When Lying is Accepted it becomes Required and Society Turns Upside Down

In "Do Blacks and the Left Really Believe This?" Dennis Prager begins by observing that every time you think that the left and its political party have hit moral bottom, they will eventually prove you wrong.

The most recent example occurred last week in Louisiana when the head of the Louisiana Democratic Party, State Senator Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, stood before her colleagues in the state Senate and announced the reason people oppose Obamacare is because they are racists.  It is President Obama's skin color:

"It isn't about the administration, and it should not be about the administration of the state nor federal level when it comes to Obamacare," she said. "But in fact it is. And why is that? I have talked to so many members in the House and Senate and you know what it comes down to? Are you ready for this? It is not about how many federal dollars we can receive. You ready? You want to know what it's about? It's about race. Now nobody wants to talk about that. It's about the race of this African-American president. ... It comes down to the race of the president of the U.S. which causes people to disconnect and step away from the substance of the bill." (Prager, Townhall.com, June 4, 2013)

Prager wonders why the head of a state Democratic Party -- and a state senator -- would say something that is equally vile and moronic?

There are two possible explanations, and one is worse than the other:

"One is that Peterson doesn't believe what she said; that she said it solely in order to intimidate opponents of Obamacare. When a prominent black accuses anyone -- even if it is most white people in America -- of racism, it usually ends all debate."  (ibid)

But if not that then she really believes what she said:

"And if she really believes that the more than one hundred million Americans who oppose Obamacare -- a CNN poll last week found that 54 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare -- do so because Obama is black, America is in trouble. America is in real trouble if Peterson represents a large majority of black Americans. And we have every reason to believe that she does. She represents a 48-percent black district. And virtually every black leader routinely charges whites with racism." (ibid)

Now either the great majority of American whites are profoundly racist (or homophobic and anti-Muslim) and oppose Obamacare solely because the president is black,  or the great majority of blacks wrongly perceive reality when it comes to their perceptions of whites. In either case said Prager, blacks and whites are living in parallel universes.

One of them is both factually and morally very wrong said Prager and added that the idea that whites only oppose Obamacare because the president is black is one of those terrible lies that shape a society for ill.   Furthermore, it is the non-black left that routinely accuse whites of racism.   In fact, it is mainly white-skinned Leftists such as Paul Krugman of the New York Times, Chris Matthews of MSNBC, former president Jimmy Carter, Frank Rich of New York Magazine, and so many other Leftists who perpetuate the lie of racism (and homophobia, sexism, etc).  And their charge is not only malicious, notes Prager, but is just one more example of the societal destruction wrought by the left.

 Americans are thoroughly entangled and increasingly isolated within a massive and still growing web of delusion, false perceptions, propaganda and lies mainly perpetrated by God-hating Leftists who want there to be no Triune God Who created everything seen and unseen ex nihilo as Thomas Nagel, professor of philosophy and law at New York University admits in his book, "The Last Word." 

According to Nagel, rage against God has produced poor science (and other pathologies) among unbelieving scientists:

"My guess is that this cosmic authority problem is not a rare condition and that it is responsible for much of the scientism and reductionism of our time.  One of the tendencies it supports is the ludicrous overuse of evolutionary biology to explain everything about life, including everything about the human mind." (The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith, Peter Hitchens, pp. 149-150)

 Thus evolutionary thinking and Darwin's theory in particular---which proposes that everything emerged (evolved)  out of self-generated matter----is the central and radical lie ".. in the whole web of falsehood that now governs our lives..."  said C.S. Lewis.  (Letter to Bernard Acworth, Spt. 13, 1951)

"I suppose the reason we leaped at the origin of species was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores," confessed Sir Julian Huxley, former president of UNESCO and grandson of Darwin's colleague Thomas Huxley. (Henry M. Morris, The Troubled Waters of Evolution, Creation-Life Publishers, 1974, p. 58)

In his masterpiece, "Ideas Have Consequences," early intellectual conservative Richard Weaver traced the first threads of today's matrix of lies to the late 14th century when Western man made an "evil decision" to abandon his belief in transcendent, unchanging "universals" and thus the position that "there is a source of truth higher than, and independent of man..." The consequences of this revolution were catastrophic:

"The denial of everything transcending experience means inevitably...the denial of truth. With the denial of objective truth there is no escape from the relativism of 'man is the measure of all things." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 30-33)

As lies, corruption, false perceptions and self-delusion rapidly spread and deepened, the web expanded and the downward spiral continued:

The living, supernatural God was conceptually murdered, heaven shut-down and nature (matter) and the physical world of the senses elevated to the supreme reality. The doctrine of original sin was abandoned and replaced by the 'goodness of man' and the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo dehistoricized and replaced with evolutionary cosmogonies claiming spontaneous generation and vast ages of time.  As supernatural Christianity declined, rationalism and then Protestant Liberalism (pantheism) arose and reductionist evolutionary science became the most prestigious way to study man. With knowledge limited to the sensory realm, Jesus Christ the Word Incarnate was reduced to an immanent mystical evolutionary force or Christ consciousness within nature while man's spiritual attributes — soul/spirit (mind, conscience and will) — were soon lost in an endless cycle of reductionism and determinism. Man, created in the spiritual likeness of his supernatural Creator would be lost. In his place would stand the soulless hominid, an accidental emergent product of spontaneously-generated mystical matter and evolutionary forces:

