Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sex, Sin, and Shame in the Brave New World

Corollary to Deneen's thoughts (see below) is the exposition of the current sex-shaming going on.

The Sexual Revolution is now out of control. Initially promising freedom, like all revolutions, it has entered something like its Reign of Terror phase and is devouring its own children. As with other revolutions, it is not because the revolutionaries enjoy broad popular support; it is because civic and religious leaders are confused, divided, and cowed into silence....

...What we do have—as many long ago warned we would have—is a highly sexualized culture controlled by men and women who have succeeded in changing the terms of sexuality because they have both ideological and pecuniary interests in using sex as a financial tool and a political weapon. Privileged men and women have thrown off virtually all controls on sexual indulgence, which they can use not only for personal self-gratification but also—and quite predictably—as the means to advance their careers, accumulate wealth, eliminate rivals, punish opponents, extort money, and generally acquire political power. These practices are especially rampant in the commanding heights of our culture: the media, universities, Hollywood, television, and the fashion industry,...

The author does not specifically mention Washington D.C., nor any State capital--nor any municipalities--but there should be NO doubt that there's plenty of weaponized sex goin' on there.  I'm willing to bet $large$ that certain Party Poobahs have video, stills, or tape recordings that they use to secure votes and shut opposing mouths in all those places.

...In short, sexual ideologues have created a new political theology, replete with a politicized, government-approved definition of sin. Or in other words, they eliminated religious sin and replaced it with political crime. Rather than removing the shame and stigma of the “fornicator” and “adulterer” as they promised, they have simply replaced it with that of the “abuser” and “harasser.” In the process they have replaced morality with ideology, and community standards with themselves as the sole arbiters of innocence and guilt.

Is there a difference? Yes. The traditional sins were clear and precise, they applied equally to all, they were enforced by apolitical authorities like parents, churches, and local communities, and the punishment was social disapproval and ostracism. By contrast, the new ideological crimes are vague and lack any fixed definition, only men can be guilty of them, and they are enforced by lawyers and gendarmes and punishable with lawsuits and prison....

Have no doubts, my friends.  THIS is the construct of "liberalism" which Deneen addresses in his book.  THIS--the re-construction of sexual offenses from sin to ideology is the American version of  Stalin's Thought Crimes.  The Brave New World is here and ready to mow down anyone in its path.

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