My mother loves the Word of God and has always loved the Word of God, which is why she is the greatest hero of my life. As a result of that love, she has several “verse a day” calendars in her home that she views every day. And having heard me describe the moral stupidity and blindness of the left, she made sure I knew about the verse for December 28 (the day I wrote this):
This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it–the LORD is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you
do not know.’ — Jeremiah 33:2-3
This ties into something I have said again and again and again:
I believe – along with orthodox Christian theology – that man’s nature has been corrupted and we cannot understand truth or reality on our own. And that the ONLY way we can so comprehend truth and reality is to see the world as God sees it; which is to say see the world through God’s Word. But liberals despise the Word of God and have tried to replace it with every theory and ideology under the sun. And the result is that liberal man is stupid; further, he is stupid by sheer brute force of will – he is determined to be stupid. And the more intelligent the liberal is, the more stupid he becomes – because he is able to even further commit himself to failed liberal ideologies and theories than less intellectual liberals who must still at least partly base their worldviews on common sense because they can’t fully comprehend Marxism or other failed progressive socialist theories.
I too often use the word “stupid” to describe the left.
When I do so, I am not referring to their IQs, their level of education or anything of the sort. Rather, I am referring to their worldview and what their worldview has done to their ability to comprehend reality.
Understanding the world as it really is boils down to being able to see – at least in part and to a certain degree given our finiteness – the world as God sees it. The Bible – the Word of God – is the lens that enables us to be able to do that.
Liberals as a whole reject that Book just as they reject the Judeo-Christian worldview that is based on what that Book teaches.
Instead of perceiving Truth, liberals turn to a world of theories such as Marxism (which is fundamentally hostile to the Christian world view). And as such, they cannot even possibly see or understand the world as it actually is.
They literally make themselves stupid by sheer brute force of will. They take the image of God that God bequeathed every human being with (it’s something that babies in the womb have, btw) and they piss it away.
That’s how I see the blinders that you describe. And they are blinding indeed.
I’ve had a couple of insights on the nature of “intelligence.”
1) is that real “intelligence” is the ability to perceive and understand the nature of the actual world. Ultimately, that is the world as God sees it. But liberals do not want to see the world as God sees it; and in fact they hate the world as God sees it. We can begin to see the world as God sees it by reading His Word and believing it; but liberals refuse to do that. Rather, they live in a world of theories, such as Marxism, or existentialism. They cannot see the world as it actually is, and they literally end up willing themselves to be stupid by sheer brute force of will regardless of their intelligence quotient.
2) Evil is the ultimate form of stupidity. And again, it is irrelevant how “intelligent” one is. Take Lucifer/Satan: he is a super-intelligent being, but in his evil self-will he is determined to try to supplant God (His creator). His wisdom is far greater than any human being’s, on the measure of intellect. But in the end, and in the measure of ultimate reality, he is truly stupid. His perverted will and desire made him stupid.
That’s why a dumb Forest Gump is a hell of a lot smarter than a brilliant liberal.
Liberals love to sneeringly think of themselves as “smart.” Atheists started calling themselves “brights” as a means of letting us know how intellectually superior they are to everyone else.
The reality is quite the opposite; simply because liberals have inoculated themselves against ever being able to perceive reality.
This in response to your 2/27 comment.
I have always tried to provide links to what I claim. And even give at least a good chunk of articles for posterity – given that papers like the New York Times have a strange way of purging stories that lead to conclusions liberals don’t like.
But I don’t write to persuade liberals. Frankly, I don’t think liberals can be reasoned with; they live in their own little self-constructed realities.
On my view, those who do not truly believe in God cannot even possibly see or understand reality as it is. Such people fabricate their own theories of the world (such as Marxism), and literally use their intelligence to rationalize away the truth in order to “explain” their distorted view of reality. Only God understands reality as it really is. And only those who see the world and understand reality through the prism of God’s Word to us can possibly understand the world both as it is and as it ought to be.
J. Vernon McGee put it thus: “Now, you might have a better plan than God. But what you DON’T have is your own universe.” Romans 1 is a great chapter that explains that there is a giant group of people who don’t see the truth because they don’t WANT to see the truth. And so they exchange the truth for a lie.
G.K. Chesterton said, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.” Once you rule out the truth, you open yourself up to increasingly ridiculous lies. It’s as simple as that. Self-deception becomes like a cancer that eats away more and more of what little truth you ever had to begin with.
Liberals become idiots by sheer brute force of will. They won’t see the world God’s way. So they construct alternate realities for themselves, and buy each others’ garbage views of the world.
The Bible, as usual, gets it right. Look up Romans 1:18, 1:22, Psalm 52:3, Proverbs 8:36, Micah 3:2, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 Timothy 4:2 and 2 Timothy 4:3-4 to see the self-imposed blindness of these people.
I want to reach those who are capable of being reached – the independents who haven’t committed their minds to oppose God and His ways. I want to reach those people who CAN be persuaded with facts. And just as important, I want
Orwell said that some ideas are so foolish that only an “intellectual” could believe them, for no ordinary man could be such a fool. And the record of history proves him correct. 20th century intellectuals were especially appalling in this regard. Every mass-murdering psychopathic dictator had widespread support among the “intellectual” class. Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Hitler all had their admiring sycophants among the Western intelligentsia.
