The View From 1776

View From the Blind Side

Blind men groping an elephant from different sides, trying to decide what it resembles, have fragmentary impressions.  Liberals groping today’s events from the left side are either blind, or willfully deceitful, because they present one-sided and misleading interpretations.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/27 at 04:07 AM
  1. It should be noted that much human behavior that is camouflaged by political rhetoric has its roots in personal guilt produced by carnal activity condemed by Judeo-Christian metaphysics and its eternal spiritual arithmetic.

    By extension, such personal degradation calls for repudiation of Biblical definitions of human nature and social and poltical values and positions derived therefrom.

    Unconfessed and unrepentant human GUILT drives much volume of openly public hatred, envy, and needful self-justification, seemingly unrelated to the prominent issues of the day.

    Humanism has no alternative to sin solutions as posited by the Judeo-Christian message of blood, repentance, integrity, and God's freedom - except to say that sin is not sin and there is no Creator! And, be liberal and relativistic...

    GUILT is thus supported, multiplied, and maintained by repudiating the Creator and His gifts. His hoped-for non-existence will not be accomplished by "running hard" and worshipping at the altar of self (humanism) and carnality. Not.

    All we former humanists understand. GUILTY!

    Semper Fidelis
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  02/27  at  09:55 AM
  2. "We have the gift of an inner liberty so far-reaching
    that we can choose either to accept or reject the God
    who gave it to us, and it would seem to follow that the
    Author of a liberty so radical wills that we should be
    equally free in our relationships with other men.
    Spiritual liberty logically demands conditions of outer
    and social freedom for its completion."

    Edmund A. Opitz
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  02/27  at  11:12 AM
  3. While I agree with Mr. Brewton's position (that opposition to the port deal is knee-jerk and hysterical), I don't see how he can lay the blame on liberals and liberalism. Can he explain the why there are as many conservatives (Frist, Graham, Pataki, and many others) who are saying the same thing?
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/27  at  03:13 PM
  4. ryan,

    The answer might come that those conservatives were brainwashed by liberals to think it is a bad deal. But most of the concern is about how the administration was just ramming this deal through without concern or thought about how the public might view it, and without public consultation or scrutiny. There is a gross negative symbolism in the deal that the administration gave no thought to.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/27  at  06:33 PM
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