In 'How Can You Punish an Evolved Criminal?" David Coppedge reports that left-leaning evolutionary biologists (materialists) have never given up on the 19th century notion that criminals are born, not made. In other words, if man is a chance product of evolution then he is a genetically preprogrammed psychochemical machine compelled to 'think' speak and act at the direction of his genes, therefore genes are ultimately responsible for evil thoughts, speech and actions. (crevinfo.com, April 26, 2013 )
A recent story, “Deep Divide of ‘Evil Genes," published in the Age of Technology raises the question of whether criminals might evade responsibility for their crimes by blaming their genes:
"Adam Lanza was a loner: highly intelligent with a ghostly pallor; awkward but seemingly pleasant; described by his own brother as a ''nerd''. On December 14 last year, Lanza, 20, walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in the affluent town of Newtown, Connecticut, and over the next two hours shot 20 children and six adults dead, before turning the gun on himself. Already that day, he had killed his mother with her shotgun.
Why had this young man, as opposed to millions of other ''geeky'' outsiders, murdered 27 innocents? The media talked about Lanza's mother's gun collection; the fact he had no Facebook page and no photo of him appeared in his high-school yearbook, only the words ''camera-shy''. But at the same time, scientists at the University of Connecticut were embarking on a different line of inquiry. The genetics department was analysing Lanza's DNA. The university refused to give any details about these investigations - possibly of cells from Lanza's brain, but equally likely from cells taken from his hair or the gun he used - or what they hoped they could reveal from the analysis. But the news shone a light on an area of behavioural genetics that provokes deeply divergent opinions both within the scientific community and in wider society. Is it possible that there is a gene that makes some people ''evil''? Could future murderers be spotted before they have committed a crime? And should they be punished if they are simply prisoners of their own biology?" (Deep divide of 'evil genes, Julia Llewellyn Smith, Apr. 11, 2013)
So controversial are the links between biology, psychopaths and violence that projects set up to investigate the issue have been shelved after public uproar:
"Scientists are haunted by the ghosts of the pseudoscientific eugenics movement, which held that mankind could be improved by breeding out the bad. Peaking in the early 20th century, its influence led to the sterilisation of mental patients and prisoners and, by extension, to Hitler's ''final solution'' of eliminating the ''Untermenschen." (ibid)
Eugenicists, like Hitler and Stalin were psychopaths. Psychopaths are human predators who wear a mask of sanity to disguise the fact that their conscience and empathy are dead. They can imitate feelings but what drives them is a sort of predatorial hunger for what they are after, which is making others suffer. Just as normal humans enjoy seeing other people happy, the psychopath enjoys the opposite. In "Leftism as Psychopathy, " John Ray, M.A., Ph.D. provides a brief summary of the chief characteristics of psychopathy:
"(the psychopath) is unmoved by brutality (except to enjoy perpetrating it); he has no moral or ethical anchors or standards; he is deeply (but discreetly) in love with himself (narcissism) so secretly despises others and thinks they are fit only to be dominated and exploited by him and those like him; he is a great manipulator who loves getting others to do his bidding by deception or otherwise; he is the master of the lie and the false pretense but sees no reason to be consistent from occasion to occasion; he will say anything to gain momentary praise or admiration; his only really strongly felt emotions seem to be hate and contempt and he is particularly enraged by those who have what he wants and will be totally unscrupulous in trying to seize what others have for himself. But above all, the psychopath does not seem to be able to tell right from wrong and, as a result, does sometimes commit or connive at murders and other heinous crimes with what seems to be a clear conscience."
"That seems to me to constitute, by and large, a fairly comprehensive description of your average Left-wing intellectual -- particularly of the many intellectuals who did (and often still do) support in various ways the old Soviet system in Russia."
