It’s Poppy Time
“Religion is the opiate of the people,” said a man who was busy creating his own political religion.
Opioids are very dangerous and powerful drugs. They sit in the bodies’ pain receptors and calm them, but at the same time they distort those receptors so that that the bodies’ own natural painkillers no longer work. This is why ‘cold turkey’ is very painful.
Karl Marx was building a religion, a religion aimed at bringing down Judeo-Christianity and free market capitalism and replacing it with a revised form of secular feudalism and an associated cartelism.
He identified an enemy: the ‘class’ enemy, consisting of any nebulous personage who disagreed with his doctrine or offered a threat to it.
He also discarded conventional morality, a morality based upon the journey, not the destination. His doctrine held that the desirability of the destination justifies any immoral action required to get there.
In this, he, Marx, whether knowingly or unknowingly, was following the same path as his predecessor, Mohammed, over a thousand years earlier.
We do not have much actual history about Mohammed, but we can see the results of his religion. It, too, was primarily a political religion, and it, too, expanded massively and violently and without mercy. Convert, be enslaved or die.
And the ‘cold turkey’ of political religion is also very painful.
We are looking here at the highly intoxicating effects of the same, but deeper problem of humanity — the innate desire to be part of something, to enslave and maybe to be enslaved by a ‘good’ cause; to be part of something exciting.
Historians tend not to use the word ‘slave’. It is too emotive, so they use euphemisms: vassals, serfs, workers, peons, the proletariat, indentured servants, and the like. We reserve the word ‘slave’ for use when we want to emphasize a negative cause.
But slavery is the normal state of mankind, and what was so exceptional about the Bible was that it described the way Yahovah took His people out of slavery. That was the real revolution. It was that revolution that inspired Protestant Christianity in the West, along with the translation/printing of the bible in the common languages — the real revolutionaries being the likes of Luther, Tyndale, Cranmer, Latimer and Ridley, whose ideas led King James to authorise a public version of the Bible in English.
So the great British anti-slavery movement had its roots in the Exodus of the King James Bible, and likewise in the USA.
The Bible defines slavery as wrong, so when we want to justify or ignore slavery, we change the language in grand Marxian style. The USSR was a slave state, as was National Socialist Germany.
To enslave a population, you must first render them unable to defend themselves. This can be achieved either by removing the proto-slave’s weaponry, or by removing their will to resist (or both).
I note with interest that the Church of England, itself set up by those same Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer and who, incidentally, gave their lives for it, now advocates the ‘banning’ of pointy knives in order to “stop” criminal violence. So, do they somehow believe that criminals are going to obey the law? Or do they just want to make the good men of England even more vulnerable (or maybe they are just stupid or drugged up to the eyeballs on political-religious opiates)?
An insanity rears its ugly head when one loses sight of the morality required for the journey and look only at the need to reach the destination, especially if that destination has an element of phantasy about it. On the whole, a large segment of the CofE has moved on from God and is now trying its hardest to build heaven on earth. That is, it has become utopian.
The journey to Utopia, requires one to forcibly herd the people into following a specific (politically religious) pathway (or to remove them from the picture). All must heed the call, or die. Sound familiar?
The utopian insanity crops up throughout history. It is behind most of the really nasty mass genocides of humanity. It is what prompted the Young Turks to massacre the Armenian Christians. It prompted Ante Pavelić and his Ustasha to set up their extermination camps at Jasenovac and other places in order to wipe out Serbian Orthodox Christians (and any handy Jews or Roma).
We see this same insanity at work all around us now, striving to bring us into line with the “all you need is lurve” brigade who want to channel our perspectives into their non-hatey worldview, whilst cleverly disguising their true aim of enslaving us as their dream of Utopia where a compliant people voluntarily eat seaweed in order to reduce methane output.
To rebel is to be destroyed (or banned from Facebook — just as bad for some).
Our Judeo-Christian revolution is failing, Yes, the real revolution, the one that put the Ten Commandments at the centre of our lives, the Ten Commandments that made the journey more important than the destination. Those Ten Commandments are out, despised and rejected as the white man’s legacy, all for a mess of sloppy moral relativity — and the maniacal chaos of the ends justifying the means.
Ever driven a car in the Middle East? Muslims believe that they can drive like lunatics because Allah decides whether they have an accident or not, so there is no point in driving in a civilized fashion. One can just indulge one’s animalism and put every other road user at risk; It is Allah’s responsibility, not the driver’s.
The people of the UK voted to leave the tyrannical EU, but the elite don’t like that, so they are using any means, fair or foul, to deny the people their Brexit and enslave them to an occult dictatorship, all smiles and lurve up front, but oh so dirty inside.
In the USA the duly elected President is being threatened with impeachment — for doing what it is the duty of a President to do. If Obama’s vice president was dirty, and is running for president, then he needs his day in court to clear his name (assuming that he is innocent, he has nothing to fear). To try and claim that President Trump is guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanours” is a huge threat to all that makes America great, and it is nothing less than a coup d’état. But to the insane, the ends justify the means and the American Christian establishment must be brought down before Americans can be shackled in slavery. In the journey to socialism (communism) all is fair.
France sees the Yellow Vests, a true grassroots movement, being slowly strangled. In Germany, Holland and Sweden, valid political parties are being denied their rightful place in their legislative assemblies by unconstitutional manipulations
And everywhere that bringer of civilization, the white male, is being denigrated for his huge achievements.
Utopian insanity requires collectivism; it requires that the individual be erased as an entity, and absorbed into the collective, or eliminated. The white male is almost unique as an individualist, not necessarily because of his gender or skin colour, but because he has a thousand-year tradition of inventiveness and acumen which the likes of Marx and Mohammed despised.
So what happens when we eliminate whitey?
Did the USSR innovate, or did they have to steal technology? Is China innovating, or spying? Is Venezuela prospering from its oil wealth. Is the economy of South Africa booming?
If the president is impeached, what will be the unintended consequences? A wannabe-Cherokee fraudster, a nepotist, or a murdering harridan? Will Gaza get all the American money it needs to perpetuate its war crimes against Jews?
And on top of it all is Islam. To me, Islam is the satanic icing on the cake of human folly. The Islamic world is a desert wasteland. Here in Israel we bring the desert to life, and we are happy to share the knowhow. But does Islam want to learn? Or would it rather kill the golden goose in the name of continuing utopian insanity?
What is it about the human condition that makes us unable to recognise a gift from God because God chooses to deliver it in an unexpected form? “For we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of Yah and not of us.” (2 Cor 4 v 7)
When Adam was booted out of Eden, he had to effectively create his own world out of the cast-offs from Creation. As Paul indicates, this was a world of sin and death, but also illuminated by the spirit of life.
Science has not yet mastered ‘life’, but it is expert at death. A few years ago the concept of irreducible complexity was pointed out by Michael Behe, and the controversy still rages. The Wikipedia article is hostile as one would expect, but the Nobel Prize committee is less so.
I look at Utopian insanity and the Lysenkoisms inherent in utopian insanity — which are currently preached as scientific ‘truth’ by teenage wunderkinder and ex-barmaids — and I wonder exactly where all this leads. My tertiary education was as a chemical engineer, and we were taught at length to discern between fact and theory, opinion and truth, and not to make assumptions, nor state them for peer review.
It is horribly dangerous to make assumptions in engineering. The Bhopal and Tay Bridge disasters both had false (in hindsight) assumptions as the basis of their failures. In Bhopal, the supervisors assumed that instruments were misreading. At Tay Bridge, it was assumed that the horizontal force of a high wind would never be enough to blow a wagon off the rails.
Of course they don’t call the ‘climate change’ hoax Lysenkoism, because they need to massage it into a human perception of the wisdom of our betters, so they use miseducated teenage stooges and talk of a Green New Deal, which picks up echoes of Rooseveltian social engineering attempts that most people believe were beneficial.
The Green New Deal is a short and dirty path to feudalism and yes, slavery. Worse, it will mean that a huge percentage of the public will starve to death; utopian insanity at its worst. But it does give an ecstatic (opioid) high to those who need to identify with a cause.
It is such a pity that right-minded people cannot agree on a united strategy to advance the opposition to utopian insanity. Unfortunately, it is in the nature of conservatives to be individualistic, so they arrive at the battlefront piecemeal and against a well-organised and well-funded enemy. In this case ‘truth’ is not marching on. President Trump, like him or not, is the best we have at the moment. The world needs him, so America: don’t blow it. We, the rest of the world, rely on you, even if it does not always feel like it.
The world owes a huge debt to the Christian societies of the West. The technology we all love so much comes from just a few sources. The hated morality comes from just a few sources. And the civilization only comes from a single source. If we allow this legacy of goodness to be destroyed, then it is gone for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren, and the warlords will dance on our (and their) mass graves with glee once more.
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.