Yes, at first glance the title of this piece appears to be provocative (indeed, some probably stopped there and refused to continue reading). However, it is provocative only under two conditions. First, it is provocative when viewed within the frame of reference to which we’ve become conditioned – that is, that Progressivism and religion are examined as totally separate and distinct topics, a conceptual version of the so-called “separation of church and state” if you will. Second, it is provocative if this writer had deliberately crafted it just to get a reaction.
Alas, neither condition applies. The title’s question is a serious one, and this piece makes a case for concluding that “yes, ‘Progressivism is Satanic.’” Regarding that conclusion, a reader’s skepticism at this stage is expected, if not encouraged. We’ve become accustomed (conditioned?) to regard Progressivism (nee Liberalism) as one of the two major political leanings and, something akin the “other” team in a sports league, vying against the Conservatives for seasonal victory and the electoral championship. But what if Progressivism is not just a political preference, but instead originates from a more powerful and sinister source – and carries with it the existential danger that origin implies? After all, if Satan is the great deceiver, would not political and cultural movements that appear to be secular in origin, actions and goals serve his purposes? Would not (secular) politics and culture be natural (if not inevitable) avenues for advancing his aims? Indeed, since his followers are by definition unbelievers, then is not some sort of secular “faith” and “church” indispensable for harnessing humans to advance his evil aims?
Yes, we are dealing with intangibles – we cannot see “good” or “evil,” or God or Satan, or “heaven” or “hell” – but we can look for signs and clues, and infer from what we find. We all already do it – atheists, agnostics and believers have all pondered question(s) regarding the existence of God, but landed upon different conclusions. So for those who believe, and for all who have an open or even skeptical mind, does it not follow that once the question is raised, examining Progressivism to identify its actual origin and intentions is warranted? And for those of us inclined to oppose Satan and evil, is this not the prerequisite step to undertake if we are to have any hope of countering that force? Yes! So together, even if you approach with skeptical mind, let us consider the evidence about to be put before you. Shall we proceed?
In the business world, “Six Sigma” has been widely embraced as a methodology for minimizing defects, and so improving processes and efficiencies. At the heart of this is the concept of drilling-down to “root causes” – and then addressing the ones that are responsible for the undesired manifestations (manufacturing defects and so on). In this piece, we will apply the concept of identifying root causes to the social and cultural realm and, ultimately, to the realm of faith – and, ultimately, to the nature and origins of Progressivism.
As an introduction to what this would mean conceptually, let us take an example from the social realm: poverty. Poverty – having few assets, living in substandard housing or having trouble procuring enough food – is a manifestation, a result. Poverty is not a root cause, much less the root cause. Root causes for poverty instead are things such as illegitimacy (i.e., lack of nuclear families and father figures) and dysfunctional cultural mores (such as not valuing educational achievement). Alleviating poverty’s symptoms, i.e., welfare, will not solve the problem – to solve the problem one has to address the root causes.
Those of us who are Conservatives – we who are Pro-God and Pro-American and so confront Progressivism on the political and cultural battlefields for the past century – have mostly been unsuccessful. Progressivism has successfully altered our political structure and operation, and perhaps even more catastrophically, our culture. It is still advancing, intending to irreversibly “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” We face a long struggle to halt, and then claw-back toward our divinely-inspired founding. But we will continue to be unsuccessful unless and until we accurately identify and then vigorously confront the root causes of Progressivism. We will deal with that identification, and then confrontation, in turn.
Let us begin with some working premises – feel free to remain skeptical of these premises, if you are so inclined – but we have to start somewhere and, it is submitted, by the time we conclude you’ll accept their validity.
Premise: There are such things, such forces, as “good” and “evil” – and not as secular or philosophical constructs or human sociology, but something more akin to natural forces in the universe.
Premise: That there is a Satan, and he is not just a force for evil in the world, but its root cause (and no, we’re not going to bow to the current Progressive fashion of using a “gender neutral” or “inclusive” term instead of “he”).
Premise: That Satan’s abilities to manipulate and deceive transcends mere human abilities, including our ability to (fully) comprehend or recognize. That said, we can at least partially comprehend and recognize – and so are responsible at least to that degree. Further, that embracing and adhering to the Word of God offers us transcendence over the totality of Satan’s power – and so ultimately we are responsible to that degree as well (as well as being responsible for non-adherence). We allude here to our “day of judgment.”
