Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ – Colossians 2:8
I vividly recall a former professor of mine who described the personal impact of his visit to Auschwitz. The thing that hit him hardest, he said, was when he looked into the rooms where the Nazis had collected all the possessions of the death camp victims: a giant room filled with suitcases here, another room filled with human hair there. And the thing that hit him at that moment was that ideas have consequences, and that the virus that created Auschwitz and all the camps like it had emerged decades before they were constructed. It was ideas like atheism, Darwinism, Nietzscheism, existentialism and deconstructionism that became the intellectual foundation upon which those camps were built. The virus began in the halls of academia – just as our most cancerous and most toxic ideas spread here and now – and spread throughout a German culture which had abandoned belief in God beyond any culture around it. Because of the work of German liberal theologians such as Julius Wellhausen, Franz Delitzsch, Gerhard Kittel, Paul Althous, Emanual Hirsch, among others, the reliability and integrity of the Bible was stunningly undermined to the degree that the Bible was nothing more than a collection of myths and fables. Oh, there were true Christian intellectuals such as the great Dietrich Bonhoeffer – who himself would perish in the camps – but these were too few and far between to counter the toxic avalanche of secular humanism all around them. And as the impact of the vile philosophy and theology of Nazism began to spread, there was simply nothing substantial to counter it.
THAT is precisely where our culture is today and it is coming from the same theological and philosophical traditions.
Martin Heidegger was and actually remains a darling among liberal academia. It is only a slightly embarrassing fact that the man’s existentialist philosophy enabled him and even drove him to be one of the most ardent Nazis in Germany – such that he first became a member of THE most radical Nazi faction and ultimately lost his rectorate at Frieburg after his political patrons were purged for being TOO extreme before Hitler was ready to take the next step. Heidegger formally abandoned his Catholicism – which conflicted with both his philosophy and his Nazi politics. His existentialism drove him to determine to break with “Hebraism” as well as all “metaphysics,” “But to achieve such a rupture, Christian and humanist values would have to be discarded too” [from The German Churches Under Hitler: Background, Struggle, and Epilogue by Ernst Christian Helmreich, 1979, p. 215].
Christian humanism and secular humanism went to war – and secular humanism won in pre-World War II Germany. And then proceeded to murder all its Christian rivals.
Martin Heidegger was a profound influence upon many of THE most prominent atheists over at least the next thirty years.
Another example of this very same phenomenon is seen in the deconstructionist philosopher Paul De Man. His work in deconstructionism was adored by the political left and the man was a devout Nazi
And then you’ve got Ezra Pound, the famous literary theorist – and Nazi – who denounced Christianity as something “riddled with semitism” as Hitler himself directly quoted in his Mein Kampf.
These men, along with Hitler, had the project of first tearing Christianity down and ultimately tearing it out by its roots and burning it. They construed a conflict between “nature” and “anti-nature” (which is one of the reasons why Nazism – and its adherents such as Heidegger – was an environmentalist movement. On their narrative, Judaism and Christianity were both “anti-nature” because of their focus on a transcendent God and transcendent moral values that restricted the freedom of man and nature. Whereas nature is immanent. The Nazi project was to forge a counter-spirituality that would enable the people to find fulfillment even as the Nazis were freed to exercise their power of will. The Nazis attacked Christianity from hypocritical premises: on the one hand, they assailed Judeo-Christianity for its intolerance and its fostering of guilt even as they, on the other hand, attacked it for its altruism, for its protecting the weak against the strong, for its clear political implications resulting in liberty and equality. Ezra Pound argued that there was “no sense of social order in the teachings if the irresponsible protagonist of the New Testament” (quoted in The Geneology of Demons, Anti-Semitism, Fascism, and the Myths of Ezra Pound by Robert Castillo, 1988, p. 95]. The Nazis blamed the Protestant Reformation for the revival of Hebrew texts (the Bible) and ways of thinking, and thus for the decline of Europe. Even though the so-called “Enlightenment” began AFTER and BECAUSE OF the Protestant Reformation.
When the epidemic virus of Nazism became a full-fledged pandemic in German culture, it was because Judeo-Christianity had been weakened, if not eradicated, and because there was no competing intellectual, philosophical, religious, theological alternative to prevent, stop, or even slow down its rise.
And the same thing not only IS happening but already HAS happened in the United States. And we are seeing the consequences all around us as the National Socialist German Workers Party is reborn as the National Socialist American Workers Party driven by the identical philosophical and religious notions.
