Do psychopaths run the world and does it really matter?
According to one definition, a psychopath is “a person who has no feeling for other people, does not think about the future, and does not feel bad about anything they have done in the past”. As for who are psychopaths, and who among them actually run the world, that is a matter for debate and divided opinions. I have argued in my writing that many do, including names known to all of us, as well as those who behind the scenes call the shots we may not be aware off, and they are bad people, with psychopathic tendencies, so we need to take heed. Some of the well documented evil goings on happening in the world, now and in olden times, as well as stuff dismissed as conspiracy theory e.g. re. JFK and 9/11, are evidence this is so.
I had an epiphany moment the other day and it is seeing the significance of something that arch “conspiracy theorist”, David Icke, has often harked on about, and that is the world is being run by psychopaths, and under them are useful idiots who do their bidding, and while you and I may not engage in nefarious activities without feeling bad about it, psychopaths have no such compunction. This is something that many good people, some I know, find difficulty in accepting. The epiphany moment was that some of the agitation I feel (referred to in my last post), not so much in my engaging with worldly types but more with pillars of the church, is often they look upon the psychopaths as being in the good as can be expected category camp and the good guys that the psychopaths go after are often seen as baddies. The words of the prophet Isaiah spring to mind as well as our great evangelical institutions, such as Spring Harvest, who actually endorse the narrative the psychopaths wish to promote in order to keep us dumbed down, as do supposedly evangelical, woke leaning ministers I too often come across.
Making such matters an issue has got me into hot water with some evangelical leaders, but if I am to do what I have set out to do – to be a gospel preaching, community activist, watchman on the wall, I must heed the warning “the fear of man bringeth a snare” and claim the promise “whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe” Proverbs 29:25. While offering my take on what is going on in the world when it comes psychopathic activity may do some good in waking people up as to what is the truth and helping pushing back the tide of evil, history shows that however much the good guys tried to do their bit, evil often couldn’t be prevented, nor their psychotic perpetrators, nor Satan who they are beholden to. The one constant though is however dire things seem, God is in control. When it comes to the last book of the Bible, Revelation, addressed to the seven churches of Asia Minor, at the end of the first century CE, it was written to encourage readers to stand steadfast in the face of the evil onslaught that was to come, and the reward will far outweigh the suffering endured, and however bad things may appear (now as well as then) we can take heart that God wins in the end. While with all things balance is called for, we err if we dismiss parts of the Bible we do not understand. The words about Babylon and its Fall (chapters 13, 17, 18) relate directly to what we are now seeing played out on the world stage. One of the major themes of the Bible, from Genesis onward, is the conflict between good and evil, starting from when Satan tempted Adam and Eve to stray, in the Garden of Eden, and humankind is always called to decide which side to be on.
Although not stated as such, it is generally reckoned that the first king mentioned in the Bible was Nimrod, who was the great grandson of Noah, through Ham and Cush. “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah” Genesis 10:8-11. There is a lot of extra biblical material concerning Nimrod, including by the Jewish historian, Josephus, and the general consensus was that he was a cruel, bad person, intent on gaining and consolidating power, who introduced false gods and oppressed the godly (including Abraham, a descendant of another of Noah’s sons – Shem).
While it cannot be proven that Nimrod was responsible for orchestrating building the ill-fated Tower of Babel, which God destroyed through confusing and scattering the people, it is likely that he was. “And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth” Genesis 11:4-9.
The Story of the Tower of Babel is an example of man’s first attempt at a one world government, and one that was opposed to YHWH. Another attempt to do so is described in the Book of Revelation and this would be headed by a yet to be revealed Antichrist and could be linked to modern talk of a New World Order and, more latterly, the Great Reset and the move toward globalism. While on the subject of descendants of Noah through his sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth, we see in Genesis 10 and 11 a credible account of the origins of the nations, which can be traced through to modern times. When it comes to the conflict between good and evil, a major theme of the Bible, we might reflect on what we learn about descendants of Cain (who killed his brother, Abel) and Seth. Interestingly, a godly line can be traced through Seth (e.g. “then began men to call upon the name of the Lord” Genesis 4:28) via Enosh, Kenan, Mahlalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and then Noah, as opposed to an ungodly line through Cain. Names in OT held particular significance. Methuselah’s name means “His death shall bring judgment” and he was the oldest man who ever lived (969 years and was named by father Enoch, who walked with God) and died in the year the Great Flood started.
Besides the fact that the conflict between good and evil is a major Bible theme and we need to decide which side we are on, my point is psychopaths do indeed run the world (although there are some good guys around as well as a battle being waged in the spiritual realm between the angels of Satan and God), and it is not a time to lose heart or give up, because it does matter that we hang in there, even though there is a lot we cannot change and partly because we do not have the full picture of what truly is going on or even who know are the good guys and the bad. As I reflected in my previous post, the matter of bad people prospering and their evil deeds seeing to crush that of good people is a vexing matter. Might I suggest He uses such times to test and refine His people and to wake people up and to call sinners to repentance, meaning those who are the people of God have our work cut out – our orders are to point people to the one who is the Saviour of the world. As for the people of God, the call for us to be salt of the earth and light in the world ever remains.
If, as I argue, the world, or at least a lot of it, is run by psychopaths, then anything is possible, including what some of the way out and dastardly conspiracy theories tell us, which the unholy trinity of government, media and the elite I talk about in my previous post tend to dismiss. At least we should be open to the possibility and question what we are told. While I have offered a view, we cannot be certain “the Great Reset” and “build back better” lauded by the bad guys will prevail or be shortly replaced by a Great Awakening and a soon to happen justice seen to be done, anticipated by some of the good guys (and that before Jesus returns to planet earth). God alone knows and is in full control and holds the key. As to how to respond, we need to trust and obey the Lord, dwell on what is true, just, pure, lovely and good and take heart from the words of the old hymn: