American Mythology

Societies unite around common myths. The Greeks had the 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey.' The Romans had the 'Aeneid.' Early American Pilgrims believed in the “City on a Hill.” Christians have their own mythology rooted in the Bible and its characters.

Some of these myths are true (Christianity) and some are mostly fictional ('Aeneid'), either way, mythology and story define the parameters in which social people think. Myths form the archetypes through which people interpret their lives. They instruct knowers with a unique set of ethics. They reveal community origins and meaning. Myths create identity.  

The Christian myth is rooted in history. It centers on the figure of Christ and his struggle to redeem man from the power of an antagonistic Satan. The Prince of Darkness is a figure to be struggled with and overcome through our alliance with the Savior. This struggle and sense of triumph defines a Christian's understanding of good and evil. The Christian myth teaches that man’s origin lies in God, and that humanity is made in the image of God. 

The Christian myth has provided the West with identity for thousands of years, and it remains the most enduring and consistent mythology. However, within the last few hundred years a new myth has arisen to challenge Christianity. This challenger is liberalism, and it too is rooted in history. It contends that man is marching towards an earthly utopia of his own creation. This utopia will be defined by liberty, equality, and fraternity (unity).

Rather than wait for the Christian savior to redeem the earth by his own power, liberals (Christian and secular) hope to “immanentize the eschaton” by building utopia with their own power.

America and France led the development of this new myth, and their people have rooted it in history with their 'Declaration of Independence' and French Revolution. Over the years, the disciples of liberalism have successfully reinterpreted history according to their new myth, and instilled the lessons they see in events into a framework of pseudo-biblical struggle.

To liberals, history is the story of advancing liberty, equality, and fraternity. Democracy, economic freedom, sexual and gender revolution, equal “rights,” ethnic and religious pluralism, and the abolishment of slavery and all kinds of hierarchy represent their advancing religious myth.

Liberals have often reinterpreted historical events into mythological episodes representing the triumph of their good over their evil. The French Revolution became the messy beginning of the valiant effort to overthrow traditional authority structures. The American Civil War became a necessary slaughter for the sake of freeing African Americans from slavery. The civil rights movement became the epic struggle against intolerant white Christian bigotry and the expansion of Democracy and ethnic pluralism.

At the center of this historical mythology is World War II. The reactionary forces of fascism, which sought to counter the liberal worldview, were annihilated by a united force of “good guys” who defined themselves against “racism,” nationalism, and “intolerance.” The cause of global unity and pluralism were advanced at the cost of many lives.

Lacking a Satan, after rejecting the spiritual mythology of the Bible, liberals decided to create one. They conjured Hitler as a secular satan whose ideology embodied most of what they stood against. Today, Hitler has almost ceased to be a historical figure. Few people have ever read his book and few know his policy ideas. The common American merely knows Hitler as the most evil person in history. 

Liberal historians rarely acknowledge that their World War II allies were guilty of equivalent atrocities. Soviet Russia murdered millions more people than the Nazis, the British inaugurated the bombing of residential neighborhoods, and the United States incinerated tens of thousands of women and children at Nagasaki and Hiroshima.  

The incredible tragedy of World War II makes Westerners want to believe the liberal myth. Americans want to think the greatest disaster in human history was a meaningful struggle. They cannot live with the idea that so many millions of people lost their lives for nothing. The scope of World War II’s horror necessitates a reinterpretation. Ironically, Westerners have turned to the vary people who started the war in order to gain an understanding of what it meant. The victors wrote history.

Liberal American mythology remains powerful despite its factual fallacies. Most Westerners still embrace the American myth.

Liberal mythology, however, is dangerous to Christianity. It represents an attack on God given identity. The language of “human rights,” religious pluralism, and advancing sexual freedom are not found in the Bible. Multi-ethnic social unity was specifically repudiated by God at the Tower of Babel. These concepts have unleashed a secular monster threatening to drive Christian ethics from the West. The real Satan triumphed after the death of Hitler, and has used the liberal myth surrounding the secular satan to enact his own agenda in Western countries.

Euroethnic Christians must wage a war of myths to recover our identities. We must attack the heroes of liberalism and destroy the conception of history that supports that ideology’s ascendancy.

One clear and easy target is Martin Luther King Jr. The “God of European American Dispossession.” For Christians, MLK is an especially odious monstrosity because he used Christianity as a cloak to mask his hatred of Euroethnics. He was a horrible person who lived a debauched life. By revealing to the world his hedonistic and grotesque lifestyle, Christians can work to destroy one of the central gods of the liberal mythology’s pantheon.

Whatever we do, we should not reconcile Christianity with liberalism. The Christian myth cannot become subservient to another myth. We cannot hope to conform Christian ethics to liberal ethics and survive as a people. Liberalism has succeeded in eroding Christian values because Christians have attempted to hide the Bible’s clear contradiction of liberal ethics. Christianity’s endorsement of slavery, gender inequality, and sexual restriction has been a point of shame for Christian Cultural Marxists hoping to create solidarity between their ancestor’s religion (Christianity) and their personal religion (liberalism). People sense strength. If they perceive Christians are racing to conform their religion to liberal society, they will understand liberalism’s worldview to be superior to Christianity’s.