In "Obama Logic? Racism is Genetic, Gender is a Choice," Cliff Kincaid, Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, noted that our pro-cross dressing President apparently doesn’t think people have DNA that makes them male or female. But he has just told an interviewer that white people and others have DNA that makes them racist and that American institutions are racist, too. These claims are described by our media as “bold” rather than bizarre racial slurs:
"CNN reported that Obama, during an appearance on a comedy show, said “the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination” exists in institutions and casts “a long shadow and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.” The host, comedian Marc Maron, has been a guest on MSNBC, the failing left-wing cable channel." (gopusa.com, June 23, 2015
An incredulous Kincaid asked,
"Was Obama being serious? Where is the scientific evidence that racism is passed on to others through their DNA?"
As a Progressive, Obama is very serious, though seriously deluded and in company with both America's and W. Europe's ruling class, possessed of a death-wish for their respective societies and a majority of their own countrymen.
So just what is Progressivism anyway? Answer: it is the evolutionary pantheist counterpart of Gnostic pagan Communism:
"The state form taken by a materialist faith determined to rule the world." Communism is "the final synthesis of all heretical tendencies that have pervaded Western civilization for many centuries." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, Nash, pp. 251-252)
Communism is a God-hating, therefore God-less, philosophically Epicurean materialist pagan form of heretical Protestant liberalism's (Stoic pantheism merged with Eastern mysticism)inverted exegesis grounded in subjectivism (moral relativism) and a chiliastic-evolutionary proclamation of a coming new order grounded in belief in the inevitability of evolutionary change and/or progress (from molecule to sea-weed, reptile, ape, hominid, man and then finally god-man) and in the perfectibility of this fallen world. The inevitability of continuous change is a form of nihilism (meaninglessness) and subjectivism (moral relativism) (1) which deconstructs truth, reality and man to personal preference. (2)
Chiliasm in Greek means "thousand years" and is primarily a God-less version of the millennial belief expressed in some Christian denominations and literature. The Christian millennial belief holds that there will be a Golden Age or Paradise on Earth where "Christ will reign" prior to the final judgment and future eternal state, primarily derived from the book of Revelation 20:1-6.
Communism, like its' contemporary Technocratic and/or occult New Age spiritually pagan counterpart, is the evolutionary chiliastic expression of a coming Golden New Age and is,
"...the culminating hubris of Promethean man who reaches out for the world and means to remake creation. It is scientism gone political." (ibid)
Having rejected the living, holy Trinity of creation Whose offer of salvation and eternal life in Paradise they have also rejected, they serve the Evil One, thus they vainly fantasize about a coming nowhere land (global utopia) for spiritually-dead non-beings.
In "Science, Politics and Gnosticism," highly-respected political philosopher Eric Voegelin (1901-85) identifies modern Gnostic movements running the gamut from Comte's positivism, progressivism, Hegelianism, Masonry, Marxist Communism and Nazi Socialism to Schleiermacher's doctrine of faith, modernism (Protestant liberalism), and Luciferian theosophy.
Helena Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy, leading Masonic thinker and important formulator of chiliastic evolution, wrote in her book, "The Secret Doctrine, " volume II,
"....it is but natural...to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he who was the 'Harbinger of Light,' bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah...and (was) the first to whisper: "in the day ye eat thereof ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil"---can only be regarded in the light of a Saviour..." (Theosophical University Press, 1888, p. 243, 513)
"And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the "Lord of Phosphorus," and Lucifer, or "Light Bearer," is in us: It is our Mind---our tempter and redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Savior from pure animalism. Without this principle...we would be surely no better than animals."
Many other humanist speculators have formulated chiliastic versions of evolutionism that like Blavatsky's posit an inverted exegesis. They include philosophers and lapsed Christian thinkers such as Henri Bergson, Jean Gebser, Alfred North Whitehead and Teilhard de Chardin as well as esotericists and occultists Max Theon, Rudolph Steiner, C.W. Leadbeater, Luciferian theosophist Alice Baily; Hindu teachers Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo and integral theorists Edward Haskell, Arthur Young and Ken Wilber. (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 34)
Chiliastic-evolutionary systems are modern forms of ancient and very "elitist" pre-Christian and Christian-era Gnostic pagan and pantheist ideations in which salvation is attained through the 'elitist' knowledge of Gnostic teachers (i.e., contemporary spiritual guides, gurus, god-men, certain 'scientists') possessed of the knowledge of the Gnostic cosmogony, or evolutionary anti-creation account and worldview.
