As we gallivanted around East Berlin, Hendrika rattled on about life on her commune in southern Holland. She talked of being a “free spirit,” and I soon realized that the Dutch translation meant “also does animals.” She bragged of frolicking with any and all types of mammals with no reservations or prejudices. She was the first person I met who viewed anthrax as a sexually-transmitted disease. (And no, I didn’t.)James Bovard, My First Time to East Berlin
The focus of the article is on the stultifying oppression of East Berlin, and not on the perversions of a young Dutch lesbian. Fair enough, as the woman is just destroying herself, not hundreds of millions.
Still, I presume that Bovard never did reproof the foolish woman. After all, this is in 1977, where Europe (and, trotting behind, America) had recently given up their play-pretend Christian faith.
There was little Christian faith left in the public sphere in 1965, so there was little resistance, and that came more from a “conservative” disdain for the “bad behavior” and impertinence of the rebels than from principled objections. When rebels asked “Why should we …?” conservatives could only respond with “How dare you …” They were comfortable with the way things were; the generation of the 1960s was not.
The problems that seemed to come out of nowhere in the 1960s were merely manifestations of the shift from Christianity to humanism, the faith in the pre-eminence of man, the only possible conclusion one can derive from Darwin’s biological scheme. The student rebels and those who sided with them understood the implications of their Darwinian educations.
The rebellion of the 1960s (and Darwin himself) was a manifestation of man’s desire to make good on Satan’s promise that men could “be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:5). Humanism is the philosophical embodiment of that desire to be as gods, to supplant the authority of God with man’s. Western culture had been living on a borrowed Christian worldview and ethic. There was an intelligent, if perverse, consistency in the rebels that was lacking in the conservative element of society; the latter was coasting and merely wanted the ride to continue.The Importance of Christian Reconstruction By Mark R. Rushdoony
This shift from retaining the dead shells of Christianity to a full-orbed atheism definitely enveloped the oh-so-Calvinist Netherlands. Recognizing this, it is hardly a surprise that the Dutch were the first to go for State-backed homosexual marriages in 2001.
(Although I distinctly seem to remember something going on in 1992, I can’t prove it.)
The 2015 Eurobarometer found that 91% of the Dutch population thought that same-sex marriage should be allowed throughout Europe, 7% were against.Wikipedia, Same-sex marriage in the Netherlands
Cringing Before the Masters
Europe leads, America follows.
To the extent that this is not true, is tied to actual living churches in the United States. And, by and large, they have no real hope for victory, look endlessly for an escape from reality, and are so very confident that Satan, not Christ, rules the world.
(Remember: Christ rewards His people for their faith… and also gives suitable wages for their faithlessness. “Who you fear is who you worship.”)
Christ speaks to those who have a future, not those who kill it.
Christ insists that God is the God of the Living, and NOT the God of the Dead.
(Walking or otherwise.)
Christ demands that we leave the dead to bury the dead.
“But Europe is the centre of civilization! Cultural cringe is absolutely demanded of us! We must respect the ancestors!”
Churches that place powerful men above God cringe and fear before their contemptuous enemies.
I refuse to follow their example… of the example of the whitewashed sepulchers of Europe.
Better to send missionaries to Rotterdam, where Christian converts from Islam are willing to display the spine and guts that limp-wristed European pseudo-believers loathe.
“Challenge the consensus? That might put my job and comfort at risk! NEVER!”
The future rides with those poor-but-faithful African/Near East converts, and not with the overwhelmingly worthless European clergy.
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.Matthew 5:13, ESV
The Rule of Law
There can be no actual Christian culture without Christian law, as inscribed in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, and described by Moses (and modified by Christ). Without a God-given legal structure, there can be no Christian society. “The Source of the Law is the God of the society.”
The pagans appeal to Roman and Greek Law, even though Greek legal codes despised the foreigner and the non-citizen of a city, and Roman laws exists to strengthen the Roman State, while the lower classes were to be kept ignorant of the law. Hayek, being a good Darwinian atheist, mysteriously neglected to mention this.
Moses, as directed by God, though very differently, having the Law spelled out publicly for all, insisting that the foreigner be under the protection of the Law, and making sure that the Law is defined by God, and not powerful and wealthy men.
Now, Hayek and I both agree that socialists HATE equality under the law, seeing it as a tool to benefit assorted favored minorities, with those minorities serving as symbols of Elite Power.
