The Long War

Worshipping organization in too hard and primitive a sense they threaten to transform the human world into something more like a world of ants. In many respects, therefore, it is dangerous to by-pass history, or imagine that the natural sciences—as though reigning over all—can safely be left to determine our views on human destiny. –Herbert Butterfield


In his critique of the Vatican II theologians, The Devastated Vineyard, Dietrich Von Hildebrand stated that although St. Thomas’s system was not all of the faith, as he claimed, St. Thomas did not state deliberate falsehoods about the faith as the Vatican II theologians did. I would concede that the Vatican II theologians are certainly more heretical theologians than St. Thomas, but I would qualify that concession by saying that the Vatican II theologians were merely following St. Thomas’s theology to its logical conclusion, just as the psychoanalysts who came after Freud were acting on his original thesis even though they were dissenters in degree from Freud’s tenets.

What Aquinas, Feuerbach, Darwin, Freud, and Marx had in common was the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern fixation. They wanted to simplify and dissect in order to obtain knowledge:

Hamlet. I do not understand that. Will you play upon this pipe?

Guildenstern. My lord, I cannot.

Hamlet. I pray you.

Guildenstern. Believe me, I cannot.

Hamlet. I do beseech you.

Guildenstern. I know no touch of it, my lord.

Hamlet. ‘Tis as easy as lying. Govern these ventages with your finger and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most excellent music. Look you, these are the stops.

Guildenstern. But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill.

Hamlet. Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would play upon me, you would seem to know my stops, you would pluck out the heart of my mystery, you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. ‘Sblood, do you think that I am easier to be play’d on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me.

In order to simplify man, he must be made into a creature who can be summed up solely by reference to the natural, biological world. Nor can the god of mere biological man be more than the sum of the parts of the natural world. For how could mere natural man, in the biological sense, understand a God who is more than nature? He can’t, which is why all the anti-white and anti-Christian “thinkers” such as Feuerbach, Darwin, Marx, and Freud reduced God and man down to simple products of nature. God became nature and men were like bugs and insects; they could be studied and dissected, and then they could be made, by the examiners, into happy bugs and insects. Feuerbach was going to make men happy by proving that the Christian God was a product of their fertile imaginations. Darwin was going to make men happy by proving to them that they were apes. Marx was simply a caricature of Darwin and Feuerbach. And Freud, who was a second rater but vastly superior to the third raters such as Feuerbach, Darwin, and Marx, was going to make men happy by bringing out their subconscious neuroses and subjecting these neuroses to the healing powers of reason. But what if a man’s subconscious is really his soul? A soul that is not as simple to play upon as a recorder? And what if reason is not an objective arbitrator between two or three competing passions, but is a subject, not a master, of those passions? It is significant that the modern psychoanalysts no longer try, as Freud did, to “cure” people by digging deep into their subconscious. They simply give them drugs. The hubris of the early psychoanalysts was incredible, but at least they tried to heal rather than anesthetize.

What we are witnessing today is the triumph of the nature philosophies of the Jacobins, Feuerbach, Darwin, Marx, and Freud. All Europeans drink at the trough of the nature gods. The conservatives might be more like Freud, in that they still believe in the healing powers of reason, than the mad-dog liberals who follow a mish-mash of Darwin, Marx, and Feuerbach. But it all amounts to a return to Baal. The European people have returned to the fleshpots of Egypt.

In order to kill all resistance to the return to Baal, the liberals had to trivialize existence. They had to exchange the complexity of thousands of years of Christian traditions into a few platitudes such as ‘thou shalt not be racist,’ ‘thou shalt not be sexist,’ and ‘thou shalt be multicultural.’ What Karl Barth said of Feuerbach – “We have heard Feuerbach speak and we have heard something disgustingly, nauseatingly trivial” – can and should be said of our modern liberal society. Has any society anywhere in the world ever been built on more nauseatingly, disgustingly, evil trivialities as our modern liberal society?

There is no resistance to liberalism because conservatives are the Freudian branch of liberalism. By that of course I don’t mean that the conservatives are all card-carrying Freudians. I mean they are the second-rate biological determinists who are in philosophical agreement with the third-rate liberals about the necessity of a democratic, scientistic, rational world, but they differ over the furniture arrangement of that new world. But what is lost is that which cannot be lost without bringing the European people to utter ruin. We have lost our connection to our Christian past. In that past are men and women with depth of soul. They needed something more than the evil trivialities of ‘Thou shall not be a racist or sexist’ and ‘Thou shall worship diversity and democracy with all thy heart, mind, and soul.’ They needed the hero-God, the Man of Sorrows who meets the needs of a people with a tragic sense of life, people who believe in His holy cross more than the utopian nightmare of the liberals.

