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By Luciano Pellicani

Emerging from the cultural disaster produced through the tense increase of modernity, the pro progressive is one dissatisfied with the area. Incapable of accepting truth, he/she is confident that he/she has a systematic wisdom that resolves the puzzle of heritage and may bring about the construction of a paradise in the world. Pellicani information the historical past of the start of revolutionarism as a brand new kind of Gnosticism via a learn of the idea, the association, and the perform of the Leninist celebration and their undertaking to purify society by means of everlasting terrorism. He analyzes the explanations at the back of the cave in of the totalitarian method outfitted through the Bolsheviks, and he presents new insights into figuring out the new revival of the nihilistic anarchism of the Black Blocks in Europe and their violent assaults opposed to globalization and smooth civilization.

As Pellicani describes, the objective of the pro progressive is the evangelical group, in line with innovations of equality and common brotherhood. to arrive the specified aim, the progressive sees just one road-a conflict of annihilation opposed to the capitalists who're accountable for the corruption of humanity. this can be the resource of the panthoclastic ardour of the Gnostic revolution: the total global has to be destroyed to reach on the New international, the dominion of God with out God, Paradise on Earth.

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