Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4

Part One:

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. – Yeats

In a previous blog series I offered my perspective on how the gatekeepers of our culture deliberately exclude and demonize much progressive thought by associating it in the reader’s mind with excessively bizarre right-wing claims, thereby delegitimizing both:

There are countless websites and books devoted to narratives that marginalize those who question the dominant paradigms of the culture. They typically do this by offering lists of “loony” theories from the perspective of the “rational center.” In almost every case, such gatekeepers lump all of the questioners together. Then with patronizing, pseudo-psychology, they explore the unconscious motivations of conspiracy theorists, be they fascists or anarchists, Christians or Pagans, oligarchs or street people.

I’m talking about people who want us to forget about radical change because – they tell us – some of its adherents and some of their proposals are as laughably, preposterously unacceptable as are those on the other extreme.

The use of the term “conspiracy theory” is one of the main ways in which they banish any legitimate criticism of those in power to the realm of the truly illegitimate. The intent is insidious, even if often sincere. The only position that reasonable people could hold is the only one that remains, C – the consensual center that ranges between “not as crazy as A” to “not as crazy as B.” When they hear it often enough, people hold to that center so as to reaffirm their sense of American Innocence.

I’ve read much by those who claim to objectively analyze conspiracy theories, and they all, left or right, serve that gatekeeping function. Most of what they say applies primarily to the right-wing loonies, but they consistently associate the same faulty thinking with people further to the left, and that is precisely their intention.

But here is something new. In this age of fake news and high-resolution film and internet, when any image can be manipulated, some right wingers have become very skilled at offering theories with superficially progressive themes, but which, upon closer inspection, reveal reactionary, or at the very least, pro-capitalist agendas. They rely on the inability or unwillingness of countless good-hearted people who consume their well-funded rants to actually discriminate the former from the latter. For lack of a better phrase, I’m going to call such people “New Age Conspiracists,” or NACs.

The wild popularity among young people of the 2011 film Thrive  is a sobering example. In it, Foster Gamble interviewed many progressive thinkers but hid his own libertarian and anti-regulatory views. Once they learned about those views, ten of the participants publicly denounced the film, claiming that Gamble had misrepresented his intentions. For more on that, see my blog # 252, “The Mythic Foundations of Libertarianism.”  or Ben Boyce’s essay,  in which he acknowledges “…how a skillfully edited documentary, backed with a big budget, can draw new adherents to a long-discredited political doctrine.”

Let’s get a few things straight. Of course, there are conspiracies in which powerful people or classes discuss their shared goals and strategies away from the public eye. After all, to con-spire is merely to “breathe together.” Call it the Committee of 300, the Illuminati, the British Royal Family, the Rothschilds or the Khazarian Mafia, or just call it late capitalism and neo-colonialism. Such people would be crazy not to get together periodically so as to shape national policies and international trends in their interests. And for my money, in this kind of a world, Donald Trump is a minor mob thug and a useful idiot, while George H.W. Bush was Capo di Tutti I Capi of the Deep State.

The “Deep State” is a phrase that can mean anything to anyone, and it seems that NACs especially use it too loosely. So I’ll try to define it from three perspectives:

1 – From the Center: The Deep State is the entrenched status quo that (in public perception) gets nothing done, whose members, lazy career bureaucrats and unmotivated administrators, care only to protect their own positions and retirement benefits.

2 – From the Right: The Deep State is “Big Government,” ideologically devoted to piling up infinite numbers of regulations that are deliberately intended to crush initiative and redistribute the national wealth to the undeserving poor. As Ronald Reagan said, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Note the mythological assumptions: only in America, with its aggrandizement of radical individualism, is poverty considered the fault of the individual, just as people appear to accumulate vast wealth without the benefits of inheritance or the assistance of that same State.

