Let us take an eighteen minute walk down memory lane, back to the days when most people still trusted the Fake News:
On this day, when infinite love clothed in living truth more brilliant that the sun, crowned with all virtues, descended into the finite sphere of Earth, and was greeted with indifference, jeers, hatred, humiliation, torture, and death, it behooves us to reflect on the nature of truth and mankind’s hatred of it.
This is a perennial defect of the human race. The hatred of truth is more enflamed in some men than in others, more in some nations and eras than others.
Now, hatred of truth is lauded as a virtue, truthfulness is blackened by many evil names, called extremism, partisanship, meanspiritedness, and love of truth is equated to terrorism. Truth is denounced as inappropriate, as bigotry, and as inciting violence.
Speaking truth is held to be as culpable as the physical violence it allegedly provokes, and for this reason trample truth with violence and the threat of violence is called laudable.
Truth makes moral cripples feel unsafe.
These feelings are not based in reality, but are held to carry more weight than reality carries. In schools and in life, places where the free words of free men are not to be tolerated, ironically called safe spaces, are erected to banish truth and crucify it.
And yet, oddly, even in the midst of their unparalleled victory, the corrupt lords of this world cannot relax and enjoy their ovations and triumphs.
Truth crucified has an uncomfortable habit of leaving the tomb where it was thought safely buried empty, and being seen again.
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By appearing in the same anthology as he, I am now one degree of Kevin Bacon separation from the awesome and awe-inspiring Jim Butcher, whose work I adore with an unseemly and undignified slobbery fanboy adoration. But I assume he gets that a good deal from a good deal of people.
Superluminary, Episode 48 Attack at the Master Armature, is posted on Patreon:
In this exciting episode, the forces of Man enter the system LBV 1806-20, where blazes the greatest star in the Milky Way, and where the titanic space forces battle-Dysons and war worlds of the undead empire have gathered in strength. Hope seems lost. Yet Lord Jupiter orders the attack!
The political correctness seen on CW four superhero shows, once my favorites, have rendered them unwatchable: THE ARROW, THE FLASH, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, and now SUPERGIRL.
For example: In the most recent episode I saw of LEGENDS, and most likely the last I will bother ever to see, the time travelers traveled back in time to 1776 to save George Washington from being assassinated. One of the crew is a superheroine from 1939. As she and a male team mate are trudging along, he mentions dating, a word with which she is not familiar: she asks if this is the same as courtship.
He explains about a phone app one can use for setting up a hook up. She asks whether men seek their brides over the phone in the future. He explains that women of his time, thanks to the social changes in the 1960s, do not court any longer, but seek sexual relations merely for pleasure.
The whole of that nameless modern movement which goes by a legion is names, whether it be called Political Correctness, Liberalism, Socialism, Collectivism, Totalitarianism, Humanism, Secularism, Hedonism or Nihilism, rests on one axiom of moral philosophy: moral agnosticism.
This axiom states that there is not and cannot be a well formed conscience, or a conscience which gives reliable, trustworthy, and universal information about the nature of right and wrong, on the grounds that there is no such thing as universal right and wrong, and that the conscience is a by-product of psychological conditioning by society.
The argument given by legion-named movement typically follows the form of questioning some traditional moral precept, such as chastity, and characterizes this rule is not being confirmed by science, and then takes some breach of that rule, such as incest or homosexuality, and justifies or glorifies it. Then if any man’s conscience troubles him over marrying his own sister, then the argument points at this as an example of the conscience misreading the nature of right and wrong.
Or, better yet, if a man’s conscience condemns the practices of sodomites living peacefully next door, teaching his children in school, or serving as his judge on the bench, but he himself suffers no immediate physical harm, this is also taken as a misreading by the conscience.
Moreover he, but not the sodomites, are condemned as standing in the breach of the public peace, on the theory that he teaching his children to disapprove of their harmless conduct will lead to discourtesy, then violence and oppression, whereas them teaching his children to embrace sexual deviance has no drawbacks.
The only cure, so say the moderns, to establish and peace and good will the man’s conscience threatens is to silence his conscience. He must be convinced that his conscience cannot tell him right from wrong, and that no one knows right from wrong.
Obviously this hoax convinces no one who believes the conscience perceives rather than invent moral reality; nor anyone who believes in the difference between a well-formed conscience and a malformed one; nor anyone who believe the conscience is the voice of God in man; no anyone who believes in the freedom of the conscience, or who believes it is wrong to coerce a man to act contrary to his conscience. This would imply that the conscience is a natural and objective faculty to perceive reality. This would imply that the conscience is natural.
The whole of that nameless modern movement rests on the axiom is that the conscience is manmade.
Gorsuch confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice, despite every obstruction the opponents of lawful and Constitutional government could erect.
Peal the bells and fire the guns!
The Last Crusade are all who hold faith with in the majesty of truth; the impartiality of reason; the objectivity of reality; the authority of virtue; the verity of beauty; the dignity of man; the equality of the law; the love of patriots; and we hold faith with Christ.
The enemy is a scattered and incoherent coalition of groups that support, with various degrees of zeal and various degrees of knowing evil, certain scattered and incoherent ideas, or, rather, talking points. These ideas are nihilism, relativism, solipsism, antinomianism, subjectivism, humanism, collectivism, socialism, and secularism.
These terms will be defined and examined in future columns: today we discuss antinomianism.
One of the main reasons, if not the main reason, that a crusade is needed, a holy war fought with the golden chivalry of knights and the iron faith of martyrs, is that negotiation is impossible. Compromise is impossible.
Not unlikely; not rare; not difficult. Impossible.