DE-MYSTIFYING THE IDOL OF STATE
Dr. Eugene Narrett, Ph.D
October 29, 2010
“Modern intellectuals have preached that the State should be strong… and give this assertion the characteristic of preaching, of a moral teaching.”
The salience of the lines above is increased when one notes that by “intellectuals” Benda meant those groups today considered (rather arrogantly) ‘thought-leaders’: academics, journalists, artists and literary bureaucrats. The dominant tendency of modern times is marked by these groups preaching “the cult of the powerful State” that will heal all the problems of individuals by ministering, as a new priesthood, to “society.” This is all done in the name of “democracy,” even critics use the term uncritically in attempting to remain in the ‘mainstream’ of ‘discourse.’
The public vocabulary is so filled with lies, clichés and slogans that the need for accidental quote marks is almost constant. In the era teaching “that all arguments are equally defensible,” that there is no truth, only opinions, — except for the opinions of the dominant tendency which are beyond truths, which are dogmas – the reduction of language and thought, broadcast by the harlots of the elites through the distraction machine of disinformation disarms resistance to the mystique of the State before it can be conceptualized or articulated.
But this process has been pushed too far for American stomachs and habits of work, mores and expectation. The basic, simple principles focused by the tea parties (which had their original home in Boston, hard as it may be to believe today) combined with the arrogance of power in its ugliness when exposed fully may hinder the march toward a future of global fascism when “discipline” takes on “a religious function.”