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This is How the Left Thinks (And It Sure Ain’t Pretty)

Jun 20, 2015

I have discovered, in a nutshell, how the secular left in fact thinks about some of the key controversies of our day. So let me see if I have this straight:

-People are born male but can change to female.
-People are born white but can change to black.
-People are born homosexual but can never change.

OK, makes perfect sense to me. This is now the reigning paradigm of the way the secular left thinks (actually, emotes) on many of the hot potato issues of the day. Let me tease this out a bit further for you if you are still having a hard time wrapping your head around all this:

-If a guy decides he is a girl and identifies as one, well, he is one, and that is just peachy.
-If a white person decides he is a black person and identifies as one, well, he is one, and that is just peachy.
-If a guy decides he no longer identifies as homosexual, he is deluded and denying reality, because you are born that way and you can never change. Even to suggest that a person can change is utterly evil. And the state should punish anyone seeking to say otherwise.

moonbattery 3I could conclude my article here, and just let all this sink in for a while. But let me continue. This is in effect the way our activists, leftists, media, and ruling elites now actually “think”. As I say, it sure ain’t pretty. It certainly is not rational, logical, sensible or realistic.

But who ever said the Left was logical or rational? The simple truth is, the radical lefties have declared war on reality, on biology, and on rationality. They have decided to live with their feet solidly planted in mid-air. Radical ideology trumps everything else, including reality.

People now can simply claim they are an X trapped in a Y’s body. It is a simple and really tempting formula. Let’s see how it works in action:

-I am a dolphin trapped in a human’s body.
-I am a toddler trapped in a senior citizen’s body.
-I am an IS fighter trapped in a Sydney suburbanite’s body.
-I am a millionaire trapped in a pauper’s body.
-I am a cultural Marxist trapped in the White House.
-I am a bowl of mush trapped in an ideologue’s head.

The list can be as long as you want it to be, because the radicals have declared that reality is now whatever you want it to be. And the real tragedy is, the masses are falling for this moonbattery. The social and sexual revolutionaries have been so successful in pushing their propaganda that now most people seem to believe them.

With a bit of lateral thinking here we can see that in many ways this is simply the secular version of a Christian heresy. The outrageous name it and claim it gospel (or the hatch it and catch it gospel, as I like to call it) has been spewing forth the same foolishness for decades now.

It too claims mind over matter, and says we can be whatever we want to be: we can be wealthy, successful, free of sickness, get a new career, have great self-esteem, lose weight for Jesus, and so on. It is a reality-denying theology which bears eerie resemblance to this modern secular version.

I have not been alone in observing this reality-bending insanity of the new radicals. Other authors have also picked up on this theme of late. Let me mention two such writers. Maggie Gallagher has just written a piece entitled “If Race and Gender Are Social Constructs, Why Not Sexual Orientation?”

She examines the three famous cases of each: Bruce Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, and groups like JONAH which help those who want out of the homosexual lifestyle. She begins her piece this way:

By some mysterious providence, three things happened in the past few weeks: Rachel Dolezal was outed as a white woman. Bruce Jenner was lauded as a white woman. And in a New Jersey consumer-fraud case against JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), the Southern Poverty Law Center has spent millions to deprive any future New Jerseyans of the basic right even to try to change their sexual orientation.

She examines in detail the JONAH case and concludes this way: “Our strange new public morality has to have a place for more than one kind of sexual minority group. Americans who believe it is wrong to have sex outside marriage between a man and a woman have rights, too.”

And Michael L. Brown also writes about the war on reality. He rightly notes that we have moved “From Moral Relativism to Reality Relativism”. The article begins this way:

For the last few decades, our culture has warmly embraced moral relativism, where right and wrong are determined based on our feelings, and so there is nothing absolute. Morality is entirely relative, which means that you can have your morality and I can have mine.
Today, we have moved from moral relativism to reality relativism, where not only morality but everything is determined by how I feel, so you can have your reality and I can have mine. This is not a matter of a dangerous descent down a slippery slope. This is a matter of falling off the cliff entirely. Call it reality free-fall – or perhaps, reality free-for-all, since anything goes these days.

