Today’s Faustian Bargain

As we approach the end of Western culture we see the corrosive signs of narcissism and the nihilism it portends all around us. We need only open our eyes.

Worshiping the false god of Self, those who no longer care about anything else other than their own gratuitous desires fuel the very collapse in which they revel. It is Prince’s 1999 for a generation who doesn’t even know what that means.

A world of modern day Fausts, except that at least Faust was self-aware. In that sense what we have today have no claim even to the dignity that Faust held. They have become the goyim – the immoral human cattle – under whose label they so proudly masquerade.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
– 2 Timothy 3:1-7

Will there be a reprieve from this debauchery? This immodesty, this perversion, degeneracy, bawdiness, iniquity… this moral turpitude? It seems doubtful, but still I don’t think the time is quite yet. In many ways it will still get worse before the final cataclysm of change. Much worse even. What we are seeing today may be only a preview. Look at the shows coming out now that literally glorify Lucifer, like it’s just a joke or a game. We are coming into a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. Read up, for this is all part of an age-old script, one planned long ago.

I attach the following from Wikipedia both as edification and food for thought.

Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend, based on the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480–1540).

The erudite Faust is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that have reinterpreted it through the ages. “Faust” and the adjective “Faustian” imply a situation in which an ambitious person surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success for a limited term.

The Faust of early books — as well as the ballads, dramas, movies, and puppet-plays which grew out of them — is irrevocably damned because he prefers human to divine knowledge: “he laid the Holy Scriptures behind the door and under the bench, refused to be called doctor of theology, but preferred to be styled doctor of medicine”. Plays and comic puppet theatre loosely based on this legend were popular throughout Germany in the 16th century, often reducing Faust and Mephistopheles to figures of vulgar fun. The story was popularised in England by Christopher Marlowe, who gave it a classic treatment in his play, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (whose date of publication is debated, but likely around 1587). In Goethe’s reworking of the story two hundred years later, Faust becomes a dissatisfied intellectual who yearns for “more than earthly meat and drink” in his life.


Faust – Wikipedia

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