3 – From the Left: The Deep State is what we used to call the Military-Industrial Complex. Now it is more accurate to describe it as the Military / National Security / Intelligence / Corporate / Petrochemical / Big Pharma / Big Banking / Big Agriculture State. From this perspective, government is not inherently bad at all, but it has been so utterly corrupted by capitalism that the State itself creates and maintains a culture of fear that generates a perpetual state of war. It crushes the imagination and redistributes more and more of the national wealth to the undeserving rich. Note the mythological assumption: nothing in our 400-year history has so deeply held our attention and limited our natural kindness as fear of the Other.

Of course, more than one person conspired to killed John F. Kennedy (and probably his brother). Even the U.S. Senate found this to be likely.  Of course, elements of the government conspired in the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Indeed, this is a legal fact.  Obviously, elements within the Bush administration had at least some degree of foreknowledge of the 9-11 attacks and did nothing to prevent them.

But it also appears that many people who have rejected these official narratives, who clearly understand that the mainstream media have shaped a false picture of the world (and of American innocence) for decades, also seem to be getting caught up in some really wacky, paranoid, misogynistic and certainly racist stuff. It appears that once you define the center as illegitimate and the mainstream media as mendacious and then locate yourself as a maverick out on the margins, you naturally become wide open to hearing other opinions from other margins. When everything we’ve been taught is wrong, then any alternatives may well be right.

Not too long ago, most so-called conspiracy theories were clearly divided between right (Obama “Truthers”) and left (assassinations, CIA drug dealing). Gradually, many people have come to muddy the distinctions (if with very different conclusions), beginning with health issues such as fluoridation and the vaccine controversy, with the right mistrusting the government for intruding on their liberties (and their pocketbooks), many on the left mistrusting Big Pharma’s control of regulatory agencies, and the liberal, rational center – the abode of almost all of the gatekeepers – desperately holding to a naïve trust in a “science” that is not only objective but utterly incorruptible, a political process that still works, and a foreign policy that would never support dictators. The obvious lie of the official 9-11 narrative brought right and left together, if again with different conclusions.

People such as David Icke (one of the few people interviewed in Thrive who has not repudiated the film) seem to be positing a world in which vast conglomerations of maliciously powerful and manipulative groups utterly control the destiny of the entire world. Then we have the hugely popular and unique “QAnon,” as described in the New York Times by Michelle Goldberg.  Yes, the NYT is the great gatekeeper of the liberal Center. But, going on the theory (see Part Four) that even a broken clock is right twice a day, this seems to make sense to me:

Some elements of the QAnon conspiracy theory — secret elites, kidnapped children — are classic, even archetypical. “In all Western culture, you can argue that all conspiracy theories, no matter how diverse, come from the idea of the Jews abducting children,” (says) Chip Berlet, the co-author of Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. Stories about globalists stealing children for sex aren’t that far removed from stories about Jews stealing children to use their blood making matzo.

One twist, however, makes QAnon unusual. Conspiracy theories are usually about evil cabals manipulating world events. QAnon, by contrast, is a conspiracy theory in which the good guys — in this case, Trump and his allies — are in charge. It’s a dream of power rather than a bitter alibi for victimhood. It seems designed to cope with the cognitive dissonance caused by the gap between Trump as his faithful followers like to imagine him, and Trump as he is.

Yes, there is a Deep State, and a discriminating mind will observe two things here: It is composed of the intelligence community (described by someone as neither intelligent nor a community), not 12-foot tall Jewish reptile child molesters from another planet. And high-ranking members of the military and CIA would be the very last persons to challenge it.

Part Two:

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. – Andre Gide

As both American history and American mythology have shown us, it is always easier to blame others – dark-skinned people or dark-web conspiracies – for our troubles than it is to admit our own complicity. Chapters seven and ten of my book (Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth of American Innocence) offers a lengthy introduction to what I call the Paranoid Imagination, tracing it backwards to the roots of Christianity and forward to the very beginning of the American Republic and its original fascination with the Illuminati:

The paranoid imagination seeks itself: it constantly projects its fantasies outward onto the Other and then proceeds to demonize it. Therefore, it finds conspiracies everywhere. In 1798, ministers whipped up hysteria about a tiny Masonic group. Anticipating McCarthyism by 150 years, one minister ranted: “I have now in my possession…authenticated list of names.” In 1835, future President John Tyler blamed abolitionism on “a reptile who had crawled from some of the sinks of Europe…to sow the seeds of discord among us.”

