Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare … But It Could Never Happen Here

Michael Binding SatanA very disturbing bit of reading from from Al Jazeera during the current American election season. Paul Rosenberg writes in Al Jazeera:

Prior to 9/11, the Taliban government in Afghanistan did not register very much on American radar screens, with one notable exception: when it blew up two colossal images of the Buddha in Bamiyan province in early 2001. But destruction of treasured artifacts isn’t just limited to the Taliban.

There’s a right-wing politico-religious presence centred in the US, but with a global reach, engaging in similar practises, destroying religious and cultural artifacts as a key aspect of its ideology of “strategic level spiritual warfare” (SLSW).

Until recently a fringe evangelical movement, warned against as deviant, “spiritual warfare” is rapidly positioning itself within America’s mainstream political right. It’s well past time for political journalists to start covering what this movement is up to.

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  • jasonpaulhayes

    Exactly … Americans looks bad and are threatened because everyone is now aware that the “War on Terror” is just a farce for Right-Wing Politico-Religious Holy War against all other religions of the world. Not to mention they’re the ones trying to tank the U.S. Economy, Social Services and Legal System if favor of a their own Holy Law. The Right-Wing Politico-Religious EXTREMISTS are committing TREASON against the U.S and trying to hijack our country.

    Our Military has to address the RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS right here in the U.S. too …  we must have full separation of Church and State or adopt China’s Policy and outlaw public displays of Religion entirely to save our Country!

    • Rails

      they are not trying … they are doing … be aware be prepared !!!

      • jasonpaulhayes

        It’s more complicated than that for me …  I’m the only living member of my family that’s not a member of any religious or ethnocentric organization.

        • nervous

          yeah i hear you dood. I fight against the catholic guilt trip everyday. The other day i heard the what if i die bit over the tv remote. I said if you die I win!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Exactly … Americans looks bad are are threatened because everyone is now aware that the “War on Terror” is just a farce for Christian Holy War against all other religions of the world. Not to mention their the ones trying to tank the U.S. Economy, Social Services and Legal System if favor of a their own Holy Law. The Religious Extremist Right-Wing Fascists are committing Treason against the US and trying to hijack our country.

    We have to fight the Terrorists right here in the US too …  we must have full separation of Church and State or adopt China’s Policy and outlaw religion entirely to save our Country!

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Exactly … Americans looks bad are are threatened because everyone is now aware that the “War on Terror” is just a farce for Christian Holy War against all other religions of the world. Not to mention their the ones trying to tank the U.S. Economy, Social Services and Legal System if favor of a their own Holy Law. The Religious Extremist Right-Wing Fascists are committing Treason against the US and trying to hijack our country.

    We have to fight the Terrorists right here in the US too …  we must have full separation of Church and State or adopt China’s Policy and outlaw religion entirely to save our Country!

  • Rails

    they are not trying … they are doing … be aware be prepared !!!

  • Jin The Ninja

    great post hadrian.

    it is very disturbing….but not new.
     
    i read about pat robertson efrees doing “missionary” work in haiti (pre quake) by guerilla burning shrine trees and desecrating sacred carrefours (x-roads) when i was 14.

    no respect for anyone but themselves, no sense of history except of their absolutely absurd reading of their own.

  • Anonymous

    great post hadrian.

    it is very disturbing….but not new.
     
    i read about pat robertson efrees doing “missionary” work in haiti (pre quake) by guerilla burning shrine trees and desecrating sacred carrefours (x-roads) when i was 14.

    no respect for anyone but themselves, no sense of history except of their absolutely absurd reading of their own.

  • robertpinkerton

    This article made me think of a character in some of the stories on Robert A. Heinlein’s “future history” timeline, which he created in the 1950s. Specifically the article suggests the character of Nehemiah Scudder.

    In that “future history” timeline, Heinlein identified this specific period as the “Crazy Years.”

  • Anonymous

    This article made me think of a character in some of the stories on Robert A. Heinlein’s “future history” timeline, which he created in the 1950s. Specifically the article suggests the character of Nehemiah Scudder.

    In that “future history” timeline, Heinlein identified this specific period as the “Crazy Years.”

