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God commanded the Israelites that they were not to sacrifice any of their children to Molech: “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. …” Sacrificing to the Phoenician god Molech (king) was a popular form of idolatry; it consisted of burning children alive. The idol was heated and the children were placed in its hands. Think of Molech as the ancient pagans’ answer to partial-birth abortion.
For over 25 years I’ve written that once you separate legality from morality, all of the systems, structures, bureaucracies and ideologies of necessity collapse into relativism, anarchy, nihilism and genocide.
Tragically the Molech paradigm lives in modern times in the ideas of Humanism (man is god), Machiavelli (the end justifies the mean), Rousseau (glorification of the primitive condition without law or morality), Social Darwinism (evolution, natural selection, survival of the fittest), Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin (communism, state socialism), Nietzsche (will to power), Freud (sex is god), Margaret Sanger (radical feminism, eugenics, selective breeding/sterilization, abortion) and John Dewey (progressive education as anti-education).
Publisher Fred Hirsch warned of separating human systems from their moral foundations: “Once a social system, such as capitalism, convinces everyone that it can dispense with morality and public spirit, the universal pursuit of self-interest being all that is needed for satisfactory performance, the system will undermine its own viability, which is in fact premised on civic behavior and the respect of certain moral norms to a far greater extent than capitalism’s official ideology allows.”
It is the Molech paradigm.
Niall Ferguson, a Harvard professor of history, recently wrote on the decline of Western civilization.” After doing a brief etymological survey of the word “civilization” from 1700 to the present, he found that after around 1960, the word slumped in popularity. Universities – beginning with Stanford in 1963 – ceased to offer the classic “Western Civ” history course, making it unavailable to the generation that came of age protesting against the Vietnam War.
What led to the downfall of Western civilization? It is a complicated question with many variables rooted in culture, politics, history, philosophy, religion, economics and education. Today I’ll focus on education.
In 1857, the NEA was founded as the National Teachers Association (NTA) on the progressive principle of a free and compulsory education for everyone at taxpayers’ expense. Although many people at the time were outraged at this taxation without representation and the taking away of people from their vocations, like farming, the idea of a free education for everyone sounded egalitarian and just. However, human nature and history tell us welfare philanthropy leads to paternalism and contempt by the giver and laziness, resentment and pathology by the receiver. Pick any large city in America to see the utter devastation and failure of progressive social policies.
In 2 Samuel 24:24, when David was offered free animal sacrifices, he said: “No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” Why do we worship David’s God but ignore David’s lessons?
Make students pay for their own education and work for the maintenance of the school if they can’t afford the fees. People pay to go to U.S. universities, supplemented with grants, scholarships and work-study programs, and our market-based higher education system is the best in the world. Why not copy that paradigm for K-12? Because the progressive revolution of the Democratic Party is not about educating our children; it is about anti-Christianity, statist propaganda, mis-education, control and voluntary slavery.
In an earlier article, I wrote:
Remember, to the Democratic Party and RINO Republicans, truth doesn’t matter, because to them truth is relative. All that matters to liberals and progressives is Nietzsche’s “Will to Power” and control over the people. Like the Islamic doctrine Taqiyya, which sanctions deceit to further Islam, to progressives the end justifies the means; therefore, lying, stealing, killing and perverting the Constitution and science is acceptable to utopian socialists as long as they “change the world.”
Socialist Democrats, particularly whites, are transfixed by post-colonial guilt, and it drives all of America’s domestic and foreign policy, while RINO Republicans and the Democratic Party use the Molech paradigm, Marxist economics and class warfare to divide and conquer and bring America to her knees before the world.
Socialist-caused riots are breaking out in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and all over America because people are finally getting serious about balancing their budgets, yet Congress’ feeble attempt to address our $14.3 trillion federal debt by cutting one-half of 1 percent of discretionary spending while ignoring welfare spending is treasonous.
History flashback: The Boston Tea Party of Dec. 16, 1773, was started not because of the continuation of the 3 penny per pound tax on tea, but because Britain’s Tea Act gave the East India Company a monopoly over American merchants and was viewed as “taxation without representation.” Why, then, are Americans not outraged by tens of trillions in debt?
Because most of us were educated in progressive education indoctrination centers called public schools. In the 1770s, our “uneducated” forefathers went to war against a superpower over a de facto tax and rightly threw the “taxed” tea into the Boston Harbor, but Goebbels’ helpers of today – teachers’ unions, professors and teachers, with their fancy master’s and Ph.D. degrees, have for the past 160 years, since the creation of the National Education Association, deprogrammed society by virtually removing every vestige of God, morality, critical thinking and historical truth from the education curriculum.
Obama’s secretary of education recently said that up to 80 percent of all public schools will fail within a year. I’m not shocked by this catastrophe, nor should you. This was the original plan because a mis-educated public always favors a socialist welfare state to provide all their needs, because they can’t think or function independently.
Our only hope? – Forsake the Molech paradigm (paganism, infanticide) and progressive politics (humanism, socialism), and return to the original intent of the framers of the Constitution.