THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD SO FAR… THE DEMISE OF ROYALTY
In the Kali yuga, the lord of this earthly world is the demon Kali. This Kali yuga, which lasts 432,000 years, commenced with the departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa some 5,116 years ago. The demon Kali is the main influential entity that rules supreme over the earthly realm for the duration of this yuga and appeared in the time of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s grandson, Mahārāja Parīkṣit’s reign on earth. After obtaining boons from Mahārāja Parīkṣit that enabled him to gain controlling influence in this yuga, he set about seizing power and control.
Kali knows full well that the only way that he can gain power and influence is to remove the loyalty of the people from the Kingly or Royal class of men and their faith in a personal God and place it on his plan. He is also well aware of the fact that in order for this to happen there needed to be radical changes made to the psychology of the people in general by disconnecting people from their cultural and ethnic heritage. This ultimately means that human society needs to be disconnected from religion.
Religion played a large role in the operation of a kingdom/nation, but it was also a very important aspect of a person’s cultural and social psyche and until the middle of last century played a vital role in the common man’s life.
Kings or Kṣatriyas in the past were protectors of Dharma and the Brahman class or the intelligent class’s role was to advise and support the Kingly class of man to rule and administer the various kingdoms under God’s law as given in the Vedic scriptures and their corollaries.
Kali knew that to remove or to debilitate the Kingly and Brahman class was vital to his agenda to rule mankind. The Brahmins, as the intelligentsia, advised on spiritual and material matters while the Kṣatriyas, by strength of arms and administrative prowess, governed the land.
Without the head (Brahmans) and arms (Kṣatriyas/Kings), human society was effectively leaderless, which afforded Kali the ability to implement his tried and tested strategies which aimed at bringing about chaos and schisms within human societies.
Kali is the great-great grandson of Lord Brahmā and the great-grandson of Adharma (Impropriety) and his wife, “Mithyā” (Falsehood). Adharma was originally created from Lord Brahmā’s back as a “Maleen Patākā” (a very dark and deadly sinful object). He is the grandson of “Dambha” (Vanity) and his sister-turned-wife, Māyā (Illusion). Kali is the son of Krodha” (Anger) his sister-turned-wife is “Hiṁsā” (Violence).
Kali has ruled in countless Kali yugas, his knowledge is vast and as he operates under a time scale far different than mankind’s he can easily see what has worked in the past and what is needed in the present.
Kali, being invisible, can enter into the ‘hearts’ of man and influence them to align them with his agenda. Similar to when he is said to have entered into the gold crown of Mahārāja Parīkṣit and influenced him to throw the serpent around the neck of the Brāhmaṇa. He is also said to have entered into Lord Śiva and caused him to write evil Scriptures. What to speak of lesser mortals. Another classic example of how Kali functions is that he assumed the body of Duryodhana, the first son of Dhritarasta.
Kali began his rule by arranging for the elimination of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, thus depriving the world of a ruler who upheld high Dharmic principles of varṇa and ashram and so these principles began to corrupt into what can be now termed a ‘classless society’.
However, the various varṇa’s and ashrams are ‘archetypal’ in essence and so the various classes of people as outlined in the Vedic knowledge are deeply ingrained in the psyche of mankind and can never be removed, they can only be temporarily covered by another system.
Kali also is aware that his true identity, purpose and plans must be hidden behind a screen of secrecy and so knowledge of his personal form, past and activities are relatively unknown to the general public. The only culture who is aware of this agenda is the Vedic Culture as detailed in the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam.
“Therefore, O chief amongst the protectors of religion, please fix some place for me where I can live permanently under the protection of your government. Sūta Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Parīkṣit, thus being petitioned by the personality of Kali, gave him permission to reside in places where gambling, drinking, prostitution and animal slaughter were performed. The personality of Kali asked for something more, and because of his begging, the King gave him permission to live where there is gold because wherever there is gold there is also falsity, intoxication, lust, envy and enmity.”(SB.1.17.37 – 39)
As evidenced by the above description it can be inferred the demon Kali will receive the protection of the Government while being the controlling and corrupting force behind gambling, intoxication, prostitution, meat eating and gold. As Vaiṣṇava’s who are in knowledge of the personality of Kali we can clearly see his activities and plan as it unfolds throughout the centuries.
In order for Kali to assume control of the world, changes to the Kingly system began by removing the Brahminical advisory role from the Kings decision making and eventually replacing it with the Merchant or Financier class with gold being the standard of financial transactions. Kali is well aware that the Brahman or Priestly class of man was more connected to the nation’s cultural and ethnic background, while the Merchant was only connected to greed and therefore it was essential to sever the link between the Brahminical classes, successfully disconnecting the people from their ties with their cultural traditions. The introduction of Secularism has greatly decreased the relevance of the Brahminical/Priestly class and increased the influence and control of the quasi materialistic sciences within human society.
In more modern times, democracy and communism are political theories that have further systematically destroyed and dismantled the remnants of Royalty and upper classes. Although Royalty in its pure form is not present in the administration of nations, the class structure is still in existence with the difference being that in the past one was born into the various class structures according to karmic results, whereas now anyone with ambition can gain access to any class they desire.
As the Kali yuga progressed, the merchant class became more influential in the administration of countries and subsequently controlled conquest. The minister or Brahman advising the King evolved into the merchant controlling the King, to its modern day equivalent where the merchant/moneylender class evolved into the multinational financial institutions that more or less control the world’s economies and geopolitical sphere, thus rendering the Kingly or Brahman class superfluous and counterproductive.
For the sake of relevance to modern history, the following part of this paper is mainly focusing on the historic development of western society and its influence on Geopolitics from Roman times up to the present.