The Desire To Control Others Is The Signal Pathology Of The Wicked

BY Herschel Smith
4 years ago

Courtesy of reader Fred Tippens.

American Thinker has related thoughts.

At the Jacobin, an American socialist, Marxist quarterly based in New York, Ben Burgis emphasizes that

Progressives and democratic socialists need to make the case that there’s a third alternative to business-as-usual centrists running the states Trump wants to ‘liberate’ and the cynical demagogues who want to feed low-income workers to the capitalist death machine by prematurely ending the lockouts

[ … ]

The coronavirus has cleared the field for communists. It is an opportune moment for the left in general, but above all, for those who already wield a certain amount of power and want to perpetuate themselves and implant their totalitarian paradise once and for all.

There is no need to wonder about these things.  Governors are taking power to themselves nowhere granted by any state or the federal constitution; rulers unilaterally declare that worshipers cannot gather; stores are shut down, businesses are closed, some forever; cops, working on taxpayer monies, take the time to enter private property without a warrant to harass and lecture people on allowing their children to play with other children; cops arrest surfers, hikers and campers who have paid for the public land they’re on with taxpayer dollars; the elderly are jailed in their facilities to perish, when the safest thing they could have done with them would have been to send them home, or else roll them out into the sun, taken them for a walk, and given them Vitamins C/D3; workers everywhere are told to wear masks so that they re-breath their own effluent and cause the mask itself to be a contaminant trap on both inside and outside surfaces, contributing to their own retrovirus loading because they can’t properly expel their own air; the FedGov prints money like monopoly paper; and communists everywhere want to see the economy fail.

This is all designed to break the bonds of dependency and love between families and church, cause feelings of isolation, and create dependency on the government.  At its root, it is the wicked desire to control other people.  The tools of control are loneliness, poverty and isolation.  Community becomes government.

R.J. Rushdoony said this.

The mainstream of Western civilization is thus apparent, the desire to control and change others as the essence of true power.  This lust for power, the pathology of all fallen men, is common to cultures all over the world.  It is an expression of man’s original sin, his desire to be as God (“The Death of Meaning”).

Man’s attempt to supplant himself upon the throne of the universe never ends well.

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  1. On May 17, 2020 at 10:30 pm, Quietus said:

    There’s a whole lot of people who were not heeding the advice put out on the Western Rifle Shooters Association blog, probably eight years or so ago. The advice was to do NOW (back then), heart-hardening exercises in the personal life.

    Advice, was for people to purposefully commit a misdemeanor per day, and a purposefully-done mal prohibitum felony per week. If there would have been more people doing the hardening exercises since back then, the Bad People would not have gained the successes in people enforcement that they have seen.

    This go-’round has been just a test run. The Bad People have learned much. Act II begins in the fall season.

  2. On May 17, 2020 at 10:49 pm, Quietus said:

    Forgot to say: don’t fall back on the Ayn Randian quote about there being too many laws, purposefully, so that a person can’t live without violating one.

    The advice was to be a proud scofflaw.

    There is a tipping point when a certain percentage of the ruled decides that it is FU time. Might be around 10% of the ruled, there’s likely a .mil pub that has analyzed that percentage of lost control of the populace. I think 10% scofflaws is about right for any level of government to lose its control.

  3. On May 18, 2020 at 5:41 am, Tom said:

    Could not say it better than Quietus. If you think ANY of this horse shit has been legitimate check your assumptions again.

    Welcome to the forest brothers

    PS-the actual forest brothers were quite a hardy group of fellows

  4. On May 18, 2020 at 5:44 am, Nosmo said:

    I’ve always assumed that people, Americans in particular, had a point past which they would not be pushed without pushing back in varying degrees of severity.

    Now, I’m really beginning to wonder; if I’ve been wrong about that all this time we’re toast. The pushback that should have resulted in garnishing streetlamps with politicians has been converted into standing on one’s lawn without wearing a mask and fearful about the Karens.

  5. On May 18, 2020 at 7:49 am, Quietus said:

    @Tom re Forest Brothers: the book of that title is by Juozas Luksa, subtitle “the account of an anti-soviet Lithuanian freedom fighter.”

    Those people really hated Commies, and lived their hate. They literally lived under the ground in the woods.

  6. On May 18, 2020 at 7:52 am, June J said:

    @Nosmo – I believe that the socialists long-standing march through the government education system has achieved their goals in that avenue. It has resulted in a populace who are citizens of the United States, but no idea what an American is or why they would even want to be one.