Premise: That Satan’s work on this earth is a root cause of evil, and his ultimate goal is always the advancement (and dominance) of evil. Thus, some humans willingly – though many more unwittingly – are advancing his aims. That the less an individual adheres to the Word of God, the more susceptible they will be to advancing Satan’s agenda.
Premise: That Satan – the Great Deceiver – has enlisted a cadre of what we’ll refer to as “Hell’s Useful Idiots.” That is, people who have good intentions, and believing that they are advancing good, but are actually serving Satan and his ends. It is said that Lenin coined the phrase “useful idiots” to describe the naïve dupes who advanced the Communist cause, yet “knew not what they do.” As we’ll see, we could fairly classify Lenin as one of Satan’s understudies, and that the actual origin of the phrase “useful idiots” – the “root cause” for the phenomenon – precedes Lenin.
Premise: In turn, deploying Hell’s Useful Idiots to advance seemingly secular aims, which result in what appear to be secular manifestations – but which beneath the surface advance a root cause, advancement of Satan’s evil ends – would be within his bag of tricks. Even we humans, we mere mortals, can comprehend that!
All of which brings us to Progressivism. What is it? Well to start, it is one of the four main branches of Collectivism, the others being Communism, Fascism and Socialism. Now, some of you are probably thinking to yourself “oh, there he goes being provocative again.” Not really. A thorough discussion of Collectivism and its branches is contained in my book Communiqués From The Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy; suffice it to say for now that each of those branches (if allowed to acquire sufficient power) end up as totalitarian societies, and all share a “root cause” insofar as they are arms of Satan’s endeavors.
How so? Well, let us consider the Ten Commandments. Would not Satan intend to nudge us away from following the Ten Commandments – whether by hook or crook, by deception or temptation (or “all of the above”)? In this piece we will focus on the one that, when breached on this earth, would drive us farthest from God and His Will: “Thou Shalt not Kill.”
In the interest of space, we won’t examine each of the other Commandments; but as a mental exercise for you dear reader, ponder the premise that each and every one of the major forms of Collectivism – Communism, Fascism, Socialism and Progressivism – oppose every single Commandment. At a minimum through encouraging indifference to a particular Commandment (e.g., keeping the Sabbath), to active promotion of conduct and behavior that is diametrically opposed to the Commandment. Consider the Progressive branch of Collectivism, as it is the dominant branch in America. It de facto practices and glorifies adultery (Hollywood), and is de facto against “honor your father and your mother” by promoting adultery, illegitimacy, “alternative” models of family and overall seeking to marginalize the traditional nuclear family. The Progressives (mostly) don’t come right out and say that they’re against God and faith, but act through “secular” appearances to accomplish the same and so (it is argued) disguise the origins, the “root causes” of the agenda. And let us not forget to mention the activities of the Progressives’ zealous litigation arm, the ACLU, that continuously uses the secular legal system to ever-further pry our nation away from its faith-based founding. Yes, so far I cannot (yet) declare that we’ve proven that Satanism is the root cause of Progressivism, but can very much assert already that the Progressive agenda is absolutely consistent with something that Satan would design to deceive and entice those inclined to a vision of a secular utopia, to a heaven on earth, to unwittingly do his bidding. This at least provides a compelling clue pointing toward an underlying Satanic purpose, does it not?
Still skeptical? Fine. As an additional mental exercise, try approaching this from a different angle. Review the Ten Commandments and attempt to cite just one – or even just the underlying principle that it declares – that Progressivism actively embraces and advances, rather than its antithesis. (Good luck with that!)
Alternatively, imagine the world and what it would be like if all of mankind merely abided by the underlying principles of the Ten Commandments, if not the Commandments themselves. Would not that come as close as we could ever realistically hope to come to realizing the globally peaceful, secular utopia that Collectivists / Progressives claim to be striving for? So why then are they actually working against those principles, at least in every way but lip service?
