Demonic Nothingness: Gnostic Liberalism’s Eternal ‘Equality’ of Hell
By: Linda Kimball
In his article, â€œHow to Argue with (Guilty) Liberals,â€ Carey Roberts wrote, â€œLike a demanding and ill-mannered child, liberals are used to getting their way. Whenever they lapse into the losing side of an argument, they reflexively resort to name-calling and mud-slinging. Epithets like â€œneo-Nazi,â€ â€œcrypto-fascist,â€ and â€œimperialist stoogeâ€ buzz like mosquitoes hovering over a Potomac swamp. But how many conservatives who are targets of such slurs know these liberals are indulging in one of the greatest intellectual ruses in history? How many realize itâ€™s a matter of the red-faced pot calling the kettle black?â€
In response to Carey’s well-reasoned advice, Free Republic members possessed of a lot of first-hand experience with liberals responded with cogent observations such as: â€œIt is a mental disease,â€ â€œLiberals are not moved by facts and logic. So none of this will work,â€ â€œNever attempt to analyze insanity. It is useless to argue with liberals,â€ â€œI canâ€™t talk to themâ€¦all they do is yell â€˜Bush is stupidâ€™ and nothing elseâ€¦.to them thats the end of any discussion.â€ (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2325537/posts)
Though liberals boast ad nauseum that as ‘children of the Enlightenment’ their beliefs are based purely in science and reason, nothing could be further from reality.
Researchers of the genesis of modern Progressive Liberalism say the movement first arose during the Renaissance as a rejection of the Church and the Biblical God paired to a turning back to the â€œold ways.â€ The “old ways” were occult-magic pantheistic esoteric Cabbalism, Ancient Mystery Religions, Luciferian Gnosticism, Heremeticism, Theosophy, Roisicrucianism, Anthroposophy, alchemy, Tantric sex-magic, the Eternal Return, and more. With passage of time, a secularized version of the former would emerge. It would subdivide and be called positivist materialism and secular humanism. The ‘old ways,’ a type of Gnostic ‘quietist pantheism,’ would eventually take outward expression in a variety of political, philosophical, and scientistic systems such as Bolshevism, Marxist Communism, National Socialism, Fabianism, existentialism, empiricism, scientific socialism, Freudianism, Progressivism, Hegelianism, utopianism, Darwinism, Cultural Marxism, multiculturalism, and political correctness.
Modern liberalism then, is a continuation of the 20th century’s totalitarian mass movements (i.e., Communism and National Socialism), which over time had gradually emerged out of Renaissance magic. It was Fyodor Dostoevsky who foretold both the rise of Marxist Communism in Russia and the murder of millions of people by Gnostic-Communists. Dostoevsky was among the first to understand that the modern mass political movements are devilish Gnostic irreligion’s aping science and reason and demonically dedicated to the destruction of the idea of the living God and to total suppression of the knowledge that man is created in His spiritual image. At bottom modernity’s Gnostic irreligion’s are spiritually, morally, and intellectually bankrupt, concluded Dostoevsky.
Shortly before the French Revolution-Terror, the rebellion against the living Creator had become so all-encompassing that in the words of Lester Crocker, the rebels desired, â€œâ€¦a total integration of man in nature, with refusal of any transcendenceâ€¦.The important thing, as La Mettrie, dâ€™Holbach, and others made clear, is that he is submitted to the same laws; everything is response to needâ€”mechanicallyâ€¦like a tree or a machine. Man merely carries out natural forcesâ€”without any freedom whatsoeverâ€”in all he does, whether he loves or hates, helps or hurts, gives life or takes it.â€ (Monsters From the Id, E. Michael Jones, p.5)
In short, occluded by hatred, the rebels were compelled by a spirit of madness to willfully choose to annihilate themselves by imagining they were soulless machines or plant-beings rather than created in the spiritual image of God. Nature, Gaia, Overmind, the Goddess of Historical Necessity, divinized dialectical matterâ€”all of these irrational, nonliving Forces would eventually be touted as the magical â€˜un-creators,â€™ and in time, come to be taught to Westerners as ‘evolutionary science.â€™ Unfettered from the Creator and His absolute morality, they could now freely act upon their basest passionsâ€”which they would trumpet as â€˜reasonâ€™â€” and be free of guilt, or so they hoped.
Knowing the Truth, they nevertheless chose to reject Truth and embrace the lie.
“Thus heaven I’ve forfeited…I know it full well…My soul, once true to God…Is chosen for hell.” Karl Marx in his poem The Pale Maiden (Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 22)
“I do not want him (Yahweh) to exist, because he would set limits to my greatness. ” Dietrich Heimrich Kerler (The Drama of Atheist Humanism, Henri De Lubac, p. 58)
The Psalmist writes, â€˜the fool has said in his heart, there is no God.â€ (Psalm 14) The ultimate cause of disorder, chaos, murder, tyranny, and all other evils is to forget God. This evil begets other evils, and from the time of the Enlightenment right up to our own time, a massive edifice of interlocking, tightly-woven lies has been spun by the Gnostics. Its’ consuming darkness not only overshadows the West—all but obliterating the light of truth, reality, common sense and right and wrong— but under its’ covering of darkness, has unleashed murder in numbers so vast that the word â€˜genocideâ€™ had to be invented in order to describe what took place in the USSR, Nazi Germany, and all other societies for whom the bell of death tolled when they fell into the hands of Gnostic irreligionists.
