When a people abandon belief in transcendent universals and thus the position that there is a source of unchanging Truth and Moral Absolutes higher than and independent of man, there is no escape from the relativism of amoral man as the autonomous measure of all things. The denial of transcendent universals and Moral Law means inevitably, the denial of Truth and of everything virtuous, normal, good, and right.
The dissolution of the West and by extension America, was the subject of Richard Weaver's book, "Ideas Have Consequences" (1948), a penetrating investigation into the historical spiritual foundations of the Christian-based West and its'subsequent deterioration through rejection of its' own foundations.
Weaver concludes that the West's dissolution was traceable to an evil decision made by Westerners in the late 14th century. Enticed by the philosophy of nominalism expounded by William of Occam (d.c. 1349) Western man rejected the supernatural God and replaced Him with the omniscient Mind of man (reason) and self-created Nature. The doctrine of Original Sin was abandoned and replaced by the 'goodness of man.' Higher Truth was rejected. In its' place was Reason, and said Weaver,
"Since only the physical world of the senses was held to be real, religion declined, rationalism arose, and materialist science increasingly became the most prestigious way to study man." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 32-33)
Weaver concludes that the post-Christian West has been in retreat for centuries,
"from first principles, from definition, from true knowledge---that is, the knowledge of universals."
Forty-one years before Weaver, Pope Pius X noted with alarm that progressive "thinking" was taking hold of the contemporary mind, and in that way taking possession of Western civilization, including Catholic laity and priests. The Pope defined progressivism as "Modernism" and in 1907 declared it and its foremost doctrine, evolutionary theory, a heresy in the encyclical called 'Pascendi Dominici Gregis." ("The Heresy of Modernism...seriously," Churchmouse Campanologist, May 26, 2009)
Since Modernism rejects the supernatural Creator and embraces the natural world instead, it is a revival of paganism. Scientific materialism is grounded in the ancient materialist philosophies of Egypt and Greece. (Scientific Materialism and Communism: The Final Synthesis of All Heretical Tendencies http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=17227 )
By the 40's and 50's early intellectual Conservatives added two other designations: Progressivism and Liberalism.
By 1951, amoral modernism had already contaminated America's Supreme Court. In "Dennis et al. vs. U.S." Chief Justice Fred A. Vinson observed:
"Nothing is more certain in modern society than the principle that there are no absolutes ....all concepts are relative." (ibid, p. 37)
Around the same time, Anthony Harrigan, a young conservative poet lashed out at the corrosive effects of Modernism. Modernism has fostered a process of decay here in America, said Harrigan, and it is eroding the moral and ethical fiber of Western man.
Modern pagans in positions of power and influence have developed a code of immorality and are determined to force it upon our culture in order to raise up an army of 'liberal-bred barbarians' motivated by a 'destructive impulse' and unchecked by 'traditional values and restraints.' Toward this goal they are forcing,
"the acceptance of pornography as medical science, filth as artistic realism, and abnormality as a mere difference of opinion...Americans are in the hands of a cultural ruling class which...is conducting us to our ruin." (ibid, p. 40)
Sixty-two years later, the neo-pagan ruling class is firmly entrenched in all positions of power and influence at every level of our culture from the White House and Congress to the Supreme Court, the Pentagon, Hollywood, academia, the book publishing industry and the music industry, of which Dennis Prager observes:
"the music industry, from producers to artists, is largely populated by people who regard social and cultural norms as stifling. Their professional lives are dedicated to lowering that which is elevated, destroying that which uplifts, and to profaning that which is held sacred." (F---you--from the music industry, Prager
( http://townhall.com/columnists/DennisPrager/2010/12/07/ )
In his recent best-seller, "The Ruling Class: How they Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It," Angelo Codevilla writes,
"The class' chief pretension is its intellectual superiority; its members claim to kinow things that the common herd cannot. It confuses its own opinions with 'science.' While most Americans pray to the God who created us in His own image, our Ruling Class prays to themselves as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image." (p. xix)
Collectively-speaking, America's Ruling Class 'elites' are malignant narcissists who worship themselves as gods. As gods they deny their own proclivity for evil. The delusional self-conception they hold of themselves is of faultlessness and/or moral purity as befits gods. In short, Progressive "elites" are haters of God the Father. They are:
"...lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient...ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God..." 2 Tim. 3:2
And those who have been remade in the image of America's ruling class, today's liberal-bred barbarians, are like them, as exemplied by the following reports.
