John Kaminski American Writer and Critic

John Kaminski
American Writer and Critic

So long as our minds are clouded by the Zoroastrian myth,
we shall be incapable of rational thought for our own survival.
— Revilo P. Oliver,
The Enemy of Our Enemies, 1979, p. 36

How is it that life can treat us so cruelly, when we discover that the thing that can be dearest to our hearts turns out to be the most dangerous to our lives? How is that the beguiling promise of ultimate freedom can suddenly morph into the unforgiving walls of our permanent prison? And how could it be that the thing in which we placed our ultimate trust in our most severe times of danger turns out to be a devious ruse to enslave us, which sends our souls scurrying in the wrong direction from where we actually hoped they would go?

For sheer existential comfort, you may prefer the lie, but once you look beyond the myths of the gods that were created to control us, the truth of their betrayals can be even colder than death.

The esteemed and extremely politically incorrect professor Revilo P. Oliver (1908-94), writing in a 1979 critique of another man's noble but flawed book, called Christianity "a deadly and perhaps fatal poison, a delusion that forced our people to act against the dictates of their own biological nature."

An erudite professor of classics at the University of Illinois who wrote treatises and political analyses in four different languages, Dr. Oliver's dark realism about how organized religion had hijacked the common sense of humankind appeals only to the bravest men, men who don't flinch at life's terms and don't candycoat their future prospects with imaginary fantasies. As such, Oliver's pronouncements reverberate with the kind of finality that might be ascribed to the Almighty himself.

Some excerpts  . . .

The Zoroastrian dualism may fairly be called the most devastating mental disease that ever became epidemic on this planet . . .

The Christian version of the Zoroastrian dualism was Judaized, and Ahuramazda was replaced by the Jews' tribal God, Yahweh. As a result, our race lived for centuries in terror of the capricious and ferocious deity of the Old Testament, and no phrase is more common in the harangues of our holy men than "fear of God."

In writing a painful analysis of a book he admired but was compelled to criticize, Oliver delivered a devastating critique of Judaized Christianity, proving it was fundamentally at odds with the development of Western civilization. The book is titled "The Enemy of Our Enemies". In it Oliver simultaneously praised yet lambasted Francis Parker Yockey's classic "Imperium" and by extension belittled the work of famous historian Oswald Spengler, who had been Yockey's ideological guru. Oliver labeled Imperium "radically defective" because he thought it didn't pay enough attention to the significance of race or the impact of the Jews on world history.

But Oliver's deconstruction of Christianity was incisive, clear and quick.

The Zoroastrian dualism makes weak minds susceptible to hallucinations by which they identify their interests or wishes with the cause of the Good God and excite themselves with a blind and deadly hatred of their opponents or rivals (who may have the same hallucination about them) as intensely evil agents of the Bad God, to be driven by any means, fair or foul, to the perdition to which they are damned. And nothing basic is changed by replacing Ahuramazda/Jehovah with an abstraction such as "democracy," and replacing Ahriman/Satan with another, such as "aristocracy".

Ironically enough, this poisonous dualism, which came to us through the Jews, now dominates the reaction against Jewish overlordship, for most of the Jews' antagonists identify them as "the Synagogue of Satan" etc. ad nauseum, while those who do not regard the Jews as an inherently and almost preternaturally evil people, instead of regarding them rationally as a specialized race, which, being a minority among all the peoples on whom it is parasitic, has learned that its will-to-power must be advanced by cunning rather than undisguised force of its own . . .

. . . a race, furthermore, which quite naturally regards its own interests and purposes as just and justified by either a covenant with a deity or its own intellectual superiority, much as our ancestors felt no compunction as they took a continent away from the aborigines, confident in their own manifest superiority, although some of them were foolish enough to think that the Indians must have been inspired by the Devil to try to retain possession of their own hunting ground.

So long as our minds are clouded by the Zoroastrian myth, we shall be incapable of rational thought for our own survival.

Oliver explains how the process of conversion divided the Aryans into believers and nonbelievers, yet promoted the myth that we are all one, all the same kind of person, whereas Oliver believed we are definitely not. The ultimate result of separating the chosen from the unchosen was the mass slaughter of unbelievers, a sentiment that one hears frequently nowadays, and is a current news item thanks to Noel Ignatiev, Robert Mugabe and their well-known campaigns to exterminate the entire white race.

"Belief in the magic of 'conversion'," Oliver writes,

. . . opened the way for the Bolshevism that attained its fullest development in Christianity, the devastating notion that Faith — a faith that is as thoughtless . . . as the "faith" of a vegetable or a mustard seed — was what counted, so that an ignorant peasant, an illiterate fisherman, or the most scurvy proletarian could make himself the superior to the noblest, the bravest, and the wisest of men — and secure in the favor of a God who so hates learning and reason that he will "make folly of the wisdom of this world."

