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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Ayn Rand, racist legacy of Alice Bailey + new age fraud Reply with quote

The Racist Legacy of Alice Bailey

The New Age movement has inherited many of its reactionary notions from the Theosophists. The Theosophical movement, founded by the Russian aristocrat Helena Blavatsky in the USA in 1875, was THE New Age movement of its time and was very influential. Alice Bailey and Rudolf Steiner, both of whose thinking has reached deep into the New Age psyche, started out as Theosophists.

Madame Blavatsky first channeled the so-called Hierarchy of Masters, occult adepts, Mahatmas or the White Brotherhood, who are said to be immortal, and to materialise and dematerialise anywhere at will. More recently New Age channeler Phyllis Schlemmer, for instance, has stated that her "Council of 9" are the same Secret Masters that Blavatsky and Alice Bailey channeled. These Masters are said to rule the world by occult means.

Alice Bailey's books (channeled to her through "Master DK") and the many organisations that she spawned (such as the Lucis Trust, the New Group of World Servers and the Goodwill Foundation), have had a reactionary and racist influence on the whole New Age movement. Her work has been avidly studied at Findhom, the 'Light Centre' and New Age Mecca, in Scotland. She adopted from Madame Blavatsky the thoroughly racist concept of Root Races, condemns indigenous dark peoples to extinction, to make way for the Aryan/white Caucasian peoples whose time this is to be. Alice Bailey was right-wing, light obsessed and demonised darkness. When the atomic bombs were exploded over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, her "Master DK" welcomed this as a great spiritual event because it would "liberate" light from within the dark womb of the atom or matter; justifying the destruction of the Japanese people, who, they said, were due to leave their physical form and belonged to an earlier Root Race anyway! It should come as no surprise to find that the Nazis studied Blavatsky's writings. And like Blavatsky, Alice Bailey was also anti-semitic. (see note 2)

Racist thinking like this thrives within the New Age movement David Spangler, the American guru at Findhorn in the early 70's, was an admirer of Alice Bailey's teachings, and wrote of how we are to overcome the ancient shamanic (lunar/female/Goddess) mind which hears the voices of Nature. According to him it is with the "Aryan mind" that human mental powers came into their own and brought the Masters into being. This "Aryan mind" is the alienated dualistic onlooker consciousness of Western patriarchy which has set about dominating and destroying the Earth, turning Her from a biosphere into a technosphere.

Alice Bailey's Master DK also claims that the "Secret Masters" have all along been influencing men's (and I mean men's) minds, implanting ideas and sudden inspirations that have led to inventions and scientific "break­throughs" such as the splitting of the atom, and taking an instrumental role in the creation of patriarchies, industrialism, imperialism and the birth of male science.

When I consider the way that US controlled multinational corporations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and so on wage war against the Earth, holding Third World and Eastern bloc countries to ransom, wrecking entire economies as well as the livelihoods of peasants and women everywhere, destroying whole ecosystems all around the world in the name of freemarket capitalism and the New World Order, this doesn't seem totally far-fetched. I can't help wondering what the members of Alice Bailey's organisations might be up to. Are they in fact heading capitalist corporations, wielding financial and political power?

Calling in the Light

Christianity has demonised and desacralised Earth, seeing it as dark and female. The "God" of the Christians (Moslems, Hebrews, etc.) on the other hand, is eternal light and male by definition. I call him the absentee landlord as he clearly is not seen as indwelling in "his creation". This is in contrast to the ancient Mother Goddess who was/is both dark and light, both of this world and of the Otherworld, the Mother of the living as well as Mother of the spirits.

Ramala, an entity channeled from Glastonbury, advocates the removal of darkness from the world and is oblivious to the fact that life evolved in a world of both light and darkness, and that we grow in the dark womb, and that nothing would live, heal, or grow without darkness, nor would we dream or communicate with the spirits. In contrast, African shaman Malidoma Patrice Somé says in "Of Water and the Spirit" that for his people, the Dagara, who are matrilinear, darkness is sacred and it is forbidden to illuminate it since that scares the spirits away. The night is the day of the spirits, and of the Ancestors who come to speak with us and share their wisdom. I understand that the Neolithic people of Europe were most likely related to the present-day shamanic arctic peoples, they were not white and Indo-European. They saw the Dark Goddess as the lifegiving Earth while the White Goddess was the Mother of the Spirits.


"Archaic Goddess" 1996

Ramala says that since all matter is mortal, it is in order, in our quest for consciousness, to sacrifice aspects of Nature! This at a time when Earth has been abused & raped beyond Her endurance. It also assumes that Nature is not conscious. This reminds me of a spokesman for president Chirac who said to the Guardian newspaper (see note 3) that the continuing nuclear tests in the Pacific, under the Mururoa atoll and against world opinion, were about "the freedom of man rather than the contemplation of the innocence of nature." Many New Agers would agree with this and most New Agers live in cities where electrification is god and the maternal darkness is truly banished, and nuclear power, the Matricide which rips apart the womb of matter to create artificial light, is seen as a necessity.

Alice Bailey's "The Great Invocation" has been promoted worldwide, becoming a sort of New Age hymn. It has been translated into 75 or so languages, and is used as a sort of hypnotic mantra, repetitively invoking Light, the Will of God, and the Plan on Earth. New Agers constantly call in "the Light" , in meditations and in gatherings, but the light they are invoking is not of this world, and I fear they are preparing for a mass death while speaking of Earth healing and Earth transformations.

I experienced the white light of the Otherworld as I flew with my brain-dead son on great white wings in a kind of 'near-death' experience.

New Agers' channeled entities, Masters and Extra-terrestrials, seem to be envious of, and hostile to Mother-born life on this Earth. What is called " Rebirth into light" seems to be about the destruction of the lifegiving Dark Mother, who all patriarchs, it seems, hate and fear.

