(Part 18 in the multipart series “Where We Stand“)
“The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.” – from The New Left Notes, c.1960s
Issue framing is not a tactic, but a principle of secular religion. Rule by sheer power inevitably demands on its altar the sacrifice of civilized reason. “Ignore the evidence,” the party says. “All things are a matter of perspective,” the demons mutter.
The deconstruction of language in pursuit of strength is priestcraft. Shutting debate down without recourse or appeal is the job of the gods. Modern pressures to go silently along with obvious and known lies demonstrate the failure of our society to maintain the bonds of good faith interchange. The right questions are suffocated by the powers that be. Regardless of why that is, it is not in your best interest to let them keep you in the dark.
Putting the best construction on everything does not mean sugar-coating the evils. The dictation of what you must put into your body on behalf of other peoples’ bodies as a moral imperative is a fundamental shift in the social contract of western civil liberty. Such a seismic self-amalgamation of power to the “state,” such forced surrender of individual bodily autonomy, continues the dehumanizing results of secular religion’s culture of death.
From “Freedom!” to “Papers, please,” in one election cycle without large segments of the population even noticing. What, under heaven, is going on here?
The wicked don’t fight fair. That’s why, in a world run by evil men, good men absolutely must not hide.
Till angel cry and trumpet sound,
The Mad Christian