Saturday, May 27, 2006

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Introduction and sections from first chapter of The Hidden Axis Of Evil
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Introduction
In President Bush’s first midterm election, pro-life Republicans made stunning gains all over the country. Bush now knows that the backbone of his reelection is the electorate that stands for traditional religious and moral wisdom.
As I write this, African-American and former United States Ambassador Alan Keyes as well as Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, the most listened-to religious radio show in America, have made a stand with a courageous Alabama judge for the God of the Ten Commandments.
The left and, unfortunately, it appears, the majority of the Supreme Court also have made a stand for an America that will, in stages, become a new Sodom and Gomorrah. As Justice Scalia said against Lawrence v. Texas, the so-called Texas sodomy case: “[It] effectively decrees the end of all moral legislation.” The sides in this threatening tragedy have never been more clear.
On one side are those who stand with the Judeo-Christian God and His Ten Commandments.
On the other side are not the other world religions or even the straightforward atheists or sinners, but rather deceptive moral terrorists who are at enmity with God and His moral law. These fakes, whose advertising jingle is “tolerance,” will not tolerate the Ten Commandments in any public square. Section One of this book shows the president and his religious supporters ways to end tolerance of xx unborn baby killing, which was the first stage and political foundation of the left’s agenda. Section Two shows that the fight against God and His Ten Commandments, be it promoting abortion or homosexuality, is part of the liberals’ two-headed agenda of pan-sexualism and a Nietzschean power grab under the pretense of “civil rights,” “psychology” and “science.”
Finally, in Section Three, we show the only way to avoid this tragedy and win the victory over the Clintons–Sex Abuse–Abortion Axis. Triumph will not come by way of wimps or even by “cool” up-to-the-minute anti-heroes. Victory will come only by ordinary people such as you becoming heroes like Spider-Man.
Section One - How to End the Abortion Agenda
As you will see, the abortion agenda began when feminists in our society (and men who, many times, forced mothers to abort their children) started running away from the nightmares that their guilt created. They did this by pretending that killing unborn babies was not about right or wrong, but about the choice to do wrong if one wanted to.
At first they lied and pretended that killing the unborn baby was only killing a mass of cells, but finally they didn’t bother with that lie and simply said it was a choice.
They believed that legalizing abortion would make it okay. They didn’t realize that their dead unborn babies would haunt their dreams and minds. This section shows how the nightmare agenda began and proposes some ways to end the nightmare.
Chapter 1 - Selections from How Ending the Abortion Nightmare Will Make Bush the Next Lincoln
Dr. Theresa Burke’s latest book on post-abortion therapy, Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion, is endorsed by the great enemy of the feminist agenda, Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Burke concurs with Dr. Laura that the feminist movement has brought us deep psychological problems, especially the abortion culture, because “if you examine the women’s movement you can see that many of the women who laid the groundwork were women traumatized by their own abortions. They believed that legalizing abortion would take away the trauma.”
Instead, as Dr. Burke shows, they created trauma, which brought us the nightmare culture. She applies psychology to cure this trauma, but says that the abortion trauma can be completely healed only if one asks for and receives God’s mercy. If the grief of abortion is not healed, then the world becomes a Freddy Krueger–like nightmare. Burke maintains that the horror icons of the United States such as Freddy Krueger and “evil child movies” are symbols of a culture running away from its guilt. “I think that evil child movies are all around us. The child is the victimizer, the one who torments. Other movies, like Freddy Krueger, illustrate the horror of being tracked down by an ‘abortionist’ figure who is out to kill her baby,” Burke says. “I’ve watched MTV where baby dolls are thrown off cliffs, discarded, abused and unwanted—revealing the unconscious conflict shared by all who have rejected children or been abused themselves after having been used for sexual pleasure.”
The editor of Culture Wars magazine, E. Michael Jones, in a review of Forbidden Grief in the March 2002 issue, agrees with its thesis that when one represses guilt one creates even greater monsters in the unconscious. He says that “depression, suicide attempts, compulsive political activism, reveals itself upon closer inspection to be neurotic compensation for the guilt from abortion, which the culture of death instructs women to repress.”
