“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Aldous Huxley was exalted by the world for leading the masses to their destruction, even as he soothed and reassured them with his lying words and clever deceptions.
THE MADNESS OF CROWDS
In this short text, Aldous Huxley puts forward the hypothesis that the evils we ascribe to religious intolerance and obscurantism are instead a product of human nature under specific circumstances, namely the existence of a totalitarian manipulative power. That is why, totalitarian political ideologies built on anti-religious bases can easily replicate the worst aspects of monopolistic religion. As a matter of fact, with the introduction of religious tolerance, those intolerant aspects of religious practice have been put almost to rest.
—Devils of Loudon, Appendix
When Aldous Huxley wrote about a societal ill, sooner or later he would get around to trashing Christianity (or its code word “religion“): it was inevitable.
Huxley was always a sort of pied piper, luring the unwary away from eternal life through Jesus Christ. In this piece, he is no different.
The evils Huxley ascribed to Christianity are the very ones exalted by the antichrist forces which motivated Huxley throughout his entire life.
Like his cohorts in the mystery of iniquity, Huxley was a master of using words to utterly mask his intent. In this manner, Huxley used the word “God” to mean the god of Huxley and his ilk, which was no god at all, but a lowly demonic entity of one sort or another.
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,”
“Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”
To Huxley, “religious intolerance” was a devotion of the Bible and Christianity and a hate of the demonic.
In the same vein, “religious tolerance” is no such thing. It is a sham: the use of the state’s lethal force to nurture and protect nascent antichrist cults until they become strong enough to shout down what passes for Christianity on their own. Religious tolerance is ALWAYS a one-way street and ONLY serves to protect those who hate Jesus Christ.
The short history of the USA serves as a perfect example.
Regular readers should be aware by now that references to “the divine” are a more socially acceptable way to say to “the demonic.”
Pay close attention to the description given of “herd intoxication.” Can the reader identify the symptoms of this condition as matching any other? It’s almost as if the individuals in such crowds are almost “possessed.”
Like most modern writers, Huxley had many ways to disguise that which is associated with the demonic.
Aldous Huxley appears to have borrowed a few of his ideas from Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, a popular sensation of a book written in 1844.
All that being said, the following excerpt IS interesting and informative because the author pulled all of these various themes together, including the “herd intoxication,” all in four or five paragraphs.
“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” In the midst of two or three hundred, the divine presence becomes more problematical. And when the numbers run into the thousands, or tens of thousands, the likelihood of God being there, in the consciousness of each individual, declines almost to the vanishing point. For such is the nature of an excited crowd (and every crowd is automatically self-exciting) that, where two or three thousand are gathered together, there is an absence not merely of deity, but even of common humanity.
The fact of being one of a multitude delivers a man from his consciousness of being an insulated self and carries him down into a less than personal realm, where there are no responsibilities, no right or wrong, no need for thought or judgment or discrimination —only a strong vague sense of togetherness, only a shared excitement, a collective alienation. And the alienation is at once more prolonged and less exhausting than that induced by debauchery; the morning after less depressing than that which follows self-poisoning by alcohol or morphine. Moreover, the crowd-delirium can be indulged in, not merely without a bad conscience, but actually, in many cases, with a positive glow of conscious virtue.
For, so far from condemning the practice of downward self-transcendence through herd-intoxication, the leaders of church and state have actively encouraged the practice whenever it could be used for the furtherance of their own ends. Individually and in the co-ordinated and purposive groups which constitute a healthy society, men and women display a certain capacity for rational thought and free choice in the light of ethical principles. Herded into mobs, the same men and women behave as though they possessed neither reason nor free will. Crowd-intoxication reduces them to a condition of infrapersonal and antisocial irresponsibility. Drugged by the mysterious poison which every excited herd secretes, they fall into a state of heightened suggestibility, resembling that which follows an injection of sodium amytal or the induction, by whatever means, of a light hypnotic trance. While in this state they will believe any nonsense that may be bawled at them, will act upon any command or exhortation, however senseless, mad or criminal. To men and women under the influence of herd-poison, “whatever I say three times is true”—and whatever I say three hundred times is Revelation, is the directly inspired Word of God. That is why men in authority—the priests and the rulers of peoples—have never unequivocally proclaimed the immorality of this form of downward self-transcendence.
True, crowd-delirium evoked by members of the opposition and in the name of heretical principles has everywhere been denounced by those in power. But crowd- delirium aroused by government agents, crowd-delirium in the name of orthodoxy, is an entirely different matter. In all cases where it can be made to serve the interests of the men controlling church and state, downward self-transcendence by means of herd-intoxication is treated as something legitimate, and even highly desirable. Pilgrimages and political rallies, corybantic revivals and patriotic parades—these things are ethically right so long as they are our pilgrimages, our rallies, our revivals and our parades. The fact that most of those who take part in these affairs are temporarily dehumanized by herd-poison is of no account in comparison with the fact that their dehumanization may be used to consolidate the religious and political powers that be.
When crowd-delirium is exploited for the benefit of governments and orthodox churches, the exploiters are always very careful not to allow the intoxication to go too far. The ruling minorities make use of their subjects’ craving for downward self-transcendence in order, first, to amuse and distract them and, second, to get them into a subpersonal state of heightened suggestibility. Religious and political ceremonials are welcomed by the masses as opportunities for getting drunk on herd-poison, and by their rulers as opportunities for planting suggestions in minds which have momentarily ceased to be capable of reason or free will.”
-—Devils of Loudon, Appendix
“Planting suggestions in minds which have momentarily ceased to be capable of reason” is always uppermost in the minds of those in the mystery of iniquity. Control is always uppermost in the minds of the mystery of iniquity.
Ultimately, the most important thing in the minds of the mystery of iniquity is the use of deception and lies to lead the masses away from life into destruction.
And, if along the way, Huxley and his like accumulate power, wealth and control while destroying the many, well: isn’t that the way of the world?
“The Law of the Jungle” is the only law recognized by those who despise God Almighty and His Son, Jesus Christ.
And Aldous Huxley and his ilk certainly hated Jesus.
Has the reader been deceived by pretty words?
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 29, 2016.]
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