Sunday, May 2, 2021

Mephistopheles: The Creature of the Left

In Goethe’s play Faust, when the demon Mephistopheles is asked to reveal his true nature, he says that he is the spirit who always invalidates, who reduces something to nothing, and who undoes the acts of creation. Here’s a translation of Mephistopheles’s words:   

“I am the spirit that negates.
And rightly so, for all that comes to be
Deserves to perish wretchedly;
'Twere better nothing would begin.
Thus everything that that your terms, sin,
Destruction, evil represent—
That is my proper element.” 

Mephistopheles is a natural leftist—he does everything that the leftists (Jacobins, communists, socialists, anarchists, and liberals) have been doing for close to three centuries. Leftist politics is devoted to saying no to the facts of reality, obliterating the traditional systems which have been working in the name of an ideological agenda which will never work, and undoing civilization to make space for a utopia where they will enjoy absolute political control.

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