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Vic Biorseth, Wednesday,
July 22, 2015
Race means nothing. Morality means everything.
Social Morality - an identifiable and identifying social moral code - is born of religion. It is a commonly held social moral code that makes a People distinct from other people. A distinct People = a distinct Culture. Where there is no recognizable moral standard, individuals are randomly oriented, and there is no identifiable Culture. Culture has broken down, or never existed. The People become (or are) all self-centered and self-oriented, and not a distinct identifiable People. Morality makes human behavior predictable and reasonable; immorality or amorality makes human behavior impulsive, unpredictable and random.
The most historically successful form of Human Culture was and is Western Civilization, with the clearly identifiable social moral code known as the Judao-Christian Ethos, common to religiously believing Jews and Christians. This Ethos is based upon the Two Great Commandments of Judao-Christian Religion: Love of God, and Love of Neighbor, before Love of Self. In Western Culture, those who most properly follow the Two Great Commandments are the most predictable and peaceable, and the default position - love of Self - is the outlier.
Men are either willing to die to self (in small ways and large) in the greater service of God and Neighbor, or they are not. If they are not, then they put themselves first, before God and Neighbor, and move themselves toward the fringes of the larger Western Culture.
(Note well that your Neighbor is not everyone on earth.)
All of this, of course, is based on belief in God, and that is to say, belief in the existence of Objective Truth, with God the center and cause of all Objective Truth. Objective Reality exists independently of the mind of man, and there is nothing man can do to affect it in any way. "Secularists", or Secularizers of society are convinced that all of reality is material and thus that all of reality is eventually knowable and controllable by man through the ongoing and inevitable advances of purely material science. They seek to put Man at the center of knowable truth.
Bottom line, Western Civilization Morality was built upon belief in Objective Truths Revealed by God to man. Commandments; Scriptural behavioral prohibitions; the Cardinal Virtues; the Theological Virtues; the Seven Deadly Sins; the Beatitudes; the Blessings and the Curses; the Sacraments; etc.; all of these, and more, are held to be Objectively True and thus unchangeable by man. They were not authored by man, and they cannot be changed by man.
Man either accepts them, of his own free will, or he does not.
At any rate, the Politics of Western Civilization are most harmonious with the whole Culture when Civil Law aligns with and does not oppose or force members to violate the Religion-born common morality of the Culture.
Secularism is a movement to isolate or set aside religion and religious concerns, if not eliminate them completely, in the Political organization of a Culture. Religion based Morality is replaced by Ethics, which are born of the personal opinion that predominates in the ruling class. Secular Ethics may value the environment and/or various living species of plants and animals over human beings, based on the most popular, i.e., the most successfully popularized personal opinion.
To this end, lies must be told, and lies must be popularized. When the determined Secularist cannot provide material proofs for his purely material arguments or positions, he must invent corrupt and untrue "proofs" to advance the argument in culture. Lies are told ostensibly in the interest of advancing Science or Knowledge or Culture past some material evidential stumbling block while still denying or avoiding the existence of purely objective reality, and/or, God. In this way, Material Science was and is corrupted into the quasi-Democratic, semi-religious belief system of Scientism we see in predominant operation today.
Secularism is almost force-fed, actually Indoctrinated into the Western Culture by the thoroughly Secularist SLIMC1 , acting in concert with all of TTRSTF4 play acting at doing real Material Science. Schools are involved, and even the most respected Universities, as unproven if not falsified "Scientific Theories" are solidly supported by all of TTRSPTF5 who are the recognized educational experts on the Theories. News Reporting is involved, with the most highly respected Commentators, Reporters, Editors, Reporters, Columnists and News Anchors among all of TTRSJTF6 scoffing at and belittling any opposition to Secularism's pet theories.
And what are they? Well, we still have the ever popular, original "Fundamentalist" Darwinian Theory of how Species came to be, GESGOEAEOT2 , which has never been and cannot be proved by observation, experiment or the fossil record. Along side that provably false theory, we have the more popular, among the elites, more plausible theory of PEWAG3 , which, again, has never been and cannot be proved by observation, experiment or the fossil record. And yet, to this day, Darwin's unproven and unprovable theory for the evolution of species is practically force-fed to students as if it were a religious Revelation, and beyond question, and absolutely must be accepted under pain of damnation from polite, informed, educated society.
