noted, that such DO-GOODERS are the
most DANGEROUS people of all:
“Of all tyrannies, a TYRANNY sincerely exercised for the GOOD of its VICTIMS may be
the MOST OPPRESSIVE. It would be BETTER TO LIVE UNDER ROBBER BARONS
than under OMNIPOTENT MORAL BUSYBODIES. [T]hose who TORMENT US FOR
OUR OWN GOOD will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own
conscience. They may be more likely to go to heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a
HELL of EARTH.”

This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured
of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet
reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles and
domestic animals. It’s well to point out to the do-gooders who wish to, oh so kindly but
FORCIBLY RESCUE BELIEVERS FROM THEIR RELIGIOUS DELUSIONS THAT
THERE is NO SUCH THING as FREEDOM from RELIGION – not even for them.

As theologian Paul Tillich pointed out, EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING OR SOMEONE
THEY WORSHIP; that is, EVERYONE is RELIGIOUS and none more deeply religious than
RADICAL SECULAR PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALISTS who are as
IMPASSIONED ABOUT CONVERTING CHRISTIANS AS ISIS IS ABOUT KILLING
THEM. Actually, the attempts to RADICALLY REDUCE the very large CHRISTIAN
FOOTPRINT of THIS NATION as well as the very foundation for the Judeo-Christian ethic
represented by the Ten Commandments merely mean ANOTHER RELIGION is being
SUBSTITUTED in the place of Christianity. A religion whose gods Christians are increasingly
being FORCED to BOW DOWN and WORSHIP.

Apparently, we are ALL to be FORCED to become progressives. Yes, mandatory
capitulation to another belief system, in this case, the religion of the progressive state, is
actually forced conversion from Christianity to PROGRESSIVE SECULARISM.
If Christians MUST BOW DOWN to, SACRIFICE and WORSHIP the GODS of the
STATE, Christians are no longer Christians. They are converts.
According to Becky Yeh, reporting for live action news, the California Department of Managed
Health Care is MANDATING that churches SUBSIDIZE elective abortions by requiring
congregations to cover the practice in their health insurance plans.

She writes: the mandate at its core is a flagrant disregard for The Constitution and for
religious freedom. The requirement violates multiple aspects of the first amendment, as noted
by alliance defending freedom, and imposes a substantial burden on Americans who simply
wish to exercise their religious convictions.

But the demand that churches provide abortion coverage GOES FAR BEYOND
“GOVERNMENT ENTANGLEMENT” to GOVERNMENT DEMAND that Christians
MUST PARTICIPATE in the PROGRESSIVE SACRAMENT of ABORTION.
The situation in California and indeed in America in general, is that Christians who will not
obey government-mandated worship are and WILL BE SEEN AS TRAITORS to the
STATE and WILL BE PUNISHED ACCORDINGLY.
The government apparatus of BUREAUCRACY WILL ENFORCE the DOCTRINES of
the state as outlined in Obamacare, which is not so much interested in health as it is the
PROSELYTIZATION and CONVERSION of the American public to the SACRAMENTS
of PROGRESSIVE RELIGION.

The situation in America, as well as in Europe, is increasingly similar to that of Christians
living within the Roman Empire. Because followers of Christ REFUSED to MAKE the
REQUIRED SACRIFICE to CAESAR and HIS GODS, they were seen as TRAITORS to
and therefore ENEMIES of the STATE. They were thought of as deserving punishment –
even death.

History is replete with other examples of the ALMIGHTY STATE FORCING NON-
CONFORMING Christians and other people of faith to CONVERT TO STATE APPROVED
RELIGION. History also shows that forcing people to convert to a state religion never works
out well for that state. When freedom of religion perishes and Christians and other people of
faith and their children are forced to convert to a state religion, especially one that rejects the
Ten Commandments, REPUBLICS DISAPPEAR and TYRANNIES are ESTABLISHED.
That is because, as Alexis de Tocqueville noted, the SPIRIT of RELIGION and FREEDOM
are INEXTRICABLY INTERTWINED.

Commenting on the deeply Christian nature of American society, he wrote: “In France I had
almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite
directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in
common over the same country. I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in
their religion – for who can search the human heart? ”
But I am certain that they hold it to be INDISPENSABLE to the MAINTENANCE of
REPUBLICAN INSTITUTIONS. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party,
but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.
Dispense with freedom of religion; accept the state’s power to force its religion on you and your
children, and you will get the results you are seeing in America today”
You will see the END of the REPUBLIC.

POLITICAL RELIGION: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist Conformity vs Freedom of Conscience o OBAMACARE and its QUIETLY ANTI-CATHOLIC PROVISIONS b by Catholic Online 7/1/2012
Like the Radical Jacobins of the French Revolution, fascists saw the threat “traditional”
values presented to the revolutionary state.
The Church STOOD in the WAY of state utopian nationalism, “science” and “progress”.
Modern “revolution” has historically treated the Catholic CHURCH as an “ENEMY”.
The French Revolution, Bismarck’s Prussia, American “progressives”, the Bolsheviks, Nazis and Mao and Asian totalitarians were ALL HOSTILE towards the traditional Church.
The state cooperating with, then dominating, then eventually replacing traditional religion
The Catholic Church represented a CORRUPT PAST hindering political spiritual RE-BIRTH.
“Collective Salvation”, in the form of state-run health care, is an “issue” today
CHURCH vs. STATE:
NATIONALIZED “OBAMA-CARE” in CONFLICT with RELIGIOUS “VALUES”

Political Religion: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist Conformity vs Freedom of Conscience
The CATHOLIC CHURCH VS. ‘OBAMACARE’
The FEDS WILL SOON REQUIRE RELIGIOUSLY AFFILIATED HOSPITALS and COLLEGES to OFFER INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTION. DOES that VIOLATE the FIRST AMENDMENT?
by The Week Staff January, 2012

Catholic parishioners nationwide were read letters from their bishops decrying the feds’
recent decision to require religiously affiliated hospitals, colleges, and charities to offer
insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization and the ‘morning-after’ pill – all of which
the catholic church officially opposes. It is Catholic hospitals TODAY; it will be
SOMEONE ELSE TOMORROW,” says Ross Douthat in the New York Times.

Now that liberals have made the HEALTH BUREAUCRACY into “an INSTRUMENT of
CULTURE WAR“, it will be used to bludgeon them when the next administration takes power.
“It comes like a slap in the face. The Obama Administration has just told the Catholics of the
United States, “to hell with you!” there is no other way to put it”, remarked David Zubik,
Bishop of Pittsburgh. But for now, catholic institutions that serve the poor and sick face a
“preposterous” choice: “pay for practices they consider immoral,” hire and serve only
Catholics, or stop serving anybody. The bishops implicitly compared the HHS regulation to a
SEGREGATION-ERA STATUTE.
Churches themselves were given a religious exemption from the new rule, which is part of
Obama’s health care reform, but the bishops said FORCING OTHER CATHOLIC
INSTITUTIONS to COMPLY VIOLATES “the FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT to
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY guaranteed in The Constitution. The HHS mandate requires
employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception and sterilization services.

American catholics don’t agree with the Church on BIRTH CONTROL – 95% use contraceptives, and 89% say it’s their choice, not the Church’s. The HHS mandate is, according to U.S. bishops, an “unjust law – it cannot be obeyed and therefore one does not seek relief from it, but rather its repeal.

The statement is a rebuke of President Obama and the so-called accommodation his
administration proposed. It also raised the stakes between the president and the leaders of
America’s Catholic Church. The bishops called Catholics in America, “in solidarity with our
fellow citizens, not to obey the law.“ The bishops are ruling out the possibility of a
compromise that might preserve the mandate by expanding possible conscience examptions
from it.

“To COMPEL a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical” – Thomas Jefferson

Political Religion: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist CONFORMITY vs Freedom of CONSCIENCE
OBAMACARE and its QUIETLY ANTI-CATHOLIC PROVISIONS
by Catholic Online 7/1/2012

Hardly discussed, Obamacare should be considered ANATHEMA. The reality is, some of
president Obama’s policies, such as the dreaded hhs mandate in the enforcement of the affordable
care act, are OVERTLY ANTI-CATHOLIC and ANTI-LIFE. Other of his policies are quietly
anti-catholic and anti-life. While some provisions of Obamacare may be popular and have
good intentions, they are TAINTED with profound difficulties and could have an
EVIL EFFECT.
Obamacare considers contraceptives, sterilizations, abortifacients, and abortion as
“preventative services” under its DEFINITION of “HEALTH CARE”.
The UNDERLYING PRESUMPTION is that PREGNANCY is a DISEASE.
When people pay into the Obamacare scheme, whether as taxpayers or through their
INSURANCE, THEIR DOLLARS WILL BE USED to FINANCE THESE
PROCEDURES, some of which MUST BE PROVIDED FOR FREE to ALL women.

The people have NO CHOICE – the individual mandate means EVERYONE PAYS.
It is ironic that a national federalized healthcare plan would make anti-life procedures
ABSOLUTELY FREE while still requiring people to pay out-of-pocket for life saving
procedures and medications.

Worse, there is no means to allow supposedly free people to opt out of paying into such plans.
Now, EVEN YOUR PARISH PRIEST MUST PAY for insurance or pay a penalty that will one
way or another go into a system that uses his money to FUND anti-life procedures.
Of course, the Bishops of the Catholic Church have raised this point on behalf of all Catholics,
other Christians and people of good will.
But the Obama Administration has ignored their pleas. Under the patient protection and
Affordable Care Act, employers are required to provide a full range of contraceptive
services regardless of moral or religious objections.
Perhaps most fundamentally, is that the controversial “preventative services” offered by
Obamacare are rooted in a WORLDVIEW that is QUINTESSENTIALLY ANTI-LIFE.
The DEATH TOLL of the UNBORN from abortifacients and abortion is literally
IMPOSSIBLE TO CALCULATE the final reason to reject Obamacare, of course, is that by
offering no choice whatsoever to the faithful. (ironically, in the name of “choice”)
Obamacare TRAMPLES underfoot the most critical of OUR CIVIL RIGHTS.

Political Religion: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist CONFORMITY vs Freedom of CONSCIENCE
OBAMA vs. the LITTLE SISTERS
By the Bizarre Logic of the White House, the nuns are part of the “war on women”
by Rich Lowry January 7, 2014

Rich Lowry: It takes some doing to get embroiled in a court fight with nuns who provide
hospice care for the indigent. Amazingly, the Obama administration has managed it. Its legal
battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor is the logical consequence of Obamacare’s
CONSCIENCE-TRAMPLING CONTRACEPTION MANDATE.

They are Catholic nuns who follow the doctrinal teachings of the church and therefore oppose
contraceptive and abortive drugs and sterilization, all of which Obamacare mandates that
employers cover in their insurance plans. Given the ongoing delays, waivers and exemptions
associated with the law, it would seem natural simply to let the little sisters go about their
business of pouring out their hearts for the sick and dying”

But this is a fight the administration won’t walk away from. For this White House, it is a
matter of PRINCIPLE … the STATE TRUMPS the CONVICTIONS of PEOPLE with
DEEP-HELD RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.
When the contraception mandate first caused an uproar, the administration contrived a
so-called accommodation for religiously oriented groups (actual churches have always been
exempt).
But whoever crafted it had a sick sense of humor. the very same document by which a group registers its moral objection to contraceptives and abortifacients also authorizes the insurer to cover them for the group’s employees.
WHAT the ACCOMMODATION GIVES WITH ONE HAND, IT TAKES AWAY WITH the OTHER.
The Little Sisters refuse to sign such a document. They happen to be in an unusual situation
because they get their insurance from another religiously affiliated organization opposed to
contraceptives and abortifacients, so it may be that these drugs don’t get covered no matter
what. Regardless, they don’t want to sign. They want NO PART in authorizing coverage of
contraceptive or abortive drugs.
ENTHUSIASTS for the mandate SCOFF. What the nuns are “JUST a PIECE of PAPER?
So is a mortgage. So is a wedding certificate. So is a will.
How would the board of directors of NARAL react if the government forced them to sign a
“piece of paper” tacitly condemning contraception or abortion? Would they shrug it off as a
MERE FORMALITY?

