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Inverting the Ten Commandments

Very few people understand the concept of inversion, which is what happens when something begins to work against its own purpose by being converted from ends-over-means (goals, transcendentals) to means-over-ends (methodology, rules, jobs).

For example, if you want to run a website that is against child pornography, you might ban any mention of minors having sex. That inverts when this well-intentioned ban prevents mention of the sexual abuse grooming gangs in Rotherham, Rochdale, and West Yorkshire (as well as Hollywood, no doubt).

  1. You shall have no other Gods before me.
    • This rejection allows for our definition of God to change to be more like that of other gods, while being excused for having done so because technically, the new God is still the same symbol we have been using.
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.
    • People do not realize that this is the most important part of the religion, rejecting idol-worship so that people can worship symbols, but those symbols are nothing more than abstract idols, which brings idolatry back into the frame.
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
    • By prohibiting only certain types of obscenity, this inversion lets in all other types, allowing us to profane just about anything as long as we make a token kow-towing to the Christian god.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy.
    • Hilariously, this encourages people to act very religious on Sunday and blow it off every other day of the week. What happens Saturday night is forgotten by Sunday morning.
  5. Honor your father and mother.
    • This commandment inverts as soon as the father and mother are behaving in some deranged way, in that it compels obedience to the insane and forces the children to be represented by insanity as if they approve of it.
  6. Thou shalt not kill.
    • When we do not kill those who need killing, they are free to continue their bad deeds, and only we are bound by this rule which quickly inverts once it encounters a bad person.
  7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    • Unfortunately for the writers of this rule, banning adultery communicated to the herd that wild fornication was acceptable unless one of the parties was married, so people rutted like wild boars and after their 640th partner settled down into alienated marriages.
  8. Thou shalt not steal.
    • If you were in power, this commandment makes it easy to keep anything under your control by asserting some kind of ownership over it, sort of like how the 14A enforces “equal protection of the laws” as something government owns and therefore must defend and fanatically implement.
  9. Thou shall not bear false witness.
    • The prohibition on lying backfires because it is not an affirmative command to be truthful. Instead, it merely prohibits deliberate lying, which allows lying by omission and “accidental” untruths.
  10. You shall not covet.
    • While meant well, this commandment tries to prevent people from desiring what others have, which opens the door to desiring whatever unrealistic and insane things people can conceptualize, so long as they do not take them from others.

With this short exercise, we see how humanist morality backfires because it is focused on the individual and methods. It does not defend social order, nor does it demand the individual orient toward future good, which allows people to scheme by avoiding action against the individual at the expense of others.

Again, the ancient morality of “good to the good, bad to the bad” incorporates both the best of natural selection and the Lex Talionis, or law of retaliation, which imposes a high cost on bad behavior. Attempting to discipline people by method merely neuters them and leaves them vulnerable, at which point they chuck out the rules entirely.

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