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Civilization versus Savagery: On Distinct Peoplehood.

Civilization makes an identifiable civil People; savage, barbaric trends remove the distinction.

Vic Biorseth, Monday, May 18, 2015
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To "civilize" a child, children or a group of people, is to raise them up out of a state of selfishness and/or savagery to become peaceful, cooperative, predictable members of a larger peaceful, cooperative and predictable community.  Higher levels of civilization bring higher levels of peace, cooperation and predictability to the whole culture, including advances in government, science and industry.  Predictably.  Advances in good government, science and industry are dependent upon peace, cooperation and predictability.  That's the way civilization works. 

Civilized individuals make civilized families, civilized families make civilized communities, a civilized culture and, eventually, a distinct, identifiable civilized people.  Distinct civilized peoples deal well with other distinct civilized peoples, only so long as they all remain civil.  That's the way the civilized world operates. 

To be civil is to be courteous, polite, modest and well mannered in appearance, speech and deportment.  The opposite of civility is to be rude, impolite, lewd and vulgar.  The uncivil members of a civilized society represent the social fringes; the black sheep of the family; the ne're-do-well social outcasts; the criminal element.  No person, no family, no culture and no distinct people are ever perfect.  But civilization is a process, and the goal of civilization is to seek and achieve higher levels of civilization, not lower. 

In my own blue-collar and admittedly non-scholarly understanding of the development of Western Civilization, the almost purely "worldly" aspects of it began with the civilizing influence of the ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans. 

It began with the conquests of Alexander the Great; not with his conquests so much as the aftermath.  The Greek era established a new norm for societies, which became common throughout the Greek conquered lands.  It was a time of the advance of knowledge, safer travel and thus greater trade.  Greek became the language of the educated, and the language of formal education. 

Then, Rome conquered where Alexander had gone before, and farther.  The Romans built long lasting roads everywhere, and stationed Roman Legions along them, making travel and trade even greater.  Latin gradually became the language of formal education everywhere, slowly overtaking Greek. 

These may be gross oversimplifications of important periods of history, leaving out enormously important events and conquests, involving much bloodshed, mass slavery and terrible deeds done in the name of Greece and of Rome.  But the long-term civilizing effects are what this is more concerned with.  People were "getting along".  And not just because there was a dangerous "cop" with a sword right there among them, but because, over time, people learned that when they "got along" peaceably they also prospered.  Living within the existing law was not only the safe thing to do, but it was also the prosperous thing to do. 

So while travel, trade and commerce wasn't perfectly safe, it was considerably safer, and people considerably better off, than they would have been without the previous conquests of the Greeks and the Romans, and all the roads, and all the garrisons, and all the seaports. 

But the single "Spiritual" civilization process, which ran deeper than that of the Greeks and the Romans, which made the greatest strides in uplifting man from pagan barbarity, above the wisdom of the Greeks and above the splendor of Rome, was, first, the Jewish religion, and then, the Christian religion.  No other peoples were ever as moral and good.  To this day there is no higher standard than that of Christianity by which men recognize what is called civility.  In point of fact, just about every other religion or philosophy has adopted most or all of the Judao-Christian civilizing rules of behavior and common decency, to some degree. 

We're just talking about worldly behavior here, not specific theology.  Just Civilization, as a process, and as a cultural characteristic. 

If high civilization shone forth in the first hundred years or so of the United States of America, as a shining example of the uplifting of the lowly that is possible from within a Christian Civilization, that light now appears to be on the wane.  But the American civilization appears to be under assault from its own leaders, more than from any outside forces, although America's perhaps deadly infection of invasive ideologies may have originated partially or mostly with foreign forces. 

The push for the adoption of every kind of indecency, crudeness, lasciviousness, vulgarity, cruelty, immorality, sexual perversion and licentiousness, etc., is coming from our own cultural elites.  From the top of society, not from the bottom.  From Government; from science and upper academia; from psychology and medicine; from educators; from journalists; from the upper echelons of the entertainment industry; even from Bishops and Cardinals of the Catholic Church. 

The goal seems to be to lower us back down into savagery and barbarity.  But few things are what they seem to be.  The true unspoken goal is the eventual ascension of Pure Dictatorship, displacing all existing social institutions and structures. 

