Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Upon Whom the Ends
of the Ages Have Come…
A fantasy for an Apocalypse
© Ludis Cuckold (2015)Followup Piece 
A long time ago the author climbed a tree in New Hampshire (US) and thought the event worth recording in a short column of a once Boston weekly known as ‘The Boston Ledger’. [No link to such a name can found at Google, whereby the paper is now gone „Poof!”] I have not yet got into a sandbox or at least have not recorded it. But there are plenty of issues that have been let slip, that should not have been. Herewith, one such...
The Unchristian Death of America
This is but a brief outline of the death of America—specifically the United States of America—because death is not pretty, or as someone somewhere once said: “Death come quikly!” And so it came. Because I am here giving only an outline, the reader will have to glean more detailed history from the links I have added.
When the Puritans, aka Pilgrims, dropped anchor, first at Provincetown, later at Plymouth Harbor, they dropped it in the name of Christianity fleeing repressive Catholicism in England. After first fleeing from Scrooby, England to the Netherlands, the Congregationalists discovered the Dutch not to their liking, and on September 6, 1620 set sail for America.
What is notable is that the voyage is financed by the Merchant Adventurers, a group of businessmen who viewed colonization as a means of making profit. Upon arriving in America, the Pilgrims began working to repay their debts. In effect, they were beholden less to God than to some London businessmen. While it was not the wish of the Pilgrims to become subject to virtual reality, the latter become nevertheless a significant influence.
As the links prove, the history of New England is a drawn out process of colonization (under the tutelage of the Crown of England), a betrayal of native Indian people, and establishing a profitable trade with all interested. Nevertheless, the distance of America from Europe played a significant role in giving the Pilgrim/colonist mindset a tilt toward thinking themselves as independents.
The tilt of the Pilgrim mindset found the occasion to assert itself over the issue of taxation* which was being pressed by the English Crown. It led—over the period of a century and more—to the American Revolution (beginning in 1776 in Concord, Massachusetts). Thereafter America began to evolve under the leadership entirely its own.
*Readers may wish to remember that in previous blogs, I have argued that it is the issue of taxation that is at the root of Christianity becoming a religion. As I see it, it began with the martyrdom of the Bogomil leader John Basil in Constantinople (1118 or thereabout). While there exists no record of John’s death as arising from the issue of taxation, it clearly was an event of such world shaking nature as to be eliminated by its perpetrators from human memory (by killing witnesses, book burning, etc.). We may also deduce such an event from the fact that Christianity originates in an expectation of an End of Days or Eschaton, and that John Basil is soon replaced by a wholly theatrical (the name of the play: “Stations of the Cross”) figure of Jesus Christ who (as a tampered with New Testament claims) favors taxation.
While no doubt the Pilgrims and their somewhat radical notions (not yet entirely brain washed) about the nature of Christianity made significant contributions toward the founding of America as an independent nation, they were all the same under severe pressures from merchants wishing to squeeze as much profit from the colonized land as possible. While there are many hither and thither and contradictory movements (for example some New England merchants were opposed to the Revolutionary war; the anti-slavery or abolitionist movement at the time of the American Civil War, which was made all the more believable by the misplaced self-sacrifice of John Brown; of agriculturalist interests vs those of industrialist-militarist America; and today’s existentialists* vs Christians) the overwhelming ‘tilt’ of events was toward a consolidation of power in the hands of those with capital.
*my definition of ‘existential’ as per link is to have being in time and space, but not God.
As a consequence of the Westphalian Peace Treaty (1648--the tradition of establishing a government of elites through taxation was therewith firmly established) and the American Civil War (1862-1865--the authorities of emergent America seized control of the country without apologies to its creators) the American People were left to wrestle with the question of taxation on their own--at least in theory. Alas, the potential, the final mast in the sails of the secular American ship of state, the ultimate outcome of the Civil War was to deprive the states of sovereign rights (by means of which to choose their own way) through federalization and placing power in the hands of government sitting in the, so to speak, off-shore sovereign city-state of Washington, D.C.
The authorities who govern America today, though reduced to salary men’ (and women) subservient to the industrial-military oligarchy, are apparently content with the glitz and money they receive by way of the Pentagon to continue to govern America by means of ‘existential’ lies and control of history through control of the media.
That control of America is in the hands of the industrial-military complex is abundantly clear from the fact that the economic and financial catastrophe of America (especially after 2008) has not only destroyed Christianity in America, but is threatening to topple what little remains of it by transforming it into a Muslim nation.
Indeed, the cephalization of America as a catholic* country fulfills the dreams of the elitist clique that would turn consciousness as a tool for moral intelligence into Artificial Intelligence that has nothing to do with morality. Of course, the goal can only be achieved through globalization led by an infallible unipolar political system.
*The Catholic globalizator nature of the American government is expressed through its claim to be ‘exceptionalist’ or re-cephalized Catholicism. , which is synonymous with such ‘infallibility’ as is claimed by the Pope, who guides the institution that created Jesus Christ whose resurrection is expected to occur in the West not the East.