Consider too how Progressives perennially speak of “forward” and the “arc of history” and such. Have you noticed that all such mantras presume a completely earthly, secular march of humanity, one that always looks “forward” but never “up” – not to mention that one can be simultaneously moving “forward” while heading in the wrong direction! To the extent that there’s an “up” under Progressivism, it’s only to the Collectivist hierarchy, the pinnacle of which will be some “global governance” structure directed by an (unelected) elite and operated through an administrative state, a dictatorial bureaucracy ruling the world’s population. Under Progressivism there is no quarter for God or a higher order – the closest that Progressives come to this is a pagan-reminiscent Gaia worship through environmentalism gone amok. While Progressives (and Collectivists overall) won’t plainly articulate it, they seek to accomplish a de facto exorcism of God from global affairs, and from the heart of man – and so truly to make earth Satan’s kingdom.
Anyway, amongst those who would attempt to identify a Commandment that Progressivism embraces, most would probably settle upon “Thou Shalt Not Kill” – claiming that Collectivism seeks not death, but things such as a “workers’ paradise” and (global) “diversity and inclusion.” Progressives will insist that they want to “Make Peace Not War” … to buy the world a Coke and teach it to sing in perfect harmony. Alas, Satan the Deceiver is no doubt smiling at this, for the opposite is true. Progressivism, along with all other forms of Collectivism, share and promote a culture of death, mass murder – just as Satan would want it.
History proves that “thou shalt
not kill, by the tens of millions” might as well be a Collectivist-Progressive commandment. Let us begin the quintessential example of mass killing – the Fascist / National Socialist (Nazi) concentration camps. Estimates are that a total of 15-20 million died in those camps, with about six million of that total being Jews. (Isn’t it interesting that the National Socialists’ “final solution” targeted God’s chose people for extermination?) How does one explain a governing system, a regime, that as a fundamental element of its official policy commits mass murder? What drove such people? Psychiatrists deal with insanity and serial killers as individuals – but how does one account for an ideology that embraces mass murder, and then thousands, millions of “civilized” people who then embrace that ideology? After the war many Germans claimed to be unaware of the concentration camps and mass exterminations – and likely most of them were telling the truth – but still, they embraced the underlying ideology. “Hell’s Useful Idiots,” anyone? But atop the useful idiots there was the National Socialist leadership that developed the plan, and built the camps, and who knew exactly what they intended to accomplish. And executed the plan. Their administrative state – the SS and camp workers – certainly knew what they were doing. Could they all have been insane like a serial murderer, or was something else at work?
Even some committed atheists, and more so agnostics, at this point must become at least receptive to “the theory” that there is such a thing as EVIL. But once one accepts that possibility, must not a follow-up question be: so what is its source?
In “root cause analysis” one looks for repetition; for to be root causes the phenomenon must repeat – otherwise an “undesired manifestation” is merely a coincidence or random occurrence. So within the universe of Collectivism, were the National Socialist (Nazi) “death camps” an aberration, or a repeated phenomenon? As history shows, while abhorrent, they were anything but an aberration.
Preceding the National Socialists, and continuing after, we had the Collectivist-brother state of The Soviet Union, established and run under the Collectivist branch called “Communism.” Between engineered famines, flat-out executions and Gulags, death toll estimates range from about 20 million to as high as 50 million. Some “workers’ paradise!” Recall that under Marxist theory Socialism – and, it is submitted, its American cousin Progressivism –are but transitional stages on the way toward the highest level: Communism. Well, Communism certainly achieved a higher death toll, and so a higher level of EVIL.
And, consistent with root cause analysis, this culture of death was a repeated phenomenon. The Communist Khmer Rouge is estimated to have killed about 2 million. Communist China’s death toll estimate is around 45 million. Though perhaps smaller in scale, identical “phenomenon” have been witnessed within Communist regimes far and wide.
“But wait,” you might say, “Progressives in America don’t lock people up in Gulags or Concentration Camps; through welfare we try to feed people, not ‘engineer famines.’” To which the valid response is: “Perhaps. But your culture of death is the largest, so at root is even more evil and does even more to drive a wedge between the human soul and God. Arguably, Progressivism is the most evil of all the forms of (Satanic) Collectivism.”
