Are They insane - or are They evil?...
Readers of this blog must have asked themselves this question with increasing frequency throughout 2020; but it has been looming ever larger over the past half-century.
For instance; the trans-agenda activists are certainly insane; but in psychologically abusing, poisoning and mutilating children by official diktat, they have also attained a world-historical level of evil.
And much the same applies to the other litmus test issues - bizarre insanity and purposive evil are at the same time extreme and interwoven.
Why? What is the causality here?
The root is atheism*.
Rudolf Steiner made some wise and deep comments to the effect that atheism (not to believe in a god) was in fact an actual sickness, which takes the form of insanity.
In the past, all through human prehistory and history up until the past few generations in TheWest; society was structurally religious, and everyone (including atheists) was brought-up in a religion.
In the past, atheists were individuals, living in a religious society - so although they were insane, they could nonetheless be good.
But now we live a world where insane atheists are ubiquitous, and insane atheist values are everywhere. For the first time ever we have atheists who were raised by atheists (who were raised by atheists) and living in a public discourse that assumes the validity of atheism.
In these current conditions, atheists are not only insane, but also evil - because... why not?
Atheism is rootless relativism; which reduces to a 'morality' of expediency; dictated by an un-moored society that is ripe for demonic manipulation, and helpless against demonic inversion of values. Hence the trans-agenda etc.
The atheists do not originate societal evil - that comes from the powers of purposive evil working upon sinful Men. But atheists have no reason Not to go along with the strategies of Satan (who is not real to them).
In an evil world, atheists will be evil.
So, generalised atheism is the reason for co-occurrence of insanity with evil in modern societies.
*It is my assumption is that a large majority of self-identified Christians, and Christian churches, are in truth atheist - since they accept in practice all the core atheist assumptions, and follow all the mainstream atheist ideologies.