Monday, March 20, 2017

A real-world example of how our polemical back-and-forths make no sense without God

Remember my post from the other day on how the increasing brittleness of our society is due to the sidelining of God?

This little sequence of developments is illustrative.

Tomi Laren, host of a show on The Blaze, quickly gained fame for her in-your-face style, and the targets of her ferocity were generally such that any conservative would be gratified to see them getting the Tomi treatment.

Over the past few months, though, she has started to run afoul of Blaze founder Glenn Beck, primarily over her support for Milo Yiannopoulos.

The tension got ratcheted up a notch when she announced, as a guest on ABC-TV's The View, that she is "pro-choice" when it comes to whether fetal Americans have the right to live.

In the past few days, she has become considerably more controversial than she had been.

And now, she's getting support from a pretty cringe-worth source: alt-right crank Richard Spencer. He tweeted that she shouldn't worry about "pro-lifers and cucks." And he didn't stop there:

The alt-right leader and white supremacist included a pro-abortion article titled, “The Pro Life Temptation” in his defense of Lahren. An excerpt:
Unfortunately, as our movement gains influence, it is important that we not fall prey to the pro-life temptation.
First off, the alt Right appreciates what is superior in man, in the Nietzschean sense. Most members of the alt Right applaud countries like Japan and South Korea for having low out-of-wedlock birth rates and not taking in Muslim or African refugees. We don’t simply say “who cares what they do, they’re not my tribe.” Rather, we recognize that such people have built impressive civilizations, and we believe that it is in the interest of humanity that these nations continue to exist, and not adopt the suicidal policies of the West.
So we have a prominent rightie figure who turns out to be a moral relativist ("my truth") being defended by a eugenicist who has gone far in his quest to usurp the public's general understanding of what a rightie is.

And, of course, he then has come in for ire - and rightly so - from actual conservatives.

So we have this crackup among those who ostensibly share a core opposition to the collectivist enterprise.

Notice what's missing?

That's right. The pillar of conservatism from among the three - the one about understanding how and why the West has been a unique blessing to humankind, and understanding that the nature of God as Biblically revealed is  core to why the West is a unique blessing - that makes all three fit seamlessly together.

We're trying to make sense of our present cacophony with no inclusion of the Author of Reality.

And as long as we are, we'll be chasing after wind.


  1. Until the day of no tomorrows, there's always a tomorrow to the Father (Western Christian idea borrowed from middle eastern language, translated unto Latin). People fall off their Weltanschauung, all the time, strangely blinded by the light. All we are saying is, give seekers a chance....

  2. Meaning it ain't over till it's over regarding your call, if not quite clarion, for the World to follow the Great and Appearing Silent Weatern God the Father through whom all things were made, seen and unseen...

  3. In further distillation, it's just that it seems as if it wasn't that long ago you were lost and now you're finding it for everybody, Christian and non-Christian alike. Good luck and God speed with that.

  4. I'm think'in we're all under the bus. Up and atom rise and shine.

  5. The Jehovah's Witnesses who come to my door seem to hope that it is over. Then they want to scare me too. I just point out a flower, or a cute little dog or some beauty and directly ask them why they hope this mess is all over.