Those Who Would be Gods

By: Erik Rush

Millions accept the concept of the “eternal struggle against good and evil” as an axiom, but few of us who address issues in the sociopolitical arena (except for certain clergy and religious activists) ever address this in a practical sense; the reason, I believe being concern over the seriously deleterious effect relative to credibility as intelligent, level-headed commentators that might result as a byproduct of doing so. “Well, you’re just one of those far-Right Christian nuts” some have said (with all the ignorance and intolerance that implies) – even about me, I suppose giving them license to discount anything remotely substantial that I might have to say, forever and ever Amen.

What, I would pose, then explains the liberals, people of non-Christian faiths and secular conservatives who send columnists such as myself thousands of emails and letters of agreement and support every single day?

As reflected in the mainstream media (of all places), a heretofore unforeseen and astonishing number of politicians, even at state levels, are rejecting anything that smacks of time-honored values or moral discernment as materia non grata; it is in the process of being eradicated, and manifestations thereof are being demonstrated with increasing frequency in the press every week. Jurists appear to be making more and more relativist and irresponsible decisions, inordinately concerned with the rights and so-called “reformation” of violent criminal offenders – particularly those who sexually exploit children; adult teachers who seduce their minor students are seen as engaging in “consensual” (though bizarre and definitely unlawful) relationships.

If one subscribes to the “eternal struggle” paradigm, it becomes difficult not to acknowledge the fact that the struggle has increased dramatically in its ferocity. The “moral relativism” which has become so contentious over the last few years has reached surreal proportions. Good is indeed becoming evil, especially if one is familiar with the secular socialist view of religion.

I find it amusing that many I speak with who identify themselves as liberals turn out to be pretty reasonable people. Quite a few even sound like conservatives after awhile; they are morally grounded, believe in personal responsibility, national security, and fiscal responsibility. Many, I think, simply see too much stigma attached to the word “conservative”: Phrases such as “Oh, but those guys are only for big business,” and “They don’t care about people like liberals do” – eventually wind up in the mix. They’ve hypnotized into a distrust of conservatives and an irrational fear of the Bush administration, but generally view the fringe on the Right as suspiciously as that on the Left.

That the majority of the far Left are deluded, indoctrinated ideologues is an easy call. The power brokers on the far Left, however – the George Soroses, Peter Lewises, Steven Bings, and Rob Reiners, the Hillary Clintons, John Kerrys, Ted Kennedys and their ilk – are the real danger, and “danger” in this instance is a vast understatement. In truth, they’re not even dedicated socialists, although their acolytes may be; they’re off-the-chart narcissistic, elitist oligarchs who want to play God in the fashion of the Caesars. Recent high-profile court decisions involving criminals’ rights and fallaciously-grounded First Amendment issues have made it clear that their influence has begun to fundamentally influence state legislatures, the judiciary, the public at large, and even certain warped clergy.

How does one then view the people who are bringing this about? Qualifying my answer by indicating that I am not suggesting rash or radical action, purges or political coups, it is clear that the insinuation of these far-Left influences into mainstream positions of formidable political and financial power are becoming a nearly-overwhelming force, even against the majority of Americans who do not embrace the ideals they espouse. As many commentators have pointed out, the aim of the influential far Left is to completely secularize America. It may surprise the reader, but I declare that is manifestly impossible.

Through their experience and knowledge of history, the Founding Fathers believed that without the covenant relationship between the Creator and the American people, we would descend into tyranny. History is proving them right, too; the “secularization” of America is evidently far more about supplanting the majority of Americans’ Judeo-Christian beliefs with other beliefs, about far-Left movers and shakers replacing God with themselves as a pantheon of gods, much in the same way as has been done in every country which has “secularized” their culture. So it really isn’t secularization at all – it’s conversion. This, lest I belabor the obvious, makes the aforementioned far Left power brokers latter-day Lenins, Castros and Maos.

As has been ultimately observed by those who come to believe their lies, these crusaders for human rights, “the people”, and altruistic motives become tyrants of unbridled capriciousness, cavalier elitism, and often, unspeakable cruelty. At such a juncture, it’s a little late for their “subjects” to protest.

So how does one view the people who are bringing this about? As evil, of course.

Erik Rush is a New York-born Black columnist and author who writes “The Culture Shark,”a weekly column of political fare. He is also a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An archive containing links to just about everything he’s written is at

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