Flight from the Body

In many channeled books - from "Starseed Transmissions: an Extraterrestrial Report" written by Ken Carey in 1982 during eleven days when he claimed to be overshadowed by the Archangel Raphael, (who sounds more like an Alien hostile to life on Earth), to the recently published "The Only Planet of Choice" channeled by the medium Phyllis Schlemmer over a period of more than 20 years from "The 9", a sort of Intergalactic council or cosmic board of directors from a "zone of cold and super­conductivity". There is a repeated theme that Earth is a lower and fallen realm, and above all that She has no autonomous creative powers to create life. Instead we are "seeded" from other planets, and/or we are a failed genetic experiment carried out by "space brothers". There is definitely something inherently wrong in being biologically human, living in a physical body. In many channeled books it is said that super-computers exist in space and one can be excused for thinking that "God" is the ultimate linear, left-brain, alienated computer-mind. This is of course our inheritance from Christianity and other patriarchal monotheistic religions that set out to desacralise and demonize the Earth, which they say is full of illusionary form and female darkness. The Devil is the creation of those who deny the Goddess. Christianity seeks to separate spirit from matter, mind from body, and declare matter and body female, lower, impure. It is said that Male spirit seeks to free itself from female matter. This is also what the digital/Net/Virtual Reality computerised revolution is about, as the computer/machine is envied for its "purity"; pure linear mind "fathered" by scientists, originally developed to facilitate the making : of the Hydrogen bomb in the 40's. A flight from the "messy"-bleeding-excreting body born of woman. Those who follow this line of thought clearly hate the dark Mother Earth so much that they welcome Her destruction or see Her as disposable.

Virtually all channeled books in recent years accept that our future will be computerised and genetically engineered. Most of the books are written by white Americans who are oblivious to what the USA is doing in the world at large, where US multi­nationals, who are a law unto themselves and aspire to create a US dominated World Order, rip off the Third World and indigenous peoples, stealing their land, seed and even genetic material. In return they have introduced the misnamed "Green Revolution" and sterile genetically engineered "improved" seed that can only be maintained at great cost and dependence on foreign petrochemical companies, the purchase of tractors, etc. Vandana Shiva, the Indian scientist and ecofeminist, writes in "Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development" that indigenous women peasants of India were always the guardians and care-takers of the soil, the seed, the trees, the waters, and perceive Nature and the Earth as a great sacred living Mother/Shakti. To claim that we are seeded or genetically engineered in an imperialist way from other planets strangely reflects today's realities. Genetic scientists plan to manipulate genes and our DNA, to produce hybrid animals and plants. They also imperialise women's bodies. Women scientists have warned again and again of how male scientists desire to become "male mothers", to clone themselves, that they speak of women as "foetal environments" and ovarian "egg farms". Surrogate motherhood has been created and birth itself becomes increasingly high-tech and alienated, especially in the USA, as women are wired up and "managed" by male obstetricians. In the ancient world, however, birth was considered a sacrament, an experience that opens one up to shamanic realms and states, and women gave birth within the sacred precincts of the Great Mother, presided over by priestesses who were also midwives and healers.

It has struck me when reading about the innumerable UFO abduction experiences, as retold by so many Americans - being taken into the computerised environment of a space-ship, being operated on and prodded/examined by terrifying masked alien beings in a blinding light - that this is strikingly similar to the actual experience of a hospital birth. The terrified new­born child dragged out of its bleeding mother - (in the USA it is now so common with perfectly unnecessary caesareans and also hysterectomies for that matter) held up and slapped by alien masked beings in a near-blinding light which hurts the child's sensitive eyes (see note 4). I wonder whether this experience is replayed and experienced as an alien abduction at times of heightened psychic emotion and/or stress? Just a thought.

It has also been suggested that the so-called aliens or ETs might be our own future (genetically modified?) selves returning on time-travel visitations. For what purpose I don't know. Barbara Hand Clow in "The Pleiadian Agenda" and Barbara Marciniak in "Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library" certainly claim that the Pleiadian beings, which they channel in a sort of stream of consciousness, are our past as well as future selves. For a change their books are not antifeminist; they even speak of the Goddess and of sexuality and women's blood as sacred. (see note 5)
The Destruction of the Earth

The New Age movement, heavily influenced by Alice Bailey's ideas, appears to see Earth as redundant, an old dark indigenous Mother to transcend. They speak of Her as low-fallen-dense-material. Since they desire to escape Earth they welcome in ETs, Aliens, Space "Brothers" and they imagine that life and humans were "seeded" here or genetically engineered from space and other planets. They cannot even imagine that life originated here, that we were born of the Earth Mother, who is a great spirit, a planetary being in space, who gives us consciousness and all that we are.

When New Agers speak of coming Earth-transformations they actually seem to mean the death of Nature, of Earth Herself. On the bidding of "the Lord" above She is to sacrifice Herself, becoming Light-filled and ascending into the Fifth dimension of bodylessness and eternal light. To my knowledge this is a state reached only after death.

For example Diana Luppi, the woman channeler for the "Intergalactic Council" suggests that Earth Herself has asked for the "coming evolutionary jump" and has been preparing a long time for the arrival of the ETs who are coming to reclaim the planet in the name of "the Light" (male "God") who is "the source of all life and creation". According to her we are to rejoin the "cosmic family" away from Earth's "dysfunctional system" - in American therapy-speak.

In the meantime, she writes, the Council's invisible fifth-dimensional starships are encircling the Earth, and wait for the time when those of us, the starpeople who have preprogrammed DNA, "detonate" at a preset time. This is so that this elite, planted here, will be able to include more light than the mere human type. We are cautioned that it'll all be traumatic as Earth changes. The thing to remember is that "you are an inter-dimensional Master and an expert at transforming collapsible realities". She believes that since everything is predestined it would only prolong the agony to do anything to stop the corporate destruction and rape and pollution of Earth and its dark peoples. It would also be "negative" to dwell on such things. In the current environmental crisis attitudes like these are particularly alarming. It seems that these New Agers are trying to brainwash people into passivity and non-action just when action is needed the most. In whose interests are they working?
Ultra-Terrestrials

