Put on the Full Armor of Man

rapegangthumbby Glenn Fairman6/23/16
In simpler and perhaps more enlightened times, every warrior defending hearth and home who had ever taken the field knew well that the battle won is first enjoined in the mind. Moreover, one does not risk life or death for a cause that did not first resonate like thunder in the deepest arena of soul. The defender instinctively understood that his quest was just and that his way of life, however tainted or meager, was worth the price he was willing to purchase with his life. All he had ever desired was behind him, and what lay beyond the grim frontier was alien and anathema.  In the deepest crevice of his being, he presumed that courage, both moral and physical, was the optimal response, and that abandoning the cup that had been passed to him was an abomination more terrible than any dragon that might lie ahead.  Bear with me, for I shall return to this theme later.

In the contemporary West, we have discovered that It doesn’t require a strong draught of delusion to believe a lie – but little sips spaced over the span of a sheltered and privileged adolescence. The household gods are forsaken not in a day, but over a generation, and the Shekinah Glory of Yahweh in the Holy of Holies only dissipated when the worship of a people, who waxed proud and luxurious, became barren.  In ourobamabike grievous day, our civic tablets and the source of their power have been replaced with new modes and orders akin to graven images. And like all idols, they are variations on a lie.

To aid in the acceptance of a lie, the children’s patrimony must be sewn with salt. Ancient virtues must be incrementally replaced with even older vices. Laws must be multiplied until the first things have passed beyond memory or because they sour the sophisticated palate. Old rivals and enemies then become fellow travelers, while loyalty to men sharing the once hallowed vision are cast off as rotted garbage — along with books, philosophies, heroes – anything bringing to mind that the Golden Age dwelt behind them and not ahead.  Indeed, any judgment that would dare call into question the dignity of liberalism’s effeminate revolution – their new project of man – must be condemned as retrograde blasphemy.

The god of this American age is unquestionably man, and though pockets of believers still exhibit a saline effect on the preservation of the ancient and now arcane liberties, the mass of them are passing through the colander of time as the wheat is winnowed from the chaff. And if man is god, then liberalism is his presumptive gospel from which he will attempt to evangelize the world. The tricky part – whether the world will consent to be “born again,” is of little consequence to the evangelical left. In their blind ardor, they are inoculated to the knowledge that a sizeable percentage of the earth would relish their deaths; but their dispensation of good intentions grants them a curious boldness – if foolhardiness can be reckoned as courage.  In light of this Progressive call to faith, a revision of Ephesians 6 was required to pass muster for a silly age:

“Wherefore, take unto you the peaceable armor of liberalism, that ye may be able to fundamentally transform the West, and having done all to abase yourself before the State, or evade abhorrence by the foreign one:

Kneel therefore, having your loins girt about with the sacrament of abortion, and having on the breastplate of tolerance;

Have your feet shod with the preparation of our new gospel of Moral Equivalence;

Above all, hold fast to the shield of indoctrination, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of Christendom.

And finally, put on the helmet of relativism, and the magic wand of multi-culturalism, which is the word of Man manifested as god — one and true.”

In the final accounting, all idols reveal themselves to be brute lumps in the Day of Testing. When the Ashdodites carried the Ark into Dagon’s temple, the morning light revealed that their god had fallen on its face – its hands and feet broken as if to say that the thoughts and labors of idolaters would not stand. So it is with our idols. The Cult of the Collective’s lie is that it is self-sustaining, but eventually the edifice crumbles when the wealthy depart and those who remain consume their seed corn and starve. The Cult of the Collective’s lie is that it can be morally satisfying, but its dependency ultimately fashions the lowest caliber of human. The Cult of the Collective’s lie is that a world citizenry will bring peace and understanding, but in reality it will usher in war and the most heinous form of tyranny the world will ever know. And the Cult of the Collective’s claim that it will bring spiritual renewal is its greatest lie: for its pacifism is born of nihilism and a host of deceptions that will bleed any enchantment from life – making even the act of self-defense and the preservation of one’s own as pointless as rescuing cattle from a packing plant.[pullquote]The Cult of the Collective’s lie is that it is self-sustaining, but eventually the edifice crumbles when the wealthy depart and those who remain consume their seed corn and starve.[/pullquote]

