I have not posted much lately in large part due to problems with my laptop keyboard, but the actions of the US supreme court this last week have motivated me to overcome my difficulty and post an initial reply. This last week the nation witnessed the gross overreach of the court. The US constitution no longer is the document that constrains the government, simply because the court no longer abides by the constraints framed in the constitution. The only peaceful remedy is the impeachment of the court justices, but there is no political will do do so. In two decision the nation witnessed the out of control court rewrite a law passed by congress and redefine the meaning of word that has stood for all of recorded human history. Some may wonder under what doctrine of authority would provide for the empowerment of the court to abandon reason, history and culture with such arbitrary disregard for our founding and the prohibitions and warning of such an overreach. Some may quip that the court is a de facto oligarchy rewriting our laws as they seem fit according to their own designs and motives. This is proven by the recent decisions.
There are many frameworks that one could use to analyze the court’s decisions, but perhaps the simplest is the frame of Dialectical materialism abbreviated DM in the following. DM is based on an application of a philosophical embrace of evolution. The theory holds that contemporary ascendancy is the outgrowth of out of the past forms that subsequently perished for the new and improved form. While the theory has its genesis in biology it is a comprehensive worldviews that applies to history, ethics, government, social structures and meta-physics. While Hegel is credited for the originating the theory it was Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels that took the theory and made it a movement. It is the philosophical underpinning of the communist revolutionary idea. It can be summarized as the current form called the thesis, is opposed by a conflicting form or idea called an antithesis, and in a struggle for dominance the thesis is removed for new form that is neither the thesis not the antithesis, but a synthesis. The synthesis in turn is the new thesis only to be challenged by yet a new antithesis and a new struggle and a new synthesis.
While many in academia were unwilling to call themselves full blown communists they did however adopt the DM view of progress. Cultural Marxists have long desired to remove a powerful obstacle to their implantation of socialist theory, and those formidable obstacles include the family, sexual morality and an allegiance to their own of history. In 1963 the Communist party USA entered into the congressional record their 45 goals. Among them include:
- Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
- Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
- Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
- Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
- Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
- Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
The court made giant strides to accomplish these goals. The destruction of the thesis is happening before our eyes at a rapid rate. The family is endangered with the prevalence of fornication easy divorce and feminist revolt, now with the dialectic definition of the court the family is even more threatened. No society has gone down this road and survived. I think that historians in the future will shake their heads at such attempts to change what should not be changed. Change for the sake of change is not a good idea as those things which are proven pillars of a civilization are necessary to sustain that civilization. Marriage and the clear meaning of words in the constitution are now being quickly eroded. I do not know if there is enough moral capitol to left to survive another generation and more to the point I do not if the anger of God has been kindled and His patience consumed by His justice. I know the court will not listen but I repeat words that will not fade away that God has left for them: Psalm 2:10-12 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
The court is heaping up judgement for the day of reckoning, but the philosophy is the godless philosophy of that comes to the West by way of Darwin, Hegel Marx, Engels, Mao and our current president. The rejection of the old tried and true ways for the new and improved ideas of fallen creatures who think they know a better way. They begin with the denial of God and then His ethics, but as recorded in Psalm 2:4-5 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure. If I were to grant some truth to DM I would say that sin is the Thesis and Christ’s righteousness is the antithesis, but His final judgement and deceleration of His elect as blameless and righteous is the synthesis that will never change.
The court is not the highest court in the land, the judge of heaven and earth will judge all. He does not change will apply His standard and of which all are guilty but for the elect in Christ the penalty is paid and the righteousness of Christ is imputed. The court will stand not just as creatures of the King, but as judges who were responsible to execute justice. They have not only failed at justice they have given God the finger at hopes that he does not exist, or that eternity is not a long time. They wrong on all accounts.