Friday, 12 May 2017

Thought 542: God as Leviathan – The State as False God

"On earth there is nothing greater than I: the ordering finger of God am I' – thus bellows the great brute."

- Thus Spoke Zarahustra On The New Idol

A conception of God popped into my head recently, according to which I understood humanity as a fragmentation in terms of thoughts, emotions and conducts of the divine whole, so that if you were to add up all the variation and diversity in sensibility and existence of present mankind, i.e. add up all the fragments, you would amount to a closer approximation to the prima causa (God) which encompasses all that is possible in Creation. 

Pictured above, however, is a dark twisting of this metaphysical insight which was used as the cover of Thomas Hobbes' justification for the modern political State, the so-called Leviathan, more commonly referred to today as Big Brother, courtesy of George Orwell. 

That the State in its essence purports to be the almighty ruler and supreme Being was of course an insight indicated by Zarathustra in his sermon on 'The New Idol' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra). 

In other words the whole population within a national territory amounts to the God of the State and, supposing there is indeed a conspiracy to form a Global Super-State (New World Order), the whole population of the world will be trapped into this materialistic, policing, thieving, enslaving and coercive False God.

The internet, particularly in terms of its being completely surveilled by the False God as revealed a few years ago now, can be seen as a cynical attempt to capture the whole of human thought, emotion and action (expressed thoughts and emotions often leading to corresponding actions and worldly actions themselves leading to expressed thoughts and emotions) so that the Leviathan-esque State will indeed be in possession and have a sense of the relative wholeness of information provided by, at the least, all of us who use the world wide web (the word 'web', interestingly enough, has connotations of 'trap' in our language as does the word 'net').

The movie Captain America: Winter Soldier highlights a conspiracy by the powers of the world - which have been usurped and co-opted by a dark, secret, Nazi society named Hydra - to use artificial intelligence and highly complex algorithms to predict future human conduct based on past activity as garnered from the internet so that all potential enemies of the coming New World Order may be exterminated en masse in advance of the full implementation of this New Order of Slavery.

For all its apparent worldly power and means of coercive control, however, the State remains a false God, an illegitimate form of authority given to all that is evil in the world, constituting in its very foundations the most egregious violation of Natural Law there has ever been as well as of the true principles of authentic cosmogony as beautifully summarised and communicated in the book Lectures on Ancient Philosophy by the foremost 20th century student of the occult: Manly Palmer Hall.

Addendum - For a fine analysis, i.e. unravelling (from the Greek ἀναλύω, to unloose), of the famous picture at the top of this post that was used as the cover of the book Leviathan by the English thinker Thomas Hobbes, see the short opus Stasis by the Italian thinker Giorgio Agamben which contains the essay Leviathan and Behemoth.