The Little Sisters deserve deference. Their religious sensibility is different from – and, one
hazards to say, more finely tuned than – that of the MANDARINS of President Barack Obama’s
Administrative State. Besides, who is harmed if the Little Sisters don’t provide contraception
coverage? They are a voluntary organization. They aren’t imposing their views on anyone.
The contraception mandate has always had a strong IDEOLOGICAL IMPETUS.

Opponents of the mandate ‘want to ROLL BACK the LAST 50 years in PROGRESS women
have made in comprehensive health care in America,’ Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius notoriously declared in 2011.
We’ve come a long way in women’s health over the last few decades, but we are in a WAR.
By this bizarre way of thinking, a small congregation of nuns that cares for the most vulnerable
is somehow complicit in a war on women’s health. Instead of respecting the moral views of
the Little Sisters, the administration hopes to GRIND THEM UNDER FOOT by FORCE of
LAW. FOR SHAME.

Political Religion: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist CONFORMITY vs Freedom of CONSCIENCE OBAMA’s WAR on RELIGIOUS FREEDOM by George J. Marlin August, 2012
George J. Marlin: Party elders that moral principles are an imposition in the body politic.
As Obama said in a 2004 speech: “Secularists are wrong when they ask believers to
leave their religion at the door before entering into the public square” …
“to say that men and women SHOULD NOT INJECT THEIR ‘PERSONAL MORALITY’
INTO PUBLIC POLICY DEBATES is a PRACTICAL ABSURDITY”

Our law is by definition a codification of morality, much of it grounded in the judeo-christian
Tradition. Fast forward four years, and we now know that Obama not only CONNED US,
but was dead set on SECULARIZING EVERY ASPECT of AMERICAN LIFE and waging
war against religious liberty.

To get an overview of how bad he has been, read NO HIGHER POWER:
OBAMA’s WAR ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM by Phyllis Schlafly and George Neumayr
While the most talked about attack on religious liberty has been the department of health
and human service’s decree that Catholic institutions must “pay for contraceptives, sterilization,
and abortion-inducing pills of their employees”.
There have been PLENTY of OTHER ASSAULTS that have NOT RECEIVED MUCH PUBLICITY.

Upon taking office in January, 2009, Obama revoked Bush-era executive orders that
prohibited U.S. tax dollars from being transferred to non-government agencies that perform
abortions abroad. The Obama administration told the public in February, 2011 that
CONSCIENCE protections for pro-life doctors and nurses who work at federally-funded
hospitals that perform abortions would be ELIMINATED. Obama stopped the White House
tradition of sponsoring an event on NATIONAL PRAYER DAY.

Obama eliminated the District of Columbia SCHOOL-VOUCHER PROGRAM – a majority
of those voucher’s were used at Catholic parochial schools. The Obama administration
terminated funding for abstinence-only sex-education courses. When quoting the phrase in
the Declaration of Independence, “All men are created equal. . .,” Obama has DROPPED the
WORDS BY THEIR CREATOR.

The Department of Veteran Affairs PROHIBITED BURIAL CEREMONIES at Houston
National Cemetery from INVOKING the name of JESUS CHRIST. After veterans protested,
the ban was lifted.
The Air Force canceled a JUST WAR THEORY course that had been taught for twenty years
because some of the content examined Christian and Biblical thought. A spokesmen said,
“senior leadership looked [at the material for the course] and said, no, we could do better than
this.

The Walter Reid Medical Center ordered that “NO RELIGIOUS ITEMS (i.e., Bibles, reading
materials) are allowed to be given away or used [on] a visit.” The regulation was dropped
because of negative public reactions. The Air Force Academy terminated its participation in
Operation Christmas gift, a charity that distributes over 8 million shoebox gifts to poor kids in
100 countries. The reason: an Evangelical Christian message is also included in the boxes.

The Department of Education announced in february, 2012 that it “will no longer forgive
STUDENT LOANS in exchange for PUBLIC SERVICE if that service is related to
RELIGION.
The army cautioned Catholic Chaplains not to distribute a letter from the archbishop for the
military services U.S.A., Timothy P. Broglio, because it criticized the Department of Health
and Human Services contraception and abortion mandate on Catholic institutions.

The President of the United States demanded the Christian symbols of Georgetown University
be COVERED with a black cloth before he deigned to speak at the Catholic university.
He was announcing the STATE RELIGION SUPERSEDES the CHRISTIAN FAITH
and the authority of Catholic institutions to hold to their Christian standards.
The state COOPERATES WITH, THEN DOMINATING, then EVENTUALLY REPLACING
TRADITIONAL RELIGION.
A common goal? – creating an ALL-CARING, ALL-POWERFUL, ALL ENCOMPASSING
STATE that assumes responsibility for every desirable outcome …
UTOPIA – a STATE that FINALLY REPLACES GOD.

Obama enthusiastically embraced Saul Alinsky’s tactics to promote his ideological agenda and
his political career. A key Alinsky maxim, “garb your action in the language of MORALITY.
Obama and his appointed subordinates have been imposing a secular agenda and strive
“to MAKE GOVERNMENT the NATIONAL ARBITER of MORALITY, to
SUBORDINATE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM to GOVERNMENT COERCION.

Political Religion: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist CONFORMITY vs Freedom of CONSCIENCE
OBAMA’s REMARKS ABOUT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
SPARK NEW FIGHT WITH CHURCH
by Ben Wolfgang The Washington Times June 20, 2013

Ben Wolfgang: President Obama’s remarks on Catholic schools during his trip to Northern
Ireland this week have sparked an unexpected uproar, with critics accusing him of
DIMINISHING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.
Obama made the comments during a speech in Belfast while addressing the removal of
“peace lines” in Northern Ireland, physical barriers set up between neighborhoods – inevitably
one almost entirely catholic and other overwhelmingly protestant – designed to calm sectarian
tensions. Children in Northern Ireland attend state schools that differ according to religion.
In nearly all cases, a Catholic family and a Protestant one living next door will send their
children to different schools.

“If Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs – if we can’t see
ourselves in one another, if fear and resentment are allowed to harden, that
ENCOURAGES DIVISION. It DISCOURAGES COOPERATION,” he said.

Those words garnered little attention in the U.S. in the hours after they were spoken, but in the
days since, Catholic figures on both sides of the Atlantic have taken aim at the president.
“CATHOLIC EDUCATION is NOT the SOURCE of ‘DIVISION’ in Northern Ireland,
nor are [catholic schools] a source of division anywhere in the world. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
EDUCATE CHILDREN WITHOUT REGARD FOR RACE, CLASS, SEX, ORIGIN OR
EVEN RELIGIOUS FAITH,” said Brian Burch, president of Catholicvote.org, a nonprofit
advocacy group.

Obama also walked into a context different from the images that separate schooling conjures in
American minds. In Northern Ireland and elsewhere in the United Kingdom, government-
funded separate schooling is TREASURED by the minority community (Catholics) as a
historic CONCESSION FROM the officially Protestant STATE and as a way to
PRESERVE ITS OWN IDENTITY.

While so many young people are very open to new friendships and opportunities, it needs to be
stated that IT is ADULTS OUTSIDE SCHOOLS WHO PROMOTE MISTRUST FOR
THEIR OWN POLITICAL and PERSONAL AGENDAS”. said Auxiliary Bishop Donal
McKeown of Down and Connor.

Political Religion: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist CONFORMITY vs Freedom of CONSCIENCE
OBAMA MISREPRESENTS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
by Peter Smith June 25, 2013

PETER SMITH is a lawyer in London; he worked in Parliament, for Edward Leigh mp.

Northern Ireland has been PLAGUED with SECTARIAN RESENTMENT for over a
century, and on first inspection one can understand, for a moment, the President’s point.
Without a degree of assimilation between children at school, future peaceful co-existence
between Catholic and Protestant is perhaps not made easier by living parallel lives in the
community. But the President chose his words carefully: they were not off the cuff but rather
part of a prepared speech that had been through repeated iterations … intentions the president
sought to get across – and it is this that gives cause for concern.”

As with healthcare, so with schooling: both are TRUMPED and squashed by the
PRESIDENT’s SOCIALISM – at least if you are Catholic.
Contrast his recent comments to graduates at the historic black college Morehouse in Atlanta: no criticisms about African-Americans having THEIR schools and buildings and white
Americans having THEIRS, then. The president is SILENT about the NEED FOR
DIVERSITY when HIS OWN INTEREST GROUPS consider it harmful.
It is no coincidence that a NEW CAMPAIGN to END STATE-FUNDING of RELIGIOUS
SCHOOLING was launched just before his visit.
The so-called “fair admissions campaign” pledges to “open up all state-funded schools to all
children, without regard to religion. Prominent in its list of supporters are trade unions,
anti-religion campaigners and the liberal democrats – pretty much the British equivalent of the
president’s own democrat party.

The disingenuousness of the FAC’s motley crew, of unreconstructed marxists and über-liberal
self-hating religious who SEEK TO HOLLOW OUT THE CONTENT OF ANY
RESTRICTIVE RELIGIOUS SCHOOLING in their desire to be as committed to
THEIR IDEA OF “SOCIAL JUSTICE” as possible, is breath-taking.”
It’s not hard to fathom why Catholic and non-Catholic parents alike DEMAND MORE
Catholic-run schooling.

TEACHING and LEARNING OUTCOMES, curricular and extra-curricular activities, and the
QUALITY of care, guidance and support are all likely to be BETTER in FAITH SCHOOLS
THAN NON-FAITH SCHOOLS.
Not only are the standards BETTER in Catholic schools than state-run secular schools in
Britain, but they are MORE DIVERSE.
27% pupils in catholic schools are from ethnic minority backgrounds compared to 22.5% in
other schools – but Catholics permanently expel almost a third fewer children (00.9% compared
to 0.11%)
The data show Catholic schools PROMOTE DIVERSITY and TOLERANCE in children
beyond their state equivalents, and studies repeatedly show religious schooling as MORE
CONDUCIVE to BUILDING SOCIAL COHESION and CONTRIBUTING TO THEIR
COMMUNITY.”

So President OBAMA was GRASPING FOR a FAMILIAR TROPE when he described
RELIGIOUS SCHOOLING as particularly DIVISIVE. He wasn’t actually speaking to the
Northern Irish people; he was stating his administration’s line on religious schooling and
ITS MISTAKEN BELIEF that confessional teaching FRAGMENTS rather than BINDS.

The truth is, every child needs a robust, deep and nourishing standpoint from which to view all
other viewpoints. CHRISTIAN SCHOOLING emphasizes in its ethos the virtuous and
responsible person, imbued with dignity and capable of reasonably and respectfully engaging
with others. “IT PRODUCES CITIZENS, NOT SUBJECTS”

The FASCIST AGENDA: “SEPARATE” CHURCH and STATE WHILE MAKING GOD and GOVERNMENT the “SAME”
Fascists BOTH “CO-OPT” then “COERCE” religion for the sake of “POLITICS”
“GOD” SERVES TO WORSHIP “CAESAR”

Political Religion: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist CONFORMITY vs Freedom of CONSCIENCE
HOW CATHOLIC CHARITIES LOST ITS SOUL
by Brian C. Anderson catholicculture.com

Brian C. Anderson: “As advanced social thinkers rediscover the power of faith-based
institutions to rescue the down-and-out by TRANSFORMING the DYSFUNCTIONAL
WORLDVIEW that often lies at the root of their difficulties. You would think that Catholic
Charities USA would be a perfect model to emulate, getting the poor into the mainstream by
emphasizing moral values and ethical conduct. But no: rather than trying to promote
traditional values and God-fearing behavior, catholic charities – and the same could be said
about the association of Jewish family and children’s agencies or the Lutheran services in
America – and LITTLE that is EXPLICITLY RELIGIOUS, or EVEN VALUES-LADEN,
about most of the services its 1,400 member agencies and 46,000 paid employees provide.
It has become over the last three decades an arm of the welfare state, with 65% of its
$2.3 billion annual budget now flowing from government sources. Far from being a model
for reforming today’s welfare-state approach to helping the poor, Catholic Charities USA is one
of the nation’s most POWERFUL ADVOCATES for OUTWORN welfare-state ideas.
Especially the idea that social and economic forces over which the individual has no control, rather than his own attitudes and behavior, are the reason for poverty.

