…the relativist west has so heavily bought into the belief that reality is merely what we decide it to be. Ours has become a culture of radical subjectivity in which there is no such thing as objective truth. Everything is instead a matter of opinion and individual perception.
Feelings trump facts every time. No-one’s lifestyle is to be considered wrong or inferior to anyone else’s. No judgment is to be permitted, except for the judgment that judgmentalism is wrong. What is right for me is what is right. What I declare something to be is what it is. I feel, therefore I am.
Melanie Phillips has a very perceptive mind: she sees the death of Western Civilization clearly via the current mindlessness of anti-reality dogma that plagues the elite and the left today.
Feelings are king to the left. Rights include the right not to be offended. So you have “safe spaces” to protect you from “dangerous” ideas that might challenge your thinking. And that used to be what was supposed to happen on college campuses, was it not? Not any longer.
Of course if you dare to speak out and challenge their world view in any way, they are free to offend you all they want. The rule is one way only. That’s because they also suffer from complete arrogance. They know whatever they think it of the highest moral standard and anyone who disagrees is corrupt, and a hater.
A good example of this is the recent insanity at Stanford University: students were free to castigate an invited speaker (Robert Spencer) but the fact that Robert would dare to actually refer to the students by name (who did their castigation publically) in rebutting their inaccurate and illogical claims was considered hateful and totally beyond the pale. One way, yet again.
And then there is the claim that all lifestyles are equal. Really? Apparently this is also a one-way street. The idea of a Christian living according to Biblical teaching is abhorrent to them. But Jihadists obeying the Koran and murdering and raping – well, who can say that their culture is any worse or better than ours?
In other words, there is a consistent anti-Christian, anti-Jew flavor in virtually everything the left stands for. This is why they get along with Islam so well: it also teaches hatred toward “People of the book” (Christians) and Jews.
So all of their claims to openness and fairness is bogus. It is a sham to hide their hatred of God. It is total hypocrisy: one way all the time – always in their favor. Unfairness to the max.
So I totally agree with Melanie’s point of view here: the west is committing suicide by denial of reality and the imposition of insanity. Unfortunately, I get to suffer the consequences along with those causing it.