Friday, June 16, 2006

Liberals and transgression

David Warren's Ottawa Citizen article of Wednesday, June 14, questions the modern liberal infatuation with criminality. I think the most telling passage in the whole article is this one:

I am not suggesting that the average liberal is a criminal. He hasn't the guts for that. But in the phantasia of his consciousness, he is attracted almost sexually to the idea of transgression - to soiling the respectable.

This is something that has been on my mind for some time; the almost erotic lure of despoiling that is beginning to be a hallmark of liberalism. G.K. Chesterton spotted it too, and he was not shy about identifying its origin in the demon world. In 'The Everlasting Man' he writes about this urge to perversion and transgression, and in particular its quasi-sexual motivation:
[C]ertain anti-human antagonisms seem to recur in this tradition of black magic. There may be suspected as running through it everywhere, for instance, a mystical hatred of the idea of childhood. People would understand better the popular fury against the witches, if they remembered that the malice most commonly attributed to them was preventing the birth of children. The Hebrew prophets were perpetually protesting against the Hebrew race relapsing into an idolatry that involved such a war upon children...

I feel that this demonic war upon children is visiting us again. There seems to be a lust among liberals to obliterate even the possibility of innocence - hence, the relentless attempt to sexualize younger and younger children, through entertainment, commercialism, and especially that liberal-forged weapon, education. The push is for more sex at ever-younger ages, and any attempt to defer this mental (if not physical) deflowering raises almost hysterical fury on the part of liberals.

I even think that this is why infiltrating the Catholic Church was such a goal of homosexuals, for whom transgression has been accepted as the essence of their identity; what could be more delicious than violating innocence right in the plain sight of God, and in the heart of his family?

I am presently reading about the General Convention of the Episcopal Church of the USA, where such liberal transgression is being pushed almost to the level of a sacrament. Many ask why people who are so discontented with the rules of a church stay; why don't they leave and start their own church? First of all, I think that such a creative act is beyond them; it takes guts and originality to really build something new. For better or for worse, the Protestant founders of their denominations had that; they knew something positive that they wanted and they weren't afraid of the hard work of building it. These parasitic liberals are not in that mold; they're the cuckoos who sneak into someone else's already-built nest and then take it over.

But most of all, what these people seek is the thrill of transgression; the dark pleasure of pollution and destruction. For people in thrall to such perversion, other people's rules and norms are essential. A vandal cannot be tempted by the prospect of designing and building his own structure; the whole point of his existence is to soil and deface what belongs to someone else.


Blogger Kasia said...

Just found your blog - am really liking it thus far.

I really enjoyed this post, especially with the additional context of the recent "ordination" of "womenpriests" and the aftermath thereof. "Why," ask we naysayers, "do you not go join the Episcopals, where you as a woman can be legitimately ordained as a priest?" The answer is always "Because I'm a Catholic," generally followed by varying shades of the implied "and I want to change the Catholic Church to suit myself."

I'm not sure where I fall on the political spectrum today, but I must be becoming more conservative; I have increasingly less patience with this.

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