The classic text on our unique willingness to search for conspiracies is Richard Hofstadter’s The Paranoid Style in American Politics (1964), and most of our gatekeepers still quote it when pontificating about conspiracy theories. But critics of Hofstadter point out that “the tendency to conflate left-wing and right-wing populism, ignoring significant differences between the two, continues to be a significant long-term effect of Hofstadter’s work.” In other words, Hofstadter himself was a gatekeeper who encouraged the same kind of false equivalencies that I’ve been talking about.

We don’t need another study of conspiracy theories. We need a deeper understanding of who, why and how we or our institutions decide to be part of the gatekeeping process, and especially how we marginalize progressive thought. We also need to learn to discriminate. Indeed, we can learn much from some of the gatekeepers, some of whom offer brilliant analyses of right-wing conspiracism. (The problem is that, since they invariably express the anxiety of the Center, they cannot resist falsely equating right and left.) Steve Clarke and Brian Keeley offer a useful definition:

A theory that traces important events to a secret, nefarious cabal, and whose proponents consistently respond to contrary facts not by modifying their theory, but instead by insisting on the existence of ever-wider circles of high-level conspirators controlling most or all parts of society.

There may be a strong similarity to religious cults. Rachel Bernstein, a writer who specializes in recovery therapy, argues that there is no self-correction process within cults, since the self-reinforcing true believers are immune to fact-checking or conflicting opinions:

What a movement such as QAnon has going for it, and why it will catch on like wildfire, is that it makes people feel connected to something important that other people don’t yet know about…All cults will provide this feeling of being special…When people get involved in a movement, collectively, what they’re saying is they want to be connected to each other. They want to have exclusive access to secret information other people don’t have, information they believe the powers that be are keeping from the masses, because it makes them feel protected and empowered. They’re a step ahead of those in society who remain willfully blind. This creates a feeling similar to a drug—it’s its own high.

Jonathan Kay (Among the Truthers) writes:

In America…life’s losers have no one to blame but themselves. And so the conceit that they are up against some all-powerful corporate or governmental conspiracy comes as a relief: It removes the stigma of failure, and replaces it with the more psychologically manageable feeling of anger.

These observations make sense to me, even if they are quite patronizing. Using pop psychology to label and dismiss people from afar is one of the most common gatekeeping tools. To patronize is to set oneself up as an expert – smarter, better, more advanced than the other, and Kay excels in this tactic, peppering phrases such as “a sense of revitalization and adventure,” “quackery,” “satisfy his hunger for public attention,” “typing out manifestoes on basement card tables,” “something they fit in between video gaming and Facebook,” “college-educated Internet addicts,” “faculty-lounge guerillas,” and the almost comic false equivalency of “Glenn Beck and Michael Moore.”

Ultimately, such analysis tells us more about the experts than about their subjects.

So we find ourselves divided into perhaps four groups. First, there is an increasing, mostly progressive and activist, community who question many (but certainly not all, as willingness to consume the Russiagate narrative shows) of the fundamental aspects of the myth of American innocence. Then we have a tiny but vastly influential class of media gatekeepers (divided, I suppose, into the true believers and others who are clearly on the take) who still maintain the illusion of innocence and rationality for the great Center. Third, the true believers on the right who, despite their white privilege and evangelical fervor, consider themselves victims of the Center, which they equate with the Left.

And finally, we have some who dream of an Aquarian Age heaven on Earth if only everyone would think positive thoughts,  but, because they cannot seem to perceive how they are manipulated, inhabit every zone of the margins without discriminating right from left, not to mention right from wrong. They are, truly, all over the map, like my Facebook friend who re-posts constantly, alternatingly from liberal and from ultra-right sources, denouncing Trump’s racism on the one hand and praising those who enforce it or profit from it on the other.

