Posted by: bkivey | 12 April 2014

Readings From the Progressive Church

Book: I am a Shepherd. Folks like a man of God.

Mal: No, they don’t. Men of God make everyone feel guilty and judged.

Safe

Firefly

Humans have an innate need to believe in a higher power, and those uninterested in the more conventional religions often gravitate toward the Church of Man, otherwise known as the State. Progressivism is very much a religion, and its church is Government. The problem is that government is a human institution, and thus magnifies human foibles commensurate with its size.

Most religions hold that the central deity is perfect, while the Progressive holds that their deity is perfectable by man. This is clearly not possible, as no system can be improved beyond its defining characteristics, and is one of the central paradoxes of Progressive thought. At some level Progressives have to know this, and they deal with the paradox not by seeking to elevate the individual, but rather to diminish them. Most religions encourage their adherents to better themselves by aspiring to an ideal, while the Progressive acolytes consider themselves to be that ideal, and seek to invoke feelings of guilt in others that they aren’t as enlightened as the Chosen Ones.

The most recent sin to gain attention from the Church of the State is the concept of ‘microaggression’. New York Times reporter Tanzina Vega recently wrote an article on the subject, and describes microaggression as

“. . . the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender and other stereotypes can play out painfully in an increasingly diverse culture.”

Ms. Vega’s article is fairly even-handed, and I have no problem with it (Ms. Vega is non-white. Is complimenting her work microaggressive?). I very much have a problem with the concept and the way some people actively seek to be offended. Reading the article, it’s clear that ‘microaggression’ is the ‘subtle racism’ of the 20 teens. There’s not much to complain about on the macro racism level, so some folks have to look for things to complain about.

Microaggression, like subtle racism, is very much about perception. And that’s the key. The standard is whatever the hypersensitive says it is. One young woman says

“It comes with undertones, it comes with preconceived notions.”

And another adds

“It’s almost scary the way that this disguised racism can affect you, hindering your success and the very psyche of going to class,”

The article notes that some microaggression may be ‘inadvertent’. Aggression, by definition, is a willful act, so if an act is not willfully executed, it can’t be aggression. That’s how the Progressive Church controls people: by changing the meanings of words so they can frame arguments to suit their purpose. But the article does quote one heretic. A Mr. Harry Stein notes that the use of the term

“suggests a more serious problem: the impulse to exaggerate the meaning of such encounters in the interest of perpetually seeing oneself as a victim.”

Amen, brother. In the Church, victim-hood is the replacement for sainthood. But rather than do good works or perform miracles, the exalted victim only has to make poor decisions or claim that others are ‘keeping them down’. Like much else in the religion of the left, recognition is inversely proportional to effort.

Unlike the more conventional religions, there’s no path to salvation in the Church of the State. As soon as one conforms to the demands of the leadership, new transgressions are revealed. The only real way to win is to refuse to worship the Progressive idols.

 


Responses

  1. I think we should use their passive aggression against them! They do love to change the language to suit their agenda’s!

    • There’s more than passive-aggressive behavior going on. When the best argument advocates of a line of thought can muster is ‘Shut Up!’, they are losing big-time. People who have confidence in their position welcome debate. We need to press the advantage.

      “”The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”

      Princess Leia “Star Wars”


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