Benjamin Wiker observes that the modern Gnostic 'scientific' cosmogony is a secularized, mathematical formula,
"..entirely stripped of the supernatural (and grounded in a secular understanding) of nature, science and philosophy that laid down the presuppositions on which Scripture scholarship came to rest...Little (can be) understood about the rise of modern biblical criticism if close attention is not paid to the great cosmological shift that occurs in the seventeenth century...The two occur as part of one revolution because the shift in the meaning of nature includes human nature as well." ( Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture, 1300-1700, Wiker & Hahn, p. 257)
Systematized chiliastic-evolutionary speculations have so far produced every bloody utopian politico-religious movement of the 20th century and underpin contemporary occult-pantheist New Age and Technocratic globalist hopes and visions of today.
In his article, "Leftism a Radical Faith," Bruce Riggs notes that much of the political history of the extended twentieth century is that of massive extinctions of citizens by their dictatorial Communist and Socialist governments:
"Take the engineered mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads, and gulags of Lenin and Stalin; Nazi gas chambers; Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killing fields; the genocides of Mao's "Great Leap Forward"; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find that over one hundred million people have been slaughtered." (American Thinker, Jan. 1, 2014)
The Black Book's authors point to the Darwinian "biological and zoological strain of thinking" as the engine of evil that proved itself to be a most effective means of denying the humanity of Communisms millions of victims.
"This strain of thinking," explained Stephane Courtois, "is why so many of the crimes of Communism were crimes against humanity, and how Marxist-Leninist ideology managed to justify these crimes to its followers." (The Black Book of Communism; p. 751)
Mass-murderer Vladimir Lenin concurs:
"Darwin put an end to the belief that the animal and vegetable species bear no relation to one another (and) that they were created by God, and hence immutable." (Vladimir Lenin, Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9)
In other words, since humans are not the Lord's spiritual image bearers but rather evolved life-forms akin to vegetables and animals we are at liberty to annihilate them.
These sadistic Gnostic-pagan god-State governments systematically dehumanized and murdered in excess of 200 million men, women, and children in order to create an imagined earthly Eden purified of evil. In this sense, progressive/leftist ideology is an atheist nature religion with the look of a religious inquisition that looks for a coming utopia.
Klaus Fischer puts it this way: "Totalitarianism represents the twentieth-century version of traditional religiosity; it is in many ways the secular equivalent of the religious life. Unless this crucial point is captured, the quintessential nature of totalitarianism will elude us." (ibid)
This "totalitarian religiosity" is grounded in a dehumanizing evolutionary cosmogony that reduces mankind to aspects of the evolving universe on a par with slugs, weeds, and apes. This evil religion continues today as a "scientific" secular, politico-centric faith,
"....disdainful of theistic beliefs and contemptuous of those who subscribe to them. It is a faith that, in its historical manifestations, has birthed the murderous tyrannies of the extended twentieth-century----tyrannies that have marched under left-wing banners of Marxism, Communism, and National Socialism, or, more generally and descriptively, Coercive Collectivism." (ibid, Riggs)
Evil, the Human Condition, and Moral Agency
We can neither understand nor effectively counter Gnostic Progressive Liberal ideas and the superstition and attendant madness ensuing therefrom until we understand what they believe about evil, the human condition and moral agency.
At issue are three fundamental issues. First is evil. Why does it exist and what can be done about it? Second is the human condition, is it fallen or essentially good? Third is the moral agency of man. Is man able to choose not to hate, kill, lie, deceive, cheat, steal, rape, seduce and pervert children or is he a psychochemical machine or evolved hominid helpless to resist instinct and stimuli as modern Gnostics believe?
Merely to answer this question is to demonstrate moral agency (free will). The truth is that man can in fact choose to lie or not lie, and the genocidal murderer Joseph Stalin amply demonstrated his own free will when he not only ordered the liquidation of millions of people but pointed out that whoever controls the mind of man can be the engineer of his soul, in other words, play at being God.
America's founding generation understood and fully accepted that man is fallen and is therefore a combination of strengths and weaknesses, good and evil. Each and every man and woman is both kindly Dr. Jekyll and evil-minded Mr. Hyde, thus within each person exists the very real possibility of evil. The way to restrain man's dark side is through morality — Biblical morality to be specific — self-discipline, personal accountability, and dilution of power so as to prevent power from accumulating in the hands of one or a relatively small number of fallen individuals.
