Saturday, August 4, 2018

What's Wrong With You?

Readers, all two of you, why is our art and architecture so ugly, why are the values, traditions and mores of our culture held in derision and more than that, attacked right down to the fundamentals? 

Why is gender, biology, family, the very givenness of who and what we are, all emptied of content as oppressive?

Why? Because we're dealing with an enraged, destructive spirit. NYU prof, Michael Rechtenberg, sounds the alarm:

We’re undergoing a Maoist-like Cultural Revolution — with the power of the corporate mass media, corporate social media, the academy, most of corporate America, the deep state, the shadow government, and most of the legal apparatuses behind it. Anti-western, anti-individual, anti-Christian, anti-liberty monsters are ravaging our cultural legacies as well as our contemporary arts and letters. Our entire culture is under siege and undergoing an utter and relentless social justice dismantling. Leftist totalitarianism is running amok.

Or to put it another way, in the words of Georg Lukacs:

I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution. A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.

In sum, we're dealing with nihilism, a parasitic evil whose end is destruction, pure and simple, and whose author is demonic. No wonder Saul Alinsky dedicated Rules For Radicals to Satan.

This battle is spiritual, it's an affair of the heart and mind. We must counter it likewise, spiritually, with love and truth as opposed to hate and deceit. 

If that inward and spiritual grace is belied outwardly by 7.62, so be it.

Deus Vult,



LL said...

PEACE through superior firepower. Preach it to the masses.


drjim said...

Agreed. "Traditional Values" are under a full-frontal assault.

Fredd said...

Me and that other guy who read your stuff are not sure that love conquers hate.

Hate is pretty powerful, and at times you have to fight fire with fire. Right, other guy?

Jim said...

Two of us? No, you have at least five readers, maybe six.

LL said...

Sometimes I read it twice, does that count?

I'm sure that Archbishop Welby reads your blog. He choses not to comment - his loss.

LindaG said...

The reason they attack us this way, is because they can not defeat us on the battleground. Even the Bible's meaning is slowly being changed. Or ignored.

LSP said...

LL, some people think that being a Christian means becoming a pacifist and that when a bad actor breaks into your house to kill your family we should let them. But no, the Gospels are against dropped-on-head-as-infant syndrome.

I don't know why Justsin refuses to comment. Saying that, there's a suspicious increase in "Anonymous" posting.

Is he taking a break from panhandling and pawning on 8 Mile? Good question.

LSP said...

Serious business, drjim. No doubt about it.

LSP said...

Fredd, I'm not saying that 7.62 doesn't have its uses. For example, when President Elizabeth Warren's stormtroopers break down the door, it'd come in helpful. After all, gotta show 'em the love.

LSP said...

Thanks for that, Jim. I've thrown out Google "Analytics" for the worthless Illuminati rubbish it is.

LSP said...

Well said, Linda.

Their last refuge is HATE.

Let's see how that plays out in the midterms and hereafter.

drjim said...

Parson, didn't Our Lord say something about selling your cloak and buying a sword?

Wonder if He recommended an "Assault Sword"?

RHT447 said...

"Individually, we do not bear arms because we are afraid. We bear arms
as a declaration of capacity. An armed man can cope - either in the city
or in the wilderness - and because he is armed, he is not afraid.

The hoplophobe fears and, yes, hates us, because we are not afraid. We
are overwhelmingly "other" than he, and in a way that emphasizes his

Jeff Cooper

I am reader number 7. Late to the party, but certainly not to the values, traditions and mores. We live on a Cul-de-sac, so 5.56 is the first response. However, 7.62 is oiled up and ready as well. You never know.

LSP said...

drjim, I don't recall Christ ever once telling people to be pacifists. I do know that he had a special fondness for Roman soldiers and women of, ahem, a certain character.

LSP said...

Alright there, RHT.

My solution's a Glock 21, 5.56 and a 12.

Hold that thought! There's an SKS in the hallway... but seriously, if we're not free to defend ourselves, how free are we? Not very.

Great Cooper quote.