christian fascism

It is from principally White, racist Christians that we have the threat of fascism in this country. Because, you see, they have a religion which is militant, which is not the religion OF Jesus (which was the realisation of divine son-ship)—but the religion ABOUT Jesus! [A religion] which pedestalises him and says that only this man of all the sons of woman was divine, and you had better recognise it!
—  Alan Watts
Nietzsche, at least in his theory of superhumanity, and Marx before him, with his classless society, both replace the Beyond by the Later On. In that way, Nietzsche betrayed the Greeks and the teachings of Jesus, who, according to him, replaced the Beyond by the Immediate. Marx, like Nietzsche, thought in strategic terms, and like Nietzsche hated formal virtue. Their two rebellions, both of which finish similarly in adhesion to a certain aspect of reality, end by merging into Marxism-Leninism and being incarnated in that caste, already mentioned by Nietzsche, who would replaced “the priest, the teacher, the doctor.” The fundamental difference is that Nietzsche, in awaiting the superman, proposed to assent to what exists and Marx to what is to come. For Marx, nature is to be subjugated in order to obey history; for Nietzsche, nature is to be obeyed in order to subjugate history. It is the difference between the Christian and the Greek. Nietzsche, at least, foresaw what was going to happen: “Modern socialism tends to create a form of secular Jesuitism, to make instruments of all men”; and again: “What we desire is well-being….As a result we march toward a spiritual slavery such as has never been seen….Intellectual Caesarism hovers over every activity of the businessman and the philosopher.” Placed in the crucible of Nietzschean philosophy, rebellion, in the intoxication of freedom, ends in biological or historical Caesarism.
—  Albert Camus, The Rebel (trans. Anthony Bower)
This is what the Millennium looks like

In my youth in the mormon church, I know about the “Millennium.” Few talked about it, fewer knew exactly what it was, but everyone knew that the Millennium was a big deal. 

For true believing mormons, the Millennium refers to the period of 1,000 years of peace and prosperity in which jesus christ will reign personally over the earth after his “second coming.” TBMs have been told by their so-called prophets that they are living in the final days - the “latter days” - before this second coming. They are told to look forward to this Millennium as a time of great joy, of the perfection of the earth and of mankind. This is not an original idea. As with many mormon teachings, Joseph Smith appropriated millennialism into his new religion from other Second Great Awakening christian sects operating in and around New York State in the early decades of the 19th century. 

Mormons also believe that after the 1,000 years of peace, satan will gather an army and make one last stand against the followers of christ. And he’ll lose. And then jesus will reign for ever and ever over the Kingdom of God and everything will be super awesome great. Shades of Ragnarok and greek myth mixed into Armageddon, right? (Let’s not even get into how close it sounds to Hitler’s “thousand-year reich”). Without getting too far down the rabbit hole that is mormon eschatology, that is what mormons believe.

But there’s another side to this belief in the coming Millennium. A side no prophet or church authority cares to talk about these days. That side is: how to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. 

I’ve just been watching the first few episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. Having read the book a few years ago, it’s one of my favorite stories, one with a lot of personal significance to me as a former member of the cult known as the LDS church. If you want to see what the “Millennium” would actually look like, READ THIS BOOK. WATCH THIS SHOW. 

The world presented by The Handmaid’s Tale is horrifying. It’s the story of a fundamentalist christian regime that takes power by committing acts of terrorism against the government and then infiltrating it. They suspend the constitution, impose martial law, enact pogroms and purges against undesirables (homosexuals, members of other religions, and anyone who opposes them), and relegate women to second-class citizens. Where the United States once stood, the newly-formed Republic of Gilead is a biblical theocracy, a totalitarian fascist nightmare. It is a nauseating vision of what can happen if christianity is allowed free reign in this country. It shows in graphic detail the consequences of far-right and alt-right ideologies. It shows a world that could be right around the corner, here, in this country if we do nothing to stop it. 

This show and the book need to be experienced. I’m not saying this story is some kind of guide to the future. But I am BEGGING you to watch it. I’m imploring you to witness what a real-life Millennium would look like. Church leaders, especially in the PR-friendly mainstream Brighamite Salt Lake LDS church, will never speak of the horrors that will need to be committed in order to bring their Millennium into fruition. They don’t say it over the pulpit because the truth behind their beliefs means the death and destruction and suffering of millions of innocent people… all in the name of christ and his church. 