“Feminists could hardly suppress their glee when Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband’s penis,” Jones says. “What they did suppress was the connection between this bizarre and otherwise inexplicable act and the fact that her husband had forced her to abort their child.”
‘Baby Soccer’
This is only one example of what happens to a culture when millions of men and women have the memory of an aborted baby haunting their unconscious. In story after story, Forbidden Grief tells us of bizarre behaviors. In one account we find a dorm party in which the students, many post-abortive, play “baby soccer.”
The “baby soccer” story reminds one of a Stephen King novel, with its broken heads of dolls being kicked around, their eyes gouged out, doll cheeks burned with cigarette butts and a boyfriend burning cigarette holes between the doll’s legs as well as ripping off their legs, leaving only a scarred vagina hole. This account and others convinced Burke that abortion is connected to the horror games played by our culture. “The college students I witnessed playing ‘baby soccer’ were actually trying to master their trauma by belittling it through a game with decapitated baby doll parts,” Burke said. “This amusement and mesmerizing allure to engage in the traumatic play is a symptom of our culture’s need to overcome the horror—like the baby in the blender jokes, which all surfaced coincidentally after Roe v. Wade passed.”
The baby soccer game and other horror genres are symptoms showing that millions of Americans need to overcome the “collective guilt” associated with abortion. Burke says, “As the group’s enthusiasm for this game demonstrated, the acting out of post-abortion trauma can be contagious…collective guilt and trauma have the capacity to disguise massive injustice.”
According to Life Dynamics’ Mark Crutcher, this massive injustice—in which millions have been killed—can be stopped by ending access to abortion-bound women. His booklet Access states that “the most conservative estimates [are] about 40 percent of American women of childbearing age have had at least one abortion.” There is a similar percentage of males who are post-abortive as well.
The booklet claims that the reason for our increasingly pro-abortion elective government is these percentages of persons who are in internal conflict. After violating the moral commandment of “Thou shalt not kill,” they vote pro-abortion, seeing the stance of the pro-life politicians as a personal attack on themselves.
“What I’m saying is that since the vast majority of elections are decided by slim margins, anything which influences even a small percentage of voters can be a powerful force,” Crutcher said in Access. “The point is that the potential impact is staggering. Moreover, this force grows considerably more powerful every day as another 4,000 abortions are racked up.” His booklet says studies have found that these women do not have abortions unless there is easy and local access to them. The vast majority of these women, according to these studies, will not travel long distances or pay large amounts of money for an abortion.
Access says, “…our opponents’ ability to continue fighting comes from a high abortion rate. That is what fuels their political machine. As long as they have $64,000 an hour to draw on, and the potential for at least 4,000 new pro-abortion voters every day, the legal status of abortion will not change...
Using Lincoln’s Strategy
The party of Lincoln must make a choice. They can become like the Whigs, who kept compromising on the issue of slavery until they were replaced, before the Civil War, by the anti-slavery Republicans. Or they can stand firm, like Lincoln, and limit the spread of a great evil.
Lincoln never attempted to abolish slavery directly, because he knew that if he limited its spread to only the South, then, like a disease, it would die a natural death. The Democrats—the slavery party—knew this, too. That is why they started the Civil War. (The South was correct in its claim that it had the constitutional right to secede, and it had the Founding Fathers’ idea of federalism to back its states’ rights claims. This is what gave the South the moral courage to fight a great war.)
The Democrats—the abortion party—know also that the abortion industry will die a natural death if limited in its ability to exploit women. But they will not start a civil war on this issue, because they are cowards and have no moral high ground. Can anybody imagine flabby Teddy Kennedy and company having the courage to fight for anything more than six more years of luxury at the taxpayers’ expense?
So Bush can go down in history as another Lincoln. (Lincoln was considered dumber by the media of his day than our present media consider President Bush to be.) All that Bush has to do is not attempt to abolish abortion, but rather limit its spread by protecting women’s health and human rights as well as letting women in abortion trauma know that he and others are there offering help to free them from their nightmare of abortion.
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Monday, May 01, 2006

Here is the first draft of one of the chapters in my book Hidden Axis.

