An entirely new smattering of terms highlight the deleterious effects of the spreading culture war, and it is fascinating that so few really look carefully at the deep meaning of those terms or the underlying purposes of those who use them.
I could address some dozen or so prominent ones, but here are a few.
"Gender binary" means you are someone who believes there are only two genders, male and female — that's it, just those two, each precisely matching one's biological sex irrespective of what weird reversal he or she concocts. Because this offends so many the term may very well be used to denigrate those individuals — so backwards in their thinking, shameful. Interesting, when someone blurts it to try to rationalize gender "fluidity" (there's another one), even if they do so in the most well-meaning way, aren't they committing a microaggression against those who have a firm grasp of reality? (Ahem, yeah, excuse me, microaggression there too, I confess.)
"Dog whistle" means even though you say something that the general population takes reasonably literally, to your cohorts in crime — always angry, older, white, American males — you are signaling something nefarious only they grasp. Example: when an older white male says "Racism is indeed a pretty ugly thing", it really means "All of us racist sexist bigoted Nazi males should really get going with our Final Solution extermination program." Indeed preposterous, but it is precisely what many Millennials immersed in the progressivist movement firmly believe.
One of my favorites is "woke". As in, "Awright, looks like you've woke to the truth about ___ " (Fill in the blank with any wretchedly revolutionary idea: that people should celebrate giving vent to their sexual immorality, that other people's wealth must be confiscated so irresponsible people may be rescued, that women's health means murdering their pre-born babies...) There are more items to be "woke" about, but that's the idea anyway, that's really what the use of the word is for. Reaching the new enlightened state earns you great plaudits from everyone who fancy themselves the properly righteous mandarins of the day.
I truly believe many reasonably smart people easily see how these nouveau praetors are just working the System to propel the desired narrative, laboring to convince detractors that since there is really no God and therefore no religious basis for any morality, hopping on the carriage behind the marauding humanist locomotive is really your best call here.
I mean, really, if you don't, well, you're a... annnd — you know all the punitive epithets.
The question is, how far will the "discipline" go?
Sadly, even the smartest among us still just don't get it.
I've recently been reading a fine book about the present-day elements of the campaign to infiltrate people hearts and minds called The Smear, and it is written by the bravely enterprising journalist Sharyl Attkisson. She gets into the details of how powerful people in powerful groups govern your considerations of political affairs.
The problem is she gets so into the minutiae that she misses the main idea, telling us nothing except the ways some people currently jerk us around with whatever public relations exploitation they can muster. Didn't we already learn this from Edward Bernays and so many others years ago? Why are we still refusing to pay attention?
Attkisson essentially concludes with nothing other than the standard, "It's about freedom of the press!" How weak is that "Bottom line it's about freedom of ___" argument. Please. Just being able to report things is one thing, what about whether or not a thing reported or spoken or shared or exposed or believed or practiced is actually righteous or not, and what is the standard to determine that?
Is Attkisson willing to go to the mat for God as that transcendent standard?
One of her most profound insights came in a piece she wrote for The Hill in relation to her book:
[Journalists] are willing repositories for all kinds of narratives. We report — as if news — press releases from the government, corporations, special interests or nonprofits (that are often undisclosed fronts for political and business interests). They influence us with help from public relations groups, law firms, super PACs, 'big data analysis' companies, think tanks, nonprofits, and LLCs. They pay 'journalists' to write their 'news stories' and then have them published on partner blogs and quasi-news sites, where they get circulated on social media and picked up in the mainstream. Whether through ignorance or turning a blind eye, we're not asking the questions we ought to be asking about the forces generating the 'news'.
Um, "the forces generating..." Did you catch that?
Here's the key question. Is Attkisson further willing to look at who is originating the material upon which that news is based? Will she look and discover that the narrative's production crew is indeed the militant arm of the Roman Catholic Church, fulfilling its sworn duty as the Agency of Cain through the ages by way of highest academia and widest media to mess with the hearts and minds of people who refuse to devour Scripture and appropriate the Only Protection from their ruses?
Or will she shrug, sneer, and do what most everyone else does: ironically but most gleefully joining the people she excoriates in declaring that any such talk is just "conspiracy theory foolishness"?
Please don't get me wrong. I'm great with the law. I'm even great with Cain's legacy and its modus operandi because God put it there to administer a law I need to keep my wayward tendencies in line even as much as it is directed by Rome and the law itself is the "power of sin" (1 Cor. 15:56) "made... for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful..." (1 Tim. 1:9)
This is why so many committed evangelicals are caught up in the anti-progressivism wave, they know that the accelerating humanist movement rejecting God has also rejected the law, the law that condemns and — for the truly observant awakens one to the reality of his or her own condition. It's nasty to confront one's sin!
