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The Rise of the Secular Theocracy

Webster defines “theocracy” as the government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided.  Throughout high antiquity, theocracy, in one of many forms, was the standard, rather than the exception.  The rulers of Rome were the embodiment of a regal spirituality; in Tibet under the Lamas, political power became concentrated in the priestly class, who functioned as much as religious leaders, as they did as political ones. Evola, in Revolt Against the Modern World idealizes the “Olympian ruler” or Chakravartin, as the wielder of power and one who is divinely inspired.

In modern times, the church is either removed from any visible participation in the State, or it is governed and restricted by the State.  In other words, a sign of modernity is the overwhelming restriction being placed upon faith, in order that politics can dictate moral decisions.  In the process, divine guidance  is replaced by secularized theological concepts.  The end result is the creation of a secular theocracy, whose proponents are as zealous and imposing as any theocracy has ever been.  Modern existence is thus a contradiction in which any transcendent source of power is removed, yet there is a certain quasi-religious character.  While they do not claim a divine entity as their inspiration, their zeal is such that they believe their ideals to be unquestionable and infallible.  Indeed, if it was necessary to decry the kingdoms of Old Europe as being inherently tyrannical as a result of having imposed the unquestionable law of “divine right,” then the so-called democracies of the world too, must also be considered as such, and must be condemned even more forcefully.

Here we must pause and define the religion of this secular state.  As the notion of a “secular theocracy” is at once an inherent contradiction that implies a faith without revelation, so to is the society which arises from it.  In the secular theocracy, heresy against God becomes deified and the undifferentiated man becomes upheld as the example of individuality and uniqueness.  The modern state, possesses its own dogma and code of ethics, as well as a way in which it is promulgated in society.  In the political cults of many states, there are creation stories and formative myths, and many actions can be explained as a contrast between good and evil.  In other words, the ideas established by political consensus operates in order to replace the Church or another religious authority.

“Acceptable” in today’s society…

The most sacred tenets of this secular theocracy are ideas such as materialism, egalitarianism and feminism; its Heroic Epics are the lurid tales of persecution such as the Holocaust, with artificial heroes like Elie Wiesel; its sacred scriptures the countless pages of dreary and bureaucratic legislation; its rites are the mundane trips to fast-food restaurants or malls, where citizens worship at the shrine of quantity.  At the core of this modern world’s morality is the notion of “freedom” and the acceptance of everything that was once considered immoral and indecent.  And all these ideals are today as unquestionable to the common mind as the notion of geocentrism was in the time of Ptolemy; the heretics of secularism are those who profess opposition to its vapid values of “tolerance” and “inclusion,” or those who don’t accept the official histories and dogmas.  And like the religious empires of the past, liberals in what Guenon termed the “Far West” have never given up at bringing this new faith to other lands.  As the conquerors of old, they have attempted to transplant their denomination to the far-flung corners of the globe.

Israel Shamir points out that there are multiple ways of interpreting the problem of secular theocracy.  Its ultimate manifestation is liberalism, which as Shamir states, can be interpreted either as a secular Protestantism a là Max Weber, or as a secular Satanism.  However, he ultimately rejects these theses as being incomplete, and concludes that liberalism is secular Judaism.  Says Shamir:

[I]t is only natural that the ideology they promote is so close to Jewish heart. Its adepts retain classic Jewish attitudes; and the “uniqueness of Israel” is a tenet of this “non-religious” school, whether in the form of the “unique” Holocaust, or a “unique” attachment to Palestine, or a “unique” love of freedom and diversity. Indeed, while mosques burn in the Netherlands and churches are ruined in Israel, no emotions are stirred up in comparison to those set in motion when graffiti is written on a synagogue wall. The US grades its allies by their attitude towards Jews. The Holocaust Temple [“Museum”] stands next to the White House.

Destruction of the family at the hands of radical homosexuals

Certainly, if modern society is representative of “secularized Judaism,” then it is a rejection of Christianity.  And perhaps, this is why the media, in an effort to disguise the fact, claims a so-called “Judeo-Christian” origin for today’s society.  Where Western European society had historically been based on Roman Catholicism, the Emancipation of the Jews required a paradigm shift into which the Talmudic ideology was slowly but surely normalized.  Whereas before Judaism was a rabbinical the rejection of Christian doctrine, formed after Christ, Judaism — including the Talmud and its brazen hostility towards gentiles — was now incorporated into the ordinary faith of Europeans.   Thus, as long as Europe was Christian, they were able to maintain a semblance of a traditional society.  But with the rise of the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the French Revoltion, and subsequent historical events, this society was consumed entirely.

We need only look at the progression of events to realize the damage that the secular theocracy has caused: the denial of majority group rights and fragmentation of societies, the attacks on the cultural foundations of the peoples around the world, the promotion of homosexuality and feminism at the expense of families, and the fading of care and compassion.  Secular theocracy, along with liberalism and democracy have ultimately failed to produce the utopia that its propagandists claimed that it would create. Those with insight can already hear the sounds of the shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the liberal democratic systems.  Such people are sure to be the vanguard in the fight against the tyranny of fundamental secularism.

About William van Nostrand

William van Nostrand is a native of Chicago, Illinois and is currently the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of RidingTheTiger.org. He holds a B.A. in Economics as well as a minor in cultural anthropology. His interests are highly varied and include late medieval European architecture, German romantic classical music, and travel.

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