  7. On May 18, 2020 at 8:00 am, James said:

    June,believe the govt. push at sudden home education may to a degree at least re-educate folks on America/being a citizen ect.,one can hope.I believe if even 5% of the population starts to go with the “Nothing to lose/everything to gain”attitude in regards to this nonsense,govt. starts to crumble in it’s current form and believe it would also spread beyond the 5%.

    This little buggy was a good test run for govt. but also for people who try and prepare for tougher times,see a lot of holes mentally/goods wise in me preps,at moment,we all still have time to work on them.

    While new to many see many folks starting gardens ect.,hope they are prepping in other ways and perhaps helping others along the way be more ready for interesting times.

  8. On May 18, 2020 at 10:23 am, X said:

    Look, let’s be honest with ourselves here. The Constitution is dead, and it has been dead for a long time. The “American” people WANT the totalitarianism. And anybody who objects is going to be replaced by an illegal alien, a Karen, a black or a transgender willing to eat from the hand of the government like a dog begging for scraps.

    It must be remembered that the chairman of the Constitutional Convention, George Washington, spent six years ordering his men to kill His Majesty’s government troops. The goal of our forefathers was to get the government off the backs of the people, or die trying. That scheme lasted until about 1864, when Lincoln’s government troops deliberately burned an American city to the ground. Think they won’t do that again? The civil war set a precedent under which the people did not kill the government troops, but the government troops killed “their own” people. That was the end of the “USA” as founded in 1789.

    Beginning in the 1930s the government figured out that it was easier to bribe the people with fiat money rather than kill them outright, and that is what they have been doing ever since. And the people have acquiesced.

    I hate to say it, but there will be no Revolutionary War 2.0, because the people have glutted themselves into obesity on the government dole like so many fattened sheep. And the corona debacle is proving that even if a handful of hardy souls were willing to try it, they would immediately be turned in by legions of Karens, or discovered by government surveillance technology that Hitler and Stalin couldn’t even dream of.

    I wish I could be more optimistic, but I can’t. I think the FUSA will continue to degenerate into a Huxleyan dystopia, in which a totalitarian government pacifies the sheeple by letting them smoke weed and do anal.

    Ultimately the fiat-money fueled Ponzi scheme will collapse, leading to some kind of Mad Max environment and probably a race war when the EBT collapses. Maybe that will lead to a post-Dark Age Renaissance. But things are going to get a hell of a lot worse first, and most of us probably won’t live to see it.

  9. On May 18, 2020 at 10:48 am, Phil Carson said:

    These ruthless people do not understand how mean us good folks get when they violate our codes.

  10. On May 18, 2020 at 2:14 pm, Centurion_Cornelius said:

    “My comrades and I believe we have struck the first successful blow for freedom, and so sure as we are going out this morning so sure will freedom come as a direct result of our action…In this belief, we die happy.”

    Tom Clarke just before his execution for his part in the Irish Easter Rising, 1916


  11. On May 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm, Tom said:

    @Quietus indeed. It is said they always reserved one grenade to prevent identification that would result in the persecution of their families, they would detonate in their own face. That’s a high level of commitment to the cause.

  12. On May 18, 2020 at 3:18 pm, cold said:

    “X” marks the spot. Probably the single best, concise summary of the actual situation I have read, period.

  13. On May 18, 2020 at 3:19 pm, I R A Darth Aggie said:

    I’ve always assumed that people, Americans in particular, had a point past which they would not be pushed without pushing back in varying degrees of severity.

    The people of New Jersey and Virginia (and other places) have re-opened the beaches.

  14. On May 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm, Dawg said:

    Quietus and X are spot on! It gives me encouragement as I currently go through my own test for having to defend myself. KEEP ON THE FIRING LINE!

  15. On July 14, 2022 at 10:43 pm, George 1 said:

    Well, whatever it is we are doing or trying to do, we had better up the ante and increase the tempo because so far we are losing. Non violent continental strikes come to mind.

    I remember Christopher Dorner. He was obviously a very disturbed and murderous man who none of us would care to emulate. However he caused massive chaos in Southern California in 2013. He had the cops shooting at vehicles that were not even close to the description of Dorner’s truck.

    Can you imagine about 500 Dorners? Or 1000 Dorners? Or More? Now imagine that many with an actual plan.

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