He concludes:

I’m convinced that the LGBT war on gender will undermine itself, being part of the larger war on reality, and that soon enough, sanity will prevail in our society. That being said, this is an issue I would gladly drop for now if not for the fact that it continues to shout at us day and night, calling for a response….
R.C. Sproul once wrote, “I do not want to drive across a bridge designed by an engineer who believed the numbers in structural stress models are relative truths.”
In the same way, there’s not much hope for a world in which all reality becomes relative, but when we cut ourselves off from the one true God, the ultimate source of reality, we really do lose our bearings. A return to divine truth – to reality – will deliver us from our delusions.

www.nationalreview.com/article/420016/if-race-and-gender-are-social-constructs-why-not-sexual-orientation-maggie-gallagher?XWfghlmfL4KKOyAP.01
www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/50165-from-moral-relativism-to-reality-relativism

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11 Responses to This is How the Left Thinks (And It Sure Ain’t Pretty)

  • One thing I have observed with gay & lesbian dogma and feminism is they will argue gender is insignificant (and almost non-existent) when it suits their argument but the whole issue is over gender, and they argue that way.

    Another contradiction is they will appeal to personal autonomy, or “rights” when it suits, but then appeal to biological contraints; meaning they have no choice.

    Actually come to think of it, they will argue against biology when it suits and then argue for it when it suits.

    It is pretty much to have a constructive debate with those in this movement.

    From Perth

  • A lot of commentators are thinking exactly the same Bill, and saying as much.

    Whilst holding up two fingers, you say, I am holding up three fingers, and if you don’t agree, we will torture you (1984 movie).

    Reality is whatever they demand it be, biology, that is sexist, race, that is racist, yeah, the list gets bigger every day.
    They are really just trying to create so much confusion that people can no longer distinguish the truth, then they can complete their social destruction and rebuild their communist utopia.

  • Anti-gay pamphlet referred to SA police

    AAP
    June 20, 2015 12:14PM

    A GAY hate pamphlet, criticising an Adelaide council for flying the rainbow flag in a show of support for gays and lesbians, has been referred to police.

    THE pamphlet has been dropped in letterboxes at some homes and distributed at a shopping centre, Greens MP Tammy Franks says, describing the material as offensive and discriminatory.
    It was referred to police by Marion councillor Bruce Hull. “The Greens condemn this abhorrent gay hate propaganda in the strongest possible terms,” Ms Franks said. “The decision by Marion Council to fly the rainbow flag should be celebrated, so it is disappointing to hear that a group of extremists is trying to undo this good work.” Ms Franks said people should contact all Marion councillors, letting them know they supported the flag being flown. Marion councillors voted earlier this month to fly the rainbow flag permanently along with the Australian, South Australian, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island and Marion Council flags.

    www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/anti-gay-pamphlet-referred-to-sa-police/story-fn3dxiwe-1227407118164

  • Whatever are the left thinking!

    If there doesn’t have to be sound biological evidence to prove that Bruce Jenner exists as a woman —- then it follows that there is no longer the need to have evidence that God exists.

    The left now have to ACCEPT that God exists.

    I’m a Puritan Christian trapped inside an earthly body, and I now have the ‘right’ to express myself: Homosexuality, transgenderism, abortion – are all Sins.

    Thanks again Bill and God Bless.

  • A TIME FOR ELISHAS

    Every day the world relentlessly pushes its evil agenda through the media and in its wake, Christians and Christian values are being swept aside. This is not new; it’s been active since the bride of Christ was revealed two thousand years ago, (Rev.12)

    In the midst of this current tide of relentless sin, I find myself becoming increasingly concerned for the eventual destiny of the sinners. Yes, I could turn away from their need of salvation and enter a monastery somewhere but, when I consider how God views the present, satanic, forces raging against His elect I am moved with godly urgency, just as Jesus was, to seek and save these lost souls and bring them to the marriage feast of the Lamb, (Matt. 22).

