At the Heart of Progressivism

At the heart of progressivism is occultism. That will be my thesis.

To support it, I examine an ongoing story coming out of the United Kingdom. But before I turn to that story, let me make a few prefatory remarks.

First, if you are reading this and are personally involved in the secret things of darkness, do not misunderstand me: I have no desire to personally attack you. On the contrary, I hope that you will understand that if you continue serving evil you will only ruin yourself, and so I hope that you will come to your senses and come out of whatever you may currently be entangled in. If, on the other hand, you are someone who thinks that you are already abiding in the faith, then I hope this post will encourage you to really examine yourself and test whether you are living a life pleasing to God: are you willing to contend against these things, or are you choosing to remain ignorant out of apathy, pride, or fear? If you are someone who thinks such a distinction is irrelevant to you (perhaps you don’t think there is a God, much less a devil), I hope this post will challenge your secular worldview and realize that, whether or not you yet realize it, you are in a spiritual battle for your soul. Finally, sometimes very bad things happen to good people who attempt to address the shadow world. I pray that all those who research and wrestle against these forces receive both physical and spiritual protection in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Now to the story. There are two layers to it, the first of which I recount now.

The situation initially may seem strictly political. In many ways, we are confronted with another classic (albeit particularly egregious) case of progressive hypocrisy. Earlier this year Lavinia Woodward, a 24-old medicine student at Christ Church, Oxford, was charged for stabbing her Cambridge boyfriend. In an initial May hearing, the presiding judge hinted that Woodward may be spared a jail sentence due to her “extraordinary talent.” This immediately caused a public outcry.

Fast forward to last week. At the sentencing hearing, the judge extended lenience, suspending Woodward’s sentence as reported by the BBC and Telegraph. Once again, there was a pubic backlash.

The hypocrisy is manifest. It is difficult to imagine a man stabbing a woman receiving the same lenience. Then there is of course the blatant class issue. Nevertheless, within just days of the judge’s outrageous decision, complaints filed against the judge were dismissed as reported by the BBC. Attempts to rationalize the decision at Spiked and The Times fail to convince. And to top it off, Oxford as yet has not confirmed that Woodward will be expelled–one wonders how this can still be an unsettled question after she had already previously assaulted a fellow student in Oxford as part of what has been reported as a “reign of terror.”

As bad as these issues are and as much as they bear noting, they are in fact relatively superficial. There is a much deeper layer to this story that has gone only obliquely addressed in the press. I turn to that more sinister side now.

Woodward, it will be known, was heavily involved with substance abuse. But perhaps more interestingly, she was also involved with the LGBTQ society. In fact, she and others were allowed to pose naked on the Christ Church High Table for a calendar supporting Oxford’s LGBTQ society.

Later, some of the same individuals who had posed with Woodward were photographed again, this time unexpectedly, while en route to a Piers Gaveston sex party as reported here, here, here, and here.

Woodward’s world, thus, is far from the typical university party experience. It was, it seems, something more akin to what was disclosed in Stanley Kubrik’s Eyes Wide Shut. At the heart of these orgies, popularized by adepts like Aleister Crowley, is sex magick.

The reality is that this story exposes the facade that the LGBTQ movement is comprised of loving, tolerant, kind, and respectful people who simply want to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed and safe. We see the true dark side: violence, sexual derangement, wanton excess, intimidation, and, in the end, a corrupt judicial system that appears to be protecting one of its own. Unsurprisingly, this is the kind of mentality that breeds a total contempt for free thought and speech.

One more suggestive piece of evidence, this courtesy from one of Woodward’s fellow students from the now infamous High Table photos, who, on his public Instagram account, can be seen flashing what most people normally interpret as the “a-okay” sign. But there is much more to that symbol indeed. Whether he personally knows what that hand-sign really signifies is uncertain, but it is not totally unreasonable to think that he may, given the debauchery we now know goes on in Woodward’s circle, as reported in the press.

This is a circle that, through the influence of the Oxford Student Union, is so powerful that it can successfully demand that the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford apologize for simply expressing support for free speech. These are the kind of people controlling universities around the world and gaining dominance in society writ large.

So this is the strategy we are seeing in our universities and businesses: the rhetoric of homophobia is being used as an excuse for the elimination of free speech and religious expression.

And that is why the public is rightly losing all confidence in the university as a credible institution. Universities have become dens of iniquity.

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Political conservatism takes issue with the blatant hypocrisy of liberal progressivism–the Lavinia Woodward story drives home why that’s deserved. But in doing so, such a perspective overlooks the deeper spiritual truth. Progressivism promotes what it does–homosexuality, transgenderism, sexual liberation, feminism, drug use, and soon pedophilia– because at its core it serves a spirit.

I leave it to the reader to decide what kind of spirit that is.

 

 

 

That Single Individual

Striving to be set apart from the shrewdness of today's world of academic philosophy, That Single Individual does philosophy in the hope that his work might stir others to faith in Jesus. This flippant disregard for career idolatry has made him unpopular in certain circles, a fact he only considers cause for thanksgiving, since it means he knows something the placement directors and esteemed chairs won't admit to anyone, especially themselves: there are in fact fates worse than never becoming an assistant professor!

