Guest Post: The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times, by Brandon Smith

Perhaps the most destructive idea ever planted in the minds of the general public is the notion that nothing in this world is permanent — that all things can and must be constantly changed to suit our whims. The concept of impermanence fuels what I call “blank slate propaganda”. The usefulness of the blank slate as a weapon for social control should be explained before we examine the nature of good and evil, because these days it infects everything.

Recycled and Repackaged Old Ideas Notorious For Failure

The push for never ending social “evolution” has been called many things over the decades. In the early 1900s in Europe, it was called “futurism”, an art and philosophical movement that helped spawn the rise of communism and fascism in politics. The argument that all old ideas and longstanding traditions should be abandoned to make way for new ideas, new technologies, news systems etc., assumes that the supposedly new ways of doing things are superior to the old ways of doing things. Things are rarely this simple, and in most cases the new methods so proudly championed by movements for social change are usually recycled and repackaged old ideas that are notorious for failure.

Blank Slate Theory

The blank slate theory is designed to confuse people with self-doubt and to misrepresent the constructs of nature as constructs of society. It most effectively disrupts people’s relationship to their own moral compass by suggesting that moral compass should be completely ignored as artificial. The argument by blank slate proponents is that all boundaries are created by society instead of by inborn conscience, and that these boundaries often hold us back from achieving our goals, bettering ourselves as a species and generally getting what we want out of life.

But the things we want are not always the things we need, and this is something that movements for social change often refuse to grasp. If we are all blank slates and if morality and the human soul are myths, why not do whatever the hell we want, whenever we want and live life as if it is one big Roman orgy of feasting, self-medicating and overall addiction to sensation?

Problem With Blank Slate Concept

The problem with the blank slate concept is that while it purports that all restrictions in the human psyche are taught to us rather than being inborn and that they can be abandoned any time we want, we still can’t seem to avoid the consequences of breaking those restrictions. People lose their sanity, societies crumble and nations fall to ruin over time the more we cast aside our principles in the name of social evolution or short-term gain. It is unavoidable.

The only people who seem to benefit from the spread of the blank slate are the people already in political and economic power. For if they can convince the masses to ignore their conscience, they can then convince us to accept almost any other conditions.

To Ignore Conscience and Act Destructively Is a Choice

To act in a manner consistent with inherent conscience, or to ignore conscience and act destructively, is a choice. It is the core pillar of free will. The choice to act destructively does not erase the reality of inherent conscience; in fact, people often have to be fooled into believing that a destructive and immoral action is a “good thing” before they are convinced to carry it out. Inherent conscience must be bypassed through trickery.

Power Elites Promoting Blank Slate Deliberately Engineer Social Crisis

The problem with choosing to stick by one’s principles is that it is easy during times of relative stability but increasingly difficult during times of struggle. In perilous days, the temptation to use destructive tactics to maintain an expectation of comfort or to merely survive can be high. It is no coincidence that power elites, the same people that tend to promote blank slate propaganda, also tend to deliberately engineer social crisis and chaos. But perhaps this needs a deeper explanation. We must define something most of us already understand intuitively. We must define “evil.”

What Constitutes Evil

Like inherent conscience and moral boundaries, blank slate theorists and social change advocates attempt to muddy the waters of what constitutes evil. Some will say there is no such thing — that evil is whatever we deem it to be in any given era depending on our biases. Others will claim that tradition, permanence and anything in society that remains static is evil. The only “good” for them is constant change.

Most Men and Women Recoil Automatically From Certain Specific Behaviors

But evil is not as illusory and changing as these people suggest. In fact, most men and women recoil automatically from certain specific behaviors, regardless of how they were raised, what environment they come from, what culture they were born into or what era they lived. The people who don’t recoil at these behaviors are the people we have to watch out for because they are missing something integral to the heart and mind that makes the rest of us human.

