Sunday, 18 March 2018

Some Reflections on the Meaning of Right and Left

Most people I encounter nowadays lean towards the left in some way, if not from the political or economic standpoint then almost certainly from the cultural one. It's the conventional view in our post-spiritual world and to express ideas at variance with it is regarded with increasing suspicion. The traditional understanding of life seems to have been swept away over the past few decades, and often not just swept away but turned on its head as well. I would never advocate a full return to the past since you don't go forward by going back to where you started. Besides, the past was full of ignorance in many respects. But sometimes when you have taken a wrong turning you do have to retrace your steps or, at least, you have to cut across country to get to where the old path would have led if it carried on going in a proper direction.

Right and left would seem to echo deeper realities than purely political ones, and that makes sense when you appreciate that this is a world built on the interaction between complementary opposites. I think that if you strip them back to basics, to what might be their initiating distinguishing impulse, you could say that the right is based on quality and the left on quantity. Alternatively put, it might be said that the right is based on the vertical aspect of life (hence the focus on hierarchy) while the left follows the horizontal (hence equality). And from this you see that both have a certain validity and also that there is room for both. You can also see why the right (the true right) is religious and the left is materialistic.

But, though there is room for both and though both are, in their different ways, necessary, one does have precedence over the other just as the vertical axis has precedence over the horizontal. Quality must come before quantity just as, on a loom, the warp is woven before the weft is added.

Life is made of spirit and matter working together but it should be obvious that the spiritual comes before the material in this pairing. The latter is actually an expression of the former. Now, it might seem odd to compare the right to the spiritual but I submit that this is precisely what it is ultimately grounded in when it is true to its calling because of its awareness of the primacy of God. Just because many people on the right today have no spiritual leaning does not invalidate this. It simply means that their attitude has been corrupted by the materialistic beliefs of the left. They have lost their true centre and abandoned religion but this means they are right only superficially and their 'rightness' is heavily coloured by leftist assumptions.

That the left relates to the material should not be hard to see. Since its beginning, it has made no bones about its focus on this world and righting the wrongs, as it sees them, of this world, and it does so from a materialistic point of view. When it adopts a spiritual attitude, you will find that its spirituality is cast in a human-centric form, and always social matters come before spiritual ones, the latter being seen in the light of the former.

It is my contention that increasingly over the last 50 years the left has been used by the demonic powers to undermine human civilisation. That is why the focus of the left has gone from alleviating poverty to a near obsession with inverting the natural order of being. Naturally, this demonic campaign has been dressed up in attractive clothing and most of those fighting it believe themselves to be at the vanguard of progress. In some respects they might be since the dark powers are far from stupid and know how to sugar the pill just enough to make it go down. Also, old ways of thinking did need to change to keep up with the general evolution of human consciousness which is why it is not good enough simply to retreat to religious traditionalism. But generally, I'm afraid to say, most of those on the left today are like Lenin's useful idiots, and it has to be pointed out that they are only able to be used in this way because of character defects they might have that can be taken advantage of, envy and resentment being the among the obvious ones but there is also spiritual naivety and, most importantly, lack of imagination. True imagination, that is. As we know, many contemporary artists are on the left but you will find that their imagination is usually grounded and lacks vision. Strong on the horizontal axis but weak on the vertical.

I am not saying that those on the right are paragons of virtue. We are all sinners from the spiritual perspective. That is the legacy of the Fall, that almost archetypal time when we lost connection to the divine. But if such people acknowledge the reality of God, as they should do if they truly are on the right in a more than outer sense, then they are at least facing the proper direction. Moreover, they have this advantage over those on the left. They are generally concerned with real things and with people rather than abstract concepts. They care about those they actually know and who actually exist rather than an amorphous and non-existent 'humanity'. They are realists not ideologues who see everything and everybody through the distorting lens of ideology. They are interested in real individuals not theories about abstractions.

Nothing is completely clear cut and simple. At least nothing is in this world and at this time. In fact and in truth everything is clear cut and simple but here in this world we all have good and evil within us, or the tendencies to such. A person on the right is not better than one on the left. Human beings are a complicated mix of all sorts of things, of mixed motivations, aspirations and ideas of what is good and what is not. But, in general terms, if one is pulled towards acknowledging the reality of God one becomes more aware of the truths of tradition and less drawn towards the idea of remaking human beings in a false, materialistic image which is what the left is hell-bent on doing now. 

I said earlier that there is a sense in which we need both left and right, and I think that is true. One, if not balanced by the other, will tend to manifest the defects of its qualities. So if I say that right is right that does not mean that right alone is right. It's like the two commandments. Love God is the primary commandment, the one on the right. But love your neighbour as yourself is also necessary and this is the commandment that a true left would have as its motto. But you cannot do the second properly unless you do the first to begin with. The second must come from the first. It must arise out of the first. If it tries to come from itself, it is false which is why so many on the left, for all their fine words, are usually to be seen as fakes, uttering words which do not come from the heart and are ideas about goodness not goodness itself. Goodness is only in God and if he is denied there can be no true goodness.

