“Equality is a mortuary word.”
After the “how-dare-he” immigration enforcement that resulted in the media creating an outright leftist frenzy, I was once again saddened to see so many of my millennial college associates take public stands against sanity. There were absolutely no creative thoughts involved in their attack on separating children and adults who cross illegally. Imagine using the audio-byte of CNN and putting the face of an average American college graduate on the TV. That’s about the depth of analysis involved, here.
My primary purpose on social media is to share my life for my family and family friends. I have, in the past, used it as a platform for social dialogue – but let’s be honest, I was one voice among millions preaching to a selective choir. But every now and then I am able to bring my sharpened axe out of its social closet and hack away. I like to tell myself it creates more sparks when it comes unexpected.
When several of my friends shared their horror at seeing children cry, I couldn’t help myself. Especially when one of them, a former roommate who prides herself on being tolerant and introspective, quoted Stephen Colbert as a reliable source.
I know it is shared far and wide in our circles how backward the Left is, but it still catches me by surprise every now and then. I mean – Stephen Colbert? But her friend quickly summarized the problem for me: “Some people just aren’t educated…” Of course, she was referring to her classroom – the boob tube. But it all really does boil down to education, doesn’t it? We have educated ourselves in reason, logic, and natural law. They have educated themselves in feelings, occasionally semantics, and illogical generalizations.
As the conversation developed, I suggested that she of course would not claim that we love equally, given that we cannot love equally and it is an inappropriate desire regardless. This statement frustrated a friend of hers, who said with great gusto: “It’s not impossible to love everybody equally. It’s Jesus!”
I was also told to “go take a drive through America” because there is “room for all here,” but that is beside the point.
What a god these people serve, that they believe we are to love the murderer of our family in the same way that we love the murdered family member. And that is truly the issue here. There is no distinction on what and how love is given. I chuckle to think of their hypocrisy were I to suggest they apply this law to their own selves and take in to their homes and churches the much a-feared neo-Nazi they so valiantly decry online (requesting that said neo-Nazi is not asked to make any changes and can continue in his belief system without provocation).
But then… I might get called bad words.
The New Church today has failed in many ways. It has adapted to modernity, rather than demand that Christians adapt their life to God’s ways and instruction. It has first turned a blind eye to sin, then blatantly supported it. But more grievously, it has slandered our Lord’s name and person. Christ, above all, is the perfection for which we strive. Even the New Church-ites think this also. But unfortunately, in the New Church, they do not learn of Christ’s utter disgust for the condition in which he finds the temple. Meaning: just because the people inside say it is all good, doesn’t mean it is.
So as those in the New Church seek to be closer to Christ, they are in reality only turning further away. It is a tragedy, one in which a lover, seeking his waiting Love in a room full of smoke and mirrors, finds only himself and believes that to be what he was searching for all along.
The way that modern love plays out is so predictable, it’s almost sad to think about. All love is equal, which translates into “old men can have sex with young children as long as they say it’s okay.” All people are equal, which means over time that we have no right to say who can or cannot enter our home. All religions are equal, in that God is not God. It’s like a freaky codeword for getting into the coolest cult around.
*Metal slot clinks open and two wide eyes appear
“Hey man… what’s the password?”
To love our neighbor, to look at the plank in our own eye, to “judge not” – what was meant as a humble reminder of our own condition – has, through the Devil’s guise, become a god. To remove the idea and modern understanding of equality from these people’s lives would mean catastrophe for them. Honestly, what would they do?
Many in our own circles, after coming to the conclusion that we are not equal, have so fallen into the many traps laid about in our camp that, in despair and frustration, they have given up all hope. St. Francis de Sales states that between hope and fear, “hope is always the stronger.”1 It is a greater personal evil, then, to have seen truth and be so disenfranchised that the battle is abandoned than it is to push forward with hope, ignorant that it is in the wrong direction. A man with hope can be guided, like a sailboat taking wind.
This is an important thing to remember when easing friends or family out of the lies of this world and modernity. Be careful, lest we so injure their hope that there can be no forward motion in the right direction. It is also why I think it is harmful to label things as “black-pill” or “white-pill.” We become too familiar with dejection if we depend on good news to make victory seem attainable.
And victory is very much attainable, if not with vigilance, then with time. It seems so absurdly obvious that I cannot love my child in the same way that I love my neighbor. The hierarchy of love was even part of the Ten Commandments, for Pete’s sake. It has been misconstrued that the end definition of loving someone is giving them what you have.
The Left would agree that loving someone means wishing what is best for them. But they think only in the immediate, the present-tense. Eduardo needs American land, so giving it to him is loving him! Joe wants to be a girl, so letting him have that surgery and medication is loving him! This is the extent of their love: pleasure.
But we know that love, and loving equally, means seeing beyond the present. Because Eduardo brings a foreign culture with him, and because we know that two cultures and peoples, when forced together, will battle and seek dominion one over the other, we know that what is best for both Eduardo and our own family is separation. A border. Dare I say…a wall?
Thomas Paine once wrote, “Where there are no distinctions there can be no superiority; perfect equality affords no temptation.”2 The problem that the Left has is that the world is full of natural distinctions. It is why President Trump is right to hammer the truth: the Left wants open borders. Dissolve the border, dissolve the nation. No distinction. It is the same with Europe, except there it is more obviously on a cultural level. Dissolve the distinction between what is a German and what is not a German (Coca-Cola’s infamous national anthem commercial), and all of the sudden, there is no German superiority in work ethic or organization. Blend all of Ireland, Scotland, and England with sub-Saharan Africa and, what do you know, the plucky courage of the people is only for politically incorrect history books.
We need distinction. It is crucial. And the fact that reminding leftists of that causes them stress means we are on the right track.
Don’t fall into the trap that is put out for us. We do not speak of a person’s spiritual condition when we advocate for borders or state that we love our family more than a foreign invader. We in fact love more than the leftists because we seek a healthier future for each party involved.
A child being separated from his parents (if he is actually with his parents), while sad, is not the actual battle here. The battle is the future of two peoples. We cannot afford to lose sight of this, and we cannot afford to lose our heart, either.
As President Trump would say: We do love. We love hugely. We have huge love.
Of the two, we are, ironically, those who love the most equally. The frustration for our enemies is that “equal” love does not produce equal treatment. Because I love my family, I will give them bread before I give it to my neighbor, whom I also love. Because we love our people, we will fight for their freedom to live before we fight for another people, whom we also may love.
Now just find a really succinct way of saying that, in small words and using lots of reassuring pats that it’s true and good, and go engage the modern Churchian.
With love of course.