There will be no second coming. Because there is no jesus christ. Christianity is a lie, mormonism is a lie. Religion only exists is when people enact it. The “kingdom of god on earth” can only become a reality if good, thoughtful, intellectually honest people do nothing to combat the terrors of blind belief and bigotry so rampant in the nation at this moment. 

Let’s not allow this story to become a reality. Let’s resist the hypocrisy of faith. Let’s fight back against falsehoods with facts. Let’s first force religion out of our government and out of our schools. Let’s tax them out of existence. Let’s not permit preachers or holy men or prophets to corrupt minds against peace and one another. Let’s relegate religion to the history books and the story books. That’s where their Millennium belongs. 

Someguy : but you’ve got sororitas
Me : Thinks about making a nice educative answer to explain why it is not the same. *checks someguy’s blog*, *finds fascism, christian extremism, homophobia, xenophobia*

Someguy = blocked.

Basically, by ‘American cultural decline,’ they mean the 1960s. And by the ’60s, they mean the Civil Rights Movement and feminism. But since they can’t just outright say civil rights and feminism, they say ‘the ’60s’ and wink at one another while hoping that everyone else gets distracted by thoughts of drug-addled hippies holding a free-love-in at Woodstock.
—  Fred Clark, “Trump is the logical outcome of the white evangelical narrative of decline” (Slacktivist)

enragedyouth  asked:

Listen to this song if you have the chance youtube/E3cFiWtcT4k

Dear enragedyouth,

Nazism is wrong. Fascism is wrong. The Holy Mother Church disapproves of these ideologies and so do I. Jews and Judaism have made an enormous contribution to European culture and even Islam (to a certain degree). I have great concerns for the future of traditional European culture, but I will never resort to any ideology as despicable as Nazism or fascism. In Europe we have a tradition that judges people on the basis of their actions, not their race, skin color, gender or whatever. If you are truly concerned with the future of Europe you need to re-examine what our values are. Freedom and tolerance are part of this European culture. I disapprove profoundly with EU policy that promotes the extermination of the European peoples (by means of preconception, abortion, euthanasia, divorce, etc.) and their replacement with Muslim migrants, but I will NEVER support any organization that preaches racial hatred. If you are a practicing Catholic I advise you to go to confession. If not, you should talk to a priest or a religious about the temptation of hatred you have fallen victim to. Fear is a liar, friend. I will pray for you.

Kind regards,
Roothaan.

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”  1 Peter 5:8 

You should also read:   http://w2.vatican.va/content/pius-xi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_14031937_mit-brennender-sorge.html

anonymous asked:

Have you ever watched Revolutionary Girl Utena? I'd be interested in your thoughts on its portrayals of social anxiety and alienation. (All of Ikuhara's original works focus on that theme, really)

I’m a fan of Utena. The portrayal of various character archetypes is powerful without being saccharine. I even watched Ikuhara’s latest, the one about lesbian bear storms. You probably won’t be surprised that Neongenesis is more up my alley - with its anti-fascism and Christian eschatology. For those who care, I’m also a fan of: Princess Tutu, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Kenshin, and Trigun. I may know of a few others but none that really grabbed me. I take a very Sturgeon’s Law approach to anime.

The thing about finding symbolism is anime is, for American viewers, it’s just too bloody obvious. It reminds me of this Penny Arcade cartoon.

Just what am I going to analyze. That sure is a sword you pulled out of your chest. No, no, I get the metaphor, really.

Which of course, gives us another excellent Zizek quote:

One should thus invert the usual opposition within which true art is “deep” and commercial kitsch superficial: the problem with kitsch is that it is all too “profound,” manipulating deep libidinal and ideological forces, while genuine art knows how to remain at the surface, how to subtract its subject from the “deeper” context of historical reality.The same goes for contemporary art, where we encounter often brutal attempts to “return to the real,” to remind the spectator (or reader) that she is perceiving a fiction, to awaken her from the sweet dream

My fellow Americans:

We will no longer be oppressed by the fascism of Christianity! And we will no longer be oppressed by the fascism of beauty. As I see you all sittin’ out there trying your hardest not to be ugly, trying your hardest not to fit in, trying your hardest to earn your way into Heaven, but let me ask you: Do you want to be in a place that’s filled with a bunch of assholes?

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Crazy leftist Jewish beta male freaking out over a Christian spreading his beliefs, hurting nobody.

What pure gold.