Che Guevara for example, is still worshipped by the young Leftists of Western universities but as a Cuban writes of him:
"He did not have any business in Cuba but he went there to kill Cubans. He did not have any business in Africa but he went there to kill Africans. He did not have any business in Bolivia, but he went there to kill Bolivians, where he eventually died on his own sword.... As far as I am concerned, Ernesto Guevara was the Bin Laden of his time.... It will be very insulting for millions of people if, 30 years from now, they were to see in the streets people wearing Bin Laden T-shirts, as it is now for us to see people using Che Guevara's T-shirts." (ibid, Ray)
Ray writes that Paul Hollander's book "Political Pilgrims: Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society" recounts what Leftist intellectuals did for many decades in the Soviet era. To quote one Amazon reviewer:
"Political Pilgrims is the amazing story of how Western intellectuals embraced Marxist tyrants at the very moment their colleagues were rotting in prison cells, and the common people everyone claimed to be concerned for, were starving. The book relates how cultural and religious leaders from the West, including familiar names, visited the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and other communist countries, and told the most appalling lies." (ibid, Ray)
Psychopaths seem to have a mind of metal and exist in a demonically twisted, upside-down atmosphere more bizarre than Bedlam as affirmed by the Communist magazine 'Iuni Kommunist' which characterizes the atmosphere of Communists as a 'devilish antiworld,'
"...which externally is completely like ours (but wherein) man must reply with evil to every success in life." Then it brazenly affirms the slogan of Satanism, "Satan is not the foe of man. He is Life, Love, Light." (Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 106)
The affirmation of Satan runs throughout the old Soviet system. In his poem "The Pale Maiden," Karl Marx, the father of the Communist Manifesto affirms the existence of God, heaven, his own soul and hell and that he has forfeited heaven,
"My soul, once true to God, Is chosen for hell." (ibid, p. 22)
Kaganovitch, Stalin's brother-in-law and closest collaborator describes Stalin as not possessing a single human characteristic:
"Even when he exhibited some emotions, they all did not seem to belong to him. They were as false as the scale on top of armor...He was not human at all..." (ibid, p. 53)
Milovan Djilas, Communist leader of Yugoslavia, perceptively describes the powerfully mesmerizing satanic energy emanating from the 'no longer human' Stalin:
"Was it not so that the demonic power and energy of Stalin consisted in this, that he made the (Communist) movement and every person in it pass to a state of confusion and stupefaction, thus creating and ensuring his reign of fear..." (ibid, p. 54)
The article ends with a quotation from Uspenski expressing the reality of ideas, that they are of the unseen world, and further, that some will forever mark and poison the spirit of man:
"There are ideas which touch the most intimate corners of our lives. Once these are touched, the marks remain forever....They will poison life." (ibid)
Though numbers vary, researchers believe that thousands of psychopaths exist at every level of American society---each one emanating a mesmerizing demonic energy. Among prominent ones, John Ray lists Leftist intellectuals throughout academia, Bill Clinton, John Kerry and Obama.
If evolutionary biologists are correct in their assumptions, then all of these people cannot help but be psychopaths as they are fully caused and determined by evil genes. But increasing numbers of anthropologists, scientific psychiatrists, and other professionals from the counseling and medical field are jettisoning as useless materialist explanations. These researchers take very seriously the fact that something frightening, hideous and unexplainable by modern Western science is going on here in America and throughout the West. In their search for answers a "new" consensus is emerging: Men have souls and demons exist:
"...we need to understand a number of different concepts in order to comprehend the worldwide phenomenon of possession and exorcism. On the psychological level, we have come to know the notion underlying all possession, namely, that the body is a shell, inhabited by a soul, and that this shell may on occasion be surrendered to an intrusive alien entity. " (How about Demons? Possession and Exorcism in the Modern World, Felicitas Goodman. IndianaUpress:1988)
"Dr Frank Lake in a talk on the demonic recalled the occasion when 'Hans Rudi Weber was giving a talk on Christ's Victory over the Demonic Powers to this large gathering of psychiatrists and theologians. It was quite amusing to see how uncomfortable the theologians were at this strange exhibition of what I think they regarded as Medievalism from a distinguished member of their own theological group. It was as if they were apologizing to the scientific psychiatrists present that a theologian had returned to the era of demons and evil possession. By contrast the psychiatrists were in fact leaning forward eagerly recognizing that the collective demonic is something with which they are continually dealing. As they said afterwards, 'Why didn't some theologian tell us about this before? We know what he's talking about, we live with it'" (But Deliver us From Evil: An Introduction to the Demonic Dimension in Pastoral Care, John Richards, London, Dartman, Longman and Todd,1974)
Possession takes two forms, communal and individual:
"...central possession is communal, strongly institutionalized, and ritualistically induced, but peripheral possession is more normally individual and spontaneous." (Demonic Possession: A Medical, Historical, Anthropological, and Theological Symposium, John Warwick Montgomery (ed.), Bethany,1976)
"In later life, Jung admitted that he was open to the ideas that all these metapsychic phenomena could be explained better by the theory of spirits ....in the long run (he said) I have to admit that the spirit hypothesis yields better results in practice than any other." (The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue, John P. Newport, Eerdmans,1998)
In "Hostage to the Devil: the Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans," (1992) Malachi Martin presents five cases of possession which express important elements and basic attitudes popular in our own society. In the possessed person, such as the 'no longer human' Stalin, these elements and attitudes are pushed to a very narrow and frightening extreme.
Martin summarizes these elements and attitudes in the following points:
1. All sense suddenly seems like nonsense
2. Hopelessness is confirmed as the only hope
3. Death and cruelty and contempt are normal
4. Nothing is ever right
5. Moral relativism and/or postmodernism: the insistence that there is no essential difference between good and evil
6. All moral values are subject to one's personal preference
6. The supernatural must be resolved in 'natural' or rational and empirically verifiable scientific explanations
7. There can be no relevance for the modern person in anything that cannot be rationally understood and no 'truth' important beyond what is this-worldly and rational
8. There are multiple and ever-expanding 'genders' and expressions of 'love'
9. A fatal confusion between spirit (mind, will) and psyche (soul). Of this Martin said, "If everything (of) spirit can be made to seem a product merely of human psyche...then love can be made to seem only a chemical interaction, and love's paradigm is killed."