As we have shown elsewhere herein, America was designed to be and began life as the world's first Classless Society, with no titles of nobility, with the citizenry being sovereign, and with citizen rights and political power protected from the government itself, by law.  The same law that constitutes the government protects the citizenry from the government.  Thus, the government was to be more restrained by the law, and the citizenry more freed, and more protected, by the same law.  The world's first, and only, nation of laws rather than just another nation of men, where man may simply make or even be the law, without restraint. 

This is the absolutely unique American concept that is currently under concerted direct and indirect assault, from within and from without.  The concept of a nation seeking harmony with the Natural Law, guaranteeing the natural citizen rights - to equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - in her founding and constituting legal documents. 

This unique American sovereign citizen concept unavoidably depends upon a well educated, knowledgeable and highly moral citizenry to properly function, let alone prosper. 

America's morality, education and knowledge base are under assault. 

What Rush Limbaugh calls the Low Information Voter base, which I refer to as the Moron Vote, now may be America's fastest growing demographic.  They have no clue as to what is going on.  They don't know what America is, let alone what she is becoming. 

How did this come to be?  Where did this come from? 

The two major "Nation Of Men" (rather than of law) deceitful drives toward Pure Dictatorship under disguise as something else, are Islam and Marxism.  Both have global ambitions and intentions.  Both lie about their true nature and their true intentions.  Both oppose real civilization, while using it as a convenient mask.  Both are absolutely barbaric, and will use any means necessary to achieve their ultimate ends.  History itself has proved it, over and over again. 

Islam is based on Mohammed's call to destroy all governments and all religions and bring the whole world under domination and into submission to Islam.  Islam is religion, government and law, all in one.  Here is the Islamic call to Jihad: 

Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection. – Koran Sura 9:29.

This is the call to holy war, issued by Mohammed and recorded in the Koran some 1,400 years ago.  So long as people read the Koran, some of them will be moved to do what it says for them to do.  So long as Islam is preached anywhere, some Islamic preachers will move people to do what Mohammed said for them to do.  Wherever the call is issued, some will hear and respond.  That's the way it is. 

In actual practice, Jihad brings to power an absolute dictator, who is the law personified.  That's how it was under Mohammed, under Saladin, under Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire, and how it is in Iran today.  "Islam is peace" is a lie.  Islam is only peaceful while it is in minority status or not in position to exercise Jihad.  Islam is war. 

Marxism, similarity, is based on Marx's call to destroy all governments, all religions and all social structures and institutions, and bring the whole world  into submission to Marxism.  Here is Marx's call for the destruction of all social order and private property, ostensibly in favor of a quite impossible and thus truly stupid and asinine utopian ideal

In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.

In all these movements, they bring to the front, as the leading question in each, the property question, no matter what its degree of development at the time.

Finally, they labor everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries.

The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.

Proletarians of all countries, unite!

--Communist Manifesto

Since publication of Marx's infamous revolutionary Manifesto in 1848, every application of it, in all variations, resulted in pure barbaric dictatorship painted as civil government.  From Bolshevik Russia to National Socialist Germany to Red China, from all the Iron Curtain countries to all the Bamboo Curtain countries, brutal absolute dictatorship, suppression of religion, murder of political opposition, terrorized and controlled populations and even genocide were the order of the day.  Brutal subjugation was the norm. 

The Marxist pretense of "elimination of classes" is a flagrant lie.  Marxism creates distinct classes where they do not exist.  Marxism creates a ruling class - employees of the government - and a ruled class - the rest of the citizenry.  The ruled class does exactly what the ruling class says for them to do. 

No form of Marxism ever uplifted the lowly or moved a lower economic class to a higher one.  Not Communism (which cannot and never did exist), Socialism, National Socialism, Crony Capitalism - Fascism, Progressivism, Social Democracy or Democratic Socialism, etc., - none of them ever produced a vast economic "Middle Class" comprised of the vast majority of the population, well off and taking care of themselves on their own, and creating wealth.  Only Americanism ever did that. 

