fnord Travels in Hyperreality: The Abyss

05 January 2007

The Abyss

I believe our current sociopolitical climate is indicative of a fast-rising tide of the schemes of the illuminist regime (i.e. the Antichrist). The current state of the bourgeois (which is an unfortunate but appropriate label) is a barometer which reveals the relative success of those plots. There are five societal conditions which I believe most suggestive of decaying morality in America.

First, the structure of the traditional nuclear family is being systematically undermined. The family is central to God's plan for life on earth. It is the first directive given specifically to mankind in the Pentateuch: Genesis 2:24 outlines monogamous marriage quite clearly. The institution of marriage is also clearly defined as heterosexual in this same passage. It is for this reason the institution of marriage is under attack. Presently, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts has amended the constitution of that state to make homosexual marriage legal [1]. This was done without the consent of the voting public.

But the attack on marriage does not come solely from the gay camp. It comes most strongly from the heterosexuals, among whom divorce is rampant: our nation suffers an epidemic of broken homes. Hedonism is pitched, promoted and propagated by the entertainment industry. It is consumed and practiced by the working man. In a society void of any significant moral foundation (what is right for me to do is whatever I feel), it is considered obscene to suggest that another person may be exercising poor judgment. After all, how can I say what is best for another man? That would mean imposing my set of values on another being, God forbid. Compare Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

This is, in fact, the basic command taught by occultists like Aleister Crowley and Anton LaVey: "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law." This situation allows wanton and reckless decision making--men are free to live willy-nilly, however they please. Indeed, such a state of affairs may be apropos called anarchy.

But to what end? Well, one reason, of course, is the out-modation of Christian values from the community. But central to the theme of family values lies this motive: with a populace incapable of morally guiding themselves, and the ecclesiastical institutions discredited as a source of moral enlightenment, the moral awareness and judgmental capacity of our children becomes the responsibility of the state.

Second, the proliferation of addictive and deadly drugs is a heinous, subversive, and dubious method of population control. Glorified is the life of the thug-crack-dealer, with his guns, whores, 22" mag-wheels, money ,and power, by rap musicians--most of whom own college diplomas, Bentleys, and mansions in L.A. or upper Manhattan, have never been on the streets, and simply exploit the insecurities of poor, uneducated black teens living in the metropolitan and suburban slums of the US.

A great and growing number of youth and adults are addicted to methamphetamine, a devastating chemical, simple to manufacture and easier to purchase. Its mind-altering effects are profound. Methamphetamine is the chemical that was used to brainwash the Kamikaze ("Divine Wind") pilots during the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor into believing they were on a mission from God. Sleep becomes impossible; the drug-filled and sleep-deprived mind shortly becomes psychotic, deranged, and psychically vulnerable to demonic influence. Anecdotal descriptions of demonic activity abound among meth users. Meth can be ingested, snorted, smoked, taken suppositorally, or intravenously, depending on the user's preference. Because the effects of a single 'hit' of meth last from 6-8 hours compared to the 15-20 minute rush from crack cocaine, it is much more effective and dangerous.

There are a host of other deadly drugs of abuse, like heroin and its step-sister, 'cheese', a mixture of low-grade Mexican heroin, diphenhydramine hcl, and acetaminophen (Tylenol PM). Cheese is cited as a rapidly growing problem in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex, with at least 78 incidents reported, and among students as young as 12 [2]. It is hardly necessary to mention the destruction reaped by the legal intoxicants, alcohol and tobacco.

How do these scenarios play into the subversive plots of the antichrist? The war on drugs is the answer in short form. The ruling class wrings its hands in public over the drug epidemic, but under the table, they profit from the creation of an imprisoned slave-state. Some monstrous percentage of our current prison population is detained solely on drug-related charges. Who profits from the current situation? The police state: Judges, Jailors, the Police, and hard-line, anti-drug, conservative politicians. The Mafia rose to power in the early 20th century as a direct result of alcohol's entrance into the black market. This is an established fact: organized crime profits from the war on drugs. The motives and mechanics of the current system are inherently wicked. The victims? American families.

Third, as mentioned before, hedonism is being peddled to the men and women of this country like slinky and silly-putty to grade-schoolers. The word hedonism stems from the root hedone, which is Greek. It means pleasure. Aside from the more material form of lust, which is greed, there are two others which are of equal spiritual and emotional import. One is the lust of the flesh, or sexual lust, with which we most often associate the word lust, and the other is called the lust of the knife, or bloodlust (this is what Louis Armstrong sings about in 'Mack the Knife', a song about a killer named Mac Heath); simply put--sex and violence.