For the right, God comes before Man but for the left the relationship is reversed. Doesn't that make it clear that ultimately the left is just another attempt at disturbing the natural order of being? It takes an aspect of truth, which does have it place in the whole, but removes that from its natural place in the scheme of things to try to make it foundational. It is a disruption of hierarchy, and one more bite of the apple that is supposed to make men gods without reference to their Creator.  I suppose you could say that the first leftist hasn't changed his tactics. These have just become more sophisticated.

You might have followed me up until this point but I am now going to say something that may seem controversial. I have said that we need both right and left as each can balance and complement the other and prevent things going to extremes. But I have also said that the right should be the leading force of the two, the one that sets the tone, with the left acting as a remedial influence, a counteracting pull to proper harmony as well as contributing its own positive qualities. But it should not take precedence. There is a clear parallel here with male and female, and it seems reasonable to draw the conclusion that the right is largely masculine and the left feminine. And once you grasp this the state of the world today becomes easier to understand. As cultures tend to do in the days of their decline, our world has become feminised and this is one of the reasons it has lost its way. For when the feminine seeks to usurp the leadership position, when it rejects love in its desire for power, the natural order of being is disrupted. The search for truth is made secondary and the priority becomes human feelings. I should add that the feminine forces are aided in this by secondary masculine ones who have felt left behind and undervalued by the previous established hierarchy. Here again envy and resentment come into play and work to undermine legitimate authority.

Of course, many people will regard this analysis as absurd and see it as coming from prejudice or fear rather than basic human intuition which is what I would maintain. That is because they are not acknowledging what lies beneath the surface of reality. When you look into the inner state of the world and of human beings then you can see the machinations that have brought about our current spiritual malaise. Ignore that and you cannot really understand what is going on. How can you when you lack the proper facts?

This post is really just an amplification of the meaning of the archetypal realities of Adam and Eve, disrupted by the Fall and then put right and carried forward by the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. In one sense, we are currently repeating the Fall. The only way to put that right is through acknowledging the reality of Christ and living that both inwardly and outwardly. 

What does this mean? First of all, it means rejecting the world, the flesh and the devil. However to do that you have to know what these are and they come in many guises not just the obvious ones. Be wise to them all. Then it means taking Christ as the pattern of your soul and conforming yourself to his reality. This has both an inner and an outer dimension and both must be taken fully into account. This is easy if you have seen properly and without distorting your vision by any one of the three impediments to truth just mentioned. That is to say, it's easy to understand but it is arduous to put into practice because you are taking a recalcitrant material, your soul, and trying to knock it into shape. It is very resistant but persistence and faith will bring results.

The inner dimension is the fact of Christ in you, the Christ light within your very being. But this light can only be kindled through the outer dimension which is the reality of Christ as himself. You cannot truly awaken Christ within if you do not submit yourself to the living God. By the same token, it is not enough to acknowledge God above if you don't seek him within as well.

To conclude, politics must end in spirituality. If it doesn't, and is seen only in its own light, it is redundant and, more than that, harmful. Right and left have no proper meaning in themselves but insofar as the former acknowledges that which is beyond itself while the latter does not, seeing life as political rather than spiritual, it is undoubtedly the truer option.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Truth or Ideology?

The left doesn't acknowledge a natural order of being based on an archetypal reality. For them everything is a cultural or so called social construct. But the spiritually aware know that there is an objective reality to which we, both individually and collectively, should conform if we are to be what we should. 

The left doesn't understand intuition or even, it seems, common sense. It goes by ideology which simply means a theory of how it thinks things ought to be. Reality must be cut down to fit in its ideological box. Bits that don't or 
won't fit in must be discarded or dismissed as lies and prejudices. 

What is at the root of this? I have watched in amazement as humanity has rejected so much truth in my lifetime, and that was starting off from a fairly low base! From studying people on the left the conclusion I have come to is that they are often motivated, whether they know it or not, by a hatred of God. 

This will seem absurd to many of them.  God doesn't even enter the picture, they would say. But he doesn't because they have rejected him and that is because the idea of God interferes with their desires and prejudices, with their selves. So they are forced to make something up (for that's what this all amounts to) to replace him. 

Some on the left might accept God but only in terms of their leftism which is paramount and to which his reality must be adjusted; the spiritual inclining to the political which is a complete hierarchical reversal.  It does seem to be axiomatic that any small amount of leftism in an individual will infect everything else. That is why it must all be rejected, though not, of course, the humanitarianism that is held to be its root and raison d'etre. But this humanitarianism has to be seen in the context of the primacy of God, and the fact that we are spiritual beings in material form not solely, or even principally, material beings.

The solution to our current impasse (and anyone who doesn't recognise that we have struck a wall in terms of direction has their eyes and mind both shut) is very simple. We have to abandon ideology. We have to return to a religious attitude to life which sees its essence as not in itself, as defined in physical terms, but in something greater than itself. Something beyond itself. You might say this too is ideology, just a religious one, but that is not so. It is an acknowledgement of what we all know in our hearts. It is not an intellectual thing, although it can become that. But really it is not a thought about life, and therefore something that is split off from what we actually are, but a deep feeling about it and so it is totally in tune with the essence of our being. 

