Marxists all share the same ideological tropes and one of them being the separation of church and state. The neo-Marxist left exclaims wildly that it’s the church and the church only that fractures the civility among the human race and especially those in power. Whether it’s their maniacal crusade to persecute the Catholic church for it’s wrongdoings or the war against your quaint First Southern Baptist church, the message is the same. They find it archaic, inhumane, and even racist to a certain degree.
Maybe they’re right to an extent. I find myself in my own grievances with the evangelical right in this country. It harbors a certain kind of people, who by all accounts, are good hearted but stubborn to the umpteenth degree. A commonly shared idea among these folks is that in this lifetime, a certain country with religious significance to them, when under attack, will be the mark of end times - a truly bold idea that has utterly backfired. But, this article isn’t about my disdain for the country of Israel. I’m merely making light of the far-fetched thinking that is capable within their ranks from the pastor to those listening to the sermon. Not only within the church, but the Pentagon and State Department as well.
Religion across all lines creates this idea in people’s heads that they truly are correct. Not only are they correct, but an omnipotent force that resides in a spiritual place unbeknownst to modern science will find favor in them in death. They will live for an eternity with no pain, no uncertainty, and will truly be at peace. But, then again, modern science can’t disprove these claims either. Looking from the outside in, religion is insanity. Like everything in life you have to take it all with a grain of salt. Whether it comes from the mouth of the Pope himself or the President of the United States, you have to be able to separate the fact from fiction.
Now, for as much as the modern left touts their belief in science, living their life according to the experts, and their love for everything that breathes, their whole entire existence in the modern era comes from the confirmation of one church. This church, unlike others, is more powerful than any that have come before it. The Prophet Mohammed, Jesus Christ, and the Dalai Lama don’t have an ounce of influence today that this power structure has on humanity. Their scripture rivals the Bible and Quran. Their philosophy on life is more powerful than the writings of Thomas Aquinas and Greek stoicism. Their institutions have toppled nations and propped up global cabbals.
The American Federal Government, the banking sector, and the war departments of western nations are by and large this church. Why am I so quick to call it a church and compare it to something like religion? Aren't these things just the basic facets of governance and keeping society in order? To a certain degree, yes, but in the times we’re living in, I think not.
When we look back at history, things in the US today pale in comparison to the atrocities of the Soviet Union, National Socalist Germany, or even Pol Pot’s Cambodia. The weak aren’t being systematically murdered by firing squad, there is no ethnic cleansing, and while teetering on complete dismay, the American dollar still holds value. However, what is happening is quite possibly the largest psychological operation done on any civilization the world has ever seen.
Like religion, this message spreads from coast to coast and from continent to continent. With the power of the media and the stubbornness of the modern man, the powers that be have quite literally brainwashed people into a state-induced psychosis. It’s one thing to watch videos online of people disowning their fellow worker in a public place for not wearing a mask. You know you’ve seen it somewhere online. Male or female Karen’s self-righteousness becomes too much for them to hold in and they snap. Just like that, they’re in Joe Blow’s face telling them they need to wear one because the pandemic is real and they are putting everyone at risk. I don’t think it's a bold claim to call it a psychosis because like others, I got to share the same experience. I previously wrote about the encounter titled, “The Mask, The Manager, and The Karen”. I detailed how this woman who was sporting her Educators for Biden t-shirt decided she needed to teach me a lesson in the grocery store for not wearing a mask. It was honestly as uneventful an encounter with a stranger as could it could get, but if you’re interested, go back and read my article on it.
What I didn’t mention is that in my professional opinion, being that I’m an opinionated asshole like these folks, is that she truly is mentally disturbed. People who are normal that lead the same mundane life like the rest of us simply don’t have time for idiocy like that. What I’m trying to say is this - we know drugs are bad. But if you saw a drug deal go down in the gas station parking lot are you going to report it to the police? Of course not. It’s not worth your time and the guy was just buying weed anyways, so the only thing getting harmed in all of that will be a bag of Doritos. It’s like someone not wearing a mask. No one is getting harmed. If everyone else around you is wearing one, that means they’re safe. You are making a personal decision that would impact you and no one else.