"Marxist philosophical materialism remains beyond all doubt that at some time or other in the remote past, life must have arisen from non-living matter." (Outline of Dialectical Materialism, 1948, p. 494)

Spontaneously generated dead matter not only thinks but is divine:

"...matter itself continually attains to higher perfection under its own power, thanks to indwelling dialectic...the dialectical materialists attribution of 'dialectic' to matter confers on it, not mental attributes only, but even divine ones." (Dialectical Materialism, Gustav A. Wetter, 1977, p. 58)

In "Socialism and Religious Beliefs," Enrico Ferri (1856-1926), a prominent socialist of his day and editor of Avanti, a socialist daily, confesses that Darwinism is fundamental to socialism and further reveals that forces or energies of nature substitute for miracles and divinity:

"....modern positive science...has substituted the conception of natural causality for the conception of miracles and divinity....I add that not only is Darwinism not contrary to socialism, but that it forms one of its fundamental scientific premises. As Virchow justly remarked, socialism is nothing else than the logical and vital outcome partly of Darwinism and partly of Spencerian evolution." (marxists.org)

 Darwinism has destroyed the foundations of supernatural Christian theism, immutable truth, moral law, man's soul/spirit, the two created sexes, and sexual ethics:

"Darwinism came at the desired time; Darwin's theory that man is the descendant of a lower animal destroyed the entire foundation of Christian dogma."   (Anton Pannekoek, "Marxism and Darwinism," translated by Nathan Weiser. Transcribed for the Internet by Jon Muller, Chicago, Charles H. Kerr & Company Co-operative Copyright, 1912 by Charles H. Kerr & Company)

For many long years, thoughtful, concerned people have been pointing out the connections between Darwin's evolutionary theory and the spreading epidemic of hard-edged egoism, pathological lying, narcissism, moral insanity, hatred, despair, paranoia, disordered thinking, dark fantasies, psychosis and other spiritual pathologies together with the murder of 150,000,000 men, women, and children by God-hating Communists and Fascists, the breakup of the family, the abortion of 60,000,000+ unborn here in America, the perversion of children, rampant hedonism and sodomy, and the relentlessly rising tide of psychiatric drug and porn use, crime, decadence, homicide and suicide in the 'evolutionized' West.

But for the most part, their concerns have been ignored, derided, scoffed at and mercilessly ridiculed by the ignorant, gullible, scientism idolaters,  and fools who hate truth.  This is also the case within the whole body of the church wherein evolutionary scientism is supplanting the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo.  So completely has the evolutionary transformation been that it has successfully inverted the order of creation and reversed the direction of Biblical theism.  With creation ex nihilo virtually replaced by evolution, it is now believed that men have not fallen from perfection but instead are gradually evolving upward from their ape beginnings toward greater and greater spiritual perfection.   

As a result, moral duty has turned upside down because "lying is accepted instead of condemned," said J. Budziszewski, a professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas. (What We Can't Not Know, Budziszewski, p. 197)

The moment lying is accepted it has to be required because it is the means to an end, the way to win, to have what we want, to preserve our inflated conception of 'self,' to dominate and control others, and to shift personal guilt away from 'self' and onto 'other'.   Thus refusal to lie for the cause---whatever that may be---- makes you guilty of betrayal, of being a spoil-sport, of being unscientific, backward, insane, and hateful.

For our generation of liars there is no heaven above nor hell below.  There is only sovereign 'self' who knows only personal selfishness, ambition, physical lust and hate.  Being immeasurably proud (narcissistic), 'self' detests moral absolutes, authority, obedience, accountability, direction, rules, restraints, and truth since narcissistic 'self'  already knows everything worth knowing.

A nation of liars.  This is where we are and what we are becoming.  The problem is not just in Obama, Leftists, 'gay' radicals, and abortionists but in our churches and in ourselves. If only there were evil liars somewhere,

"... insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”   Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The source and taproot of all lying in whatever form is pride (preference for 'self' over God and others).  Pride is the beginning of all sin and the,

"...beginning of the pride of man is to fall away from God." ("On Nature and Grace", St. Augustine, from Ancient Christian Devotional, Thomas Oden, p. 73)

As confession is good for the soul, Budziszewski wonders if we might finally repent of our lies.  Will we at last,

"...yield ourselves to Truth, to be scraped, scoured and made honest until we can give back His light?"

If not, then the Christian Church and our nation, individually and corporately, will continue to reap the consequences of the lies we have been sowing.

@Linda Kimball