Traditionalism as a Social Engineering Meme
By Charles Upton
Traditionalism/Perennialism is beginning to be recognized and patronized by various well-established globalist figures and institutions, including Prince Charles of England and His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal, who heads the A Common Word between You and Us initiative and also founded the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies. Another Jordanian prince, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, is a co-chair of the State of the World Forum founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
In addition to this sort of open patronage, evidence is mounting that certain other forces have “recognized” Traditionalism and begun to factor it into their plans. Judging from a recent BBC Inspector Lewis mystery episode entitled “The Allegory of Love”, patronage of Islam is being used, in the UK at least (with the help of Traditionalism/Perennialism, which is “showcased” in the episode in a way that has nothing whatever to do with the plot), to further snuff out Christianity and co-opt/pervert Islam at the same time. In the episode in question, where the Gospel is directly attacked and Islam more or less exalted, an Oxford professor character calls for Christian forgiveness to be replaced by an unforgiving moral rigor that is falsely pictured as Qur’anic. (Throughout the Qur’an it is made clear that Allah accepts repentance immediately—but not according to the BBC!) The episode also totally represses the fact that the Inklings—C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Dorothy Sayers—were all committed Christians and wrote as such, and also speaks of a group, possibly yet to be formed, called “The New Inklings”. It puts the original Inklings in the same category with J.K. Rowling, whose Harry Potter books are designed to introduce the young to sorcery, thus removing the idea of “spirituality” from any religious or metaphysical context, and from any unambiguous moral context as well, by reducing it to “pure technique”—a fact that which only the Christians (and not all of them) seem to have recognized. At one point the detective sidekick of Inspector Lewis, an ex-Catholic-seminary student, during an interrogation of a Muslim professor in his Oxford study, spies a book by Titus Burckhardt and treats us to a fairly cogent capsule definition of “Perennialism”—but with absolutely no reference to the fact that the Perennialists are also by-and-large Traditionalists who require adherence to one of the revealed faiths, as Burckhardt certainly did; we then see a quick unexplained shot of the “Traditionalist spiderweb” diagram of concentric circles with radii, apparently in order to implant it in the consciousness of the audience as a waking suggestion for future use. Perennialism is presented not in a Traditionalist context but in one of literary Neo-Paganism and fantasy literature— and it is made quite clear that this is not some hippy religion for the peasants, but a universalism for the intellectual elite.
We may speculate that such propaganda may be emanating from the Tavistock Institute on Human Relations, which, according to Dr. John Coleman in his book The Committee of 300, is the dominant globalist social engineering think tank, one that has a certain amount of control over BBC programming. Apparently Tavistock, or some similar group, has adopted Traditionalism/Perennialism as a “meme” in their agenda of social engineering for the co-optation and control of religious institutions, groups and trends.