Nietzsche and Secular Humanistic Psychology


Professor Allan Bloom, a philosopher who wrote "The Closing of the American Mind," thought that Friedrich Nietzsche was the father of modern America. He said, "Words such as 'charisma,' 'lifestyle,' 'commitment,' 'identity,' and many others, all of which can easily be traced to Nietzsche ... are now practically American slang."

But the most important Nietzschean slang word is "values."

"Values" are the death of Christian morality because values simply mean opinions. If opinion is how things are decided, then might makes right.

One must remember that whenever someone talks about values in modern America – family values or religious values or place-the-blank-in-front-of values – they are saying there is no real or objective right or wrong – only opinions of the self and its will to power.

Nietzsche's philosophy is summed up by Bloom asCommitment values the values and makes them valuable. Not love of truth but intellectual honesty characterizes the proper state of mind. Since there is no truth in the values, and what truth there is about life is not lovable, the hallmark of the authentic will is consulting one's oracle while facing up to what one is and what one experiences. Decisions, not, deliberations, are the movers of deeds. One cannot know or plan the future. One must will it. As a philologist, Nietzsche believed there was no original text and transferred this belief to reality, which he thought was only pure chaos. He proposed will to power in which one imposes or "posits" one's values on a meaningless world.

Previous to Freud's psychoanalysis, Nietzsche's writings spoke of the unconscious and destructive side of the self. In fact, Freud wrote that Nietzsche "had a more penetrating knowledge of himself than any other man who ever lived or was likely to live."

Max Weber and Sigmund Freud are the two writers most responsible for Nietzschean language in America. Few know that Freud was " profoundly influenced by Nietzsche," according to Bloom. Freud, much more than Weber, profoundly changed America from a Christian culture to a therapeutic or self-centered culture.

The therapeutic approaches, which started with Freud, have a basic assumption that is not Christian. The starting point is not the Christian worldview, which is summed up in the parable of the prodigal son: a fallen and sinful world with persons needing God the Father to forgive them so they can return to be His sons and daughters.

Unlike the Christian worldview, the therapeutic starting point is that the individual must overcome personal unconscious forces, in Freud, and in Carl Jung the person must unite to the collective unconscious, which is shared by all humans.

In both cases, the therapist assists his client to change himself to 'become his real self.' Forgiveness and returning to God are not needed. What is needed are not God and His Forgiveness, but a therapist assisting a self to reach the fullness of its self.

Freud, under the influence of Nietzsche, moved psychiatry away from the mechanistic and biological to the previously "unscientific" model of the "symbolic language of the unconscious."

Freud's pupil Carl Jung took the symbolic language of the unconscious a step further. Unlike his mentor, Jung's unconscious theory is not just about making conscious sexually repressed or forgotten memories. His symbolic therapy used what he called the "active imagination" to incorporate split-off parts of the unconscious (complexes) into the conscious mind.

He believed with Freud that dreams and symbols are means to the unconscious, but for Jung the dream and symbol are not repressed lusts from stages of development. They are a way to unite with the collective unconsciousness.

Many Christians thought this "language of the soul" was a step forward from what they considered the cramped scientific reality of modernity. What they didn't understand was that Jung's theory was part of a movement that led to the rejection of objective morality and truth.

Jungian (and Freudian) psychoanalysis reduces Christian concepts such as God, free will and intelligence to blind reactions, unconscious urges and uncontrollable acts. Even more disastrous, Jung inverted Christian worship.

Leanne Payne, a Christian therapist, considers Jung "not a scientist, but a post-modernist subjectivist. Jung's active imagination therapy is hostile not only to the Judeo-Christian worldview, but to all systems containing objective moral and spiritual value. Within this world the unconscious urge becomes god. What the unconscious urge wants is what is finally right or moral. These psychic personae [complexes] are literally called 'gods' (archetypes),' and so an overt idolatry of self follows quickly."

