Culture Wars: Liberalism vs. the Ten Commandments

Culture Wars:

Liberalism vs. the Ten Commandments

Trashing the Law

How the left revels in violating the Ten Commandments

keyIs it any wonder a society rooted in Judeo-Christian values produces more clear-thinking, moral, competent people than a society based on Marxism, which breeds dependence, envy, blame, theft, sloth, immorality and violence?

By David Kupelian

hypocrisyOne of the supreme ironies in understanding what we call “the left” is that, while self-righteously posing as protectors of women, gays, blacks, immigrants, the poor and other societal “victims”—and simultaneously demonizing conservatives, Christians and Republicans as hateful, greedy, anti-science, bigoted gun-nuts—in reality the political and cultural left is the cause of most of the misery, suffering and injustice it claims to oppose.

[I]f we care to delve just a little deeper into the subject, we’ll see that the left’s “fundamental transformation of America” couldn’t possibly have any other effect on America than to corrupt, deceive and break countless human beings. That is simply because the radical left—we’re talking about the worldview, motivations and policies of people like President Barack Obama—cannot operate, indeed cannot even exist, without violating virtually all of the Ten Commandments.

churchill-on-socialismThe great British leader Winston Churchill (whose bust was ejected from the White House immediately after Obama took office in 2009) described socialism as “the gospel of envy.” This short but magnificent phrase encapsulates two truths: one, socialism is like a religion to its adherents, and two, it appeals to and institutionalizes the lowest part of human nature—envy. In thus glorifying and ennobling covetousness, socialism profoundly violates the 10th Commandment, “Thou shalt not covet.

What about “Thou shalt not steal” (the 8th Commandment)? What is “wealth redistribution” but a pompous euphemism for stealing from one person and giving to another? Socialism literally ceases to exist if it cannot forcibly take your stuff and “redistribute” it.

 

obama-hypocrisyHow about the 6th Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill” (or “Thou shalt not commit murder”)? Putting aside the 100 million to 200 million people killed during the 20th century as a result of the imposition of the far left’s insane utopian system, just look at today’s America. over 3,000 beautiful unborn babies are killed in their mother’s womb every single day—the same number that died in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. The left, largely having abandoned the fundamental sacredness of human life once cherished by Judeo-Christian America, has become hauntingly comfortable with this sanitized slaughter.

The 7th Commandment is “Thou shalt not commit adultery, and were it widely observed, the ever-metastasizing sexual revolution, brought to us entirely by the left, would disappear. And the Pandora’s Box of morality-related problems unleashed by normalizing and glorifying extra-marital sex—including over a million abortions per year, astronomical levels of out-of-wedlock births and a corresponding epidemic of fatherlessness, a staggering 110 million Americans with sexually transmitted diseases, today’s wild sexual anarchy in all its forms including the ever-expanding LGBT movement and the outrageous redefinition of marriage by the Supreme Court—would all cease to exist.

The left and its political fortress, the Democratic Party, constantly violate the 9th Commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” The left relies on demonizing, vilifying—and increasingly, suing and prosecuting—conservatives, Christians and others who oppose it.

  • Expose Planned Parenthood’s outright evil practices of aborting children and then maximizing the resale value of the babies’ body parts and you get prosecuted.
  • Form a conservative organization with traditional values and gt targeted by the IRS.
  • Decline to participate in a homosexual wedding and get sued, jailed or lose your business.
  • President Obama never ceases to “bear false witness” against the Republican-led Congress, portraying them and their supporters as irresponsible people with perverse ulterior motives—in other words, exactly what he is.
  • Or Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail complains that Republicans lie constantly. (It’s called “projection”—literally accusing others of the evil you do.)

What about the First Commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”? Marxism is inherently atheistic because utopian government is a jealous god that countenances worship of no other.

Likewise, the long-time far-left ambition (particularly obvious in the radical feminist movement) of breaking up the nuclear family is at war with the 5th Commandment, “Honor thy father and mother.”

There’s a good reason Judeo-Christian principles, crystallized in the Ten Commandments, have been singularly successful in the laboratory of world history: They encourage the good side of human nature and restrain the bad, whereas Marxism-socialism and the rest of the cultural left agenda are based on elevating and glorifying everything ignoble about human nature.

judeo-christian2-10-commandmentsSo, whereas the Ten Commandments say don’t kill, steal, commit adultery, lie, covet and so on, people’s own conscience, a little bit of divine understanding tucked into each person by the Creator, communicates exactly the same thing—that killing, stealing, committing adultery, lying and coveting are wrong.

Unlike Marxist political correctness, whether promulgated by the tyrant Mao Zedong in China or by leftwing activists in the United States, the Bible does not create some alien new moral code that makes no sense and forces people into conflict with their true nature. To the contrary, it beckons everyone to embrace an inborn standard already residing with them, which they know deep down to be right. There is no conflict between the two.

Is it any wonder a society rooted in Judeo-Christian values produces more clear-thinking, moral, competent people than a society based on Marxism, which breeds dependence, envy, blame, theft, sloth, immorality and violence?

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