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Liberals Aren't Losers

Updated: May 17

In fact, almost everything they touch turns to "gold".

Jesus Christ understood human nature – He created it after all. In one of his many penetrating revelations, He spoke directly to a matter US conservatives have seen play out time and time again – the constant success of the Left in corrupting the culture.

Why does the Left (read: Communism) always seem to advance, bounding from one resounding victory to another? And following on that, why do the faithful almost always get buried by them? The cultural yardstick never shifts to the right; it's always to the left. The answer is fairly straightforward.

"For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light." [Luke 16:8]

There are many reasons why this is the case – faithful followers of Christ must admit that a certain naivete of the human condition often goes hand in hand with Christianity. Morally good believers just can't imagine an enemy so twisted and morally corrupt that it seeks to destroy them. It just doesn't process in their day-to-day lives.

Given the tribalism effect so present in the culture in every subgroup, believers tend to group with other believers and live their lives along the same trajectory, broadly speaking.

However, the same phenomenon is true among non-believers as well. The "grouping" or "tribalism" of various subsets reinforces already held beliefs, and it is this single reality that helps explain the success of the Left and the demise of believers. And, it all comes down to math.

No matter who you are – there are only 24 hours in a day and, no matter where you are on the ideological spectrum, a good portion of those hours are pre-determined in terms of how they will be spent – sleeping, eating, cooking, cleaning, daily "life needs" (shopping, getting gas, paying bills, etc.)

When you subtract out all those activities, including, of course, work, there really aren't that many hours, or "free time" left, and, here is where the Left jumps way ahead and leaves believers in the dust – it's a matter of focus.

The Left is all about seizing control of this world – the culture with its institutions, traditions, and so forth. They are always on the offensive.

The Right, on the other hand, is all about simply living the traditions; raising their families, enjoying time together. This puts them immediately into a defensive posture, almost oblivious to the destruction of the culture happening all around them. There aren't any pride flags at their barbeques, after all. That always happens somewhere else, not here.

In fact, until the waters of destruction actually rise high enough and engulf them, it just doesn't seem real. It happens on their phones in their social media feeds, or on a Netflix movie in their basement or on the cover of some magazine in the grocery store checkout line – but it never happens to us ... until it does.

The "long march through the institutions" is obviously a generational activity. What that means is that while parents may be of one mind, the Communists have targeted the minds of their children, and continue to do so.

So, that summer barbeque which has some grandparents attending, as well as parents, pretty much think along the same lines and view the world more or less in ideological lockstep; the young folks there, likely not so much. The youth are the targets, of course, of new laws and new entertainment industry campaigns and personalities (think Taylor Swift's unfolding foray into politics with teenybopper girls).

Parents, stable in their beliefs and values, can easily dismiss the propaganda machine of the Left, but children and young folks, even their children and young folks, are much more easily influenced owing to the desire to "fit in". Call it whatever you want – not being rejected, being cool, hip, one of the crowd – whatever term you use, that motivation is deeply rooted in us owing to our social natures. No one wants to be isolated.

So, marshaling all their forces – news media, entertainment media, politics, and education – they wrap all these institutions into one movement, actually a juggernaut, and plow through and over the culture – all while naive, largely unaffected "conservatives" see the cultural real estate they think they are "conserving" constantly grow smaller.

And the "real estate" they are failing to conserve is – their children and grandchildren.

The other factor that plays into all this among believers is not just an uncritical thinking process (at least insufficiently uncritical), but also an attitude which disposes them to sit back – "God wins in the end".

Of course God wins in the end, as well as many points along the way. That's not in dispute; kind of goes without saying. But what that mindset betokens on the part of politically conservative Christians is an almost indifference when it comes to actually fighting; heck, even voting.

It's like, "God's got this". Well, yes, after a fashion. But, that frame of mind too often is used to absolve some believers from their lack of involvement in the political process. In some corners of Christianity, political involvement can even be viewed informally as bordering on sinful.

It's a rationalization which kicks the can down the road without respect to the Second Commandment to love your neighbor – even when your neighbors are your own children and family.

How does a believer claim to love Christ, but then dismiss their neighbor (whoever that neighbor might be)? This phenomenon plays out differently in Catholic and Protestant circles – but the overall effect is the same.

With Catholics – there are simply way too many who actually support the Left's agenda owing to decades of "social justice" mind rot spewed from the pulpits. With Protestants – there are simply too many who think almost exclusively in terms of "the kingdom", with way too little thought about the affairs of contemporary times.

So one the one hand, Catholics can often be found campaigning for the wrong side and voting for them; while Protestants don't vote in sufficient numbers because, well, "God's got this." Both mindsets are aiding and abetting the Left – and the Left capitalizes on it tremendously.

Everything the Left touches turns to "gold" – what they view as gold – simply because they are permitted to touch so much. Evil advances because good men do nothing, or in the world of politics, too often do the wrong thing born of a wrong perception of what and who Jesus Christ is.

Gary Michael Voris holds a graduate degree, Cum Laude, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Voris earned multiple awards for 40+ years of news media experience for writing, producing, and investigative work from the Associated Press, Detroit Press Club, Michigan Broadcasters Association, as well as four news Emmys in multiple categories. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 with an undergraduate major in Communications and a minor in History.

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