Years and years ago, in my other life, I attended an ecumenical conference in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Each of us had to present a talk, and I spoke about the Great White Guilt that was emerging as progressives tried to avoid putting responsibility for the attacks on the attackers. The emerging trend was for the white American and European Christian male to continually apologize for whites, Christians, Americans, Europeans and men.
I noted, however, that as this continued, it was getting worse. Those who embraced this demographic guilt were beginning to sound like the very racists and bigots they condemned. They were merely sounding that way about their own demographics. In fact, I pointed out, my experience was that the most bigoted and venomous rhetoric came from them about their own demographics.
So the worst anti-male sexists were, as often as not, liberal men. Sure you had the odd wacked out radical feminist, but far more common was the liberal male sounding the sexist alarms. Same with blacks and racial minorities. With few exceptions, the most anti-white racists I heard were whites. Same with everything except LGBTQ issues, in which I conceded that it broke about 50/50, with those within the various orientation categories being as bad as the worst I heard among heterosexuals (see Brian Sims as an example).
But no more. Sure, the progressives are increasingly sounding like Nazis speaking of Jews when they talk of white people, or men, or Christians, or Americans. And yes, the LGBTQ community can be pretty darn freaky in a Himmler without the whimsy sort of way when it comes to calling for the eliminating of the 'white cis-male whatever.'
But increasingly, I'm noticing that young blacks are sounding as racist against whites as any KKK rally sounds against blacks. Likewise, I'm hearing young girls and young women speak of men in a way that no man in the most sexist age spoke of women. Far more flagrant are they about 'screw you men' than any liberal male. Hence the #MeToo movement taking out men, liberal or otherwise, while standing guard against the notion that women can be guilty in any way. I'm hearing the same among younger Indians, who all but say it's time for the white man to get the hell out of their country and screw you.
These youngsters have been taught to hate. The Left, Marxist influenced as it is, doesn't reckon forgiveness, or humility, or reconciliation, or mercy. Like most philosophies with a Marxist heart, it's based on jealousy, revenge, hatred and bloody revolution.
I thought of that as I saw this article about protesters taking on the evil of the Christian West
. Apparently to celebrate the West is to celebrate Nazis. And look at the pictures. It's not do-good white liberals calling down hellfire on their own heritage and ancestors. It's black students, speaking of the West the way Nazis spoke of Jewish culture. These are the children of the Left, the new Hitler Youth, but with dark skin and vaginas and dressed in drag. It's not swastikas, but rainbow flags they. under which they march.
This is because the hatred, and the desire for total eradication of the grand white/Christian/American conspiracy they blame all evils of history upon, is being taught and being believed. Censorship, banning speech, punishing thought, digital book burning, shouting down movies, destroying statues and memorials, uprooting grave markers, threatening violence and destruction - there is nothing that is off limits. As anything we witnessed in Europe in the past, this is a generation raised to ferret out the true cabals of evil and burn them alive or dead.
But Christians who jump on board, embracing this repackaged racism and sexism, embracing censorship and violence, are unfortunately the same who would have been goosestepping around Nuremberg in the 1930s with a Bible in one hand and a Nazi flag in the other. And worse, they are actively helping teach these up and coming generations to never forgive, but only hate, the teachings of Jesus on the subject be damned.
The forces of evil that are behind this? It's the same with any force of evil in history. It will bring death and destruction, and then answer for its sins before the throne of the Almighty. But for those Christians, through hubris, pharisaical judgmentalism, or sheer cowardice, who have played a part in weening a generation based on bigotry, hate, revenge and even violence? Jesus has these words:
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the man by whom the temptation comes!" Matthew 18:5-7
The double condemnation we will receive is not just because we have sinned. It's because we are sinning in the same exact way as those who we have spent generations condemning. But in our unwarranted arrogance and hubris, we believe the same sins are now virtuous merely on the basis of our ultimate superiority. If we say hating based on correct skin color or national origin is good, then good it is, because this time we obviously have it right. Our superior intellect and morals are incapable of error, so the millions of lives lost, shattered and ruined on the altars of our self-righteousness must be ignored, and our reasoning embraced.
Woe to us indeed.