Fans of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, C. S. Lewis will recognize the words of the title. The Abolition of Man was presented in a series of lectures by Lewis in 1943. Those lectures dealt primarily with the dangers of moral relativism. In contemplating moral relativism he pointed out what he believed were the destructive trends emerging in the so called modern world-view.
A veteran of WW I who later became a devout Christian, Lewis presented these ideas, I believe, as a way to understand those who seek Americas destruction. As a combat veteran I suspect he understood that before you can defeat your opponent you must know who he is.
Liberals, progressives and democrats have morphed over the years into the party of the Abolition of Man. Their concerted efforts have been directed at the destruction of every concept or principle that helped create the greatest nation in the history of the world. They seek the complete destruction and replacement of these ideals for nothing more than their desire to exert total control over the masses, ie you and I. In those efforts they attack the very concepts Lewis sought for us to understand. Let’s examine them briefly.
A thing that is contradictory cannot be true.
Never has such a completely self evident idea been so thoroughly abused. Today the corrupted culture of liberal, progressive political correctness demands that:
We accept men as women and women as men.
We accept that there is no substantive difference between men and women.
We accept that sex between adults and children is both normal and healthy.
We accept that a political ideology disguised as a religion is in fact a peaceful religion.
We accept the idea that anyone who can make it across our border in violation of our laws is entitled to free everything.
We accept that a black man convicted of any crime is simply a victim of white racism.
We accept that a disagreement over policy is also an expression of racism if the policy is brought forth by a “person of color” and the disagreement is raised by a “white” person.
We accept that as a nation can continue to spend billions more dollars than we actually have without consequence.
We accept that actual education can be replaced by political indoctrination without negative consequence.
We accept that factual reporting of the murderous culture of black inner cities (Chicago, Baltimore etc) is in fact racist.
We accept that we can actually create so called global warming.
This list could go on for pages but I suspect you are beginning to see the picture. The fact is that all these accepted concepts fly directly into the face of reason. They only make sense when wrapped in the cocoon of self indulgence or delusion.
Not being allowed to believe that values have any actual meaning.
Nowhere is this more evident than in today’s popular culture. Values such as honesty, chastity, hard work and sacrifice are readily and viciously attacked as backward, simple minded or outright stupid by “enlightened” late night comedy hosts and, to borrow a phrase, their trained seal audience. Consider:
The high school girl who chooses to remain a virgin until married is brutally ridiculed and scorned.
The black student who studies hard and plays by the rules is labeled an Uncle Tom or sellout.
The man who departs from the homersexual lifestyle and settles down to raise a family is vilified.
The family that goes to church and prays together is mocked as simple minded religious zealots.
The person who works hard, saves money and builds a successful business is an evil corporate fat cat.
These tragedies happen because the left is justly terrified of the damage these values can bring to the fantasy world they live in. These time honored values put the lie to liberalism’s phony values for anyone to plainly see. Thus they must be destroyed at every opportunity.
What would you die for?
No one answers this question better than police officers, fire fighters and or our military. These are people who risk everything to protect and preserve the ideals that so many American’s today have no knowledge of, understanding or experience with or sometimes even tolerance of. While there are always exceptions I believe the vast majority of these fine public servants understand the values of actual free speech, real privacy and true self determination.
Who would flatter us to sell us for a slave?
Islamic devotee and congressional headcase (watch the video of her being tossed from a Trump rally before you complain) Talib tries to bribe us with a $20 minimum wage. This proven job killer is literally insane to anyone who has even a modicum of financial education. This is nothing more than an attempt to sell as many people as possible into the addiction of government dependency by crashing the job market. But she is not alone.
Liberals demand that a five year old boy who picks up a Barbie doll be administered female hormones because he is “identifying” as a female. This turns an idle moment of curiosity into an opportunity to make him another victim of the gay agenda.
Progressives sell young people into a life of drug addiction with medical/recreational marijuana.
Democrats in leadership positions constantly strive to obtain control of every facet of your life. In this process they have developed an unquenchable taste for controlling what you think as well.
Mainstream media, having abandoned the search for truth now deluge us with daily doses of politically correct propaganda to keep people from thinking. When we think, they lose and they know it.
Legislators, in the adoption of so called hate crimes laws, seek to criminalize any thoughts they don’t approve of. In their desire to “protect” us they now seek to insert themselves into our very thought processes.
The death of common reason is the death of man.
Common sense has been under relentless assault by liberals and progressives for at least the last thirty years. No longer are we allowed to put 2 and 2 together and arrive at 4. Today we must check common sense at our door every time we step outside our home. We are compelled by our betters to accept:
That bearded man in a dress that followed your twelve year old daughter into the ladies room must be considered to be a harmless women.
The five teenage gang bangers that are trying to surround you on the subway are in fact, just innocent boys looking for directions (to your wallet).
The gay men tossed off ten story buildings by tolerant moslems weren’t really murdered, they were just inexperienced thrill seekers.
No longer are we allowed to trust our judgment. We are required to ignore our lying eyes to maintain the leftist illusion of utopia on Earth.
We need a standard outside our own opinion.
Everyone has an opinion on something and some have opinions on everything. The thing about opinions is that they can be swayed. Family, friends, peers, junk science and pop culture, to name a few influences, can reform our opinions into stuff we never would have imagined. Without a foundation to rest upon, opinions can wander into high strangeness. Lewis’s foundation came to be Christian religion. A foundation is needed to help us remain faithful to our ideals, to remind us of where we came from, where we are headed and why we are headed there. The liberal foundation of ever shifting values is a recipe for personal, financial and spiritual disaster.
See everything as something to own or control.
This is the classic definition of liberalism. You and everything in your life is something for liberals to own or control. It’s what liberals live for.
Only liberals know what is good for you to eat.
Only liberals know what is actual racism.
Only liberals know what is truly sexist.
Only liberals know how children should be educated.
Only liberals know how your business should be managed.
Only liberals know how you should spend your money (or how much you should make).
Only liberals know how healthcare should be distributed.
Only liberals know what you should think about anything
Surely you are beginning to get the picture. Liberalism or any of its disguises, socialism, democratic socialism, communism or totalitarianism all seek one thing, complete control over you and you life from cradle to grave.
Great truths from mom/dad must be taught young because as adults these concepts become difficult to understand/teach.
No greater damage has been done to the fabric of America by the left than in this area alone. Today parents are expected, by popular culture, to be mirrors of the simpletons portrayed in such missives as Modern Family. No longer are parents allowed to teach things like;
That life is seldom fair.
That no one actually owes you anything.
That there are only two genders not 42, 56 or 97.
That casual sex has no actual value and is in fact often unhealthy.
That hard work can lead to success.
That you must plan for your future.
That marriage is for life.
That God exists and both loves you and has great plans for you and expectations of you.
In these things, all of which I strove to teach my children and now grandchildren, my wife and I are, in the public perception, outliers. As an example, it is considered strange by far to many people that I have been married to the same lovely women thirty four years.
Parents teach far more by example than they realize. Children are highly observant and when parents focus on such false things as “my truth” or “my career” or “I just want to have a good time” those lessons are not only learned by those same observant children but retained. Those lessons are frequently validated by popular culture. These lessons are the stepping stones to emptiness, failure and sorrow. As a leader in my church once said, “No success on Earth can compensate for failure in the home.” I paraphrased his quote but it is painfully clear to anyone with an open mind that the Walton’s family values served the family, and by extension the nation, far better than Modern Family’s values.