The lessons from history are mostly ignored in the frantic diversions
of modern life. Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD makes a perceptive observation in The Philosophical Basis
of the Conflict Between Liberty and Statism.
was the first statist. He offers his vision of the ideal state in the Republic. An elite group of philosopher-rulers run it.
They are wise and all knowing. The rulers are not accountable to the public, and they require absolute individual devotion
and submission to the good of the state. In Plato's republic only philosophers can have access to objective knowledge, philosophers
being, as he puts it, people "who are capable of apprehending what is eternal and unchanging" — those few
individuals who can sit down in a quiet place and think clearly. Everyone else, the rest of us, he describes as "those
who are incapable of this [and] lose themselves and wander amid the multiplicities of multifarious things."
Note that the gods of the Greeks did not teach the purity of the Christian faith as revealed
in the Sermon on the Mount. Natural law is predicated upon celestial creation and inspired purpose,
designed to include every soul. When temporal powers impose arbitrary submission, their righteous claim on authenticity must
be questioned and frequently resisted.
Philosophical Statism and
the Illusion of Citizenship by Frank van Dun expresses a basic departure from the academic tranquil
Platonic vision of the Philosopher King.
all too easily acquiesced in the state’s claim to represent or embody the law, in its usurpation and monopolisation
of legislative, judicial and executive powers. In the end, few people were able to understand that law should be seen as the
restraining condition of legislation rather than as its product. The state, the institutionalised form of (preparedness for)
lawless war, came to be regarded as a necessary institution of lawful peace.
To the extent that liberals subscribed to this view—and they did so en masse—they conceded the main point
of political ontology to the apologists of statism: that war, not peace, is the normal or natural condition of human life.
This is perhaps the most basic axiom of statism. It implies that there can be peace only inside an organisation designed to
fight and win wars. It implies that there is no natural society, no "spontaneous order" (as Hayek would say). Man
plus man equals war. The whole of the statist philosophy is contained in that simple statement."
Statists have substituted the political order for divine worship. Christians accept
the "Prince of Peace" as the alternative to perpetual warfare. While faith in His teachings is routinely ignored,
the continuous wickedness that engulfs the planet expands as a prelude to the final conflagration.
In the account "Javert’s Religion of
Statism" a secular viewpoint of what has become the Statist creed, is acknowledged.
Since the Illuminati Victor Hugo, was a Grand Master of the Priory of Sion, his sentiments needs reassessment within the larger context of the broader,
Inspector Javert Society.
century France, and in 18th century America, the belief that there was a line that the government must never cross gave rise
to what was known as the liberal movement of which both Victor Hugo and Frederic Bastiat were members. Hugo had the poetry
and the drama. But it was Bastiat who saw the answers in the form of economic freedom.
Sixteen years after Hugo wrote Les Misérables, Bastiat wrote "The Law"- a brilliant tract that explained
that the answer to social and economic problems was not a different form of government- republican legislatures, democratic
mobs, or autocratic monarchs can all be oppressive- but to devolve all power away from government to people in their capacity
as owners and self-managers."
thinkers hardly differed from Protagoras in their acceptance that "Man is the measure of all
things". Where is that elusive human progress that is incessantly preached
by countless regimes of political governance? The horrors of the last two centuries have been a continuous reign of terror.
The philosophical basis for removing God from civic conscientiousness
and the public square is fundamental to the "Sanctification of the State". Salvation and redemption is outside the
abilities of governmental administrators. The Grand Inquisitor Planet of Fydor Dostoevsky presents the consequences, "The rejection of
God, as a condition to serve man, is the work of the devil." For those who scorn the notion of daemon metaphysics,
the herculean task of explaining away the savagery of government destruction and pillage becomes essential.
The proponents of
Statism have a long line of tyrants to model upon their oppressive aspirations. The practice of entrenched totalitarianism
has a long record in both the old and new worlds. The difference between Christian communalism and secular communism is frequently
blurred, when liberation theology supplants the fundamental message of the gospels.
America has lost its way as identified in the article, German Statist Philosophy, the legacy of Frederick Jackson Turner.
"Since the materialistic conception of history is the foundation stone of
the socialist movement and was invented by Karl Marx there is no doubt that Turner had produced an American historical account
fitting into the socialist principle. Leftist books are replete with accounts of Turner’s major theme that the frontier
is gone and opportunities for personal advancement have dried up. This theme fits into the socialist premise that the only
way out now is a controlled collectivist society."
When the sins of the Catholic Papacy or the heresies of Protestant Dispensationalists spurn the evangelistic teachings
of Jesus, ruthless despots of Statism seize the opportunity to expand and consolidate their pernicious rule over humanity.
The failings of institutional religion to actively oppose the
collectivization of society under the auspices of spurious state legitimacy, is a betrayal of cardinal Christian doctrine.
While resistance to tyranny is indispensable, having the courage to express your belief openly in a Statist authoritarian
system, often takes virtuous faith and trust in God.
of the individual is a gift from God and no government or temporal power can extinguish the light of HOPE. Politics is interminable, while salvation is eternal.
Nicholas Marville writes in The scourge of Christianity.
saying humility is voluntary, slave morality avoids admitting that their humility was in the beginning forced upon them by
A good example of this is the rule "turn
your enemy the other cheek", as Jesus taught:
should pray for Osama bin Laden’s soul even though he was their enemy, as forgiveness is a key teaching in the Bible,
a cardinal told an Italian daily in an interview out today.
have prayed for the soul of Osama Bin Laden. We have to pray for him just like we pray for the victims of September 11. It’s
what Jesus teaches Christians," French cardinal Albert Vanhoye, 87, told Il Messaggero daily.
obliges us to forgive our enemies. The ‘Our Father’ that we recite every day says that. Does it not say ‘Forgive
us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us’?" Vanhoye said."
Turning the other cheek does not mean you are prohibited from resisting evil governments.
The effective means of opposition are naturally ordained in your nature. Forgiveness may be a foreign concept to the Statist,
but to the faithful Christian the prophecies of a Second Coming provide the promise of a just final judgment for every mortal.
Destructive politics is inherent in this ungodly world of government
worship. Immortality of Statists is impossible. Their propensity to destroy all that is good and substitute every Luciferian
evil imaginable is all that can come from the supremacy of the State.
Nations need to atone before their governments can be reformed. Statist philosophies of any school of thought are
intrinsically anti-Christian. Only sincere prayer and repentance that begs for Almighty mercy for intervention will save this
SARTRE – January 6, 2013