Or rather, their true darkness.
But they are presented as "light" -- the "new" enlightened positive way to achieve good things.
Communism spread across the world because people truly believed it was the answer to poverty and discrimination. Even many Communist leaders initially displayed great mesirut nefesh for Communism and spoke with passion about the plight of the poor.
But it ended up causing even more poverty and millions of people died, whether from starvation or from persecution or unnecessary wars.
Likewise, humanity first started worshiping the Sun as a token of appreciation to Hashem. They knew the Sun was just a servant of Hashem, so they initially felt that honoring the Sun (and other aspects of nature) was merely a display of honor to Hashem.
But things always went downhill from there, until the insistence on controlling nature and its forces became paramount, diminishing Hashem’s role as just another god, chas v’shalom.
In Parshat Va’era, we see Avraham Avinu’s hospitality to others. But no bleeding-hearted liberal was he. First, he always insisted that his guests wash off their feet.
Why? Because the people of that time worshiped the dust on their feet.
The Kli Yakar in 18:4 explains that the people believed that because they came from the earth (Adam Harishon was formed from earth) and because Beresheit 3:19 says, “For you are dust and to dust you shall return”—then the dust possesses an aspect of godliness. And they wanted to honor that.
Yet despite their good intentions, it was all wrong.
Berlin or San Francisco?
Yet so much of the New Age stuff is taken from dark sources and leads to dark places.
Ironically, they often include the word “light” within their organization titles (like the occultist Society of Inner Light) and talk about being enlightened or how their wacky stuff brings them light.
Yes, they sound so caring and in-tune with nature and humanity.
But love of nature and animals does not lead to true compassion.
(True compassion will result in a respect for the environment and compassion toward animals, but it doesn't seem to work the other way around.)
For example, Nazis (nature- and animal-lovers themselves) are considered to be descendants of Amalek.
Amalek was a corrupt nation that wanted to destroy the Jew both in body AND in soul.
In other words, Amalek doesn't always show up with a gun.
They have other corrupt facets in addition to bloodthirst.
Prior to World War II, Berlin was considered the San Francisco of the world. In fact, it started up like that even before World War I. But it flourished in the Wiemar Republic from 1919 throughout the 1920s and even into the 1930s.
During that time, 25-30 weekly or monthly periodicals catering to people attracted to their own gender were published in Berlin.
In contrast, such media was not published anywhere else in the world.
Newspaper ads seeking like-minded partners, bars and formal dances all occurred out in the open (more or less). One such club achieved so much popularity that it was patronized by princes, barons, counts, wealthy nobility, and a young Marlene Dietrich.
Many Germans suffered poverty and class discrimination at that time, but for those attracted to their own gender in Berlin, it was one long party.
You also had German scientists who pushed for social acceptance of same-gender relationships (and all the cross-dressing and gender-reassignment that often accompanies that part of society), including one scientist who stated that a same-gender relationship “was part of the plan of nature and creation just like normal love."
That leading scientist was also a prominent member of Germany’s left-wing Social Democrat party.
The first male-to-female surgery was performed in Germany in 1930.
(The “gender reassignment” was actually carried out over several operations until the Danish client died of complications in 1931.)
I also found something about a gender reassignment surgery carried out in 1919 in Germany, but the details weren’t clear. It seems it wasn’t completely successful and anyway, the patient decided he wanted to be a man after all and go back to his wife. So the doctors reversed what they’d done and it seems that all was well -- or as well as could be, I suppose.
Then Germany transformed itself into a genocide machine (while still blathering on about equality and nature and organic food) with all the classic Amalekite characteristics we all know and hate.
What does that have to do with anything?
Amalek's Sneaky Strategy
[Amalek] was not able to attach itself [l’hizdaveg] to the Jewish people while they were faithful to God, until the people arrived in Refidim, where they became lax in Torah. They created an opening for him and ‘Amalek came’ and defiled them with mishkav zachar [male same-gender relationships].
Interestingly, Amalek initially came into being because Timna wanted l’hizdaveg to the Jewish people and wasn’t allowed, so she coupled with Eliphaz instead and produced Amalek.
This also mirrors the Nazi obsession with everything Jewish. Top Nazis even collected Jewish ritual objects to make a museum of Judaism to commemorate what they’d destroyed. (B'chasdei Hashem, they lost the war and could not annihilate the entire Jewish people, so the museum never saw the light of day.)
You can see this sometimes, that there are those who want to attach themselves to the Jewish people, but seem to carry secret hatred for this same people at the same time.
Anyway, the point is that Amalek apparently uses same-gender attraction (particularly male-to-male attraction) to entrap the Jewish people.
But first, they present it in a most sympathetic light.
Look what's going on around you. It's nothing new.
And it's not good, either.
And may we all succeed in doing complete teshuvah from love & not from nisayon or bizayon.