Evolution strictly within species is true enough; that's where breeds and races come from. That's called Micro-Evolution. The only material evidence supporting any Natural Evolution whatsoever supports Micro-Evolution, strictly within identified species. Natural Evolution between species, called Macro-Evolution, has never been observed by man, has never been accomplished through experiment, has never been proved by the fossil record, and is provably false, as Theory, which is to say, it is an absolutely unprovable hypothesis. A Scientific Conjecture. A Guess.
Nevertheless, if you question Darwinian Dogma the response will be SNRTACBT7 any faith other than the faith in Darwinism. Raise an eyebrow, and you will hear STNSEACPB8 in any alternative doctrine, calling into question your seriousness, your education, and even your adulthood, for daring to suggest any other possibility. That's all they have; ad hominem attacks on the messenger, not the message. They have no fall-back argument; they have no empirical evidence for their supposedly purely material theory. They even go farther; they use the Darwinian Faith to "project" back to the beginning of life, when some "organic compound" went POOF! and began to live. They believe it. Ask them about the mechanism for life coming to be, and the predictable response will be WDN9 .
See the Darwinism pages for how this original scientific hypothesis of Charles Darwin grew into a monstrous hoax, a mere tool of atheism, exploited for the advancement of Secularism in culture. Then look at the Freudianism pages to see a similar story, beginning with pure psychological malpractice, blown into a near religious belief system, like Darwinism, and now exploited to obsessively sexualize human culture.
Atheistic Globalists generally fall into two major complimentary categories. There are the purely selfist or self-interested Oligarch Globalists as spoken of in The Grand Conspirators, and there are the various kinds of Marxists, ranging from Communists through Fascists and Nazis, including Egalitarians, Redistributionists, Collectivists, Anarchists, Marxist-Leninists, Socialists, Progressives, Crony Capitalists, Leftist Oligarchs, Cultural Marxists, Modern Liberals and American Marxocrat Party members. The Oligarch Globalists and the Marxist Globalists are not hostile to each other, but complimentary, even allies.
The current American President, Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, is both a Marxist and a Selfist-Globalist; and, a probable not-so-deep-cover Islamic Jihadist as well. He has proved to be adept at recruiting, allying-with, manipulating and exploiting ranking representatives of all Globalist groups.
Globalists of various persuasion seek to indoctrinate, propagandize and fool the as much of the population of the Culture into wanting to surrender their own National Sovereignty in favor of WBESSWG17 , because only then can the huge, gigantic, life-on-earth threatening problems that are too big for individual governments to solve, actually be solved. Global Warming; Global Cooling; Climate Change; Climate Not Changing; Ice Caps Shrinking; Ice Caps Growing; Species Endangered; Human Overpopulation; Too Much Plastic; Limited Fossil Fuels; Not Enough Fossil Fuels; Ozone Holes; Carbon Dioxide Making Soft Drinks Fizz; and on, and on. If one global threat doesn't kill us all, the next one will, unless and until we submit to the wise and benign experts. Who else could know so much?
Know this first: All of them are liars. Every global life-on-earth threatening, international-scope "Scientific" menace is a hoax. Some of them are real money-making Hoaxes, like Climate Change, under whatever name is current, and that makes them prosecutable Frauds. But, as long as the Attorney General is one of them, don't hold your breath awaiting justice to be done.
The whole fraudulent goal of all Globalists is to convince you and me and everyone convincible of the truth of the utter fallacy that says that HBAACOTE11 , and therefore wise, benign, scientific authority must be established to control human population and control human activity, for the good of the planet, and, we must assume, for the good of some humans. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
The important thing to know is that, anyone who even leans in the Marxist direction is, before anything else, a MEJTML14 . Marxists have to lie. It's their job. Marxism, itself, is a lie. Marxism has only survived and grown through history, despite failure after failure, because of its ever increasing and polished ability to convince people that its lies are true.