Historic Concept of Evil

In psychological terms, the characteristics of high level narcissists and sociopaths match most closely with our historic concept of evil. And, in my view, most great evils done in history are in fact done by people with multiple narcissistic traits. As far as global elitists are concerned, they represent a rather insidious threat, because they are narcissistic sociopaths that have organized into a predatory gang, so all the traits consistent with the behavior of your average serial killer are now magnified a thousandfold by their access to unlimited resources.

Narcissistic Sociopaths

How do we identify these people? Well, this is a difficult prospect at times because narcissistic sociopaths commonly hide in plain sight. Some people live with them for years before realizing exactly what they are. They also like to insert themselves into nonprofit organizations that claim to do good for the community as a cover for their more insidious motives.

Some traits and behaviors that are common are a lack of normal emotional response to traumatic events or joyous events, or they will mimic the responses of others to blend in, but they come off as “forced” or “fake”. They have no concept of empathy; it does not exist for them.

Drawn to Position of Authority

Centers of power are saought out and they are drawn to positions of authority. They always seem to be demanding the efforts of others while rarely offering their own help. They make terrible leaders, always attempting to lead from a place of safety while letting their conscripts take the risks. Leading by example is a foreign concept to them.

Lie and Misrepresent

They will lie repetitively about their accomplishments and their accolades. They will misrepresent their professional achievements in order to gain people’s trust. Ask them to prove through actions that they can do all the things they claim they can do, and they will try to avoid the test or respond indignantly and angrily.

They will gaslight their ideological enemies or people they are trying to control. They will accuse others of being “narcissists” or “sociopaths” or fascists or any moniker that will push the buttons of their target. Whatever evils they are guilty of, they will try to flip and lay at the feet of their enemies.

They Have Minions To Do Their Dirty Work

They always seem to have “minions” to do their dirty work for them and attack those that oppose them. People that have dealt with narcissistic sociopaths in their personal lives sometimes refer to these minions as “flying monkeys,” referencing the flying monkeys enslaved by the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz. Flying monkeys are essentially useful idiots that the narcissist employs through fraud and sometimes through pay. Whenever the narcissist is under threat of being exposed, they unleash their flying monkeys onto the streets or onto the internet to undermine truth tellers.

Trying To Convince People Boundaries Are a Myth

They do not believe in moral or personal boundaries, which is why they are always trying to convince people that such boundaries are a myth. They will cross moral lines, always testing the fences for weaknesses, trying to wear others down until they give up and stop fighting back.

If Cannot Corrupt, They Attempt To Destroy

They desperately want to come out of the shadows and into the light of day. They want to be adored as the monsters they are, rather than the fake philanthropists they portray themselves as. In order to do this, every narcissistic sociopath makes it their duty to erase the idea of conscience, whether they are part of the globalist cabal or just another ghoul down the street. Their natural inclination is to corrupt whatever they touch, and if they cannot corrupt a thing, they will attempt to destroy that thing.

Want Everyone To Believe We Are Just Like Them

Most of all, narcissistic sociopaths want everyone around them to believe that we are just like them. That “deep down” all of us are unprincipled and morally bankrupt and all it takes is a crisis or calamity, just a little chaos to bring out the devil in everyone.

Something On Our Side That Goes Beyond the Physical World

But if this were really the case, then humanity would have died out long ago through endless self-destruction; something keeps bringing us back from the brink in our personal lives and in society as a whole. Conscience keeps defeating evil by refusing to grant evil people the utopia of blank slate chaos they want so badly. And this is what give me confidence that no matter how terrible our days might become there is something on our side that goes beyond the physical world.

A Test of Each Person and a Test of Our Culture

Every crisis is a test, a test of each person and a test of our culture. Can we act with reason and courage and principle even in the worst of times, or will we be lured to make our struggle easier through malicious means? Will we do right by those around us, or will we happily trample over them in the name of “survival?” In the end, the worst men bring the best men to the surface. This is the only “good” they will ever do.

