Thursday, June 11, 2015
The impact of psychology upon our cultural milieu over the last century can hardly be over-estimated...
That being said...
It should cause most of us some concern and even caution, when considering that the closest most psychologists can come to an "Absolute Truth" or "Universal Standard," is their idea of:
They always work towards, and want you, and what you do, to be ah... "Healthy."
Moreover, in most cases when they are counseling you, they are only too delighted when they can get YOU to intrinsically define what "Healthy" is for you...
"Healthy," as a professionally guided, self-defined, relatively constructed "Truth" and "Absolute."
Think about it...
If someone can justifiably be described as a "misogynist;" [hater of women], then there are those who can justifiably be described (quite literally) as a "misanthropist" [miso = hatred; anthrop = man; ist = practitioner/producer]
And maybe many more, than what we are willing to admit...
It is rather unfortunate that we have so sorely dumbed down words like "courage," and "hero." Tragically, they have been neutered; and rendered almost meaningless because of the "Over Culture's" incessant attachment of them, as a means for legitimizing heavily propped up and fragile cultural icons.
If we really want an idea of true Courage and actual Heroes, look no further than those who fought against the Evil and Tyrannical Axis Powers; not the least of which was Nazi Germany...
The video attachment below is an edited scene from the film: Saving Private Ryan. The opening Omaha Beach segment is regarded by most military veterans as the most realistic battle scene ever captured in the history of Hollywood cinematography. These are accurate depictions of what true Courage and Heroes looked like.
Warning: Graphic Violence
When will we ever figure out
That the steadfast compromising of Truth
In the name of "Compassion"
Makes "Demons" of us all
And that steadfast compromising of Compassion
In the name of "Truth"
Makes "Gods" of us all?
Rather, to be like Christ necessarily means living in a balanced, albeit painful crucible; faithfully
exercising the steadfast praxis
of Truth and Love, and Love and Truth...
The Great Ruse: The Consolidation of Power, for the Control of Wealth, in Order to Establish a More "Just" Society...
If I had to be subject to Persons:
Whose primary ambition was Greed
Or a person whose inexorable instinct was to accrue Power
I would gladly choose the one who pursued Greed
They are much less dangerous...
Greed as a Vice, is rather primitive, highly predictable and monochromatic. True, it is always hungry, but for the sake of it's own survival, it must serve and self-regulate...
Power as a Vice however, is manipulative, inexhaustible, and a veritable kaleidoscope of a myriad pulsating Vices, for which Greed is simply one of many. It is insatiably ravenous; and for the sake of it's own survival and growth, it must seek and have absolute control...
The person of Greed, merely yearns to multiply their assets, by the lessening of your resources, as a whole...
The unrequited person of Power, cannot be satisfied with anything less, than the voracious consummation and control of everything, including your soul.
Which begs the question:
"Why do we want more and bigger government?"
Are we actually naive enough to believe that an oligarchy of broken, deeply flawed and motivationally conflicted human beings, can virtuously ensure the eternal ideal, of a lasting "Justice;" through the unwittingly surrender of Power to them?
Do we truly not understand that in a culture devoid of Absolutes that: "In the name of 'Justice!'" anything can be justified?*
A coalition of diverse power from among the many, is infinitely better, than the consolidation of power from among the few...
Do not be fooled by the argument regarding the evils of mere wealth for establishing lasting "Justice;" but rather, be sobered by intoxicating affects for those who desire power and thus control.
They intrinsically desire to be gods...
Satan's unjust heavenly obsession was never wealth, it was Power... Driven by Pride and enhanced with Selfishness.
Satan seeks Power to be God...
Jesus however, surrendered Power to become man, to save man... (Phil 2:7)
"For it was for this end
that the Word of God was made man,
and He who was the Son of God
became the Son of man,
that man, having been taken into the Word,
and receiving the adoption,
might become the son of God."
Irenaeus - Against the Heresies
*Note: The overwhelming preponderance of history disputes this Utopian Ideal. There are some exceptions in history, but they are very rare, and rather short-lived.
…4 The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! 5"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.…
…8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; 9and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me."