One of the best rightist blogs around there is Lawrence Auster’s View from the Right. Auster himself while having occasionally very brilliant insights, is no scholar, but the sheer force of his personality, or his chutzpah if I may put it that way, attract all kind of brilliant people. Today an outstanding post there, where a commenter of his says:
Politics is the religion of leftists. Since there is no divine agency in the world it’s all up to man, omnipotent man, who controls the destiny of all worldly affairs in his hands through the science of political activism. So they obsess endlessly over politics, political theory, and political strategy, investing all their passion and hope in political argument, action, and intrigue. For only politics can bring about their perfect world where all problems are solved, all conflict resolved, and politics the pivot around which the world revolves. So every problem in the world, reduced to politics, is of deep concern. Not a sparrow falls to the ground but politics could have prevented it. If a tree falls in the forest it makes a political statement. Every man, woman, and child on earth must concern himself with politics. All art, science, medicine, education, leisure—they all must be about politics. The personal is the political. Embroidery and millinery are political. Look up at the sky at night and what do you see?—politics. To the leftist this way of seeing things seems normal. To the non-leftist it’s obviously distorted, unbalanced, and unhealthy. Not to mention unrealistic. But such is man, in his folly and sin. And that is the reason, or part of the reason, why the traditionalist places little faith in man and man’s politics.
Very well put. That’s why we need a new religion. Not a revival of the old one, mind you. Christian egalitarianism makes people all equal, which means that if someone is good, or someone is sacred, as there’s always someone, then by force ALL people are good, and ALL people are sacred. Which ultimately ends up meaning humans are all sacred, inviolable beings, so we are forced with a weird kind of human DNA worship. Somalis are dying from hunger!! We must save them. So we do. 10 years later, the population has doubled, they starve again. We must save them! Why? They are human beings too! They deserve to live! We are all equal after all. And so we’re stuck with breeding ever bigger amounts of Africans as our international sport.
Of course the converse stands too, and if some people are bad, they ALL people must be bad. Well some protestant sects were all about humans being damned wretched creatures who could only be saved by some random grace from God. A very weird way of seeing life, methinks. It of course can’t sustain itself for long, people tend to think of themselves as inherently good. So we got liberalism.
We need some kind of Mormonism without christian references, where people are stupid, God is in charge, yet we can get closer to God if we behave and practice eugenics. First goal must be colonization of space, which after an indeterminate amount of time, will result in us meeting Him. Fill with the narrative/theological details you want.