But the worst thing that Marxism and Islam do to conquered populations is to de-civilize them, through the destruction of religion and religious morality.  It is a major turn away from civilization and into moral depravity.  Which is to say, pre-civilization barbarity and savagery. 

And that is where Marxism attacked America first.  When Marxist ideology lost it's first violent revolutions in Europe after the 1848 Springtime of Worker's Revolutions, it morphed into the insidious "Progressive" form of Marxism and infiltrated free countries to slowly destroy them from within, preparing the ground for future revolutions. 

We have written elsewhere about the infamous Frankfurt School of Marxist social infiltrators, whose global mission it was to infect educated thought itself with the insidious lies of Marxism, through the deceptive, quiet, commandeering of formal education. 

The American citizenry was very well educated, compared to the rest of the world, before the creation of our completely unconstitutional public education system.  You will find nothing about government responsibility for education in the American Constitution.  Look to Marx's Manifesto; you will find it there.  Education has historically been through religious and private schools, and home education.  Unconstitutional public education and truancy laws very nearly ended home schooling in American cities. 

American education has been in absolute decline since the advent of public education.  The more tax dollars spent on it the worse it gets.  There is a purpose behind it.  What is worse than our horrible public schools is that now, nearly all credentialed teachers have been infected with this Marxist ideology, thanks to the work initiated by the Frankfurt School, and many of these teachers now teach in religious and private schools.  So it's everywhere. 

This invasive, anti-American and anti-Christian ideology now virtually owns nearly all of upper academia.  Future teachers are taught how to teach by Marxist ideologues who are more interested in changing the world, through their teaching of teachers, than they are interested in classical education. 

We have talked about the intended pre-revolutionary anti-authoritarian product of this "education" before, described as: 

“The revolutionary is the man who has emancipated himself from ties of blood and soil, from his mother and his father, from special loyalties to state, class, race, party, or religion.” --Eric Fromm & Abraham Maslow

Replace the word "emancipated" with "alienated" and you get the picture.  They are creating more narcissistic sociopaths than scholars. 

Whatever else may be taught in government education, the core lessons will not be overlooked. 

  1. Question all authority. 
  2. Communist Egalitarianism is classless, fair, just, and uplifting of the poor and the hungry.
  3. Capitalism is unfair, unjust, a rigid class system of greed that exploits the worker and the poor and the hungry. 
  4. Islam is peace.
  5. Christianity is a backward superstition filled with dangerous zealotry.  

There is more, but that is the core, and whatever else is taught, the core must not be overlooked.  The government's education program has become preparation for eventual popular revolution.  All the things Marxism claims to oppose, in truth, it supports.  The drive is not toward total equality of outcome, as advertised, but social collapse followed by forcible takeover of government by coup and establishment of a dictatorship.  Marxism is the execution of Machiavelli's plan to become Prince, tempered by the Hegelian Dialectic

It's the same with Islam.  Holy warriors practice all of the taboos they stone other people for.  Homosexuality, for just one example among many.  A homosexual is subject to be stoned or otherwise put to death, for the crime of being homosexual.  But holy warriors and other Moslems take slaves, or buy them, and they do whatever they want with them.  If their "right hand possesses them" they hold the power of life or death over them. 

They may have male and female slaves, including even little children, of both sexes, of any age at all.  They may use any of them, of any sex, of any age, for any form of sexual gratification they want, and that would not be considered to be an act of homosexuality, or rape, or adultery, or fornication, or pedophilia, or any sin at all.  Including even torture and murder.  We are talking about real barbarians here.  Some of these guys are real homos, and all kinds of twisted perverts.  But that's OK in Islam. 

Marx's original overtures to "the worker" in his Manifesto gave birth to the International Labor Union organization movement, aiming at, and achieving, if somewhat spotty, the ability to call strikes and shut down whole nations.  Saul Alinsky improved the grass-roots labor organizing skills of Marxism to "organize" other non-labor neighborhood social institutions, including local political Parties, including small churches, and including even the Catholic Church herself.  Over time, the teachings of the original Frankfurt School were refined and new variants arose.  The Cloward-Piven strategy was developed, refined and put into operation.  With great effect. 

