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Elusive Wapiti on the Religion of Liberalism

07 Jul

Brilliant; spot-on.

1) Liberalism has its own deity–the State

2) Liberalism has its own clergy–the judiciary, public school teachers, and university profs

3) Liberalism has its own creation story–the myth of evolution

4) Liberalism has its own end-times eschatology–the violent destruction of the world via Malthusian overpopulation or, alternatively, global cooling global warming anthropogenic climate change.

5) Liberalism has its own saints–women, non-whites, and homosexuals

6) Liberalism has its own sacraments–abortion, choice mommyhood, and fornication–note the obsession with sex and sexuality.

7) Liberalism has its own tithing–taxation

8) Liberalism has its own houses of worship–courts and the halls of Congress

9) Liberalism has its own ‘sunday schools’–public schools and the universities, in which students are educated in liberal catechisms and pieties

10) Liberalism has its own mutaween, or those that enforce the edicts of liberalism.  These religious police may be employed by the State, or they may be of the mob, as we saw in the “L’Affaire Eich” in which an intolerant gaystapo  took down a CEO earlier this year for the offense of nothing more than donating $1,000 to a pro-marriage advocacy group.

11) Liberalism has its own dogmas (viz. “climate change” above, also class privilege, knowledge sufficiency, do-good government, egalite, tolerance, diversity, “IPV is about power and control”, to name a few examples )–and punishes heretical “deniers” with vigor.

Ideologies act very much like religions, indeed.

Like environmentalism (itself a subset of the progressive religion)…

*Update: The World Naked Bike Rides I added to my environmentalism post as an environmentalist ritual observance / pilgrimage, can also be classified more broadly as a liberal ritual observance too, due to the element of nudity being present for the purpose, according to Wikipedia (NSFW), to “deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world”. They’re not content to merely agitate for encouraging a supposedly more ‘natural’ mode of transportation, but they need to confront taboos about public nudity in the process, because apparently those of us opposed are ‘body-negative’, doncha know…

So World Naked Bike Rides, like nudity in gay pride parades, are to help ‘break down negative stereotypes’ yada yada.

All part of promoting liberalism’s ‘cult of the body’…

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Posted by on July 7, 2014 in The Kulturkampf

 

7 responses to “Elusive Wapiti on the Religion of Liberalism

  1. Elusive Wapiti

    July 7, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Thanks for the link!

     
  2. infowarrior1

    July 7, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I for one do not want nudity. Because I seriously would not want to see the ugliness of the human body. To see saggy breasts hanging out and cellulite bouncing around is not my kind of thin.

    Brings a whole new dimension to modesty doesnt it?

     
  3. Will S.

    July 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

    @ EW: You’re welcome! Cheers.

    @ infowarrior1: I agree; as I said in my previous post on the world naked bike ride, other than the few young pretty things, most of the people participating I don’t want to see naked, period.

    I guess that makes me ‘body-negative’; I wear that badge with pride.

     
  4. electricangel

    July 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Gotta disagree with this, Will: Like environmentalism (itself a subset of the progressive religion)…

    The problem of the modern era is our identification with the Progressive thought, that pyramid-building ethos that enclosed the commons and turned nature into something we were not co-creators and stewards of, but conquerors and subjectors of. At the same time we ignored the command to be stewards, we forgot, in the West, about being fruitful and multiplying.

    In this light, environmentalism strikes me as a reactionary response to the changes the moderns were forcing through in society by their exploitation of fossil fuels to build large, pyramid structures that they could place themselves at the top of. Now, with the bonus from fossil fuels disappearing, we need organic communities focused around land and people, not mythical ideas of “Progress.” (And, just a note: as a religion, Progress delivered the goods; as long as man was able to exploit fossil fuels, which return 80-100 to one the energy invested in obtaining them, Progress’ promise of material abundance was validated. Now that conventional oil peaked in 2005 [check stats on per-capita miles driven in the USA, not coincidentally dropping since 2005], Progress is shown to be a false belief system as fewer and fewer people actually MAKE material progress. Adherents drop off, one by one; it’s like at the end of the Soviet Union, when people mouthed the communist shibboleths, but no one really believed in them.)

    Now, central-government-driven environmentalism is a branch of The Cathedral. Local environmentalism is not. You can tell the difference in that Progressives in the Federal government will overrule state laws to do what they want, as the Port Authority ignored NYC law to build the World Trade Center higher than the fire code would allow.

     
  5. Will S.

    July 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I do agree with you, EA; I tend to distinguish between modern-day, progressive environmentalism as a movement and ideology, and the older conservationism, grounded in a recognition of the dangers and problems of industrialization.

    I am, as you know, somewhat of an admirer of Wiebo Ludwig, who went up against the oil industry and government in cahoots with them, whom you noted is similar to Wendell Berry.

    Conservatism is conservative (interestingly, there is some overlap now with people who recognize the dangers of wide-open immigration to the natural environment now beginning to embrace a more restrictive immigration policy, as VDARE.com has discussed). Modern day, Cathedral-driven ‘environmentalism’ is not conservative, but big-gov’t, anti-localist progressivism…

     

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