I have often said that some of (most of?) our most educated people are true moral idiots. They refuse to view the world through the prism of God and His Word, and instead view the world through their perverted theories. The result is that they cannot even possibly see the world as it really is (i.e., as God sees reality). And they end up becoming profoundly stupid people through brute force of will.
Nazi Germany was the most advanced nation of the world – and yet it was the most morally stupid culture that ever existed. This sophisticated, advanced, scientific culture warped and degraded themselves into the most murderous of barbarians never once realizing how profoundly stupid they had become.
Paul put it well: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”
I don’t believe Obama is capable of “teachable moments” myself.
Obama’s worldview is a bunch of “-isms” such as Marxism and socialism and fascism and racism, etc.
The only way to experience truth is to experience it through Jesus Christ and His Word or to at least have a Judeo-Christian worldview.
Obama most certainly does not. He has radically rejected Christianity while falsely calling his blasphemy “Christian” as though Jesus would have blessed abortion and literally championed the murder of the Son of God in an unwed teenage mother’s womb. While he has called for an end to marriage that marks the official end of any scintilla of “Christendom” in Western Civilization.
When you think like Obama, you force yourself to be a moral and ultimately an intellectual fool through sheer brute force of will. You can not see the truth because you WILL not see the truth.
These are just a few examples pointing out how many times I’ve said that the stupidity of the left isn’t intellectual; it’s moral. These are truly stupid people because they hate God and hate His ways and WILL NOT seek truth from Him. And the result is that they are the most demonically stupid leaders of the last generation before the beast comes and big-government-worshiping liberals take his mark and worship him.
Mother Teresa, who understood the full horror of poverty more than all the liberals in the world combined, nevertheless the true enemy of peace:
“But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child – a direct killing of the innocent child – murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” — Mother Teresa
Every single Democrat – and that means YOU, Democrat – have directly participated in the holocaust-murder of 55 million innocent human beings. And even eternity in hell will not last long enough for the left to pay for their moral crimes against humanity.
What does the counsel of God that liberals love to despise say about unborn human beings?
“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.” — Psalm 139:13-16
What was it that God sent an archangel to tell Mary?
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.
Liberals have violently and viciously rejected the truest and deepest meaning of Christmas and the Christ who came. Because what was in Mary’s womb was NOT a nonhuman lump of goop; it was a Child. And the Child was not a curse to be exterminated, but a blessing to nurture and love. And liberals have brutally tried to murder that spirit ever since. And hell will be their reward.
Let me simply come out and state it as a fact: if the Virgin Mary were a young American teenage girl today, the Democrat Party would have encouraged her to have an abortion and thus murder the Savior of the world.
John MacArthur points out the fact that the agenda of the Democrat Party is the agenda of Romans chapter one. Because the Democrat Party is the party of homosexual perversion and the party of the damnation of God.
Democrats are the most morally stupid people on the face of the entire earth. Because they grew up in the nation that most allowed and most cherished the Word of God. And they are the people who have most turned their backs on the truth that God would have given them had they but turned for one moment to Him.
We are surrounded by the colossal stupidity of Democrats at every level today.
We are seeing a categorical rejection of God and His ways as Democrats impose the way of their god, Satan, and seek to ultimately impose their false messiah, the Antichrist, and the curse of his big government upon the world.
Don’t be discouraged. Don’t become frustrated that they can’t see the blindingly obvious. How do you expect baby murderers and depraved perverts to possibly understand economic realities??? What can these people understand when they look at a pregnant mother and can’t realize that there’s a baby in her womb? They can’t even understand the most basic of moral truths; everything else is as rocket science to a cockroach with them.
The Scripture tells us:
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” — 2 Corinthians 4:4
These are blind people who have blindly imposed the destiny of their god on the world and on America. And it’s not like the Bible isn’t filled with warnings about the stupidity and evil that will characterize the last days.
And as a result:
“Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God
condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.” — 2 Peter 2:2-3 NLT
I believe that America has crossed the threshold of God’s judgment. We are going to go down hard and we’re not going to get up. And I believe that that will happen whether or not we go off the damn fiscal cliff.
I am now carrying a different message: don’t look to Republican victories in 2014 or 2016; it is too late to save America and neither politics nor politicians ever COULD save America.
Don’t look to America; for it will be burned up. Look instead to the Kingdom of Heaven and store up your treasures in the new heavens and the new earth that God will create for His people.
Democrats are the enemies of Jesus Christ. But Jesus told us to love His enemies even as He loved His enemies. Which is only possible to do through true faith in Him.
My anger over the sheer pathetic stupidity as we rush to welcome the beast and worship him and take his mark isn’t gone; but I rejoice to say it is going away. If I have one new year’s resolution it is to put anger and vengeance aside and realize that God is telling His people that the last days are at hand and that God will allow the beast to come so He can defeat the evil, the devil and His Antichrist once for all.