Political Correctness, Self-Absorbed Barbarians and ISIS

Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos writes that campus activists in America showed their true faces during an international tragedy last night: they are the selfish, spoiled children we always knew they were.  Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters responded to the murder of scores of people in Paris at the hands of Islamic extremists by complaining about losing the spotlight and saying their “struggles” were being “erased.” Their struggles, remember, consist of a poop swastika of unknown provenance and unsubstantiated claims of racially-charged remarks somewhere near Missouri’s campus:

"So debased has the language on American campuses become that these incidents, which many observers believe to be hoaxes, just like previous campus scandals celebrated by progressive media, are being referred to as “terrorism” and a “tragedy” by moronic 20-year-olds who have never been told, “No.”  (Breitbart, Nov. 14, 2015)

Post-Christian America is producing a generation of conscienceless narcissists---self-absorbed barbarians unfettered from morality and fueled by destructive impulses whose lack of empathy results in blindness to the humanity of both the French massacre victims and of those who are hated and envied. Dehumanization permits victims to be sacrificed without remorse on the altar of narcissism, for with the negation of humanity victims are no longer human beings but objects to be used, abused, tormented and discarded at will. This monstrous evil finds expression over and over in the writings of the sexual psychopath, the Marquis de Sade:

"The philosopher sates his appetites without inquiring to know what his enjoyments may cost others, and without remorse." (Libido Dominandi, E. Michael Jones, p. 26). 

We cannot understand the rising tide of tyrannical barbarism unless we return to the Biblical view of man. The "basic insights of the Christian faith provide the best insight we have into the nature of man"  and no concept gives "deeper insight into the enigma that is man" than original sin. Evil is not just a "bad dream," warned Richard Weaver, author of "Ideas Have Consequences." Evil is not "an accident of history," or the "creation of a few antisocial men." It is a "subtle, protean force," and original sin is a "parabolical expression" of this "immemorial tendency of man to do the wrong thing when he knows the right thing." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, George Nash, p. 53)

Man is not born good, as self-deluded Progressive Leftists and Liberals of both evolutionary  atheist and mystical pantheist persuasions claim. Nor is man 'evolving' to some higher, more godlike spiritual state. The ugly, unpalatable truth is that all men are born pleasure-seeking hedonists, says Dr. Terry G. Shaw:

"To understand...principles of human behavior...we must first begin by accepting (that) all humans are born hedonists (aka narcissists) and have an intrinsic need to seek pleasure, avoid pain, and engage in those activities that best accomplish both with the least amount of effort." (Born Liberal Raised Right, Reb Bradley, p.19)

In 1926, Governor Theodore Christianson of Minnesota established the Minnesota Crime Commission to study crime and evaluate its causes. The commission eventually concluded that criminal tendencies were not the result of poverty, education, or environment. Instead, it offered the following brutal observation:

"Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered. He wants what he wants when he wants it: his bottle, his mother's attention, his playmates toys...or whatever. Deny him these and he seethes with rage and aggressiveness which could be murderous were he not so helpless. He's dirty; he has no morals, no knowledge, no developed skills. This means that all children, not just certain children, but all children, are born delinquent. If permitted to continue in their self-centered world of infancy, given free rein to their impulsive actions to satisfy each want, every child would grow up a criminal, a thief, a killer, a rapist." (ibid, p. 21)

The architects of our nation were men who did not shy away from the ugly truth about man's fallen condition, which meant that if the American experiment in national self-government was to succeed, then as the Founders strongly advised, all children would need to be trained against their natural self-centered inclinations from birth:

"Since private and public Vices, are in Reality...connected (it is necessary) that the Utmost Pains be taken by the Public, to have the Principle of Virtue early inculcated on the minds of...children, and the moral Sense kept alive...For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued when knowledge is diffused and Virtue preserved. On the contrary, when People are universally ignorant and debauched...they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign invaders." (Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, p. 26)

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin, quoted in Born Liberal Raised Right, p. 15)

"The government...can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other despotic or oppressive form so long as there shall remain any virtue in the body of the people." George Washington (ibid)

More than forty years ago, repentant ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn called upon America and the West to turn back to the transcendent Holy God . He testified to the evils he had committed and repented of, and perceptively noted that Communism and the gulag are the logical end of modern history once God the Father, Original Sin, immutable truth and universal morality have been removed from men's lives. Evil cuts through the heart of every man, noted Solzhenitsyn, and atheism is the outworking of that evil — the madness — in man's nature while the unrestrained madness, murder, and Gulag are the logical expressions of this evil. In summation, Communism — modernity's Tower of Babel — is "... a concentration of world evil, of hatred for humanity..." (Communism: A Legacy of Terror, 1976)

A tsunami of concentrated evil swept over Orthodox Russia. Historian R.J. Rummel details some of its evils:

"...communism — Marxism-Leninism and its variants — meant in practice bloody terrorism, deadly purges, lethal gulags and forced labor, fatal deportations, man-made famines, extrajudicial executions and show trials, and genocide." With this understood, "the Soviet Union appears the greatest megamurderer of all...killing near 61,000,000." (http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/POWER.ART.HTM)

The American experiment in national self-government is being buried under an avalanche of ignorance, narcissism, debauchery and tyrannical barbarism otherwise known as political correctness.  Post-Christian America has nearly lost its conscience and as it sinks under its own corrupt weight and ISIS sharpens its knives and sets up shop among us a season of bloodletting will surely occur.  This will be followed by totalitarianism unless there is instead a season of repentance and turning back to the Lord.

@Linda Kimball