In his essay, "The Ascendency of a Criminal Financial Elite," Professor James Petrus observes that at no time in the history of the United States "have we witnessed crimes committed on the scale and scope of the present day by both private and state elites." The current â€˜bannerâ€™ under which the financial elite have seized total control over the state, the budget and the economy has been â€˜change' and the consequences are staggering: "The ascendancy of a criminal financial elite and its complicit, accommodating state has led to the breakdown of law and order, the degradation and discrediting of the entire regulatory network and judicial system. This has led to a national system of â€˜unequal injusticeâ€™ where critical citizens are prosecuted for exercising their constitutional rights while criminal elites operate with impunity. The harshest enforcement of police state fiats are applied against hundreds of thousands of immigrants, Muslims and human rights activists, while financial swindlers are courted at Presidential campaign fund raisers."
(source: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-ascendancy-of-a-criminal-financial-elite/ )
Global financial elites are Leftists and most people fail to understand that Leftism is a 'secular scientistic' religion inherently opposed to all traditional religions, with particular emphasis upon true Christian theism and faithful Judaism.
Leftism convincingly portrays itself as solely the product of reason, intellect, and science and dominates the thinking of Europe, much of Latin America, Canada, and Asia, "as well as the thinking of the political and intellectual elites of most of the world." (Leftism: the Scientistic Religion of Walking Dead Bodies http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=18858 )
People who ascribe to Leftism choose many different names to describe themselves. For example: Free Mason, free thinker, free spirit, humanist, agnostic, skeptic, Marxist, naturalist, socialist, nazi, atheist, evolutionist, materialist, progressive, and liberal.
America's "ruling class" are Leftists. In his indepth expose of Americaâ€™s elitist Ruling Class, Angelo Codevilla traces its' beginnings to the 1820s. At that time many wealthy, influential Americans were reading Ludwig Fuerbachâ€™s rendition of Hegelâ€™s pantheist philosophy, Karl Marxâ€™s materialist formulation of Hegelâ€™s dialectic and Darwin's evolutionary conception and were more than ready to support Senator John Pettit of Ohio who in 1853 called â€œall men are created equalâ€ a â€œself-evident lie.â€ (America's Ruling Class: Why it is Insane http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=17251 )
Leftism is neo-pagan naturalism grounded on a â€œscientific cosmologyâ€ consisting of atheism, universal evolutionism and the Epicurean notion that matter is the ultimate reality. On the basis of itsâ€™ â€œscientificâ€ cosmology Leftists claim that not only is the living God Who exists outside of this world imaginary, but so too are souls, spirits, thought, conscience, will, heaven, hell, Original Sin, higher unchanging truths, absolute moral laws, purpose and meaning.
For Leftism, evolution is much more than a hypothesis about how life and finally man came to exist. Darwinâ€™s evolutionary conception is exalted by Leftism to the place of â€œindisputable factâ€ and taught throughout our schools and universities for two important reasons:
(1) because it is the only possible way of explaining creation without the living God
(2) because it is---to use Tolkien's brilliant conception---the Ruling Ring or Great Ring of Power created by the Dark Lord Sauron in the Second Age for the purpose of ruling over the Free peoples of Middle-earth.
When Leftists claim that Darwinism is an indisputable fact of empirical science they are lying, for there is no unchanging truth in Leftism. Karl Popper tacitly concurs. Though Popper (1902-1994), a highly respected British philosopher and professor at the London School of Economics rejected the knowledge of the living God in favor of universal evolution he nevertheless frankly admitted that rather than being an empirically verifiable fact Darwinism is a metaphysical research program. The research program Darwinism represents is a view that has persisted from the time of ancient Greek atomists who speculated that the chance collisions and combinations of atoms over vast periods of time somehow brought everything into existence, even human thought.