The same philosophical traditions – if not the same actual philosophers themselves – that enabled the rise of Nazism continue to dominate the leftist intellectual tradition today: postmodernism, existentialism, deconstructionism, logical positivism, religious liberalism.
It’s all too easy to document the American progressive liberal disdain for Judeo-Christianity and for the integrity and reliability of the Bible which informs it and is its source and foundation:
Obama mockingly asks, “Whose Christianity would we teach in the schools?” Because Christianity is nothing more than a man-made religion and it is completely relative and totally bound by culture and subject to constant change for the simple reason that there is and can be no eternal, everlasting God to make it permanent. And Obama mocks, “Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy?” Because the Word of God is nothing more than the word of man and bigoted, intolerant, racist man at that. And it is immoral to allow Judeo-Christianity or the Bible to have ANY role in our culture as a result.
And we all shouted, “Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Heil Obama! Heil Obama! Heil Obama!” Because there is nothing left BUT Obama to hold this culture or this nation together. Or to put it another way: if this nation has a God or a moral code that Obama has NOT mocked and undermined and ignored, I’d like to know who He or she or it is. (In this age where the left has embraced the transgender man-woman shemale, I suppose you have to consider all the myriad possibilities).
So we’re seeing the same deterioration of “God” in the American political socialist left that we observed in the German political socialist left as it rose to power. Just like Obama, Hitler began talking about his “Christianity,” but it sure didn’t take long before – the same way Obama promised that “as a Christian” he was opposed to same-sex marriage to imposing the very thing he said that “as a Christian” he was opposed to. Hitler told his inner circle that he was a devout atheist who had abandoned any notions of a God other than himself. What he said in his speeches wasn’t any more true than what Obama said in his speeches. And Christianity has been annihilated in America much the way it was in Germany leading up to the Nazis who took the next logical step with the worldview of Darwinism.
I also find it striking how liberal Democrats are exploiting race versus how the Nazis exploited race. Both rose to power by making race and racism an issue and encouraging people of race to politically rise against another race due to perceived injustices. The Nazis screamed, “The Jews have usurped power and they’re oppressing you!” The liberal Democrats scream, “The whites (particularly white men) have usurped power and they’re oppressing you!”
Now we’re seeing the assured results of leftist-progressive Democrat Party rule as criminality and violence skyrocket wherever liberalism touches. Liberals are demagoguing race to turn our justice system against our system of justice – and justice is being raped and tortured and murdered as a result.
I mean, “why is white America so reluctant to identify white college males as a problem population?” I mean, after all, Hitler showed us how to do it with the Jews.
The Jesus whom the Nazis and whom Obama mocked told us, “In the last days, race will rise against race.” but what did that white-male-embraced Jew know, anyway?
Crucify Him! At least that’s what the Nazis did. That’s what Islamic State is doing now. And as for liberal Democrats, they not only are fine with crucifying Jesus, they’ll stick Him in a jar of urine while they do it.
Progressive liberals demanded that – back when America was STILL overwhelmingly Christian and believed in God – that in the cause of “free speech” we allow such vileness.
Now the same liberals who demanded the right to immerse Christ in piss demand that now that they’ve got the upper hand free speech should be abolished. It’s who they are. Again, because they’re just like the Nazis. Who are just like Islamic State.
The Christianity of our founding fathers – and our very founding fathers themselves – – have been torn down in scorn. And so the Constitution based on that Christian worldview is the next casualty.
“I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and that the Framers had that same blind spot. I don’t think the two views are contradictory, to say that it was a remarkable political document that paved the way for where we are now, and to say that it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.” — Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2001
To me it is absolutely no surprise whatsoever that our first president to classify America as “a Muslim nation” prophetically declared the complete separation between America and its founding fathers and their Constitution a matter of FIVE DAYS before the very Islam that he would embrace and elevate to a status directly alongside Christianity would attack us.
The rise of Islamic State and the rise of Obama are hand-in-hand. The former could never have arisen without the latter.
The men who wrote our Constitution declared in their basis for it – the Declaration of Independence – that our rights come from God, not from any government. But that didn’t work for liberal Democrats who wanted sodomy-perversion marriage and sixty million murdered babies. So they agreed with the Nazis that there is “no sense of social order in the teachings if the irresponsible protagonist of the New Testament” and threw Christianity out. So that “social order” could be whatever THEY declared it to by exercising the same power of the human will that Hitler exalted.