In returning to my opening theme, it is quite incomprehensible that northern Europeans, with the blood of Vikings pumping through their veins, should stand as sheep while their women and children are savaged by roving Islamic rape gangs. The once-vaunted Arab hospitality, we have heard so much of, apparently does not reciprocate to the kafir when they open their homes in welcome. In a much nobler ageSword-Bearer, these “beasts” would have been dispatched while their carcasses rotted in the sun, providing a grim exhortation to those refugees whose haughty venom far exceeded their poisoned well of gratitude. The insanity of admitting an ever increasing brood of vipers into one’s homeland, either as the penance for purchasing petroleum or as a kick-start to the dream of a World Homogenous State, can be laid directly at liberalism’s elites who believe that integrating toxins into the cultural water supply is good business. Yet, one needn’t think long and hard to evaluate whether this fast track to civilizational suicide will bring the preferred dividends when one’s ten-year-old Irish daughter is required as the completed set of Burka-wearing foursome.

One does not need to wear the prophet’s mantle in these latter days in order to decipher the writing on the wall concerning radical Islam. Indeed, its diabolic belligerence, aimed unapologetically towards a blood-spattered colonization of the West, (once deemed the tainted fruit of conspiracy theorists) has now proved as real as a child’s hand held over a gas flame. Yet, the dark evangelization of liberalism as Mohammad’s handmaiden continues apace, as it strains against ancient gnats while bomb-vested camels saunter through the needle of its shallow eye. No longer able to abide sound doctrine, a traitorous elite and its propagandized thralls view their Fathers’ wisdom as an obstacle to secular paradise; just as it perceives an impending Islamic scaffold as its own personal Jacob’s Ladder.

Liberalism’s lofty claim that it elevates mankind to a plateau of greater reason, compassion, freedom and morality is as viable in the Muslim world as newborns abandoned in a serpent’s nest. Yet, this idyllic vision was not composed on the filthy streets of Mosul 2016, but from the relative safety and comfort of a Christian civilization’s now nearly vacant temples. But alas, the rainbow’s brief advent has faded under a deluge of blood. Today, any such hallucinatory pretense of progress reels in confusion, because puffed up minds could no longer believe in the existence or resilience of evil, nor envision that the goddess of “egalitarian compassion” could be strangled in a chador stained ruby red.  To wit, contemporary liberalism has proven itself a most dangerous haunt of fools: not because they yearned for their own account of The Garden, but because they insisted that all men would unquestionably desire it too.


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11 Responses to Put on the Full Armor of Man

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Some people are so ostentatiously “civilized” that they refuse to fight even when it’s necessary, and today our globalist elites have adopted that attitude (with the results that Jean Raspail predicted in Camp of the Saints). But I would say that modern liberals do have a god of sorts — the bastard offspring of Moloch and Gaea.

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Indeed, any judgment that would dare call into question the dignity of liberalism’s effeminate revolution – their new project of man – must be condemned as retrograde blasphemy.

    I think that’s a central rule of what we are facing. This is the meaning of “fundamental transformation.” This is man taking on the role of an omnipotent and omniscient God, his “sciences” and “good intentions” providing the Utopian optimism marketed to the masses and his deep grievance with “the Golden Age dwelt behind them” providing the irresistible force not bent by reality nor the damage of caused by their political megalomania.

    Regarding doctoring up the Bible to suit the Religion of Leftism, let’s add to yours:

    Let he who is without gender throw the first hormone replacement therapy.

    Maybe that works better when spoken.

  3. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    In returning to my opening theme, it is quite incomprehensible that northern Europeans, with the blood of Vikings pumping through their veins, should stand as sheep while their women and children are savaged by roving Islamic rape gangs.

    That’s a great line, Glenn. And this…

    Yet, the dark evangelization of liberalism as Mohammad’s handmaiden continues apace, as it strains against ancient gnats while bomb-vested camels saunter through the needle of its shallow eye.

    And…

    No longer able to abide sound doctrine, a traitorous elite and its propagandized thralls view their Fathers’ wisdom as an obstacle to secular paradise;

    Central to the destructive power of the Left is their jettisoning of wisdom. Wisdom, by definition, is the accumulation of useful knowledge within a certain moral framework. And you can’t accumulate without a “before.” But both the idea of “before” and the idea of the Western Civilization/Christian moral context is considered rotten and illegitimate for the purpose of “going forward” — to Utopia, to “social justice,” to “equality,” or to wherever “Progressives” think they are going.