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    It’s more complicated that that for me …  I’m the only living member of my family that’s not a member of any religious or ethnocentric organization.

  • Anonymous

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  • pb

    This makes me want to convert to Islam

    • Anarchy Pony

      No, we need to start Zensunnism, So that we can all become Fremen.

      • Redacted

        I’m not wearing that damnable stillsuit.

        • Anarchy Pony

          Fine… spoil sport! But when the Earth becomes a giant desert like Arakkis, we’ll see how long you’ll be willing to put it off.

  • pb

    This makes me want to convert to Islam

  • Basilisc

    Same thing is going on on Kosovo.Tens of medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries and churches have been destroyed under patronage of KFOR (NATO) (not to mention desecration of Orthodox burial grounds and other cultural heritage monuments), spiritual warfare and historical revisionism as means of territorial/political domination. We know.

  • Basilisc

    Same thing is going on on Kosovo.Tens of medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries and churches have been destroyed under patronage of KFOR (NATO) (not to mention desecration of Orthodox burial grounds and other cultural heritage monuments), spiritual warfare and historical revisionism as means of territorial/political domination. We know.

  • nervous

    yeah i hear you dood. I fight against the catholic guilt trip everyday. The other day i heard the what if i die bit over the tv remote. I said if you die I win!!!

  • nervous

    its all alien mind control, they focus mind controlling radiation on churches and other temples. Aluminum hat on!!!!

  • nervous

    its all alien mind control, they focus mind controlling radiation on churches and other temples. Aluminum hat on!!!!

  • SF2K01

    Just your standard piece utilizing a distraction tactic to ignore the real problems. What they want is for you to ignore the pervasive nature of Islamo-fascism as it entrenches itself deeper in the Middle East by crying about the American right-wing nutjob Christians who don’t even begin to approach the same level of danger en mass. The number of incidents of Christian insanity pales in comparison and reach to Islamo-fascism. I’m much less worried about a Christian blowing innocent people up just because I draw a picture of Jesus. Even if Sarah Palin were in charge, I’d be more concerned about their stupidity and inane views than their transforming America into a Christian theocracy; we’d sooner have a civil war.

    • Nirvanasteve

      “I’m much less worried about a Christian blowing people up.” Did you not hear about what happened in Norway, and the faith of the man who did it? The ideologies are the same: people either follow our faith, or they die for their own good. This was attitude of the Crusades (not to mention the Teutonic nazis). I’m beginning to think that the mass democratization of Middle Eastern countries is just a new form of that.

      • SF2K01

        Oh wow, I guess one act of terror by a Christian acting alone means the thousands of coordinated terrorist acts in the past decade on behalf of Islam should be forgotten. Christian terror in our times is few and infrequent and their groups are small or non-existent. It’s still terror, but there’s no reason to rank it up there as the same kind of threat as other groups or ignore what they’re doing.

        If you think the ME is becoming more democratic, think again. The dictators and powers in charge there don’t give a fuck about mowing down protesting civilians until the people back down, or all the people who protest the government get killed. Egypt is at least as bad off as before, killed a bunch of civilians, and now they’re yesterday’s news. Hell, Syria just killed another 45 people today, but you know that’s just business as usual for them, so not worth mentioning or anything. We have more important things to worry about like lone crazed individuals on a gun rampage.

        • Nirvanasteve

          You’re right, let’s just throw European medieval history right out the window. You know, the parts where Catholics killed Protestants, Protestants killed Catholics, and everybody killed eachother just on basic religious principle. Oh, they of course had REASONS for it. Terrorism is much worse because I’d hate to be killed if it wasn’t for something I agreed with.

          • SF2K01

            It’s history, it’s in the past. You can keep an eye out for resurgence, but it’s not happening right now, and thus is not a current problem. Even then, it was wars between countries. Terrorism as it exists now is a new phenomenon that you don’t have to be connected with any group or country, you can just kill people for the message you want to send.

          • quartz99

            I think if you said that in N. Ireland people might take issue with it.

