Against Trump (but everyone else too). Why politics is dead.

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The recent coronavirus crisis revealed many things which remained safely hidden under the comfort of our everyday routine.

As usual, a crisis of such proportions exposes the real self of men (and women). And what emerged from those ICU beds, the agony, the fear, the irony and the disbelief (of those who do not believe in the virus – as if its RNA strands are part of a system of belief) was something ugly.

Starting with Trump, it was made evident beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is nothing beyond economy for the current president of the United States. And when we say nothing we mean nothing. There is nothing there. He only sees money and… well, more money. Nothing more. His decisions are dictated by money. He dreams of money. And that was why he was so much feeling outside his game during this crisis which hurt the most valuable thing of them all: the US economy.

That is why he decided not to close the country because “We never closed the country for the flu”. (But then measures were taken) That is why he insists day after day to announce when the country will open again, as if the lives of the Americans can be measured in dollars. (And as if he cannot print more money when he needs to) That is why in the midst of a global crisis he withdrew from the WHO on the basis on… how much the US pay to the organization. (By the way, leaving more room to the Chinese to make the organization more… Chinese – something for which Trump accused them in the first place)

These are just the latest signs of Trump seeing nothing more than money. He is now infamous for his ban of the largest Chinese mobile phones company, a move which no one could even consider even as a story for a fiction novel. Or for imposing tariffs on goods from China and Europe, making the world go back 1000 years in the world trade history where people used to pay taxes for every city they entered. Or for even considering decommissioning a US aircraft carrier because… it costed too much (!), ignoring years of US foreign policy and power projection strategies only to make the ledger look better. (No, Trump is not worried about global democracy, he is just worried about the ledger of his country; whatever you see as American power projection is a remnant of his predecessors)

Beyond economy, Trump is good at uttering great lines against political correctness (this is good), however only to gain votes and not out of any philosophical disposition against political correctness. And this is even worse than saying nothing.

But let us move on to the story and to the other protagonists of the US political scene. And while doing that, see the problem: That there are no other protagonists. Trump, with all his problems and misconducts, seems to be the best available choice. Not only from the Republicans but from the Democrats as well. Amazing as it is, there seems to be no contender to challenge him on equal terms on the politics scene. This does not imply that there are no people who are better than Trump as people, I am just saying that there are no politics better than Trump.

So here we are, facing the greatest problem of the philosophy of politics. Who should we vote?

The obvious answer would be “the least bad” (or ‘evil’, but evil is a heavy word; after all, it is just about money). But that is a bad answer on its own. Even if Trump looks better than the other current candidates, this does not justify his selection let alone praise for anything. He is a bad choice per se. Inherently. Essentially. And there is no way around that dead-end.

The last time people chose between the lesser evil in the Germany in the 1930’s things didn’t end up well. Politics should not be about imposing problems. It should be about proposing solutions to choose from. And when there is no solution evident, then solutions should be found.

But how can you find solutions in politics if politics is only about what to do and what to do not? How can you justify voting for one or the other when it all comes down to “Who gets things done”? Trump is good in US economy. Others are good at foreign policy. Others may be good at not jailing C-executives of foreign big companies (just saying). Would that suffice to choose who to vote? Whatever negative things one could say for Trump, he could easily say for other politics in the US for various other reasons. It is all a matter on where you stand politically, on what are your interests, on what things you are in favor of or against.

And right there, in the midst of the greatest dark, is when we will remember that there was once a bright light shinning in our life. A light we have forgotten because we chose to forget it. Philosophy used to play an important role in everyday life. People used to ask Why. (The important Why’s, not the type of “Why did we not have profits this year”) Now we just ask How. And our life is more successful than ever. And our life is empty. Because we have forgotten the most simple yet difficult teaching of philosophy: When the answer is difficult, perhaps the question is wrong. Politics is dead. Not because we killed it. But because it was never alive anyway. Don’t you see? The only cases when politics produced something useful was when they acted as non-politics.

