We present the latest essay from Paul Merkley. Paul looks art the uptick in anarchy in the world and how it has infected the progressive element of our society. This new essay reprinted by permission of Paul and from The Bayview Review. See the links at the end for direct access to the rest of Paul’s work that we have published.
Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.
– David Horowitz.
The Seduction of Anarchy.
According to our Scriptures, it was on Day One of Human History that the idea occurred to our first parents that our Creator was cheating us. To be well and truly human, Adam and Eve concluded, they had to out-fox the Creator—and escape His law (Genesis 3:1-5.) Seen in this light, anarchism (life without government) is a deeply-ingrained disposition, basic human issue.
In the Late Nineteenth Century when intellectuals reared philosophic system upon every matter of interest, young men gathered at the feet of deep thinkers who proposed ways of proceeding towards a world without government. The game plan was to cause all governments to fall by creating a situation in which every sane person would realize that he risks death for himself and all he holds dear if he holds public office. The pursuit of this noble goal caused aficionados of the anarchist philosophers to make themselves over from scholars into assassins.
We have an exact replication of this procedure today in the practice of “Islamists” everywhere in the world who become convinced that the Qur’an really means what it says, and that the best way to pave Allah’s way to triumph among us is by striking terror in all of our hearts.