What Is Wrong With Liberals?
In today’s psychological terminology, cognitive dissonance is the term used to describe what is in essence, the morally diseased condition so aptly dubbed liberal ‘insanityâ€™ by one Free Republic member. Cognitive dissonance, also known as moral imbecility, means that two opposing ideas or truth-claimsâ€”one true and one falseâ€” are held within oneâ€™s mind at the same time. As pride is offended by truth, it selectively rejects truth and reality and instead, willfully embraces falsehood and surrealism, which it then insists is true. In short, the unreal becomes real, evil becomes good, lie becomes truth, abnormal becomes normal, and the guilty become the innocent. Acts 28:26-27 calls this condition ‘willful ignorance.’ From the highest corridors of power to the lowest levels of society, moral imbecility is reaching critical mass in America.
Boastfully calling itself scientific, enlightened, and reasoned, the spirit of Progressivism is a deceiver, for in reality its politics are the politics of fools and the wicked. Though it brags it is forward-thinking, this spirit has in reality, cast the West back into the darkness of mythos, moral relativism, polytheism, superstition, and unfettered envy that characterized the Roman Empire as it slowly died. Itsâ€™ much-vaunted â€˜changeâ€™ has resulted in the unmaking of the true spiritual progress of Jesus Christ and his many disciples, one of whom was St. Augustine.
It was as Rome was dying that St. Augustine both revolutionized and brought to a close antiquityâ€™s idea of freedom by connecting it with morals. â€œThus,â€ he writes in the City of God, â€œa good man, though a slave (of Christ Jesus), is free; but a wicked man, though a king, is a slave. For he serves, not one man alone, but, what is worse, as many masters as he has vices.â€ Augustine revolutionized the concept of freedom by connecting it to morals, or as our Founders said, to Virtues. Man, said Augustine, was not a slave to nature (or natureâ€™s â€˜godsâ€™) or to natureâ€™s laws, as Aristotle claimed. His freedom was a function of both will and moral state. Thus manâ€™s will is free to turn to his Creator and seek Truth and liberty, or conversely, to turn away from his Creator into the consuming darkness of willful ignorance and amorality, thus enslaving itself to pride and other vices. (Libido Dominandi, E. Michael Jones, p. 57)
After the manner of St. Augustine, President Andrew Jackson’s Secretary of War, Lewis Cass, would much later write:
“….the fate of republican government is indissolubly bound up with the fate of the Christian religion, and a people who reject its’ holy faith will find themselves the slaves of their own evil passions and of arbitrary power.” (quoted from www.earstohear.net/)
First man is progressively enslaved by his evil passions, then he falls head-first into diabolicism. St. Augustine called this pneumopathology ‘Libido Dominandi.’ Thus it is Libido Dominandi—moral imbecility and diabolical moral imbecility—that possesses the souls and minds of both Progressive Left insiders and their rabidly zealous camp followers.
In a treatise titled, “Leftism as Psychopathy,’ John Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.) writes, “…there (is) a core leftist type—seen at its clearest among Leftist academics and intellectuals. Although such people form only a small fraction of the total population, their influence and their grasp on the levers of power in the media…bureaucracy…universities, and, at times, in politics, makes what they think, say and do very important indeed.” It is Ray’s contention that this type of person falls within the category of psychopath and sub-clinical psychopath.
The most striking characteristic of the psychopath, notes Ray, is his “moral imbecility”—his breathtaking lack of feeling for other people and his disregard for the rules they live by. They are famous for their utter amorality, lack of remorse, willingness to lie, cheat, steal and kill.
In his analysis of the Progressive Left, Jamie Glazov author of United in Hate writes, â€ The Left habitually attempts to distance itself from its own history and to obfuscate any straightforward analysis of its political motives, goals, and allegiances. In doing so, the Left intentionally blurs its own complicity in the greatest crimes of the twentieth century.â€ In other words, the Progressive Left speaks with forked tongues and pretends not to know truth. They are double speakers; the evil men of Psalm 140 whose tongues are sharp and poison is under their lipsâ€¦.they set snares for the morally righteous and compass them about with deception. Snares, lies, and deceptionsâ€”these are the evil essence of Saul Alinskysâ€™ Rules for Radicals among whose adherents are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. (United in Hate, p.1)
Glazov observes that the Progressive Left dedicates â€œtheir lives to erasing individualityâ€”including their ownâ€”and becoming part of a group from whose party line they cannot waiverâ€¦â€ In other words, they seek escape from their Creator through creation of what Eric Voegelin termed a ‘second reality,’ an illusion of annihilation of self through absorption into nature. Hence they are â€œmotivated by the Marxist dream of destroying the world as it is and building a utopia on its ashesâ€¦â€ ( United in Hate, p. 2)
In short, with their greed, malice, hatred, and envy superheated by will-to-power, they seek not only the death of the Immortal, but the destruction of the Created Order so they can build a New World Order. This is Libido Dominandi inflated to the critical stage of the demonic. The Gnostics now tread the same highway to hell taken by Nimrod (Genesis 10-8) who rebelled against God, then declared himself both god-man and messiah, and with his adherents–who likewise embraced ‘self as god’—attempted to bring heaven to earth (a New World Order) in Babylon.
