The Unrestrained Depravity of Man: Totalitarianism in a Nutshell

Excerpt: We cannot understand the seething hatred of God, the treachery, pathological lying, obscenity, perversity, blasphemy, the subversion and perversion of youth, the power grabbing, megalomania, and other evils so obviouslyendemic here in America and throughout the West unless we return to the Biblical view of man:

"....the basic insights of the Christian faith provide the best insight we have into the nature of man and of the crisis we find ourselves in..." observed Conservative John Hallowell. (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, George Nash, p. 53)

“No concept gives 'deeper insight into the enigma that is man' than original sin. Evil is not just a 'bad dream,' warned Richard Weaver, author of 'Ideas Have Consequences. 'Evil is not 'an accident of history,' or the 'creation of a few antisocial men.' It is a 'subtle, protean force,' and original sin is a 'parabolical expression' of this 'immemorial tendency of man to do the wrong thing when he knows the right thing.' (ibid)

Man is not born good, as self-deluded Progressive Liberals of both atheist and cosmic humanist schools claim. Nor is man “evolving” to some higher, more god-like spiritual state. The ugly truth is that all men are born terrible-willed hedonists, says Dr. Terry G. Shaw:

"To understand...principles of human behavior...we must first begin by accepting (that) all humans are born hedonists (aka narcissists) and have an intrinsic need to seek pleasure, avoid pain, and engage in those activities that best accomplish both with the least amount of effort." (Born Liberal, Raised Right, Reb Bradley, p.19)

In 1926, Governor Theodore Christianson of Minnesota established the Minnesota Crime Commission to study crime and evaluate its causes. The commission eventually concluded that criminal tendencies were not the result of poverty, education, or environment. Instead, it offered the following brutal observation:

"Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered. He wants what he wants when he wants it: his bottle, his mother's attention, his playmates toys...or whatever. Deny him these and he seethes with rage and aggressiveness which could be murderous were he not so helpless. He's dirty; he has no morals, no knowledge, no developed skills. This means that all children, not just certain children, but all children, are born delinquent. If permitted to continue in their self-centered world of infancy, given free rein to their impulsive actions to satisfy each want, every child would grow up a criminal, a thief, a killer, a rapist." (ibid, p. 21)

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