The View From 1776
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Love of Life vs Self-Love
Liberal-progressivism rejects the sanctity of life, the bedrock Judeo-Christian morality upon which western civilization was built.
Liberal-progressivism has upended the basis of civilization, making sensual self-indulgence the summum desideratum. From that follows abortion, sexual promiscuity without parental responsibility to the illegitimate children, and high rates of venereal diseases. Deadly violence and death, depicted on TV and in the movies, becomes more entertaining than family-oriented fare.
The “fruit” of liberal-progressivism is a falling birth rate and disintegrating families, which necessarily entails the end of morality and the disappearance of the political liberties upon which our nation was founded.
When people look to the political state for salvation, there are no moral consequences from imprudent or immoral conduct. Everyone, deserving or not, has a “right” to the largess of the state. Responsibility to others, especially to family and children, is dismissed as interference with self-fulfillment.
Read Steven W. Mosher’s The Demographic Winter and the Barren Left on the First Things website.