“The mystery religion of Babylon,” notes Tal Brooke, “is the root of all mystery religions, the secret initiations, the exalted priesthoods, and….secret knowledge (gnosis). It has fermented over the centuries into a refined wine….” In short, modernity’s Gnostic irreligion’s are Christian heresy syncretized with all of the ‘secret knowledge’ of the world’s religions—both past and present— and its’ taproot is the ‘refined wine’ of ancient Babylon. (The Great Lie, Tal Brooke, p. 11, SCP Journal, Vol. 29:2-29: 3, 2005)
Envy, said St. Gregory of Nyssa, is, â€œThe passion which causes evil, the father of death, the first entrance for sin, the root of wickedness, the birth of sorrow, the mother of misfortune, the basis of disobedience, the beginning of shame. Envy banishes us from paradiseâ€¦.Envy made Joseph a slave. Envy is the death-dealing sting, the hidden weapon, the sickness of nature, the bitter poison, the self-willed emaciation, the bitter dart, the nail of the soul, the fire in the heart, the flame burning on the insideâ€¦â€ (Life of Moses, quoted in Death by Envy, Fr. George RA Aquaro, p. 74)
â€œScripture combines envy with jealousy, covetousness and stinginess, into a single concept that is a manifestation of idolatry (narcissism) of self and belief that there is a limited supply of good,â€ writes Fr. George R. A. Aquaro. If we move aside and dig beneath the rationalizations proffered by Transnational Progressives and their media-mouthpieces calling for hate crime laws, redistribution of wealth, universal healthcare, UNESCO’s call for teaching grade-school kids to masturbate, and population control schemes outwardly manifested in abortion (choice), eugenics, and multiple sustainable-growth schemes, weâ€™ll find diabolical envy—that Hideous Strength—squatting there at bottom.
In the final analysis, malice and envy towards God compels man to destroy creation and to annihilate his God-given soul by imagining himself as ‘one’ with nature. This is the definition of damnation, said Fr. Aquaro. Hell is not a punishment meted out by a hateful God as some would think, but an absolute refusal of a pardon granted all mankind. It is impossible to receive good from a person one envies, and so it is that one cannot be saved if one resents God. This is the message of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32 when the elder brother refused to enter the house upon his brother’s return. It is also the underlying meaning of CS Lewis’s pointed observation that the door to hell will be slammed and locked from inside.
“Come Satan…God is evil…” Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Philosophie de la Misere, pp.200, 201
“…I go sometimes go…To the oak of Wotan….To make a pact with dark forces…” Adolph Hitler, The Solution of the Riddle, Mullern-Schonhausen
“The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority…Satan (is) the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds…” Mikhail Bakunin, God and the State, p. 112
“My soul…Is chosen for hell.” Karl Marx
If youâ€™ve not read Bill Wiese’s chilling account of how he spent 23 minutes in hell—the molten pit of raining fire and burning rock freely chosen by Marx, Hitler, and so many others of both that generation and our own—then read the brief account at this link.
Wiese reports his stay in hell lasted exactly 23 minutes. â€œHe woke at 3:00 in the morning, feeling as if he had just been â€œcatapultedâ€ from his bed. He fell thousands of feet in darkness until he hit the cold, stone floor of a prison cell â€” a temporary holding area in the pit of hell where he was tortured by demons before witnessing the destiny of the damned.â€
â€œIt was raining fire and burning rock, similar to the way lava falls from the sky when a volcano explodes. The smoke from the flames was very thick, allowing visibility for only a short distance, but what I could see was horrifying. I saw many people reaching out of the pit of fire, desperately trying to claw their way out. But there was no escape,â€ explains Wiese.â€
Slaves of that Hideous Strength–demonic malice and envy–Progressive insiders are driven to seek something they outwardly call â€˜equality,â€™ but which is in fact, annihilation of their God-given souls. Strange isnâ€™t it, that the â€˜equalityâ€™ they crave and the one place that offers it for eternity is Hell.
Copyright Linda Kimball 2009
Science, Politics, & Gnosticism, Eric Voegelin
Death by Envy, Fr. George R.A. Aquaro
Monsters from the Id, E. Michael Jones
The Drama of Atheist Humanism, Henri De Lubac
The Great Lie, Tal Brooke
Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor, Ellis Sandoz
Leftism as Psychopathy, John Ray, M.A; PhD
Linda is the author of numerous articles and essays on culture, politics, and worldview. She is a member of the New Media Alliance, MoveOff Network, and Team Grassfire.
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