The Lord of the World

Using the title of that famous book by Robert Hugh Benson, I give the link to Globalism Is “Demonic,” Theologians Say.

I find it difficult to give an independent opinion on the threat of globalism, except that it makes me very afraid – the prospect of concentrating the entire world into the hands of a single Führer or group of oligarchs. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Fear those who can destroy not only our bodies but also our souls! This has always been the ambition of the principalities and powers of which St Paul warns us – those of the Antichrist, the Devil and all the other names found in the Scriptures, tradition and other religions and philosophies.

It is perhaps the first time in history that globalism looks like becoming a reality, except for the increasing call by the people: Wachet auf! Wake up! We are in great danger, but being aware of it is half the battle. It is not as invincible as it thinks it is. Hitler tried it and came a cropper, and Communism melted down in 1989. Exorcists are often amazed about how blinded by pride demons are, and how they are beaten by the power of Christ and divine light.

I won’t go into all the considerations of conspiracy theories, alternative news and present-day polemics surrounding the election of Mr Trump in America. There’s plenty in the article to which I linked and elsewhere on the internet.

I don’t know whether Pope Francis goes along with this, hoping to evangelise globalism to bring about the one true Church along Jesuit and Ultramontanist lines. Cujus rex ejus religio. Perhaps Francis is dealing with the globalist ideology like John Paul II worked with Communism to rot it away from within with a philosophy of resilience and personalism. With some of the asinine sayings I have read in the past few days, I see little in the way of gravitas and the dignity of the office in this Pope. Some would even say that the Pope is the Antichrist – the old line from fundamentalist Protestants since the days of the Reformation.

There are to sides. One is the issue of immigration. I as a white Englishman would have the usual hoops to jump through if I wanted to live in America, Canada, India or anywhere else outside the EU. Why should I not be allowed to live anywhere I want if I can earn my own living and not sponge off their welfare state? Double standards? Should we have borders (or filtering borders) or not? Should we have to pay for the upkeep of all comers, whether or not they can or will work?

Do we have the right to our culture and identity, or do we all have to acculturate to Islamic culture and leave behind all we have inherited from Christian civilisation and the Enlightenment? This is the issue of multi-culturalism. I leave the reader to decide what he finds most convincing. The real issue does not seem to be radical Islam or terrorism, but world government, surveillance and absolute policing. It is a question of civilisation or what little is left of it. We live at the brink of something like the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of an invisible world empire, one designed to destroy in the same way as Nazism. Hitler was born a hundred years too soon!

I do believe that globalism is evil. No human system is perfect, but not all are designed to violate every principle of God and man. I am naturally concerned about the nationalist temptation. In the end, we just have to get on with life, aware but trusting in God…

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5 Responses to The Lord of the World

  1. J.D. says:

    My biggest problem with globalization is that it seems to create a global monoculture based on consumerism. It seems to destroy traditional cultures. The only religion I see that appears to fit into the globalist mold is, not surprisingly, Islam. Islam at least ideally is to be a worldwide community. I know that there are many different schools of Islamic law and several branches stemming from both Sunni and Shia but by and large Muslims are Muslims the world over.

    I’m not a conspiracy theory nut but I wonder if the elites ( if such a thing exists) are consciously trying to harness Islam to destroy the last vestiges of western culture as it was in order to rebuild their globalist utopia. There’s something sinister in all the regime changes in the Middle East and the seeming non alarm of europes leaders that there are millions upon millions of violent Muslim thugs moving into Europe and forever changing its cultural and demographic make up.

    In the past the Roman Catholic Church supported skirmishes and crusades to keep them out, even granting blasphemous ” indulgences” to those who would take up the sword, but now the RCC is at the forefront of pushing for more unchecked immigration all the while apologizing for any kind of crusader past. The RCC, the one institution that seemed to basically rule the hearts and minds of western man for centuries is now a decrepit institution that no longer stands for anything but whatever the globalist agenda has become.

    What can we do as individuals? We can abandon the sinking institutions and stand alone, at least spiritually, or we can hang on as outliers somehow on the far hinterlands of these mainstream churches. Quite frankly I think you had a good point in your other article about praying the Office, but taking it as a sort of duty. When all the visible signs fail us ( and institutions) we still must cling to something.

    At any rate we will all survive somehow, if there is one thing man is good at its survival. We are all a lot more resilient than we sometimes think we are.

  2. Patrick Sheridan says:

    Globalisation is part of the hubris of modern times and is very much a reflection of the biblical story of Babel and its tower. It has the fervent support of the political class, and the “establishment” generally (which ostensibly includes the RCC). In one sense it means that cans of Coca Cola can be sold in the smallest of the Greek islands, which unthinking people might choose over the local fare. In another, it not only negates the sovereignty of nations but the established or prominent nature of the Christian faith because it has its uttermost origin in a more or less Marxist ideology; the creation of equality in this world, worldly utopianism, and, as J.D rightly points out, consumerism and mono-culture (or rather no-culture). I look about me in disgust every day, and really fail to understand the robotic acceptance by ordinary people of the way the world is. And for people of my generation it’s even worse. What do they have to measure against the inexorable tide of greed, and corruption and hatred of God, whether in terms of religion or a shared patrimony? Most of them have never even heard of Jesus!

  3. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    The Lord of the World appeared about half-way between the battle of Omdurman and John Buchan’s Greenmantle (if that is not too crack-pated way of looking at it), but I can’t recall what (if anything, much) it says about Islam. (Some of the scenes in the Holy Land come vividly to mind, though.) I thought of it fairly recently, in reading the announcement of the Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana (home of the Kinsey Institute, among other things!) changing the name of Good Friday to Spring Holiday. And I find myself often thinking of its attention to Esperanto and the fact that one of the most prominent globalists alive today has an adopted Esperanto surname… Another book appearing between it and Greenmantle (though much closer to the latter) which has been coming to mind recently is, Chesterton’s The Flying Inn. (I ought to reread that to see just how GKC brings Islam and Progressivism together.)

    Speaking of fictional literature of the Antichrist, have any of you ever read the 12th-c. Ludus de Antichristo ?: I found it online in Latin, but have been too lazy to tackle it – however, quickly trying to see where, again, exactly, I find someone (Kyle A. Thomas) has a performance of a translation on YouTube! Something for the less drowsy morrow…?

  4. George says:

    Globalization is the forerunner of Antichrist’s reign. I find rather interesting that, for instance, the RC catechism denies the personhood of Antichrist (as it also waters down the substitutionary atonement, by the way).

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