Tuesday, August 10, 2010

And They Call That “Progress”

July 26, 2007
By Patrick Grimm

C.S. Lewis, apologetics expert extraordinaire, children’s author and trenchant philosopher once mused, probably while smoking a pipe and holding a glass of ale “We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” [1]

There was someone who recently told me, quite earnestly and ever-so self-congratulatorily–though I fault him not for these attitudes which are par for the course–that “I consider myself a liberal (although this term is now so drained of meaning that, like many, I now prefer the word “progressive”)

I have a news flash for this gentleman (and he was mostly a gentleman, save his self-congratulations). We are all “progressives” of one kind or another. We all desire a “progression” towards some goal, some ideal of health which each of us holds in his/her mind. Though not all of us are political animals with rooted and concrete ideologies, we all have at least fleeting and ephemeral flashes of what we envision as the “common good.” For the Left to snatch the term “progressive” and self-ordain themselves as the arbiters of what “progress” will resemble is the worst kind of hubris.

There is nothing inherently wrong with a person taking up the label of “progressive.” In a way, we are all “progressives.” Yet what has been put forth as “progress” is anathema to what I believe the term to embody, and the blame for our many maladies can be spread to both the neo-liberal Left and the neo-conservative faux-Right (which was actually founded by former Trotskyites and Straussians).

Is it progress to outsource our jobs, ship away our economic base and then to offer up our sovereignty to the gods of globalism and internationalism to boot? I would dare to assert that it is not.

Is it progress to allow broken borders, unfettered immigration and an unrelenting flood of inassimilable Third World people to overtake our country? No, it is most assuredly not.

Is it progress to allow a Middle Eastern power to use the United States as its own personal pit bull, ravaging its enemies with abandon and for no real American interest? Absolutely not.

Is it progress to continue voting for “the lesser of two evils” knowing that our politicians are bought and paid for by fat cats with allegiances to other nations (Israel, Saudi Arabia, China, etc.)? No, it isn’t.

Is it progress to further degrade our children’s educational quality with a centralized, unionized bureaucracy that cares more about political correctness, chic egalitarianism at any cost, sundry fever swamp leftisms and the enrichment of the National Education Association, than actually teaching students how to be more than functionally illiterate? Of course it’s not.

Is it progress to allow a media monopoly by the moneyed Jewish few? This media essentially works like a Trojan Horse against the interests of America, promoting perversion, deviancy, degeneracy and hatred for white people. We have a media that is virulently biased against European-Americans and their heritage. Horrific crimes against our people by minorities are often concealed and never reported, while the rarest violent act perpetrated on a minority by a white is made into a top headline for months on end. This is the result of an alien Jewish supremacist monopoly intent on our dissolution and disenfranchisement.

In my opinion, none of these things represent true “progress”, but they have led to ignorance, disease, the daily celebration of malignancy, unilateral military adventurism with no end in sight, unending black-on-white violence fueled by the unremitting talk of “white racism”, a shrinking job base and lastly, the loss of our sovereignty and the European roots of our nation. I trust and pray that the “progressive” gentleman would not count himself among the endorsers of these detrimental policies, though there are some who see them as the apex of “social justice” and “fairness.”

Perhaps the true “progressive” is the one who will turn from the way he is going, trudge back to that fork in the road and then choose the other path. Some might mislabel such a move as “regression” or “devolution.” I would call it common sense.

[1] http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/cslewis132782.html


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