In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary. He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary. Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated (traditional) family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow, Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) and sexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority. All of this was accompanied by a reign of cultural terror perpetrated against parents, priests, and dissenters." "Hungary's youth, having been fed a steady diet of values-neutral (atheism) and radical sex education while simultaneously encouraged to rebel against all authority, easily turned into delinquents ranging from bullies and petty thieves to sex predators, murderers, and sociopaths." (Cultural Marxism, L. Kimball)
Today the "new" communism is Technocracy. The world is being actively transformed by a totalitarian-minded global power elite and their minions who are raising up another utopia or Tower of Babel according to a very narrow economical/political/social philosophy called Technocracy, and it is impacting every segment of society in every corner of the world:
"....Technocracy is being sponsored and orchestrated by a global elite led by David Rockefeller's and Zbigniew Brzezinski's Trilateral Commission....Originally started in the early 1930s, Technocracy is antithetical to every American institution that made us into the greatest nation on earth. It eschews property rights, obsoletes capitalism, hates politicians and traditional political structures, and promises a lofty utopian dream made possible only if engineers, scientists, and technicians are allowed to run society. When Aldous Huxley penned Brave New World in 1932, he accurately foresaw this wrenching transformation of society and predicted that the end of it would be a scientific dictatorship unlike anything the world has ever seen." ( Preface, Technocracy Rising, Patrick Wood)
But what are Fascist Socialism, Marxist Communism and Technocracy and what spiritual sickness compels men to play at being God?
At the deepest, most important level of all, totalitarian ideologies are really about the human condition after the Fall and the causes of evil and suffering as defined by fallen mankind.
From the moment that Adam and Eve were ushered out of paradise, men began complaining:
"Why must we die? Why must there be decay? Why must we work? Why does he have (fill in the blanks) but I do not? That's unfair! Why can't we say, do and have whatever we desire? If it feels good (libidinous impulses) then why shouldn't we do it? Why must there be authority, rules, norms, absolutes, and consequences? Why does it have to be this way? Why can't it be the way we want it to be?"
And finally: Who or what is the cause of our suffering?
From Nimrod to Karl Marx and contemporary rebels and apostates, the answer is the transcendent Authority of the Holy Triune God together with the fallen condition of man and the world:
"Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God." He "changed the government into tyranny" in order to turn them away from God and make them dependent upon his own power. He also would be revenged upon God "if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach!" And he would "avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers." (Jewish historian Josephus cited in" Who was Nimrod?" Dr. David Livingston)
Self-absorbed narcissists like Nimrod are impious. They treat God the Father, their own parents and the culture that nourishes them with contempt. They attempt to usurp the authority of God, moral law, truth, family, and society as a means to their own ends. In short, they are contemptuous toward the very things that make the good life possible for themselves and others, thus they try to control them and use them for their own selfish, destructive ends.
Karl Marx, for example, dreamt of ruining the world created by the Holy God and proclaiming himself 'god.' In his poem "Human Pride," he writes that after ruining the world:
"I will wander godlike and victorious /Through the ruins of the world/ And, giving my words an active force/ I will feel equal to the Creator." (Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, pp. 30-31)
Marx's comrade in arms, Mikhail Bakunin, aligned himself with the Devil and declared:
"The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority....Socialists recognize each other by the words, "In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done....Satan (is) the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds." (Mikhail Bakunin, ibid, p. 27)
After confessing his 'cosmic authority' problem, New York University professor Thomas Nagel admits:
"I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn't just that I don't believe in God (but) that I hope there is no God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that." (The Rage Against God, Peter Hitchens, p. 150)
It is when the terrible-willed self-absorbed narcissists and their followers — most generally pleasure-seeking hedonists — become possessive of the things of this world and resentful of the "way things are" that they rebel against God the Father and raise up new Towers of Babel — separate paradises — here on earth. With Nimrod it was Babylon. Marx's Tower was the materialist Communist worker's paradise while Hitler's Babel was his socialist Third Reich. For homosexuals it's the Tower of Sodom and Gomorrah and for today's occult Technocratic New Age it's the coming of the final Tower — a planetary Scientific Dictatorship that will be philosophically Luciferian.