There are no "humanitarian" goals in Marxism; that's all false. Marxism does not intend to feed the hungry or raise up the poor. It never has, and it never will. It will never grow any "middle class"; in point of fact, an objective of Marxism is to Destroy the Middle Class. All the lies of Marxism are designed to recruit believing Useful Idiots as supporting "Fellow Travelers", and dedicated Agent Provocateurs to work toward eventual Revolution, resulting in, not any Utopia, not any Worker's Paradise, but a mere change of ruler-ship, displacing whatever is with a Totalitarian Dictatorship.
If you want to know Marx, read who he read: Machiavelli and Hegel. It's all about changing rulers, and that's all it is, and all it ever was. Everything else is window dressing. Machiavelli spelled out how to do it quickly; Hegel spelled out how to do it gradually, one crisis at a time. Both wind up in the same place, with a new Prince on the throne. That's the only goal, and it was the only goal from the beginning. Read the Communist Manifesto, Marx's great masterpiece of deception, which can go either way; it contains the immediacy of Machiavelli, and the necessary false history and lies to begin the Hegelian process toward eventual Revolution. Some who read it will jump right now, some will be slowly mesmerized. It still works.
If you think common morality has been abandoned here, go to the head of the class. Marxism cannot coexist with Christianity, any more than it can coexist with a liberated and free citizenry. The only "ethos", if you can call it that, guiding behavior of Marxism would be MPAV16 , all of which oppose Christian morality and common decency. Historically, Marxism has enslaved and exterminated untold millions of innocent people. If I had to describe the ethos of Marxim, I would describe it as the ethos of BMDFP10 and Obamas. That might be close, but there is no ethos for Marxism.
What Marxism says for itself is:
Islam exists to grow itself until it dominates the world. That is its sole purpose for being. Islam is not and never was a "religion of peace"; that's a lie. When any follower of Islam tells you Islam is a religion of peace, you will be listening to an IEJTML15 ; convincing the non-Islamic world of its own peaceful nature and intentions toward non-Islamic culture is a religiously required Islamic lie, told only when an Islamic minority is too small or weak to take over, yet.
See the Islam pages, and read the Koran. Islam calls all of its followers to Jihad, or Holy War, against all the unbelieving world. Every follower of Islam is a potential Jihadist, or Holy Warrior. Jihad is all over the Koran, and Jihad is preached in every Mosque on earth. There is nothing radical about it. Jihad is a well known, every day, common, fully recognized part of Islam; it is a religious requirement.
What we call Terrorism is, in fact, Jihad. The people we call "radicalized" are or were, in fact, Jihadists. Within Islam, none of them are held to be in any way radical, or terrorists, or even unusual. Heroes, perhaps, but not in any way to be condemned or criticized. Jihad is simply what the religion calls followers to do, and it always has, from the beginning.
Islam is a radical combination of Church and State, which is to say, a pure Theocracy. Islam is both Law and Religion. It is Government. The overarching global strategy of Islam is to bring all religions, all governments, all nations, all populations of the whole world under the total domination of Islam. No other religion is to exist; no other form of government is to exist; no other law is to exist. Only Islam.
Stop thinking of the fierce practitioners as mere terrorists or radicals, and think of them as Jihadists. Stop thinking of Sharia law, and recognize it as Islamic law. There is to be one religion, one law, one government, one prophet.
Here's what Islam says for itself:
Note that words like "persecuting" and "fighting" and "oppressing" mean (on our part, not theirs) that we are resisting the inevitable, not that we are on the attack. It means that we are not converting to Islam and also not submitting to Islamic rule and paying the Jisya tax in total subjugation. It does not mean we are actively fighting; it means we are not converting or submitting. We are resisting the inevitable Islamic domination of all. If you have not yet converted or submitted to Islam, here is what Islam demands of you:
Very simple, nothing to it. It's right there in the Koran. It's been there since about 622 A.D. or so.
All Islamic governments that do not in some way practice Jihad are, according to the Koran, apostate governments. So, just about all of them do indeed practice Jihad, in one way or another, and they generally have practiced it, most often covertly, throughout their history, even in stable, non-war periods. From the Ottoman Empire, through the first "secular" Islamic government of Ataturk, to the current government of Saudi Arabia today. When any of them are not overtly or publicly practicing Jihad, they are funding proxy wars, or funding surrogate individuals and groups to do it for them, or, educating future Jihadists in their madrasas, or, sending out covert Jihadists to non-Islamic parts of the world.