John Keel, who was an investigator into the paranormal in the 70s, speaks of Ultraterrestrials (UTs), and thinks that they are not from other planets but are beings who occupied Earth long before us but who are now invisible to us (see note 6). Keel thinks that the UTs are Earth's original inhabitants, and have appeared in many guises over the many millennia. They appear, or are able to materialise, where there are magnetic anomalies and faultlines in the Earth's crust - such at the ancient sacred sites of the Goddess -that act as sort of gateways or windows into other realities. These are the sites where Shamankas and Shamans in all ages undertook spirit-flights into the world of the spirits and the Ancestors seeking powers of healing and prophecy. Shamanism is thought have been originally an ancient ecstatic women's tradition based on our lunar/menstrual mysteries

In legend the UTs have come down to us as the Elementals, Nature spirits, the Little People, Faeries or Shining Ones, Castaneda's Allies, as ghosts and the spirits of the dead, as Earth Lights and White Ladies, and now most recently, as Extraterrestrials and Immortal Masters. They appeared in the messages of spiritualist mediums at the end of the last century and now in New Age channelings. The Entities are said to possess great magical powers and can take any form they wish or that is projected on them. They might also be responsible for the present day crop circles and UFO flaps.


"Spirits of the Sky, Earth & Underworld" 1996

Keel thinks that magic beliefs were always fundamentally about how to work with and transform electromagnetic energies and atomic structures, and that occultists might have been forcing electrical energy to assume visible, physical form when calling up spirits. I myself believe that ancient peoples walked easily between the realms and that there was a communication at all times between us and Earth's spirits in the way there is between a mother and her children. The Elementals or UTs were never really hostile to us until recently, even though they would play tricks on us and occasionally a shaman or initiate would get caught in their realm. Maladoma has strange things to say about this as does Castaneda. In the highlands of Scotland Faery women were the givers of wisdom to mortal women, but with Christianity women were accused of "Witchcraft" if they communicated with the Faeries and the Faery women were described as baby-snatchers and tricksters.

Maladoma also writes that Earth Herself has many vortex points through which one can reach almost anywhere, to any realms of the spirit in initiations. But our whole training in the West has been to silence our right brain - the Isis or Moon mind - through which we can hear the voices of Nature and the spirits. We are now so cut off that as a result we have put ourselves in mortal danger because most of us no longer hear the voice of Earth as She warns us. Perhaps this is why these Entities are now coming at us as some kind of repressed monsters of the patriarchal Id.

It is also possible that Entities from an entirely different order of reality, and who are truly hostile to us, have been able to enter into our Earth sphere as a result of atmospheric nuclear tests and the bombs that were detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. A blast of energy was set off into space that might have been detected by beings from other worlds who then arrived here to help or warn us, or to abuse us. Psychics had warned President Truman in 1945 not to detonate the atomic bomb because they thought that it might do damage to Earth's Etheric shield (the electromagnetic ionosphere - Gaia's magnetic mantle) allowing hostile entities to enter, not from other planets but from other realities. It was only two years later in June 1947, that the pilot Kenneth Arnold set off the original UFO scare with his sightings of luminous flying objects. Atomic explosions disrupt the energy channels and work on levels far beyond the merely physical and create disharmony that reverberates throughout this universe and beyond. Does it even affect the world of the dead and the Ancestors, endangering our very rebirth?

I recently read an article about HAARP, which is the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme that is being carried out in Alaska (see note 7). At first I thought that the article was written by some paranoid person but then I saw a programme on TV where the physicist who has developed HAARP quite matter of factly spoke of weather manipulation and of altering and tampering with Earth's very ionosphere, the huge plasma layer that is an electrically-charged sphere that surrounds Earth's upper atmosphere. It is in other words Earth's protective shield. The patent of the HAARP transmitter, or "Sky buster", or ionospheric heater, belonged originally to one of the biggest oil companies but is now in the hands of CIA and US military and defense departments, who by any definition are terrorists as they threaten all our lives. They aim to zap the upper atmosphere with a focused electromagnetic beam, thus lifting and heating areas of the ionosphere. Electromagnetic waves will then bounce back to Earth penetrating everything, living and dead. This Star Wars technology is potentially the ultimate lethal threat to Earth-life. While the US military see it as a way of penetrating oceans to locate enemy submarines, to knock out enemy electronic communication in time of war and trace oil, minerals, uranium underground, the frequency range will also disrupt human mental functionings. In fact this is planned as is environmental warfare, using polar ice melting, ozone depletion, earthquake engineering, weather control, ocean wave control etc.
What is going on? We already have electromagnetic critical mass in the environment. Could they in fact short-circuit the Earth? Nostradamus prophesied that a King of Terror will come from the skies in the seventh month of 1999, and Hitler, who was 1 mediumistic, seems to have had communications with this terrifying (radioactive?) being. Extraterrestrials are now appearing in channelings who claim that we are their creatures, that we were seeded or engineered by them, and that therefore they are entitled to come here and do what they like to us. John Keel commented in 19716) that one of the most popular theories in cultist circles was that we were seeded on Earth from some interplanetary group which has observed and guided our progress ever since. This is what Erich von Daniken had popularised in the 60s in his books "Chariots of the Gods and Return to the Stars". Keel comments that in that case they have been doing a lousy job of it in the last centuries, and I would say during the whole of the 5000 years, or so destructive patriarchal era. If they have guided us all this time " then one can only draw the conclusion that the oppression of women, the destruction of the Earth and the death of Nature, as well as racism and imperialism all happened with their blessing.
Reading Alice Bailey channeling her Master DK in the 30s and 40s one certainly gets that impression.

New Age Tampering with Earth's Energies

In a world where frontiers are closing everywhere in the Western world against dark peoples fleeing from famines, torture and wars -most of this as a result of the globalisation of poverty imposed and sanctioned by this same Western world - white New Agers jetset freely, speaking of themselves as global citizens, the world their oyster.

New Agers travel the world to sacred places where they attempt to manipulate Earth's sacred energies, planting crystals at standing stones and in similar places. Their plan is to facilitate the entry into this realm of extraterrestrials by changing the energy patterns of the Earth, and this, not Earth healing, was also the purpose of the so-called "Harmonic Convergence" in August 1987.

