Or something. To repeat our thesis: politics is downstream from culture, which is downstream from “God” or "the absolute" or “religion” or “spirit.”
The reason I put these in quotes is because by definition the One is one, so things that are downstream from it are existentially diverse but never ontological contradictions.
In the Christianity of the leftist Christian, one of the two elements sooner or later eliminates the other.
The diffusion of a few drops of Christianity into a leftist mind transforms the idiot into a perfect idiot.
The liberal mentality is an angelic visitor impervious to earthly experiences.
A lexicon of ten words is sufficient for the Marxist to explain history.
Within Marxist categories not even Marxism is explicable.
if you bother trying to adapt your mind to the latest findings of science, you know in advance that you are building your mind on sand. In short, you know ahead of time that the theory is ultimately wrong (or wrong in the ultimate sense), and will eventually be overturned or transcended. So why go to all of the trouble of adapting one's being to it, as opposed to merely using it as a temporary probe to investigate the material world?
the left pulled off the ultimate fraud by equating belief in absolutes with authoritarianism, and the acceptance of radical relativism with "liberation."
Yes, it is a sort of liberation -- into nihilism on the one hand and the omnipotent state on the other. For if there is nothing but change -- "permanent change" -- this is just another way of saying "absolute relativism" and pure subjectivity, which is a self-refuting metaphysic that elevates Will over Truth. Truth becomes a function of raw power and eventually pure, unremitting tenure.
Under Darwinism, there can be nothing special about human beings, no vertical intersection with the eternal. Rather, all is horizontal. The ontological divide that separates human and animal is completely effaced, as is the bright line between matter and life. Ultimately this reduces to Atoms in the Void, just as Whitehead said some eighty years ago. Or Adams in the Void, as Petey said just a few seconds ago.
That post ended with a quote by Hayek, and so will this one:
The most dangerous stage in the growth of civilization may well be that in which man has come to regard all these beliefs as superstitions and refuses to accept or submit to anything which he does not rationally understand. The rationalist whose reason is not sufficient to teach him those limitations of the power of conscious reason, and who despises all the institutions and customs which have not been consciously designed, would thus become the destroyer of the civilization built upon them.