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Of Brainwashing and Bathwater
The idea of child abuse is defined by a Christian doctrine based upon the words of Yahushua (Jesus), “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” It goes on to explain that those who meddle with these children of the kingdom will suffer a fate so bad that they should drown themselves.
It is quite graphic and it is inbuilt into the Christian culture.
So, if we step outside the Christian culture we need to beware, for many a baby is thrown out when we vote for either Islam or humanism.
In the period following the Russian revolution in 1917 we have some graphic accounts of child abuse. Maxim Gorky (or maybe Orlando Figes quoting Gorky) describes starving little girls lifting up their skirts and exposing themselves in the hope of attracting the attention of someone who could give them a crust of bread in return for favours. These children were just the useless human rubble left in the street after the purging of the class enemy. They were “useless eaters”, as Adolf called them in his identical revolution two decades later.
The various socialist revolutions discarded (or worse) many children, for Karl Marx wrote no scriptures specifically about protecting children.
I have never understood Ali Bakr (the first Caliph after the prophet) giving his six year old daughter to a man he must have known to be a sexual predator, but then there is no protection for children in Islam either.
When we step away from Judeo-Christianity we leave behind some very profound doctrines.
The French revolution started as a revolt against the abuses of the Aristocracy and Church leaders who had abandoned their calling at the behest of those same Aristos, for they believed that the ten commandments no longer applied to those of the ‘important’ bloodlines; they were only for the peasants.
In the power vacuum that followed the storming of the Bastille, a series of new political religions based upon humanism and the goddess of reason took hold, so the tumbrels rumbled, the drums rolled — as did the heads of the many of the innocent — and children starved.
The Ten Commandments and other Judeo-Christian principles establish a framework that has worked and has produced a working environment which, although not perfect, has created a peak of civilization, and it is only in a civilized state that child abuse can even be defined.
But socialists, of course, think they can do better, and that by demolishing the house built on rock, they can replace it with something more fair and more equal but built on the sands of toleration and moral relativity. And that this time it will not fail like on every other occasion man has experimented with self-godship.
What they cannot seem to understand is that it was Judeo-Christianity that was the real healing and beneficial revolution, and that it is their new socialism that is the same old, same old cruelty and abuse.
The Old Testament sentences those of the community who have a same-sex relationship to death, but note that also it is the same for adulterers and fornicators, and for this ‘evil’ it is condemned by most people. But wait up — those who condemn the Jewish scriptures are forgetting something: those who live(d) in an Old Testament society do so by choice; Torah defined the rules of a society as chosen by Yah. This is a society of men women and children who have made a free will choice to keep His Commandments, so they still had a choice.
He gave them a land, and a way of celebrating that land. A person who did not want to comply with that Creation, that land, and its culture was free to leave it and to search for a more accommodating place.
The USA is a land that has been blessed, and in the past it has been an agent of civilization, a pillar of good in an evil world. Not all of its actions were well executed, but the sense of morality behind them was, on the whole, beyond reproach.
In 1933, Europe abandoned the Judeo-Christian gold standard; at the international conference on the Great Depression, and for the first time, Yah’s blessing was not invoked because it might offend some of the participants. The conference ended in failure, and within six years Europe was at war, and millions were dying.
At the root of the wars of the twentieth century was the idea that the current culture needed to be changed to a more socialist version where ‘socialism’ is a sort of gift-wrapped feudalism. This began with Otto Von Bismarck creating a better working environment for German workers, at a cost. A few years later, Bethmann-Hollweg could only look on as Czarist Russia achieved a growth rate far in excess of what post-Bismarckian Germany could reasonably achieve.
So when Austria proposed the annexation by force of Serbia, Bethmann-Hollweg, then Chancellor, could see the opportunity to pare down this Russian threat. He took it, and millions died as a result.
Socialism is expensive, and requires the enslavement of peoples to achieve its objective, which is the empowerment of an elite group: party members, intellectuals and prominent families, to name but a few. So does one enslave one’s own, or does one invade and enslave foreign countries and their peoples?
And so to the more modern crunch: democracy requires that we separate church and state, because ‘church’ has a very, very bad reputation when it gets absolute power.
But in these days where ‘Christianity’ is considered to be just the baby’s bathwater ready to be disposed of, what of the separation between mosque and state?
Worse still: what happens when a political party becomes ‘religious’ in nature? Can we separate the socialist religion and state?
What about a ‘green new deal’ — an unproven speculation that man does not live by technology alone, but by every word that falls from the mouth of a green high priestess?
To starve millions of people to death — is that a new thing? Ask Joseph Stalin; he did it in the Ukraine more than 80 years ago, and The New York Times applauded it (and has not really moved on), courtesy of Walter Duranty. Déjà vu, or the insanity of the expectation of hope and change; repeat the exercise and hope for a different result — no, let’s kill off the useless eaters and let the world go back to ‘nature’ and to a ruling elite of political goddesses.
Hero invented the steam turbine thousands of years ago, but it was a useless device at the time; slaves did the work and the elites still lived in luxury. The Green New Deal is just another slaver’s charter.
Thus are the people brainwashed and the constitution challenged. A religious entity snuck in the back door, in disguise, and nobody noticed because they were so obsessed with ‘church and state’ that they failed to see the real and present danger from ‘religion and state’ or from ‘mosque and state’ or ‘diversity and state’, and most of all from ‘socialism and state’.
However, the fox is in the henhouse now, so what do we do? Ban foxhunting? Ban shotguns? Or go to the shops to buy more pickled eggs…
For a season we enjoyed the freedoms of democracy, but whilst we assiduously slammed the door on ‘church’, other, even more rabid religions burrowed unimpeded under the wire, or over the wall and through the roof. So now we are caught flapping.
We threw out the discredited bathwater of morality and let the all too delicate baby of civilization slip down the drain with it.
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.