“Political Correctness” is a euphemism for the silencing tactics of power elites who are pushing power-consolidating agendas. It works by isolating and marginalizing anybody who might get in the way of those agendas, through smears and threats and psychological manipulation. I think it’s critical that each and every one of us build awareness of those tactics — as well as an understanding of our own human weaknesses — so that we can keep ourselves and our minds free. Free speech is a use-it-or-lose-it proposition. If we don’t push back, we will lose it. The protesters will lose their freedom as well, though, sadly, they don’t realize that." (Follow up about the Disruption of Speech at Catholic U, stellamorabito.net, Nov. 28,2014)
Faithful Christians are not to be conformed to the world but rather remain apart from it lest they become polluted by the world system. This command of God to His people is at the foundation of and key strategy behind political correctness (aka consensus process). The key strategy is fueled by the knowledge that all people have an inherent fear of being alienated from the group. During sensitivity-training and diversity-training sessions for example, skillful change-agents (morally compromised facilitators) psychologically manipulate this fear to herd selected victims (i.e., faithful, orthodox Christians) toward a preplanned conclusion (i.e., acceptance of science and evolutionary theory in place of the Gen. account ex nihilo as well as acceptance of "gay" marriage) into compromise of both conscience and orthodox position. This is political correctness or the consensus process in a nut shell, and when we hear secular power elites---mouthpieces for the devil--- and their evil-minded liberal counterparts screaming for 'consensus,' they're really demanding that they be allowed to 'facilitate' the compromise of conscience and position that leads to the abandonment of what the Holy Triune God said for what man said as well as the Christian-based Western ideals and principles at the foundation of our Constitutional Republic.
There are three steps to the consensus process. They are called, "Unfreezing the present level, moving to the new level, and freezing group life on the new level." In order to speed up the unfreezing phase, communist shock-troopers of evil resorted to physical torture, shock 'therapy,' and mind-altering drugs. In America, secular pagan sadists precipitate emotional pain, intimidation, and fear by way of psychological bullying tactics such as cruel ridicule, character assassination, destructive criticism, labeling (i.e., bigot, racist, homophobe, creationist conservative, traditionalist), spreading lies and accusations of mental illness:
"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives...suffer from ‘mental rigidity,' ‘dogmatism,' and ‘uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness." (Social and Emotional Learning, Jan. 26, 2005, edwatch.org)
Science, mystical evolution, and hedonistic materialism are core elements of the hellish worldview of America's secular "power elites." At its' core is the assertion that everything that exists is energized matter. Whether matter and energy are held to be eternally existing or spontaneously generated (Cosmic Egg/Big Bang) matters not since the common point of departure for all worldviews grounded in matter and energy is metaphysical nihilism,
"... This position has been held by philosophers such as Parmenides, Buddha, Advaita Vedantins, and perhaps Kant (according to some interpretations of his transcendental idealism). Blob theory can also be considered very closely aligned with mereological nihilism (there are no parts and wholes). Obviously if metaphysical nihilism is correct, empirical reality is an illusion." (What is Metaphysical Nihilism? OpenTopia.com)
According to Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the "The Swerve: How the World became Modern," metaphysical nihilism is a reasonable price to pay to keep us,
“...from a preoccupation with angels and demons” and to focus on things in this world; it will free us “to construct experiments without fearing that one is infringing on God’s jealously guarded secrets” and to engage in inquiry without dogmatic restrictions; and to live an ethical life without dread of eternal punishment. It protects us against the dangers and disappointments of longing and love by insisting on Epicurean repose and renunciation. Mostly, it distracts us from considerations of death, the reflection on which and the fear of which makes us do crazy things." (Swerving Towards Modernism, Jeffrey Polet, The Imaginative Conservative, Nov. 2014)
However, by the inner logic of metaphysical nihilism, "reality" is non-self, meaning that secular power elites and their disciples are walking dead bodies that nevertheless speak. It is this "reality" of nothingness that supposedly liberates them. As it was for murderous 20th century communist and fascist totalitarians, so it is for todays' neo-pagan and mystical pantheist secularists that metaphysical nihilism and the dehumanization of 'other' that takes place in darkened minds and wills turned toward evil is liberating, at least during younger years when death is not yet a blip on the radar. This is because for the uncreated, liberated, autonomous yet non-existent 'self' that is paradoxically the measure of all things and whose life no longer has any ultimate meaning or purpose there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do, or why, by extension of this evil reasoning, the perverted and murderous should not do what they want to do. But the nihilism, egotism, lying, perverse license, and sadistic pleasure attained through psychological terror, domination and manipulation of dehumanized 'dupes' and their children, all of which the evil rejoice in during their younger years becomes an unbearable source of despair, horror, night terrors, dread-inducing sensations of standing atop a bottomless void, and thoughts of murder and suicide with the advent of old age and the approach of death.
In this light appear salient features of the power elites' psychology: extreme narcissism, self-delusion, full-blown paranoia, moral imbecility, sophistry, and parasitism fueled by a will turned toward evil and a massively depraved conscience.
The depraved conscience is an unexamined conscience.
