“God is dead! God remains dead! And we have killed him! How can we console ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? Is the magnitude of this deed not too great for us? Do we not ourselves have to become gods merely to appear worthy of it? There was never a greater deed – and whoever is here after us will on account of this deed belong to a higher history than all history up to now!”,
Friedrich Nietzsche wrote these words in 1881 in Germany after the Enlightenment, where the idea of a universe that was governed by physical laws (not divine providence) was now reality. Philosophy had shown that governments no longer needed to be organized around the idea of divine right to be legitimate, but rather by the consent of the governed. Europe no longer needed the Christian God as the source for all morality, value, or order in the universe; philosophy and science were capable of doing that for us, or so they hoped. This increasing secularization of intellectuals in the West led the philosopher to realize that not only was God dead, but that human beings had killed him with their scientific revolution.
Contrary to popular opinion, Nietzsche didn’t greet this realization with open arms, he understood the calamitous situation that philosophers had now placed the West in, “When one gives up the Christian faith, one pulls the right to Christian morality out from under one’s feet. This morality is by no means self-evident… Christianity is a system, a whole view of things thought out together. By breaking one main concept out of it, the faith in God, one breaks the whole.”, this was a great advancement of freedom for man, but with the old system of meaning gone, a new one would need to be created. However, creation comes with great risk, if not careful, one could embolden the worst in human nature.
The removal of God from the equation puts most people at the risk of despair, of meaninglessness. What could the point of life be without a God? The universe wasn’t made solely for human existence anymore. This understanding of the world lead to pessimism, “a will to nothingness”, nihilism. “What I relate is the history of the next two centuries. I describe what is coming, what can no longer come differently: the advent of nihilism… For some time now our whole European culture has been moving as toward a catastrophe.”, Nietzsche predicted the rise of Communism here, when in the wake of World War I, Jewish Communists sought to fill the hole that the death of God left in the world with materialism, selfishness, envy and nihilism.
Nietzsche offered us an alternative. The creation of our own values as individuals. The archetype of the evolved man: the Übermensch. But again, Nietzsche knew that even the extraordinary German common man was unlikely to ever reach the lofty goal of transcending the pettiness of human desire. What he thought more likely was, The Last Man. A “most contemptible thing”, who lives a quiet life of comfort, with no respect for personal growth. “‘We have discovered happiness,’ — say the Last Men, and they blink.”.
The common man was not, and may never be, ready to live a life without God, “God is dead; but given the way of men, there may still be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown.”, and now we are seeing what happens when men no longer believe in God, but must still have something to which to subjugate their will. Without God to sooth the pain of the common laborer, covetousness found fertile soil in the hearts of man. This jealous envy took hold of Russia and sought to spread its misery westward, leading to the eventual conflict with Germany. Having defeated Germany in combat, the Communists set their sights on America. America however was not crippled by WWI, a military conflict was going to be impossible for the Communists to win. They needed a more subtle plan of attack and since America had the greatest middle class the world had ever seen class envy wasn’t going to be an easy sell, but racial inequality (as a natural outcome of intelligence) is basically the same thing and America was always ripe for racial conflict, having failed to send the Africans back to Africa after freeing them from slavery. And so began what has been dubbed, “The Slow March” through the halls of academia, industry, entertainment and government.
Senator Joseph McCarthy tried to warn us about the Communist infiltration. He had a very limited knowledge of the great penetration Communists had already achieved and because it was too late then to do anything about it, Sen. McCarthy was crucified in the Communist occupied press. McCarthy is your first modern example of American “Hate Speech”. What you see today in cries of “Hate Speech” is the echo of Communists screeching at the light that Joseph McCarthy was trying to shine on their dark machinations. When you hear someone decry “Hate Speech” you are hearing a Communist (or a useful idiot of the Communists) desperately trying to keep you from exposing their treason.
Because God is dead, because the religious impulse remains in man, because Communism fills the void that philosophers failed to compensate for, because our altruism left our country vulnerable to communist agitation, because Communists now occupy all the seats of power in this country (academia, industry, entertainment and government), because equality is the god of Communism, because diversity is the religion of Communists you will see “Hate Speech” be made illegal just as blasphemy was illegal when God was alive in the hearts of men.
We are a nation occupied.