    But how do we stem this current, raging tide of evil? Well – we need an army of Elishas – not to burn sinners off the face of the earth – but an army that stands fearlessly, acts fearlessly and loves fearlessly in order to bring sinners to their senses spiritually just as Elisha did with the sinners before him, see (2Kings 6:13-23):-

    He knew God and heaven’s multitude were with him. (6:16-17)
    He knew God would answer him. (6:18)
    He knew where to lead the sinners to once God gave them into his hands. (6:19-20)
    He knew God’s compassionate heart for sinners. (6:21)
    He knew how to save sinners. (6:22)
    He knew how to revive the saved. (6:23)

    Those who come against us today in an attempt to overwhelm us need to know that we – like Elisha:-

    Know God, Jesus Christ, and heaven’s host.
    Know God answers our prayers.
    Know the way that leads to life.
    Know compassion.
    Know the way of salvation.
    Know how to revive saved souls.

    Blessings
    Bob

  • Its atheistic thinking. The “whatever floats your boat” mantra – there is no up or down or absolutes and the truth is what you make it.
    “it certainly is not rational, logical, sensible or realistic.”- agreed, but that’s atheism for you.

  • Neitzsche’s “madman” was right.
    THE MADMAN—-Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market place, and cried incessantly: “I seek God! I seek God!”—As many of those who did not believe in God were standing around just then, he provoked much laughter. Has he got lost? asked one. Did he lose his way like a child? asked another. Or is he hiding? Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? emigrated?—Thus they yelled and laughed
    The madman jumped into their midst and pierced them with his eyes. “Whither is God?” he cried; “I will tell you. We have killed him—you and I. All of us are his murderers. But how did we do this? How could we drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving? Away from all suns? Are we not plunging continually? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there still any up or down? Are we not straying, as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space? Has it not become colder? Is not night continually closing in on us? Do we not need to light lanterns in the morning? Do we hear nothing as yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition? Gods, too, decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.
    “How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it? There has never been a greater deed; and whoever is born after us—for the sake of this deed he will belong to a higher history than all history hitherto.”
    Here the madman fell silent and looked again at his listeners; and they, too, were silent and stared at him in astonishment. At last he threw his lantern on the ground, and it broke into pieces and went out. “I have come too early,” he said then; “my time is not yet. This tremendous event is still on its way, still wandering; it has not yet reached the ears of men. Lightning and thunder require time; the light of the stars requires time; deeds, though done, still require time to be seen and heard. This deed is still more distant from them than most distant stars—and yet they have done it themselves.
    It has been related further that on the same day the madman forced his way into several churches and there struck up his requiem aeternam deo. Led out and called to account, he is said always to have replied nothing but: “What after all are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchers of God?”

  • “I am the devil, and I’m trapped inside the minds of millions of lost poor souls, and boy is it just peachy. But shhh! Don’t tell anyone! I don’t want anyone to know”.

  • Though 21st century homosexuals neither believe in objective reality nor the existence of God, the demons in hell do believe and gnash their teeth.
    The homosexual will soon enough be forced to acknowledge these realities for themselves when they join the demons and drink these realites for all eternity.

    David Skinner Uk

  • We all know the importance of symbols in our lives.
    I think there are two symbols chose by the homosexual community, deliberately I believe, which have become universal symbols for their “cause”.
    Firstly, the rainbow motif- used by God to seal a covenant between Himself and His people after the Noahide flood – it is the unofficial symbol of the Noahide Movement who respect the seven laws given to Noah’s sons after the flood. Law 4 is
    “Do not engage in incest, adultery, pederasty or bestiality as well as homosexual relations” (Interesting, is it not that “homosexual relations” is put on a par with beastiality?)
    The second symbol is the “bride of Christ” concept where Christ and His church are united as one in a way that a husband and wife become one flesh on consumption of their marriage. I can’t prove if the choice of these symbols was deliberate out of brazen disrespect for the Judeo/Christian faiths, but it does “beg the question”.

  • It will be interesting to see how American Psychology Association responds to this inconsistency. Will they have the integrity to address it or will they continue with this bias. Other inconsistencies and biases are coming to light where the Left self-determines what is good and anyone who disagrees is bad.

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