Psychology gets us only so far. I prefer a mythological or at least a religious-historical perspective.

This notion of overwhelming influence and control that is so characteristic of conspiracism is a form of literalistic thinking, an aspect of our de-mythologized world, in which the true believers have essentially eliminated the Old Testament Jehovah and substituted the Illuminati. But it is still monotheistic thinking.

The mythic figure who embodies this thinking is transcendent, distant, all-knowing, all-powerful and exclusively masculine. This thinking objectifies Nature and Woman. It invites misogyny, hierarchy and dogma. It rejects cyclical time for linear time, allowing for only a single creation myth and a single ending. It constricts the imagination, reducing mystery to simplistic dualisms such as ultimate good and ultimate evil or innocence and original sin.

Since it cannot include its opposite, it absolutely requires another mythic figure to do so, and therefore it is obsessed with both evil and temptation, and it leads inevitably to puritanism. Since it rejects paradox, diversity and ambiguity, it demands belief, which implies not merely a single set of truths but also the obligation to convert – or eliminate – those who question it.

This heritage is perhaps three thousand years old. Or, if we were to take a feminist perspective, we could say that its antecedents extend another three thousand years further back, to the origins of patriarchy itself. But by the beginning of the Christian era, it had solidified into the thinking that ultimately led to the mentality of the crusader. Norman Cohn, in his classic study The Pursuit of the Millennium, wrote:

The elect, wholly good, abominably persecuted and yet assured of ultimate triumph; the attribution of gigantic and demonic powers to the adversary…systematized misinterpretations, always gross and often grotesque…ruthlessness directed towards…a total and final solution…The world is dominated by an evil, tyrannous power of boundless destructiveness – a power moreover which is imagined not simply as human but as demonic. The tyranny of that power will become more and more outrageous, the sufferings of its victims more and more intolerable until suddenly the hour will strike when the Saints of God are able to rise up and overthrow it. Then the saints themselves, the chosen, holy people who hitherto have groaned under the oppressor’s heel, shall in their turn inherit the earth. This will be the culmination of history; the kingdom of the saints will not only surpass in glory all previous kingdoms, it will have no successors.

But what happens when, after a thousand years, that narrative, that sense of meaning begins to break down? Or, as I’ve argued in my book, when an entire mythology – a metanarrative such as the myth of American innocence – collapses?

As we all know, religion as a system holding the mass of society together has been essentially dead since the early 19th century, when a new way of knowing, the scientific method, replaced it and modernity was born. Very quickly, by the middle of the century, a new meta-narrative, nationalism, arose. Germany, Italy and Japan, for example, did not constitute themselves as nation-states until the 1860s. And one could certainly argue that this was also true for the United States. This new thinking was ideological, and in the sense that people were willing to die for an idea, it had clear religious qualities. A meta-narrative, it gave people meaning in a world in which science had taken that meaning away from religion.

All nations certainly continued, and do continue to give lip service to religion, but in reality they utilized religion, as they had for centuries, to justify the new, nationalistic order. Modernity provided only two alternatives, the scientific method that had helped de-throne religion, and political ideology. By the late 20th century, science too had lost its capacity to provide meaning, as Huston Smith wrote:

I am thinking of frontier thinkers who chart the course that others follow. These thinkers have ceased to be modern because they have seen through the so-called scientific worldview, recognizing it to be not scientific but scientistic. They continue to honor science for what it tells us about nature, but as that is not all that exists, science cannot provide us with a worldview ― not a valid one. The most it can show us is half of the world, the half where normative and intrinsic values, existential and ultimate meanings, teleologies, qualities, immaterial realities, and beings that are superior to us do not appear…Where, then, do we now turn for an inclusive worldview? Postmodernism hasn’t a clue. And this is its deepest definition…“incredulity toward metanarratives”. Having deserted revelation for science, the West has now abandoned the scientif­ic worldview as well, leaving it without replacement.

