Linda Kimball
Revisiting nihilism: The will turned toward evil and the destruction of Western and American civilization
By Linda Kimball
March 10, 2024

    “The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our prevalent notions of the character of God, the great moral governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions.” (William McGuffey, d. May 4, 1873, professor at the University of Virginia, president of Ohio University, and author of McGuffey’s Readers;

Andre Comte-Sponville, one of France’s preeminent atheist philosophers agrees. In his New York Times bestseller, “The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality,” Sponville observes that even though Western and American civilization has become nonreligious it is nevertheless profoundly rooted in transcendent Biblical morality, principles, and traditions. That overt and implied atheism has all but supplanted Biblical beliefs pleases yet simultaneously frightens Sponville as he clearly sees that if Western civilization entirely ceases to be Christian it will fall into nihilism. And if we believe that nothing remains,

    “…we might as well throw in the towel at once. We would have nothing left to oppose to either fanaticism from without or to nihilism from within – and, contrary to what many people seem to think, nihilism is the primary danger. We would belong to a dead civilization, or at least a dying one…Wealth has never sufficed to make a civilization, poverty, even less so. Civilizations require culture, imagination, enthusiasm and creativity, and none of these things come without courage, work and effort.” Without these necessities, “Good night…the Western world has decided to replace faith with somnolence.” (pp. 28-29)

Sponville admits that in his younger years he had believed in the supernatural, personal God of Revelation and been raised a Christian. Up till around the age of eighteen his faith was powerful. But then he embraced Darwinism and scientism and fell away, and this falling away said Sponville, was liberating because for the liberated autonomous ‘self’ whose life no longer has any ultimate meaning or purpose there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do, or why his friends should not live in the way that they find most advantageous to themselves.

But the will to power, the dehumanization of other people, the lies, amorality, lawlessness, perverse license, and other evils… the nihilism…Sponville rejoices in becomes an unbearable source of horror and dread when reproduced in millions of souls. Sponville is right to fear its spread, for when multiplied in millions of souls it means there is no longer an ultimate, transcendent source of unchanging truth and moral law independent of sinful men, and as Sponville knows, therefore dreads, the lie is the father of violence:

    “(The lie) is the word, act, sign of cunning or silence which makes use of wiles to deceive (all who seek) truth…the attitude of the liar, who full of subtlety, audacity and at times cruel cynicism, misleads his neighbor into the quick sands of falsity. The use of the lie reveals the liar as a person of evil intentions. He who tells lies as a way of getting ahead lacks a love of truth (he or she is) a self-centered dissimulator, cunningly manipulating his fellowmen for his own evil purposes.” (The Roots of Violence, Rev. Vincent P. Miceli, S.J., p.29)

Nihilism is a freely made choice. It is the action of the human will turned toward evil, empowerment, and the dark side. The spirit of nihilism scoffs, mocks, sneers, ridicules and pours contempt upon the Lord our God, moral truth and righteousness until nothing remains but its own empowered sinful desires. It is therefore the satanically inverted philosophy of violence, lies, perversity, and license of Globalists, Western leaders and America’s president, his cabinet, and the progressive left ruling class of which they are members. It was also the philosophy–the will to power and nothingness–of the Marquis de Sade, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx and the Sophist Callicles. In Plato’s ‘Georgias’ Callicles declares:

    “The fact is this: luxury and licentiousness and liberty, if they have the support of force, are virtue and happiness and the rest of these embellishments – the unnatural covenants of mankind – are all mere stuff and nonsense.” (Making Gay Okay, Reilly, pp. 31-32)

In other words, with a consensus of lies backed by mockery, ridicule, contempt, coercion, and the threat of violence, the Revelation of God, the Christian Church, virtue, moral truth, morality, imago Dei, the two created sexes, traditional marriage, your children, your humanity, your wealth, your home, your business, your ranch, farm, or dairy, and your Constitutional rights become whatever nihilist agents of violence and the mobs in back of them want them to be or not to be from one moment to the next.

What nihilism has already led to in England, said Nate Steuer of Jeremiah Cry Ministries, are buildings that once served as churches that are now museums, stores and even nightclubs, a strong belief in Darwinism and a strong anal sodomy rights movement:

    “They don’t want to hear the gospel. The gospel is pressed down,’ and the homosexual-rights movement is so rooted in England that Christians are afraid to go ‘into the streets and preach,’ fearing what the LBGT community will do.” (“Fate of Christianity in UK not too far from U.S., warns evangelist,” Chris Woodward,, July 8, 2014)

Darwinism is a sham science (scientism) predicated upon continuous change caused by a mystical energy upon matter and is therefore a form of nihilism and will to power leading in practice during the 20th century to dehumanization, demoralization, reckless irresponsibility, catastrophic destruction, and the mass murder of millions of men, women, and children. During our own time nihilism, Darwinism, and scientism have led, for instance, to the mass murder of millions of unborn and just born babies; the perversion and subversion of our children, destruction of our homeland, and the harm and mass murder of millions of humans around the world via mRNA injections.

