FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Liberalism = No Guardrails
Shorter Nick Cassavetes: “If you can’t keep it your pants, keep it in the family!”
We sit by and watch the barbarian. We tolerate him in the long stretches of peace, we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence; his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creed refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond, and on these faces there are no smiles.
– Hilaire Belloc.
There are days I find myself utterly convinced that Modern Secular Leftism is dedicated to the goal of returning the entire world to a state of primeval barbarism. The cultural and political Left seems to mount an interminable assault on the fundamental traditions and values. This is done through a variety of institutions such as academic research and movie-making. The end point of all of this nihilism can only be our ineffible destruction as a functional society.
We are offered the following logical reasoning by the proud authors of “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?”
Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.
Fortunately for the Brave New World, post-birth abortion is not the only frontier in which we are all becoming more “realistic”, more attuned to post-modern sensitivities. Nick Casavettes questions the old-fashioned and dumb hang-us people have over incest. If Cersei Lannister could win The Game of Thrones, why be so stupid and old-fashioned? What type of Conservative square would get all upset over a little family bondage every now and then? A critic discusses Cassavetes’ delightful new movie “Yellow”. He describes how charmingly modern and open-minded it all is below.
From young and in love, to drug dealing on the road, to her father’s slow, painful death, from questions of love and incest to her older sister’s descent into insanity, the secret that destroyed Mary’s entire family reveals itself on her journey back home, along with her ultimate responsibility for it. Busby Berkeley, Cirque du Soleil, sideshow freaks and human livestock all make an appearance in this hallucinogenic tale of love and comeuppance.
All of this reminds me of Artistic Genius, Robinson Devor who made a movie entitled “Zoo.” This joyful celebration of moving pictures tells us the story of a man who committed accidental suicide by engorging an Arabian stallion and letting the horse then sodomize him. Nobody should be bothered by this in the least. It was recently a featured documentary at The Sundance Festival. A reviewer describes what a wholesome movie “Zoo” truly is.
Director Robinson Devor remarks that he “Aestheticized the sleaze right out of it”. Devor now says that he considers beastiality to be natural– “It happens, so it’s part of who we are.”
The reviewer of “Zoo” goes on to assure us that he wouldn’t pass judgment on this. He doesn’t have to. RMJ will. The cultural depredations of Modern Secular Leftism will not abate unless the American Right calls these people out for being the detestable freaks that they truly are. The Left and the media no longer care. If it bleeds, it leads, if it feels good just do it. The more secular and divorced from our traditional values we become, the more deracinated and creepy we are as a society. The more deracinated a society becomes, the more it hates the old rules that it no longer comprehends. The Democrats at Charlotte were honest in their booing of God who they personally hate and despise.
So I conclude the following from my musing on this fulsome and scurvy subject matter.
1) Post-birth Abortion is only “extreme” for the nonce. Our nation is poised to reelect a President who saw no problems with protecting the procedure while he served in The Illinois State Legislature. Why would Nancy Pelosi or Charlie Rangel bat an eyelash? Neither of them answers to anywhere near as demanding an electorate as a US President.
2) Destroying the Incest Taboo is a major blow to the coherence and trust of the family. Destroying the coherence and trust of the family is a vital goal of the statist. Why would people who would never consider homosexuality in their own sexual activities lobby so aggressively to normalize all forms of non-traditional marriage? It’s a means the end of delegitimizing the traditional nuclear family.
3) Thus, a vote for a leftwing candidate is not merely a vote for larger government and greater economic confiscation on a conjurer’s whim. A vote for the Modern American Left is the way the average American can reject the normal and boo God right along with delegates at the DNC.
4) We are therefore voting not just to determine the political fate of a mediocre president, but also the moral course of a society that has purposefully wronged itself by tearing out the moral guardrails that protected it from devolution into post-modern barbarism.