Within the modern French Nietzschean schools of thought, a type of Jungian unconscious urge is replacing the old existential conscious self who chooses. The post-modernist is moving from the idolatry of self to the idolatry of autonomous inner "beings" that, according to Payne, are similar to pagan "gods."

As C.S. Lewis predicted in "The Screwtape Letters," we are moving to a "scientific" paganism. C.S. Lewis' name for the "scientific" pagan was the Materialist Magician and the name of the autonomous inner "beings" was the "Forces."

In "The Screwtape Letters," his character who is a senior evil spirit said:

I have high hopes that we shall learn in due time how to emotionalise and mythologise their science to such an extent that what is, in effect, belief in us (though not under that name) will creep in while the human mind remains closed to the Enemy [God]. The "Life Force," the worship of sex, and some aspects of Psychoanalysis may here prove useful. If once we can produce our prefect work – the Materialist Magician, the man, not using, but veritably worshipping, what he vaguely calls "Forces" while denying the existence of "spirits" – then the end of the war will be in sight.

Some of the largest audiences for this "scientific" paganism with its inversion of worship and the Judeo-Christian worldview are followers of Christ. By using Christian symbols and terminology, Jungian spirituality has infiltrated to a large extent Christian publishers, seminaries, even convents and monasteries.

Many Christians are using Jung's active imagination as a method of prayer. Psychiatrist Jeffrey Satinover, M.D., thinks this is dangerous "because this fantasy life has no moral underpinnings, because it helps to reinforce an experience of autonomous inner 'beings' accessible via the imagination, and because it is a defense against redemptive suffering, it easily allies with and quickly becomes a Gnostic form of spiritually with powerfully occult overtones."

If one is under the influence of the autonomous inner "beings," uncontrollable urges can overpower the self. One can go temporarily or permanently insane. And in the Christian worldview, the autonomous inner "being" is not always just an imaginary being, but can be a personal being, which then makes possession a rare, but not impossible, occurrence.

In fact, according to one Jungian therapist, Nietzsche himself went insane permanently when an autonomous inner "being" (archetype) overpowered him. So, unfortunately with the widespread acceptance of Jungian spirituality, mainstream Christianity seems to be moving to post-modern Nietzschean insanity and possibly, in some cases, possession.

Jung's autobiography is full of insane or occult experiences. He was continually hearing 'voices.' In his autobiography he said his home was "... crammed full of spirits ... they were packed deep right up to the front door and the air was so thick it was scarcely possible to breathe."

During the Hitler regime, which itself was obsessed with the occult, Jung edited a Nazi psychotherapeutic journal where he said, "The 'Aryan' unconscious has a higher potential than the Jewish." Keep that word "potential" in your mind. It will be used by American psychology.

Once opinion is master, then might makes right. In "Beyond Good and Evil," Nietzsche proclaimed a new morality, "Master morality," which was different from Christian morality – or "slave morality," as he called it. He thought the weak have the morality of obedience and conformity to the master. Masters have a right to do whatever they want; since there is no God, everything is permissible.

In what Nietzsche considered his masterpiece, "Zarathustra," he said the new masters would replace the dead God. The masters were to be called Supermen, or the superior men.

After Freud and Jung came Alfred Adler, also a follower of Nietzsche, with "Individual psychology," which maintains that the individual strives for what he called "superiority" but now is called "self-realization" or "self-actualization," and which came from Nietzsche's ideas of striving and self-creation.

The "human potential movement" and humanistic psychology of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers are imbedded with these types of ideas. The psychologists of "potential" teach the superior man.

Edvard Munch said:

Alfred Adler translated Nietzsche's philosophical idea of "will to power" into the psychological concept of self-actualization. Thus, Nietzschean thought forms the foundation for and permeates Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology, Abraham Maslow's Humanistic Biology, Carl Rogers's Person-Centered Psychology, and has influenced many other psychological ideas and systems. ... Alfred Adler was the first psychologist to borrow directly from Nietzsche, making numerous references to the philosopher throughout his works. Adler took Nietzsche's idea of "will to power" and transformed it into the psychological concept of self-actualization, in which an individual strives to realize his potential.

Mary Kearns, in an address to the Catholic Head Teachers Association of Scotland, spoke of the Nietzschean ideas now being taught in Catholic schools in the name of "scientific" psychology. Kearns said:

The methods are based on "the group therapy technique" first developed in America in the 1970's by two psychologists, Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow. They described how emotional conditioning should be carried out by a group "facilitator". The facilitator does not impart knowledge like the old fashioned teacher. Instead he/she initiates discussions encouraging children to reveal their personal views and feelings. The facilitator's approach is "value free". There is no right or wrong answer to any religious or moral question. Each person discloses what is right or wrong for them. All choices are equally valid even if they are opposites. Everything depends on feelings or emotions. Reason and conscience are discouraged. If anyone attempts objective evaluation, they are to be treated as an "outsider" and there will be a strong emotional reaction against such "judgemental intolerance".

If it is true that Catholic education now uses these techniques in "teaching religious and moral education," then the Catholic education system has entered into the Nietzschean insanity. If these are the techniques being used in education and in the seminaries, then sexual misconduct charges against priests are a symptom of "scientific" paganism replacing Christianity.

Santa Rosa priest Don Kimball, who is charged with sexual misconduct, is an example of someone whose "approach" was "value free" – that is, there was "no right or wrong answer to any religious or moral question."

In 1996, Karyn Wolfe and Mark Spaulding of Pacific Church News said, "THE WEDGE! You can't do youth ministry (any ministry for that matter) without it. ... Basing his theory on psychologist Abraham Maslow's 'Hierarchy of Needs', the Rev. Don Kimball developed this model for the growth and maturity process of a group."

Another example of the value-free approach is Thomas Zanzig, a major leader in the Catholic Church for youth ministry, plus an editor and writer of Catholic textbooks.

According to Marks S. Winward, Zanzig, in a book on youth ministry, "bases his 'Wedge Model' on a similar model developed by Fr. Don Kimble." Homeschool leader Marianna Bartold said, "Sharing the Christian Message by Thomas Zanzig has students come up with as many slang or street words as possible for penis and vagina in three or four minutes."

Now, many might say these are only isolated cases of misuses of Maslow and Adler until one reads the original text. According to William Coulson, a former collaborator of Carl Rogers,Maslow was always a revolutionary. ... In 1965, working a radical idea about children and adult sex into his book about management, "In Eupsychian Management: A Journal," [Maslow said]:

"I remember talking with Alfred Adler about this in a kind of joking way, but then we both got quite serious about it, and Adler thought that this sexual therapy at various ages was certainly a very fine thing. As we both played with the thought, we envisioned a kind of social worker ... as a psychotherapist in giving therapy literally on the couch." As one can see, the basic therapeutic assumption leads to certain results in the real world. These thinkers don't believe in the basic Christian assumption that there is a need for forgiveness from God. Instead, they believe there is no sin, only selves needing to reach the fullness of themselves.

It is understandable that atheists such as Nietzsche, Maslow and Adler could hold these basic assumptions, but that Christians and priests hold these assumptions is a disgrace. The denial of original sin and personal sin is, in large part, behind the headlines of the Boston catastrophe and other dioceses.

The failure of these Catholic bishops is a failure to teach the faith and moral teachings of Jesus Christ. Getting rid of a few priests will not solve the problem if these basic assumptions stay, because more – only cleverer – sex abusers will rise up to take their place.

I feel sorry for these bishops and other Church leaders if they don't take a look at themselves and repent of these basic assumptions in their dioceses. They must eventually come face to face with the Living God. He is the Father of these little ones who have been scandalized and abused.

Monday, May 09, 2005

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