“If they weren’t so dangerous and destructive, one could smile and pat the Modern Liberal on the head and tell him how cute he is and go on about the business of being an adult. But he is dangerous and destructive, with the True Believer’s very purpose being the total destruction of everything that God and science—most obviously Western Civilization—has ever created. …The Modern Liberal will invariably and, in fact, inevitably side with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success.” (Evan Sayet “The Kindergarden of Eden”)
Ex-liberal Sayet is a long-time Hollywood insider who worked for a period as a writer for pseudo-comedian Bill Maher. He describes his former liberalism as not doctrinaire but rather the liberal default-position. Like all liberals he knew what he needed to know: Democrats are good—Republicans are evil. Democrats like peace—Republicans like war, Democrats like air—Republicans don’t breathe.
It was the liberal reaction to 9/11 that turned Sayet away from liberalism. Its’ lukewarm patriotism and even straight-out anti-Americanism got Sayet to thinking, and thinking said Sayet is a dangerous thing for a liberal to do because, “The first time you think is the last time you’re a Democrat.”
Evan’s talk, “Regurgitating the Apple: How the Modern Liberal Thinks” at the Heritage Foundation made it to YouTube and from there it went viral, and his book, “The KinderGarden of Eden” is the result of his extrapolating on his theory:
“When I say the Modern Liberal is morally and intellectually retarded at the level of the five-year-old child, it is not hyperbole: it’s a diagnosis.”
What drives the liberal True Believer, said Sayet, is a godless utopian vision. In the article, “Liberal Treason Explained: “The Kindergarden of Eden” conservative writer Jim O’Neill writes that John Lennon’s song/anthem “Imagine” nicely sums up the liberal fantasy,
“…no heaven, no hell, no religion, no countries, no possessions, “nothing to kill or die for (no right, no wrong), no past, no future (“all the people living for today”).” (O’Neill, Canada Free Press, October 29, 2012)
The Roots of Contemporary Liberalism
Contemporary liberals are the ideological heirs of a rebellion against the God of Revelation and Christian theism that began as far back as the Renaissance:
“The desire to be liberated from the constraints of Christianity was the original reason for modern liberalism’s embrace of a world defined entirely by materialism—the view that there are no immaterial entities like God of the soul, but only physical entities. This embrace of materialism began as far back as the Renaissance. And the same impulse was behind the
nineteenth-century enthusiasm for scientific materialism, and it remains a staple of liberalism today.” (Benjamin Wiker “Worshipping the State: How Liberalism became Our State Religion)
In his book Wiker painstakingly traces the development of contemporary secular liberalism to its roots, thereby revealing that the liberals in ascendancy in America today are,
“…the intellectual heirs of a way of thinking that from the beginning has been characterized by a desire to be free from the burden of Christianity…As a rebellion against Christianity, its negative goal defined its positive form: the desire to remove the church and replace it with the state gave liberalism its structure, beliefs, and goals.”
Though the seeds of secular liberalism were sown during the Renaissance, it was the growth of natural science in the 17th century that allowed it to blossom into faith in both sovereign human reason and scientific progress. But with English philosopher David Hume in the latter part of the 18th century, sovereign reason finally destroyed all certain knowledge, even of the natural world, when Hume announced that no man can know absolute truth through human reason because reason is a subjective faculty:
“…which has no necessary relation with the ‘facts’ we seek to know. It is limited to tracing the relations of our ideas, which themselves are already twice removed from ‘reality.’ And our senses are equally subjective, for they can never know the ‘thing in itself,’ but only an image of it…” (“Genesis, Creation and Early Man,” Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 538)
The conscience and faculties of the human intellect have been corrupted since the fall and of necessity must be submitted to the higher things of God or fall into madness.
Russian philosopher Ivan V. Kireyevsky foresaw that sovereign reason would fall into madness and unleash unceasing criticism of truth, morality, Revelation, prophecy, miracles, religion, and ultimately of reason itself. Thus, it would inevitably devour itself. (p. 537)
When the depraved conscience and corrupted human reason become the standard of truth and knowledge and right and wrong, as is the case throughout the West and America, its madness ultimately results in a theater of the absurd in which there is neither up nor down, male nor female, right nor wrong, true nor false, normal nor abnormal.
Rebellion Against God: Materialized Souls, Depravity, Madness
The loss of certainty did not stop the progressive rebellion against God but rather spurred it to progressively absorb, transform and secularize God’s Revelation to man together with Christian doctrine and teaching. Thus, for example, as a ‘scientific law of progress,‘ Darwin’s inverted theory of evolution was not only used to justify the rebellion but to supplant the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, or special creation as seculars prefer to say:
“Belief in evolution is…exactly parallel to belief in special creation—both are concepts which believers know to be true but neither…has been capable of proof.” (British evolutionary biologist Prof. L. Harrison Matthews, cited by Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 541)
Another example revolves around the doctrine of God’s grace. Christianity teaches that God’s grace is open to all, thus, all repentant sinners may share in the perfection of holiness that is only fully produced in the supernatural Kingdom of God (3rd heaven) outside of the time/space (energy and matter) dimension. But secular liberal madness imagines that not only is man born good, but pagan materialist science and upside-down evolutionism have shut down the supernatural dimension, brought heaven to earth, supplanted Original Sin with secular ‘law’ (political correctness) and God’s grace with state power as the instruments for perfecting man here below.
