We take as an iron rule the dark side of human nature is led by self-justification. We tirelessly argue for the rightness of our dishonesty and immoral acts. The dishonesty and immorality of others we cannot tolerate.
This excuse machine, this double person, rules each of us. Add ignorance and selfishness to self-justification. You have a good working definition of our fallen human nature. Man is self-justifying, selfish, ignorant. The life’s work of the enlightened is the struggle against this nature.
The enlightened work against the primary faults of human nature by dedication to the Ten Commandments, a work, whether written by man or God, of unequaled genius. The commandments are a perfect summary of history. They are a guide to human nature. If we fail to control our nature we will lie, steal, rape and murder. We worship money and sex and power. We deify ourselves.
The Jewish and Christian religions have been the great opposition to the broken record of our selfish ignorant history. You want to know our past? Murder and pillage is the summary. The enlightened know they must remind themselves of the dark side of their nature. They do this through their religious observance. They study sin. They seek to avoid it. They question themselves. They know God is watching. They fear his judgement.
We have developed in America a special system to help limit the damage made by our natural instincts.
The constitution limits our selfish ignorant nature by obstructing the aims of any one person or mob. If you don’t have religious awareness of your selfish ignorance, and a commitment to limit it, you will be tempted to worship yourself.
You may dream a progressive dream of a great state which conquers all human failings, conquers poverty, inequality, racism, sexism. You embrace the lie that the world can be perfected. You idolize yourself for your role in creating a perfect world.
Progressives perfect their self-deception with hatred of honesty, hatred of self-criticism, hatred of religion, hatred of the constitution, and hatred of anything good you can imagine. All evil is outside of the progressive ideologue. He stands opposite of where a wise man begins. He cannot learn because he cannot fault himself or see his failures. He cannot be grateful for anything because his superiority depends upon seeing everything which is not himself is wrong or bad or dangerous.
A wise man knows evil is in himself. A wise man knows he is capable of evil. He knows the worst things done in history are the things he might have done or might do. A man is good not because he has no evil in him, but because he is working to conquer it.
A progressive will never see this side of himself. When he does, he will become a conservative. A progressive sees the faults of the world are the system. So the progressive makes his goal the classless society. He will denounce the value of our imperiled fortunes to perpetuate the myth of a future perfected world. To make the world perfect, to bring the evil present system down, he will attack love and marriage, the family, capitalism, America, religion, freedom, and God. He makes himself all powerful.
The progressive stands on a great pyramid. He is a God above all of life. All great sources of meaning are attacked in service to the elevation of the true believer.
If this doesn’t make sense to you, imagine the feeling of power you would possess if you knew that you are greater than free markets, Western culture, America, marriage, family and God? A sane person laughs at the idea. A progressive dedicates his life to it. And that is why our country is now in ruins.
All great things in life are obstructions for the progressive. The great things hold the power that must be taken away and given to the state.
All persons or almost all persons, given sufficient power, and given sufficient time, will find their plans for perfecting the world more important than priorities like the rule of law, fairness and honesty, and, as in the cases of Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, will make murder and slavery a necessary means for the establishment of “social justice” ends.
The corruption of virtues, especially honesty, the self-justification which judges honesty unimportant, and great vanity, which moves dishonesty and self-justification to a high unyielding place — all this together will lead the corrupt powerful to embrace extreme means, including imprisonment, terrorism, torture, and murder.
The liberal Democratic socialist communist statist ideology, the progressive ideology, gives perfect perverted freedom to the vain desperate for power. They undo all personal failures by attacking the great magnificent powers of capitalism, of America, of individual endeavor, of genius. They smash icons and make themselves icons.
The progressive is desperate to see himself as the savior of the world. He looks in the mirror. There he sees the ideal which must be worshiped.
Watch President Obama selfie himself at the White House.138 He was never this happy in his whole life.
The man-in-the-mirror is the progressive ideology. He stands for vanity. Progressivism is cruel vicious vanity. Vanity is the idol progressives worship. God is “me”.
Vanity runs the progressive religion. Vanity explains its enormous popularity. The devotion of adherents is the purest selfish commitment. It is a demonic possession which cannot be argued against. The whole of their meaning of life is tied up in their beautiful lie. They are desperately in love with superiority. Nothing would make sense if that was gone. Their life would be a lie.
You might imagine that this disease cannot be cured by reason. You cannot argue with a sociopath who sees himself as the savior of the world. Only fire or flood or war can destroy it.
America’s bankruptcy is the fire and flood which can break it. When the chaos arrives, that is when the conservatives will take arms against a sea of progressive troubles and strangle their suicidal programs. We will use the chaos that they have worked so tirelessly to enact.
We know how to get things done. When chaos begins, when the subverters arrive at their goal, we will give them a great surprise.
The damage done is sometimes hard to count, but we can look at some of the obvious cases. Who are the masses destroyed by the progressive dreams of change? Please check back Tuesday for the next post.