FEARCASTING : Conservatism’s Romance With Ignorance

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FEARCASTING :

Conservatism’s Romance With Ignorance

Fear-Casting in this post means, using ignorance and fear to promote insecurity and paranoia to further emotionalized thinking toward protection from threat.  A negative platform is used to elevate self identity for ones religious, political, or so called moral value agenda.  It is a mainstay of conservative ideologies, and what it does spiritually and psychologically is; remove the individual from the present moment.

In Christian terms, fear-casting is manipulation of ones imperfections to project a future threat by oneself or others. Thus fear of hell or of sin occupies ones perception, while the things of Love fall back into the now hidden Light, leaving positive platitude abstractions as the beckoning Promised Land.

There is a newish trend in Christianity that some conservatives are using to rationalize possession and wealth as God given endowments “proven” by select interpretations of Biblical references.  The problem with using the Bible to prove things is that one can prove most anything through it.  My own “proofs” here select out from my desires to evidence my rationalization to some degree.

Unfortunately most “Truth” using a Biblical facade must ignore, intentionally or otherwise, the many Gospels selected out of the Bible through the ages.  This exclusion must rationalize, or otherwise assume those other gospels were false and otherwise heresy. One thing we do know is that the government and church officials chose to consolidate gospels that more suited their own confirmation bias, that suited a consolidation of church and state over the individuals spiritual initiative. We are seeing something similar these days as in a harmonizing of Christian tenets to suit a corporate and consumptive ideology that must ignore its attending negative social and environmental impacts. Some Christians and corporatist alike must rationalize their way as the right way, while contradictory information is cast out or rendered irrelevant by decree.

Did I mention; Fear is the rule of doubt over that of Love? Fearcasting cast out Love, especially any sense of unconditional Love possible through the individuals initiative.  Fear is anti-spiritual when used to ones own advantage, and in the definition of Christ message; anti Christ message. Many a religious message is imbued with fear, and rationalizations for it, than for a proactive stance for Love, which some religious followers employ regardless of negative message programing campaigns.

In the modern world, various interest wish to control fear and target it via ideology to unseat Love from the ruling perceptual throne. (God is Love) Whether it is the liberalism that Christ professed, or the fundamental inclusion of all society via ideals intended by the Founding Fathers, today’s conservatives are being seduced by their own ignorance to follow evil in the name of God and Country.  Evil is ignorance in action.

From Fox News bias, to the many right wing propaganda, fear and loathing merchants in “The Liberal Mainstream Media” (actually a predominantly money driven corporate media), the spiritual, or human requirements, to care for Creation, are reduced to competition and threats from other than ones own Confirmation Biased glasses myopic belief system.  This paradigm sets up the philosophies of cancer; divide and conquer, expand and consume at all cost, quite like the corporate model’s mindsets alignment with psychosis; all about me and no accounting for those others beyond.

These beliefs come to institute ignorance of The Whole, and ignorance of the real human heart in others, reducing them to dehumanized takers, slackers, or the immoral without “values”, out to take from your success and give to themselves.  This is an ideology of separation and alienation.  It is an antithesis to the message of Jesus Christ as well as The Founding Fathers of the USA.  It is evil in action; Fear-Casting, controlling ones emotion and position in the present moment by extending it to a conceptual hypothetical “bad” in possession of those alien others.  Conservatism is self reductive, excluding the diversity of Life from the individuals inclusion in the present moment, except perhaps, in platitude.

Ignorance, then gains great currency, while its spread and emotive viral influence dumbs down the population of conservatives by wedding their perception to an alienated universe out to reduce or seduce you. You must then seek to control it.  This is partly done by detaching ones identity from it, then attempting to posses it as property, as a kind of entitlement to demonstrate the value one has by the goods and services one is entitled to via money, position or Divine favor.

Here is another great hiding ground of ignorance and Darkness; money is an abstraction, it does not denote godliness or success, except as one being consumed by the need of money and not of Love.  The love of money is the rejection of The Whole and of God for a substitute idol worship.  If you here money is not evil, it is the love of it according to scripture, you are likely hearing from one needing to avoid facing the deception that goes unaccounted for in abstractions.

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“Come, enter the Kingdom. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was sick and you visited me.” Then Jesus will turn to those on His left hand and say, “Depart from me because I was hungry and you did not feed me, I was thirsty and you did not give me to drink, I was sick and you did not visit me.” These will ask Him, “When did we see You hungry, or thirsty or sick and did not come to Your help?” And Jesus will answer them, “Whatever you neglected to do unto one of these least of these, you neglected to do unto Me!”