The simpletons and morons, having become True Believers, can look forward to the delights of seeing, when the last have been made first, their betters suffer the most atrocious torments forever and forever.

"No idea, no menticidal poison, could be more effective in destroying the culture and even the sanity of the people in whom it has been injected."

If there is a better description of what is happening to the world today, I do not know what it is.

And the poison, destructive of all social stability and hence of civilization itself, survived the mythology from which it sprang and persists today in the atheistic "Liberals" who bleat about the "underprivileged", fawn on savages, and demand an "open society" that is perpetually stirred up so that the dregs on the bottom may become the scum on the top.

Having noticed that these two cardinal elements of Zoroastrianism and the religions derived from it, we need not mention others, for the vital historical question is whether this pernicious cult was Aryan in its origins or a device of aliens.

Though Zoroastrianism rose up to become the spiritual engine of the mighty Persian empire (550-330 BC), since the Aryans themselves originally lived in India, there is some question as to where the creed was founded and who founded it. Key to the question is the true identity of the Magi, those enigmatic priests who were most famously present as the Wise Men supposedly attending the birth of Jesus.

Oliver explains that the term Magi was not originally a religious designation; it was "an ethnic term that designated a certain peculiar people who lived in Media but were in some way distinct from the ordinary Medes, and during the early centuries of Zoroastrianism only men of that peculiar tribe could be priests and their sacred office could be transmitted only by hereditary descent through females (Hence their famous custom of engendering offspring by sexual intercourse with their mothers or, if that was not possible, with sisters" — something not totally unlike historical Jewish behavior)"

Although Hebrew records show Jewish colonies were planted in Media and circumstantial evidence shows a correspondence of customs between Jews and Magi, Oliver doesn't believe the Magi who governed the customs of Zoroastrianism were actually Jews.

But Oliver did believe that Christianity, spawned by the Jews who created the Old Testament, changed the destiny of Western civilization.

"It is odd that Spengler, and even odder that Yockey, had so little to say about the prime example of what they call 'pseudo-morphosis', the acceptance of an alien element by a young culture, which accordingly tries to make its Weltanschauung (perception of the world) conform to a pattern that is repugnant to its inner nature."

Oliver believed "the culture of modern Europe was infected by a Levantine religion . . . producing a spiritual tension that has destroyed the peace of mind of every able man in the West for a thousand years."

The Christian sect that shrewdly made a political deal with the despots of the decaying Roman empire was one that brought with it the Jewish Old Testament, and it used the military power it thus acquired to extirpate all the competing Christian sects, including the many that rejected the Jewish compilation or logically identified Yahweh with Satan.

Oliver writes: "Marcion (a 2nd century AD theologian), although superstitious, was sufficiently clear headed to perceive the utter incompatibility between the Jewish book and the doctrines of even the gospels that have been included by the 'orthodox' in the New Testament part of their holy book; he was also revolted by the barbarous notion that a supposedly good god would have his own son killed."

Other writers, "repelled by the gross immorality of the Old Testament . . . also saw the absurdity of the conventional Christian claim that a god who lacked either the power or the will to squelch the devil was both omnipotent and just . . ."

Oliver's bottom line? "Even at its best, however, Christianity powerfully and, indeed, immeasurably distorted our culture."

"As all educated men know," Oliver wrote, "Christianity is essentially a Judaized version of Zoroastrianism, as is, in fact, implied in one of the accepted legends about the nativity of its Saviour God, at which Zoroastrian priests (Magi) are said to have been in attendance. The Zoroastrian cult, reputedly founded by Zarathustra, who, as is de rigeur for all Saviours, was born of a divinely fecundated virgin (or, what is slightly more miraculous, from several virgins simultaneously), was the archetype of all "universal religions" of which only (historian Arnold) Toynbee seems to have perceived its importance as a force that constricts and deforms a people's native culture."

Oliver wrote, in a footnote, "17th century Cardinal Dubois asserted that 'a god is an indispensable boogeyman that must be flourished to scare the masses into a semblance of civilized behavior.'"

"For Aryans of course, the Germanic peoples who invaded the moribund empire that had once been Roman, Christianity has been a deadly and perhaps fatal poison, a delusion that forced our people to act against the dictates of their own biological nature."

When our ancestors accepted the Magian cult, the believed themselves at the mercy of a capricious and ferocious god whom they had to appease and placate by observing absurd taboos and imposing on themselves unnatural conduct their racial instincts rejected. By not sinning in the eyes of Yahweh, they were sinning against themselves.

which today results in

the maddening sense of personal and racial guilt that has been for centuries and is today a black and monstrous incubus on the minds of our race.

See the entire text of "The Enemy of Our Enemies" at


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