So yeah, that's too hard. Eeyew. Let's just do away with the law itself. Notice how it seems all the protest movements in favor of racialism and socialism and sexualism are really just expressions of anarchy. It doesn't even have to be the screeching radical with the fashionably torn clothing and pithy banner. It is just as easily milquetoast churchgoers who've allowed their assembly to be wholly infected by the World dogma.
"I'm a good person!" the modern anarchist says, "The law doesn't really apply to me because I'm fighting for blacks and gays and women I'M THE ONE WHO IS GOOD!" Never mind that they are merely vomiting up the autocratic precepts of the reigning social hegemony.
Liberal blogger Freddie deBoer realized as much in his Medium.com piece "Planet of Cops":
The woke world is a world of snitches, informants, rats. Go to a space concerned with social justice and what will you find? Endless surveillance. Everybody is to be judged. Everyone is under suspicion. Everything you say is to be scoured over, picked over, analyzed for any possible offense... You search and search for someone Bad doing Bad Things... digging deeper and deeper to find out who's Good and who's Bad. I wonder why people run away from establishment progressivism in droves.
Wow. What an indictment, quite the honest revelation.
Doing Caesar's dirty work while spurning his authority. How magnificently Jesuitic.
Recently the august evangelical organization D. James Kennedy Ministries filed a defamation suit against the Southern Poverty Law Center for placing DJKM on its list of recognized hate groups. Yes the ministry does unabashedly declare homosexual activity a moral crime, but they do so because they are speaking the truth about righteousness.
Thing is, if the SPLC puts DJKM on its "Hate Group List" or whatever official title it has, then isn't the SPLC a hater and subject to its own standards?
There you go.
Haters hating haters. I hate you so I'm gonna blacklist you, whaddya thinka THAT? Wull I'm just going to sick Caesar on you, you defamer you. Wull no wait WE'RE the official hate registrars, Caesar's on OUR side, WE don't hate but YOU do. No YOU'RE the real haters. Wull I'm just gonna...
The question really isn't freedom of speech or freedom of press or freedom of religion or any of that. Caesar loves to be seen as the arbiter of such sublimely revered activity.
The culture war still gains steam and people's souls are lost.
The question is how much you know God already knows. He already sees that each of us is a major-league asshole in need of some rescue from the hate wherever it is. This is why that wisely committed evangelical doesn't stop at "I really do like the law", because again, he or she is under its condemnation just as much. This is why Christ is the only one from whom to seek salvation. He's it, there is no other.
Don't believe in God? Consider Christ an absurd fairy tale character? Think those who comprehend the reality of System machinations just tin foil hat wearing numbskulls? Go ahead and keep treading water with your groveling cohorts in your muddled rally for your feeble crusade, all arranged by people whose job it is to get you enraged. You may thrill to being right smack in the middle of the extravagantly animated rebellion against the imperialist fascist kleptocracy, but you're just a toy. It isn't that the substance of your passions is entirely unjustified, it's just you'll never get anywhere close to those administering the game. They'd be chortling at you if you were even mildly amusing, but really — they're just doing their jobs. Ho-hum.
Everything you have in your brain is there because either a Jesuit put it there or people authentically respecting Scripture did. You're either a World System devotee or a willing subject of the Kingdom's King. System operatives like it when you believe the camps are merely the liberals and conservatives or the Democrats and Republicans or the vibrant enlightened youth and evil racist troglodytes. The culture war today is merely one group of Catholicists raging against another group. This is the System with its myriad malformations, a few of which are regularly showcased on the evening news. It's such grand entertainment.
Over there, however, no, no — turn around — over there but closer than you think, is the Kingdom, with Christ holding out His nail-scarred hands to the most entrenched World devotees. After a follower of Christ tells them about Him, shares with them His name, His very essence, Grace and Truth — they will do one of three things. Ultimately it is only one of these three things:
1. Leave you alone with no idea what you're talking about.
2. Murder you on behalf of the cause.
3. Inquire further because they genuinely want to understand more.
The saddest of them all is No. 1, and it happens so frequently because like Cain, out of the presence of God, they just don't even have the slightest idea. They think they're all-that with all the hifalutin sounding things they're programmed to say and shout and rail on and on about.
Maybe, just maybe when a follower of Christ who understands, who knows God, who is kind, just, righteous — thrills in what delights God (Jer. 9:24), just maybe they will get the chance to sit down to dinner and converse...