Wiker points out that prior to the Christian doctrine of grace,
“…no one would have dared think about perfecting the whole human race—a few, select individuals, a small group or clan or class of society, yes, but not the whole human race. With Christianity, God’s grace… is only fully effected in the Kingdom of God… Liberalism takes the church’s salvific mission and makes it a merely political goal, one to be achieved in this world by human power alone, a heaven brought down by force to earth, where we become the authors of our own salvation.” (Benjamin Wiker)
A third example comes to light in the knowledge that secular liberalism has undermined the church’s responsibility to declare that something is a sin. This responsibility has been given to depraved secular civil authorities. It is now the right of the new pagan theocratic secular state to declare what is sin. Thus, for instance, while abortion and homosexuality are not sins but rather politically correct secular rights or choices, to dissent against either is to be found guilty of the politically incorrect sins of hate, intolerance, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, and homophobia. In a further demonstration of secular madness, while the biologically determined sexes, male and female, are declared hateful and intolerant, it is now the right of new pagans to invent their own identity, resulting in an ever-expanding menu of gender-fluid ‘letter’ people.
Wiker notes that each of us now has the right to do whatever we want,
“…as long as it doesn’t violate the (secular) law, and we don’t bother anyone else—whatever the church might say to the contrary.” (ibid)
In the final example, secular liberalism has completely transformed and inverted the unchanging higher things of God:
“Thus saith the Lord: Stand ye on the ways, and see and ask for the old paths which is the good way, and walk ye in it: and you shall find refreshment for your souls. And they said: we will not walk.” Jeremiah 6:16
Whereas our theocratic pagan state exhorts us to seek ‘change’ the prophet exhorts us to seek the old unchanging paths; the paths of righteousness and holiness which from of old,
“…Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others, walked in, and follow them; and the way of salvation by Christ, which, though called a new way, Hebrews 10:20, yet is not newly found out, for it was contrived in eternity; nor newly revealed, for it was made known to Adam and Eve immediately after the fall; nor newly made use of, for all the Old Testament saints were saved by the same grace of Christ, and justified by his righteousness, and their sins pardoned through his blood, and expiated by his sacrifice, as New Testament saints; only of late, or in these last days, it has been more clearly made known; otherwise there is but one way of salvation; there never was any other, nor never will be; inquire therefore for this old path, which all true believers have trodden in…” (Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible)
Through its’ primary doctrine evolution, secular liberalism has introduced a whole new scale of satanically inverted values, grounded in the first instance, on the idea that everything in nature is the fruit of a constantly evolving process of upward growth (change) rather than the original creation of God. In the second instance, in a constantly evolving (changing) world, perfection is obviously somewhere in the future.
Evolutionist J.H. Randall, Jr., comments:
“…for us the desirable is identified…with the latter end of the process of (evolutionary) development, and our terms of praise are ‘modern,’ ‘up-to-date,’ ‘advanced,’ ‘progressive’… We had rather be modernists and progressives than sound reasoners.” (Genesis, Creations, and Early Man, pp. 542-543)
The extent to which the Western and American mind has been contaminated and inverted by secular liberalism’s inverted evolutionary thinking is seen by the fact that today’s popular catch-phrases, even among Christians who ought to know better, are ‘change,’ ‘contemporary,’ and ‘going forward.’
Like supernatural Christian faith with its spiritual taproot in Christ Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and Life, the satanic rebellion is a movement of spirit with its taproot and energy in Satan, the androgynous spirit of slavery to sin and death.
In affirmation, the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, one of Karl Marx’s partners in the First International said:
“The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority…Socialists recognize each other by the words, “In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done…. Satan (is) the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds.” (Mikhail Bakunin, “Marx & Satan,” Richard Wurmbrand, p. 27)
From the Garden of Eden through to our own time the anti-creation nature of the satanic rebellion has been the antithesis of the Christian faith. Thus, Christian faith is joy, patience, love, truth, humbleness, perseverance, submission in all things to the Will of God, and blessed eternal life. On the other hand, Satanic rebellion is inverted evolutionary thinking, skepticism, destructive criticism, lies, sophistry, violence, revulsion, burning envy, impatience, seething hatred, jealousy, rebelliousness, blasphemy, and eternity in Hell.
