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Enemy Aliens

Posted by DNW on 2014/02/26


This is a link to a comment wherein I harp a familiar chord, in somewhat more conclusive and less contingent and ironic terms than usual.

The original posting concerns the little North Korean tyrant. The mention of which, leads us to ask “Why is he still in power?”  A question to which we know the multifaceted answer. One critical facet being that North Koreans, or Koreans of any kind, are not the right kind of victim group for American political “progressives” to exploit on their own incoherently planned and socially totalitarian journey to nowhere.

Consider seriously: When we take what political progressives say about reality and human existence seriously, and then mercilessly apply those principles in axiomatic fashion to them; what in the final reduction do we find ourselves confronting?

What, when observed under the aspect of his own definitions, is the political progressive?

 

 

Update: Eric believes I’m fretting the fabric of progressive life needlessly.  He may have a point.

 

 

 

 

 

6 Responses to “Enemy Aliens”

  1. AOTC said

    they believe they are God. if there is God, then this position renders them insane.

    consider:

    “The greatest barrier I have met is the almost total absence from the minds of my audience of any sense of sin… The early Christian preachers could assume in their hearers, whether Jews, Metuentes, or Pagans, a sense of guilt. (That this was common among Pagans is shown by the fact that both Epicureanism and the mystery religions both claimed, though in different ways, to assuage it.) Thus the Christian message was in those days unmistakably the Evangelium, the Good News. It promised healing to those who knew they were sick. We have to convince our hearers of the unwelcome diagnosis before we can expect them to welcome the news of the remedy.

    The ancient man approached God (or even the gods) as the accused person approaches his judge. For the modern man, the roles are quite reversed. He is the judge: God is in the dock. He is quite a kindly judge; if God should have a reasonable defense for being the god who permits war, poverty, and disease, he is ready to listen to it. The trial may even end in God’s acquittal. But the important thing is that man is on the bench and God is in the dock.”

    ― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics

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  2. Hoagie said

    “What, when observed under the aspect of his own definitions, is the political progressive?”

    My observation DNW, is they are sniveling little girls seeking mommy’s approval and daddy’s protection. Being unable or unwilling to think for themselves, they seek government to think for them. Unfortunately they project their weaknesses on everyone else and expect government to think for us too.

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  3. DNW said

    AOTC says,

    2014/02/27 at 08:26 e

    they believe they are God. if there is God, then this position renders them insane.

    consider:

    “The greatest barrier I have met is the almost total absence from the minds of my audience of any sense of sin… The early Christian preachers could assume in their hearers, whether Jews, Metuentes, or Pagans, a sense of guilt. (That this was common among Pagans is shown by the fact that both Epicureanism and the mystery religions both claimed, though in different ways, to assuage it.) Thus the Christian message was in those days unmistakably the Evangelium, the Good News. It promised healing to those who knew they were sick. We have to convince our hearers of the unwelcome diagnosis before we can expect them to welcome the news of the remedy.

    The ancient man approached God (or even the gods) as the accused person approaches his judge. For the modern man, the roles are quite reversed. He is the judge: God is in the dock. He is quite a kindly judge; if God should have a reasonable defense for being the god who permits war, poverty, and disease, he is ready to listen to it. The trial may even end in God’s acquittal. But the important thing is that man is on the bench and God is in the dock.”

    ― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics

    Seems natural. If sin is “missing the mark” and any notion of an objectively existing mark has been overthrown, there cannot even be a context for sin to arise since the appearance of sin is contingent upon the existence of a framework that provides a way of interpreting what is consonant, fitting, or just.

    A postmodernist insofar as he might, with a shrug, admit a framework, would follow-up immediately with the assertion that the framework itself was just one fundamentally and equally meaningless chance formation appearing for a time in a larger process of intrinsically meaningless — what, blind activity, I guess.

    That’s why, I suppose, Rorty wants man (or the subspecies he wishes to develop further) to find chance a worthy master. It’s, that plea that is, is all he’s got to offer someone who is about to swing a hammer into his face.

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  4. AOTC said

    hoagie provides a spot on synopsis. and as usual, hilariously. love it. lol

    hi hoagie! hope all is well with you and your family!

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  5. DNW said

    AOTC said
    2014/02/27 at 21:50 e

    hoagie provides a spot on synopsis. and as usual, hilariously. love it. lol

    hi hoagie! hope all is well with you and your family!”

    Yeah, wouldn’t it be interesting if Hoagie were not only right, but completely and comprehensively right.

    In other words, he seems to agree regarding the diagnosis made about liberals by a liberal psychotherapist friend; who suggested that many of the most ardent and militant progressives on her side of the political aisle, were in fact cases of Borderline Personality Disorder.

    I am reminded of that particular diagnosis which was made years ago during the RKBA debates, by recent comments made on Vox Day’s blog by someone who pointed out the remarkable co-incidence of Borderline Personality Disorder in those males manifesting a same sex attraction. Some Googling seemed to bear it out, though not in the 1 to 1 correspondence he had flippantly suggested.

    But if you go on to look up Borderline on Wiki, and then review the subtype Petulant, along with Histrionic and Narcissistic personality disorders, you pretty much seem to cover the entire range of left-liberal character and personality types.

    Geez.

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  6. AOTC said

    the idea that leftists are an alien class seems supported by their own efforts to portray themselves as “more human”. I think the most disturbing thing about this is not just being fake but more what hides under the veneer. if you peel back the cover you find a ghastly horror. I don’t think that is an exaggeration.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/28/clinton-files-advisers-worked-to-humanize/?intcmp=latestnews

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