I have to add this in closing. I can't think of another more woke thing than for one to profoundly recognize the breadth of his or her sin and the expanse of his or her place in Hell. You may be cuffed and hauled away from the protest, but shouldn't you be thinking about where you might be taken for eternity?
We've been watching the first season's episodes of Stranger Things, an acclaimed Netflix horror series that has a depiction of Hell that looks pretty spot-on. They call it the "Upside Down", because it is likened to the backside of the Dungeons and Dragons game board. If you haven't seen the show, you really don't want to be in the Upside Down. It is a thoroughly ghastly place, gruesomely dark and dank and grotesque. Rotting flesh-webs coat everything and sulfuric ash billows everywhere. Large worms crawl from corpse's mouths, giving new meaning to the biblical description "Where the worm does not die..."
It is inhabited by hideous creatures dwelling in the shadows who marinate their captives before slowly devouring them.
[Spoiler Alert!] In the last episode a cop and the mother of a boy dragged into the Upside Down bravely venture there to rescue the boy. Yeah, yeah, I know — you too can't help but see the analogy.
It's pretty much what Jesus does.
Hell is pretty much right here also — all the robust System institutions with their blaring megaphones jabbering how perfectly fine it is to revel in our wickedness. You don't have to be a genius to get it, really — it's just the genuine follower of Christ has realized it all too well.
They also know of Grace and Truth.
In church this past Sunday we worshipped with a Phil Wickham song, I don't know if it's been around but it was new to me.
"Your Love Awakens Me".
The song speaks of darkness, chains, the grave — huh, what kind of viscerally enriching song has that stuff in it. Thing is after every mention is
The Love That Is Greater.
Talk about being woke.
Did you know that the government has a gargantuan program called "Among the Wonders" designed to brilliantly spotlight really bad shit everywhere so you will finally know what you should finally be doing to be finally good and wholesome and righteous dammit?
Hollywood is specifically charged with showcasing the evils of society so you'll learn already — here's what's bad, don't do that. How's it doing? After thrashing about in the evils for so long it appears to be eating itself alive with the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, opening the flood gates of accusations by powerful media victims against powerful media personnel.
The New York Times-powered newspaper industry, now that comprises champions of integrity and character! But they have been extraordinarily tepid reporting about certain individuals with whom they've been really chummy, refusing to comprehensively cover the treasonous activity of powerful people who get a pass because they screech the loudest about advancing the things the Times think everyone in society should be doing.
The U.S. Congress can valiantly represent our interests from across the nation! Except that it has been exposed as one large racketeering operation, not only looking the other way when obvious criminal acts are committed at the highest levels of politics, but actually being complicit in the shakedown of taxpayers. The big news recently is several establishment Republicans are stepping down because they seeing the writing on the wall.
Wall Street seems to be swimming in popularity now, but nothing has changed from the delightfully wonderful time we were having before September of 2008, or October of 1929 for that matter. The exceptionally impotent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is like that fake wrestling referee who watches every insane move and always blurts "Annnd that's okay!"
The commercial interests? You'd think businesses would be on the front lines of goodness and wholesomeness and righteousness. Not. Even the most sincere Mom and Pop venture is already going crazy trying to be politically correct and have just the right kind of racialist or sodomist or even, yes, socialist perspective in order to survive.
How about academia, that stalwart of intelligence and erudition and smartness (and gratuitous redundancy...)? College costs for a fine intrepid young person are stratospheric, not only because powerful educrats of every stripe are finding ways to line their pockets but because it is mindnumbingly expensive to spread the humanist dogma against what so many know is Truth, Grace, and Common Sense.
Here's the thing.
These brief explanations are only what is on the surface. It may seem this is all at the core of what's happening, but it isn't, by far. I'd venture most who are paying attention are disgusted with all of what they do see here, and they may even think the whole thing should collapse very soon. It won't — the Among the Wonders program is humming along quite nicely, for a very good reason.
What's actually happening then in the deep politics of each?
Hollywood. The Weinstein-et-al extravaganza only serves for more opportunities to be the greatest virtue signaling campaign ever. Anyone in this realm who isn't one of the targeted abusers will either spout about how victimized they are — never mind that many of them profited handsomely from their part in whatever complicity there was — or boast about how much they're above any of that behavior.
It is "I'm shocked, shocked to see gambling going on here" on steroids. Everyone is in on it. Why in the world will Hollywood come through this unscathed? It is because the people who pay and watch and enjoy their product are essentially in on it themselves — and that's us. In fact the latest revolutions in computer-generated imagery and virtual reality contraptions, even stuff that goes beyond that bordering on transhumanism, makes this prospect extraordinarily frightening. We may say we're appalled, but we don't care, we keep patronized their business, and we don't understand the breadth of it ourselves because we're doing the very same things.