        • Simiantongue

          “Oh wow, I guess one act of terror by a Christian acting alone means the
          thousands of coordinated terrorist acts in the past decade on behalf of
          Islam should be forgotten”

          That’s pretty disingenuous. Everyone knows that our psychotics join the military to do their killing. Hence the heavy influence these days of Right wing Christian fundamentalism in the US military. They don’t have to run around on their own planting IED’s. They just sign up and they have the full support of the US of A.

          • SF2K01

            War sucks, but it’s simply not comparable. Wars between countries are totally different then terrorism and the religious drive behind it as only the later is fighting on the desire to completely wipe out the opposition. America is also not on a religious rampage, despite people trying to portray it that way. It’s bullshit politics about controlling oil and revenge. If it was about religion, we’d bomb Saudi Arabia while killing non-Christians in our midst (like much of the ME countries do to non-Muslims). Islamic terrorists have made it their job worldwide to blow up Buddhas, churches, synagogues, and mosques of competing ideologies. Nothing America or any other country has done is anything close to that.

          • Simiantongue

            “War sucks…”

            Well yes it does, what an inspiring admission. Shall we see if it is comparable though? What do we do, total the body count of wars of aggression and terrorist attacks for the last twenty years? Calculate the sums of human misery caused by both and see who is worse? I don’t think we have to, I’d agree in a sense they simply are not comparable.

            But I get the impression you meant “War sucks… Oh well”. And are dismissing that out of hand.  Sort of a mental compartmentalization, war is one thing and terrorism is another. You dismiss all the wars of aggression since WWII with “War sucks” That seems pretty disingenuous too. Do you mean “oh well… it doesn’t matter” or perhaps “War sucks… But it’s necessary” or what?

            “Wars between countries are totally different then terrorism and the
            religious drive behind it as only the later is fighting on the desire to
            completely wipe out the opposition.”

            Ok then lets not compare terrorism with war if you don’t like that comparison. Lets just look at all the terrorist acts that culturally Christian nations commit and compare that to non Christian societies. How about we try that? What we aren’t going to do here is lay the atrocities of some Muslims terrorists on an entire culture and the atrocities of Christian terrorists on some “crazy” individuals. If that’s what your point is to do, as it seems.

            I’m thinking that this will degrade into an argument over whether it’s not terrorism to arm the Contras who attack womens collectives in Nicaragua, but it is terrorism to attack some Pizzeria or plaza with a bomb. I’m not really in the mood so I’ll nip this conversation in the bud. Thanks for the reply.

          • SF2K01

            “What we aren’t going to do here is lay the atrocities of some Muslims terrorists on an entire culture and the atrocities of Christian terrorists on some “crazy” individuals.”

            I agree 100%. I will fully discount any and all terrorist acts universally denounced by the Muslim world as not being a part of their culture. This is, of course, the major difference, that they officially denounce terrorism while supporting and commending terrorist groups and actions. I’ve yet to see the Muslim world react with the same revulsion to any of the terrorist actions committed in the past decade that we just saw with the Norway terror attack by the Christian world, not even 9/11.

  • Anonymous

    Just your standard piece utilizing a distraction tactic to ignore the real problems. What they want is for you to ignore the pervasive nature of Islamo-fascism as it entrenches itself deeper in the Middle East by crying about the American right-wing nutjob Christians who don’t even begin to approach the same level of danger en mass. The number of incidents of Christian insanity pales in comparison and reach to Islamo-fascism. I’m much less worried about a Christian blowing innocent people up just because I draw a picture of Jesus. Even if Sarah Palin were in charge, I’d be more concerned about their stupidity and inane views than their transforming America into a Christian theocracy; we’d sooner have a civil war.

  • Nirvanasteve

    “I’m much less worried about a Christian blowing people up.” Did you not hear about what happened in Norway, and the faith of the man who did it? The ideologies are the same: people either follow our faith, or they die for their own good. This was attitude of the Crusades (not to mention the Teutonic nazis). I’m beginning to think that the mass democratization of Middle Eastern countries is just a new form of that.

  • Old Soul

    No, we need to start Zensunnism, So that we can all become Fremen.

  • Anarchy Pony

    But in all seriousness, put the christ lovers in the ground, reclaim your pagan heritage, bow not to the patriarchal monotheists.