Precisely what is it that our liberal-Democrat-hijacked public schools are teaching our children about our God or our culture that will provide a powerful force for them to fight for what is right and fight against what is wrong? Or to put it in Obama’s mocking terms, “Whose morality would we teach in the schools?” Do we teach the morality of an everlasting God or do we teach the constantly adapting Darwinian bug morality of Obama?
We are watching the world unravel from without even as we are watching our very cities unravel from within. Because this is a nation that stands for NOTHING that is transcendent just as Nazi Germany stood for nothing that was transcendent before us. And we rabidly reject the very NOTION of transcendence because it interferes with our adoration of homosexual sodomy erected upon our altar of sixty million murdered babies.
Kids in liberal Democrat public indoctrination centers aren’t being taught to revere our foundations – they have been taught to mock and despise them.
So why not embrace the values of Islamic State?
Violence is encouraged by liberal Democrats. First the rioters were given literal permission to riot. The police were ordered to stand down and allow them to riot. Then it became racist to criticize the rioters.
Hey, if you like violence you’ll LOVE Islamic State. Why not join up and spread the love? You can burn and loot and murder to your heart’s content.
In the rise of Islamic State, we are watching what the liberal-Democrats of Hollywood created: a culture of violence that stands for NOTHING BUT DEATH act out its “values.”
I keep seeing snippets of the numerous videos that Islamic State recruiters are spreading all over the internet. And you know what I keep seeing? I keep seeing a video game. The Islamic State videos look just like what I see when I see the snippets of the video games that liberal Democrats of Hollywood and Silicone Valley pumped into our kids’ brains.
Hey, kids! You can live our your video game fantasies! Join Islamic State and you can actually BE in the video game world!
And why not? Why shouldn’t you? I mean, murder isn’t really all that “wrong” given that we’ve murdered sixty million babies and that’s “right,” right? And the same intolerant Christian God who says murder is wrong also says homosexuality is wrong and we ALL know that’s right, right? And I mean, seriously, whose version of Christianity are we going to teach? Whose passages of Scripture should guide our public policy?
Come on, why not try the Qur’an instead, kids? I mean, after all, this IS a Muslim nation, you know.
I’ve been talking about how the liberal-progressive Democrat WORLDVIEW has actually directly participated in the rise of terrorism. But let’s not forget Obama’s miserable national security and foreign policy performance that have allowed Islamic State to rise from a virtually unheard of tiny offshoot group based in Syria when Bush was president to owning the largest terrorist caliphate in the history of the world because of Obama. I’ll quote one of my own titles that I back up with facts ad nauseam: No One On EARTH More Responsible For Rise In Islamic Terrorism Than Our Own Terrorist-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama. And it is an easy-to-document FACT that Barack Obama DIRECTLY enabled Islamic State to spread by refusing to deal with Syria after cowardly retreating from his own “red line” AFTER cutting-and-running from Iraq in abandonment of EVERYTHIG his own generals WARNED WOULD HAPPEN if Obama did what Obama in fact did.
You need to go back and remember history – something IMPOSSIBLE for a liberal to do – to see how Obama and his mouthpieces claimed credit for the Arab Spring (and see here and here for more proof of that) that the terrorists used to massively advance their own cause. It is also a matter of history that the Arab Spring that Obama claimed so much credit for actually WERE the result of Obama in the form of FOOD RIOTS he created throughout the Middle East due to the fact that all the Arab states that sell oil have to be tied to the U.S. dollar – with Obama’s massive debt massively devaluing the values of Arab currencies leading to rioting.
It doesn’t matter HOW you slice it: it comes up Obama and the vicious failure of liberal progressive Democrat Party ideology.
What I’m saying here is that the fact that for all practical purposes, Barack Obama and the Democrat Party have completely surrendered to radical Islam – whether you talk about Obama allowing and even outright encouraging Islamic State to spread by a) doing NOTHING in the Syria that now thanks to Obama controls more than half of that country and b) Obama’s completely cutting-and-running from Iraq in abandonment of EVERYTHING our generals demanded we do to preserve the security of that country; or whether you talk about Obama allowing and even outright encouraging Iran to develop a nuclear bomb and the ballistic missile system to deliver it and therefore encourage nuclear proliferation in the remaining Muslim countries as they talk about their bomb – the real crisis was already present and already metastasizing in our culture.
Islamic State is rising. And neither so-called “moderate Islam” itself or the defiled formerly “One Nation Under God” America that is now “God Damn America” have anything to fight it with.
