Is Imperialism Driven by Demonic Forces?
Whether it’s building kingdoms by way of aggression, war and plunder or the modern enslavement of people by financial institutions, there’s a genuine case to be made that imperialism is caused by the power of evil.
Are Empires demonic entities? The British Empire was invented by magician John Dee – a well-documented fact. He came up with the phrase and suggested it to Queen Elizabeth I. The story goes that he had conjured up a demon who inspired that imperial vision. Not bloody likely, of course, but the link between the demonic – the power of evil – and imperialism seems well-grounded.
My favourite historian, AJP Taylor, has written that the British imperialists overseas emulated Attila and his Huns. In North America, the British exterminated the native inhabitants… just as they had earlier striven to exterminate the natives of Ireland. “No Empire has marched forward with more savagery…they followed a simple rule: the only good Indian is a dead Indian.” Verily, a formulation worthy of a demon.
An astrologer, alchemist and head of a confraternity created to invoke angels, John Dee was accused of sorcery. The charge was that he used demons to harm the life of Queen Mary Tudor. (Mary did, indeed, suffer an early death.) Although acquitted, Dee made good use of his occult reputation. He claimed to have found the mythical Philosopher’s Stone that turns vile metals into gold. With fellow magician Edward Kelley he went to Prague, to win over Emperor Rudolf II. At first Rudolf was friend
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