In his Commentary on Psalm 33/2, 8, St. Augustine notes that a dirty house (depraved conscience) is the miserable condition of all whose inflexible pride makes them refuse to face their own conscience lest they be overwhelmed by the wickedness they find there. (Day by Day with Saint Augustine, Donald X. Burt, p. 107)
Thus secular elites and their evil-doing liberal followers are self-righteous narcissists who refuse to tolerate the knowledge of their own weaknesses, failings, and sinfulness. Thus they constantly engage in sweeping the evidence of their own remarkably consistent sins under the rug of their conscience in order to preserve their carefully constructed glass-houses from which they throw stones, particularly at the resented righteous. In their hypocrisy they refuse to see their own wickedness but clearly see and constantly carp upon, gossip about and point the finger of accusation at the weaknesses and failings of other people, especially those whom they resent.
Because secular elites and their liberal followers constantly fret about preservation of self-image they are hyper-sensitive to what others might think of them, thus they engage in an unceasing yet ultimately futile effort to maintain an outward appearance of moral purity and superiority. Because of this they hate the light–---the light of true truth, moral law, virtues and goodness that not only expose them but penetrate their deceptions.
A wicked will causes evil and suffering
Ultimately, a depraved conscience is the result of a strong will determined to have its’ own way, thus St. Augustine points to a wicked will as the cause of all evil and suffering. This is because its' evil companions are self-love, covetousness, envy and lust for power. Because the willfulness of the wicked will is so extraordinary and always accompanied by a lust for power idolatrous narcissists are more likely than most to gravitate to positions of power and influence within for example, academia, seminaries, politics, courts of law, and Hollywood. Thus empowered, the wicked will imposes itself upon other wills by overt or covert coercion solidified in psychological abuse and manipulation such as sensitivity training in order to destroy the spiritual virtues of others. This evil is the result of envy.
When narcissism is so total that the conscience is seared and capacity for empathy and charity lost, the narcissist has descended into malignant narcissism. Malignant narcissism negates restraints that result from empathy and charity. This motivates them to not just dehumanize and scapegoat others but to spiritually and physically crucify them….to murder them.
By transferring their own wickedness onto others through projection and scapegoating, narcissists and malignant narcissists cause evil and suffering. For example, when they acquire domination over their own families they create miniature totalitarian societies characterized by pathological lying, psychological manipulation and bullying, physical abuse, paranoia, confusion, fear, deception, isolation, suspicion, craziness, distrust, and rage.
Metaphysical Nihilism: Worldview from Hell
Key elements of metaphysical nihilism are the following crazy-making ideas:
1. Only science counts as knowledge
2. Life has no origin or purpose other than pursuit of pleasure at any cost
3. All that exists is matter in motion making the Triune God Who created all things ex nihilo unacceptable
4. Complete rejection of Biblical dualism, that is, man as soul/spirit embedded within a body (matter) in favor of man as bio-machine, a non-self emergent product of evolution acting on matter.
5. The "factual" existence of a mystical universal life force (evolution)
According to Angelo Codevilla, author of "The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It," while most Americans still pray to the Holy Triune God Who created all men in His spiritual image, Americas' idolatrous secular power elite:
...prays to themselves as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image..." (p. xix)
Because power elites elevate science and evolution above the Revelation of God and reject creation ex nihilo in favor of evolutionary materialism they are enabled to look down upon the hated "masses" and view them not as people but as apish, grunting hominids, so naturally they believe Americans are completely unfit to run their own lives.
Moreover, as transcendent morality and unchanging truth are anathema to them then lying, sophistry and other forms of deception are entirely within reason. According to Codevilla, since no,
"....standard of right and wrong (is) beyond the Ruling Class'....self-conception, its greatest concern has been to denigrate the American people's devotion to God, because the Ruling Class accepts no standard it cannot control." (ibid, p. xx)
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9, KJV
A wicked will and depraved conscience are the most destructive forces in any society. It is only within this context that we can understand why our once family and decency centered Christian-grounded culture of life and moral order increasingly resembles both Sodom and Gomorrah and decadent Rome in its death throes.
Our Americanized Sodom-Rome is animated by an inward spirit of negation (nihilism), wickedness, rebellion and scapegoating fueled by will to power and selfishness as highest virtue together with unabashed envy as cause celebre. All of this corruption manifests in a politically correct legal license to oppress and repress (scapegoat and crucify) all who are the objects of resentment, hate and envy as well as for parasitic lifestyles, legalized sexual anarchy, plundering (thieving), subversion and perversion of youth, killing of inconvenient, unwanted human life and many other manifest evils.
As a tyranny of envy (poneros) had finally overtaken ancient Greek society, resulting in its degradation and implosion an exploration of Greek thought with regard to types of envy will prove enlightening.
