Oligarchy Texas Style
Or: “Can you step that product one more time, so I can get a cut?”
The March 3, 2014 Texas Primary will be a date of infamy for those continuing to succor that legendary mythology which has defined Texas Liberty. To even discuss the stuff of legend and mythology in this post-Christian nation requires the responsible thinker to remind himself that mythology is not fabricated falsehoods composed to entertain ignorant pre-evolved people without the intelligence to invent tv in order to escape the boredom of the cosmic darkness known as “night”. As Joseph Campbell and PBS taught us, myth and legends are the synthesis of actual events shaped by the spiritual understanding of what took place. In other words, the spiritual understanding of what was “good” or “evil” according to God must be included in the reporting and telling of the event.
“Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.” Joseph Campbell – The Power of Myth
Can a Post-Christian culture really reverse reality?
In understanding the events occurring around us, post-Christian, post-absolute reality, absolute Truth aside, the great paradox is that Truth exists whether we acknowledge it or not. Like gravity, the Truth is that phenomenon of mythology and legend that says, “Sure, you can spit against the imaginary winds of Creator established Cosmic Laws of Reason, but the front of your shirt is going to sport that snotty goober as evidence of your foolishness.” Texans must acknowledge the spiritual reality of that goober on the front of our “a’ttude” t-shirt in order to properly assess the results of yesterday’s primary.
The Texas myth of Liberty is frontiersman and rugged individualist, Davy Crockett referring to then President Andrew Jackson – the leader of his political party – as “a greater tyrant than Cromwell, Caesar, or Bonaparte” and then telling the statist members of Tennessee State Legislature, “You can go to hell — I’m going to Texas“. The Christian understanding of absolute Truth and its derivative principle that determines good and evil interpreted events such as The Alamo, the Black Bean Lottery, and Goliad’s defiant molon labe taunt, “Come and Take It”, as well as the seductive intrigue of The Yellow Rose, to become the foundational events upon which the spiritual myth of Texas Liberty was built.
The facts and the myth are one.
To say “Texas” is the same as saying the word: “Liberty”.
Or it was…
This is what a post-Christian culture LOOKS like.
In understanding the March 3, 2014 primary in spiritual terms we must appreciate that the myth of Texas Liberty was dealt a severe blow by spiritual agnostics, atheists, and secularists acting in their capacity as candidates and voters. Senator John Cornyn’s establishment ruling class war against the tea party was effective here in the Brazos River Valley – the birthplace of Texas’ legendary Liberty at Washington-on-the-Brazos.
Brazos County, Texas – fertile as Eden – is a political spiritual wasteland of post-Christian secular politics under the representative authority of men totally indifferent to necessity of the Christian command to love God with all their being and to love their neighbor as their self which is the foundation upon which the spiritual concept of Texas Liberty – the absence of coercion – is based. To err on this spiritual reality is to err on the concept of Christian Liberty. [Psalm 119:45, I Corinthians 8:8-10, Galatians 2: 3-5] [This is what living in a post-Christian culture LOOKS like.]
Some errors that promote the Post-Christian worldview.
This spiritual error in understanding Liberty could be the post-Christian nation acceptance of compartmentalized Christianity in which the adherent’s principles of faith remain separate from reality which means all things public must remain ungodly and secular.
Or, the effectiveness of the State’s war against the Church has convinced some to error in thinking that all things ordained as sin by God must be made not only legal, but encouraged by the State. [The results of living in opposition to God’s Cosmic Order requires sacrificial tithes to the State Church Collection Plate.]
Or, the individual may not have a relationship with God or His Son at all despite years of attending church and donating to the church’s new roof fund.
A post-christian oligarch’s goal is to end another man’s reliance upon the Liberty of Creator endowed free enterprise, so that he instead relies upon man-made Crony-Capitalism.
The Creator endowed right of free enterprise, a portion of the Texas’ legend of Liberty has been “re-organized” by post-Christian political secularists promoting a man-created program of crony-capitalism. A post-Christian understanding of the world quickly assesses the pragmatic need for new political landlords now that the Eternal One has been eliminated by coup, abdication, or nonexistence. And, like every oligarch who preceded them, these post-Christian spiritual secularists understand “commerce” means getting a cut from pursuing the “people’s business”. Just consider this group of post-Christian, post-Liberty types to be members of The Chamber of Republican Commerce Party.
These Texas oligarchs see a new Manifest Destiny of territory previously governed by God just as did the Russian oligarchs when the totalitarian regime of the Soviet Union became leaderless at every level. Our Texas oligarchs are political secularists, or agnostics to the principles of Liberty, who are simply dividing up the spoils they think are now available since they and the culture have rejected the principles of God. It is no longer God providing the water, oil, and all the natural resources for Texas, it is the oligarchs. And they of course will reward themselves for their beneficence to the people they serve. Social issues will be defined not by the Constitution, but as territory to be ceded in non-transparent meetings between single-issue oligarchs and elected oligarchs. The self-delusion of all these political secularists is that they actually believe they and men like them must do what they are doing, because God is [obviously] insufficient and the Constitution not only prohibits the oligarch’s behavior, but specifies how they are to be reprimanded and punished for their unconstitutional activity.
However, much to the horror of honest citizens, these self-deluded demi-gods of “god-less goodness” are not the only oligarchs in town. The godless unprincipled actions of the secular agnostic and atheist members of The Chamber of Republican Commerce are simply ushering in the same lawless behavior that spawned the Russian Black Market Billionaires. [Dostoevsky’s theory: If God is dead, then all things are permitted.]
So, the spiritual result of yesterday’s primary will be Oligarchy: Texas Style…which is to say that we voted in terms a Texan with spiritual maturity can understand:
“You could say we was out of our mind,
And let me tell you we were flyin’ while blind”
zz top, “Arrested For Driving While Blind”, Tejas, 1977.
“The Declaration of Independence states that the Creator gave man the right to liberty. It seems man can realize that liberty only if he does not forget the One who endowed him with it.”
Czech President Vaclav Havel, Independence Hall, Boston, Ma. 1994.