Which is why the once greatest nation in the history of the world – a nation that uniquely called upon the God of the Bible – will go down so hard, so violently, in such an ugly, awful manner.
It’s funny. Progressive liberals claim to be anti-rape, but as a direct result of their moral system, we have seen rapes and sexual assaults SKYROCKET. And I’m sure it’s a complete surprise to you, unless you first consider that it’s kind of obvious that the inevitable result of teaching children that they are NOT created in the image of God, that they WILL act like the animals their teachers claim they are. I mean, Muslims love to slander Jews by labeling them “the descendants of apes and pigs.” But according to evolutionary theory we are that and worse: the descendants of flies and roaches. And surprise, surprise that our kids would start acting like what liberal progressives have said they are all along.
In the same manner, it’s the same way with the economy: should we really be surprised when the liberal progressive Democrats’ embrace of an economic system based entirely on atheistic godlessness (where omnipotent Government takes the place of God), class-warfare-incited envy and bitterness would necessarily fail every single time it is tried no matter how many times it has failed before? And yet here we are, with Obama’s miraculous “wreckovery” sinking America year-by-year under Obama into the WORST labor participation rates – measuring the percentage of working-age Americans who actually have a job – we have seen in forty years. Right now the labor participation rate – six years into Obama’s so-called “recovery” – has more than 93 million Americans without a job and little hope of ever finding one in a rate that is the worst we’ve seen since Jimmy Carter’s socialism was destroying America in 1977. I wrote about the metastatic spread of the Obama economic cancer in a nice little summary in a different article I wrote in 2013:
Again, I talked about that when I pleaded with the American people to NOT choose stupidity and suicide in the 2012 election:
In 2010 – and this was AFTER we supposedly were out of the recession in Obama’s “wreckovery” – the labor participation rate was 64.5%, which was at a 25-year low (i.e., lower than it had EVER been under Bush).
Last year in 2012 under Obama’s failed policies it fell to the lowest level in 30 years.
Now it stands as the worst America has seen in 38 years. But who does Obama demonize for his fail? Bush.
It is a fact that “If the workforce participation rate today were as high as it was on the day Barack Obama was inaugurated, the unemployment rate in this country would be 9.7 percent.” His current unemployment rate is based entirely on statistical shenanigans and outright lies. Under Barack Obama’s economic miracle “The yearly income of a typical US household dropped by a massive 12 percent, or $6,400.” Obama has literally robbed us blind while telling us he’s making us rich – and pure fools believe his lies. Meanwhile, in spite of the fact that Obama has demagogued class-warfare more than any president in history, his actual record has produced the widest gap between the rich and the poor in his economy EVER MEASURED. Meanwhile, Obama’s destruction of our health care system is closing down hospitals, driving doctors out of medicine and leaving the poor with “insurance” that leaves them unable to get healthcare outside of clogging up our emergency rooms. The scourge of chronic homelessness is a giant plague beyond anything we’ve seen in the most liberal-Obama-friendly cities. Homeless camps are sprawling across the city of the Angles. In fact, “the number of tents, makeshift encampments and vehicles occupied by homeless people soared 85%, to 9,535, according to biennial figures from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.” Cities are going BANKRUPT with debt in numbers not seen since the Great Depression under Obama. I wrote about that massive problem in 2012. It was still a massive problem in 2013. It’s still a massive problem now as Chicago goes bankrupt under one of Obama’s chief acolytes due of course to Obama-style debt and insane socialist spending policies. Cities like Detroit look like World War II bombed out war zones. Race riots dominate the Obama presidency as the vile, toxic bitterness of the left metastasizes in violence. I wrote about the liberal stupidity of liberal Baltimore and how liberals have proved last-days prophecy is coming upon us – and look at the impact of their foolish, wicked “management” of the crisis they created. Obama depicting himself or his policies as being the savior to the poor is rather akin to Adolf Hitler depicting himself and his Third Reich as the savior for Jews. And I state that as a categorical FACT that I just documented at length above if you look at the FACTS.
To the extent that the economy or jobs has anything to do with the rise of terrorism and the Islamic State, as liberal progressives keep telling us, again, look no farther than at THEM for producing the miserable economy and the awful jobs performance.
The beast is coming. And he is coming because liberal progressives have “fundamentally transformed” America into a nation that WILL NOT reflect the image of a good God, but will rather exalt their will over Him. Which is a prescription for judgment and doom.
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