"And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them." (Rev 11:7)
I hesitated before writing this post.
I have other things to do, which for one reason or another I never manage to finish.
Further, it's a gruesome and sensitive subject. I am loath to trample on the tragedy of good people living at the other side of the world and I ask them their forgiveness, if this post in any measure adds to their pain.
But I can't keep silence on this matter.
Let me state this in advance: I am an agnostic.
The Beast of Revelations exists. It walks among us and it poisons our souls.
It's infinitely more powerful than any man and it's immortal, because it's not made of flesh. If anything, the Beast is worse than anything the Bible tells us, because, unlike its biblical counterpart, the Beast is real, not the product of a mystical mind.
And it has many faces. This is one of its faces:
|He made war against them, he overcame and killed them.|
A middle-class Norwegian, 32 year old Anders Behring Breivik described himself as economically liberal, revolutionary cultural conservative, former member of the Progress Party (largely anti-tax movement, supporting downsizing of bureaucracy and increased market economy), which he left when his viewpoints became more extreme
I can't vouch for the reliability of the YouTube video [*] purported to be the manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik (aka Andrew Berwick) and of a so-called Knights Templar movement, as it starts with a Legal Disclaimer.
Assuming said video legitimate, it identifies some malignant and mysterious entities called "cultural Marxists" as the persecutors of conservatives and nationalists and, for some unexplained reason, sponsors of the Islamic colonization of Europe (aka multiculturalism).
It goes to some length to identify who these "cultural Marxists" are:
- "Suicidal humanists, and
- "Capitalist globalists".
It also pinpoints some institutions as strongholds of Marxism/"Cultural Marxism": "A Marxist United Nations" ("already a Muslim controlled organization") and the BBC:
It also expresses with regret:
"No executions, persecutions or mass deportations of Marxists to the Soviet Union was (sic) ever initiated in Europe, which has proven, in retrospect to be fatal for our continent."
In its Part 4 the video proposes to correct this situation, before starting their crusade against Islam:
"Before we can start our Crusade... we must do our duty by decimating cultural Marxism".
It is in this context that the ruthless murder of 92 innocent people (mostly kids) must be seen.
Are these just the ramblings and doings of an isolated madman, as suggested by the media?
It's possible. I sincerely hope the media is right on this.
However, the video also states in its Part 4:
"The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, referred to as the Knights Templar, was re-founded in April 2002 in London (...) KT acts as a War Crimes Tribunal through its independent and self-sustaining single-cell network of Justiciar Templars whose purpose is to target category A and category B multiculturalist/cultural Marxist traitors (...) 12 conservative revolutionary delegates from 10 European countries, France, the UK (England), Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Greece, Spain, Russia and Serbia attended the founding meeting."
We should heed these words as a warning, even as we hope they are not true.
If you listen carefully, you will hear the Beast's voice on the radio and TV; if you pay attention to what you read in Internet forums, blogs and printed media, you will find similar ideas.
For the Beast, the real one, is made of a supernatural substance: ideas. And in Australia, politicians of both main parties, shock jocks, and paid hacks from think-tanks, often speak these words, even if they are not fully aware of it (and often, I wonder if that's the case).
Decency, justice, solidarity, equality, freedom, peace, all the things the Left stands for, are losing the battle of ideas.
As I finish this, night has fallen over Sydney. It's a dark and cold night.
It's ominously appropriate.
[*] I will not post the links to the video or to the PDF manifesto, as I consider them rubbish and immoral. Any readers vitally interested can find them by themselves.