Results?  Look around.  Our Constitution establishes and lays out the operating instructions for our government.  It firmly establishes three co-equal branches of government, and how they are to work.  But now, we have seven branches of government, and the four that are unconstitutional all have more governing power than the original three. 

Look at the citizenry you see walking around in public, especially but not exclusively the youth.  Growing numbers are into various forms of self mutilation.  Pierce this, tattoo that, dangle this from somewhere, die this part of hair this brilliant color, another part another color.  Or all black.  White pancake makeup with black lipstick and nail polish and blackened eyes.  And that's just the boys.  Grown men walking around in public with their pants down. 

Multiple American generations have been raised on a continuous and ever strengthening diet of anti-Christian, anti-American, anti-Capitalism and anti-Establishment education, news reporting and entertainment, all their lives

All this is coming from the top, not the bottom, of American society.  Our elites love and promote the murder of babies and sodomy and all the most disgusting things prohibited from even the thinking of normal civilized men, let alone conversation, let alone public acceptance of those who practice any such abominations. 

They are no longer abominations.  That's the problem.  Nothing is anathema.  No sin is admonished.  Admonished hell; all sin is encouraged.  Legal protections are established for it.  The elites are proud to announce their close friendship with open sodomites and abortionists.  And they seek to force acceptance of all of these atrocities on the rest of society against their will.  Progress is what they call it.  And you are backward if you resist it.  Just another stupid Christian. 

The worst part of all of this is how American Catholic Bishops join in on the moral degradation of our society, and other Bishops just stand aside and don't say a word, and how pitifully few Bishops offer any resistance at all, with no support from their brother Bishops.  The still fully Catholic American Bishops stand alone.  None of this is condemned by Pope Francis or by any identifiable block of Bishops. 

The best example of a pro-barbarity anti-civilization, pro-Marxist, anti-American, pro-Islam, anti-Capitalism, pro-globalism, anti-sovereign nation American Bishop would have to be America's highest ranking Cardinal.  And that would be Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the pro-sodomy Archbishop of New York.  He is the one advancing the cause for sainthood of the Catholic Communizer Dorothy Day.  And he is the one blocking the cause for sainthood of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. 

Any questions? 

Here's what Michael Voris just said about contemporary Catholic teaching. 

It's the "New Normal".  Click the image and watch the brief video. 

It should be obvious to all observers that the things most of the Bishops, and the Pope, emphasize and seek to change today, indicate considerably more of an interest in the World than in the Kingdom

Pray for the Pope, and pray for your Bishop. 

And keep a tight hold on your Bible, your Catechism, your Constitution and your guns. 



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Date:  Wed May 20 10:04:21 2015
From:  Andrew Maggard
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The courage to speak out against the abominations of not only the moral decline but of the dearth of political leadership could well be attributed to the maintenance of the Church's tax exempt status. This is a terrible threat that could very well be imposed by an authoritative regime intent upon cementing an iron hand of control of every facet of society. The modern church requires a resurgence of the examples provided by the long and exemplary history of Christian leaders and in some instances, martyrs. Perhaps it is time for a leader such as Dietrich Bonhoffer to step forth. The very fact that there is opposition to Sainthood of Cardinal Sheen is an example of the divisions that are forming within the church. If the Church is to have a role in the future it is an absolute necessity that it step forth now and provide an enlightened form of leadership in a culture and society that is clearly in decline both morally and spiritually. The example of Judge Robert Bork and his notable lament, Slouching towards Gomorrah comes immediately to mind.


Date:  Wed May 20 2015
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Andrew:

Excellent points.  Tax exemptions, federal tax dollars sent to states and municipalities, entities that become dependent upon federal government monies, all and more such entanglements are what Crony Capitalism, Crony Governmentism, Crony Religionism and Crony Catholicism is all about.  It's a two way street.  People or corporate entities give money to politicians and expect favorable treatment in return; government dolls out money and expects obedient behavior in return. 

The way to get out from under it is through the Fair Tax, which may even be Fast Tracked and put into place ahead of the necessary repeal of Amendment XVI.  No more Income Tax; no more deductions; no more exemptions; no more quid pro quo, either way.  We could then begin to cut the unconstitutional bureaucracies, including even the IRS itself. 

Regards,

Vic


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