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  1. I had left a reply on another article a was back, but this article would be a better one to respond to with my question. I do understand the meaning of ‘situational’ ethics and this question is not formed on that basis. I believe a man’s word is his bond but I do have a dichotomy of the soul to some degree in respect to that statement. In the strictness sense of the meaning, if I gave my word that, ” I will not leave this room until you return!” There is no ‘grey area’. Does that mean I stay there until I starve to death if the entity I gave my work to does not return? The reason I asked such a question is that in the future situations of ‘conflict of conscious’ WILL arise, I believe we need to think deeply about where are souls are ‘really’ at.

    1. A promise is made in a specific context, and in a specific moral code. If someone says they are going to a meeting, and you promise to stay until they return, the end of the day would be the longest time mutually anticipated. If you promise your spouse to be faithful until death, the context is a lifetime commitment of marriage, period.

      Remember Jethro. He promised God to sacrifice the first living thing he saw when he returned home victorious from battle. He probably thought it would be his prize bull. It was his daughter, who was his only child.

      Scripture never condemns Jethro for this; he acted in the time of Judges, and was doing his heartbroken best to keep his vow to God. On the other hand, it never suggests following his example. Quite the opposite.

    2. eam, I know a month has passed, so you may not see my reply, but here it is.
      If you told someone you would stay in the room until they return, you have made a “contract” with that person. If you didn’t specifiy how long you would wait, then the “reasonable man” condition from common law applies to the situation. If you have waited as long as another reasonable man would have waited in the same situation, and the other person has not returned, or if you learn that the other person for some reason is unable to return, then your “contract” has become null and void, and you are free to leave the room. You have not broken your word, the contract was broken by the other party. However, if circumstances allow, you may want to seek out the other party to discuss what has happened.

  2. The greatest evil of our time is abortion. In all first world countries this murderous practice is embraced and employed. Millions throughout the world every year are vacuumed out and garburated.
    Future generations will despise us.

  3. Jimbo
    In TEOTWAWKI situation I doubt if there will be any Domino’s still delivering (: I know this is a very philosophical question but there are so many things that will challenge our sense of integrity, to what extend to we yield?

  4. Pizza delivery to your gray man BOL………..???

    Many years ago, two evil young men ordered a pizza delivery to a derelict location in the city limits of Billings, Montana. They took the pizza, robbed the delivery man, and then killed him. They were later arrested, but the crimes were irreversible, of course.

    Our insane state lergislature passed a bill that now prohibits courts from assessing indigent (yes they have decreed a defined wide swath of people who can claim the title) folk, who are convicted, fees you and I have to pay the court. A local county just had a meeting for the three city courts to let them know they will no longer prosecute or try those people now, and it is up to the city to come up with the funds.

    The county stated 95% of their case load is from indigent category folks. So they informed the cities that without the culprits paying, and providing a source to fund the court, they told the three cities it will all be up to them.

    Can anyone else hear the city attorneys, as well as the counties, directing the jails to release the arrested without any future trial date? It already happens now.

    If you don’t have staffing at your BOL for operations, what do you think will occur? Time to build neighborhood teams.

    Best wishes and may God forgive us and protect us.

  5. Readers may be interested in the posts on Diabolical Narcissism on Ann Barnhardt’s site. They are brilliant, ferocious, and devoutly Christian.

    You can find the posts on Diabolical Narcissism on the lists on the header of her blog.

  6. We will KNOW when we come face to face with evil. It will appear when you are tired, distracted, at time you least expect.. Be right with God and be ready to defend yourself or others.

  7. A fascinating book on this subject is “The Righteous Mind” by Johnathan Haidt. It really delves into how people make different judgments on right and wrong. And how important reason usually has little to do with those judgments.

    Moreover, it looks at the differences between liberal and conservatives, and also the differences between other societies.

    I can’t recommend it enough

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