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Lubricating the Slippery Slope: The Intellectual Astroglide of the Elite

Posted on | September 1, 2013 | 447 Comments

Few are willing to admit the truth, namely that our cultural elite have abandoned the truth — but that is putting it too mildly.

Our cultural elite, of which the editors of the Washington Post and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are members, have not only abandoned the truth, but have declared war on truth, and have dedicated themselves to the advancement of falsehood.

People saw this coming and sounded a warning. Judith Reisman was one of them, and Robert Knight was another. In 2000, Knight published The Age of Consent: The Rise of Relativism and the Corruption of Popular Culture, addressing the philosophical roots of our current mess. You should also read Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education by Philip E. Johnson.

Whether or not you follow my reading recommendations, the bottom line is this: Good luck with this “secular conservatism” thing.

It ain’t gonna work, and if the history of the past 10 years or so haven’t convinced you that embracing secularism is doom for conservatism — and, ultimately, for the American republic — I’m sure the next 10 years will, but by then there will be nothing left worth conserving. And we’re probably doomed already.

Paul Weyrich — he totally saw it. A nation that would let President Clinton lie his way through the Lewinsky scandal, and accept all those flimsy rationalizations in his defense . . . Doomed.

There was a sort of post-9/11 bubble of Republican popularity that lasted four or five years, but by 2006, that was completely gone. Then in 2008 somehow, that backstabbing crapweasel John McCain got the Republican nomination and . . . Doomed.

Well, the Tea Party uprising of 2009-2010 was encouraging, but then 2012 came along and, once again . . . Doomed.

How are you feeling about 2014, Republicans? What about 2016?

Exactly: Doomed.

Basically, the enemy got inside the perimeter. The bombardment of liberal propaganda convinced both the Republican Party elite and leading figures of the conservative intelligentsia that all those hillbilly Bible-thumpers were, on balance, a detriment to the GOP’s political prospects, so shut up, Sarah Palin, shut up Michele Bachmann, shut up Rick Santorum and anyone else who doesn’t applaud gay marriage as  enthusiastically as Rachel Maddow and Andrew Sullivan.

Way to go, Republican elite! You saved your reputation as sophisticated, tolerant, enlightened intellectuals and you are . . . Doomed.

The revolutionary turning point is now in your rear-view mirror, and you’re all Vichy Republicans, negotiating with the radical Left the terms of your collaboration with their progressive agenda. In November 2008, I explained where we were heading:

The Lawrence ruling was the culmination of what Justice Antonin Scalia called “a 17-year crusade” to overturn the 1986 Bowers v. Hardwick decision (which had upheld Georgia’s sodomy statute) and, as Scalia noted in his dissent, the Court’s “emerging awareness” argument was a disingenuous way to avoid actually declaring a “fundamental right” to sodomy. The legal effect was the same, however, and Lawrence was repeatedly cited in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision five months later mandating the legalization of gay marriage in that state. . . .
Gay activists do not construe their “rights” in terms of liberty, but in terms of radical and absolute equality. They insist that same-sex relationships are identical to — entirely analogous to and fungible with — traditional marriage.
Common sense resists this assertion, perceiving something fundamentally false in the gay marriage argument. Yet it seems common-sense resistance can only be justified by resort to religious faith, through the understanding that men are “endowed by their Creator” with rights. Eliminate the Creator from discussion, and it becomes impossible to refute the activists’ indignant demand for equality. . . .

You could read the whole thing — if you’re an ignorant hillbilly Bible-thumper like Justice Antonin Scalia. Perhaps you could also confront the reality that we have weighed anchor, sailed off into uncharted waters without a compass, and are now badly adrift in those regions of the ancient maps marked “Here Be Dragons.”

 

The Lawrence decision stopped just short of declaring a “fundamental right” to sodomy, but they might as well have gone all the way (if you’ll pardon the phrase) because we see how Justice Kennedy struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act as though no law prior to the “emerging awareness” had any validity at all. In 2003, the Supreme Court decreed that Texas had no authority to prohibit sodomy. Ten years later, the Supreme Court decreed that Congress itself could not deny recognition to same-sex marriage, and anyone shocked by the hasty destruction of what Chief Justice Warren Burger called “millennia of moral teaching” — well, shut up, haters.

