I’m always on the lookout for ways to help Old Dixie.
We unreconstructed folk answer objections, right misconceptions (and weave through emotional confessions) quite frequently!
But the one issue at the bottom of all the controversy is a radical (and unbiblical) doctrine of social egalitarianism to which our opponents are religiously devoted.
The mere idea that class distinctions and aristocracy exist in a free society is Hell to the egalitarian. They don’t see beauty in the old social norms of Dixie; they don’t realize the honor and chivalry inherent in that sort of place! No sir! They don’t appreciate fields or workers, but see only opportunity. (Their eyes rape the land AND the workers!)
This is terrible!
Clarity is found from an odd source however:
Richard J. Ellis is a self-proclaimed liberal democrat who sees the harmful effects of this doctrine on liberalism. He connects the dots between the egalitarianism of the Unitarians and their desire to destroy the entire social structure of Old Dixie:
Radical abolitionists did not seek just the end of slavery; they sought the end of the Old South. “The whole social system of the Gulf states,” said Wendell Phillips, “is to be taken to pieces, every bit of it.” (See Ellis “The Dark Side of the Left: Illiberal Egalitarianism in America.)
The very nature of Southern culture drove them mad! My anscestors could not be allowed to live as they had been living, and had to either change, or die!
The gospel of egalitarianism was spread through old dixie by filthy mouthed soldiers and the call of war trumpets.
Now we hear this same gospel from the mouths of our children.
There should be a special brand of soap made to clean this horror from their mouths! We could call it: “Truth: cleansing away egalitarianism since 1865!”
Ellis shows that when the elementary nature of man doesn’t conform with the ideals of the egalitarians, these Satanists respond in the same way their Unitarian forebears responded to Dixie! They hate man and wish him eradicated!
The Egalitarian hates fallen man because the egalitarian hates the all-sovereign God. They don’t want the grace of Christ! They can’t stand this idea that some men are forgiven and others aren’t! To deny God, they must posit that all men are, at base, good. All deserve salvation!
In response I’ll end by citing an ominous observation made by Irving Babbit in his book “Democracy and Leadership”:
“…when one starts with the assumption that men are naturally good and virtuous, one ends by wishing to kill them all.”