When myths that bind us together in worlds of meaning die, the soul – and the soul of the culture – search for substitutes. All political ideologies, like the religions they emerged from, are monotheistic, since they allow no alternative viewpoints. Ideologies force us to think the same idea, as Michael Meade has said, while myth invites us to have our own ideas about the same thing.

From what I can see, many NACs cling neither to conventional religion nor to any simplistic kind of nationalist ideology. What they do seem to cling to is the pseudo-community that characterizes the Internet, where they can freely share meta-narratives but can experience neither the risks nor the support of authentic community. What options has post-modernity offered them? Consumer culture, addiction, workaholism, vicarious intensity (see Chapter 10 of my book) – or, simply, the opportunity to connect the dots and explain everything, and in so doing, reduce their levels of anxiety?

Connecting the dots – finding alleged correlation and attributing direct causality – may well be a new way of countering the terror of finding oneself in an economy and a political system that is broken or a climate that is out of control, in which a god of evil seems to have replaced a god of good. It’s difficult to confront the possibility that this good god may not really be concerned with our welfare (a truly pagan perspective), or that he may never have existed at all. Americans still believe in that good god at much higher rates than Europeans – but 57% of American adults also believe in the existence of Satan, or in the hazy figure of the Antichrist.

Although he can’t resist throwing in a false equivalency, Kay accurately observes:

Conspiracism is attractive to the Doomsayer because it organizes all of the world’s menacing threats into one monolithic force – allowing him to reconcile the bewildering complexities of our secular world with the good-versus-evil narrative contained in the Book of Revelation and other religious texts…(he) vigilantly scans the news for signs that the world is moving toward some final apocalyptic confrontation between good and evil…so saturated is American culture with the imagery of Christian eschatology that it has been widely co-opted…Once you strip away their jargon, radicalized Marxists also can be classified as Evangelical Doomsayers…unfailingly compresses many random evils into a single, identifiable point-source of malign power…This psychic need to impute all evil to a lone, omnipotent source inevitably requires the conspiracist to create larger and larger meta-conspiracies that sweep together seemingly unconnected power centers.

…Both of them (conspiracism and millenarianism) go together: Both of them put the fact of human suffering at the center of the human condition. Conspiracism is a strategy for explaining the origin of that suffering. Millenarianism is a strategy for forging meaning from it…a generalized nostalgia for America’s past.

Let’s be clear about this: No one in our culture fully escapes this legacy, since, as James Hillman said, “We are each children of the Biblical God…(it is) the essential American fact.”

Here is a clue: if your people consider their story to be literally true and other people’s stories are “myths,” then you and your people are thinking mythically or literally. Other mono-words share the brittleness of one correct way: monopoly, monogamy, monolithic, monarchy, monotonous. If solutions to our great social and environmental crises emerge, they will originate outside of the monoculture’s arrogantly monocular view, from people on the edges, or at least those who can discriminate.

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Comment by Barry Spector on March 15, 2019 at 11:15am

Yes

Comment by Steve Staniek on March 15, 2019 at 11:06am

Barry - You okay?

Comment by Steve Staniek on March 11, 2019 at 7:30am

Having said all that, I'd like to close the loop with two of my spiritual practices:

a) as a spiritual warrior, I offer my fight song, performed powerfully by "soul singer" Gloria Gaynor long ago:

b) my declaration of spiritual sovereignty (independence), which I keep posted on the back of my bathroom door.

I WILL SURVIVE, by Gloria Gaynor

At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
And so you're back
From outer space
I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock, I should have made you leave your key
If I'd known for just one second you'd be back to bother me
Go on now, go, walk out the door
Just turn around now
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive
I've got

The Path to Spiritual Sovereignty, by Steve Staniek

Liberate your spirit by tearing up all contracts you made under duress,

when you were weak, hopeless, and at the mercy

of the parasitic forces of darkness and their hierarchies,

that continue to demand your worship and obedience.

 

Open your heart-mind heroically to the All That Is within you.