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The Evidence For Love Over Ignorance And Doubt

KJV  1 john 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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Jesus the Advocate for the Poor
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“Jesus had a special sense of mission to poor and oppressed people. At the outset of his ministry, sometimes referred to as Jesus’ mission statement, Jesus stood up in the synagogue at Nazareth and read from the prophet Isaiah:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)

The biographies of Jesus depict him repeatedly reaching out to those at the bottom of the social pyramid–poor people, women, Samaritans, lepers, children, prostitutes and tax collectors. Jesus was also eager to accept people who were well-placed, but he made clear that all, regardless of social position, needed to repent. For this reason, he invited the rich young man to sell all of his possessions and give the proceeds to the poor. (Matthew 19:16-30, Luke 18:18-30, Mark 10:17-31)

Jesus commanded, “Love your neighbor.” When asked to define “neighbor,” Jesus expanded the traditional meaning of the word–defining our neighbor as anyone who is in need, including social outcasts: “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.” (Luke 14:13)

In his portrayal of the day of judgment, Jesus pictured people from all nations gathered before him, separated into “sheep” and “goats.” (Matthew 25:31-46) To the “sheep” he says, “Come you blessed of my Father, for I was hungry and you fed me…” In their astonishment they ask, “When did we do that?” And he answers, “When you did it to the lowliest of my brothers (and sisters).” Conversely, to the “goats” he says, “Out of my sight, you who are condemned, for I was hungry and you did not feed me…”

Jesus himself cared for those in need by feeding the hungry. Crowds of four thousand (Mark 8:1-13) and five thousand (Mark 6:30-44) had assembled to listen to Jesus. They soon became hungry. When his disciples suggested that Jesus send the people away to buy food, he responded by saying “I have compassion on these people…” and “you give them something to eat.” He proceeded to perform miracles to feed these large crowds of hungry people.

Adapted from J. Bennett Guess, “Biblical Foundations for Justice Advocacy,” UCC Justice and Witness Ministries.”

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We can see the obvious; that many conservatives condition giving as well as respect for the poor and disadvantaged by their “superior” self idea position.  Indeed, a movement of ignorance is now afoot to portray the poor and the needy in society as being given the judgment of God, evidenced by their lowly position.  This is a blatant anti Christ Message.  It is the elevation of the selfishness of a Darwinian social ethos in a society based upon pyramidal economy schemes being cast into being the “obvious” grace of God.  Materialism, and having, being turned into apparent spirituality, completely anti Jesus ethos, but is now grand moral value affirmation.

We have fear of loss, and fear of others out to take, as a driving “value” in much conservatism.  It is separation and alienation wed to time-line projections; from presumed Christian validation of serving God and future reward premise, to future self assurance either monetarily/materially, or in a promised afterlife.  Christ message was for the immediate; the Presence of God alive in the present moment.

Demonize Others To Control Truth Perception Via Emotional Judgment

The conservative right wing requires cognitive dissonance abatement programs; ideas that justify their separation and alienation from others, and thus ultimately from God or the Universe in the here and now.  The dissonance between belief and the life actually being lived can be faced and resolved by reason; or insulated against by denial and rationalization.

Love must be contained and even demonized; helping the poor and needy becomes “Bleeding heart liberals”.  Societal responsibility for The Commons; that Whole of interconnection that makes a Place and its citizens A People, becomes “Tax and spend”.  ‘You must pledge to not raise taxes or you are evil!’

Endless conspiracies are devised by the likes of Glen Beck, much of the rest of Fox News, and the many other demagogues like Rush Limbaugh, who display their own mental health and cognitive dissonance issues and confirmation bias to the extreme. The propaganda is delivered with self righteousness and contempt for those who are different.

This attitude seeks out the weakness (weakness in understanding and insecurity) in viewers and listeners, the fearful “taught” by the pedagogue to know what to fear and why.  Unfortunately for much of the audience, a seemingly coherent to ideology rationalization/imagination can go on to seem as proof of cause and effect.  It is no accident that science, peer review science that is, has fallen victum to demagogues who find select facts not fitting to ideological premise.  The current “War On Science” is part of the campaign to make fear the rule of law, and not actually facts in context.

The “best” way to ignore and remain ignorant of other hearts is to make them seem inhuman and a threat to you, basic tribalism fearcasting.  This approach will connect like a magnet to those who were just looking for the right rationalizations to deny Love and place Hate in its place inside their fears.  We abandon God for the seduction of opportunism’s temptation’s promise of comfort. In our materialism paradigm; these will be many, and their motivation emotionally clear in the highly polluted stream they are swimming in.

