America's Corrupt Ruling Class: Darwinism the Key to Their Arrogant Presumption

On one hand, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Brent Bozell and other conservatives report that GOP insiders have decided they don't want to have to put up with conservatives affecting the platform and influencing the party with their beliefs, while on the other, the liberal humanist blogosphere has launched a smear-campaign against Paul Ryan. His crime? Racism. The connection between GOP insiders and liberal humanists is that both factions are 'inside' members of America's Ruling Class, said Angelo M. Codevilla. In his recent bestseller,"The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It," Codevilla outlines the evil ideas which American universities have inculcated into two generations of Americans, the consequence of which is our corrupt ruling class.

Codevilla describes the ruling class as a bipartisan (left-right) fraternity of the 'right people.' Above all, this fraternity requires comity, which means,

" the required signs that one is on the right side, and joining in despising the Outs." (p. 12)

And who are the "Outs"? The backward, unscientific, unenlightened masses of evolved apes who pray to the living God Who has created us in His spiritual image and sustains us and to Whom we are to submit in all things.

Professor Codevilla notes that because the faith of the Ruling Class is in evolutionary theories, primarily Darwinism and Teilhardism, they believe as a consequence that human beings are evolved apes whose 'thoughts' are illusions caused by the interaction of chemicals in grey matter. They are emergent products of nature---genetic stewpots driven by chance, the environment, and the instinctual will to primacy.

The self-conception of the ruling class is of faultlessness and intellectual superiority. Their first tenet, said Codevilla, is that

"its members are the best and brightest, while the rest of Americans are retrograde, racist, and dysfunctional unless properly constrained." (p. 15)

This vastly inflated egotism has replaced the Founding Father's paradigm "all men are created equal," an idea that on one hand has always been a hard sell because personal experience teaches us that we are unequal in many ways said Codevilla, while on the other, making ourselves superior is so very tempting. Lincoln called it "the old serpent: you work, I'll eat."

Human equality made sense to the Founding generation because most of them believed that all men really are created in the spiritual image of the living God of Revelation. But it did not take long for arrogant presumptious men to challenge and eventually throw down this precept.

They challenged it with the "science" of animal and plant breeding, argued Codevilla, followed quickly by the pantheist and materialist philosophies of Hegel, Feurbach and Marx. By 1853, when Senator John Pettit of Ohio called "all men are created equal" a "self-evident lie," much of America's wealthy industrialists and educated class,

"...had already absorbed the 'scientific notion (which Darwin only popularized) that man is the product of chance mutation and natural selection of the fittest. Accordingly, by nature, superior men subdue inferior ones just as they subdue lower beings, or try to improve them as they please." (ibid, pp. 16-17)

Darwinism, said Codevilla, corrupted Northern and Southern thinkers equally, and today Darwinism is the key to the ruling class's arrogant presumption.

Under the forcible influence and direction of the ruling class, America began discarding and inverting it's founding Biblical morality, understanding, institutions and traditions until today we live in an upside-down alternative reality where for instance, death is celebrated rather than life cherished, androgyny has all but replaced male/female created norms, and rather than revering, respecting and upholding the Ten Commandments, our current generation finds it not only pleasurable but deeply satisfying to break them. Hence evil is embraced and all who do not embrace it--such as Tea Party Christians--- are viciously attacked and demonized as homophobes, traditionalists, racists, fundamentalists, bigots, and haters.

In our modern pagan theocratic state, the true God and Genesis account have been replaced by Darwinism and the self-divinized ruling class, hence human beings are not created as God’s spiritual image bearers but are instead mere dehumanized aspects of the omniscient, omnipotent neo-pagan theocratic state.

For the ruling class, the crux of the problem is the incarnate God, Jesus Christ, the living, personal God Who presents to man an immediate form of the living, personal Absolute God outside of and discontinuous with man and nature. This personal God is near enough to man to be known, to know man’s most intimate thoughts, and be consulted. The incarnate God imposes on man decisive limitations, ie., the finiteness of man’s mind, his falleness, and the two sexes, male and female. He requires that all men---including America's self-divinized ruling class---to give an account of themselves during their time here on earth.

America’s ruling class cannot and will not tolerate the living Incarnate God, yet are entirely comfortable with Gnostic conceptions of a distant, unknowable, impersonal God-substance or the quasi-Buddhist/Hindu New Age pantheist notion of a god-force immanent and/or identical with nature, therefore of man, as well as the materialist conception of no God. All of these conceptions most accomodate the self-idolatry, lust, covetousness, envy and wrath of the Ruling Class. In short, these concepts in unison with Darwinism place immeasurable power in the hands of fallen, easily corruptible men.

The odds are in favor of the ruling class, said Codevilla. They control positions of power and influence within every belief and culture shaping institution in America including seminaries, entertainment, book publishers, art, music, education, media, law and politics.

Codevilla argues that because it has established itself,

" the fount of authority, its primacy is based on habits of deference. Breaking them, establishing other founts of authority and other ways of doing things, would involve far more than electoral politics..." (p. 86, Codevilla)

Winning elections is the easy part. The very difficult part consists of two things. First, in understanding and fully accepting that what we are fighting is spiritual—an evil system of thought, a strange fire in the minds of America's ruling class. And second, doing the hard work required to trace origins, unpack, analyze for meaning, purpose and inherent illogic, and utterly throw the system down---beginning with Darwinism.

@Linda Kimball