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    • Ultimate,

      Did you read all of the links?

      I should think that the content speaks for itself. I don’t see what’s “kooky” about discussing what’s public record in conventional news outlets. Indeed, the only thing “kooky” here is the behavior and events described in the news.

      But I understand there will, alas, always be a substantial subset of people who will never really accept reality, even when it’s literally staring them in the face. I suppose that’s just a fact about the times we live in.

    • “and soon pedophilia”

      That’s the most obviously kooky part. The other kooky stuff is mostly conflating various things together – LGBT with occultism, for instance, or this particular judicial decision with this other stuff.

      Methinks that Rightly Considered could tighten up its editorial standards so as to make conservative philosophy (or what is billed as such at this blog) appear less unreasonable and out-there.

      Also, it’s spelled ‘Kubrick’.

    • (note how rather than going after obscure figures no one’s ever heard of before, Tracinski goes right to the top: J.S. Mill and leading modern American “liberal” interpreters of his vision.)

    • The kind of garden variety free-speech fiascos you mention are a symptom of the problem, not the cause.

      Why don’t you address the free speech issue that is occurring at Balliol, Oxford? That case is much more telling, I would think, and yet you seem to have no interest in addressing it.

      Until ordinary people decide to finally face reality and know the enemy, they will continue to be bullied into accepting more and more madness. I don’t see how you fail to see that your attitude of denial–let’s make sure everyone takes conservatism seriously!–is directly responsible for leading us to where we are now.

      You can act like the stuff I showed doesn’t happen, or you can deny that it matters, but you need to realize that the people doing that kind of bizarre stuff are the ones running our universities. Wake up.

      As for the issue of kookiness, again, I can only say that you must not have your ear to the ground. To cite just one of many recent examples, take a look at this.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/opinion/pedophilia-a-disorder-not-a-crime.html

      You’re response to the information I’ve presented is identical to the mentality of someone in the 1980s who was saying that decriminalizing sodomy laws would never in a million years lead to social acceptance of homosexuality, much less gay marriage. Somehow the “kooks” turned out to be right about that one, though.

    • The kind of garden variety free-speech fiascos you’re identifying are symptomatic of a deeper problem, not the cause.

      Why won’t you address the free speech issue occurring at Balliol, Oxford? That case is much more telling, I would think, and yet you seem to have no interest in discussing it.

      Until ordinary people decide to finally face reality and know the enemy, they will continue to be bullied into accepting more and more madness. I don’t see how you fail to see that your priority–”let’s make sure everyone takes conservatism seriously!”–is an attitude of denial, and it is directly responsible for leading us to where we are now.

      You can decide that the things I’ve shown you don’t really happen or just deny that any of it matters. But why? Why not realize that the people doing this bizarre stuff are the ones running our universities? Wake up.

      As for the issue of kookiness, again, I can only say that you must not have your ear to the ground. To cite just one of many recent examples, take a look at this.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/opinion/pedophilia-a-disorder-not-a-crime.html

      Your response to the information I’ve presented is identical to the mentality of someone in the 1980s who was saying that decriminalizing sodomy laws would never in a million years lead to social acceptance of homosexuality, much less gay marriage. Somehow the “kooks” turned out to be right about that one, though.

      You don’t have a right to complain about what society has become when you ridicule the people who are trying to help you understand what is coming next.

  1. Did you read all of the links? I should think that the content speaks for itself. I don’t see what’s “kooky” about discussing what’s public record in conventional news outlets. Indeed, the only thing “kooky” here is the behavior and events described in the news. But I understand there will always be a substantial subset of people who will never really accept reality, even when it’s literally staring them in the face. I suppose that’s just a fact about the times we live in.

    • mmorality,

      Scoff all you will, but a picture is worth a thousand words. From the sources I link, you will gather that many in the UK and elsewhere are beginning to realize what’s really going on in our universities.

      The hordes of chaos never are as clever as they like to think they are. And in any case, a bit of light always scatters them quickly.

  2. And no mention of either Sally Quinn – https://www.washingtonian.com/2017/08/27/sally-quinn-next-act-finding-magic/ – “Quinn would practice her own magic in the gardener’s cottage. “She used to take her cards out to the little thatched hut,” recalls writer Leslie Marshall, an ex-wife of Quinn’s stepson Dino Bradlee and one of Sally’s closest friends. “The place has the right ambience for the occult.” Ouija boards, astrological charts, palm reading, talismans—Quinn embraces it all. . . Some friends have voiced reservations that Quinn is now showing all her cards, so to speak. “Don’t play up the voodoo too much,” one implored. But Sally does nothing by halves. She reveals that, in her less mellow days, she put hexes on three people who promptly wound up having their lives ruined, or ended.”

    or the hot satanic mess that was the opening ceremony for the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland: https://paworldandtimes.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/the-creepy-spectacle-at-the-gotthard-base-tunnel/

  3. I appreciated the post, The Single Individual, despite what the noise of the naysayers. All very interesting–and spooky–stuff. Also, I’ve been in the world your referencing, having been a graduate student at Balliol College, Oxford. The late night debauchery of the students there is real. Oxford’s not the most secular town (statistically) in the UK for no reason!

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