This whole ad-hominem crusade is being waged against Democracy, Freedom and a pluralistic America, by the right wing segregation campaign.  They are forced into evil by ignorance parading around as enlightenment, and must deliver its fear based bias as The Truth itself.  Truncated notions of Truth, Democracy, Freedom and self responsibility to The Whole of Life, come packaged and ready to be received by ignorance as wisdom itself.  To the emotions of those true believers on the right, the propaganda stream of righteousness is imbibed as life sustaining pure water, yet the disdain of their misanthropic inebriation is most evident.  Such is the nature of self deception and denial; “Whole Love?  What the blank is that!  Get a job and get a life you loser.  You socialist commie fascist are all alike.”

My hypothetical quote above is an example of the psychology of the Thought-Terminating-Cliche´, these are designed to provide psychological cover for the lack of true knowledge and comprehension of others interest.  These are a pandemic on right wing “truth telling” mono and dialogs. These are also prevalent on many far left commentaries, and even “middle of the road” notions that see the political extremes as somehow disconnected from the whole. Pretty, much, any excuse proffered to demonstrate ones superiority to others comes with psycho-spiritual framing that separates one from others.

Instituting Ignorance

The liberal media, (which should be liberal in a democracy; allowing differing viewpoints and a wide range of issue coverage), is demonized and turned into a Thought-terminating-Cliché, as many notions are a mainstay on the right.  The abstraction and projection based profile of the conservative disengaged mind-frame, traps them into their fear and insecurity, making them primed and vacuumed ready to draw in the varying fear and loathing personalization campaigns.

Championed by the Republican party, some conservative Democrats, and the vast corporate confirmation biased media’s security interest, most every imaginable fear taggable to the right wing framed in notion of liberals, is cast out with hook, line and sinker into ignorances seas of uncertainty.  It is no accident that issues such as poverty and pollution are seemingly vacant in conservative news and views; except to validate their own circular reasoning perceptual prison bars as “The American Way”.

It is the passionate blind leading the susceptible blindfolded.  God and nation are detached an compartmentalized to ones own security interest and not that of a full Love in Life.

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Love is this, unconditional Love is this; engaging Creation in the present moment with all one has.  This is abandonment to the Will of God, while being possessed by the unknown, by ignorance to forward projections of security, are beliefs designed to create doubt and insecurity, as well as assume a negative idea for those not quite like oneself and ones belief system. Many a conservative Christian is being consumed by the levels of their own paradigms conserved ignorance.  Conservatism itself, is in need of all of our understanding and compassion; that the light they profess may see The Light of Love, our God.

It is this sort of contempt for Creation and its parting out to the highest bidder, that produces the callused contempt breeding diatribes of fear and loathing on The Right.  They feel with their own ignorance, with its over layer of grandiosity of ego, elevated to God hood, yet actually are abandoned by the Ways of Life in the Living Now.  In this pruned by ideology and insecurity Now, they are easily set upon by those deemed unworthy or ungrateful, who as they define them, are out to threaten their fear based security interest.  It becomes them or me, ‘us and them’ in the right wing deconstruction perception.  The righteous become trapped in the quicksand of their own ignorance, with the desperate insecurity driving the rationalizations for evil to be made to appear as Right.

By “palling around with” Evil, one is able to leap into fear-cast ideas, with ignorance as ones guide, able then to making statements such as “Palling around with terrorist”. The received cheers and taunting towards ones political opponent, smells to the ego like victory and the binding of cause to purpose.  All being “fair” in love, war, and seemingly politics.

A complete seduction out of The Now, where God is present with us, to extrapolations of future and past presumption devoid of present Love and connection to All.  Instead of Love being possessed and overflowing in the Now, it becomes hate via the absence of love.

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Demonization

In religious terms; those suggesting Satanic of demonic influence in order to effectively surrender to fear and insecurity along with a projected  socio-political agenda-narrative; are themselves, palling around with evil.  As is often the case, perception is in the eye of the beholder, and not necessarily at all in reality.

Reality “falls” to contorted cognitions designed to suit desired perception identity. Far right conservatives (and others usually exposing absolute attitude) employ these negative influences to project the need for force over reason as the means to control reality.  It is in this endeavor that ignorance can appear as good.  By “Nature” this kind of good will corrode consciousness, for ignorance is not knowledge and so, not understanding.