Speaking for Prager University, Dennis Praeger himself: I’ll disagree with him a bit about students staying on their parents’ insurance until 26: grad students in particular are often on perilously thin resources and many have started families by this time. There’s a natural urge for parents to help their offspring (and maybe their grandkids) out […]
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Recently, I got into an argument with a friend of mine on the role of women in society. The discussion became quite heated–made worse by the fact that we came from two different angles on the topic. I believe that both traditionalists and moderns sincerely wish to elevate women in society; but, our ideas about which roles are the more elevated differ, because we value the four human spheres of activity differently: economic, vital, aesthetic, and spiritual. What is the proper ordering of these spheres?
Before I begin my arguments on this topic, some might say: “Isn’t there also a political sphere?” The goal of politics is the common good of communities. As such, political offices find their place within the vital sphere like other offices tending to the common good: military, law enforcement, judicial, and infrastructure. Also, the government can’t really produce economic, aesthetic, or spiritual growth, but only create favorable conditions for these to take place.
Our readers surely remember the Bataclan Massacre, which occurred on November 13, 2015 in a Parisian night club. Recently, the news of how some of the slain were tortured by the ISIS terrorists came out. I can well understand that some may wish not to read about such heinous and inhuman deeds, so I leave it up to our readers whether or not they wish to read this article here.
I titled this post “Nefas,” because no English word exactly contains the idea of an abominable act contrary to divine law–of a foul crime which cries out to Heaven for justice. We know that Western countries are carrying out airstrikes against ISIS, but it seems like the war against them is moving very slowly. Why are we not able to annihilate ISIS as quickly as we defeated Saddam Hussein in each of the Gulf Wars?
My mind constantly revolves around politics these days. I view this absorption as a fault, since yours truly would rather write fantasy fiction. So, look at this post as an attempt to get my thoughts about the evils of Progressivism out of my head so that I can turn my mind to knights, wizards, epic combat, and other things healthier than politics. Progressivism is aptly named because it progresses towards Socialism and then Communism or Fascism. All four fall as fruits from the evil tree of Marxism, a sophistry created by a misanthrope and hater of God who wished for you, me, and everyone else to have a warm reception in hell. (Don’t believe me? See Marx and Satan by Richard Wurmbrand or this article here.) The following piece will have little good to say about the Left, but, after the deluge of invective people on the right have received (e.g. racist, fascist, xenophobic, etc.), are any hard words from my side of the aisle too harsh as long as they are true?
First, the Left used to represent a strain of Liberalism, the kind which gave us the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and The Federalist Papers. Americans who call themselves conservative are Classical Liberals, though some Libertarians also accept the label. However, Classical Liberalism had an evil twin: shortly after American Federalists, basing their laws on a combination of Enlightenment philosophy and English common law, inaugurated the Great Experiment, French Liberals overthrew their king, established a democracy, and proceeded to slay any dissenters in their Reign of Terror.