Smashing Into Reality

The trouble with all the various radicals, militants and social activists is that eventually reality stands between them and their loony agendas. All their bizarre social engineering schemes and all their radical immoral agendas sooner or later come crashing down – yet more casualties of smacking head-on into reality.

The revolutionaries of all stripes think they can ride roughshod over long-standing social institutions, mores and traditions with impunity. They think they can just smash everything in sight, and not even bother to replace anything with something better.

The radicals are great at destroying, but poor at building. They want to eliminate everything that stands in the way of their ideological visions, but they simply end up wrecking the world around them. As Ann Coulter once observed: “The history of liberalism consists of replacing things that work with things that sounded good on paper.”

Or as she said elsewhere: “Liberals never bother to ask whether there might have been a reason for a thousand-years-old convention such as marriage. They don’t care. Their approach is to rip out society’s foundations without considering whether they serve any purpose.”

Yes quite so. The revolutionary exists simply to destroy. And the atheistic revolutionaries, and the sexual militants, are often the worst. As to the former, G.K. Chesterton said this: “The secularists have not wrecked divine things; but the secularists have wrecked secular things, if that is any comfort to them. The Titans did not scale heaven; but they laid waste the world.”

And hand in hand with the secular revolutionaries are the sexual anarchists. They thought they could smash every single sexual code, taboo, more and convention. They promised us nirvana when every last restriction of all things sexual was obliterated.

Well they were wrong – big time. Reality has a way of coming back and biting the militants in the face. And that has been found to be true in case after case. Sexual paradise did not arrive – instead sexual suicide and sexual insanity multiplied.

Here is just the latest case of reality biting stupid ideology. Consider the Australian author Holly Hill. For years she has been trying to smash down sexual norms and customs, and see society remade in her own radical image. It all sounded just so peachy in theory.

But whenever reality and theory clash, reality always wins. Get a load of this news report: “Holly Hill believed so strongly that humans are not built to be faithful that she appeared on television and wrote books advocating open relationships. The Australian author claimed that the only healthy way to have a modern relationship was to allow your partner to have sex with other people, and do the same yourself.

“But after insisting that allowing her boyfriend to cheat three nights a week kept them strong, she now admits it destroyed them. So what changed? Ms Hill became an ‘anti monogamist’ after an ill-fated fling with a married man in 2006. John never intended to leave his wife, she revealed, but wanted to sleep with somebody else. After a painful break-up, Ms Hill was determined to use her psychology degree from the University of Southern Queensland to find out why.

“She came to the conclusion that men were hardwired to need sex from more than one person, and that humans were not made to have exclusive relationships. Ms Hill shared that view with anyone who would listen, and shocked and angered many commentators as she expounded her theories on CNN and Larry King.

“She wrote a novel, Sugarbabe, about her year-long adventures with older men, and another called Toyboy. But now her dogmatic opinion has completely changed, she told Grazia magazine in an interview. Ms Hill and her ex-boyfriend, Phil*, drew up a contract to determine how they would operate. They vetoed anything they felt would make them jealous – in Ms Hill’s case, her partner taking other women on romantic weekends away or buying them gifts.

“She told CNN in 2010: ‘One of the main things that I have learned is that a woman that negotiates infidelity with her partner is far more powerful than a woman who is sitting home wondering why he’s late from the office Christmas party. ‘It’s better to walk the dog on a leash than let it escape through an unseen hole in the back fence.’

“But rather than eliminating jealousy, Ms Hill became completely paranoid, shedding two stone in weight and obsessively comparing herself to the other women Phil was seeing. She said: ‘I was staggered by the effect our infidelity was having on me. I’d committed myself to the belief that monogamy was outdated and to have to even consider I was wrong was incredibly tough.’

“Her boyfriend, who had previously enjoyed watching her flirt with other men at parties, now said he felt emasculated by the situation – and last summer they split. ‘I was devastated,’ said Ms Hill. ‘When it was just the two of us our relationship was incredible. But we’d ruined it by being “unfaithful” – ironically, the one thing I thought would save our relationship’.”

Hmm, there goes that nasty bit of reality again, crashing in our silly revolutionary theories. The truth is, there is good reason why we have various restrictions, limitations and conventions. Some things are far too important in life to allow complete open slather on.

As Peter Kreeft writes in his important new book, Summa Philosophica: “Sex and death have always been the two primal sacred mysteries, for they are the doors through which we come into the world and exit it. This is why every society until ours has approached them with awe and reverence, surrounded them with taboos, proprieties, ceremonies, and laws, and taken great care not to adulterate them.”

Or as C. S. Lewis long ago wisely said: sexual intercourse is “rapidly becoming the one thing venerated in a world without veneration”. But he also rightly told us that whenever we seek to make anything into a god – even a great gift like sexuality – we turn it into a demon.

And now that the revolutionaries have had their chance to implement their agenda, it seems the demons are coming home to roost.

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11 Replies to “Smashing Into Reality”

  1. Dear Bill,

    The demons are coming home to roost in other ways as well. AusPharm(e)news yesterday (24th May, 2012) referred to a news item that says that soon gonorrhea will be untreatable, A brief internet search produced many hits for a new virtually untreatable gonnorrhea now spreading out of Japan.

    It looks as if the revolutionaries are about to be hoisted on their own petard.

    Donald Battaglini

  2. Bill, I have been following your blog for some time. Thank you for your courage to say what others are too weak to speak. Things are not as bad in the states but it is coming.

    Gods best to you
    Keith Loveland
    N.E. Georgia, USA

  3. I was discussing such a theme as this earlier today. It is interesting how in one breath, people will claim that men are ‘hardwired to need sex from more than one person’, yet men also experience jealousy and hurt if their current partner wanders off to have a fling with another ‘hardwired male’. Surely if men are hardwired in such a way, they wouldn’t experience jealousy and hurt when this happens. I would have though the emotion of jealousy belonged with someone hardwired to monogamy.
    Kerry Letheby

    Yes promiscuity is a great thing. Just look at Africa and what promiscuity together with anal sex has created – almost six million orphans – what a triumph!

    And then look at the promiscuity in a community in Australia where one in four have a sexually transmitted infection. Great! As a result, numbers of indigenous girls to their unhappiness, are infertile. Thus sexual licence can be a pathway for declining indigenous population. Also a great result. Also epidemiologists are perched on the edge of their chairs for AIDS to get runs on the board in this community. So let no one speak against homosexuality or promiscuity!!

    Anne-Marie Modra

  5. I was really quite please to read the article in the paper about this author. It is quite good to hear that she can now see the truth, at least in relation to this subject. We should pray that she may come to know the truth about our Lord and Saviour too.
    Mario Del Giudice

  6. Donald Battaglini is quite right, these things always come back to bite. Or to accurately quote the saying, they get ‘hoist by their own petard’. I didn’t know the real meaning of that phrase until recently. I thought a petard was some kind of flag-pole or pike-staff and you get hoisted on it. But it doesn’t mean that at all. Petard is French for ‘bomb’ and you get hoisted or thrown in the air by your own bomb, hence ‘hoist by your own petard’. Your own bomb blows up in your face. Very apt.

    Bob Day

  7. At least whatever we exult to the “god-status” will then reveal its true colours, something we can realize if we get to live long enough to do so.
    Better to live by wisdom and exult the One True God and when we do we will find as a result that He is everything He says He is. But that is faith, hey!

    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

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