In the preface to "The Silmarillion," the all-important Book of Beginnings (genesis account) that sets the stage for the subsequent Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien said of the terrible-willed:
".... (they) will rebel against the laws of the Creator — especially against mortality." Possessiveness toward the things of this world alone or together with hatred of death and decay "will lead to the desire for Power, for making the will more quickly effective — and so to the Machine (magic)." (p. xiii)
Tolkien defines magic as the abuse of God-given spiritual endowments such as intellect. These spiritual attributes are empowered by another--will to power---fueled by the:
"corrupted motive of dominating: bull-dozing the real world, or coercing other wills" by way of ideologies designed for the unmaking of the world as it is.
In other words, when pride, wrath, lust and envy inflate to monstrous proportions it is then that the terrible-willed declare the death of God, usurp His powers, declare themselves gods and invent reality-denying ideologies such as socialism, scientism (magic science) and anti-creation evolutionism to confuse, deceive, transfix, seduce and coerce other wills:
"Darwinism came at the desired time; Darwin's theory that man is the descendant of a lower animal destroyed the entire foundation of Christian dogma. " (Anton Pannekoek, Marxism And Darwinism, Translated by Nathan Weiser. Transcribed for the Internet by Jon Muller, Chicago, Charles H. Kerr & Company Co-operative Copyright, 1912 by Charles H. Kerr & Company)
And of course objective truth is absolutely forbidden lest it expose the corpus of lies, hate, hypocrisy, deceit and delusion underlying and fueling the 'Machine.'
On the subject of the Machine, Herbert Schlossberg perceptively observed:
"Exalting mankind to the status of deity...dates from the farthest reaches of antiquity, but its development into an ideology embracing the masses is a characteristic of modernity." (Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture, Herbert Schlossberg)
Ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn described terrible-willed god-men as the masters of the world who, bearing no evil within themselves, have declared that all the evils of the world are caused not by man's fallen human condition but by deterministic external or natural causes — unjust, unfair systems. In short, it is not the sinfulness of man but rather the world created by the Holy Trinity that is the true cause of man's suffering because it is the Holy Creator Who is fallen and evil.
So just what are "unjust systems?" In his book, "Cry Havoc: The Great American Bring-Down and How it Happened," Ralph de Toledano identifies them:
"....the morality that derives from the Old and New Testaments, the traditional family, the respect for the past as a guide to the future, the restraint of man's baser instincts, and a socio-political organization which guaranteed freedom without license. Of these obstacles, the two greatest were God and the family." (p. 26)
Former atheist Peter Hitchens notes that throughout the West the God-hating Left's hostility to Christian theism is specific because orthodox Christianity:
"....is the religion of their own homes and homeland, the form in which they have encountered — and generally disliked and resented — the power of God in their own lives.....the Left sympathizes with Islam because (it is) the enemy of their (own enemy, the Christian culture)." (Hitchens, p. 131)
Hatred of the Holy Trinity issuing into hostility and intolerance of faithful orthodox Christianity is not confined to just the progressive Left but shared equally with GOP atheist insiders. Because of their hostility to God and Christianity they hold in utter contempt the middle-class, mainly Christian constituents they must rely upon to be re-elected.
Solzhenitsyn summarized the whole meaning of Fascism, Marxist Communism and Technocracy when he described their three main causes as rebellion against the Holy Trinity quickly followed by apostasy and denial of man's fallen condition, allowing rebels and apostates to comfortably "forget" that evil cuts right through the hearts of all men, themselves included.
Peter Hitchens writes that atheists and antitheists who have the good fortune to live in a society governed by religious belief:
".... feel free from absolute moral bonds, while those around them are not. This is a tremendous liberation for anyone who is even slightly selfish. And what clever person is not imaginatively and cunningly selfish?" (Peter Hitchens, p. 148)
Modern ideologies and the murderous utopian systems spawned by God-haters are spiritual delusions of fallen men. It is impossible for man, within whom exists the ever present possibility of evil, to engineer a morally perfected New Man and New World Order devoid of evil without becoming fully evil himself and unleashing catastrophic evil as the 20th century attests. The only 'way' or cure is spiritual regeneration through submission to the Holy Trinity.
© Linda Kimball
Originally published in 2011.