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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Progressives, Socialists, and Liberals Should Be Celebrating

They seem to have won, don't you think? All over the globe, with few exceptions, human institutions call themselves "progressive", "liberal", or "socialist". Other words like "democratic" or "the people's" are also used, but they mean the same thing. North Korea calls itself "the people's democratic republic" even though one ruling family controls every detail of every citizen's life. Starvation, poverty, enslavement, and brainwashing are all the citizens of North Korea have to look forward to; except for the few percent who rule. (Link)

Venezuela, until recently a rich country, is now thoroughly "socialist" and run by a dictator who has squandered the vast oil wealth it possessed and ruined the economy to the point of real starvation and deprivation. In the name of "social justice", "fairness", and "human rights", laws and morality were sacrificed for lies. (Link)

But lying is as common as the air we breathe now, and the "ruler of the air" - as the Apostle Paul wrote - is Satan. 

Why aren't the progressives, liberals, and socialists celebrating? Because human misery, strife, and mayhem are rampant everywhere, and no solution is in sight. Yet almost nobody offers any remedy other than more government control or military force. Faith-based solutions are openly ridiculed in public media, and believers are thought of as naive, ignorant, or deranged; unless they're Muslim. Then they get a pass, invitations to live in the West, and their violent religion is called "the religion of peace." We've seen how horribly that's turned out in Europe. 

Isn't it obvious that all of humanity took a wrong turn at some point in the past? The world of 1910 was nothing like this. Optimism was common, and the progress of science, linked with faith in God, had brought true progress, wealth, and freedom to many millions around the world. There was no reason to think it wouldn't continue. But something went horribly wrong. World War I was the first symptom of the mental disease that's gripped us for over 100 years. 

C.S. Lewis was a great philosopher and the author of many excellent books, like The Chronicles of Narnia, which was made into a series of globally successful films. He knew the 20th Century and its horrors like nobody else, having lived through the Nazi Blitz of London, and he knew also the cause and the only remedy for the disaster we've created:





   
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