Most people in the West recognize with the scriptural story of Moses. In this tale, a spiritual leader, chosen by God, leads his individuals out of Egypt to the promised land.
The Israelites are conserved. God supplies Moses with a list of commandments that they are to live by– quite standard things: Do not kill individuals, don’t steal or lie, don’t cheat on your partner, etc.
However interestingly, the 2nd rule exhorts the Israelites not to develop incorrect gods, nor to worship nor serve them.
Sadly, when Moses was away, the Israelites did develop an incorrect god. They could not withstand the extremely human desire to have a visible divine being that would hopefully supply them with great times, as long as they were willing to prostrate themselves before it.
And past eras are filled with such stories– naïve pagans compromising animals and human beings to the deities in the hopes that they would offer rain, a good crop, healthy babies, liberty from inter-tribal aggression, and so on.
We can look upon otherwise-advanced cultures such as the Egyptians, the Romans, the Aztecs, and so on, and shake our heads at their naivete. All of them created terrific ceremonies that involved blood sacrifices, in order to appease the divine beings.
So, how are we doing? Have we banished paganism from the contemporary world?
Well, regrettably, no. We may reside in a more technological age, yet human nature remains the very same. Those who are not highly focused within themselves have the seasonal tendency to want to put their faith in some magical entity out there who will smile upon them and make all the bad things go away.
But much more impressive is the fact that, just as in days of yore, a bulk of people are quite ready to suspend logic in order to think in such pagan divine beings.
A fast peek at the present religious beliefs of Climate Modification advises us of this.
It began as “Global Cooling” however fell flat considering that a solar warm spell occurred to occur just when the idea was presented. It took the Worldwide Cooling fraudsters over a years to choose that they were on the incorrect track, however when they did, they changed the name of the conceptual deity to “Global Warming,” to match the existing weather. However sadly, a cyclical solar cooling period was due to get here and International Warming failed to match the new weather conditions.
Time to give up and admit that an incorrect divine being had been pictured? Not. An additional new name was offered to the divine being– Environment Change– that would incorporate actually anything that occurred in the weather. From that day forward, the prophets attributed every earthquake, every hurricane, every dry spell to the Environment Modification divine being. Every meteorological occasion therefore offered “proof” of man-made Environment Modification.
And like the Pharisees of old, the Climate Change prophets proclaimed that the natural catastrophes were due to the sins of the population– that they were being punished by the divine being … for driving SUVs and relying on coal for heating.
And individuals bought it, as they constantly do. “The end of the world is nigh” has actually offered well for millennia. Paganism works each time.
And as any Environment Modification activist will declare, “We should make sacrifices.“
The gods should be calmed and the prophets will always ensure the people that a sacrificial offering is needed to accomplish this.
Luckily, in this particular case, all that’s needed to calm the god is to pay a carbon tax. It’s unclear how this will end Environment Modification, but … have faith and pay.
However Environment Change is a simple carnival sideshow in comparison to the centerpiece.
Humanity has always had among its number those individuals (approximately 4 percent, according to studies) who are sociopathic, who are obsessive in their desire to control others, whilst having little or no emotional capacity to be concerned about the authentic welfare of the population.
In tribes, these people make every effort to rise to the top. In bigger neighborhoods, they tend to form groups to supply leadership, and as any neighborhood grows large enough, sociopaths rise in prominence, to form and broaden federal governments to rule their minions.
In every case, the larger a population becomes, the higher the chance to have power over them, given that they can be taxed in order to fund the government. The higher their numbers, the greater the tax profits. The higher the income, the greater the power of leaders to control the lower mortals.
But along the method, some members of the hoi polloi may sometimes state, “Hang on a minute– why should we let the leaders determine to us whilst they live off the fruits of our labour?”
And usually, neo-paganism is trotted out to fill its seasonal role.
The populace is reminded that, without obeisance on their part, there would be turmoil and all would suffer. For that reason, all should compromise for the sake of “the common good.”
The reader may remember Hillary Clinton commenting in 2004, “We‘re going to take things far from you on behalf of the typical good.”
Mrs. Clinton was extremely up-front about the objective of the State, echoing predecessors such as Karl Marx, Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and a host of Caesars.
Most all politicians have the very same intent, although they’re normally a bit more subtle in their language. (A veiled intent draws in a greater number of willing followers.)
The outcome is also seasonal: The tribe accepts a condition of increased tax and policy and consequently ends up being significantly enslaved and subservient to the leaders.
After all– to decline obeisance would be to endanger the common excellent– to invite chaos.
However how are we to know when we’ve reached this point of subjugation? At what point do we surpass “willing factors” and degenerate into “servants of the rulers?”
Thomas Jefferson made this distinction, circa 1800. He stated, “When individuals fear their federal government, there is tyranny; when the federal government fears the people, there is liberty.“
When he and his friends formed the United States, their primary goal was to do away with obeisance to any federal government. At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a delegate, “What have we got?”
Mister Franklin replied, “A republic … if you can keep it.”
But the republic, as anticipated, degenerated into a mere democracy, which then further deteriorated into a plutocracy/bureaucracy– guideline by the really rich in the type of a main banking cartel, enforced through non-elected officialdom.
Obeisance to any “higher being” is regressive, whether that greater being is a deity or a government. Liberty is, by meaning, the state of being free within society from overbearing restrictions imposed by authority on one’s behavior, views, or way of living.
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