Progressivism, as flaunted, sends the subliminal message that all those who are not progressive are medieval, that monotony is no end. This is borderline heretical. Progress of and for itself cannot exist because a true follower of progressivism must never stop at a level desired by the majority because this would be contrary to progressing. This ideology must always be moving (and it does not need to move in the right direction). Liberals call themselves progressives to give the impression that they strive for a higher ideal that current society is upholding or has to offer. This is a fallacy, because as I have already stated, there can be no achievable ideal for the progressive. Therefore, I will not discuss Progressives any further. Let’s call them what they are, Snobs, also known as liberals.
Liberalism is a mirror image of a beast. One says he is a liberal, which in supposition is copious and open-minded. In fact, it is an ugly monstrosity that is tolerant of its many tentacles and intolerant of everything else, and is indeed very close-minded to anything unlike it. It says, “I am free,” when in fact, it is man-made chains to vice and wickedness that is inordinate, and goes against natural law. It is license, not freedom.
The liberal looks down his nose at everyone else because it is impossible for him to look upward to the heavens. In his famous work, All Things Considered, G.K. Chesterton wrote, “The real objection to modernism is simply that it is a form of snobbishness. It is an attempt to crush a rational opponent not by reason, but by some mystery of superiority, by hinting that one is specially up to date or particularly “in the know.” This is how the liberal wants to come off, as superior to everyone else, because he is particularly more educated, admirable, and ever-so more compassionate.
Freedom is the allowance of one to make decisions that will not get him injured. Following along a righteous path, one can pick of many different fruits to eat; this is true freedom. But, backing up to the beginning of that path, and seeing an alternate path of destruction and chaos, and choosing to venture forward down such a deluge, this is not freedom, it is license to be careless and wicked.
To the liberal who twists what true freedom is, would not a 25th floor balcony wall be a hindrance to his so-called freedom? Is he free to go out there with his children? Surely he is, but he is an even bigger buffoon as he does because the laws of gravity outweigh his flawed beliefs of freedom. The wall would not be a hindrance to freedom, but would grant freedom! Freedom to barbeque, play with one’s kids, or just sit outside to enjoy some sunlight. This is freedom in congruity with natural law. In a disordered mind, the wall would limit freedom to commit suicide, because suicide is seen as a choice.
This is likened to marriage. Marriage, if in harmony with natural law, grants a structure to raise children, build a community, and pass along values and morality from one generation to the next. Marriage outside of true freedom, marriage of license, is inordinate. It betrays natural law. Procreation is stifled. Selfishness and lusts of the flesh are passed along to the children of others. Morals are twisted, and communities are torn apart. Parents are told they are wrong in how they raise their children. Nations fall.
Liberalism is an assault on all things natural and good. It flaunts compassion, but it is unconscionable compassion. It is compassion for the rapists instead of the raped, the murderers instead of the murdered, the child molesters instead of the molested child, the irresponsible mother instead of the aborted child, and so forth. These liberals possess what Archbishop Fulton Sheen named as false compassion.
Liberals in religion like to call themselves New Age. New Age is just another term for ignorant. This group of snobs thinks what they believe as proper philosophy has a stamp of ingenuity, but they are no different from those who get caught up in the nets of every age. They seek self-aggrandizement. The New Age person puts his hand into a hat of many different western and eastern philosophies and pulls out a selection of beliefs in which he can select or discard. The New Age person belly flops into the same muddy pool of pride as the liberal backstrokes in. He denies real truth to pursue his own end. He portrays himself as spiritual without the constraints of religion, but he lives a lie, another chain created by man to keep him from seeking real truth in life.
The New Ager picks and choses what he wants to hear and believe to suit his lifestyle, which is a fitting system for the murderer. He does this instead of what man is called to do, and that is to fix his lifestyle according to what is truth. It is far easier for man to believe in what supports his lifestyle than for him to conform his lifestyle to his beliefs. This is the main reason why bookstores are filled with self-help and New Age books, but there is a great disparity of the number of books on abstinence, holy living, or following natural law, which is indeed God’s Law.
The modern malady of the American snob can be summed up with this: He is blind in his pride, deaf in his stalwart ignorance, and mute to truth, who is a stranger. The words from his mouth are often tinged with the odor of supremacy and ingratitude. His legs are braced without hinges for he cannot bend his knees in humility. He comes in many different names; progressive, liberal, New Age, socialist, even Christian. He often can be spotted, as you will likely not see the southern whites of his eyes.