1. Massresistance reports that the day after narcissist-in-chief Barack Obama announced his support for androgynous and/or gender-neutral "marriage," St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Acushnet, MA, countered with its own message,
" It posted the words "Two men are friends, not spouses" on the church's outdoor billboard."
As bonafide haters of transcendent Authority and Truth, barbarians reacted almost immediately,
"...the church received hateful phone calls and Facebook page posts. Among the menacing, profanity-laced phone calls was at least one arson threat. Homosexual activists and local liberals waged a vicious campaign against the church because it posted a message on its outdoor sign disagreeing with "gay marriage." http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen2/12b/acushnet_church/index.html
On another front, WorldNet Daily reports that a new study of flash-mob barbarians suggests that mobs are launched because of boredom,
"... and the desire to 'provoke older people and make havoc. Described by one youth in a newly published study as a gathering in which 'a certain age group of children go â€¦ to provoke older people and make havoc,' some flash mobs have turned violent, with large-scale attacks taking place most recently in Norfolk, Va., and Newark, N.J." (Boredom Proves to be Trigger for Flashmobs,
In the 3rd and final example, NewsOne.com, which bills itself as a venue for Black America, reports that America's 'imbalanced economic scales' are tilted further by 'institutionalized racism,' thus black-skinned people are still 'very much living within a system that profited immensely from the blood, sweat, and tears of slave labor, while refusing to make good on the loan of our livelihoods and collective economic value. According to Harperâ€™s magazine (November, 2000), the United States stole an estimated $100 trillion dollars for 222,505,049 hours of forced labor between 1619 and 1865 with a compounded interest of 6 percent."
The answer to America's 'institutionalized racism' and sin of slavery is black reparations:
" (reparation is the) single word (that) has the power to bring forth memories of slave screams, blood-shed, lynching, raping and the unrepentant theft of generations of successful Black families by the United States of America."
It is not that America is a land of institutionalized racism but rather that amoral barbarians whose skin color happens to be black seek power at any cost and are more than willing to stir up hate, brutality and murderous envy within those they manipulate in order to get what they want.
The Ruling Class and their army of barbarians have made it a sin to worship and pray to God the Father. It is a sin to be a straight white male and a sin to refuse to be touched by abomination disguised as 'gay' sensitivity training. It is a sin to defend your own home and to want to keep your own earnings. It is a sin to defend standards of decency, to say no to plunder disguised as reparations, to defend the life of the unborn, one-man/one-woman marriage, Americas' borders, and the right to self-defense.
In short, everything good, true, right, straight, life-affirming and decent is now evil while everything depraved, unjust, bent, false, malignant and death-dealing is good. To defend the former is to be guilty of sin while to defend the latter is to be morally-pure.
An ancient malign will energizes the Ruling Class and their army of liberal-bred barbarians and through them great suffering and evil has been done to Americans and America. The evil have compassed us about with lies, confusion, and treachery. They have rewarded our good with evil. They have sacrificed our well-being to enact their narcissistic fantasies. They have created a sick, perverse society that mirrors their own sick, perverse selves. And because they cannot stand the sight of their distorted mirror image, that is the sick, twisted, perverse culture they have created along with the liberal-bred barbarians they have created in their own image, they are giving America away, bit by bit, to Muslims, Chinese, 'gays,' illegals, and the U.N.
The wickedness of the Ruling Class knows no bounds, thus through psychological abuse, sophistry, and scapegoating, they are victimizing all decent, law-abiding Americans, causing them to be fearful of speaking truth to lies and exercising moral judgment lest they be ridiculed and accused of sin. As a result, the Light of Truth has been all but overcome by darkness. In spiritually dark America, psychologically abused Americans tunnel through dank mire like moles, always seeking but never finding, for as they are spiritually shackled by lies they can no longer see the Light of Truth.
"....the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Freedom means liberating our souls from the power of the lie and becoming warriors for truth. To fight for truth means defining, exposing, and attacking the lies in whatever form they take. And it means coming to terms with evil, which is perhaps one of the most painful and difficult tasks a human being can face. Most fail and remain its' victims. But those who succeed in developing the necessary searing spiritual discernment are those who, knowing Truth and being freed by it, can call evil by its' name.