I was recently at a New Age festival in Cornwall and heard one such New Age jetsetter, the Australian channeler Sandy Stevenson speak of her journeys around the world (see note Cool. She also boasted that she spent most of her time already in the fifth dimension and is personally tapped into the Masters!

Sandy announces in the final section of her book "The Awakener" that Earth is now functioning on the New Higher Vibrational Leyline system. At midnight on 25th November 1996 the Earth "slipped free" of the "denser" energy leyline system that Earth has used since the days of Atlantis. She told us how on that night she had been on the Cornish coast carrying an "Atlantean laser crystal" and had cut the last of the four corner cords that held the old leyline. Earth was now getting ready for the final stages of her "ascension", to be completed by 2012. It seems the so-called "light force" have been focusing light into sacred sites and leyline points throughout the world, creating a grid/leyline system to replace the old one. This is apparently part of "The Divine Plan for Earth".

As a lover of the Earth and her ancient sacred sites, I felt very close to evil when I heard her speaking and I could see clearly how New Agers using occult powers, taught by the likes of Alice Bailey, are attempting to tamper with Goddess Earth and Her ancient sacred powers. Things will get even crazier as the Millenium approaches and even more so with 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar and according to some New Agers the end of time.
I too would like to see the transformation of the Earth - but in ways totally other than what New Agers are anticipating. My dream would be for oppressed peoples to rise up, Earth's women to throw off our chains, and patriarchy finally come to an end.

If the patriarchal gods are spacemen, as some claim, then they must come from a space of envy and spite towards Mother Earth. That they claim to act out of "higher values", morality and spirituality is incredible. They fraudulently claim that our destruction is a step upwards towards the immortality of the individual soul and that Earth's destruction is Her rebirth into a higher and illumined form. These are lies that the New Age movement has adopted and must be thoroughly questioned if we want to survive on, and with, our beautiful and sacred Mother Earth.

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Monica Sjoo
Jan 1998.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In his fearless exposee Unholy Alliance A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult Peter Levenda pins the rise of Nazism in the 1930s and Himmlers particularly nasty form of nature worship on the Theosophists.
They believe in the Isis, Osiris legend the ancient Egyptians believed.
Isn't it a coincidence that all the freemasonic symbolism is borrowed from the Egyptians too - such as the pyramid.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:09 am    Post subject: Levenda - hahaha... Reply with quote

he was the man behind the more successful of the various bogus Necronomicons - yep, here we are:

The Doom that Came to Chelsea
Alan Cabal, New York Press, June 3, 2003
http://www.nypress.com/print.cfm?content_id=8374

Into this bubbling swamp of spiritual fecundity stepped Peter Levenda, aka "Simon." Charming, soft-spoken and aloof, well-versed in all aspects of occult theory and practice, he eased his way to the center of the scene. The Necronomicon was a team effort. Herman provided the sponsorship, while the design and layout were the work of Jim Wasserman of the OTO, a raving cokehead from Jersey named Larry Barnes whose daddy had the production facilities and a fellow who called himself Khem Set Rising (who also designed the sigils). The text itself was Levenda’s creation, a synthesis of Sumerian and later Babylonian myths and texts peppered with names of entities from H.P. Lovecraft’s notorious and enormously popular Cthulhu stories. Levenda seems to have drawn heavily on the works of Samuel Noah Kramer for the Sumerian, and almost certainly spent a great deal of time at the University of Pennsylvania library researching the thing. Structurally, the text was modeled on the wiccan Book of Shadows and the Goetia, a grimoire of doubtful authenticity itself dating from the late Middle Ages. "Simon" was also Levenda’s creation. He cultivated an elusive, secretive persona, giving him a fantastic and blatantly implausible line of bs to cover the book’s origins. He had no telephone. He always wore business suits, in stark contrast to the flamboyant Renaissance fair, proto-goth costuming that dominated the scene. He never got high in public...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyGosling wrote:
In his fearless exposee Unholy Alliance A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult Peter Levenda pins the rise of Nazism in the 1930s and Himmlers particularly nasty form of nature worship on the Theosophists. .


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This comprehensive popular history of the occult background and roots of the Nazi movement shows how the ideas of a vast international network of late 19th- and early 20th century occult groups influenced Nazi ideology, from Madame Blavatsky and Aleister Crowley to the Thule Gesellschaft, the Order of the Golden Dawn, the Order of the Eastern Temple, and the pseudoscientific expeditions to Iceland and Tibet of the Ancestral Heritage Research and Teaching Society. Nazi appropriation of the occult was a weird farrago of astrology, Freemasonry, racism rooted in occultism and popular European folklore (the Cathars, the Holy Grail, the Knights Templar, the Arthurian legends). It also traces the Nazi movements as they continued their activities after the war (the Nazi ratlines to South America, the Colony of Righteousness in Chile) or "morphed" into neo-Nazi, skinhead and satanic groups such as the Christian Identity and White Aryan Resistance movements.


Before we get into believing more of what appears in the controlled media about the Nazis, perhaps we should first re-examine the stuff already in circulation...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

right I was going to say: good thread! Might be better off in "Bigger Picture" than GC in future
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: new agers stuff Reply with quote

a very good article by monica sjoo a well known feminist.
couldnt agree with her more. new agers are anti-democratic as decisions are reached by someone ( who is on a higher spiritual plane than you) being channeleed by some superior being or spirit and as they are superior, cannot be questioned. if you do then its because you are stuck in negative energy and need your auras realigned! re: theres a good sociologcal analysis on findhorn - i forget the author.
all tyrants hate democracy and i mean this in the true definition of the word, ie by the people for the poeple of the people not by for of military industrial banking elites.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still without Bailey, however racist, radionics would not be where it is today. And without the etheric tools to challenge them on their own territory. While we have to confront them in 3D media land it's also worth a look at confronting them at how they manipulate the background energy source
We have to use our own etheric weapons against them, if you'll excuse the militaristic term

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think all of this fear-mongering about "the Satanic New Age Movement" serves only to distract us from the real issues.

Central Banks, privatised money printing, plutocracy...

Good old-fashioned Christianity has proven to be more lethal to humankind than the New Age movement, thus far.