It is no different than what has been happening with the Roman Catholic Church. People like their priest as much as they like Ben Affleck, they like being excused because the System protects the best rent-spewers, and even if you aren't one you can at least look like one. Which means, the real question is...
How has this whole enabling environment been established to begin with?
New York Times. Closely tied to Hollywood is journalism, and please note that every prominent journalistic effort today is governed by what the Times says and does. Newspapers are dying a painful death, however, and to avert that they are becoming more and more opinionated about things — many are being openly honest that they are. The problem is they'll still zealously prattle about how objective and unbiased they are.
The underlying truth is they do unabashedly propagate that humanist, atheist, and yes overwhelmingly racialist, sodomist, and socialist dogma because it is all they know. They rail against any reasonable challenges to it, mostly with sophisticated namecalling. And yes, as much as they smile and say "I respect all religions as pretty much the same" in whatever form they do, they are demonstrating their fully committed atheism because they truly believe anyone who has an authentic belief in some deity is a superstitious fool to be humored.
All of this is further injected into the mainstream by the legion of wanna-be spectacle creators each armed with a mobile device, easy access to a popular social media platform, and psyches filled to the brim with the System's dominant edicts of benighted conduct.
Where did this abjectly oblivious approach to spiritual truths come from?
Congress. Really, "Congress" means the entirety of the federal government — the U.S. Constitution even says as much. Who knows how many criminal acts Congress persons commit and are routinely dismissed? Do you? We could go into the ways they fatten their stock portfolios by acting on legislation with financial/commercial information that helps them before it helps anyone else — a perfectly "legal" insider trading. We could address their relationships with lobbyists, of course as we all hold our noses. Thing is, it is much more insidious than what you see, much because you may be on the favorable business end of such dealings.
Congress persons have also been getting away with the same kinds of sexual abuse crimes Harvey Weinstein has been accused of, and they have a special hush fund to pay off the individuals they've assaulted. Millions of taxpayer dollars are available to them, reprehensible to these Congress persons but also to the enablers — the whole thing actually incentivizes victimhood! In today's immorally sexualized society what difference does it make? Just get a cushy job as a staffer, roll around on the couch a bit, cleverly intimate blackmail, and voilà! — an average Joe or Josephine can have power in Washington too! Very lucrative!
What's just as wretched is if you know this is all going on — and who doesn't! — make sure you don't say anything until you know the New York Times will protect you, making it more worth your while to speak up with the distended amount of virtue signaling, of course. Organized crime syndicates don't do it this well.
Yet again, where on earth did this tremendously violent horror movie originate?
Wall Street. Nothing has been put in place to keep the financial power brokers from manipulating markets with impunity, setting up yet another debilitating implosion. Once again (I have shared this a number of times in this webzine but see it in very few other places), the penultimate core issue is that everyone wants their retirement cash whether it is through pensions or income security or any kind of duplicity from their preferred brokers or bankers or fund managers. When they fail as the economy tanks because of the rank institutionalized deceit, our expected returns will still be appropriated from someone else willing to be put on the value extraction altar. Already young workers are expected to continue picking up the humongous Social Security, Income Security, and Medicare tab for the myriad numbers of elderly demanding it.
As it is local municipalities across the nation are being crushed under the weight of pensions mostly for retired police and fire, so they authorize the construction of prison-block housing turning what could be vibrant residential areas into depressing modern-day tenements with none of the communal interaction that should follow. And that's even if you can have a neighborhood, many once robust residential communities are completely moribund.
Every one of those pension dollars must be extracted from somewhere, presumably property taxes invested in equities that supposedly can go nowhere but up. The Dow is presently rocketing to 24,000! Yowza! Donald Trump is why — awright Donald Trump!
Where did this idea that mammon prevails among the sounds of sanctimonious pecuniary blithering come from?
Amazon. We might as well call the commercial world Amazon.com now because it is taking over retail and so much more. Not only is Amazon being innovative as all get-out — which in and of itself is a fine thing — it is on the cutting edge of being the most hearty racialist sodomist socialist company on the planet.
Why socialist when that should be about government taking over industry? Government is taking it over — or really, Amazon is taking over government! Amazon has become so powerful that its rent-spewing is gigantic, lawmakers are just getting on board (see section on Congress just a bit earlier there). The latest insanity comes with Amazon's search for a new headquarters resulting in cities falling over themselves to try to get them to locate in their marvelous confines. The ugly precepts of corporate welfare are getting more entrenched every day.
