Gee, I wonder what party has boxed themselves into a corner?
I have just a few scattered points to make here…
I have lost count of the number of people who, being militant members of the Far Left, cannot even admit they are “Far Left.”
Without exception, every single one — man and woman and young adults — all thought they were centrists and moderates.
What’s that tell you?
It tells you they’ve been indoctrinated — thoroughly, it turns out. They follow dogma. What does “dogma” mean?
Dogma (noun) – a prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group.
And that perfectly describes the entire political catalog of the Far Left: finances, self-defense, gender, race, other. Their positions are pure dogma. They have no compass by which to chart their course through any political or spiritual spectrum. None.
When you show them a chart of where they really are in the political landscape — pinned to the Far Left — they reject the assessment.
Why? Because they’ve been told their entire life that their political lunacy is mainstream. “My precious little minion! You’re really a centrist like me! Didn’t you know?”
People on the Left, especially the Far Left, have no North Star. They have no guiding light beside themselves and their soul lamps are pretty dim. “What I know is what I want,” one Leftist boasted to me back in 2008.
In truth, the Far Left is so fringe and alienated from the political mainstream of our republic, they’ve rationalized everyone else’s civic position as being extreme and outlandish. The ultra-Far Right does this, too, but they are a pitiful minority.
The terms “Far Left” and “Far Right” are always invoked as opposites on a linear spectrum. It is an outdated contrivance and its a poor one. They exist at the exact same radial distance from the truth just in a different sector along a socio-political circumference. I will explain that in a later post.
To the Far Left, the average Conservative stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Nazi war criminals of World War II. Just watch the news on any given moment and you will quickly see how the Far Left, and many Democrats, slander and mock anyone who disagrees with them.
This also explains their contempt for the sitting President: Donald Trump treats them with the same scorn and contempt they (the Far Left) treat everyone else. Ironic how the radical Left cannot swallow its own medicine, isn’t it?
What about the Libertarian? He or she is just a cloak-and-dagger Conservative who lurks in the shadow of an alias.
One example among a dozen: I had a Far Left guy colleague who, besides believing he was a “middle of the road centrist”, claimed all “Conservatives were evil” and “hated their own children.” And he wasn’t kidding. He was completely serious when he said those words. In every other facet of his life, he was completely rational, clever and even witty. But, when it came to politics he transformed, suddenly radical, and became this spewing, blank-faced drone making the most preposterous, irrational, and blatantly false statements. In and out of the political dialogue, you could not believe you were talking to the same man. There was and remains no continuity within him as he holds wildly incompatible opinions and beliefs.
Sound faintly familiar? What’s that sound like?
Cults, for one.
The slave-drivers of the Far Left never tell their members that there is an entire constellation of political thought other than theirs, better than theirs. They have been completely programmed to obey rambling post-modernist and failed Marxist maxims that have never been shown to work in the history of Mankind.
As I am sure the Far Left would explain: it was necessary to exterminate one-hundred-million people in the 20th century to get closer to utopia. Yes, that is the battle cry of the Far Left: “the next genocide will set things right!”
All you have to do is start peeling their rancid political or philosophical onion and they turn into rabid, screeching children. Why? Because they’ve staked their identity on a lie and most of them, at least subconsciously, know it.
That is just one example among dozens that prove their positions are not only false but openly self-contradictory and murderously dangerous.
They’ve been brainwashed into believing continuity, coherence, and logic are unjust.
“But,” they protest, “logic is merely an oppressive instrument of western male patriarchy” and as such, is not only irrelevant but an enemy of human civilization and progress.
No: logic is an enemy to the fool, no one else.
I am not sure how to pull someone down from such preposterous perches or how to deprogram them.
If you’ve followed this blog lately, you have seen my comments on Logos, Pathos, and Ethos, and how Christianity models this triumvirate properly.
The Far Left does not. The Far Left rejects Logos in favor of pure Pathos: wild, untamed, illogical, furious emotion. “If it feels right, do it!” and “I was born this way!” are two of the Far Left’s most famous mantras. Both are wrong as it turns out.
When Christianity finally broke out from under the oppression of the Roman Catholic Church, what happened? After ten centuries of religious persecution, intellectual stagnation, spiritual rot, and devilry — what happened?
The Renaissance and the Reformation! The bloom of the arts and sciences.
Just two simple Christian commands illustrate how this happened:
- “All things are possible to them that believe.” (Mark 9:23); and
- “Test all things; hold on to the good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21).
How simple is that?
“You can do anything if you put your mind to it. And once you’ve created or discovered something, see if it is good. If it is good, keep it. If it’s not good, discard it.”
These directives from the New Testament supercharged Mankind’s imagination from the 14th century forward, freeing us to boldly explore and properly manage the material world. By these beautiful ordinances and hundreds of others, our forefathers created a technological, musical, artistic, economic, and political wave we are still riding today in the 21st century.
The Far Left gets this wrong too. They believe it was freedom from Christian superstition and tyranny that allowed this cultural transformation across Europe.
You can’t really blame the Far Left too harshly here, they got 2 out of 3 right.
There was superstition and there was tyranny, but it was not Christianity doing it, if for no other reason than Christianity is neither superstition nor tyrannical, but the Roman Catholic Church was both.
