The paradox of modern Western life is usually missed. Officially we live in a materialist and secular world, in which the religious and spiritual is excluded from all serious and official public discourse; and where public priorities are selfish personal values such as prosperity, comfort, convenience, thrills and entertainment.
Yet if this was the whole story then public discourse would be much more Right Wing than it actually is - because materialism implies some form of selfishness - probably enlightened self-interest.
However, as we all know - in fact even the secular Right perspective (traditional patriotic conservatism or Republicanism, even libertarianism) is excluded from public discourse by harshly imposed censorship backed by multiple personal sanctions. To the very limited extent it is allowed, the Right perspective is never engaged-with at the level of argument (but only by ignoring, misrepresenting, changing the subject, demonising, attacking etc.)
For example, mass, open-ended immigration is very clearly lethal to prosperity, comfort, convenience, thrills and entertainment - yet this objection is taboo.
Another example: The sexual revolution and antiracism are both having multiple and severe damaging effects on economic, military and educational effectiveness and efficiency - and on legal coherence and consistency; and this is causing an ever-clearer decline in prosperity, comfort, convenience, thrills and entertainment... Yet objections to such principles are likewise taboo.
What this tells us is that the secular-materialist perspective is not the ultimate one in the Modern West - because it is only allowed to operate within a 'higher', much more powerfully-enforced ideological-ethical framework.
Since this overall framework is not materialist - it is in fact necessarily immaterial, indeed the framework is spiritual.
Yet the ruling spiritual framework which constrains materialism denies its own existence. It is there, it is pervasive, it is compulsory, it is enforced by rewards and sanctions... yet it denies its own existence!
There is no explicit statement of the spiritual beliefs, principles, aspirations of the governing ideology of the modern West - on the contrary it is claimed that there is no such ideology, but that The West operates in the absence of any ideology. It is claimed that we are a materialist and pragmatic society without religion - and at the same time everything demonstrates implicitly that we are ruled by spiritual values.
Why would the ruling Establishment deny their own spiritual ideology? Why would they deny that they have an ideology? Surely it would be better to make the ruling ideology clear, and try to get everyone to agree with it... this was certainly what happened in past civilisations.
Well, why do you think? To me it is obvious that the existence and nature of the ruling ideology is denied and kept secret because it is evil, hence indefensible.
Explicit, strategic, purposive evil can only succeed by lying and misdirection - and that is precisely what we have.
What kind of 'people' would, or could, actively and consciously pursue long-term plans and policies (stretching over many decades) that lead to the destruction of precisely those material values which they simultaneously say are the only true values... This is surely a recipe for absolute spiritual despair, and rejection of all values... Surely a recipe for self-hatred and spiritual-suicide...
To me this seems obviously the work of immortal demons who seek the self-chosen damnation of Men; and that therefore I infer that demons rule this world: at the highest level, they are in control.
More detail than this, I don't know; and I don't feel I need to know more. That fact is enough. The large shape and individual fingerprints of demonic activity are everywhere.
This is spiritual warfare - and only if we recognise the fact can we win.