The world is run by a small, powerful, and extremely strange group of people, Bruce Charlton argues — and not strange in a delightfully eccentric way, either:
I noticed the headline recently that erstwhile child actor Elijah Wood had confirmed that the Hollywood upper echelons are rife with sexual depravity directed at children — drawing parallels with the revelations concerning Jimmy Savile as the focus of the same kind elite network/ conspiracy among the British Establishment at the BBC and other mass media, Government, the Royal Family, and apparently the legal system and senior police. There are also sporadic revelations of the same kind of thing scattered around the world elites more generally — enough to make a pattern — and a much more pervasive tendency among the dominant powers to excuse, de-prioritize, minimize, cover-up and forget this type of thing.
We have to join the dots here; and notice that the focus of activity seems to be on the means of mass communication — those jobs where people have influence on public opinion both directly (the hard sell via laws, regulations and advocacy) and (more insidiously) implicitly and covertly via subtle messages and denigration of the opposition and resistance (especially among serious Christians).
It looks very much as if ‘the world’ is being run by a small and powerful and extremely-strange group of people who are distinguished from ‘normal’ people by their positive and active attitude to what is regarded among the mass of ordinary and even wicked people as beyond-the-pale and the most depraved activity of all. For example, even among the most hardened and horrendous British criminal prisoners, such people are regarded as the lowest of the low. (Leading to the apparent-paradox that the highest-of-the high are morally the lowest-of-the-low; as was the situation with the Roman Emperor’s court under Tiberius when Jesus was born — and even more so with his successors Caligula, Claudius-Messalina and Nero.) Indeed, so rare and peculiar is this type of depravity that it appears to be substantially a calculated act of ultimate self-degradation and celebration of absolute evil: the kind of thing which seems to be a deliberate strategy of corruption of one’s own soul.
If so, we would be very wrong to regard the international elites as well-meaning but misguided/ incompetent — or indeed as being motivated by any of the ‘normal’ types of sinful human appetite such as greed and lust; we seem to be up against a group that are altogether more purely evil than this.
The obvious rejoinder is that if the world is ruled by such grossly wicked people, then why aren’t things much worse, and more obviously worse, than they are — given their power, why don’t they just implement evil by diktat?
My understanding is that it is the nature of the human condition that Men must invite evil into their hearts for evil to gain dominion. For evil to triumph, making people do evil things by coercion or incentives is not enough — people must be made to want evil. They need to be induced to embrace ‘moral inversion’; embrace evil as good. And this is altogether a trickier and more long-termist project than mere destruction of The Good — which will often induce a powerful opposite reaction.
And if it is desired to create a situation in which people choose to regard evil as Good — then clearly the means of mass communication are precisely where you most want to work — to make it such that the very imagination is subverted then inverted. It all makes a horrible kind of sense that the BBC and Hollywood have emerged as foci of this depraved sexual cultus — albeit the tip of an iceberg extending to embrace so many of the Western and Westernized ruling elite.