The example of this multibillion dollar charity should serve as a warning to policy makers seeking to privatize the care of the needy that they had better pick and choose prudently.
For some of the institutions of civil society have been TAINTED with the SAME VALUE-FREE WORLDVIEW that has made most government-run poverty efforts a hindrance rather than a help to the poor.

Until the 1960s, Catholic Charitable institutions – benevolent societies, hospitals, orphanages,
reformatories, and the like – did exemplary work, serving the poor and bringing them into the
mainstream of American life. In New York, the tireless philanthropic efforts of catholic leaders
like Archbishop John Hughes during the second half of the 19th century so uplifted Gotham’s
immigrant Irish – at the time America’s first underclass – that by the turn of the 20th century
most of them were mainstream American citizens.

Hughes recognized that, though some of the poor were victims of circumstance, many were
poor because of SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR – SINFUL BEHAVIOR, as he had no
hesitation in calling it. The goal of charity to such people was to change their values and beliefs
and what was more powerful in working such a transformation than religion? It gives the
needy a set of authoritative dos and don’ts, stresses the importance of personal responsibility
and the overcoming of personal failings, offers membership in a meaning-rich community,
requires responsibility to family, and forgives past transgressions if one makes a fresh start.

The understanding of poverty as often inseparable from moral and cultural considerations
disintegrated in the late 1960s. Swept up in the decade’s tumult and encouraged by the
modernizing spirit of the Second Vatican Council, Catholic Charities REJECTED its
long-standing emphasis on PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and SELF-RELIANCE and
began to BLAME CAPITALIST SOCIETY RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR
for POVERTY and CRIME. It now looked to the WELFARE STATE to SOLVE ALL
SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

Today, through a continual whirlwind of policy statements and lobbying, and by fostering
countless activist community organizations, Catholic Charities has become, as Richard John
Neuhaus, a priest and editor of the esteemed religious journal first things, puts it, “a chief
apologist for a catastrophically destructive welfare system, and it STANDS in the WAY of
DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVES to help people break out of dependency and take charge
of their lives.

SOCIALISTS IGNORE the side of man that is the SPIRIT. They can provide you
SHELTER, FILL YOUR BELLY with bacon and beans, TREAT YOU when you’re ILL,
all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a lave. They don’t understand that we ALSO DREAM. – Ronald Reagan

Catholic Charities first announced its POLITICIZATION in a wild-eyed manifesto that
invokes such radical sixties icons as Malcolm X, Gloria Steinem, Herbert Marcuse, and – above
all – the marxist-inspired liberation theology movement that (to put it crudely)
equates Jesus with Che Guevara.

Ratified at catholic charities’ annual meeting in 1972, the so-called cadre study totally
abandoned any stress on personal responsibility in relation to poverty and other social ills.
Instead, it PAINTED AMERICA as an UNJUST, “NUMB” COUNTRY, whose oppressive
society and closed economy cause people to turn to crime or drugs or prostitution. Moreover,
the study asserts, individual acts of charity are useless. We must instead unearth “the root
CAUSES of POVERTY and OPPRESSION” and RADICALLY RECONSTRUCT –
“humanize and transform“- the SOCIAL order to avert social upheaval.
This RADICAL SHIFT in thinking had two practical consequences. First, Catholic Charities
MOVED AWAY FROM “JUST” CHARITY TOWARD a stress on GOVERNMENT
SOLUTIONS to every social problem, making POLITICAL ADVOCACY a KEY MISSION.

Second, Catholic Charities began to organize local communities to resist “UNJUST” SOCIAL structures, as Corcoran puts it, “we also increased our activities in the field of SOCIAL ACTION, over and above the traditional role of charity. At the same time, as the war on poverty got under way, the federal GOVERNMENT INCREASINGLY CONTRACTED WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES AGENCIES TO PROVIDE WELFARE SERVICES.

Those agencies, imbued with their new faith in government’s potential to solve social
problems, eagerly accepted government money. Catholic Charities RECEIVED NEARLY A
QUARTER of ITS FUNDING from GOVERNMENT by the end of the 1960s, over half by
the late 1970s, and more than 60% by the mid-1980s, where it has remained ever since.
As they BECAME GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS, the agencies began to serve more
non-Catholics and to hire non-Catholics too, usually professional social workers with ardent
FAITH in the WELFARE STATE.

Under president Jesuit Fred Kammer, a lawyer (who attended Yale law with bill clinton) and
author of Doing Faith Justice, a widely used textbook that gives a leftist twist to Catholic
social thought, the organization has expanded and professionalized its advocacy work.
The 40-member central headquarters in alexandria, virginia, assembles a legislative agenda,
lobbies congress and the white house, and through weekly “advofaxes,” alerts member agencies
and subscribers to impending federal and state legislation on social policy.

But as Marvin Olasky, author of the Tragedy of American Compassion, an influential book on
charity, remarks, “THIS ISN’T CHARITY AT ALL. When you take away dollars that you
could spend helping people and spend them on LOBBYING, you’re ROBBING the POOR to
give to the LOBBYIST.

Worse still, the policies that catholic charities advocates in its lobbying activities also HURT,
rather than HELP, the POOR. Take four examples. First, Catholic Charities was the nation’s
loudest opponent of the 1996 welfare-reform law, lobbying hard on capitol hill and meeting with
the president to derail it. Kammer prophesied that the NEW LAW would be “a NATIONAL
SOCIAL CATASTROPHE . . . no one will be spared the CONSEQUENCES”.
But today, with the welfare rolls plummeting 50 % in just three years and anecdotal evidence
suggesting that many former recipients are happy to be LIBERATED FROM
DEPENDENCY and in control of their own lives, Kammer’s dire predictions seem
ludicrous”.

Second, Catholic Charities has lobbied to boost the MINIMUM WAGE. Most reputable
economists point out, however, that such a hike would cost the nation hundreds of thousands
of entry-level jobs, hurting just the people – immigrants, inner-city youths, or former welfare
recipients rejoining the workforce – whom catholic charities says it cares most about.
Catholic charities seems not to grasp that minimum-wage positions are USUALLY FIRST
JOBS – most minimum-wage earners are teens, and only 2.8 % of minimum-wage earners are
over 30.

Finally, catholic charities tirelessly argues that racism “is a root cause of the economic and
social oppression in our society,” as vision 2000, a key recent policy paper, asserts.
Kammer explains: “race remains at the heart of the social question in america – and as a
Southerner, I really believe that.” he has installed a trendy “diversity officer” at the national
headquarters to keep race front and center in the organization’s activities.

This unrealistic view of race distorts the whole organization’s thinking about black crime.
Patrick Johnson, director of Hartford, Connecticut’s Catholic Charities Agency, enthuses:
“We have one of the LARGEST SOCIAL-JUSTICE ADVOCACY PROGRAMS in the
country, with a LOBBYIST on staff, actively lobbying the state legislature in the area of
welfare reform, against the death penalty, juvenile justice – the SOCIAL-SERVICES
AGENDA, if you will.” As Johnson, a prominent member of catholic charities’ national board,
sums up, “CHARITY is NEVER ENOUGH; YOU HAVE TO DO OTHER STUFF”.

Parish social ministry just means spurring the members of local parishes to do traditional, and
effective, good works: to visit the elderly, say, or take care of neighborhood kids.
But, troublingly, it also means POLITICALLY ORIENTED COMMUNITY ORGANIZING.
As one disgruntled local catholic charities representative explains, this means encouraging low-
income parishioners to FORM “AGITATION NETWORKS” to LOBBY POLITICIANS,
stage protests, and PURSUE “SOCIAL CHANGE” BY DEMANDING MORE
ENTITLEMENTS from the WELFARE STATE or by INTIMIDATING a local utility into
adopting a no shutoff policy when bills aren’t paid.

These community organizing efforts use as their textbook one of the classics of extreme
left-wing literature – Saul ALINSKY’s 1947 Reveille for Radicals. In Alinsky’s far-left vision,
promoted by his quasi-Marxist industrial areas foundation, the organizer aims to get his
followers to accumulate power for militant ends, explains Tom Ulrich, the Catholic Charities’
national director of “training and convening,” which instructs local personnel in parish social
ministry to bring people together to create a power base so that they can influence their local
communities – that’s important in parish social ministry, and very much influenced by alinsky
and the IAF.

Ulrich never asks, however, whether getting low-income people to agitate for social change,
rather than helping them to get their lives in order to take advantage of the opportunities
multiplying around them, is the most effective way to liberate the poor.
If Catholic Charities’ lobbying and community organizing don’t help the poor, what about the
third and largest area of its activities, the array of services that local agencies provide?

The agencies SERVE OVER 10 MILLION PEOPLE with a staggering number of individual problems, and some agencies and programs are atypical, like the robustly faith-filled Tulsa Catholic Charities, which accepts no government funds. Making judgment harder, Catholic Charities agencies don’t focus on the outcomes of their activities, so nobody knows what they’re accomplishing an otherwise no-nonsense nun running a catholic charities educational program for at-risk youth in queens is typical. She struggles to impart self-esteem – despite the evidence that shows at-risk kids have self-esteem to spare – and she has no clue what happens as a result of her efforts. ‘I just don’t have the resources’ she complains.

Gary Macdougal, a trustee of the left-leaning Annie E. Casey foundation, succinctly observes,
“there’s little point in offering more services if their long-term effectiveness is unclear”
Social services, provides child care, legal and employment services, aids hospices, and so on
to almost 1 million people, as well as such educational programs as english as a second
language courses and head start programs. The organization’s vast world of social services
also includes counseling, neighborhood-based programs like big brothers and senior centers,
refugee resettlement, health care, housing and adoption.

Government pays for most of this activity, and with government funds come restrictions.
A further powerful secularizing force on Catholic Charities is the New York-based council on
ACCREDITATION of services for families and children. With the government money,
accrediting became essential,” one worried official of catholic charities observes, “but the
stress with COA is political and secular. Diversity, consumer advocacy, lobbying for more
government funds, organizing for change in the community – all these things you have to do to
keep your accreditation up. Most of us feel that it is of value to have that kind of accreditation
for agencies – it tells the community and our benefactors that we meet a national set of
standards. BUT the STANDARDS of the FAILED WELFARE STATE?”

Catholicism’s traditional social doctrine doesn’t look much like the big-government line that
Catholic charities espouses to be sure, there’s a RADICAL, POLITICIZED TRADITION in
the Church, running from the revolutionary millennialism of 500 years ago to the French
“worker priests” and the liberation theologians of the 20th century.
But orthodox catholic social teaching is based on a DEEPLY REALISTIC
UNDERSTANDING of MAN’s NATURE as FALLEN.

For two millennia, the Church has taught that man has a hardwired inclination to SIN that,
unchecked, leads to drunkenness, envy, lust, selfishness, and a host of OTHER SINS.
Such a DISORDERED LIFE undermines community and leads to SELF-DESTRUCTION.
But Catholic Doctrine also holds that man possesses the freedom, with the help of God’s
Grace, to master unruly passions and follow the moral teachings of the church, beginning
with the ten commandments, and so to live a life of inner peace in responsible community with
other men.

It is this unambiguous moral inheritance – a time-tested recipe for reducing poverty and
other social ills as well as nurturing fulfilled lives that catholic charities today has lost sight of in
its turn to the STATE as the PRIMARY SOLUTION for SOCIETY’S PATHOLOGIES.

Catholic charities also ignores pope John Paul II’s warnings about the DANGERS of the
“SOCIAL ASSISTANCE STATE,” the WELFARE SYSTEM that PROLIFERATES upon
the ruins of subsidiarity. By ‘intervening directly’ and robbing “society of its responsibility,”
the Pope warned in a 1991 encyclical, the social assistance state “leads to a loss of human
energies” and multiplies public agencies that TREAT PEOPLE LIKE NUMBERS and
SQUANDER MONEY to NO GOOD END.
As for Catholic Charities itself, UNLESS IT CHANGES ITS VISION – embracing
subsidiarity and ABANDONING its ILLUSION that America is an unjust and racist country
CHARITABLE CHOICE WON’T MAKE a BIT of DIFFERENCE for it, or for those it
SERVES”.