Family Terrorized as Michigan Teachers
Support Colleague Who Molested Boy

 

Girl Commits Suicide; Rapist
Teacher Gets Just 30 Days in Jail

Only one of these stories was important enough to gain national attention outside of the right-wing media. Why? Because in the Michigan case, the teacher molested a boy. It was a gay thing, and only Bible-thumping hillbillies are against male teachers having gay sex with 14-year-old boys. By contrast, the other case involved a man having sex with a 14-year-old girl, so feminists were upset.

Heard any feminist upset about Kaitlyn Hunt dildoing a 14-year-old? Of course not: Feminists are all about supporting teenage lesbians, and to hell with those hateful puritanical age-of-consent laws.

“It was a quiet ceremony. Elizabeth Miklosovic had an outdoor wedding in June 2004 in Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, where the couple lit candles and exchanged vows. Miklosovic’s marriage lasted only a few months, however. Later that year, the mother of the bride found out that her daughter had, at age 13, become the lesbian ‘wife’ of Miklosovic, who had been the girl’s language arts teacher at Baseline Middle School in South Haven, Michigan. For some reason, state law did not recognize the legitimacy of Miklosovic’s pagan lesbian marriage, and she was convicted of felony sex offenses and sentenced to prison.”
Robert Stacy McCain, “Sexual Anarchy: Progress, Perversion and the ‘Emerging Awareness’ Doctrine,” The American Spectator, June 26

Who knows whither the “emerging awareness” shall henceforth emerge? Certainly I can make no predictions, and it’s hard to imagine the series of court rulings or legislative action by which lesbian child brides could become a legal “right.” On the other hand, a lot of things that once were hard to imagine are happening every day of the week now. The Washington Post column defending student-teacher sex for instance, seemed like a tasteless joke:

All my current friends are 14-year-old girls. We have pool parties and sometimes we massage each other. . . .
Me and my 14-year-old jailbait posse are sick of society looking askance at our Forbidden Love.

No, that’s not from a Washington Post column, that’s Ace of Spades brutally mocking the column, which is funny as hell — the mockery, I mean, not the column itself, which is scary as hell, because editors had to approve that column, edit it, add a headline and put it on the page. And at no point during this process did any employee of the Washington Post look at that column and say, “Hey, wait a minute. This is not just badly written and badly argued, but it’s also grossly offensive and even arguably perverted.” Quoting myself again:

The world is full of idiots with bad ideas and the editors of the Washington Post are obligated to publish only the very worst of them. One cannot reform such institutions as the Washington Post and the New York Times, but can only pray for their well-deserved destruction, because their wicked depravity is not accidental.
The publishers are amoral monsters, their editors are active agents of evil, and their deliberate policy is to employ no honest or decent person. Nor could any honest or decent person ever wish to be associated with publications whose daily business is the destruction of Western civilization. A Christian would no more desire to be published by the Washington Post than to work in an abortion clinic or a bordello. It is a disgraceful stain on the conscience of our nation.

Of course, the editors of the Washington Post are totally pro-abortion — and probably also pro-prostitution, if the truth were known — so exactly why should they be offended by an argument in defense of teachers having sex with their 14-year-old students?

Sure, let’s make fun of the Washington Post, but their editors seriously believe that a woman’s most important “right” is killing her own babies, and if people can believe that, what immoral monstrosity won’t they endorse? At some point, Republicans must either summon the courage to speak the truth — sorry, we’re not going to call you “Chelsea Manning,” you despicable traitor — or else stop pretending that they have any actual disagreements with Democrats.

Do Reince Priebus or John Boehner or Mitch McConnell have any plan at all to halt this headlong descent into lawless perversion?

Children are not inherently unable to consent” to sex with adults. Pedophiles are “unfairly stigmatized and demonized” by society. Sex with kids is tainted by a “cultural baggage of wrongfulness.”

People need to wake the hell up.

This Weimar decadence is very bad. What comes after the decadence is likely to be worse, and if you listen closely you can almost hear the sound of hobnailed boots marching over broken glass.

UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers! Weird to get a ‘lanche four years after I published this, but today I searched for when I first used the sentence, “People need to wake the hell up,” and here were are, eh? The election of Donald Trump, the recent street violence involving white supremacists and left-wing “antifa” radicals — yes, it seems my prophetic warnings from 2013 are being fulfilled.

A nation that has abandoned religion and morality (e.g., “Thou shalt not kill”) must sooner or later pay the price for its decadence, although it’s difficult to predict what form the consequences might take. For example, why should sexual deviance give rise to racial hostility? This connection doesn’t seem obvious, but nevertheless the perversity that flourished in Weimar Germany was followed by the ascent of a Nazi regime that murdered not only Jews, but also Poles, gypsies and other “untermenschen.” While it seems unlikely that any such thing could happen in America, who can predict the future? Just a few years ago, did anyone expect we’d be confronted in 2017 with transgenderism as a “mainstream” issue? When you’re off the map and deep into the “Here Be Dragons” territory, it’s hard to know what to expect next.



 

Comments

  • NeoWayland

    Unusual viewpoint. It seems to me that you’re stretching the definition of progressive there.

  • concern00

    Ok, fair point and I can live with that, as long said individuals keep their problems away from our children and do not ask us to normalise and endorse their destructive activities.

  • NeoWayland

    That seems fair.

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    Death is the ultimate change and is permanent. Life ends all too suddenly in most parts of this world, life holds very little worth to too many on this ball of mud.
    Pity.

  • http://alessandrareflections.wordpress.com/ Alessandra

    Actually millions of LGBT people carry out violent and harmful acts in the US. So the evil human being here is you, because you want to have this sexually violent and dysfunctional society in the name of freedom. And like most evil bigots, you can’t see it. You’re too busy helping LGBTs rape children and sexually harass and do violence to adults to care.

  • http://alessandrareflections.wordpress.com/ Alessandra

    sure, you just spit out one deranged insult after another because you’re a psychologically balanced guy!!!

    And you are just so smitten with homosexuals because you’re not one of them…

    Frank Lombard, the homosexual monster who adopted two boys specifically to rape them has you as his defender…

  • NeoWayland

    I agree that death is a part of life.

    But you know, I see great things for people. Life expectancy is growing. Freedom is spreading. The wonder is out there. We build on what was left for us as we reach into the future.

    That’s why I don’t think we’re quite as doomed as all that. At risk, certainly. But that’s part of the fun.

    Because I think life is also a game. The secret to winning is how you touch the lives of others.

  • http://alessandrareflections.wordpress.com/ Alessandra

    It’s a grave mistake to think that there is only experiential or cultural profile that will generate a homosexuality problem. You’re already on the wrong track if you are looking for one incident only, one experience only, one anything only. Sexual trauma certainly can be a major cause for some people – and if you are interested, you can find testimonies about it.

    Saying that the unconscious doesn’t impact human life is the greatest nonsense you have written here. Your unconscious, like everyone else,’s impacts your experience in the world EVERY day. it impacts how you feel and how you relate to others. So if you don’t understand how unconscious dynamics work, how can you understand what dynamics impact what in a person’s psychology? How do you know what goes on in any person’s unconscious to determine if it is contributing to their homosexuality problem? You see, you have never carried out a psychological investigation of your mind or anyone else’s. Just because you’re incapable of knowing how any person’s mind functions, you think everyone else is at this same level of ignorance. But that’s not the case – what we know is that personal experience, culture, ideology, formative relationships will always impact a person’s sexual psychology, including in cases of homosexuality.

    “You’re claiming it’s sexual dysfunction and the majority of dysfunctions have some incident or series of incidents one could point to as their origin. Instead you can’t account for that. ”

    You’re mistaken again. You don’t read! However, a lot of people have investigated the etiology of homosexuality have found complex sets of causal factors. So it has been accounted for. Now if you remain ignorant, the problem is your lack knowledge, not the fact that it has been accounted for. If you want multiple examples, read Nicolosi’s work.

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    “And to compare homosexuality to pedophilia when in fact there is common link with most pedophiles and that is a childhood filled with sexual
    abuse, is again, wrong.”