That is the difference between ideology and truth. Truth encompasses one's whole being. Ideology only relates to the head.

By the way, the modern code of right behaviour or political correctness, sometimes justified as simple politeness, is actually the enforcement of ideological theory and thus fundamentally anti-truth. It must be rejected if one wants to escape the strait jacket of ideology and return to truth. Not that I am advocating either a return to the past as it was or a political lurch to the right as seems to be beginning in reaction to leftist ideology in several countries now. We need to go beyond and above both left and right to find truth which is not in politics. The fact is, though, that current ideological possession in the West is almost exclusively through the left. 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Quality and Equality

The great modern drive by the fallen angels who are at war against God is to replace quality with equality. In this way they hope to reduce humanity to a controllable and conformist mass, cut off from any higher understanding than the materialistic. This is why such things as racism and sexism have become the equivalents of secular mortal sins. Anything that offends the idea of equality and oneness must be shown to be evil. Today if somebody is branded a racist he is effectively the lowest of the low, and we all live in fear that we may make a mistake and end up condemned.

Unfortunately by the standards of the modern left, which has become the main conduit for this tactic, I am a racist because I believe there are differences between ethnic groups which have been separated in evolutionary terms for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. That is not even bringing any what, for want of a better term, we might call occult factors (unrecognised by a science inevitably limited to its own material sphere) into account¹. It is beside the point to say we are all one and these differences don't matter. Of course we are all one and of course the differences don't affect the fundamental brotherhood of man. All life is one in essence but it is hugely varied in expression. There is no absolute equality anywhere. It is certainly a mistake to over-emphasise the differences at the expense of the unity, as has happened in the past, but it is also a mistake to do the opposite, as we do nowadays, and over-emphasise the unity at the expense of the differences. The truth is not one or the other but both together, and if both are not respected then disharmony will be the result².

By modern standards I am also a sexist because I believe there are differences between men and women that go much further than basic biology. The biology is just an outer reflection of a deeper spiritual truth. Again, enforced equality, such as we have now, which tries to shoehorn everything into the same mould, will lead to disharmony and reaction. You cannot suppress the truth with ideology. Or you can try but there will be inevitable consequences if you do.  But the demons win either way. They can corrupt our souls with their anti-truth and anti-God agenda or, if there is a violent reaction to the lies they are making humanity believe, they can benefit from that too, from the destruction that ensues. They feed on hatred and anger.

Most ordinary people reading the paragraphs above would think the writer deluded at best. Demons behind the scenes, manipulating our consciousness? That's crazy! But I think increasingly people will look at what's happening in the world and wonder how things can have come to this pass. Can humanity really have taken so many turns that completely deny common sense and are so against nature, let alone the idea of God as traditionally conceived? How have we allowed ourselves to be driven down this path, persuaded to abandon real goodness and truth in the name of a demonstrably false goodness and truth? I say demonstrably because practically every innovation we have allowed over the last 50 years, from on demand abortion to mass immigration to same sex marriage to the current push for transgender acceptance, goes against basic intuition. Quite obviously in none of these cases should people be condemned or treated unfairly. However that is very different to normalising them all. But we are being programmed to think that what goes against nature is natural, and that must affect our connection to real truth. I mean it must affect us as in separate us from it, and that is the demons' intention. It is our souls they are after. And they do not want us to be dragged kicking and screaming into darkness. They want us to choose it as light.

Quite often today we are caught between two stools. We can see that injustice has been perpetrated on certain groups in the past. We quite rightly wish to remedy that. But appeals to compassion are exploited to bring about a situation in which the natural order of being is turned upside down and the baby of truth is thrown out with the bathwater of injustice. What we lack so much today is a balanced wisdom. We have discarded our spiritual inheritance completely instead of seeing that it needed a certain updating but was fundamentally sound. Jesus said he came to build on the Law and the Prophets. He did not come to replace them. These are words which we need to understand more than ever in the context of our present spiritual crisis.

The way forward is through love but not love as we currently understand it because we don't understand it. What we understand is a mental image of love, a theory about it. We don't feel love. We respond to life sentimentally which is what people do when they don't feel love but want to or think they should.  

¹ What I mean by this is that I believe that souls do not all come from the same source at the same time. There are various lifestreams that originate from different spiritual sources and at different times. I am not saying these are represented by the different races but it is a cause of human differences. Of course, ultimately all come from God.

² From a deep spiritual point of view we are all one in Christ. There is no race, no sex, just a pure spiritual unity. "There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither bond nor free, neither male nor female: you are all one in Christ Jesus". But to apply this spiritual unity to men and women and groups of men and women before they have aligned themselves inwardly with spiritual truth is incorrect. The unity exists at the spiritual level (in Christ) not the material one. Men are by no means equal on the earth plane, said the Masters. It is precisely part of the modern deviation that unity is misapplied thereby negating its spiritual sense.