I watched an interesting interview on the internet today. The lady being interviewed was a former leftist who had turned away from that after having “seen the light.” I did not catch her whole interview but what I did catch was interesting.
She said that basically, liberalism (you might as well label it socialism because that’s what it really is) is a religious belief, with its own doctrines and dogma. She noted that this is why liberals today are so bitter against anyone that dares to disagree with them. When you disagree with them what you are doing is questioning their theology, their religious belief, and they cannot abide that. Hence they strike out, often visibly, at anyone who refuses to see the world through the socialist-colored glasses they view it through. You are just intolerant if you refuse to see the world their way.
They are not intolerant if they refuse to see the world your way. Rather they feel “enlightenend” because they no longer view the world through the “supersition” of religion–so they think! Actually, they are just as “religious” as you may be, they just couch it in different terms. Easier to fool themselves that way.
Everything in this world has a theological basis and a man’s most deeply held belief is, in reality, his theology. That being the case, the atheist has a theology. The core bellif of his theology is that God does not exist. Hence, if God does not exist, he must worship something, or someone other than God, even if he doesn’t realize it.
Sort of like the young man that told me once “There are no absolutes–absolutely!”
So, liberals, socialists, communists, atheists, all worship false gods of their own devising and create religious dogmas of their own devising–and they are bitter at those who refuse to embrace their false gods.
These folks claim that Christians are unhappy and so we cling to our Bibles and our guns and we have no other hope. Actually, they are the ones that are unhappy–and are bitter because we refuse to follow their lead in their unbelief of the truth. Anyone that will not follow their lead is automatically narrow-minded and prejudiced. It never occurs to them that it is them that are narrow-minded.
They fail to realize that liberalism is just a slower form of socialism and that if they pursue it long enough they will end up in the same place as the socialist–mad at a world that will not buy into their theology because, over the centuries, it has proven to be a total failure, responsible for the deaths of millions.In spite of that, if you listen to the Democrats in Congress, you would think it is the wave of the future. It isn’t. All it is is the relic of a stale and dead past that has been embraced and proven an abject failure.
Maybe, someday, some of these folks will wake up and smell the coffee, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting. Their failed theology dies hard–and leaves misery in its wake.
May 24, 2019
~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of “The Copperhead Chronicle“, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition to that he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.
He is currently a member of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.
Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed the family of Kettle Moraine Publications to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.
He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.