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Sunday Meditation: Bruce Charlton on “Fear, Resentment and Despair – the triad of Ahrimanic sins… Leading towards purely-negative Sorathic evil – as seen in 2020 with social destruction”

In the past, the dominant sins were probably the triad of Anger, Lust and Pride. These, at any rate, seem to be the dominant characteristics of great sinners of history – right up into the middle twentieth century.

But as Western society became more industrialised, specialised, coordinated, and impersonally-systemic; the dominant nature of evil became Ahrimanic.

The most prominent triad of sins became Fear, Resentment, and Despair.

Fear, Resentment* and Despair is the dominant mood of the world in 2020 – these are the modern, ‘bureaucratic sins’.

The self-seeking, self-aggrandizing evil of the mid-twentieth century (as exemplified by the atheist-socialist dictators such as Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, etc.) is not much in evidence in the West. Of course, Luciferic evil is still present; but these sins require greater courage and motivation than are possessed by the masses – or indeed the rulers – in 2020.

Luciferic sin is weaker and less common than in the past; because it requires high motivation which is fuelled by the virtue of courage.

Great Luciferic sin entails a positive, active, for-the-self mind-set. However; courage, hence motivation, has been incrementally eroded by the passage of several generations of de facto atheism. Hence the rise in Ahrimanic sin; which is much more passive, negating, and directed against-others.

Beyond the Ahrimanic lies the Sorathic, which is even more fully negative in its motivations. I think this happens because the Ahrimanic sins erode their own basis.

A bureaucratic world tends towards a state of passive, unconscious, materialism. The Ahrimanic impulse begins with a denial of the aliveness of the mineral world, extends through denial of consciousness to plants, then animals, and eventually – as for the past decades, creates a world where aliveness and consciousness are denied even to Men.

This materialism (positivism, scientism) is the basis of modern bureaucracy; which terms Men ‘human resources’, and generates policy on the basis of numbers and statistics. The individual Man counts only as an integer.

When this world view of negation of the Self, penetrates the soul and has been internalized; we get the Sorathic form of evil.

…Evil as the negation of The Good – any good.

So, evil loses any positive goal and becomes directed-against Truth, Beauty, and Virtue; against life and consciousness, against the natural and spontaneous, against Beings and their relationships.

Sorathic evil’s only ‘satisfaction’ (because it has become incapable of ‘pleasure’) is in this destruction of anything that is of-God; anything created, anything capable of creation.

An example? Well, a very obvious instance of Sorathic evil in 2020 is the imposition of that demonic-triad of lockdown, social-distancing, and masking. Leading, as they must do, to the permanent annihilation of human society – and the construction of a world of universal solitary-confinement.

Obviously, the mainstream, birdemic-related, excuses for annihilating human society and culture are lies. But – much more significantly – even the architects of the Great Reset cannot make a coherent argument about why societal destruction is necessary!

They do it, but They can’t explain it.

Their attempted justification of universal isolation relates to the need (and benefits) of automation, robots, and artificial intelligence systems; but this is a non sequitur. The ‘need’ for one, does not imply the destruction of the other.

What we are therefore seeing here is a very pure form of Sorathic negation. Even the Global Establishment themselves, the people who are imposing societal destruction on the world, do not understand why they are doing this work of societal destruction.

They insist upon its necessity, but they cannot coherently explain it!

RTWT AT: Bruce Charlton’s Notions: Fear, Resentment and Despair – the triad of Ahrimanic sins… Leading towards purely-negative Sorathic evil – as seen in 2020 with social destruction

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  • rabbit tobacco December 13, 2020, 9:04 PM

    Add greed to the list
    You can’t serve God & mammon

  • Bear Claw Chris Lapp December 14, 2020, 5:30 AM

    They cannot explain it because they are sociopaths look it up and you will understand.

  • Jack December 14, 2020, 8:40 AM

    Maybe they know, maybe they don’t, but they are those who should be exterminated. Completely and surely, along with their familes and all down to the last shreds, remnants and evidence of their existence.

  • Phil December 14, 2020, 2:48 PM

    In the ancient Persian belief system known as Zoroastrianism, the prince of evil spirits was named Ahriman or Angra Mainyu. Some legends stated that he was limited by time and space, and knew nothing of his pure counterpart, the Lord of Light and Wisdom. Other traditions believed that this mighty evil spirit had served as co-creator of the world.

    In any case, it’s pure superstition arising, as with every from of superstition, some of which we call religion, from ignorance.

    There is no such thing as “pure evil”. There is only each individual’s sensation of having been wronged and the intensity and damage of that wrong. Demagogues strive to define “wrongness” and attempt to attract those who imagine they have been wronged. This leads to Final Solutions, such as espoused by Jack in this thread, who declares with a complete lack of originality that those who have committed the wrong “should be exterminated. Completely and surely, along with their families and all down to the last shreds, remnants and evidence of their existence.” I’m not Jewish, but that has a familiar ring to it.

  • Donald Sensing December 14, 2020, 4:43 PM

    This article in Reason ties directly to this and in fact reinforces it: Self-Victimhood Is a Personality Type, Researchers FindPeople who suffer from a “tendency for interpersonal victimhood” present themselves as weak, hurt, and vengeful</I..

  • EX-Californian Pete December 15, 2020, 12:40 PM

    Some interesting comments by Phil- which brings me to ask a few questions, just to clarify things.

    So, are you stating that all religions are “superstition” and are based on ignorance?
    Or just “some” religions, and if so, which ones would those be?

    You say there’s no such thing as “pure evil?” How would one go about metering or measuring the actual “purity” of something evil? Would Satan or Hitler be just “mostly evil”- like when Liberals describe the $2.2 billion dollars of riot and arson damage they’ve caused as “mostly peaceful protesting?”

    To quote you- ” There is only each individual’s sensation of having been wronged and the intensity and damage of that wrong.”
    Really? So if that “individual” is a paranoid, hyper-sensitive, delicate little snowflake who is “offended” by everything, would their “sensations” count as valid?
    Instead, what about basing it on our laws? Or the Ten Commandments?
    How would a murdered person express his “individual’s sensations” about being murdered? Would the degree of “evil” then be determined by the deceased person’s offspring?

    And yes, I disagree with Jack- I’m all for eradicating evil, but not evil’s “casual acquaintances” or distant relatives.