When science holds sway over the minds of men, they return to polytheism. Even when they still keep the name of Christian, they become polytheists. One case in point – When Isaac Sterns, a Roman Catholic convert and a psychoanalyst, wrote The Pillar of Fire, he made a case for the synthesis of Christianity and psychoanalysis. But such syntheses blur the image of Christ in man and tend to glorify the ape in man. And an ape needs nature gods, not the Son of God.

The first organized polytheistic state within the heart of Christian Europe was Jacobin France. The first Jacobins were atheists, but they soon shifted to organized polytheism with ridiculous corn and grain festivals accompanied by the murder of aristocrats, thus combining the same polytheistic elements that the back-sliding Israelites included in their return to Baal. Our modern sporting events, our diversity inspired church services, and our ritualistic sacrifice of infants in the abortuaries are all part of the ongoing push to return to Baal, to nature, which ultimately means the extinction of the human personality. The religion of the gypsies, a people of non-definite race and a vague nature religion, has become the faith of the modern science-minded Europeans:

“To be resolved into the elements,” said the hardened atheist, pressing his fettered arms against his bosom; “my hope, trust, and expectation is, that the mysterious frame of humanity shall melt into the general mass of nature, to be recompounded in the other forms with which she daily supplies those which daily disappear, and return under different forms,–the watery particles to streams and showers, the earthy parts to enrich their mother earth, the airy portions to wanton in the breeze, and those of fire to supply the blaze of Aldeboran and his brethren,–In this faith have I lived, and I will die in it!—Hence! Begone!—disturb me no farther!—I have spoken the last words that mortal ears shall listen to!”

Quentin Durward by Walter Scott

To be resolved into the elements, that is the faith of the liberals, those great lovers of humanity! And those churchmen who want to join with them through the Jews, the Moslems, and the heathens of color, what are they but the great betrayers of our Lord and His people?

If we boil this race war down to the main point, it is this: Liberal polytheism is Satan’s attack on Christ through Christ’s people, who were and are the European people who developed human personalities through their love of the God-Man. Let us keep that image of God reaching out to man that Michelangelo painted on the Sistine Chapel ever before our eyes. Satan wants us to blend our race into the nothingness of nature because he wants to blot out forever the image of Christ in man. And my great concern is that there is no Christian resistance to Satan’s master stroke. “I am not a racist,” is always the first thing a halfway-house Christian says when he protests any of the liberal gambits against the white, Christ-bearing race. And by abandoning that ‘racist’ connection to his people, the halfway-house Christian has made himself a spiritual eunuch without the strength to oppose the liberals who have not only spent the unbought grace of life, they have set up Jacobin states throughout the formerly white Christian nations. The liberals have institutionalized the hatred and the vilification of any white man who dares to invoke the memory of that blessed civilization whose people relied on and believed in the grace and love of our blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Burke’s description of the calm, rational English administrators who thought it might be a good idea if the Jacobins didn’t guillotine so many people is an accurate description of the tepid and timid opposition the liberal conservatives present to the mad-dog liberals:

Whenever the adverse party has raised a cry for peace with the Regicide, the answer has been little more than this: “That the administration wished for such a peace full as much as the opposition, but that the time was not convenient for making it.” Whatever else has been said was much in the same spirit. Reasons of this kind never touched the substantial merits of the war. They were in the nature of dilatory pleas, exceptions of form, previous questions. Accordingly, all the arguments against a compliance with what was represented as the popular desire (urged on with all possible vehemence and earnestness by the Jacobins) have appeared flat and languid, feeble and evasive. They appeared to aim only at gaining time. They never entered into the peculiar and distinctive character of the war. They spoke neither to the understanding nor to the heart. Cold as ice themselves, they never could kindle in our breasts a spark of that zeal which is necessary to a conflict with an adverse zeal; much less were they made to infuse into our minds that stubborn, persevering spirit which alone is capable of bearing up against those vicissitudes of fortune which will probably occur, and those burdens which must be inevitably borne, in a long war. –Letters on a Regicide Peace by Edmund Burke

We are engaged in a long war against the enemies of Christ, who attack Him by attacking His people. A culture based on the ethos of “To be resolved into the elements,” is not a culture, it is an excrescence that should be eradicated from the face of the earth. There can be no blending, no compromise with the people who champion the polytheistic anti-culture called liberalism. +

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