  • Old Soul

    But in all seriousness, put the christ lovers in the ground, reclaim your pagan heritage, bow not to the patriarchal monotheists.

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow, I guess one act of terror by a Christian acting alone means the thousands of coordinated terrorist acts in the past decade on behalf of Islam should be forgotten. Christian terror in our times is few and infrequent and their groups are small or non-existent. It’s still terror, but there’s no reason to rank it up there as the same kind of threat as other groups or ignore what they’re doing.

    If you think the ME is becoming more democratic, think again. The dictators and powers in charge there don’t give a fuck about mowing down protesting civilians until the people back down, or all the people who protest the government get killed. Egypt is at least as bad off as before, killed a bunch of civilians, and now they’re yesterday’s news. Hell, Syria just killed another 45 people today, but you know that’s just business as usual for them, so not worth mentioning or anything. We have more important things to worry about like lone crazed individuals on a gun rampage.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not wearing that damnable stillsuit.

  • Redacted

    Have you accepted the God Emperor of Mankind as your personal savior? You better hope so, we burned the last planet to a cinder when a single person didn’t.

    • http://drwho.virtadpt.net/ The Doctor

      If I get my own allotment of Spice… I’ll believe anything you say.

  • Anonymous

    Have you accepted the God Emperor of Mankind as your personal savior? You better hope so, we burned the last planet to a cinder when a single person didn’t.

  • Nirvanasteve

    You’re right, let’s just throw European medieval history right out the window. You know, the parts where Catholics killed Protestants, Protestants killed Catholics, and everybody killed eachother just on basic religious principle. Oh, they of course had REASONS for it. Terrorism is much worse because I’d hate to be killed if it wasn’t for something I agreed with.

  • Simiantongue

    “Oh wow, I guess one act of terror by a Christian acting alone means the
    thousands of coordinated terrorist acts in the past decade on behalf of
    Islam should be forgotten”

    That’s pretty disingenuous. Everyone knows that our psychotics join the military to do their killing. Hence the heavy influence these days of Right wing Christian fundamentalism in the US military. They don’t have to run around on their own planting IED’s. They just sign up and they have the full support of the US of A.

  • Anonymous

    It’s history, it’s in the past. You can keep an eye out for resurgence, but it’s not happening right now, and thus is not a current problem. Even then, it was wars between countries. Terrorism as it exists now is a new phenomenon that you don’t have to be connected with any group or country, you can just kill people for the message you want to send.

  • Anonymous

    War sucks, but it’s simply not comparable. Wars between countries are totally different then terrorism and the religious drive behind it as only the later is fighting on the desire to completely wipe out the opposition. America is also not on a religious rampage, despite people trying to portray it that way. It’s bullshit politics about controlling oil and revenge. If it was about religion, we’d bomb Saudi Arabia while killing non-Christians in our midst (like much of the ME countries do to non-Muslims). Islamic terrorists have made it their job worldwide to blow up Buddhas, churches, synagogues, and mosques of competing ideologies. Nothing America or any other country has done is anything close to that.

  • Anonymous

    I think if you said that in N. Ireland people might take issue with it.

  • Simiantongue

    “War sucks…”

    Well yes it does, what an inspiring admission. Shall we see if it is comparable though? What do we do, total the body count of wars of aggression and terrorist attacks for the last twenty years? Calculate the sums of human misery caused by both and see who is worse? I don’t think we have to, I’d agree in a sense they simply are not comparable.

    But I get the impression you meant “War sucks… Oh well”. And are dismissing that out of hand.  Sort of a mental compartmentalization, war is one thing and terrorism is another. You dismiss all the wars of aggression since WWII with “War sucks” That seems pretty disingenuous too. Do you mean “oh well… it doesn’t matter” or perhaps “War sucks… But it’s necessary” or what?

    “Wars between countries are totally different then terrorism and the
    religious drive behind it as only the later is fighting on the desire to
    completely wipe out the opposition.”

