There is a spiritual war going on. The question is, for each of us, which side are you on?
Cut, copy, and paste. That’s the long story of history. The hard work of building a nation or empire produces stability and prosperity for a time, and ultimately that prosperity breeds malaise, indifference, and, finally, rust.
For the United States, the period between the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the First World War, followed by the Second World War, were times of great settlement, building, innovation, and industrialization.
The astounding prosperity that followed, produced by the American free market system, fed and largely rebuilt a war-torn world and has been the locomotive to the world’s economies for most of the past hundred years.
But that prosperity in wealth and freedom envied by the world are the same forces that can end the Republic. Good and evil are always entwined and inseparable in the affairs of men.
Shaking its fist at God, the US has followed the Europeans into the intellectual rabbit hole of forsaking observable reality and truth. While average working Americans have been busy enjoying the fruits of prosperity and minding their own business, a calculated rot has taken place.
It was fueled, at least in part, by the Frankfort School, a collection of intellectuals who, despite their intermural squabbles, principally rejected observable reality. Their core ideas (relying on Gramsci’s blueprint for creating a critical mass in society’s institutions) have spread across Western schools, like pond algae in fetid water.
Their ideas promoted the “dialectical method” of learning by questioning society’s contradictions and perceived flaws. They have driven their “critical theory” down the cultural Marxist one-way street, where it has unavoidably morphed into a diabolical campaign – not simply to change but to reduce historic Western and American culture into dust.
The world has seen this insanity before, of course, with Mao’s “four olds” and Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge’s killing fields in Cambodia in the most radical form. This was their horrific campaign to eliminate old ideas, old customs, old culture, and old habits. Everything that had been was to be uprooted and destroyed. Not replaced, but broken apart and smashed. Untold millions were murdered in the process. (Perhaps the current Chinese monster, Xi, had this in mind with his Uyghur slave camps and the draconian political COVID lockdowns in the past year?)
However, Mao and Pol Pot were merely on the intellectual dead-end road that the rejection of reality and truth always, without fail, produces in economics, education, the arts, politics – and individuals’ personal lives. It is a binary reaction.
Once the physical laws and moral order of the universe are rejected and reality is abandoned – the vacuum left is quickly filled by pure wickedness. It’s in the DNA. And a universal certainty is set in motion. The greater the arrogance, self-love, or narcissism of a culture – or an individual – the more vengeful it has to be in destroying the beautiful things they can never be.
Totalitarianism and tyranny always turn in the end to the destruction of the society that birthed it. Nothing can be left standing —especially faith in God and the Moral Order. The new “society” and its weaponized “science” will be the only religion.
And we can already see the violence and chaos in the Western World fueled by the destruction of history, tearing down the images of our ancestors, rejecting and rewriting literature, the destruction of core learning and basic education, silencing and shaming dissent, changing the meaning of words, demanding someone else pay for the comfort of another, the hyper-sexualization of children, and, most notably the eradication of the centrality of family to the wellbeing of the whole society.
Perhaps nothing captures the spirit of rebellion against reality and truth as clearly as the rejection of chromosomal science and its certainty – and the legal demand that you and I reject what we can plainly discern with our own eyes – and help destroy something beautiful for the lie.
You don’t have to go to the UN and New York, Brussels, Paris, Davos, or the Klause crowd to hear the mindless drivel of the new orthodoxy. The capital city that George Washington planned long ago gave up the pretext of living up to his standards of integrity and honor. Washington D.C., too, is racing to the bottom with angry, foul-mouthed men and women demanding this-n-that accommodation to their every bizarre demand, with f-bombs thrown around like inhibitions at Mardi Gras. All punctuated by legions of weak men and women parading around in the self-absorbed pretense of being essential to the new world order.
But the fall from reality and truth has yet a few feet left to hit rock bottom. Oliver Wiseman, Deputy Editor of the Spectator World, recently wrote a review of Adam Kirsch’s new book, The Revolt Against Humanity: Imagining a Future Without Us. (Mr. Kirsch is a writer and weekend editor at the Wall Street Journal.) Mr. Wiseman writes that the book explores two profound views of transhumanism and climate change, which both announce “that the end of humanity’s reign on Earth is imminent and that we should welcome it.”
One, Mr. Wiseman explains, is “Anthropocene antihumanism [that] rejects the philosophical notion of “humanity’s traditional role as Earth’s protagonist, the most important being in creation.” The other, he continues, “is transhumanism [creating new forms of life] that will no longer be Homo sapiens.”
Will you welcome either one?
So far, at least in the Western World, normal men and women have not reacted to all of this forcibly. The skirmishes seem on the frontiers – the rancid cancel culture, the destruction of the family unit, tearing down every tradition, the drift of pronouns, the incessant brow-beating over “race” and guilt, the blatant reverse discrimination, the frontal attacks on competency and meritocracy in skilled professions, economic idiocy, ending certain energy for problematic energy, and the tremendous violence offered by the radical left, to name a few.
But it will come. In the end, God is his own witness.
Writer and author Patrick J. Buchanan put it succinctly in defending the political right’s inefficiencies; “They [the right] were no more capable of preventing these revolutionary changes in how people think and believe about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, than were the French of the Vendee to turn back the revolution of 1789. Converting a people to new ways of thinking about fundamental truths is beyond the realm of politics and requires a John Wesley or a St. Paul.”
True enough, but the time is ripening quickly. There is a spiritual war going on. The question is, for each of us, which side are you on?
Nicely done, Michael. Americans need to understand the evil so that it can be confronted. Tucker Carlson is doing much the same with his expose’ on the j6 events. He obviously has struck a nerve with his truth.
Excellent. However, many naive and spiritually ignorant people have no idea that a major spiritual war is going on… one which greatly influences cultures and governments (not to mention politics).
In answer to the ubiquitous question, “Why has western culture and its Christian churches been going decadent?”, I offer the following in agreement with the author:
In “How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization”, Dr. Eberstadt presents an excellent and highly analytical and fact-based theory. Dr. Eberstadt is no religious leader; but in this book she makes some research-based points that confirm the strong connections between traditional family structure/values and Judeo-Christian religious faith. When one goes downhill, they both do.
I have no goddamn idea what you are saying. Maybe I am just stupid
Perhaps. If you do not realize that a spiritual and cultural war is going on, then you surely cannot be very smart.
I’d be happy to read more about that if you would be kind enough to elaborate