Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience.
Professor Richard Allen Landes is regarded as a "historian" and author. He is an associate professor over at BU. In 2011 he wrote a book entitled Heaven on Earth. It was in this book that he attempts to explain, among other things, the emotional, intellectual, religious and spiritual drive of what he calls "millennialists. What we find there is the mind-set and motivations of young university students, drawn to Marxism and revolutionary movements. This book is essential to our understanding of how we got to where we are today.
Landes explains that millennialists have a passion for justice. They think they know good and evil.
Judging by their words & deeds It appears that they are a bit screwed up.
They see the world in terms of a few saints and a vast sea of sinners, most of whom are irredeemable. Thus we hear the need for one race to apologize to another and for reparations and for censorship and cancellation. When they believe the moment has come, there shall not be compromise. Evidently that moment came in November of 2020.
"All millennialists hope that commitment to their beliefs will spread far and wide" writes Landes, "enough to bring about a transformation of the social and political universe. That is the very essence of millennialism, as opposed to other forms of eschatology: the just will live free in this world. It is a collective salvation, a social mysticism. It might come by and by, but such a promise is not pie in the sky. It imagines a transformation of humanity, an evolutionary leap to a different way of human interaction that can have enormous emotional appeal. To use the language of political science, millennialism is a (perhaps the first) revolutionary ideology."
Such zealots demand conformity. Landes calls it "a unity" and "communality." You see, they live in an enchanted and exciting world and they want to bring it to the rest of us.
What if we refuse?
Then they will bring it to us and if we resist, as all too often happens, they will strike us down or force us to strike them down!
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