    Ok then lets not compare terrorism with war if you don’t like that comparison. Lets just look at all the terrorist acts that culturally Christian nations commit and compare that to non Christian societies. How about we try that? What we aren’t going to do here is lay the atrocities of some Muslims terrorists on an entire culture and the atrocities of Christian terrorists on some “crazy” individuals. If that’s what your point is to do, as it seems.

    I’m thinking that this will degrade into an argument over whether it’s not terrorism to arm the Contras who attack womens collectives in Nicaragua, but it is terrorism to attack some Pizzeria or plaza with a bomb. I’m not really in the mood so I’ll nip this conversation in the bud. Thanks for the reply.

  • Simiantongue

    “War sucks…”

    Well yes it does, what an inspiring admission. Shall we see if it is comparable though? What do we do, total the body count of wars of aggression and terrorist attacks for the last twenty years? Calculate the sums of human misery caused by both and see who is worse? I don’t think we have to, I’d agree in a sense they simply are not comparable.

    But I get the impression you meant “War sucks… Oh well”. And are dismissing that out of hand.  Sort of a mental compartmentalization, war is one thing and terrorism is another. You dismiss all the wars of aggression since WWII with “War sucks” That seems pretty disingenuous too. Do you mean “oh well… it doesn’t matter” or perhaps “War sucks… But it’s necessary” or what?

    “Wars between countries are totally different then terrorism and the
    religious drive behind it as only the later is fighting on the desire to
    completely wipe out the opposition.”

    Ok then lets not compare terrorism with war if you don’t like that comparison. Lets just look at all the terrorist acts that culturally Christian nations commit and compare that to non Christian societies. How about we try that? What we aren’t going to do here is lay the atrocities of some Muslims terrorists on an entire culture and the atrocities of Christian terrorists on some “crazy” individuals. If that’s what your point is to do, as it seems.

    I’m thinking that this will degrade into an argument over whether it’s not terrorism to arm the Contras who attack womens collectives in Nicaragua, but it is terrorism to attack some Pizzeria or plaza with a bomb. I’m not really in the mood so I’ll nip this conversation in the bud. Thanks for the reply.

  • Anonymous

    “What we aren’t going to do here is lay the atrocities of some Muslims terrorists on an entire culture and the atrocities of Christian terrorists on some “crazy” individuals.”

    I agree 100%. I will fully discount any and all terrorist acts universally denounced by the Muslim world as not being a part of their culture. This is, of course, the major difference, that they officially denounce terrorism while supporting and commending terrorist groups and actions. I’ve yet to see the Muslim world react with the same revulsion to any of the terrorist actions committed in the past decade that we just saw with the Norway terror attack by the Christian world, not even 9/11.

  • Old Soul

    Fine… spoil sport! But when the Earth becomes a giant desert like Arakkis, we’ll see how long you’ll be willing to put it off.

  • Gregory

    Oh well, Dominionists like Sarah Palin (which we can agree the Norway Infidel-killer was too) are all about spiritual warfare.  Palin comes from that pentecostal/charismatic culture of Christianity that reads with interest parts of the gospels and Acts, etc and believe they are “Gandalfs for Christ” who can basically do magic, speak in secret languages and basically warp reality for Jaysus.  These are the people who pray for Obama’s death as an enemy of teh Lawd, while praying that they’ll get the job, get a big home, be able to pay off their debts and/or win the Nascar race next Sunday.

    The interesting thing about these nutjobs is they see spiritual warfare everywhere from…THEM.  Going back to the advent of rock ‘n’ roll music and before, because they see the world in these terms, in order to validate their own bullshit religion, they accuse pretty much everyone else of having an Agenda from de Debbil.  You see this when they talk about the homosexual agenda and accuse PBS of promoting homosexuality or, in my home state of Tenn, even mentioning it in public schools.  Of course Hollywood has an agenda, the “liberal media” has an agenda.  You can see a trend there…basically anyone who is educated and isn’t shackled by a narrow ideology is “out to get them.”  So when the 10 Commandment monument in or outside the county courthouse is threatened with removal, they say it is an abrogation of their civil and religious rights and is un-Uhmurkan, which is of course the exact reverse.  These are the people who think America was ever an Xian nation and that is part of what “taking our country back” is saying. 

