THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
PROGRESSIVES ARE DESTROYING SOCIETY
June 30, 2017
The evil one had a winner when it came up with progressivism.
The evil one intends to destroy faith, family and life, and
progressivism is its tool. From progressivism comes all sorts
of poison--transgenderism, radical feminism, and the whole
culture of death.
Seven ways the ‘logic’ of progressives
is destroying society
June 29, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) I was asked recently why,
in spite of the fact that I’m more of a traditionalist
than a conservative, I spend so much time detailing the dangers
of progressivism in my writing. As I considered the answer
to that question, I realized that I’d have to write
a book to give an even remotely adequate response. In lieu
of a project of that size (at least for now), I’d like
to offer seven reasons that I believe progressivism
is well on its way to destroying Western Civilization
if it has not already.
don’t believe in freedom of speech.
This should be obvious to anyone who reads the news. When
progressives are faced with speech they don’t like,
they utilize every tool at their disposal to shut it down,
up to and including violence and usually while simultaneously
playing the victim card. Conservative speakers
on campus generally need a cadre of bodyguards for protection.
Pro-life displays are frequently attacked and torn down .
Some controversial speakers actually face riots, vandalism,
and violence prior to having arrived and prior to having actually
said anythingand even feminist icons like Germaine Greer
are having their speaking engagements targeted for refusing
to embrace the current transgender craze. One Pew Research
Poll in 2015 even reported that 40 percent of millennials
supported limited speech that offended minorities and
the categories of those who qualify as “minorities,”
of course, are growing by the week.
don’t believe in freedom of religion.
For years, gay rights activists insisted that they had no
intention of forcing their views on anyone, and claimed that
those Christians warning that the LGBT movement intended to
attack religious freedom after the legalization of gay marriage
were lying. As it turns out,
the gay activists were lying brazenly
in one pro-gay documentary prior to Obergefell, 8: The Mormon
Proposition, a number of LGBT campaigners bristled in righteous
indignation, accusing their critics of deceitful fearmongering.
A few years on, every single warning delivered by Christian
activists interviewed for the documentary had already come
to pass. With a few notable exceptions such as Andrew Sullivan
and Jonathan Rauch, most gay
activists and their progressive counterparts reject the idea
of religious liberty entirely. President Obama
and his liberal comrades took to using the phrase “freedom
of worship” instead“worship,” of course,
being an activity that can be kept safely within the walls
of a church and out of the public square.
are willing to coerce you into saying words you do not want
to say in order to enforce their ideological agenda.
From cosmopolitan centres like New York City to nations like
activists are attempting to pass legislation that redefines
human rights, freedom of speech, and the very definition of
violence. Recent legislation in Canada, for example, can be
used to prosecute people for refusing to refer to trans people
by their “preferred pronouns,” an ever-expanding
category that includes nonsensical words like “ze”
and “zir.” This is no longer
even restricting what people can and cannot say no,
trans activists want to take
a totalitarian step forward and dictate what people must say.
Their right to be called whatever they want and they
continue to make things up as we speak is now, progressives
insist, a “human right.” Not referring to a person
by the specific pronoun of their choice, on the other hand,
can actually be classified as “violence,” a word
that will, in the hands of progressive activists, soon be
rendered as meaningless as the world “justice.”
They are willing to take your children away
and certainly willing to threaten this.
Progressives believe it is a
fun family day out to take your children to the Pride Parade,
where they will be exposed to the genitalia of adults, half-naked
drag queens, and simulated sex acts, but they also believe
that they would be far better at raising your children than
you are, because they are far more open-minded.
Thus, legislation recently passed in Ontario indicates that
if parents appeared insufficiently enthusiastic about the
potential desire of their children to obtain a sex change
courtesy of the trendy transgender delusion, those children
could be removed from your care and placed in a haven run
by adults who are more than willing to allow children not
yet old enough to buy alcohol undergo genital surgery that
will irreversibly alter their bodies. Progressives are not
bluffing in their rhetoric they’re all in, and
your children just might end up being the stakes.
They only use science when it is convenient for them.
As I’ve written before, progressives
claim to be obsessed with scientific data, but promptly abandon
it when it no longer suits their agenda. Academics
who point out that there is no scientific basis for the current
transgender craze are thus shunned as hateful transphobes.
Climate change models are thus impeccable evidence that we
must restructure the global economy, but the ironclad scientific
consensus indicating when life begins in the womb must be
ignored. Even ultrasounds, embryoscopy footage, and medical
textbooks are not enough to make progressives consider the
ethics of abortion although ironically, any effective
abortionist could tell you all about the pre-born child in
the womb. After all, he’s the one that has to crush
the head and twist off the little arms and legs with forceps.
see Christianity as more of a threat than Islam.
Ever wonder why progressives
won’t refer to “Islamic terror”? Easy. They
see the world in Marxist terms, and in their world, Western
Civilization as founded by white Christians is always the
oppressor and those with a bone to pick with
the West are always the oppressed, responding to some injustice.
That is why you will see more rage from California officials
about states protecting the religious freedom of Christian
bakers than you will in response to a mass shooting committed
by a Muslim. That’s why the progressive response to
another round of ISIS butchery somewhere in Europe is always
“live like this never happened (unless you’re
one of the dead ones, of course) because that’s how
we win!” On the other hand, someone who expresses suspicion
over the veracity of the claims made by transgender activists
will immediately become the target of a left-wing holy war.
Progressives have no time to get angry at Islamic terrorists
who toss gay people off buildings. They’re far too busy
being furious at a pizza parlor that declined to serve a gay
are completely willing to destroy your life if you disagree
Perhaps one of the key differences between progressivism and
Christianity is that Christians believe in forgiveness, while
progressives will happily destroy
your entire life for the slightest of secular heresies.
Anyone who says something that is now considered homophobic
will have to either deliver maudlin apologies on the confessional
talk show circuit or be shunned. Academics who cannot keep
track of this week’s white privilege cisgender trans
activist purity code and bump into the tolerance buzz saw
are likely to be gutted like a fish student mobs now
enjoy using their reputation for physical violence to demand
that professors they dislike be fired, immediately. Christian
businesspeople who have struggled most of their adult lives
to create a little bakery or other establishment can be a
victim of the rainbow blitzkrieg in the blink of an eye. Real
people are being destroyed by the #lovewins crowd, and they
Progressivism is poisonous.
They want the State to co-parent your children, and believe
they know better than you do. They use science
as a cudgel to further their ideology, and abandon it when
it is no longer useful. They believe in the violent destruction
of little human beings in the womb, but claim that not using
made-up words like “ze” or “zir” is
“violence.” In short: If
you’re a Christian who still clings stubbornly to the
orthodoxies that have defined Christianity for 2,000 years,
they hate you and they don’t have
any problem saying that. There are many other reasons progressivism
is dangerous, of course. But those few, I think, highlight
why we must fight them tooth and nail for what remains of
our countries and our cultures.