Monday, March 14, 2016

Leveling Variety And The Hatred of Freedom

No matter where we look, we see variety and diversity.

In creation We have deserts and sub-tropical jungles; forests filled with various trees and plants; oceans, lakes, and streams; all kinds of animals, mammals, fish, birds, and bugs; heavens that are filled with uncountable unique stars and planets; and etc.

In humanity We see two genders, various colors of skin, ethnicities, and languages, and cultures filled with people who possess differing temperaments, personalities, intellectual capacities, physical abilities, drives, desires, interests, tastes, talents, and skills.

In the Body of Christ St Paul tells us that the Church, the body of Christ, is made up of various members with a variety of gifts, each one necessary for the working of the entire Body (I Corinthians 12)

In heaven We also do not see any leveling or homogenizing but, rather, people “from every nation, tribe, people and language” worshiping God (Revelation 7)

So why is it that our nation’s government and cultural elite so often wants to poleax people into a cookie-cutter, one size fits all culture, where everyone acts the same, believes the same, and wants the same things? How is it that we think that leveling society to the lowest common denominator in any shape, form, or fashion is going to lead to societal peace and harmony? This is as idiotic as requiring there be no variety in nature.

If variety is the spice of life, then all attempts at leveling are the sapping of life, bleeding out individuality, personality, and mystery.

Oligarchies, tyrants, and what Tocqueville called despotic democracies hate a spicy society, preferring centralized power so as to bring about societal uniformity. Freedom loving people fight for variety because they know that only with freedom do individuals have the possibility of expressing their God given uniqueness, are allowed to utilize their talents as they deem best, have the right to their own property, and where people’s various ideas, diverse opinions and wisdom, can come together and produce a harmonious and flourishing society. In other words, only freedom loving people are fighting for life in all of its fullness.

In the heart of every leveler is hatred for freedom and for the diversity and variety God has brought into being. These egalitarians and utilitarians want to manage and control people, so as to work out their own will for society. Freedom lovers see this for what it is: an aspiration to overthrow the Creator and Lord of the universe and enthrone themselves as gods.

Copyright, Monte E Wilson, 2016 

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