Post by Ted Malloch author of The End of Ethics
The Tower of Babel, in the Hebrew language: ???????? ???????, was real.
Today that Tower of Babel is the European Union and other globalist organizations.
Globalists in the European project have been building their tower for decades. Their punishment of Europe has been Biblical in scale.
Babel is part of Biblical literature and is recorded in the book of Genesis 11:1-9.
The structure, reaching far into the skies, was built in the land of Shinar, in Babylon. It was constructed some years after the Deluge, or what is commonly called, Noah’s Flood.
To prevent the wrath of God, Europeans must keep the faith in the system the Lord gave them.
Historically, Babel has been explained as an attempt to comprehend the existence of so many diverse languages – an allegorical myth.
In truth, it represents the sinful pride of mankind and an act of ultimate hubris — wanting to reach the heavens—where mankind could become gods themselves.
This warning has been ignored by the eurocrats in Brussels and Strasbourg – they speak of building a European empire, with your sons and daughters drafted into the European Army going off to die for Angela Merkel.
In this sense, the Tower broke God’s covenant and his commandments unifying people in sin. Similarly, Brussels’ Babel is rapidly becoming the gate through which Hell itself spills onto the continent.
It was on account of this sin, the same as that in the original Garden of Eden, that God divided humans and made them speak foreign tongues, whereby they could not understand each other.
The Law of Europe – whimsical, unenforceable and ill-advised – is no substitute for the Holy Writ.
The Flemish master, Pieter Brueghel‘s influential portrayal of that scene is based on the Coliseum in Rome, while later conical depictions of the tower (as depicted in Doré’s illustration) resemble much later Muslim towers observed by 19th-century explorers, notably the Minaret of Samarra.
Towering over the nations of Europe, there is no culture Brussels promotes – it favours a universalist anti-culture, a sinful attempt to standardize every nation.
Listen to it here:
Conservative political philosopher, Michael Oakeshott surveyed at great length historic variations of the Tower of Babel story in different cultures and produced a modern retelling of his own in his important 1983 book, On History.
In his retelling, Oakeshott expressed disdain for human willingness to sacrifice individuality, culture, and quality of life for what he called, “grand collective projects.”
He attributed this behavior to fascination with novelty, persistent dissatisfaction, greed, and lack of self-reflection and/or self-governance.
Oakeshott was of course right, and his critique on this as so much else, was prescient and entirely correct.
Today, the new Tower of Babel is: EU and related Globalism.
This is the prevailing ideology of global elites and the institutions and machinery they deploy to make themselves gods.
Setting aside all tradition, all past custom, often rewriting history, and most notably, eradicating the nation state, these globalists and the crony capitalists and socialists that fund them and all their doings, seek one thing: the power to control.
Zbigniew Brezinski, Former National Security Advisor to President Carter, put it in his own book, Between Two Ages, America’s Role in the Technotronic Era: “The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen.”
Reread that and you have the doctrine of globalism in a few short sentences.
In the words of globalist in chief, Jean-Claude Junker, President of the EU, “In these (May 2019) elections, those who promote foolish nationalism will pay the price for it,” the European Commission president threatened.
Hating the common man and woman, while elevating their own self-righteousness and power, the global elite at places from Davos to Bilderberg and from the UN to the EU, and especially in the mainstream media and the Deep State, want to end life as we know it—in the “little platoons” as Burke called them.
As shown above, they abhor freedom, family, and especially faith.
They want one huge psychobabble and one world government controlled by them.
The conservative worldview is founded in the dignity of persons and their flourishing in freedom; while globalism is a worldview of domination.
This new order would be neither democratic nor representative; it would be what Oakeshott himself termed an “enterprise” association — a unitary Leviathan.
It bears mentioning that Leviathan, a mythical sea-monster whose defeat precedes civilization, is syncretic with Oroborous, the snake that ate its own tail – fits the Eurocrats perfectly.
Like the Tower of Babel, today’s acts of global arrogance run contrary to the very nature of man. Defeating it will allow the flourishing of a new Europe of Sovereign Nations.
It sounds lofty, even perhaps sometimes ideal to bring people together and facilitate some far-reaching, new, do-good international order.
It always does.
But it is just the same sin over and over again.
Nimrod’s tower fell, as did Alexander’s, Cyrus’s, Attila’s, Napoleon’s, Hitler’s, Stalin’s and Mao’s.
They all fall.
The EU is next.
Because such global geopolitical projects, even when buttressed with so-called “noble” reasons, are utter and sheer vanities.
They are not noble at all.
So too Globalism itself must and will fall.
Once nationalists overrun Brussels, we can begin freeing the rest of the world.
The May 2019 European elections are the next place to watch for the death of globalism.
featured image: Pieter Bruegel the Elder – The Tower of Babel (Vienna)