On the subject of the former, movies and television have done their part in bringing pornography to the masses and making it socially acceptable. Aside from the blatant, hardcore pornography industry, which flourishes because of the success of the internet, mainstream movies and television programming (that word, programming, has an interesting connotation related to mental conditioning) continue to become more and more lewd. Movies like American Pie, The 40-year-old Virgin, Boogie Nights, etc. make sex into a joke. True, it is a subject which seems ripe for humorization and comic interpretation. But the cost of a laugh is mockery of the sanctity of the act and the sobriety of its consequences. Television, not only cable program, like Sex in the City, but nationally broadcast programming, continues to press the issue of what should be socially acceptable. The show Will & Grace humorizes a man who left his fiancée to engage in a homosexual lifestyle. The comedy centers around gay community in-jokes and situational comedy based on the strange relationship between Will, Grace, his former-fiancée-turned-best-friend and Jack, a struggling gay actor and Will's 'special friend'. Talk shows, like Jerry Springer, satirize and mock the promiscuous middle- and lower-classes and the consequences of such behavior. Though the scenarios are staged, tragic human sexual foolishness is presented as a public spectacle. The live audience encourages "guests" to strip off their clothes and fight. Curses and fists, chairs and shirts fly around the stage in the fray. The message being broadcast and presented is this: human sexuality is trivial and inconsequential. What should be socially acceptable? Everything.

Concerning violence, it is not news to anyone that the media is increasingly hawking blood and guts. A recent film by Quentin Tarantino, called Hostel, exposes viewers to a torture scene where surgery is performed on a live victim without anesthesia. A new film called Primeval’s trailer taglines includes such tantalizing taglines as... "a bloodthirsty serial killer has claimed over 300 victims." Television shows, like CSI, show dead, raped bodies, skulls split open and autopsies being performed, all on prime-time. Video games are increasingly violent and are of special consideration because they allow the consumer to become personally involved in violent fantasies. A game called Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas places the player in a fictional metropolis (loosely based on California) where the player steals cars, buys guns, joins a gang, hustles, and pimps to become a successful Mafioso. Or not. You may also play the game however you like, going on a rampage, stealing cars, killing bystanders--depending upon how much havoc you wreak, the police, SWAT team, and National Guard will come after you. How long can you survive? The real cost of the profits of the giant media conglomerates is desensitization toward violence and depreciation of the value of human life.

But is it possible that these effects are calculated? A society deranged by hedonism and consumer fetishism is less likely to object to a liberal political agenda--indeed, they would welcome it with open arms. At this point, turn your attention to a rather revealing quote from Norman Thomas, six-time Presidential candidate of the Socialist Party in America: "The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened."

If this seems hard to believe, consider the fourth condition, which is increased reliance on welfare and socialized medicine. With regard to welfare, the abundance of poor single mothers receiving a check from the state may be seen as a direct consequence of the devaluation of traditional marriage and family values. With fathers in absentia, women often face great hardship and must seek governmental aid to support a family--agriculture is no longer a means to that end; can you imagine a subsistence farmer (female, no less) in the ghettos of Chicago of Houston? Some simply take advantage of the system, cheating welfare for a check. The result is the same: increased reliance on the state for individual well-being.

In the same light, socialized medicine is hardly a small problem. With HMOs and insurance corporations governing the medical establishment, healthcare is mired in bureaucracy and legal complications. Doctors are forced to charge astronomically inflated rates, even for simple procedures, like a yearly check-up. God forbid you should develop Lymphoma or need a triple-bypass! With medical bills outside the realm of financial feasibility for most middle- and lower-class families, insurance is a must. The employee without insurance or whose insurance plan's benefit cap is exceeded is forced to apply for Medicare or face years of enormous debt. And with the current situation only growing from bad to worse, so grows the demand for more governmental interference and assistance.

The primary aim of the Socialist state is governmental control of the citizen and all his affairs. With increased reliance on the state for welfare and Medicare, the responsibility for the well-being of the "lumpy proletariat" is shifted from the individual to the state. Consider this statement made by Zbigniew Brzezinski who was, at the time, Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor:

"I think we accept the idea of a vast expansion in social regulation. It may take such forms as legislation of the number of children, perhaps even the legislation determining the sex of children once we have choice, the regulation of the weather, the regulation of leisure, and so forth."






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