Embrace and transcend All of the darkness and All of the light,

All the way up, and All the way down.

Own every particle, photon, and space without judgment.

 

Consult the divine within to remake your bond with the All That Is.

It awaits your return to reclaim your spiritual sovereignty.

Grow love of self to clear and fortify your sacred temple,

Driving out the demons that feed on fear, hate, and despair.

 

Never surrender your divine sovereignty again by kneeling before a throne.

Know that your submission empowers the hierarchies of darkness.

The All That Is does not demand worship or obedience.

Mutual unconditional love is the path to spiritual bliss.

 































Comment by Steve Staniek on March 11, 2019 at 6:27am

Sorry Barry, my glib response was an attempt to avoid this deep and unpleasant explanation.

What if the information that JK Rawlings channeled (supposedly) into her writing is basically true? We've seen many channeled writers: Jules Verne, Orson Wells, Aldous Huxley, predict our future with fairly accurate insights.  

Rawlings explores the theory of spiritual entanglement by contact, possibly based on her own experiences during her depression when she felt her energies being sucked away by something dark. She reveals how she thinks that soul transfer/loss can occur during interactions between players. When she makes evil Voldemort attack innocent HP (as a baby yet) she speculates (?) that soul fragments are transferable to other people, places, and things. As for the spiritual "exchange" between V and HP, that took place during their physical battle, she does not show if some of HP's soul becomes transferred to V at the same time? Rawlings makes use of the spiritual threads that some psychics have identified as cords that each of us release from our etherial body, and that connect us, willingly or not, to those who we have had significant encounters with.

Point of interest - When an infuriated Y-J slugged me in the back of the head in high school in the 60s, he attacked my Tree of Life. It's the white matter in our hind brain (cerebellum) that communicates information from our senses. Some of his spiritual energy (soul?) may have fragmented, and may have penetrated me. At the same time, a piece of my soul went to him. Is his soul fragment still lurking somewhere inside me? I had to smile at your suggestion "to look within", because I've spent the last 50 years in regular introspection, since I crashed and burned in my teens. Yes, I see the darkness in me, and I've learned to reach out to it, and embrace it as a part of the greater cosmic me, but it is not part of the divine me which I keep sovereign (independent), thru my spiritual practices. 

 

Comment by Steve Staniek on March 10, 2019 at 2:13pm

Harry Potter comes to mind. Unwillingly.

Comment by Barry Spector on March 10, 2019 at 2:04pm

As far as I'm concerned, soul and body are one. What makes us human is our ability to recognize our unique gifts, which are usually inseparable from our wounds. It doesn't matter to me whether those wounds and gifts came from nature (past lives) or nurture (cultural conditioning). What matters is whether we can break the chains, stop passing on the wounds and offer those gifts to the world.

And that begins with looking within. So, with respect, I will rephrase what I said below as a question: How do you embody Yahweh? 

Comment by Steve Staniek on March 10, 2019 at 1:43pm

Hmmm...this is where we drill down to the quantum level...I stated in my earlier message that I know Yahweh-Jehovah to be a violent criminal from personal experience. Here's the rest of the story....

At 14, I was punched in the back of the head while sitting at my desk in a Catholic high school, by a senior teaching priest, who was also the boxing coach and knew the consequences of his blow. He interpreted my Tourette's induced remarks as disrespectful, and he used Christian violence to restore Christian respect in the classroom. His brutal attack damaged my head for life, but I don't believe that was his intent. I had disrespected one of his priests in public, and I know now, deep in my soul's heart, that it was the swift spiritual hand of the narcissistic and insane Yahweh-Jehovah that struck out at me like a coward. Yahweh rabbit punched me, cracking my skull, and knocking me unconscious. Yahweh-Jehovah could not stand to have his agent disrespected in a Catholic high school, and he lashed out at me in his insane fury. It took me nearly a lifetime to sort out the real players in that horrible scene, but now I know who damaged me, and I may go after him for some serious compensation....yes Yahweh-Jehovah, known intergalacticaly as, the Father of All Lies, The Great Deceiver, is a real entity, and in need of heavy duty medical intervention. 

