Good and Evil in Liberalism's Land of Oz

Conservatives UndergroundLinda Kimball

“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 selfindulgence; habits of duty and honor and integrity - or dishonor and shame.” (Ronald Reagan)

Ronald Reagan was a God-fearing Christian. As a result, he 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 therefore 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, 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 concepts such as individual freedom, free markets, private property, and the traditional family. In sum, whatever Christianity declares good (i.e., individual freedom, free markets, private property, procreation, the traditional family), liberalism declares evil, and whatever Christianity declares evil, liberalism declares good.

In light of this belief, liberalism thinks that oppressive Christian-based social institutions and concepts must be gradually undermined, destroyed, and replaced with liberal systems which they call “programs.” Traditional marriage, for instance, must be destroyed and replaced by alternative relationships and “free love.” The personal wealth of the “haves” must be redistributed to the “have-nots.” The evil concept of individuality must be replaced with the pagan concept of “oneness.”

Liberals believe that only through destruction of the old “oppressive” order’s institutions and concepts will both a perfected “new man” and a peaceful kingdom of heaven on earth be attained.

These remedies only account for social evils however. So what about evils caused by genetic inheritance, which liberals think cause politically incorrect “wrong thought,” “wrong speech,” and “wrong actions”? Because liberalism is a reinvention of 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, liberals believe. After all, criminals aren’t really criminals but helpless victims of oppressive systems and concepts. In other words, they are just good people (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 rehabilitation is one method liberals resort to in order to “save” the lost. Abortion, eugenics, euthanasia, and other population control schemes are other systems employed by liberals to rid the world of evil caused by genetics. Read more: