Constructing Babel

BabelThumb2by Glenn Fairman
It is with great regret that we should find ourselves in such evil times; and I wish from the deepest cavity of my heart that it were not so. But the great City of Human Liberty, whose strongholds were once thought impregnable, is slowly dying — not through the stratagems of the barbarous who line outside its once formidable gates, but from that craven cancer that metastasizes from within and renders all things jaundiced to the beholder. And as the watchmen have drowsed at their posts and the citizens have given themselves unto drink and diversion, a once proud people are cannibalizing the pillars of civilization under color of the corrupted virtues of equality and justice. In razing an institution rooted in biological necessity and inferred though convention and tradition far beyond the world’s historical memory, the Spirit animating a debauched West severs its ties with nature and reason as it plummets headlong into the synthetic. Through vain caprice, America will soon dissolve the boundaries prescribed for male and female while dedicating society to liberalism’s new modes and orders. Moreover, the people who both will and luxuriate in this artificial City of Cards wax proudly in their anti-virtue and nod in unison as they pronounce that the creation they look lovingly upon — is good.

“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” Gen. 11:4

Let it then be said: Negative judgments concerning homosexuality or same-sex marriage must ultimately rest upon revelation and its Judeo-Christian moral and intellectual horizon. Without God, all is to eventually be permitted. Without this transcendent wisdom articulated in the form of a command, any cogent criticism from human reason will itself prove insufficient. From the perspective of the Humanist worldview, no rational set of arguments against same sex marriage derived from: nature, mental health, evolutionary survival, prescriptive tradition or philosophical inquiry will have the authoritative gravitas necessary to rhetorically counter the self-creating society’s appointment with its egalitarian destiny. Without guiding revelation, there is no Archimedean lodestone to impose upon us who or what we can copulate or wed while nestled in our procrustean beds. Neither physiology or temporal morality can serve to connect the “is” with the “ought” and shed a piercing light on how far a civilization intoxicated with emancipation should conduct its jihad through the institutions of mankind. [pullquote]The intense narcissism that exudes from homosexuality is a sign that something has gone terribly wrong with the prevailing American character of soul and that this contagion is spreading throughout the culture like pink-eye at a child’s birthday Bounce House.[/pullquote]

Indeed, the Progressive ethos is an emotion-laden unstoppable steamroller that levels every argument, noble act or perversion with the same ham-handed moral insensitivity. Such a society will never honestly inquire as to the social prudence of normalizing homosexuality and same sex marriage; because in the interest of the unyielding democratic leveling of the soul, it does not wish to know. Such speed bumps would only slow their screaming freight train to utopia.

If America is not now a Post-Christian society, then it is hurtling towards becoming so at the speed of Lucifer falling. With that being said, there are rock hard consequences that arise from the Humanist vacuum of a God-free worldview – but they are ideologically inconsequential considering the pressing task at hand. In such a Progressive milieu, there can be no fundamental metaphysical template of Being or value other than Will and consensus that we can rely upon to define man or his institutions. In dynamiting those values that are now being redefined as arcane and oppressive, the Post-Christian world has shown itself to be in a state of pure “becoming;” and any of those past ideals and moral judgments that we were once covenant-bound to honor before the epistemological “Death of God” are now just so much meaningless smoke.

Our society is in economic and moral free-fall. And as another lump of leaven is thrown into the ghastly cauldron of civil society, the homogenization of sexuality and emancipation of the passions merely accelerates the decline of American society into a great Red White and Blue box of indiscriminate hamsters. The intense narcissism that exudes from homosexuality is a sign that something has gone terribly wrong with the prevailing American character of soul and that this contagion is spreading throughout the culture like pink-eye at a child’s birthday Bounce House. Same-sex marriage is indeed the Trojan horse by which the Progressives and their enthralled Pro-Homosexual lobby will affect their fait accompli at eclipsing history. Their project is aimed towards no less than a capricious reorientation of the fixed states of man and woman into sexually ambiguous creatures plucked from the jurisdiction of nature. As such, society is to be acculturated into a Progressive laboratory where all raw native distinctions are vanquished except those that are expedient to the amorphous collective and its Masters. [pullquote]In razing an institution rooted in biological necessity and inferred though convention and tradition far beyond the world’s historical memory, the Spirit animating a debauched West severs its ties with nature and reason as it plummets headlong into the synthetic.[/pullquote]

In having forced the camel’s nose under the tent, the liberal project has gained the undying respect of the fanatical, the credulous and the dull that despise the Judeo-Christian edifice and would see it strangled with the wings of its own virtue. Those proponents of an ontologically blurred and sexually novel caricature of humanity will not rest until they not only have achieved parity with the prevailing culture, but have ascended above it by poisoning the well: transforming it into their own personal sewer writ large.

Surely, the one to three percent who are estimated to routinely engage in same sex coupling could not of their own steam have generated this cultural tsunami that has been relentlessly buffeting our consciousness. While homosexuals are highly visible in our entertainment and cultural elite, those diverse voices falling in lockstep with the Progressive Humanist agenda are highly motivated and sympathetic to their cause; and conversely, deeply antagonistic to the Judeo-Christian architecture of City and Man. Even our libertarian compatriots, whose conservatism only runs as deep as their pocketbooks, would adopt the “live and let live” motto, although they would claim that government should not be in the business of sanctioning or forbidding consent anyway – which is more a policy of idealistic triangulation than of social prudence.

As the old inexorably die off or throw up their hands in resignation and the young who do not ruminate further than their own solipsistic bellies hold sway in the agora of public policy, same sex marriage and homosexual normalization will sooner or later become the law of the land: either by judicial fiat or brute demographics. When it does, it shall not sound the clarion call of a Great Awakening of tolerance in America, but signal the beginning of the dirge for marriage itself – as it has in the European nations that have embraced it. And in further denaturing marriage for the country as a whole, our current 40% illegitimacy rate will skyrocket off the charts and inject all the myriad social pathologies that attend life in the gilded hamster cage. Meanwhile, those of us who remain on principle as the stalwart remnant of “old dead ways” will face a full frontal assault of self-righteous wrath heretofore unknown throughout the fruited plains of e pluribus Unum. [pullquote]In such a Progressive milieu, there can be no fundamental metaphysical template of Being or value other than Will and consensus that we can rely upon to define man or his institutions.[/pullquote]

I believe Robert Frost has said, “Don’t ever take down a fence until you know why it was first put up.” Progressives are in that business of tearing down those ancient cathedrals composed of unequal stresses that have been anchored and counterweighted in human nature. We have found in the last generation that in unleashing these primordial passions, the architects of the Great Society have foolishly sown to the maelstrom. Those who would maintain the necessity and maintenance of strong fences will come under assault like never before, and many of those who offer lip service to the conservation of the definitive male and female archetypes consecrated in our sacred texts will equivocate and fall away. Those vocal opponents to the New Order of Sexuality will more fully approximate lone Cries in the Wilderness and face moral ostracism; to say nothing of political and professional marginalization as morally leprous pariahs.

Progressives believe that the homosexual wedge is the cleverest means to disinfect the public square from Christianity and its hated project aimed at circumventing the Earthly City where man is beholden to nothing other than his own wayward imagination. That such a future is inevitable in their eyes betrays their fatal conceit. That their clay tower will be thrown down in the fullness of days, we can be assured of.
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Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca. He can be reached at arete5000@dslextreme.com.
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23 Responses to Constructing Babel

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Most people want to Believe in something. If (as with leftists) they put their faith in a worldly cult, they have to deny reality whenever it conflicts with dogma. So in the end most people will choose faith in something transcendent. If Christianity and Judaism collapse, some will gravitate to oriental religions, but many will choose the deadliest option, the Islam of the Koran pushed by Wahabist imams financed by the Saudis.

  2. Kung Fu Zu says:

    I agree with you wholeheartedly. If one looks back into history, the modern Left’s (I call modern a movement which started in the eighteenth century) first priority has always been to destroy Christianity. They have always understood that Christianity and the Church were the biggest impediments to reforming humanity “scientifically” into a perfectible whole, as the Left defines “perfect”.

    Of course, for a couple of centuries, the Left could not effectively use homosexuality and homosexual marriage as a weapon, because the first was considered a subject better avoided and the second was not even thought of. But in the fullness of time, with the proper preparatory work to undermine our culture having been done, the Left has decided the time is ripe for a full assault against that ancient remnant of superstition, Christianity.

    One might ask why the Left does not have any such problem with Islam. After all, Islam is even more pronounced in its rejection of homosexuality than Christianity. I believe there are at least two reasons.

    Firstly, the modern Left sprouted as a weed in the garden of Western culture. Being an ugly plant in a beautiful garden, it resents not only the other flowers, but even the soil in which it grew. Not having sprouted in the Middle East it has no such intimate connection to Islam so the hate is not there. Inter-family disputes are always the ugliest.

    Secondly, I believe the Left believes that Islam, being prevalent in Third World countries, is in an inherently weaker position than Christianity, which is still strong in the USA. Therefore, the first order of battle is to bring down Christianity in the USA. After that, with the power of the USA at their call, they will be able to take care of Islam. Islam, after all, does have Statist tendencies which will fit in with the Left’s view of the world.

    What will be interesting is if they try to impose their homosexual agenda on Muslims.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Ultimately, there are many affinities between the totalitarian Left and totalitarian Islam, including a shared hatred of America and its tradition of freedom (and also of the West, to the extent that it shares that tradition). In the end, if the Left and Islam find themselves forced to fight it out over who gets to rule the world, they will learn how incompatible their visions are, but until then they don’t think they need to worry. Only a scattered number of pro-homosexual activists (such as the late Pim Fortuyn) realize the implications of the increased strength of Islamism in the West.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Firstly, the modern Left sprouted as a weed in the garden of Western culture. Being an ugly plant in a beautiful garden, it resents not only the other flowers, but even the soil in which it grew. Not having sprouted in the Middle East it has no such intimate connection to Islam so the hate is not there. Inter-family disputes are always the ugliest.

      Mr. Kung, that’s as good of an explanation as I’ve ever read. Also add in the highly important anti-imperialist component, a specialty of Dinesh D’souza, for instance. The narrative is that any bad stuff Islam does is just them “acting out” toward injustices committed by the West.

      There are just so many creative ways for people on the Left to be dumb.

    • Glenn Fairman says:

      The Progressive consciousness, mired in its rebellion against their Father’s faith and traditions, would indeed make common cause with the Devil himself in order to escape Christianity’s scathing indictment: that Man’s imagination has spun out centrifugally from the carefully designed boundaries ordered for his own collective joy and contentment. In breaking free from prudent and rational restraints, it has run amuck — indiscriminately slashing and destroying cultural structures that it is congenitally incapable of erecting of its own.

      Islam, in its project of forging the “Dark City of Servitude,” has been welcomed by the empty spiritual House of Liberalism because the latter’s barbarisms have been calculated by their cultural vanguard to be necessary instrumentalities: ruthless swords required to lay waste to that persistent nagging voice of the Cross that calls them to account for the works of their willful self-defined existence. The fact hat they too will be devoured by the Crescent Star in the fullness of time is perhaps beside the point, for those homogenous and myopic men are animated more by volcanic resentments and suicidal loathings than the prudent sensibilities of self-preservation.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        Very interesting. I’ve noticed, particularly from liberal trolls on the blog sites, that their sole concern is seeing their enemies (those who disagree with them) cast down. What happens to the country is of no matter; they don’t even care if their own side is hurt, as long as the enemy is hurt worse.

        • Kung Fu Zu says:

          These are people who would put a pistol to their heads and pull the trigger in order to shoot the conservative standing next to them. Grievance and resentment are the primary motives for many of them.

          They are, all too often, bitter because when compared with most in society they “feel different”. Due to this alienation, they rationalize that their “difference” , in itself, makes them morally superior to the majority. Thus their thirst for revenge is ethical.

          Brad, I think you must have a picture which would illustrate this.

          • Glenn Fairman says:

            I get this same sense from the description of the “Underground” characters that Whittaker Chambers detailed in “Witness”

            Another indispensable book!

            • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

              Book suggestions being archived here by your Mad Librarian.

            • Kung Fu Zu says:

              Thanks for reminding me. I keep meaning to read this book.

              • Glenn Fairman says:

                It is at once a document on political and moral philosophy; a history; a penetrating psychological treatise, and a pilgrimage through a Dantean netherworld of the damned, the profane, the demi-human, and those who managed to claw back up into the light…..with Whittaker Chambers as your Virgil. Read it slow and carefully and drink up the startling implications that it has had on todays events.

    • NAHALKIDES NAHALKIDES says:

      There is one more reason the Left has allied with Islam: it recognizes, as our alleged Republican “leaders” do not, that Islam is the enemy of Western Civilization, and “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. I agree that it would indeed be interesting to see the Left and Islam turn on one another once they have destroyed their common enemy – us – except that I’d rather prevent that contingency from coming to pass. Both philosophies are monstrous, and I only wish we could set them at each other’s throats now, that we would only have to take on and defeat the victor instead of both of them together.

      • Kung Fu Zu says:

        “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”

        Of course you are correct, but that old diplomatic imperative is so ingrained in my mind that I just assumed it was understood. I must remember, nothing is understood and we must constantly remind people about the basics.

        Thanks

  3. Glenn Fairman Glenn Fairman says:

    The Left has nothing to do battle with. Possessing only a fuzzy flourish of Humanism that serves to enervate its nihilistic core, Progressivism is one inch thick and a mile wide. Ultimately it has nothing worthy of giving your life for…..because it is bereft of a cause noble enough for the affirmation of that life…..it is hard to conceive of great souled men ever shedding even a drop of blood for secular egalitarianism, even post modern men, after knowing in their crassly materialistic globalist hearts that the reward for such sacrifice was merely to fill the menu as supper for maggots.

    • Ron Ron says:

      “… it is hard to conceive of great souled men ever shedding even a drop of blood for secular egalitarianism…”

      Where do the millions of Russians, who died fighting Germans, fit into your paradigm, Glenn?

      And as far as “fuzzy flourishes” go, isn’t the Bible the benchmark for that sort of thing?

      • Glenn Fairman Glenn Fairman says:

        Ron: Millions of Russians did not die for the virtues of Stalinist egalitarianism. They were fighting for their lives in a defensive war against an opportunistic backstabbing enemy—–pawns in the crucible between two wolves who would gobble up the free world.

        As for the Bible, the best of what the West exhibits as far as science and morality stems from this font of wisdom and life, despite what you whisper to yourself at night…..

  4. Abigail says:

    Sadly, the ones who most need to grasp the subject of this article (and its gravity) will most likely be unable to comprehend the vocabulary being used. I don’t believe the schools have taught this level of vocabulary (and its usage) in many years. Am I wrong?

    Of course, even if they can get past their lack of vocabulary, there is the even greater challenge of their self-centered worldview. They have made themselves out to be “gods”, bowing to no one and no thing outside of themselves and/or their cause. In the process, they have actually put themselves into many deep bondages of the soul of which they have no perception. Their lust for ultimate power over their own lives has led them down a path that will require them, sooner or later, to submit to others in this life. In the next life, will be the ultimate submission. Waking up to the first will be a shock, but the ultimate submission will be an even greater one.

    • Glenn Fairman Glenn Fairman says:

      Indeed, Abigail. Thank God I stopped tailoring my writing for others long ago. Ultimately, pleasing the muse is my prime concern. Let others serve “The Cat Sat On The Mat” school of journalism and letters. I shall take no portion in it.

      • Abigail says:

        I tailor my writing according to whomever I am trying to reach which depends upon the subject of what I am writing. To each his own. *smile*

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Abigail, you talk sense. You should contribute more. 🙂 I really do try to remind my friends when talking about politics, ethics, social issues, philosophy, etc., that few, if any, of the wise words we say would be understood or accepted by those indoctrinated by the Left.

      Still, many of us here were influenced by the wise words of a Rush Limbaugh or someone like that. They were speaking the truth and it was a way to break away from, and out of, the propaganda cloud.

      So I guess we should continue to make the case. But I’m glad there are people such as yourself who have few, if any, illusions about what we are up against.

      • Abigail says:

        Brad, I am trying to be online less…not more!

        I find that most people are so indoctrinated by the propaganda out there that they cannot see the truth of what is taking place. Just as the Holocaust (and so many other historical/political events) blindsided people, I believe many today are going to be blindsided and are even now.

        We are up against a powerful force, but not one as powerful as our Creator. I find it very easy to get caught up in fighting battles that are not mine to fight and using weapons that are inadequate for the battle. Only spiritual weapons will work. It is not that there are not things to do, but they must be directed by the Spirit and fueled by the Spirit.

        By the way, I am using this post for my son’s education. I am going to have him put every sentence/paragraph into his own words. That should be quite a challenge for him. I must say that it has been a very long time since I read something written in my era where I had to look up any words!

        Abigail

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Ditto. And regarding being online less, I can sympathize. But at least when you are online, Abigail, go for quality if not quantity and make your home here. 😀 Glad to have you here. And good luck to your fine son on his assignment. It sounds as if you are a creative teacher.

        • Glenn Fairman Glenn Fairman says:

          can’t ask for a better compliment than that

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