At this retort many Progressives will recoil in shock and horror … and disbelief. Read on. When it comes to a culture of death, the Nazis and Communists are pikers compared to Socialists-Progressives. We speak here about the manifestation of the culture of death called abortion– which is held in such high esteem that it is practically a Progressive sacrament (another clue to Satanic origin). If there is a hierarchy of evil, then certainly abortion looks down on the lesser evils of the killings committed in the name of a “Final Solution” or “National Socialism” or “Communism.” Why? Several reasons …
Other killers advocating for, and engaged in mass murder (misguidedly) thought that they were doing so in a good cause, working toward making some sort of better society or world. Meanwhile, mothers who abort their babies are doing so merely as a lifestyle “choice,” as a matter of convenience – they engaged in sexual activity, and rather than face the “consequences” of getting married and forming a nuclear family in accordance with God’s plan – they kill the most innocent and helpless of humans, the unborn. It seems a safe assumption that some Gulag or concentration camps workers were at least troubled by the morality of what they were parties too – but rationalized on the basis of self-preservation (if they refused to follow orders they too would be killed and replaced, and the killing would continue). Conversely (with precious few exceptions) a pregnant woman does not encounter any question of self-preservation while contemplating an abortion, but merely lifestyle “choice.” So of the two, the concentration camp guard or the woman, which is the more egregious sinner? Which has deviated furthest from The Ten Commandments? Which is more Satanic, more evil at heart: a misguided utopianism rationalizing the killing of strangers … or killing others under duress and in accord with the strong instinct for self-preservation … or a mother repudiating her own maternal instinct and killing her own child as a lifestyle “choice?”
Consider this testimony before Congress by Brenda Pratt Shafer, R.N. described what she witnessed at a partial birth abortion:
Dr. Haskell brought the ultrasound in and hooked it up so that he could see the baby. On the ultrasound screen, I could see the heart beating. As Dr. Haskell watched the baby on the ultrasound screen, the baby’s heartbeat was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen.
Dr. Haskell went in with forceps and grabbed the baby’s legs and pulled them down into the birth canal. Then he delivered the baby’s body and the arms– everything but the head. The doctor kept the baby’s head just inside the uterus.
The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors through the back of his head, and the baby’s arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby does when he thinks that he might fall.
The doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening and sucked the baby’s brains out. Now the baby was completely limp. I was really completely unprepared for what I was seeing. I almost threw up as I watched the doctor do these things.
Do you sense enlightened, progressive “choice” in the passage above, or Satanic evil? What does your gut tell you? If your were ordered to throw a canister of Zyclon B gas into a concentration camp chamber filled with prisoners, are you among those who would believe that your are performing for the greater good? If you were a doctor, would you be fine with thrusting scissors into a baby’s skull; would you believe that you “are protecting a woman’s right to choice?” If you do not believe, but at least accept at least the possibility that ultimately your soul will have a day of judgment, what would be your explanation, your rationale, your excuse for committing such acts? If you can’t articulate it now, how will you when the day comes? When challenged on whether your were committing “good” or “evil,” how will you possibly construct an argument for “good?” Does this not provide you a clue regarding from whose realm Progressivism is spawn?
Consider this: the death toll that abortion has inflicted upon the most innocent and helpless of human beings dwarfs that of the famine and camp driven models of the other forms of Collectivism. Estimates for the United States alone total north of 50 million killed. There are estimates that the death toll worldwide is north of 40 million – every year! One can picture a hell in which Hitler and Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot and Castro and others are looking up with envious eye, while Satan approvingly gazes upon the carnage with an ever-growing smile – between abortion providers and apparatchiks and women who “choose” to kill their babies, the number of souls who have killed and so will enter Satan’s realm grows by the tens of millions each and every year.
This is not to say that our Progressives would not, if sufficiently empowered, also “up the ante” with their own reprise of “re-education camps” (a/k/a concentration camps or Gulags). In a telling video interview (here) an FBI informant Larry Grathwohl described a chilling exchange with Weather Underground leaders. Imprisoning Americans in camps, and killing tens of millions, was very much on the menu. Tellingly, those Weather Underground leaders have gone on to be “respected” figures in Progressive circles – most notoriously Weather Underground founder Bill Ayers, who in the subsequent years became an influential architect of our national K-12 curriculum, and a political mentor to one Barack Hussein Obama (to paraphrase a line from the movie Star Wars: “the Satanic force is strong in this one”).
