Naziism, Communism, and feminism!? (1 of 4)
|May 18, 2013||Posted by Joseph Keysor under Blog|
Since I have taken up my humble blog, I have generally tried to stick to topics that relate to my book. I have not written on peace in theMiddle East, Obamacare, gun control and so on. Recently I have felt however that I needed to be more contemporary – so how do the issues of Hitler and the Third Reich relate to America today? The answer is not far to seek.
The forces of sin and evil that animated Hitler and his followers did not disappear in 1945. They are active still, but they have assumed new forms. After all, someone would look pretty ridiculous running around in 2013 saying that Americans were the master race, and we should invade Canada and Mexico for the sake of Lebensraum. Sin is far more subtle than that, and people who say “Never again” with their eyes fixed on Hitler and the death camps do not, for the most part, even recognize the same spirit of falsehood, lies, death and destruction operating right in front of their very eyes.
By this I mean the feminist movement. “What!?”, the reader might ask derisively, should he happen to stumble across this modest contribution to the swirling speculations of the blogosphere. What do rights for women have to do with Hitler and his bizarre ideas and wars of conquest? True, the term “femi-nazi” has been bandied about by some to illustrate their dislike of narrow-minded, intolerant and aggressive Feminist activists who arrogantly impose their values on others, but this is often just tossed off casually – and dismissed just as casually – as a put-down that is intended more to insult than to explain. And, the terms “Nazi” or “fascist” are now frequently applied to anything we happen to dislike strongly enough.
I would like to suggest that there is more accuracy to this awkward new word than many realize. Feminists—especially those who occupy positions of influence—have long since gone beyond “rights” for women. They now have a vision for a new world, and they are seeking (in conjunction with their spiritual brothers the gay rights activists) to force it on the rest of us by law, whether we want it or not. This can be called “dictatorship,” or “tyranny,” or “arrogant and power-mad hypocrisy by those who want rights not for others or for all but for themselves only.”
They are elitists who feel they know what is best for the rest of society and, like the Communists and the Nazis, they have a dream of a new world. Like Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, they want to remake the world according to their own personal preference. Unfortunately for the rest of us (and for them as well), their dream of a gender-neutral society in which distinctions between men and women are erased is a false one. It is contrary to and in defiance of God’s intention for humanity as expressed in the Bible. It is doomed to fail in the end – but how much suffering will it cause in the meantime?
There are more specific similarities – and let’s not neglect the Communists. Like the Nazis and the Feminists, the spawn of Karl Marx and his evil hallucinations rejected God’s reality and tried to replace it with their own “NEW!” and “IMPROVED!” version. Communists and Nazis focused on a special favored group (workers or Aryans). They harped on the wrongs done to that group, as Marx and Lenin stressed injustices done to the workers and Hitler stressed the wrongs done to the Germans by the Treaty of Versailles. So also the women’s libbers have their favored special group – themselves, whom they simple-mindedly equate with “all women.” They harp on the imaginary wrongs done to their group, even though they are among the most pampered and sheltered people in the history of the world, and have never at any time known real oppression. It is a regrettable fact that many (or perhaps all) Feminists are spoiled, immoral, conceited, and selfish. This is not to blame it all on the ladies – after all, it is their husbands and fathers who have contributed so much to making them that way.
All three ideologies find/found a simple and easily identifiable cause for complex problems. “The Jews are to blame! The capitalists are to blame! White males and their traditional views of masculinity and femininity are to blame!” Once this cause of imaginary evils is eliminated, then the chosen group will enter its rightful state and an ideal society of pure happiness will have been achieved. But—surprise, surprise—life isn’t that simple.
Eliminating capitalism did not usher in a paradise. It introduced a whole new set of problems and left people worse off than they were before. Eliminating the Jews (six million of them at any rate) did not lead to a better world. Neither did eliminating the Weimar democracy that Hitler had identified as a major source of Germany’s ills. In the end, the Germans were much worse off than they would have been if they had only left well-enough alone and endured lesser injustices patiently. Eliminating differences between men and women will not bring in a better world either. It will bring in a worse one and has already begun to do so.