Ted Malloch: THE PRIDE of THE LEFT
Guest post by Ted Malloch
In the tenth chapter of Ecclesiastes we read that, “The beginning of human pride is to forsake the Lord; the heart has withdrawn from its Maker. For the beginning of pride is sin; and the one who clings to it pours out abominations. The Lord overthrows the thrones of rulers; and enthrones the lowly in their place.”
Since time in memorial humans have tried — through their own arrogance and supposed knowledge to supplant God.
It is first recorded in the early chapters of Genesis with a tempting bite from the forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden.
Over and over again, we find the same aberrant phenomenon repeating itself.
That’s why in Judaism, pride was called “the root of all evil “
It is as if we never learn.
Since the violent terror of the French Revolution man has thrown off any semblance of normative, God-given rules and exerted a pure lust for power.
The Left, oftentimes under the guise of so-called enlightenment, tries to ‘immanentize the eschaton’—to bring their definition of heaven to earth.
In political theory, this means trying to bring about the final, heaven-like stage of history in the present fallen world.
In all these contexts it means attempting to make that which belongs to the afterlife happen here and now on earth.
In other cases, it means killing God altogether or denying His very existence.
In the process, instead, what we find is modern history littered with movements, leaders and ideologies that, as the poet William Blake shouted, ‘More! More!’ is the cry of a mistaken soul: less than All cannot satisfy Man.”
In the twentieth century alone more than 120 million lives were lost in wars and campaigns started by the Left: national socialism, communism, genocides, revolutions and liberations. This week we commemorate the start of the last such war in Poland.
We also heard this week that the chairman of the Democrat National Party (DNC) was very enthused by the fact that religion is on the wane in America and that the secularist persuasion has endorsed and embraced the Dems.
The Republicans, too God-fearing, evangelical and anti-revolutionary, are to be banished and censored in the latest pride of the Left.
The Left has clear ambition to wipe out all transcendent faiths as the ‘opium of the people,’ as their hero, Karl Marx termed it.
His ardent follower, Vladimir Lenin called for a Leftist revolution by the “vanguard of the proletariat,” to take hold of all history.
Listen to some of the 2020 Democrat voices demonstrating this same and ominous pride of the Left:
Celebrating Hugo Chavez’s leadership in Venezuela, “His brand of socialism achieved real economic gains.”
“China under Mao made more progress than any other to end poverty.”
“Homophobia is the real enemy of America.”
“F*ck that dude. I’ll smack that f*cker’s comb-over right off his f*cking scalp. Like, for real, if I met Donald Trump, I’d punch him in his f*cking face. And that’s not a joke.”
“It’s a political civil war, Trump’s racist tirades set the tone for 2020.”
“Republicans don’t believe in the imagination, partly because so few of them have one, but mostly because it gets in the way of their chosen work, which is to destroy the human race and the environment.”
“May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.”
“I wish they (Republicans) were all f*cking dead!”
” Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I’m outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything.”
“It’s time we seized control and had democratic socialism for working families “
Well, we all know the saying, “Pride cometh before the fall.”
It is pride — in the power of the State and its omnipotent rulers that leads to the destruction of America and its very Founding values of ordered liberty and limited government.
It is the Left who continuously and vividly exhibit that sin.
Someday, perhaps we will acknowledge biblical wisdom again and turn away from the ever-present pride of the Left, wherever and whenever, it raises its ugly head.
Recall, the antidote to pride and hubris is trust in God’s providence.