The God of American progressives: Part three: The progressive laws of progress
By Michael Moriarty
The American open house
Let us make one Progressive Law of Progress: The US as Mexico's lawless' second home … and let's do it overnight!
The Progressives tried. Even the Progressive Republican President, George W. Bush, would have signed a Progressive immigration amnesty bill for illegal immigrants … but, well, enough congressmen and women had second thoughts, i. e. "Where's the war in Vietnam to justify amnesty for total foreigners breaking American law?"
Some of the most Progressive Congress people say the war in Iraq is our new Vietnam and therefore we must admit our shame for being in the Middle East at all! We must offer the Third World an open house invitation to come into the US and do what they bloody well please!
I am not sure that's Progress. Nor even an accurate analysis of the situation. Sounds like suicide to me, born of the American Progressives' inner loathing … and if there is anything that remains comprehensively consistent within the American Progressive Movement, it is their obvious detestation for traditional American values.
"They are miserable", say the Progressives, "antiquated fossils of an American sentimentality that should have been eradicated decades ago!"
Hmmm again … but moving right along:
The progressive law of moral ambiguity
This law was most evident in New York City and the Progressive editorial attitude toward what happened on 9/11. Some reviews of the British film about 9/11, United 93, the plane that went down over Pennsylvania, stressed the objectivity of the film and the "courage of the hijackers" and the "moral ambiguity" of the entire situation.
Hmmm … are you still with me?
The "moral ambiguity of 9/11". I will leave you with your own thoughts on that … such as the "moral ambiguity" of Japan on December 6, 1941.
The law of progressive sainthood: Judas Iscariot
The above is Garry Wills' view, at any rate. The Progressives have made Progress even inside religion. However, if you are ready to examine 9/11 as a "moral ambiguity", then you are just ready to hop on Garry Wills' intellectual supremacy train and buy sainthood as a kind of Hollywood Oscar or Emmy Award for winning as Best Bad Guy of the last two millenniums. Who knows? Soon we'll have St. Stalin, St. Mao, St. Pol Pot … there is an increasing number of possibilities these days with dictators still in Kenya, Pakistan, Iran … let's stop there. Such "Progress" gets a little dizzying.
The most ferocious progressive law of progress
This law is "let us do unto gestating infants what we would not want to have been done unto our own gestating infancy!"
That, of course, is not the Golden Rule. It is the exact opposite of Christ's profoundly simple advice for life anywhere and everywhere. The Golden Rule is all Ten Commandments wrapped in a divine version of the Law of Relativity. All things being relative to how you individually see the world and life and your own individuality, don't, for everyone's sake, do unto others what you would not want to have done unto yourself. In short, abortion is a crime against the only law that assures any future for the human race, the Golden Rule.
History has made it shockingly clear that ten commandments are just too many for any group of any homo sapiens … and I mean any … to even remember, let alone obey. However, a five year old child can memorize the Golden Rule and know what it means; and, what is most important, feel instantly guilty for not obeying it.
Four Laws of Progressive Progress!
How do you like them?
The scientists adore all four.
There's a huge increase in specimens when lawless Mexicans can be added to the American population – not to mention the decrease in world population levels from the increase of unsolved homicides and lawlessness in general.
As for "moral ambiguity", it is such a wonderfully open-ended category that terrorism of any kind becomes, well … morally ambiguous … and Progressive Universities, such as most of the Ivy League, can institute new courses in law, or, perhaps whole new departments built entirely upon "The progressive advantages of moral ambiguity within domestic and international diplomacy"… something like that. It will be a more euphemistically defined version of Princeton's infamous love affair with "gamesmanship", that course which drove its own inventor, John Nash, insane.
In Garry Wills' case, he might open a theology department in the Ivy League, one heralding the birth of his idea of Christ and a New Catholic Church, and religion that would be acceptable to the now purely Progressive halls of higher learning within, say, the Harvard/Cambridge/Oxford trinity of intellectual supremacists.
Finally, the most ferocious Law of Progressive Progress, Roe v. Wade … hmmm … it is not the Golden Rule, of course, but, as the Progressives seem to have proven, the Golden Rule, like the traditional Catholic Church and the Old Fashioned America … are things of the past, and all we need from now on is … well … progress.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact email@example.com.
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