Friday, February 10, 2017
Where Have the Liberals Gone?
Some of my slightly left of center and moderate and to the right buddies keep saying, "Liberals are killing America."
Liberals have died.
There aren't many liberals left in media, government, politics, classrooms, courtrooms, entertainment, or even mainline denominations like the PCUSA.
Let me explain.
When I was working on one of my worthless advanced degrees so I could get a better seat in restaurants and pump up my pension credits, my truly liberal professor at Drew wrote on the last page of my qualifying paper to start my dissertation, "A...but I wish you would move out of the 16th century."
Now that's a liberal.
He had room for theology and ideology and feelings different from his own.
Yes, there was a time when liberals could be trusted for not standing for anything of absolute value just as conservatives could be trusted to make Pharisees blush.
Today, liberals have been replaced by progressives with the PCUSA being a poster child for 'em; progressively moving away from any lasting constitutional American values in society and any even coincidental kinship to over 2K years of Biblical, confessional, constitutional, historical, and common sense Christianity in most mainline denominations and even too many sideline ones.
Today's progressives have abandoned their inclusive predecessors as exclusion, silencing, shouting down, undermining, name-calling, cruelly caricaturing, violently protesting everyone's rights but their own like Islamofascistnutball savages in heat, and wishing death along with their pathetic whining when everything's not going their ways - Bring out the comfort dogs and St. John's Wort! - for, uh, everybody but them.
For example, do you remember the genesis of Blackhawk Presbyterians for Fidelity?
If not, check out the archives of www.churchandworld.com, www.layman.org, or www.koppdisclosure.com. Psst. Don't bother looking in www.pcusa.org because its run by progressives who don't publish anything/anyone that hasn't passed their progressive litmus tests.
Anyway, even though our presbytery is still, uh, O.K. and kinda friendly, our officers and chairwomen (not many men anymore) and committees meet and talk about the members of BPF behind their backs with disdain, disgust, and a determination to wipe 'em out...or, at minimum, discredit 'em as disloyal to, uh, their, uh, uh, uh,...whatever. God only knows what they don't believe anymore.
In other words, we don't have many liberals left even in a decent and orderly presbytery like Blackhawk.
Of course, there aren't many conservatives left either; conserving constitutional values in American society and over 2K years of...in most mainline denominations and even too many sideline ones.
Now we've got traditionalists longing for the way things never were or maybe were but are no more.
My daddy always said, "Conservatives hate to see anything happen for the first time and liberals, when you look 'em in the eyes, betray a vision of God or that they've just wet themselves. They've got two feet planted firmly in the air."
Sorry, dad, but those good old days are gone.
Not to worry!
The progressives and traditionalists do have something in common.
They're equally fascist.
They are my-way-or-the-highway haters who are wolves in sheep's clothing.
Maybe that's why I rarely hear them talking about heaven.
That's because they're raising hell in media, government, politics, classrooms, courtrooms, entertainment, and even...
Blessings and Love!
Salt! Shine! Leavenate!
Look up! Speak up! Stand up! Act up for Jesus!