Truth and morality are tied together in such a way that one cannot have one without the other. One does not need to consult only the Bible or the great philosophers to be advised of this truth, one can look to leftist or progressive thinkers to learn of the exact same concept, but from the opposite point of view.
Consider this important quote from V. I. Lenin, the leader of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party also known as the Bolshevik Revolution:
“Freedom is a bourgeois prejudice. We repudiate all morality which proceeds from supernatural ideas or ideas which are outside the class conception. In our opinion, morality is entirely subordinate to the interests of the class war. Everything is moral which is necessary for the annihilation of the old exploiting order and for uniting the proletariat. Our morality consists solely in close discipline and conscious warfare against the exploiters.”
Think about those words for a moment, all morality, The Natural Law, God’s Law, the Ten Commandments and all philosophy that is outside of the class warfare politic, is rejected. He goes one step further to say that everything is moral which helps to bring about their political ends and states that the only morality is their politics.
Lie, cheat steal, bear false witness and even the killing of the innocent is warranted under such a philosophy, the ends justifies the means.
While not every liberal or leftist is Vladimir Lenin, virtually every leftist adopts this philosophy to one degree or another. One is free to deny this, but the evidence is endless.
And one would be a fool to believe that the American left would not stoop to advocating such measures again. We must not forget that Eugenics was all the rage among the American left in the early part of the twentieth century and has always had it’s political home in the progressive movement.
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is still honored as a darling of the American left, commenting on the ‘Negro Project’ in a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, December 10, 1939:
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don”t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
Yes, yes Lori, but that was a long time ago…
Allow me to introduce you to John Holdren, who was nominated by President Obama for the position of “Science Czar”. In his book Ecoscience Holden advocates:
- Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
- The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food;
- Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;
- People who “contribute to social deterioration” (i.e. undesirables) “can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility” — in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.
- A transnational “Planetary Regime” should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans’ lives — using an armed international police force.
John Holdren is revered by the American left and doubly so in academia.
But Lori, I thought this article was about truth, so why go into all of this?
The point is two-fold. Truth and morality are inseparable and more to the point; while every leftist is not about to slaughter 54 million citizens as Mao did, or starve or otherwise kill over 30 million “undesirables” as Stalin did, would American leftists, who have embraced and put upon a pedestal the monsters listed above, hesitate to lie to you if it furthered their cause?
Words mean things.
Words are how we convey meaning. If one changes the definition of words arbitrarily to suit ones own ends no understanding or honest conversation is possible. Would you play poker with me if I was the dealer and I set the rules, but I was free to change the definition of any of the words in the rules at any time it suited me? Would you enter in a contract with such a person?
Recently I observed a discussion of the topic of homosexual marriage between an indoctrinated college student and a traditionalist. When the definition of marriage came up the student said “old definitions no longer matter, definitions change. A marriage is two people declaring their love”.
The traditionalist asked, “Who are you to change the definition of marriage, an institution that has been with us for thousands of years? Marriage is a blessed union between a man and a woman which happens to be recognized by the state”. The student’s answer, “slavery was an institution too”. The traditionalist retorted, “if you are able to change the definition on a whim, by the same justification I can simply change it back. Or I can make it between three people, or four people and a dog”.
“No you can’t” the student said, as if somehow that was unfair.
Remember the Fort Hood shooting carried out by Islamic terrorist Nidal Hassan where he killed 13 people and injured 30 others while screaming “Allahu Akbar”? The Obama administration classified the attack as “workplace violence” and then his administration reneged on Obama’s promise that the victims would get the help and support they needed.
The Obama Administration has also been purging “Islamic terror” from FBI training manuals while at the same time lumping Christians and conservatives in along with known violent groups as domestic terror threats. And yes they mean you as the DHS Report includes in its definition of unnamed terrorists as those who are “opposed to abortion, and were concerned about illegal immigration, an increase in federal power, firearms restrictions, and a loss of American sovereignty”.
The attempted change in the language in the examples above is clear, Christian = terrorist, conservative = terrorist, pro-life = terrorist, in favor of limited government = terrorist, etc. One list, if you read the links carefully, even includes critics of Islam being a potential terror threat.
The left’s coddling of radical Islam is nothing new as the Carter Administration helped the Mullah’s in Iran come to power, the left in Lebanon helped Islamists take over the government, and we have watched as President Obama help to oust pro-Western and/or secular governments with anti-western Muslim Brotherhood governments in Egypt, Libya, and Syria. Why does the left behave this way? Because both are offended by the foundations of Western Civilization such as the Bible, scholasticism, and philosophers such as John Locke and Aristotle.
A stark domestic example is the recent budget proposal submitted by President Obama, which his administration called their “balanced budget”. Upon examination, the budget wasn’t balanced at all, nor was there an attempt to even an attempt to start paying down the debt. Obama’s submitted budget has massive yearly deficits for as far as the eye could see.
When aggressively questioned on this, the White House said that it was balanced in that it contained more tax increases than cuts in spending. Even the proposed “cuts” were not even cuts, they were reductions in the planned growth of spending in certain area’s, with increases in the growth of spending in others.
This changing of the language is nothing more than organized deception. A deception that the White House knows full well that most of the elite media will get on board with and will fool most “low information” voters. As my good friend Chuck Norton is fond of saying, “the left uses lies and deception as a means of calculated aggression”.
Calculated it is. It is important to remember that communist master propagandist Saul Alinsky was a mentor to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis on Alinsky and was his friend until his death in 1972. Obama taught the Alinsky method at the University of Chicago as a trainer for ACORN. Alinsk’s book Rules for Radicals is a how to propaganda manual for converting the United States into a communist country, his book, which is dedicated to Satan (no kidding), breaks his propaganda techniques into twelve basic rules.
“Lest we forget at least an over the shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer.” – Saul Alinsky
Alinsky’s dedication to Lucifer was appropriate for his venue as he viewed all morality and ethics to be tools for the status quo (freedom) which he opposed. This organized deception and abandonment of morality is the foundation of political correctness. In short, political correctness is Stalinism with manners and changing the language is tool number one in their arsenal. PC equals progressive control. It is a weapon of the left to prevent vocalizing your beliefs under the guise of helping or protecting others.