Never mind how much Amazon's industry competitors and compatriots alike will still toe the political line. And never mind how much Amazon desperately wants to get into the moviemaking business, precisely the thing to market its agenda among the wonders of the other Hollywood elite mind-shapers, heart-molders, and soul-wreckers.
What, again, is ultimately at the core of this chain of events?
Academia. Very simply this is still the most instrumental force forming people's ideas about things, the university system. You can easily tell by all the money sloshing about in the most distinguished and imposing institutions-of-higher-learning, millions and millions just there — much of that from their land holdings + tax exempt status + whatever massive rent-glomming they have.
The sexual revolution seems to get the most traction on college campuses, with assorted boisterous expressions of freedom and liberation and all the rest of it. When young people actually seek out experiences to validate the latest conventions they are completely waylaid. Having no grasp of the teleological character of sex, they make it up, taking pride in their novel concoctions presuming this makes them somebody, and the most brutal moral crimes ensue.
Things then get politically messy. States have been scrambling to devise "No Means No" consent laws that seem so just and proper but are worthless and impossible to enforce, ultimately because there is no transcendantly moral grounding for them. They are good for Cain's agency, I guess, because so many simply can't grasp how one's calcified woundedness moves him or her to reject a vigorous respect for persons of the opposite sex, a healthy understanding of the real nature of sexuality, and a renewed esteem for the institution of marriage.
Instead what we get is a doubling down on the System's vile version of virtue, an exceedingly ferocious emphasis on the virulent politically correct principles that all pour into everything that bilges from Hollywood and the Times and Wall Street and Washington.
The real question again is...
Where on earth does all this come from?
I happened to catch the title of a nifty looking book advertised at a webpage I visit occasionally. The Deeper State it is called, and, hey, I thought, maybe this has the stuff that gets at it. Lessee... There's some stuff on freemasonry — nah, then some on Darwinism — that's promising but nah, Marxism — nah, there's globalism and spiritism and one-world government and power elite and, ooo! — look at this, "The Imminent Final Empire"!
Nah, nah, nah, nah, annnd nah.
Not that all of that isn't important stuff to know — it is.
What drives that, however?
You need look no further than the building right around the corner from your house. It is that Roman Catholic church, or even the sold-out Protestant church highly Catholicized being fully contracted with Rome through its own non-profit tax-exempt standing.
What they call "church" is the temple edifice of the properly Catholicized Nation, but it isn't there because of the insidious conspiratorial plot to do this bad thing or that bad thing. It is right there by your home because it must be by your home, that's where it starts, ultimately. It is there because God set it in motion millennia ago to constrain the inevitable horrors that people do to one another when they refuse to call on the name of the Lord.
"Calling on the name of the Lord" explicitly and categorically means humbly seeking forgiveness and healing through the saving work of Christ — a contemptible notion to the humanist who must, through the grandly magnificent Among the Wonders program, brazenly exhibit how splendidly terrific he or she is.
Who arranges all that, who is truly administering the deepest politics of academia, propelling the Hollywood-Washington-Wall Street power-elite activity?
Which organization has 28 institutions of higher learning in its membership and are among the most respected in the world? Which university among them is essential to fashioning public policy right in the heart of Washington D.C? Which small group of men, no more than 16,000 or so worldwide, possess the brilliant acumen, the industrious aptitude, the sworn commission, and the ready access to the vast resources to arrange all of this?
Even better, how many homes have on display the symbols of their work — the idols of churchianity or the reflections of whatever alternative spiritual lifestyle adaptations there are or anything that demonstrates that the home's inhabitants are devotees of the realm?
So there it is...
Church. That's the institution making it all happen, but only at the behest of sinners who ask it to do so. The order of rule in the World devotee's life is always first the human heart, then the Church Militant given the task of its regulation. The Hollywood/Times/Amazon network follows to arrange the spectacle and only then do the effectual bureaucrat/technocrat/autocrats toady along.
When you grasp this truth, and when you understand the characteristics of a World System in bloom through the proficient work of the Society of Jesus, then you can better see why it happens this way.
The ultimate goal is to direct people's attention away from Jesus Christ and to some other "savior," someone who comes in the form of a hundred different concoctions of Jesus, certainly why the Society is named as such. In the Catholicist Nation it may certainly be the Pope — I mean Francis is now the most innovative when it comes to urging us to have more racialist sodomist socialist sensitivity, he truly is.
