Skip to comments.The Devil's Due: Satanic monument is inevitable
Posted on 01/16/2014 6:42:53 PM PST by Daniel Clark
The Devils Due: Satanic monument is inevitable
by Daniel Clark
In Oklahoma City, a group calling itself The Satanic Temple is proposing to erect a statue of Satan in front of the State Capitol. A design theyve submitted depicts him as a goat-headed figure with wings, seated on a throne marked with a pentagram, and ministering to two small children.
The Satanic Temple claims a right to do this, based on the presence of a monument of the Ten Commandments on Capitol grounds, which the ACLU is now suing to have removed. Its not hard to see where this is headed. The ACLU has no constitutional grounds to stand on, but the judiciary will rule in its favor anyway, by rejecting the language of the First Amendment in favor of decades of deliberately erroneous precedent. Therefore, the Satanists will have no reason to proceed with their stunt.
But so what if they went through with it? Its not as if the Devil doesnt already hold a place of high honor within our political system. Just ask the devotees of influential Chicago community organizer Saul Alinsky, whose 1971 Rules for Radicals has become the how-to book for countercultural, class-warmongering demagogues. Alinsky recognized the influence of his philosophical role model in the following introduction, which appears in that book.
Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom Lucifer.
In a Playboy interview shortly before his death, Alinsky said he wanted to go to hell so that he could organize the have-nots there. Over here, if youre a have-not, youre short on dough, he explained. If youre a have-not in hell, youre short on virtue. When asked why hed want to organize them, he said, Theyre my kind of people. That goes a long way toward explaining where all the violent criminals, thieves, vandals and public health menaces who comprised the Occupy movement came from, and why the oldest and largest political party in the United States loves them.
Last year in Texas, while the state legislature debated new regulations on abortion clinics, a woman spoke outside the Capitol, relating a cautionary tale about her own abortion. To drown her out, pro-abortion activists started chanting, Hail Satan! Hail Satan! Hail Satan! Thats not a slogan with which just any political cause can identify. As heated as the NAFTA debate got, for instance, you never heard the protectionists and free-traders shouting Hail Satan at each other. Still, as far as the news and pop media are concerned, abortion advocates are the most mainstream group in all of politics. If youre not one of them, youre just not among the people who matter.
What could Satan be telling those children that would be so bad by todays standards, anyway? Hes probably saying that the values their parents are teaching them are all wrong. Perhaps hes telling them that gender identity is a matter of individual choice, and exposing them to sexual materials theyre too young to comprehend. Maybe hes presenting it to them as a matter of scientific fact that the universe, and everything in it, came about by accident, the inescapable conclusions of which are that life has no purpose, and humanity no intrinsic value. How would that differ from the average public school curriculum?
When the children grow up, he may try to discourage and corrupt them, by telling them that theyre permanently trapped in fixed socioeconomic classes, and that the only way anybody gets ahead is by cheating. Hell probably encourage them to covet the possessions of others, and then elect politicians who promise to take those possessions away. Hell almost assuredly tell them that the most important thing is their self-fulfillment, and that its coincidentally unimportant for their children to grow up with both a mother and a father, but that any one of a number of alternative family structures is more than equally suitable.
When we see the Devil in our political system, he does not appear the way he does in the artists rendering of the proposed monument. Nevertheless, he isnt hard to recognize, nor has he been made particularly unwelcome. So then, whats so objectionable about the statue, exactly? Is it just that we have a problem with flying goats?
-- Daniel Clark is a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author and editor of a web publication called The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press, where he also publishes a seasonal sports digest as The College Football Czar.
Stick it on the White House lawn to remind the president who his boss is.
So many monuments to urinate on, so little time...
Hell yes, why not?
If we allow mosques to desecrate America, then why not Satanic Temples?
What’s the difference?
Allow these douchebags to erect the monument, then just wait until nightfall and take a sledgehammer down there. They only have so much money to rebuild it.
You can guarantee that thing will be a tornado magnet or lightning magnet within year...
Cast it out of magnesium.
Birds need someplace to crap too ya know.
It is NOT inevitable. The Governor can simply deny it. Courts cannot enforce anything against Gov. Fallin’s will. And the people of OK will support her.
Sodium could be good too.
Satanist claim they don’t worship Satan, yet they want a statue of Satan. Simple reason is that the true hardcore Satanists (like Levey) do really worship him as God.
Good place for all your dog waste.
yes they do. Imagine what they did to Jesus while He was in hell taking all our punishment.
Hmmmm ..?? Oklahomans know how to stop this .. I guess we’ll see if they have the courage to do it.
If you just read the following from the article:
“Hes probably saying that the values their parents are teaching them are all wrong. Perhaps hes telling them that gender identity is a matter of individual choice, and exposing them to sexual materials theyre too young to comprehend.:
You’d think it was about Bill Clinton.
Public schools again?
Alas, Brave New Babylon.
(fair winds, Mr. Bracken.)
Will the statue look like
a. Barrack Obama
b. The Prophet Mohammed
c. George Soros
d. Helen Thomas
e. Have cloven hooves, a tail and trident
Inquiring minds want to know
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