The basic problem with freedom of speech and of religion is that in principle, and then inevitably in practice, it opens the agora to the discussion of the pros and cons of every alternative cult. No topic is prohibited. So, no sort of doctrine or rite is forbidden within the pale. There ensues a proliferation and interpenetration and confusion of heresies and petty foreign cults. The cult of Moloch is then sooner or later bound to enter the lists. Where there is freedom of speech and of religion, no one will be able to prevent that entry legally.
Where it is legal to advocate and to practice Molochism, it will sooner or later be advocated and practiced, by at least some few.
In an unruly competition of cults for the hearts and minds of people too dim to understand the consequences in their distant future of actions taken today, or to think with the necessary care and precision about metaphysics, political economy, and culture – i.e., of most people – the cult with the greatest short term hedonic payoff is going to prevail.
Of all cults, Molochism has the greatest short term hedonic payoff. This is because at bottom the cult of Moloch is the worship of fruitless fornication – which, in the final analysis, is tantamount to onanism. The sacrificial holocaust of children which is its most obvious and notorious distinguishing feature is but a means to its end. It is not so much the point of the cult as one of its byproducts: by removing the reproductive consequences of natural sex, infanticide in all its forms enables the libidinous – literally libidinous: untrammelled, unlimited – worship of porneia.
To worship porneia properly – which is to say, freely and wholly and above all other things – you need death. So that’s what you get. First you get contraception, then abortion, then infanticide. All for barren, fruitless sex.
The cult of porneia generates a culture of death.
That culture is doomed and determined to kill everything that lives.
Once Molochism has taken hold in a nation, a race to the bottom – to its strange attractor – ensues. There with the idolatry of barren sex, we find its handmaids: nominalism, amorality (known these days as moral relativism), atomism, atheism, nihilism, anomie, death. Indeed, there we find Moloch himself, bathed in rivers of hot young blood.
The Molochist system of values then gradually worms its way into public life. Porneia blossoms (porn actors are latter day Molochist temple prostitutes), the sacred marriage bed is profaned, the sacrament of marriage desecrated, divorce encouraged, promiscuity celebrated and pursued, motherhood scorned, fatherhood hated, and even sex as such – the male and female principles, both jointly and severally, and with all that they entail (as, e.g., patriarchy, familiarity, hierarchy, nationality, etc.) – abominated. Then homosexuality – an oxymoron, if there be no such thing as the sexes – explodes. Young men and women begin to abhor their bodies, and it becomes fashionable to mutilate them. In the limit, men and women make war upon their own genitals.
But, fortunately, the culture of death is inherently autophagous, albeit not without great cost. Whitehead: “The instability of evil is the morality of the universe.” Because it is at war with the Order of Being – with the Lógos of our Cosmos, with GNON – the culture of death engenders the death of culture.
As Molochism begins to predominate, and to assert its sway coercively, the righteous values of the traditional cult that had once pervasively informed the nation with terrific authority, ordered and coordinated it, and so made it strong and resilient, fall one after another, all, into desuetude. As those traditional values wither, all the symbols, stories, customs and rites – aye, and even clothing – that had expressed them languish. Emptied of their former meanings, they lose their ancient and venerable significance. People stop venerating them. They come to seem unimportant, indeed rather stupid. Where they are not straightforwardly abhorred and destroyed, or simply neglected or abandoned, they are perverted and corrupted – bowdlerized so as to echo and propagate the values of Moloch (viz., the Black Mass is a parody of the Mass), their meanings inverted, reversed, negated.
The culture decoheres. With meaningless, pointless death as the cultic center, the center cannot hold. Things fall apart. The culture then dies.
With the death of its culture begins the death of the nation that has fallen under the spell of Moloch, and that has been possessed by its demonic idol and ideal.
At the death of the Molochist nation, its Molochism too is deleted. The cult of death dies with its apotheosis; Molochism is its own last and ultimate sacrificial victim.
As permitting the advocacy and practice of the cult of Moloch, freedom of speech and religion, then, sow the seeds of national death.
So we observe at last that, like Molochism, freedom of speech and religion, too, are in the end autophagous. The nation that keeps those freedoms is doomed.