MC’s latest essay discusses mendacity in the popular culture and politics of the 21st century, especially in the United States.
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” — John 8:44
I suppose the reality of today’s society is that just about everything is a lie. Scientists lie to gain grants and maintain ‘consensus Science’, the medical profession lies to maintain funding and freebies from Big Pharma, Churchmen lie, Rabbis lie, Imams are taught to lie. Governments lie and local authorities lie. Few are those who do not lie.
This is no different from history, except for that strange aberration that we call Judeo-Christianity. For the short time that Judeo Christianity held sway, lies became unacceptable, and the person caught out in a lie was punished.
Not so now.
Socialism is the opposite of Judeo-Christianity, it exists solely for the purpose of eradicating Judeo-Christianity from the planet; it fights Judeo-Christianity wherever it finds it, it fights against them until ‘bigotry’ is no more and Marx’s religion reigns supreme. … Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them (with apologies to Sura 9 verse 5).
For Judeo-Christianity, the end did not justify the means and each individual (subject to appropriate age and mental condition) was responsible for his/her own behaviour, and this lead to a society of prosperity for anybody with the will to put in a good days work for a fair wage.
Judaism and Christianity (and to a certain extent Atheism) are personal belief systems where ‘unbelief’ is not a threat to the individual. Not so with Socialism (and Islam; an ancient form of theistic socialism) where the whole of society must be forced to conform to the core fundamentals (which are not necessarily static), and are dictated by “the great and the good” of the society.
At times Christianity has been hijacked by Socialism (the Inquisition, social gospel, revolutionary theology to name but a few) but it has up until now been a temporary set of deviations.
We don’t know for sure how life, the universe and everything happened, and there must be at least 42 different explanations, but mice, dolphins and cats exist. Truth also exists, and it is intimately tied to the creation event. If we understand creation (in its widest sense) we can then set the foundations upon which to anchor truth.
If we insist that ‘nothing’ became something, then we are going to have an extreme difficulty with truth, because the statement is obviously an oxymoron. What we can say is that an entity or entities as yet unknown to the physical realm, made something happen which stimulates our physical senses, and which we call “creation”.
We can define and describe those things which stimulate our senses and thus establish truths, but the abstracts are much more difficult. Here we each have a set of opinions, usually based upon other people’s opinions, and it is here where the lies count.
Health services are a vitally important sector of many people’s lives, and are thus also a focus of potential exploitation. Worldwide, trillions of dollars change hands in the quest for ‘good’ health.
Quite naturally then, it is around the health industry that the predators gather.
Nationalised Health services provide a wonderful vehicle for the movement of public money to private hands, hiding behind a beneficial ‘public’ face. Once more, fear is the key, and fear can be stroked and fondled by propaganda — basically, lies. Change the system and hope that it works, as opposed to ‘if it works, don’t fix it’. And we fall for it every time, straight out of Hegel; thesis, antithesis, synthesis. Affordable Medical Insurance for most people, Obamacare (its unaffordable antithesis), and the synthesis is a nationalised healthcare system.
Can we really be naïve enough to think that the administration really thought Obamacare would work? It started with lies, and it will finish with lies. And the public will pay the price: extra taxation with a large slice skimmed off the top for the great and the good.
We all know the guy at the top lied, but we are unable to do anything about it. Why? Because all the organs of society support the lies. The TV journalists, the newspaper journalists and all their acolytes — they are all part of the plot.
In a nation of liars, the truthful man is a revolutionary of the most dangerous sort, because truth is tied to creation. Creation tends to tell us the truth and eventually expose the lie, not only in the physical, but in the metaphysical, too. For this reason, many liars deny the existence of the metaphysical, but to me, consciousness is metaphysicality staring me in the face. There is no physical science that can explain what turns a bucket of chemicals into a living creature, and there is no doctor of medicine that can bring a carcase back to life.
In his work The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Joseph Chilton Pearce describes the physical environment as a sort of egg from which we must break free of to ‘come to full life’. By this he sees life in the inside the physical ‘shell’ as an environment of the sort depicted in the film The Matrix. To stop living the lie, we must be prepared to crack the shell and escape through the crack, not actually knowing what is out there.
Lying is the natural ‘animal’ state of mankind, and a society based in truth is the aberration. In days past this did not matter, as the lies just tended to cancel each other out, leaving the natural truth of creation to the fore. Now we have television where we can show the same lie to billions of people at the same time…
The post-modern society is a terribly naïve society that thinks itself highly sophisticated. The relative truthfulness of the Judeo-Christian era has dulled the suspicion of most people to the extent that, using television, the biggest of lies can be sold as truth, and it is obvious that this is being done, and we all know it. We, as a society, take the good essences of Judeo-Christianity and forge them into the weapons of cultural Marxism with which to beat ourselves into submission. This is what is at the heart of Political Correctness.
And so the ‘Religion of Peace’ makes headway because the gullible desperately want the ‘peace’ bit of it to be true. It would be ‘racist’ to reject the brown skinned hoards, but their violent religion is culturally unacceptable, so we fabricate a pretence, a ‘religion of peace’.
To ‘see’ the inherent lie is to have to acknowledged something far, far more unacceptable: that the umbrella of honest democratic paternal government has already collapsed, and that the Huns are already upon us. America is betrayed…
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.