They may argue among themselves about who is the most true to the religion, and who is most proactive in prosecuting Jihad, but none of them will renounce it. None of them will renounce Jihad. They all want to be seen by their fellows as practitioners of it. That's the way it is.
Every single follower of Islam is a potential Jihadist. No exceptions.
The Constitutional Republic of the United States of America is the first and only nation on earth designed from the ground up to be a nation of laws, and not merely another nation of men. Men and their government administrations may come and go, but the law remains. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, and all American citizens, from the President on down, stand as equals before the law.
Built upon the Judao-Christian Ethos of Western Civilization, America represents the finest example of Christian moral precepts put into action the world has ever experienced. The original design, from the Declaration through the Constitution, represents the best historical example of a government designed to liberate the citizenry from the typical oppression of their own government.
Being imperfect, fallen humans in an imperfect world ruled by Satan and all his temptations, Americans have not always lived up to the design of their nation. But it was not from lack of trying, and we have come close.
The American citizenry have been infected, perhaps fatally, with widespread belief in falsehoods, inculcated through the subverted and now anti-American industries running education, news media, entertainment and more. The worst of these generally accepted falsehoods are the Humanitarian, Uplifting of the Lowly, Egalitarian and Utopian lies of Marxism.
Marxism now dominates the Marxocrat Party, and has infused the Republicrat Party with notions of Bipartisan Cooperation with and Non-Resistance to the institutionally destructive agendas of the Marxocrat Party. And, we have a twice elected died-in-the-wool Marxist sitting President. None of them believe in the Constitution. All of them oppose it in some way. The Marxocrats proactively oppose it, and the Republicrats, at the very least, behave as though they were unaware of its existence.
We spoke of this most recently in Absolute Truth, and of a brief outline of Marxocrat Party history in The Democrat Party Flag. You can see an overview of American Political Party positions in Pigeonholes.
Whatever happens in America, the original design is still good.
Other Cultures based on other Religions have been, for the most part, feudal or semi-feudal, dynastic, hereditary tribes or kingdoms. They have involved brutalities including human sacrifice, cannibalism, mass-murder, expansion through military conquest, marauding expeditions and the like. Peaceful, non-threatening, non-Judao-Christian Cultures have always been the exception, not the rule.
Even in early aboriginal Cultures, such as existed in pre-history in the Americas, the most warlike tribes would wind up being the dominant, dominating or even sole Culture in the given geographical area.
Their Religions were not true. Since there is and can be only One God, there is and can be only One True Religion. The peaceful, friendly and welcoming foreign Cultures we see today are, for the most part, peaceful, friendly and welcoming due to the influence if Christianity on their previously non-Christian Culture.
Marxism and anti-American, anti-Western Culture critics today falsely demonize, slander and trash the era of Western Colonialism, as having been purely exploitative and domineering. But the reason all those previously Colonized Cultures are today peaceful, friendly and welcoming, and wonderful, safe places to visit, is that the morality - the common sense of right and wrong - of Christianity was absorbed into the Colonized Culture, transforming it for the better.
Western Colonization especially by the British, had a calming and Civilizing effect on the whole world. The whole world became more Civilized, through Colonization. That's what Christianity does, even when introduced to strangers by less than perfect Christians.
All of history's examples of Western Culture atrocity and inhuman cruelty came about not through Judaism or through Christianity, but through conscious rejection of them and studied opposition to them. Always instigated by some variant of Marxism, mostly in the 20th century. Mussolini, Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Ho, all, and more, were not Christians, but anti-Christian Atheists. Even before the 20th century, even before Marxism, such personages as Robespierre and Napoleon could hardly be called good Christians. Quite the opposite.
May His will be done.
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Church Militant is again pointing out the obvious, which are not so obvious to the masses, due to induced social distractions of attention from the most important matters of the day. Cultural distractions are encouraged by enemies within, and distractions come easily, whenever the truth is ugly or unbearable or unbelievable. Don't worry about it. Live and let live. Just go on about your business; there's nothing you can do about it anyway.
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