Fueled by dissatisfaction with God the Father and His created order–self, society, and the world—the rebellion devotes its’ infernal energy toward “change,” and “progress,” or as Marx put it, toward the destruction of everything that exists. Infernal rebellion intends both the destruction of the Christian-based Old Order and the establishment of a Godless utopia because:
“The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed.” (Karl Marx, Marx and Satan, p. 59)
It was Bakunin who provided the concrete program of destruction followed by today’s liberals:
“In this revolution we will have to awaken the Devil in the people, to stir up basest passions. Our mission is to destroy, not edify. The passion of destruction is a creative passion.” (Marx & Satan, p. 27)
Bakunin’s program not only admits the existence of the devil and mankind’s’ fallen nature but in true demonic fashion is an inversion and reversal of Proverbs 1:10: ” My son, if sinners shall entice thee, consent not to them.”
Gill’s Exposition of Proverbs 1: 10 explains:
“My son, if sinners entice thee…Endeavour to seduce thee from thy parents, and draw thee aside from them, from listening to their instructions, advice, and commands; and make use of all plausible arguments to persuade thee to join with them in the sins they are addicted unto, and are continually employed in: for this is not to be understood of such who are sinners by nature, and through infirmity of the flesh, as all men are; but of notorious sinners, who are guilty of the grossest enormities, who live in sin, and give up themselves to work all manner of wickedness; sin is their trade and business, and the constant course of their lives; they are hardened, impudent, and daring, and not content to sin themselves, but do all they can to draw in others; and to preserve youth from filling into such bad company is this exhortation given in this tender, affectionate, and moving manner; next to the fear of God, and regard to parents, is this caution given to shun the company of wicked men, which young men are liable to be drawn into, and is of fatal consequence…” (Bible.cc/)
Sayet affirms that in pursuit of their Godless utopia, Hollywood and media liberals together with influential liberals situated within the White House, State Department, CDC, academia, seminaries, school boards, library associations, and political, military, and ‘justice’ institutions actively promote evil.
“…sin is their trade and business, and the constant course of their lives” just as actively persuading children “to join with them in the sins they are addicted unto, and are continually employed in.”
In other words, satanic rebellion is the opposite, or antithesis of everything that Western civilization has historically held in high esteem— the Trinity (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), the Incarnation, Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, creational norms, immutable truth, moral absolutes, the monogamous one-man/one-woman family, procreation, Biblical sexual ethics, the virtues, decency, civility, neatness, order, Christian symbols, holy days, patriotism, self-defense, boundaries, limitations, and individual freedom. Thus, we see Satan’s sin-hardened rebels actively promoting atheism, Darwinism, materialism, amorality, open borders, defiance, easy divorce, abortion, butchering newborns for baby parts, alternative lifestyles, gender-fluid Drag Queens and transgenderism, promiscuity, sexual perversion, disrespect, slovenly dress, disorder, pornography, stench, filth, ugliness, meaninglessness and slavery to vice/sin.
After more than eighty years of evil being actively promoted, there yet remain some American churches that are truly salt and light. These churches are a wholesome, edifying, strengthening, and uplifting influence in the religious order and surrounding society.
The satanic rebellion however, has succeeded in possessing increasing numbers of Christian seminaries and churches over and across the entire denominational spectrum and where possession has not yet fully occurred, has darkened them.
In his bestselling book, “The Marketing of Evil,” David Kupelian observes that Christianity,
“—the deepest, most meaningful and awe-inspiring religion ever, the magnificent force behind Western civilization, and the transcendent hope of mankind’s future—has been dumbed-down (it has become) a caricature, a comic-book religion(that produces) Christians who believe they have a ticket to heaven, and nothing else really matters…They live lives of shallowness and selfishness, of petty emotions and jealousies, of gossip and escape, of ego and pride, and sometimes of gross corruption and treachery. The worst of them are prideful, selfish, and brazen…they drive other people crazy (and away from real Christianity) with their hypocrisy. Such people, whether in family or business relationships (or) church leaders (or) leaders of nations, sow confusion, rebellion, and suffering everywhere they go.” (p. 234)
Kupelian argues that the marketing of evil has succeeded because the beguiling lies, the seductive temptations to sin appeal to the hidden, selfish, hostile, resentful part of us that we want to embrace.
In our darkened state we have forgotten the wisdom of Proverbs 1:10, consequently, within vast numbers of Americans—including those who call themselves Christians, the Devils’ storm troopers—sin-hardened liberals—have successfully awakened the Devil and stirred up the basest, most evil passions.
When the Devil has finally been awakened within a majority of Americans this will ultimately result in nationwide malevolent madness. Already we see the spirit of malevolent madness at working within the highest political corridors, the White House, Pentagon, judiciary, Hollywood, media, governors, mayors, school boards, library associations, the BLM, antifa, and vast numbers of true believers.
This will surely happen unless we repent of the life of pride and that selfish,
“…self-serving, pleasure-seeking, egotistical, and utterly faithless part of us that has made all of us such absurdly easy targets for con men throughout the ages.” (Kupelian, p. 240)
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