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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lubricating the Slippery Slope

The Other McCain: Lubricating the Slippery Slope: The Intellectual Astroglide of the Elite --
Few are willing to admit the truth, namely that our cultural elite have abandoned the truth — but that is putting it too mildly.

Our cultural elite, of which the editors of the Washington Post and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are members, have not only abandoned the truth, but have declared war on truth, and have dedicated themselves to the advancement of falsehood.

People saw this coming and sounded a warning. ...

Whether or not you follow my reading recommendations, the bottom line is this: Good luck with this “secular conservatism” thing.

It ain’t gonna work, and if the history of the past 10 years or so haven’t convinced you that embracing secularism is doom for conservatism — and, ultimately, for the American republic — I’m sure the next 10 years will, but by then there will be nothing left worth conserving. And we’re probably doomed already.
Basically, the enemy got inside the perimeter. The bombardment of liberal propaganda convinced both the Republican Party elite and leading figures of the conservative intelligentsia that all those hillbilly Bible-thumpers were, on balance, a detriment to the GOP’s political prospects, so shut up, Sarah Palin, shut up Michele Bachmann, shut up Rick Santorum and anyone else who doesn’t applaud gay marriage as enthusiastically as Rachel Maddow and Andrew Sullivan.

Way to go, Republican elite! You saved your reputation as sophisticated, tolerant, enlightened intellectuals and you are . . . Doomed.

The revolutionary turning point is now in your rear-view mirror, and you’re all Vichy Republicans, negotiating with the radical Left the terms of your collaboration with their progressive agenda. In November 2008, I explained where we were heading:
Sure, let’s make fun of the Washington Post, but their editors seriously believe that a woman’s most important “right” is killing her own babies, and if people can believe that, what immoral monstrosity won’t they endorse? At some point, Republicans must either summon the courage to speak the truth — sorry, we’re not going to call you “Chelsea Manning,” you despicable traitor — or else stop pretending that they have any actual disagreements with Democrats.

Do Reince Priebus or John Boehner or Mitch McConnell have any plan at all to halt this headlong descent into lawless perversion?

“Children are not inherently unable to consent” to sex with adults. Pedophiles are “unfairly stigmatized and demonized” by society. Sex with kids is tainted by a “cultural baggage of wrongfulness.”

People need to wake the hell up.

This Weimar decadence is very bad. What comes after the decadence is likely to be worse, and if you listen closely you can almost hear the sound of hobnailed boots marching over broken glass.
I've understood for most of my life where we were/are headed: I grew up listening to sermons explaining the lawless rebellion -- and the consequences that would-and-must follow from it -- manifest in American culture even then, 50 years ago.

For most of my life, I have understood that what was/is destroying America is the tacit agreement between the self-selected (and reliably leftist) elites and "the common man", to wit: "We not only will not condemn, but will actively defend your "right" to engage in them, and will demonize the "hillbilly Bible-thumpers" who disagree, the "little" or common sexual sins that appeal to you ... and, in exchange, you will keep your damned mouths shut when we think the time is ripe to roll out the rank sins that make you retch."

For most of my life, I've expected that within my own lifetime, the US government would be actively persecuting Christians -- and we now appear to be only a handfull of years away from that. For most of my life, I've expected that the day would come that I too, as with so many Christians in the past, would face the choice: your life or your Life!

But then, I'm one of them there ignernt "hillbilly Bible-thumpers".