But it can also be a wholesome film star — how many will emerge as the ones not doing nasty sexual things with the measure of their power? Oh I now like them! It could be a trusted newscaster — the most acclaimed are the new talk show breed, the Jimmy Kimmels and Stephen Colberts and Samantha Bees who parrot the favored humanist dogma for good laughs. Barack Obama is a good choice — I mean he did come up with Obamacare ("It must be sustained someway — maybe repeal but replace for sure!") which even though it is destroying the health care industry, it is good for getting people to worship you ("Obama will take care of my hip replacement!")
Ironically it could even be Donald Trump, who recently got some press for saying, "The opioid crisis is a crisis." Yeah. A little slow on the uptake there, just another reality star pontificating. The opioid crisis is merely a glaring symptom of the tremendously profound truth that people in their souls do get it.
Some do open their eyes and ears and discover the terrifying nature of the System propaganda splashed about with pretentious pedestal-propped people laboring under Cain's industry preparing to dine on them, they do. With Christ they find strength to overcome it. Without Him, as is the case with so many young people today having no clue about Him and being pushed into those alternate spiritualities — they just want to deaden the pain even if it means being dead.
This is the disturbing end game for a firmly entrenched legacy. God so loves those under its control, He is terribly grieved by it all, but I believe He allows it because He wants people to do exactly what they did at the very end of the treatise on the establishment of the World System itself, there in the fourth chapter of Genesis. It is so they would simply call on Him.
See the phenomenon for what it is, accept one's own part in enabling it, then honestly, lucidly, graciously turn 180 degrees the other way toward the Kingdom.
Accept the freely bestowed gift of eternal life and joy and peace from the hands (and feet) of the One Who Died So You Could Have It.
By the way, there is an official title of the Among the Wonders program. It was set forth by Rome in an official statement binding on all Catholicists in 1963 when the "revolution" was well under way.
Latin for "Among the Wonders."
I close with what Tupper Saussy wrote about it in Rulers of Evil. This is in Chapter Nine, "Securing Confidence." Read it yourself, the whole chapter. I invite you to read the entire book, it is online.
For those who may be despairing right now of the future grand success of Inter Mirifica, no worries. Be secure in Christ's embrace, walk with Him through your daily life, and let the System do its thing for now, even praying for those in it as Christ tells us our battle isn't with them but with the spiritual ruler of the System who keeps them in his grip.
Talk with a few people about Christ.
Know too that on the last day the devil and this domain will perish when Christ returns and whatever usefulness they've had will be over.
Every day I catch evidences of the System's grip on the minds and hearts of World inhabitants. Sure these are the surface realities, but it is not hard to see from the steaming foam what is deeper beneath with a modest diet of Scripture, history, and current events, as well as a rudimentary discernment of propaganda.
The final Los Angeles Times editorial in the issue of December 21, the evening having the most darkness of any in the year, was from James Martin (pictured on the right). Don't know James Martin? He's essentially the Confessor of America, prominent Jesuit scholar and popular sophisticate — more formally the editor-at-large of the Society's widely distributed publication appropriately titled America.
The piece was "A tough life in Nazareth," and it was about how difficult it was for Jesus growing up — pretty standard "Jesus was a humble man" stuff — except that it was much more a pretext for the most robust racialist and socialist browbeating. The clearly implicit message: If you are a white male with some wealth and you don't participate in the System's confiscatory program of codependent enabling, then you are guilty of despicable moral crimes — indeed, you are no friend of Jesus.
So cough it up, bub — er, excuse me, put another dollar in the plate sir, and then we'll say a blessing for you. Thanks.
When I opened my Times a few days later on Sunday the 24th, the first full page ad there on page A5 was for Loyola Marymount University, the self-proclaimed "University of Silicon Beach." A beautiful college building with a single large red bow over the doors was accentuated by a brilliantly lit, splendidly decorated Christmas tree. A very powerful image conveying the delightfully imposing nature of the school, particularly for influencing the commercial interests emanating from the western Los Angeles area.
Look up "Silicon Beach" and you'll find it is the home of a smattering of up-and-coming tech firms, just as you'd think: the budding "Silicon Valley" of southern California. One of those firms is Snapchat, along with Instagram the most used social media platform for millennials today.
LMU is located up on a hill right smack in the middle of all that. One of "The Great 28" (their designation), it is a member school in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and as such a critical conduit for the Society to propagate the message of Cain's legacy: Live by the precepts of the city and trust in the prince, for his conception of God is the one that will keep you safely in the mainstream.
I don't think I could taste the produce of their harvest any more bitterly than in the major motion picture Get Out. I'd heard it was terrific, and as a bit of horror film fan I'm always looking for good ones. Yet I was annoyed by what appeared to be in the movie: Was this going to be about a black man being mercilessly tormented by a white racist family? Was it?