10. Confusion: One basic note of possession is confusion of the things of God with untruth, sex with gender, truth with lie, good with evil, supernatural with natural. Confusion is a prime weapon of evil, said Martin.
In "Three Characteristics of the Diabolical, and How they are Manifest in the Modern World," Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington provides three more elements and attitudes expressive of the diabolical:
1. Love of Nudity - This is clearly manifest at several levels. First there is the widespread tendency of immodest dress. We have discussed modesty here before and ought to note that modesty comes from the word “mode” referring to the middle or to moderation. Hence, while we want to avoid oppressively puritanical notions about dress that impose heavy burdens (especially on women) and regard the body as somewhat evil, we must also critique many modern forms of dress at the other extreme. These “fashions” reveal more than is reasonable and generally have, as their intent to draw attention to aspects of the body that are private and reserved for sexual union in marriage. Too many in our culture see little problem parading about in various stages of undress, wearing clothing that are more intended to disclose and call attention to, than to conceal the private areas of the body. This love of disclosure and titillation is surely an aspect of the Evil One’s love of nudity, and he has surely spread his obsession to many in the modern West.
2. Pornography, though nothing new in this fallen world, has surely reached epidemic proportions via the Internet. Any psychotherapist, counselor or priest will tell you that addiction to pornography is a huge problem among people today. Pornographic sites on the Internet outpace all others tenfold. Multimillion Americans are viewing enormous amounts of pornography and the “industry” is growing exponentially. What was once hidden away in adult bookstores is now one click away on the Internet. And the thought that browsing habits are easily discoverable matters little to the addicts of this latest form of slavery. Many are on a steep slope downward into ever more deviant forms of porn. Many end up at illegal sites before they even know what has happened to them, and the FBI is knocking on their door. Satan’s love of nudity has possessed many!
3. The overall sexualization of culture also ties in to Satan’s love of nudity. We sexualize women to sell products. We even sexualize children. Our sitcoms chatter endlessly about sex in a very teenage and immature sort of way. We are, collectively, goofy and immature about sex, and our culture giggles like horny teenagers obsessed with something we don’t really understand. Yes, Satan loves nudity, and everything that goes with it.
In agreement with Malachi Martin's observation that confusion is a prime weapon of evil, Msgr. Charles Pope adds:
"And then of course there is the utter confusion, that celebrates homosexual activity. What Scripture calls gravely sinful, disordered, and contrary to nature (= παρὰ φύσιν – para physin – Rom 1:26) many in our culture now openly celebrate. And those afflicted as such, openly identify themselves with what tempts them. Rather than lament the difficulty and trial of such affliction and offer love, support and truth that they, may live celibately, (as all the unmarried are called to do), our sex saturated culture, blinded and darkened by its own wild lust, affirms and encourages them to indulge what can only bring further harm to them, and others, for it is of the darkness and contrary to nature. They have exchanged the truth of God for a lie… Romans 1:25) (blog.adw.org, Apr. 8, 2013)
In "Uncle Ponto and the Mushroom Souper," Martin provides us with an example of what is overtaking millions of Americans, Christian and non Christian alike, without their realizing it and without those around them taking cognizance of it. While we have been cast into confusion and paralyzed into amazed silence by the counter-intuitive, idiotic proclamations of the so-called scientifically enlightened community of Godless leftist psychopaths and their useful idiot liberal lapdogs, an individualism,
"...which exceeds by far the bounds of what used to be known as selfishness and egotism....has produced in thousands of people an aberrant and idiosyncratic behavior which is truly destructive." (p. 25)
These are the conditions of the society in which we now all live. From the highest, most powerful office of our land to our universities, churches, Hollywood, 'news' media and back-alleys, these are the spiritually convoluted, pathologically sick conditions of the society in which we now all live. To a far greater degree than most of us could have imagined fifteen or so years ago, said Martin,
"...a favorable climate for the occurrence of demonic Possession has developed as the normal condition of our lives." (p. xi)
Twenty-one years have passed since Malachi Martin warned America of the demonic energy overspreading our society. Dr. Carl Raschke, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver and America's leading authority on America's spreading subcultures of darkness concurs with Martin's analysis. In "Painted Black," the frightening story of the wave of hatred, insanity and violence sweeping our nation Raschke fully documents the chilling facts and cases behind an invisible wave of evil that holds our youth by their minds and parents by their hearts. He points out that the decadence, pornography, mass murders, criminality, 'new religions,' and Satanism in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar spiritual genus.
In "Satanism and the Devolution of the 'New Religions," Raschke notes that Satanism is so widespread today that there are even U.S. military personnel who are members of secretive Satanist groups.
Raschke concludes that the upsurge of Satanist practices,
"...must be interpreted not as some kind of odd wrinkle...but as a culminating phase of the "New Age" movement...The Satanist mindset is not "religion" in the regular sense of the word, but a mystification of the most corrupt secular passions and values...Satanism is but the spiritual Frankenstein created by a social order that has attempted to sustain itself without God." (Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the West — Part 6, Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon)
One of the devil's greatest achievements in our age of 'science and reason' has been to convince us that all that exists is matter.