The Obsolete SocietyAug 11, 2020
"Any state, entity, or ideology becomes obsolete when it stockpiles the wrong weapons: when it captures territories, but not minds; when it enslaves millions, but convinces nobody. When it is naked, yet puts on armor and calls it faith, while in the Eyes of God it has no faith at all. Any state, any entity, any ideology which fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of Man… that state is obsolete." –Rod Sterling, The Obsolete Man
There’s something foul in the air today, and it’s not just the coronavirus.
Many disagree as to the cause of this “something," but everyone feels it: something “just ain’t right."
If you’ve ever watched the Twilight Zone, you may recall a certain episode called The Obsolete Man. This episode takes place in a future totalitarian society where God has no place, and books have been abolished. The episode opens with a man being brought before a tribunal: a librarian, who is deemed “obsolete”… and those who are obsolete must be exterminated.
I believe that what's happening in our world today is something much more sinister than a virus. Whether its origin was engineered or natural, this virus from China is being used by a few elite people as the catalyst for a global revolution which seeks to completely "transform" society as we know it.
In the face of this global crisis, society as we know it has been deemed “obsolete,” so to speak, and in need of a "great reset."
In the words of George Soros:
The Rationalist Revolution
What will this New World Order look like? What exactly is this “revolutionary moment” Soros is speaking of?
To understand what he means by that, and why we should even care about what he thinks, we need to briefly understand a bit more about who Soros is...
George Soros is an American-Jewish billionaire, a self-professed globalist, and a major donor to the Democratic Party. His Open Society Foundation has donated tens of millions of dollars to left-wing organizations, including Planned Parenthood and the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement.
Soros is well known for being inspired by the philosophy of Karl Popper.
Popper believed that the problem with totalitarianism is what he called the “tribal morality” which views the world as controlled by “magical forces” (i.e. God), and which bases its social institutions on “taboos" (i.e. moral absolutes). According to Popper, these “closed societies” lacked "critical thinking” (i.e. rationalistic thinking).
See the hypocrisy of this philosophy? By defining “critical thinking” as rationalistic thinking (the belief that everything can be understood, not by faith and reason, but by reason alone), there can be no real “free thought” because society must conform to the rationalistic point of view. In Popper’s revolution, there is no room for God.
According to Soros and Popper’s definition, any society based on moral absolutes is a “totalitarian” society. Such societies must be replaced by “open societies” (remember the name of the Soros foundation?), which are, in fact, anything but “open,” as they are the truly totalitarian societies.
Soros is mistaken in thinking that banishing God from society will bring true freedom of thought, but he is right about one thing: the current crisis is a revolutionary moment, an opportunity for those who seek to overthrow society as we know it. And as Soros said, the revolution had already begun even before the coronavirus ("Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment…”).
This Rationalist Revolution has actually been ongoing for hundreds of years (as I will show below) and Soros is only one of many players. But the underlying notion is just as Popper believed: everything can be explained by reason alone. Humanity has no more need for God.
The Scientific Revolution
The seeds of the Rationalist Revolution were planted way back in the 1500’s, at the start of the Scientific Revolution.
Prior to the Scientific Revolution, faith in God was very strong. But with the rise of modern science, humanity has become increasingly dependent upon science to solve our problems, to the point where today we no longer believe that we need God at all. Now “science can explain everything."
The Scientific Revolution consisted of two stages: The Copernican Revolution, and the Darwinian Revolution:
Each of these two stages of the Scientific Revolution could be the subject of multiple posts, but I’ll attempt to introduce them briefly here…
The Copernican Revolution
Prior to the Copernican Revolution, everyone recognized this hierarchy of knowledge:
- Philosophy (Science was a branch of Philosophy)
The Catholic Church has always held that theology is the “Queen of the Sciences,” and all the other sciences are her handmaidens. Theology is the queen because the truths revealed to us by God and safeguarded by Holy Mother Church are the only certain truths. Truths revealed by man, on the other hand, are subject to error, and can never be certain.
The Copernican Revolution turned this hierarchy on its head. Rather than using the practical sciences as a handmaiden to help the Church make sure her calendar worked properly and so forth, now people began to see science as a way to explain the way things really are, without the need for God to tell us how things are through Sacred Scripture and the Deposit of Faith.
The hallmark of the Copernican Revolution was the tossing out of the geocentric model of the cosmos (having the Earth as the stationary center of the universe) with the heliocentric model (having the Earth revolving around the Sun). This was truly a revolutionary moment, as the Fathers of the Church unanimously agreed that scripture teaches geocentrism. St. Augustine even took the geocentrist position against the Greek heliocentrists.