    That’s totally incorrect. Because most sexual child abusers are men and most victims are women. Most abusers did not have a childhood filled with sexual abuse, and many abused victims do not go onto abuse children.

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    “And saying that conversion therapy has been discredited by doctors due to an agenda is also a pathetic cop-out.”

    It’s actually true, for the reasons I explained above. Who told you that it has been discredited? Homosexual activists with an extremely misleading agenda.

    Which homosexual activist has ever told that some people have changed their sexual orientation or resolved their homosexual problem?

    AFAIK, there isn’t a single one. They are too busy lying. It’s always other people, including the people who give testimonies themselves of what happened to them. I already posted a link above to some examples on my blog. If you want to remain ignorant, it’s your choice, but it won’t change the fact that several therapists have amassed knowledge about the etiology of homosexuality, and several individuals have resolved their homosexuality problem.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    I hope you’re right.

    I know there will be a reaction against this depravity-fest, and one prays it will not be violent, but, sadly, given man’s nature, I think it will.

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  • Quartermaster

    As long as there is a welfare state, and the individual makes a claim against everyone else to pay for the consequences of their own stupidity, then that group has a say in your behavior. When the welfare state ends, then you can make the sort of claim you make. Until then your claims are simply illegitimate and stupid.

  • Quartermaster

    Those things are symptoms, not causes.

  • Quartermaster

    Freedom is not spreading. Fascism is and freedom is retreating. Add in the economic bombs that have been set, and things are looking quite grim on the near horizon.

  • Quartermaster

    Some people have to have morality imposed upon them by law. Society codifies its morality so that everyone will know what that morality is so they can know they are outlaws if they do not.

    It really matters little if someone shares that morality or not. They comply or have the sanctions of the law brought down on them. In a perfect society, people don’t need the law to do right, but that then brings us full circle to the matter of religion.

    The Libtard wants the the Kingdom of God, hold the God please, and that does not work because fallen man will not allow such a thing to work. The question you are asking is something that is little more than an academic exercise at best. At worst, it is an attempt to deny reality and get people to chase their tail. The progressive has already answered the question with violence and hatred as they have no intention of living with something so medieval as Religion, especially Christianity. Yet, they stupidly cede ground to Islam which will destroy them utterly as infidels.

    You may not have heard of Bob Whitaker, he was a Reagan appointee and these days is regarded as a racist. He said “the penalty for stupidity is death,” and historically, he is on the button. US society has become stupid, to be charitable about it, because it has cast loose from its moral underpinnings.

    History tells us certain things work, and others do not. What can be said in favor of a society that embraces that which we know does not work, and demonizes that which does? One word suffices, stupid.

  • Quartermaster

    That’s not the case. Much of vice law is malum in se. It is only the individual that has determined they will not comply because their license is more important than society’s strictures that sees vice law as you do. Your philosophy leads to what we are suffering now. A society that sows the wind reaps the whirlwind as did Rome and Greece.

  • Quartermaster

    This is not debate. This is simple mental meandering at best that yields less than nothing.

  • Quartermaster

    Which merely demonstrates that you were chasing your tail in the first place.

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    AKA “mental masturbation”

  • Quartermaster

    Before it’s over, I fully expect to see the insane left killing Christians. The Night of Broken Glass is on the near horizon.

  • NeoWayland

    I try to take the long view.

    But yes, freedom is spreading.

    How else would you know about all that bad news you’ve been following?

  • NeoWayland

    It’s an academic exercise if you believe that some people have to be controlled for their own good.

    Some of my favorite people were outlaws. One was named John Brown. Ben Franklin was pretty good too. When Ruby Sales hits the news, it’s always fun.

  • NeoWayland

    Obviously I disagree.

    If you’re putting “society’s strictures” above individual rights, then you and I will hardly agree on anything.

    That may be your intent, I haven’t read enough of you to tell yet.

    Google “stupid laws” and tell me again about the strictures of society.

    If you’d like to talk about individual rights, that’s another subject.

  • NeoWayland

    It is debate in the classic sense.

    Here’s one you can appreciate. Back in the 4th Century CE, one of the major debates at the time was over the nature of the Christian God and the Christian Trinity. Men were literally killed in the streets over their opinion in this debate.