Because America's Gnostic Progressive Liberals reject the living, supernatural God and the Fall and choose instead to embrace man-centered universe models, subjectivism, evolution as the Universal Life Force (3) and other Enlightenment concepts, they see no evil within themselves. No matter how obscene their language and vile and treacherous their actions, these self-righteous hypocrites (modern Pharisees) are essentially good. Their lies for example, are 'caused' by hateful, bigoted authoritarians who prevent them from telling their own version of 'truth' and after Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass murderer,
'...no one is more to blame for the massacre of 20 first graders and six women at the Sandy Hook Elementary School than the National Rifle Association..." (Progressives Plan March On NRA In DC Monday, Evan McMorris-Santoro, talkingpointsmemo.com, Dec. 16, 2012)
In his commentary, "Guns,Guns,Guns" Daniel Greenfield points out that if you reject the Genesis account and instead embrace evolutionary thinking, then evil is a chicken and egg question and man is its' helpless victim:
"Violence had no beginning, except perhaps in the Big Bang, it was always here, coded into the DNA. If people are just grown-up animals, more articulate versions of the creatures who eat each other's young, and sometimes their own young, there is as much use in wondering about the nature of evil as there is in trying to understand why a killer whale kills." (sultanknish.blogspot)
Like their ancient pagan counterparts, neo-pagan and pantheist progressives believe that evil exists external to the soul of man, the helpless victim of forces beyond his control. Evil is in everything from unseen forces and laws of nature, DNA, social constructs, in guns, the Confederate flag, thought systems, and in the grey matter of all un-evolved psychochemical machines (i.e., NRA members) contaminated by evil. In this light totalitarian hate crime laws, speech control efforts, gun control laws and zero tolerance policies are frantic, futile, superstitious attempts to control outbreaks of evil. Daniel Greenfield comments:
"After every shooting there are more zero tolerance policies in schools that crack down on everything from eight-year olds making POW POW gestures with their fingers to honor students bringing Tylenol and pocket knives to school. And then another shooting happens and then another one and they wouldn't happen if we just had more zero tolerance policies for everyone and everything."
"But evil just can't be controlled. Not with the sort of zero tolerance policies that confuse object with subject, which ban pocket knives and finger shootings to prevent real shootings. That brand of control isn't authority, it's authority in panic mode believing that if it imposes total zero tolerance control then there will be no more school shootings. And every time the dumb paradigm is blown to bits with another shotgun, then the rush is on to reinforce it with more total zero control tolerance." (ibid)
According to Progressivism, the two most evil thought systems are Biblical Christianity and faithful Judaism together with the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, and all first principles, moral law, and concepts arising therefrom: Original Sin, man's fallen condition, his habitual abuse of free will, his need of a Savior, the two-created sexes, Ten Commandments, unchanging higher Truths, sexual ethics, Judgment, God's Wrath, Hell, the traditional family, free market ideas, and unalienable (God-given) rights of individual freedom including the right of life and self-defense.
In a penetrating analysis, Fyodor Dostoevsky, the apocalyptic prophet of the 18th century, identified Marxist Communists and their camp-followers (i.e., Socialists, Progressive Liberals) as terrible-willed devilish Gnostic revolutionaries waging war upon the living, supernatural Holy God, His created order of being and His Revelation to man.
Many years later ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn concurred with Dostoevsky's conclusions. Marxist Communists (and America's Progressive Libs) are neo-pagan Manichaean Gnostics. Seeing no evil within themselves, when they looked upon Russia they saw evil everywhere and like avenging furies fell upon and destroyed every source of it (i.e., churches, priests, property, family). Their satanic bloodlust resulted in the brutal murders of more than 60,000,000 men, women, and children supposedly contaminated by evil genes and evil thought systems.
The wills of Gnostic Communists were not submitted to God, thus like Cain, even if they finally confessed to having murdered their brethren they would not repent of it. Lenin for instance, admitted that the blood of millions of victims dripped from his hands but he did not repent. Stalin was even more defiant. Just before the death of his body he sat up on his deathbed and shook his fist in the face of God.
Ideas have consequences. They are more powerful than bombs. We can neither understand nor effectively counter evolutionary Progressive ideas and the superstition and attendant madness ensuing therefrom until we understand what they believe about the origin of the universe, evil, the human condition and moral agency.
1. Subjectivism: Why It Will End the Human Race and Damn the Souls of Men, L. Kimball
2. From Moral Relativism to Reality Relativism, Michael Brown, Charismanews.com
3. Scientific Neutrality, Biblical Deconstruction, and Modernist Christians in a Man-Centered Universe