The Irrational Deity of Progressivism
I've given up trying to make sense of the liberal/progressive movement. They generally abhor the founders and the constitution, yet on issues such as the Iraq war and marijuana legalization, they will quote both. I'm sure you remember seeing college students weilding signs with the quote "He who is willing to trade liberty for security deserves neither and will lose both" by Benjamin Franklin in response to the Patriot Act. They are also crusaders for freedom of speech, when it involves pornography or an individual's "right" to expose children to filth. Not so much when someone has the audacity to display a cross or an American flag in public. They will defy laws to earn all non-Christian faiths influence and privliges Christians and Jews are not entitled to, always under the guise of "tolerance" and "equality". Where is tolerance for Christians and Jews? They claim to detest racism, yet turn a blind eye to hate crimes and discrimination against whites (unless they are gay, of course), and never acknowledge the racist views of many minority progressives, muslims, and founders of the modern liberal/progressive movement. I'm talking of course about Woodrow Wilson, who once proclaimed "The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self preservation...until at last there sprung into existence a great KU KLUX KLAN, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern Country." There's also the incredibly malevolent diatribes of black Americans courtesy of the founder of Planned Parenthood and eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger, who said "Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need....We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock." Did I mention the first Planned Parenthood clinic was in Harlem, NY? They also claim to be all about the future, moving "Forward", breaking new ground, new ideas, new technology, but do nothing but rehash past evils of christians, our founders, and our government. How many more times do we have to be reminded of slavery, racial segregation(championed by DEMOCRATS!) the Salem witch trials, Rodney King (but not Reginald Denny), the Crusades, Native American displacement by colonists, and basically every other time in history a white or christian persecuted a non-white or non-Christian? Don't get me wrong, we should never forget history, especially the royal screw ups by humanity as a whole since history began. But anyone with common sense knows the intensions of constantly reminding us the mistakes or evils of our founders, followers of Christ, or white police officers: guilt and entitlement. If one group can be made to feel guilty for things in the past that can NEVER be changed, another group becomes entitled to recompense. It could never end. If people never catch on.
I'm reminded of Obama's "You didn't build that" remark. He did not misspeak. That is what liberals believe. They believe that you are able to prosper in America because the all powerful government lets you. You are only able to even go to work everyday because the government paved roads for you to get there on. You are only free because the government, in all its grace, sees fit for you to be free. The government, not God (because he doesn't exist, remember) gives you rights. So it only stands to reason that when it sees fit, it can take away your rights. You only have money and because the government provided this bounty of wealth for all of us, because it loves us.
It shocks me that people accually believe this. The thing that makes liberal beliefs even more erroneous is they think the government needs to be changed. If it is the giver of life and provider of your ability to survive, why should it be changed? How could we make it any better? The answer of course, is by making even bigger and more powerful. All injustice would cease if we could just make some more rules(another thing, liberals are typically portrayed as rebellious, how is wanting MORE RULES rebellious?pffft!) to ensure that every aspect of life, is fair to everyone. That is the role of government. I will admit that I actually do understand the deity of progressivism. The giveaway is the fact that is doesn't make any sense. It is devoid of wisdom. It thrives on ignorance. It requires an unwillingness to forgive, to perpetuate feelings of hate, guilt, and animosity which it requires to survive. Progressives have a long history of disdain for Christianity and Judaism. Ever wonder why? You don't have to love or even believe in God to be afraid of him.