And you can have all of the New Age thought in the world driving Nazi philosophy, but you still won't create the Third Reich unless you've got bankers and industrialists backing it with money and resources.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear - the usual anti-Christ baggage. How many times do I have to remind people here...

Does Ian Paisley have a 'judge not lest ye be judged' bone in his body? Does he have a 'love thy enemies' bone in his body?

If you want to believe that those fuelling the sort of racism and hatred we are seeing in Palestine now or Northern Ireland before the Good Friday agreement are men of God you're about as wide of the mark as a man can be.

On your second point - through freemasonry, which is a deist belief system, much like the New Age movement - the bankers ARE fuelling it. Try going to your masonic bank manager and explaining you want to set up a New Age guru training camp. He'll jump at the chance - wait tiil the money's in your account then take off on the holiday of a lifetime Wink

And if you want to work out if someone's a Christian or not don't believe what the papers tell you about them, compare what they say and do to Jesus' sermon on the mount in the book of Matthew. You'll soon see if they're con men or not. It's the favourite cover for tyrants =- God told me to do it - don't be so naive as to believe them

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Good old-fashioned Christianity has proven to be more lethal to humankind than the New Age movement, thus far.
And you can have all of the New Age thought in the world driving Nazi philosophy, but you still won't create the Third Reich unless you've got bankers and industrialists backing it with money and resources.

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Spotted this over on the Israel forum
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A Report On Nazism in the New Age Movement


Introduction


New Age Religion is based on a blend of every religious and occult system in the world. It rejects only Torah-based Judaism and early (pre-Constantine, pre-Gnostic, Judaic) Christianity. This blend is known as "The Ancient Wisdom” and is outlined in a 19th-century Western system called "Theosophy". New Age Books are the primary source of New Age teachings.

The most prominent among them and the ones used in almost all New Age circles are:

•Reappearance of the Christ, Externalization of the Hierarchy, The Rays and the Initiations, Education in the New Age, The Problems of Humanity, Masters of Wisdom. All these books were written by New Age leader and occultist Alice Bailey.
•The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled by Helena Blavatsky (The founder of Theosophy)
•Revelation: the Birth of a New Age David Spangler (Lorian Association)
•The Open Conspiracy, Blueprints for a World Revolution by H.G. Wells.
•The New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality by Robert Muller (former UN assistant general secretary).
•The Aquarian Gospel. ( A Gnostic work)


The Biological Origins of Man

In 1905, Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels, a member of the Nazi party in Germany, published a magazine called “Ostara”, named after the Teutonic God of Beauty. The magazine was filled with occult teachings and beliefs. The following serves as his explanation for the evolution of mankind.

• The first race to evolve on Earth was the Astral race, a race of pure spirit, the purest form of existence.
• The second race was known as the Hyperborean race. They used to live on a now vanished continent in the northern ocean
• The third race was called the Lemurians, who fell because of interbreeding with animals.
• The fourth race was known as the Atlantean’s who possessed psychic powers and lived in gigantic cities. They were destroyed by a great flood.
• The fifth race was known as the “Race of Hope”, the founders of the ancient Greece culture, and they soon would rise to the pinnacle of spirituality, to the form of the Aryan.


Origins of Man in the New Age

The New Age movement provides the same explanation for the genesis of mankind, although, not in the same order. The 1st root race in the New Age is stated as Lemuria, and the 2nd Atlantean. Each root-race goes through stages which produce "subraces", which act as stair-steps upward toward the next race in which mankind acquires new attributes and abilities. According to Alice Bailey, these changes take place every 2000 years, and are reflected in the astrological signs. In order to reach each new subrace, the highest form of mankind must make a collective "quantum leap" across an evolutionary gap; other inferior strains are left behind and eventually die out as the newly empowered root takes over. The new subrace is considered literally a new, "mutated" species of man. This species possess a high level of human consciousness and has attained godhood. When humanity is ready to make a leap to the next subrace, a new age will begin. Astrologically, this is called the Age of Aquarius.

The old age being replaced is called the Age of Pisces, which ushered in Christianity. The Jews, who refused to leave their "Age of Aries" (the time of the Torah) to enter the Age of Pisces, (to merge with Christianity) are doubly behind in their evolutionary development (Bailey, _Reappearance of the Christ_, p.81) and as a result, double trouble is caused by the lingering influence the Jewish religion has on society.

The evolutionary process occurs in three different ways:

• Reincarnation- Each soul returning many times to different bodies.

• Karma- A Hindu term which means life contains rewards or punishments for good or bad deeds done in previous or present lives. This is called the cosmic law of nature. People have to pay for their ancestors’ mistakes as well as their own. Bailey called the Holocaust the working out of Jewish Karma. As Bailey/DK wrote in 1949: "Today the law [of racial karma] is working, and the Jews are paying the price, factually and symbolically. They regard themselves as the chosen people. It is Humanity which is the chosen people. They demand the so-called restitution of Palestine, wresting it away from those who have inhabited it for many centuries." Bailey continues: "They have never yet faced candidly and honestly (as a race) the problem of why the many nations, from the time of the Egyptians, have neither liked nor wanted them. The evil karma of the Jew today is intended to end his isolation, to bring him to the point of renouncing a nationality that has a tendency to be somewhat parasitic within the boundaries of other nations." (_Esoteric Healing_, p.263ff)

• Eugenics- Improving the race through breeding. The success of the next quantum leap to a new subrace is jeopardized when people with “defects” interbreed with healthy ones. The outer defects such as signs of negative karma make it easier to identify the spiritually "inferior" strains of humanity which endanger human progress. They either have to be strictly segregated from contact with superior strains of humanity or their life spans have to be cut short by denying them reproduction. According to the New Age, Jews defy laws of human evolution: because they refuse to die out and give way to the "superior root".

• Balance with the Earth -While man is certainly obligated to take better care of the planet's resources, in the NA value system the Earth does not exist to serve and sustain man; nor is man, for all his uniqueness in nature, to be regarded as superior to nature in any way. Both concepts, derived from Judaism, are arrogant and wrong. Mankind is not to overburden mother earth in any way. According to NA philosophy, the primary way man is a burden on nature is through over population.

