Agape vs Eros Part 1: Introduction

3/15/15, by Clement Pulaski

[This post is taken from chapter 20 of my book Weep Over Jerusalem, which can be downloaded here.]

                  The good Samaritan. Agape (selfless love)
                   is the essence of Christianity.

Thus far I have examined the Jews from a religious perspective, looking at what the Bible says about the apostate sons of Abraham and what these blasphemers actually believe. It is now necessary to change to a slightly different subject: Jewish secular thought. This subject is important because the ideology promoted by secular Jewish intellectuals has become so powerful in contemporary America, that no contrary opinion is tolerated in our universities or the mainstream media. It can truly be said that our culture is thoroughly Jewish, and that anyone whose opinions are shaped by the media and the academic establishment is under Jewish control. At the outset of this section of the book, I would like to impress upon the reader that although wading through the perverted thoughts of radical leftists can be quite tedious for the Christian, nevertheless we must study the intellectual weapons of our enemies if we are to overcome them. I have tried my best to present the essential features of Jewish thought in the most succinct and straightforward manner possible.

This system of secular Jewish thought is best described as “Cultural Marxism”. Although the average American is unfamiliar with the term Cultural Marxism, it is the key to understanding why conservative Christians have lost every battle in the culture wars. The earliest origins of Cultural Marxism are, naturally enough, the doctrines of the Jew Karl Marx. Marx taught that the only way for oppressed workers to receive justice was by completely destroying all traditional aspects of civilization (including faith, family and nation), and by guaranteeing the communal ownership of property under the management of a centralized state. Marx also believed that the Communist revolution was an inevitable outcome of historical development, a faith shared by his Jewish followers. When the disproportionately Jewish Bolshevik revolutionaries seized power in Russia, many Jewish intellectuals celebrated the dawn of a new era of human progress and justice. But Marx's prediction of a communist utopia proved to be false. The Soviet state soon became synonymous with gulags, starvation, and murderous purges. It also became clear that even when ruled by “enlightened” Marxists, the average Christian still clings to his faith. Outside of a few emotionally-damaged upper class gentiles, Marxism never reached into the heart of any Christian people. Honest, everyday Christian folks were never taken in by the Marxist demand to completely destroy civilization. Dissatisfied workers might join in strikes and other agitations out of a desire to raise wages and improve working conditions, but in the end, they were still largely loyal to God, family and country. These Christian, blue-collar workers had no interest in the Satanic subversion of God's law demanded by Marx. But the Jew was not content with the average Christian's dismissal of Marxist doctrine, nor did the horrors of the Soviet Union convince the Jew to reject Marxist theory. According to the Jew, the nightmare of Communism was not due to any flaw in the theory, but to the stubborn refusal of the Christian to abandon his faith and identity. If the Christian would not accept Marxism when it was explained to him honestly and openly, then the Christian must be forced to accept Marxism by covert means. In order to bring about this covert imposition of Marxism, Jewish intellectuals employed the work of Jewish pervert Sigmund Freud.

Freud reduced all of human civilization to base sexual desires, and taught that true happiness is to be found by abandoning the strict sexual morality demanded by religion. Religion and chastity, therefore, should be considered mental illnesses that must be cured. A group of Jewish intellectuals originally based in Frankfurt, Germany (and hence known as “the Frankfurt School”) combined the theories of Marx and Freud, creating a new doctrine that came to be known as Cultural Marxism. Cultural Marxism shares the same goals as traditional Marxism—the complete destruction of faith, family and nation—but rather than focusing primarily on property ownership, it focuses on the complete “liberation” of the individual from traditional morality and responsibility. This doctrine is a total inversion of Christianity, for it preaches that fallen man's sinful desires for fornication and other selfish enjoyment are the highest virtues, and that denying unlimited pleasure to oneself or others is the greatest sin. In this basic proposition we can see the root of all of the modern world's social problems. Everything from the “freedom” of sodomites to marry to the “right” of welfare abusers to avoid hard work can be traced back to the Cultural Marxist position that unlimited pleasure is the ultimate goal of all human existence, and that any limit to carnal enjoyment is “oppression”.

In the following chapters I will explain the development of Cultural Marxism in greater detail by analyzing the original writings of Marx, Freud and the Jews of the Frankfurt School. But before beginning this analysis, I would like to stress three points that should be kept in mind throughout:
1) These Jews present themselves as “ enlightened” and “scientific” when attacking “primitive” and “irrational” Christianity. This presentation is completely false. Cultural Marxism is not science, it is pseudo-science. As we will see in the following chapters, Cultural Marxism is based on completely unverified statements about history and human nature. It sometimes claims for itself the certainty of the empirical sciences, but at other times it dismisses scientific certainty as an illusion . Cultural Marxism is therefore completely untethered from both religion and science, and has absolutely no intellectual legitimacy.
2) When examining the nature of Jewish control, we must not fall into the trap of making a distinction between religious and secular Jews. Despite what I demonstrated in the previous chapter about religious and secular Jews, I can imagine a reader once again thinking that these Cultural Marxists, who so strenuously promote atheism, simply have nothing to do with “religious” Jews. I therefore repeat once again that “religious” Jews do not belong to the God of the Old Testament, nor are they members of God's covenant. They do not follow the word of God. They follow their own false doctrines, and ultimately worship themselves. Even though “religious” Jews invoke the supernatural to justify their beliefs in Jewish superiority, this does not make them religious in the true sense. And as we will see in the following chapters, even after Jews reject the supernatural element of religion, they still consider their own tradition and their own race to be unique and superior to all others. Jewish Marxists may have abandoned belief in the supernatural, but they did not abandon the rabbinic teaching that the Jews have the power to redefine truth and reality as they see fit. The shared faith in Jewish superiority binds “religious” and atheist Jews into one unified body.
3) According to the Bible, love is the greatest Christian virtue (1 Corinthians 13:13). The original Greek word that is translated as love is agape. The Bible also declares that God is Agape (1 John 4:8), and that it was because of Agape that God sent his son to save us (John 3:16). Therefore, the importance of Love/ Agape in the Christian life cannot be overstated. Agape is completely selfless concern and goodwill for others. Agape is giving up one's own life in order that others might live. Diametrically opposed to Agape is Eros. Eros is the Greek word for “lust”, but it is often mistranslated as “love”. This opposition between Agape and Eros and the confusion of the two concepts in today's culture are at the center of the Jewish subversion of Christianity. For Eros is selfishness. Eros seeks self-gratification at the expense of others and drives men to abandon God's law, which is seen as “oppression”. When the Jews rejected Jesus, they rejected true love. The legacy of this rejection is still very much with us in the form of Jewish Cultural Marxism. Cultural Marxism completely disregards Agape, both the spiritual Agape taught by the Bible, and the more mundane Agape that is seen even among unbelievers (such as the love and concern that an unbelieving mother has for her child). In place of Agape, Cultural Marxism establishes Eros as the supreme governing force in human affairs, and the chief goal of human existence. For Cultural Marxism, social progress is found in the ever greater satisfaction of Eros, not in developing greater control over base desires. In this elevation of Eros, we can easily recognize the deeply Satanic nature of Cultural Marxism. In our time, the ongoing struggle between light and darkness is most clearly seen in this contest between Christian Agape and Jewish Eros.

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