I'd asked some who'd seen it. No, it really isn't about that, I was told. It's just a good horror movie, they said.
So I saw it.
A film that is wholly and unabashedly about shamelessly microaggressing white people empowering a "middle America" white family to surgically implant the brains of dying family members into black people is not racialist in the worst sense possible?
Are you kidding me?
That this was as extraordinarily well-made, widely distributed, hugely popular, and greatly celebrated as it was is testament to the overwhelming power of System operatives at the most arcane layers of Cain's legacy to clench the souls of the unwitting and unwilling. The idea that this was just a movie? You can't get much better evidence than the Get Out ad covering the December 3rd Times. Blaring across the page was the claim this film was "the movie for the world we live in today."
This pull quote from a Time magazine review leaves no mistaking the substance of the recommended sentiments: Get Out is undeniably an accurate metaphor of the reality that blacks are endlessly hunted down by whites nefariously trying to make them catatonic Stepford people.
Furthermore you are just plain evil if you do not have the proper narrative coursing through your cranium: White people are inherently racist, black people are always threatened by them, and the more virtue signaling you do, the more entitlement demands you make, and the more intractable victimhood you claim — the more you will be awarded your due reparations.
Wow, really — that now classic look of harrowing entrancement on the face of actor Daniel Kaluuya forever lost in "the sunken place," it just as much applies to this.
I came across this mindset in all its glory from a conversation I had with a black girl in my classroom, one we had openly and respectfully before the entire class. I had given an assignment to my students asking them about their main fears, for the purpose of then sharing with them the results of a survey that demonstrated most Americans fear things like identity theft, cyber attacks, biological or chemical warfare, and the number one response: government corruption — not much of a surprise.
Sure enough many of these 17 year-olds wrote down things like death of a loved one, speaking before a crowd, even spiders — yeah, they're not quite adults yet.
This young lady put down "the KKK, because it's still around." I thought, wow, this gal does feel that someday someway a Klansman is going to harm her. I genuinely wondered, how many blacks feel as she does? (From the zealous World inhabitant peanut gallery: "NOW you're getting it you finally woke now formerly racist ignoramus!")
Still the question: Where did she (and many other blacks and racialists) get this idea? Was it really from legions of racist white males incessantly assaulting thousands of black individuals across the country forcing them to hole up in their basements? I'll certainly be tarred "naïve" at this point from erudite racialists who will spout about any number of systemically exploitive items, I got that. Still, the question, from where do these considerations originate?
This student continued by regaling us with this story. When she attended a private Catholic school, she was microaggressed constantly — you know, "So do your kind of people really like fried chicken and watermelon?" — that kind of thing. She complained to an administrator, who responded with dismissive excuses. She told this story because of the abject disappointment she felt, intimating that this confirmed to her that everyone was in on it.
Very much like the whole tenor of Get Out.
This was an anecdotal story, yes. But is it not symptomatic of the vibrant ecclesiastical contribution to spreading the World's propaganda?
A colleague the other day handed me a copy of Foreign Affairs, the main publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization that not a few believe is one of those they're-really-evil-and-really-run-things-in-the-world entities. This was just a friendly gesture, my friend has no axe to grind, he's actually a retired civics teacher and the nicest guy on the planet. It happened to be the most recent issue in fact, January/February 2018. I'd never read their material before, and I thought, hmm, let's see what they have to say...
Sure enough the very first article was "America's Original Sin" all about how the legacy of slavery still haunts us now. Ahh, I see. Makes sense if the CFR is indeed as influential as they say it is. More indoctrination about how racist we are, and — wait...
What's this. Three pages in, a full page ad for the Walsh School of Foreign Service, at Georgetown University. A little before halfway through the magazine is yet another ad for Georgetown, this one for the "World's Leading MA Program in Security Studies."
Let us be your security.
This is precisely what Cain says to the faithful.
We are your security — we are all there is.
None of this isn't within the purview of God's economy. Please don't think me presumptuous, I'm just sharing what I read in His word. One of the reasons all the racialism is so noteworthy is because it is designed to get people to engage in rebellion against the ordained governing authorities — namely those very agents operating under Cain's legacy.
You hear it all the time. I'd say, however, that most who holler and rage against the potentates — if it's Donald Trump how much more justified dammit! — have little comprehension of Scripture and the scantest insight into what's really happening in the larger scheme of things.