According to Leftism's metaphysical â€œscientific cosmologyâ€ all that exists is matter in motion (evolution). Because mind is spirit, then neither mind nor itsâ€™ endowments and abilities---i.e., thought, reason, logic, memory--- exist. Thus evolutionary naturalism is utterly irrational for it must necessarily delegitimize itself in order to negate the living God, man created in His spiritual image, Original Sin, and all higher things: truth, moral absolutes, purpose, meaning and binary (the real distinct from unreal, truth distinct from lie, good distinct from evil, male distinct from female, etc).
Ultimately, Leftism's pseudo-scientific evolutionary and materialist doctrines are nihilist philosophies negating everything true, real, good, and right, thus as Orwell put it, 2+2=5, life is death, freedom is slavery, love is hate and the "ascendancy of a criminal financial elite and its complicit, accommodating state" that has led to the breakdown of law and order is not evil but good.
This grotesque human evil is nothing new. Over and across the vast sweep of history men have been making slaves of other men and using them like human tools as well as for the gratification of sexual impulses, then selling them or even murdering them when no longer wanted. In many societies, human slaves were slaughtered and eaten much the same way as we slaughter and eat cows.
In the last century alone, the Soviets and National Socialists murdered over 200,000,000 of their own kindâ€¦.men, women, children, and babies. And now in our own time, unfettered human moral evil has exterminated at least 3 billion poor Africans and 60,000,000 unborn here in America. Even now the case for euthanizing (murdering) alzheimers patients and elderly Americans is being made: Obama Adviser Admits: We Need Death Panels http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=18854
If killing the unborn and alzheimers patients is OK then we should not be shocked when the Unabomer, Jim Jones, the 9/11 murderers, and the Dark Knight killer rationalize the murder of the already-born at every age or the American bioethicist Tom L. Beauchamp suggests that human non-persons might one day be used as research subjects or sources of organs. (The Bioethics Threat to Universal Human Rights, Wesley J. Smith, p. 66, The Human Life Review, Vol. XXXVII, Nos. 1&2, Winter/Spring 2011)
Unfettered human moral evil convinced many early Conservative intellectuals of the desperate need to reassert truths of true Christian theism, as opposed to liberalized or pantheist versions. Wrote John Hallowell in 1950:
"..the basic insights of the Christian faith provide the best insights we have into the nature of man and of the crisis in which we find ourselves. That crisis is the culmination of modern man's progressive attempt to deny the existence of a transcendent or spiritual reality and of his progressive failure to find meaning and salvation in some wholly immanent (naturalistic) conception of reality...Only through a return to faith in God, as God revealed Himself to man in Jesus Christ, can modern man and his society find redemption from the tyranny of evil." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, p. 53)
In other words, Darwinism sanctions evil and Leftism's naturalistic metaphysical 'scientistic' cosmology consists of nihilist philosophies that negate everything true, real, and good, hence man can find no meaning, purpose or salvation. Nihilism has turned our world upside-down.
Though we are shocked by such grotesque human evil we cannot afford to be, said Dr. Albert Mohler. For when humans commit moral evil, it tells us the truth about ourselves, that all men are sinners and unbridled human sin leads to grotesque human moral evil--- sanctioned in our own time by Darwinism, a very covenient belief system for everyone from petty crooks to masterminds of global evil, meaning the criminal financial elite:
â€œ(Darwinism is) nothing but a kind of cult, a cult religionâ€¦.It has no scientific validity whatsoever.â€ (Jonathan Tennenbaum, â€œTowards â€˜A New Science of Life,â€™ Executive Intelligence Review, Vol. 28, No. 34, Sept. 7, 2001)
A vast dark wing overshadows our land, and in its darkness spiritually sick America drifts aimlessly in â€œinfinite nothingnessâ€ as nihilism progressively dissolves the foundation of soul, mind, sanity, worth, morality, family, individual liberty and America itself. The only way we can find redemption from the tyranny of evil is through a return to faith in God, as God revealed Himself to man in Jesus Christ.