If the next worldview movement is towards occult oneness as writers such as Peter Jones and Carl Teichrib suggest in their works then the mask is a fine symbol for this. The mask moves in sync with the Pantheistic God and may well be its perfect symbol as the mask liquidates and absorbs all differences and distinctions. Together as we wear the mask we are Borg… we are one.
The mask makes concrete the movement towards pantheistic oneness we have been pursuing in earnest at least since the French Revolution with its elimination of time-honored social order distinctions in favor of a rampant egalitarianism. One could even make the case that the move towards pantheistic oneness really began in the Garden of Eden. After all, what else could have been the temptation of the serpent “ye shall be as gods,” except the temptation towards a pantheistic oneness?
However, for our purposes, we will briefly trace out the urge towards pantheistic oneness for the past 100 years or so. The movement towards pantheistic oneness began in the obliteration of male covenantal headship first in the political realm and then in the family and broader cultural realm as women were first given the vote and then ushered into the heretofore male work world. This impulse has only expanded as formerly understood distinctions between Christian male and female God appointed functional natures have been incrementally eliminated in favor of absolute interchangeability between cogs and cogs. Women (using the term in embarrassing now that we are all one) now not only vote but they are heads of families, CEO’s, Generals as well as grunts in the military, First Responders, Ministers, and Heads of State. There is nothing that a man cannot do that a woman cannot do better – or so we are told.
Our move towards occult pantheistic oneness however didn’t halt there. The pantheistic oneness movement gained steam with the civil rights movement with its functional denial of race. (Something which most Reformed and Evangelicals genuflect before now.) Whereas our Christian Fathers almost universally believed that it was inadvisable to mix the races in marriage now we are told that there is no such thing as race and even that the more mixing in marriage the more godly we might become. Now we are being told that the more race-mixing we have in Churches the greater the evidence is that the church is healthy. The Church itself is supporting the movement towards Pantheistic oneness.
However, the pantheistic oneness movement did not stop here. Not long after the civil-rights movement arrived the environmental movement animated by this same pantheistic oneness. Earth day became a paean to the idea that man and nature were one. The environmental movement taught that there was a symbiotic relationship between man and nature and that we could only advance together was we appreciated that oneness.
Soon, pantheistic oneness progressed onward with the movement towards the elimination of biological sex as a consideration for marriage. Loving vs. Virginia quite logically gave way to Obergefell vs. Hodges as sure as day follows night. The great monad of oneness will cover all.
This pantheistic oneness now finds itself flexing its muscle as official state documents have been changed from reading “Father,” and “Mother” to “Parent 1” and “Parent 2,” so the oneness between parents can be appreciated. Consistent with that adoption agencies are moving away from placing children in homes with both Father and Mother making allowance that two sodomites or two lesbians could parent an adopted child just as well as the now passe distinctions once required when pantheistic oneness was on the prowl. And of course, we must not miss the whole transgender-ism movement which is the perfect expression of pantheistic oneness. It is anybody’s guess who or what Pat is.
This pantheistic oneness push early on found its way into fashion. My Grandmothers were born in 1905 and 1918 respectfully. They died in 1984 and 1995. I have zero memories of either one of them ever wearing anything but a dress in daily attire and that includes their work helping around the farm. A lady just did not wear anything except a dress. Seeing a woman in a dress today is more uncommon than common.
Another example. In the early 20th century women did not smoke. Smoking was a male habit. However, through shrewd advertisement as coupled with the women’s suffrage movement smoking became common for liberated women. (Of course with the anti-smoking campaigns of 35 years ago comparatively speaking very few people – male or female – smoke.)
In closing, we return to the mask. The mask is the perfect mascot for a pantheistic oneness world. It is less bulky than a Mao Jacket and more convenient than a Phrygian cap. It covers us all and makes the sameness we have been arching towards since the French Revolution a reality. The mask eliminates the damnable distinctions that have made us – male and female – so ugly for so long.
Of course, this is all driven by the elimination of the Creator and creature distinction. If there is no difference between God and man then there can be no stable differences or distinction between man and man, man and woman, man and child, man and beast, and man and nature. The death of God requires us to be exactly where we find ourselves to be.
And herein you find the reason why it drives me to absolute rage when a “conservative” “minister” insists that “there is no such thing as race.” There is no way anyone could say that unless they were drinking out of the pool limned out above.