A new un­godly world or­der

Malta Independent - - DEBATE & ANALYSIS -

Never in the his­tory of mankind have the world’s in­sti­tu­tions and ba­sic val­ues been shaken to the very core of their foun­da­tions as in our con­tem­po­rary so­ci­ety.

Those which in the past were con­sid­ered as moral stan­dards against which be­hav­iour in all ar­eas of life (es­pe­cially eco­nom­ics, politics and re­li­gion) could be mea­sured and judged are threat­ened and made out to be ob­so­lete and old-fash­ioned.

The yard­stick against which com­par­isons and mea­sure­ment could be made is slowly fad­ing with the re­sult­ing in­sta­bil­ity and con­fu­sion in moral thought which is in­creas­ing by the day.

The in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic and rel­a­tivis­tic so­ci­ety is per­haps the hall­mark of our post-mod­ern age. Hu­mans have lit­tle time to con­gre­gate and spend qual­ity time in an in­ti­mate at­mos­phere to dis­cuss profound and im­por­tant is­sues as a fam­ily, as so­ci­ety con­tin­ues to re­ject univer­sal laws and in­tro­duce its own brand of prin­ci­ples.

There is also a pre­vail­ing trend where the es­tab­lished or­der and long-stand­ing in­sti­tu­tions, which set up the very stan­dard of be­hav­iour, are be­ing re­jected and threat­ened. The in­di­vid­ual is be­com­ing the mea­sure of all things. Ev­ery judge­ment comes from the in­di­vid­ual as the ul­ti­mate stan­dard that does not re­quire any so­ci­etal norms.

Some spe­cific ex­am­ples from the world around us will il­lus­trate this. These are taken from the ar­eas of the eco­nomic, so­cial and po­lit­i­cal life.

This trend be­ing ob­served in politics is one where cor­rup­tion is cov­ered up and when ex­posed the per­son will in­sist that his ac­tions were not cor­rupt and he/she does not re­lin­quish his/her high po­si­tion and projects an im­age of the most benev­o­lent and hard-work­ing per­son in so­ci­ety in an at­tempt to jus­tify the cor­rup­tion.

Some po­lit­i­cal lead­ers are be­com­ing more like tragic clowns. For ex­am­ple, Don­ald Trump’s speeches in the Amer­i­can pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cam­paign do not re­quire much elab­o­ra­tion and in­tro­duc­tion in the way he made fun of a dis­abled jour­nal­ist, de­graded and abused women and other cruel jibes that surely show that his be­hav­iour is one with­out any moral prin­ci­ples and re­spect to­wards oth­ers. In­deed the very core val­ues of the Amer­i­can Con­sti­tu­tion and those of its found­ing fa­thers are be­ing flouted and tram­pled on. When Amer­ica goes down, it usu­ally has a cas­cad­ing ef­fect on the world.

An­other area where moral stan­dards are be­ing weak­ened is in the realm of the right to pri­vacy of the in­di­vid­ual. We are be­ing watched and pro­filed in cy­ber space. There are peo­ple whose job is to hack and crack codes and en­ter pri­vate lives. In­stead of con­demn­ing such acts, these peo­ple are por­trayed and hailed as he­roes and pro­tected. The ex­am­ple of Ju­lian As­sange and Wik­ileaks is just the tip of the ice­berg.

In­deed, the world or­der as we know it is be­ing shaken up. The Arab Spring that quickly turned into an Arab win­ter of ter­ror and the Syr­ian civil war is killing in­no­cent chil­dren by the score ev­ery day. What was ini­tially seen as a shake-up of dic­ta­to­rial regimes in Libya, Iraq and other states has led to more vi­o­lence and blood­shed and the es­tab­lish­ment of ex­treme rad­i­cal Is­lam with the con­se­quen­tial spread of ter­ror­ism around the world. The world has be­come a less safe place to live in.

The Euro­pean Union is also be­ing af­fected by this in­sta­bil­ity. The mi­gra­tion pat­terns increase by the day with peo­ple flee­ing war zones by the thou­sands as the Mid­dle East is on fire with chaos and ca­su­al­ties. We are see­ing the worst im­mi­gra­tion crises since the Sec­ond World War. The Brexit move is an­other phe­nom­e­non of the way in which coun­tries change their way of think­ing about in­sti­tu­tions that threaten their very ex­is­tence. Bri­tain’s ex­ist from the EU may have a domino ef­fect on other mem­bers of the EU and dis­in­te­grate the EU’s ex­is­tence.

An­other shake-up and at­tack is on fam­ily val­ues. What be­fore was con­sid­ered as the tra­di­tional fam­ily of hus­band and wife is no longer the moral stan­dard as hu­man­ity per­verts it­self into marrying trees, an­i­mals, marrying their own self and other twisted ideas of how mar­riage and sex should be con­ducted.

Other is­sues tak­ing the world by storm in­clude such im­por­tant ques­tions as to who has the right over life in the area of Bioethics and em­bry­onic stem cell ex­per­i­men­ta­tion. The pur­pose of God’s plan for life is be­ing skewed. There is also ex­per­i­ment­ing on hy­brid forms of crea­tures (half hu­man half an­i­mal, half an­i­mal and half an­other an­i­mal) and paving the way for some­thing that will ul­ti­mately be hard to tackle and con­trol.

On the re­li­gious front, hu­man­ity grap­ples to find mean­ing and be­lief in God and how God fits into the pic­ture. Hu­man­ity con­tin­ues to seek the truth in aliens and ex­tra-ter­res­tri­als. Even the Ro­man Catholic Church (which claims to be the only true church) seems to want to re­vise the God-given Gospel Truth as she­be­lieves that ex­trater­res­tri­als will soon visit the earth and she will bap­tise them. These ETs or aliens are noth­ing but de­monic be­ings and sig­nal the re­turn of the Nephilim (as they dis­guise them­selves as benev­o­lent crea­tures). No won­der that the Ro­man Catholic Church has the largest ob­ser­va­tory and most pow­er­ful te­le­scope in the world. Will we be soon see­ing aliens and space­craft land­ing on top of the Vat­i­can? The reader might want to visit this link for more pow­er­ful rev­e­la­tions on this sub­ject (https://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=VTmg­mJ_PfIE).

The above is just a sam­ple of what hu­man­ity is build­ing for it­self; a legacy for a free for all so­ci­ety where Godly laws, morals, val­ues and prin­ci­ples are slowly but surely be­ing

flushed down the drain.

Is hu­man­ity pro­vok­ing God to anger with its mud­dled philoso­phies and the­olo­gies where might is right as the in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic cul­ture of snatch and grab spreads?

Our West­ern civil­i­sa­tion has been built on Judeo-Chris­tian val­ues which are be­ing threat­ened with­out mercy. Will this de­struc­tion of God’s very own laws usher the fi­nal melt­down of the end of the end times?

Surely some­thing big is in the off­ing and the fast track course on the road of no re­turn seems to have al­ready been taken.

An­thony Zarb Dimech

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