These people don’t see the world this way nor do they have the critical thinking ability to discern what’s right and wrong. Maybe they did at one point in life, but not anymore. They simply don’t have the ability to think critically. It truly is a scary thought knowing that these people live amongst us.
Like Religion, they make these issues into not just a societal dilemma, but a moral dilemma. If someone told you over and over that by not masking up you were responsible for the death of the most vulnerable, wouldn’t you feel bad? If someone offloaded the country’s socio-economic burdens unto you for the mere fact that you’re white, wouldn’t you feel morally responsible for the suffering that happens today? If you lived in a world that only values people who are socially reprehensible, abide by corporate agendas, and gaslighted those around you to shame the others that don’t follow the herd, wouldn’t it just be easier to become one of them?
This, ladies and gentleman, is a cult-like mentality. The state has created a religion. A religion far more dangerous than a radical sub-sect of any mainstream religion of the world today. Even ISIS has its own philosophical/fundamental reasoning for its existence (Existing also because the US created it). No I’m not defending ISIS, so please save your breath, I’m merely making a point. An Islamist could quote the Quran and point the finger at the west for being an occupying force in their home. Media-addicted westerners on the other hand? They’re just too caught up in making sure they have moral superiority. Their scripture? The good word of the federal government of course.
In your libraries, schools, and sometimes even at home, these net losses on humanity can be found spreading their agenda of live and let live, while simultaneously preaching hate and singling out others for their beliefs, skin color, and any defining factor of your humanity that is not of their own. From everything that I can personally take away from this, I think I can say with confidence that this is a religion. The state truly is the new church. The Christ-like system of morality, the foundation that built the west, is dead.
I myself am not much of a religious person these days, but always was in a Catholic education growing up. When I see videos of the story of Jesus Christ, see depictions and paintings of the saints, or any semblance of Catholicism today, it takes me back to my childhood and it brings a serious fondness in my heart. There was a time when I relied solely on my faith in God when I was in doubt and didn’t have a clue as to what was happening in Washington. Maybe it was also just blissful ignorance considering how young I was, but there isn’t a feeling in the world that I can compare to the comfort I once had of having Christ in my daily life.
The opposite effect is what the state has had in my life today. When I think about the government or even the sorry asses that I’ve had the privilege and civic duty of voting for, my only emotion is anger. Yes, Trump, even your sorry ass. Every time I sit down and write about the current state of affairs, the only thoughts I can put on paper are mostly vitriolic followed by the hopelessness in my heart coming to the conclusion that only so many people can see the path we’re steamrolling ahead on as a country. All the while, my American counterparts call me a lunatic, racist, and any other derogatory pronoun they have in their vocabulary.
Regardless of how you feel now, the church was the rock that this nation was built on. The laws that the West has put into place to keep civility derives from the ten commandments, and it was those things that made America great. To live and let live is the new moral basis of humanity at large. It’s the agenda that the state is teaching in schools and they’re putting practices into policy.
Am I, Tony Montana, a devout Catholic who lives his life solely according to the word of God. Like all of you I’m flawed and am quite possibly the farthest thing from a puritan that you can get. I do not feel like pushing puritan beliefs onto others will be anymore helpful. But, I think that it’s safe to say that a spiritual foundation and relationship with God may be the only saving grace this country has left. If it’s not your cup of tea and you’re certain that no such thing exists, that’s fine. But, my point still stands. Government has failed to make the lives of people more fruitful or fulfilling. Only more chaotic. The only institution that still stands today that can give anyone a glimpse of hope when they’re at their worst is the Church and its teachings.
So, do I think the Chrisitian Church should be the governing force in this country? Of course not. If I think it’s bad enough that the state has become a religion, I couldn’t imagine actually living in a theocracy. I just know that it wouldn’t hurt to allow the church to become the influence that guides society and not the state. Hopefully we can get there one day, but to attain good things it starts with you and me.