    The heady stuff of Christianity is believing life is worth living despite the pain, if only because we needn’t be a passive cog in a vast machine but a co-creator in touch with deep meaning. That’s the long-range vision that makes the short-term bumps and quandaries bearable.

    Traditional Western Civilization has the outlook that Creation is divine, special, and a coherent thing to be marveled at and even quantified. It’s intelligible. We can write on it and with it but hopefully always with a moderating touch of a transcendent perspective. Life is worth living because we are part of a vast canvas full of wisdom, beauty, and truth.

    For the Utopian, he has only himself. And for this life to be livable he has to be able to think of himself as Albert Schweitzer or Florence Nightingale on steroids. Instead of purging his soul of real sins he must purge his politics of political sins (and with genders accumulating as fast as our national debt, it’s a never-ending job). The former has a better-than-even chance of producing a decent human being. The latter has a better-than-even chance of producing someone who, as Dennis Prager notes, is “nice” but not good.

    Another excellent essay, Glenn.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Wisdom is not simply tradition, but it springs from considering tradition and why it became (and continues to be) tradition. Liberalism reflexively rejects traditions of all sorts (including traditions of civility and ethical governance), so they reject the wisdom that requires objective study of traditions.

  4. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    In returning to my opening theme, it is quite incomprehensible that northern Europeans, with the blood of Vikings pumping through their veins, should stand as sheep while their women and children are savaged by roving Islamic rape gangs

    I think there may be something to the idea that many of the best died during the great tragedies of the twentieth century, WWI and WWII.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Well, that wouldn’t explain the Scandinavian countries, especially Sweden.

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        The Viking types left Scandinavia long ago. They had an extraordinary influence across much of Europe. From the Rus who founded the first Russian state in Minsk, to the Varangian Guard, to the Normans who ruled much of France, ruled England, Sicily, Southern Italy and fought the Crusades.

        There was an brief awakening under Gustav Adolphus and Charles XII, but that was finished by the early 18th century.

        What modern Scandinavians have in common with other Northern Europeans is that they have lost belief in their past, their culture, their God and their future. What’s left to fight for?

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Sexism Alert: Do not read further if you are a “liberated” woman.

          I was talking to some people whose names will not be given to protect the political incorrect. This one guy’s wife is a good woman. But she cannot keep a schedule. She cannot plan ahead.

          Okay, I know we’re supposed to all roll out the female, bow down, and claim she can do anything a man can do. But I truly believe there are huge differences between the (two, and two only) sexes. One of those is that men build, women socialize. What happens when the men have been marginalized and feminized? Mediocrity and confusion. And not because women are mediocre. But because men tend to be very competitive and logic-based. Women are competitive in their own way, but often about and through men. As for logic, there is a reason most good mathematicians are men, and it’s not because women have been “excluded.”

          It doesn’t matter all that much if the two World Wars killed off most of the manly men and left mostly effeminate men, as is a common (and perhaps correct) theory. Even the Vikings who stayed home have had their balls cut off by the feminized culture. Many may think the ingraining of mediocrity that comes upon stressing “equality” is worth the trade-offs (assuming anyone honestly acknowledges the trades-offs…almost no one does).

          Without strong (and good) men as leaders and role models we are lost as a culture. And look at our choice of presidential candidates, bereft of those traits (Trump being more of a juvenile than a man).

          Luckily for Europe, at least, their gender problems will be solved by the influx of male-dominated Muslim culture. Unfortunately for them, these Muslims do not meet the criteria either, for they must be men and they must be good. Islam does not, by and large, produce good men.

          So play stupid. Dump on Brad for being misogynist. But the problem isn’t women, per se. It’s the imbalance created by the almost complete marginalization of men in all but a fraction of occupations and niches in society.

          You all should watch at least the first season of “Lilyhammer” which does a fantastic parody of the wimpy, multiculti, feminized men you’ll find in Scandinavia. And such types have paralyzed sensible decision-making.

          • Timothy Lane says:

            John W. Campbell, in a letter to Isaac Asimov, once argued that women and men argue differently. One result was that the sorts of errors they made were also different. Another was that if both came to the same conclusion, it was much likelier to be right than if just men or just women came to that conclusion.

  5. Phil says:

    In praise of rational argument illuminated with prose as vivid as a picture. Thank you for contributions to “American Thinker”
    Stubborn Things is a flower blooming in the cesspool of leftist culture.

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