And that is why Harmonia Philosophica will never write politics articles. Except to remind you that there is no need to be involved or be interested in politics. The real problems of the cosmos are problems with our very nature. Problems related to our existence. Problems stemming from our own Being as such. How can a politic ever answer these?

Who am I going to vote?

What a weird question.

For someone who is already running the world…

The greatest dead-end of democracy (is democracy itself)

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House of Commons (source: Wikimedia)

The situation in the UK is a big mess.

The people decided something democratically via referendum. Others are democratically protesting. To implement this decision, the prime minister closes the House by applying a democratic process (yes, democracy there gave him this right) so that others do not democratically pass laws that impede the implementation of this democratic decision. Some people then protest democratically and others also tell them democratically that they do not care about these protests.

We are fed up with democracy and democratic processes.

At the end democracy is not just a rule stating that “majority decides”, but much more: information, education, community engagement, et cetera. You didn’t participate in the referendum to vote against Brexit? Pity! You didn’t know that there is a procedure for closing the House? Pity!

Let’s not just look at what suits our side. The answer to complex problems is almost never simple. No, Boris is not a madman. He just wants to apply what the people voted for. Are his opponents crazy? Maybe they aren’t either. Ultimately the “people” decide. Are the people crazy?

Hmmmm…

Why communism (and modern capitalistic society) is against Christianity.

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Many people confuse things which should not be confused.

Many people believe the first Christians were communists.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Christians believe in the after life and despise property because they are not materialists. Communists are based on materialism, they are atheists and are against property only because they want property.

Many people believe modern capitalistic society is against communism.

Again, nothing could be further away from the truth.

Study those two society organization systems carefully and you will see that their foundations are essentially the same.

Both of them call for having zombie-citizens, who do not think on their own. Both systems call for doing something here and now, in this world: Communism calls for revolution and producing for the state, capitalism calls for buying things and producing even more. Both systems adhere to the dogma of materialism.

This makes them have another thing in common: A deep hostility to anything Christian!

You see, those believing in Christianity believe in a place far away from here. Christians tend to give little consideration to the earthly issues that matter to those who see only matter. On the other hand, all other systems of thought since the Renaissance had one thing in common: Viewing man as something outside of the cosmos. Seeing the cosmos as something different from us. Believing man is the center of everything. Envisioning man as destined to rule that cosmos. This lust for control has poisoned our thought for many aeons now. And due to that lust, both capitalism and communism are deeply anti-Christian in every sense of the word.

The hero of Marx was Prometheus.

The same hero we admire.

Marx wanted to change things.

Change is the god of modern society.

Do not be fooled by differences in the surface.

The ocean below both systems is the same.

Dark and evil. Void and full of nothingness.

Rome was threatened by Christians due to the same reasons. Having a set of citizens who didn’t believe in ‘earthly’ things was a danger to the greatest earthly empire in the world. Modern materialistic empires feel the same threat.

Modern Christians will meet their fate sooner or later.

Death.

But what the adversaries of Christianity do not understand.

Is that Christianity was BORN through death!

Against politics.

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So many people talking.

So many people shouting.

But the world was not created in noise.

Logos did not first appear with sound.

True philosophy can never be in favor of politics.

In a world where all speak their self, no one knows himself.

In a world full of thought, no one can understand the limitations of thought.

In a cosmos full of everything, no one can even consider that we all came from nothing.

The greatest Kings were always afraid of the crazy eremites of the desert…

Stand aside.

Seek silence.

And you will find wisdom…

“Freedom” & Marxism: The threat to our civilization. Christianity: The cure.

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Neo marxist ideology has for a long time conquered the West.

Even though we believe we won the Cold War, ideologically we lost.