The first type is 'zelos,' a kind of envy stirred up within both secular elite and liberals by any perceived superiority. In the poem, 'Work and Days,' Isocrates presents the spirit of zelos as "with grim face and screaming voice, who delights in evil" and causes Decency and Respect to flee as is the situation in morally debauched Sodom America where young boys and girls are routinely groomed by sodomites, lesbians, pedophiles and pederasts to assuage unholy appetites and bloodthirsty Ferguson "protesters" demand the blood of an innocent cop . (Envy and the Greeks: A Study of Human Behavior, Peter Walcot, pp. 2-3 from Death by Envy, Fr. George R. A. Aquaro, p. 12)
Zelos is also the spirit behind the 'murder' of the Christian God, the closing off of the supernatural dimension and the Way to Paradise with the requisite suppression of His Revelation to man, the miracle of Special Creation and Original Sin. Thus zelos is the lying, hateful, intolerant spirit behind the evolving universe of matter and energy as 'science.'
Zelos animates gossip, slander, the politics of personal destruction, and sensitivity training. It demands redistribution of wealth, egalitarian sameness, androgyny, hiring quotas, same-sex marriage; gay, lesbian, criminal and terrorist rights; open borders, 'legalized' illegal immigration, and the mandated sexualization and perversion of our youth. Zelos is the spirit behind political correctness, hate crime laws, speech codes, multiculturalism, inclusion, tolerance, sensitivity, diversity, and socialism.
In its every crazy-making, murderous permutation Zelos is the spirit behind left-wing ideology and its' totalitarian fantasy:
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." (Winston Churchill, British orator, author and Prime Minister during World War II, 1874-1965)
"When I say that Marxism is based on envy, I mean that the glorious revolution of the proletariat...was really a promise to put a final end to all the conditions that make for envy." (Joseph Epstein, author and former editor of The American Scholar, from Truths about Socialism, Coral Ridge Ministries, p. 66)
Philotimia and hybris are next. In Greek mythology, philotimia is narcissism, love of attention, self-affirmation and self-gratification while hybris is the arrogance, insolence, contempt, insult, shame , hatred and mistreatment of an envied other by a narcissist. In Greece, philotemia and hybris were seen when the gods and their earthly counterparts punished subhumans for usurping their authority as well as when they struggled amongst themselves for positions of primacy. Philotimia and hybris are the spirits behind the vicious psychological bullying, and other forms of mistreatment of hard-working tax-payers, faithful Christians, straight white conservatives, and Tea Partiers of every color and both sexes. Philotimia/hybris is also the spirit animating the intolerant attitudes of evolutionary theologians toward defenders of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo.
Phthonos is the fourth type of envy. Phthonos seeks to deprive envied 'other' of possessions, honor, status, and spiritual virtues through leveling down tactics such as redistribution of wealth, Obamacare, and gender-free pubic restrooms. Phthonos is driven not just to ostracize and confiscate but to use terroristic force to take or deprive 'other' of whatever is envied. Phthonos can drive a man (i.e., Cain) to murder his own brother and even to "kill" God (i.e., Nimrod, Karl Marx).
In Athens, the egalitarian, or leveling impulse, served to help relieve an envy-torn culture by leveling all men down. This was enforced by character destruction and the threat of ostracism.
The fifth type of envy is vaskonia or Evil Eye (ophthalmos poneros, Satan) and means something even more malignant than phthonos. Tolkien portrays vaskonia with the lidless burning eye of Sauron suspended between the twin horns of Barad Dur. Vaskonia is malignant narcissism expressed as a type of witchcraft or evil spirit associated with the experience of envy, the malign touch or glance of which leaves a soiled imprint and implies instant victimization and death. Vaskonia is sudden, meaning one wrong word, one wrong look on one's face, or the impulse of a moment is all it takes to become its' victim.
As ancient Greece had been engulfed by the spirit of envy,
"...one had to watch not only the malevolent actions of envious friends and enemies, but the very real threat of ostracism by the democratic community. Philanthropy had much less to do with (love of man) as it had with....avoiding other people's phthonos of one's success." (Death by Envy, p. 14)
As a whole, Scripture combines envy with hatred of one's brother, which means that there can be no love whatsoever where there is envy and hatred in one's heart.
The power elite refuse to accept their own sins and intellectual defects and their nihilist worldview from hell is a psychology of idolatry of self that, fueled by hatred of 'other' rationalizes a death cult. During the twentieth century this murderous death cult was responsible for the brutal murders of in excess of 160,000,000 men, women, and children.
Power elites prefer their demonic neo-pagan and mystical pantheist cult beliefs to the Revealed Word of God, hence their contempt for Scripture requires a substitute: a new pagan and pantheist order that promises peace and plenty but delivers global enslavement and the death of billions of men, women, and children.
In conclusion, for more than fifty years the power elite and their secular liberal disciples have been deliberately demoralizing and debauching America and the church by way of psychological manipulation as well as sadistically bullying those who resist. Collectively speaking, the power elite are a force for evil that reveres the dark side and pledges allegiance to a hell-born system of eternal damnation.
Given the morally and doctrinally corrupted condition of much of the Christian Church and Christians themselves, unless we repent of our sins and ask for Gods' forgiveness and mercy, then total control of America will at some time in the future fall into the grasping hands of demonized secular elites and psychological bullying as a means of power and domination will be dropped in favor of American Gulags, torture and murder.