BRIAN C. ANDERSON is the Editor of City Journal, the cultural and political quarterly published by the Manhattan Institute, where he writes extensively on social and political trends. Formerly, he was a research associate in social and political studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and the literary editor of Crisis.

“There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it.
a politician who portrays himself as “caring” and “sensitive” because he wants to expand the
government’s charitable programs is merely saying that he’s willing to try to do good with
OTHER people’s money. Well, WHO ISN’T? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such
programs is telling us that he’ll do good with his own money – if a gun is held to his head”

“YOU CAN’T GET RID of POVERTY by GIVING PEOPLE MONEY” – P.J. O’Rourke

Political Religion: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist CONFORMITY vs Freedom of CONSCIENCE
STOP GOVERNMENT FUNDING of CATHOLIC PLUTOCRATS
by Betty Clermont Dailykos.com May 06, 2012

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) received $69,377,785 (a little over
31% of total revenues) from government contracts and grants in 2010, up from $58,327,207
(40% of revenues) in 2009, per their latest financial statement.

Also controlled by the bishops, Catholic Charities USA, the umbrella organization for all the
Diocesan catholic charities, received $2.90 billion (62% of revenues) from the government in
2010 and $2.64 billion (69%) in 2009.
Catholic relief services received $517 million (56%) in 2010 from the government and
$361 million (61%) in 2009, according to Forbes list of the 200 largest U.S. charities.

Political Religion: CHURCH vs STATE SUPREMACY – Fascist CONFORMITY vs Freedom of CONSCIENCE
ESTABLISHING a U.S. STATE RELIGION
by Fay Voshell TheAmericanThinker.com January 10, 2014

FAY VOSHELL holds a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary
and is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and other online publications. She received the Charles Hodge Prize for excellence in SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY from PRINCETON SEMINARY

”In direct contradiction of the First Amendment, which forbids the establishing of a state
religion, the Obama Administration is busily doing just that. It is attempting forced
conversion of the reluctant, all the while targeting Christians and Orthodox Jews as people
who are continually violating the establishment of religion clause. It is establishing the faith
of secular statism, a religion currently characterized by the tenets of radical progressivism,
rapidly becoming the only faith in America allowed to operate with complete freedom.

Remember the announcement at the 2012 democrat national convention that
“GOVERNMENT is the ONLY THING WE ALL BELONG TO”.
Even when listened to in context, it is an alarming statement, as it IMPLIES the STATE has
ULTIMATE POWER over the INDIVIDUAL, who becomes MERELY PART of the
COLLECTIVE. In fact, the phrase can be seen as a short creedal statement summarizing the
beliefs of an AMERICAN STATE RELIGION.

It is but a short step from you all belong to the government to you all must do what the
government decrees to you must, forsaking your own faith, BOW BEFORE the GOD of the
STATE. Government enforcement of the RELIGION of STATISM, which includes the belief
in the supreme higher power and authority of an absolute state, is nowhere more apparent
than in the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Whatever the eventual fate of the sisters, their case is an example of our administration trying
to force state religion down the throats of Christians. The nuns have been told they
themselves or their order won’t have to offer abortion-inducing drugs in health care plans, but
they must sign ‘a government form that delegates the action to a third party’.

H.H.S. and the D.O.J. are essentially saying to the nuns, “you yourselves don’t have to do it,
but you have to allow someone else to do it on behalf of your order. That’s legal casuistry at
its most serpentine. the D.O.J. demands […] “the little sisters must sign a ‘self-certification’ form
claiming eligibility for an exemption from the mandate, or pay millions in fines […].
In other words, SIGN the PAPER OR ELSE. HISTORY is replete with EXAMPLES of “sign
that paper or else”.

When Japanese rulers had Christians stomp on an image of Jesus Christ, they knew they
were forcing a Christian to convert or pay the consequences. Hagia Sofia, built by Emperor
Justinian between 527-565 A.D., [was converted] into a mosque [in 1453] by sultan mehmet or
its subsequent conversion into a secular museum by Ataturk in 1935. The SUPREMACY of
the ALMIGHTY STATE, ONE OVERTLY RELIGIOUS and the OTHER OVERTLY
SECULAR, was announced as prevailing over Christianity, disestablishing its symbolism and as
abrogating the right of Christians freely to practice their religion.

The actions of the D.O.J. are not surprising, as the American state religion is increasingly marked
by iconoclasm, which is the deliberate destruction within a given society the culture’s
familiar religious icons, symbols and institutions in order that the old ways of worship are
SUPPLANTED by NEW ONES, EITHER RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL.

For Christians, especially Catholics, the case of the little sisters of the poor is where the rubber
hits the road. The Church must refuse to bow before the demands of the government or it
ceases to be the church in any meaningful way. If it capitulates, it will be reduced to begging
for permission to follow the tenets of the Christian faith. It will be DEPENDENT ON
ACCEPTING FAVORS FROM CAESAR. It will eventually be exiled into the backwaters of
Culture. Catholic universities such as Georgetown and Notre Dame essentially have caved to
the HHS mandate. USING the ACA as a WEAPON, the STATE is INTENT ON a
COMPLETE TAKEOVER of CHRISTIAN COLLEGES and UNIVERSITIES.

Frankly if matters continue as they presently are, it will not be long before the STATE FEELS
ENTITLED TO DICTATE ANYTHING IT CHOOSES, as the issue of abortifacients is the
proverbial camel’s nose in the tent.

While Christians and others have been sleep walking, allowing an ever narrower
interpretation of freedom of religion to INVADE the CHURCH’s CONSCIENCE and
institutional practices, the STATE has … been ESTABLISHING ITS OWN RELIGION.
On rare occasions, the church has been stung into a sort of reflexive action, but for the most
part, she has allowed herself to be slowly boiled to death as the heat has been turned up.

POLITICS (the STATE a) RELIGION:
The TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION: The Trojan Horse of Tyranny

LIBERALISM FASCISM, by Jonah Goldberg
DEFENDING the RIGHT to DISCRIMINATE by Bruce Walker
POLITICAL RELIGION: The TOTALITARIAN TROJAN HORSE The Will to POWER: “FOOLED AGAIN”
GAY MARRIAGE: A TROJAN HORSE MOVEMENT by James Simpson

SYNOPSIS
The history of totalitarianism is the history of the quest to transcend the human condition
which plagues us all at some level of consciousness – a fear of our eventual non-being (death)
coupled with the relentless uncertainties of life (anxiety and insecurity)
Seeking “this” world answers to “other” worldly questions,
fascism appeals to the collective, spiritual re-birth and social justice to create a totalitarian political religion
– the universal totalitarian impulse leads to the totalitarian temptation”,
the attempt to REALIZE our RELIGIOUS “INTUITIONS” and establish them in
POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS “
’meaning’ through politics seeks to answer the fundamental (religious) questions about existence” …
the (tempting) quest for fascist community results in a utopian, collective state religion
a fascist, totalitarian impulse and ”temptation” to impose one’s cultural vision in the political realm will always result in a “closed” society

Jonah Goldberg: “The history of totalitarianism is the history of the quest to transcend the
human condition …
Fascism appeals to the collective, spiritual re-birth and social justice to create a totalitarian
political religion. WE ALL POSSESS the ‘TOTALITARIAN’ IMPULSE”.
The universal totalitarian impulse leads to the “TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION”
The “totalitarian” temptation is the attempt to realize our religious “intuitions” and establish them in political institutions
transcending the human condition, which plagues us all at some level of consciousness – a fear of our eventual non-being (death) coupled with the relentless uncertainties of
life (anxiety and insecurity)
hate and fear are theobverse sides of the same psychological coin”
The fear side is the transcendent fear of the so-called human condition, which plagues us
all at some level of consciousness.
A fear of our eventual non-being coupled with the relentless uncertainties of life itself.
Or, in the bumper-strip vernacular, “life is hard; then you die”
People deal with death by upholding worldviews that are larger and longer-lasting than
Themselves and opposing anyone or anything that violates these ‘cultural anxiety buffers‘”

Jonah Goldberg: but conservatives are just as prone to this human yearning. Realizing
religious meaning through the political process political and cultural values ultimateley take
on religious value conflicting “religious” values result in conflicting political “visions”
FASCISM, WHETHER “CRUEL” OR “COMPASSIONATE”, RESULTS in a
“GOD-STATE” TYRANNY
Even IF, in the CASE of LIBERAL FASCISM, the EFFORT is VERY CAREFUL to be
HUMANE and DECENT, what will happen is a KIND of BENIGN TYRANNY where
SOME PEOPLE GET to IMPOSE” THEIR IDEAS of GOODNESS and HAPPINESS
ON THOSE WHO MAY NOT SHARE THEM.

One side claiming a monopoly on “values” and “virtues” results in tyranny
Fascist totalitarian solutions in liberal “pluralistic” societies is “tempting” but ultimately
Destructive. Fascist totalitarian “solutions” are a tempting, deceptive “bait and switch” trade
off to the road to tyranny. The temptation of “progressive” utopia or “heaven on earth”
becomes a hell-ish, dictatorial dystopia. Totalitarian collective “correctness” destroys
liberal individual “choice”. one side winning the battle will result in us all losing the war – we become a closed society

Liberal individuality of “choice” is ultimately incompatible with a fascist “community” of
“coercion” “the vision of the state as a dispassionate [neutral] arbiter and ajudicator” is lost.
The fascist nanny state “plays favorites”, imposing values towards imposing cultural
acceptance through political coercion.
The state becomes “fascist” when it loses it’s neutral status, when “values” become policy

STATE-APPROVED POLITICAL “CORRECT-NESS” BECOMES
FASCIST CULTURAL “CONFORMITY”

Jonah Goldberg: “The LEFT is DISHONEST WHEN IT PRETENDS THAT it is NOT in
the BUSINESS of IMPOSING IT’S VALUES ON OTHERS.”

Politics (the STATE a) Religion: The TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION: The Trojan Horse of Tyranny
LIBERALS LIE ABOUT IDEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
by Henry J. Reske and John Bachman May 5, 2012

Liberals from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama have been LYING about their ideological
AGENDA for generations and it’s all “a BIG CON,” author and editor Jonah Goldberg tells
newsmax.tv. Goldberg explores this idea in his new book, “The Tyranny of Clichés: How
Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. For most of the 20th Century liberals, “certainly from
Wilson and FDR to Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, have INSISTED THAT THEY’RE NOT
IDEOLOGICAL; that they DON’T have some GRAND AGENDA; that they just care about
WHAT WORKS; they’re pragmatists and empiricists and they DON’T CARE about all these
ideological things and it’s just a bunch of nonsense. Of course they have an ideological
perspective. There’s nothing wrong with having an ideological perspective.
They just SIMPLY LIE about it.

The editor of the national review online and fellow at the american enterprise institute said that
DESPITE ASSURANCES in his inaugural address, President Barack Obama DOES CARE
ABOUT IDEOLOGY.
His administration was built from the beginning about a transformational, liberal agenda
and the LIE is simply that HE DOESN’T HAVE the AGENDA,” Goldberg said.

He campaigned on green energy and his education program and on socialized medicine, and
then we have a huge financial crisis and what a huge coincidence, it turns out that socialized
medicine, green energy and all the rest are exactly those things we need to fix the economy.
it’s just nonsense.

Europe had all of these programs that Obama says America desperately needs to get back on
Track. Europe is in a worse position than we are today and socialized medicine didn’t help
them fight off a financial crisis.

“IT’S ALL a BIG CON, a TROJAN HORSE that ALLOWS THEM to PRETEND
THEY DON’T HAVE IDEOLOGY WHEN THEY’RE REALLY PUSHING ONE.”

Goldberg said that liberals are not more open about their ideology because they know that it is
unpopular in america. Goldberg adds that it sells their own voters short and is an “incredibly
condescending way to go through life. He said the WORST CLICHÉ and LIE of Obama
administration is that he has “no ideological agenda”.
“This is just something that he CONSTANTLY LIES about,” Goldberg said.
He says we only care about doing the hard work that the American people sent us here to do …
when, IN FACT, HE’s PUSHING a PRETTY RADICAL AGENDA.

