Rushdoony on ‘Invisible Rulers’

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When R.J. Rushdoony wrote this essay, thirty years ago or so, the Western intellectual mind (pardon the oxymoron) had not yet degenerated to “your truth, my truth, no truth.” But as he so often did, he saw exactly where it was heading and could tell you exactly where it came from.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/invisible-rulers

There’s a lot of meat to this essay, but stick with it–because it tells us how we got here and points us back to God.

Postmodern poop that rests on such philosophical gems as “I is reality” has no future.

8 comments on “Rushdoony on ‘Invisible Rulers’

  1. “But is it harmless to live a lie? Never before in all of history have people lived so extensively in terms of their dream worlds rather than reality. They watch television by the hours, see movies, read fiction, and they believe that the world of their imagination is better than God’s reality.”

    I think this is very significant. A lot of people live a mock reality which is based upon television and movies. Some of these people seem to lose track and can no longer distinguish reality from the overwhelming tide of drama and comedy they surround themselves with. Turn off the TV and skip the next comic-book based movie. It’s just fine to live in the real world.

    1. There’s a big difference between books and TV. Books require effort, TV can get through with little effort on the part of the viewer, beyond minimal consciousness.

  2. Rushdoony calls a spade a spade – that’s why he is so hated. Telling the truth is not popular. It’s like the saying, “If you want people to like you, tell them what they want to hear.” Or the saying, “If you make people think they are thinking they will like you, but if you really make people think they will not like you.” Funny how the word “imagination” when used in the Bible is always negative.

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