With the Socialists being the Ruling Elites, of course.
….Amazon/IMDb justified that effort, and those expenses, [to reveal the real age of actresses] by repeatedly citing their unbreakable rule: “We never remove factually correct personal information for any reason.”
Unless you’re a tranny.
Last week’s column was about how the left is willing to sacrifice feminists to the tranny agenda, because the tranny agenda represents an all-out assault on the very notion of “normal,” and destroying normal is what the left wants more than anything. Amazon surely understands the importance of trannyism to the left, and the path of least resistance was to cave to the trannies’ demands.
But to those who’ve made the annihilation of normal their singular goal, the decision by Amazon/IMDb represents more than just another instance of tranny favoritism. Amazon/IMDb has aped Wikipedia, which also has a policy that allows trannies to erase the history of their former selves. Wikipedia and IMDb are supposed to be encyclopedias, archives, reference works. They’re supposed to document and preserve data for the historical record. But whereas Wikipedia’s ideological biases are well-known and inevitable due to the site’s decentralized, “communal” nature (which ensures that the loudest and most fanatical trolls—I mean “editors”—prevail), IMDb is centrally controlled, and by a corporation that wields enormous power and influence.
And now Amazon has used that power and influence to facilitate the erasing of history. Not only is any man who says he’s a woman magically a woman, but any record of his life as a man is to be erased, even on sites that were designed to coldly and objectively record facts.
The tranny cult isn’t just about warping present-day reality; it’s also about erasing the past. It’s about forcing us to believe not only that a man in a dress is a woman, but that he’s always been one.
Gaslighting us Terminator-style by going back in time to erase the inconvenient past of people who have decided to “reinvent” as someone else.
“The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.”
And that he never did.T(y)ranny Triumphant, Part II: Zhe Who Controls the Past… by David Cole
But of course, Atheistic Ruling Classes – from the judges, to the academics, to the politicians, to philosophers from Aristotle and Plato, to Kant, Hobbes and Neitzche — never really believed in law or objective reality.
Just in power.
And in the right of Powerful Men — and their favoured toys & tools — to rewrite history and reality to suit themselves.
(So say goodby to the feminists, who have outlived their usefulness, and welcome to their new useful tools.
“The working classes? Never heard of them!”)
Yesterday’s Giants, Today’s Dwarves
Now, with the public death of Mighty Marxist collectivism (see the fate of East Berlin), we can now turn to today’s half-pint enemies of God, as illustrated by the “does animals too” young Dutch woman of 1977.
(That woman is now a pensioner in her 60s, and her generation is the Ruling Establishment, happily building on the solid foundations laid by her own forebearers.)
The God-haters have fallen from killing millions by organizing artificial famines and joyfully shooting believers in the head, to killing millions by carving up the helpless unborn children of God-hating families… and so destroying their own future.
First, let me point out why these delusional power-seekers triumph over God’s people:
- the solid majority of Christians absolutely hate God’s law, and prefer to be ruled by anything else.
- “Shut up God! Just.. Just SHUT UP!”
- the money and the supposed safety of towing the Establishment Line.
- the deep faithlessness of Christian clergy, dutifully followed by the ever-shrinking band of Christian laymen.
Second, God said that what the church loosed on earth will be loosed in heaven: not permanently if they choose evil, but for a while. And I am confident that bestiality is a lot more common in the oh-so-conservative Dutch countryside than in the urban centres, even today.
No hard evidence, by the way. Only logic and inference… and analysis of the lack of cultural fruits and spiritual power of those supposed Deeply Conservative God Fearers.
“People who obey God and exalt Him above all have great power, and are hated by the God haters. So where is the spiritual power of the Dutch Calvinists? And why aren’t their supposed ‘enemies’ persecuting them, like in the Communist states, or the Islamic world?
There is a certain dog that isn’t barking…
…and I think I know why.”
God is not mocked, and the secret evil that is done will be hauled out in the open, for all to see.
Third, let me correct an error I made: “solid foundations” should be “sandy foundations.” The Dutch don’t really care that their welfare state is doomed, and that their culture is going to be washed away in the future, so long as welfare paychecks and creature comforts keep flowing today.
Just ask any aging Dutch lesbian.
When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”Luke 14:15-24, English Standard Version
I think we all know those faithless Dutch Calvinists who were initially invited to the banquet, and the Arab and Black Christians who will be taking their place.
For God is the Lord of the Living.
And not of the Dead.