So here's where the rubber meets the road, as we say in my parts...What makes us "human", our  body or our soul. Are we really interdimensional souls having a human experience on Earth in a human body? Yahweh, in a former incarnation may have manufactured the human model known as: "homo sapiens", by mixing and manipulating the DNA of the local hairy ape with their own advanced DNA. But there were no skilled operators inside, so they recruited souls that were willing to come in and earn some spiritual credits for living as Earthbound humans.

So is it our soul that makes us human, or the homo sapiens body?

Comment by Barry Spector on March 10, 2019 at 12:07pm

Steve, I agree 100% with you, and I must repeat what Hillman says: “We are each children of the Biblical God…(it is) the essential American fact.” None of us escapes this heritage; all of us must remember that it lies at the base of our psyches, especially when we criticize others. Yahweh is not just "out there," as a mythic figure. He is, to briefly reduce myth to psychology, “in here" as well. For more of my thoughts on this, please read here: https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.111.84/30k.675.myftpupload.com/w...

Comment by Steve Staniek on March 9, 2019 at 6:00pm

Thanks Barry

From personal experience, I know Yahweh-Jehovah to be a violent criminal, with no redeeming features. When I ask missionary Christians who come to my door, about his redeeming features, or to provide one example where Yahweh-Jehovah has actually done something good in public to help humanity, they could not provide one...not ONE good act from a fake god sold to the world as the source of all love. Hold the candles and incense, cause something smells rotten in this deal.

Serious students of ancient Sumerian, Egyptian, and Israeli history trace Yahweh-Jehovah back to the Sumerian pantheon, where he was known for his violent destructive nature. Not really a god, just another advanced being who belonged to a royal house of rulers from another planet named Nibiru. Sumerian records are more credible because they were not created as a sales manual for Yahweh. These ancient colonizing fake gods broke many rules when they decided to create a slave race of worker humans. We're made to serve in many ways, and be recycled as many times as the Demiurge demands to use our souls. 

There were many here in those days, Rome, Greece, India, Mexico, Peru, was rife with them. They designed and ruled the empires we constructed for them over thousands of years of violence, directly mainly against our brothers and sisters.The violence became so extreme that it surpassed all human appetites, suggesting it was being driven by darker forces working from other places in order to feed the negative energy mill that is war. So who is behind all the violence? Yahweh as father of humanity, is said to have gone insane while travelling thru a dark hole. His behaviour is inspired by dark entities that attached themselves to him, and drive him crazy.

Now how's that for cosmic conspiracies?

 Indeed, Yahweh's first commandment exposes his wimpy jealous nature as he demands that his worshipers have no strange (other) gods before him. Paranoid, hostile, irrational demands,

When we really want to know someone's background today we do a Criminal Records Check. I did one on Yaheweh-Jehovah, by returning to a commonly respected source, the Bible that he is said to have inspired/channeled,,,so no contest. It states that the first order he gave to his newly contracted people, the Hebrews, was to commit genocide in Jericho. Apparently, no one was spared. His war making successes (?) provide us insights into his wrathful, hateful, merciless, destructive, extremely vengeful nature. It suggests someone with strong pathological tendencies to violent self-destruction. His irrational demands to inflict needless first pain on virgin boys (circumcision), his manipulation of others to do his bidding (Moses, Jesus...X Popes) infanticide, genocide, and in the end, hell for all those who buy into Yahweh's hell.

Just in modern times, we see how Christian violence in WWI and WWII, and the bombing of Cambodia, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, by western Christian nations...has nearly destroyed humanity. I believe that human violence has a single source, and it's probably Yahweh-Jehovah.

Comment by Barry Spector on March 9, 2019 at 3:30pm

Hello Steve -- Thanks for writing. You've made me aware of a community and terminology I was not familiar with. Feel free to add more thoughts about this blog (and parts 3 and 4 that complete it in the following blog). Barry


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