Actress Ellen Barkin: Agent of Violent Death-Wishing Nihilism

Fox News reports that in the aftermath of the Family Research Council shooting, "...prominent voices on the Left have not tapped down their violent rhetoric against their opponents." Two celebrities have taken to "Twitter to hope pro-life, pro-family individuals and U.S. Congressman Todd Akin suffer a drowning or a same-sex rape, respectively. On Sunday, Ellen Barkin expressed her hope that Tropical Storm Isaac would smash up the Republican National Convention in Tampa and drown all its delegates. She retweeted the message of one of her followers that read: “C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC ” Barkin did not express any disagreement in her retweet." ( Ellen Barkin Hopes Hurricane Kills Every Pro-Life, Xenophobic, Gay-Bashing SOB, 2012/08/28)

Is Ellen Barkin even aware that by her hate-fueled reaction she acts an agent of violent metaphysical, moral, theological and political nihilism? Whether she is or is not, she has put herself in league with present and previous agents of violent nihilism such as Karl Marx who unequivocally declared:

"The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed." (Karl Marx, Marx and Satan, p. 59)

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is the modern thinker who is the essential archetype of nihilism. He is the dark prophet who foresaw and foretold the coming beast of international violence, destruction, terror, mass murder, and spiritual totalitarianism.

Nietzsche discerned that modern man was falling away from the living God Jesus Christ God incarnate. Western man's fall was in tandem with the return to ancient pagan lore presented as the fruit of science and progress described by English theologian G.H. Pember in his book, Earth's Earliest Ages (p. 243).

Among other things, Western man no longer wanted to be created in His spiritual image, nor did he want to be subject to the Fall, or to "He made them man and woman," and for Nietzsche, this rebellion was tantamount to Western man's murder of the living God of Revelation and his seizure for himself the role of being his own self-created god. But as Nietzsche and Fyodor Dostoevsky, the apocalyptic prophet of the 18th century knew, self-divination was also a willful decision which opted for a life of violent nihilism.

And the first act of violent nihilism was directed against the God of Revelation. His murder said Nietzsche, is the most important event. The Christian God is dead,

"the belief in the Christian God has become unworthy of belief---already begins to cast its first shadows over Europe (and) what must collapse now that this belief had been undermined---because so much was built upon it, so much rested on it, and had become one with it: for example, our entire European morality. This lengthy, vast, and uninterrupted process of crumbling, destruction, ruin and overthrow is now imminent---the like of which had probably never taken place on earth before." (The Roots of Violence, Vincent P. Miceli, S.J., p. 23)

Calling himself antichrist, Nietzsche speaks of the new world---the city of man described by St. Augustine as controlled by libido dominandi---that results from the murder of the living God of Revelation:

"Of all that which was formerly held to be true, not one word is to be credited. Everything which was formerly disdained as unholy, forbidden, contemptible, and fatal---all these flowers now bloom on the most charming paths of truth." (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 28)

With the living God of Revelation dead in the heart of modern man, he now follows the satanic programs of violent revolution and destruction, for the God of Revelation is the keynote of a perverted civilization, and it must be destroyed. Therefore said Nietzsche,

".. one actually puts one's shoulder to the plough; one destroys." (Nihilism, p. 31)

When Ellen Barkin, a death-wishing agent of violent nihilism, retweeted the message of one of her followers that read: “C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC ” she had actually put her shoulder to the plough in order to destroy.

Where there is no living God there is neither truth nor lie, good nor evil, male nor female, holy nor unholy, for the rebellious will---libido dominandi--- reigns instead. But "the will" of devilish rebels, said Dostoevsky with his acute insight into the revolutionary mentality, "is the closest to nothing; the most assertive are closest to the most nihilistic."

Even though Andre Comte-Sponville, France's foremost atheist thinker, does not discern the nihilism eating away at his own soul, he nevertheless clearly sees that if and when the Christian West ceases to be Christian there will be nothing left. In other words, when violent death-wishing nihilism has finally destroyed what little yet remains of the West's Christian foundations--- Higher Authority, enduring principles, higher unchanging truths, moral absolutes, meaning and purpose--there will be nothing left with which to either oppose,

“…fanaticism from without or...nihilism from within...and contrary to what most people seem to think, nihilism is the primary danger. We would belong to a dead civilization, or at least a dying one.” (The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality, Sponville, pp. 28-29)

A satanic spirit of violent nihilism possesses the souls of millions of Westerners and through them is killing the West. The only Physician Who can cure Ellen's sick soul and the sick souls of all agents of violent nihilism is Jesus Christ. But He will not override their free moral choice. They must come to Him freely, in repentance, lest as agents of violent nihilism they destroy the West and willfully shut themselves out of eternal Paradise.

@Linda Kimball