The Roman Catholic Church is not Christianity: it is Roman Catholicism — you should have caught that as it is right there in their name. The Roman Catholic Church is 1/3 Roman imperialism + 1/3 Roman paganism + 1/3 liberal pseudo-Christianity. There may be Christians in that organization, but the organization itself is not Christian by any measure: rites, rituals, sacraments, to say nothing of obeying Jesus Christ or His Apostles who wrote the New Testament.
As usual, the Far Left blames the wrong people. Why does the Far Left, and its confused constituency, not know this? The real reason, the core reason, is because they are pathos-driven pagans. They reject Christianity outright. They are certainly not interested in abandoning their sins. Oh, no, they worship their sins. They build altars to their sins. Pathos is emotion and emotion inevitably melts into emotionalism. There is no logic, no Logos, in emotionalism. It is just pure thrashing mood.
Ironically, the Far Left are materialists bound to materialism. What does that mean? They are excellent with material things. Towards matter, they can be precise, investigating, balanced, objective, curious, and demanding accuracy and proper accounting, etc.
It is amazing how relentless they can be when dealing with something that doesn’t have a soul. Against mere mechanisms, terrestrial and cosmological, they are genuine and formidable.
But the minute — indeed, the instant — you move them to soulish matters, all that vanishes and emotion (usually fear) returns. That’s why you can have a celebrated Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, with all his awards and accolades, who believe infants are “not human.” Not unborn, mind you: born infants.
And since I mentioned materialism three paragraphs back, let’s explore just one of their many, many incoherent positions. The Far Left is constantly barking about the evils of materialism. Odd, since more than any other group, they are the godless ones. They are the ones shrieking that there is no Father in heaven, no Son, no Holy Ghost: the sky is empty and no one is listening. If you disavow the supernatural, what are you left with?
What is ‘the natural?’
What is Nature?
Just follow this: the very people who are trying to convince you that there is nothing but the material world, are shocked when those who believe them accumulate as much of the material world as possible.
They are creating their own problem. If there are no divine reinforcements coming — no angels, no answered prayers — why are these half-wits surprised when people start hoarding the very matter that they claim is all there is?
How stupid do you have to be to condemn the very condition your dead philosophy creates?
And that’s just one gem from the Far Left. This also explains why every single serious Leftist is a Marxist at heart and a student of economics: they want all that material gain for themselves. The claim that they are going to share the wealth with everyone else is a blatant and genocidal lie. The 20th century should have proved that to everyone once and for all.
But here again, we find the Far Left is guilty of the very thing they accuse others of being. It is the Far Left that is the most materialistic of Man’s many silly sects.
These points (and many others I have not touched on here) demonstrate how brazenly self-contradictory these people are. That’s not just a crease running through their claims, that’s a schism. That’s a soul-deep fracture, a fault-line that runs right through their minds and hearts.
Returning to point, it was the liberation of Christianity from under the boot heel of a thousand years of mad and debauched popes that allowed the world to flourish. Like the Far Left, the Roman Catholic Church is also a violent, left-leaning throwback to the Dark Ages. Once Christianity escaped it, the world flourished.
Oh, and how did the Roman Catholic Church suppress the truth of Christianity? They perpetrated the same hoax over the centuries that the Far Left is perpetrating today:
They militarized language and what language remained, the confiscated.
The Roman Catholic Church forbade any layperson from even having a Bible, and those who were allowed to own a bible had to read the Scriptures in the long-dead language of the Roman Empire: Latin. As few could read Latin, the Roman Catholic Church secured its false position as God’s sovereign voice in the world.
Someone should tell the Roman Catholic Church that Satan is not the hero of the New Testament.
Today, the Far Left is doing the exact same thing: attacking language. They are redefining terms and definitions to include everything those same terms and conditions were created to exclude. This is linguistic heresy.
Around this point in the conversation (and this is another sidenote) some illiterate fool brings up Galileo (1564-1642), claiming Christianity was persecuting science.
Take note, you’ve just run into more Far Left propaganda.
If there was a true Christian in Galileo’s confrontation with the Roman Catholic Church, it was Galileo, and certainly not the Roman Catholic Church.
Galileo believed the Scripture “Test all things; hold on to the good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). The “father of observational astronomy” used a new invention called the telescope (circa 1608) and proved the geocentric models of Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe, and Nicolaus Copernicus were all false. A “new” model, the heliocentric model, was true, just as the Greek astronomer Aristarchus (310-230 BCE) suspected. So, it wasn’t that “new” after all.
Was Galileo rewarded for ‘testing all things and holding on the good?’ No, he wasn’t.
Do you know why?
Because the Roman Catholic Church is not Christian that it would honor Holy Scripture, especially 1 Thessalonians 5:21. The Roman Catholic Church was pagan.
How do you know?
The Roman Catholic Church was still in love with Aristotle’s (384-322 BCE) conclusions 1,500-years earlier, including his geocentric model.
By the way, Aristotle was a pagan.
So, in that debate, a pagan Roman Catholic Church persecuted the only guy in the room actually doing what Scripture demanded. That man’s name was Galileo.
Just one more historical episode the Far Left turns upside-down for political gain.
Friends, flee from fools. Abandon the Far Left.
As for the rest:
Science is Scripture’s best friend, history her handmaiden, and logic her finest law.