The one that actually offended me the most was in his last state of the union address where he
picked into this moral equivalent of war argument. This idea that if the country just dropped
all the petty associations and personal ambitions, if we got rid of that whole individual pursuit
of happiness thing, and instead rallied around the government the way we do when we’re at
war everything would be so much better.

Goldberg noted that in his state of the union address, obama said there were no republicans or
democrats on the seal team that killed osama bin laden and suggested that would be a great
way to run the country. “That is a fundamentally undemocratic way to think about the nature
of our society,” he said, “particularly when you are talking about such SMALL agenda items
that Obama is trying to peddle off as some GRAND thing.”

“We all just shut up and agreed to put the bill on more windmills so we are a more patriotic and
wonderful and unified country. It is a way to short-circuit the debate and basically invoke
other people’s patriotism in a cause that doesn’t require it in order to shut down the debate and
win without actually having had an argument.
a “tyrannical” minority who are hypocritically intolerant of those they consider “intolerant”
”liberal fascists can’t be trusted when they say they want marriage and nothing more”
liberal fascists have a
“hidden” agenda of radical social change
hidden evolution of gradual, “progressive” change:
TOLERANCE ACCEPTANCE PREFERENCE CELEBRATION
Jonah goldberg: BUT CONSERVATIVES are JUST as PRONE TO THIS HUMAN
YEARNING.THOUGH a CONSERVATIVE, GOLDBERG WARNS of CONSERVATIVE UNIFORMITY of CULTURE

Jonah Goldberg: American conservatives have long cast themselves as champions of hearth
and home” … “traditional virtues, and of course, family values. I have no objection when
conservatives champion these virtues and values in the cultural sphere. But it is equally
dangerous to fight fire with fire.. It is not that ‘White Christian America’ is a bad or oppressive thing. far from it’ …
Rather, it is the desire to IMPOSE a vision of White Christian America that is dangerous.
For in the effort to translate such a vision into a government program, an open society must become a closed one”
A Department of Judeo-Christian culture would only succeed in creating a parody of real
Culture. In an open society, best practices win. Best practices are best not because they are
white or christian but because they are plainly best. (a pluralistic “CHOICE” by individuals)
Best practices (collective “choices” by government) made into government policy is
Dangerous –
POLITICAL ANSWERS TO CULTURAL QUESTIONS BECOME TYRANNY
FASCIST TOTALITARIAN SOLUTIONS IN LIBERAL “PLURALISTIC” SOCIETIES IS “TEMPTING” BUT ULTIMATELY DESTRUCTIVE to FREEDOM
Collective, totalitarian answers to the fundamental questions about existence are dangerous.
“this world” answers to “other worldly”QUESTIONS
The (tempting) quest for fascist community results in a COLLECTIVE STATE RELIGION
Placing anything above individual choice risks creating a collective religion
State sponsored political and social “approval” results in intolerance
The danger of cultural intolerance is political intolerance.
”Ultimately, individuals must be free to choose in the “market place” of culture.
Fascist monolithic “community“ is incompatible with liberal pluralistic community.
Meaning and values in liberal societies must be individual choice[s] that go BEYOND politics.

Politics (the STATE a) Religion: The TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION: The Trojan Horse of Tyranny
DEFENDING the RIGHT to DISCRIMINATE
by Bruce Walker americanthinker.com April 5, 2015

The INDEPENDENT MIND and PERSONAL CONSCIENCE are DEAD IF FORCED
INTO UNIFORMITY with the truncheon of government power. What this means is that
old laws that banned homosexual relations have the same problem as new laws that ban
public adherence to Judeo-Christian morality. BOTH take private conscience and compel that
conscience to follow majority rule (or political power).

Fifty years ago, blue laws in most states banned not only homosexual relations, but all forms of
oral sex. These same laws very often banned adultery and extramarital sex.
PROSECUTORS NEVER ENFORCED THESE LAWS, and when they were either stricken
down by state courts or abolished in periodic re-codification of state criminal codes,
NO ONE EVER CARED.
Social conservatives assumed that by allowing individuals to engage in behavior they
considered immoral, provided that the behavior was CONSENSUAL. Social conservatives
would retain as a complementary right the ability to limit consensual relations when those
relationships violated their consciences. This was a logical expansion of freedom of religion.

The American Christian majority had no right to force a kosher deli to stay open on the Jewish
sabbath if it granted the right of a Christian bakery to close on Sunday. What would we call
political activists who tried to force orthodox Jewish delis to stay open on shabbat or
compelled a family-operated Jewish deli to hire Gentiles to prepare food on the grounds of
“discrimination”?
We ought to call these creeps bigots, just as we ought to call POLITICAL ACTIVISTS who
try to COMPEL Christians or Jews or Muslims to violate their religious beliefs also
CREEPY BIGOTS.
This is the DIFFERENCE between “DISCRIMINATION,” which is MORALLY
NEUTRAL if based upon sincere belief, and “BIGOTRY”, which is HATEFUL in its
very purpose.
Businesses grounded in bigotry do not last long. Political activists, on the other hand, often
thrive with bigotry.

In the south fifty years ago, it was not business that wanted Jim Crow laws. Rosa Parks had a
quiet ally in the bus companies, who wanted as many paying customers as possible.
Parks and the bus companies had a COMMON ENEMY in GOVERNMENT trying to
IMPOSE moral values on others. What about “DISCRIMINATION”?

Do any of us have the right to judge the morality of other people making free choices?”
Well, are these ‘other people’ allowed to judge the morality of us?
EVERY SINGLE ACT in the MARKETPLACE INVOLVES DISCRIMINATION, and
that DISCRIMINATION NOT ONLY DOES, BUT OUGHT to INVOLVE OUR PERSONAL
VALUES.

Businesses constantly cater to our values at least as much as our perceived “good bargain,”
and we buy goods and services because we like or support those values.
Markets also allow people to be faithful to sincerely held religious beliefs without risk of
oppression of others. Chick-fil-a closes on Sundays – even when its competitors stay open –
because its management is Christian. It loses potential customers and profit and does not care.

The BUYER-SELLER RELATIONSHIP REQUIRES MUTUAL CONSENT, OR IT IS
NOT CONSENT AT ALL, BUT COERCION.
When the right to discriminate is TAKEN AWAY, and the common liberty the market provides
is throttled, then the ugly face of government.
GOVERNMENT, the TRUE ENFORCER of BIGOTRY, with its ugly process of politics,
will become the ONLY battleground for values – and ALL of US will LOSE.

Politics (the STATE a) Religion: The TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION: The Trojan Horse of Tyranny
The WILL to POWER: “FOOLED AGAIN”

Synopsis
The fascist, TOTALITARIAN IMPULSE and ”TEMPTATION” BRINGS the
TROJAN HORSE – the imposition of one’s cultural vision in the political realm will always
result in a collectively “closed” society. Jonah Goldberg remarks that today
“WE’RE ALL FASCISTS” REJECTING THE “FASCISM” OF OTHERS WITH “FASCIST”
BEHAVIOR of OUR OWN.
We ALL potentially fall prey to the totalitarian impulse and temptation.
– TRICKED and “FOOLED AGAIN” – IF YOU WIN, WE ALL LOSE

The totalitarian ‘temptation’: one side “winning”, imposing it’s vision on the other, means we
all lose. Conservatism is neither identity politics for Christians and/or white people nor
right-wing progressivism” [conservativism] … “is opposition to all forms of political
religion. It is a rejection of the idea that politics can be redemptive.

Perhaps the gravest threat is that we are losing sight of where politics begins and ends.
In a society where the government is supposed to do everything ‘good’ that makes ‘pragmatic’
sense. In a society where the refusal to validate someone else’s self-esteem borders on a hate
crime. In a society where the personal is political there is constant danger that one cult or
another will be.

It may be disturbing that in the United Kingdom there are more self-proclaimed Jedis than
Jews. I may roll my eyes at Wicca practitioners, couples who wed in Klingon wedding
ceremonies, queer theorists, druids and earth firsters, but so long as this sort of thing
DOESN’T TRANSLATE ITSELF INTO a POLITICAL MOVEMENT, one can
TOLERATE it with a sense of BEMUSEMENT.

Cults often have a will to power all their own. WE “RESIST” and “REJECT” the FASCISM
of ANOTHER, BUT are TEMPTED to “REPLACE” IT WITH ONE of YOUR OWN.
Goldberg’s point: one side imposing it’s vision on the other means we all lose.
A fascist, totalitarian impulse and ”temptation” to impose one’s cultural vision in the political realm will always result in a “closed” society

TRICKED and “FOOLED AGAIN” – IF YOU WIN, WE ALL LOSE.

Politics (the STATE a) Religion: The TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION: The Trojan Horse of Tyranny
GAY MARRIAGE: A TROJAN HORSE MOVEMENT
by James Simpson April 25, 2015

James Simpson: “The left DOESN’T CARE about GAY RIGHTS, any more than they care
about civil rights, welfare rights, minority rights, animal rights OR ANY OTHER “RIGHTS”.
According to the left, “the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution.
The various ‘RIGHTS’ the left has aggressively promoted over the years are
MERELY VEHICLES to ADVANCE the left’s POWER.

The Left USES “RIGHTS” AGENDAS to wrap itself in the mantle of righteousness and
seize the moral high ground, tactically putting us on the defense in the process.
BUT THEY COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT the ACTUAL ISSUE EXCEPT IN ITS
ABILITY to FACILITATE THEIR PATH to POWER.
The AGENDA is NEVER the agenda for the left. This is especially true for gay marriage.”
Homosexual marriage is a TROJAN HORSE tactic.

The TRUE AGENDA is to ESTABLISH the PRIMACY of homosexual rights OVER the
FIRST AMENDMENT’s GUARANTEE of the FREE EXERCISE of RELIGION.
OUR NATION was FOUNDED ON THIS PRINCIPLE, and the GAY MARRIAGE
MOVEMENT SEEKS to DESTROY IT.

Consider that Annise Parker, the lesbian mayor of Houston, Texas, demanded to review pastors’ church sermons before public outrage forced her to back off. We have already seen how small businesses have been singled out and attacked for refusing to provide certain services to gays.
Gay couples are frequently part of the movement. they deliberately seek out businesses known
for their Christian owners. They deliberately demand a service they know in advance will
be refused. When the inevitable happens they use it as PRETEXT TO DESTROY the
business and savage its owners.

Doesn’t it amaze you how quickly legal groups immediately materialize to assist in the attack?
The fact that they got unexpected push back through a spontaneous crowd sourcing campaign to
support one pizza shop will not dissuade them from future efforts. If gay marriage is adopted,
their CURRENT BULLYING BEHAVIOR will look like child’s play compared to what’s
coming. This is a highly organized, nationwide campaign of vilification against Christians.
BUT EVEN CHRISTIANS ARE NOT the ULTIMATE TARGET.

If the first amendment can be challenged this way; IF a CERTAIN GROUP’S “RIGHTS”
CAN TRUMP the U.S. Constitution, and if the Supreme Court can actually issue an edict
making it so, then the ENTIRE CONSTITUTION HAS BECOME MEANINGLESS. THIS is
the LEFT’s TRUE AGENDA and IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN.”
The ISSUE is NOT the ISSUE. The ISSUE FOR THEM HAS ALWAYS BEEN
DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY to IMPOSE SOCIALISM – WITH THEM IN CHARGE,
of course.
In order to do that they have to STRIP AMERICA of ITS CULTURE, its TRADITIONS, and
most importantly, the most important law of the land, the U.S. CONSTITUTION.
We are almost there. Well-meaning liberals and even some conservatives who support the gay
marriage agenda are UNKNOWINGLY COMMITTING an ACT of BETRAYAL AGAINST
THEIR OWN COUNTRY. IF the GAY MARRIAGE AGENDA WINS, THOSE OTHER
RIGHTS GUARANTEED by The CONSTITUTION WILL IMMEDIATELY BE AT RISK.
Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America will be complete.
EVERYONE IN OUR COUNTRY, INCLUDING GAYS, WILL FIND ALL OUR RIGHTS
SUMMARILY STRIPPED”
“The left DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS. They CARE ABOUT ONE
THING and one thing only: THEIR POWER.

CULTURE WAR: WHICH AMERICA?
”PROGRESSIVE” UTOPIANS vs TRADITIONAL “CIVIL SOCIETY”
(A Conflict of Values-Visions)

SYNOPSIS
– A war between conflicting “visions” of values and meaning, religion and politics conflicting
religious values, conflicting political “visions of existence based on differing “world views”
that underlie politics
– the “vision” and “values” involve philosophical perspective that involve: religion – nature,
human nature, morality, gender/sexuality, knowledge, “reality”
– the “vision” and “values” involve philosophical perspective that involve the role of
government – what it can/should do and what it can not
– progressive”, reformers today seek radical change
of american society, against a view of america that is fundamentally “flawed” and inherently
unjust transformation of a “traditional” america that is racist, sexist, homophobic and
xenophobic American conservatives are opposed on principle to neither change nor progress
traditionalists see America as “positive” and good. What the conservative understands is that
progress comes from working out inconsitencies within our tradition, not by throwing it
away.

CULTURE WAR: WHICH AMERICA?
”PROGRESSIVE” UTOPIANS vs TRADITIONAL “CIVIL SOCIETY”
(A Conflict of WORLDVIEWS

– LIBERAL FASCISM, by Jonah Goldberg
– SAN FRANCISCO VALUES:
DYSFUNCTIONAL DYSTOPIA OR “PROGRESSIVE” UTOPIA?
– RAHM EMANUEL, CHICK-FIL-A, and the EASY SLIDE into FASCISM Several big-city mayors have tried to bully an honest business owner for holding firm to his Christian faith. They ought to be ashamed of themselves By Edward Morrissey
– BY WHOM SHALL WE BE LED – GOD or MAN? by Jeffrey T. Brown

The “totalitarian temptation” helps explain today’s “culture war”. our war between
conflicting “visions” of values and meaning, religion and politics
conflicting religious values result in conflicting political “visions”

“TRADITIONAL” CLASSICAL “LIBERALISM” (a.k.a. “conservative- right”)
VS.
“PROGRESSIVE” REFORMERS (a.k.a. “leftists” – liberals”)

Bill O’Reilly’s book “CULTURE WARRIOR” describes the conflicting “visions” of how our
body politick should look. Conflicting “visions” between “traditional” and “progressive”
America.
Traditionalists see America as “positive” and a force for good.
Jonah Goldberg: “A conservative is one who protests and defends private property, free markets, individual liberty, freedom of conscience and the rights of communities to determine for themselves how they will live within these guidelines. That is why conservativism, classical liberalism, libertarianism and whiggism are different flags for the ONLY TRULY RADICAL POLITICAL REVOLUTION IN A THOUSAND YEARS.
The American founding stands within this tradition, and modern conservatives seek to advance and defend it.

American conservatives are opposed on principle to neither change nor progress.
What the conservative understands is that progress comes from working out inconsistencies
within our tradition, not by throwing it away.

“The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits” – Thomas Jefferson

A WAR BETWEEN THOSE WHO SEE “TRADITIONAL” AMERICA as BENEFICIAL and NOBLE …
“traditional” values that have made america great and historically “exceptional”
limited government
individual rights
economic freedom (especially from the state)
“private enterprise
a strong military and international “intervention” when necessary
military intervention a “tragic” but “noble” service in the cause of peace”

“PROGRESSIVE” reformers today seek RADICAL CHANGE of American society
AGAINST a VIEW of AMERICA that is FUNDAMENTALLY “FLAWED” and
INHERENTLY UNJUST TRANSFORMATION of a “TRADITIONAL” AMERICA that is RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, and XENOPHOBIC …

PROGRESSIVES think greedy capitalists need reform by the “just” power of the state
control of private enterprise, with centralized government “planning” dictating “public interest”

”corporations under stakeholder control, not just stockholder control” – george lakoff
progressives think america requires radical change towards “progress”
“we are at a crossroads right now in america – and we have to move this country forward” – barack obama
… change from the dangers of “right wing” fascist practices
“the u.s. has systematic-ally promoted a terrorism of it’s own” – george lakoff
those financially successful “owe” everybody else …
“the nation should provide a decent standard of living.” – george lakoff
government
is the agent to make sure we live “fulfilling” lives” …
“the challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible” – hillary clinton
the essence of progressivism was that the individual “marry his interests to the state”
Woodrow Wilson
our “culture war” is both “clear” and confusing the culture war is rooted in issues of god,
humanity (values) and government the culture war rooted in issues of “values”and ”village”
each side has a “vision” of existence based on differing “world views” that underlie politics
the “vision” and “values” involve philosophical perspective that involves:
RELIGION – NATURE
HUMAN NATURE
MORALITY
GENDER/SEXUALITY
KNOWLEDGE
“REALITY”
The “VISION” and “VALUES” INVOLVE PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVE THAT INVOLVE the ROLE of GOVERNMENT – WHAT IT CAN/SHOULD DO and WHAT IT CAN NOT
sexuality and gender roles are an issue of contention
what exactly is “nature-al” behavior?
is same-sex marriage a “natural” expression of biological, sexual attraction or “un-natural’ in the sense of the purpose of marriage – family and re-production
for some, it is “clear” that social and gender roles are fixed
for some, it is “clear” that social and gender roles are not fixed
for some, tradition, religion and “natural order” play a major part in our culture
for others, tradition, religion and “natural order” play no part in our culture
eash side views themselves as morally superior to the other
both sides often claim a monopoly on morality
many believe abortion is evil

can you “reconcile” someone who believes abortion is evil? …
MANY QUESTION and/or REJECT the “MORAL” CONCEPT of “GOOD” and “EVIL”
OR DIFFERENT CONCEPTS of “GOOD” and “EVIL”
OR DIFFERENT CONCEPTS of “EVIL” – GLOBAL WARMING vs WAR on TERROR
to the liberal mind set and agenda, global warming is a bigger danger than jihadist terrorism
progressives often claim a monopoly on political morality
traditionalists think progressives are wrong
progressives think traditionalists are wrong and evil
the farther anything moves away from the “direction” of “progressive” is defined as “immoral” and/or “evil”
for progressives, there is no need to “debate” with inherently “bad”, even “evil” traditionalists
fascists “idealized”
POWER – it was essentially a “good” and “positive” thing (when they possessed it)
yet, power was “corrupt” when practived by their political rivals
the problem of power – “victims” become “victim-izers”
those who fight evil are hated by those who reject the concept of evil – dennis prager
the battle involves “open” (but evil) and “hidden” (but evil) agendas
agendas that are based on different political “visions” of america
the basic issue is one of god (values)and government
conservative “fascists” are opposed to any liberal change
liberals claim conservatives “impose” unjust and divisive “values” on all
Jonah Goldberg: “liberals constantly complain that conservatives are trying to impose their cultural vision on the rest of the nation”
robert reich claims conservatives all have an “authoritarian” psychology
conservatives claim liberals use scapegoating, demonization,
demagogery and class warfare to “divide and conquer”
conservatives claim defense of their way of life against forces of unwise and unwanted change
“traditional” americans resent a “liberal” fascism
trying to undermine and radically change our country
traditionalists seek defense against liberal fascists with a hidden agenda of radical social change
HIDDEN EVOLUTION of GRADUAL, “PROGRESSIVE” CHANGE:
TOLERANCE – ACCEPTANCE – PREFERENCE – CELEBRATION
TRADITIONALISTS THINK PROGRESSIVES are “WISHFUL THINKERS” WHO NAIVELY and HYPOCRITICALLY SEEK to DESTROY the “STATUS QUO” ???
FASCIST “FAITH” in STATE and GOVERNMENT POWER in the PURSUIT of “PROGRESS”

The GENERAL WILL was ALWAYS RIGHTEOUS because it was PERFECTLY ALTRUISTIC: the PEOPLE acting for their OWN WELL-BEING.

“Ms. Rodham asks the question what a radical is and provides the answer in Mr. Alinsky’s own words:
“They are a people CREATING a NEW BRIDGE of MANKIND in BETWEEN the PAST of narrow nationalistic chauvinism and the HORIZON of a NEW MAN KIND – a PEOPLE of the WORLD.”
UTOPIANS IMAGINE “EDEN” THINKING=HATE CRIME
REALITY vs IDEALISM PROGRESS vs PRINCIPLE
evan sayet is is famous for “regurgitating the apple:
how modern liberals think”
if mankind lost paradise when we ate the apple and gained knowledge of right and wrong …
they believe that if they can just force us all to REGURGITATE the APPLE … if we give up on knowledge of right and wrong, we can return to paradise
utopians imagine “eden” progressive paradise vs. reason (“reality”?)
mankind would return to eden (or its secular version, the wonderful world of the kindergarten playground) if only all efforts to use one’s intellect ended
the only way to be moral is to not discriminate between right and wrong, good and evil, better and worse, truth and lies
the modern liberal’s policy on any given issue is the one that he is led to by his rejection of moral and rational thought – his indiscriminateness
anyone who takes a different position on any issue is not only “wrong,” he is evil
in thomas sowell’s words, he is “not merely in error, but in sin”
this is because the opposite of indiscriminate-ness is the
evil of having discriminated
discriminating between these things might just be a reflection of your personal discrimination, your bigotries
utopians restoring “eden” romantics rejecting reason (“reality’?)
indiscriminateness is a moral imperative because its opposite is the EVIL of having discriminated
traditionalists claim progressives seek to demonize and destroy it’s enemies against “tolerance” and “progress”
a “tyrannical” progressive minority are hypocritically intolerant of those they consider “intolerant”
“progressives” claim conservatives and traditionalists are intolerant and close minded “fascists”
open and blatant in their traditional prejudices and biases
progressives argue that traditional “reaction” to change is a psychological reaction against “progress”
irrational “rage” and/or “phobias” to protect the “status quo” of unfair “privilege”
progressives think traditionalists are intellectually inferior
Jonah Goldberg: “liberals are sure they’re in the reality-based community and anyone who disagrees with them has a bad brain”
“the failure was principally political and policy driven, there were many interests that weren’t at all happy about losing their financial stake in a way that the system currently operates, but i think i became a lightning rod for some of that criticism.” [hillary clinton attempting to win reforms in health care coverage]
“… then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion … as a way to explain their frustrations“ – Barak Obama

progressives think traditionalists reject “reality”
are conservatives the “corrupt” cultural aggressors ?
each side claims the other are the “corrupt” cultural aggressors
“corrupt” aggressors hypocritically reacting against the rights they enjoy themselves?
which side is more “honest” about their cultural ambitions and “agenda”?

Jul 24 2015
How the So-Called ‘Equality Act’ Threatens Religious Freedom

Politico is reporting that the so-called “Equality Act” will be introduced today in Congress. The bill is the brainchild of the Human Rights Campaign—an influential, sophisticated and lavishly funded LGBT activist organization.
The “Equality Act” is a misnomer. The bill does not protect equality before the law, but unnecessarily and unjustly violates freedom by creating special privileges based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
This proposed legislation would add “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) to more or less every federal law that protects on the basis of race. It goes well beyond the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) —which would have added SOGI only to employment law.
ENDA, which was first introduced in Congress in 1994, has been defeated each and every Congress. When it was first introduced, ENDA included only “sexual orientation,” but in 2007 “gender identity” was added to the bill. Thankfully, ENDA has never been made law.
“in the culture war, what the left never wants to acknowledge, which is incandescently true, is that they are the aggressors”
“sometimes they were on the right side … i’m not saying that being the aggressor that they are always wrong … but they are always the aggressor. and they brag about it”
“and they brag about it. they say they are the forces of progress”
“they are the ones who want to extend their vision to every nook and cranny of society. what drives them batty is resistance”
“conservatives can be ideological … idealism always tempered a basic understanding that human nature is flawed, built in the “crooked timber of humanity” …
“conservatives don’t believe that we can build a heaven on earth or that you can make the here and now as good as the hereafter”
“conservatism is always concerned with the good society as opposed to utopias”
“cynicism keeps idealism in check, focused on the do-able and the good, rather than the un-do-able and the perfect”
“the left’s problem is that it has no limiting principles to it’s idealism”
“because they are utopian, think of them with the donkey with the carrot hanging from the stick – they never catch the carrot”
“there is always more to be done. there is never a moment they say ‘mission accomplished”

“there is no limiting principle to what they think government can and should do”
“liberalism is far more dogmatic than conservatism – the government should do good, where it can, when it can, whenever it can”
“there is never a sense of the cause never
ending”
during negotiations, one negotiator asked, “if we granted you all of your demands, what would that lead to?” – the counterpart answered, “more demands”
“to utopians there can never be “enough”, because there will always be some injustice
somewhere “what the conservative mind-set says is that you can never get to perfect, but you
can get to “good enough”
PROGRESSIVE, UTOPIAN QUEST for “PERFECT”
(idealism an “un-restrained” world view of human “possibilities”)
vs.
CONSERVATIVE, “TRAGIC” SENSE of “BETTER”
(idealism “constrained” by a world view of limitations)

Barack Obama: “WHAT is REQUIRED is a NEW DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE,
NOT JUST in OUR NATION BUT in OUR OWN LIVES and OUR OWN HEARTS, from
IDEOLOGY, from SMALL THINKING, from PREJUDICE and BIGOTRY, from
SELFISHNESS and NARROW INTERESTS”
“An APPEAL NOT to OUR EASY INSTINCTS, BUT to OUR BETTER ANGELS”

Jonah Goldberg: If you want to go against prejudice, bigotry and small mindedness, be my
guest … fine … let’s go after sleepy, grumpy and dopey next … these are silly abstractions
to declare war on. What I find offensive there is Obama’s insertion of ideology in that list.
when liberals talk of ideology or labels … they are always talking about your ideology … your
inconvenient label.

