The married two-parent family, educational meritocracy, punishment of criminals, national identity, enforcement of the drugs laws and many more fundamental conventions were all smashed by a liberal intelligentsia hell-bent on a revolutionary transformation of society. Those of us who warned over the years that they were playing with fire were sneered at and smeared as Right-wing nutters who wanted to turn the clock back to some mythical golden age. Now we can see what they have brought about in the unprecedented and horrific scenes of mob violence, with homes and businesses going up in flames, and epidemic looting.
Melanie Phillips, a journalist for the Daily Mail in the UK, who began her career on the left of the political spectrum, but who now defines herself as a liberal who has “been mugged by reality,” writes with great insight into the failure of the social theories of modern liberalism. I am posting this because this sociological and cultural analysis, by obvious implication, touches many of religious themes to be found in a Oneist, pagan worldview. Believing the Lie, and with no sense of the Truth, people and cultures end up lying and cheating and stealing without any sense of guilt. Though Oneism is driven by optimistic hopes of utopia, in fact the reality of Oneism, when applied in a consistent way, and far beyond what we now see in modern liberal societies, could well end up as a human nightmare.