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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

So Liberalism Really IS a Religion

So this story comes across today regarding my buddy Scott Walker:
A longtime Chisholm subordinate reveals for the first time in this article that the district attorney may have had personal motivations for his investigation. Chisholm told him and others that Chisholm’s wife, Colleen, a teacher’s union shop steward at St. Francis high school, a public school near Milwaukee, had been repeatedly moved to tears by Walker’s anti-union policies in 2011, according to the former staff prosecutor in Chisholm’s office. Chisholm said in the presence of the former prosecutor that his wife “frequently cried when discussing the topic of the union disbanding and the effect it would have on the people involved … She took it personally.” Citing fear of retaliation, the former prosecutor declined to be identified and has not previously talked to reporters. Chisholm added, according to that prosecutor, that “he felt that it was his personal duty to stop Walker from treating people like this.” Chisholm was referring to Gov. Walker’s proposal – passed by the legislature in March 2011 – to require public employee unions to contribute to their retirement and health-care plans for the first time and limited unions’ ability to bargain for non-wage benefits.
So basically this prosecutor and his wife lost their shit over losing to Scott Walker and rather than realizing that 1) elections have consequences and B) change is done through persuasion and respect. They have no patience to persuade and no respect for the opposition or the rank and file citizens.

This is what reminds of a religion. Not a positive religion of which there are many. No I'm talking about the negative aspects of religion that unfortunately liberals have successfully exploited to nearly destroying religion in this country. (Except of Islam of course, that would be racist.)  Religion can be a positive force in a person's life, giving someone a place to go during times of trouble or giving higher purpose in good times.

But religion can and has been perverted, usually through an arrogance the runs through it like a virus: We know better than you. We know better than other religions. You are wrong if you don't believe what we believe.

This kind of thinking taken to its logical conclusion ends up with Americans beheaded on youtube. But what happens when a person shuns religion? Does the human psyche simply change by the absence of religion?

Whatever you believe in, I will give religion one thing: It demands a certain humility from man. It asks us to be humble in light of the fact that there are things we don't understand in the universe. However you come to that conclusion, even as an atheist, if you can experience that humility, you will conversely open yourself up to ideas and knowledge you might not have considered. Simply because you dropped the arrogance enough to allow it. You grow as a person by realizing you are small.

Arrogance closes minds. Religious arrogance is dangerous but there is another religion, the Church of Anti-religion. You know it as liberalism.

 Liberalism has no higher power than government. With nothing higher than themselves, arrogance runs rampant. But with the absolute certainty that comes with religious fervor. This combination leads to an "ends justifies the means" mentality that is dangerous. We've seen what happens when humility is removed from religion. With liberalism, even the idea of a higher power is removed.

(Don't see this as an endorsement of religion from me, far from it. Personally I think they all got it wrong except for the idea that there are things bigger than us, and we should be humbled by that fact. Otherwise, God knows what it's really all about. Pun intended.)

So what does that lead us to? A prosecutor so absolutely convinced of his own rightness, and of course a hatred of all things that don't agree with his worldview. Sounds positively religious, doncha think? Of course he went down the Islamist methodology: Destroy that which isn't liberal. Sure, he's not beheading anyone but don't think for a moment these two didn't hate with nearly the same intensity.

Open-minded. Tolerant. These are words the left co-opts and these words don't describe them with any accuracy whatsoever. These same people in a third world do end up putting on bomb vests.

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