Scientism is a sham science said G.K. Chesterton. It is a license by which the stupidest,

    “…or wickedest action is supposed to become reasonable or respectable, not by having found a reason in scientific fact, but merely by having found any sort of excuse in scientific language.” The program and attitude of scientism is a “serpent….as slippery as an eel,” a “demon…as elusive as an elf,” an “evil and elusive creature.” (The Restitution of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism, Michael D. Aeschliman, p. 43)

In the Soviet Union, the Triune God-and-human hating nihilist of lies, violence, and murder, Vladimir Lenin, exulted that,

    “Darwin put an end to the belief that the animal and vegetable species bear no relation to oneanother (and) that they were created by God, and hence immutable.” (Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9)

In other words, the ‘death’ of the God of Revelation allowed unfettered violence against millions of people because they were no longer people–the immutable image-bearers of the Triune God endowed with unalienable rights—but rather expendable products of evolution on a par with slime, weeds, slugs and rocks. Empowered by Darwinism and scientism, Lenin exercised godlike power over life and death. He saw himself as, “the master of the knowledge of the evolution of social species” who “decided who should disappear by virtue of having been condemned to the dustbin of history.” From the moment Lenin made the “scientific” decision that the bourgeoisie represented a stage of humanity that evolution had surpassed, “its liquidation as a class and the liquidation of the individuals who actually or supposedly belonged to it could be justified.” (The Black Book of Communism, p. 752)

In Nazi Germany nihilism, Darwinism and scientism resulted in gas chambers, ovens, and the liquidation of eleven million “useless eaters” and other undesirables.

Alain Brossat draws the following conclusions about the two regimes of nihilism, Darwinism and scientism, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and the ties that bind them:

    “The ‘liquidation’ of the Muscovite executioners, a close relative of the ‘treatment’ carried out by Nazi assassins, is a linguistic microcosm of an irreparable mental and cultural catastrophe that was in full view on the Soviet Stage. The value of human life collapsed, and thinking in categories replaced ethical thought…In the discourse and practice of the Nazi exterminators, the animalization of Other…was closely linked to the ideology of race. It was conceived in the implacably hierarchical racial terms of ‘subhumans’ and “supermen…but in Moscow in 1937, what mattered…was the total animalization of the Other, so that a policy under which absolutely anything was possible could come into practice.” (Black Book of Communism, p. 751)

As in England and throughout the West and here in America, nihilism, Darwinism, and scientism have replaced the God of Revelation, thus with the animalization of Westerners and Americans, our homelands are being dismembered by nihilists occupying nearly all positions of power and influence throughout our land.

At the center of nihilism’s black heart is the worship of empowered self, lies, particularly the Big Lie of Darwinism– an inverted origin account that has replaced the Blessed Creator, the Word (John 1) as the anti-creator of the world and life. Now deceased ‘elite’ transnational Robert Muller, father of Common Core Curriculum and former Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and former Chancellor of the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica spoke of the fate that will befall all incorrect thinkers, especially anti-evolutionists:

    “…all those who hold contrary beliefs” to politically correct thought favored for the “next phase of evolution” will “disappear.” A hellish fate awaits all who resist political and spiritual globalization, “…those who criticize the UN are anti-evolutionary, blind, self-serving people. Their souls will be parked in a special corral of the universe for having been retarding forces, true aberrations in the evolution and ascent of humanity.” (False Dawn, Lee Penn, p. 133)

Our so-called ‘scientifically enlightened’ age is an age of hatred of Jesus Christ, nihilism and will to power. Ecstatic with the voluptuous delight of dehumanization and destruction which rolls nihilists into satanic depths, they keep pushing society to the brink of social chaos and suicide:

    “The Modern Liberal will invariably (and) inevitably side with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. When I say the Modern Liberal is morally and intellectually retarded at the level of the five-year old child, it is not hyperbole: its diagnosis.” (Evan Sayet, The Kindergarten of Evil)

In his poem “The Second Coming,” Yeats reveals the satanic murderous delight of de Sade’s, Nietzsche’s, Marx’s, Callicles, and modern nihilists and their eventual Judgement:

    “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst are
    Full of passionate intensity.
    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand

If Western and American nihilists continue setting aside the God of Revelation in favor of ‘empowered self’ and what they really do know are lies, ideologies of empowerment, and empty, shallow, meaningless evil, then a tyranny of evil will come upon them and our homeland swiftly and terribly.

But there is another way before us: the way of repentance, moral truth, decency and God’s Divine Truth. His eternally unchanging Truth, the Crucified Risen Christ, will set us free. We should choose the path of Truth and goodness, for on that choice hangs the eternal fate of all immortal souls.

People who choose the narrow way of the Way, Truth, and Life will find the goodness, mercy redemption, and Light of God. As they follow the Way of Truth they will stumble sometimes, occasionally travel down blind alleys, venture into occultism, and perhaps be on the wrong side of causes at times, but will never lose hope or the help of other normal people and the Blessed Crucified Risen Christ, Creator of the universe, all life, and our souls

The narrow way ascends ever upward toward eternal Truth, Light, Beauty, Goodness, Love, Joy, Peace and eternal physical life in an unimaginably beautiful Paradise restored. The other way is a broad, fast-moving highway descending ever downward. The broad way is actually a spiraling vortex stinking with the sulphuric stench of soul-destroying hate and with the horror of nothingness that finally issues into an eternity of suffering in outer darkness.

Linda writes on worldview, the occult, and similar subjects.

© Linda Kimball


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