I hear this all the time … we need to move beyond our partisan differences, to beyond this
ideological divide … past these philosophical squabbles … and i’ve only heard that from
liberals. What I’ve never heard … in order to get stuff done, I’m going to abandon all my
principles and agree with you. They only want to say that stuff when they want you to shut up
and get with their program.

Both sides falsely claim they are not “ideological”. Ideology is not what politicians say but a
checklist of priorities … it’s merely an orientation … does it expand freedom … protect
individual liberty … how you can take in new facts and figure out what is important to you. If
you don’t have some filtering mechanism, you have what william james calls a ‘blooming buzz
of confusion’”.
In a society where the refusal to validate someone else’s self-esteem borders on a hate
Crime. In a society where the personal is political, there is constant danger that one cult or
another will be imbued with political power. It ay be disturbing that in the united kingdom
there are more self-proclaimed Jedis than Jews. I may roll my eyes at wicca practitioners,
couples who wed in Klingon wedding ceremonies, queer theorists, druids and earth firsters,
but so long as this sort of thing doesn’t translate itself into a political movement, one can
tolerate it with a sense of bemusement.

But cults often have a will to power all their own. Ultimately the issue here is that of dogma.
We are all dogmatic about something. We all believe that there are some fundamental truths
or principles that demarcate the acceptable and the unacceptable, the noble and the venal.

One root of dogma derives from the Greek for ‘seems good’. Good dogma is the most powerful
inhibiting influence against bad ideas and the most powerful motive for good deeds. The
liberal fascist project can be characterized as the effort to delegitimize good dogma by
claiming all dogma is bad.

Conservativism believes that the role of the state should be limited and its meddling should be
seen as an exception. The unique threat of today’s left-wing political religions is precisely that
they claim to be free from dogma. Instead, they profess to be champions of liberty and
pragmatism, which in their view are self-evident goods. Therefore, they make it impossible to
argue with their most basic ideas and exceedingly difficult to EXPOSE the
TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATIONS RESIDING in THEIR HEARTS”

They have a dogma, but they put it out of bounds. Instead, they force us to argue with their
intentions, their motives, their feelings. Liberals are right because they ‘care’, we are told,
making ‘compassion’ the watchword of american politics. Liberals therefore control the
argument without either explaining where they want to end up or having to account for
where they’ve been. They’ve succeeded where the fascist intellectuals ultimately failed,
making passion and activism the measure of political virtue, and motives more important
than facts.

Moreover, in a brilliant rhetorical maneuver they’ve managed to do this in large part by
claiming that their opponents are the fascists. We’re all fascists now … it is impossible to
drain entirely the fascist toxins from our culture. Truth be told, that’s not so worrisome. The
lethality of the poison depends on the dosage, and a little fascism, like a little nationalism or
paternalism, is something we can live with.

But there is a yeastiness of such things, a potential for growth that can quickly become
Deadly. The cliché that the road to hell is paved with good intentions has far more than its fair
share of truth. To paraphrase Chesterton: the danger of an america which stops believing in
itself isn’t that it will believe in nothing but that it will believe in anything. And that’s where
the darker dystopian visions start becoming plausible”

Like useful idiots of yore, today’s liberals want nothing but the best, but by pushing open the
door to get it, they may well let in something far worse. One side imposing it’s vision on the
other means we all lose. We “resist” and “reject” the fascism of another, but are tempted to
“replace” it with one of your own

“Utopian philosophies are impossible to impose… totalitarianism is often the result of trying
– Bill O’Reilly

o’reilly uses “san francisco values” as a symbol of future radical cultural change
anti-”traditional” values
mayor gavin newsom ordered the city clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the practice being explicitly illegal under california law
gay “pride” parades
other parades have “degraded” into drunkenness, public nudity, public sex, stabbings (2002) and shootings (2006)
legalized marijuana – the few remaining laws against its use are not enforced
“pot shops”
a culture of underage drug dealers continuing their trade with impunity
prostitution is rampant and overlooked by the police
the police are legally forbidden to arrest prostitutes or charge anyone with crimes related to prostitution
pro-abortion (abortion “on demand”?)
anti-military and pro – gun control
heavy government regulation of business
there have been numerous anti-bush, anti-military,
anti-american and anti-conservative protests and rallies in san francisco
pro illegal immigrant –
san francisco is a sanctuary city of “refugees”
it is against the law to report illegal immigrants to the u.s. authorities as they are required to legally do
“generous” welfare payments to homeless people
san francisco – homeless “refuge”
a “city of refuge” for the homeless and
“pan handlers”
san francisco was one of the first cities in the country to ban trans fats, citing a need to promote healthy living
mayor gavin newsom has made recycling one of his biggest issues
mayor newsom annouced today the city of san francisco leads the nation with a 72% recycling rate
a new mandatory ordinace to recycle compost-able materials WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK
mayor newsom most recently proposed a $1000 ticket for improperly sorted recycling
the laws have been labeled gestapo-like by the canadian press
san francisco mulls ban on goldfish sales
by clara kim june 17, 2011
the san francisco animal control & welfare commission has gotten a lot of attention for proposing to ban selling goldfish in the city
the board of supervisors had postponed the decision for a few months and later dropped the issue all together
last year, it had suggested banning the sale of puppies, kittens and hamsters, hoping to put pressure on commercial breeders who operate poorly conditioned mills

CIRCUMCISION BAN to APPEAR on
SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL ELECTION BALLOT
By Mikaela Conley May 19, 2011

LLOYD SCHOFIELD HAS COME ONE STEP CLOSER TO ACHIEVING HIS MISSION
to BAN CIRCUMCISION. Schofield began researching circumcision several years ago and
found a local group of “intactivists,” people who believe that infant boys have the right to keep
their foreskin intact.

The ban would make it illegal to “circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the whole or any part of
the foreskin, testicles, or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18 years.

TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY OR “PROGRESSIVE” UTOPIA???
FASCISM TODAY ???
“I’M SAVING the WORLD” – Nancy Pelosi, S.F. Congresswoman and Speaker of the House of Representatives
Is SAN FRANCISCO a “UNIQUE” EXCEPTION
OR the “LOGICAL” RESULT of TOTALITARIAN PROGRESSIVISM?

WHAT the ‘RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ LAW REALLY MEANS FOR INDIANA
by Stephanie Wang The Indianapolis Star
March 31, 2015

Indianapolis – Will Indiana’s new religious freedom law really allow restaurants to
DENY SERVICE to CUSTOMERS who are GAY?
Was the law NECESSARY to PROTECT PASTORS from being FORCED into
performing SAME-SEX WEDDINGS? Will it provide a legal rationale for
Christian bakeries to REFUSE to make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding?

The problem with these questions is that the answers DEPEND ON WHOM YOU ASK –
especially among those most EMOTIONALLY INVESTED, but even within the legal
community. With Indiana Republican governor Mike Pence’s announcement that he will seek
further legislation to “CLARIFY” the act, it could become even MORE COMPLICATED.

The argument over what Pence has thus signed becomes not only INTELLECTUAL, BUT
VISCERAL, VITRIOLIC, UGLY. Both sides dig in, because EACH THINKS THE OTHER
is FLATLY WRONG – IN THEIR HEARTS, and ON the FACTS. And the debate rages on,
sometimes spiraling to a place so FAR AWAY FROM the LAW ITSELF.

All of which RAISES LARGER QUESTIONS. What will the religious freedom law
LEGALLY ENABLE; what do people THINK IT MEANS; and what is the INTENT behind
the law?

Indiana’s new religious freedom restoration act, or RFRA, might actually do little as a LAW
when it goes into effect July 1, legal experts say. It SIMPLY SETS a STANDARD by which
cases involving religious objections will be judged.

The religious freedom law says the GOVERNMENT CANNOT INTRUDE ON a PERSON’s
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY UNLESS IT CAN PROVE a COMPELLING INTEREST in
IMPOSING that BURDEN and DO SO in the LEAST RESTRICTIVE WAY.
That leaves ROOM FOR INTERPRETATION. So what the law could actually accomplish,
experts agree, will have to be ASSESSED on a CASE-by-CASE BASIS, probably in court.

Until then, the debate – fueled by fiery rhetoric that has galvanized both sides – will remain
in the court of public opinion. In Indiana, about a dozen cities have local nondiscrimination laws
that specifically protect gays and lesbians in employment, housing, education and public
accommodation, which include business transactions. But in much of Indiana there is no such
protection.

The CONCERN among OPPONENTS of the law is that it could EMBOLDEN people to
CHALLENGE those local laws. Shortly after signing the religious freedom act into law in a
private ceremony, Pence repeatedly said at a news conference that STATE-LEVEL RFRA
LAWS AROUND the COUNTRY HAVE NEVER BEEN USED to UNDERMINE LOCAL
NONDISCRIMINATION LAWS.

It’s true that the use of STATE-LEVEL RFRA LAWS HAS NEVER – YET – SUCCESSFULLY TRUMPED LOCAL NONDISCRIMINATION LAWS. BUT IT’S ALSO TRUE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN INVOKED IN SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO DO SO. The situation is such in Indiana – with no state law protecting gays and lesbians, but local ones that do, and now a state RFRA – that it’s DIFFICULT to find an analogous case to explain what WOULD happen here.

So what would happen if a similar religious claim over same-sex weddings is made in Indiana?
It’s hard to say. The law gives individuals and businesses the right to file litigation and go to
the courts to decide whether or not their religious claims are justified,” said Robert Katz, an
Indiana University-Indianapolis law professor who opposes the law.

But Daniel Conkle, an Indiana University-Bloomington law professor who supports the law,
says so far no court has recognized a religious claim in that particular type of situation. but,
he said, “DOESN’T MEAN IT COULDN’T HAPPEN. During RFRA discussions in Indiana,
state Republican leaders have dismissed statewide class protection for sexual orientation or
gender identity. In most cities, there are no local laws that require equal treatment of gay
people. That means discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation has never been expressly
prohibited in most of Indiana.

After exposing the gap in lgbt protections and the political unwillingness to close it, Indiana’s
RFRA debate begins for some to LOOK LIKE a PRE-EMPTIVE MOVE to BLOCK
SOCIAL CURRENTS. And therein lies the QUESTIONS OVER INTENT.
Indiana is just one year removed from a battle to block marriage equality, and where the
right for same-sex couples to marry was won only by a court ruling overturning a long-
standing ban.
It is telling to opponents of the religious freedom act that the law was driven mostly by the
same conservative Christians who lost their fights against marriage equality. It’s also telling,
opponents say, that one of the law’s primary sponsors, Republican State Sen. Scott Schneider,
has touted the notion – which will be an issue for the court to settle – that Indiana’s RFRA
could exempt Christian businesses from having to provide wedding services to gay couples.