    Before the Council of Nicea, it was called Arianism. By the 2nd Council of Nicea, it had regrouped in semi-Arianism, with it’s own subgroups who argued even more violently with each other.

    For one group, the core argument centered around two words. The only difference between them was one character, the iota.

    After 2nd Nicea, it was all officially stamped out anyway.

    And that is where we get the phrase “It makes not one iota of difference.”

  • NeoWayland

    Or that people are uncomfortable with my question.

  • Quartermaster

    You can believe that if you wish. By stating it, however, you simply demonstrate to all and sundry that you are utterly deluded. being positive is fine, as long as you remain attached to reality, but you are anything but if you think fascism is not spreading and freedom is on the march. It is self evident that you see the world through some kind of colored glasses.

  • Quartermaster

    John Brown was a criminal. Ben Franklin would have sprung the trap on Brown. Franklin was anything but an outlaw.
    That some of your people were outlaws marks you for what you are. Based on your post above, I can only say that you are less than sane.

  • chicagorefugee

    “There’s an almost instinctual form of fascism that runs through most liberals.”

    Almost?

    Scratch a leftist*, find a fascist. Every. Single. Time.

    *I refuse to surrender the word liberal. Liberals believe in liberty and free speech, the antithesis of the modern left.

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  • NeoWayland

    You do know you’re typing this on an internet website, don’t you?

    Something that would have been totally impossible twenty years ago?

    Something that absolutely frightens tyrants of all ages?

  • Quartermaster

    So what?! If you really think they don’t have an excuse in place to shut things like this down, then you know little of history or human nature.

  • NeoWayland

    I’m saying that they are too frightened to do so.

    It’s a bluff.

    Sure, the Forces of Evil® can screw stuff up royally in the short run. Humans will adapt, it’s what we do. And if enough people in one time and place agree that Bad Things™ are happening, we look inside ourselves. We look at our fellows. We can take solice in the Divine. And then we rip it out so it doesn’t happen again.

    The Forces of Evil® need us more than we need them.

    Unless some would be tyrant needs a scapegoat to start the cycle again.

  • NeoWayland

    John Brown was a criminal, yes. An outlaw usually is. He also had this crazy idea that slavery was morally wrong and against the laws of his God. I don’t agree with how he chose to fight it, but I do agree with his stance.

    You might want to look up Ruby Sales, she’s a fascinating woman.

  • Quartermaster

    I’ll pass. I have better ways to waste my time.

  • Quartermaster

    That’s what those destined for the wall have thought in the past. They already have it worked out, the time simply isn’t ripe yet. If you sincerely think they are too afraid to do so, you will have to learn the hard way.

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  • NeoWayland

    Ah, the defeated view of history. “Why try? We’re all doomed anyway.”

    That is a depressing outlook. And self-fufilling.

    I prefer the alternatives.

  • Quartermaster

    Rottsa Ruck. I only criticize your rose colored glasses. I know how things will end. Christ will reign, and what is about to go down will shock a lot of people, if they keep their eyes open.
    farewell.

  • Quartermaster

    I already know we will agree on little. You want to live life as though you are the only one around and what you do will have little effect on others. You have no right to harm others and the “strictures” you rebel against are there to punish you when you do harm others. Frankly, you are not what you say you are or you are simply willfully obtuse. Either way, I have no intention wasting anymore time on you.

  • NeoWayland

    This is the second time you’ve told me that.

    You haven’t disputed the points. You have sniped quite a bit. Apparently that was all you wanted to do.

  • Quartermaster

    You’ve been engaged, just not in the manner in which you want to be engaged. People don’t care to deal with people that are doing little more than engaging in a form of mental masturbation. There has been precious little to engage, and that has been poo pooed because you are simply being eccentric.

    The people that simply gave you the back of their hand probably gave you exactly what you deserved, and I chose to be more charitable, and I have now regretted that.

    Consequently, you can go chase your tail by yourself, and complain because no sensible individual will give you the attention you crave.

    By now.

  • NeoWayland

    Third time you’ve sniped and said bye.

    Drive-by’s don’t work when Disqus shows me your bits when I go to read the comments on other threads.

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