One of the things that I missed for years is that the Devil will not just lie, but boast about it. When confronted by the truth, he will attack. There is no decency. There are no restrictions. There is merely falsehood, screamed loudly.
The lies are the narrative, and they corrupt. We no longer have an elite that honour truth or beauty. They deny reality, and love the idea of people being possessed, crippled. dependent, and euthanized at the end of their utility.
As the circus of the Kavanaugh confirmation unfolds, it is important to note that the people creating the circus are not the brown ones. Sure, they were the opening acts, but the main stage is populated with geezers produced by the ruling class of a half century ago. Diane Feinstein is the representative of a the generations that produced the cultural revolution of the 1960’s, not someone from the current age. In other words, the American ruling class started going sour a long time ago. We’re just getting to smell the rotting corpse of it.
You have to wonder if if events like this are what gives the remaining serious men the idea of toppling over the system. In the Roman Republic, the one place where merit counted was in the military. There were plenty of politics, of course, but ultimately a man was what he showed on the field of battle. Read accounts of Caesar in Gaul and the man was not just a great general. He was a lion on the field. While there were plenty of old men in the Roman senate who served their time in the legions, none were the equal of Cesar.
No matter how sophisticated a society, men judge other men by the simple calculation of whether they can take them in a fight. You have to think that the men running the military look over at their civilian leadership and wonder why they are taking orders from clowns like they see in the Senate. This must be especially true of the junior officers, most of whom by this point have done tours in Afghanistan and the Middle East
The demonic came out in force when Christ was incarnate. And they could not leave him alone. Even in the synagogue. There is a reason he spent so much time cast out demons: every suffering man he released was may have been a loss to the enemy, but his words and teaching had such power that any unsaid was a win.
And they were trying to set him up for an accusation he worked on the Sabbath.
31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36 And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” 37 And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
But those who are aligned with evil do not see that their actions promote the work of Godliness. I’m watching the tweetstream… turn as a judge defends his actions and accuses those who smeared him of hurting his family.
Decent people understand that. The enemy, however, is not decent. It is tyrannical.
Nonetheless, even when everyone is ‘on side’ there will continue to be a manufactured division and persecution – permanent war and also internal conflict (as depicted by Orwell in 1984, represented by Emmanuel Goldstein and his imaginary secret society of saboteurs); because leftist materialism is incoherent (it seeks no specific attainable end-point – except the maximum chosen self-damnation of individual souls); and leftist materialism seeks the most favourable-to-itself societal state of continuous, endemic fear and resentment.
As for the problems of coercion, repression and violence causes by division; I have noticed that the mainstream enforcement is, indeed, far more aggressive and vicious than before, when dealing with accused/ supposed dissent; and the level of induced hatred justifies this and the division of society into Us and Them makes it easier to target (so long as the boundary between us-and-them can be shifted as is expedient).
So, we could perhaps agree that ‘division’ is only a real problem when it is dissent from reality, truth, beauty and virtue; and that division from incoherence, lies, ugliness and evil would be A Good Thing.
Indeed; in these End Times we should expect that clear and extreme social division is both necessary and positive; because the only alternative is universal self-chosen damnation.
It is time for more division. It is time for more dissent. For the sake of our eternal souls, we cannot be like them.