Good and Evil in Liberalism's Land of Oz

The character that takes command in moments of crucial choices has already been determined by a thousand other choices made earlier in seemingly unimportant moments. It has been determined by all the ‘little’ choices of years past - by all those times when the voice of conscience was at war with the voice of temptation, [which was] whispering the lie that ‘it really doesn’t matter.’ It has been determined by all the day-to-day decisions made when life seemed easy and crises seemed far away - the decision that, piece by piece, bit by bit, developed habits of discipline or of laziness; habits of self-sacrifice or self- indulgence; habits of duty and honor and integrity - or dishonor and shame.” (Ronald Reagan)

As a Christian, Ronald Reagan believed that man is fallen, that is, mankind is created good but because he is also fallen, he contains within himself the seeds of corruption and evil. However, because mankind is endowed with free will, he has the ability to say “no” to bad impulses, the sort, for example, that lead to lying, stealing, and murder.  

By extension of Christian reasoning, man must be held personally responsible for the bad choices he makes.  Thus thieves, liars, pedophiles, and murderers are responsible for the wrongs they have committed and society has a duty and obligation to punish them.

Because Liberalism is a reinvention of paganism, its view of evil and man is a complete reversal of the Christian view.  In this system, man is born good and all sources of evil exist externally to man.

Liberalism sees two primary sources of evil: genetic inheritance and oppressive social institutions and mystical concepts such as individual freedom, free markets, private property, the traditional family and self-defense.  In sum, whatever Christianity declares good liberalism declares evil, and whatever Christianity declares evil, liberalism declares good. 

Liberals believe their inverted morality is validated by evolution.  As evolution is a primary doctrine of liberalism, and evolution implies continuous change, then history as a record of events in space and time is as useless and absurd as unchanging higher truths , moral absolutes and "He made them male and female." 

In light of this belief, liberalism holds that Biblical sexual ethics and Christian-based life and culture sustaining institutions such as procreative traditional marriage must be gradually undermined, destroyed, and replaced with "free love" (promiscuity, homosexuality), abortion and alternative lifestyles.  As well, the personal wealth of the “haves” must be redistributed to the “have-nots" and the "evil" concept of individual liberty must be replaced with the pagan concept of “oneness.” 

Liberals believe that out of chaos will emerge a new, more perfect order.  In practice this means that by destroying everything about the "old" Christian-based order a perfected “new man” and a peaceful kingdom of heaven on earth will be attained.

These remedies only account for social evils however.  So what about evils caused by genetic inheritance, which liberals believe are the cause of politically incorrect “wrong thought,” “wrong speech,” and “wrong actions”?  

As a reinvention of superstitious pagan reasoning, liberals think that mankind does not possess free will. As a consequence, he cannot choose to behave and think other than how his genes determine he will think and behave.  In other words, mankind is a machine preprogrammed by his genes.  In this way of thinking, some individuals - usually thought to be the criminal element - can be rehabilitated.   After all, criminals aren’t really criminals but helpless victims of oppressive systems and concepts.  In other words, they are just good machines cast into confusion and wrong behavior due to the bad influences of the oppressive systems and politically incorrect thought in which they are presently living.  By extension of this reasoning, capital punishment is cruel and unusual punishment and terrorists aren’t really bad guys, but freedom fighters.

So on one hand, rehabilitation is one method liberals resort to in order to “save” the lost.  On the other, abortion, eugenics, euthanasia, and other population control schemes are methods employed by liberals to rid the world of evil caused by genetics.  Since human machines can do no other than to think and behave as determined by their genes, it just makes sense, think liberals, to simply weed out the undesirables.

But what about the unredeemable?  Those so contaminated by bad ideas and concepts that they are beyond any hope of redemption?   Hitler called his response “The Final Solution,” and liquidated millions of unredeemable machines. Marxist Communists called it “class warfare” and liquidated many millions more than did Hitler.  In the 1930s, here in America, progressive liberals devised a eugenics program for the purposeful breeding of a perfected New Man.  Abortion and homosexual behavior were actively promoted among the undesirables, which at that time were viewed as Catholics, blacks, Irish, and Italians.  So advanced was this program that both Tojo and Hitler sent delegations to our nation to study the progressive liberal eugenics processes.

When we understand how liberals think, we can see that underlying the current mortgage fiasco is liberalism’s irrational belief system at work.   That is, by forcing lending institutions into financing mortgages to unsuitable borrowers, liberals believed they were “fixing” the evils caused by America’s oppressive old order.  The devastation wrought by their machinations is likewise seen as a good thing, as it lends itself to the undermining of our traditional institutions, infrastructures, and way of life.

Ideas have consequences.  Liberalism’s ideas are morally and intellectually bankrupt, and as a consequence lead to devastation, poverty, suffering, and monstrous evil.  

Because liberalism’s ideas are out of touch with reality, liberals are themselves out of touch with reality.  They are not sane.

@Linda Kimball