The reader probably knows this already. But here at the Orthosphere we’re not just interested in conversing among ourselves. We’re also interested in evangelism, in spreading the word.
And what is the word we spread? That the current system is fundamentally broken and wicked, and that we must all repent of the liberalism that is killing us spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
So there is a need for simple and visceral proof that liberalism is wrong, proof that anyone who has been paying attention to the world can acknowledge as valid. Here’s one such proof:
Ask yourself: According to our leaders, what is the greatest social good?
The answer is obvious. They all say it is diversity. All of Western Civilization is currently organized around the moral principle that diversity is the greatest good, and opposition to diversity is therefore the greatest evil.
[John Q. Public knows that diversity is held to be an important social good. He may not be aware that it is held to be the highest social good, but that realization will come later, if he pursues the line of thought that we are opening up here.]
The proof continues by asking, what exactly does “diversity” mean, according to our leaders? As anyone who has been paying attention can see, it primarily means:
- More nonwhites. And therefore, by necessary inference, fewer whites.
- More non-Christians. And therefore, by necessary inference, fewer Christians.
- More sexual perversion. And therefore, by necessary inference, less normal and proper sex.
- More women. And therefore, by necessary inference, fewer men.
Here the word “fewer” does not necessarily mean reducing the population of that group, although many liberals do hope for a reduction in the number of whites and Christians. But liberals recognize that calling for population reduction is not good public relations. So instead, they call for fewer of these people in the organization or line of work. More nonwhite professors, which means fewer white professors. More non-Christian legislators, which means fewer Christian legislators. More women in leadership, which means fewer men in leadership. And more sexual perversion, which means less proper sexual activity.
Liberals rarely say “we want this organization to have fewer men, Christians, heterosexuals and whites.” But those are the necessary consequences of their words and actions. You cannot get more X without also getting less non-X. Anyone who is interested in the truth can probably be brought to see this.
At this stage, our imaginary interlocutor will have to make a choice. Is it good for America to have fewer men in positions of honor and authority, fewer whites, fewer Christians, and more sexual perversion? If he answers yes, he is a lost soul. But if he is relatively sane, he will say no.
Once John Q. Public has begun to see the fundamental wickedness of “diversity,” he will then be ready to be shown that it is not just a discrete threat. “Diversity” is not just an anomalous evil within an otherwise-healthy society. It is instead a clear indicator of a fundamental sickness in Western Civilization, for no healthy society would tolerate such a radical threat to itself.
Then we can offer our hypothetical interlocutor something better. Since contemporary thinking about God, man and society is fundamentally perverted, we have no choice but to look to the past for a model of a relatively healthy society in which people think more correctly about the fundamental realities of life, and society is therefore ordered more properly.
We can then describe a way of life, and of thinking, based on tradition, that is, a way based on divine Revelation and the wisdom and way of our ancestors.
We will not call our fellow citizens to political action, for this cannot overthrow an entire misguided system.
Instead, we call people to repentance from liberalism, and a renewal that starts within themselves regardless of their external circumstances, a renewal based on faith in Jesus Christ and rejecting the falsehoods of liberalism and “diversity” in favor of a truer way.
This is the gospel of traditionalism, in a nutshell.