As St. Basil the Great said:
The unanimous agreement of the Fathers is very important, not only because Theology is rightfully the Queen of the Sciences (and divinely revealed truths are the only certain truths), but because, as the magisterium has declared, no one is permitted to interpret scripture contrary to the unanimous agreement of the Fathers.
In fact, St. Robert Bellarmine, with the approval of Pope Paul V and Urban VIII, told Galileo that he could not teach heliocentrism because the Council of Trent taught that we are bound to the unanimous teaching of the Fathers. Furthermore, the Church categorically condemned heliocentrism as false doctrine, and this condemnation was never formally retracted.
But why then do most Catholics today–even priests and bishops–believe that the Earth revolves around the Sun? Hasn't science proven the Church wrong?
As surprising as it may be for us to believe due to what we were taught in school, all the empirical data is on the side of the Fathers. To this day, nearly 500 years after the Copernican Revolution, modern science has failed to disprove geocentrism, or even to prove that the Earth itself is in motion. Einstein himself was forced to admit that geocentrism is a viable model. Furthermore, there is a wealth of evidence that the Earth IS actually at rest in the center of the universe.
The "Axis of Evil"– look it up!
Yet, we don't read about any of this in the textbooks. Any scientist today even considering geocentrism would be committing career suicide. It’s taboo. Why? Because the now rationalist scientific community refuses to admit that we could possibly occupy a special place in the universe.
But isn’t that the “humble” approach, as they like to say? No, it’s not. The reason they can’t admit that the Earth occupies a special place is because then they would have to admit that there must be an Intelligent Creator… which means that everyone will be held accountable for their sins. Apparently, it’s a whole lot easier to ignore the empirical data than it is to give up one’s vices.
(Of course, there are still scientists who have faith in God, and all scientists aren't conspiring against the truth. Here I’m speaking of the scientific community in general which subscribes to the rationalist worldview, and pointing out that even scientists who might wish to oppose that view are too afraid to do so for fear of losing their credibility, funding, jobs, etc.)
So to recap: the Copernican Revolution gave way to the idea that we don’t need God to tell us the way things are. Perhaps Galileo Galilei put it best:
...From this I do not mean to infer that we need not have an extraordinary esteem for the passages of holy Scripture. On the contrary, having arrived at any certainties in physics, we ought to utilize these as the most appropriate aids in the true exposition of the Bible and in the investigation of those meanings which are necessarily contained therein, for these must be concordant with demonstrated truths. I should judge that the authority of the Bible was designed to persuade men of those articles and propositions which, surpassing all human reasoning could not be made credible by science, or by any other means than through the very mouth of the Holy Spirit." [Source: Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, 1615]
In other words, Theology should NOT be the Queen of the Sciences, because Theology is only useful for informing us on spiritual matters which cannot be explained by science. When studying the physical world, the “Book of Nature” contains everything we need to know, and errant humans are smart enough to come to the certain truth utilizing reason alone, not divine revelation. In fact, he says, the Church is NOT the "most appropriate aid" to interpret Sacred Scripture... human interpretation of nature should inform our interpretation of Sacred Scripture!
We don't need God to tell us the way things are.
But there still needs to be a God to put everything there, right? Well, thanks to our next revolution, science has "explained away" the need for a Creator at all...
The Darwinian Revolution
The Fathers of the Church unanimously agreed that the historical interpretation of Genesis is the correct one. For them, Genesis was not just some poetic, spiritual metaphor– it is our true history.
The Fathers taught a number of things that absolutely contradict evolution (and also Big Bang theory), such as:
- God created all things out of nothing (i.e. one kind of thing did not give rise to another kind of thing).
- Each “day” of the creation account is a literal 24-hour period.
- The order of the creation account is also literal (e.g. plants came into being before the stars).
- The Earth is only a few thousand years old.
- Adam and Eve were real people, and our first parents.
- There was no death until the Fall of Man.
- The global flood was a real event.
Any ONE of these teachings excludes the possibility of evolution and long ages.
(Note: by “evolution” I’m not talking about natural selection, which is a real phenomenon, but macroevolution– the evolution of whole taxonomic groups over long periods of time.)
But the Fathers just didn’t know any better, right? Without modern science to enlighten them, they wouldn’t have even thought of evolution as a possibility, right?
Au contraire. The theory of evolution was already being tossed about long before Darwin, and the Fathers were quite familiar with this theory. They even preached to men who believed in evolution and converted them!
But surely modern science has proven the Fathers wrong… right?
Nope. There is absolutely zero proof of evolution or long ages. The problem is, the scientific community has continued to interpret data through the lens of rationalism, and refuses to acknowledge evidence that supports the Genesis account. Not only has science failed to prove evolution, but Darwin’s theory completely falls apart from all angles.
As demonstrated earlier, this Rationalist Revolution–in which the Scientific Revolution plays an important role–does not promote critical thinking in the true sense of the word, but rather promotes the philosophy of a godless world.
The Information Revolution
In the world of The Obsolete Man, books were abolished so that information could be controlled by the state. In the real world today, the tool of power is not so much books, but the media and the internet. As we will see, access to unbiased information through these sources has effectively been abolished...
The media and the internet–today’s tools to control the minds of the public–are monopolized by a small handful of organizations. The mass media is controlled by just 5 organizations: Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch's New Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany and Viacom. These organizations, along with Google (owner of the world’s #1 and #2 largest search engines), are in turn tied to a single organization: The Council on Foreign Relations.
The result of this consolidation of information sources is not only the beating to death of true journalism (although that was probably already a dead horse), but also the silencing of any opposition to the mainstream narrative. We're seeing this happening in social media with every major platform of discourse banning voices (usually conservative voices) which express a different view from what the executives in their ivory towers decide is "the truth.”
Even if anyone still hears such contrary views, they're immediately discredited by the mainstream reporters and "debunked” by the so-called “fact checkers”– websites which receive funding from the very people who are often being exonerated in their articles (such as Soros’s Open Society Foundations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and which do not disclose their internal operations to the public.
In short, views which oppose the mainstream narrative are deemed “obsolete” and then promptly “executed.” Sound familiar?
In the real world, the label “obsolete” goes by many different names...
- If you speak the biological truth that we are born either male or female... you're “homophobic."
- If you’re white... you're inherently “racist."
- If you have more than two kids (because you want to follow God’s directive to “be fruitful and multiply” [Genesis 1:22])... you’re a “breeder."
- If you question the safety and efficacy of vaccines... you're an "anti-vaccer."
- If you question whether global warming policies aren't being used more as a means to transfer wealth than to actually help the environment... you're a "climate change denier."
- If you’re a scientist presenting evidence that supports a young Earth... you're a "pseudo scientist."
- If you point out the agenda of the globalists and the secret societies (which the popes have warned us about time and time again)…
- ...or if you point out that there is a very serious pedophilia/child trafficking problem which is being swept under the rug by the mainstream news…
- ...or if you point out that the same big players in this pandemic got together to simulate a global coronavirus pandemic at the very time in which the actual virus was just breaking out...
- ...or if you bring up any number of other inconvenient truths about people in power... you're a "conspiracy theorist.”
This “label and execute” culture has become even worse since the pandemic. For instance, if you speak out against the violence promoted by the Black Lives Matter movement (NOT the phrase, but the movement), or if you point out the Marxist ideologies clearly defined in the BLM organization’s mission statement, you’re fired from your job.
As a doctor, if you question the unorthodox way that the CDC is instructing you to fill out death certificates during this pandemic, you could get your medical license revoked.
Even as I am writing this article, something has happened which is probably the most blatant incidence of social media censorship in history. A group of doctors treating patients with COVID-19, or who are actively involved in researching treatments for COVID-19, gave a highly informative summit and press conference on Capitol Hill where they spoke a strong message of hope to the American people. These videos were banned on all the major social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. One of the doctors involved was promptly "discredited" by the media for the heinous crime of believing in demons, and another was fired from her job.
It is now more clear than ever that these organizations wield way too much power. Free thought means that people are allowed to engage on both sides of the debate to discover the truth for themselves. But clearly, free thinking is no longer allowed by Big Tech.
The Cost of Banishing God
God has no place in society... we've abolished free thinking... are we really much better off than in The Twilight Zone?
What will be the cost of banishing God?
I think that very soon we will find out.
Yes, the coronavirus is a terrible thing. But as Soros said, this pandemic is only just the beginning: a revolutionary moment in the history of humanity.
What's happening now and what will happen next is our own doing: the natural result of placing human knowledge (which can err) above Divine Revelation (the only certain truth).
God is allowing us to suffer the consequences of our sins so that He can purify the Earth once again. Although we can help mitigate it with prayers and good works, nothing can stop this purification from happening. Society as we know it is already being overthrown, and no mere human being can reverse what has been set in motion.
Science will not save us. Only God can save us now.