All of which begs the question: are Progressives themselves Satanists?
The Satanic influence on earth tends to ebb and flow. When flowing, when ascending, evil needs human actors to implement and execute which, in turn, requires human leaders. During such periods of ascendance, at some point a critical mass is reached and more obvious clues ando signs of Satan’s influence emerge. Progressivism has been on the march for over 100 years in America, and has been and remains ascendant, and the Satanic signs are becoming more “out in the open.”
Mention was been made of “Hell’s Useful Idiots.” Such individuals are focused on the secular world of entertainment, carnal pleasure and material acquisition. They have been trained / conditioned by a ever-more secular (and lowered rigor) education system, an ever-more degenerate entertainment industry and an ever-more propagandistic “news” media, and are “inspired” by a naïve embrace of secular utopianism (“social justice” and “fighting ‘climate change’” and so on). Most Progressives (and leaners) probably fall into this “Hell’s Useful Idiots” camp. For them there remains hope for redemption, if they come to see the light and repent. To the extent we can, we should reach out to them and help them to see the error of their ways.
On the other hand, we have a Progressive leadership that is the modern equivalent of, the successors to, those who envisioned the death camps and then worked on their implementation (or, conversely, had it within their power to halt the implementation, but did not). Accompanying those individuals are stronger the signs of Satanic embrace, if not possession – signs well beyond the inferences to be drawn from the aforementioned Progressive agenda in opposition to The Ten Commandments – but tangible, even blatant signs.
In June, 2016 several European leaders attended the opening of the “Gotthard base tunnel” (as you read ponder the potential symbolism of a tunnel, which itself is a form of “underworld”). The opening festivities were indisputably bizarre and rife with Satanic imagery (see, e,g., the image above) – video of it is available online, and you are encouraged to view and judge for yourself. But it doesn’t end there. In a piece dated November 4, 2016 The Washington Times reported thus:
A new WikiLeaks release of stolen emails belonging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta reveal an invitation by his brother to a “Spirit Cooking dinner” at the home of artist Marina Abramovic.
“Spirit Cooking with Essential Aphrodisiac Recipes” was released by Ms. Abramovic in 1996, but the “ingredients” call for “fresh breast milk with fresh sperm milk” to be consumed “on earthquake nights.”
New York’s Museum of Modern Art called it a “cookbook” for “evocative instructions for actions or thoughts.” Another recipe calls for “fresh morning urine.”
“Are you in NYC Thursday July 9 Marina wants you to come to dinner Mary?” Tony Podesta says in a email forwarded says in to his brother June 28, 2015.
“Dear Tony, I am so looking forward to the Spirit Cooking dinner at my place,” Ms. Abramovic says in a June 25 email sent at 2:35 a.m. GMT +2. “Do you think you will be able to let me know if your brother is joining? All my love, Marina.”
Check out the photo above of Ms. Abramovic – it is most telling. Many of us gather together for pizza and beer (or whatever), and that is perfectly normal. Ponder, however, what types of people would be attracted to gather for “spirit cooking” dinners? Well, Progressive leaders are. Do you feel a kinship with such Progressive leaders?
Ultimately this article cannot provide “tangible proof” of good or evil, or of God or Satan. As human beings we have to look at what is available to us, ponder it, and then reach conclusions. But for those of us who believe, or are merely open to the possibility that there is an intangible force of “good” (and so its counterpart) “evil”), and that in turn those have “root causes” of God and Satan respectively, does not one then have to choose sides? And given the evidence that Progressivism is Satanically evil at its root – or at a minimum proceeds consistently with an evil or Satanic agenda – then does it not behoove us to “choose sides” and to oppose Progressivism (part of which requires helping to enlighten those who still adhere to it)? Relatedly, once Progressivism is identified as Satanic at root, if we continue to characterize (and interact with) Progressivism merely as a competing but legitimate political force, and so not actually confronting it as an evil force, are we not thereby aiding and abetting its “root cause?” Are we not compelled – called to – actively expose and oppose that evil that stalks our nation under the banner of Progressivism?
Mr. Wigand is the author of Communiqués From the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, which is available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions. Comments or questions for Mr. Wigand may be sent to: email@example.com— he will make every effort to personally respond to every email.