Even so, ye also outwardly appear as righteous unto men but within are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Matthew 24:28
…for everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 18:14
The cult of social justice has become a religion unto itself complete with “sinners” and “saints.”
The saints are those who wear “And she persisted” tee shirts. Saints put signs in their yards claiming “Love is love” and “Science is real” and “Black Lives Matter.” Saints call for a reduction in childbirths to save the planet. Saints call for climate “deniers” to be jailed. Saints appear to have no sexual preference or boundaries. Saints interrupt “hate” speech. Saints attack those who don’t agree. Saints participate in “safe spaces.” Saints march against Trump. Saints tell their children sex and gender are fluid. Saints welcome everyone, except for those who represent the cissexist heteronormative white patriarchy or support Israel. Saints “do good” though this good is loosely defined as that which leans towards Socialism.
Sinners on the other hand believe in free speech. Sinners voted for Trump or didn’t at least vote for Hilary or Bernie. Sinners believe free markets have merit. Sinners believe in the Bible. Sinners have lots of babies. Sinners deny or question climate “science.” Sinners want their kids to have a mother and father. Sinners want their kids to have two parents. Sinners don’t want to put dresses on their sons. Sinners want religious freedom. Sinners are deeply suspicious of Communism. Sinners are bad. Saints are good.
Of course it’s wildly unfair (and unchristian) to say that everyone who protests or wants to “stop” hate speech thinks in all the ways noted above. That being said there appears to be a deepening dichotomy between those who believe themselves to be righteous according to the social justice intersectionality norms, and those who are deemed wrong and therefore deserve punishment. Instead of God or a god to dole out the retribution, it’s soon supposed to be” the experts.”
If anyone is wondering in big and liberal cities why things are starting to feel like Weimar Germany right before WWII, it is because things are in fact going that way. I’m not saying a world war is on its way but I am saying it’s time to start speaking out about what’s going on.
- Recently Bill Nye, a popular TV personality with a science focus, discussed positively how climate change “extreme doubters” should be potentially jailed as war criminals because he’s a tax payer and voter. He also thinks those who have “extra kids” need to be penalized.
- Trans advocates are calling for the end of “genital preferences” because having sex with those your naturally attracted to is bigotry. Also lesbians, if you don’t want to have sex with a woman with a penis, don’t worry, Planned Parenthood will help you overcome your “cotton ceiling.” Mothers who feel breastfeeding is natural are considered cissexist.
- Conservatives invited by college campus groups to speak are literally being attacked, threatened, and kept from speaking. College administrators are even apologizing to disruptive rioters while allowing Jewish students to be excluded from “safe spaces.”
- Speech that merely disagrees with the current social justice narratives, is simply hate speech.
It’s as though liberty and freedom have become foreign invaders which must be wiped out by re-education (thanks Bill Ayers), blocking or threatening open discussions, and eventually punishment and jail. Of course there’s always room for a final solution. I’ll let the following quotes by environmentalists speak for themselves.
“To sin against the earth is now the most dreadful thing.”-Friedrich Nietzsche
“If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts or in science or empirical truths and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office.”- Leonardo DiCaprio
“Mankind is a cancer; we’re the biggest blight on the face of the earth… Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.” -Peter Singer. Bioethics professor at Princeton
“Among environmentalists sharing two or three beers, the notion is quite common that if only some calamity could wipe out the entire human race, other species might once again have a chance.” -Richard Conniff writer for Time magazine
Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental. Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First!
Andrew Sullivan, writer for New York magazine wrote a fairly good description of the religiosity of the social justice movement in March.
It is operating, in Orwell’s words, as a “smelly little orthodoxy,” and it manifests itself, it seems to me, almost as a religion. It posits a classic orthodoxy through which all of human experience is explained — and through which all speech must be filtered. Its version of original sin is the power of some identity groups over others. To overcome this sin, you need first to confess, i.e., “check your privilege,” and subsequently live your life and order your thoughts in a way that keeps this sin at bay.
The saints are the most oppressed who nonetheless resist. The sinners are categorized in various ascending categories of demographic damnation, like something out of Dante. The only thing this religion lacks, of course, is salvation. Life is simply an interlocking drama of oppression and power and resistance, ending only in death. It’s Marx without the final total liberation.
It operates as a religion in one other critical dimension: If you happen to see the world in a different way, if you’re a liberal or libertarian or even, gasp, a conservative, if you believe that a university is a place where any idea, however loathsome, can be debated and refuted, you are not just wrong, you are immoral.
So what do us social justice sinners do in times like these? If we are Christians we remember persecution is possible. We study God’s Word and live by it as best we can. We pray for those imprisoned by hate and we forgive. In 1 Peter 3:9 we are reminded to not render evil for evil and railing for railing. We do His good, not the “good” defined by the world. We stay sober and watch for false peace.
Regardless of faith, we can benefit from studying. Looking at both sides of an argument makes us better equipped when we discuss it with humility. Studying history is also key. From the Ottoman’s to the Holodomor to Nazi environmentalism, history tells us much, and gives us some road signs for recognizing patterns. Studying The Night of Broken Glass for example, or the Torches of Freedom campaign, may be quite revealing during times like these.
And now back to your regularly scheduled programming…