    Of course the sign of someone whose religion is null and void is that they become very hostile and defensive when it is challenged.  Another sign is that they have wedded their religion to politics, nationalism, patriotism, etc…which of course has nothing to do with a true religion.  We see also how other fundamentalists (usually the sign of a kaput belief system) like Muslims, Atheists and fans of Adam Sandler also refer to THEM as infidels, idiots and eaters-of-their-own-feces.  They are also highly evangelical and you see them sending missionaries to other places and forcing their children to follow Allah or pay to put up billboards and signs on buses or constantly try to convince you that Billy Madison is a comedy classic.

    Sigh.  But yeah…what the Xians, with their paranoia and the growing suspicion that they’ve been hoodwinked (true) don’t realize is that yes, spiritual warfare does go both ways and there’s instruction manuals on how to deal with the bad juju if people can turn off their teevees and put down the likker long enough to realize what’s been going on is we’ve basically been in a concentration camp for centuries and all that is needed to dig the tunnel to freedom is (1) read the goddamn bible for yourself (2) know the history of the formation of the bible (3) know the history of state-sanctioned Xianity (4) find out why your ancestors bent over for the Catholic church.

    It is summed up by a bumper sticker I saw recently:

    My god has a hammer.  Yours was nailed to a cross.  Who’s the winner.?

    fiat lux

  • Gregory

    Oh well, Dominionists like Sarah Palin (which we can agree the Norway Infidel-killer was too) are all about spiritual warfare.  Palin comes from that pentecostal/charismatic culture of Christianity that reads with interest parts of the gospels and Acts, etc and believe they are “Gandalfs for Christ” who can basically do magic, speak in secret languages and basically warp reality for Jaysus.  These are the people who pray for Obama’s death as an enemy of teh Lawd, while praying that they’ll get the job, get a big home, be able to pay off their debts and/or win the Nascar race next Sunday.

    The interesting thing about these nutjobs is they see spiritual warfare everywhere from…THEM.  Going back to the advent of rock ‘n’ roll music and before, because they see the world in these terms, in order to validate their own bullshit religion, they accuse pretty much everyone else of having an Agenda from de Debbil.  You see this when they talk about the homosexual agenda and accuse PBS of promoting homosexuality or, in my home state of Tenn, even mentioning it in public schools.  Of course Hollywood has an agenda, the “liberal media” has an agenda.  You can see a trend there…basically anyone who is educated and isn’t shackled by a narrow ideology is “out to get them.”  So when the 10 Commandment monument in or outside the county courthouse is threatened with removal, they say it is an abrogation of their civil and religious rights and is un-Uhmurkan, which is of course the exact reverse.  These are the people who think America was ever an Xian nation and that is part of what “taking our country back” is saying. 

    Of course the sign of someone whose religion is null and void is that they become very hostile and defensive when it is challenged.  Another sign is that they have wedded their religion to politics, nationalism, patriotism, etc…which of course has nothing to do with a true religion.  We see also how other fundamentalists (usually the sign of a kaput belief system) like Muslims, Atheists and fans of Adam Sandler also refer to THEM as infidels, idiots and eaters-of-their-own-feces.  They are also highly evangelical and you see them sending missionaries to other places and forcing their children to follow Allah or pay to put up billboards and signs on buses or constantly try to convince you that Billy Madison is a comedy classic.

    Sigh.  But yeah…what the Xians, with their paranoia and the growing suspicion that they’ve been hoodwinked (true) don’t realize is that yes, spiritual warfare does go both ways and there’s instruction manuals on how to deal with the bad juju if people can turn off their teevees and put down the likker long enough to realize what’s been going on is we’ve basically been in a concentration camp for centuries and all that is needed to dig the tunnel to freedom is (1) read the goddamn bible for yourself (2) know the history of the formation of the bible (3) know the history of state-sanctioned Xianity (4) find out why your ancestors bent over for the Catholic church.

    It is summed up by a bumper sticker I saw recently:

    My god has a hammer.  Yours was nailed to a cross.  Who’s the winner.?

    fiat lux

  • http://drwho.virtadpt.net/ The Doctor

    If I get my own allotment of Spice… I’ll believe anything you say.

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