The End of History


Comments on the Modern Dimension
of the 'end of history' doctrine

by 2004 U.S. Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche

 

World Nuclear War, When?

The collapse of Soviet power lured Anglo-American utopian madmen into the lust for immediate consolidation of a single world superpower, an Anglo-American world empire to rule the world forever, thus bringing history to an "end."

From: World Nuclear War When? - McAuliffe's Deadly Delusions: or,
How Harry Truman Defeated Himself
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
August 17, 2003


Where did this particular kind of evil come from?

It came out of, in particular, the ancient cult of Dionysus in ancient Greece; but it came more specifically, more immediately, from the aftermath of Napoleon Bonaparte's dictatorship (we could probably compare him to Maximillian, who was one of the successors to Napoleon Bonaparte, in a very meaningful way). But, Hegel, in the success of Napoleon at the Battle of Jena-Auerstadt, became a Romantic enthusiast for Napoleon Bonaparte, and made a theory, which he developed, based on his almost sexual obsession, admiration for Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor. This became Hegel's theory of the state and of history. In Hegel's state, came the idea of "the end of history": that is, a stage of mankind where history stops; that is, the development of mankind, in the historical sense, ceases, and a fixed world order comes into existence, a permanent world order of mankind, which we call today, {fascism}. That is Hegel's theory of the state....

From 1806 on, Hegel became the increasingly, not only enthusiast for this fascist figure of Napoleon, but created a theory of society and the state, which is the basis for the threat to civilization today. This idea of Hegel was expressed by what's called "the end of history": that a time would come in history, when a great man would destroy the historical process of development of civilization, and give society a fixed form, that is, the end of history, under which great men, powerful men, would rule over the rest of society. This conception was developed further by Nietzsche, the idea of the Dionysian cult. That a new Dionysus must arise, who would destroy civilization, and would exert his power and influence by committing such crimes as would horrify and intimidate the rest of society. So society, under the influence of this "Superman," this man who is capable of crimes beyond all belief, would rule society.

This became the theory of modern fascism, based on Hegel and Nietzsche. This is what was developing toward the end of the 19th Century, and this is what developed in the 20th Century. This is Mussolini, this is Hitler. And this is also what is running, controlling the President of the United States at this moment. The group around Cheney, the followers of Leo Strauss--which I've covered in this, my part, and others, in this paper on "The Children of Satan." So these are the children of Satan, especially those who have come from the Baby Boomer generation, who have accepted existentialism, and because of their acceptance of existentialism, tend to be sucked into the kinds of ideas which are typified by the Cheney Chickenhawk layer. This is the threat to civilization today.

From the opening remarks of Lyndon LaRouche to a Youth Movement Cadre School in Mexico City, April 12, 2003, in which youth and others from Mexico and Peru participated.


The doctrine of "the end of history," 

as taught by synarchist Alexander Kojeve to Francis Fukuyama and others, appeared in modern history as Romantic adulation of the tyrannical and beastly features of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his neo- Caesarian system. The case of G.W.F. Hegel, from among those Romantics who swooned, and oozed his fascist juices, over such spectacles as Napoleon's triumph at Jena-AuerstĄdt, is most notable. Hegel's doctrines of history and the state provided the fantastic rationalization of Napoleon and his regime from which the fascism and fascist state of such soggily Romantic figures as Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler were derived. The French and Austro-Hungarian positivists are relevant, pro-empiricist outgrowths of the Napoleonic mythos. Friedrich Nietzsche typifies the explicitly pro-satanic expression of Hegel's end of history dogma.

As the case of the U.S. Banque Worms study of the war- time Vichy, France regime reflects this, fascism has been an instrument of the repertoire employed by a certain type of rentier- financier interest. Just as the London-directed Jacobin Terror and the Caesarian role of the first modern fascist, Napoleon Bonaparte, were directed against the U.S.A. and the influence of its example, these renter-financier types, who were outgrowths of the Fourteenth Century's Lombard bankers, were equally opposed to the existence of any form of state which threatened to impede their free flight of predatory usurious power.

However, just as the British East India Company's British Foreign Office and its Jeremy Bentham, used Philippe Egalite and Lord Shelburne's asset Jacques Necker in the July 14, 1789 Bastille affair, and in the guise of London-trained, ostensibly left- wing agents Danton and Marat, so the same genre of rentier- financier cabals adopted the Jacobin-turned-right-wing fascist Napoleon Bonaparte, like Pierre Laval later, as the instruments of raw power, intended to destroy whoever posed a threat to what they regarded as their system of doing business. Right fist and left fist are employed alternately to a single ultimate effect. The instrument derived from the 1789-1815 French experience was, therefore, the synarchist movement which combined a right and left fist from opposite sides of the same intended victim. Hence, "Synarchism: Nazi-Communist." Hence, Alexandre Kojeve, Allan Bloom, Francis Fukuyama, and the French cronies of Richard Perle.

At first, it would appear that Napoleon was essentially a thuggish bandit, looting Europe for the enrichment of the financiers who discounted his stolen loot. We have men of similarly larcenous disposition in politically high places inside the U.S.A. today. Ah! But the Caesars were such bandits, upon whose precedent, Napoleon, like Napoleon III, and Mussolini and Hitler, relied for the design of his system. Organized thuggery as government is a system of government, with systemic characteristics. It is that system of government, once put in place, which then acts as an organization with an acquired organizational instinct.

Never allow it to come into place, or you or it will be destroyed. Destroy it while you can, before the holocaust of general warfare begins.

Such was the echo of Napoleon Bonaparte in Hitler's proclamation of a "Thousand-Year Reich." A Nietzsche-like beast, a Phrygian Dionysus, destroys massively, in such a horrifying display that terrified peoples submit in slavery to his will, as Kojeve's Hegel taught Fukuyama and other neo- conservatives. As Sorel taught Mussolini and Frantz Fanon. As Attorney-General John Ashcroft already prescribes. The processes of historical development are halted, it is to be hoped, by them, permanently.

Morally, intellectually, a people which lacks an efficient and institutionalized sense of the axiomatic distinction of man from beast, will accept slavery under sufficiently brutal application of synarchist-style terror. To protect the people from such folly of their own, a spiritual sense of self must be instilled and maintained. That is a matter of faith. To provide the commitment to the promotion of the general welfare for present and coming generations, is the responsibility of the states. That system of promotion of the general welfare, must be a system, contrary to the synarchists' concoctions, which must react as a system according to the missions of statecraft assigned to it.

To such sublime ends as those, the world and nations require leaders who stand firm for these principles, when weaker men and women cringe fearfully under the protection of those follies which they might hope would shield them from the monster's wrath. That principle of leadership we should have learned from Jesus Christ's Passion, and from those, like the Jeanne d'Arc, whose passion contributed greatly to the possibility of modern European civilization.

experts from a presentation by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.  -
THE ROLES OF CHURCH AND STATE
Friday, May 2, 2003

RELIGION & NATIONAL SECURITY:
THE THREAT FROM TERRORIST CULTS 

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
Tuesday, August 19, 2003 

 


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