• The NA borrows the term "survival of the fittest", also known as "social Darwinism". This is important is order to make the leap to a new subrace. Therefore those seen fit are the ones who have no genetic defects and have paid their karma in full. Bailey said "When humanity has solved the Jewish problem .Racial fusion will then be possible and then there will be peace on earth." (Alice Bailey, _Externalisation_ II, p.77). The two purging processes - natural disasters and organized "population assistance" programs driven by eugenicist philosophy - help the evolutionary progress by purging the human race of residue from inferior races, which will increase the "purity of the root stock" as all "natural selection" tends to do

• Human evolution is now on hold until the Jews disappear as a group. When Jews forget that they are Jews, "we shall see a very different world." (_The Destiny of Nations_ p.34-35). The NA does not distinguish between religious and secular Jews. "What I say here has no specific reference to any individual; I am considering the world problem, centering around the Jews as a whole." (_Externalisation_ II, p.74, emphasis mine) And lest we try to belittle the effect of the Jews by noting other migrating peoples in history, the "Tibetan Master" emphasizes: "There is no other problem like it in the world today." (_Humanity_ p.103) The Jews are "the problem child within the family of nations." (p.104)


The New Age Apocalypse

According to the New Age Movement Christ or Maitreya will appear physically in the not to distant future. The hierarchy will control world affairs through this man. . (Alice Bailey, _Externalisation_, p.570.)


The Hierarchy’s Plan for the Jews and Judaism

The "Tibetan Master" DK also known as Alice Bailey’s spirit guide indicates” The present world faiths must return to their early simplicity, and orthodox Judaism, with its deep seated hate, must slowly disappear; all must be changed in preparation for the revelation which Christ [Maitreya] will bring." (_Externalisation_ IV, p.543)


The Rainbow Bridge

The New Age believes in a planetary rainbow bridge", created by the upward thrust of spiritual/mental energies from humanity at one end and the downward response of the Hierarchy at the other, which will eventually "unite Humanity and the Hierarchy". (fully dissected in Bailey's _Education in the New Age_ chap.) . Initiates into the New Age movement have to work towards building this bridge in order to hasten the Hierarchy’s appearance here on earth. When Maiterya comes everyone will be expected to attain an "altered state of consciousness" or "Luciferic initiation" by submission to Lucifer as the leading divinity representing the Logos. David Spangler calls "the angel of man's evolution" (_Reflections on the Christ_, p.37), a journey to "godhood" which includes a personal experience of the "knowledge of good and evil NA'ers confirm that this knowledge is what Lucifer offered to Eve in the Garden, and it's being offered again today.

Foster Bailey (husband of Alice Bailey) made it clear that the NA initiation would not only be mandatory but would create a caste system: "[Young and old alike] will have to live with the New Age standards. Those who do not will end up as irreconcilable outcasts." (_Things to Come_, p.39) Those who cannot surrender (having no souls), or who will not (not sufficiently developed in their spiritual journey), will simply be "sent on to their next life" in a global "cleansing action" (Alice Bailey, _The Rays and the Initiations_ p.754-755). Murder will not be a crime here, due to NA beliefs in reincarnation and karma.

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Here's an audio interview with Peter Levenda
http://www.projectcamelot.net/peter_levenda.html


Sinister Forces
A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft
by Peter Levenda
A three-volume shocking alternative to the conventional views of American history.
The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are examined in this book, exposing new connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Readers are taken from ancient American civilization and the mysterious mound builder culture to the Salem witch trials, the birth of Mormonism during a ritual of ceremonial magic by Joseph Smith, Jr., and Operations Paperclip and Bluebird. Not a work of speculative history, this exposé is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating details are revealed, including the bizarre world of "wandering bishops" who appear throughout the Kennedy assassinations; a CIA mind control program run amok in the United States and Canada; a famous American spiritual leader who had ties to Lee Harvey Oswald in the weeks and months leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy; and the "Manson secret."
Peter Levenda has researched the material for this book over the course of 25 years, visiting more than 40 countries and gaining access to temples, prisons, military installations, and government documents. He is president of the international division of a telecommunications company and the author of Unholy Alliance. He lives in Miami, Florida.
http://www.sinisterforces.info/


TonyGosling wrote:
In his fearless exposee Unholy Alliance A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult Peter Levenda pins the rise of Nazism in the 1930s and Himmlers particularly nasty form of nature worship on the Theosophists.
They believe in the Isis, Osiris legend the ancient Egyptians believed.
Isn't it a coincidence that all the freemasonic symbolism is borrowed from the Egyptians too - such as the pyramid.

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Exposing Jim Jones, Sirhan Sirhan, Alice Bailey, Ayn Rand and the rest

Sinister Forces
A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft

by Peter Levenda
http://sinisterforces.info/

A three-volume shocking alternative to the conventional views of American history.



The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are examined in this book, exposing new connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Readers are taken from ancient American civilization and the mysterious mound builder culture to the Salem witch trials, the birth of Mormonism during a ritual of ceremonial magic by Joseph Smith, Jr., and Operations Paperclip and Bluebird. Not a work of speculative history, this exposé is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating details are revealed, including the bizarre world of "wandering bishops" who appear throughout the Kennedy assassinations; a CIA mind control program run amok in the United States and Canada; a famous American spiritual leader who had ties to Lee Harvey Oswald in the weeks and months leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy; and the "Manson secret."

Peter Levenda has researched the material for this book over the course of 25 years, visiting more than 40 countries and gaining access to temples, prisons, military installations, and government documents. He is president of the international division of a telecommunications company and the author of Unholy Alliance. He lives in Miami, Florida.
From Norman Mailer's review of Book One—The Nine:

Face-to-face with twenty-five years of research gathered from no less than forty countries, most writers would have looked to come up with any number of spy, horror, and suspense novels suggested by this trove of material. Peter Levenda, however, tackled it head-on. So, he set himself the near-to-impossible task of pulling together such diverse threads as pop culture, archaeology, anthropology, poetry, religion, the occult, and a host of government actions overt and hidden. In return, he has produced the first installment of a thesis that is by turns compelling, cautious, maddening, and intriguing.

