Sunday, December 03, 2017

The Left's Drive For Power

Is America undergoing a great awakening in light of the deluge of sex scandals that are now coming to light? Are we seeing a revival of that old-time religion of chastity, purity, and self-control? One would think so as liberals, who once laughed at sexual improprieties, clapped as sinners danced in the streets, and pointed fingers at accusers on national television, are now offering mea culpas and purging all ranks with the fervor of medieval inquisitors.

It certainly looks like a change for good. But don’t be fooled. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Whether it's stripping Matt Lauer of his former glory or firing up the torches in the Roy Moore election, the goal of the Left is not purity, but power. This fact does not negate the reality of transgressions or the possibilities of criminality in individual cases, but anyone who values both goodness and freedom in this country needs to be wise as serpents. We’re not seeing a revival of virtue in America. We’re seeing a resistance to it.

For true national repentance, there needs to be recognition of objective standards that allow for any of these judgments to be made in the first place. There’s not. We’re not seeing careful consideration of how we got to this point — the abandonment of God as the source of all moral authority or, at the very least, a common recognition of natural law and traditional social norms.

Instead, we are seeing navel-gazing about how to rethink sex, what to do about the brutality of masculinity, and how to delegitimize conservatives who have been accused of abandoning character for political expediency.

Leftists aren’t embracing morality; they’re looking for a way to reclaim the moral authority they lost after past decades of materialism, creeping totalitarianism, and moral bankruptcy. Like fools drunk from their own power, they slipped out of their self-appointed divine seat as arbiters of morals and truth, and they’re now reclaiming it by whatever means necessary. They’re not humbling themselves before the true Moral Authority. They’re replacing it with their own.
I have nothing to add to that except for "read the whole thing" and "Amen".

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

I have 2 AP classes this semester. Generally speaking, these kids are serious students and although diverse, they share a similar ethics structure. But there are some who for whatever reason do not have the basic moral code to understand basic things like lying, cheating and stealing. Cheating is a true problem-so much so that I've had to resort to multiple test versions that vary for each class. I'm not alone-everyone from the Latin teacher to the AP Chem teacher has expressed concern over students who are unwilling to risk coming to their own conclusions. From what I see they would prefer to regurgitate answer than to synthesize their own hypothesis. I've tried to work on this by giving them a variety of projects based on imagination and problem solving-but it's sad to see how the best and brightest struggle. It makes me wonder what's down the line for my grandson who is seven, GT identified, an enthusiastic reader--but who hasn't yet been subjected to the nonsense crammed down their tiny throats under the guise of STAAR testing.