To some, that SOUNDS LIKE LEGALIZED DISCRIMINATION.
TO OTHERS, IT’s PROTECTING RELIGIOUS RIGHTS
You look at something and you PROJECT onto it your FEELINGS and, in some cases,
FEARS”, said Curt Smith, president of the Indiana Family Institute.
In Indiana, FEAR-FUELED MISCONCEPTIONS helped garner support for the law and
pitted others so vehemently against it. The rhetorical hyperbole – perhaps more so than the law
itself – has galvanized two constituencies while further dividing Indiana.

It raises another question: will the political maneuvering on both sides continue to OBSCURE
PEOPLE’s UNDERSTANDING of the practical effects of the law?
If that happens, it begins to MATTER LESS WHAT the LAW ACTUALLY DOES THAN
WHAT PEOPLE “THINK” IT ALLOWS THEM TO DO – whether that is to openly
discriminate against gay people or unfairly cast all Christians as intolerant.

Chick-fil-a CEO Dan Cathy stated his “traditional” view of marriage being between a man
and a woman chicago mayor rahm emmanutel responded by saying, “Chick-fil-a’s values are
not Chicago values.” They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family
members. and if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect
Chicago values,” Emanuel said.

“TRADITIONAL” THEOCRACY (of religious “orthodoxy”-conformity)
VS.
“PROGRESSIVE” THEOCRACY (of “political correctness”)

RAHM EMANUEL, CHICK-FIL-A and the EASY SLIDE into FASCISM Several big-city mayors have tried to bully an honest business owner for holding firm to his Christian faith. They ought to be ashamed of themselves
by Edward Morrissey July 31, 2012,

At least three mayors in some of America’s largest cities have publicly demanded political
orthodoxy as a condition of doing business in their metropolise.
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS has transformed into a STRANGE AMERICAN VERSION
of FASCISMover a chicken fillet sandwich and an opinion about marriage that even our
democratic president officially held as recently as two months ago.
Whether or not one agrees with Dan Cathy about the definition of marriage, he has the
SAME RIGHT TO DO BUSINESS in any American city AS ANYONE ELSE WHO
BELIEVES DIFFERENTLY.
What is fascist is that the THREATS are “STATE-SPONSORED”.
EITHER SIDE thinking a fascist solution will enable them to “win” is a TEMPTING,
BUT LOSING Proposition.

Chick-fil-a CEO Dan Cathy stated his opinion, yet these never effected his company’s business
Practices. Rahm stiffs chick-fil-a, welcomes Louis Farrakhan ignoring Nation of Islam leader
Louis Farrakhan’s history of ANTI-SEMITIC and ANTI-GAY remarks. Chicago Mayor
Emanuel WELCOMED the army of Nation of Islam men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan
to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.
“You think you know JESUS CHRIST? … If you knew him, WHY is there so much
drunkeness, so much drugs, so much fornication, so much adultery, so much homosexuality,
so much lesbianism, so much murder, so much crime?
“God don’t like men coming to men with lust in their hearts like you should go to a female.
If you think that the kingdom of God is going to be filled up with that kind of degenerate crap,
you’re out of your damn mind?” Farrakhan, Kansas City speech, 1996
“And the Christian right, with your BLINDNESS to that WICKED STATE of ISRAEL, …
[in] the holy land, … and want to permit to have a gay parade in Jerusalem when no prophet
ever sanctioned that behavior” – Louis Farrakhan

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is Jewish and a staunch supporter of the “wicked” state of Israel.
Why is Emmanuel’s toleration of and STATE-SPONSORED ACCEPTANCE of Farrakhan fine,
Yet a C.E.O.’s opinion met with state-sponsored intolerance ???
Chick fil-a business practices were NEITHER DISCRIMINATORY NOR BROKE ANY
LAW. Chick-fil-a CEO dan cathy stated his “traditional” view of marriage being between a
man and a woman personal, values in conflict with state- approved values, backed by
“coercive” political power, (e.g. business licences)
The mayoral responses, to WITHHOLD BUSINESS LICENSES were in fact
DISCRIMINATORY.

Will a STATE-APPROVED ATTEMPT to IMPOSE “MULTICULTURALSIM” result in
BALKANIZATION? Will our “culture war” ultimately lead to UNRESOLVABLE
POLITICAL CONFLICT amongst IRRECONCILABLE TRIBES?

Jonah Goldberg claims that, ”WE’RE ALL FASCISTS, rejecting the “fascism” of OTHERS
with “fascist” behavior of our OWN.
within our “liberal” world today, we are divided into two camps that call each other “fascist”
“conservative right” and “progressive left” hurl the “fascist” epithet at each other
The IRONY – berating others for intolerant fascist behavior is itself “fascist” behavior and
intolerance – “RADICAL” fascists vs. “REACTIONARY” fascists ???

Jonah Goldberg: “Even if, in the case of liberal fascism, the effort is very careful to be
humane and decent, what will happen is a kind of benign tyranny where some people get to
impose their ideas of goodness and happiness on those who may not share them.”
WE “RESIST” and “REJECT” the FASCISM of ANOTHER,
BUT are TEMPTED to “REPLACE” IT WITH ONE of YOUR OWN

goldberg: “they foster precisely the sickness they hope to remedy”
Either side thinking a “fascist” solution will enable them to “win” is a tempting but losing
proposition …” an OPEN society MUST BECOME a CLOSED one”
A fascist, “tyrannical” minority who are intolerant of those they consider “intolerant”.

Goldberg’s point: one side IMPOSING it’s vision on the other means WE ALL LOSE
The “TOTALITARIAN” TEMPTATION is the attempt to TRANSFER our
RELIGIOUS “INTUITIONS” into POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS,
translate religious values and sentiments into political programs at the national level.

FASCISM, WHETHER “CRUEL” OR “COMPASSIONATE”, RESULTS in a “GOD-STATE” TYRANNY
MEANING and VALUES in LIBERAL SOCIETIES MUST be INDIVIDUAL CHOICE[s]
THAT GO BEYOND POLITICS
GOLDBERG’S POINT:
LIBERAL INDIVIDUALITY is ULTIMATELY INCOMPATIBLE WITH FASCIST “COMMUNITY”
“fascist” collective correct-ness violates
“liberal”
individual “conscience”
ultimately, individuals must be free to choose in the “market place” of culture
the state becomes “fascist” when it loses it’s “neutral” status,
putting “values” into “policy”
today’s political-culture war: which america ?
liberal pluralistic choice vs. fascist “collective” conformity
chick-fil-a ceo dan cathy stated his “traditional” view of marriage being between a man and a woman
chicag0 mayor rahm emmanutel responded by saying,
“chick-fil-a’s values are not chicago values.”
… “they’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. and if you’re gonna be part of the chicago community, you should reflect chicago values,” emanuel said

… “everything about the behavior of american society reveals that it’s half judaized, and the other HALF NEGRIFIED. “
“how can one expect a state like that to hold together –
a country where everything is built on the dollar?” – adolf hitler
or is the opposite true – are we unified by our divided society ???
E PLURIBUS UNUM – OUT of MANY,ONE Al Gore:[E PLURIBUS UNUM] – “OUT of ONE, MANY”

e pluribus unum –
our cultural “pluralism” resulting in political unity
individual cultural freedom to practice pluralism to counter act the “temptation” for collective “political equality”
pluralistic, individual freedom of choice
vs.
monolithic collective unity and “equality”
our “culture war” is both “clear” and confusing
for some, it is “clear” that social and gender roles are fixed
for some, it is “clear” that social and gender roles are not fixed
that tradition, religion and “natural order” play a major part in our culture
that tradition, religion and “natural order” play no part in our culture
can you “reconcile” someone who believes abortion is evil? …
with someone who rejects the idea of “good” and “evil” ???
“is there a “happy medium” position between “reactionaries” and
“radicals” ???
bill o’reilly:“utopian philosophies are impossible to impose …
“… and totalitarianism is often the result of trying …
placing anything above individual choice risks creating a collective religion
meaning and values in liberal societies must be individual choice[s]
that go beyond politics

the nanny state “plays favorites”, imposing values towards political “correctness”2

state-approved political “correct-ness” becomes fascist
cultural “intolerance”

state-sponsored political and social “approval” results in intolerance

the danger of cultural intolerance is political intolerance

the mayors have fallen prey to the totalitarian impulse and temptation”
the state becomes “fascist” when it loses it’s “neutral” status,
putting “values” into “policy”
“totalitarian” collective “conformity” violates pluralistic, individual choice
“fascist” collective correct-ness violates “liberal” individual “conscience”
jonah goldberg: “in an open society, best practices win”
“best practices” determined by personal choice in the cultural marketplace, not government policy
“liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face” – Thomas Sowell

“the past shows unvarying that when a people’s freedom disappears, it goes not with a bang, but in silence amid the comfort of being cared for” …
“that is the dire peril in the present trend toward statism. if freedom is not found accompanied by a willingness to resist, and to reject favors, rather to give up what is intangible but precarious, it will not be found at all”
– richard weaver, 1962

BY WHOM SHALL WE BE LED – GOD or MAN?
by Jeffrey T. Brown americanthinker.com March 15, 2015

Corrupt human power and divinity are mutually exclusive. Atheism and secularism have
become cool and trendy among those making the absurd case for the shabbiness of human
nature as the planet’s preeminent force.

Tthough the founders foresaw the need to constrain such force via the constitution, secularists
have decided that this is their time to rise and forcibly convert the rest of us, or punish or re-
educate us. Their influences and voices are becoming louder and angrier, and their attacks
more confident. They are empowered by the fact that the dominance of the left in politics, the
media and entertainment means that they are largely free to do or say any offensive or vile
thing they wish.

Since the watchdogs endorse their crimes and make it unpopular and painful for anyone who
might oppose them. The elimination of a divine being from the equation leaves deeply flawed
humans as the sole arbiters of what constitutes acceptable human behavior. When one
does not have to answer for his cruelties, hatred, bigotry, violence, etc., life becomes a lot more
pleasant for the aggressor.

If there is no god, the treatment of his believers as mindless simpletons is more easily
justified, since who else but a backwards hick would believe that something other than man, or
random chance, created all that is around us, in measures of complexity and symmetry that
humans still have not yet deciphered?

We all get that species evolve over time to adapt, but no one has yet explained plausibly why, if
we magically grew from single-celled entities in the muck, new humans don’t continue to
magically “evolve” under the same conditions. The Christian concept of a human soul is
offensive to those who recoil at the thought that their existence might derive in any way from a
divine being to whom they will one day answer.

If they admitted to that, then they might also have to concede that the god from whom their soul
derived has rules, and they hate rules they didn’t write, rewrite, or make up on the spot,
depending on their need to get away with something”

But with God gone, whose ends are dominant? Why, the left’s ends, of course. This belies
another odd fallacy of secularism as the left practices it. If there is no God, from where does
the virtue arise that is so often pushed as the leftist’s justification for tyranny? from leftists,
of course. With God out of the way, leftists will decide for us what is best, what crumbs they
will allow us to have, what we will be allowed to do. It’s not that leftists don’t like moral codes
being imposed upon mankind. It’s that leftists have figured out that it must be a flexible moral
code that protects them as they coldly force their preferences on others, against their inferiors’
will.
This brings us to a fact the left simply cannot abide. every human is endowed with free will.
We are likewise endowed by god with the inherent gift of autonomy, with unalienable rights
to be free from the false human gods who have denied the actual god in order to replace him
with their own presumed superiority. Deny god, and those truths magically vanish from the
discourse, to be replaced with the argument that rights derive from man, and are gifted to man
by other men. Human power is all there is, and the rules are whatever other humans decide
they will be for those they intend to rule.

“I believe in one thing only, the power of human will”- Stalin

Russians traded mongol and czarist rule by “iron fist” for the steel fist of Stalin.
God is the left’s most hated enemy, though they will cynically invoke god to mislead the
Gullible. They protest that their secularism, and their goals of dominance and control of other
humans, are altruistic and are thus godly.

They ignore that their rationalization of altruism is itself an act of tyranny, in which they
have made themselves and their values superior to those whom they seek to control or
victimize. As they pretend to be motivated by charity and kindness toward society, they
advance only those who swear obedience to the power they wield. Oaths are mere formalities,
since there is no God who will hold them to account for their infidelity.

“The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” – Stalin