This book lives with the premise that there is a Satanic undercurrent to American affairs. Since there is a world of clues and indications to support the thesis, but very little qualifies as hard evidence, the author is enmeshed in a labyrinthine task. Given the bewildering enormity of the attempt, one can forgive Sinister Forces its serious faults for in recompense we are offered astonishing coincidences, improbable but factual interconnections, occasional exposures of buried government history, outright assassinations and inexplicable historic conjunctions that scream out for explanation where none can be provided. Conspiratorialists will drown in new floods of old forgotten material, rationalists will throw this book across the room, then get around to picking it up and reading a little further before they throw it down again in a fury at the uneasy possibility that the Devil could conceivably also be a part of our ongoing and inexplicable American history. Worse! What if it—as Levenda looks to indicate—it all goes back to the earliest American inhabitants, back to the mysterious mound-building Pre-Columbian cultures of Kentucky up through the Salem witch trials on to the Twentieth Century mind-control experiments, the obfuscations surrounding UFOs, and Manson, and Sirhan, and November 22 in Dallas? The first of these three volumes of Sinister Forces is already ten books in one. Depending on one’s reading inclinations, this is either a disaster or a great bargain.



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Ayn Rand Made US a Selfish, Greedy Nation
By Bruce E. Levine, AlterNet 17 December 11
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/8958-ayn-rand-made-us-a -selfish-greedy-nation

Thanks in part to Rand, the United States is one of the most uncaring nations in the industrialized world.

Ayn Rand's "philosophy" is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society.... To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil. - Gore Vidal, 1961

nly rarely in U.S. history do writers transform us to become a more caring or less caring nation. In the 1850s, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a strong force in making the United States a more humane nation, one that would abolish slavery of African Americans. A century later, Ayn Rand (1905-1982) helped make the United States into one of the most uncaring nations in the industrialized world, a neo-Dickensian society where healthcare is only for those who can afford it, and where young people are coerced into huge student-loan debt that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy.

Rand's impact has been widespread and deep. At the iceberg's visible tip is the influence she's had over major political figures who have shaped American society. In the 1950s, Ayn Rand read aloud drafts of what was later to become Atlas Shrugged to her "Collective," Rand's ironic nickname for her inner circle of young individualists, which included Alan Greenspan, who would serve as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board from 1987 to 2006.

In 1966, Ronald Reagan wrote in a personal letter, "Am an admirer of Ayn Rand." Today, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) credits Rand for inspiring him to go into politics, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) calls Atlas Shrugged his "foundation book." Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) says Ayn Rand had a major influence on him, and his son Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is an even bigger fan. A short list of other Rand fans includes Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; Christopher Cox, chairman of the Security and Exchange Commission in George W. Bush's second administration; and former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford.

But Rand's impact on U.S. society and culture goes even deeper.

The Seduction of Nathan Blumenthal

Ayn Rand's books such as The Virtue of Selfishness and her philosophy that celebrates self-interest and disdains altruism may well be, as Vidal assessed, "nearly perfect in its immorality." But is Vidal right about evil? Charles Manson, who himself did not kill anyone, is the personification of evil for many of us because of his psychological success at exploiting the vulnerabilities of young people and seducing them to murder. What should we call Ayn Rand's psychological ability to exploit the vulnerabilities of millions of young people so as to influence them not to care about anyone besides themselves?

While Greenspan (tagged "A.G." by Rand) was the most famous name that would emerge from Rand's Collective, the second most well-known name to emerge from the Collective was Nathaniel Branden, psychotherapist, author and "self-esteem" advocate. Before he was Nathaniel Branden, he was Nathan Blumenthal, a 14-year-old who read Rand's The Fountainhead again and again. He later would say, "I felt hypnotized." He describes how Rand gave him a sense that he could be powerful, that he could be a hero. He wrote one letter to his idol Rand, then a second. To his amazement, she telephoned him, and at age 20, Nathan received an invitation to Ayn Rand's home. Shortly after, Nathan Blumenthal announced to the world that he was incorporating Rand in his new name: Nathaniel Branden. And in 1955, with Rand approaching her 50th birthday and Branden his 25th, and both in dissatisfying marriages, Ayn bedded Nathaniel.

What followed sounds straight out of Hollywood, but Rand was straight out of Hollywood, having worked for Cecil B. DeMille. Rand convened a meeting with Nathaniel, his wife Barbara (also a Collective member), and Rand's own husband Frank. To Branden's astonishment, Rand convinced both spouses that a time-structured affair-she and Branden were to have one afternoon and one evening a week together-was "reasonable." Within the Collective, Rand is purported to have never lost an argument. On his trysts at Rand's New York City apartment, Branden would sometimes shake hands with Frank before he exited. Later, all discovered that Rand's sweet but passive husband would leave for a bar, where he began his self-destructive affair with alcohol.

By 1964, the 34-year-old Nathaniel Branden had grown tired of the now 59-year-old Ayn Rand. Still sexually dissatisfied in his marriage to Barbara and afraid to end his affair with Rand, Branden began sleeping with a married 24-year-old model, Patrecia Scott. Rand, now "the woman scorned," called Branden to appear before the Collective, whose nickname had by now lost its irony for both Barbara and Branden. Rand's justice was swift. She humiliated Branden and then put a curse on him: "If you have one ounce of morality left in you, an ounce of psychological health-you'll be impotent for the next twenty years! And if you achieve potency sooner, you'll know it's a sign of still worse moral degradation!"

Rand completed the evening with two welt-producing slaps across Branden's face. Finally, in a move that Stalin and Hitler would have admired, Rand also expelled poor Barbara from the Collective, declaring her treasonous because Barbara, preoccupied by her own extramarital affair, had neglected to fill Rand in soon enough on Branden's extra-extra-marital betrayal. (If anyone doubts Alan Greenspan's political savvy, keep in mind that he somehow stayed in Rand's good graces even though he, fixed up by Branden with Patrecia's twin sister, had double-dated with the outlaws.)

After being banished by Rand, Nathaniel Branden was worried that he might be assassinated by other members of the Collective, so he moved from New York to Los Angeles, where Rand fans were less fanatical. Branden established a lucrative psychotherapy practice and authored approximately 20 books, 10 of them with either "Self" or "Self-Esteem" in the title. Rand and Branden never reconciled, but he remains an admirer of her philosophy of self-interest.

Ayn Rand's personal life was consistent with her philosophy of not giving a * about anybody but herself. Rand was an ardent two-pack-a-day smoker, and when questioned about the dangers of smoking, she loved to light up with a defiant flourish and then scold her young questioners on the "unscientific and irrational nature of the statistical evidence." After an x-ray showed that she had lung cancer, Rand quit smoking and had surgery for her cancer. Collective members explained to her that many people still smoked because they respected her and her assessment of the evidence; and that since she no longer smoked, she ought to tell them. They told her that she needn't mention her lung cancer, that she could simply say she had reconsidered the evidence. Rand refused.

How Rand's Philosophy Seduced Young Minds

When I was a kid, my reading included comic books and Rand's The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. There wasn't much difference between the comic books and Rand's novels in terms of the simplicity of the heroes. What was different was that unlike Superman or Batman, Rand made selfishness heroic, and she made caring about others weakness.

Rand said, "Capitalism and altruism are incompatible....The choice is clear-cut: either a new morality of rational self-interest, with its consequences of freedom, justice, progress and man's happiness on earth-or the primordial morality of altruism, with its consequences of slavery, brute force, stagnant terror and sacrificial furnaces." For many young people, hearing that it is "moral" to care only about oneself can be intoxicating, and some get addicted to this idea for life.

I have known several people, professionally and socially, whose lives have been changed by those close to them who became infatuated with Ayn Rand. A common theme is something like this: "My ex-husband wasn't a bad guy until he started reading Ayn Rand. Then he became a completely selfish jerk who destroyed our family, and our children no longer even talk to him."

To wow her young admirers, Rand would often tell a story of how a smart-aleck book salesman had once challenged her to explain her philosophy while standing on one leg. She replied: "Metaphysics-objective reality. Epistemology-reason. Ethics-self-interest. Politics-capitalism." How did that philosophy capture young minds?

Metaphysics-objective reality. Rand offered a narcotic for confused young people: complete certainty and a relief from their anxiety. Rand believed that an "objective reality" existed, and she knew exactly what that objective reality was. It included skyscrapers, industries, railroads, and ideas-at least her ideas. Rand's objective reality did not include anxiety or sadness. Nor did it include much humor, at least the kind where one pokes fun at oneself. Rand assured her Collective that objective reality did not include Beethoven's, Rembrandt's, and Shakespeare's realities-they were too gloomy and too tragic, basically buzzkillers. Rand preferred Mickey Spillane and, towards the end of her life, "Charlie's Angels."

Epistemology-reason. Rand's kind of reason was a "cool-tool" to control the universe. Rand demonized Plato, and her youthful Collective members were taught to despise him. If Rand really believed that the Socratic Method described by Plato of discovering accurate definitions and clear thinking did not qualify as "reason," why then did she regularly attempt it with her Collective? Also oddly, while Rand mocked dark moods and despair, her "reasoning" directed that Collective members should admire Dostoyevsky, whose novels are filled with dark moods and despair. A demagogue, in addition to hypnotic glibness, must also be intellectually inconsistent, sometimes boldly so. This eliminates challenges to authority by weeding out clear-thinking young people from the flock.

Ethics-self-interest. For Rand, all altruists were manipulators. What could be more seductive to kids who discerned the motives of martyr parents, Christian missionaries and U.S. foreign aiders? Her champions, Nathaniel Branden still among them, feel that Rand's view of "self-interest" has been horribly misrepresented. For them, self-interest is her hero architect Howard Roark turning down a commission because he couldn't do it exactly his way. Some of Rand's novel heroes did have integrity, however, for Rand there is no struggle to discover the distinction between true integrity and childish vanity. Rand's integrity was her vanity, and it consisted of getting as much money and control as possible, copulating with whomever she wanted regardless of who would get hurt, and her always being right. To equate one's selfishness, vanity, and egotism with one's integrity liberates young people from the struggle to distinguish integrity from selfishness, vanity, and egotism.

Politics-capitalism. While Rand often disparaged Soviet totalitarian collectivism, she had little to say about corporate totalitarian collectivism, as she conveniently neglected the reality that giant U.S. corporations, like the Soviet Union, do not exactly celebrate individualism, freedom, or courage. Rand was clever and hypocritical enough to know that you don't get rich in the United States talking about compliance and conformity within corporate America. Rather, Rand gave lectures titled: "America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business." So, young careerist corporatists could embrace Rand's self-styled "radical capitalism" and feel radical - radical without risk.

Rand's Legacy

In recent years, we have entered a phase where it is apparently okay for major political figures to publicly embrace Rand despite her contempt for Christianity. In contrast, during Ayn Rand's life, her philosophy that celebrated self-interest was a private pleasure for the 1 percent but she was a public embarrassment for them. They used her books to congratulate themselves on the morality of their selfishness, but they publicly steered clear of Rand because of her views on religion and God. Rand, for example, had stated on national television, "I am against God. I don't approve of religion. It is a sign of a psychological weakness. I regard it as an evil."

Actually, again inconsistent, Rand did have a God. It was herself. She said:

"I am done with the monster of 'we,' the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame. And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride. This god, this one word: 'I.'"
While Harriet Beecher Stowe shamed Americans about the United State's dehumanization of African Americans and slavery, Ayn Rand removed Americans' guilt for being selfish and uncaring about anyone except themselves. Not only did Rand make it "moral" for the wealthy not to pay their fair share of taxes, she "liberated" millions of other Americans from caring about the suffering of others, even the suffering of their own children.

The good news is that I've seen ex-Rand fans grasp the damage that Rand's philosophy has done to their lives and to then exorcize it from their psyche. Can the United States as a nation do the same thing?

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