The materialistic ideology of the atheistic USSR, based in part on the revolutionary liberal rhetoric of the age of revolutions which started with the French Revolution, has appealed to many people. More and more we hear every day about the “right” to kill (babies), about how we do not have free will but do whatever our genes tells us to do, about how the brain produces consciousness as it has been “proved” by science (it has not), about how religion is bad and against the human “right” to do whatever we please et cetera… The protest against some wrongdoings of the church (which are clearly surpassed by the benefits generated for society – see here or “religion” tagged articles in Harmonia Philosophica for more on that) has resulted in an ongoing hatred against anything christian.

The masses in the West have been absolutely mesmerized by this liberal communist materialistic ideology.

But why is that?

Well, the answer is simple and disappointing at the same time.

This all happens mainly and simply because people are stupid. Surprised? Well, perhaps you belong in these masses. Because the masses are never keen on knowing their history (and the history of science and humanism in Europe is Christian – see here). The masses were never able to apprehend philosophy, let alone understand the solution to philosophical problems so difficult that they eluded the wisdom of the greatest philosophers of all times for thousands of years. The masses are easily lured to believe things. Mix that with massive media propaganda in favor of a materialistic and more liberal point of view, you have an exploding mixture of ignorance and pure hatred threatening to swallow up everything our civilization is based upon like a landslide.

Stupid people tend not to question what other “wisest” people tell them. If science has “proved” that we are just matter, then so must be it. Science is the new religion and if science says so, who are we to doubt it? No one cares to examine any further the stupidity of such an announcement. No one cares to check that materialism is an obsolete (for centuries now) and unproved philosophical dogma. And nobody cares to actually see if other ways of modeling reality (e.g. the human brain is a receiver of consciousness) can fit to the observational data we have (which they can). [see here for more on this matter]

Stupid people prefer tangible benefits than the truth. So if one of the possible philosophical choices grants us more “freedom” why not take that choice? People like being free. People like liberty. Why being oppressed by God? Let us become gods instead! Why being oppressed by religion? Let us be “guided” by wise scientists. It does not matter that we do not understand (let alone question) what they tell us – all it matters is that science is not called “religion”. It doesn’t matter if religion said the same things that science tells us know. (check this article) Now we have “proof”. It doesn’t matter that the only thing science proved is that if cannot prove anything [Godel]. (check “dogmatism” and “science dogmatism” articles in Harmonia Philosophica) We believe in science. Who needs virtues, when we have good tasty stakes here and now? Who needs reaching the truth while we can have sex with anyone we want here and now? Who wants philosophy when we are able to make more money here and now? Who needs rules to follow? (ok, natural laws are something else and we have no problem following them since they are soulless, objective and do not come from religion…)

We want to call ourselves “free thinking”, but we follow the good old USSR propaganda every day. We killed God in order to take His place. And we did. But without first reaching theosis. All we want is freedom. To do whatever pleases us. But we forget that the world itself has rules. We forget that life has rules. We forget that consciousness and Being also have mystical eternal rules which cannot be broken without reverberations. Believing in total and unconditional freedom is just as illusionary as believing in a Communist paradise after seeing what it has done.

A return back to the Christian values which made Western civilization great is now more than needed. It is essential for survival. We need to find our compass quick enough before we are lost in the woods of existence for ever. In a world of order, the only safe way of thinking is to follow… order. The road of ethics is a difficult one, but this is how the correct road has always been: hard to follow. We must understand that although it seems that our parents try to oppress us, they actually try their best to care for us because they love us. Our juvenile revolt against our Father has lasted all too long. We played enough. Now in the face of total extinction we must face reality and come back home. And like the prodigal son, our Father will still love us. The same as the son who stayed home…

Nooooooo!!!

(raising hands)

We want to be just matter, so we are free to do as we please!

We want to be lifeless beings, so it makes no difference if we sin or not.

We want to be pre-programmed robots.

So that we do not care what we say or do…

We wish we are all born equal (rocks) and we want sex!

Because we are “free” !!!

(raising hands again)

Yeeeeaaaahhhhh!

Wait a minute. Why is that rock staring at us? Is it smiling? Nuuuh…

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