Look at bitcoin, the rage among alternative virtual currencies, right now on the wildest roller coaster of value fluctuations. It's been on a ride for some years now, and recently it has been in a frenzy because while a lot of people veritably know that you simply can't use math to keep a value assignment stable, thousands of powerful financiers are pushing back with an impassioned desire to resist the machinations that presently govern the dollar, so much so that they desperately want cryptocurrencies to work.
We'll show you, you malevolent Federal Reserve!
It's the exact same obsessive sentiment as
We'll show you we can really be not a racist!
The best part is you can have James Martin readily channel the deep politics mandarins to vigorously lead your crusading. Whichever, works either way for the Church Militant, they're good, you're putty in their hands. That's the way it is supposed to be, it is completely legitmate — the deception, the disinformation, the institutionalized hypnotic seduction is all standard, all authoritative. Cain is just doing his job.
And he does it well because it is true — we are all indeed racists.
Wait a minute! That's exactly the point! "Systemic racism through and through"! Get it?
No, the gross misconception is this: I'm not a racist because I'm white, I'm a racist because I'm a sinner. And I'm not a sinner because of Adam, I'm a sinner because of me.*
I'm a murderer, a liar, a thief, a lecher, and a fool. I'm not being glib at all, it's just reality. Until I recognized that reality I could never come to repentance, and then to my Savior.
The next step is to, yeah, quite ironically — get out. Get out from under the clutches of the System and go dwell joyfully and richly in the Kingdom where there is forgiveness, mercy, salvation, life — authentic community. In a very real sense I do understand the girl's fears about everyone being in on it. Look at how many of them clutch their civic voting privileges, their employee tax classifications, their non-profit pressure group ingratiations, their God club memberships — Caesar don't hurt me can't you see I'm on the rolls look can't you see don't hurt me.
Secure in the embrace of Jesus who set all this in motion for a reason, who even told me I'd face everyone being against me, sometimes in the most lethal ways — I don't fear them. Abiding in Christ is extraordinarily dangerous, but it is so very good.
Many like the System's lords better. That's fine. God allows them to.
But as long as you do, you'll be subject to Caesar's work to ruthlessly mitigate and summarily prosecute at will. With advances in technology it is getting to me much more effective, what with dozens of "smart" city gadgetries being implemented. Weaponized drone deployment is nearly commonplace. All of this is just short of the imminent transhuman innovations so the governance is implanted right there in our brains.
To make it all meaningful disruptions and disturbances of all sorts must be diffused and distended, and showcasing the bogeymen of systemic racists and wealthy kleptomaniacs is an important component of that. Even so, much of these are merely wholesale distractions from the major destabilizations out there — some certainly involving real genocidal programs in several countries — deliberately arranged to either destroy you or embolden Caesar to keep your eyes off of Christ and His words.
It all works perfectly well for the Society's aims. They are so insidiously proficient that I'm not even sure they need all this. Seems like they've pretty much captured the hearts and souls of the next generation just on the strength of Hollywood and social media platforms. So many young people parroting the party line — they're already catatonic Stepford people.
Funny, in my devotional time I happened to be reading from Matthew, chapter 13 to be exact. The Parable of the Sower is there, the one about the seed — the very word of God. Some won't hear because they allow World Ops to snatch it away. Some hear with joy but are consumed by the riches or worries of the World they inhabit. The key is that in each of these circumstances
They had the word right there the whole time.
There is no excuse.
Why didn't they pay attention? Why didn't they understand what's really going on? Why didn't they give it up and let God do His bountiful work their lives to produce a crop a hundred times as great?
Jesus told us God gave Isaiah the answer 700 years before. Right smack in between the parable and the explanation.
"You look but don't see. You hear but don't listen. If you did you'd be okay. Instead you're toast."
Yeah I know that's a rough translation. But that's pretty much it.
There was an interesting verse there in that chapter that I hadn't gathered before. I'd read Matthew a dozen times, but just didn't hold on to this one part. Shame on me.
It is the one about the scribe. Some versions have it "teacher of the law," but in many cases establishing the law required writing it down. It caught my eye this time because I work at being a good scribe. This web effort, my blogging, my teaching — I do a lot of scribing. But here is Jesus saying something that I can now put in my heart as a fine treasure.
"Every scribe who has become a disciple of the Kingdom is like the homeowner who brings out of his storeroom new things as well as old."
I do my best here, trying to elucidate the distinction between the World and the Kingdom, maybe get a few readers to consider Christ.
What an encouragement from my Lord.
There are some who understand, and know Him.
Old things are good — new things are good too.
I can only humbly pray that after reading these words here there'd be a few more with whom I may worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
This page was originally posted by David Beck at yourownjesus.net on October 29 2017